Plenty of articles have sprung up in recent years bemoaning the pressure parents are under to throw the most amazing birthday party for their children. News features about charging non attendees, celebrities splashing out tens of thousands on their offspring and the advent of party inflation are pretty regular features in news columns. Obviously as the owner of a cake company which specialises in bespoke cakes, I’d be a bit of a fraud if I didn’t acknowledge the benefit of this trend to Cakes by Robin however as the owner of a 3 year old, I can equally understand the concern!
With this in mind, I have decided to dedicate this blog post to ideas for styling your child’s birthday party without having to spend thousands. We want to show you ways to create a visually stunning event but with fun being the main emphasis and no additional mortgage needed!
We have included images of some of our recent work with top London party planners to inspire and show what can be achieved with a bit of imagination and creativity and also their details lest you decide it’s all a bit of a faff and want to hand over to the experts.
My daughter wanted to have a Peter Rabbit cake for her party this year. In my line of business, the cake was no problem but I wanted it to look fun too so I spent a little time at our local garden centre seeing how I could theme this. I spent a total of £65 on various bits including little plastic flower pots to hold their food, wooden seedling boxes (£5 for two), 3 lavender plants (£7.50 each) which are now happily living in our garden and some potato sacks (£4.50 for two) which I wrapped around the bottom of the plants to look a bit more like they might have come from Mr McGregor’s garden. We had a nice white watering can at home which I pinched and I used garden signs with chalk to write what the food was. I then popped to our local green grocer and bought radishes, carrots with tops and beet root to lay out on the food table. All Peter Rabbit’s favourite food! Balloons are also a fab cost effective way of decorating and perfect as a take home gift with a party bag for the kids. I themed ours in a pink, yellow and green colour scheme.
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Foxes Events styled up a storm with this Farm themed party. Probably aimed at a younger clientele, this party featured cake pop eggs in their very own chicken coop (made by the team at Foxes), hay bales, lemonade glasses wrapped in gingham fabric and of course cakes and sweet treats by us. LOVE!