October 29th, 2009 |

A Modern Garden Kids Party

 

Now that the weather has definitely turned cooler, garden or flower-themed birthday parties get a little bit tricky.  Fear not – if your little girl is dying for a party full of flowers, and she just doesn’t understand the concept of “winter” – I have plenty of ideas for you today that will help you throw an indoor “modern garden party”.

Create a color palette of bold, bright colors such as fuchsia pink, tangerine orange, lime green and strong yellow.  This invitation from Tiny Prints fits the theme perfectly.  A traditional garden party uses nature as it’s decorations…..for this indoor garden party, you are going to have to get creative!  Try jazzing up your walls with these modern flower wall decals.  To add some color to your table, stack spools of different patterned ribbon, and top with a plate.  Here the plates are full of little desserts, which is darling.  But for our modern garden party, I think it would be cute to cut the head off a large flower and place it on the plate.  Can’t you just see this with a big, fuchsia gerber daisy on top?!  Add in these charming flower placecards and your table will be bright and cheery.

If you are looking for a great activity, try this paper flower-making kit from Land of Nod.  Great colors, simple project….perfect for the girls to bring home with them!  Instead of using a traditional paper or cellophane goodie bag, trying filling up one of these felt bags adorned with flowers.  I love the colors, and I love the fact that you don’t throw it out at the end of the party.  The girls can use it to store their art supplies or hair accessories once they get it home.  At only $2.00 a piece, it’s a small investment that will make a big impact.

If you are a whiz in the kitchen, try baking your own flower-shaped birthday cake.  This pan is perfect for our them – and you could decorate it so many different ways!  Between the decorations and the cake, you are sure to hear “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” from both the girls and their mothers!

Images: invitation (tinyprints.com), ribbon centerpiece (rachaelraymag.com), flower-making kit (landofnod.com), daisy cake pan (birthdayinabox.com), felt goodie bags (beau-coup.com), flower wall decal (mycurlycue.com), flower place cards (theknot.com)

 

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