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Sprinkle Birthday Party {Details}

Yesterday I shared the story behind the birthday smack in the middle of Christmas and today we’re going to talk about the party details!

Sprinkle Birthday Party {the details} #sprinkle #birthday

I’ll be honest and say it’s hard for me to transition from Christmas to birthday in the middle of it of it all, so I try to keep it as simple as possible. Right about Thanksgiving I decided on a sprinkle theme and quickly scoured Pinterest and the Interwebs for inspiration. I already had some ideas, but there were tons more out there.

Call me a 5-year-old, but I love sprinkles. I know my daughter’s birthday isn’t about me, but she loves them too! I always get sprinkles on my ice cream. #notashamed

So a sprinkle cake sounded so cute and festive! It was really simple to make. You just bake a cake and frost it {or buy one} and press sprinkles all over it. {I was inspired by this post.} Now, it’s a pretty messy task. I had that raised edge on my cake stand to help corral the rogue sprinkles. I just had to spoon out the extra sprinkles when I was done.

Sprinkle Birthday Cake #sprinkles #birthday

I also made some cupcakes, and they were a big hit with the kids. A couple might have been stolen from the table during dinner. 🙂

Sprinkle Cupcakes #sprinkle #birthday

I loved that I found this polka dot fabric at Hobby Lobby. It gave the table quite the festive vibe!

Sprinkle Birthday Tablescape

{There was space left in the middle of the table for some yummy pizza.} I used my Silhouette to create the fun birthday banner. You can buy the shape I used HERE.

Candles in sprinkles

I simply decorated using little vases with votive candles set in sprinkles. So easy!

Sprinkled with Love Birthday Party

I designed the graphics myself in photoshop. I was inspired by the Sprinkled with Love party by Kojo Designs for a lot of the party elements, but especially the graphics and these adorable balloons!

Aren’t these balloons so cute? I wish I had gotten a better picture. All you do is get clear balloons and add some tissue paper confetti. We bought a disposable helium tank from Target and it blew up about 25 balloons.

Confetti Balloons #sprinkle #birthday

We blew up one confetti-filled balloon without helium and it just may have been the hit of the party. If I could to do it over again, I would have blown up a bunch of non-helium confetti balloons and created a balloon pit for the kids. They would have LOVED it!

It’s always the simplest things, right?

For our winter-time, indoor activity, we decorate gingerbread houses. I think the moms might have enjoyed the decorating more than the kids. 🙂

Sprinkle the Gingerbread Houses #sprinkles #birthday
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Sprinkle Gingerbread Houses #sprinkle #birthday

The kids just liked eating the candy, anyway. Ha!

Decorating Gingerbread Houses #sprinkle #birthday

I had a lightbulb moment when I taped down craft paper all over the table. When we were done with the gingerbread houses, we just waded it up and threw it in the trash. Easy clean-up is my favorite!

Confetti garland #sprinkles #birthday

I made some fun confetti garland to strong above the kitchen table. I just bought brightly colored scrapbook paper, cut out some shapes with my Silhouette and glued them on a piece of twine. {I used THESE shapes.} I’m thinking  can re-use confetti garland for future multi-colored birthdays. What do you think?

Vegetables: Nature's Sprinkles #birthday

I needed a healthy option besides pizza, candy, cake and ice-cream, so we offered some of nature’s sprinkles. {Inspired by Kojo Designs.}

I love pinecones for decorating. They are an easy way to bring the outdoors in and to fill up large vases or containers. So, I grabbed some leftover paint I had and painted the tips of the pinecones in pink and turquoise.

Colored Pine Cones #sprinkles # birthday

I put some little bubbles and a coloring book with crayons and stickers for the little guests’ treat bags. All was found at Target’s Dollar Spot. And I made the tags.

Sprinkled with Love Treat Bags #sprinkles #birthday

Oh, and I can’t forget the burlap birthday wreath! I think this might have been my favorite decoration of them all, because I can reuse it all year long and just change out the decor. I’ll share more about how I made it in another post. Don’t you think it’s so cute? I loved how it turned out. I have to thank my sister-in-law for the idea, because she has one that she changes out throughout the year. So cute!

DIY Burlap Birthday Wreath

I had a ton more ideas for decorations, but I just plain ran out of time. But that’s OK. It’s not all about the decor anyway, although it’s fun. 🙂 Maybe I can do the same theme next year and elaborate on it? Oooh, the wheels are spinning!

Some Sources:

Polka Dot Fabric – Hobby Lobby
Paper Straws – Target
Balloon Time Helium for confetti balloons – Target
Clear balloons – Party City
Tissue Paper confetti for balloons – Party City
Materials for the burlap wreath {I’ll share more in another post} – Hobby Lobby

Follow The Turquoise Home’s board Sprinkle Birthday Party on Pinterest.
You can follow along with my sprinkle birthday party Pinterest board for more inspiration, or just go there and re-pin a bunch of stuff. I have pinned a lot of inspiration!

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  4. What a great party theme! I love the tags you made and all the fun ideas. Your table fabric couldn’t have been more perfect!

  5. What a CUTE party, Laura! My son was born on January 2, so I totally know what you mean about transitioning from Christmas to birthday super quickly! You truly thought of everything with the details, and I love the theme you chose! Looks like the birthday girl loved it too! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  6. I love how everything turned out! It’s is so colorful and fun, especially the sprinkles in the votives!

  7. This is an adorable idea and I just LOVE the sprinkle cake! I bet it was a huge mess, but worth it:) Thanks for sharing at Get Schooled Saturday today,

  8. I’m on a diet and I’m looking at this post. What am I doing? Everything looks so delicioussss!
    Happy New Year Laura! 🙂

  9. I love your party!! My daughter is now past the sprinkle theme, but she would eat a bowl of sprinkles when she was younger instead of a bowl of ice cream. I posted an idea about storing sprinkles, too with mason jars a couple months ago and it is still a very popular post. I’ll pin yours, now. Sprinkles are just fun and colorful.

    Love your blog!

  10. Your sprinkle cake turned out awesome!! I LOVE it, thanks so much for linking back to me so I could see it. 🙂 My birthday is December 23, so I feel your pain about having to deal with a birthday in the middle of all the Christmas craziness. The whole party looks great, and I absolutely love the idea of “Nature’s Sprinkles.” Super cute. {I might have to steal this whole party idea for Mason when he turns 3 in March!!} Thanks again, and happy belated to Ava!!

    1. Ahh, yes, those Christmas birthdays. My uncle and my mother-in-law both have birthdays ON Christmas day. I’m so glad mine is in March! 🙂

  11. So cute! I love the look of sprinkles but hate the taste. My 4 year old hates them too. She’s not even a cake eater, she prefers chocolate (brownies are her fav). But this party is just adorable!

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