Matryoshka Doll Themed Birthday Party

Little Sydney’s love for her matryoshka dolls inspired the theme for her 2nd birthday party, designed by her mom Jennifer Bishop. The starting point for the design came from this fabric pattern. Luckily Jennifer already had a few items that fit right in with the event, like the frames, beaded napkins and tiny benches. She wanted to be sure this matryoshka doll themed birthday party first focused on fun for the kiddos, and her friend Jen’s home fit the bill perfectly with a swing set, trampoline, baby pool, and so on! Next on the list was to be sure the menu would work for toddlers who can be notoriously picky. She came up with the creative idea of displaying a wide selection of healthy foods in ice cube trays! Here’s the full list of items: cheese cubes, cucumber, corn, blueberries, cheddar bunnies, strawberries, edamame, pretzels, peas, organic cheese puffs, raisins, meatballs, vanilla bear cookies, and raspberries. Yummy and pretty at the same time. Jennifer also made snack mix favor bags with a digital file purchased on Etsy. For dessert, guests enjoyed matroyshka doll cake pops along with cupcakes. To see more from this party, stop by the full gallery.

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Event Design and Planning: Jennifer Bishop Design
Photography: Jennifer Skog Photography
Matryoshka Doll Design: PeachPoPs Clip Art
“Russian tower”: Purchased at Urban Outfitters, spray painted glossy red

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    Thank you for the feature! And please excuse the naked toddler. If you see in the full gallery she did have clothes and got soaked playing at the water table!!! Sigh….2 years olds =)

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    J says:

    wow so clever!

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    kristi says:

    i was wondering what the jello watermelon was made out of and how you made it? i think they are so cute!

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    Stacy Salmon says:

    I stumbled across your post after find the ice cube tray lunch idea on wiley valentine. I just wanted to let you know that I have referenced this party and the lunch idea on my own blog. Thanks for posting your great ideas :D I look forward to getting more inspiration from your writing and crafts.

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    Healthy snacks for toddlers. Would you do this? Is it too much work?

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    Wowsers! That is just incredible. There isn’t a thing I don’t love about it. And just stunning photos as well. How, how, how did you do the jelly watermelon? Love it! Debs

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    kerry says:

    SO creative. I love everything about the party and the pictures are gorgeous! Looks like such a fun party!

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    Molly Rosen says:

    I also posted this on my website! It’s an amazing idea. I am trying it with my toddler today.

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    ilove the toddler lunch idea

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    nicole hext says:

    I LOVE the snack tray idea. My 2 year old just loves to snack, instead of sitting and eating a full meal. So this will be just perfect for her. Thanks for the simple yet clever idea.

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