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Cardboard Box Birthday Party

This birthday party for little Reid is so fun and overflowing with darling details! Reid absolutely loves crawling inside cardboard boxes and pushing them around the house, so his parents Brianne and Sean Walker thought a cardboard box birthday party was perfectly suited for his one year celebration. And really, what kid doesn't love playing with boxes? Brianne used her creativity and a lot of love to deliver a fantastic party for Reid.

Reid's dad and grandpa constructed a cardboard play-yard, transforming ordinary boxes into rocket ships, trains, helicopters and planes, and bringing tons of fun to the little party guests. As fun as the boxes are, we all know how addictive popping the accompanying bubble wrap can be, so they created a game for the older kids you might be tempted to try out yourself: bubble wrap hop scotch!

For the coordinating party decor, a red, black, and kraft color palette was used to match with the colors you see on a standard package. Lots of red balloons brought in the party feel, along with a delicious and perfectly styled dessert table stocked with all homemade desserts. Brianne created her own customized and super budget-friendly utensils with some affordable bamboo flatware that she then hand stamped. She also made Reid a special birthday hat out of sand paper (to give it a little more texture), then decorated it with pom poms and felt.

The party guests also enjoyed a snack table full of small eats to munch on, like veggies and cups of cheerios, all packaged and labeled with kraft paper that coordinated so well with the theme. Guests also took home "lunch boxes", filled with cardboard books, bubbles, and animal crackers. Reid's dad, Sean Walker, captured these great images of the day, and if you are as charmed by this party as we are, be sure to see the full gallery for more.


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vendors & sources

Lunch Boxes and Baker's Twine:
#1 Lollipop Candy Mold, Bamboo Flatware, Not a Box Book:
Desserts: Made by mom Brianne and Reid's Grandmother