I cannot believe that Ezra is already 6! This year for her birthday she wanted something with lots of rainbows and flowers. Immediately my mind went in 10 different directions with an influx of endless possibilities and excitement to create her dream party. All the dots connected and there it was; A FESTIVAL! My inspiration resembled a lot of the Woodstock Festival; but for kids – and man did it open the floodgates of creativity, rainbows and sunshine!
Like a happy little hamster, my wheels began to turn, the ideas started to pour in and the vision board wrote itself. The DIY’s, the lists, the endless balloons and excitement that builds up every time I start planning these celebrations and I am so excited to share how it all came together! (I will be putting together a separate post with a combination of the DIY’s I put together for EZSTOCK)
One of my favourite parts about putting these events together is the community of local makers here in the Fraser Valley. Being able to include them in the styling of these events, beautiful treats and gifting opportunities makes my heart jump! I know that the same passion I have in creating these events is the same passion each and every creator holds when they bake, paint, sew and create. Something unique and full of heart.
I hope you feel inspired as you read on, inspired to create, dive in to the what-if’s and make magic for your loved ones!
When I was envisioning the style and design of the invitations I reached out to InkPaperLove and knew that Rosa would be able to really encompass the theme and create something Groovy! She has endless prints of her own and also takes custom orders to really make your event pop and add that extra touch!
I always find that the treat/snack table is the one that really “wow’s” the guests, and this time it absolutely did not disappoint! We had THREE local artisans come together for this delectable ensemble. Doughnut Love, a new family favourite we discovered this year (and that just celebrated their 1 year anniversary!), Sandra’s Cookie Corner, her cookies are a work of art and look too good to eat! and our one and only, Kizzy Macarons, it’s not a true celebration if Kira’s macarons aren’t present!
I remember when my husband picked up the cookies, he called me right away and said “Have you SEEN these cookies?! They don’t even look real!” Sandra’s Cookie Corner really knocked it outta the park with her creations for EzStock.
Kizzy Macaron‘s created the sweetest little daisies and added the perfect amount of glitter to really make our dessert table sparkle.
Doughnut Love brought the colour and the flavour with their Lemon Poppyseed and Homer doughnuts! Always a chosen favourite at our Sunday morning doughnut stop.
These were so fun to put together! When I was scouring Pinterest I fell in love this simplistic look for paper bags with a clothespin and daisy. (Shout out to my sister in law who was able to create the cutest little daisies for these!)
I thought these bags were right on theme with the absolutely gorgeous Mini Claw Clips from Antler+Acre, perfect size for kiddos and keeps their hair out of their face and Sprinkle Cookies from Jars by Jodi, bringing the rainbow to the party. I also included a few kid favourites with a ring pop and fidget bracelets I found in a pack on Amazon.
The decor for this party came pretty natural, considering we already had a handful of items within our home that easily fit into the theme. A lot of rattan items and macrame and I was able to pick up some fun decorative pieces from our local thrift store, including an beaded chandelier, an amazing Daisy macrame table cloth and a Groovy striped backdrop. The one thing that I really needed to make this event pop was dried floral. Not only is it trending right now, but it is such a gorgeous way to decorate your home and bonus, it lasts forever!
I have worked with Sarah over the last couple years and every time I am blown away by her florals. She is the owner of YouFloral and creates and offers bulk fresh+dried florals for events and weddings. Your order is packed with highest care and Sarah is so helpful if you have questions or need help finding the perfect arrangement for your home or event.
TYE DYE STATION
I don’t think I could express how AMAZING this worked out. This was definitely a proud moment for me haha! I had written on the invitation for each child to bring something white to tie dye and then had large ziplock bags for them to take home their creation in. My husband MANned the station and had a rotation of a few kids at a time, he helped them tie their project then labelled their bag, threw it in to set and off they went. Quick, Clean and Organized, my favourite type of activity!
The next day the kids were wearing their shirts to school to show Ezra. The smile that was on her face was priceless.
These are the DIY’s I did for EZSTOCK, but I will put together a separate post that is more in-depth of how I created each item. But for now, here are some fun photos!
Large Sunflower Peace Wreath
Volkswagon Photo Booth
Snack bowls – Nature Bee Wraps
Cake Toppers + Rainbow Cake
Goody Bags/Cup Decals
Putting these events together brings me so much joy, it fills my cup and allows me to create to my hearts content and connect with this amazing community of creators. The best part? The smile on my daughters face before she drifts off to sleep to dream of the ‘best day ever’.
Thanks for being here and reading along.
Take care and have fun creating!
Party Decor Breakdown:
Balloon Arch + Daisy Balloons : DIY Kit off Amazon
Volkswagon Photobooth – DIY
Table Cloths – Thrifted
Sunflower Peace Sign – DIY
Dried Floral – YouFloral
Framed Neutral Rainbow – Opposite Wall
Beaded Chandelier – Thrifted
Wooden Signs – DIY
Invitations – Ink Paper Love
Macrame Garland – Winners/Homesense
Woven Baskets – Thrifted
Rainbow Cake – DIY
Floral Cake Decorations – My amazing sister-in-law cricut’d them for me
Macarons – Kizzy Macarons
Wax Wrap Bowls – Nature Bee Wraps
Groovy Cookies – Sandras Cookie Corner
Doughnuts – Doughnut Love
Rainbow Tattoos – Party City
Mini Claw Clips – Antler + Acre
Cookie Jars – Jars by Jodi
Flower Sunglasses – Amazon / DIY with beads
Tie Dye Kit + Friendship Bracelet Beads – Michaels Craft Store