weather party decorations and favors are my fave

February 28, 2014

kid's birthday party ideas

The celebration house had a great big, blank wall that made for the perfect party backdrop. For an impact, I created wire clouds and colorful paper raindrops to cover floor to ceiling. I was going to create the clouds from paper but then got the idea to use wire from this tutorial on Love From Ginger. I just purchased wide, black, floral wire from Michaels so all I had to do was shape, cut and twist for the final product.

kid's birthday party ideas
kid's birthday party ideas
kid's birthday party ideas

Since kids seem to be fond of stuffed toys, I had my friend Becky (sewer extroidanaire), make these stuffed cloud pillows for the party favors. Each girl affectionately named them something to the extent of Cloudy and toted them around with them for a majority of the party.

kid's birthday party ideas
And that is how you pull off a weather party.

photos: Nicole Coleman

a cotton candy cloud cake is my fave

February 27, 2014

kid's birthday cake
I have to give full credit to Kirsten for not only baking the cake but coming up with the perfect cake topper – cotton candy clouds. Not only were the personal cotton candy sticks a hit, the girls were delighted (okay, maybe a little scared) with the mini sparkler topper. Yet another thing I’ll be adding to the must have at every party list.
kid's birthday cake
kid's birthday cake
kid's birthday cake
photos: Nicole Coleman

a cloud piñata is my fave

February 26, 2014

cloud piñata
I discovered the key to success for a 5th birthday party is a piñata. Swinging a bat at something? Fun. Having candy rain down on you? Fun. Eating all that candy in a matter of minutes? Fun.

This sweet cloud was hand crafted by Aracely of Whack Piñateria. Don’t you love the raining down fives? The party wouldn’t have been half as fun without it.  cloud piñata
cloud piñata
cloud pinata
piñata: Whack Piñateria
photos: Nicole Coleman

a weather activity is my fave

February 25, 2014

kid's weather station

For a weather friendly activity, a printable weather station fits the bill. I preassembled them for the girls to customize and then they all had their chance to play meteorologist. Cute and easy.

kid's weather station

kid's weather station

kid's weather station
photos: Nicole Coleman

weather party week is my fave

February 24, 2014

It’s time for another party week! The theme this birthday girl requested was weather (an unexpected but awesome choice for a five-year-old) which kind of turned into a cloud party since that was the motif I most loved. It made for a great party and I’m excited to share the details and a couple how-tos with you this week. First up are the invitations.

kid's birthday party invitations

I always say the invitation sets the tone for the rest of the party and this cheery design did just that. Designed by Kirsten Bingham, you’ll see the happy cloud and color palette reflected in the rest of the party details (the polka dot raindrop makes an appearance too).

kid's birthday party invitations

invitation design: Kirsten Bingham
photos: Nicole Coleman


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