Daisy Birthday Party

Today I am excited to share a darling birthday party that I styled a while back…a “Little Daisy” themed party! I designed this collection using yellow, kelly green, and of course, a little daisy graphic throughout the printable collection. DSC_3270ed2DSC_3254ed2DSC_3218ed2

I served lemonade in mason jars and topped off the jars with daisy lids, baker’s twine and then using a daisy punch, I added a paper daisy to each mason jar. Paper straw flags added that finishing touch to the lemonade jars. Too cute!

DSC_3228ed2DSC_3226ed2 copyAdorable daisy cookies on a stick were added to artificial grass creating a “daisies in the garden” feel to the dessert table. DSC_3216ed2

More delicious cookies!!!

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One of my absolute favorite items to add to dessert tables are these mini glass jars! They are perfect for mousse, puddings, layered desserts, and so much more. Here I made lemon custard and added mini spoons and more baker’s twine!

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Water bottle labels are always a popular item at celebrations!

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Adding a printable tag to a cello bag filled with a daisy cookie makes for a perfect favor gift for guests to take home.

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I hope this inspires you to plan a unique and memorable “Little Daisy” birthday party!

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Carnival Birthday Party!

Today, I am sharing the Carnival Fun birthday party I styled for my son’s birthday last year! I did not have my blog up and running at that time, so I could not share this with you. Fast forward one year and here we are. Better late than never, right?!?!

Christian requested a FUN Carnival Birthday theme and who doesn’t love a Carnival?!?!?  His favorite colors are red and blue (all shades of blue, actually), so I designed this theme around traditional, carnival colors, with the addition of a colorful balloon graphic. The balloons were requested by Christian, since he LOVES them! I also wanted to add a pop of color and the balloons were just perfect! One of the displays that caught my eye a few years ago, was this fabulous here: dessert table. I love the simplicity of the display and the addition of color with the gum balls.

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The cake was a hit and I love how Brenda at Cakeworks incorporated all of the colors and kept the design simple…just the way I like it!

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Another favorite item from the party was the ferris wheel cupcake holder that I purchased on Amazon. It was a perfect focal point on the dessert table and the guests loved it (kids + parents alike!) Great find!

Marbella Printables

Marbella Printables

Cakeworks also made these delicious cookies in 3 designs: the carnival tent, “7”, and “C”. Christian absolutely LOVED seeing his age and initial on the cookies! So special for him.  I am always amazed at the talent that the cake/cookie designers have. Always impressed with their work!

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I did design cupcake toppers for the printable package and used them on the glass candy jars. However, at the last minute, I decided I wanted the cupcakes to resemble carnival tents. I used red, striped paper straws (cut in two), added a dab of icing, placed a cherry sour on top, and wrapped the printable flags around the straws. I was very pleased with these and it was an easy diy project that you can do, too!

Marbella Printables

Marbella Printables

I designed a large 20×30 poster welcoming everyone to the party. Additional items on the front table were chocolate bar wrappers, ceramic letter dishes, and gable boxes for the party favors. What’s a carnival party without cotton candy??? I designed cello bag toppers and used little clothes pins to hang the bags on jute twine! Super fun! NOTE: these were a HUGE hit with the kiddies!

Marbella Printables

Marbella Printables

Marbella Printables

Marbella Printables

On the large, red gable boxes for the favors, I added printable labels with each child’s name and a personalized tag! Find the gable boxes here.

Marbella Printables

The table settings included a coordinating printable placemat, red striped/polka dot/stars plates, napkins, and party hats.  I love to add confetti to party tables. Using a 1″ circle punch and tissue paper, I made confetti with all of the colors from the collection.Very easy project to do and makes an impact! Popcorn, pretzels, and red beverages (served in empty soda pop bottle) were included on the menu.

Marbella Printables

Marbella Printables

Marbella Printables

Printable water bottle labels are one of the most popular items that is sold in the shoppe and these carnival labels have been very popular since I listed the collection last year.

Marbella Printables

Christian and I had a little fun before his guests arrived putting together a little tray of goodies with him very loudly saying,  “peanuts, popcorn, licorice!” when the door opened. There were a lot of giggles with his friends over this tray! Everyone had to have a turn! Fun games included: sack races, egg/spoon races, a bouncy castle, tattoo/sticker station (non-permanent!), and a balloon artist!

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This collection is one of our most popular packages as it is full of personalized printables! I hope you have enjoyed these photos and are inspired to plan a FUN Carnival birthday party!

I can’t believe this party took place a year ago. We are now in full planning mode for his 8th birthday party taking place next weekend. Stay tuned and I will be sharing those photos with you in a few weeks. Can’t wait!

Styling and Printables: Marbella Printables

Photography: http://christydswanbergphotography.com

Cake and cookies: http://www.eatcake.ca

T-Shirt: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PartyStitches?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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