Hello Kitty Picnic was the theme that I had chosen for my little girl. Since I was having her party at a park, I figured this would be a great fit! Between hours on pinterest to get ideas from having my own ideas, I think I pulled off a pretty good one being this was actually my first major kid birthday party.
The cupcake toppers I had used were pretty easy to make. I simply bought HK cardstock, used my fancy scissors and glued it to my choice of colors. Her colors were red, pink & aqua (I used gingham to emphasize the "picnic" theme) I am not a matchy matchy kind of planner so I used a variety of colors and combo patterns for her party but I did mainly use the 3 colors mentioned above and used accent colors of yellow and green. For the guest picnic tables, I used alternating table covers of red gingham, aqua and pink.
I LOOOOVE mason jars for decors. Pictured above were the centerpieces. I dressed them up using a pink tule tied in a bow, filled it up with the green shredded paper topped with 2 felt strawberries (made by my awesome talented cousin) and the mason jar was the holder for my pinwheels. They even spun too because it was pretty windy yesterday afternoon. The pinwheel kit I bought from Michaels but I only used 2 sheets of paper from the packet, the rest I had used my own and made it myself to coordinate with the rest of the decors.
These are the silverware I made to compliment her theme. I love details!!! This was just something simple that gave a big impact to her theme. I love these color combo. The "robbin's egg" utensils I had gotten at Party City along with her red napkins. The HK ribbon I got at Walmart and the red polka dot and the aqua ribbon I had gotten at Michaels (my favorite craft store or at least one of them lol) I had these put inside a picnic basket along side my red plates. I had about 3 picnic baskets that I had used for the party as props. One was for the utensils, the second was for the bag of chips and the third I used to put my cupcakes on top of. Picnic baskets were courtesy of my cousin. She had about 2 or 3 more we didn't use lol.
*Side Note* I do not know how many of who have ever tried Wholefoods cupcakes but I am a fan of them and that is where I had purchased them. A lot of my guests had asked me where I bought them from. The ones I bought were strawberry & cream, oreo and peanut butter. They have vegan selections as well as regular ones and the cupcake sizes are hugeee!!!
It looks like the fan here is in motion because it really was spinning hard when I was snapping the picture. This cupcake holder I had gotten at party city however I did not use them for cupcakes as you can see. Pictured here are strawberries and a pastry puff that was a huge hit!! There wasn't any left!!! The pinwheel was one of the ones I made myself.
Here are the strawberry & cream cupcakes topped with real fruit, icing stems and my topper. Originally the diameter of the icing is covered with almonds but since I wasn't sure who had a nut allergy so I ordered them without em;) The cupcakes were huge and adding on my topper, these were about 5 inches tall & I didn't want the normal cupcake holder to put these on so I wrapped up a box with red wrapping paper and put these on top and I had the cover of the box wrapped up too and put some cupcakes there as well. I like different levels of presentation;)
Here is the centerpieces of my cake table. She was the perfect touch!!! I loved Hello Kitty as a kid (and I still do!!!) In the good ol' days, she was red pink and white and now I see her a lot in pink so I was glad that I found this one with mostly red and she has a pink polka dot dress on. This is actually labeled as an accent pillow;) You can't really tell on here but those are hello kitty cupcake wrappers that I used for my brownies. The tule added the perfect pink touch to the plain red boxes.
Here is another shot from the side. I was lucky to find some HK crackers with strawberry/chocolate dip & that was a huge hit with the kids. In a separate table I had a box full of bubbles and frisbees, stickers etc that they can just grab and play with but the bubbles were such a huge hit!!! I had gotten the long stick bubbles so the kids had a blast blowing them in the park!!!
This was an overall a successful party. I didn't get to take as much pictures as I could and wanted to with my Canon but I got the main details on this blog. Now I can't wait to do another kid birthday party. I had such a blast planning this one;) Now 1 more month before I got a wedding so keep on the lookout for that next time;)