Monday, September 22, 2014

A Nature Themed 7th Birthday

My little nature loving boy was super excited when I asked him if he wanted to have his birthday at  Brookside Nature Center, one of the many fantastic nature centers in the DC area. He was even more excited when I told him that he and his friends would get to meet and touch real live frogs, snakes and turtles.

I had a lot of fun creating the decorations, cakes and favors for this party. I plan to post how-to posts for some of the more complicated projects (table runner, cake, trail sign, and backpacks) in the next couple of weeks.

The nature center has a great mural in the party room that provided the perfect backdrop for the party decorations. They also provided the cute bird tablecloths (below).

Other than the cake, the food was very easy to prepare. Since the party was at 10 AM, I decided to serve "heavy snacks" including trail mix, marshmallows dipped in semi sweet chocolate, little sausages, and strawberries. Because the party was at a nature center I tired to be as green as possible by using biodegradable or reusable products. 

I made little fact sheets to add to the educational value of the party. They also added some color to the big party table. 

Although, the nature center provide a very educational and fun program!

Before leaving each guest received a little backpack containing a pencil and a nature journal. 


Stacey said...

So adorable! I wish we had been there!!

Anonymous said...

Great looking party sorry we were not there too


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