What child doesn’t love delivering and receiving mail?
Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said it hit her one day that a mail party would make such a fun theme after seeing an old rusty neighborhood Post Office mailbox. (inspiration can come from the most unlikely places). She asked the wonderful duo at Piggy Bank Parties to create a party collection for her and she was on her way.
The colors would be Red, White, and Blue and accents of mail carrier uniform blue of course.
I love the “shipping box” backdrop on the dessert table and all the ways she utilized packing and shipping supplies as the decorations.
Notice how she cleverly placed the cake plate right inside an official Post Office mail bin filled with mail as the main focal point of the dessert table.
The cake was topped with a glittery “Post Office 41608” (her son’s birthday makes a great zip code!) cake billboard and a fondant mail truck.
The most coveted dessert on the table was “Owney’s treats”, graham crackers shaped as dog biscuits.
Pick Your Own Favor: The children each got to pick a special Post Office Mascot dog named Owney to take home. Owney wore lots of metal tags on his collar to show all the special places he had visited so I made collars adorned with metal tags for each dog and piled the dogs on top of a mail bag (Owney’s favorite nap spot).
– Photography: Allison Kaharick
– Mail Party Collection, envelopes, ribbon, printed banners, food labels, and signs- Piggy Bank Parties
– Wreath- The Knock Knock Factory
– Balloons and Paper Rosettes- Polka Dot Market
– Fondant Mail Truck and Petit Four Toppers: Edible Details
– Cookies: Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design
– Cake billboard and Noah banner: The Purple Pug
– Kraft Tubes with colored pencils: Sweet Lulu
– Educational Resource and stamp printable: Smithsonian National Postal Museum