Picnic Birthday Party Inspiration

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Last year around this time, I was planning Sadie's rainbow 1st birthday party! I love how it turned out - bright, fun and relatively easy to pull off. The party matched her bright and sunny personality and I had so much fun making the rainbow birthday cake, something I'd wanted to tackle for a long time!

Well, time has magically flown by and my little girl is turning the big 2! I initially thought that we would not do much of a party this year, but of course I've got the planning bug and am ready to jump into party planning again.

Steve and I were brainstorming what we wanted to do when we started talking about pie for some reason (Sadie fell in love with apple pie last fall, and pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving!). From pie we jumped to picnics and that's where we've landed: an indoor picnic birthday party! I'm having so much fun starting to pull things together, with some great inspiration.

Picnic invite via Boo and Lou Design
Ants on a log cake via The Partiologist
Pie cupcakes via Oprah.com
A simple, rustic food table via Honest to Nod
Easy picnic blanket seating via Kate Spade (sadly, amazing blanket no longer available!)
With a few simple touches - some gingham fabric here, picnic baskets there - this party should be simple to put together but delightfully adorable. Oh, and why an indoor picnic, you ask? As the party will fall in April, there is no telling what Chicago's weather will be like! We could have a gorgeous warm-ish day or snow. So we'll be playing it safe indoors!
Do you have any fabulous picnic party inspiration to share?

1 comment:

Natasha Stevens said...

Love it! What a fun idea. You could send guests home with little picnic baskets. Have you seen Lois Ehlert's Pie in the Sky?

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