Lauren said this about planning the party- “I had WAY too much fun designing and styling everything for Camp Christmas! It seems like camping parties are so popular right now so I thought what better way to celebrate my absolute favorite time of the year than with a camping Christmas Party??!!
The party started with everyone gathered around the “tissue paper” camp fire. This was a play date with lots of little ones so a real fire was out of the question. And we live in south Louisiana where it can be hot Christmas day! The kids sat on hay bales and roasted their s’more pops as we sang Christmas carols. The s’more pops were a big hit for the kids!
We sat outside for a picnic lunch of PB&J’s, fresh fruit, veggies and trail mix. I found woodland animal ornaments at Tuesday Morning which added a special touch to each place setting. The mommas enjoyed hot chocolate from the hot chocolate bar with lots of fun fixings and blueberry scones while the kids played in the back yard.
I designed a Nature Scavenger Hunt as an activity for the party. I placed snowflakes and beetles around the yard and there were plenty of leaves and gumballs for the kids to fill their baskets. I purchased the wood baskets at Hobby Lobby and added yarn balls and a name tag for each guest. After the scavenger hunt, everyone got to take a picture in the Camp Christmas tent.
We finished the party by decorating ice cream cone “Christmas Trees.” Icing… candy… the kids LOVED it!!!
The ENTIRE printable collection is available in my ETSY shop for $15. Collection includes, cupcake toppers & wrappers, water bottle labels, blank place cards, favor tags, napkin rings, hot chocolate bar sign, 3, 5 & 8 inch party circles, straw flags, mini candy bar wrapper, Hershey bar wrapper, Nature Scavenger Hunt card, 20×20 Camp Christmas sign and a Merry Christmas banner! (Collection can be personalized for $30).”
Vendors and Credits:
Printables- Lauren Haddox Design
Photography- Katy Marshall Photography
Cookies- Silly Gilly of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Clear Cellophane Bags Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Favor Bags Scalloped Edge Cupcake Wrappers Striped Paper Straws Milk Bottles Take Out Boxes
Here is what Aracely said about planning the celebration- “Since my little one just turned 2, I thought it would be a great opportunity to set up a tea table and other sweet stations under the trees while enjoying some quality mommy and me time over a nice cup of tea and sweets.
I used a variety of cake stands, teacups, teapots, dessert plates, milk glass vases and compotes, from my Minted and Vintage collection of rentals to display the yummy desserts.
Everything was kept child sized to make it easy for my 2 year old to enjoy. From the child sized teacups and white chiavari chairs, to the mini cakes and cupcakes, and cake pops she had a blast having everything at her reach and just her size!
We served pink tea with colored sugar hearts and old-fashioned rock candy sticks. The tea table, vintage tea cart, and wooden dollhouse, displayed a variety of buttercream iced mini cakes, individual rose cakes, mini pink cheesecakes and cupcakes topped with raspberries, coconut and chocolate brigadeiros, cake pops, chocolate dipped french macarons, heart shaped petit fours, meringues, and marshmallows.
This mommy and me tea party under the trees was such a sweet memory! I think it’s a great alternative for subsequent birthdays after having a big 1st birthday celebration as it allowed me to spend quality time with my girl (and her favorite dolls) and give her all of my undivided attention.”
Re-create this party:
Photography- Sienna Rose Photography
Cake stands, dessert plates, child teacups, teapots, vintage glassware, vintage milk glass vases, antique tea cart, styling, and florals – Minted and Vintage
Iron stair stand, dollhouse bookcase, vintage window panes, small white side table- This & That Vintage Rentals
Mini cupcakes, mini cheesecakes- The Sunday Sweet
French macarons- Le Pop Shop
Coconut delight, classic chocolate brigadeiros- Simply Brigadeiros
Iced cakes, meringues, mini rose cakes- Lucky Treats
Cake pops- Melrose Baking & Party Décor
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Fabric, Ribbon White Paper Doilies Polka Dot Favor Boxes Baking Cups / Nut Cups Cupcake Liners Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Striped Paper Straws
This super cute CLASSIC COWBOY BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Mariah Leeson of Giggles Galore. I just love the charming farm party theme…this one in particular is full of ideas & inspiration!
This is what Mariah said about planning the party- “Yee Haw! Saddle up partners because it’s time to celebrate a special buckaroo with this Classic Cowboy Birthday Party!
I recently had the pleasure of styling this cowboy themed party featuring printable designs from Lauren Haddox Designs. This classic cowboy party package included rustic details and a cheerful color combination of blue and red. I used neutral tones with the hay, burlap and wood to highlight the design and create decorations for the party. I rounded up a collection of cowboy themed props and borrowed a few items like the saddle and rope to create a party fit for a cowboy. Guest could fill their pie tins with classic cowboy grub including pork sliders, cornbread muffins, baked beans, wagon wheel pasta. At the Waterin’ Hole guest could wash it all down with water, old fashioned root beer or fill their glass jars with lemonade. Even cowboys have a sweet tooth and the little buckaroo’s could enjoy S’mores Marshmallow Pops, Popcorn Balls, cupcakes and chocolate candy. Before they saddled up and rode home each little buckaroo received a burlap sack filled with sa lt water taffy, a red bandanna a toy horse and a cowboy hat. The bigger cowboys and cowgirls took home a cornbread muffin mix in Mason jars (one of my favorite elements from this party package.)”
Vendors and Credits:
Cowboy Party Package and Printable Designs- Lauren Haddox Designs
Photography- Elayne Dunn Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Ribbon Burlap, Jute Twine Lollipop Sticks Burlap Bags Striped Paper Straws Glass Milk Bottles Wooden Forks
This WIZARD OF OZ RAINBOW THEMED 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Keith and Tanya Manning of Totfudge! Such a cute party! All the display’s and ideas are too cute!
Here is what Tanya said about planning the party- “This year our daughter, Clara, asked for a Wizard of Oz birthday party. She and her sister spent the summer coming up with some really good ideas. We had to narrow down all of the great ideas the girls had and decided to focus on the iconic patterns and colors from the movie. For example: Yellow chalk on the driveway to create a yellow brick road, silver party hats with red hearts for the tin man, blue gingham napkins in honor of Dorothy’s dress, black and white striped plates to symbolize the wicked witch’s tights. We designed a new invitation just for this party and hand glittered Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. Another pattern we used was RAINBOW! We used crepe paper to create a rainbow in the hallway, served rainbow fruit, and made a rainbow surprise cake. I’ve always wanted to try a rainbow cake after seeing it on Pinterest and it was a huge hit!
The most fun part for us was creating the Munchkin Land sweet table. I chose all of the treats, mostly from Kara’s Party Ideas shop, and my husband designed some really cute labels. The kids (and grown-ups) had a ball filling up their goodie bags with treats at the end of the party.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Baker’s Twine Whirly Pops Candy Sticks Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Metallic Cone Party Hats Crepe Paper Balloons
How amazing is this ENCHANTED FAIRY GARDEN SIXTH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Tasya Tirsa of Fairy Floss Party and Favors! I love all the delicate details, the butterfly cookies, the ruffle cake, the flowers…everything is so pretty! So many ideas here!