Yay for Spring GNO!

April 21, 2016

We put our green thumbs to the test and stretched our garden fairy wings during a fun girls' night out over the weekend! Although I'm not the biggest fan of getting my hands dirty, I do love me some pretty flowers!

I love having a pretty dessert table set up to greet the girls when they arrive so they can get an idea of the sweet night they have ahead of them. I hand painted the "bloom" hanging on kraft paper then attached pink and blue tissue paper flowers that I had actually made two years ago for my 40th (eeks!) birthday party decor. Sometimes being a craft hoarder really pays off!

I found the silly pink garden gnome in the Target dollar spot and he was my jumping off point for the whole theme and color scheme. I mean, you can't ever go wrong with a pink gnome right?!

The beautiful flower and garden fairy cookies were from Sweet Caroline's Cookies for a Cause and she never disappoints. I sent her a picture of some floral wrapping paper I had and she matched them to a T. I found the edible pink flowers at Walmart in the baking aisle, and they were the perfect toppers to the strawberry cakes in a jar. The navy polka dot ribbon I added to the jars was also found at Walmart, and the wooden spoons were from Michael's.

Dirt pudding is always a fun dessert for a garden party, and this is the easiest "recipe" ever! I'll share the deets in a future post because it's just that good! 

I spray painted the little bird houses from Michael's gold and added cute and simple diy paper flowers to the top for a touch of simple whimsy. The mini pink paper flowers were from Target, as were the navy blue buckets. I'm slightly obsessed with their Spritz line of party goods!

Here's a closer look at the beautiful (can cookies be beautiful?) garden fairy cookie. I almost felt guilty eating her. The green watering can was also found in the Target dollar spot.

I'm a sucker for honeycomb balls and big paper lanterns! They that extra oomph to what would otherwise just be blank space under the table. That floor tile though...! SO thankful it has never been covered up or altered over the years. #ihavethisthingwithfloors

We set up a little gardening station, where after decorating their pots, the little ladies would select a flower and plant it. Each pot is just as creative and unique as their owner. 

The children's gardening tools were another Target dollar spot purchase, and of course I couldn't pass up a pink watering can to pair with the green one!


We set the table with more pink gnomes, flowers, and bird houses - this time painted a pale pink. Mini pink flowers were added to the navy striped and polka dotted straws. It's all in the details my friends! The place cards also doubled as name tags for their take-home craft bags.

Fresh strawberries and blueberries were added to our signature pink lemonade and it not only looked pretty, but tasted yummy too! And I don't think I've ever mentioned, but I am head over heals in big heart with our vintage school chairs and the farm tables (built by the handy hubby of course!)! The chairs were a steal at a whopping $7 a piece!

I gotta say...we have the sweetest garden fairies in all the land! 

A little flower toast for the night...cheers!

If the smiles on their faces are any indication of the fun they had, then I'd say we did a job well done! I seriously wanna pinch all their sweet cheeks!

Our final GNO, Howdy Summer!, is coming up in a few weeks, then we'll take a little break until the fall. But not to fret, because you can join us for our super summer funnin' camps to be able to get your S&S fix! Hope to see you soon!

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I'm Annaliese, the Owner, Party Stylist, and Head Glitter Sprinkler at Made of Sugar and Spice! Welcome to the S&S Blog, where we'll keep you updated on all the fun behind the scenes happenings at our little party boutique! Got Glitter? Let's Party!

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