Deep in the woods, you’ll find the cutest little Pink Woodland FOURest Animals Birthday Party you’ve ever seen! Amy Adams seamlessly combined her daughter’s request for a pink party with this adorably creative FOURest theme. She also included tons of DIY touches, like pink painted pinecones (done by the birthday girl!) and felt animal masks to get everyone in the woodland creature spirit!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– Sparkly white animal figurines with feather accents & hand-painted baby pink animal toys
– Powdered donut & pink Oreo towers + a rustic coconut birthday cake with birch bark & pink felt pennant toppers
– DIY painted white trees on kraft paper, tree slice pedestals & wood grain gable lunch boxes
– White fawn table centerpiece + a white deer head mount with silver horns
– Pin the tail on the fox game + a homemade crepe & tissue paper piñata-style ’4′
PARTY DETAILS as told by Amy…
Aurora’s 4th birthday was held at an indoor playground so that she and her buddies could do what they love most — play! The only request from the birthday girl was that the party be pink. When told I was considering a woodland theme for the party, my husband cleverly suggested we have a Woodland FOURest Party. From there I got busy designing and crafting to prepare for a pink, gold, and silver birthday party for Aurora and all of her wonderful FOURest friends.
Location: Kids Play Café conveniently includes an indoor playground, eating, and party area. Both the dessert table and kids table were set up in the party room, where I created a back-drop by painting birch trees on long sheets of kraft paper.
Party Food: Kids Play Café prepared sandwiches, fresh fruit, and crudités for the adults; and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fruit for the kids. Drinks included fruit-infused water and lemonade. For easy distribution, the kids’ lunches were tucked into wood grain gable boxes that I found in the dollar section at Target last year.
Design & Decor: I worked with the talented Kelly at Sparkmymind Designs on Etsy to design coordinating invitations, party signs, and a pin-the-tail on the fox poster.
Aurora and I painted branches, twigs, nuts, acorns, and pinecones with pink craft paint to use as accents throughout the party. Painting pinecones was a perfect activity for a soon-to-be four year old — Aurora painted almost all of the pinecones herself!
The woodland creature masks for the guests, which I really enjoyed creating, were crafted with felt and included touches of pink, gold, and silver. Guests could choose from raccoons, deer, owls, foxes, and bears. To enhance the woodland feel, I hot-glued birch bark and stiff felt to skewers to use as cake flags.
With no time left to make a pinata, I duplicated the same vibe by creating a large “4” on poster board, then covering it with pink, gold, silver, and white crepe paper and tissue paper. Tissue tassels in various shades of pink, gold, and silver adorned the dessert table and the large confetti balloon.
To round out the table decorations, I used various animal figurines that I had purchased around Christmastime and spray-painted a few plastic animals baby pink.
Desserts: The dessert table included a pink cake with coconut frosting, powdered doughnuts, and a combination of cookies from our neighborhood Italian restaurant and the grocery store. Pink jellybeans, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, yogurt covered raisins, and M&M’s were set out in letter-shaped bowls spelling out F-O-U-R. Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting from the local grocery store, along with woodland creatures, served as focal points on the kid table.
Activities: Taking a quick break from all of the play activities available at the venue, the kids quickly lined up to be blind-folded and play pin-the-tail on the fox.
Favors: In addition to the felt animal masks, tiny guests received a kraft paper handle bag that included a cookie, milk, woodland finger puppets, and colored pencils made of twigs. Gold decorative tape and each child’s name on wood grain paper were attached to each bag to add flair.
I feel like the time flew by, and it was soon nap time for all of us FOURest friends, big and small. It was a great day spent with friends.
– Invitations: Sparkmymind Designs
– Venue & Food: Kids Play Café
– Photographer: Adam Trujillo Photography
– Cookies: Montesano’s Italian Restaurant
– Candy/Nuts: Nuts.com
– Tree Slices: Save On Crafts