Emily said this about the party- “We had a wonderful tea party inspired by Lexie’s (our little Alice) favorite movie, Alice in Wonderland. We stuck to a very dreamy, pastel palette, and I think it turned out beautifully. We had pale, floral cupcakes and cookies, mushroom cake pops, and lemonade. Most of the decor was vintage teacups, ribbons, keys, and flowers. I strung up a tissue tassel garland and a doily bunting over an old coffee table. We enjoyed (well, we attempted) flamingo croquet, and we took turns peering “through the looking glass,” an empty wicker mirror that we spray-painted gold.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tea Party Supplies Striped Paper Straws Glass Milk Bottles Lollipop / Treat Sticks
Valerie had this to say about the party- “Anyone who knows me well knows my affinity for Gingham. It’s kind of a running joke with my friends and family. We see a cute gingham shirt or an adorable gingham little girl dress and they immediately point to me. “That’s totally Val” they say. I can’t help it, though. I just love the simple, classic, and sweet nature of those little gingham checks.
A few months back I came across a gingham styled shoot by one of my event designer idols, Kate Landers. It was one of the sweetest parties I have ever seen and complete eye candy for this gingham-loving-girl. Ever since then, I have been itching to do something fun with gingham too.
For this party we decided to incorporate gingham in sweet girly hues, but the focal point is a super sweet and totally girly SWEETS BAR. When conceiving this party design, I thought back to what made my jaw drop when I was five years old. I, like most little girls, was obsessed with lace, rhinestones, beautiful fabric, lovely flowers and shiny ribbon. So, with that childhood recollection, my design started to take shape.
I stuck with pastels and worked hard to play up playful concepts that any little girl would swoon over. We have a fun gumball cake with adorable gingham fabric pom pom toppers, cupcakes topped with butterfly gingham accents, and cotton candy for every guest. Beautiful fresh flowers add such vitality and a punch of color to the sweets table. No little girl party is complete without a fun and coordinating dining table. I made sure to keep it simple and kid-friendly yet special for all the guests. Each place setting is adorned with a cute cup of strawberry salt water taffy and on each chair back is a fun favor bag, full of sweets (of course) to take home.
Many trends will come and go, but I’m pretty confident in saying that gingham will stick around for quite awhile. Let’s just say that this gingham-loving lady isn’t complaining.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tissue Pom Poms Whirly Pops Homemade Twist Lollipops Mason Jars Cupcake Wrappers Plates Ice Cream Cups Gumballs Ribbon Striped Paper Straws Lollipop / Treat Sticks Tissue Honeycomb Flowers
Here’s what Feather said about the party- “I was extremely humbled when Gemma, the magazine editor of Party Style Magazine, contacted me to style a set up featuring cupcakes for their Cupcake Issue! It was exciting to be given free reign to style the set up as I desired. With my primary focus on Spring I titled the set up “Cupcake in Bloom.” I knew I needed bright colors and lots of flowers to make this set up ideal. I designed coordinating printables with bright floral topped cupcakes. Belles Sweets did a fantastic job on the decorated cupcake shaped cookies. Tunky Monkey’s Sweet Treats and Savvylicious Sweets created fun and gorgeously detailed cupcake shaped cake pops. Myour Stories contributed a bright colored rag tie banner which completed the table set up nicely. I had Crest Foods, a local bakery in Oklahoma City, decorate cupcakes with flowers to bring it all together. The cupcakes coordinated perfectly with the cupcake wraps from Cupcake with Character. I photographed and captured all the details of the set up and items from these wonderful vendors that also include items from Kara’s Party Ideas, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. It was a fun and exciting set up to style!”
Additional Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Push Pop Containers Decorative Paper Shred Fry Boxes Sprinkles
This amazing CIRCUS THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Astir and Alessandra of Pra Vocë Festas Especiais.
I have a soft spot for circus parties and this one is fantastic and is filled with so many great ideas! some of the highlights to look for are:
The favor cones adorned with paper mustaches and filled with peanuts
The colorful popcorn ball lollipops
The strongman barbells made with paper straws and marshmallows
Astir and Alessandra said this about the party- “How about making JG’s debut birthday party in the world of cheerful and colorful Circus Clowns, magicians, jugglers and all the joy of the circus? These were all part of this first birthday, along with delicacies that are reminiscent of this charming universe – cotton candy, popcorn, candy apples, peanuts, and more!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Polka Dot Balloons Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Candles