Black and White… one of my favourite decor combinations! This classy party was sent to us from Canadian mum Carly. This is the first ‘overseas’ kid’s party to feature on My Kid’s Party. I try to focus on kiwi kid’s parties but I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you when Carly sent it to me. I always love black and white and Carly being an interior designer has the skills to put together a very stylish party. This was for her two ‘wild’ children Zachariah (4) and Zara (2). Carly owns interior design company Zolmer Design + Co.
Carly said, “Both of my children have a zest for life and do not stop for anything. They go non stop all day and their absolute favorite thing to do is to be outside playing, having a fire or “working” in the yard. As you can tell from the photos of my son, he has a cast from his extremely active lifestyle (which has not stopped him from doing anything). I felt the theme of this party was particularly fitting for my kids as they are certainly “wild” children, and are extremely adventurous. In saying that, as parents, my husband and I hold true to many of the prints used throughout the party such as “stay wild my child”, for although they are busy, it reminds us that they are young and full of life.”
Carly found fabulous ‘Wild Child’ invites on Etsy. Etsy is great for invitations as they can email you the pdf to print at home or in a shop.
Carly used all black and white party decor. This looks amazing with the backdrop of Carly’s gorgeous monochrome home. My favourite element is the paper lantern cluster above the food table. I also love how Carly has used framed quotes and wall decals. These can all be reused as kid’s bedroom decor after the party, which I’m a big fan of. Carly said, “For party inspiration I started on Pinterest and made a general board of ideas for the party. Most of my party supplies and specialty products were sourced and ordered on etsy (as they carry many handmade, theme specific products). All other party decor materials and supplies came from general party stores.”
Carly made the pom pom garland and balloon fringes. To make them Carly said, “I used regular white sewing string and threaded it through black and white pom poms to create little pom pom garlands. For the balloon fringe I used black and white tissue paper, cut vertical lines in them and rolled them and stapled them. Once I had 8 assembled (4 of each colour), I layered them on the balloon string I would be using for the giant globe balloons.”
Carly also made the two small black teepees on the food table. She used sheets of black felt paper to make the teepee shape and added black and white feathers at the top.
One of Carly’s great decor finds was ‘wild’ themed stamps. She used this with black ink on the napkins, inserts for the flowers, food toppers, tags for the gift bags and some banners. This is such a great idea for decorating your party. If you want to use stamps try Rubber Stamps by Montage based in Christchurch. They have an online store.
Carly said, “Food served at the party was – buns with meat and cheese, fruit skewers, veggie tray, bruschetta, hashbrowns, meatballs and chips. For dessert – cakes, candies, powdered doughnuts, brownies, decorated sugar cookies and oreos (all desserts fit the black and white collar scheme)”
The children enjoyed a face painter and bouncy castle for some party fun.
The Black and White cakes are designed and made by Cake Affair.
Kid’s Clothes: Zachariah’s Shirt “Young, Wild & Four” – Baby Threads Apparel
Zachariah’s “Wild” Pants – M and E Fashions
Zara’s “I’m 2 Let’s Party” T-Shirt – Happy Life Tees
Zara’s Arrow Leggings – Willbird Baby
Cookies: – Sugar Leaf Bakery
Cakes – Cake Affair
Teepee/feather/arrow Garland – BB Garlands
Teepee Wall Decals – ADzif
Arrow Balloon Decals –Msapple
Wood Arrow Decor- The Barn Owl
Wall Decal – “Lets have an adventure” – Starlight Decals
All other party decor (garlands, banners, balloon fringe) created by Carly at Zolmer Designs + Co
Thanks so much for sharing your party with us Carly, Zachariah and Zara. We loved it. May you always stay, “Young, wild and free.”