In preparation for Gabby’s 13th birthday party we sat down and browsed ideas online. Since it was a teenage party we wanted more of a subtle theme. I always say Gabby is full of life, therefore a colorful party fit perfectly. Plus, she loves candy and multicolors goes well on a candy buffet. Luckily, her birthday is during spring so finding decorations in springtime colors was a breeze.
Our first approach was to go with a chevron themed party. The popularity of chevron print was ideal for a teen party and the colors appealed to Gabby.
After receiving the party package from Wholesale Party Supplies I took a napkin out of the package and carried with me in my purse. This made it easy when purchasing other supplies to match. I even gave the bakery a napkin to use as reference when decorating her cake. Which they were able to create an exact match of color.
Since the plates, napkins, cups, table cloth and some decor ribbon was chevron print, we added solids to pull it all together without going overboard with designs.
The light above our kitchen table is very simple. As a way to liven it up for the party I added tissue paper balls around it. I found these in the Easter section at the store as well as in the party section. They do take time to put together since you have to fluff each piece of tissue paper but it was worth it. I started creating them a week before the party and worked on them while watching TV with the kids. Since they were hung carefully I am able to reuse them for the next party we have. Very cheap and cute decorations.
The candy that was the biggest hit were the chocolate coins in bright colors. Rock candy was pretty popular as well but the pixie sticks were a close runner-up. I brought together a mixture of individually wrapped and unwrapped candies for the candy buffet. We had small containers with a sharpie to write the guest’s name on it so they could fill and take home. Again, I just used solids colors that matched the chevron print for the candy, the table runner I used to cover the counter top and the small baskets.
To give the candy buffet some party decor I created simple lollipops out paper lanterns, plastic wrap, ribbon and a wooden stick. These were held up in styrofoam which also doubled as a base to hold the suckers.
Instead of using confetti for the counter tops I used the paper Easter grass. I call it Easter basket grass but really it can be found in the party supply section or where you find gift wrap. It’s like paper confetti but each piece is much larger and longer which makes cleanup a lot easier.
Full Disclosure: I receive a Chevron party pack from Wholesale Party Supplies to conduct this review. All other products mentioned in this post were purchased on my own. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
What is your favorite party theme to host?