Sweet on Parties styled this gorgeous Favourite Things party for her daughter's 8th Birthday. As told by the lovely Larissa "A few weeks back we celebrated my daughters 8th Birthday with a Favourite Things Party. I wrote a poem about my daughter's favourite things which formed the basis for the party and really helped me style it accordingly. Sara from the Homespun Hostess created the most lovely printables for me to bring this theme to life.
Here is the poem l wrote and it is to be sung to "A Few of My Favourite Things" from A Sound of Music. Puppies & kittens & all furry critters, Drawing & painting & crafting with glitters, Painting my nails & putting on rings These are a few of my Favourite Things Ribbons & ruffles, buttons & tassels Playing outdoors & building sand castles Smelling the flowers that bloom in the Spring These are a few of my favourite things Popcorn, maltesers, marshmallows & movies Raspberry Fanta as well as fruit smoothies Cake Pops & chocolates & cupcakes with wings These are a few of my favourite things The party involved quite a few craft activities such as making their own furry critters using jumbo pipe cleaners and decorating paper glasses with an assortment of glitters, gems, paints and feathers. The final craft activity was making their own gum ball necklaces inspired by Rebekah from A Blissful Nest http://www.ablissfulnest.com/2012/05/diy-tutorial-gumball-necklaces.html.
The children then put all of their creations into their favour boxes which contained a nail polish, ring and a handmade rosette headband l created in Kaitlyn's favourite colours, pink, orange and yellow. Once the craft activities were finished we then settled down with Kaitlyn's favourite movie and a dessert table adorned with all of Kaitlyn's favourite things. Desserts included caramel popcorn, butterfly cupcakes with jam and cream or butter cream, vanilla bean cookie pops decorated with fondant flowers, chocolate cake pops and finally a chocolate butterscotch cake decorated as a sandcastle with a glitter pompom bunting and a button monogram. The children could also help themselves to an assortment of Kaitlyn's favourite candy such as sixlets, maltesers and marshmallows. There was also a drinks station with bottles of raspberry Fanta and a delicious fruit smoothie of peaches, mango, raspberries and apple juice. I created the dessert table backdrop using an assortment of fabrics in Kaitlyn's favourite colours and accented them with natural laces, a handmade ruffle garland and kraft paper. At the centre of the backdrop was the poem adorned with gold glitter ribbon, flowers and buttons. I kept with the brown paper packages and string theme and used twine in yellow, orange and pink for creating tassels, accents on the invitations, decorating drink bottles, decorating the flower pots and for the glitter pompom cake bunting.
For the party table Blush Loves Mint created a ruffled paper garland in yellow, orange and pink and this doubled as a beautiful photo backdrop. I decorated the party table with the fabric l used to create Kaitlyn's dress as well as kraft paper and jars of pink and orange roses. For decorating the drinks station l used a large canvas covered in a lace tablecloth and a free initial print from http://www.ontobaby.com/free-printables/initial-nursery-print/ to form a monogram which l transferred onto yellow fabric and adorned with flowers, tassels and buttons. This party was such a delight to create as it was an ode to my daughter and everything that makes her so special and unique and to have such a perfect Spring day to celebrate it was a blessing. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the photos that Emma from Haven lifestyle Photography captured on her special day
Vendor Credits Party Concept, Styling, Desserts and Dress by Sweet On Parties : https://www.facebook.com/http://sweetonparties
Party Printables by The Homespun Hostess: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110619317/favorite-things-printable-collection
Photography by Haven Lifestyle Photography : https://www.facebook.com/HavenLifestylePhotography?ref=ts&fref=ts
Twine from Whimsy Farm Twine : https://www.facebook.com/WhimsyTwine?ref=ts&fref=ts
Daisy Mason Jar Lids from Whimsically Detailed : https://www.facebook.com/WhimsicalPrintables?ref=ts&fref=ts
Ruffle Ribbon Paper Garland by Blush Loves Mint : https://www.facebook.com/blushlovesmint?fref=ts Paper Tableware from The Little Big Company : https://www.facebook.com/Littlebigcompany?ref=ts&fref=ts