Hosting a small kids garden party at home can be tricky and very inspiring all at the same time. Planning activities, keeping children busy so they don’t wreck your house and setting up décor for your theme can all have their ups and downs during your first planning. I have found though that once you dive into hosting your first kids party at home, you find ways to work around your home. Items you have around give you a new motivation. It is always trial and error and don’t worry, your friends wont judge you. Honestly they are probably impressed that you had the time to have people over let alone decorate! Getting it perfect is for you alone. No one expects you to go all out.
For the beginning of spring I decided to host a small get together with our close friends and children. With bunnies all around in the party section I decided I wanted to do something that related to our family a little more. We love to garden and take care of nature so I decided to do a carrot themed garden party for spring! Our hillside garden started my inspiration and I searched around my home to gather my favorite party supplies.
I always like to set a separate table for the kids. This gives the children their own space and lets the adults have some private conversations. I keep the adult table very simple and natural to our home. I love to get creative with the kids table. For the children’s table I wanted a natural feel and materials I could reuse or pull from other parties. I always keep a large roll of craft paper around to cover the kids table. It is perfect. You can even write the children’s names on it for place seating. The natural brown of the craft table would work perfect for this garden theme. Another bonus of the craft paper is that afterwards the children can color all over it if they haven’t spilt there drinks! I always set the centerpiece with healthy snacks for the kids that they can munch on while waiting for their main course. Kids always seem to get hungry when they visit a friends house. Have lots of extra snacks for your little guests. The carrot theme made that super simple. Since we were having brunch I choose to be creative and put together a waffle and a hardboiled egg for each child with some edible grass under it to make it look like a birds nest. The children loved it! Cracking and peeling their own eggs was a joy to see.
If the guests are not too little I love to blow up lots of balloons to populate the floor during house parties. The kids can play with them around the house and they don’t cause any damage to your belongings. I used lots of green and orange balloons for our garden party. Outside I set up more craft paper and markers for the kids to get creative. Another great project is setting up some paint and flower pots as a fun project they can take home. I put lots of large balloons in the yard as a cheap and easy play item for the kids to throw around.
Keeping the kids busy, and letting them get messy all while the adults are enjoying their time is key to planning a perfect afternoon celebration! You can do it. I hope some of these ideas will inspire you to use what you have and put together a celebration of the season for your little one.