Kennywood Small Sidney
Kennywood Small Sidney
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I chose to go with 2 main elements: Silhouette and Doilies You'll see these 2 items used throughout the entire party. One or the other or both is used in nearly every aspect. If it was not, the color scheme of Light Blue and Peach were. It made for a very cohesive, beautiful look when all was said and done.
The other great from Kate was to set the theme for the party right from the start with the invitations. Give the guests a hint of what they can expect at the party.
FOOD: We decided to have our party begin at 12pm so we planned on serving a full lunch. I like the food to fit the theme or at least the colors. Kate suggested the use of sandwiches and I agreed completely. We went with Croissant Sandwiches, Dill and Cream Cheese Sandwiches and Chicken Salad Sandwiches for the Adults. For the kids we kept it simple and went with Jelly Sandwiches. (Skipped the Peanut Butter in case of allergies). We also served a Cracker and Cheese Platter Peach Fruit Cups Mini Quiche Baby Carrots, Orange Wedges, and Deviled Eggs
We served "Peach" Lemonade, Sparkling Water, Iced Tea and Sweet Tea.
The Peach Slices added to the Lemonade and Peach Striped Straws help bring the Party Colors to the Beverages Table I set up.
and I knew it was a perfect fit for the party. For the Food Table I knew I wanted to create something out of doilies. I decided to tie several doilies together (8 Across and 8 down to be exact :)) to achieve the dainty vintage look I was going for. It worked perfectly. Its extremely delicate but not so much that it wasn't possible. I did mine 1 doily thick but I would recommend using 2 doilies together to make it stronger. We hung ours with push pins and string into the ceiling.I hung a Blue Floral Tablecloth behind it to add some color.
We also created Doily Lanterns using Paper Mache Balls and Doilies. They hung on either sides of the Backdrop.I tapped into my husband's creative abilities again and had him paint 2 Light Blue Silhouettes facing each other on 2 16x20 Canvas. (Purchased at Michael's). We hung the canvas first with string and push pins. We then hung a 16x20 open White Frame to give some definition to the Silhouettes. We hung them with Light Blue Satin Ribbon. This is by far one of my favorite elements of the party.
Another Amazing Tip from Kate Landers was to set up any and everything before the day of the party. I took that tip to heart and had the backdrop up for an entire week before. :)
I wanted to keep in the Light Blue and Peach Color Scheme for the Desserts. I used Blueberry and Orange Cream Salt Water Taffy, Orange Candy Sticks, and Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks.
(Candy purchased at www.acandystore.com )
(Blue & White Polka dot Candy Cups from ShopSweetLulu.com)Silhouette Cookies - Silhouettes printed on wafer paper (Cake Art) Cookies Created by Jeff's Creative Confections
I wrapped doilies to make cones to hold the candy and added Savannah's Cameo I made to the front. My Husband Jeff of Jeff's Creative Confections above created 3 cakes for the party 2 Cameo Smaller Cakes using the Silhouette Cookies The other cake was a 2 tiered Monogram Cake also by Jeff's Creative Confections Lastly, we made Creme Puffs with Whipped Cream and Peach Slices
I managed to get 6 matching picnic tables by borrowing from friends and renting 3 from a local party rental place (AZ Bounce Around). It was a less expensive option for my larger party but still allowed for the cohesive look I wanted to achieve because they all matched.
I covered them with simple white tablecloths I purchased at Sam's Club in the Restaurant Section.
I took a few of my husbands Tuxedo Coats and ties for the boys to wear. A pettiskirt, a couple tutus and jewelry were perfect touches for the girls.
The pinata was the other party activity. I decided since we were doing a candy bar I didn't want to overwhelm the kids (parents :)) with more candy so I chose to fill the majority of it with small toys like Harmonicas, Jump Ropes, and Wind Up Toys. All purchased from the Dollar Tree and Michaels Dollar Section.
(Jacks, Oriental Trading: Silly Putty, Crayola.com)
The girls favor bags I used Savannah's Cameos. They had a Boutique Bow on a clip I made using Light Blue Moonstitch Ribbon.
(Moonstitch Ribbon - Ribbon Retreat)Everyone seemed to be having a great time including the Birthday Girl. There was just the right amount of food and fun! Thanks so much to all the amazing vendors, friends and family that picked up the party slack wherever it was needed, and Kate Landers for the inspiration and support with the party. It was acheived by the creativity and hard work of many people!
All Photography Courtesy of http://www.carriefayphotography.com/