Thursday, November 13, 2008

Instead Of Aladdin

I put together this Moroccan party for Lulu and her friends when they were into Princess Jasmine and Aladdin. I made it a point not to have any Disney versions of these characters at the party.
I made this tent out of PVC pipes and super inexpensive fabric. Lulu gave all of her guests these little pillows made from sari fabric.
I popped these little frames and sequined covered animals into all of the goody bags.
I usually cheat by decorating a plain store bought cake.
The kids dined on couscous, chicken skewers and lots of fruit kabobs.

There is always a craft, the guests turned wood frames into mosaic masterpieces!

Putting together the goody bag is usually my favorite part of the party. Lulu and I scoured different ethnic stores looking for exotic candy and gifts.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

You really should write a party book! Really! Those photos are amazing and you have such great ideas! I'd buy it!

I can't wait to hear about the Oprah show!

Jill said...

Would you be my mother? I love my mom, but she thought taping Pin the Tail on the Donkey to the wall was creative!

Jennifer Conway said...

wow - you are the best party mom around! My poor Beautiful photo's - I bet everyone had a great time!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Jill - I asked first (dddaayyysss ago)! Maybe she'll adopt us both.

So, WHEN are you publishing the book on party throwing? (oops just saw rebecca wrote that - okay, well, then that should make it obvious to you!)

You wanna know the very sad and awful truth about me - neither of my kids (now 15 and 16) ever had a birthday party! Groan. I know, I know . . . There were reasons for that and I was okay with it all until I met you. I think I need therapy now to purge the incredible guilt I suddenly feel. Maybe I would've thrown a party if I had a book full of your very clever and magical ideas to inspire, scratch that, compel me to do so. I'm kind of in the mood now as a matter of fact! Hmmm. . . what can we celebrate?

Saucy said...

Now you're really on a roll! I should put your thinking cap on the task of Loopy's upcoming 14th, I was thinking "Chinese New Year"... but seriously I think avoiding the Disney characters was wise and you ended up with a timeless look for your party. Very "IN STYLE" magazine if you ask me.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I agree with Rebecca, a book would be great, but I'd be willing to accept a pamphlet, file, cribnotes, anything....
I use to have party themes when my boys were little. They created the best memories, that we still talk about to this day.

Sweet wishes,

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...


hope505 said...

~ whoa! ~ what a beautiful and creative party setting! You are one fabulous mom!!

Katie Runnels said...

I second the party book!! You are the best!!

Karen from A`Musements said...

Is it too late for you to adopt a child older than you are?! I would like you to throw me a party, Linda.... any theme... I'm not picky. But exotic little treats and fantasy gallore, yes! What a fantastic birthday party you and LuLu created.