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.
Happy birthday Tahani!
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Snowballs – Nazrana | 0716715250 (Also sold at Picca Deli, Norwood)
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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
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Photography – Saaleha Idrees Bamjee | ShootCake