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!
Kids’ activities included: designing Play doh flowers, putting together a 3D flower puzzle, crafting flower balloons and dancing to our favorite songs.
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!
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.
- Preheat oven to 375° and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out and thin the pizza dough
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.