Birthday parties for kids this time of year can be tough because the weather doesn’t really allow for playing outside. That doesn’t mean they can’t be fun events kids of all ages will enjoy.
- Invitation: Snowmen with the addition of a face to warm your heart available on Etsy.
- Decor: Blue and White paper pom poms from Martha Stewart Crafts
- Snacks: Hot cocoa bar ideas at The Bride and Groom blog
- Snacks: Bring a little snow indoors with snowball cake pops from Maple Spice
- Favors: mini felt mittens from Beau Coup
When a friend was expecting her second baby, she wasn’t comfortable with a traditional shower. However, her friends still wanted to celebrate. We compromised with a books and movies shower with the theme: A Star is Born! Everyone had a great time, and Mom got lots of entertainment for both kids.
- Invitations: The invitations from Special Event Ticketing were printed as event tickets instructing guests to bring their favorite children’s books or movies.
- Decor: A local movie rental store gave us movie posters they were about to throw out. We used kid friendly ones, like Ramona and Beezus.
- Decor: Guests entered on red carpet from PartyCheap.
- Food: We served movie candy and popcorn.
- Favors: With all this glitz and glamor, guests needed star-shaped sunglasses from Oriental Trading Company.
In the season when people become both irrationally happy and grumpy, perhaps some holiday spirits will get your friends into the holiday spirit. Make your average seasonal cocktail party one to remember with added meaning.
- Invitation: Love this cute invite with lots of color available on Amazon.
- Festive Spirit: Tequila Who doesn’t want to party with a little salt and lime?
- Cosmopolitan Spirit: Vodka It’s not just a drink; it’s an attitude.
- Spirit of Adventure: Gin A new distillery in Arkansas is making gin not just about cotton any more.
- Traditional Spirit: Bourbon What else can you call the spirit in the Old Fashioned?
- Favors: Personalized bottles of champagne from She Said Yes. Your guests will have some holiday spirit to take home with them.
One of my best friends adores Audrey Hepburn. Don’t we all? There was no better theme for her baby shower than Breakfast at Tiffanys. We served brunch with champagne punch. However, no one smoked and there was no cat. Times have changed a bit, but not elegance.
This theme could also be easily reconfigured for a bridal shower. Timeless beauty is the same for brides or babies.
- The invitations from docmilo set the tone beautifully.
- We found the perfect “Tiffany” party favor boxes at Sophie’s Favors.
- The favors can be found at any party store: “diamond” rings and “pearl” necklaces.
- The Tiffany box petit fours were made by a fabulous woman named Kelli Marks. She bakes; she decorates; she rocks.
One of our favorite bedtime stories is Goodnight Moon. The classic by Margaret Wise Brown never fails to bring a smile to our face and peace to the room. It also makes the perfect theme for a children’s party.
- Decorations: star garland
- Goodnight Moon
- Invitations: Cow Jumped Over the Moon
- Cake from Goodnight Moon party thrown by English Paper Company
- Favors: red mittens
- Decorations: moon balloon
Use green tablecloths, red balloons and plush bunnies, kittens and 3 bears for added touches at a party sure to give your guests sweet dreams.