I have a lot of work to catch up on today, as we spent the last 4 days on a mini vacay at the beach. While I try to get back into the swing of things I have a cute Bike Themed birthday party to share with you from Katie of Petite Social.
The party was for her son and has lots of easy to follow ideas using a bright, contrasting color scheme, simple food, and paper goods to help tie it all together. See all the details below…
From Katie: “I typically work with many different vendors for my parties and had hoped to collaborate with my talented party friends to incorporate a fun themed cake, fondant toppers, special yellow jersey party favors, etc. I embarrassingly have to admit, with booked client events every weekend for the past several months, Cole’s birthday party snuck up on me.
As a party stylist, I definitely set high expectations for myself when throwing my own children’s parties and felt guilty that I had not put in the same amount of time in this party as I did with my daughter’s. With one week to execute, it turned out to be my most stress-free party planning experience. I’m really happy with how it all came together. A total DIY “celebration at home” that you can try, too!
Here is what I did: I used Bike Party printables I found on Etsy by Pinkadot, created the bike crossing sign with poster board paper, purchased party decor from Polka Dot Market, and made home made cupcakes, cake pops, and lemonade. Our little guests all arrived with their bikes and helmets and parked them in the “bike parking lot”. The kids were easily entertained with bike rides around the cul-de-sac and jumping in the moon bounce. I set up cones and split the kids in two groups and we had an uncompetitive bike race and parade around the lot. After a solid hour of just horse play, we enjoyed a casual pizza picnic and noshed on cupcakes and cake pops. Everyone was sent home with their very own water bottle and had a “wheelie” good time!”
What a great party from Katie, and I love that the kids were able to have “free play” time. In my experience the kids enjoy doing their own thing more than elaborately thought out activities. I hope this gives all you moms “permission” to relax when planning your own child’s party!