Happy Halloween guys!!! I spent the Halloween weekend throwing my baby a little playgroup party. To save money and add a little personality to the deco, I DIYed everything from scratch, beginning with the above bunting. I didn’t have time to do a tutorial, but I basically did everything via Photoshop, separating each alphabet into an A3 file of its own, and handing it over to Czip Lee to be printed on art paper. Once printed, I just folded each alphabet flag into half and glued them together, leaving spaces at the top of each one to pull a ribbon through. Simple and cheaper than those trashy banners found in party shops, but for those of you who want pretty and customized handmade banners, I strongly suggest ordering from one of my favorite local crafters, Mimpi Murni.
I also made goodie bags for each baby, same method on A3 sized art paper and folded them into halves to be sewn together at the seams. Cute way of personalizing the bags, but one word of advice: DO NOT PRINT THE NAMES ON. I made that mistake, and each baby that couldn’t make it was a goodie bag wasted. I’d suggest you write the names onto the bags on the day of the party
Here are some other pictures of our little Halloween bash!
Painted oranges as a cheaper alternative to carved pumpkins
Affordable individually wrapped treats sold in packs are an easy way to decorate the dining space and add a little fun to the spread. Was on a really tight budget so I bought my bub a pre-birthday cake (her birthday’s in a month, so I killed two birds with one stone ^_^) from Rui Patisserie for only RM23-RM25.
Another super convenient way of decorating your home for a kids party is to make use of all the toys they have. I just threw one at every empty corner to brighten up the space and bring a little interaction into every area explored. Didn’t cost me a cent.
Balloons are for the lazy decorators like me. I ordered 30 and just let them fly up to the ceiling to entertain the bubs… they were gladly staring at the make-believe clouds of colored air. At the end of the party, the babies got to take some home. Long orange twigs are from SSF and adorably bloated red velvet cupcakes also from Rui Patisserie, only RM4.50 each.
The good thing about the baking boom is that you can either choose one of the many Facebook bakeries to customize affordable goods for you, or make full use of friends who have the inbuilt talent to create amazing ones for you. My lovely friend Kristin made these especially for me
It would’ve cost me quite a bit of cash just to rent a space at a cafe or gymboree, not to mention decorate the space and cater the food. But to have it at home was such a joy to plan because not only did everyone enjoy and the parents had ample comfort to change diapers and feed their bubs, it also saved me a whole lot of money. I also purchased a few kids bunny ears at only RM5 from Daiso to be used as picture props and decorations. In total, I only spent RM300 for all the deco inclusive of goodie bags and balloons, some finger food from Marmalade Cafe, and a whole lot of fun.
Hope you guys enjoy this ghoulish day!