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Taylor Turns Two - Ni Hao Kai Lan Birthday Party

Virginia S By Virginia S  in Birthday


Party Recap

For my daughter's second birthday, I wanted to throw a whimsical kids party which incorporated her favorite character "Ni Hao Kai Lan" but could still be enjoyed by our friends (many of which have no kids). I pulled the key colors from the cartoon and made a Red & Aqua themed party with subtle touches of the cartoon character. This not only gave the party a modern twist, but it also allowed me to mix & match different party finds while avoiding having to buy cartoon themed party items.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    The birthday girl herself!!! We purchased the most adorable dress on Etsy, that matched the colors of the party but added a fun twist with the pattern.

  • Desserts

    The highlight of dessert was the Kai-Lan themed cake that was made by a local baker ( She was also able to make mini iced cookies and dessert shots that incorporated the theme throughout the tasty treats.

  • Activities / Games

    Since the party was at a local park we had the playgrounds and also had a carousel shaped bounce house to keep them entertained. Since there was only a small handful of young kids, we decided to keep the party casual like a backyard party.

  • Best Moment

    The best moment was being able to bring our families and friends together to celebrate. One of my party planning philosophies, is to make the party a celebration for everyone so many times the kid's party is classy enough for the adults but fun enough for the kids.

  • What People Ate

    I had a local gourmet food truck at the party, which served a variety of fusion hot dogs, tacos and french fries. I put a spin on the display by creating french fry cones and purchased a variety of dipping sauces at the local Fresh & Easy market.

  • What People Drank

    To stay in line with the color theme, I picked a variety of Jones Soda flavors. I also had bottled water and juice boxes for the kids.

  • Most Touching Moment

    SInce the day just flies by when you party plan, I think the most touching moments came when we were able to look back on the beautiful photos captured by T & H Photography (


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