This NICK JR’S BUBBLE GUPPIES THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Bethany Baumgart.
Some of my favorite elements in this Bubble Guppies party are:
The under the sea mermaid themed cake
The chevron print wreath
The framed wooden number two with the chicken wire backdrop
This is what Bethany said about planning the party- “Our two year old daughter is in LOVE with the Nick Jr. television show Bubble Guppies. Bubble Guppies is still a newer show, so there is not much out there to choose from when it comes to party decor. It took some creative thought to put this all together!”
Photography — Blackall Photography
Bubble Guppies fondant— Melissa Stanton
Wooden Guppies — ETSY seller KENIACASTANEDA
Cupcake toppers, banner, bubble guppies face sign, food signs— NickJr.com
Daddy Guppy shirt — ETSY seller Lasting Impressions
Birthday girl shirt — ETSY seller SewChicks
Chevron pants — ETSY seller StrollerblanketMom
Invites — ETSY seller Ashalinaballerina
This ORGANIC GREEN FORTIETH BIRTHDAY PARTY DESSERT BUFFET was submitted by Melissa Fernandez of The Sweet Society in Australia.
I love the contrast of the natural burlap with the clean lines of the chevron print. It gives the party an unusual rustic modern vibe. A few of my favorite ideas in this organic green party are:
The ricrac trim and simple succulent embellishments on the crisp white fondant cake
Here’s what Melissa said about planning the party- “I was very fortunate to be asked by Fran who owns the renowned Cake School in Melbourne, Australia, where some of the world’s best baker’s run the most amazing cake classes for aspiring bakers, to style her best friends 40th dessert buffet as a surprise for her.
The design brief was clean, organic, greens & succulents – Nati’s favourite.
Fran made the cake and called upon one of her friends, Julie from One Sweet Girl, to make the desserts.
The dessert buffet menu from these talented bakers consisted of a caramel mud cake with roasted, salted almonds, chocolate mud cake pops and mini cupcakes (which were delicious lemon flavor with vanilla bean buttercream topped with dogwood sugar flowers). There were also green mini vanilla bean meringues with silver glitter detail, iced vanilla bean cookies and salted caramel, pistachio and vanilla macarons.
I decided to use hessian in the paperie and add a little chevron pattern to add a layer to the styling. I also added wooden tea lights to add ambiance to the occasion. Nati is Uruguayan so they served a traditional Uruguayan BBQ for the main meal.
The surprise dessert buffet from Fran to Nati was a beautiful gesture of friendship and love.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Cupcake Liners Lollipop / Treat Sticks Jute Twine Apothecary Jars
This is what Lauren said about planning the party- “When my oldest son began to develop a fondness for Scooby Doo I was thrilled. I have to admit that I’m a pretty big fan myself. Not being the type of planner to shy away from a character themes I was so delighted to hear that he also wanted a ‘Ruby Roo’ birthday party! I was hoping it would go that direction but I always let my little ones chose their themes. I got to work right away and started with the printables. I knew that I wanted very custom illustrations that included all the characters but not I didn’t want them to look too commercial. Who else would I call upon other than the amazing Piggy Bank Parties. They did an exceptional job! The color scheme for the party was based around the colors on the Mystery Machine and given the era in the cartoon these was no way that I could forgo the chevron. All of the details, from the custom Scooby inspired desserts to the décor came to together in such a fun way thanks to the help of all my talented vendors. Danielle captured the party perfectly and I had one very happy mystery loving four year old!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Chevron Paper Straws Scooby Doo Themed Party Supplies Scooby Doo Themed Party Supplies Clear Cellophane Bags Tissue Pom Poms Cupcake Liners Paper Bags Pearl Gumballs Decorative Krinkle Shred
This super cute RAINBOW CANDY LANDY BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Tierney Williams of Tints and Prints!
Tierney said this about planning the party- “As a mother to three sons, I was ecstatic when my sister-in-law asked me to help with my niece’s Candy Land inspired birthday party. As the owner of a little invitation and announcement card shop on Etsy, Tints and Prints by Tierney, I am honored when family and friends ask for my help. I created an entire DIY Party Package of printables for this adorable party. By pairing Candy Land with bright chevron prints, I updated the classic childhood game with a modern design obsession of mine…chevron!
The kids loved the candy station we had set up with make-your-own fruit loop necklaces, ice cream cone blowing bubbles, and a Guess How Many candy jar. The goodie bag favors were a hit as well, allowing the kids to not only take some classic candy home…but they received their own pocket size miniature Candy Land travel board game, complete with cards and gingerbread men.
The birthday girl was all show when she came to the door dressed to greet her guests…in a custom made Candy Land outfit, made by her Nana, with love. The fabric was purchased at a local craft store and looked perfect with the birthday girl’s fruit loop necklace. I enjoyed every detail of helping with this party, from designing the photo invitation to receiving my coordinating Thank You card in the mail, signed by my very own little sweet niece, Cora.”
Chevron Favor Bags and Twine for Necklaces and Banner- Kara’s Party Ideas Shop
Candy Land Inspired Photo Invitation and DIY Party Package- Tints and Prints by Tierney
Miniature Candy Land Board Game- Minimus
Photography- bnb By Three
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Baker’s Twine Chevron Paper Bags Lollipops
Jenny said this about planning the party- “I was so excited and honored to plan and host a baby shower for my sister, Nicole, who is having her first baby. Nicole came up with the theme of the party, Shake, Rattle and Roll and I created the images to fit each of the words in the theme- a bottle, rattle and carriage. I tried to use the shake, rattle and roll idea in all parts of the party. We settled on an icy blue, silver and white color scheme. Since Nicole is the writer of a fashion blog, I wanted the shower to be feminine, sophisticated and modern just like her fashion tastes.
Lots of 36 inch white balloons tied with silver and blue tassels, which I made out of ribbons and a metallic fringe door curtain found at Party City, framed the yard. Under the welcome sign was a bench with shake, rattle and roll pillows made by our mom. This is where the guest posed for pictures with the Nicole. The shower was set to be outside but real showers made lots of last minute adjustments necessary.
We used Nicole’s changing table to create the “Bottles” station where guests could pick from a variety of sparkling waters, Ready to Pop Soda, champagne and lemonade. Wine glasses had mini charms tied on with bakers twine. Rock candy sticks with mini pacifiers that had been spray-painted silver complimented the champagne glasses and all water bottles and soda bottle were personalized. A Bottle Bucket was also filled with additional drinks.
The “cravings” table was filled with all of Nicole’s favorite things. Guest dined on baby sandwiches, brussel sprout, roasted beet, couscous and dried berries or cornucopia salads, fresh fruit and a veggie frittata.
For the dessert table, I enlarged the images from the invitation and mounted them in silver frames. The centerpiece was a banana cake, the mommy-to-be’s favorite, decorated in a chevron pattern to match the printables. Of course, we had shakes, rattles (cake pops) and rolls (cupcakes which were gluten free for some guests). For the shake bottles, I used my Cameo Silhouette machine to cut vinyl decals. Other sweet treats included shake, rattle and roll sugar cookies custom made by Lizy B. Bakes, white chocolate mousse in mini baby food jars and boy oh boy chocolate bars.
We also had a candy station with blue and white gumballs layered in a chevron pattern (inspired by Paiges of Style), sixlets, taffy, yogurt pretzels, blue and white star marshmallows, and sour patch kids (the mommy to be’s favorite) in mini bitty bags sealed with mini clothespins. Guests were given midnight feeding boxes to fill with treats.
As the guests arrived, they were asked to sign a baby book for the baby. They also added a suggestion for the parents to be to the name wreath. At each place setting was a card asking the guest to “rattle of some advice for the mommy and baby to be.”
Friends took home boxes of mini chocolate kisses with shake, rattle and roll stickers on the bottom and tags thanking them for rolling by.
The printables were all created in the soft icy blue, white and silver color scheme with chevron and mini dots patterns. All party printables including invitation, banner, food labels, activity signs, water bottles and more are available in my store.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Baker’s Twine Rock Candy Swizzle sticks Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Clear Favor Boxes Pearl Gumballs Apothecary Jars Polka Dot Paper Bags Chevron Wooden Spoons White Favor Boxes