29 Jun

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2 – Activities & Decor)

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

If you liked last week’s Sherbert and Spice Birthday Party feature, here’s some additional inspiration for you from the same adorable event… a recap of the fabulous decorations and activities, as told by party hostess/creator Victoria of The City Cradle

A chandelier made entirely from hand-cut felt circles was centered above the dessert table and was one of the original inspirations for the Sherbert & Spice ice cream birthday.

This little miss turned four under our canopy of dangling circles… 575 to be exact. (Congrats to Jenna Wood for guessing correctly and winning our ice cream birthday contest!)

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

Once we started with the circles, it seems we couldn’t stop! They began popping up all over the party – making the entire backyard feel simply magical.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

Individual handmade pinatas were filled with treats for each of the kids…

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

An old funky sofa found new life as backyard seating. We brought it into the ice cream birthday design by stitching circles made from spray painted fabric along it’s sides. Bringing indoor furniture outside can be such a great way to add charm and detail to your outdoor party!

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

A tee-pee sat underneath a nearby tree. Made out of a thrifted bed ruffle, 3 sticks of wood, a bit of ribbon and layers of strung felt circles, it quickly became a favorite spot for our little ones to sit and eat!

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

We had multiple old fashioned games set up around the yard with hand painted chalkboard signs to alert our guests of the fun to be had.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

{Find the homemade photo booth instructions here.}

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

Even our games seemed to have circumference in mind…

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

A homemade version of Twister made in our bright ice cream birthday colors was a sweet addition for the party, and will be a lovely keepsake to brighten up a future rainy day.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

Chalk for the kids to play with was an easy way to add party decor below our feet.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

We even had a pogo-stick which ended up being great fun for the dads(!) + a pallet-cleansing Connect Four game that served up Smarties between our party courses.

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

Before our guests left for the day we gave them a little project…

In lieu of a signing book we created a blanke story time printable guest book. Each guest wrote in a part of the story for our birthday girl. They did a great job and from what I hear the book has been bound and is being very treasured by a certain four year old!” {DIY instructions for this project can be found here.}

REAL PARTIES: Sherbert & Spice Birthday {Part 2   Activities & Decor)

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Thanks again to Victoria for sharing this amazing party with us! If you haven’t seen Part 1 yet (featuring the food & drinks) – you can check it out right here.

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5Comments

1
Heather @ PeachPizzazz SAYS:

So simple, yet so charming!

Reply June 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

2
Flipawoo SAYS:

I love the photo booth idea!

Reply June 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm

3
making invitaitons SAYS:

what a way cool party idea.
dig the homemade twister!

Reply June 30, 2010 at 6:15 am

4
Betty Islas Velazquez SAYS:

I soooo love the photo booth!!! Cute Idea

Reply June 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

5
Emily SAYS:

Where did they find those Smartie connect four games?!? So cute!

Reply May 19, 2011 at 9:00 am

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