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Bake some birthday love.
I’ve been having some fun lately, coming up with and executing party ideas. First up: a birthday party featuring a whole lot of neon.
I think it would be perfect for older kids and trend-conscious tweens because it isn’t pastel or overly cutesy, but it’s still fun and colorful. Something like a rainbow party might feel too young because you know, they’re soooo grown up at that age (can you hear the eye roll?), but neon is just right. Plus what’s better for tweens than a sweets table that could be left setup for midnight birthday slumber party raids?
The paper chain was made from neon poster board, and I also punched shapes out of it to make large confetti for the table. The hot pink cake was from the local grocery store (I removed the plastic Dora the Explorer rings that were all over the top, then smoothed the icing and added some paper flags). The cookies were baked from ready-made dough and icing (I added bright pink food coloring), then I laid them out on a tray covered with neon pink polka dotted paper. The flowers and candy were all standard, easy to find stuff from the grocery store. I bought a roll of extra wide neon green ribbon from the craft store, and everything else was already on hand.
It’s an easy, inexpensive party to put together, and wow that neon gives some zing! It could be toned down too though. used neon brilliantly in this table setting.
What do you think? Would you use neon for a party?