Last weekend my little girl turned 5, we celebrated with a pretty pink and red lala bird theme, based around our lala bird invitations. The lala bird invitations were named after Alannah, I call her lala for short, so it was only fitting that she should celebrate with the lala bird party theme.
I had such fun with this party, I never grow tired of red and pink together it’s such an unexpected but pretty combination, and I found that there are endless options of bird things that you can pick up from all over the place to help set the scene.
above: customised lala bird party invitations from Alannah Rose; ‘la la’ on her party day. The gorgeous red and white party dress is from Little Gems.
above: Tissue paper pom poms, birds and hearts hung from the ceiling; gingerbread birds in cellophane wrap, I found the cookie cutter for these from Cute Cups on etsy here
above: the dessert table; happy birthday banner by paperklip; the stunning hydrangeas were ordered specially for me by Camberwell Florist; easy to follow instructions for the tissue paper pom poms can be found here
above: Jodi from Designer Cakes created this beautiful La La bird cake for me; the stunning pink and red roses also from Camberwell Florist (I can’t remember the name of the variety, but I’ll certainly be asking for them again).
above: lala bird party hats made by me with an extra special one just for the birthday girl
I kept the dessert table food to a theme of red, pink, chocolate, birds and hearts. Food included, cupcakes, gingerbread birds, sweets, candy kebabs, chocolate crackles, and heart shaped fairy bread.
As we had quite a few children at the party I also set up an area outside, this is where we served the hot food for lunch and played the party games.
The table centre piece was simply a handful of fallen branches that I collected, spray painted and placed in a vase, we then hung some lovely wooden birds from it that I found in Bed, Bath N Table, together with some crepe paper roses that I made.
All children love party games, and whilst we played some traditional favourites like pass the parcel, musical chairs and pinata, I wanted to also incorporate something on theme. I got the idea for these nifty little cups from the Eat Drink Chic blog, and thought they’d be great to use as ‘nests’ for the children to do an egg hunt. The child that found the most eggs got to choose a prize from the birdcage. (and of course they all got to keep their eggs).
The cups are super easy to make, simply buy plain paper cups, punch a hole either side at the top, insert ribbon and you’ve got a pretty little favour basket or candy cup.
Thirsty birds need drink: I love these pop top bottles (available at Safeway) they’ve got not artificial colours and flavours and they’re perfect for parties – it saves you time pouring drinks and eliminates spillages on the party table. I made the little labels to co-ordinate in with the rest of the stationery.
Sweet tweets: All little birds love a tweet (or treat) at the end of a party, I used our little lala bird party bag tags, and found these gorgeous little pink pegs on etsy here. Together with an assortment of lollies for the guests, each party bag also had a necklace gift ‘for pretty birds’ inside. The girls and I made these together, they’re simple and cost effective to make – just take a length of ribbon and thread some wooden beads onto it, tying a knot in between each bead – I then just slipped them into a cellophane bag.
My little lala bird loved her bird party, we’re already in discussions for the next one, and her little sister bells has put in a request for a new design for her party in July… stay tuned xx