This is what Natalie said about planning the party- “This party was SO fun to create. My client’s last name is Berry so she decided to go with the “Strawberry Theme” for her daughter Braelyn’s 1st birthday party. The adorable party printables designed for her party were done by Lauren Haddox Designs. She does a wonderful job!
We used red, pink, hot pink and green for the color scheme. We also threw in some patterns, stripes, polka dots and gingham. The desserts I created were mini cheesecakes with chocolate strawberries on top, cupcakes were chocolate fudge and vanilla with buttercream frosting, strawberry shaped cake pops, fruit skewers, Oreo pops, chocolate covered strawberries, mini cupcakes and original chocolate and vanilla cake pops.”
This is what Jenny said about planning the party- “I created this ‘apple of our eye’ party for my daughter, Charlotte’s, sixth birthday. I didn’t want the party to feel like a harvest so I incorporated crisp, modern printables and a preppy bright pink and apple green color scheme.
I wanted the focal point of the party to be an apple stand where the desserts would be displayed. I found a tutorial on how to make one on the blog, Lil Luna and decided to build it. I had the wood cut to size when I purchased it, so I basically just had to screw it together. My 10 year old daughter and her friend made the bunting for me using different hot pink and white fabrics. I had a local print shop cut a vinyl decal for the lettering. The farm stand and crates used for display were painted to match the pink on the invitation. I turned hot pink paper lanterns into apples and lined the edge of the yard with them.
When the little guests arrived for lunch, they untied their apple baskets from the backs of their chairs and dined on applewiches, harvest chips, mac ‘n cheese, apple sauce and of course a crisp green apple. They sipped on apple juice and lemonade served in glass jars. Each girl had an apple of our eye gumball tube at her place setting. To make the place mats, I simply made a document on word and then had it enlarged on thick glossy cardstock at my local printer shop.
After lunch, the girls put on ‘apple of my eye’ make up, made paper mache apples using left over fabric from the bunting and made apple necklaces. They also made their own mini apple pies in mason jars that we called, Charlie Pies- my daughter’s nickname.
The girls treated themselves at the farm stand, which was filled with apple cake pops, apple cupcakes, Apple Jacks, and candy apples. There was also ice cream scooped into candy cups and shaped to look like apples complete with a wooden ‘stem’ (spoon). They also loved the M&M ‘apples’ served in baking cups as well.
Party favors were ‘apple of my eye’ t-shirts.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Ribbon Paper Favor Bags Clear Cellophane Bags Gumball Tubes Gumballs Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Paper Lanterns Whirly Pops Striped Paper Straws Milk Bottles Lollipop Treat Sticks
This is what Kelli said about planning the party- “I created this Strawberry Shortcake Dessert table for a little girl’s 2nd birthday party. The items that I created on the table included, a homemade Strawberry Shortcake, a 3-tiered French Vanilla cake in the coordinating colors, Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream icing and fondant toppers, pink chocolate-covered Strawberries, a Strawberry Ladyfinger cake, Jell-O cookie stacks, Strawberry Shortcake dessert shooters, Strawberry Shortcake cake pops, and “Strawberry” shaped Oreo pops. My sister-in-law hand painted the backdrop.”
This is what Heather said about the party- “I just adore this watermelon theme first birthday party that my sweet customer, Carol, threw for her daughter Claire! From the invitation to the sweets, the decor to the favors, every last touch was watermelon themed in pink and green. Carol made the party extra-special with all of her homemade touches, using Chickabug printables and her Cricut machine!
To make the watermelon paper plate fans:
Carol said, ‘The watermelon paper plate fans were simply made from paper plates I purchased from Walmart. I decorated them with paper cut using my Cricut and ric rac I had laying around in my craft supplies. Then I glued each plate half to a paint stir stick which I painted green and tied with a ribbon. I wish I had a better picture of them. The fans were a hit, especially with an outdoor party in Houston in August!’
To make the party blowers:
Carol said, ‘I purchased the party blowers very cheap at Walmart and discarded the existing cover for them. I then used my Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge to cut the shape for the back. I took a circle punch and cut a hole large enough to slide down the blower both at the top and bottom and glued Chickabug’s adorable party circles to the front with a pink or green scalloped circle (cut from my Cricut).’
To make the personalized bib:
Carol said, ‘Claire’s bib was a last minute thought. I purchased a simple, blank bib from Hobby Lobby and printed off a Chickabug party circle onto iron-on paper. Just before the party, I ironed on the image and sewed on a bow. I think it turned out great for being so last minute!’”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Polka Dot Balloons Decorative Paper Shred Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Cupcake Liners Lollipop Sticks Striped Paper Straws Pom Poms Mason Jar Daisy Cut Lids Candles
This darling VINTAGE LEMON & LIME BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Mariah Rainier Miller of Mariah Rainier Style. With Utah in the midst of a freezing, snowy winter, this party is especially intriguing! I can’t tell you how amazing relaxing in the sun with a delicious glass of lemonade sounds!
This summer citrus party has so many enticing elements & ideas. Here are a few of my favorites:
The vintage lemonade stand
The glass drink dispenser with a galvanized steel stand
Here’s what Mariah had to say about planning this party- “I love the color yellow, it’s so light, bright and cheery that just the thought of it puts a smile on my face. The inspiration for this party came from all the freshness and vibrancy of the summer season. We wanted to create a beautifully refreshing landscape that can be translated from a children’s birthday party to a baby shower, wedding, bridal shower or engagement party.
We worked with a bright color palette of yellows, bright green and mint green. The vibrant hues really helped to set the tone of the party and capture the crisp & zestful nature of a perfect summer day. To complete the outdoor feel, unique mason jars were used as drinking glasses with each jar numbered for an easy find. We included fun backyard children’s games to create a vintage feel.”
Cake pops and ombre cake- Jenny Cookies
Party rentals, props and decorations- Mariah Rainier Style
Photography- Heather Lynn Photographie
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Daisy Cut Lids for Mason Jars Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Cupcake Liners Cake Decorating Tips