“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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  1. narcy says

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

  2. says

    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!

    • Chris says

      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. says

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

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


    • Chris says

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

  4. says

    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!!!!