Does your little one just love to pretend with fake food and shopping carts? Does she child insist on being your “little helper” at the grocery store?
There is just something about a Grocery Store themed party that really resonated with me. The idea of creating a place, or party that encouraged genuine, imaginative play was the ultimate inspiration for what you see here. In conceptualizing this party, I was imagining a fresh & modern, yet somewhat retro farmers market feel. Initially my plan was to go out and purchase chalkboard spray paint and buy bits of wood to make some grocery signs – but then it hit me – why not use paper? That is of course what we do :) I didn’t want customers to be required to do an additional crafting project that could cost them more money and time. With our faux bois and “faux” chalkboard printables, some paper and a printer is all you need!
The shelves were fully stocked with some amazing felt foods from The Sewing Loft: including loaves of bread, strawberries, corn-on-the-cob, green beans, carrots, & fish. We also used the adorable pink bakery boxes, blue berry boxes, and the striped candy cups from Shop Sweet Lulu.
The pasta in “bulk” was showcased in wooden boxes from my pantry, and all the pretend food packages (soup, cereal, milk) were straight out of the kitchen. We just covered them in the same brown craft paper and added our own food labels (which are included in the set).
Edible Details provided the ridiculously cute fondant toppers. I mean come on, check out that register! The coins brought this mini sweets table all together for a fabulously retro look.
Hopefully, everyone from preschool teachers, to daycare providers and grandmothers, will take these ideas and make a “party” for their favorite little one.
Party Styling & Printable Party Decor Paper & Cake
Pretend Felt Food patterns available at The Sewing Loft
Fondant Cake toppers available at Edible Details
Shopping cart and Cash register available at Pottery Barn Kids
Bakery boxes, Berry boxes and striped paper cups available at Shop Sweet Lulu
Photography courtesy of Missy Marie Photography
Missy Marie Photography
The Sewing Loft
Felt Foods Creator/Seamstress
Pottery Barn Kids
Cash Register & Cart
Shop Sweet Lulu
Boxes & Cups