{Real Parties} I Stink – Garbage Party

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of working with a new client on a Sweet Sixteenth.
We really hit it off so she asked me to design and style her children’s parties this year.
You might remember the sneak peeks here.
Katie told me the most adorable story about her son, Ben,
falling in love with a book about garbage collection in New York called
 I ran out and bought the book and instantly fell in love with the idea of a party about {Trash}!
Paula of Frog Prince Paperie was thrilled to work on the dirty project.
Together we created the {I Stink – Garbage Party}.
There are so many elements to this party but here are my favorites.
Ben stinkin’ up the place…
The invitation was a sticker inside of the book.
Everyone signed Ben’s book at the party…such a wonderful memory.
The guests were greeted with a stinky wreath…flies were buzzing.
Katie creates amazing foam signs for their parties every year and did not disappoint this year.
Trash Can Guest Book – yes please!
In keeping with the trash theme, we used aluminum, newspaper, cardboard and crates.
The banner was made out of newspaper, trash bags and dyed coffee filters.
Who knew trash could be fun?!
Kandy Kones stunk up the table
Fly Pops
Garbage Truck and Fly Cookies
Odorous Cupcake Push Pops
Dirty Cake
Mini Safety Vest Doughnuts
I knew instantly we had to have trash cans everywhere.
I was thrilled we could use them as cups and the kids loved them!
Another Year Odor Jones Soda Wrappers
Katie wanted there to be a painting activity so we came up with the Garbage Truck Canvas.
The presentation was amazing!
The fabulous Miss Katie and stinky Ben
What’s a Garbage Party without recycling?
The kids were able to have a lesson in helping the Earth.
Adorable displays – loving the safety orange duct tape!
Adult Favors: Green is the new Black t-shirts. 
Katie handed out diapers to the adults, the dirty diapers (Dijon mustard) were the winners. 
And they won a box of kitchen garbage bags, of course!
Favor Bag Tags
Kid Favors: Trash Cans for their rooms.
Great job Katie!  This was the trashiest, stinkiest party around! 
I hope Ben’s party was everything he dreamed of and more.
Party Design & Paper Products – Southern Belle’s Charm
Printables – Frog Prince Paperie
Cookies – The Cookie Jar
Mini Donuts – Dough a Deer
Fly Pops – Lulee’s Lollies
Kandy Kones- Superchick Studios
Jones Soda Labels – Modern Moments Custom Designs

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  1. Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns says

    Holy freaking CUTE. This is BEYOND adorable and I am sure any boy would love this stinky party!

  2. Frog Prince Paperie says

    This turned out absolutely FABULOUS! Katie and Natalie–you both did awesome :) That party just stunk.

  3. Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line says

    Love, love, love this trashy party! All the details are simply fantastic!

  4. Lisa Stone says

    I wanted to stop by and tell you how AMAZING this all looks! Thank you so much for including us in your special party! I wasn't even aware that this was a book! I'll have to look for it. Thanks again and I hope that you all enjoyed your cookies!

    • Natalie says

      You can purchase any mini trash can online. Drill a straw-sized hole through the top. Then clean thoroughly and dry. Thanks!


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