This post was sponsored by Oriental Trading. All opinions are my own.
How to create a great purple birthday party, when all you have to go on for inspiration is your daughters favorite color.
My little miss has been asking to have a purple party since her big sister had a pink princess party in October. As her 4th birthday approached, she continued to talk about her purple party and started telling our extended family about her purple party. I decided I was going to have to host a purple party for my soon to be 4 year old.
Since purple was the only theme my little gal had on her mind, I knew I could find a whole lot of purple party supplies at Oriental Trading. I love that they have every color available for party goods. It totally made planning this purple party super easy. I was able to find all the basics in one place.
Little miss talked about some of the things she wanted at her purple party and purple balloons were one of them. I went with three different colors of balloon to help create the backdrop for our party table. I took a large needle and some bakers twine and tied these balloons together to create these balloon end caps. They turned out really cute!
Check out some of the other details of our purple party. As part of our centerpiece I created this party party party hand lettered poster. I designed this to have 3 varying shades of purple to kind of match our balloon end caps. I’ve got a free download for this party poster that you can take to your local print shop and have printed for your next party.
No party is complete without a cake. I created this purple ombre cake and my daughter thought it was the best cake ever! I wanted to keep the food simple since it was going to be a bunch of kids at the party, so I made some star star peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for our lunch. I used grape jelly since you know, it’s purple and the star shape matched the magic wands we made for our craft at the party.
I found all the fruit remotely purple and added them to these cute popcorn boxes.
I got the popcorn boxes in 2 different colors to not only match our balloons, but to hold our purple popcorn and our fruit.
Our blueberry lemonade wouldn’t have tasted as good without these fun purple and white striped paper straws. I think I can get my kids to drink anything if it’s out of a fun straw.
I think it’s standard practice anymore to send kids home from a party with a goody bag. And that can get expensive! I loved these mini bags treat bags. When I first saw them I didn’t think I could fit anything in them. But I fit just the perfect amount of swag in these cute bags. These little girls didn’t need a lot. A bottle of bubbles, a necklace and a candy or two and they were in heaven!
This little girl’s birthday dreams came true with her purple party. She had so much fun and loved sharing it with her friends.
I like to keep birthday parties as simple as possible, and you may look at this and think, this does not look easy. But I think having cute coordinating decor is half the battle. It can make things look a lot more fancy than they really are. The food was super easy and simple and I kept the decorations and everything all on one cohesive table.
Plus having a super happy birthday girl made it all worth it!
I like to pick one part of a party and make that extra special. It could be the cake, the decorations, the food, the activities, etc. Once you figure out what one thing you want to make extra special and spend most of your time and money on, just keep the rest of it simple. Most kids really don’t care about the details, they just want to have a fun party.