- Phoenix, AZ
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Purple Farm 2nd Birthday Party (21 photos)
I styled this purple farm themed birthday party for a little 2 year old girl. I made everything by hand. I painted everything with different shades of purple and lilac paint and then accented everything with touches of chartreous.
I wanted the backdrop to the sweet table to be a definite WOW factor! It took me many hours, and many hot glue burns, but in the end it looked SO good! I made it by glueing tons of purple, lilac, and violet strips of satin to a large piece of burlap. I wanted the flowers to go directly behind the beautiful 3-tiered cake, but to also have burlap on the sides to continue with the rugged, farm theme.
I put together the kids' tables by spray painting wooden quart-size berry baskets with purple spray paint. I tied little sandwiches and fruit with a square piece of satin lilac and then placed this inside of the berry baskets. I mostly stayed away from gingham, just because I wanted something different than the norm when it comes to farm parties, but also because I really wanted this party to have a soft, girly feel.
For the centerpieces on the tables, I placed burlap down first. Then I used dark purple tafetta as runners. I added a long piece of green ribbon down the center of the runner. I had small vases of purple and green flowers, and mixed with this I spray painted tons of random candle holders that I found at the thrift stores. The candle holders made it look a little more glam and girly--again, this was the look I wanted. Think--"Prom meets Barn".. It was definitely a mixture of chic and chabby; Glam and Rugged at the same time!
I tried to add as many details as possible to really make this party special. For example, I added bows and fabric flowers on the lollipops; I added little green flags to the straws; I made cute little signs out of wood, fabric and paint that had the #2 and KAIA's name on it; I also hand-painted wooden labels to tied around each milk bottle for the kids.
I made many banners including the large one under the sweet table. On either side of the adult food, I made 2 other large banners: One that read, "YUM" and another that read, "EAT".
The venue was perfect. It was held at Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale, AZ. They had plenty of tables, and plenty of activities. The kids went on a little train ride; played in a jumpy; fed the animals, and went on pony rides. Everyone had a great time!