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custom inspiration board: a sweet spring fling

3.21.2010

Karie had a few themes in mind for her daughter's birthday, including a garden party and a cookies & milk party, so we decided to combine them into a spring fling theme! The party is being held outdoors on a May afternoon. Hopefully the weather will be just right to lend itself to this bright and colorful event...

Theme: Spring Fling

Party Ideas
Colors: bright pinks, blues and greens
Setting: an afternoon garden party with sweets & desserts
Decorations: add to the garden look with loads of spring flowers including rananculous, peonies, and garden roses. hang a mix of paper lanterns and pom flowers from the trees and house and use butterflies of various colors & sizes to accent the the decorations and the tables. tablecloths can be a mix and match of different fabric colors and patterns to add a bit of whimsy.
Food: a layered dessert buffet on brightly colored linens with cookies and jars of candy and have a cake or cupcakes as the center statement piece. also have a beverage station with lemonade, pink lemonade, limeade, water and milk (for the cookies).
Favors: as an activity (or prepare beforehand) create spring 'crowns' by wrapping ribbon and artificial flowers around a headband. tie brightly colored ribbon streamers to the back end. also provide glassine bags for the girls to take home extra sweets.Other: have the girls wear bright spring dresses to add an extra pop of color.

Photo Credits
Row 1: dessert buffet via kelly moore photography; invite via minted; macaroons via taste
Row 2: butterflies via
save on crafts; long table via design mom; rock candy via amy atlas; rananculous via better homes & gardens

Row 3: cake via the party dress; outdoor table via sweet designs; gifts via the purl bee; table setting via porterhouse designs
Row 4: lemonade station via
country living; butterfly lanterns via martha stewart; grassy table via jose villa; streamers via kelly moore photography

Enchanted Expectations (March 21, 2010 at 1:32 PM)  

The colors are so bright and pretty. Just the way I like them. Great Inspiration

The Purple Pug (March 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM)  

Love this. Bright, fresh and gorgeous. Becca, where are the pics for kelly moore photography on her site. I wanted to look at the pics, went to the sites, but I cannot find what category there are in? Thanks!

Beach Vintage (March 21, 2010 at 6:34 PM)  

An afternoon garden party just sounds so great.

Digella (March 21, 2010 at 10:12 PM)  

WOW! That is really sweet. I am such a fan of the inspiration board now. For years I would put little scrap books together of ideas for parties - now I am loving this format. Although it is nice to look back on the little books from time to time.

Your posts are lovely!

Digella

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