I’m afraid to admit my child (Ryder) picked his 5th birthday party theme the NEXT DAY AFTER!!! his 4th Birthday. This was not because he didn’t love his 4th Birthday party theme nor is it because he didn’t enjoy the party but purely because he could not wait to turn 5… for 5 seems to be a very magic number. In his mind, things ‘happen’ at 5; when you’re 5 you start school, also his cousin is 5, as are his best mates from Mothers Group and Kindy – he just wanted to be 5 SOOO bad! (Very cute but at the same time, it just made me want to hug him that bit tighter and say – slow down little man, there’s no rush, 4’s cool too!)
SO the day after Mister turned 4 the Party theme was set; “How to Train your Dragon’, its a pretty cool theme really: dragons, Vikings and mossy rocks. It really sparked my imagination and in turn I had so much fun pulling together a party for my Mister. I was however keen not to go down the licensed route plus I wanted to keep it an at home party (and on a budget), a smaller do with family and Ryder’s closest friends (after all, next year would be his first year of School, which, (I’m assuming) will mean a big-ger party).
Celebrations were set for a Saturday afternoon start which allowed me time to make lots of yummy afternoon-tea treats (including the birthday cake) and set up the party display table plus a kids seating table and Teepee Dragon Cave!
Concept, Styling, Activity Station and all Party design and decorations by Paper Face Party