The client was keen to ensure the kids had a separate and special place to dine, that was still within eyesight of the adults table. Luckily the weather was on our side and we were able to use the tiered backyard to our advantage; placing the adults on the top tier (with the under 3's table) and the older kids on the bottom tier.
It worked really well and met the clients needs perfectly, although it meant we had 4 tables (including the desert station) to style! It was a big set up, but we were so prepared and even had a lovely little helper to assist, which made it all go super smoothly.
Now, the photos...
First up, the adults table. Like the inside, we used the printables we designed for Catch My Party blog to tie it all together. We also had silver/blue or silver/red trees on each of the tables and the same runners that we used inside, which gave the whole party a coordinated look.
We loved being able to use a combination of a large umbrella and the overhead hanging trees to create a canopy of pom poms and lanterns. It looked so festive and fun and it really 'popped' against the green of the trees.
Next up is the small table that we put together for the 'under-3' guests. We wanted them to be close to their parents, and to be honest, I think the older kids wanted them out of the way!!
We used a blue ikea table, which was the perfect size - and of course, the blue colour matched the theme! We added a small silver tree, some cute red stripy candy dishes, a runner and then a smaller version of the big kids table setting.
Finally, the big kids table. We used a similar set up to the other tables (no one could accuse us of not following through with a theme!) but added some small touches like little treat bags as well as some baby sized ribbon wands for the kids to play with (customised to match).
The treat bags contained some bubbles (wrapped in the same paper), some lollies, crayons and other assorted treats. They were a hit with the kids and certainly kept them entertained while the adults enjoyed their bubbles!
We have two quick thank you's before we sign off....
- Niki from Candy Soirees for the fabulous colour coded candy, the cute little red and white candy dishes and your laughter!
- Jillian from Catch My Party for inspiring our printables and your lovely support and very kind feedback!
And thats it! Hope you enjoyed our Red and Blue Christmas function. It was so much fun to style and we have already been re-booked for next year! Can't wait!