Sometimes all you want is to pull off a simple little party with not too many frills – just enough cuteness without going overboard matchy-matchy. Keep your next party simple with a casual times approach: afternoon party anyone? For the menu – sandwiches and juice, fresh fruit, potato chips and cute and easy cupcakes in colorful liners with just a few sprinkles for crunch and colour! Plus, one little cupcake flag that can’t help but scream out “party!”
You can find so many cute cupcake liners these days online – the choices are endless! I’m always a fan of these red and white stripey guys. Colorful liners also means you needn’t overdose on much food colouring. Of course, a red or blue frosting mouth once in a while isn’t going to hurt anyone… and kids in particular love sticking their tongue out in the mirror and marveling at the crazy colour… :)
Decor? A teensy vase with one bloom can go a long way, too! I snipped this pansy from a potted flower plant in my backyard. Or, arrange a collection of mini vases with single blooms for even more party cheer! I have a collection of inherited vintage plates, along with a decent collection of cake stands – but really, all you need is one cake pedestal. Different heights can add interest to a party table.
What are your go-to tricks for throwing together a little party? Or can you not resist going nutso and working on every little detail, from the cake to the favours to the decor? (I’ve done both!) Do tell!