The floral fawn headbands were probably my favorite detail of this party. I used plain metal headbands (purchased in bulk from Amazon), secured felt over the surface with hot glue, then made the ears, leaves and flowers out of felt and secured those using hot glue as well. The end result was super cute, and I love that they're something my girls (and their guests!) will be able to wear again and again!
The plush fawn party favors were another Amazon find, and they were a hit! We kept the guest list small this year, so we were able to go a little bigger on the favors. It's always worth it to me to send guests home with something that will last instead of trinkets that just end up in the trash, and these little lovies were just too cute to pass up!
I also opted for a traditional tea table setting with the food within reach on the dining table instead of a separate dessert table. It worked well for the guest count we were accommodating, although the parents of our guests might have preferred we keep the treats out of reach of the children (sugar high, anyone?!) Teehee. Let them live a little, right? :)
I found real porcelain tea cups and saucers at Goodwill for an absolute steal--75 cents a piece! I washed them of course, then layered them on top of some gold foil-trimmed paper plates I found in the spring shop at Hobby Lobby and added a paper doily and--voila! Place setting complete :). I also found some adorable ceramic bunny place card holders in the Dollar Spot at Target which were just the cutest, but alas, I didn't get a good photo of them. Anyway, if you're at Target before Easter, check them out!
I had grand plans to sew chair covers in a variety of woodland animals, but ran out of time. (Argh.) I did manage to throw together two bunny ear covers for the head and foot of the table, though (pictured in the photo above.) They turned out to be so darling that I kept them on the chairs that the girls use for their play table in the living room!
Leah chose the invitation she wanted from a list of watercolor fawn custom invite listings I found on Etsy, and she couldn't have chosen better! KiwiNBerries is my new fave custom invitation designer; check out her shop here!
Last but not least, the paper flower photo backdrop! I made paper flowers for the first time a few months ago for a baby shower I was hosting for a friend (see the pictures here!) and I loved them so much, I knew I had to find a way to use them again. I nearly bit off more than I could chew making an entire photo backdrop out of them, though. Word to the wise: if you decide to make one of your own, give yourself lots and LOTS of time to put it together. I suggest starting it a month in advance. Seriously. The backdrop I made spanned four standard sized poster boards (2x2), which ended up being a bit too small to photograph some of the taller girls at the party (including Leah! Mom fail), and it still took me almost 30 hours to make. On the upside, I plan on keeping the flowers for future use, so hopefully I'll continue to get a return on my time investment :).
That's all for today! I hope you've found some inspiration for your next soiree :). Until next time, thanks for stopping by and happy party planning!