Party Recap

It was perfect weather for and outdoor garden party to celebrate Bella's 5th Birthday.

Bella's favourite colours are pink and purple so this was the main colour theme highlighted with red and ladybirds.

The children enjoyed many outdoor games including Pass the parcel, Chocolate ladybird hunt, drawing station, pin the ladybird on the flower, dancing with ribbon wands party favors(made by me and available through ribbonwhirls@hotmail.com) jumpy castle and facepainting.

We enjoyed a lovely lunch of pies, pasties and sausage rolls as well as dips, platters, ham and cheese croissants, mini pizzas and ricotta and spinach triangles.

Of course the giant lollipops in the flower pots were a hit as well as the little bottles filled with pink lemonade and paper straws.

The dessert buffet was enjoyed by the children and adults alike. Pink macarons, flower and butterfly cookies and ladybird flower pop cookies were made by me. Honey popcorn, cupcake chocolates, rainbow fairy floss, strawberries and cream lollies, strawberry swirl marshmallows, cupcakes, fairy bread and fresh fruit were enjoyed for dessert.

The feature of the dessert table was the stunning 2 tier cake decorated with sugar ladybirds. The bottom tier was layered ganache and chocolate mud and the top tier was white chocolate and raspberry mud. It was made by a friend.

Little celophane bags with a thank you tag attached with a little ladybird peg were another party favor as well as cute chocolate bars with happy birthday wrappers and ribbon wands.

The printables used were free from catch my partys site designed by green apple paperie. The pink and purple was just perfect.

Bella had a great time and was spoilt with beautiful gifts. She was such a grown up five year old thanking everyone for coming.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Bella in her beautiful Little Leona dress

  • Desserts

    For dessert, cupcakes, pink macaron, honey popcorn, cupcake chocolates, fairy floss, decorated cookies, strawberry and cream lollies, chocolate bars, strawberry twirl mashmallows, fairy bread, fresh fruit, the Birthday cake was chocolate mud and white chocolate raspberry mud

  • Activities / Games

    Facepainting, jumpy castle, dancing with ribbon wands, pin the ladybird on the flower, drawing/craft station, pass the parcel, swing set and ball pit

  • Party Favors

    Ribbon wands from ribbonwhirls@hotmail.com pink ladybird catcher and ladybird chocolates lolly bag and lollies from buffet little butterfly and ladybird erasers wrapped chocolate bars

  • Best Moment

    So many the children and adults had a ball. The jumpy castle was a hit with all of the children tumbling down

  • What People Ate

    For Lunch, pies pasties and sausage rolls. Mini pizzas, ricotta spinach triangle, ham and cheese croissants, platters, sandwich wraps.

  • What People Drank

    For the children pink lemonade for the adults beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks

  • Most Touching Moment

    When my big girl showed me she was all grown up standing infront of everyone thanking them for all the lovely gifts and coming to her party


Party Helpers



  • Wendy C

    Wendy C wrote:

    Cuet party! Where did you get the ladybird catchers?

  • Wendy C

    Wendy C wrote:

    where did you find those pencils & wooden clacker game?? so cute!

  • Ribbon Whirls *

    Ribbon Whirls * wrote:

    Hi Wendy, The latchers are pink fish nets from cheap as chips dicount store.

  • Ribbon Whirls *

    Ribbon Whirls * wrote:

    Yes they were a great find. Pincils from cheap as chips and clackers from Neds.

  • Joha D

    Joha D wrote:

    where did you get the little lady bird that you have on the straws and many places