This year Blakely chose Maleficent as her birthday party theme. The kids have continued to surprise me with their themes! And I gotta say, this Maleficent birthday party theme is super rad. And that Maleficent costume. Come on! The coolest!
I seriously can’t handle this girl. I just love her so freaking much! This age is so much fun. Blakely's Maleficent birthday party table turned out so cute this year. This birthday party theme was the most difficult theme I've ever done because I couldn’t find any inspiration on Etsy or online for Maleficent. But I ended up having a blast creating this!
A big change this year was adding larger backdrops behind their tables. I think that made a big difference in the overall look of their birthday party tables. Everything I used is linked at bottom of this blog. Belen from Crafty Lil Studio was amazing to work with! She made all my ideas and visions come to life with the custom details.
I get a lot of questions about how I set up the kids tables. And to be honest, it’s a whole thing. Haha. My process takes a few days to set it all up. I learned a few years ago not to wait until the night before the party to get everything set up and ready to go. So a few days before the birthday party I get out their tables and set up the party favor boxes, iron the tables clothes, unwrap and lay out the backdrops (so they don’t have big creases in them on party day), re-wrap the water bottles with their custom labels, set out the cake stands, and get out the tape and balloon garlands. I also call whoever is making the cakes and checkin to make sure those will be ready for pickup the morning of the party. Can’t have a party without a Maleficent birthday cake!
The night before the birthday party, I blow up the balloon garlands! I used to be very worried that the balloons wouldn’t be in peak condition if I blew them up the night before. But I have learned that the balloons still look great the following day and it saves a lot of time having these balloon garlands ready to go the night before.
The morning of the birthday party, I give myself about three hours to set up. I do NOT like to be rushed. Haha. This way, I have plenty of time to set out the tables, get the backdrops up, get the balloons up, and then take my time setting their tables up. I use Gorilla Tape to hang the backdrops and balloon garlands. This stuff holds up so well! And then you don’t have to worry about nailing anything into your walls.
The kids are always super excited and are happy to help with getting their birthday party tables organized. I put pretty much everything except the cake out. We put the cake out last minute (so it does’t melt in the July heat). We have ordered pizza most years and that will stay inside on the kitchen island for people grab and eat throughout the party.
This theme was a blast and turned out so darling! Props to Blakely for picking this awesome Maleficent birthday party.