Thursday, August 02, 2018

Rachel's 12th Birthday!

We celebrated Rachel turning 12 a couple of weeks ago with a cute woodland animals party! It was simple and so sweet!

I had asked each of her friends to bring a note saying what they loved/appreciated about Rachel instead of a gift and they read those aloud to her - so affirming and sweet.

The theme started when Rachel saw a cake in a grocery store bakery case in Colorado this summer of a girly looking fox. This is our interpretation based on my skill level :)

We did a nature scavenger hunt, made these felt headbands and made fox paper art! The girls spent an hour just making the headbands but they really turned out cute. The flowers are from our yard! They look fairly pitiful in the yard but all collected in the jar - they make me so happy!

The invites and water bottle labels were made from this cute artwork.

Party cost:
Paper plates/napkins/fox picks: $8 {Target}
Headband supplies: $5 {Wal-Mart}
Orange food coloring for fox cake: $2ish at Michael's with a 40% off coupon
Total: $15

Everything else was already on hand! What a sweet time with Rachel's lovely friends!


Mary Ann said...

Happy belated birthday to Rachel! She is adorable. The party looks so sweet and so budget-friendly!

Agnes said...

Happy birthday Rachel :)

Monica, would you mind sharing your nature scavenger hunt? It looks very sweet.

*carrie* said...

Such a cute theme! Those napkins! Glad it was a fun party.

Mom said...

Adorable party for our adorable birthday girl!! :)

Monica Wilkinson said...

Hi Agnes: I just Googled Nature Scavenger Hunt and let her pick the one she liked ;) Here is a link to the one we used:

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Wow...12!!! Our kids are gettimg big!!! So fun to watch blogger friends families grow and etc. Cute party. Cake looks wonderful.

Elise Reagan said...

I LOVE this party!!!! All the details are so cute!!!

Shelby said...

Love you thrifty birthday party ideas. You are the best party thrower. Happy Birthday Rach!

Anonymous said...

The cake turned out adorable, Monica! So did the headbands. What a fun party idea. Happy Birthday to Rachel!

Andrea L.