A Craft Party For Miss Six

a craft party for miss 6

I’m one of those parents that loves to throw my kids a good party. My huz would say I go a bit over board. But I really do love it and we’ve thrown some fun kids parties in the last 6 years for our little miss, creating precious memories along the way.

Her first was completely over the top, a fully catered pink party. It was about thanking our friends and family for helping us get through that first year as much as it was about celebrating her birthday.

Her second was an easy one at our local play centre as her little bro had just arrived 3 weeks prior. We could barely manage to leave the house, let alone throw a proper party!

play centre party

Her third was a rainbow themed party complete with 6 layer rainbow cake made by yours truly with the help of my very clever friend Tess.

A teddy bear workshop for her fourth,  and the epic Frozen theme for her fifth.

I’m not sure how we got into the habit of throwing a party every year, but somehow we did. Another thing I swore I wouldn’t do when I became a parent, but look, we’re doing it! Ahh!

As her little bro was having a party this year, it wouldn’t have been fair to not throw her one too. Besides, she’d already picked a theme… she wanted a craft party. Sheesh… a craft party required a whole new level of organisation. It meant glue, and feathers and probably ridiculous amounts of glitter.

With her brothers birthday only 3 weeks before hers, and the thought of all that glitter ending up on my floor, I just couldn’t deal with two parties at home, in the space of 3 weeks. So I googled ‘kids craft parties Sydney’ and up popped Studio Make Manly.

studio make manly

A gorgeous little creative space in beautiful Manly offering all kinds of craft parties suited to different age groups. I thought the cost was quite reasonable (compared to what I would have spent doing it myself) and all I had to do was bring the cupcakes. Winning! So I locked it in and sent out the invitations.

studio make

I wanted to hang out in this gorgeous space all day. There were artsy things on display and gorgeous crafty gifts available to purchase.

gifts at studio make manly

The little crafters started with some popcorn and fairy bread. You can’t get creative on an empty stomach! Then they took their seats and listened carefully to the instructions, and started making their sun catchers. They chose their colours and carefully dotted the paint onto their silk.

Then they threaded a few beads onto each string and chose their feathers and pom poms which Natalie from Studio Make helped glue on with her hot glue gun (gotta get me one of those things!)

While they waited for their masterpieces to dry, they played pass the parcel, the pom pom game and musical statues. They each got a metallic gold tattoo and ate some more party food.

the pom pom game

Then it was time for cupcakes and singing happy birthday.

cupcake time

Then they took their creations and lolly bags home with them and we were done!

sun catcher
The completed masterpiece

It was such a lovely little party! They all had so much fun and Studio Make made everything so easy. I cant wait to check out their adult art classes! {and get myself a hot glue gun!}

the birthday girl
One very happy birthday girl!

Do you go over the top with your kids parties?  {Please tell me I’m not the only one!}

What’s the best kids party you’ve thrown?







29 thoughts on “A Craft Party For Miss Six

  1. What gorgeous parties! All of them. Yes I have been known to go over board too, swearing each time it’s the last but then do it again the next year, love them. I love the dream catchers that they made, so sweet and can I just say how impressive was your rainbow cake from the third birthday???? Miss 6 looks so happy too.

    1. Thanks lovely.. I haven’t made a cake since that epic rainbow one (except for cupcakes)… such was the level of stress it gave me! haha!
      Glad I’m not the only one that’s hooked on throwing parties every year! xx

  2. Oh what a fabulous idea for a party! My biggest little lady LOVES all things art, and I’d been toying with the same kind of idea for her birthday, but looks like I might need to fly us down there for the party because that place is amazing!! Looks like a great time was had. x

    1. Thanks lovely. She came up with the theme all by herself, my clever little crafter!
      Hopefully you can find something similar! xx

    1. I know right! Finally a piece of the kids art that actually looks super cool! haha!
      More than happy to help party plan lovely! Can you tell I’m a bit hooked! xx

  3. Love it – I get suckered into a party every year too, but I think I secretly love it. Actually, yes I do love it. I have my girls party coming up in a couple of weeks. Their birthdays are only a couple of weeks apart so despite the fact that there is a 3 year difference I can do just one party. I know my eldest would love a craft party but she felt that it would leave the boys out too much.

    1. Oh killing two birds… great idea!
      How do we stop doing the party thing… I swear there wont be parties next year but I know what’s going to happen! ;)

    1. Thanks Lauren… and sounds like there’s a few of us in the same boat throwing parties year after year. Glad to know I’m not the only one ;)

  4. That is an absolutely brilliant idea for a party – keeps the kids busy, keeps the mess out of your house and gives them all a cool memento to take home too. My boys would love that!

  5. Love this post Shannon! I am a big party person. Its one of my fave things I look forward to each year. I do find it a bit stressy too but I think I secretly thrive on it. I love the flashbacks to the earlier parties. You look amazing at her third birthday! Well done there with a freshie. I am going to say something I have never said out loud before {yikes}. I go all out for my daughters parties and my son gets the shit end of the stick :( It’s because the thought of having 12 x 6yo boys around me sends me rocking in the corner. So this year my eldest girl knows she’s not having a big party and my son is going to get all of my energy. His early January birthday is the other reason his party is always less than freaking amazing….but I need to change this! JT x

    1. Oh Jen! I’m so glad you said that… I’ve done exactly the same… gone all out for my little Miss and kept things really old school simple for my little master. He’s been too young to really know any different anyway, but yes completely agree… girls parties are so fun to throw. Thanks for you lovely comments. xx

  6. I’m like you Shannon! I love throwing birthday parties for my kids! Unfortunately my kids are now a bit older and only my daughter still wants themed parties!

    My favourite parties that I’ve organised for my daughter have been a rainbow one, and also a Hawaiian pool party one. I also loved the first party I organised for her and her twin brother, a B1and B2 themed party.

    1. Love the sound of a B1 and B2 theme Ingrid! Good point you make too about them not wanting themed parties forever… so we best enjoy it while we still can huh! THey just grow up too quickly! xx

    1. HaHa Shannon! Glad I’m not the only one that goes OTT!
      I checked out their adult art classes too… they look really cool and I’m hanging out to get myself to the new Down that little lane workshops soon! xx

  7. Wow! What a great party space. Looks like so much fun. I bet the kids loved it.

    Leaving some belated fairy wishes and butterfly kisses from #teamIBOT

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