Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy 14th Night Owl Party!

My oldest turns 14 next week.  After reviewing the calendar last Tuesday, we realized that the only free weekend we had for awhile was this one.  We hurried and made these invitations (The Owl is from the Cricut Paisley cartridge).



My daughter also made this cute banner w/ the Cricut.

Then it was to the most important part of any party-the food.  I got all the ideas off Pinterest. I tried to give credit where I could find the original source (You can check out my board here if you're looking for more owl ideas.)
 Owl sugar cookies (inspired by? :) We used M'M's.  They cracked a little in the oven, but I thought they were still fun.
 Owl cupcakes (inspired by?):  The eyes were just Oreos topped w. M&M's and an M&M beak.
 Owl Deviled Eggs (inspired by Rook 17)

 Owl Pizza (please tell me you think it looks like an owl.  I was going to make the crust look like ears, but I was exhausted by this point).  The nose is a carrot, which the girls all thought tasted pretty good on pizza-HOO knew?
 Owl Pineapple-my mom did this.  We were going to put a b-day hat, but my son insisted we went w/ his natural hair-do.  (Inspired by Beatrice Banks:)
Of course, they also drank strawberry lemonade.


Pink Lemonade Ice cream cake- family favorite (recipe here)




After the party, we sent the girls home w/  treat bags (inspired by Lisa Storms) Made entirely by my daughter and so seriously cute. (no tutorial, but you can pretty much just look at it and copy it) Brown paper lunch sacks have never looked more fabulous.


My job was to get everything ready, keep everyone fed and stay out of the way. 

Judging from the amount of squealing, I think everyone had a good time.  I've pretty much always done theme parties for her, and thought that she'd eventually grow out of them.  Luckily, it's the opposite.  Since all of her friends are also older, they appreciated all the little theme touches so much more than when they were all younger.



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55 comments:

  1. Everything was amazing! Thanks again sister gruwell!:)

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  2. What a fun themed party! I love owls! Those treat bags were adorable and the owl pizza...too cute!

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  3. Love it! The owls are so cute.

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  4. That is super clever. Every last bit. Good job! I think girly parties totally win over with the older kids. My boys would never let me, or want to help make this adorable.

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  5. LOVE the owl treat bags!!! The banner and invites look great, too!

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  6. Great party, you guys really went all out! Love those bags your daughter made.

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  7. Ooooh those owl treat bags are just adorable! I love all the other owl details too, so creative and so cute!

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  8. The treat bags are really cute! Love all the things you made for the party! Liz

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  9. The owl treat bags are so Cute. Smiles, Paula

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  10. What a great party. Love all your owls!

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  11. What a fantastic party! All of your food creations are so cute! Love the pizza. Megan

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  12. OMG that Pineapple made me giggle! Great start to the morning! That banner your daughter made is awesome. Kudos to her! Thanks for linking this up!


    Smiles,
    Melanie

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  13. Super cute! Shared it on FB. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  14. Came here from Made by You Monday! We love all things OWL!! I am going to remember some of theses awesome ideas!

    Here are the Easter dresses I made Bunny, her cousins, and her dolly.

    http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/keep-calm-and-craft-on.html

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  15. I love the owl party! So adorable! Thanks so much for the shout out. The natural hair topper on the pineapple is way cuter! I didn't know there were so many food ideas for owls out there. Love them all!

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  16. my niece is having an owl birthday this saturday. it's a cute theme. glad the party went well, and yes, i think the pizza looks like an owl. fun idea!

    -lauren

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  17. super cute! thanks for linking up to make it monday!

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  18. This is such a cute idea. Linda

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  19. Every thing is seriously owl cute. So happy your party went well, I sure wish I was a guest because I would love one of those owl bags! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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  20. Those treat bags are SOOO cute!! What a great party!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  21. Super cute theme -- the treat bags are a-dorable!! Happy Wednesday to you :)

    Kelly
    livelaughrowe

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  22. Everything is adorable! IT gets harder and harder to have "cute" parties as they get older, but you pulled it off beautifully! Came over via Uncommon :)

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  23. Great party, your daughter did a lovely job on the owl bags, so cute.

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  24. Everything looked PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic job!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  25. Who knew there was so many different things you could do with owls ;) LOL. Very cute and creative! Love it all. So happy that I have found your blog, which I am now following BTW! Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo
    Brit
    www.my-life-out-loud.com

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  26. What cute party ideas. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

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  27. The entire theme and those BAGS are such a hoot!!! LOVE it. Sounds like they had a fabulous time, too. Kudos on such an adorable party. Thanks SO much for sharing at the Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create! I'll be featuring you on my Facebook page Thursday morning!
    <3 Christina

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

    that banner is darling!! and those treat bags are so cute!!!
    Just love owls!!! wish it was for my birthday

    Natasha xx

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  29. What a fantastic job! Love those goodie bags.

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  30. OMG!! I love it. I would love it if you linked it up my new link party.

    http://momslifevents.blogspot.com/

    Can't wait to see what else you create.

    ~Taylor

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  31. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_12.html?m=1

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  32. How cute! Those treat bags are incredibly adorable! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  33. so cute! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  34. I LOVE Owls! I just did my youngest's bedroom in an owl theme so I'm creating a new generation of owl lovers. This party looks amazing! Great job :)

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  35. This is such a cute party idea! Everything is great! Happy birthday to your daughter!

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  36. First of all this is such an original and cute party theme! The part I like best are the treat bags but it's all so very creative!

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  37. The food is amazing! I especially like the deviled eggs because of the way it ended up with green wings. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  38. What a wonderfully creative party! I love all the owl-spirations! Those favor bags are fab, and I love that you made my deviled eggs. They came out great!

    Jenn

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  39. This is awesome!! The owls are soo cute! I followed a pin from pinterest to this blog. I'm really into owls so I might steal some of your ideas for my son's party (he will be 4).

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  40. Thank you so much for your great OWL ideas! My BFF loves owls and has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I leave one thing on her doorstep everyday to let her know I am thinking about her. I am trying to run with the OWL theme and am running out of ideas...you just saved me! I am doing a family size OWL themed pizza this week...WONDERFUL!
    Have Joy!

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    1. Your comment made me cry-hugs (and prayers) to all of you:) You've probably seen most of them, but I have an entire Pinterest board all about owls is you need some more ideas. http://pinterest.com/talesofatwife/owl-party/

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  41. I love the treat bags...but what did you put in them??? my daughter was planning to make little owl figurines for her friends to take home with them...but by the time she'd made three of the little cuties she'd had enough! totally understand because I wouldn't want to make them all either ;) ....but now i'm having a party in 5 days and need something fun to send home with the girls...9 and 10 years olds, dont' want to do the basic "goody bag" stuffers that just get thrown away...help!

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  44. 14th birthday party ideas are the most cherishing ones, because most of the growing kids like to be treated as adults, so the party must carry the fun and entertainment elements according to changing tastes of teenage children.

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  45. The owl with the hair made us all laugh. That's the funniest, cutest I've ever seen. The son was right!! Trust the younger ones to spot a good one. lol

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