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 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
Jillian said this about the party- “My daughter Willow, is absolutely IN love with Dr. Seuss. She loves the books and the movies. The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who being her favorites. Naturally we decided to theme her 1st birthday with Dr. Seuss. We started the morning just us and our house guests with Green Eggs and Ham! It was delicious!
The invitations. I had some wording help from Pinterest, but designed the whole thing in photoshop. These images and wording are NOT my images please remember this. I only used them for personal use for the invitations.
For the party we kept the colors at blue and red. We had a blue chocolate fountain which was a huge hit! The cake was made and designed by Imagine it Cakes in El Paso, Texas. Every time Willow looked at the cake she giggled, she loved it!
Another idea I grabbed from Pinterest was Moose Juice and Goose Juice, from Dr. Seuss’s The Sleep Book. Conveniently The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook had the recipes for the juice in it!
I even coordinated the favors! Crayon Rolls, coloring books, and snack bags! I put them in red bags with blue tissue paper. Crayon Roll was made by MrsCraftyRVing and the snack bags were made by Crafts By Diana.
We had everyone sign my daughter’s copy of the book by Dr. Seuss: Happy Birthday to You!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Dr Seuss Party Supplies Chevron Striped Paper Straws Crepe Paper Streamers Tissue Pom Poms