A few highlights to look for in this woodland party are:
The treat cones made from paper doilies
The wooden bird house painting party activity
The animal mask party favors
The three dimensional paper butterfly backdrop
The cake decorated to look like a tree stump
Susanne said this about planning the party- “For my daughter’s 8th birthday, we went with a woodland theme. We chose pink and brown as the main colors. I had a lot of fun making the cake (and working with fondant for the first time!). For the party favors, each girl took home a journal and twig pencil as well as a home made sleeping mask featuring different woodland animals. Activities included painting bird houses and playing “cocoon wrap”, which was my daughter’s woodland version of the Halloween game, “mummy wrap”. The treat table included fruity fairy wands, meringue mushrooms, toadstool cupcakes, squirrel mix, acorn cookies, wafer sticks, and hedgehog doughnuts.”
Photography- Susanne Ashby Photography
Party tags/printables- Jill Means of Brightside PrintsItems used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Candles Burlap White Paper Doilies Jute Twine
Annina said this about planning the party- “This cookie decorating party and mini dessert table was part of our Easter celebration- but the theme was really more “Spring”, since there were very few Easter-specific decorations. I kept the colors as soft pastels, and with the morning light filtering in to my breakfast nook, it created a very beautiful and ethereal set-up.
I decorated with ruffled fabric, glassware that I already owned, and a “Sweet Tweet” Bird Printable Kit, which I designed.
The cookie decorating table included a reversible cake plate for the sugar cookies and icing, cake pops in flower pots, and nest cupcakes for guests to snack on. Each setting had a placemat, and a cup of sprinkles. Squeeze bottles full of icing were placed upside down in the cake stand so that the frosting would be ready when we began decorating!
I hung a rosette wreath in the center of the picture window and hung banners around the bay window.
The mini dessert table held a birdcage, which is intended for candles, but also worked as a unique cupcake stand. There was also a plate full of strawberry cupcakes, and pink lemonade.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Shop: Glass milk bottles Polka dot paper straws Cupcake wrappers Cake Pops Cake Pop Sticks Cake Pop Supplies Candy Ribbon Apothecary Jars
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
Lauren said this about the party- “Sarah was a dream client to work with… we customized my Night Owl Sleepover collection for her daughter’s first birthday. She did a fantastic job putting everything together. Here are some of the details of the party from Sarah’s blog…
‘I have been pinning pictures and ideas on Pinterest for the last few months so I knew what “theme” I wanted for her first birthday….OWLS….in my signature colors of course! One of the best things I did was to hire an amazing photographer to take pictures of the day and all of the details. It was so nice to be able to visit with all of the guests and enjoy the party without a camera around my neck trying to get a bunch of pictures. Best money spent! It was amazing seeing my vision come together and having everything so pretty for my special birthday girl.
I found the little “S” and owl at Hobby Lobby. The bottles are glass Starbucks bottles. I got them from someone off Craigslist, took the labels off and washed them about 10 times with super hot water. I had all of the guests bring sealed letters to Sally and place them in the suitcase. I plan to present her with the letters when she turns 18. I collected brightly colored frames…mostly from Hobby Lobby…and filled them with Sally’s monthly pictures.’”
Items used in this party from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Pop Pom Garland Balloons Tissue Fan Flowers Cupcake Liners Pink Striped popcorn boxes Polka Dot Ribbon Apothecary Jars Candy Striped Paper Straws Glass Milk Bottles Clear Plastic Cups (for veggies & dip) Chevron Striped Paper Bags Owl Themed Party Supplies
Here’s what Dawn said about planning the party- “I have always dreamed of styling a little girl’s birthday party someday, and after we adopted our daughter in 2008 that dream became a reality. I knew I wanted to do a Little Red Riding Hood party in my parents gorgeous wooded backyard.
I took my daughter into the woods, and photographed the birthday invitation myself with the inside reading “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go…”
The main dessert table was set under an arbor. I covered the table in burlap with a moss table runner. The focal point of the table was the amazing cupcake stand that my father made from tree trunk slices. Apothecary jars full of delicious red apples, wood bowls filled with woodland treats, and apple juice served in apple shaped bottles.
The girls made made mini “snowglobes” with baby food jars, moss, sticks and a tiny deer tucked inside. A photo booth was set up in the woods, which was the highlight of the party.
My Little Red Riding Hood never saw the big bad wolf that day!!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Apothecary Jars Cupcake Liners Striped Paper Straws Tissue Pom Poms Lanterns #8 Candle Chinese Favor Boxes