Last weekend my daughter turned 4. It seems like it took more than a year for her to turn 4 as she had been counting down since she turned 3. I am not sure why kids want to grow up so fast when they have the world at their feet, I think it is more that she wants to be her brothers age so they can do the same things.
When organising her party I had been busy working on some commercial projects and decided to enlist the services of some wonderful designers and vendors to help create an owl themed party for her. She had decided on an owl theme more than 6 months ago (yes she is a planner) and I started searching for the perfect owl invites. I selected a gorgeous range by Fairydust Stylish Stationery, Toni designed the perfect owl printable range which I could run through the candy table setup on the day. She has her full range on her Fairydust Stylish Stationery page. I sent the printables to Denni at Purplex Design and Print for printing and cutting as I had a very small window of time to plan every detail. Denni printed each item so beautifully and she was very quick.
One part of every birthday that I always leave to the last minute and that tends to frazzle me is the birthday cake. I thought the best thing to do was to have a professional make the cake for the first time so I wasn’t up finishing the cake the night before. My best friend Megan has recently started her own cake decorating business CakeCraft by Megan and she is flat out! I managed to squeeze the cake in at the eleventh hour and Megan’s creation, inspired by a cake created by a client of Toni’s, was so gorgeous. Such amazing detail and absolute perfection. In addition to the cake Megan created the super cute owl cookies.
Another favourite part of party planning is the little details such as decorations and favour boxes. I was searching on etsy for some ideas and came across Beautiful Paper Crafts by Lili that makes owl favour boxes. The work that goes into each of these boxes is so wonderful. If you are after something unique check out her work.
I would like to thank Megan, Toni, Denni and Lili for making this day look great for Aliya. Also thank you to Amy for lending us the beautiful candy canisters.
Stationery and party printables: Fairydust Stylish Stationery
Printing: Purplex Design and Print
Cake and Cookies: CakeCraft by Megan
Favour boxes: Beautiful Paper Crafts
Aliya dressed in Oobi.