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.)
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.
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)