Birthday girl? Check. Birthday cake? Check. Good friends? Check. Well then, looks like we’ve got the makings of a very special birthday party indeed.
Mum Alana wasn’t sure her daughter’s back-to-nature birthday would pass our party muster when she sent in some snaps recently. Well, we say `who needs a super-swish dessert table when Mother Nature provides such a glorious backdrop?’.
The theme of this party, to celebrate Indi’s second birthday, was simple and relaxed. It’s the complete antithesis of life as we know it with a toddler in tow, but that just makes it all the more fitting, don’t you think?
Alana invited a bunch of their closest friends to bring their bathers for a picnic by a local creek near their home in Far North Queensland. The beautiful natural setting certainly didn’t need any embellishment, but we’re loving the nectar bottles with purple, white and yellow blooms that Alana hung from the trees to frame their picnic spot. A simple idea, yes, but simply stunning too. And when the party was over, each guest got their own little bottle bouquet to take home.
A small bunch of balloons in matching colours also added to the festive air as guests tucked into an organic spread of popcorn, crudites, homemade lemonade and even some organic lollies for a sweet birthday treat! We adore the popcorn bags – plain white paper versions from Spotlight that Alana decorated with a colourful splash of paint and a darling hand-drawn portrait of the birthday girl. Again with the simple but stunning!
Alana skipped the usual icing-heavy birthday cake, opting instead to anchor the birthday candles into healthier zucchini and almond muffins she made herself. The kids didn’t mind a bit, and we hear there were no leftovers to take home.
Between all that feasting and lazing about on comfortable picnic rugs, the children (and grown-ups too) paddled and splashed the afternoon away in the charming surrounds of the creek. Alana says she considered playing music but quickly decided the sounds of the trickling water and the children laughing as they played were just too magical to drown out with amplified song.
Here’s another photo of the adorable (and ultra-happy) birthday girl, also pictured up top in her sweet fairy wings from Eeni Meeni Mini Moh, as she tucks into her birthday tea. How absolutely and utterly pinchable are those little cheeks!
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