We’ve all been to (or hosted) the standard kids’ birthday party — the one with the gym activity or the dance party or the art project, followed by the standard pizza, cake and balloons. We’re not knocking any of those options, but this is NYC, where standard gets kicked to the curb. For those that want a fete that’s creative, eco-friendly and fun, read on to find out why Flower Girl NYC is the perfect spot.

Not Your Average Flower Shop
As fashionable as its lower east side locale, Flower Girl NYC creates edgy, yet romantic floral arrangements. While the offerings for kids are new, the shop it not; owner Denise Porcaro has producing beautiful bouquets at the downtown location for 14 years. Kids’ parties might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you see the flowers here, but look closely and you’ll find an aesthetic kids can really wrap their heads around — or, more to the point, a floral headband they can.

Because each arrangement created here is unique, loose and decidedly not-perfect, kids can learn to create here without feeling judged, and can have a great time doing it. There’s a whimsical quality to the beautiful blooms, which pairs perfectly with the types of projects kids can make here.

Looking for a fun baby shower idea? Porcaro has plans to host parties for adults, too. “I have always had the idea to host parties, and I think being creative to both adults and children alike is so important​,” she says.

 

Projects Full of Posies 
Everyone loves a little floral DIY, especially when you get to take home your creation. Projects range from flower crowns to wilderness wands to building terrariums and posy bouquets. Children 10 and up can also make flower arrangements for an additional cost. Have a flower project  or theme in mind? The folks at Flower Girl NYC welcome customer ideas and will help design a project that is creative and fun for kids to create.

The Details
Parties are held on Sundays in one of two time slots: 11a.m.-1p.m., or 3-5p.m. Each celebration includes a 35-minute guided activity, the child’s name in flowers to take home, and all the utensils you need for food and beverages, as well as set-up and clean-up.

Parties are $700 for six kids, and $45 for each additional child. Flower Girl NYC can assist you in finding kid-friendly vendors to supplement the party with food, beverages and sweets. Add-ons such as flower crowns and face painting are available at an additional cost. To find out how Flower Girl NYC can customize the space for your party, email info@flowergirlnyc.com.

Flower Girl NYC
245 Eldridge St.
Lower East Side
212-777-0050
Online: flowergirlnyc.com

What’s your out-of-the-ordinary birthday party idea? Share it in the comments below! 

—Kim Sunshine