This is what Feather said about planning the party- “I am a huge fan of the show Duck Dynasty and wanted to put together a duck themed set up to celebrate the new season of the show. It was extremely exciting to coordinate the details with a few wonderful vendors on this set up. With my primary focus on ducks, I knew I needed lots of mossy oak, grass and camouflage. I designed coordinating printables with camouflage ducks for the set up. Designs by Nicolina worked her magic on the backdrop poster “It’s a Party Jack!”, Treats 4 Ta-Ta’s did a fantastic job on duck themed cookies, Kima’s Konfections created a very detailed cake topper scene of ducks swimming in water, Painting Paris Pink contributed party paper straws for the juice bottles, Cupcake with Character designed camouflage cupcake wraps and Peckled created a festive “Quack” banner. Everything coordinated perfectly and came together nicely with the duck theme. I photographed and captured all the details of the set up and items from these wonderful vendors that also included a couple of items from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop! It was a fun and exciting set up!”
Items used in this party from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Popcorn Boxes Wooden Forks Push Pop Containers Decorative Paper Shred Striped Paper Straws Camouflage Paper Plates
Here’s what Erin said about planning the party- “When our first son was born, a really funny thing happened in the delivery room. My husband turned to me, holding our sweet Luke, and whispered, ‘Luke, I am your Father.’ Mind you, we did not name our son after any of the Star Wars movies, but my hubby knew I’d need a quick laugh, and boy did he get one.
While in the hospital, I dreamed up this birthday party for my then newborn son. I’ve waited 4 years to pull off his “May the Fourth be with You” party and what fun we had!
I wanted to have a party where the kids didn’t just sit around and do typical birthday stuff like open gifts and eat cake. So, we made a Jedi Training Course out of hula hoops, soccer cones, a mini slide and fabric tunnels.
Once the kids made it through the obstacle course, they were awarded with their very own, hand sewn, Jedi or Princess robe and Light Saber. The Jedi’s wore brown hooded robes and the princess’ wore white gowns with metallic gold belts and buns made out of yarn and a headband. They looked adorable!
We then played pin the “saber” on Yoda and awarded the kids with a Star Wars sticker. We made a Pez Toss out of antique Star Wars character Pez dispensers. (Think of those games at the county fair…) The kids loved this game because they got to try to rope the characters with their glow in the dark bracelets (another prize!).
We had a lunch break, where we served Jedi Fuel Packs, which were silver cupcake boxes filled with a Darth Dog (hot dog), Princess Lays (potato chips), and Light Sabers (green grapes on a long toothpick on the end of a foil covered wine cork). Jedi Juice was served in individual R2D2 and Darth Vader sippy cups and for the adults, we provided Yoda Soda (Sprite) and Wookie Water.
Once the Jedi’s were fueled up, we served cupcakes, dusted with edible glitter and sugar Yoda’s and Darth Vaders and of course, Sabers.
To end the party, we had the children take a whack at the Darth Vader pinata. Each kiddo got to take home their robe and saber, along with a Star Wars puzzle and their Jedi Juice cup.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Sparkler Candles Cupcake Boxes
There are so many fun and creative ideas in this Army party. A few of my favorites are:
The Army tank shaped cake
The camouflage Army hats
The “rations” favor bags
This is what Lizelle said about planning the party- “I just love planning creative parties and with this Army party it was definitely possible!! I used chocolate milk and condensed milk as medicine for the first aid kit. Kit kat chocolates for the soldiers to have on their “break”, caramel popcorn as “cracker bullets”, liquorice as “rescue ropes”, white candy floss as “chloroform bombs” and a packet of sweets as “rations”. This party was such a hit and so exciting to plan. We made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls and each “soldier” could take home a box of goodies. The war is over! :-)”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Child Size Army Hats Camouflage Table Cover Grenade Water Balloons Ration Bags
This adorable VINTAGE RADIATOR SPRINGS CARS THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Nikka Morell of Triple M Good Parties.
Here’s what Nikka had to say about planning the party- “My son Max is absolutely all boy and with him being all boy, he is obsessed with cars. All cars, but he really has a soft spot for the Disney Cars and he loves “Radiator Springs”. After talking with Lindsey from The Blue Egg Events, we decided we needed to go all out vintage and just focus on the town itself and not the race.
I took Max’s Tow Mater car into Home Depot and bought some paint to match the colors of his truck. I then painted everything I could to match. I painted (and made) a cupcake stand, cake pop stands, picture frames for food labels and of course the letters to spell MAX. I also used a lot of burlap. I hand stitched burlap together with red thread for the dessert table. I wanted the red to pop on the table, like Lightning McQueen. I wrapped old jars with jute twine and filled them with bright yellow daffodils.
I wanted the cake to look simple with just some tinted frosting. No fancy piping. I just spread it on they way my mom used to. Perfect! The editable cookie and cake labels made by The Blue Egg Events were a huge hit. They tied the whole Radiator Springs into the party without looking so commercialized. Evie and Mallow made the most adorable cake pops. I placed them in some old painted soup cans and some diamond plated boxes. I put some brown sugar down to represent the desert sand. Miss Sweet Sends made the fondant cupcake toppers. Again they were adorable and tied in perfectly with Radiator Springs.
For the party favors, I kept the packaging simple by just using a brown paper bag. In the bag was a handmade soap tire by Favor Boutique by Angelique. I also included a homemade cupcake stored in an upside down Mason jar (inspiration here). I closed the bag with a painted clothes pin and a Radiator Springs sign made by The Blue Egg Events.
Besides the love of all the creative sweets and printables for this party, my two favorite things were the soup cans on the cake and then of course my big Tow Mater sign. Lucky for me I know a lot of guys who have power tools and old tires lying around! Cachow!”
Design, cake, cupcakes, chocolate sticks and crafts – Triple M Good Parties
Milk and donuts- inspiration from La Receta De La Felicidad
Cars cake pops – Evie and Mallow
Cupcake toppers – Miss Sweet Sends
All paper printables, invites and edible prints – The Blue Egg Events & Design
Tire Soap Favors – Favor Boutique by Angelique
Lightning McQueen shirt – *golden*
Straws – Cupcake Express
Vintage crate, blue milk glass cake stand, 2 round pie pans, 2 glass drink dispensers on galvanized buckets – Mariah Rainer
Cake pop sticks – Kara’s Party Ideas Shop
Other Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Milk Bottles Jute Twine 2-Sided Frame Clear Cellophane Bags Striped Candles Burlap Striped Paper Straws