add a little sass to your birthday garden party


Warm weather birthdays are the best. Period. Outdoor parties are my first choice for a wound up group of kids. They have space to expend their energy and messes can be hosed down. And the theme potential is enormous (you know how I love a good theme party): Baby Animals complete with petting zoo, Garden Party– each party goer gets to plant a little flower in a cute little pot that he/she painted, Woodland Fairies with magic wands, or Sports Camp. It’s all good.

If I still had any cute little kids (which I don’t, mine are big and teenager-y now–ack) I would totally rock a Garden Party.  Get it? I would rock a Garden Party…

Custom invites are all the rage!

I love this custom invite, it’s adorable and affordable at And for party favors I would pre-order personalized placemats from, they double as decorations!

Personalized placemats make a great keepsake!


And because anything with a bird on it is instantly loved by all (watch this hysterical video to see what I mean– Put a Bird On It.) I’d continue the theme from my placemats to little nest cupcakes.

Easy to make, easier to eat.

Every great kid party has great kid activities. Just a couple though, I’ve seen uber-moms overdo the projects and the kids get all loaded on sugar and can’t sit still long enough to participate. Or they really just want to play and said uber-mom is now screaming “Sit down and have fun with your damn project! Now!” So my rockin’ Garden Party would include one game that involves big muscle movement, like a nature lover scavenger hunt. They might have to find a leaf, a bug, a long stick and a rock that looks like a heart. Or if they are older you could hide fun things in the yard for them to find, like an Easter Egg Hunt. For the sitting down activity, I’d have them paint a little terra cotta pot and plant a flower in it. It could take 10 minutes or an hour (for the budding designers) and it doesn’t involve more sugar consumption.

Great party project.



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11 Responses to add a little sass to your birthday garden party
  1. Amy Jones #8546
    April 10, 2012 | 2:16 am

    Im loving your idea’s, it is hard to come up with some cute stuff with teens these days. I have one myself, but I also have a 6 year old that still likes the cute stuff. The bird cupcakes are so cute and Yummy looking. I love the place mats too.

  2. Miriam Prantner
    April 5, 2012 | 5:50 pm

    What fun ideas! I love those personalized placemats, and painting flowerpots is a great party idea too. Thanks!

  3. Ruza
    April 5, 2012 | 12:23 am

    What a cool idea! I will have to remember that when I have grandkids as my children are adults now! Love it!

  4. Rebecca W
    April 4, 2012 | 8:47 pm

    I love the robin eggs cupcakes and your party sounds like a fun one to attend.

  5. Rebecca W
    April 4, 2012 | 8:26 pm

    Your party sounds like fun. I like the robin eggs cupcakes and the placemats are precious.

  6. Mrs. Hill
    April 4, 2012 | 7:39 pm

    I like the ideas of scavenger hunts or painting pots for a party. Anything active and fun! Those cupcakes are TOO CUTE too! :-)

  7. Monica Lee
    April 4, 2012 | 7:13 pm

    Cute placemats!! I like that idea!

  8. Denise DiFalco
    April 4, 2012 | 5:25 pm

    Those cupcakes look too good to eat and just love the placemats….Thank you for sharing:)

  9. Cyndi Stephenson
    April 4, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    I love your table setting. Great colors and your cupcakes look so yummy. Wonderful idea with the flower and pot.

  10. Nicole Doiron
    April 4, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Wow! Such great ideas, and i must say…. i showed my co-workers (yes, i am at work right now looking at your blog – hehehe) that picture of the little birdnest cupcakes and everyone was so impressed. I think we’ll all be making those for the weekend!

  11. callyann
    April 4, 2012 | 8:34 am

    So pretty and bright! TFS CallyAnn

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