This remarkable PETER PAN THEMED FOURTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kenna O’Brien of Miss Party Mom Event Planning.
There are so many incredible ideas in this Peter Pan party! A few of my favorites are:
Both the ice cream cone and the fabric teepees
The embellished Tinkerbell, Indian, Captain Hook and Peter Pan favor bags hanging from twine on clothespins
The desert table that was set up as the children’s bedroom complete with the window backdrop, the bed, Nana, and of course Peter Pan and his shadow
This is what Kenna said about planning the party- “I threw this party for my son after a year of him talking about his “Peter Pan 4th Birthday Party” (he’s definitely the son of a party planner!). He pitched me a lot of ideas, including the cake with flying characters! I love how much he is in to Peter Pan so I really wanted to try and turn our backyard in to a Never Land the best I could. We had a wood cut Scull Rock, turned our play structure in to Captain Hook’s ship, had a water table as our Mermaid Lagoon, an official tee pee Indian Camp, a tarped out Crocodile Creek (with a blow up croc!) and improvised with “Peter Pan and the Lost Boy’s Pub” (the kids eating area). I hand made my kids costumes, (Peter Pan and Tinkerbell) and my son loved yielding his sword!
Some of my favorite decorations were the mini favor bottles, Pixie Dust for the girls and a Never Land Treasure Map for the boys…the kids really loved them and they were the first to go. I hand made all of the character favor bags- which were another favorite.
We had a treasure hunt where kids took the maps from their place settings at their food tables and set out to hunt down X’s, which they then turned in for pirate treasure! We also had a treasure chest pinata full of candy and jewels!
I wanted the entrance in to the backyard to be the Darling Nursery so I designed the dessert table to look like you could be right in their nursery! This was fun. I had a striped backdrop from another party so we hung this up on a PVC frame as the wall and went from there. Our Darling bed had a “cupcake quilt” on it, and vases full of Tinkerbell Wand Cake Pops” and “Peter Pan Oreo Pops” The table focused on the window scene in Peter Pan and I used my son’s Peter Pan plush dolls for this- which he loved.
The sign pointing to each “land” was a combined effort between my husband- who built it, my friend Hannah who did the illustrations and I did all of the lettering. It cost us nothing as we used scrap wood and already had the paints!
“Peter Pan & The Lost Boys Pub” was a large piece of wood set upon some palettes and draped with burlap. My husband cut up a tree stump and seating for 14 was born!
The cellophane rainbow was a friend’s idea and wasn’t as hard as I imagined it would be to make. We put some batting for clouds at the bottom and our ‘Welcome to Never Never Land’ scroll sign in the middle to welcome everyone in.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Nut / Candy Cups Popcorn Boxes Favor Bags Glass Spice Jar Striped Paper Straws Jolly Roger Partyware RicRac Ribbon
What a cute shower idea! I just love this LITTLE BRAVE MAN BABY SHOWER submitted by Carrie Rowe of Cue the Confetti! The colors, the location, the decorations…it’s all darling!
Carrie Said- “My friend Jennie and I had the joy and honor of throwing a baby shower for our sweet friend Kelli. We went with a semi-modern, arrows, teepees, and feathers theme. We knew it was a good fit for Kelli, we didn’t want (and knew she wouldn’t want) a “traditional” baby shower. Ashley of “Thorn + Sparrow” was on board with the theme and made fun invites and an adorable print as a favor. The party was thrown at Kelli’s in-laws cabin in the woodsy area of Kalispell, Montana and it went so well with the theme of the party! We had plenty if DIY’s (tutorials are at cuetheconfetti.com) from painted wooden forks, arrow cupcake toppers, painted utensils, and more. We didn’t want to play any baby shower games, so instead we all made faux arrows for Kelli to use in the babies room as decor and they are amazing. We offered a large spread of yummy food including “caprese canoes” and “teepee trailmix&q uot;. It was a lovely time to honor Kelli, celebrate this new life, eat food, chat with friends, and just hang out.”
Vendors and Credits:
I’m so excited to share the POW WOW THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY I styled last month. This party is actually in my upcoming book and is one of the select parties you get to see before the book hits shelves this October!
All of the amazing photos were taken by Valerie Hart Photography. Valerie is so talented, and has been an absolute joy to work with.
The party was set among the infamous red rock and sand in Snow Canyon, Utah. It was such a gorgeous setting, and the perfect location for the party.
A lot of fun desserts and treats were created for the party. The edible teepees were made by dipping ice cream sugar cones in melted white Wilton Candy Melts® and decorating with licorice string and various candies. “Corncob Twinkies®” were made by simply spreading frosting over Twinkies® and placing Reese’s Pieces® in rows on top of the frosting. The cupcakes on top of the old toy drum were topped with fondant corncob cupcake toppers that I ordered from Parkers Flour Patch. The adorable teepee cake pops were ordered online from Etsy shop, Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sin’s. Cute cactus-shaped sugar cookies were ordered online from All Things Exquisite. Totem poles were made out of tootsie rolls and cupcakes were topped with small dreamcatchers.
For activities the children colored and put together small cardboard teepees using a kit from my shop and filled glass jars with colored sand. They also cut out cute paper doll banners, a download from Happy Paper Hearts. Small bows and arrows and little dolls were given to each child to play with throughout the party and take home afterwards.
Photography–Valerie Hart Photography
Party Styling–Kara’s Party Ideas
Invitations, Food Label Tent Cards, Teepee Party Hats— Included on CD in Book- Released October, 2012
Necklaces, Gummy Snakes, Paper Sacks, Toy Tomahawks, Dream Catchers, Pouch Craft Kit, Teepee Craft Kit, Feathers, Glass Jars, Small Glass Jars, Rock Candy, Wooden Utensils, Colored Sand, Sucker Sticks, Wilton Candy Melts(R), Bakers Twine, Paper Shred, Scrapbook Paper, Paper Bags—Kara’s Party Shop
Teepee Cake Pops—Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sin’s
Paper Doll Banner–Happy Paper Hearts
Cactus-Shaped Sugar Cookies—All Things Exquisite
Corncob Fondant Cupcake Toppers—Parkers Flour Patch