Our dad recently has taken an interest in feeding his neighborhood bird friends. For years, the only hobby dad has had was working, so we are all thrilled with his new interest. Of course, his new hobby became the theme for his party. As we started planning his party on Tuesday, came up with the theme on Thursday, and held the party on Sunday, these ideas were quick and easy.
I have had this feathered tree for years. I found the bird ornaments half price after Christmas at Target. It was a fun centerpiece for a table.
We created our own labels for water bottles. We just printed off the words on the computer, and I was able to find a bird stamp set at Michael's.
Of course we had to use a bird bath to hold the water bottles!
I made bird nest cookies- butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, peanut butter, chow mien noodles, and Jelly Belly eggs. A fast and fun addition to the dessert buffet. I sprinkled sunflower seeds over the plate to look like bird seed.
A bird cage held the cards.
My dry-erase calendar was a fun way to showcase pictures of our dad. We added fun captions to all the pictures. (Everyone who visits my house LOVES this 4 X 6 foot calendar. Just an FYI~ the calendar was a bit out of my price range. When it went on sale at Pottery barn, I was able to convince my husband to let me purchase it by using "Honey, it will organize our lives and you will know what we are doing at all times." Worked like a charm... Hope you can use this!)
I also cut out letters using my new Cricut (a Christmas present from my in-law's) and attached them to this magnetic board from IKEA. Another fun addition to grace the dessert buffet.
Plastic sippy cups drive me crazy at my house. I always make the kids fun straws and jelly jar sippy cups. (My son drilled holes the size of straws in lids of jelly jars and sanded all the shavings off the other side) I caught Bo climbing the pantry shelves to get his cup down. I think it's a safe bet to say that the kids adore their fun cups. And they look so cute!!! The birds were cut with my Cricut.
My favorite idea... I made wire bird nests from Cathe Holden of JSIM, tutorial found here, and created napkin rings out of them. I placed the napkins in (purchased) nests that I had. Everyone loved them, and many of the women were wearing them as rings.
Hope you can use some of these ideas in a party of your own!