I am loving working with +Birthday Express as one of their team of stylists. One of my favorite parts of this collaboration is getting to see the brand-new themes before they are rolled out! When I saw this theme earlier in the summer, I immediately had a ton of ideas for it.
I adore this theme and it is really perfect for a first birthday OR a baby shower! And anytime of the year!
I mean, what parent hasn't sung that song to their kids?
This party HAD to be shot outside! The theme demands it.
I got my inspiration for this party from the great sun graphics that Birthday Express created for this collection. They even have an entire vinyl sticker set that you could use on the walls of a bedroom! Using that as my starting point, I wanted to create a textural backdrop. Paying homage to the queen of paper plate backdrops, Piggy Bank Parties, I used almost 100 yellow paper plates to create this backdrop. Each one was hand-cut into little sun shapes by fringing the outside rim of the plates with scissors.
With the leftover plates, I created a bunting for the front of the table. I used some of the vinyl wall stickers on the plates to give the suns faces.
Banana pudding seemed the perfect addition to this theme! I used an old container that I had lying around and covered it with wrapping paper from +Target to tie it in with the theme.
These cookies are one of my favorite parts of this party! They are almost too cute to eat!!
Check out my friend Amanda's new business, Semi Sweet Confections to see some of her work! She's extremely talented!
The cookies are lying on a bed of Lemonhead candies. I created the stands with some melamine plates and cups from Target's summer line.
I dipped some Golden Oreos in melting candy that I hand dyed to match the coral of the party. They were delicious and pretty!
I used some of the stickers from the Sweet Sunshine party collection on Birthday Express' popcorn boxes. I filled them with cotton candy from the Dollar Tree. The pink, yellow, and orange doilies are from the dollar spot at Michael's.
Aren't these party products CUTE?
For the cake and the cake pops, I created a stand using hat boxes, wrapping paper, washi tape, and pom poms.
I used a styrofoam wreath form around one of the cake boxes to hold the cake pops. I painted it yellow to match the theme.
And speaking of the cake pops, could they BE ANY CUTER? Autumn always kills it. I mean, they are ridiculously sweet!
I changed the regular lollipop sticks to these shimmer sticks from Painting Paris Pink. Check out her Etsy shop! She has tons of colors!
I made this cake topper with some tissue paper and yarn. Easy!
And look at how cute my little model is!
This is Miss A and she is modeling a tutu by +Kristal Lee at Atutudes!
Could she be any sweeter?
For the favor table, I used some paper fans and put a sticker from the collection on then centers. I hung them from the fence using thumb tacks.
There are two different favor boxes in this collection, a large one and a smaller one.
The smaller one is perfect for a cupcake, and even comes with a neat inside cupcake holder.
But, I filled them with these really pretty glittered putty jars from +Michaels Stores
I might have squealed aloud in the store when I saw these!
There is even an adorable pinata in this collection!
And just because she is cute, here are some gratuitous baby cake smashing pictures!
Glitter Sticks: Painting Paris Pink
Cookies: SemiSweet Confections, Amanda Morris
Cake Pops: Autumn Lynn's Chocolate Sins
Theme origination, lollipops and paper supplies: Birthday Express
Styling and Photography: GreyGrey Designs