Party party and dressing up

It couldn't be better timing for me…I'm not feeling well and really need to get back to bed, but I have a marvelous post for you today written for you by the lovely Jennifer from the beautiful Australian online style network for moms :: mini-stylista. Jennifer was so kind to help me out and when i asked to give me her thought on a nice dress-up party for kids this what she found for us, thanks Jen


Celebrating your childs birthday is always a special event! Parents can have so much fun choosing themes, decorations, props and food to make it an 'event' to remember. My son recently celebrated his first birthday and for his party we chose a 'Spooky theme' for something a little different (and due to the fact my husband wanted to call my son 'Spooky')! We found the most amazing spider invitations from Alannah Rose (they also have gorgeous little 'Birdy' invitations as pictured above), fake spider webs and bats from a toy store and to complete the day our friend made some fabulous cupcakes with letters spelling the word 'spooky' on the cakes. But to be honest what I loved the most about the party was 'dressing up' in costumes.

  "Wanabe Costume Shop Indian Boy"

Recently I came across the most amazing online costume shop from Wanabe Costume Store. It was the Indian headpiece that really caught my eye! I also love the Red Riding Hood costume (pictured below) and isn't it amazing that you can actually start with a costume and create a party theme from the outfit!

These gorgeous Red Riding Hood 'Thank you cards' and 'I Love you Deerly' notecards are available at  A Little Sweetness. There are also matching Red Riding Hood Party invitations. The polkadot bunting (Top right) is from Giggleberry Creations.

"Bloesuem kids" 

There is also a divine Mermaid and Pirate costume available from Wanabe Costume Store which would be perfect for an under the sea theme! I am seriously considering this theme for my son's next party! I have already found some gorgeous colourful cupcake wrappers for patty cakes from The Cupcake Wrapper Co (as pictured below) which would work well with mermaid costumes and beautiful blue decorations. For party activites I love to include craft we could create a group sea mural and add colourful foil fish, crepe paper sea weed and paint the ocean with watercolours!!! Parties really do allow one to be so creative! Well I hope this has given everyone lots of inspiration! I would love to hear any suggestions for my next son's birthday party and Thank you Irene for allowing me to guest post.


..Guest post by Jennifer from mini-stylista..

..All the beautiful images are by Rachel Devine..

Bloesem loves comments
  1. Amy

    Gorgeous finds and such fun ways to come up with a theme for a little person’s party!!

  2. MiniStylista Kids Magazine

    Thank you once again Irene!! I hope you feel better
    So amazing to Guest Post!

    The photos of the costumes are by the amazing photographer Rachel Devine Just to let everyone know x

  3. Corina


    and I’m thinking I know that little girl from somewhere! And then I see who you credited with the pics!!! Purty stuff! Purty girly.
    I’m sure there are no end of Alice in W parties happening this year, so how about looking at other classics like a Charlottes Web -farm party ,I can see a “Happy Birthday” or “Some kid” in a web as a banner. Aliens and monsters is fun, or for a wee one, Mother Goose would provide loads of inspiration (Little Boy Blue).

  4. cornel

    WOW! Beautiful images, good ideas and that little (crocheted?) mushroom in the first pic is adorable!

  5. Indi

    What a gorgeous post Jen, love the Little Red Riding Hood invitations and costume :)

  6. Terry Norris

    Could you tell me where you got the beautiful toadstool from please.

  7. Kids Parties NJ

    It is a nice blog. Yes you have written good things here regarding party ideas. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  8. Bulk SMS

    You have provided very nice and specific information here, this is really useful for me. Well never found such a great article and blog! Count me as your regular reader and visitor! Thank you very much.

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