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Peter Pan Party

Today’s post is by Brittany from The House That Lars Built.

When I was asked to do the decorations for a party with a Peter Pan theme at my friend’s apartment, designer Maria Helgstrand of Wallnut, my mind was racing which direction to take: fairy dust, Captain Hook ship, London, Indians, pirates. So many themes to choose from! I finally decided to go a bit more simple, which worked out great because it gave me the excuse to finally try out the lyric garlands that I saw at Katie Did’s Christmas party. I took quotes straight from J.M. Barrie’s classic story and had some friends come over to cut out bajillions of letters affixing them to red/white twine. I introduced the guests to the theme with the first quote, “Second star to the right and straight on till morning” and hung stars from the chandelier. I also affixed gold paper stars onto skewers and stuck them throughout the rooms so that guests could take them as a parting gift. My talented friend, Josefine, drew Peter Pan’s shadows that we placed around the rooms in secret corners and not so secret corners. For added bonus, you could play the movie on a projector on a wall. Voila!

All photos by Brittany for Oh Happy Day.

  1. Ashley

    May 18, 2011

    What a fun party! I also made some lyric garlands inspired by Katie Did's example–it was so much fun and all our guests loved the quirkiness of it!

  2. Mariela

    May 18, 2011

    Amazing decoration!, love it!.

  3. Tracey Lynne

    May 18, 2011

    Oh MY! I love these lyric garlands!
    Another reason for a 1/2 birthday party this summer…maybe 3 1/2 birthday parties!

  4. Kimberly

    May 18, 2011

    Great party idea and beautiful decorations!

  5. janis

    May 18, 2011

    I realize now that this was actually done by Brittany – sorry! So Brittany, this is brilliant!

  6. Stephanie

    May 18, 2011

    What a sweet party. I love the lyric garlands!

  7. Swirls of Happy

    May 18, 2011

    I love this!!!

  8. Tuesday

    May 18, 2011

    Holy Tinkerbell! that is just perfection, Thanks for posting.

  9. Julie

    May 18, 2011

    I really must try those garlands-they are fantastic!

    This looks like a fantastic little party.

  10. arre

    May 18, 2011

    oh i LOVE this! so fun.

  11. Designs Good

    May 18, 2011

    What a sweet idea. That green foliage wall goes perfectly with the theme!

  12. bettijo @

    May 18, 2011

    Love the word banner and Peter Pan silhouette. Very cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Caitlin

    May 18, 2011

    Amazing, love this! What a great idea for a party theme. Love the shadow silhouettes.

  14. Andrea @ strawberry-chic

    May 18, 2011

    Wow that looks awesome! I love the Pan laying on top of the TV, super creative!

  15. Kendall

    May 18, 2011

    Such an incredible look! I'm filing it in my memory bank!

  16. mamscout

    May 18, 2011

    love this! we just re-listened to peter pan being read by jim dale. magical! i would love those quote banners hanging in our playroom!

  17. Jene'

    May 18, 2011

    I'm speechless! I love Peter Pan… and this is my dream party!

  18. Elaina

    May 19, 2011

    So good!

  19. Julie Karatzis

    May 19, 2011

    The shadows on the wall give me chills. I know that's such a weird thing to say, but I LOVED this story as a kid and always wanted to fly and play with my shadow, so I can imagine how a kid would love this party.

  20. Katrina

    May 20, 2011

    so simple & classic… very classy~

  21. Simply Silhouettes

    May 20, 2011

    I adore this party and highlighted it here on my blog: Can't wait to try the garlands.

  22. Dawn Richards

    May 20, 2011

    Love the party, but must say that I am absolutely IN LOVE with that apartment (or house).

  23. Melissa {TheScarletCardinal}

    May 20, 2011

    I am in love with this! Peter Pan is my favorite. I'm storing this away for the future!

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