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!
xo Lyndsay :)