16 January 2012

Party Ideas: Eti's 5th Birthday Adventure and Duck Party

Would you be game to host an adventure birthday party for a group of five-year-olds across Sydney Harbour? Anni from Milk and Honey Photography was! Anni created a fun adventure for her son Eti's fifth birthday, starting with a ferry trip across the harbour, a stroll past Luna Park and play time at the magical Wendy Whiteley Garden, culminating in a treasure hunt to fill your own goodie bag. Eti loves ducks and Anni also added yellow ducks throughout the party. And how gorgeous are Eti's thank-you cards that he sent out to his special friends! Anni's tips follow...

Birthday: 5th Birthday Party adventure
Organised by: Birthday Boy Eti and his Mum Anni
Location: An adventure starting at Balmain East Ferry Wharf and ending with a treasure hunt and birthday picnic at Wendy Whiteley Secret Garden, Lavender Bay, NSW.
Theme: Adventure + Yellow Ducks



Cake: Yellow Duck

Decorations: Djeco hand-sewn birds, orange vintage sheet bunting.

Handmade: Eti drew the duck picture for his invitation, Mum made the cake, muffins and chocolate chip cookies in the shape of ducks with the help of a cookie cutter. Dad Matthew painted yellow letters on the paper bag goodie bags so that the kids could choose their own letter.

Catering: Bagel House mini-bagels.

Tips: The kids made their own goodie bags by collecting treasure hidden throughout the garden, including wooden finger-puppets and mini toys sourced from Sydney's Paddy's Markets, Smiggle duck erasers and mini chocolcate bars.

Something Special: The adventure of catching the ferry and walking past Luna Park to the Wendy Whiteley Garden was great entertainment for the kids. The treasure hunt was a great way to build the goodie bags and tire out the guests at the end of the day.

Get This Look:

Here are some ideas for creating a party inspired by Eti's 5th Birthday Adventure and Duck Party:

1. Mexican oilcloth bunting (great for outdoors)
2. Metallic party hats
3. Green spotty cupcake wrappers
4. Duck cookie cutter
5. Duck party candles


Images: Laura from Milk and Honey Photography

2 comments:

  1. Such a great party!
    Love the ferry ride, and the duck inspiration!
    Beautiful photography, and all of the baking looks fab!
    Loads of lovely memories I'm sure!

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  2. Love the idea of the kids fillig their own goodie bags as part of the party! That's one I'll remember for when Liam is a little older... Love the pics, and especially the invite. Matthew & Laura were actually the photographers for my sister's wedding a couple of days ago - such lovely people and can't wait to see the photos!! Such a coincidence to see Eti's party blog post just after Liam's :) Carolyn xx

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