I consider every birthday a reason to celebrate; I’m a girl who likes to celebrate.
When you reach your 140th birthday, that’s cause for a big, giant party…or five. Smart & Final is doing just that and asked me to put one together for them along with a few other bloggers and I am so excited to share with you what I’ve come up with!
Now, I’m a girl that loves a theme for a party and I love that party planning has gone that route. You can find ideas for just about anything you can think of: lady bugs, rockets, camping, princess, movie theater, spa, bugs…You understand what I’m getting at here. Sometimes though, it’s nice to throw a good, olf-fashioned birthday party and since Smart & Final is celebrating such a momentous milestone, I thought an old-fashioned party with a modern twist was the way to go.
I designed these printables using papers from Sassy Designs. Watch this week for the ability to download them for free!
I really wanted to bring on the nostalgia by incorporating the old party stand-by: crepe paper, but with everything else I did for this party, I wanted to but a new spin on it. This streamer was made by running two different crepe paper rolls through my sewing machine set to ruffle fabric.
I love cake. Seriously. You’ll even see a recipe from me later this week using Smart & Final’s First Street cake mix (and ice cream. and chocolate chips. and sprinkles.). I also like to have different options other than cake at parties, so I incorporated Smart & Final’s First Street Cookies and Cream Ice Cream. By simply scooping a large scoop of ice cream into a paper cup and topping it off with a First Street Sugar Cone, you have an awesome replacement for the typical cupcake. I added a little extra pizzazz by wrapping the cup with patterned paper and putting a party circle on the cone. Festive, right?
We all know I have an obsession with Kim from the TomKat Studio (Hi Kim!) and with Oreos. No party is complete in my book without adding Oreo in some form to the food presentation. To include Oreos in this party, I dipped an Oreo in melted chocolate and dipped is immediately following in sprinkles. I liked the multicolored sprinkles made by First Street, but they also have the colored sugar and non pareils as other options. Delish.
So if we spruce up the food, we need to spruce up the beverages too. I though about designing wraps specifically for the water bottles, but printed paper cut to size with a party circle attached does the trick.
Classic candy was a natural choice to pair with Smart & Final’s birthday and their First Street brand didn’t disappoint. There were so many options to choose from, but I ended up going with the Peach Rings because a.) they sounded pretty awesome and b.) the colors matched. I’m a sucker for color coordination.
I ended up using the chair covers I made for our playroom chairs for this party because the paint colors just didn’t go. By adding some of the extra ruffled crepe paper, I was able to incorporate the seating into the dessert table design. It’s an easy way to tie both parts of the party together.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to celebrate a fantastic milestone for Smart & Final. You can read more about the other parties hosted in honor of Smart & Final’s 140th Birthday by following #SmartFinal140th on Twitter.
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias, but all opions and ideas are 100% my own.