Thanks too for the chance to share another of our parties with you.
A Pioneer Birthday Party
The candles were barely blown out on her 6th birthday cake last year when our oldest daughter declared, “next year I want a Little House on the Prairie party!” She’s a planner and she’s chosen some fun themes for birthdays before but this theme was especially dear to my heart.
In addition to the Little House series, we have devoured the Martha Years, Charlotte Years, & the Caroline Years taking a brief break before the Rose Years so it was with much love and excitement that we began planning this birthday.
The inspiration for the party’s color palette came from a summer dress that I found on clearance, which also came in a coordinating top for her sister. The bonnets and aprons they got for Christmas completed their outfits!
So, with those few pieces, a color scheme emerged in shades of pinks, reds & golds.
I had been inspired by a number of fabric garlands that I had seen on wedding blogs over the months and using our old sheets & fabric scraps, my daughter and I made two garlands, one for the birthday entrance and one above the dessert table.
I found wooden spools at a local craft store & looped copper colored wire through the center.
I just rested the wire in the spool without securing it with glue and it worked just fine!
It’s really called vinegar pie but we figured that might not go over so well with the seven year-old crowd. The flavor was great and it tasted more like a tangy, lemon-y custard pie.
For the non-pie lovers we had sugar cookies shaped like pioneer women.
We had enough flowers to make a matching one for her doll too.
Old fashioned soft peppermint sticks
(with a quote about peppermint sticks from Little House).
Buttons (with a little information on the significance of collecting buttons in olden days)
Twig colored pencils (purchased from Anthropologie &TJ Maxx)