Here’s what Lauren said about planning the party- “I was thrilled when Katherine told me she wanted to do a Pony Party for Mazie’s 2nd birthday. It’s always fun to work with creative clients who bring ideas to the table and get just as excited as you are about the planning. The afternoon turned out to be absolutely beautiful. A bale of hay with a saddle and a custom chalkboard print greeted guests by the front door. There were pony rides for the kids, bobbing for apples, pin the tail on the pony and lasso the pony. Parents sipped on “kick up your heels” spiked lemonade and had plenty to snack on… BBQ drummettes, chicken salad sandwiches, coleslaw and potato salad. There were plenty of sweet to go around: caramel corn, caramel apples, cotton candy, cookies by Silly Gilly Desserts and a beautiful ruffled cake… a must-have from Katherine from Cake Goddess. Katherine, a talented photographer, took great pictures to capture her little girl’s special day and feature all of the printables I designed for her.”
This creative NOAH’S ARK THEMED TWINS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kelly Little.
I love the idea of throwing a gender neutral Noah’s Ark party for twins and focusing on the animals that went “two by two” (just like twins) as well as the vibrant colors of the rainbow. What a fun party!
A few of the highlights to look for are:
The watermelon carved into the shape of an ark and used to serve fruit
The Noah’s Ark themed cake, complete with animals and, of course, an ark
The birthday girl’s rainbow fabric strip and ribbon skirt
The ark shaped felt favor / activity bags filled with felt finger puppet animals
Here’s what Kelly said about planning the party- “What better theme for twins turning 2 than a 2×2 Party? It’s always a challenge to find fun gender-neutral party themes, so I thought a Noah’s Ark Party was the perfect way for my little boy and girl to celebrate their birthday together! Also, I loved all the fun rainbow party inspiration I had been seeing, so this was a great way to bring together my love for bright colors and my twins’ love of animals!
The centerpiece of the party was the “Taste the Rainbow” treat table including Rainbow Dipped Oreos & Pretzel Twigs, Marshmallow Lollipops with Rainbow Sprinkles, and Rainbow Licorice. And I absolutely adored the gorgeous Noah’s Ark cake from Elizabeth’s Cakes.
Other details included an ark made from watermelon (which served as a fruit bowl and was surprisingly easy to make!), felt ark gift bags with pairs of animal finger puppets for party favors, and a wooden ark bean bag toss that my husband and I made together.
Of course the main attraction was the adorable petting zoo of baby animals from Cathy’s Critters. We had quite a large age range of kids at the party, and the animals were a huge hit with them all!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tissue Pom Poms Scallop Circle Paper Punch Lollipop / Treat Sticks Balloons Ribbon Whirly Pops Unicorn Pops
This lovely EASTER EGG HUNT PARTY was submitted by Monica Alvarez Montaner of 501 Cosas.
I love tradition of this charming Easter Egg hunt held in a small town in northern Spain. A few of the highlights are:
The kiwi fruit slice pops and hard boiled egg pops
The napkins folded into the shape of bunnies
The Easter baskets hanging at staggered lengths from the ceiling
Party Stylist: Mónica Alvarez Montaner of 501 Cosas
Paper die cuts, Easter baskets, paper bags and wood clothespins: 501 Cosas Shop
Porcelain bunnies: Deco Palace
Green curtains: Ikea
Doll house: Toys R Us
Glass containers: Eroski
Ribbon: Papelera Oscense
Fabric for chair ribbons: Tejidos Julian Lopez
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Glass Milk Bottles Flexible Straws Ribbon
Here’s what Monica said about planning the party- “Easter Egg Hunts are not a Spanish tradition, but since we are a half American family, (my husband is from North Carolina) we introduced this holiday to our small town in Huesca. Ever since my oldest son Kevin (11 years old now) was small we have been celebrating this lovely holiday with our friends. This year I was inspired from the little bunnies I found in a store (Deco Palace) in Zaragoza, and I thought it would be nice to make the bunny house the focal point of the table. Using my kid’s doll house I built some planters for it and filled them with flowers that are available in our garden now, the muscaris, and from there everything came easy. It was really fun to style it, and even more fun to have our friends over again!!”
LOVE the rectangular food boxes pictured above! Available in the Kara’s Party Ideas Shop HERE.
Here’s what Laila said about planning the party- “This year for my daughter’s third birthday party, I decided to celebrate her love for animals and throw her a colorful animal centered party. I started the design process by illustrating silhouettes of her favorite animals and then deciding to go with a bright and very colorful color palette. The invitations featured all the colors and so the party began to take shape. I fell in love with the look of succulents and enlisted Isabel Isaac from Isaac Farms to create the three centerpieces I used for the adult tables. My daughter’s only request was that actual animals showed up to the party (well that and lots of candies and a cake of course) so I searched and found through my talented baker, Safari Edventures here in Miami. I always team up with Brantley from Sweet Brantley’s for anything that has to do with sweets. She translated the invitation and the look of the party so well into our 3 tiered cake!
For the party favors, I found perfect safari themed puzzles at target and wrapped them in kraft paper. I used the patterns I had created to print a large sticker to wrap around the presents and did a circular tag with each child’s name on it to put on top of that. I knew from the very beginning that I wanted crates, the problem was that I wanted a more vintage look than most of the store bought crates have, so I collected hand stamped wine crates that I found had more personality. To give the party a more festive look, I added the crates full of tillandsias and the moss around the crates. I bought plastic animals I used to decorate the tables and to fill the piñata as well.
For the linens, I knew I wanted burlap to offset the colors of the bright decorations I had done, so I did an off white linen and a burlap overlay in all the food tables, I used colorful linens for the rest of the tables. To make it even more colorful, I purchased balloons, I wanted to add a special touch to some of the balloons, so I purchased 1″ confetti (in the colors of the party) and hand filled clear balloons with them. I found they gave the party that extra special touch.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Rectangular Food Boxes Striped Paper Straws Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Chevron Paper Bags Balloons Wooden Utensils Cupcake Liners Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Burlap