Alex said this about the party- “My third little girl celebrated her first birthday in April and being around Easter we thought what better than to have a gorgeous pastel themed Easter party! It was a garden party with lots of prettiness and lots of fun!
A special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself was a highlight for the kids, as was the real white fluffy bunny which spent the afternoon hoping around.
A beautiful 2 tier Cake was the show stopper of the dessert table. Made by the talented Sweet Tiers it featured a beautiful Bunny figurine topper. All of the guests were amazed it was fondant and many thought it was a real porcelain figurine. Other treats included buttercream ruffled cupcakes in pastel shades of lemon, pink, mint and blue. And the most amazing and detailed Cookies by the super amazing cookie artist Kookie Krumbs by Kirstie. They were like tiny portraits, delicately detailed and definitely too good beautiful to eat!
The children’s setting featured rattan chairs which suited the garden feel to a tea.
Each guest received a keepsake hankie designed by Ham&Pea Paperie which featured the Winnie the Pooh quote ‘You are braver then you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think’.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Milk Bottles Ribbon Cupcake Liners Balloons Apothecary Jars
Here’s what Kathy said about planning the party- “This year for my daughter’s fifth birthday party, I decided to celebrate her love for animals and throw her a safari animal party. Everything was DIY. For the invitations I found a zebra and a giraffe card in Michael’s Store from National Geographic and I used that as inspiration for the colors and themed, I used the front of the card and made the invitations with burlap, also I used burlap to decorate the mason jars cups. The animals on the centerpieces logs are from Target and the small ones that I put in the party favor plastic bags are from Party City. My husband helped me to cut the logs for the centerpieces, the cake stand and the drink stand. The chocolate cake was made by my mom and also the table cloth for the dessert table, she made it with burlap. The happy birthday, explore, and safari signs are made with burlap and the letters are painted with a stencil. I sewed the giraffe and the zebra fabric bags and transferred the animals that I printed in my home printer, I printed the animals in a fabric transfer paper with a technique that I found on the Internet, very easy!! The binoculars are made with toilet paper rolls, very cheap, I just glued them together and painted them with a black spray paint and the final touch was the zebra duck tape. I found the safari hats at Amazon.com, also very cheap. My cousin Claudia from Guatemala made this beautiful animal masks, she is very talented, the kids loved them!! After everyone had their gear they were ready for an adventure. The kids headed off on a Safari Adventure looking for plastic animals that had been hidden around the woods. My friends Jaime and Eric Cho helped me to entertained the kids with fun games and activities, the kids were very excited!! National Geographic has a lot of activities for an animal or safari themed!! Elizabeth had a great time with her friends and family, also because her grandparents were here visiting from Guatemala!! Definitely she is going to remember her 5th Birthday Party!!”
Here’s what Nicole had to say about planning the party- “It’s been wild, a total roar…..Our little party animal is turning 4!
This was such a fun party, from the awesome centerpieces to the bling sticks on the cake pops. The kids had a blast exploring the yard for tiny jungle animals using their binoculars and wearing safari hats they decorated with stickers.
We also had a face painter so most kids were transformed into leopards and zebras!
My favorite was the dessert table. I love the giraffe print backdrop with the burlap outline. And all the desserts were so yummy!
We had a beverage station setup with plastic milk bottles for the kids and mason jars for the adults. They were wrapped in burlap and ribbon with a cute paper straw.
The appetizer table had burlap placemats and fun zebra plates. With individual candy cup portions that made it super easy for the guests and it was a really cute display.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Square Plastic Milk Bottles Decorative Paper Shred Ribbon Chevron and Striped Paper Straws Push Pop Containers Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Lollipop / Treat Sticks Sprinkles
This beautiful VINTAGE SPRING + EASTER PICNIC PARTY was submitted by Jennifer Bell of Discarded Couture.
What a lovely party in a lovely setting! Some of my favorite party ideas in this spring celebration are:
The vintage bike up against the tree
The vintage lace
The vintage bunny + Easter tags
The woodland party elements
Jennifer said this about planning the party- “I love Easter, so I created a girl only upcycled party picnic. It was a fun day. All of the items you see in the photos are repurposed.”
Make-up: Melanie Baird Make-up artist
Hair: hair was done by Conscious Hair by Elena
Venue: Kildra Farms
Prop and styling: Jennifer Bell Discarded Couture
Dresses: Jennifer Bell Discarded Couture
Photographer: Rita Steenssens
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Wooden Berry Baskets Easter Party Supplies Bunting / Banner