Organised by: Photographer Danielle Trovato (Ruby's mum!)
Location: At Home (Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Theme: Summer Rainbow Confetti!
Cake: The amazing rainbow cake idea was found on Pinterest (where else)! and was made by my lovely and super talented friend Shannon Osborn (follow Shannon here on Pinterest). This cake was the star of the party and honestly the rest of theme was designed around it. It was such a big hit with the kids. Ruby is still talking about her rainbow cake - she really loved it.
Decorations: We set up the party outside on our deck which extends off our living/kitchen area. We decorated this with simple wooden hand-painted bunting purchased from White Nest in Blairgowrie, VIC. Inside we made a giant confetti wall using inspiration from the Beci Orpin book Find & Keep (read more about Find & Keep here on Bondville). Outside above the deck we hung a giant rainbow "3" pinata which we filled with goodies for the kids as well as a giant bag of confetti. The kids LOVED the confetti.
Games/activities: No official games/activities were organised. All the kiddies that came were Ruby's cousins and close friends and they played up a storm together - riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, playing dollies and just your general good old-fashioned running around backyard party fun.
Tips: I am a creative person but I am not crafty! However there are still so many things you can do yourself for a kids party to make it a bit special! It doesn't need to cost the earth. The giant confetti wall we made from coloured cardboard we got from Lincraft and stuck on using bluetac. Simple, easy and cheap but was so effective and fun. Cooking/Baking etc also not my thing but again you don't need to put pressure on yourself. Party food does not have to be fancy, it just needs to be fresh and tasty! People like being able to just grab something fuss-free while they sit or walk around. Make the most of your space and ensure that there will be a flow to things so that your guests will feel relaxed. The best thing you can do is ensure there is space created so that the kiddies can happily play so parents can RELAX and enjoy too!
Images: Danielle Trovato