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If you are a fan of Letterkenny, this guide to super soft birthday party ideas is for you.
After over a decade in the event planning business, I rarely come across an idea I haven’t gotten to plan personally. A super soft birthday party is one of those themes I would LOVE to plan but oddly haven’t gotten a chance. Apparently, my clients don’t watch Letterkenny like I do (blasphemy, I know). However, don’t fear; I will provide you with the best guide to Super Soft Birthday Party ideas.
Bottom Line Up Front
Out of all the Super Soft Birthday Party ideas, I’m going to have to recommend having at least one, if not more, pink boas. Why? It is the epitome of a super soft birthday party. Every time I think of the episode with Daryl’s super soft birthday party, I think of Daryl standing there with his pink boa, tiara on his head, and a fruity drink in his hand. The pink boa completes the look and would be the perfect addition to any super soft birthday party.
Things to Consider
Before jumping into my Super Soft Birthday Party Ideas, I want to cover how to throw this type of party.
My clients groan when I tell them to create a budget before tackling the fun stuff. For a Super Soft Birthday party, it doesn’t have to be highly detailed. Just know how much total you can spend on this birthday.
Helpful Hint: if you have gone over budget before or are not used to following a budget, then build in a cushion. To do that, take your total budget, determine what 90% of that number is and then try to stay within the smaller number. It’ll help you have a 10% cushion if something is more expensive than you expected.
Location / Date
The next most significant thing to determine when planning an event is the date and location. Typically those decisions happen around the same time and in one of two ways. You can find the place and select the date depending on availability, or you can determine the date and then find a location available on that day. Either way, choosing the location and date early in the process is critical; it’ll allow you to better plan your party.
Watch or Re-watch the Episode
When a party is based on an existing TV show, movie, or another form of video entertainment, I highly recommend watching or re-watching it. This action will keep the details fresh in your mind. In this case, Daryl’s Super Soft Birthday is featured in the second episode of Letterkenny and is only 25 minutes long. I’ve re-watched the episode twice while writing this article. It is helpful in planning, but the episode also just makes me laugh.
The Best Super Soft Birthday Party Ideas
Now onto the fun stuff. Below are numerous super soft birthday party ideas. They are courtesy of Daryl’s mom (as recited at the beginning of the episode), the party put on by Wayne and Katy during the episode, and super fans who have made this party theme their own. All these fabulous ideas will make your party the best super soft birthday party imaginable.
Previous Super Soft Birthday Party Ideas courtesy of Daryl’s mom
At the beginning of episode two, Daryl asks his friends if they can skip his birthday party that year. This simple question results in a firm no and them naming off all the things his mom used to do for his birthdays. Below are the super soft party ideas courtesy of Daryl’s mom.
Boy Band Karaoke
Enough said. Get yourselves a karaoke machine and belt out all the boy band hits you can.
Horse Dressed Like a Unicorn
Depending on where you live, a horse in costume might be a bit hard to pull off. The last time I had a request for a unicorn petting zoo, I had to arrange with a farm a good hour away to bring in miniature ponies (err, I mean unicorns). It meant our four-legged friends had to be trailered to the event location. Interestingly, I learned that if you want a white unicorn, it is harder to find and much more expensive than any other fur color.
Not interested in live animals at your party? Then try a stuffed animal or an inflatable unicorn of any size.
Cupcake Decorating Station
A cupcake decorating station was one of the things that happened at Daryl’s childhood parties. It’s also featured at the party in the episode. You can make this your own, but read the next section to hear what they did during the episode.
At the beginning of the episode, the characters remember how Daryl’s mom would serve charcuterie at the party. However, when they recreate that for the party in the episode, it looks more like a deli meat tray than a charcuterie board. I recommend you go with the version you find more appealing.
Make the World a Better Place Theme
When I first thought of the “make the world a better place” party theme, all I could think about was the girl scout projects surrounding Earth Day. Why not borrow a page from their book and have a craft station where party-goers can display how they will make the world a better place.
Pink is a theme that seems to run through everything related to the super soft birthday party. It’s mentioned that Daryl’s mom loved adding pink to his childhood parties, and then the party shown in episode two is filled with pink.
Fun & Decor at the Super Soft Birthday Party Featured in Episode Two
Tiaras and Party Hats
I love the headgear the Letterkenny crew are rocking at Daryl’s Super Soft Birthday Party. There are both tiaras and party hats for guests to choose from.
The boa might be my favorite part of Daryl’s super soft birthday party. When I think of a super soft birthday party, I think of Daryl standing there with his pink boa, tiara on his head, and a fruity drink in his hand. It is the epitome of a super soft birthday party. I highly recommend you get the guest of honor a pink boa to designate them the birthday person!
Unicorn Bride and Horse Groom Figurines
There are epic figurines for the dessert table: a unicorn bride and a horse groom. They seem to fit nicely into the ridiculous decor of the party.
As I mentioned earlier in the article, a cupcake station is one of the things that was featured in Daryl’s childhood parties and the one featured in the episode. The episode featured a cupcake station with unfrosted cupcakes with vanilla or chocolate frosting and four kinds of pink sugary toppings (various sprinkle types).
What is a super soft birthday party complete without a bounce house? I recommend finding an age-appropriate one (i.e., adult-sized and rated for the weight of adults) to avoid disasters.
Inflatable Palm Trees
The inflatable palm trees on the drink table were an excellent addition to the decor and easy to recreate for your own super soft birthday party celebration.
Pink and Yellow Cups/Plates
The color of the disposable cups and plates won’t make or break your party, but this is what Katy and Wayne had at their super soft birthday party for Daryl.
Pink Cotton Candy
I love this addition. I must admit I think of Dan standing there with cotton candy and a party hat on top of his baseball hat when the challengers drive up. I’m also a fan of this for your super soft birthday party because it is relatively easy to find pink-colored cotton candy (as compared to some other colors).
Pink Globe Decor
There are so many pink decorations during a super soft birthday party, one of which is a string of pink paper globes. I recommend having a similar garland at your celebration. It is an easy way to add more pink to your decor.
Pink and Purple Balloons
If you plan to add balloons to your celebration, go with pink and purple. The super soft birthday party in this episode was rocking both.
Party Noise Makers
What super soft birthday party wouldn’t benefit from some cheap, obnoxious noise makers? They are readily available at any party store and are a great addition to your celebration.
Pink Power Wheels Jeep
This jeep isn’t an essential staple of the super soft birthday party decor, but it was something that struck me when re-watching the episode. I found it amusing that they’d include that when there weren’t any young kids at the party.
I particularly love this birthday banner. A birthday banner with “Happy Birthday Bestie!!” in bright pink letters. It is something you can either DIY or buy.
Drinks for a Super Soft Birthday Party
The number of alcoholic drinks discussed during the episode made me think the drinks deserved a section for themselves. If you and your guests are of legal drinking age, check out some of the drink selections below. Not drinking alcohol? No worries! You can make almost all of the drinks below as non-alcoholic mocktails, so don’t be deterred.
Corabella Love Potion
This recipe is my favorite love potion cocktail. It is one that my husband made me on valentine’s day a few years back. We were on a triple date with some good friends and ended the night drinking these fun cocktails. The only thing to remember is to wait until the dry ice stops smoking before you try drinking it!
Passion punch sounds like a fun fruity addition to your super soft birthday party. I interpreted it as a punch with passion fruit flavors. You can find the recipe for a rum-filled version here. Alternatively, you could serve a non-alcoholic fruit punch in its place.
This pineapple martini-style drink is a tasty addition to the super soft drink menu. You can find a recipe here.
Apricot Toblerone Cocktail
When I first heard this in the episode, I was baffled and wondered if I’d heard that right. I used to be a bartender and had made plenty of fruity cocktails and some chocolatey ones, but I’d never heard of combining apricot and Toblerone into one drink. It sounded like something someone creates on the special menu primarily to get rid of a liqueur that isn’t selling well. Nevertheless, I was curious.
I looked high and low for an Apricot Toblerone Cocktail recipe. I found plenty of apricot cocktails and Toblerone cocktails, but never one combined the two tastes. I was disappointed I couldn’t find one. Since I can’t leave you without a workaround, here is my favorite of the Toblerone drinks I found. If you are brave, you can add a splash of apricot liqueur to achieve the elusive Apricot Toblerone Cocktail mentioned in Letterkenny.
Sparkling Mango Sorbet Float
Of all of the drinks that Katy mentions, this is by far my favorite. You can find the recipe here. Not only is it an excellent combination of flavors, but I also love that it can be made either alcoholic or non-alcoholic. As a pregnant woman, I am always looking for fun mocktail recipes.
A party standard! You can get a keg of any beer you like and still be on theme. If you want to take it a step further, try making the beer a pink hue. I immediately think of a raspberry hefeweizen or dying a light beer with food coloring (think St. Patty’s day in Boston with green beer just with pink dye). If you decide to go the pink beer route, wear gloves when adding the food coloring. My hands were green for weeks after working a St Patrick’s Day celebration, even after wearing gloves!
Extras created by fans of Daryl’s Super Soft Birthday Party
I was thrilled to find out that super fans of Letterkenny had made several super soft birthday-themed items.
While the party in the episode rocks lots of pink balloons, this super soft birthday balloon design would be a hilarious addition to your party decor.
These cake toppers are a great addition to any cake decorating station. It’ll ensure the cast of Letterkenny is celebrating with you.
I laughed so hard at this DIY party invitation. Props to the person who created this one. It is the perfect way to invite people to your super soft birthday party celebration while giving them a hint what they are in for. Classic.
While this isn’t a Letterkenny-themed product, this piñata is a creative way to get around not having a horse dressed like a unicorn. Plus, it adds a fun activity to your super soft birthday celebration.
Answer: It is only the most epic birthday party. A Super Soft Birthday Party references the birthday party Katy and Wayne throw for Daryl in the second episode of the show Letterkenny. It’s filled with “super soft” features like pink decor, charcuterie, unicorns, and cupcake decorating.
It started as a tradition thanks to Daryl’s mom, who would throw him birthday parties that were so “soft” that it got him made fun of at school. His friends Katy and Wayne carry on that tradition even as adults. It is the party that is a central theme in episode two.
Answer: Letterkenny is a Canadian TV show that started in 2016. The super soft birthday party is in episode 2 of Letterkenny. I re-watched the episode on Daily Motion here. I bet you can still find the episode on some streaming services, but I can’t speak to that personally. It has been a while since I streamed the entire series.
Answer: It’ll be a super soft birthday party if you incorporate a few of these ideas, but you want to know what makes it the softest super soft birthday party ever? To achieve that level of softness, I recommend incorporating as many things from this list as possible. This list of super soft birthday party ideas includes what Daryl’s mom did in the past, plus the ideas from the party featured in the episode—adding them all guarantees you the title of the softest soft birthday party.
Thanks for reading through these super soft birthday party ideas. As I mentioned earlier, the pink boa is my favorite because seeing Daryl as the birthday boy in his pink boa and tiara just sealed the look. It is the epitome of a Super Soft Birthday Party idea. I highly recommend you use a pink boa to make the birthday person stand out at your party!