Modern Prairie girl birthday party
Happy Wednesday, mamas! So, as far as fall parties for little girls go (or grownups too, it’s that good, kay?), this modern prairie theme is pretty darn sweet. Which is no surprise considering it comes to us from Emma Hostetter, the mama behind The Borrowed Boutique, and brand new shop Darling Loves. The Borrowed Boutique offers up the cutest kids’ clothes for rent, and Darling Loves will have a curated selection of faves to shop. It’s sure to be a hit! So while we await its grand opening, let us peruse the photos Chasey Bardach Photography captured of the aforementioned birthday party:
Emma says, We didn’t want to stick with the fully traditional “Little House on the Prairie” theme for this birthday party, so we decided to give our set up a modern twist with bright whites, modern framed photography, industrial pink chairs, a modern quilt pattern and pillows, copper accents, and a mid-century inspired dresser as the cake table. These pieces set the tone allowing us to then add in more farmhouse and rustic pieces as well.
They created a DIY general store with Ikea crates that held art, prairie hats, and a candy bar.
Little girls love to play dress up and what better way to get into character than a rack full of modern day prairie inspired clothes! Some of our favorite brands had just the right pieces! Rylee and Cru dresses, bonnets, and socks; Blu Pony Vintage dresses; Pepe prairie boots; Miss Stevi Marie floral halos, a Pleiades Designs party dress… It was all so good! And, the girls loved it! We opened up our general store and each girl was allowed to select a dress and some accessories. Hats, floral halos, bonnets were quickly added to each outfit. Our one dapper dude at the party wore a Briar Handmade bonnet, Rylee and Cru buffalo romper, and Misha & Puff hand knit booties.
They added a little boho flair to the party with dream catchers as their craft activity, complete with wooden embroidery hoops, colored yarn and pre-cut pieces of ribbon. They even whipped up some DIY tassels for the girls to add.
Another fun activity? Good ol’ fashion sack races using burlap sacks purchased on Amazon!
For our children’s table we cut brown paper to use as placemats and then used a fun mix of fabric napkins that we tied with ribbons and tassels just to add some boho whimsy. Enamel camping cups in a pretty sage green were used for our apple cider or lemonade. Fresh flowers were a must along with prairie grass! We snagged some from our local fresh flower market to make arrangements in our farmers market basket by Olli Ella and in our apple crates. Scattered wildflowers on the table tops added to the boho vibe with a less structured feel.
Our cozy Anthropologie quilt area ended up being a fun hang out. We had initially planned to use bales of hay and straw to create the sofa effect, but then found that allergies with some of our little ones wouldn’t allow it. The problem was solved by using a long bench from Arhaus and draping the quilt over. We threw in some pillows from West Elm and Target and our picnic was ready to begin!
The girls also got to wear and take home handmade pinafores/aprons as favors. (Tip from Emma: Use velcro for the neck instead of ties so they can easily dress up in them on their own.)
So, are you convinced? Prairie is the sweetest party theme ever, yes? Gotta hand it to Emma + the crew below for this darling day!
See more parties featuring The Borrowed Boutique in the archives.
Photography: Chasey Bardach Photography / Party Planning, Concept, & Styling: Emma Hostetter of Darling Loves & The Borrowed Boutique / Wardrobe: The Borrowed Boutique / Cookies: Bambella Cookies / Cakes: Gallery Pastry Shop / Hat: Joyfolie / Bonnet: Briar Handmade / Pillows: Target & West Elm / Napkins: Target / Cups: Drexel Home / Quilt: Anthropologie / Posters: Rylee + Cru / Floral Halos: Miss Stevi Marie / Pink Chairs: Target / Cake Stands: Magnolia Market / Basket: Olli Ella / Shoes: Pepe / Dresses: Blu Pony Vintage, Pleiades Designs, & Rylee + Cru