So here’s the long overdue post about my amazing party planning skills with the help of some great vendors. A lot of people know that I am super creative and love a DIY so I made sure that Taliyahs 1st Birthday was nothing short of original, fun and creative.
Planning began with the theme and I decided to steer clear of the same ol princess or Disney theme. I wanted her party to be fresh, fun and something that she would love when she looks back at photos.
Boho x Coachella = Ta-Chella… why? Because Taliyah has such a love for music and I love floral print but didn’t want to over do it so boho chic was perfect adding the rustic feel. This also tied in with her cake smash session.
Food: Now my worst nightmare is when you go to a party and the food quality is just not up to scratch! You’ve saved your stomach all day and all that’s there is a popcorn machine, couple of sweets in jars and a hot dog machine. My mother is a caterer so my food expectations are always really high and that goes for kids parties too. So I was excited to have Canapés and Treats Catering for Taliyahs birthday party. They provided us with 3 different set ups all themed and personalised.
Dig inThe picture of this spread is enough to have your mouth drooling ranging from; homemade chicken burgers (halal), beef burgers, potato wedges, veggie balls, popcorn chicken but to name a few. The list has made me hungry whilst typing and the menu went down a treat with all our guests young and old.A twist on your basic sweet tables Canapés and Treats provide both sweet and savoury tables. Hot and cold savoury canapés and bespoke desserts with a personalised touch. Complete with decor to compliment your party theme as well as a range of afforable packages.
Entertainment: Now I’ve been to a number of kids parties and I find that they always have the same idea; mascot, pass the parcel, music statues and bouncy castle etc. I find that the younger kids never get to fully enjoy the entertainment as they don’t understand. For Taliyahs party we had 4 elements of entertainment.
Flash tatts and Crown stationsBecause no festival especially Coachella is complete without the perfect look. Flash tatts were being done for both the kids and adults upon arrival. Also upon arrival the guests were given flower crowns for the girls and feather crowns for the boys (made by myself) all tied in to the boho x Coachella theme. I bought all the little bits to make the crowns from AliExpress, great price but always remember to give at least 6 weeks for orders to arrive in time.
Bubble performanceThis had me excited and turned me into a big kid, I love bubbles and so do all kids of all ages so it was the perfect source of entertainment. The bubble performer was by a company called: JoJoFun who house so many other sources of party entertainment.
Bouncy Castle and Soft PlayAs Taliyah was only turning one and a lot of her friends would be in that age bracket I thought hiring a soft play area would be perfect for them to also enjoy so active fun. Then always throw in a bouncy castle for the older kids to jump the day away. Both these services were provided by LetsPartyKids. They were amazing when I had questions about the services and on the day kept in contact with me right till they delivered. Not to mention their pricing is the best I’ve seen anywhere!
Capturing the moment: Nothing worst than putting on a great event and you battery on your phone dies or the place gets messy so there’s nowhere nice to take pictures by. I hired an amazing photographer who captured all the amazing moments GeorgeDickson Photograhy. So because of this I thought I wanted to have a spin on the normal photo booth or instagram cut out. I’m all about a lovely back drop so I created this giant flower dream catcher like wreath (keeping in boho theme).
Outfit: Now no birthday party is complete without the perfect outfit and I am so happy that all our guests really stuck to the dress code theme which made the day even more special. As you know by now I love matching with my daughter and wanted her birthday outfit to be one of a kind; and thats exactly what it was!Her bespoke bardot Ankara print top and denim pom pom bloomers were made by LFN Accessories (@lfnaccessories). I showed her a picture of my outfit and told her the theme and she created the perfect complimentary outfit.
Thanks for coming: Who doesn’t love a cheeky party bag to show your attendance at a party. In the spirit of keeping in the theme I got in contact with The Gift Bag Company (who previously did an amazing job on my baby shower favours) Yet again they hit the nail on the head with these amazing theme party bags and the contents inside were nothing short of perfect.
Event coordinator: NailahLoveEvents @nailahloveevents
Food: Canapés and Treats @canapesandtreats
Bubble performer: JoJoFun @jojofunparties
Soft play and Bouncy Castle: Lets Party Kids @letspartykidsuk
Gift bags: The Gift Bag Company @thegiftbagcompany
Thank you to all of Taliyahs aunties and uncles for helping make her birthday party amazing and thank you to all her amazing guests for coming and the lovely gifts