WHETHER THEY ARE pressing petals atop custom mud pies, leaving trinkets for flower fairies, or making daisy chains for their friends, there's no doubt about it: girls simply love flowers. Couple that love with, say, a little girl's birthday party, and you've got yourself a match made in heaven. As the hostess at a recent flower party with five little girls, I can attest to the power of the flower theme. Surrounded by a patch of huge paper blooms, the girls at our party had a blast decorating T-shirts with thumbprint flowers, snacking on yummy cupcake bouquets, and making their own tissue paper corsages. On the following pages, you'll find these party projects and more to choose from, all guaranteed to help your birthday girl and her friends have a bloomin' good time.Download A Fabulous Flower Party Template
Flower Party Invitation
These blossoms open up one petal at a time, presenting pertinent birthday party details to your invitees.
You Need: 1 sheet of card stock; scissors; small piece of card stock in a different color; hole punch; paper fastener; petal template; marker
To make one, cut 4-inch-long petal shapes from the large piece of card stock and cut a 1 1/2-inch-diameter circle from the smaller piece. Punch a hole in the narrow end of each petal and again in the center of the circle. Stack the petals and place the circle on top, lining up the holes, then secure them together with a paper fastener. Open up the flower and use a marker to write party details on the petals. Note: this invitation may require additional postage if sent through the mail.
Party Table Treats
Below are some ideas for preparing a patch of delicious party snacks.
PB & J Blossom Sandwiches: For each sandwich, cut two slices of bread into flower shapes with a cookie cutter. Cut a hole in one of the slices by pressing a water bottle cap into the center. Spread the peanut butter and jelly on the whole piece and place the slice with the hole on top.
A Budding Fruit Platter: Transform a plain old fruit platter into a garden of healthy treats by arranging orange slices, raspberries, and other fruits into flower shapes, as shown here.
Watering Can Punch: To complete your garden setting, purchase a brand-new watering can, wash and dry it thoroughly, then fill it with punch.
These cupcake-filled cones make the sweetest party arrangements.
Giant Tissue Paper Flowers
These bold blossoms add a bright touch to any festive event.
Thumbprint Garden T-Shirts
These personalized t-shirts will be the hit of any party