Ni Hao Kai-lan [5th Birthday Party]

Thursday, February 17, 2011

my friend apple's daughter, grace turned 5 recently and they had a colorful Ni Hao Kai-lan themed birthday party for her last sunday. here is the invite she sent out to her friends from tinyprints. too cute! 

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Ni Hao Kai-lan is such a popular character that even my son adored when he was younger. it is a fantastic theme to revolve around your party decor, menu, games and favors on. And this party has loads of fun details i'm excited to share and i'm sure you will all love!

the fondant cake topper is so adorable! 

i LOVE the signature colors for the party ~ the vibrant hues are perfect for the celebrant's personality and her favorite character Ni Hao Kai-lan. this table showcased the party favors alongside a dragon pinata and milk vase carrying pinwheels. i am also loving how she anchored the table with lanterns in coordinating colors!  

the dessert table and candy bar filled with tons of goodies! oh my!

to decorate the cupcake stand, my friend lined it with red paper and finished it off with pom ribbons. chinese take-out boxes were filled with stickers, erasers, chinese foldable fans and drums and hello panda sweet treats then she topped them off with dragon puppets and chopsticks! how clever! 

apple also bought fortune cookies from costco and dipped them in melted
Valrhona chocolates and sprinkled with colorful edible sprinkles!
simple and easy! 
she also found the cutest perfect cookies from etsy and
served macarons in coordinating colors from a local baker!

the kids had a fun-filled day with party activities such as face-painting and petting zoo. a balloon maker was also present and the kids played pass the parcel, pinata and more!

happy 5th birthday GRACE! thanks for allowing me to share, Apple!

party sources :

party invitations : tiny prints 
cupcake stand : cupcake tree
apothecary jars and glasses : michaels and target
gumballs, rock candy, taffy, dumdums : oh nuts
personalized m&ms : M&M
Ni Hao Kai-lan cookies & dipped mallow pops : fun favors etsy shop
macarons : masses pastries
cake topper and cupcakes : dolce bakeshop
fondant Ni Hao Kai-lan figures : LilDetails
takeout boxes : walmart
dragon puppets, pinata, kai-lan stickers : party city 
chopsticks, lanterns, foldable fans : oriental trading


A Delightful Design said...

Wow! That is one fabulous party and one lucky girl!!

The Weekend Gourmet said...

everything looks adorable! A candy bar is alwaysa good idea :)

Paiges of Style said...

I love how colorful this party. My favorite details are the dragon puppets and the cake is gorgeous!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Fab party! I like how she covered the box and stood the suckers up in it!

Cabby Crafter said...

wow! what a great party. i wish i was 6 again.

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

So colourful - looks like so much fun! The cake is fab! xo

PartyMom said...

So fun...and so well coordinated...thanks for sharing!

JC's Loft said...

What a fun party! Love all of the details : )


Susan said...

The chocolate dipped fortune cookies in multi-colors really caught my attention and of course the macaron. I love macaron!Pretty party for a pretty little girl.

emily said...

That looks like such a fun party. Love all of the colors!!

ALELY said...

great party! love Ni Hao Kai-lan !

happy friday! happy weekend!


Iris {Sweet Metel Moments} said...

Oh my gosh, this is so adorable!! I love the bright looks and how she made the party look sophisticated and fun at the same time!!

Hamptontoes said...

What an adorable party! Looks like a party the little girl will forever remember!

CinnamonInk said...

What a great party! Loving all the details and bright colors! So fun!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What a fun party! so colorful, and so many nice details. Our little one will be five soon, hard to believe.

maddie'smom said...

I am having a Kai Lan party for my daughter. I want the multi-colored fortune cookies, however, the Costco here says they don't carry them. Where did you get them at?
I love the party!!!!

Lili said...

maddie's mom, this is a friend's party and she's in berkeley, CA. im sure its the costco in her area :) hope that helps!