Spring Flamingo Birthday Party

Spring Flamingo Birthday Party

Looking for a fun and flirty party theme for your next big event?! Check out this completely darling Spring Flamingo Birthday Party

Its vibrant color combination,  festive sweets, and super cute stationery are sure to give you the inspiration needed to plan one fabulous fête; a fête that will most certainly have friends and family a flocking!

Here are the details included in this fabulous birthday celebration that I can’t seem to get enough of:

  • Spring Flamingo-inspired stationery + printables
  • Pineapple cake pops
  • Custom Flamingo and flower cupcake toppers
  • Paper fan arch backdrop
  • Colorful balloon bunches
  • Flamingo, pineapple and fern-shaped sugar cookies
  • Banana marshmallows
  • Hand-painted macarons
  • And more!

 

Sign from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (19)

Cake from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (6)

Cake Pops from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (7)

 

Doughnuts from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (8)

Drink Bottles from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (9)

Cookies from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (10)

Cupcakes from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (11)

Favors from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (12)

Cupcakes from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (13)

Flamingo-inspired Cupcakes from a Cupcakes from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (14)

Macarons from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (15)

Macarons + Sugar Cookies from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (16)

 

Cookies from a Spring Flamingo Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas - KarasPartyIdeas.com (18)

 

Spring Flamingo Party Details:

This is what Angie shared about the party- “Since Caitlin’s birthday is in April, we thought it is just fitting to have her 1st birthday with an array of Spring colors and flowers to make it vibrant and festive. And for an extra dose of fun, we added pink flamingos and pineapple and ferns to the mix!

We added custom made cute flamingo and flowers cupcake toppers as well as the pineapple shaped cake pops to reinforce the theme. On top of the flamingos lawn decoration flanking the birthday cake, and the cookies, we also had to spice up our macarons by hand painting it with flamingos and pineapples for an extra dose of cuteness. Glass bottles are dressed up in custom wrapper ready for the orange punch, while banana marshmallows adds just a zest of yellow to the table. The backdrop with the colorful combination of paper fans and honeycombs just brings everything alive! We are very thrilled with how this table came together.”

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Party Themes

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Party Themes

When the seasons change, so do the party themes and trends. As we move towards spring we are moving away from the earthy, rustic, and natural colors and decorations that were popular in the fall and winter, and start bringing is fresh, bright colors, a rainbow of floral decorations, and themes that celebrate life, love, and new beginnings as the world begins to bloom anew all around. At GOFF Tents and Events we’re ready for spring, so let’s party.

 

Bright, vibrant colors

Spring is in the air, and the colors are starting to change all around. We’re moving from golden, red, orange, and brown, and brightening up the color scheme for the spring-themed parties. Flowers are blooming, and you can get every color of the rainbow, and they are bold, bright, juicy, and vibrant.

 

Fresh flowers and fruit

Much like a gourmet meal, using fresh ingredients will elevate every party. The more you can take from nature to complete your decorations, the more beautiful and luxurious your party will be. Use fresh fruit and fresh flowers to create gorgeous centerpieces and decor for your party.

There’s nothing more beautiful than bright yellow, fresh, juicy lemons and limes in a bowl, or fresh apples, oranges, and berries. Use nature to guide your spring party decor.

 

Spring-themed linens and tableware

You don’t want to go overboard with the colors. Your spring-themed party should make you feel like you are trapped in a bowl of Jelly Bellies. Stick to a few natural decorations and use them strategically.

If you already have a lot of colors from flowers and fruit, stick to neutral linens, which will complement the rest of the decor but won’t overpower. White linens may seem too formal, so you can try linens that are soft, muted yellow, blue, or green that will accentuate your decor, but won’t make your party too chaotic with color.

Let one of our Wedding Planners and our new Floral Department at Goff Tents and Events usher you into spring in a colorful way.

Boozy Easter Eggs

Boozy Easter Eggs

Boozy Easter Eggs!!!!! My Grandmother’s birthday just happens to be April 1st, which happens to be April Fools fools day. Her favorite wine just happens to be Sutter Home, so last year I made her Boozy Easter Eggs and placed them in an Easter Basket. Figured it would be a gift that would sure make everyone giggle AND one my Grandmother would enjoy since she does love her wine!!!!

The Boozy Easter Eggs were such a hit with my family, that I decided this Easter season I would make the eggs for y’all over here on the blog!!!!

The plastic eggs can be found at Dollar Tree and you can purchase the mini Sutter Home bottles at any store that sells wine for ridiculously cheap. My local store even sells four packs for around $6! Perfect for an Easter gift for your besties or a Grandmother like mine who loves her wine!

Cheers & Happy Easter!

Boozy Easter Eggs

 

Supplies
• Large Plastic Easter Eggs (Dollar Tree)
• Easter Grass
• Jelly Beans
• Sutter Home Mini Wine Bottles

 

Boozy Easter Eggs

1. Fill each plastic Easter Egg with Easter grass.

 

Boozy Easter Eggs

2. Place your mini Sutter Home Wine bottles in the plastic Easter Eggs.

 

Boozy Easter Eggs

3. Sprinkle in a few jelly beans.

 

Boozy Easter Eggs

4. Close the plastic Easter Eggs.

 

Boozy Easter Eggs

5. Hand out to your besties!!! Happy Easter!!

7 Easy Steps to Pulling Off an Epic Easter Egg Hunt

7 Easy Steps to Pulling Off an Epic Easter Egg Hunt

Hosting an egg hunt this Easter? Here are the basics to planning a successful holiday hunt without breaking a sweat.

 

Ask any kid who’s been a part of one: Egg hunts are the best part of Easter celebrations. There’s candy, outdoor activity, colorful eggs, a little light-hearted competition, and, best of all, prizes. While you’re probably familiar with the modern Easter game of hiding hard-boiled eggs or plastic eggs filled with candy for kids to collect, versions of this particular Easter tradition appear to have been around for centuries. According to History.com, sources suggest the concept of the Easter bunny may initially derive from lore about an egg-laying hare, introduced in America by 18th century German settlers in Pennsylvania. Children would set out homemade nests, in which this ancestor of the Easter bunny could lay its pretty-colored eggs.

These days, it’s the perfect excuse to get outside for some springtime air and watch kids young and old search for hidden treasure. Thinking it’s time you stepped up to host the annual Easter hunt extravaganza? Or maybe you’re plotting a small-but-spirited at-home hunt for the little ones in your immediate family. Follow these easy steps for pulling off a classic Easter egg hunt like a pro.

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1. Set the Date
Of course it’s traditional to have an Easter egg hunt on Easter Day, but it’s certainly not required. In fact, you may be attending a few in the neighborhood, in addition to hosting your own, so realistically not all egg hunts can happen on the same day. An ideal timeframe would be Easter weekend, or even the week/end before. If you’re planning on hosting outdoors, have a back-up location plan in case of rain or chilly weather.

2. Pick a Location
Whether the hunt is taking place in your front yard or the grounds of the community center, make sure the location works for your group. Pick an area that’s large enough for your hunters, but not too large that it’s impossible to find the eggs. You’ll also want a spot where you can clearly define the boundaries, has plenty of grass, and is set far enough away from a road or pond. If you’re hosting inside, try and make sure the adventures take place on one floor so there are no stairs in the mix.

3. Stock Up on Eggs
Quite possibly the most important part of an Easter egg hunt. While some hosts prefer to hide real eggs, it’s often best to use plastic eggs, especially if there are a lot of little kids invited to your hunt (and bonus, you can fill each plastic egg with candy, knick-knacks, and even coins, if you’re feeling generous!). You’re also welcome to use a mix of both—the more eggs the merrier. If you’re not sure about how many to have on hand, we’d suggest about 10 eggs per child, depending on the age group.

4. Have Baskets, Buckets, and Pails at the Ready
You could host a BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) Easter egg hunt—and it would be great if everyone showed up with baskets—but play it safe and assume you’ll need to have egg-collecting gear for all your hunt attendees. Plan to have at least one vessel for goodies for every guest invited. Easter baskets are always traditional, but tote bags, beach pails, or even cute small boxes are fun Easter basket alternatives.

5. Hide the Eggs
Before you start hiding anything, count the eggs. (You’ll thank yourself later.) Choose hiding spots that make sense for the ages of the kids invited. You’ll want some eggs in more obvious locations (right on the open lawn), and others hidden in more challenging spots like tucked inside a mailbox, in a plant bed, or hidden behind the stump of a tree.

6. Ready, Set, Hunt
If you’re hosting many kids of all different ages, think about letting kids start in rounds by age group or range. To be fair, let the the littlest hunters have first dibs on eggs. Once they go, start a countdown of a minute to 30 seconds (any longer and you’ll probably make some enemies) before giving the older age groups the go-ahead to join in.

7. Count the Eggs
When you’re certain that all the eggs have been found (this is where counting them before hiding them comes in handy), it’s time to make the final tally. Sometimes even the egg hiders forget about those clever hiding spots. If you choose to reward the all-star gatherers—beyond the goodies inside their bounty of plastic eggs—now’s the time to offer up festive Easter prizes.

Baby Shark Birthday Party

Baby Shark Birthday Party

Baby Shark do do do do.. that’s all it takes for the catchy toddler tune to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Sorry, not sorry. We’ve had this song on loop for a while now and when it came time to pick a theme for my daughter’s 3rd birthday she made it very clear that all she wanted was a “Baby Shark Birthday Cake”. Have a Baby Shark fan in your house? Here are a bunch of great party ideas plus a few fun themed gift ideas!

Baby Shark Birthday Party Ideas & Gift Guide

Have a Birthday Shark on your hands? If you’re throwing a Baby Shark birthday party you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got lots of food, decor, activities and game ideas.

If you have a Baby Shark fan in your life and you’re looking to purchase a gift, scroll down for my extensive Baby Shark gift guide! This list includes bedding, books, stuffed animals, toys and more! I’m certain you’ll be able to find the perfect Baby Shark gift.

BABY SHARK BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS: FOOD

What makes a great party? FOOD! Nothing kicks up a party a few notches more than themed food (especially sweets). Check out these great Baby Shark snack and sweet ideas:

Homemade, Gluten Free Goldfish from Strength and Sunshine

Baby Shark Birthday Party Ideas Homemade Goldfish

Shark Fin Cupcakes via The Awesome Muse

Baby Shark Party Ideas Shark Fin Cupcakes

Shark Cookies, Decorated Oreos from The Inspiration Edit

Baby Shark Party Ideas Shark Cookie Pops

Speaking of cookies, check out these great Ocean Themed Cookies from Imaginative Homeschool; I spy an octopus, dolphin and a sea horse!

Baby Shark Party Ideas Ocean Themed Cookies

No party is complete without a cake, I opted to purchase our cake from a local bakery but Lani from Life Anchored shared the most amazing DIY Baby Shark Piñata Cake.

Baby Shark Party Ideas Piñata Cake

It doesn’t matter if you opt to make your own desserts or buy them from a local bakery, you’ll still need a topper! The lovable Shark Family is all decked out for the party on these super cute cake and cupcake toppers!
Speaking of cupcakes, nothing is more impressive at a party than a themed cupcake tower – luckily there is a Baby Shark themed one available (of course!)

BABY SHARK BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS: DRINKS

Who needs a drink do do do do do? I know I do! (do do do). This Bloody Shark Bite Cocktail from Champagne and Coconuts is the perfect way to treat your adult guests while everyone is listening to Baby Shark on loop.

Baby Shark Party Ideas Shark Bite Drink

BABY SHARK BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS: DECOR, CRAFTS & GAMES

I love this Underwater Photo Backdrop created by Life Anchored. Print out some Baby Shark props and you’re good to go!

Baby Shark Party Ideas Ocean Themed Photo Backdrop

I love to go all out when decorating this Baby Shark Birthday Party Supplies kit has everything you’ll need! Plates, cups, napkins, a table cloth AND a banner!
An easy way to fill up a party space is by strategically placing balloons throughout the party room!
Party hats are always fun! Head over to Simple Everyday Mom to snag this awesome Shark Headband Template to print and create Shark headbands for all of your guests (or at least all of those under the age of 5).

Baby Shark Party Ideas Shark Headbands

Keeping kids occupied during a party is always a challenge but have no fear, this Feed the Shark Game from Mommy Made That will keep little hands and mind busy for a while.

Baby Shark Party Ideas Feed the Shark Game

Check out this new twist on a classic party game; Pin the Teeth on the Shark!
Instead of sending party guests home with loot bags, why not send them home with a craft that was made at the party? The Inspiration Edit has a fun shark themed craft that would be perfect for a Baby Shark party! Kids can create their own Hammer Head Shark complete with underwater scene.

Baby Shark Party Ideas Hammerhead Shark Craft

Are you a fan of painted rocks? Why not have party guests paint their own, shark themed rocks? Recreate these Stone-Cold Shark Painted Rocks from Sustain by Craft Habit at your Baby Shark party, even switch out the standard shark grey for yellow, blue, orange, green and pink to more resemble everyone’s new favorite shark family!

Baby Shark Party Ideas Painted Rocks

Looking for a mess-free craft to occupy little party guests? Why not have them color their own Baby Shark coloring page? The markers only color the page, not your couch!

Baby Shark Gift Guide

Need a gift for the Baby Shark fan in your life? I’ve rounded up some of the best (and I’ll admit, pretty awesome) Baby Shark items; toys, plushes, puppets and even bedding!

My little one was lucky enough to be gifted a Baby Shark bedding set from the wonderful people over at Franco Dreams, they offer products in all of your favorite characters; Baby Shark, Trolls, Paw Patrol, Scooby Doo, Frozen, Batman – seriously, so many more. Their products are available at retailers like Bed Bath and Beyond, Walmart, Target, Macy*s, and Amazon (among others) – you can shop the super fun Baby Shark bedding by clicking the link below.

We had so much fun surprising our Birthday Shark with her new bedding, in a covert mission we where able to give her bed a makeover while she was totally unaware!

BABY SHARK GIFT GUIDE: BEDDING

BABY SHARK GIFT GUIDE: BOOKS

Books always make a great gift and these books put a new spin on the “do do do” so long “Grandpa Shark do do do do”, make way for “brush your teeth do do do do” and “hold you tight do do do do”.

Bedtime for Baby Shark and I Love You, Baby Shark are easy to read, sing-song books that are both fun bedtime reads.

BABY SHARK GIFT GUIDE: STUFFED ANIMALS

Little ones can snuggle up with these fun Baby Shark plushes and puppets – so many or may not sing

BABY SHARK GIFT GUIDE: TOYS

BABY SHARK GIFT GUIDE: WHEELS

BABY SHARK GIFT GUIDE: CLOTHES

BABY SHARK GIFT GUIDE: FOR MOM & DAD

Baby Shark Birthday Party Photo Review

Baby Shark Birthday Party Cake

Baby Shark Birthday Cake

Baby Shark Birthday Party Smash Cake

Baby Shark Birthday Secondary “Smash” Cake

Baby Shark Birthday Party Tableware
5 Ideas To Keep The Magic Alive And Teens Entertained This Christmas

5 Ideas To Keep The Magic Alive And Teens Entertained This Christmas

There are countless ideas, images, and inspo online about creating a fantastic Christmas gathering, activities, games, and so on for kids to enjoy the festive season. No doubt, their belief in Santa makes each day leading up to Christmas exciting and magical too.

On the other hand, tweens and teens are entering a stage where they’re kind of stuck in between. They’re not old enough to drink and be merry at an adults Christmas party, and they may feel too mature to visit Santa’s grotto or sit at the kid’s table on Christmas day. 

Plus, they may have lost their belief in the man that clumsily slides down the chimney. As such, they often need different entertainment and treatment to keep the magic of Christmas alive.

To add the spark to the festive holidays for your teens, here are a few ideas to create Christmas gatherings and activities they’ll adore. Just as much as any of your youngest children.

Get Teens involved In Setting Up Christmas

Teens who have a knack for style, DIY, or crafts may love the opportunity to get involved in designing the Christmas theme for their home, so why not let them? 

By giving them the chance to make Christmas unique in their home, it will boost their self-esteem and make them feel much more Christmassy while also exercising their creative skills.

Whip Up An Unconventional Christmas Dish Together

If there is anything tweens and teens love, it’s tasty food. This year you could bring them into the kitchen to cook up some traditional or even unconventional dishes they might love this winter. Like buffalo chicken from Yellow Bliss Road, making pizza from scratch, or some yummy quesadillas. 

Let Them Choose A Christmas Outfit

Christmas jumpers can be hit and miss with tweens and teens. It’s the age they begin to become a lot more conscious about their appearance and personal style. And so, why not give them the means to choose what they want to wear this Christmas so that they can express their Christmasy side their way instead?

Play Co-op Video Games

Despite the lousy rep video games get, studies have shown that video games have multiple benefits. From boosting happiness to developing memory and hand-eye coordination skills. 

This is why you needn’t be so quick to ban video games during Christmas events. You could even set it up in the living area for everyone to join in. 

Video games for your teens over Xmas is bound to be something they’ll enjoy doing, more so if you and the family get involved. 

Give To The Less Fortunate

Explaining to your youngest that others don’t have as much as they do, is difficult for toddlers and preschoolers to comprehend. 

But tweens and teens are more equipped to take this message on board. To encourage your teen’s appreciation for everything they have, why not recommend they choose things they no longer need to give to the less fortunate. 

In doing so, teens are likely to feel much more grateful for their loving family and home this Christmas.

From cooking up new dishes together to letting them take over the decor and gifting things to goodwill, there are numerous ways to make your teens feel magical, entertained by Christmas this year.