Black & White Wild Child

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.

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

 

Theme:

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.”

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Invitations:

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.

Wild Child Party

Decorations:

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.

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

 

Party Food:

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)”

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

 

Party Fun:

The children enjoyed a face painter and bouncy castle for some party fun.

Wild Child Party

Cake:

The Black and White cakes are designed and made by Cake Affair.

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child Party

Wild Child PartyVendors:

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

Wild Child Party

Thanks so much for sharing your party with us Carly, Zachariah and Zara. We loved it. May you always stay, “Young, wild and free.”

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Bohemian Vibes

‘Bohemian Vibes’ is our first teenage birthday party to feature on the website. So fun to see the gorgeous things you can do for 13th birthday party. This party was styled by the lovely Catherine from Far, Far Away Party Stylists in Auckland. Sit back and chill while you take in the style and sophistication of this bohemian gathering.

Bohemian Vibes Party

Theme:

“Boho is short for bohemian, and typifies a style of dress inspired by the lifestyle of free spirits and hippies of the 1960s and 1970s, and even the pre-Raphaelite women of the late 19th century. Designer Savannah Miller, elder sister of boho-chic actress Sienna Miller, described a “real bohemian” as “someone who has the ability to appreciate beauty on a deep level, is a profound romantic, …, whose world is their own creation, rather than living in a box”. (wikipedia) Sounds like something teenage girls would love; beauty, creation and individuality. Such a great theme for older girls; style, sophistication and cool.  Catherine said, “The birthday girl wanted an intimate gathering with her friends and a chance to laugh, chat and in general hang out together so we knew the Bohemian Vibes was just perfect for this.”

Invitations:

These amazing dream catcher invitations were custom made by Far, Far Away. I’ve always loved invitations and in this digital age people are sending them less. Great to see such thought gone into these dream catcher invitations. You would know you were in for something special if you received one of these invitations.

Bohemian Vibes Party

Bohemian Vibes party

Decorations:

Goodness I love the feel of this party. Makes me want to lounge on one of those lush pillows and chat with my girlfriends! All the different textured and patterned fabrics, the rustic pallet table, the florals and feathers… the pinks, gold and naturals blended together… big loves for this. How cute are those gold animals on the table?

Bohemian Vibes Party

Bohemian Vibes Party

Bohemian Vibes Party

The hoop flower hanging is custom made by Far, Far Away. The confetti balloons, metallic streamers and feather garland are from Far, Far Away’s Online Store. The big ’13’ number balloons are from Look Sharp.
This fabulous party setting is available from Far, Far Away’s hire party package called Bohemian Vibes. I think it is great to hire items and save on the wastage of buying items for your party you will use once. The black plates and glasses are super sustainable party options and no plastic straws in sight. I love that party hire items save the environment, your time and your pocket.

Bohemian Vibes Party

Bohemian Vibes Party

Bohemian Vibes Party

Party Fun:

Catherine from Far, Far Away said, “No games were organised as the birthday girl just wanted to hang out, chat and eat party food with her friends. For kids this age the importance is to chill and hangout with their friends so this was a perfect theme to do just that.” With this chic setting to relax in I’m sure the birthday girl had a fabulous time with her friends.

Bohemian Vibes Party

Party Favors:

The girls all got their own bohemian chic floral headband to wear and of course the fabulous dream catchers that came with their party invitations. Scattered on the party table were some bohemian tattoos for the girls to have a little fun with.

Bohemian Vibes Party

Vendors:

All these gorgeous items can be hired or purchased from Far, Far Away in Auckland.
Number balloons sourced from Look Sharp.

 

Thanks for sharing this chic party with us Catherine. I can see the fun I have to look forward to as my Rosa gets older.

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