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Garden-Themed Birthday Party
Creating a memorable birthday party for your child is the number one thing on my "Mom's To Do List"! With all of my scrapbooking supplies that I have on hand, it is easy for me to whip up decorations and activities for a party full of fun and unique surprises!
I love flowers and my garden. The beautiful flowers that come up each spring just delight me every time I look outside my window. So I thought, "What little girl wouldn't just love to have a garden-themed birthday party?" There would be so many fun activities to do and if there is one thing that you can count on in scrapbooking is that floral-themed paper and embellishments can be found in abundance.
Here are some ideas on how to make your little girl's garden party a huge success.
- Pinwheels: Cut out a number of different colored pinwheels from scrapbook paper. Attach every other cut edge to the center with a long brad. Twist a ribbon around a small dowel, securing the ribbon at both ends. Attach the pinwheel to the ribbon-covered dowel. These don't need to work properly as they are for decoration only. Buy each of the girls her own pinwheel from a party store to take home.
- Party Hats: Cut out party hats from scrapbook paper. I used a free SVG file from SVGCuts but there are many patterns available on the Internet that can be cut by hand. Decorate a hat with flowers for each girl. Gather six to seven ribbons together, tie a knot at the end of the bunch and then feed the loose ends through the top of the party hat.
- Labels: If you are serving a meal or snacks, you can create your own labels in a flower theme indicating what each item is.
- Banner: Create a fun banner spelling out Happy Birthday using floral-themed scrapbook paper and embellishments.
- Include ladybugs and or butterflies in the decorations.
- Cupcake Garden: Drop each cupcake into a clay flower pot. Cut out flowers or purchase flower embellishments and secure them to a scalloped circle. Then adhere this stack to a lollipop stick and place one in each cupcake. Arrange the sticks at different heights to create a beautiful cupcake garden. The Cupcake Garden can also serve as a decoration for your refreshment table.
- Fill glass containers with fun candy such a Skittles, colored licorice, M&M's, lollipops, and bubble gum.
- Serve flower-shaped sugar cookies.
- Decorate a canvas tote with markers in a flower theme to take home their goodies in.
- Using flower stickers or 3D flowers, have each girl decorate a clear plastic picture frame. Take a picture of each girl with the birthday girl and send home a printed picture in the frame.
- ecorate the flower-shaped sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles.
- Pin the ladybug/butterfly on the flower. This is the same as Pin the Tail on the Donkey but you want to see who can get the closest to the center of the flower. Draw a large flower on a piece of white paper. Color it in. The birthday girl would probably love to help with this. Cut out a ladybug or butterfly using punches for each girl and write each name on it. Before each girl's turn, attach a glue dot on the back so that it will stick to the flower.
Take-Home Goodie Bag:
- Buy a variety of seed packets at your local garden store. Let the girls pick out their own seed packet from a basket to put in their canvas goodie bag.
- Add the plastic frame from the activity to the bag.
- Add a purchased pinwheel to each bag.
- Include a pre-made floral barrette for each girl's hair.
- Let the girls fill a small paper box with the treats from the candy table to take home.
I hope that these suggestions will get your creativity jump-started and your little girl's party will be all that she hoped for and more!