Hey party peeps!
This week I’m celebrating Girl Scout’s Birthday by sharing with you my favorite parties I designed for my own Girl Scout troops and The Girl Scouts of California Central Coast. This party is a Whimsey Flower Garden Bridging Party I did for my Daisy troop when they were bridging to become Brownies! It was a super fun backyard party for the girls and their parents!
Bridging in Girl Scouts means advancing over to the next level in Girl Scouting. Most leaders use a bridge or a path of some sort to symbolize the crossing over, but I wanted to put a twist on it and use Fairy symbolism by sprinkling them with pixie dust and wear butterfly wings to fly over to the next level. Once that was decided, I designed a Whimsey Flower Garden atmosphere to carry out the theme.
Bright colors of orange, hot pink, turquoise and yellow and lime green with pops of silver was the color palette. PERFECT to create a whimsical atmosphere and with the gorgeous sunny California day….PRICELESS! Parents were seated at the round yellow tables with whimsical floral centerpieces while the girls all sat together at a long banquet table with personalized place settings for each girl.
BUTTERFLY WING CHAIRBACKS!
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
I placed a pair of butterfly wings on the backs of each girls’ chair that created a gorgeous look, don’t you think? SUPER EASY! The girls all wore the wings after they ate and they doubled as a take-home favor too.
THE BEAUTY BAR:
Little girls LOVE to dress up and my girls were no different! I created a Beauty Bar tent with chandelier full of glittery temporary tattoos, sparkly rings, lip gloss and tutus for the girls to dress up in during the party and take home. There were also bubbles with custom embellishments for the girls to use and take home.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: I found the bubbles at the Dollar Tree BUT they were Disney Princess bubbles and had Disney princess stickers on them….SO…I had to remove all the stickers and embelish them myself with a cardboard scrapbook flower and added a rhinestone for a bit of sparkle! An EASY & inexpensive way to create custom favors!
After the girls were all dolled up in their Fairy gear, they rotated between different activities that included:
• decorating butterflies & hand mirrors
• making headbands
• decorating their cloth favor bags
• games (hula hoops, bean bag toss, bubbles)
Hope you found some inspiration for your next fairy flower garden party! Want more party tips? I’m giving LOADS of details on my event planning biz in my new E-zine “The Girlfriend’s Guide to MY Party Planning Biz! Available for presale now here.