I was thrilled to be asked to dress the venue for this joint birthday party. It was challenging given that one guest of honour was a Doc McStuffins loving girl turning 5 and the other was her younger, dinosaur fanatic brother who was about to be 2 – but I loved the opportunity to get creative!
For parents with a child born in December it can be tricky to make the distinction between Birthday and Christmas gifts & events. For this client, having two December babies makes for quite the busy month of celebrations! Having a joint party made perfect sense. With so many festive events already going on it meant that guests could celebrate with the birthday girl and boy together. From a planning and decorative point of view, I really wanted to make the party about the children and their favourite things. So, rather than take a short-cut and use the fact that it’s Christmas time to dress a tree and put up some tinsel, I kept things bright and vibrant with multicoloured tableware and balloons.
The display table was home to the Birthday board featuring the children’s names amongst a collection of handmade glittery hearts, flowers and dinosaurs! It’s certainly not a traditional combination but mixing the bright complimentary colours worked really well. No Party with Claire display table is complete without the addition of sweets and for this occasion Smarties really were the answer! In between the sweet bowls sat the birthday cakes. It may have been a joint party but two separate cakes was a must! I had the privilege of making both cakes on this occasion which was great because I could create them to fit perfectly with the theme. Both the green dinosaur of vanilla sponge and the icing-clad chocolate cake seemed to go down well with all the children (and adults too!).
The character cut-outs provided a fun feature for the children. I mean, who wouldn’t want a selfie with Doc McStuffins or Toy Story’s Rex?! In keeping with the eclectic theme, both guests of honour had their seats adorned with colour-coordinated material to give them pride of place as they enjoyed their party food with friends. The dining table was set up with balloon bouquets in bright plant pots and the scattering of flowers and dinosaurs added to the sense of fun. I’m sure the parents aren’t thanking me too much but the kids LOVED the shimmery (and loud) party blowers that were provided at each table setting and if happy (and loud) children at a birthday party aren’t the best review of a Party with Claire I don’t know what is!
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