It's no secret that I love parties and I get just as excited about shopping for confetti as I do for clothes. I had been hosting parties at my house for years, when I really tuned into the fact that people were always telling me that I had a "gift" and a "natural talent" for party planning and entertaining. I brushed it off because I thought that it was easy and fun so why was everyone acting like it was so hard?! As I got older, I learned that everyone has a very different set of skills that come naturally to them, and my skills lend themselves to party planning! I wanted to share this simple party setup because it looks so fun, but is SIMPLE to do yourself!
I have a "craft closet" where I keep most of my party supplies, in addition to some large plastic bins in the garage (I have a lot!), so I usually have items on hand that make it easy to throw together a last minute celebration, whether it's a birthday party, or just for fun. Items that you should always have on hand: confetti, an assortment of paper plates, party napkins, and striped straws. The plates I used here are from the cutest Etsy shop called Hi Best Party and they have some great designs that are fun but not tacky; these are the "good vibes plates". I bought these cute disposable cups in Paris last month for picnics, but I had to bring them home because I knew they would come in handy for a party.
I also try to keep a box cake mix and store bought frosting on-hand in case the cake-baking mood strikes like it did last week! I'm definitely not a professional baker, but I do sometimes waste time by watching cake decorating videos on Instagram- it's so relaxing! I used a mini round pan and assembled my three uneven cake layers to create this mini cake, then covered the whole things with a ton of frosting and sprinkles that match my confetti, of course. The confetti as a table runner and the fun paper plates are really what make this impromptu party come to life; just add friends and you've got a party!