This is what Cris said about planning the party- “Even though I live miles away from my native country of Brazil, we celebrated Carnaval this past weekend with a lot of confetti, samba, caipirinha, barbecue and brazilian sweets.
My friend Bird from Bird’s Party designed the gorgeous printables mixing the brazilian colors (blue, green and yellow) with peacock designs. To keep with the printable design, the sweet table was decorated with a lot of peacock feathers, peacock masks, peacock backdrop and matching tablecloth. The desserts included everything from Brazilian sweets like the brigadeiro (kind of chocolate bonbon), docinho de coco (coconut bonbon), mini quindim (coconut custard), peacock cake pops by the very talented Samantha from Evie & Mallow Cake Pop & Party Shoppe, cupcakes, chocolate masks and some sweet candy.
As for appetizers, we enjoyed a cheese platter, bruschetta, salsa/dip and mozzarella basil tomato bites to name a few. My husband was in charge of the grill and we had some delicious steak and chicken kabobs, sausage and chicken wings.
Our guests received masks and a kit folia (party kit) with some poppers, streamers and mask tattoos upon arrival. Since this was also a kid friendly party, I set up a “Make your own Mask” Craft Station.
Our non Brazilian friends were able to learn a little more about my culture while having fun!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Honeycomb Tissue Balls Cupcake Liners Gumballs Apothecary Jars Chinese Take Out Favor Boxes Lollipop / Treat Sticks Striped Paper Bags
This PRINCESS JASMINE ARABIAN PRINCESS PARTY submitted by Julia Shultz is amazing! Just look at all the details! So many fun ideas throughout this whole party!
Julia said- “I am so excited to share my own little princess’ ‘Jasmine’ inspired birthday party! I had so much fun creating this party for her! My daughter absolutely adores all things princess and when she asked for a princess Jasmine party, I was thrilled to get started because I love turquoise and bright colors!
I decided immediately that I wanted to have a dress up area at her party and then decided to make everything in this area party favors for the girls to take home. But I knew I had to come up with something for the boys too. For party favors, We had crown lip glosses, princess rings, lip gloss rings, necklaces, bracelets, nail polish, nail files, and tiaras. I also purchased blue fans from Luna Bazaar which were a hit on this very hot day! Other favors included bubbles, whistles, bouncy balls, and compass rings (for the boys). I bought blue beaded favor bags from Luna Bazaar and put toy golden coins inside them. There were tutus in turquoise and purple from My Princess Party To Go. The boys also received an inflatable sword which they loved!
To display the party favors, I used a dollhouse bookshelf in my girls’ playroom that once covered with ruffled fabrics I sewed to fit made the shelf look like a tent. I also used a small vanity for party favors and created a tablecloth to coordinate. In this same area was also the Arabian sand art activity. This was a huge hit with all kids!
I created the invitations, food and candy labels, name banner, and welcome sign in the party colors. I also drew Jasmine’s palace onto a large sheet of Styrofoam which I then cut out and covered with tapestry fabric. This was my daughter’s favorite piece! To add to the theme, I found a really cool incense burner on Amazon that looked just like a real genie lamp.
I custom made all the tablecloths and runners, and added lots of fun ruffles throughout.
I used lots of peacock flare, starting with the peacock feather graphic on the invitation to the table arrangements and the peacock food picks found on Amazon, ending with the cool peacock paper lanterns purchased from Pier 1 Imports. I hung other paper lanterns in various colors, shapes, and sizes that were purchased from Luna Bazaar.
I accented throughout the party using bottles and glasses I found at Hobby Lobby as well as using vintage carnival glass.
The candy table was so much fun for me. I purchased the beautiful peacock sugar cookies and most of the peacock cupcake toppers from Party Creative on Etsy. The beautiful fondant ruffled flower toppers on the oictured cupcake and on the cake and 3 peacock toppers were purchased from Sweet Thing Topper Shop. I also made Oreo pops and the cake. I made the turquoise ruffled cake stands using old plates and dollar store candle holders. Holding the peacock cookies is a vintage framed mirror that I painted to coordinate.”
My next winning party feature goes to this stunning BIRDS OF A FEATHER + VINTAGE PEACOCK CHRISTMAS PARTY submitted by Jason Snyder of Hello My Sweet. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely amazing. I just love the vintage 20′s retro vibe. The teal and gold couldn’t look more elegant together. And who would have thought a peacock would be so beautiful as a Christmas party accent! Love it all.
Here is what Hello My Sweet said about the party- “In what seems to be the case as of late, the majority of our props for this party have come from an unusual location. At the start of the holiday season, Dollar Tree’s trim-a-tree décor was a literal treasure trove for our gold, teal and orange color scheme. It was there we found our champagne flutes, artificial fruit (spray painted gold and teal), 2 styles of gold gift wrapping, clear fluted edge votive candle bowls, bronze candle holders (turned into stands) and shiny gold gift boxes. Everything obviously only a dollar each there. For the wrapped Christmas gifts behind the center piece, we just used some empty cereal and fruit snack boxes. I was also able to utilize some of our old stand-bys like my custom made DIY cake stands underneath the charges to give them some height and our white IKEA tray. Even after all the crazy good finds I just mentioned, I think the best of the best (of the best) came from a wee tiny yard sale that we just happened upon, as most yard sale finds do. As we sped by it, I spied with my little eye a small brass birdcage. Price… $1. From Kroger, gold and teal jewel toned chargers ($1 each) that would serve as platters for some tasty treats. At our local Wal-Mart Supercenter, I was able to score the 2nd (of 2 great fabric finds) bolt of fabric ($5) that was like a bazillion yards long. I also found the purple and teal sheer and gold/white grosgrain ribbon from the crafts section at ($1 each). Jo-Ann Fabrics yielded a styrofoam cone ($7) for the awesome Rolo centerpiece, small golden holiday bells ($1), and gold beaded garland ($1). At Target’s dollar section I was able to find, almost hidden from me on the very bottom-most shelf, two golden colored metal buckets. Great as is, but even better after just tweaking them a bit with some turqouise spray paint.
We think our glitzy and glamorous take on the whole Peacock theme turned out stunning.”
The printables for this party are available in Hello My Sweet’s Etsy shop here.