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).
I should note at the outset- my best friend in this sprinkle party prep was a bulk-sized bottle of rainbow sprinkles. 😉
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?