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
Here’s what Angela said about planning the party- “My son Isaiah recently turned 4 and is mid-way through his first year of Preschool. Seeing how much he enjoys going to school and learning new things, I decided to throw him a Bookworm themed birthday party. We invited a few of his little friends who are also in their first year of school, plus their moms – for a play date party!
I set up my dining room to look like a fun, kid friendly library – complete with plenty of balloons, colorful books, and a comfy reading nook. Each child was asked to bring their favorite book. When the guests arrived they were given a bow tie / hair bow clip and a pair of ‘reading glasses’ to wear.
The children’s activities included coloring bookmarks and ‘writing’ their very own story (with the help of a package of stickers and the writing skills of the moms!). We also had story time, when we read the books the children had brought and the stories they wrote! It was so cute to hear what those little minds thought up!
We shared a light meal of meat cheese & crackers, fruit and vegetables – which were served in brightly colored paper bowls. For desert, each guest was given an individual dirt cake (complete with gummy worms) in lieu of a cupcake or piece of cake. Other treats included cherry sour balls and adorably decorated sugar cookies.
At the end of the party each child gathered up their favors in a beautiful personalized book bag.
This was a small party which was quite simple to put together, and the children LOVED it! I would recommend this party theme to anyone with young children!”
Event styling: Taffie Wishes
Personalized canvas book bags: Taffie Sweets
Bookworm Cookies: Sugar and Flour
Linen Bow Ties/ Hair Bows: Handmade by KP
Ice cream cups, polka dot treat / nut cups, and wooden spoons: Kara’s Party Ideas Shop
Paper Straws: In The Clear
Additional items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Baker’s Twine Milk bottles Clear Cellophane Bags Balloons Bookworm Reading Glasses
This adorable SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Christy Bergerson of Itsy Belle!
Christy said- “When the mommy & me playgroup I belong too wanted to do an end of summer party, all kinds of themes were considered. When a rainbow party came up in discussion and we realized we had 7 girls we knew it was perfect! A “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” theme was decided on and each little guest was assigned one Color of the rainbow to represent. Outfits could be put together in their color reflecting their personality.
What’s a party without treats?! Skittles were decided on as the perfect rainbow of sweets and I went to work creating a preschooler perfect dessert table. I was really inspired by the vintage lemonade stands I’ve seen popping up everywhere lately. Some weathered wooden crates created the perfect stand. I purchased fabric in every Color of the rainbow and cut into strips to create the fun fabric banner topping it. A vintage lemonade inspired sign declaring “Rainbows 5¢”, jars with colorful party circles and color coordinating paper fans with each little guests Name, and a candy scoop tag reading “taste the rainbow ” invited each guest to help themselves to some sweets. Plastic bags, Colorful string and thank you rainbow tags were provided for everyone to create their own sweet rainbow favors to take home. The centerpiece of the sweets stand was the fondant & ribbon covered cake, topped with an adorable rainbow pom cake topper created by Deborah of Titi’s Tutus.
The moms wanted to make sure to have a lot of photos of their adorable little rainbow, so a basket attached to balloons was the perfect “photobooth” offering rides to ” Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Each girl got a turn in the basket and it quickly turned into a fun game of knocking the basket over with friend inside! Thankfully it was all in fun and lots of giggling took place!”
Vendors and Credits:
Printables, styling and sweets- Itsy Belle
Cake Topper- Titi’s Tutus
Photography- Angele Garrick; A Moment Remembered Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Candy Scoops Clear Cellophane Bags Apothecary Jars
This PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY PLAYDATE PARTY was submitted by Paula Biggs of Frog Prince Paperie. What a fun and original party theme! This would be such a cute birthday party for a toddler, too!
Paula said- “Do you know one of those kids that has had peanut butter and jelly in the lunchbox everyday for as far back as you can remember? Do you know a kid that no one ever has to ask ” What would you like for lunch?” Do you have one of those kids? Or two? Then start planning a play date party for them! It’s a celebration of children and their most favorite thing! O.K., well at least their most favorite food. The fab party printables in this shoot can found in the Frog Prince Paperie Shoppe!”