If you’re looking for a girl’s birthday range that doesn’t veer towards the pink and frilly, you’ll love our Tree Top Friends collection. Sweet but not sugary, the range has everything you need to create a fun themed celebration and has appeal for a broad age range, from pre-schoolers up to the difficult ‘tween’ age group. With its zingy colour palette of acid green, pink and yellow, Tree Top Friends is a bold alternative to the myriad pink ‘n’ princessy ranges out there, so if you’re looking for party ideas with something a little unusual about them, this is a great place to start.
If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating during the summer, this range lends itself perfectly to a outdoor celebration. Give your outdoor space an ‘enchanted garden’ feel with bunting, balloons and fairy lights – the range includes some gorgeous bunting featuring circular flags reading ‘Happy Birthday’ which can be attached to garden walls or fences, or strung around a parasol or tree. We love the idea of using multi-coloured paper lanterns or pom poms to decorate your outdoor space, too. Available in a multitude of colours, hang a cluster to a tree or canopy – Hobby craft does a good selection in zesty colours to match the other pieces in the Tree Top Friends range.
If you’re hosting lots of guests and your garden table won’t fit everyone, a pasting table makes a practical alternative. Covered with colourful paper tablecloths and adorned with the Tree Trop Friends plates, cups, bowls and treat tubs, your table will look really special. Tap into the nature theme even further with the addition of some clip on butterflies which you can attach to cups – a cute little gift for each guest to take away with them. For something a little different to standard table settings, opt for a colourful Tree Top Friends lunch box, featuring the range’s cute owl character and retro-style text. Tie a helium filled balloon to each box, inscribed with guests’ names, to give your table setting an extra pop of colour.
If you’re looking for girl’s birthday ideas that don’t require too much time or planning you might like to take a look at the big parenting websites – sites like Netmums and Mumsnet have whole sections dedicated to parties, where you can read advice from real mums, including quick and easy suggestions for food and games that are ideal for time-pressured parents. For girl’s party activities that are a little more involved, browse American website Popsugar, which has a fantastic parties section brimming with beautiful, elaborate ideas to make your celebration really stand out from the crowd.
When it comes to food, we love the idea of sticking with the nature theme and doing something a little different with your cakes and sandwiches. Use flower-shaped cookie cutters to shape sandwiches into something a bit more interesting than triangles, for example. Look online for bird, butterfly and owl cutters, perfect for making gorgeous biscuits which you can ice in bright colours to match your tableware. The Tree Top Friends range also includes some lovely cake accessories which transform simple cupcakes into something a little more unique. Pop your cakes into a colourful case, add a lavish topping of buttercream and top with a matching cake pick.
Girls of varying ages will love the idea of dipping into a craft station set up in your garden or home. Older children could try their hand at making some origami birds while there is a surfeit of owl-themed crafts for all ages to be explored on Pinterest. How about making some paper plate owls – a simple craft for very young children – or collecting some pine-cones in advance (the perfect shape for a home-made owl) to decorate with stick-on eyes and card or felt beaks and wings. Parentng website Activityvillage.co.uk has some lovely free own-themed printables which you may like to add to your craft table too.
For something a little more raucous and crowd-pleasing for all ages, why not throw in a piñata for your guests to enjoy? There are some beautiful owl-shaped piñatas on craft site Etsy, the perfect match for your theme, which you can fill with colourful sweets and small gifts.
You’ll also find the pre-requisite party bags in the range, adorned with an owl illustration and funky mismatched text reading ‘Twit Twoo’ – the perfect way to say ‘thanks’ to your guests for making your celebration extra special!
You can take a look at the Tree Top Friends range at www.neviti.com.