Let’s fly away together & celebrate Eliza’s 3rd birthday with this Vintage Inspired Barnyard Kite Party by Katie of Katie Rebecca Events! I love the cute weather & kite cookies, mini lunch boxes and rustic sweets table – everything is just perfect for a whimsical, kite-flying birthday picnic!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– Adorable kite-shaped birthday party invitations with ric-rac tails
– “Happy Birthday Eliza” banner + plushy kite and clouds, strung from a barn door
– Berry basket favors with sun, cloud and kite cookies & mini berry cupcakes
– Whimsical kite cake pops in a mini grassy, picket-fenced display
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Katie… ;
Little Eliza was so adorable, her mom asked me to do a Kite themed party! The only direction she gave was that the invitation had to be kite shaped. We came up with all the decor, colors and food in studio. We made sure to keep all the party details a big surprise to Eliza and her family which was so much fun! At the last second Eliza’s Mom said she was totally into “Where’s Waldo” books so we decided to hide little Waldo’s throughout the paper goods for Eliza to find. There were only about 5 of them so she really had to hunt :)
Kite party with a touch of barnyard vintage. The party took place in front of an adorable vintage red barn in the park. We wanted to create the story of flying kites in the park with your friends with cloud, sun and sky accents and fresh playful prints! We decided on a nice color palette of fresh water color aqua, vintage barn red, off cream white.
FOOD AND DRINKS
I knew I wanted it to feel like a picnic so I created these adorable lunch boxes filled with fresh veggies, pinwheel turkey sandwiches made in-house and milk in plastic jugs. Since we had a similar lunch for the parents with lemonade we made sure to add the white cloud to the cold milk and a sun for the fresh lemonade.
Keeping with the whole story of the day we had the most adorable cookies created of white fluffy clouds, bright sunny suns and a variety of kites! A sweet berry tart was the perfect birthday cake for the theme and of course the cake pops and pie pops came out to play. These cuties were scene stealers with the adorable kites and cloud details! The kids loved pulling them directly out of the real grass we planted and the parents got a kick out of the pie’s on sticks!
The barn was center stage for this event so I wanted to frame it with the sweets table and the food table while allowing it to be the main focus. Having the picnic benches and the lunches in front of it created a fun family atmosphere while everyone was enjoying the day. Hand sewn clouds and a kite were created for charm and they were a big hit! A glitter banner with “Happy Birthday Eliza” hung on the barn for all of the park to see and painted paper mache 3′s and E’s were placed on the tables as a tribute to the birthday girl herself celebrating her big day.
What summer day at a barn does not include berry baskets!? Carrying through the aqua, red and white color scheme we created cute berry baskets filled with mini paint sets, a cookie and a mint and blueberry cupcake for the kids to take home. I can’t imagine the cookie and cupcake lasted long but I know they were excited about the mini paint set!
VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Design, Coordination, Food and Beverages: Katie Rebecca Events
– Photography: Katie Rain Photography
– Printables: Painting Paris Pink
– Birthday Banner: Made By A Princess
– Milk Jugs: The Party Garden
– Cloud and Kite Stuffies: Jersea Gull Creations
– Cake Pops + Pie Pops: Sweet Lauren Cakes
– Cupcakes: Picnic Bakery
– Cookies: Christin and Angie