PLEASE, take me back in time!!! I’m giddy as can be over this Modern Rustic Prairie Girl Party by Emma Hostetter of Darling Loves
, out of Fishers/IN/USA!
Featuring a modern edge to a beautiful Prairie Party Spread, this celebration is one event you’re sure to swoon and frolic over!
So take a long stroll through the fields of fun and be sure to gaze upon these sweet details:
- Gorgeous Prairie Themed Cakes
- Bloom Basket Floral Arrangements
- Adorable Prairie Girl Sugar Cookies
- Prairie Girl Dress-up Station
- Wood Kid Table lined with Pink Bistro Chairs
- Wildflower Table Settings complete with Country Napkins and Mugs
- Adventure – Wood Crate Candy Buffet
Modern Rustic Prairie Girl Party
Modern Rustic Prairie Girl Party Details:
This is what Emma shared about the party-
“Every modern day girl has a little prairie girl in her, and we were determined to bring it out with our Boho Party on the Prairie. We didn’t want to stick with the fully traditional “Little House on the Prairie” theme for this birthday party, so we decided to give our set up a modern twist with bright whites, modern framed photography, industrial pink chairs, a modern quilt pattern and pillows, copper accents, and a mid century inspired dresser as the cake table. These pieces set the tone allowing us to then add in more farmhouse and rustic pieces as well.
We decided to put our DIY belts on and get to work creating a crate stand for our candy and general store goods. Premade crates from IKEA and a little wood glue did the trick! We weren’t able to find bronze topped candy jars, so we grabbed a can of metallic spray paint and in 30 seconds our jars were transformed. Command strips easily allowed us to decorate our crate stand with current art from Rylee and Cru as well as some modern prairie hats we snagged from Anthropologie and Target. We did enlist additional help for our custom table made from 2×4 and 4×6 pieces of wood that would seat up to 10 children.
Little girls love to play dress up and what better way to get into character than a rack full of modern-day prairie inspired clothes! Some of our favorite brands had just the right pieces! Rylee and Cru dresses, bonnets, and socks; Blu Pony Vintage dresses; Pepe prairie boots; Miss Stevi Marie floral halos, a pleiades designs party dress…it was all so good! And, the girls loved it! We opened up our general store and each girl was allowed to select a dress and some accessories. Hats, floral halos, bonnets were quickly added to each outfit. Our one dapper dude at the party wore a Briar Handmade bonnet, Rylee and Cru buffalo romper, and Misha & Puff hand knit booties.
And, to top it off with another DIY project…we made pinafores/aprons for each girl to wear at the party and to take home as a party favor! Using velcro on the neckties the girls were easily able to put their own aprons on and take them off themselves. For independent 5 and 6 years old girls this was perfect!
Instead of a traditional craft we decided to bring a little more boho to the party with dream catchers. The girls needed a little help with tying their yarn and ribbons, and while the end results were very “free-spirited,” they loved the process! Wooden embroidery rings were an easy way to form our loop. We then offered them an array of yarn colors to make their “web”. Precut pieces of ribbon were ready for them to add as accents. With another DIY project, we even made some simple tassels for them to add to their hoops, which was much less expensive and allowed for our color scheme to be consistent. A little looping and tying was all it took to quickly create a table full of yarn tassels.
In addition to our craft, we snagged some burlap sacks on amazon so the girls could get their energy out with some good old fashion sack races!
We wanted to keep the food somewhat simple so we went with popcorn and caramel corn in copper buckets and a copper colander and then folded down paper sandwich bags for the girls to fill. Candy in our general store was, of course, a hit with old fashioned taffy, rock candy sticks, peanut butter candies, and lemon drops. Adorable miniature pies got ooh’s and ahh’s and fresh strawberries in bronze baskets added a fresh pop of color and taste!
We made our own white chocolate flower bark using white chocolate melting chips and fresh edible flowers! The girls weren’t so sure about the slightly grassy taste, but it sure did look pretty on our pie stand. And, of course, our cakes were a focal point. Pulling in the colors from our quilt, our cake artist truly designed some works of art. Our cakes were inspired by embroidery, calico patterns, and wildflower oil paintings.
A Little Joanna Gaines
We snagged our rustic wooden cake stands from Magnolia Market to use for display. We worked closely with our cookie artist to also create the modern prairie girl story with the designs. Again we used patterns as well as an adorable silhouette of a little girl blowing flower petals. Cookies are always a great party favor and they double as decoration too!
For our children’s table, we cut brown paper to use as placemats and then used a fun mix of fabric napkins that we tied with ribbons and tassels just to add some boho whimsy. Enamel camping cups in a pretty sage green were used for our apple cider or lemonade. Fresh flowers were a must along with prairie grass! We snagged some from our local fresh flower market to make arrangements in our farmers market basket by ollie ella and in our apple crates. Scattered wildflowers on the table tops added to the boho vibe with a less structured feel.
Our cozy Anthropologie quilt area ended up being a fun hang out. We had initially planned to use bales of hay and straw to create the sofa effect but then found that allergies with some of our little ones wouldn’t allow it. The problem was solved by using a long bench from Arhaus and draping the quilt over. We threw in some pillows from West Elm and Target and our picnic was ready to begin!
Laughs and giggles were our goal for our modern prairie girls…
We’d say it was a major success!”
Vendors + Credits:
Party Planning, Concept and Styling: Emma Hostetter of Darling Loves & The Borrowed Boutique
Wardrobe: Darling Loves and The Borrowed Boutique
Photos: Chasey Bardach Photography
Cookies: Bambella Cookies
Cakes: Gallery Pastry Shop
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