{Designer's Challenge} Party Starters - "Little Sprout" Baby Gender Reveal

Monday, October 10, 2011

"Little Sprout" Baby Gender Reveal 

When I first heard the contest theme was Go Green it made me not only think of the color green (which is my favorite), recycling as well as the outdoors and plants. Therefore I combined all of these elements and created a "Little Sprout" Baby Gender Reveal party.

The activity for guests is to write advice or tips for the new parents on a supplied "Tips & Tricks" note card. Guests also had the opportunity to customize the fragrance of their party favors, which were recycled baby food jars (lids were painted white and topped with custom party circle) filled with plain homemade sugar scrub.

Strawberry lemonade, fresh fruit salsa with cinnamon chips, chocolate cupcakes adorned with "little sprout" fondant toppers and custom decorated sugar cookies were on the menu. A sweet treat for an afternoon celebration. Cupcakes could be filled with a pink or blue center to let guests know the gender of the new baby.

Seasonal flowers in recycled planters and toys from around the house decorated the scene nicely and the price was next to nothing. Other items used, such as the placesettings, cake plate and picture frame were items I already had on hand as I am sure most people do.

Vendors included:

Party Starters <http://www.partystartme.blogspot.com
> :  Petal Favor boxes
Lynlee's Petite Cakes <http://www.lynleespetitecakes.com> : "Little Sprout" fondant cupcake toppers
Cookies Are My Canvas <http://cookieartbychristina.blogspot.com/> : Custom decorated mini sugar cookies
Fancy That <http://www.shop-fancythat.com/> : Washi tape (decorated baby food jars) and lime green and white striped paper straws
"PS Harvey" ( www.psharveydesigns.etsy.com ) - "Little Sprout" printable collection" 

Party Starters Go Green Spread Sheet
Food Cost
Cupcakes  1.50
Fruit salsa and cinnamon chips $8.00
Cookies $ 12.00
fondant toppers $12.00
Lemonade $2.88
Straws $1.26
subtotal $37.64
Printable Collection (includes"Activity") $11.50
Flowers $3.12
Washi tape $1.00
subtotal $ 18.12
Baby food jars free recycled
Favor boxes $15.00
Spray Paint $2.00
Sugar Scrub $6.00
subtotal $ 23.00
Grand Total 76.26

"Little Sprout"
Got a Bloogimg cake bake kit on clearance at World Market for $10.48 and had a $10 birthday coupon!!  Whoot!
Cookies Are My Canvas
Lynlee's Petite Cakes
4.95 package of 24 from Party Starters Invitation $5, 5x7 sign
$5, Thank you circles $4 "Tips and Tricks" activity cards will be a free download. Plants from Home Depot .99 each. Pots free recycled from friend 3.95 for roll from Fancy That
Recycled from a friend who has a baby Favor boxes and tags from Partystarters $2.50 each Leftover from another project.
 1cup, 1/2cup grapeseed oil, 2 bottles flavored extract
Shipping from vendors totaled $17.98
(not included in budget)



Pamela Smerker Designs said...

Just wanted to update the prices on this party:

Party Starters' Favor Boxes are only $2 each making the total $12.00
PS Harvey Printable party shapes are only $4
The rest of the printable collection is FREE on Scribd.

Thanks for looking,
Pamela Smerker
Party Starters

Party Wagon said...

I love the green striped boxes! Cute shower!

Jill {peasandthankyous} said...

I cannot get over the little sprout cupcakes! So cute Pamela!!

Natalie {the knock-knock factory} said...

sweetest theme ever!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute!!

Steph Zerbe said...

Oh my! This is just darling!!! Love the theme and colors. And those baby blocks are perfection!

Anonymous said...

How creative! What a great idea!

Mayra Rivera said...

Love the make and take favors, so cute and such a great idea! Lovely theme and colors!

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