Celebrating birthdays and party planning is one of our favorite things. We love everything from choosing the invitations to finding the perfect decor. But sometimes we just can’t find time in the day to plan elaborate parties. We stumbled upon the most adorable (and super easy!) idea for our latest party — a donut party!
Who doesn’t love donuts? Not only do donuts provide for a super tasty theme, we found putting together a donut party super easy. In just a few simple steps we created a fun, engaging, and not to mention YUMMY party, with very little effort.
Donut worry, keep it simple
From decor to the actual food, putting together a donut party was a breeze. We guess everyone loves donuts as much as we do, because we found no shortage of fun decor to make the donut party super festive.
One of our favorite finds was a donut shoppe cardboard display. It doubled as our donut party table centerpiece and provided fun photo opportunities for all of our guests.
We discovered some amazing home made donut recipes out there, but we secretly think the magic of this party is getting away with purchasing donuts from your local donut retailer or grocery store. No prep. No clean up. Just simply display a variety of donuts on some fun serving dishes and voila! Party food is served!
We decided to keep it simple for drinks, too. For the kids we set up a fun milk bar with a variety of chocolate, regular, and strawberry milk. This was a huge hit for the kids. For the adult guests in attendance we mirrored this with a coffee bar. Everyone was fed, hydrated, and happy, while the hardest effort on our part was driving to our local donut shop.
Make your own donut party
Now we know with kids parties, one of the tricks to success is to keeping them entertained. So on top of feeding them lots of donuts have them make them, too. (Sugar overload? Absolutely! But it’s a party, right?)
The kids loved getting into this fun and simple activity. Simply get plain donuts from grocery store, some frosting and a variety of sprinkles. We found some inexpensive paint trays at our local dollar store to let each child have their own sprinkles and let them decorate away.
(Note: For a fun — and less sugary alternative — use bagels or apple rounds for this activity. Both would give that desired donut effect.)
Thanks a hole bunch
The icing on the cake (donut?) at the end of each party is always the favors. For these favors we created a fun “thank you” printable to tie in our donut party theme and attached it to some yummy packaged donut holes. We included a small gift card to our local donut shop for each family, just in case their sweet tooth hasn’t been satisfied with the party alone. Because again, who doesn’t love a good donut?
Our gift to you: download these fun donut themed printables so you can throw your own donut party soon! From birthdays to playdates to simple get togethers the donut party will make your next get together a huge hit!