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
This precious GENDER NEUTRAL SPRING SOIREE FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Belinda Blackwood of Littlechair.
I love the simplicity and all of the delicate components of this party! It has so many sweet ideas that would be perfect for both boy and girl parties, as well as baby and bridal showers. A few of my favorite elements of this gender neutral spring soiree are:
The mini ribbon banner cake topper
The painted wooden spoon and water balloon activity
This is what Belinda said about planning the party- “When we shared our news of a new baby due to arrive in September with our 2 children aged 6 and 3, there was much discussion about what ‘Season’ this baby would be born in! It was decided that we should put flowers into the garden to welcome our baby in spring…and so in April we lovingly placed Freesia bulbs deep into the ground around our home. During the weeks that led to Baby’s arrival we noticed with much excitement one by one the freesias start to appear randomly in our garden beds. Each Beautiful Freesia seemed to take us another step closer to our baby’s arrival and we all welcomed the distraction while we waited.
Our Baby Boy arrived on a beautiful spring day in September last year, and as I walked to the car on the way to the hospital I could smell freesias in the air, and see the cheerful dots of color throughout our garden beds. Of course our 2 excited children greeted us in hospital after baby’s arrival bearing a beautiful bunch of hand-picked Freesias which sat in a vase beside our bed for our stay.
I did not remove the bulbs from the garden after they had flowered as ‘they’ say you are supposed to do….and to our surprise, one by one our Freesias have flowered again this spring…just in time for our Baby Boys first birthday.
We decided on a “Spring theme” for Ned’s 1st Birthday Celebration using bright yellow and orange to complement the freesia’s we had in our garden. We set up the party table in our nearby “parklands” and enjoyed a morning of fun with close family and friends.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Jute Twine Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Honeycomb Flowers Tissue Balls Balloons Milk Bottles
This is what Danielle said about the party- “Down the rabbit hole we go! You’re invited to the Mad Hatter Tea Party, for a very merry unbirthday celebration!
This whimsical Alice in Wonderland inspired collection is perfect for all the little daydreaming “Alices” in your life :-) Nothing could be more perfect for a merry unbirthday celebration then a tea party outside in the garden.
The table was adorned with the most gorgeous three-tiered white ruffled tablecloth from the super talented Christiana of Ruffled Linens on Etsy. The lush tablecloth set the stage to display all of the unbirthday treats.
Pink lemonade “tea” was served in mismatching teacups tagged with “Drink Me” labels. I purchased Jumbo teacups to display on mini saucers, and mini teacups to display on jumbo saucers, because in Alice’s world “everything is nonsense”.
Another nonsensical prop I purchased was an over-sized set of golden keys. The White Rabbit himself even shared in the fun; as a white Easter rabbit statue, propped on a petite chair. A whimsical teapot was found at my local Home Goods, accompanied by the LARGEST matching sugar bowl I have ever seen :-) This JUMBO bowl I filled with sugar and used as a display vessel for the incredibly adorable Mad Hatter marshmallow pops I made. Covered in green chocolate and pink sparkly sanding sugar, the pops were finished off with a white Chiclet, added to the brim and marked with the famous 10/6.
“Curiouser and Curiouser” cupcakes were displayed on brightly colored milk glass cake stands, adorned with the most AMAZING fondant toppers from Jenny of Parkers Flour Patch. These cute edible sculptures displayed topsy-turvy teapots, teacups spilling tea, and mad hatter hats.
The top tier of the cupcake tower displayed cupcakes adorned with handmade birthday candle cake pops. I made them to look similar to the candles displayed on the cake the Mad Hatter presents to Alice in the movie. Along with the candles were customized cupcake picks. Both toppers were haphazardly placed going in different directions, because in this wonderland everything is unsure of whether to go “this way or that way”!
Through the Looking glass chocolate lollipops were made using a vintage picture frame mold I found on Etsy, and displayed in a purple toothbrush holder.
The Luscious Loaf Bakery made the most delicious white chocolate ganache brownie squares. Covered in colored chocolate and adorned with edible flowers, these colorful confections were displayed on a mini tiered petit four stand labeled “Golden Afternoon Petit Fours”
“Down the Rabbit hole Cake pops” were made with a chocolate brownie base dusted in cookie crumbs. Atop the base was the White Rabbit’s bunny butt on his way down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland.
I made mini scalloped sugar cookies and added a white chocolate rose, hand painted with red food coloring gel displayed as “Paint the roses red cookies”.
Pale blue M&M’s contained in mini glass favor jars (Party City) were labeled with “Eat Me” tags. The “Doorknob” sign directed little guests to “Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction”
Other candy confections included on the table were: Dodo’s fish Gummies- Swedish fish, Purple Chesire Cat vanishing rock candy, Catepillar Hooka Smoke cotton candy and Tweedle Dee and Twiddle Dum Dums.
Ikea’s Ung Drill picture frame was repainted pink and served as the looking glass welcome sign. The birthday banner read “Very Merry Unbirthday”
Little daydreamers were given mini boxes shaped like books filled with colorful flower shaped chocolates. I made these with a flower shaped ice cube tray :-) The tags read “Thanks for going mad with us!”
I always create coordinating party circles for each of my collections. This time I used the character circles as centerpiece picks. The customized 4 inch circles I displayed on the colorful paper lanterns hung from the trees in the yard.
Thanks to all my wonderful vendors or making this table absolutely everything I imagined it to be :-)”
Paper products and party styling: Cutie Putti Paperie
Ruffled Tablecloth and Chair cover: Ruffled Linens
Fondant Toppers: Parkers Flour Patch
Bunny butt Brownie pops, Mad Hatter Marshmallow pops, Candle cupcake toppers, Looking glass lollipops: Cutie Putti Paperie
White chocolate Brownie Bite Petit Fours: The Luscious Loaf Bakery
Jumbo Keys, tea pot, sugar bowl, rabbit statue, mini book boxes: Home Goods
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Lollipop / Treat Sticks Cupcake Liners Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Small Mini “eat me” Glass Jars Paper Lanterns