LOVE the rectangular food boxes pictured above! Available in the Kara’s Party Ideas Shop HERE.
Here’s what Laila said about planning the party- “This year for my daughter’s third birthday party, I decided to celebrate her love for animals and throw her a colorful animal centered party. I started the design process by illustrating silhouettes of her favorite animals and then deciding to go with a bright and very colorful color palette. The invitations featured all the colors and so the party began to take shape. I fell in love with the look of succulents and enlisted Isabel Isaac from Isaac Farms to create the three centerpieces I used for the adult tables. My daughter’s only request was that actual animals showed up to the party (well that and lots of candies and a cake of course) so I searched and found through my talented baker, Safari Edventures here in Miami. I always team up with Brantley from Sweet Brantley’s for anything that has to do with sweets. She translated the invitation and the look of the party so well into our 3 tiered cake!
For the party favors, I found perfect safari themed puzzles at target and wrapped them in kraft paper. I used the patterns I had created to print a large sticker to wrap around the presents and did a circular tag with each child’s name on it to put on top of that. I knew from the very beginning that I wanted crates, the problem was that I wanted a more vintage look than most of the store bought crates have, so I collected hand stamped wine crates that I found had more personality. To give the party a more festive look, I added the crates full of tillandsias and the moss around the crates. I bought plastic animals I used to decorate the tables and to fill the piñata as well.
For the linens, I knew I wanted burlap to offset the colors of the bright decorations I had done, so I did an off white linen and a burlap overlay in all the food tables, I used colorful linens for the rest of the tables. To make it even more colorful, I purchased balloons, I wanted to add a special touch to some of the balloons, so I purchased 1″ confetti (in the colors of the party) and hand filled clear balloons with them. I found they gave the party that extra special touch.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Rectangular Food Boxes Striped Paper Straws Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Chevron Paper Bags Balloons Wooden Utensils Cupcake Liners Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Burlap
This fabulous VINTAGE MOVIE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Katie of Petite Social. A movie party has always sounded like so much fun to me! This party definitely makes me want to throw one of my own! Love it.
Here are a few of Katie’s favorite details & ideas from the party:
Vintage Movie Party Décor/Props – Pretzel wagon/bags, vintage locker baskets, ticket reels
This is what Katie said about planning the party- “A movie party theme was inspired out of necessity! We have a large group of friends and family and I had to come up with a theme that would entertain and accommodate a February indoor party for 50 guests, 25 of them children between the ages of 4-6. With a goal to wow my guests (b/c I do style parties for a living), make it fun for both big and little guests, and keep it fuss-free, I split our party onto two levels to keep the crowd flowing.
I found traditional red, white, and black movie party printables on Etsy, but since this party was for a girl, I wanted to add in a tad bit of girly and decided to throw in pops of yellow. And, as a party stylist with a room full of props, I incorporated many of the party décor pieces I already had on hand, which turned this theme into a Vintage Movie Party.
Now, who doesn’t love movie snacks? This was such a hit for the birthday girl and all her friends. I created a movie concession stand stocked with fresh popped popcorn, jumbo salted pretzels, a selection of candy (mini sized of course), popcorn pops, cupcakes, and beverages. Just like the movies, our little guests got in line and each received a snack caddy, which they then filled with whatever movie treats they wanted. On the way down to the “movie theatre”, each guest grabbed a sheet and took a seat in front of the big screen. While the children were entertained downstairs, our adult guests were able to relax, mingle and enjoy the bar and restocked concession stand upstairs.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Baker’s Twine Balloons Burlap Jute Twine Popcorn Bags Striped Paper Straws Cupcake Wrappers Ribbon Ticket Rolls Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Popcorn Boxes Clear Cellophane Bags
Happy Easter! This terrific “GOLDEN EGG BOOK” THEMED EASTER PARTY was submitted by Kenna O’Brien of Miss Party Mom Event Planning.
This Golden Egg Book Easter party is filled with so many adorable ideas! Some of my favorites include:
The banner made from pages of the storybook
The (candy) carrots growing out of dirt (brownies) in push pop containers
A fork, straw and napkin packaged together in a cute paper bag at each place setting
Here’s what Kenna had to say about planning the party- “I grew up loving “The Golden Egg Book” by Margaret Wise Brown. It has all the things I’m fond of- a jewel toned color palette, a vintage vibe and an adorable story about two unlikely animals becoming friends. So, how could I NOT put together a Spring shoot based on this adorable little book? Hannah of Hannah’s Cookies and Treats and I decided to combine our talents and put together this lovely little dessert table with the wonderful Christina of Moments Captured Photography behind the camera photographing her daughter Julie and her 3 friends having fun stuffing themselves with some sweet treats! For the décor I thought a pennant flag banner for the front of the table made of actual “The Golden Egg Book” pages was a must have. I love the way it themes the table right away. I came across both the glitter eggs and the large golden egg at Target and fell in love- they were a perfect fit with the coloring of the book. Another easy (and inexpensive) décor idea I used were the paper doilies to create the scalloped look on the awning. Making the silverware bags for the girls was a fun and quick little project. The cute paper baggies included their napkin, a jumbo paper straw, glitter fork and a cute felt decoration clipped to the front. I live for little details like these! They turned out super cute and made everyday party items a bit more special. We wanted to keep all the desserts as themed to the book as possible which was a fun little challenge for us both. We had Garden Carrots in Push Pops (brownies with sugar filled carrots), Tulip Cakes drizzled with melting chocolates and topped in sugar (made from Little Debbie Tulip Cakes- a no bake idea everyone can make!) and plenty of character based cookies as well as Hannah’s beautiful egg cookies that were almost too pretty to eat! Our cake pops were tied with frilly and fun ribbons and our Peanut Butter Nests made out of chow mein noodles (SO easy!) were a total hit with the girls (and their moms!). Other desserts included chocolate dipped grahams (perfect for kids!), mini cupcakes, peeps, different sizes of robin eggs and don’t let me forget the cups of cotton candy which were the hit of the table- go figure!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Push Pop Containers Lollipop / Treat Sticks Decorative Paper Shred Pom Pom Ribbon Striped Paper Straws Cupcake Liners Paper Favor Bags White Paper Doilies Ric Rac Ribbon Ice Cream / Cotton Candy Containers
Happy Easter! This lovely EASTER EGG HUNT SPRING PLAY DATE PARTY was submitted and styled by Sharon Pardon of Cakes by Sharon.
I love all of the details & party ideas in this Easter play date celebration! A few of my favorite elements are:
The fabric strip wreath
The soda bottles dressed up with white paper doilies
The mini suitcases stacked and filled with bunny and egg shaped cookies