Friday, May 19, 2017

Science Birthday Bash

What kids don't love to experiment and make a mess? Taylor, a birthday girl this spring, decided to take advantage of having a scientist grandmother, and threw an adorable science bash! It was such a fun and unique theme, I was excited to see how Anne, her mom, would pull it together. She invited her classmates and we setup a science classroom in the back of the shop!

When Anne reached out with the idea, the black and white BASH party plates immediately popped into my mind. The composition pattern screams classroom and the squiggles are just a fun old school touch. She matched them with colorful periodic table napkins and I thought the combo was perfect. For drinks, Anne ordered beaker tumblers with crazy straws in multiple colors. Filling them with red juice was a perfect touch.

Experiments require specific lab materials and protective gear. Each party goer received a a new pair of safety googles and a lab coat. Taylor, of course, added a princess crown for good measure! Anne and her mother (aka scientist extraordinaire) ordered the needed experiment supplies, which included syringes, magnifying glasses, paper bags and various containers. To add some color and protect the tables, Anne spray painted tin trays. She also filled beakers with colorful water beads as centerpieces - such a fun touch!

For the big experiments of the morning, Taylor's grandmother walked them through making a foamy slime and creating an erupting volcano! Both things that kids love and definitely kept them entertained. She also added small extras in between to keep them going. The final excitement of the morning, a volcano birthday cake! When you think of kid science experiments, volcanoes definitely come to mind and this cake made by Taylor and her mom did not disappoint...

It was a fun morning, full of excitement for these young minds. I loved seeing a different idea come together. Always great to see a young girl excited about an educational topic such as science and it made it even better that she was able to pull in her scientist grandmother for help!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dollhouse Tea Party

Catching up on sharing some of our shop parties and wanted to start with this adorable tea party. Lulu, the birthday girl, invited some friends to the shop for a Sunday afternoon tea. We kept the decor simple with pops of color. Lulu's mom, Jen, picked up some blue and white paper plates to match her china tea cups and serving pieces. Food wise, she made some tea sandwiches and picked up fun tea snacks, such as macaroons and yogurt sticks. The party goers arrived and started with their tea party. Tea parties are always a favorite and I love that Jen was able to coordinate with her own china to add a personal touch.

After they finished their tea and snacks, they got to work on their craft activity for the afternoon. Lulu wanted to decorate dollhouses, so her mom purchased packs of our Lille Huset paper dollhouses. We both searched for fun decorations for the girls to use and picked up some peg people they could play with in the houses. Some of the favorite items included: floral fence stickers, bunny stickers, pom poms and washi tape. The girls had a great time letting their imaginations soar. Their conversations about how they were decorating were entertaining and they all left with a house they loved!

After their craft, a balloon artist, Connor from Twisted, showed up for the afternoon entertainment. He started with the birthday girl and then made an incredible balloon creation for every party guest. Each guest was asked a couple of questions to give him direction and then he would go to work. I saw everything from fairy wings to Ariel to monkeys and more. The kids loved it and it definitely kept them entertained. While they waited for their turn, Jen passed out the fluffy pink cupcakes and they were able to continue decorating their dream houses.

It was an adorable afternoon and it seemed like everyone had a good time! I loved that we were able to put them to work on creating something they will be able to go home and play with. The paper dollhouses are a great party favor that work as both a party activity and take home gift.

Thank you for hosting with us at LOC!

Lots of Love,