This 90TH BIRTHDAY COLORFUL GARDEN PARTY was submitted by Kenna O’Brien of Miss Party Mom. What a lovely celebration celebrating something so special! You can tell that Kenna loves her husband’s grandmother very much!
Here is what Kenna had to say about planning the party- “This party was for my husband’s sweet Grandmother, Roberta who turned 90 this Summer. My mother-in-law envisioned lots of bright floral garden-style decor mixed with a pool side feel, so I did just that. We rented the pool deck at the Historic Santa Maria Inn in Santa Maria, CA and I was assisted by their Event Coordinator, Stephanie Purple, with set up. This party was incredibly fun to shop for with all of the great colors and girly touches. I really wanted to create something with a “90″ in it to honor such a special age so I crafted (from muffin size cupcake tins) one to be the main table centerpiece. I ombred it pink with spray paint and the entire thing cost me $8 and took about an hour from start to finish. My friend Hannah Henry and I worked on the branches that surrounded it, they are made of of scrapbook paper, cut in to leaves with floral wire sandwiched in between them. This was tedious but costs next to nothing if you have even just small scraps of scrapbook paper lying around!
The graphics really made the table pop, from the pennants to the cupcake picks, Jodi Broglio of Jolio Design really helped me tie it all together with the perfect party package of graphics.
Other special details from the party included our Family Tree table which had photos of Roberta through the years- as well as her family. They were displayed in antique looking brightly spray painted frames and our version of a guest book (frame matting for a future party photo) was also on the table to be signed.
Hannah & I made flower and “90″ shaped sugar cookies for the party favors, I handmade the cake pops and Gina’s Piece of Cake in the Santa Maria Mall did the center cake and all of the cupcakes.”
Vendors and Credits:
Venue- Historic Santa Maria Inn in Santa Maria, CA
Photography- Jennifer McGinn Photography
Party Styling- Miss Party Mom
Cupcakes & Cake- Gina’s Piece of Cake Graphics- Jolio Design
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Polka Dot Balloons Paper Straws Clear Cellophane Bags Ribbon Apothecary Jars Paper Plates, Napkins, Plastic Utensils Tissue Paper Pom Poms
This adorable CONEY ISLAND VINTAGE CARNIVAL + CIRCUS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Danielle Arcese of Cutie Putti Paperie! WHAT a party! Danielle did an incredible job at planning this amazing celebration….a soiree FULL of ideas & inspiration!
Danielle said- “Summer is winding down, but the fun isn’t over! I jumped at the opportunity to design a Vintage Carnival theme. Some of my favorite memories as a kid were days spent at the carnival, wandering in wide-eyed amusement at all of the spectacles; a belly full of funnel cakes and popcorn, and my sticky cotton candy fingers handing over a ticket in hopes of winning that JUMBO teddy bear….”Step Right Up, and try your luck”
Carnival games are one of the most favored part of the experience, therefore I really wanted to make that a prominent element of my dessert table. I came up with fun dessert interpretations of some of the most popular game attractions including:
Find the lucky duck push pops (mini vanilla cupcakes topped with a ducky topper) Ballon dart cupcakes (vanilla cupcakes with vintage balloon cluster topper); Win a fish Jello bowls (blue raspberry jello with a swedish fish inside; bowls from Michael’s craft store); and Ring Toss Lemonade (lemonade bottles with cute multi colored rings around their neck, displayed in a vintage crate)
Little carnies got to “take a prize” of vintage game capsules filled with candy, and labeled with a favor tag stating “You’re a Winner! Thank you for coming!”
Also, included on the table were treats representing some nostalgic ride attractions including:
Tilt A Whirly Pops (Whirly Pops); Funhouse Macarons (buttercream macarons decorated with multicolor sprinkles); & the Ball Pit (jumbo gumballs). And who could forget the classics! Good ole’ fashioned popcorn in vintage popcorn boxes, cotton candy, salt water taffy, and candy dots!
The super sweet Mika Beverly of PartyCreative on Etsy, made me the most amazing tissue paper and mylar garland. I was so impressed with it, as soon as I took it out of the box I knew that the garland and the birthday banner were the only two things I needed to make my backdrop POP, and boy did it work!
The vintage details and vivid colors of the printable party goods added the perfect touch of nostalgia that brings you back to the fun and excitement of Vintage Coney Island! Of “days gone by” filled with thrilling roller coaster rides, delicious carnival treats, sun drenched boardwalks, and carefree summer days!”
Re-create this party:
Styling, Party Printables and Photography- Cutie Putti Paperie Tissue Paper and Mylar Garland- Mika Beverly from Party Creative
Vintage Balloon Toppers- PistachioPaperie
Duck toppers- NY Cake Supply
Glitter Paper, mini fish bowls- Michael’s Crafts
Items used in this party that are available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Push Pop Containers Paper Straws Whirly Pops Popcorn Containers Rock Candy Salt Water Taffy Polka Dot Nut/Cupcake/Candy Cups Candy Scoops Lollipop Sticks Ribbon Apothecary Jars Gumballs
How GREAT is this DISNEY’S IMAGINATION MOVERS BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Kristin-Ann Sylliboy! Every detail is amazing. Such a fun party theme that so many children would adore. If you’re planning an Imagination Movers party then search no further for ideas!
Kristin said- “For many years, I was a guest at children’s parties (as the Aunt, Godmother, Cousin, Friend), but when the time came for me to be ‘The Mommy’ I took full force of the word ‘Party Maven’. I stayed up late many nights, using that time to do my party research & crafts. I decided to go with Disney’s “Imagination Movers” theme. My daughter was so in love with the show! It has saved us on many long highway trips, sleepless nights & stressful air travelling. My husband has often said he would love to meet them & thank them in person. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of “Imagination Mover” items out there. Thank goodness I went to their website & TADA! . My Idea Emergency was solved! The Party was a great success, thanks to a supportive & dedicated Dadda/Husband, an A+ of a sister and bountiful Nieces to come & help set up for the 50 plus invited guests. All the vendors were on board to help make the “Imagination Movers” theme a success.”
Credit & Vendors:
Photography – Portraits by Johanna
Water Bottle Labels – Bottle Your Brand
Cookies – Noelles Custom cookies
Cake – City Girl Cakes
Tutu & Shirt – Groovy Gurlz
Items available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Rainbow Lanterns and Pom Poms Balloons Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Whirly pops Candy