I think every mom and dad knows the feeling of excitement/dread that accompanies an upcoming children's birthday party...the foreboding that comes from having to turn your home into a Dora theme park. Well fear not! This Children's Day, we are celebrating by offering you a global and delightful alternative.
CultureBaby is proud to welcome A Party Studio's Kokeshi Party collection. Today, we'll be previewing your next party in expectation of the printed invitations that will soon be available for purchase through CultureBaby and offering you a free download of the "Little Kokeshi" decorative banner, along with these images and ideas to jumpstart your very worldly celebration.
A Kokeshi is a traditional Japanese doll carved from wood. For play or display, they are ubiquitous throughout Japan and a perfect mascot for a Japanese themed party. A Party Studio's designer, Tali Buress, had the perfect inspiration: daughter Aubrie, born on the Japanese island of Okinawa. "She was fascinated by all thing's Japanese and I wanted her party to be very colorful" Tali tells us. "The girls at the party loved learning about Japan's culture. We incorporated the learning into all aspects of the party".
Tali set the dessert table with fresh raspberries and angel food cake to look like the Japanese flag plus strawberry and chocolate Poky sticks. The table was decorated with mini dolls, origami cranes and flowers as well as a bamboo tatami mat as a table cloth.
In addition to Udon noodle salad, guests were treated to wasabi peas, and candy sushi, all nibbled on with the help of chopsticks which were included in their goodie bags along with origami cranes, a Japanese fan and assorted Japanese candies. The final flourish what the birthday girl's Japanese parasol and party dress. We of course recommend a similar style from our Koolmono Kimono Dress collection.
All Photos by Danielle at All Things Great and Small Photography.