Organised by: Mum Kate Korber (Happy Ella After), my husband Daniel and our families. My sisters Jane and Monica helped immensely with the decorations.
Location: My Mum and Dad’s house in Melbourne, VIC.
Theme: Ella’s Sweet Shoppe
J is for Jordy. They send you a printable .pdf and you just take it to a printing shop and have them printed on card for you.
Kidspot and Pinterest for ideas. We raided the local lolly shop for all things pink and white. The Tiny Teddy cars were a real hit (recipe by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot) We created the entire buffet for less than $200.
vens paperie on Etsy. They send you a printable .pdf of the decorations including cake toppers, bunting and food labels, all with your child’s name personalised on them. The cutest decorations were the gorgeous water labels with Ella’s name on it! You can choose your theme, there are so many to choose from. We used the Sweet Shoppe birthday party package.
We also created the gorgeous tissue paper pom poms ourselves. I learnt how to make them by watching a YouTube clip. So easy and so cheap! It just takes a bit of patience.
Tips: Definitely use stores on Etsy to help with invitations and decorations. Raid your local $2 shop for things like party bags and cupcake wrappers. Invest in a laminator and get cutting! YouTube clips can help you learn anything. And finally…use Pinterest as a way to gather great ideas! You can follow my Pinterest boards right here.
Something special: I blogged about this special day on my website Happy Ella After. I use my blog as a way of documenting special milestones, general mayhem and great finds that have helped me along the way! You can read about her birthday right here.
Thank you so much Kate for sharing Ella's special day with us. Head to Kate's blog to read more about her birthday party preparations.
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Images: Kate Korber (Happy Ella After)