I love this BUBBLE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR A BROTHER & SISTER submitted by Noelle Bouman. The polkadots and bright room really make these photos stand out. Such a cute party.Noelle said- “To celebrate Jack’s 3rd and Joise’s 2nd birthday, I styled a bubbles + brunch party! The morning party was the perfect way to celebrate the brother and sister duo’s birthdays with their family and friends.”
This CLOWN SCHOOL 9th BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Jane Saxton of Home Made Parties is so original and fun! What a cute twist on the classic circus / carnival theme. I just love it.Here is what Jane had to say about her party- “Fourteen children attended Clown School in honour of my daughter’s 9th birthday. They all received matching book bags (concept for book bags based on back to school party by Just Call me Martha) complete with their own magic tricks/joke cards to be performed in a clown performance later. The children also decorated their own colour-coordinated clown hats, got into clown costumes, designed how they wanted their clown faces painted (then had them painted according to their designs), learned balloon modeling, and had magic trick lessons. At the end of the day, the new clowns gave a performance. Lunch and an afternoon tea break were included before being presented with a red clown nose on graduation. Apparently one of the little girls went home and asked her parents if she could come to clown school every Saturday!” Vendor list- Glass jars: Little Big Company Invitations, printables, tags, colouring sheet: Graphic Culture Jelly beans: Sweet Style Cake pops: RubyJu Fondant cookie toppers: Jamosie Sweet Other confectionery: Lollyworld Magic tricks supplied: The Magic Vault Polymer clay clown magnet party favours: Arts in Hands Photography: Kylie Anderson All clown skills/sewing/baking/styling: Home Made Parties Glass Apothecary Jars, Clown Noses, Ribbon, Paper Bags, Cupcake Wrappers- All can be found in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop
Here is what Anneliese said about the party- “I really appreciate the ability to take my girls and show them a tiger or a penguin or a bear without having to journey and see them in the wild. And I love thinking about zoos a century or so ago–so exotic! Such an outing. I love their park-like settings and wrought iron and imagine the excitement of the visitors when they saw wild animals.
So this birthday party was all about the zoo of yesteryear with happy children and happy, nearly domesticated wild animals. I incorporated polka dots and rick rack to add more of the lighthearted, vintage feel.
We started in our backyard with a lunch. I set some tables with white pleated tablecloths that have convertible inserts in yellow and grey polka dots (pattern coming soon). I love this striped fabric (Premier Prints Lulu Stripe)! I added another tablecloth for the serving table sewn from Michael Miller Ta-Dot in Stone and trimmed in grey jumbo rickrack.
The girls’ places were set with the vintage zoo Rickrack Place mats and Napkins and these great aluminum camping plates. I love the brushed metal, also on the galvanized French flower pots from IKEA. And who can resist the striped paper straws. I also used them on the birthday cake to make flag poles for the animals.
After lunch, it was off to the zoo! Quite an outing with seven little girls and two adults (thank you, Sue!) but we didn’t even lose one! And no animals escaped, either.
It was fun to see Audrey and Scarlett running around in their Vintage Zoo Dress and Dirndl Skirt, respectively. And there are always the ideas I didn’t get to trailing after them in my head!”
You can purchase this printable party package in Anneliese’s Etsy shop!
Thanks for your submission, Paula. Congratulations on being chosen as today’s winning party feature!