Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam – A Playdate Party

Do you know one of those kids that has had peanut butter and jelly in the lunchbox everyday for as far back as you can remember? Do you know a kid that no one ever has to ask ” What would you like for lunch?”

Do you have one of those kids? Or two?

Me too.

How absolutely perfect is this play date party seen in Festivities Magazine for them?  It’s a celebration of child and their most favorite thing! O.K., well at least their most favorite food.

Favorite heros and princesses change over time, but the love of PB&J is a true and lasting one.

This party will delight your little PB&J bandit. It’s simple enough to execute for the beginner party planning mom, yet stunning enough for even the most seasoned planner to be proud to host.

Clumps of purple balloons as grapes are easy as pie to assemble and can leave young guests with one of the most timeless and beloved of all party favors, the simple balloon. Streamer chandeliers are just plain fun and pretty. The classics of party decorations, streamers  and balloons, go so well with the classic sandwich.  It’s a sure hit.

My daughter turns her nose at so many different drinks options at parties, so she squealed with delight when she saw this milk bar. It’s her favorite drink AND she gets to upgrade to the coveted chocolate, now that does makes a party as far as my 4-year-old is concerned. With cute purple striped straws from Confetti Sunshine–pure bliss!

Add to that, the peanut butter and jelly bar with different kinds of nut butters and sweet topping were a hit with the kids and adults alike. I’ve never seen parents so happy to dig into a big jar of Nutella!

This photo screams ” I do it myself, Mama!”  They work so hard at being independent. I seriously don’t know who is more proud in these moments, mom and dad, or child? And how do you like those eco-friendly bamboo plates and utensils? Never to early to teach kids about being green.

I really appreciate it when I see a hostess throw a few healthy kid-favorites in the mix at a party or play date.  I am always pleasantly surprised when I see the kids dive for it, and grateful for knowing I won’t necessarily be dealing with tummy-aches on the drive home.

You can really get clever when it comes to non-candy favors.

Of course, there is always room for one or two yummy treats.

It is a party after all.

And I’ll  ALWAYS save room for cake.

That is a cake! I know!

I don’t know what you’d do, but I might just cut the pieces a bit shy on this one.  A hard working mama deserves a slice of yummy cake after the kids are in bed at the end of a busy partying day.

Just sayin’.

Wouldn’t a child just love the novelty of a cake that looks like a PB& J?

That is a memory that would last a lifetime.

Just read it on their faces.

And in the end, after all, that is what it’s all about.

 

~Megan, Frog Prince Paperie Writer Extrordinaire

 

The fab party printables in this shoot can found in the shop!

VENDORS
Photography, Printables & Styling | Frog Prince Paperie
Burlap Wreath | Southern Belle’s Charm
Purple Striped Straws | Confetti Sunshine 
Fruit Crates | The Produce Place

Comments

  1. All the graphics are adorable, but the oversized grapes and peanuts are super-cute!

  2. Everything is absolutely amazing! I can’t even imagine attending a cool party like this, wowy!

  3. I love this so much I cannot stand it.

  4. Carrie in NC says:

    Looks amazing! I can’t wait to see the next issue of Festivities. Keep up the great work! My parties aren’t in your league but you keep me inspired.

  5. love this – I might have to do a version of this for our next play date!!

  6. WOW!!! Super adorable theme! Love the pound cake peanut butter and jelly cake! You are so clever!!!

  7. Nancy McPherson says:

    Totally fun and unique! Great inspiration to find a “party” in things we enjoy every day!

  8. What a beautiful looking party and the post was so well written (*wink wink*). I know Megan. She’s got the gift of the gab, that’s for sure.

    Love your work Megan!

    Anne xx

  9. Oh, thanks, Anne. :)

  10. Great commentary Megan. The last PBJ sandwich must have 25 weight watcher points. Probably worth it.
    Such imagination to take a simple thing and make it a party!

  11. Now I want a PB&J sandwich! LOL!!!! I love the oversized letters!

  12. Peanut Butter Jelly Time! My son’s favorite line and perfect in every detail! I hope to have the chance to use this set, you did a fab job as usual!

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