When asked what type of party Chloe wanted this year, I was fully expecting some cartoon character to be the answer. Much to my surprise, she requested a Garden Party where she & her friends could plant flowers & be butterflies. Instantly the party details fell into place & her Garden Party came to life.
2 – Most of our parties are focused on families, so we like to provide activities both kids & adults will enjoy. While still a child’s birthday party, the adults enjoyed the bean bag toss & planting flowers as well.
Did you DIY any of the details for the party?
We did DIY a lot for this party, but my favorite was the ladder display. I literally found this old ladder on the side of the road a few weeks before the party & put it in the back of the car knowing I could do something with it. Leaving it in it’s original rustic state, I simply added some unfinished 1×4’s over the rungs to create the shelves. This took no time at all & became the centerpiece of the party. The kids loved going up & being able to pick out the plants that they wanted.
Where do you suggest to splurge/save?
Rather than purchasing plastic cutlery & decorative birthday napkins, I like to pull out our good flatware for the party & invest in a bulk pack of good white paper napkins. Using our silver makes the occasion feel that much more special & it is really easy to just throw them all in the dishwasher after the event is over. And by buying white napkins, you have them on the ready for any event throughout the year. Saving last minute stress the next time.
Concept, Styling Kristin of The Hunted Interior | Floral Styling: Lindsay Coletta Designs | Pillows: Plum Pretty Sugar | Invitations: Minted | Pinwheels: Minted | Cake Stand: Minted | Cake Number: BHLDN | Butterfly Masks: Michaels | Wings & Shovels: Target