This charming COUNTY FAIR VINTAGE PATRIOTIC PICNIC PARTY was submitted by Heather Dalton of Chickabug and styled by Madeline Lewis .
With its old-fashioned charm and red, white and blue color scheme, this party would be perfect for celebrating any patriotic event, from Memorial Day to July 4th! Some of my favorite ideas in this county fair patriotic picnic party are:
The boxes wrapped in gingham wrapping paper and used to display party elements
The mini fruit pies
The vintage wooden Coca-Cola crates stacked in front of the table and holding the old-fashioned soda pop bottles
The carnival tickets used to adorn the pennants of the banner spelling out “county fair”
The darling vintage inspired printable collection used in this party is available via Chickabug.
About designing the printables, Heather from Chickabug said- “When Everyday Party Magazine approached me about designing a printables collection for use in their upcoming issue, I jumped at the chance! The vision was to create a vintage style picnic, with red gingham checks, blue ticking, and a patriotic feel. Old fashioned soda bottles, paper straws, and wooden utensils were a big inspiration for the theme! After I designed the set, Everyday Party Magazine asked party stylists to use the kit in a photo shoot (with a prize awarded to the favorite shoot). I was so impressed by what the stylists came up with, especially this county fair-inspired picnic and ‘pie bake-off’ that was styled by Stephanie of Madeline Lewis. Her ideas are SO charming, and I love how she incorporated the printables into her party!”
This sweet VINTAGE BIRTHDAY PARADE THEMED PARTY was submitted by Carlota Zambrano of criando-ando.
There are so many things to love about this casual vintage birthday parade party at Central Park in New York. First off, I love how Carlota used and displayed the darling Birthday Parade Themed Party Supplies from Kara’s Party Shop! Everything was adorable. A few of my favorite elements are:
The partially inflated balloons attached to paper straws and used as cake toppers
The toy horse and cart cardboard centerpiece filled with fresh flowers
Lauren said this about planning the party- “This was my daughter’s 1st birthday party! Deciding on a theme for her 1st birthday was harder than I expected. Oh my are there so many cute ideas out there! She has such a happy demeanor and brings us so much joy every day. I knew I wanted her 1st birthday party to be bright and cheerful like her and when I stumbled on a Pink Lemonade theme I saw online I knew that was it. What could be more cheerful than bursts of yellow and pink and everything lemonade reminding us of warm summer days!
I had so much fun looking for ideas online. In the end I made most of the DIY elements on my own and I’m so glad I did because it made it that more special.
My dear friend Alise Davis with Sweet Marie Designs helped me create and manage a Pinterest board to help organize my ideas and ultimately she did all the amazing flowers for the big party!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Crepe Paper Streamers Baker’s Twine Tissue Pom Poms Burlap Cupcake Liners Paper Bags Polka Dot Balloons Jute Twine Paper Straws
This unique CAMP ARTS & CRAFTS RAINBOW PARTY was submitted by Melissa Thiel Collar of Buckets of Grace.
What a fun idea to highlight the arts and crafts aspect of a fun camp out by combining the two themes into one party! I also love the bright, happy vibe that the rainbow theme brings into this camping arts and crafts party. A few of my favorite ideas and elements are:
The rainbow paper chain backdrop
The colorful cake pops displayed on a wooden artist’s palette
The cake with rainbow striped sides and topped with an artist’s palette and a camping tent
The Rice Krispie treats dipped in colored candy melts and topped with wooden paddles to resemble paintbrushes dipped in paint
The white ruffle tablecloth and burlap ruffle tablecloth
Melissa said this about the party- “Like most 9 year old girls, my daughter Grace loves all things arts and crafts. So when picking the theme for her birthday party this year, I wasn’t surprised when she asked for an arts and crafts theme. To put a little twist on the traditional theme, we turned her party into a Camp Arts and Crafts Party. We used a rainbow color scheme with lots of camp touches, including burlap, kraft paper and touches of nature. Carli from Dimple Prints made the customized printables that tied the party together. They were amazing!
For the backdrop for the sweets table and the trail mix bar, we stuck with our rainbow arts and crafts theme by making ombre paper pinwheels for the sweets table and paper chains for the trail mix bar.
We had lots of arts and crafts activities for our campers. We dyed sailor bracelets, painted canvases, made noodle necklaces and bracelets, made God’s Eyes, had sand art. My daughter decided that instead of having her campers bring presents, she wanted to collect donations for Project Linus – a non-profit organization that collects blankets for children in need. As one of the arts and crafts projects, we made a fleece tie blanket to donate on behalf of her party. It was such a touching activity!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Straws Mason Jar Drinking Glasses and Daisy Cut Lids Rainbow Honeycomb Tissue Flowers Ribbon Candy Scoops White 2-sided Frame Gumball Tubes Gumballs Wooden Spoons Washi Tape Cupcake Liners Tin Pails