BOHO DREAMCATCHER BIRTHDAY PARTY

Boho Garden Birthday Party

Boho Dreamcatcher Birthday Party

Photography credit: Katie Forshaw Photography

Boho Dreamcatcher Teepee Party

It seems only yesterday that we were throwing Isla’s Ice Cream and Slime 7th Birthday Party and her Under the Sea Mermaid Party before that – where has that time gone, how is our baby girl eight and how is she already that age for sleepover birthday parties?!

When likeminded businesses come together to collaborate and support each other it can only mean one thing…a dream team with beautiful results! Most of the collaborators for Isla’s Boho Dreamcatcher Birthday Party are South West England based (predominantly Portishead) and what a talented bunch they are…

Sleepee Teepees

We decided to host the ‘sleeping’ part of the party using the prettiest teepees you’ve ever seen so they’d all sleep soundly all night (yeah right, ha ha!). In all seriousness, they are the prettiest teepees you’ve ever seen in beautiful pastel tones complete with lace garlands, dreamcatchers and individual trays for lanterns, sparkly eye masks and the all-important treats!

Lisa from Sleepee Teepee Events brought all the mattresses and bedding as well as the teepees and themed decor so this has to be one of the easiest parties to host from a mummy perspective! I simply cleared the space and added some beautiful oversized paper party streamers to the walls which really drew attention to all the beautiful dreamcatchers, most of which were from another South West business Roma Dream Art.

Balloons

When I met Kellie of Balloontastic Portishead to discuss concepts for this party I never could have dreamed that she’d create something so spectacular! Don’t you just love the colour and size combinations she’s used and the way the balloons give the illusion of cascading from the first teepee all the way to the last one? Her balloon stand is topped with a rose gold metallic personalised ‘8’ and connects perfectly to the balloon garland on the teepee so it looks like one piece – genius.

The great thing with these balloons is that I could move the garlands around the house (like for breakfast the next day-see below!) so we really got our use out of them. The rather large 8 is firmly placed in Isla’s bedroom now and I wouldn’t be surprised if it stays there until her 9th birthday!

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Bohemian Garden Party

If you’ve seen Isla’s Boho Peachy Bedroom you’ll know she’s a hippie chick at heart and every boho dreamcatcher birthday party needs a wicker peacock chair right?! I was inspired by the beautiful Millie Mackintosh’s (secret girl crush right there) festival themed 30th birthday retreat, styled by the incredible Elari Events.

I found ours on eBay after patiently waiting for a local collection listing to avoid courier costs. Artificial flowers were fixed in place at the back using their wire stems, along with some artificial tropical leaves (used in our Boho Fiesta) which we sprayed rose gold and a few stems of pampas grass.

The plastic garden flamingoes from our Mint and Pink Playhouse were put in vases and had a makeover with Annie Sloan’s Scandinavian Pink Chalk Paint. Bright pink no more!

The backdrop was made up of three different pieces of fabric all with a tab at the top so ribbon could be threaded through and used to tie to the drainpipe and a branch. To stop it blowing apart I pegged them together at the back and weighed it down at the bottom with the chair and bar cart.

Party Food

As you’ve probably guessed by now, pastels are a big feature in any Oh So Kel creation so when I saw the gold rimmed pastel paper plates, mint striped serviettes, flamingo cups and peach chevron paper treat bags by Postbox Party I did a little swoon.

The gorgeous wooden picnic tables, cake stands, cushions and burlap runners were provided by Lisa of Sleepee Teepee Events and looked fabulous on our collection of aztec rugs (which I stole from each room of our house) as well as offering a really practical solution for the girls who were up and down playing as well as sitting down to eat.

My hubby was in charge of food and he did good! To make the edible teepees he dipped ice cream cones in white chocolate and cut a bigger hole for the chocolate poles made from Salted Caramel Matchmakers (also dipped in white chocolate) before placing them on greaseproof paper in the fridge to set.

I’d seen candyfloss topped cocktails on Pinterest that looked really cute so I decided to do similar by fixing candy floss around the straws in the flamingo cups but I didn’t anticipate what would happen to it in the heat so we ended up with a big sticky mess on our rose gold upcycled bar cart. FAIL! Lesson learnt! I may try this again with boozy cocktails at Christmas so watch this space…

Shop Party Disposables

Ginger Ray Iridescent Foiled Unicorn Pastel Tassel Paper Cups
Ginger Ray Iridescent Foiled Unicorn Pastel Tassel Paper Cups
Little Lulubel Small Sun Plate
Little Lulubel Small Sun Plate
Peach Blossom Floral Heart Paper Party Plates
Peach Blossom Floral Heart Paper Party Plates
Bubblegum Balloons Twinkle Twinkle Party Cups
Bubblegum Balloons Twinkle Twinkle Party Cups
Postbox Party Unicorn Party Rainbow Tableware Set
Postbox Party Unicorn Party Rainbow Tableware Set
Postbox Party Iridescent Stripe Party Plates
Postbox Party Iridescent Stripe Party Plates
Postbox Party Pastel And Gold Party Cups
Postbox Party Pastel And Gold Party Cups
Postbox Party Colourful Neon And Gold Mini Party Hats
Postbox Party Colourful Neon And Gold Mini Party Hats
Postbox Party Lilac And White Stripe Party Napkins
Postbox Party Lilac And White Stripe Party Napkins
Postbox Party Lilac And White Stripe Party Cups
Postbox Party Lilac And White Stripe Party Cups
Postbox Party Iridescent Stripe Party Cups
Postbox Party Iridescent Stripe Party Cups
Postbox Party Neon Rainbow Pattern Party Cups
Postbox Party Neon Rainbow Pattern Party Cups
Postbox Party Pastel Ombré Paper Party Tablecloth
Postbox Party Pastel Ombré Paper Party Tablecloth
Postbox Party Gold Foil Confetti Party Paper Cups
Postbox Party Gold Foil Confetti Party Paper Cups
Postbox Party Pastel And Gold Party Plates
Postbox Party Pastel And Gold Party Plates
Postbox Party Pink Blushing Heart Face Napkins
Postbox Party Pink Blushing Heart Face Napkins
Postbox Party Pastel Party Napkins
Postbox Party Pastel Party Napkins
Postbox Party Baby Shower Sun Paper Party Plates
Postbox Party Baby Shower Sun Paper Party Plates
Postbox Party Colourful Print Paper Party Cups
Postbox Party Colourful Print Paper Party Cups
Postbox Party Striped Yellow Party Paper Cups
Postbox Party Striped Yellow Party Paper Cups
Postbox Party Silver Party Paper Straws
Postbox Party Silver Party Paper Straws
Postbox Party Tropical Watermelon Party Napkins
Postbox Party Tropical Watermelon Party Napkins
Postbox Party 8x Colourful Love Heart Shaped Paper Plates
Postbox Party 8x Colourful Love Heart Shaped Paper Plates
Postbox Party Alice In Wonderland Napkins
Postbox Party Alice In Wonderland Napkins

Cake

Woweeeeeeeee was my reaction to the cake created by Clare’s Cake Corner. With the dreamcatcher, mix of mint and peach with gold, cute little teepee on the top and the modern aztec design I really think it pulls the whole party scheme together, don’t you? The flavour was Vanilla Sponge with Mango and Passionfruit Buttercream and a White Chocolate Ganache. Delish!

Instead of a cake stand I turned a white basket upside down (used in the Boho Pampas Grass Wedding Shoot ) then placed a mirror from Emmie’s bedroom on top. 

Isla’s sparkly gold cake topper was by Say it Sweet and we chose to keep it simple rather than include her age so it can be reused year on year. I love how the gold picks up the gold detail on the cake. Since the party she’s put it with flowers in a vase in her bedroom and it looks gorgeous!

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Party Activities

To be honest, we didn’t need to set up too many activities because the girls created their own fun in the garden and in their teepees. They played games, watched films from their snuggly teepees (with treats!) and decorated plain pillowcases using fabric paint.

Party Favours and Outfits

The stunning mint and cream floral headbands by Postbox Party are so gorgeously girly and are fabulous against the neon coral personalised vests printed by Pig & Pony don’t you think?! Please don’t judge that I was a little bit jealous to not have one, ha ha.

In the girls’ party bags were blue and pink mini dreamcatcher making kits by Roma Dream Art (which my girls couldn’t wait to get started on!), temporary tattoos from Postbox Party, personalised canvas pencil cases by Pig & Pony, the pillowcases they’d decorated and of course, cake!

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Photography

I’ve photographed every birthday we’ve hosted until now and I was so relieved that a true professional took the role this year! Katie Forshaw is an incredibly talented photographer based in Portishead and the images speak for themselves; aren’t they incredible?! I love how she’s captured the girls having fun together and all of the party details of course! If only I could have a Katie Forshaw Fairy Photo-Mother for every party…

Slumber Breakfast!

Every slumber party needs a breakfast of champions with an explosion of balloons right?! You can’t leave the party vibe at the sleeping part in my book, so I teamed up with American Cereal Club to create a rainbowtastic brekkie using Marshmallows Mateys, an oat cereal with marshmallows in the cutest shapes like dolphins and flowers which was an absolute winner with the girls.

To match the cereal we dipped the rims of plastic wine glasses in white chocolate, filled them with strawberry milkshake and topped them with marshmallows on striped paper straws. 

Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t give my children this amount of sugar every morning but what a treat for a birthday or other occasions like Christmas Eve and Easter!

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It’s safe to say that Isla’s Boho Dreamcatcher Birthday Party was a dreamy affair; I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this party as much as we have creating and sharing it. Do tag @ohsokel on social media or comment below if you’re inspired after seeing this post. I’d love to hear from you!

Shop Boho Party

Bubblegum Balloons Tropical Fiesta Llama Crazy Balloon Bunch
Bubblegum Balloons Tropical Fiesta Llama Crazy Balloon Bunch
Ginger Ray Tropical Wooden Cactus Bunting Garland
Ginger Ray Tropical Wooden Cactus Bunting Garland
Sunnylife - Giant Jumbling Tower - Malibu
Sunnylife - Giant Jumbling Tower - Malibu
Sunnylife - Sunset Carnival Beach Umbrella
Sunnylife - Sunset Carnival Beach Umbrella
Little Lulubel Frida Kahlo Party Kit
Little Lulubel Frida Kahlo Party Kit
Peach Blossom Carnival Party Fair Tickets
Peach Blossom Carnival Party Fair Tickets
Peach Blossom Paper Garland Photo Booth Party Backdrop
Peach Blossom Paper Garland Photo Booth Party Backdrop
George Multi-coloured Solar-powered Globe Party Lights
George Multi-coloured Solar-powered Globe Party Lights
Aimee Willow Designs 'Party Time' Cactus Print On Handmade Paper
Aimee Willow Designs 'Party Time' Cactus Print On Handmade Paper
Ginger Ray Tropical Hot Summer Party Photo Booth Props Pack
Ginger Ray Tropical Hot Summer Party Photo Booth Props Pack
Little Lulubel Colored Tassel Party Picks
Little Lulubel Colored Tassel Party Picks
Little Lulubel Feather Party Crown
Little Lulubel Feather Party Crown
Ginger Ray Rose Gold Circle Garland For Wedding And Parties
Ginger Ray Rose Gold Circle Garland For Wedding And Parties
Peach Blossom Set Of Three Crepe Paper Streamers Party Decoration
Peach Blossom Set Of Three Crepe Paper Streamers Party Decoration
Bubblegum Balloons Pack Of 14 Flamingo Pink Party Confetti Balloons
Bubblegum Balloons Pack Of 14 Flamingo Pink Party Confetti Balloons
Little Ella James Hanging Paper Party Chandelier
Little Ella James Hanging Paper Party Chandelier
Peach Blossom Tropical Themed Birthday Cake Party Candles
Peach Blossom Tropical Themed Birthday Cake Party Candles
Peach Blossom Pastel Paper Ball Party Decorations
Peach Blossom Pastel Paper Ball Party Decorations
Postbox Party Colourful Party Decorating Kit
Postbox Party Colourful Party Decorating Kit
Postbox Party Floral Fiesta Mexicana Bunting
Postbox Party Floral Fiesta Mexicana Bunting
Postbox Party Cactus Temporary Tattoos
Postbox Party Cactus Temporary Tattoos
Postbox Party Multi Colour Party Confetti In A Box
Postbox Party Multi Colour Party Confetti In A Box
Postbox Party Feather Temporary Tattoos
Postbox Party Feather Temporary Tattoos
Postbox Party Tropical Party Gold Pineapple Napkins
Postbox Party Tropical Party Gold Pineapple Napkins
Postbox Party Floral Headpiece Flower Crown
Postbox Party Floral Headpiece Flower Crown
Lights4fun 30 Woodland Feather Fairy Lights
Lights4fun 30 Woodland Feather Fairy Lights
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Hand Crafted
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Hand Crafted
A By Amara A by Amara - Macrame Hurricane - White & Natural - Tall
A By Amara A by Amara - Macrame Hurricane - White & Natural - Tall
Ginger Ray Boho Themed Colourful Flag Bunting Hanging Decoration
Ginger Ray Boho Themed Colourful Flag Bunting Hanging Decoration

Until next time,

Kel xx

Collaborators

A big thank you to all collaborators for gifting their products and time, you made Isla’s Boho Dreamcatcher Birthday Party so special for her and her friends:

Event Design & Styling: Oh So Kel 

Photography: Katie Forshaw

Teepees and picnic tables: Sleepee Teepee Events

Balloons: Balloontastic Portishead

Cake: Clare’s Cake Corner

Cake topper: Say it Sweet 

Personalised vests & pencil cases: Pig & Pony

Dreamcatchers & dreamcatcher making kits: Roma Dream Art

Paper partyware, headbands & temporary tattoos: Postbox Party

Cereal: American Cereal Club

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