Fawn: February 2016


Monday, February 29, 2016

Easter Tea Party

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. This post contains affiliate links

 I am so excited to have partnered with Oriental Trading Company to host an Easter party! Spring is in the air and with the season of flowers almost upon us, I wanted to throw an Easter tea party for my daughter and her little friends to welcome this beautiful time of year. 

Easter Tea Party Ideas

The invitations to the soiree were probably my favorite thing to make. Each guest received a box tied with bakers twine and topped with an adorable pinwheel pick.

   When the guest opened the box, an Easter egg was nestled on top of colorful grass.

 Next, the guest cracked open the egg to find the invitation to the party along with little chocolate bunny erasers  to set the theme of the party.

 I fell in love with this adorable mint suitcase centerpiece and knew it would be perfect for the party. I used it to display this darling carrot trio from The Wood Connection. It also doubled as a favor holder for a nest of sweet bunnies.
Easter Party for Kids

The inside of the suitcase is a soft pink and it was an ideal complement to the party table. The kids were so excited to be able to adopt their own little chocolate plush bunny. The soft bunnies are the perfect size for little hands and they come with a pretty spring colored ribbon attached to the necks.
Easter Party Ideas for Kids

 Here is a closeup of the charming little chocolate bunnies. I placed them in a cellophane bags and tied a pink gingham ribbon around them.  The bunnies were a huge hit and the kids loved having a little bunny to snuggle. 
Easter Party Ideas for Kids

No party is complete without party hats!  These hats were made using the Pebbles Inc. Spring Fling collection. How cute is that little bunny?!
Easter Party Ideas for Kids

Using plastic short jars, I made favors for the moms that came to the party. I simply spray painted the lids of the jars as well as ceramic bunnies (found at Dollar Tree) and super glued them to the lids. Just fill them with Easter grass and jelly beans and you've got an easy and adorable Easter favor.
Easter Party Ideas for Kids

 The vintage collection hanging fans served as a beautiful backdrop for the party. The fans come in such lovely spring tones and added a soft pop of color to the party table. 
Easter Party Ideas

Let's all just take a moment to bask in the beauty that is Baby Gabey Cookies. My cousin Leigh is such an incredibly talented cookie artist! All the little details she adds to her cookies are simply amazing. 
Royal Icing Cookies

Royal Icing Cookies

The detail is just stunning. Can you see those itty bitty stars on the bunny's ear? Adorable.

Baby Gabey Cookies were the perfect fit for these vintage collection cupcake boxes. It's like they were made especially for them! Each guest was able to pick out their own cupcake box with a pretty cookie inside. I love the little windows on the cupcake box to give a tiny peek of what's inside.  

Each little guest picked out a dressed up bunnies magnet craft kit to put together. The kids had so much fun mixing and matching outfits for their little bunnies. 

The diy wonderful wood eggs were a huge hit with moms and kids alike. We watercolored them, decorated them with stickers, dyed them -  the possibilities were endless with these little eggs. After the eggs had dried, the kids hid them and had their own little Easter egg hunt. 

Everyone had a wonderful time crafting, playing, nibbling and giggling. 
Thank you so much to Oriental Trading Company for partnering with me. I had a blast!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Party supplies used from Oriental Trading Company:

Spring banner, wooden chocolate bunny and wood carrots from The Wood Connection
Gorgeous cookies from @babygabeycookies follow her on Instagram
Follow along on Instagram for more party inspiration! @fawn_parties

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

DIY Robin Eggs

Easter will be here before you know it and I have a fun  Easter project to share with you today. Robin eggs are a sure sign of spring and I thought what better way to bring the sunny outdoors in, than with beautiful  blue speckled eggs. 

I used the ever-so-versatile DIY Wonderful Wood Eggs from Oriental Trading Company. They're the perfect base for the project. I've read tutorials to make speckled eggs using plastic eggs but I love that these eggs are made of wood. The paint goes on smoother and you don't have to paint nearly as many coats to get the right amount of coverage. 

Paint the wooden eggs in Seafoam blue and allow to completely dry. 
Dab a toothbrush in brown paint and using your thumb, flick the bristles all over the egg until you receive the speckled look.  Allow to dry.
And that's it! Pretty simple. :)

They'd make a beautiful addition to your Easter brunch table or put them in a vase with moss and pebbles.  The possibilities are endless with these pretty little eggs. 

Supplies used:
Paint- Delta Creamcoat in Seafoam 
Brown acrylic paint
Foam brush

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.  

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine Scavenger Hunt

We have so much fun with scavenger hunts in our house and our little girl absolutely LOVES them. I thought for this Valentine's Day I'd make a little scavenger hunt for her. In each bag there are directions for the next clue, a tiny gift and a little note that has one of the many reasons we love her written on it. 

Whisker Graphics Middy Bags make it so easy to decorate and embellish your bags with Valentine goodness. For this project I used the Middy Bitty Bag size and attached cute little sayings from the Simple Stories You and Me Collection.

The bags were so simple to put together.  Just add some of your favorite pattern paper, a bit of Divine Twine, a couple buttons and that's it!

For the "I love you a latte" bag, I embellished with a doily and a bit of  white mica. To attach mica to the bag, spray adhesive spray to the entire bag then sprinkle the mica on top. Allow to dry for a few minutes. I just love the look of mica on a glassine bag. So pretty!

 I'm so excited for Cupid to hide these little bags throughout the house for Valentine's morning!
Thank you for stopping by!

 Supplies used:
Aqua Divine Twine
Glassine and Kraft Bags
White on Kraft Polka Dot Middy Bag
Paper- Simple Stories - You & Me
shredded basket filler