I came across Adéle's instagram page a few years ago and have been an avide follower since day one. I can try and go into detail, but it would be much more insightful to just head over to her instagram page, instagram.com/_dfordandelion_ and see for yourself, then head over to her blog to read and follow her wonderful articles, as Adéle puts it....as we play our way through the early childhood years, motherhood, education and further research, dfordandelion.co.za.
So when I saw little Amelie's birthday pictures, I wanted to share them, as it mademe happy looking at them - I think most of you know by now that this is my only measure for sharing something over here.
Thank you for sharing with us!
From mom Adéle
So, the theme for Amélie’s 5th birthday was ‘circus’. My husband and I decorated Schleich and Safari Ltd animals using off-cuts of fabric, paper, pom-poms, sequins and ribbon. I had far too much fun dressing them up! Here is a list of the suppliers:
Schleich and Safari Ltd Animal Figurines: Timeless Toys (www.timelesstoys.co.za)
Vanilla Buttercream & White Chocolate cake by Hannah Solomon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gold-fringed party cups, Circus Parade plates by Meri Meri, Circus Dog napkins by Meri Meri: Must Love Party (www.mustloveparty.co.za)
White Kinsail 10-seater Table Cloth: Mungo (www.mungo.co.za)
Macaroons: Nicole’s Macaroons (www.nicolesmacaroons.com)
Candyland Jumbo Confetti: Fancy Parties (www.fancyparties.co.za)
Tissue Paper Pom-Poms: Must Love Party (www.mustloveparty.co.za)
Images are mom's own.
For entertainment I set up a painting activity (I included one picture of Amélie as I don’t want to share images of the other children). I bought inexpensive animal figurines, sprayed them white and set out paints, buttons, feathers and pompoms so that each child can paint and decorate his/her own animal. They enjoyed it very much. Then we also set out some dress up clothes. Each child received a party pack with some temporary tattoos, a moustache and a red nose to play with. They loved the dress up clothing and hair. Amélie took pictures of them all dressed up with our polaroid camera.