This unique CAMP ARTS & CRAFTS RAINBOW PARTY was submitted by Melissa Thiel Collar of Buckets of Grace.
What a fun idea to highlight the arts and crafts aspect of a fun camp out by combining the two themes into one party! I also love the bright, happy vibe that the rainbow theme brings into this camping arts and crafts party. A few of my favorite ideas and elements are:
The rainbow paper chain backdrop
The colorful cake pops displayed on a wooden artist’s palette
The cake with rainbow striped sides and topped with an artist’s palette and a camping tent
The Rice Krispie treats dipped in colored candy melts and topped with wooden paddles to resemble paintbrushes dipped in paint
The white ruffle tablecloth and burlap ruffle tablecloth
Melissa said this about the party- “Like most 9 year old girls, my daughter Grace loves all things arts and crafts. So when picking the theme for her birthday party this year, I wasn’t surprised when she asked for an arts and crafts theme. To put a little twist on the traditional theme, we turned her party into a Camp Arts and Crafts Party. We used a rainbow color scheme with lots of camp touches, including burlap, kraft paper and touches of nature. Carli from Dimple Prints made the customized printables that tied the party together. They were amazing!
For the backdrop for the sweets table and the trail mix bar, we stuck with our rainbow arts and crafts theme by making ombre paper pinwheels for the sweets table and paper chains for the trail mix bar.
We had lots of arts and crafts activities for our campers. We dyed sailor bracelets, painted canvases, made noodle necklaces and bracelets, made God’s Eyes, had sand art. My daughter decided that instead of having her campers bring presents, she wanted to collect donations for Project Linus – a non-profit organization that collects blankets for children in need. As one of the arts and crafts projects, we made a fleece tie blanket to donate on behalf of her party. It was such a touching activity!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Straws Mason Jar Drinking Glasses and Daisy Cut Lids Rainbow Honeycomb Tissue Flowers Ribbon Candy Scoops White 2-sided Frame Gumball Tubes Gumballs Wooden Spoons Washi Tape Cupcake Liners Tin Pails
Many of you are familiar with the book, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. Well, how cute is this DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 9TH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Margarita Ellis of Party Inspirations! I just love original party themes! So many darling ideas here!
Margarita said this about planning the party- “I styled this Party for my sons 9th birthday. It comes at a hectic time of the year as his Birthday is five days after Christmas. Theodore is in love with ‘Diary of a Whimpy Kid’, his all time favorite book, so it wasn’t hard to come up with a theme. I made the tissue paper garland, cake stand bunting, cake pops, cupcakes, and the favour bags (using special bookmarks I purchased from ebay). As for the cake, I chose my sons all time favourite classic New York Cheesecake from New York Patesserie here in Sydney, Australia.”
Party Styling and Planning- Party Inspirations
Cake Toppers and Bookmarks- ebay
Cake- New York Patesserie
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Lollipop Sticks Candles
This darling ALICE IN WONDERLAND NINTH UN-BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY was submitted by Stephanie Henning of Bella Bella Studios. Oh wow, just look at the details! Stephanie must have spent so much time creating this party!
Stephanie said this about planning the party- “I recently had the opportunity to design and create a party for one of my favorite clients, my sweet daughter~Gigianna. We created an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. This whimsical party included all vintage china and accessories, hand made Mad Hatter Hats on Headbands, “Eat Me” and “Drink Me” personalized pennants, tags, and labels, I used a design from one of my Bella Bella Studios collections for Invitations, Thank You Cards, gift tags, labels, cupcake toppers, and all signs. A chandelier that was one of the centerpieces was embellished with branches, twigs, floral greenery, flowers, crystals and vintage feathers. Hanging from this whimsical chandelier was a handmade hot air balloon with Alice and the White Rabbit riding in the glittered basket surrounded by vintage flowers and feathers. This hot air balloon was topped off with a Happy Birthday Gigianna banner.
Each little guest was served petite floral cookie cutter sandwiches adorned with a “Eat Me” pennant flag , fruit kabobs of grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberries, mini cheese balls in cute little cupcake liners, and a sweet mini tea cup filled with colorful jello topped with whip cream and sprinkles. The guests were served blushing pink strawberry lemonade out of vintage tea pots. The dessert table was filled with beautiful glass jars filled with colorful candies (sweet tarts, skittles, laffy taffy, dum dum suckers, and cotton candy). Guests filled goodie bags with these sweet treats to take home. Other desserts were cupcakes loaded with my own fondant recipe I used to make Alice in Wonderland trinkets (tea pots, tea cups and saucers, mad hatter hats, clocks, flowers, hearts, playing cards,etc.) the cupcakes also included cupcake toppers and tags by Bella Bella Studios, and other decorative accents. The guests could also snack on rice krispy treats covered with sprinkles, creamy frosting covered cookies in bright pink, turquoise blue and white all with sprinkles. There were also “Macarons” …. well, almost ;) I was running short on time and did not have time to take on the adventure of baking macarons for the first time. So, I created a cookie that looked similar to macarons. I made batches of vanilla chocolate and colored it in 4 rich colors of pink, blue, yellow and green. II dipped vanilla Oreo cookies into the chocolate on each side and out came a very pretty …”macaron”. Not only, did they look pretty, they tasted really good. The cake was also designed and embellished by me. I made fondant, and topped the cake with a fondant tea party setting, a tea pot on top of a pink table cloth of decorated fondant. Above the cake was a mini tissue garland banner I made personalized with a mini pennant flag just for my daughter. I loved this little extra touch to the cake. Of course, an Alice in Wonderland figu rine was on the cake too.
The guests played a game of “I Remember”… based on the classic tray game. They also did a fun activity of filling little bottles with colorful sand art, and decorating their bottles with glittery ribbons, rhinestones, stickers, and an Alice in Wonderland sticker by Bella Bella Studios. The guests also made bottle cap necklaces which was an enjoyable experience for the guests. The centerpiece design for the bottle cap necklace was a photo of Alice in Wonderland designed by Bella Bella Studios. The guests left the tea party with their personalized mad hatter hats, their sand bottle creation, the bottle cap necklace and a tea cup filled with my version of macarons all wrapped up in a pretty box topped with sparkly ribbon and a personalized Alice in Wonderland tags by Bella Bella Studios. I poured my heart and soul into this party, and in the end, it was all worth it!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Candles Mini Plastic Mugs Sprinkles Apothecary Jars Ribbon Paper Fringe