Shop Retro 60's

Flower Child Birthday Party Idea

BY Brittany Schwaigert | JULY 7, 2017

Do you love The Brady Bunch as much as I do? I find so much inspiration in their house, and their loud patterns are just so fun! I used that show as the inspiration for my latest party theme! I love the late 60’s/early 70’s Mod movement, and Shindigz has such awesome 1960’s party supplies! I took the floral inspiration and turned it into a "Flower Child" party theme! Today I am going to show you how to make your party really far out!

Flower Child Birthday Party

Start with this customizable Retro Flowers Background Illustration. I made mine look groovy by adding "Flower Child" in a 60’s-inspired font. It comes in a variety of materials, but I chose the cardboard version. To make it stand up on its own, I staked some PVC pipe into the ground behind it. To add some extra 60’s details, I used some of these 9" Retro Romance smiley faces and peace sign cutouts. I used teacher’s tape to stick them on the cardboard backdrop. On either side of the table, these adorable 5-ft Retro Romance Standing Daisies, make the perfect bookends to the party. These are a snap to put together, and I love that they can be reused to decorate a bedroom or playroom!

Flower Child Birthday Party
Flower Child Birthday Party Retro Flowers Backdrop

To cover the table, instead of using a traditional tablecloth, I added some texture to the table cover with this yellow floral sheeting. It actually looks like flowers! I simply used duct tape to attach the sheeting to the table. When the wind catches it, it’s so pretty! For the party activity, this pink and orange flower piñata was the perfect addition! I even used it as a table decoration before it was hung.

Yellow Floral Sheeting
Flower Retro Birthday Pinata

I love making a simple cake into an extra special one with some embellishments. I picked up this yellow rosette cake at my favorite bakery and then I added a paper flower that I made with glitter cardstock. Then, I displayed it on this pink flower party tray. Underneath the cake stand, I hung the neon peace sign necklaces to make them look like the beaded curtains of the 60’s. And, all these treats are grocery-store purchased! You can make them match your theme with some simple changes! For instance, the peace sign cookies were from the frozen section at my local grocery. They were just two-colored cookies, but I made them into peace signs with a black edible marker! The cupcakes were made into "flowers" by picking up these flower cupcake wraps at the craft store.

Retro Birthday Cake
Retro Desserts
Retro Flower Cupcakes

For the favors, I chose these round, metal-frame sunglasses. They come in pink, purple, and blue, and are the perfect take-home for guests. On the other side, in a matching tray, I displayed these Peace Sign White Swirl personalized lollipops.

Retro Sunglasses for Birthday Favors
Flower Child Retro Lollipops

This theme is so versatile! Instead of "flower child", it could be "flower power!" Or, you could use it for someone born in the 60’s, or someone who is celebrating a 60th birthday! Or, throw a funky garden party! So, next time you need a groovy, far out party, look no further than Shindigz!