Monday, May 2, 2011

William's Party: Owl theme

On Saturday we celebrated William's 2nd Birthday with an Owl themed birthday party at home.

Here are some pics of the special day. 
(click to see enlarged).

  
I kept the colours simple with a blue and green theme. 
We had a simple sweets table for the kids and a more savoury table for the adults.

I asked the lovely Naomi of Taylored4baby to make Will's owl shirt, how cute is it! Naomi was wonderful to deal with and made the shirt in blues and greens to match the party colours. Thanks so much Naomi!

 The kids had bubble wands to play with. 
And I made owls using the white paper lanterns I had left over from my 30th. Strung up bunting and made blue tissue paper pom poms to hang above the sweets table.

 We had pass the parcel and lots of yummy treats.

The kids did craft, making their own Owl hats from paper plates. I cut out the plates and attached ribbon and boggley eyes, they coloured them in and stuck the feathers on, they looked so cute in their hats!

 I made the party bags from white paper bags and used scrap booking paper to make little owl cards with blue and white ribbon. My friend Oli bought the brightly coloured whoopie cakes and I cheated and bought the little cupcakes.

 Will had such a fun time and got stuck into the chips and everything sweet (as he's not usually allowed sweets). Kate from Another Donkey Design sent me a link for the recipe of the Owl cupcake cake I made above, it was quite easy and all the kids loved the cupcakes.

The whole day was so much fun, the weather JUST held out for us so the kids could run around and play.

And a serendipitous end to the day occurred when Glen was out the front of our house at night and a car pulled up. It was the people from WIRES and they were looking for a big gum tree to release a Tawny Frogmouth owl (well they are not actually classed as owls but they hoot and look exactly like an owl). So they released it into our gum tree and they said listen out for his hoot. His name is Attila as he tended to bite his rescuers. So we ended our Owl themed day with our own Owl being delivered to our tree! How cool is that!

Have a great day,

21 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very cool day indeed! Happy Birthday to big boy William. ;-)

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  2. Very cool indeed. What good timing of the WIRES people. Will's party looked fantastic. You are very clever. I love love love the paper lantern owls so very cute. My daughter will do a happy dance when she sees these. Have a lovely Monday, no doubt you may need a little rest today after that big event.

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  3. What a great day for Will, topped off with the delivery of Attila - how cool is that!
    Your decorations look amazing Janette, I just adore blue and green as a colour combo xx

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  4. What a delightful party....I love owl themes and you pulled it off marvellously.
    Very cool to have had an owl released into your tree :)
    x

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  5. What a beautiful party! I love it and all the inspired ideas. Those owl lanterns look amazing. Have a great week. Emma.

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  6. Love. love love love love love. Well done!

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  7. Love the colors and the owls. I have been crazy over these owls. I saw the cake in Family Fun magazine.....I might have mentioned that before. Love the hats. Was it a coincidence for the owl to be released. If it was, that was perfect. If it wasn't that was really a great idea. Happy Birthday.

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  8. Janette, this looks AMAZING! You're one special mummy :) x

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  9. Janette- cake looks just like the picture! And i LOVE the lanterns. Such an awesome idea. And how wonderful about wires releasing the "owl". You have one lucky boy to have such an amazing mum and dad and a great 2nd party!

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  10. This is so cute! I love the owl lanterns & the feathered owl masks! What a remarkable end to the day with the tawny frogmouth!!

    ~ Clare x

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  11. Beautiful Janette! I love the DIY owl hats! I love how Will has even co-ordinated his outfit! Too cute!

    Vari @ Buttercup Ink xx

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  12. Wow what a party, looks amazing. Lucky boy!
    Where did you get your lanterns from? Oh and how did you make the tissue pom pons, clever mumma :-)

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  13. looks fantastic janette, and a big happy birthday to wil, what a way to end the day hoot hoot xxxx

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  14. Very clever Janette, a lovely theme and great colours. Mimi xx

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  15. Oh Janette, it all looks amazing, what a clever idea to for the owl lanterns. Enjoy your week.

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  16. It all looks amazing! You are so clever Janette. I love the way the lantern owls turned out and the green and blue theme looked fantastic. What a cute cake. I love Will's shirt! I can't believe the day was topped off with a tawny frogmouth in your garden, how fitting!! xx

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  17. Looks fabulous but as if it would ever look anything but from your talented hands x

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  18. What a perfect end to a lovely day. Perhaps owls will be Wills life long lucky charm. Your party deco's are fantastic, very cute!!!

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  19. You are so creative. I wish you lived close to me so I could hire you to style all of my parties. And I can't believe your luck with the owl being released at the end!

    Have you guys seen that Legend of the Guardians movie about the owls yet? We watched it this weekend and it was very cute.

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  20. How beautiful, it's so perfect. Will must have had a wonderful time! Rachaelxx

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Thanks! I love reading your comments! Jxx