In my next life, I want to be a kid’s party planner. Seriously! They’re always fun, whimsical and there’s truly no end to the ideas you could churn out. Plus, so long as there’s some form of cake in attendance, I guarantee your mini client will be more than satisfied. Inspired by Fleur de Lis Events‘ sweet nautical 2nd birthday (hello whale cupcake toppers!), we thought it’d be fun to pull together a miniature version of our own. Oh, and for more sea-filled fun, spend some time in the gallery!
From Matins Mom… For my little one’s 2nd birthday, I decided to incorporate his favourite toy, a wooden boat (we picked up at a craft market), into the overall theme of his birthday celebration. It worked out perfectly that his favourite colors Blue + Red, also matched the theme. The birthday boy and his brother wore matching Red Burberry Polos + White Shorts.
The party was held at Hollyburn Country Club, where the gymnasium was transformed into an indoor playground, equipped with bouncy castles, hula hoops, jump ropes, balls, and wooden cars. It was the perfect venue to entertain a very large group of children (30 to be exact), ranging from 3 months to 6 years of age!
The Bouncy Castles were a MAJOR hit, so much that a few parents were spotted bouncing around.
Photographer Jamie Lauren captured the kids in action, and even managed to take a few photo at the backdrop wall (decorated with a nautical banner + navy ribbon).
The decor included: dessert Table showcasing Nautical Inspired Monogramed Cake (with gold sprayed Anchors), mini cupcakes with blue + red toppers, Nautical confetti, Fringe Balloons, Candy Bar (apothecary jars filled with yogurt covered raisins (white), and liquorice cubes (red), Red+White Stripped Popcorns Bags, Red +White Striped Paper Straws, Navy & White Striped Napkins.
Photographer: Jamie Lauren Photography | Cake: Cynthia's Custom Cakes | Chevron Straws, Striped Napkins + PopCorn Bags: Partycity | Decor + Sweet Table: Fleur de lis Events | Fringe balloons: Fleur de Lis Events | Garland + backdrop + little signs: Fleur de Lis Events | Location: Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver, BC | Nautical confetti, Cupcake Topper, Nautical Decor: Etsy via Seaside Kids
Get the Look: Wooden Bunting: The Seaside Kids | 1. Fish Napkin Rings: The Seaside Kids | 2. Driftwood Boat: Second Shout Out | 3. Paper Straws: Home Ec | 4. Anchor Cupcake Toppers: Etsy | 5. Popcorn Boxes: Amazon | 6. Oversized Balloon: Not on the High Street | 7. Striped Cups: Ikea | 8. Rope | 9. Anchor: Gale’s Gifts