Flower Power Posh Playdate – Flower Party Ideas For Kids

So apparently I’ve passed down the party planning gene because at age 5, Juliet is whimsically planning themed play dates for her buddies and herself  She came up with her 4th birthday’s princess tea party theme and her 5th birthday’s fancy dress party otherwise known as the CC no.5 party.  And this summer she wanted to host a flower themed playdate which I took the liberty to re-name as the flower power playdate.  And I was thrilled because it was the perfect excuse to break out all my new floral chargers, table napkins and napkin holders!  Read on for all our flower party ideas for kids!

With our beautiful rooftop as the garden setting, I quickly poked silk flowers from past events into the leafy backdrop, brought down some potted mini vases of flowers that Juliet helped me pick, and placed the painted rocks that Juliet created as favors for her guests.  Everyone came dressed in floral prints, floral crowns and silk flowers in their hair, cuz this fashionista group is all for themed fashion! Yay!

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Kids’ activities included: designing Play doh flowers, putting together a 3D flower puzzle, crafting flower balloons and dancing to our favorite songs. flower party ideas, flower foods, flower themed party, kids party ideasflower party, kids party ideas, flower power

The food was prepared by Chef Juliet, age 5.  She made the (edible) flower – topped fudge, the night before.  She displayed the flower-shaped cookies.  She helped top the fruit with flowers and she even helped make the rose shaped pepperoni pizza!

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The pizza was pretty easy since we cheated by buying pre-made pizza dough.  Thanks, Eataly!  If you are really ambitious, you could make your own dough from scratch.  Or if you want to be even more economical, you could use Pillsbury Dough croissant dough!  Below are the steps by step instructions for the rose-shaped pizza.  It was a hit event though ours looked more like flower bombs.  (They grew larger than expected and looked like they practically exploded in the oven)  lol What can I say, this was our first time making pizza at home…next time, I’ll flatten out the dough and use thinner pieces.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375° and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out and thin the pizza dough
  3. Cut each rectangle of dough lengthwise into 1-1.5″wide strips. We originally did them 2-3″ which gave them the exploded flower bomb look.
  4. Spread a very thin layer of sauce onto each strip. Sprinkle with cheeses, then layer pepperoni on top half of each strip so that they’re slightly overlapping and the top halves of the pepperoni slices are off the pastry.  This eventually gives it the petal look.
  5. Fold up bottom half of dough and tightly roll.  Transfer to prepared muffin tin and bake until golden, 15-20 minutes.

The flower craft was just as easy.  Buy flower shaped paper dishes or just cut paper plates to look like they have rounded edges.  Cut out a circle in the middle and blow a balloon through it.  Secure balloon in place with clear tape and add a balloon stick.  You can use green construction paper cut like leaves, or shape green pipe cleaners (which is what we opted to do).

What do you think?  Would you host a flower-themed get together one day?  Feeling inspired?

If you live in the NY area and love flowers, you’ll want to check out this post about the top flowery facades you’ll want on your photo bucket list.

Easter Posh Play Dates

 

I’ve never celebrated Easter so enthusiastically until becoming a mother.  There is something that is just so sweet and special about seeing your child get dolled up, hunt for eggs and interact with the Easter bunny.  This year, we were so excited, we celebrated all week with special activities, crafting, bunny desserts and a series of what I call posh play dates – highly stylized play dates with a dress-up theme and sponsors involved.  Read on for ideas and inspiration on how to host your own Easter themed play date or party this year!easter party planning ideas, easter party planning tips, easter decor, easter party ideas

Using items we already had from her bunny-themed HOP-py 3rd birthday party, we decorated our house in fun pops of colors and created an enticing dessert station.

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It consisted of straw-bunny smoothies, a jelly bean tasting, cookies, cotton tails (cotton candy on sticks), bunny trail mix, rock candy, chocolates, Peeps, and fruit to nibble on.  My daughter said after tasting the black jellybeans that they were “rotten…something bad happened to these.”  hahah  I’m not a fan of licorice flavor either!

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For entertainment, the kids had a bunny hop, Easter egg hunt around the living room, and coloring pages that Miffy sent us.  how to plan a kids easter party, easter party inspiration, easter party ideasThe beloved bunny, Miffy, also sent us tees for all the girls to style, the cutest coloring book, and ears to wear at the party!  Plus we received Miffy PJs for Juliet to sleep in.  Look at the girls doing the bunny hop on my couch!  I’d be hopping too if I received this awesome basket of surprises!

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The Easter basket also included the most amazing, supersized Easter eggs by Zuru.  They’re called 5 surprises and they are so much fun for the kiddos to open up!  Does anyone else out there have kids who are obsessed with opening up tiny packages with these little presents? The girls kept squealing for joy!  The surprises skept coming and included fun girly items such as, mermaids, princesses, hair accessories, bracelets, hair ties and glitter glue! I highly recommend them for your girl’s Easter baskets!  Last year, we got J a real-life Easter bunny.  So of course, we had to bring her out for the kids to play with and take pictures with!  The bunny hung out at our decorated kids’ cafe before hopping off to play some hide and seek with them.

Oh what FUN we had!  Read on here, to see what else all the Fab Kids are hunting for (in terms of fashion).  There is still a week before the big holiday!  Let me know in the comments how you and your family are celebrating!

Or read here for 6 tips on hosting a bunny-themed party!

 

 

 

Special thank you to Miffy and Zuru for sending us fabulous gifts to share with our littles!

As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

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