Thursday, June 21, 2012
Owl Birthday Party
This owl party was thrown by my best friend for her daughter who turned 10 last month. The owl theme with the little bird and peace sign is perfect for an older girl.
I had no part in the planning of this party, mainly because, as you’ll see, the hostess didn’t need any help putting all of these elements together by herself. To save on time, the main decorations came from a party themed set from the party store. The rest was pulled together with baked goods from local bakers and additional decorations printed from an Etsy seller.
Also, these pictures are a combination of two parties for the birthday girl with the same theme – a family party on one day, and a sleepover party on another day. We moms sometimes do crazy things for our kids. Here are some of the details:
The hostess adamantly believes that a party isn’t complete without a big cake. This beautiful cake was made by a local baker. She did an amazing job decorating with elements from the party decorations. I forgot to get a picture of the cut cake, but the inside was also pretty with strawberry cake and green buttercream.
The fondant owl, bird, and bow cake pieces were made by local baker and cake decorator Louisvillicious. They look too adorable to eat, but the kids were more excited about eating these pieces than the actual cake. Go figure.
Both sets of these owl cookies are darling! The Etsy set was purchased from TSCookies on Etsy and used for the family party. The service from TSCookies was wonderful, and each cookie came individually packaged, tied with coordinating ribbon and labeled with the ingredients on the back.
The local owl cookies were made by Louisvillicious and were used for the slumber party. These had an added little flower on the top of the owl that was just too cute! Louisvillicious was great to work with and very willing to customize their products for the hostess. The hostess packaged these cookies herself and passed them out to the girls with their goody bags.
This was the dessert table for the sleepover. Instead of a traditional cake, the hostess purchased a cookie cake. (Hostess tip: cut your cookie cake with a pizza cutter.)
The hostess also used owl printables from FlipChickDesigns on Etsy to create customized signs, cupcake toppers, candy wrappers, and bottle labels. (Hostess tip: It was less than $10 to have the printables printed at an office supply store and the quality was great.) The bucket of movie snacks was used for the sleepover movie, and the bags of gumballs were given to the girls in their goody bags.
This was such a fun party and the owl theme is great for any age! I hope this has helped inspire your next party.
For quick reference:
Cake: Local baker, email us if you’re interested in more details
Fondant cake adornments and baked goods: Louisvillicious
Local owl cookies: Louisvillicious
Etsy owl cookies: TSCookies
Owl customizable printables: FlipChickDesigns