Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Panda Party {13th Birthday}....with a bow on top!

I'm presenting you with my daughter Melanie's 13th birthday party (from this past December)....Panda Themed with a bow on top!  A Hello Kitty bow that is!  BTW, she always adds the word "-sicle" to everything....

Melanie has a great passion for anything Panda, anything hot pink, and Hello Kitty.  So we mixed in all these elements to create her party.  She had a fun Scavenger Hunt that started at a local park, with different stops in various important spots for Melanie and even a friend's home for warm cider and hot chocolate with treats. It then ended at our house with the sweet celebration pictured here.

She wanted a big panda cake and the lovely panda cake created by Regina at Rosa's Catering was Pink Velvet Cake at her request.
Her invitation which included both Panda and bows matched the rest of her labels, oval tags, water bottle labels and we even had some cards made for her Scavenger Hunt instructions were fabulously design by Kori at Paper & Pigtails.
Favors included Sweet Temptations' Chocolate Covered Oreos in green and white polka dots for the boys and Hello Kitty for the girls with one of her favorites.....Rock Candy sticks!  Also decorated jars with Craft That Party's custom made garland in green and black full of Oreos. 

A lovely vanilla cake was topped with the most adorable topper by Edible Details with a Panda holding Melanie.  She loved it! Along with the cutest treats and things like these Panda Cookies and Hello Kitty Bow Cookies by Bee's Knees Creative.  Hello Kitty Bow Fondant Toppers for the chocolate mini cupcakes from Love & Sugar Kisses and the nicest looking girl and panda wooden pegs by Craft That Party.

I had fun adding extra details to the party like a great background wall of real bamboo (thanks to all the hubby's hard work) and I added black and white flowers to coordinate. I hung a Fabric Bunting Banner I made for the entrance made with one of Melanie's old and favorite Tshirt. On the table I added a paper straw flower/medallion I crafted from BHG idea

The table was decorated in the front by a tassel garland by The Flair Exchange and coordinating perfectly with the balloon tassel. 

Hair bows and bow ties for the girls and boys by Skylar Raine.  Fab!! I placed them on canvas, framed and on the wall right next to the table for the kids to wear or take home.


So many sweets require milk shots...
We had a great party!  Thank you to all my sweet vendors for always bringing out my ideas on their creations.  Happy 13th Birthday my Melanie!!!
Melanie on her birthday celebration and making binoculars for her Scavenger Hunt at one of the stops.  Hairband by Skylar Raine
Vendor Credits:
Chocolate Covered Oreos by Sweet Temptations
Wreath by In Flight
Panda and Bow Design Printables by Paper & Pigtails
Panda Cake by Rosa's Catering
Ruffled Garland for the Jars by Craft That Party
Tassel Garland by The Flair Exchange
Balloon Tassel by The Flair Exchange
Panda & Girl Topper by Edible Details
Cookies by Bee's Knees Creative
Wooden Peg Toppers by Craft That Party
Hello Kitty Bow Toppers by Love & Sugar Kisses
Hair Bows and Bow Ties by Skylar Raine
Party Styling by this momma at In Flight Celebrations!


  1. I love how you mixed themes, colors, and patterns. They all went together so perfectly! What a fantastic party!!!

  2. So cute! You made two different themes totally come together and look awesome! I LOVE it when the guest of honor gets exactly what they want! Great job and thank you for letting me be a small part! XOXO

  3. So fun! Love the mix of patterns. Thanks for including me as a vendor!