Amazing Owl Birthday Party

Remember the story about my friend Kate? Well, she’s at it again and I have another amazing party to share with you. 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.

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.

DYI candy bar! Who doesn’t love that as a take-home treat?

This is the opposite corner of the table. Perfect little details really make a party special, and this is just plain cute!

Adorable owl 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.

 

DYI 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.

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

 

Pinata!

Decorations:

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.
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.

Food:

Colored drinks (and look at that fun stump that top drink is sitting on) and check out those bright paper goods in the background.

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!

 

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.

 

I’ll take a grasshopper s’more please!

And of course that birthday girl matched her party! Cutest. Outfit. Ever.

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?

And in case you are here just for the owls… check out this and this. I have a feeling you’ll like them.

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Christine C.
Christine C.

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

Kate
Kate

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

Angela
Angela

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

Kate
Kate

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

Britney Downey
Britney Downey

How did you make the dum-dum trees?

Kate
Kate

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.

Lisa Blischke
Lisa Blischke

Where did you find the 2 stuffed owls one is winking? my daughter collects owls and that would be sweet to add to her collection

Kate
Kate

The owls are from oriental trading. The come in a pack of 6 or 12.

Alexa
Alexa

Did you make the owl shirt or where did you get it?

Kate
Kate

The shirts was purchased from http://www.madecutejust4u.com/. Great quality, professional and quick turn around.

Alexa
Alexa

Do you sell them? I would love to have one for my daughters 2nd birthday! (I’m answering the message back about the adorable owl shirt!)

Kate
Kate

I don’t sell them thats where I bought my daughters. If you go to the website that lady does sell them. She does a great job.

Dana
Dana

Great Party! I am doing an owl party for my daughter’s 2nd B-day. Where did you get the owl aprons

Ness
Ness

How did you make the colorful display for the grilled cheese bar! I love it but can’t figure out how you folded it. Is it paper? Tissue? Then how was it layered? Is there a tutorial on this?

Kate
Kate

It is accordion folded cardstock (used a bone folder) with coordinating patterned circles in the middle. They were done in various sizes and then hot glued onto a huge piece of cardboard. Which ironically was a bad plan to put above the grills because as you can see the heat started to melt the circles off throughout the party.

Kara
Kara

where did you get the owls to paint?

Kate Thorley
Kate Thorley

Oriental Trading. All the owl themed stuff is from there.

Ella's Mommy
Ella's Mommy

Adorable!! What a cute party! I have to ask where you got that owl shirt? I’m planning the same theme for my daughters first and it would br perfect with the skirt I am making 🙂

Kate
Kate

Bought it off Etsy. Wish I could remember the sellers name because I wanted one for her third. It was really well made.

Vanessa Barker
Vanessa Barker

This is DARLING. Thanks for linking up to Tutorial Tuesday

Anna Sonata
Anna Sonata

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Cami @ You Seriously Made That

Love the owl theme! Thanks for the great ideas 🙂

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