We recently sent a collection of our pastel blue party supplies to lovely Laura-Ann of ‘All That’s Pretty‘. It was her son, Bertie’s 2nd birthday and she threw him such a gorgeous little party. Here’s how she went about setting it up…
When organising my little boy Bertie’s second Birthday I wanted a small family affair in the house, as I couldnt possibly fit all his little friends into our home… never mind the chaos it would bring . In our home we have a casual dining area just off our kitchen which is very neutral and just the perfect area to decorate up for a party and easy access to the kitchen for serving and refilling all the party food.
I started the decorating with a silver table cloth, despite the theme being blue which is Bertie’s favorite colour, I wanted a contrasting tablecloth so show off the Blue Party Confetti and Blue cupcake stand and plates. We also have a large chandelier which hangs over the table which I added some blue ribbon to and a large blue honeycomb pom pom for a fun effect. I also added a few hanging star decorations to the walls and attached them to our picture rails to fill in a few blank spaces.. I do think you can never decorate too much for a party!
No party can be complete without Balloons and a pack of the metalic pale blue balloons went down a treat and they are still going a week on which is a bonus… I hate to say I think he prefers the balloons in our house to half the presents he got bought from guests!
The highlight of the party was of course the Pale Blue Polkadot personalised banner which set the scene as soon as the guests arrived and everyone was particularly impressed with it!! When I ordered it I was sure to just put ‘Happy Birthday Bertie’ and not include his age… as it is such good quality material it can be used over and over again…. He will be mortified when i produce it at his 21st in years to come! Either side of the banner I added the blue party tassle bunting to hang from the mantle which brought in the contrasting shades of blue and added another fun touch to the decorations.
We served homemade sausage rolls, cupcakes, sandwiches and scones with fresh cream and homemade strawberry jam, all displayed on the blue party plates ( a dream for less washing up) and the fabulous blue cupcake stand. I made the cake myself as its one thing I want to keep tradition of making my children’s birthday cakes. It was a sponge cake with jam and buttercream filling and both Bertie and our guests seemed to approve and we washed it down with a nice cup of tea after a good sing song of Happy Birthday.
As the party drew to a close his best friend and his little cousins all left with their party bags with party labels which we were able to personalise with their names. We filled the party bags with a few chocolate treats, toy cars for the boys and some princess accessories for the girls and a bottle of bubbles each for them, which they all seemed delighted with.
All in all it was a fantastic party and the Birthday boy had a fabulous day.