Tahani’s {Belle & Boo} Birthday


Belle and her bunny friend Boo inhabit a whimsical world where fun and friendship is the order of the day.
Naqiyah channeled the delightful duo’s nostalgic charm into the theme for her daughter Tahani’s 4th birthday party.






To recreate the cheerful garden setting of the Belle and Boo world, Naqiyah brought in natural textures and floral tones. A wheelbarrow held party-favour seed packets. Wooden pallets transformed into tables and fresh potted flowers adorned these for decor. The girls later planted the flowers for Tahani to enjoy the lasting memory of her blooming friendship garden. Even the moms’ tables were not left without their splash of whimsy, and were strung with little paper-doll bunting.

The little ladies were treated to a milkshake high “tea” while their moms enjoyed a fully-plated 4-course meal.

To avoid food wastage, Naqiyah limited her buffet to just candy and confectionery. Instead of an elaborate glass display, a selection of sweets was dispensed into little bags. She wanted her daughter’s friends to enjoy the traditional feel of having candy at a party, without them gravitating solely towards it.

Each child’s place setting included a basket of savoury foods (some of  Tahani’s favourites). They could either eat at the party or take it home to finish. The paper placemats doubled as take-home activity sheets.

While the kids got busy with their confectionery and snack selection , the mums enjoyed a fully-plated four-course meal. This eliminated the wastage that often occurs with large buffets and ensured that Naqiyah’s guests could enjoy restful chats without having to get up to dish out the mains and desserts.






And what’s a kiddies party without a puppet show and a spot of face painting?




The take-home party pack included little Belle and Boo themed mementoes; hairbows, personalised badges, sweetie tin and a colour-it-yourself sugar cookie with a frosted paint palette.

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Happy birthday Tahani!

Catering – Asfeyah Mia | 084 601 7868
Cake, cookies and cupcakes – Mehnaz | mehnaz@ilovecake.co.za
Snowballs – Nazrana | 0716715250 (Also sold at Picca Deli, Norwood)
Silver Leaf crockery hiring – amiena@crystalleafdecor.co.za
White floral screen hiring – Cafe Fleur | www.cafefleur.co.za
Flowers – Pollen Living Art | 0834110422
Paper plates, favour boxes, paper cups and serviettes – In Good Company
Face Painter – Lee | 083 256 1988
Puppeteer – pproductions@iburst.co.za

Photography – Saaleha Idrees Bamjee | ShootCake

23 Responses
  • Anisah
    February 27, 2015

    Wow niqi! Always amazed at how well you do things…I am in absolute awe…everything you do always has such class n finesse…

  • Radhiya'ah
    February 27, 2015

    Salaams Niqi,

    This is such an awesome idea! If I may request something similar to be catered for, please advise an approximate costing and what is your availability like.


    • Naqiyah
      February 27, 2015

      Wslm Radhiya’ah,
      Thank you for your comment, I have popped you an email. 🙂

  • Ray
    February 27, 2015

    As Salaams Naqiyah,

    This has to be the most perfect birthday party any little girl would want 🙂 My little one turns two in May and would like to recreate someting splendid on these notes?

    Let me know what the cost of putting this together for me, Shukran

    • Naqiyah
      February 27, 2015

      Was-Salaam Ray, I’ve emailed you:)

  • Taskeen Joosab-Patel
    February 27, 2015

    Wow Niqi – the party looks amazing but mostly I love the look of pure joy on Tahanis face – well done mom!

  • Nasreen
    February 27, 2015

    Wow! This is unbelievably beautiful! U have such class and charisma! Masha’Allah niqi!

  • Sumayah
    February 27, 2015

    Really beautiful. Thank you for the idea of palette’s as a table. My husband and I are busy looking for the perfect kiddies table for our garden and that palette pic looks perfect for our setting 🙂

  • anisa mehtar
    February 27, 2015

    Wow! Absolutely blown away! Soo whimsical and pretty. Perfect for a little girl! Hats off to you Naqiyah.

  • Fatima
    February 27, 2015

    This is absolutely wonderful Niqi 🙂

    Tahani’s face is filled with joy – beautiful!

    It’s a pity that I missed out! I would’ve probably been in the soil with the kids though 😛

  • Tasneem
    February 27, 2015

    Perfection 🙂

  • Nadia tayob
    February 27, 2015

    Looks great Naqiyah. It really is the details that make everything so specials. You definitely paid attention to the small things. Great job! Love everything about your party pack.

  • tasneem
    February 28, 2015

    wow. such flair and beauty.. very impressive

  • Heidi
    February 28, 2015

    Hi Niqi, I was so glad to finally meet you on Friday. I have such admiration for you and the work you do. You are my Martha Stewart in SA and hopefully one day when you are not so busy, can assist with helping with one of my daughters party. God Bless

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    February 28, 2015


  • Adeela
    February 28, 2015

    Naqiyah could you please advise what a party like this would cost. I would like something like this for my daughters party.

    • Naqiyah
      March 1, 2015

      Hi Adeela, I will email you shortly.

  • Ayesha Mahomedy
    March 1, 2015

    Absolutely beautiful ! Perfection from start to finish….

  • Naz
    March 4, 2015

    Simply stunning

  • Laurene
    March 10, 2015

    Hi Naqiyah,

    Absolutely gorgeous! Please kindly quote me on something similar. Would love some personalised gifts and stationary as well.

  • Joobeda
    March 11, 2015

    I loved your whole setup, very,very beautiful.

    Tahani as small as she is carried herself very well (mashallah)