Amazing Owl Birthday Party

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Owls are popular for a reason: they are adorable! If you haven’t jumped on the owl bandwagon yet, this party just might lure you over to the owl-lovers side.

This party was for Kate’s daughter’s second birthday, but this could easily be done for any age, even into the teenage birthdays.

Here’s the cake. I love how this sets the color scheme for the whole party.
A two-tiered birthday cake with two owls on top

Here is a closer look at the table the cake was displayed on. Check out the logs that were used to add dimension and height to the table (under the cake and the suckers). I thought they were a cute and woodsy way to add a lot of impact to the setting.
A table with owl-themed birthday decorations and treats

DIY candy bar! Who doesn’t love that as a take-home treat?
A table with owl-themed candy and party favors

This is the opposite corner of the table. Perfect little details really make a party special, and this is just plain cute!
Owl-themed party decorations with owls on a log

Adorable owl birthday banner:
Owl-themed Happy Birthday banner

Things to do:

I love this type of guess how many game. I’ve never seen suckers displayed like this for the game and I just love it. Of course everything goes with the color scheme which keeps the party cohesive and beautiful.

Owl-themed party games with candy
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DIY owl painting. Games/projects like this are great for a party because once you have it set up you don’t have to do much. This activity also doubles as a party favor.
A table with painting supplies and ceramic owls for painting

Kate provided everyone with an owl apron to wear while painting. The apron went home with the guests, as well as the painted owl.

A woman wearing an owl apron

A child striking an owl pinata with a bat


Feather boas and little owls all over the backyard. She did a few different trees like this and each was a different color of feather/owl.
White feather boas and white stuffed owls in a shrub

Adorable little stuffed owls all over the place. Owls were on the tables, in the trees, and even hiding in the window sills of the house.
Two stuffed owls


Colored drinks (and look at that fun stump that top drink is sitting on) and check out those bright paper goods in the background.
A display of colorful drinks in glass dispensers, cups, and ice

This is one of my favorite parts of the party, a DIY grilled melt bar. Kate had tons of different toppings, breads, cheeses, spreads, veggies, and meats with a hot griddle ready to be used in the middle of the table. Guests could make their own hot sandwich as they pleased. I love that this takes some of the crazy out of the party. Sure, the prep is still there, but while the party is actually happening very little is needed on the part of the host.

Plus, look how cute her display is!
Menu for Grilled Melt Bar ideas

Grilled Melt Bar chalkboard menu

And what  DIY hot sandwich bar would be complete without a DIY s’mores dessert bar? Did you even know that they made so many flavors of marshmallow? I sure didn’t! You can’t see it from here but the white scrolly box to the right held small burners with flames so that the s’mores could be roasted right at the table.

A table with ingredients and menu for DIY Smores Bar

I’ll take a grasshopper s’more please!
Chalkboard menu of Smores Bar ideas

And of course that birthday girl matched her party! Cutest. Outfit. Ever.
Little girl with owl-themed outfit

Kate, thanks again for letting me share you party. But now you got me craving a melty sandwich and melty marshmallow.

So dear reader, were you already on the owl loving bandwagon, and if not, did this change your mind?

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  1. Christine C. says:

    Where did the pink and blue owl pops come from???

    1. Kate says:

      They are made with a mold purchased from Amazon and Wilton’s melting chocolate. 🙂

  2. Angela says:

    Wow,is there a certain place that you got the things at?

    1. Kate says:

      Angela- thanks! A lot of this party came from oriental tradings. The fun part is taking that stuff and amping it up!

  3. Britney Downey says:

    How did you make the dum-dum trees?

    1. Kate says:

      A ball of styrofoam a painted wooden dowel a square piece of styrofoam cut to fit and a tin can. I had to clip the lollipop sticks to get them all to fit in the ball. I also used craft paper to cover the top of the can.