This fun CANDY LAND THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Chakoda of Chakoda Designs.
A few of my favorite party ideas in this candy land party are:
The tumbling mats used for the rainbow path
The tufted Queen Anne chair holding the paper crowns
The large plastic ice cream cones
This is what Chakoda said about planning the party- “Candy turns 2! So fun & Sweetly Colorful. Wanted to create it as close to the game as possible. All the rentals & props were from
www.chakodadesign.com. They were life size pieces & most importantly kid friendly. Guests loved it! Even non-guests stopped by to take a closer look!”
Photography: Charlene Freelance Photography
Here’s what Angela said about planning the party- “My son Isaiah recently turned 4 and is mid-way through his first year of Preschool. Seeing how much he enjoys going to school and learning new things, I decided to throw him a Bookworm themed birthday party. We invited a few of his little friends who are also in their first year of school, plus their moms – for a play date party!
I set up my dining room to look like a fun, kid friendly library – complete with plenty of balloons, colorful books, and a comfy reading nook. Each child was asked to bring their favorite book. When the guests arrived they were given a bow tie / hair bow clip and a pair of ‘reading glasses’ to wear.
The children’s activities included coloring bookmarks and ‘writing’ their very own story (with the help of a package of stickers and the writing skills of the moms!). We also had story time, when we read the books the children had brought and the stories they wrote! It was so cute to hear what those little minds thought up!
We shared a light meal of meat cheese & crackers, fruit and vegetables – which were served in brightly colored paper bowls. For desert, each guest was given an individual dirt cake (complete with gummy worms) in lieu of a cupcake or piece of cake. Other treats included cherry sour balls and adorably decorated sugar cookies.
At the end of the party each child gathered up their favors in a beautiful personalized book bag.
This was a small party which was quite simple to put together, and the children LOVED it! I would recommend this party theme to anyone with young children!”
Event styling: Taffie Wishes
Personalized canvas book bags: Taffie Sweets
Bookworm Cookies: Sugar and Flour
Linen Bow Ties/ Hair Bows: Handmade by KP
Ice cream cups, polka dot treat / nut cups, and wooden spoons: Kara’s Party Ideas Shop
Paper Straws: In The Clear
Additional items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Baker’s Twine Milk bottles Clear Cellophane Bags Balloons Bookworm Reading Glasses
This GREEN THEMED FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Devoney Scarfe of Sugar Mama Baking in New Zealand.
This party is so unique and could easily be tailored to suit any color! It would also make a fabulous St Patrick’s day party! There are a ton of fun ideas here!
Some of my favorite elements of this green party are:
The treasure chest cake
The ice cream cone cupcakes
The green ninja cookies
The number five lollipops in various shades of green
This is what Devoney said about the party- “I did this party for my son’s 5th birthday. His favorite color is green so I made all the food green, we all wore green and he even got green presents. Although the cake wasn’t strictly green the edible treasures inside the cake were!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Cupcake Wrappers Chevron Paper Bags Candles Gold Coins
This is what Abigail said about planning the party- “For my daughter’s 11th birthday we took the party to the local Roller Rink. My daughter wears these plastic neon green glasses just about everywhere we go, so clearly she’s got a thing for neon.
This is the first time I’ve had any of my kid’s birthdays at a venue, and even though it was just a touch tricky on the set up, it can be done, and it is SO worth it! We knew we would be working with picnic style tables, so we decided to style three, separate, fully functional tablescapes.
Since the party was at 10 am, we wanted to give these kids some fuel to skate the day away. We created neon popcorn boxes, filled them with cereal, and added a cute little sticker round to tie it all together. Fruit Skewers and mini muffins were the biggest hit of the day…until dessert. We also offered yogurt parfaits in cute little containers with a washi tape adornment. We went with mini birthday pennant banners for the tables to keep the decor centralized.
Of course this table is always the most popular at any party! We are particularly excited about our handmade Pushcake Stand… this was a huge hit and so easy to make! Homemade Brownie pops flew off the tray (we think its because of the super cute glitterstix). Roller skate shaped rice krispie treats with neon sprinkles was easily one of my favorite things. For party favors, we sent the kiddies home with neon shoelaces and boxes filled with neon sour gummy worms.. yummmm! Each table was sprinkled with handmade neon confetti and it really completed the entire look of the party.
We offered orange juice, water, and starbucks bottled coffees for the parents to enjoy. Neon washi tape on the straws doubled as flags as well as a spot for everyone to write their name on.