This party was bright and joyful just like the birthday girl, Maddie. I went with a “TWO WILD” theme for our wild child and hosted a boho brunch for her and our guests. Maddie is my youngest, born in the beginning of May–so we usually do something more casual and smaller for her birthday. Funny to look at this and think “casual and smaller” but it really is compared to my August birthday parties… I promise 😉
There were two main focal areas that greeted guests and both areas featured desserts. I created a layered balloon backdrop that included latex and mylar balloons, ribbon and plastic tablecloth fringe banner, cardstock vertical geometric banners, tissue paper fans and cardboard cacti. This backdrop interacted with the donut wall and bagel stick displays that Matt and I built. Meringue cacti and “sandy” SW pudding cups also adorned this table. A play tent kept kids busy while parents filled plates with yummy food.
The other focal area that greeted guests featured a huge, over-sized dreamcatcher sign that I made with a hula hoop, thick yarn, ribbons, feathers, tissue paper orbs, balloons and topped with Cricut letters + feather I designed. I accented the table with cardboard cacti, a real cactus, driftwood and animal cutouts blown up from the watercolor sketches I did for the invitation.
For the favors, I designed cuddle cactus stuffies–I designed the artwork, had fabric made through Spoonflower and stuffed and sewed them myself. They were so cute! The scavenger hunt game and mini pencils also had a place on this table, right next to the AMAZING marbled succulent cake my friend MK of Flour & Flowers by MK made.
When I do parties for my girls, I go all out. I love being able to plan something where my clients are my favorite people who I know I can WOW and surprise with all of the details of the day. Being able to use a lot of creative ideas and different materials is the best. This event is the perfect example of that.
The watercolor illustrations I made for the invitation I scanned and pulled into the signage and game as well. I was able to make floral arrangements with funky flowers that worked with the boho vibe and I potted up dozens of succulents and cacti to add to the Southwest boho feel. We also had a make-your-own dreamcatcher craft that my friend Hillary headed up. Our guests loved that and did a really great job on their dreamcatchers!
Food is an important part of all of my parties. We served quiche and breakfast buffet standards (eggs, bacon, sausage), breakfast casseroles and alcoholic (and non) beverages. Fresh fruit and lots of yummy desserts were available. Another thing I did for this party was the succulent cupcakes. I practiced several times for months before the party, trying to nail the look, consistency and colors I was going for and ended up with some beautiful + tasty succulent cupcakes that the guests devoured.
Photos by Jennifer Kaye Photography
Cake, Merigues + Puddings by Flour & Flowers by MK
I hope you enjoy looking at this bright and cheerful boho brunch birthday party as much as I do!
Happy Planning! XOXOXO Kristen