In celebration of her 5th birthday, Ruby invited her ‘berry’ best friends over for a super sweet tea party inspired by all things ‘Strawberry Shortcake’. Little partygoers enjoyed face painting by Strawberry Shortcake, a delightful cupcake decoration station, limbo, dancing, and much more!
We bet Ruby and her friends loved the girly party set up, which featured a spectacular hand-made balloon and pom pom arch, a fresh flower arch, foil balloons, as well as a dessert table, lolly bar and drink station. After all, what’s a 5th birthday party without a whole lot of ‘sweet’?
The menu was totally on theme with strawberry cheesecake dessert pots, raspberry coulis and cream dessert pots, strawberry-shaped vanilla cookies, strawberry jelly cups and Ruby’s choice of drinks—strawberry lemonade and water with fresh strawberries.
The event was all put together by Ruby’s wonderfully talented mum, Carly, who is a graphic designer, face painter and party stylist, and says she ‘loves every kind of PARTAY!’ Carly says, ‘The décor was inspired by the garden setting, a girly vintage floral style with gorgeous gold filigree & strong accents of red, spots and stripes from the decor to the candy!’
Carly also has advice for planning a kids’ birthday party—she says, ‘let your child be part of the planning. Draw pictures and then make your event come to life by hiring the right props, decorations and catering for a beautifully professional finish.’
Photography: Ryan Jenkins | Event Planning, Styling, Decorations, Florals, Stationery, Cake + Hire: Sugar Style | Location: Kotara, NSW, Australia | Venue: Private residence | Guest list: 30 children, 25 adults | Catering + drinks: AlaRoch, Fifi le femme + Sugar Pop Bakery | Facepainting: SugarPOP Parties