real party: play outside party

August 3, 2010

We’re very excited to share this week’s real party.  Every single thing about this party is so great.  It comes to us from the very talented Meredith of Lily Jane.  Meredith’s little guy loves nothing more than to play outside – so for his 3rd birthday they decided to plan his party around an outdoor theme.

As a stationery designer, Meredith created all the cute paper goods herself.   She first spent an afternoon collecting items at the park withher  son: pine cones, grasses, leaves, etc.  then arranged the found items to look like letters and hand drew each one.  Then, using the computer she pieced each together to create the wording she needed for the invitations, stickers and thank you cards.  So sweet!

They hosted the party beneath some trees at a local park, right near a little pond that’s home to a family of ducks.

Party activities included games like duck-duck-goose and a nature scavenger hunt.  Then the kids each got a walnut boat and set them to sail on the pond (be sure to come back tomorrow for the DIY on the super cute walnut boats!).

They made a rainbow cake: 6 layers of sugary color sandwiched with cream cheese icing.  It turned out beautifully and Meredith says it was a great way to teach colors and color combinations to her son – love that!

The favor bags were full of bubbles, sidewalk chalk and a leaf-shaped Rice Krispies treat.

Meredith says,”The party was a success and well worth all the effort put into it.  Planning children’s birthday parties may well be the most entertaining project there is.”   We agree!

Stay tuned for the cute walnut boat DIY tomorrow!


Meredith @ Lily Jane on August 3, 2010:

This party really was so fun. Thanks for sharing this! It’s so fun to see it all on your cute site!

amy ann on August 3, 2010:

I just love everything about this party. Its so sweet and something special the birthday boy will remember!

gabe's mom on August 3, 2010:

thank you for sharing this party — its just so lovely!

walnut boat DIY | Hip Hip Hooray! on August 4, 2010:

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Lisa on August 4, 2010:

Wow, this is SO lovely…every detail. Those boats are just adorable. I’m excited to have seen this. I just posted a camping outdoor party on my blog. It is SUCH a fun theme for boys!

Jen @ Brothers Trimm on August 13, 2010:

The whole idea of keeping a party simple, grounded and filled with learning and basic enjoyment is just inspirational. I’ll be featuring it on The Brothers Trimm today!

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