I am so super excited to share the first full party feature by the talented and lovely Jennifer of Double The Fun Parties, our Love The Day contributor. Here is a little bit about Jennifer and some of her fabulous tutorials can be found here and here. Now this Night Owl Slumber Party is so absolutely amazing that I am breaking it down into numerous posts that I will be sharing throughout the week. Here is Jennifer describing the dessert table.Hi Love the Day readers! I’m thrilled to be here today, sharing the Night Owl Sleepover I styled with Lindi’s Night Owl Printable Party. This was a real, live sleepover with six girls, including my twins. (For my lessons learned the hard way, click here.) The girls totally lived up to the Night Owl name: they were awake until 4:45 a.m.! Our little owls were greeted with this welcome sign I made from Love the Day printables. (See the tutorial here.)
Dessert Table I hosted this party in our basement playroom. That’s where I staged the dessert table, activities and sleeping (if you can call it sleeping). For dinner and breakfast, we moved upstairs to our kitchen. I draped our toy storage/bookcase built-ins with white sailcloth curtains and made a dessert table out of the center area. In between the bookcases, I hung a tension rod with a two-panel navy blue curtain. (This was really just raw fabric with a rod pocket added to it.) I let the curtain drape onto the dessert table and finished the edge with jumbo pink rick-rack that I stapled in place. (Don’t let lack of sewing abilities stop you!) I chose navy blue to look like the night sky and then added stars cut out of silver glitter paper. I also pinned up Lindi’s Happy Birthday banner. On either side of the table, I used white tree branches from my floral wholesaler in white vases. Then I clipped on owls from Lindi’s collection with painted clothespins left over from another party. So that everything would pop against the navy backdrop, I kept all my serving pieces white. The owl cookies and smores are on doll beds lined with patterned paper from the Night Owl collection. Treats included:
- Chocolate cake with white icing and polka dots to match the printables. The owl topper is from Edible Designs by Letty. (Budget tip: the Target bakery is great about custom cake orders and keeps down your costs so you can add fun touches, like the little fondant owl.)
- Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. (See my owl cupcake tutorial here.)
- Owl cookies from Truly Scrumptious Cookies.
- Smores made with strawberry marshmallows.
- Popcorn for movie time. (The handled sacks made it easy to carry the popcorn to the TV for movie time.)
Photography: Viridian Images Photography (www.virimages.com)