Monday, August 20, 2012

Ethan's 5th Birthday ~ Monkey/Jungle Party

A couple of weeks ago it was my oldest little man Ethan's 5th Birthday. 5 years, where has the time gone!  This year there had been a few mind changes on theme but a few months ago Ethan decided on Monkey's.  We ended up throwing in a few more jungle animals as well and we had a lot of fun being able to use such bright, fun colours!

This was Ethan's first 'school friend' party so was a very exciting but nerve wracking time for all of us, but we could not have been happier with the outcome.  A fabulous day was had by all and everything went smooth and according to plan on the day!

Vendor Credits;

Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations - Styling, Baking Cups, Tableware, Monkey Cups, Straws, Jungle Meal Boxes, Leaf decorations, Party Bags, Jungle Lanterns, Balloons, Large Monkey Inflatable

Photography - Lightbox Photography

Cake & Cupcake Toppers - My gorgeous friend Cassey Ingram

Monkey Printables - Paper Glitter 

Jungle Cookies - Kaza's Kookie Kreations

Jungle Vine Bunting on two tables - Little Pipika

Big thanks also to my friend Rochelle from Sweet Tables - by Chelle for the use of a couple of extra tablecloths & hessian canopy for Ethan's special day.

More snaps will be on our Facebook page soon for anyone wanting a look :)

Kate xx

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Declan's Dinosaur Roar 3rd Birthday Party!

Well it was Master Declan's 3rd Birthday a couple of weeks ago and this years party theme was Dinosaurs!

Declan's Dinosaur obsession started after he saw Justine Clarke's ' Dinosaur Roar'  on ABC.  It has since been played regularly in our household and was the basis for our Dinosaur party with our backdrop and props that hubby made, based around the film clip.  I had initially visioned a really cute baby Dino style for the party, but Declan wouldn't have a bar of that!  He wanted scary dinosaurs and T-Rex's all the way :)

One of the main highlights especially for Declan was the unreal Dinosaur statues that we hired.  After many times driving past the Museum of Natural History and jokingly saying to hubby ' I wonder if they would let me borrow their Dino statue for the party' , I nearly jumped out of my skin in excitement when we actually went there on the school holidays for a visit and I read that they hired them out! Yep Mum and Dad were pretty popular on party day, until we had to take them back! Declan wasn't impressed once he noticed and demanded to know "Where are MY dinosaurs gone! ?" hehe, blamed that one on Daddy!  :)

I made all the food & desserts myself this year (scary i know! regular readers will know how i feel about cooking, baking especially!), except the awesome cookies which I had made by Kate's Cookies.  Hubby made the backdrop and props as mentioned above and the rest was all bits and pieces from around the house.  Party supplies from Piece of Cake Parties of course :) and awesome party printables from Whimsical Printables.

The day was wonderful and enjoyed by all and we had such a blast putting this all together.  Hope you enjoy the pics!

The Invitations
Follow the footprints ...

Trex Cookies - the detail on these was amazing and they were so yum! 

Our Dinosaur Roar Dessert Table! Choc milks, cupcakes, mars bar slice, T Rex Cookies, Donuts, Chocolate Crackles, Chocolate Eggs, Dino Dirts (choc yogo), flakes & twirls, pods & chocolate rocks.

The Kids Table using Piece of Cake Parties awesome Dino Blast Tableware, brown paper straws & Paper Eskimo wooden cutlery.  

 Take Home Party Boxes

Dinosaur Masks & Dinosaur Grabbers out in the play area. 

The Birthday Boy being fed to the Raptor! 

Vendor Credits

Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations - Styling, Dino Blast tableware & banner, paper straws, mini milk bottles, leaves, dinosaur figurines, balloons, pterodactyl hanging decorations, baking cups, party box contents, dinosaur masks, dinosaur grabbers, dino footprints, backdrop, green trees on dessert table, table props.

Whimiscal Printables - Dinosaur Printables (a Big thank you to you Miranda, you know what for!! It was an absolute pleasure working with you !)

Lightbox Photography - Photograhy.  (Thanks Emily for capturing these memories!)

Museum of Natural History Guildford - Dinosaur Statue Hire (Thanks for being so helpful & trusting us with these!)

Kate's Cookies - T Rex Cookies.  (Thanks Kate, these were awesome!)

Pink Frosting - Red Tin Pails

If you want to see more of our party pics, be sure to have a look on our facebook page! :)

Kate xx