Post by Paula Biggs of Frog Prince Paperie
My son’s birthday party is my favorite one that I throw all year. Boy parties are challenging. No pink, no fluff, just down and dirty wholesome boy goodness. That can be fun if you let it! After some gentle steering from his father, our kiddo was quite enthusiastic about paying homage to motorcycles. For weeks before (and after!) the party, all conversations had focused around motorcycles in one way or another. And for good reason…his party even brought little boy smiles to dads in attendance at the event!
There were some pretty amazing vendors who leant talent to this party. Rockets and Rainbows designed this detailed (and beloved) party shirt just for the birthday boy. I have to pry it off him at night he loves it so much.
The checkerboard floor was actually plastic sheeting we taped to the floor; it gave a great motorcycle shop effect!
For lunch, we set up a “Biker Burger Bar” with lots of different yummy toppings: carmalized onions, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, thick cut pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. With a big spinach salad and a side of bbq and hotdogs there was a little something for everyone.
The oil cans were one of my favorite details. Every “oil can” was a can of tomato I wrapped a specially-designed label around. They were stacked and used as dessert stands.
Flame-licked french macaroons in vanilla. AND they’re organic. I love when we’re able to marry artistry with better-for-you options. And did you see the flames? Righteous. By the talented earthandsugar.
Love and Sugar Kisses provided the wildly fun fondant toppers and chocolate covered oreos.
Party guests had so many goodies to go home with! I had planned for all the kids to gear up with do-rags, sunglasses and really cool “born to be wild” t-shirts in a jar, all in individually personalized “motorcycle parts” containers.
All in all, a highly successful party! Brennan had the time of his life and still gets excited to see pictures from his party.
Cupcake Toppers & Chocolate Covered Oreos – Love and Sugar Kisses
Vanilla Flame Macarons – earthandsugar
Cookies – The Hungry Hippopotamus
Embroidered Birthday Shirt – Rockets and Rainbows
T-Shirts – Stirling Promotions