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
This beautiful MERMAID + BEACH THEMED FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Amanda Edwards of invite me.
So many beautiful party ideas here! Some of my favorite things about this mermaid party are:
The scalloped paper hanging globes
The shell shaped cookies
The mermaid costumes
The scalloped aqua favor bags
This is what Amanda said about the party- “My daughter Milla turned 5 recently and being a summer birthday, she wanted something beach themed. With a love of all things “Ariel”, we decided to have a mermaid beach themed party.
Complete with starfish, golden sands and a fabulous collection of seashell treats, the celebration was every little mermaid’s dream. A beach themed dessert table with beautiful hues of turquoise and lilac set the scene.
The party was in full swing as little guests, all with mermaid tails, enjoyed the beach themed treats. Mermaid Milly entertained all of Milla’s little mermaid friends with dancing, musical statues, face painting and of course, a game of pin the tail on the mermaid.
Most of the beach themed treats and the birthday cake were made by me but also the talented Catherine from Sweet Empire made the deliciously gorgeous macarons, shell cookies and pearls pops.
Doily-inspired Lovely Lace Tiffany blue paper plates and cups tied in perfectly with our mermaid theme along with the divine mermaid printables and customized back-drop that I designed and created. For a little extra sparkle, we adorned our printable hats and Milla’s party chocolates with ribbon, shells and starfish from our local craft store. Milla and all her little mermaid friends had a wonderful time.”
This stunning SNOW WHITE THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Roberta Ferraz of Studio Decor Eventos in Brazil. Every detail of this party comes together just perfectly!
Some of the best elements of this Snow White birthday party are:
The cupcakes topped with fondant birds, ribbons, and apples
The paper pinwheels in coordinating colors
The “mirror” chocolate pop party favors
Here’s what Roberta said about the party- “This was Isabela´s 3rd birthday party. Snow White is her favorite Princess! Her mommy asked us to create a party that her little princess would never forget! So we did and Isabela loved it!!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Cupcake Liners
This MINNIE MOUSE FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Nikka Morell of Triple M Good Parties.
This is such a fun Minnie Mouse party, complete with the pink and black color scheme! Here are some of my favorite things about this party:
The gumball machine shaped candy jars (tutorial on how to make them here)
The buttons and bows adorning the milk bottles
The glittery milk bottles
The Minnie Mouse cupcake wraps
The polka dot paper straws
Here’s what Nikka had to say about planning the party- “My daughter Mayson loves anything pink, sparkly and Minnie. Lucky for her, I do too! Now that Mayson is 5, she had a lot of “must have’s” for her party and I loved hearing all her ideas. I added sparkles and a Minnie Mouse bow to anything I could. I made some Minnie heads out of wood and fun candy jars with all of Minnie’s friends on them (as party favors). I also made all the food as pink as I could. So, the party sparkled, it was pink and it screamed Minnie! I passed the Minnie party test in my daughter’s eyes and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters! We all had a hot diggety dog time!”
Decorations, cake, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, popcorn- Triple M Good Parties
Photography- Amy Bright Photography
Cake banner and Minnie Mouse cupcake holders- Bellas N’ Fellas
Food labels- Cupcake Express
Minnie Mouse shirt- *golden*
Minnie Mouse invite- Kute Kardz
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Minnie Mouse Party Supplies Milk Bottles Paper Straws Decorative Shred Polka Dot Balloons Ribbon
Tutorial on how to make the above gumball machines found here.
This FAIRYTALE PRINCESS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes. You would never guess it, but this party is completely budget friendly since most of the decorations are printables!
This party is full of fun Princess Party ideas! Here are some of my favorites:
The Printable princess crowns and wands
The place settings, each catered to a different Disney Princess
The lovely Rapunzel Themed cake
The beautiful but simple princess invitations
Party Styling and Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Circle Paper Craft Punch Wooden ForksHere’s what Erin said about planning this party- “I love throwing parties and planning parties, but I have to be very budget conscientious…especially since I’m usually the hostess and I don’t get paid. I usually have a few months to plan…that way I can collect items that I like and not have to spend a ton at once. For this party…that wasn’t the case. My sister-in-law didn’t want to make me do anything for my niece’s party because she knows how busy I am, but it just so happened that I was designing a princess printable set and she was planning to make a Rapunzel cake…so we definitely had to collaborate for another fantastic party! Also, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I came up with the idea to have a ‘Princess Printable Party!’
My sister-in-law made the Red Velvet Cake with REAL Red Velvet icing (contrary to popular belief, it is NOT cream cheese icing). It looked so cute with the Rapunzel printable cut out!
I created 6 different princesses for this set: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty (from Beauty and the Beast), Frog Princess, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. This party is seriously a great idea for little girls. I created necklaces, bracelets, wands and crowns using my Fairy Tale Princess Printables…and they’re so fun! We also made tutus for the girls and they obviously had a BLAST pretending to be princesses.”
Party Styling and Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Circle Paper Craft Punch Wooden Forks