Woodland Themed Birthday Party

When it comes to decorating, we love discovering new trends and ideas. And what better way to try some new decorating ideas at than a birthday party! You can have more fun with themes and there is a more room for new ideas.

That is why we LOVED this blog post from Clean Eats & Treats about a Woodland themed birthday party for her fiver-year-old daughter who wanted a party suited for both her boy and girl friends.

From the decorations to the food, she did a great job, and we are happy we could help her bring her woodland theme to life!

Here are few pictures from the party. You can see the full post on her blog here.

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The topiaries, moss, decorative balls, and mushroom tree were all from Tai Pan. You can also get a wide variety of white platters/dishware from any of our locations.

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This wreath is from Tai Pan and she added a cute cardboard cutout of her daughter’s first initial.

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If you’re planning a birthday party, don’t forget to check out our TPT deals website for some great product, ideas, and deals!

How to Throw a Stress-Free Birthday Party for a Large Group

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My nine-year-old daughter’s favorite treat is the dole whips from Disneyland. So we decided to re-create it for her birthday party! It went perfect for the theme of the party, which was a float bar. We used vanilla ice cream, rainbow and pineapple sherbet and then gave guests a choice of root beer, pineapple juice or sprite to top it off. It was so easy and a lot fun!

The tin for the water bottles and the picnic supplies were all from Tai Pan and really helped bring the party theme together.


We also got this cute tray and chalk board from Tai Pan to help label the float bar!


My favorite party hack was using wrapping paper I found at Tai Pan for the table cloth! Using wrapping paper gives you so many more options in patterns and looks for your party.

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You can also use it for placemats. It’s under $3.00 and you can buy in stores or online!


Whatever your birthday party theme, you can find a lot of creative ways to decorate with items from Tai Pan. And to save even more, check out our TPT Deals, where we post a new deal every day!

From: Jenni

Front Door Make-Over, Blue is the New Black

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in”, stated the novelist Graham Greene.  It seemed a particularly good quote to remember as I perused the photos proud parents posted of their kids on Facebook this week.  Back to school is one of the best times to get fresh photos of kids wearing their newest fashion statements at the front door.  I’ve included a few from the Stewart, Kaufusi, and Colquitt families in my post.  Olivia’s striped blue & white backpack is available in our Tai Pan Trading stores!

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The front door is such a beautiful backdrop for so many of life’s special moments. I was inspired by these charming pictures to update my own front door, perfect timing to maximize the curb appeal of my Fall and Halloween decorating that is just around the corner.

Before: Satin White

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After: March Aquamarine

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My friend at the Home Depot paint counter also recommended these colors, many being quite popular:

Yacht Blue S490-4
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High Dive P480-5
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Blue Square S460-5
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Rushing Stream P480-4
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My little ones are home schooled, but they do look great in front of the new blue front door!  Stay tuned to the blog in the coming weeks, we will have lots of front door & porch decorating ideas to maximize your curb appeal for Fall & Halloween!