Ivy’s 6th birthday party: Little Red Riding Hood

I am finally getting around to posting the photos of Ivy’s 6th birthday party and a little write up. You can see more images here on facebook.

 

We had a great afternoon, with lots of guests. Our generous friends gave us free reign of their big back yard for the party, as I wanted a garden to fit in with the Little Red Riding Hood theme. Guests commented that it felt like a carnival with the crowd and all the different ‘stations’ – we had a manned hot dog stand, a jumping castle, face painting and tattoos, balloon sculpting, a craft room and the food area. As suspected, the Singapore weather wreaked havoc with my outdoor plans. It threatened to rain all morning and then an hour before the party, there was a downpour. Then it stopped raining…and became hot! Really really hot! Boy, were we all sweaty…

 

Now about the theme – Little Red Riding Hood was a fun theme to work with. Red is an easy colour to find decorations for and I paired it with white and green as the secondary colours. It was a good unisex theme with lots of creative options to play with.

 

Dessert Table:

I gave the dessert table a bit of a woodland feel, with the backdrop, trees and burlap tablecloth. I made the rag bunting from fat quarters sold at Spotlight. The bunting is simply made with a rotary blade to cut the strips and then tied evenly to a rope. So easy and striking. Most of the presentation items and props you see are available for rent from us in Singapore.

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This year, I decided I didn’t have to be a matyr and enlisted some help! Partners in Cake made the adorable cookies and I dressed them up with the packaging (tissue paper, cello bags and ribbon). Cute hey?! Very popular with the kids!

LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel05Toffee apples…remember these as a little kid? My husband was so excited when I had a brain wave to make these the night before. Recipe here
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The cake…I made a chocolate fudge cake which withstood the heat thankfully. Good old fondant! I had fun giving the cake a little bit of a vintage feel with the wallpapered house, peeking grandmother, bunting and muted colours. 

LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel09Little jars filled with hard candy – these disappeared very quickly. I purchased the candy in bulk and put them in the jars (from Daiso). 
LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel12Kit Kats wrapped with custom wrappers designed by moi.
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Below – drink bottles decorated with lace tape and straw toppers. Drink bottles wrapped with cutom water bottle wrappers (from our LRRH printables collection).LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel15 LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel16 LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel17 LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel19

I made the cupcakes and Partners in Cake made the toppers.LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel20 LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel23 LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel24

Party favours filled with Little Red Riding Hood finger puppets and other cute nic nacs.LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel25 Handmade party hats. LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel32

Decorations available from Red Carousel shopLRRH_Party_Red_Carousel34 LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel35 LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel36

Jumping castle from Bouncy Castles in Singapore.LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel38 Playhouse for hire from Red Carousel. LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel40

Handmade Pinata

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My husband, the big bad wolf!LRRH_Party_Red_Carousel65

Credits:

Concept, design and styling by Red Carousel. Party props and decorations available for sale and hire from Red Carousel including handmade fabric bunting, tablecloth, drinks dispensers, platters, backdrop, paper decorations and balloons (www.redcarousel.com). Cake and a selection of desserts by Red Carousel. Cookies and cupcake toppers by Partners in Cake. Kids tables and chairs by Party Whizz. Jumping castle by Bouncy Castles. Photography by Allen Chong. Little Red Riding Hood party printables here: http://www.redcarousel.com/product/little-red-riding-hood-party-printables

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