A few weeks ago, we celebrated our daughter’s 3rd party with a donut party! She was very involved with the planning for the first time, so I cannot take all the credit.

We had it at Morgan Falls, which is a stunning park, on a lake, in Sandy Springs, which allows for pavilion rentals and has a playground. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate (it was 38°F!) but we made the best of it and still had a sweet day.

The party took place mid-morning, so we wanted to keep things light, we served donuts, fruit, sausage rolls, Pirate Booty, coffee and hot chocolate. We also had a piñata, which we filled with donut rings, pullback trucks, kazoos and fruit snacks.

It was my dream to have a “donut wall” (here) and we were lucky enough to have a friend offer to build it. All it took was a peg board, pegs, some hooks (so that it would be free standing) and spray paint.

The favors were especially fun to make, we ordered these favor stickers on Etsy, attached them to half pint jars (that I found in $1 section at Target!) and filled them with glittery, homemade playdoh, that we called “donut dough”.

*Disclaimer: I never thought I’d be the mom who makes playdoh, but one day preschool asked us to make a batch and it was suprisingly easy. Below is the recipe if you are feeling inspired:

Playdough recipe: 

4 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups of flour
2 tbs oil (not peanut oil)
1 cup salt
2 cups of water
food coloring
glitter (optional)

Stir together, cook over medium heat until desired consistency. When cool to the touch, knead dough and store in a ziplock bag.

Luckily donuts are a hit with kids and grownups alike, so you can’t really go wrong with this theme!

Photo: Gaby O Photo

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