We laughed when Piper Jane asked for a “Sprinkle” themed birthday party. Her sweet tooth is renowned in these parts (second only to her mama’s), so a sprinkle party is perfectly suited for the Little Miss Priss’ second birthday celebration.
Decked out in some sprinkle accessories- a sprinkle barrette and sprinkle corsage- the birthday girl fit right in with the sprinkle decor. And the little Cupcake Dress from J Crew that I got on sale last month was an aptly named party dress (didn’t get around to making a party dress like I’d hoped).
FOOD & DRINK
This dessert-only (well, really, dessert-mostly) menu included- sprinkle dipped strawberry wafers, dark chocolate and white chocolate sprinkle dipped pretzels, sprinkled donut holes, vanilla cupcakes with sprinkled toppers (made the same way I made the sprinkled cake topper for Piper’s pink cake), sprinkle animal cookies, and sprinkle dipped marshmallows.
The party drink of champions (at least 2-year-old birthday, all-dessert parties), milk, was served in sprinkle rimmed cups (thanks for the idea, pinterest). Colorful striped and dotted straws completed the look.
“Sprinkle the plants with water”- Who would’ve thought that eight spray bottles from the dollar bin at Target were the answer to all of my party-game needs? The party guests were absolutely enthralled… they sprayed the garden, the grass, the pavers, even each other. Eight dollars very well spent.
“Sprinkle the paper with drawings”- Crayons plus paper equals one fabulous coloring station. The little guests ‘sprinkled’ the paper with all sorts of lines and dots and letters. Fab.u.lous.
This backyard soiree was an outside-only affair. All of the treats, the veggies, and the favors were housed in a fabric draped tent (the coloring table and the spray bottle station were located elsewhere in the yard).
The white tent was made party-ish with a fabric chandelier (an embroidery hoop with fabric panels extending to the edges of the tent), a cluster of white tissue paper poms, and a cheerful yarn pom pom garland (which might get a new home over Piper Jane’s big girl bed someday).
Clear balloons, filled with confetti and sprinkles (the how-to is here) added to the Happy Birthday vibe (and, as an added bonus, the sprinkle filled balloons doubled as shakeable toys- those balloons must just scream, “Shake Me!” to little passersby).
My cabochon earring collection was even put to good use pinning the favor barrettes in place (don’t worry, I had a little bowl out to collect them once people took their favors and didn’t lose a single earring).
There was also a platter of shortbread sprinkle cookies in cute little round cookie packages- I tried to make sure every kiddo headed out the door with an ever-so-popular spray bottle in one hand and a cookie (or two) in the other. I’m sure their parents loved me on the ride home.
Wouldn’t the Sprinkled with Love theme be cute as a baby ‘sprinkle’ as well?