Boo’s Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party

Disclaimer: This post may cause cravings and/or obsessive doughnut thoughts.

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Today was Boo’s big doughnut party! I put it together in about a week….only with the help of my friends and family and Krispy Kreme. We had about 4o kids and adults and the day was all about Boo!  She’s been such a trooper the last 6 months with my surgery and chemotherapy…..I wanted to do something big for her.


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I grew up on Krispy Kreme donuts so when Boo said she wanted a donut party for her birthday I immediately envisioned the red and green theme!

If you’ve never had a Krispy Kreme donut… are. missing. out. They melt in your mouth!


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Here’s Boo in her “donut shop”……with her donut hat and a hand silk screened apron. I bought the apron at Michael’s and added the “Bestest Everest” artwork specially designed by Stephanie Corfee:


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I even enlarged the neon “HOT NOW” Krispy Kreme sign to make it authentic. I printed it at Staples and used spray adhesive to attach it to foam board:


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Lisa helped me with all the little Krispy Kreme themed tent cards for all the food:


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The doughnut table….complete with little vintage-themed mini milk bottles! I found them at Sav-on-Crafts for about $15 for a dozen!


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“To-Go” bags for the guests to take a doughnut home!


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The coffee station:


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Krispy Kreme hats for everyone!


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The food table:



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Boo and Mr. LBB….I had white aprons for about 6 adults so that we would have some donut servers:


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No cake….just donuts!


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A few of Boo’s friends….all wearing LBB!


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For some of the entertainment I spray-painted doughnuts and games onto our yard:


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My little niece Sawyer playing in the doughnuts:

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I was SO excited for everyone to get their favors!  Gicela helped me silk screen doughnut t-shirts for all the kids and Lisa made the cute little tags:


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Little favor bags with stickers and pencils…..easily made with plastic bags and stapling printed paper over the opening:


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Boo’s Choose Joy tee was made by Cristy of Paperlili! Isn’t it adorable?


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I love this photo of my in-laws and Boo’s cousins. Boo’s mouth is full of doughnut! My father-in-law was in doughnut shop character:


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Look at all the Choose Joy bracelets at the party!


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A few behind the scenes notes for planning your own party:

The awesome tower of doughnuts? I found it at the thrift store and repainted it! The platters were found at the 99 cent store and fit it perfectly!


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I spray painted various frames and added chalkboards to them for table decor…..easy and inexpensive!


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I made large stencils to spray paint the doughnuts and games on the grass. Hours of entertainment was added for the cost of 2 cans of paint!


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A special thanks to Lisa, Gicela, Gale, and Jenn for helping me put all this together in such a short time!  A VERY special thanks to our family friend Jim Morgan of Krispy Kreme for all the little details that made the party possible!!! Every little detail was just perfect….including the fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts that we had brought in from Ontario more than an hour away. Thank you Jenn and John for picking them up for us!!!

It was a great day of hanging out with friends and family that we haven’t been able to spend time with in quite a while!

This is the best party I’ve ever had.

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  1. Becky M. says

    Seriously… In complete and utter awe of your creativity! LOVE everything! What a fun party!

  2. Meredith K says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE each and every detail, the perfect party! I know Boo had the bestest birthday eva!

    We are big donut fans in this house, every Sunday is family donut day and we haven’t missed one in 6 years! Yea so with that being said we would love some screened donuts for the kids to wear to ‘donut day’ <3 Mere

  3. says

    I went to a pj breakfast 4 year old party this morning… I think I am going to combine the pj part and this donut theme for my oldest next year. I LOVE IT. everything was so cute. Boo was so cute, love her shirt too! She is looking so much like your husband to me (no offense) – her features are changing. my oldest, boo’s age, is changing too. It has been fun to see boo virtually grow up:) lol I hope you had a great day too and felt good. You are one awesome chica!

  4. Megan says

    LOVE it! Been following your blog for a just a few weeks and love it. I was getting my girls ready to go to Dunkin Donuts this morning and my 4 year old looked in the mirror and commented that she’s eating healthy foods and growing. I asked, “Are donuts healthy?” Her response,”No, but they are LOVE.” Laughed more when I knew I’d be seeing your donut party blog soon.

    ps- Your friend Mollie sent me a Choose Joy bracelet through a mutual friend. Much appreciated!!

  5. Amy V says

    The cutest and most original party!! You are amazing, as always!! I would LOVE to have that doughnut graphic!

  6. says

    Okay, forgive my lack of eloquence, but… freaking magical!!! Yay for celebrating our girls today!!! Now REST girl! 😉


  7. Vanessa says

    I love all the little details you added. So much love went into this I can feel it thought the web. Thanks for sharing your life with me. I love reading your blog and pray for you still!!


  8. Lisa Renata says

    Ontario?!!! You know I tasted my first Krispi Cream donut, at that same spot? A ritual every time I went to the movies at Ontario Mills. Yup. Good times.

    The party turned out great and I loved the idea of painting games on the grass. Might try it at the next party, but with chalk.

    Happy Birthday Sienna! You have an awesome mom that loves you bunches! Just look at the amazing party she put together for you!!!

  9. Britt Hunter says

    What a fun party! Love the donut theme! Pictures are incredible! I wanted to jump right thru the screen and get after some of those donuts. Job well done. xxoo

  10. Mel @ The Larson Lingo says

    Oh my goodness….. Such a cute party!!!!!! Great job Ashley! Love all the details! Perfect party for Boo! Happy 5th birthday Sienna!!!

  11. says

    I loooove this idea! As an NC girl Krispy Kreme is part of my DNA. I love driving by and seeing the “HOT NOW” sign. How can a girl resist that?!

    I bet Boo will remember this party as the best party ever! It’s so wonderful to give children a happy memory in the midst of family crisis. Kudos to you supermom!

  12. Jen says

    SO FUN! Happy Birthday Boo! My Mom use to work at a Krispy Kreme, she use to bring us her free share of Doughnuts all the time and the the coffee YUM! We love stopping for the doughnuts too :).

  13. KathyC says

    You are incredible!! Looks like such a wonderful day with friends and family. I absolutely love the picture of your in laws and the kiddoes around them; everyone looks like they are having such a great time! So glad you could do this for Sienna.

  14. Barb says

    A few days ago, I was thinking “A donut theme . . . Really?”
    You did an amazing job – WOW!

    On the subject of joy:

    Choose the talk by. “Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work”

  15. says

    So awesome! I know she enjoyed the day you planned for her and all the attention to be for her!! Great party and lots of great ideas you had!

  16. Rebecca says

    Every time I feel tired, or like I don’t want to do something, I think of you. And then I just do it.

  17. Mary says

    GREAT idea for a party, and I love all the details. There is nothing like a HOT krispy kreme donut. I’ve been known to eat a few in one sitting. The kids look like they are having so much fun, and your grass is so pretty it looks like artificial turf!! Glad you all had a fun day. The smile on LBB’s face says it all!

  18. Claudia Méndez says

    Feliz cumpleñooooooooooooooooos Boo!!!

    Y felicidades a su mama que la trajo a este mundo, y al papa tambien.

    Te quedo todo lindo toooooooooooooooooooodo hermoso, se nota el amor que se le invirtio a la fiesta, los regalos, bellisimos, te faltaron fotos de tu tiendita de verduras, ¿o no era para esta fiesta?.

    Hermosos los delantales, los gorros, las camisetas, los vestidos, las pulseras TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODO!

    Muchas felicidades a todos!

  19. Mary Zywar says

    My goodness what a wonderful party you threw for your darling little girl!!
    Everything was so authentic !!!!!
    Haven’t had a warm Krispy Kreme for a few years now but
    boy there is NOTHING like it!! Yummmm!
    You are amazing sweet Ashley!!

  20. Theresa says

    Love love love the birthday theme! I introduced Krispy Kreme donuts to my daughter 3 years ago and she loves them :).

  21. Betsy says

    Congratulations – it looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I look forward to your posts and pray for your speedy and permanent recovery.

  22. Lisa H says

    Such a cute idea!
    The Photo of Mr LBB & Boo was great.
    Hugs and best wishes this week
    Our prayers are with you

  23. Kirsty says

    How amazing! Definitely a party for Boo to remember….not quite sure how you are going to top that for her brithday next year though lol!! :) It looks like everyone had tons of fun. YOU seriously *rock* ~ <3 (((big hugs)))

  24. Jennifer Goldberg says

    For a minute there I thought WOW Palm Desert has a Krispy Kreme. We also go to the Ontario one, the kids love to get hats and watch them being made. I of course just love eating them. Seriously looked like a great birthday party. I hope you are resting today.

  25. says

    You never cease to amaze me with your energy and enthusiasm. You live in the moment and celebrate BIG in everything you do. You are practicing what you preach girl-you’re CHOOSING JOY!! Prayers going up daily for you!!!

  26. Meghan Grace says

    You know, when my darling son, Paul was 3, he’s now 14, I had his first “big deal” home birthday party with his friends. I was probably ahead of my time because I took photos with my Polaroid camera with the birthday kiddos and the birthday boy and then had acrylic frames to put the photos into along with cute little extras for each child to glue onto the frame. The kids and the parents just loved the idea and we probably went to 6 other parties with the same plan. No biggie, it was really fun. Future years we had other home parties that were equally as fun. The party that was least fun for Paul was the party at LaserQuest. No reason that I can recall but I think that it was a slight let down for Paul, who truly LOVED his home birthdays! Looooove Krispy Cremes!!!

  27. says

    Oh my goodness you are amazing! Your daughter is a lucky little girl and you are an inspiration. The love in your family really shines through. Now I’m craving a Krispy Kreme doughnut!!

  28. says

    that is amazing! what a cool party. i love all the little touches like the favors & the spray paint in the yard. I can’t wait til my daughter is old enough to appreciate a party like this. Great job to you, Lisa & your friends!

  29. Georgina says

    A – MA – ZIIIING!!!!! Boo may of had the bestest everer apron, but you are the bestest everer Mummy. xxxxxxxx

  30. Maria says

    What a sweet party!! Literally and figuratively :)…’s one she’ll never forget….we need a bestest everest shirt!!!

  31. Amber says

    So cute! She’s such a little doll, and it looks like she had an awesome party. Nice job, mom! :)

  32. Kristen Gross says

    Love the party, all the details! You have a beautiful family and boo is lucky to have such a fun creative mom!

  33. Hannah says

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BOO’S SHIRT!! I WANT ONE!! It’s adorable. We need these in adult sizes too!! They are fantastic!! :] Have a good one ash, as always praying for u!.

  34. Jo says

    The 4th is my birthday! 😀 Never tried krispy kreme, I’ve only ever seen them sold in London, not in “middle-of-nowhere-Wales”. Didn’t quite have doughnuts for my birthday, really wanted custard filled ones, but there was none left in the shop. Had to settle for profiteroles instead, still equally yummy! Such an awesome party, Boo looked like she enjoyed herself!

  35. Michelle M. says

    OK- you are going through intense chemotherapy and put this incredible party together in a week??? I bow down to you! Awesome job!! Love looking at the photos! Happy Birthday Boo! I am planning a Minnie Mouse birthday party and I’m ready to give up, but I love the way the hand crafted parties look. I’m using your tutorial from the Tinkerbell shirt.

  36. Paul says

    I want a KK donut party!! My birthday is March 1st. I’ll be 45, and I would LOVE a Krispy Kreme Party.

    Awesome Party Idea!


  37. Jackie says

    Boo is so lucky!! What a GRAND party!! LOVE all of your fun ideas!!!
    Happy (belated) Birthday Boo!!

  38. says

    I thankfully don’t live too close to both the KK’s in my area because they are so addictive and my booty couldn’t take it! What a beautiful party and a strong mama to put it all together and give her a wonderful day! Stay strong in your fight!

  39. Bec says

    You’re inspirational…just found your blog today and am enjoying reading (through tears) your journey and am truly humbled by your joy. Thanks for sharing!

  40. Renea says

    I was wondering if u could share the image clip you used for the Hot Now sign. I am doing my daughter a doughnut party and the images I try to download say they are too grainy to enlarge. Any help would be welcomed. You have such a cute daughter and you are an inspiration!!!

  41. Bobbi Sage says

    I love your blog and I check it every day….. I love all of your great party ideas you have as well…. My sister and I are planning a mini baby shower (20 plus people) for my little sister this weekend and I LOVE the font you used on the party favor bags for the donut birthday party you threw for your daughter and I was wondering the name of the font you used?

    Thanks so much!

  42. Christy says

    I love what the Krispy Kreme Party!!! My husband loves their doughnuts. I have been trying to come up with something special to do for him at work even though he is turning 36 :) and this is absolutely perfect! It is a family owned business and they are always doing contests once a month and the winner has to bring in Krispy Kreme doughnuts so it’s a win win situation! Can you help me a little….like the artwork for the table cards and sign you had on top of doughnuts with her name and their logo how did you do this? Also did you just take a photo of the sign and take it to Staples and have blown up. His birthday is next Thursday so any help I would greatly appreciate!!! God bless and thank you….Christy

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  44. says

    Love every detail of this party! Please tell me about the “choose joy” bracelets though! Over the years those words have become my mantra and I want one!