Sunday, August 19, 2018

{My Parties} Flower Child Mod 1960's Birthday Party

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Do you love The Brady Bunch as much as I do? I find so much inspiration in their house, their loud patterns are just so fun! I used that show as the inspiration for my latest party theme! I love the late 60’s/early 70s Mod movement. I took the graphic floral inspiration and turned it into a “Flower Child” Party theme! And today I am going to show you how to make your party really far out!

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Start with this personalizable Retro Flowers Background Illustration. I made mine look super groovy by adding “Flower Child” in a 60’s inspired font. It comes in a variety of materials, but I chose the cardboard version. To make it stand up on its own, I staked some PVC pipe into the ground behind it.  To add some extra 60’s details, I stuck some of these fun 9” Retro Romance smiley faces and peace sign cutouts. I used teacher’s tape to stick them right onto the cardboard backdrop.  On either side of the table, these adorable 5 ft Retro Romance Standing Daisies make the perfect bookends to the party. These are a snap to put together! I love that you can keep these for a fun decoration for a bedroom or a playroom!

To cover the table, instead of using a traditional tablecloth, add some texture to your table cover with this yellow floral sheeting. It actually looks like flowers! I simply used duct tape to attach the sheeting right to my table. It really catches the wind as well, which makes it so pretty!  For your party activity, this pink and orange flower piƱata is the perfect addition! But until you hang it, use it as decoration for the party table!

I love elevating a simple cake into an extra special cake with some simple embellishments. I picked up this simple yellow rosette cake at my favorite bakery and then I added a fun paper flower that I made with glitter cardstock. Then, I displayed it on this pink flower party tray. Underneath the cake stand, I hung the neon peace sign necklaces, to make them look like the beaded curtains that were so popular in the 60s.

  In fact, all these treats are grocery-store purchased! You can make them match your theme with some simple changes! For instance, the peace sign cookies were from the frozen section at my local grocery store. They were just two colored cookies, but I made them into peace signs with a black edible marker! The cupcakes were made into “flowers” by picking up these flower cupcake wraps at the craft store.

For our favors, I chose these cute round metal frame sunglasses. They come in pink, purple, and blue and are the perfect take-home for your little guests. On the other side, in a matching tray, I displayed these Peace Sign White personalized lollipops.

This theme is so versatile! Instead of “flower child” it could be “flower power!” Or, you could use it for someone born in the 60’s or someone who is celebrating a 60th birthday! Or, you could throw a funky garden party! I hope your next party is FAR OUT! 

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