At Little Lovage Club, we love seeing how creative parents get when designing their own themed birthday parties. When it came to Gabe’s second birthday, mom thought of every detail to create a gorgeous train-filled celebration! There were vintage touches, like customized train posters, old lanterns, and the good old-fashioned standby of the blue and white engineer hats. The pinstripes continued on to the banners, custom-made tablecloths, and cupcake wrappers. We all know the best part of any celebration is the balloons- and the giant red ones definitely took the cake as the best toy/decoration combo. The little locomotive guests left with whistles, cookies, hats and bandanas. Such a cute theme, and perfect for a little guy turning two!
Two years ago, a wonderful group of brand new moms met in our former space with their newborns, and a bond was made. We love the sense of community that’s fostered between these families, and appreciate that they’ve grown with us in our space. As a celebration of the group’s second birthdays, we rolled out our Colorful Artists theme, complete with toddler-friendly canvas painting! A rainbow of neon colors was sprinkled over Tremont Street, leaving behind whimsical pinwheels, polka dots, bubble wands and all things fun.
Canvas painting included everything a two year old would need to make unique pieces of artwork, including mini palates, glitter paint, and unconventional paintbrushes – like sponges, shaped stamps, and rollers. The kids left with Crayola watercolor party favors, bubble wands, their masterpieces, and of course, bellies full of sugar for the famous Lovage photo of the kids lined up with cake.
Once in a while we get a special girl who has her heart set on something big. This weekend, the focus was on Anastasia’s giant, fabulous Little Mermaid party, which fit perfectly into our Under the Sea theme! To transform the space, we used giant fishing nets, rustic ropes, and hung jelly fish inspired decor. Our buried treasure chest held a gleaming “4” on the main table. Come party time, the little friends arrived in their princess costumes, ready to dance around with a life-sized helium Ariel.
For entertainment, the preschoolers enjoyed making shell and starfish impressions in playdough, and settled down for a capturing puppet story time. This group knew how to party- bringing a bubble machine and vibrant room lighting (we found the deep purple lights to be so Ursula). The kids danced to Little Mermaid hits under a blanket of bubbles, while some pirates scuffled over the booty.
We got no troubles – life is the bubbles – under the sea!