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Picnic in The Park for Tahlin’s 4th Birthday Party

Daneve F By Daneve F  in Birthday

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This year we weren't going to have a party for Tahlin, as he had a big one for his 3rd Safari Party. But he was talking about his Birthday coming up and we thought we would do something small to celebrate for him. As he loves going to the park and playing on the equipment, we thought a Picnic in the Park would be perfect for him.

My friend Carol from Creatively Bespoke Weddings & Events was another reason why we decided to have a party. She had just recently organized a “Picnic” style wedding that had many red and white gingham items that was perfect for what we were trying to achieve for our party. Thanks to Carol we were able to keep this theme.

Another reason for the Picnic Party is that we wanted the guests to just have a nice relaxed time in the park, where they could fill a basket up with some food and sit on a blanket and enjoy themselves. The kids could enjoy themselves with playground equipment and also the activities and games provided in our old, vintage suitcase. The suitcase was filled with bubble wands, balls, skipping ropes, frisbees, hula hoops, beanbags in a bucket game and so on.

I decided with this party to have a really casual and relaxed atmosphere that wasn’t time consuming and have more of a practical spread of food and treats that was easy for the guests to put in their baskets. I wasn’t going for a huge desert table due to being at a park and time constraints.

I am lucky to have such a great friend in Linda from Bubble and Sweet in offering to make his cake and other little treats. In this case we trusted her in making a fantastic cake creation and all the kids were fascinated by what she made. The kids (and adults) loved the ant creation on top of the cake. We tend to help each other out with kids parties by swapping our services, which helps everybody.

My main focus in creating any party including this one that it shouldn’t have to be an expensive event. Use what you already have around the house first. For example I was able to use the hessian from Tahlin’s 3rd Birthday and all the gift bags that have been sitting around for a couple of years and other items from previous parties.

Recycling things before spending a lot of money at party stores. You can be amazed at what you can find and re-use over and over again. I even approached IKEA after noticing a friend carrying a free cardboard carry holder. As I needed 20 holders, I didn’t just want to walk out with them, so I asked them if I could purchase them. I was lucky to find out that I only needed to pay 20 cent for the whole lot!
Guests were able to take them home and I’m sure that they would be used again. I have kept a few for myself to make up gift picnic hampers for friends.

Overall the day was a great and enjoyable day. The weather was perfect and it was a perfect family day out for the parents and children. Tahlin enjoyed himself a lot, which is the main focus in creating this party.

Vendor’s Credits:

• Daneve from Ah-Tissue
• Darren from Kish Photography & Design
• Carol from Creatively Bespoke Weddings & Events
• Linda from Bubble and Sweet

Idea

Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cake,Cookies,Macaroons, Jelly and had a little ice cream stand.

  • Activities / Games

    I had a suitcase filled with all types of games for the guest to play. We did pass the parcel..

  • Best Moment

    That it was such a relaxed fun day, the kids had a ball. The weather was so perfect..

  • What People Ate

    Homemade Sandwiches, Potato/Pasta/Caesar Salads

  • What People Drank

    Iced tea, Juices, Water, Soft Drinks

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23 comments

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    LOVE!

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    So cute!

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    aassweeesome!

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    new trend! love it!

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    what a great job for being at a park U rocked it

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    these for their lunches and drinks?

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    where did you find the gingham tissue paper?

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    One of the best picnic parties I have seen in a LONG time! Great job!

  • Daneve F

    Daneve F wrote:

    Hi Melissa from my studio as I run a little business here in Australia called Ah-Tissue.. But I do get this paper from overseas. Where are you located?

  • Daneve F

    Daneve F wrote:

    Yes these where for the guest to fill up with there goodies and to take a seat on the ground with their picnic blanket..

  • Daneve F

    Daneve F wrote:

    Thanks sweetheart yes I think it is much harder at a park..

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    Fleur B wrote:

    Where did you get the packing lunch boxes and cardboard carry holders from?

  • Daneve F

    Daneve F wrote:

    Hi Fleur, where I got the carry boxes are explain here: http://getyourdiyon.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/diy-picnic-basket-out-of-ikea-carry-box.html and I am not sure which packing lunch boxes do you mean? the plastic ones? Let me know and I can tel you.. xox Daneve

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    Fleur B wrote:

    Hi Daneve Yes, I mean the white kid packs. Thanks, Fleur

  • Daneve F

    Daneve F wrote:

    Oh got ya they were business card boxes I had left over at home..I think they were originally from here http://www.cardboardboxshop.com.au it was so long ago when I bought them.. Hope that helps.. :)

  • Chloe M

    Chloe M wrote:

    Hey was just wondering where you got the amazing apple rsvp cards? I've searched everywhere and have had no luck. Thanks :)

  • Norma A

    Norma A wrote:

    What a beautiful set up! Where did you get the picnic blankets from?

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    Yadira R wrote:

    Hello! I love the Kraft box. I have looked online everywhere. Can you please share where you found them? Thanks in advance =)

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    Anna S wrote:

    You did an amazing job!!! Where did you purchase the blankets from?

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    Melissa A wrote:

    Did you create the box or was it already made? Where did you get it?

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    Melissa A wrote:

    The basket pattern on the front ...is that contact paper?

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    Melissa A wrote:

    Great idea! Super creative. Are those stickers or did you use a stencil to write the words and ants?

  • Farnaz N

    Farnaz N wrote:

    Hello! I love your party ! So cute ! I'm trying to find the Small clear containers you used for the pasta Salad ... Could you tell me where I can find them ? Thank you !! Farnaz