A friend of mine recently asked if I had any airplane ideas. I strangely have boys who are more into trash trucks and tractors than any type of flying machine so this theme has never really been on my radar. A quick search of the party-sphere and I found some great ideas! Check out this amazing cake (and party) from Just Call Me Martha. Insanely fab, don’t you think?I love the idea of making a runway for your little guests which I found on Finding My Aloha.I love the idea of a boarding pass invitation. This adorable one is from Little Frills.I love the idea of the “pin the propeller on the plane” game. Little Sooti featured this party.And check out the baggage claim favors from the same party. Just adorable!Dawn of Not Just A Mommy Blog made these fabulous favors… cotton candy clouds and chocolate mold airplanes. Such a fun idea. She was also responsible for the cute pilot’s license idea below.But of course, if you really want to get legit, why not throw the party in an actual plane… you know. Because planes are so easy to come by for birthday parties! How awesome though if you could pull it off like this party I found on Hostess With The Mostess.Safe travels and have fun throwing this party! Hopefully one of my boys will like airplanes one day so I can put something together using all these incredible ideas.
For a mom of two boys, I am sure thinking about girly parties a ton! My niece is turning 1 this weekend – which may be why I’m in a ladylike state of mind – and just wait until I share what my sister put together! Until then, I am begging someone with girls to Throw This! An Indian Princess themed party.
I found the photo above from Style Milk on creativitae and haven’t been able to stop thinking about a party that incorporates tough and sweet like this cute little picture does. Inspired by that darling little girl’s neutral colored dress, I would keep everything pretty simple and use only pastels and beiges.
Maybe grab a few plain teepees and let your daughter and her friends paint them at the party.
I’d cover the tables with burlap or muslin and let each girl create her own headress out of feathers and rhinestones.
Maybe grab a few pillows like this cute one to throw around the chairs.
I’m thinking faded quilts in a backyard, a few teepees surrounding them, simple cupcakes, lemonade, and these insanely adorable fabric garlands from Once Wed floating above your head!
Can you even get over how cute these pictures are? Oh how I would love to throw this party! I usually don’t love the idea of a princess, but toughened up a little bit, I adore it. Maybe for my niece’s 2nd birthday. What a damn dirty shame my boys wouldn’t like a party like this!
I don’t know about you but I am totally loving that Prince William is getting married to such a class act. Kate Middleton is a doll, dontcha think? And I don’t know about you, but I am totally excited to enjoy the nuptials from across the pond. What better way to celebrate two these love-Brits than by throwing a party for all your fellow royal-ophiles while watching them get hitched on the tele this April 29th? So let’s Throw This! I’m not sure if I will have the time to put on a party like this but someone sure should! And if you do, send me what you came up with! Here’s some inspiration…
Oh the possibilities! I mean, you could definitely do a an English tea party, or you could go with a more graphic Union Jack-ish route. And that Union Jack is just graphically perfect in my mind, so I’m gonna run in that direction.
But first thing’s first. No matter which way you go, everyone in attendance – and I am talking to the men as well – should definitely wear an ostentatious piece of crazy on their head. I’ll take that red enormous flower hat, thanks!
So now, let’s decorate. Okay, I am forming a total paper crush on Bushel & Peck Paper Co. And lucky for us, Jaimee has designed the perfect suite of decor collateral just for this kind of party! Invites, cupcake toppers, and just look how cute that “Cheerio” banner is!Adorable! She’s got a whole website of lovely goodies, so check it out!
For tables, let’s grab some vintage tablecloths from somewhere amazing like Uncle Bunk’s Trunk. How perfect is this one of Buckingham palace and the guards? But it would be equally cute to do all florals as well.I would definitely grab a few of these bunting kits from Etsy shop Loopsies and drape them all over the house. Then I’d pull a few tea tins for floral arrangements. If the design is British, even better! I love that double decker bus one and the ones from Harrod’s are just perfect as well! Throw a few toy soldiers on each table, grab some union jack flags or pillows to toss about and start sipping some tea! And if tea just doesn’t cut the mustard, well, there’s trusty – and very aptly packaged - Beefeater Gin. Don’t you just love it when your gin decorates for you?
If you’ve ever walked through Hyde Park in the spring, you’ll know that daffodils take over! So let’s use them in those tea tins. Primroses do the trick as well and both are great British options.
And since we’re drinking Gin instead of tea, let’s drink out of these Royal Doulton Toby Mugs. How kitschy cool would that be? If you have precious silver, now is the time to break it out. I imagine those Brits wouldn’t dare eat off of plastic utensils. Serve up bangers and mash (and see who’s brave enough to eat it), chips (and by chips I mean fries), and heavy beer and I bet you anything the prince and new princess will wish they could be at your party instead of theirs!
Okay, okay. So realistically the men in your life may not care as much about Wills & Kate as you and I do. Well, let them be party poopers and host a ladies tea instead to celebrate the royal wedding. Aren’t these teacups lovely? And what fun thrifted saucers. And I absolutely adore what Celebrations at Home did for place settings. So, so darling. (In fact the whole party on her blog would translate perfectly for this one. Check it out.)
You’ll definitely need to serve up some mean tea and crumpets. Of course, don’t you dare lose that hat! Maybe even add some gloves. If you’re jonesing for a party like this but want someone else to do all the work, gather a bunch of gals and head to somewhere darling like Crown and Crumpet. (Oh SF! You strike again with your coolness.)Hang some bunting to make it seem even sweeter and decorate with english roses. No matter how you do it, it could be a very cool party, no? So someone, throw this! I mean, it’s not every day the world gets a new princess. Cheerio, indeed my dears!