This is what Lauren said about planning the party- “When my oldest son began to develop a fondness for Scooby Doo I was thrilled. I have to admit that I’m a pretty big fan myself. Not being the type of planner to shy away from a character themes I was so delighted to hear that he also wanted a ‘Ruby Roo’ birthday party! I was hoping it would go that direction but I always let my little ones chose their themes. I got to work right away and started with the printables. I knew that I wanted very custom illustrations that included all the characters but not I didn’t want them to look too commercial. Who else would I call upon other than the amazing Piggy Bank Parties. They did an exceptional job! The color scheme for the party was based around the colors on the Mystery Machine and given the era in the cartoon these was no way that I could forgo the chevron. All of the details, from the custom Scooby inspired desserts to the décor came to together in such a fun way thanks to the help of all my talented vendors. Danielle captured the party perfectly and I had one very happy mystery loving four year old!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Chevron Paper Straws Scooby Doo Themed Party Supplies Scooby Doo Themed Party Supplies Clear Cellophane Bags Tissue Pom Poms Cupcake Liners Paper Bags Pearl Gumballs Decorative Krinkle Shred
This RETRO 70′S BARBIE CAMPING 6TH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Maria Davis of Love & Sugar Kisses is absolutely darling! What a creative twist on your regular camping themed celebration! I adore the vintage barbie touches…take a look at the darling barbie camper van cookies & boxes, for example!
Maria said- “My party theme was a 70′s Vintage Barbie Camping Party! The inspiration for the party was the 1971 Barbie Camper, which I found on ebay. I wanted to evoke the spirit of the 70′s by using colorful and girly fabrics throughout the party and used bright pink, aquas green, yellow & orange as my colors. I used feathers in several of my decorations and made 70′s style feather hair clips for all the girls. I used some touches of nature like twigs for the frames, pine cones and a tree stump cake stand. But I added some Barbie sparkle to them as well!
Piggy Bank Parties created all the beautiful printable products including the amazing favor boxes which were detailed replicas of the Barbie Camper! Inside each camper were Barbie stickers & bottlecap necklaces.
We had several party activities. We began with a nature walk and each girl was given a decorated clipboard with items to look for, an embellished canteen, and backpack. After lunch we sat around our faux fire and sang campfire songs. Then we went back outside for a s’mores relay race. The girls were divided into teams and had to assemble s’mores using large pillows and graham crackers & chocolate bars made from foam board. It was a hilarious site and they had a blast!
The dessert table included cake, designer Oreos & s’mores on a stick all made by me. Beautiful cookies designed to look like the Barbie camper were made by Bambella Cookie Boutique. Delicious cake pops in the bright party colors and decorated with feathers were made by Cuter than Cake. We served camp-style hot dogs & chips for lunch along with a 70s favorite soda, Nehi! In addition to their camping supplies, each guest received a bag of trail mix & bubbles along with their camper favor box!
The pictures were taken by my amazingly talented friend Wendy of Wendy Updegraff Photography whose photos are always gorgeous!”
Vendors and Credits:
Photographer: Wendy Updegraff Photography
Custom printables: Piggy Bank Parties
Happy Camping Banner: Stampin’ Fanatic
Glittery mini cake bunting: The Purple Pug
Camper cookies: Bambella Cookie Boutique
Cake Pops: Cuter than Cake
Cake & designer Oreos: Love & Sugar Kisses
Straws: The Sugar Diva
Wooden pencils: Sandra Downie
Items used in this party that are available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop Sticks Ribbon & Fabric Decorative Shred Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Straws Clear Cellophane Bags
This amazing RETRO BOWLING THEMED 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff. Oh my goodness, it doesn’t get much cuter than this! What a darling party and a super fun theme at that!
Party details and vendor credits at the bottom of post…
Take a look at this dreamy and fun RETRO WOODLAND 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Amy Campbell of Feather Whimsy Photography! Looovvvee the tree backdrop & homemade banners. All the forest friend desserts couldn’t be cuter, too. What a darling theme for a 1st birthday celebration. This party is just full of fabulous ideas!