Up next is this fabulous SHREK + PUSS IN BOOTS THEMED FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Amber Gannon. Wow, what details! Amber did a wonderful job! I hope you gain a lot of inspiration and ideas from this darling party…
Amber said this about planning the party- “This Puss in Boots 5th birthday party was a dream for Callum and his friends. Because the theme is not common, creativity was key! We went with a very spanish theme for the food table and main decor. The chili bar, grilled chicken swords, quesadillas and magic bean cups were fun enough for the kids and sophisticated enough to please the adults, too. The golden eggs (pineapple sprinkled in edible gold glitter) were a major hit! A little something for everyone…
For drinks, I wanted to offer something a bit healthier than juice or soda, so I made a flavored water with raspberries and limes. In the custom Puss in Boots Hat adorned cups, the kids didn’t know the difference. I did, however, indulge them just a bit with dessert. Since my son doesn’t prefer plain milk, we went with little shots of chocolate milk lined in edible gold glitter.
For the desserts, I wanted a much lighter look with more of a nod to the Jack in the Beanstalk part of the story. The bar was covered in twinkly, fluffy clouds to go with the beanstalk cake. The dessert bar featured cloud meringue cookies, beanstalks, beanpoles, magic beans, paw print cookies and of course, the cake!
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of planning this party was creating the party favors. I love a great take-home favor that isn’t “trinket trash.” With the help of Callums grandma, we custom made each cape that was paired with a black mask and a sword, of course. The kids went crazy for them and wore them during the party. It totally set the mood. The adorable parting gift was a little package containing a magic bean. A small pot, bag of dirt and individual message bean were included with instructions of how to plant their seed. It turned out so cute! This party was such a blast! The kids had the best time and are still talking about it!!”
Re-create this party:
Custom Printables: Squared Party Printables
Food / Desserts / Cake: Amber Gannon
Photography: Erin Harper Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Candy Sticks Jute Twine Milk Bottles Sword Picks Mini Cocktail Containers Brown Paper Bags with Windows Apothecary Jars Paper Plates, Napkins
This precious ONCE UPON A TIME SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Nikka Morell of Triple M Good Parties. Oh my goodness, what an adorable party! Everything is exquisite! There are so many beautiful ideas here.
This absolutely adorable LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD FAIRYTALE FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Katelyn Meekel of Events by Kate.
Katelyn said- “Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Sadie. Sadie was just about to encounter the most enchanting and whimsical first birthday! My little girl has finally turned 1! What a special milestone, we had such a fun time!
Décor: The main display was three tables, the center being a vintage secretary desk that was covered in red and white checkered plaid, and green forest moss. The backdrop was designed by me, and the photo was from my printable design collection. The frame is rustic and custom made for the event. All printable designs were made by myself in my design shop for the event, and used throughout the display! We did a photo session with my daughter and her “wolf” our family dog, that is part German Sheppard and husky, and made the perfect addition to the photos! Some of the photos from the session were included in the display as well!
Food: I did various foods for the event including a gorgeous cake designed by myself and created by the wonderful cake shop “Sweet Spot Cupcakes” who have created flawless cakes for me time and time again! They also put together push up pops for me “Black FOREST cake” to theme to our event! They were a perfect tasty treat to add to the display! I did cupcakes, with matching toppers, forest veggies, homemade tiramisu served with strawberries, hot artichoke dip, and “Grandma’s apples”! I made fruit punch, and served a variety of candies, including “forest berries, grandma’s gingersnaps, and sweet peaches”! I also did custom candy bars, and water bottles as well!
Favors: The cutest little picnic baskets you ever did see! With printable designs by myself: and cute tiny chocolates inside!
I also had straws with adorable toppers added in the party as well and wooden spoons, because it fit beautifully with the décor!”
Vendors and Credits:
Event Styling, Printable Designs & Cake Design- Events by Kate
Cake- Sweet Spot Cupcakes
Photos of Sadie and Wolf- Owen Imaging
Event/commercial photography- Ashley MacDougall photography
Red Riding Hood Costume- Little Whimsy Wears
Picnic Baskets- found at Whimsical Printables
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Jute Twine Push-Pop Containers Apothecary Jars Striped Paper Straws Wooden SpoonsItems used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Jute Twine Push-Pop Containers Apothecary Jars Striped Paper Straws Wooden Spoons