It’s been awhile since I shared any party planning here and since I’ve just started planning for my youngest’s birthday next month I thought I’d get back into it.
First thing we discussed was a theme. Actually it was what she wanted to do – she wanted the pool (it’s an indoor one), then it was art party and finally she decided to just have a party, especially when we mentioned she could invite more friends. Then it was a theme – this year’s suggestions included: mermaids, cats (which we did last year), art, llamas, bunnies and finally, the one she picked, Winter Wonderland.
Next we looked at date and times. We ended up picking afternoon so it wouldn’t clash with winter sports, especially when her bestie plays soccer. Her birthday falls on a Sunday so we have to decide if she wants the day before or weekend after.
After all those things we had to decide on location. Our place isn’t ideal for kids parties, we’d used the in-laws last year, so it came down to hiring the local hall if available or using Dad’s. Dad has property so that gives us more options for party games outside and he’s happy for us to have the party there.
Now that is all decided it’s time to start a new section on my Party Pinterest board for keeping all the ideas in one place. You can check out all my party pins by going here, then checking the Winter Wonderland section.
Not mine, that was a couple of days ago but that means it’s time for Miss K’s party planning to go into full swing.
She had her heart set on an afternoon at the local bike and road safety centre but that was fully booked so we settled on her second choice – a pool party! And not just any pool party, this Mum’s turning it into a mermaid pool party.
So keep an eye out over the next few weeks for my Mermaid party planning.
You can check out previous party posts here.
You can go as big or as simple as you like with decorations for any party. This year since we are having a small afternoon tea gathering we’re keeping it simple – balloons, some dangling things and lady bird themed table decorations. We found Discount Party Supplies to be our one stop shop for decorations and will use them for future decorating needs.
That’s not why you are here though, is it? You’re here to see what ideas I had looked at and ideas you could use for your own lady bird themed event…..
There’s banners & bunting
and painted rocks (or golf balls!)
and even a balloon weight
or just go with a simple red and black theme.
Next time I’ll be back and sharing some food ideas.
Can you believe Miss A is nearly 2!? This year we are keeping it small and just having a family afternoon tea. As with most of my children’s parties they have had so far there will be a theme and I will be blogging it. This year….
Like that our baby is one!
We had an awesome day and Miss A was totally spoiled.
Mum & Dad decorated their house
and there was loads of food
and of course our gorgeous little caterpillar
who was spoiled and got lots of new goodies including this
Now onto planning the next birthday (which is February for Miss K’s 6th!)
Yes more party planning. This will be the last post about it before the actual party.
We’re keeping it pretty simple, some balloons, some streamers, a paper lantern caterpillar and a photo caterpillar.
Yet again Pinterest has heaps of ideas…
That’s just some of my favourites. I’ll be sharing my decorating efforts after the party 😉
and mummy went a little mad trying to work out which cake she would make
Yet again, Pinterest will be the death of me 😉 so many cake options.
Do I do something fancy like these?
or something simpler like these?
or something really simple like a cupcake caterpillar?
What we’ve chosen will be a secret til the day of the party 😉
and found sooooo many ideas on Pinterest it wasn’t funny. Seriously, how many ways can you do food that is themed to the caterpillar?
I’m keeping it simple, mainly cause Miss K has soccer the morning of the party and I need to make it as easy as possible!
How much more simple than taking my cues from the story!!
In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf – devilled eggs on a bed of lettuce leaves
For Monday (one apple), Tuesday (2 pears), Wednesday (3 plums – thinking we might do grapes), Thursday (4 strawberries) and Friday (5 oranges) – a fruit platter
- chocolate cake – brownies
- ice cream cone – maybe small ice cream cones filled with something not ice cream or ice cream lollies
- pickle – not sure about this one
- Swiss cheese – and biscuits
- salami – maybe some twiggy sticks
- lollypop – mini lollipops?
- cherry pie
- sausage – mini savs
- watermelon (on the fruit platter)
Sunday The Caterpillar ate through a nice green leaf – a salad
The cocoon – these nutella ‘cocoons’
A beautiful butterfly – butterfly sugar biscuits
I’d like to do something like these
but it will most likely be something like these
And somewhere in there I’ll do sandwiches. That look like this.
Oh and the cake, but that I’m saving for next time.
You can check out my ideas on my Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday Pinterest board
Miss A turns one in August and I thought it was high time I got to work on organising her birthday party. After many hours on Pinterest I decided on either a pink & gold theme or A Very Hungry Caterpillar. I showed a heap of pictures to Miss K to help me choose and finally we decided on A Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some ideas for invites, decorations, food and cake then after the party I’ll share our actual event.
Invitations can be a simple or as complex as you want. From bought invitations like these……
to handmade creations like these ……
we (read me) ended up making ours. Thank goodness for my Silhouette Cameo because I would have hated doing this by hand.
The first circle reads:
We can hardly believe a year has passed
Our little caterpillar has grown so fast
Join us for some afternoon tea & fun
Anastasia is turning ONE
The second circle has the date, time and location while the third has the RSVP details. I’ll include a recent photo of Miss A to the final circle.