Simply put, we love to party! So much so, that we have already taken part in over 800 events in 2016 so far. But every now and then, in between all the smiles and excitement, we are lucky enough to be a part of something extra special, this time it was Alex’s Halloween Birthday bash!
It was apparent early on in our party preparations that this wasn’t going to be the typical 4 year old party. The request for Ghosts, Vampires, Giant Spiders and Witches did not deter us in the least and under instructions from the birthday boy himself to make the party “really scary” we began planning the party decorations to do just that.
The idyllic Cellars Hohenort Hotel in Constantia with its stylish antique interior made it the perfect venue for a decadent Halloween bash!
Halloween Birthday Decor
The theme came alive once all the décor was in place accompanied by some scary music and Bazinga staff dressed as a wicked witch and Count Dracula. The kiddies tables and chairs were laid out in the striking colours of black, orange and purple making it a vibrant setting. Above was an elaborate vaulted ceiling from which we hung a decorative chandelier along with eerie spiders. As a table centrepiece we added a giant pumpkin, spider confetti, creepy spider webs and we were set. Every detail was important so we couldn’t forget the party packs which were filled with all party must have’s; Chips, Juice, Smarties, cookies and a fun party trumpet, the kids couldn’t wait to take them home. (Variety and themes available at our party shop)
Our party décor wouldn’t be complete without balloons so our Bazinga decorators set to work bringing a fun and funky element to the party with two balloon pillars topped off with a helium balloon arch, This truly made for a grand entrance. A giant spider web was hand designed by our Bazinga team and a large furry spider placed in the middle of it, ghosts were also hung from the ceiling nearby preparing to scare the guests as they entered. Cover all of this in eerie smoke and add the spooky Halloween sound track and boom, boom, pow, a Haunted Halloween birthday party to remember!
Fun and Games
Bazinga staff members got in on the fun as they kicked off the “spooky” party by greeting the kids at the door dressed in Witch and Vampire costumes. Off to a great start, the kids got busy with all the activities; witch hat decorating, scary face-painting and balloon sculpting while the Bazinga catering team kept energy levels high with nonstop candy loss and popcorn for all the little ones and even the adults. It was clear more fun was on its way when the kids excitedly gathered outside to play some active party games with our staff.
Topping everything off was the incredible haunted cake and appetizers that signaled the end to an amazing fun filled party for the coolest 4 year old kid.
*Special thanks to Crazy Little Thing for the fantastic photography.