A flower party for Ava’s 6th birthday

A flower birthday party
Last weekend, Ava finally celebrated her sixth birthday party with a few friends from her class. We had decided on a flower theme, which we thought would be cute for a bunch of 6-year-olds. It ended up being a lovely sunny day, and the flower party theme was so good (and so easy!).

I always like to organise our children’s birthday parties around a simple theme — it makes it easier for me to come up with ideas for activities and decoration. Then, depending on the time I have, I prepare the party. This year, I didn’t have much time at all, so I kept the preparation of the party to a minimum!

A flower birthday party

Flowers are always easily available in the Netherlands. So on the morning of the party we stopped at our corner flower stall and got a massive amount of flowers. We also got edible flowers from the market to decorate the cake. I made sure I had thin wire in the house, a wire cutter, and enough masking tape — plus I got some extra bottles of tomato sauce from the supermarket (I usually save good glass bottles anyway — I use them for jam making, canning, or storing things). Then I made the birthday cake, and that was it for party preparations!

A flower birthday party flower vase masking tape
First thing I started doing when Ava’s little guests arrived, is to make them all a flower crown. (I had never made a flower crown in my life before, so it was a bit of a risk, but they turned out really lovely and were so fun and quite easy to make!) In the meantime, the children gave Ava their gifts, had a drink, and started to decorate glass bottles and jars with masking tape. By the time they were done with those tasks, they all had their flower crown.

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The cake looked spectacular with the edible flowers on top! I also had found some flower chocolates and candy in the supermarket as an extra treat. Tamar had also sprinkled rose petals over the cordial, which I thought was such a good detail.

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A flower birthday party-14 flower vase with masking tape

After a dance session led by Sara, we had one last activity — flower shop! The children could all assemble little bouquets from the flowers I got that morning, to put in the vase they had decorated before, and which, of course, they could take home.

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It was such a lovely party! The next day in the classroom, I did spot a few flower crowns… and the vases with flowers still look so lovely on our window sill.

xxx Esther


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Comments (22)

Vanessa in Scotland
July 13, 2016

I just LOVE this party!! Infact all of your parties are incredible Esther. I love your idea of using masking tape to decorate the vases and the flower crowns look super cute. Such a lovely party which I’m sure all Ava’s friends (and Ava herself) will remember. Can I come to the next one? x


Esther in Amsterdam
July 14, 2016

Haha — yes of course Vanessa, you’re always welcome here!! xxxx


Nomi
July 13, 2016

geweldig idee en prachtig uitgevoerd ook! deze gaat alvast met stip op 1 voor volgend jaar 🙂


Lara in Paris
July 13, 2016

What a wonderful theme for your little birthday girl!! I love how fun and colorful it looked on your dining table!! I want a flower party for my next birthday now! xx


Sofia
July 13, 2016

Yours are very lucky kids! You’re so talented, Esther! So so beautiful!


Jo
July 13, 2016

You should post a flower crown tutorial!


Genevieve
July 13, 2016

What a wonderful party. The idea of decorating with the tape and then having everyone make arrangements is especially brilliant and surprisingly simple. I love simple.


Nicola
July 13, 2016

This is the most beautiful idea! I might just have to do this for my little girl when she turns six (in four years!!). Thank you so much for sharing!


Mar
July 13, 2016

A flower crown tutorial aub


Lisa
July 13, 2016

Absolutely beautiful what a sweet idea


Vicky in Amsterdam
July 13, 2016

I absolutely LOVE this party idea! It is so simple and beautiful – you definitely have the magic touch, Esther! xx


Joana
July 13, 2016

Gorgeous. And, yes, please, a flower crown tutorial would be fantastic!!


Emma
July 13, 2016

Fantastic Esther, thanks so much for sharing! You give me so much party inspiration!


Fwei
July 13, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous !!! So beautiful and you made it look so effortless .. Bravo !


Sarah
July 14, 2016

Yes please, post a flower crown tutorial! That would be lovely..


Liliana
July 14, 2016

Simply beautiful! Just shows how you can make something so simply, yet so beautiful with flowers. Love the cake!


Maria
July 15, 2016

I LOVE this! Esther, you always have such wonderful, creative and fun party ideas. Absolutely gorgeous!


mypartyshoponline
July 18, 2016

beautiful party. so cute


Holly
July 18, 2016

Such a gorgeous theme and wonderful ideas! I too would love to see a flower crown tutorial please!


Esther in Amsterdam
July 20, 2016

I will film a YouTube tutorial! xxx


Leah Prins
July 21, 2016

Love the vase decorating idea, at my daughters flower party they painted flower pots! My five year old would love this activity as she is the tape queen around here 😉


Kendall Everett
August 23, 2016

I love the idea of hosting a flower party for a little girls birthday. Giving each guest a flower crown is a great way to make them feel special. You mentioned how you easily got the flowers you needed by just stopping in the shop if you are looking for specific flowers it may be a good idea to call ahead to help save time. http://www.blossomsofchisholm.com.au/birthdays


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