This fabulous TWINS’ TOP TEN FAVORITE THINGS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Jennifer Needham of The Party Teacher
Wow; what a party! The bright color palette is so cute with the fun and snazzy polka dots! Also be sure not to miss all of the darling desserts and sweets! This party is sure to impress and inspire!
The Twins’ Top Ten Favorite Things party ideas and elements to look for from this fantastic birthday bash are:
- The darling invitations
- The cute paper roll door wreath
- The pedicure buckets adorned in polka dots
- The cute baseball cake pops
- The fabulous cakes
- The cute polka dot dessert table backdrop
- The fabulous sweet labels and tags
- The fun pom pom garland
- and MORE!
Party Styling: The Party Teacher
Photography: Viridian Images Photography
Printables: Love the Day
Cakes: Sugar Sugar Cakes
Fondant Shark Cake Topper: Sweet & Edible
Fondant Starfish Cake Topper: A Cake to Remember
Cake Pops: Sparkling Sweets Boutique
Chocolate Covered Oreos: Sweeties by Kim
Monogram Cookies: Sugar & Flour
Glass Plates with Sticker: Create UR Plate
Felted Pom Garland: Yummi Shop
Twins’ Top Ten Favorite Things Party Details:This is what Jennifer said about designing and styling the party-
“One of my twin girls wanted a teal and purple birthday party. The other wanted neon green and yellow. One wanted seashells and s’mores. The other wanted sharks and softballs. One wanted a big bash away from home and the other wanted a small party at our house. There was no agreement to be found.
So I dubbed the party “favorite things” and a theme was born. I didnt want the typical favorite things party where everyone brings enough of one gift — their favorite thing — for each guest. I was not about to ask guests to bring their own party favors. Instead, our focus was sharing my girls’ favorites with their friends.
I had each of my daughters make four lists: favorite colors, food, activities, and gifts. Commonalities between the lists narrowed down our choices. Of course, the girls disagreed on some activities, but they also understood the balance we were going for and came around. (You know, eventually. Eye rolling and sass have entered our lives. I’m really longing for year three again.)
In my search for style and cohesion, I imposed a few design choices:
Neon green and teal as our primary party colors
Polka dots, so we could bring in some warmer colors
A crisp, clean white for a spa feel
And Lindi of Love the Day to create custom printables that pulled everything together
Dessert Table Backdrop
The huge mirror above my dinning room sideboard is my nemesis when it comes to parties. It’s a pain to disguise. But for this party, I think I found the solution I’ll use again and again: three WalMart curtains hung from a tension rod that’s tucked behind the top of the mirror. It’s my simplest and best solution yet.
On the morning of the party, the girls and I had fun adding circle stickers to the white curtains. Then I pinned on a Love the Day banner, and the backdrop was done — easy peasy.
The two table runners on the sideboard are just fabric cuts. Each girl got a personalized banner on “her side” of the dessert table.
My twins have obviously seen one too many blow-out parties (for which I have only myself to blame) and the dream cakes they began to describe to me made dollar signs appear in front of my eyes. So, I turned to Pinterest and found three inspiration cakes for each girl that I thought wouldn’t be budget busters and let them pick. Sugar Sugar Cakes created both cakes for us in buttercream (since we’re not fondant lovers). I purchased cake toppers to personalize the cakes more.
Fully extended, our dinning table seats only eight because the chairs are gigantic. But with Marius stools from Ikea, I was able to fit 12 girls around the table.
The place settings varied: green placemat with teal plate or teal placemat with purple plate. Both had yellow napkins topped with a glass plate by Create UR Plate. See how the Happy Birthday design on the plate perfectly matches the printables? That’s because Love the Day designed these and Create UR Plate printed them as reusable stickers on their plate-ables.
Down the center of the white tablecloth, I made a faux runner with more circle stickers. Topped those with grocery store flowers arranged by color, and we had a complete table!
For their activities, the girls chose mani pedis, face painting, and cupcake decorating. They picked out a host of nail polishes at the dollar store and all the toppers for their cupcakes.
I also felt like they’d be happiest running around, so I suggested a Bigger, Better Scavenger Hunt. If you’ve never done this, it’s completely easy and a blast. Divide into teams. Each team gets a random item, like a can of soup. Then they go to the neighbors, and at the first house, they ask to trade the soup for something bigger or better. At the next house, they try to trade the item from the first house, and so on. The team with the biggest or best item at the end of the scavenger hunt wins.
The party favors were most like a traditional favorite things party. We haggled over five items to give our guests, trying to keep within a certain budget, choose a variety of gifts, and get a nice mix of colors. The girls helped me decorate the favor bags and then guests loaded their own bags. They also got to keep their mani pedi flip flops, toe separators, and glitter nail files”.
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