I love parties at the park. I love that they're outdoors, casual, and free.
In this TRENDS post I thought I'd highlight some of our favorite kids' and adult parties at the park, to show off what our users have done to make these parties special.
And to keep things simple Amy asked her guests to bring their own picnic lunches, then provided the fun party foods -- cookies, cupcakes, and cake.
What I love about this Snakes, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails Triple 1st Birthday is how the hosts added their own creative and personal touches -- banners, balloons, matching tee shirts, and photo collages -- while keeping the whole thing casual, by serving an easy picnic lunch in brown paper bags with kid friendly foods (sandwiches, tangerines, chips, grapes, goldfish, and donuts).
The personal details are beautiful, and yet again, it was a casual potluck lunch where Amy provided the cookies and cupcakes.
And another nice details -- for gifts, Amy asked everyone to bring along bookmarks for the birthday girl.
She created a logo that she used throughout the party which tied the whole thing together in a simple but elegant way.
The menu included sandwiches wrapped in parchment paper, juice, chips and home baked chocolate chip cookies that doubled as the favors. She even made dog cookie favor bags for the four-legged friends. And the rest of the menu she left to her friends to fill in.
I love how with these parties in the park, the hosts kept their budgets low by serving simple picnic foods and/or making them a potluck, took advantage of what the park had to offer (play structures, carousels, etc.), and by adding lots of personal and creative details, made them special in their own unique ways.