I am delighted to share this Bows and Arrows party that I styled for my sweet Charlotte’s birthday. Its all about girl power or girly girl power to be more specific since Charlotte is all girl. So we used lots of bows and combined them with inspirational messages. I just don’t think we can support and encourage our girls enough! We decided on a pink, mint and navy color scheme and incorporated lots of bows and arrows imagery into all of the printables and decor. (I have to be honest my sweet 11 year old Hillary thought of this theme when I was trying to brainstorm a hunting party)
The dessert table was the focal point of the party. A ruffled peanut butter and chocolate banana cake was surrounded by pretty bow cake pops by Cake Poppin, chocolate covered Oreos, fondant bow topped cupcakes, macaroons and cups of banana cream pie (the birthday girls favorite). Sugar cookies with inspirational wording by Flourish Sweet Shoppe were the perfect final touch.
I made the backdrop out of various width of wood cut to size by home depot screwed to 2x4s. We arranged several art prints displayed in Ikea frames spray painted navy.
I tried to incorporate our theme of inspirational message in all of the party activities. The girls “Aimed High” at an archery station and made their mark at our paint station. They could “Shoot for the Stars” with marshmallow gun or “Sparkle and Shine” at the make up table. Their favorite activity was decorating their own journals at “Adventure is Write here.”
We set up a little snack station filled in with treats to nibble and personalized Birthday POP side bottles. A pretty table with ruffled tablecloths and custom place mats (both available from our shop) and boxed dinners tied closed with an arrow to match the party. The centerpiece was once of my favorite element. Ten 23 Designs made the most incredible Charlotte arrow that I popped in the middle of white hydrangeas.
Party favors? What else but pretty pink bows wrapped in clear plastic boxes and topped with personalized thank you tags.
As always Charlottes favorite part of the party was her smash cake with her thoroughly enjoyed all by herself.
Party Concept and Styling- Bloom Designs
Photography- Andy Kitchen Photography
Cake pops- Cake Poppin
Sugar Cookies- Flourish Sweet Shop
Wooden Cutouts- Ten23 Designs