“Little Outdoorsman” Fishing Party

Summer is half over and I realized I’ve never shared this party inspiration I created for Bird’s Party magazine back in the Spring. My mission was to design a unique party idea for a boy, and of course I used Bird’s Party printables for the paper elements. I decided to create a Little Outdoorsman Fishing Party concept that would take place over brunch {since everyone knows that’s when the fish are biting ; ) }. Check out all the details below …

The setting was a lovely park with a pond, and picnic tables already in place. I set the table with woodsy elements like turkey feathers & deer antlers (actually found in the woods on my in-laws property), a moss table runner with faux ferns, and a wood and branch donut pedestal as the centerpiece. Napkins were tied with jute twine and embellished with fishing lures, and “root” beer was personalized with a mini chalkboard hang tag. Stacked donuts topped with cupcake circles make a more logical choice than cupcakes since this was a morning event.

Since growing boys can get hungry often, I set up a snack table to go with the theme. Trail mix, gummy fish & worms, and meringue mushrooms served on a bed of chocolate rocks {see link for DIY instructions} will keep them fueled for a morning of fishing and nature hikes. Small favor bags & extra root beer are presented in a small wooden boat, while flowers always add a festive touch. The favor bags contain the ingredients for making s’mores, and can also be filled with extra snacks from the table.

If you have a young boy who loves the outdoors this may be a great idea to celebrate his next birthday.  Gather a couple of his friends and head out to your local fishing hole, or simply re-create this woodsy setting in your own back yard.

Happy Party Planning!

 

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. The place is fantastic!
    I love the balance with sweets.
    Thanks for the idea from Spain.

  2. I have so many things to say about this “party”!!! You know I LOVE a good boy party and this one looks amazing! I love the colors, the food table AND the gorgeous setting!! Where in the world is that?! Great job Chris!

    • Thanks Christi! The setting is a small park near my house. I had been dying to use it for a location shoot but have battled wind there a few times before. LOL

  3. cute ideas
    lovely spot:)

  4. Yes, Chris you do me and my printables, proud every time!! :D
    I totally love your styling and creative ideas!! So many inspiring things to look at!!

    Where do you find so many great vintage props?!!

    LOVE!!
    XOXO
    Bird

    • Thank you Bird!
      Always keeping my eyes & mind open to new & creative display ideas!…And I do enjoy thrifing ; )

  5. Love this!! It is great for young or old. Sometimes boys and men are difficult to “theme” for a party, but this is perfect…and beautiful!!!!

  6. Thanks for all your comments. I’m so glad you like it!

  7. So cute!!! I love all your owls! And the basket and the scale…and well, all of it!

  8. Such a cute idea. I love all of the details, especially the location.

  9. Fabulous!!!!!!

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