Soft blue gingham and bright berry red is pretty much the perfect color palette for a Darling Sweetie PIE Party! And I think Jenny of Bloom Designs Online would agree. ;) She styled her daughter Hilary’s 10th birthday with delicious looking pies, cute party signs (my favorite!) and creative party activities.
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- Creative “Life is What You Bake It!” Party Sign
- Canopy Covered “Bakery Stand” Dessert Table with A La Mode Cups and Mini Hand Pies
- DIY Pizza Pie Lunch for the kids + “Pie is the new cupcake” Dessert
- “Thank You For Rolling With Me” Ruffled Apron Favors
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jenny…
I am so excited to share my daughter’s Sweetie Pie Party with you. Hillary turned ten and she is truly the sweetest, gentlest young lady you have ever meet. This was the perfect theme for her and I was so excited to find all kids of pie foods, desserts, crafts and activities to fit this theme. We choose a dark red and french blue color scheme which was incorporated into all of our printables, found here. Our lunch room was decorated with lots of dark red paper lanterns and 17 inch round balloons which covered the floor. We covered the chairs with blue gingham fabric that matched the invite and the table was set with custom place mats and prepackaged lunches in gable boxes. At the “fillings” table, the girls stocked up on blueberries in mini jars, cherries, strawberries and sweet soda pop. They also had mini hand pies and berry pie slices served in gingham berry boxes. The cupcake toppers with gingham pattern and cherries were made by the amazing Brittany Ruhmor of Edible Details.
During the party the girls decorated cupcakes (pie- the new cupcake), made mini strawberry pies and tossed their own pizza pies. They then went on a find the fillings hunt.
I decided to make a canopy to cover the dessert table so that it looked like a little bakery stand. It was pretty easy to make with three pieces of wood per side for the uprights and wooden dowels to connect the two sides. Your lumber store can cut the wood to exact size so plan ahead. My mom is an amazing sewer so she made the gingham cover. You could also find a bed sheet that works.
The dessert table was filled with everything pie, of course. A gingham 10 and mini fondant pie made by Edible Details topped the cake. Elizabeth from Lizy B’s Bakeshop made the most amazing pie sugar cookies. They were so realistic that people couldn’t even tell they were cookies. We had all types of mini individual pies- banana creme pie, chocolate smores pie, mini mason jars with a sweetie pie, peach and apple. We also had mini round hand pies with the letter H on them and individual blueberry pies tied with bakers twine. Ala mode was served in ice cream cups.
The girls took home with ruffled aprons with tags thanking them for rolling with the birthday girl.