October 23rd, 2009 |

REAL PARTY: A Birthday Party for a Modern Prince

I love today’s feature party.  Crafty-Mom Michelle sent me pictures of her son, Darrian’s 2nd birthday party – and I was hooked.  Not only is Darrian darling….but his Mom put together a party that still has her neighbors talking!

modern prince kids birthday party

Here are a few words from Michelle:

“I really wanted to do something modern and fun for his birthday -  something I was not seeing all over the web.   I decided to go with a modern spin on a prince and princess party. I knew I wanted a bounce house as entertainment since Darrian really loved those at other parties we had attended.  I picked out a castle bouncer I liked and then started to think about other things that could go with the theme.  I enlisted the help of a friend to help me make capes for all of the kids to wear, and serve as party favors.  I really wanted to include polka dots in the decorations, because they seem child-like.  I found a Michael Miller Fabric that I loved and used those colors to build the party theme.

Once we had a color palette, I  enlisted a bunch of sellers on etsy.com to help bring ideas together.  I found an image of  a cute dragon and thought that would be fun to add to the theme.  I found a esty seller who used the dragon as inspiration and  customized a cartoon-like version of to use on the invites, the centerpieces, favor tags, and to use on the banner and crowns.   I used everyone I could from etsy because I love that things can be customized to my ideas, and supporting small (often time woman owned) business.  I had a creative vision for the party, and I loved the way it all came together!”

Michelle was nice enough to share some links to the etsy.com vendors she used:

Darrian’s shirt and initial pendant (goldenshop), crown cupcake toppers and party favor boxes (bugandboo), castle pinata (pinataqueen), custom invitations and party favor tags (bndesigns), custom banner and crowns (polkadotsandpirates)

To see more of Darrian’s modern prince birthday party, check out Michelle’s blog.  Do you have a real party you want to share with us?!  Send an e-mail to hostess@thepartydress.net……make sure to include some pictures and a brief description of the party!

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