Having a Hoot of a Owl Party!
My daughter just turned 11 and her theme choice was owls. I always strive to make my children’s birthdays something special starting with a themed cake and continuing through to the decorations. Hopefully she was happy with her Owl Party this year. She seemed to enjoy it very much, and her friends all did too.
The Owl cake and cupcakes of course were a major part of the table. You can learn more about them in my Owl Cake post. In addition to the cake I made an owl tree centerpiece, an owl fruit tray, owl rocks, and owl popcorn bags. I also placed little owl stickers on the table and got some cool confetti filled helium balloons to finish her party table.
The Owl Tree
The tree is one of my favorite things at the party. I took toilet paper rolls, taped the top middle to form ears, then wrapped then in Washi tape. Next I glued on some big foam paper eyes and some paper beaks. Their wings are cupcake liners. I got a neat branch from my yard and spray painted it blue. Then I glued my little owls on it, and stuck it in a jar surrounded with tissue paper to keep it up right.
The Fruit Owl Tray
In a chip and dip bowl I cut up fruit and veggies and filled all the compartments except the middle. For that I cut the bottom off a pineapple and cut out the pineapple leaving it hollow. I put orange slices on with toothpicks, then added grapes to complete the eyes. Last I put on a triangle of orange peel for his beak, also with a toothpick. I really loved how this pineapple owl turned out.
Over the years I have stopped giving goodie bags. I feel they are a waste of money and effort since they contain junkie toys, favors, and candy. Since most end up directly in the trash, I try to offer something a little different. Last year it was headbands, and this year it everyone got an Owl rock. I bought some smooth river rocks used in floral arrangements, then I drew owls on them with a variety of Sharpie markers. It was time consuming, but they came out cute.
Owl Popcorn Bags
Using construction paper, I cut out a bunch of owl faces. Then I cut out circles in varied sizes as eyes, and triangles as beaks. Next I glued on the eyes and beaks and added pupils with markers. Then I popped popcorn, put it in sandwich bags, and stapled the owl faces over each bag. These made great portable snacks for the kids as they passed by the table.
My daughter’s party was a huge success, and there were cute owls all over the place. She oohed and awed over all the decoration and her cake. Plus she snagged all the extra Owl rocks because I made to many. Now she has a reminder in years to come of her fun Owl Party.
Whooo do you know that love owls?
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