Sunday, August 8, 2010

Our Little Man's Birthday!

Last weekend we celebrated our little man's 2nd Birthday!

I had decided some time ago, that it would be in the theme of Teddy Bear's Picnic.

The main problem that i encountered though, was finding decorations to suit.

There were plenty of boys's jungle, spaceship and magic show party decorations,

but I couldn't find anything that suited a 2 year old with a teddy for a best friend.

Then my gorgeous friend Carissa Little (of Bella Piccolo Photography)

came to the rescue, and specially designed all the templates for all

the teddy themed party decorations I would dream of!

Check out her blog, as she did a fantastic job with her own daughter's 2nd birthday

and this may be a specialty business that you will see more of in the future!

Pictured above we have custom made "soda pop" labels attached to

apple/blackcurrent pop tops juices, personalised party favour boxes, cupcake toppers,

party hats, gift tags and bunting. There were also popcorn boxes, but i ran out of time!

I purchased special paper from the Scrapbook Shop, it was red with white dots on

one side, and red and white stripes on the other, and another friend created the

colour coordinated balloon topiary displays to match.

The treat table consisted of tiny teddies, sour bears, gummi bears,

and arnott's chocolate covered teddy biscuits.

So, I also had fun coming up with the little coordinated outfits for the kids.

It started on a recent trip to Kids Central at Entertaintment Quarter,

where i came across the Freshbaked Faux Fur Vest for Amalia.

I thought it looked just like a cuddly bear vest.

I also grabbed the blue cord vest for Tae. He also wears Cheeky Chickies

Rib Knit Rollover Top in Hibiscus Red, Pants from Krickets and the most

divine red leather loafers from Czarque! These baby shoes are made in

Australia too - we can't wait to work side-by-side with Czarque

a The Baby and Toddler Show, Darling Harbour 1st, 2nd, 3rd October!

So Mali also wears Cheeky Chickies Rib Knit Rollover Top in White Sand,

Frill Sleeve Top in Ocean Blue, Twirlie Whirlie Skirt in Hibiscus Red (new style)

and Rib Knit Slim Fit Pants in Ocean Blue, and her red leather Lelli Kellis.

We were so lucky to have such stunning weather for the middle of winter, so decided
to move the party outdoors, where we spread out a picnic rug, played duck duck goose
and got a great photo of the kids with their favourite furry friends.

A BIG thank you to my beautiful friend Emma, for making Tae's
Teddy Bear's Picnic themed Birthday Cake.

As you can see, it was enjoyed greatly by our little man!

Tae had a wonderful day, he was very happy with his new Radio Flyer bike,
and loved the pressies and new toys he received.
I am especially taken by wooden toys at the moment, so
a special shout out to Rudy and The Dodo, As I really love the little space ship,
it comes apart and magnetically fits back together. And Modern Little Munchkins
for the gorgeous wooden food. These are made in halves, secured by velcro.
You use the knife to practice cutting them in half, and the velcro makes a realistic
cutting sound as you move the knife through it.
Just fantastic, educational toys!
A BIG thank you to all my friends for helping me pull this party together,
Jodi, Emma, Mandy, Dayna, Fiona, Loz, Cheri, Carissa, Mum and of course, Nate.
And thank you all for putting up with my crazy mummy status when you arrived
and still didn't have everything ready - yes, I take full responsibility for my
temporary insanity :)

1 comment:

  1. It was a perfect day!, the decorations were just beautiful, lovely company, yummy food and of course a fun filled day with the kids and their teddies. Happy 2nd Birthday Tae.