I am a huge fan of unique, but personal party themes. There is something so special about throwing a party tailored to a child’s interests, loves or current obsession (which often takes a little brainstorming and creativity to pull off). This Moon & Stars party by The Winding Road is a perfect example of a cute mom going all out on a non-traditional theme to please her son and daughter. What memories this cute celebration must have created! Here is a little bit about the party from Sandy herself,
My neighbor Hiedi and I put together this star mobile!
Inspired by Miniature Rhino, I made gift bags for all of the kids and embroidered the constellations on the front. We had Orion, Taurus, Andromeda, Perseus, Cygnus, Canis Major, Ursa Major, Hercules, and Pegasus. I found some vintage constellation illustrations from the book “Urania’s Mirror” and attached those to the drawstring. We placed a personalized stargazing chart inside each bag along with some hot cocoa and marshmallows to keep them warm while they’re checking out the heavens. I found some giant roasting marshmallows and my friend Courtney used a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut a star out of the center of each.
It was finally cake time. This one was chocolate with a raspberry filling. I made the toppers with wooden stars, skewers and sequins on a string.
After the cake we headed outside to do a little stargazing. The weather had been a little foggy lately so I was surprised that we managed to see at least one star. In case of fog, I had ordered some sky lanterns so we would be assured of some twinkling night lights. I love, love, love the idea of sky lanterns but I was very worried about starting a fire. I googled it and although they’re not illegal in CA, you can still spend up to a year in jail for reckless burning. Plus it wouldn’t be very neighborly to burn down a friend’s house or field. So, I lit them and tied them off. I think it would be amazing to see hundreds released somewhere. As it was we only lit two before the rain started and we were done for the evening.