A cheerful + playful birthday party theme for a lucky little man!
Snips and snails and puppy dogs’ tails… that’s what little boys are made of! What you see here is truly an incredible joint collaboration of ideas and little details put together by Lisa from Pretty Pedestals, Astrid of PAPERplayground, and Brooke of Something White Events for Lisa’s son’s 1st birthday.
Lisa planned everything and designed the cake table station whilst Astrid sketched how the kid’s table would look. Brooke sourced and painted the small wooden playground pieces to match the gorgeous colour palette - not to mention all the balloons and chalk art you see as well!
Together with all the vendors involved, they truly made the playground come to the party!
Astrid told us:
"I’ve always loved working with my talented friend Lisa of Pretty Pedestals. She has wonderful ideas and just knows how to put things together to create something truly gorgeous! This time around, she wanted to create a unique first birthday for her son Isaac, based on his love for the great outdoors and playing at the playground. And so the playground theme was born and we wanted it to be as bright and playful as the little man himself, so I started with creating the paperie and we went from there!"
We love the personalised birthday milestone board, which was a cute way to capture Isaac's first year.
We also love the clever use of the giant building block letters from LENZO supplier The Treasure Room that were filled with honeycomb balls + balloons for an added fun effect!
An extra special mention to Spoon and Fork for the AMAZING birthday cake that matched the paperie to a T – just gorgeous!
Did we mention there was also a gelato cart at this party? #TOOCOOL (excuse the pun!)
LENZO loves a party tip – and we were so lucky to receive not one, but two pieces of advice from Astrid!
“Really focus on the little details to enhance the theme. Little things such as using the white metal stand for the milestone board to hang off and 'swing' like a swing at the playground; custom-built acrylic letter blocks stacked on top of each other like climbing blocks at the playground; and 'swing'-inspired napkin and cutlery holders on the kids table makes it a bit more special and unique.
“Have a kid’s activity that doubles as table centrepieces, like the colouring-in table runner we created for the party. So much fun and multi-functional!”
We hope you had a wonderful first birthday, Isaac!
Love, LENZO x
SHOP THE BRIGHT PLAYGROUND 1ST BIRTHDAY
STYLING + SET UP Pretty Pedestals + PAPERplayground + Something White / CUSTOM PLAYGROUND DESIGN + PAPERIE PAPERplayground / MILESTONE CHART PAPERplayground / KIDS TABLE DESIGN PAPERplayground / PROPS The Treasure Room / CAKE Spoon and Fork / CAKE TOPPER Communicake It / KIDS TABLEWARE Ruby Rabbit Partyware / PLAY EQUIPMENT Monkey Play Mobile Play Centre / CATERING Hayat and Fay / GELATO CART Original Gelato / PHOTOGRAPHY Deveaux Film & Foto / Written by Melbourne blogger Maree Mikhaiel