Bal Krishna Themed First Birthday Party


The photographs from the Birthday Party had just arrived  and I'm both excited and disappointed.

Excited because I get to post them here and slightly disappointed because the pictures aren't great really. Anyone could have clicked those pictures. No creative input from the photographer whatsoever and there was so much scope I tell you.

Anyways here they are finally. A full month's brainstorming, shopping and planning that culminated in a decent Little Krishna Birthday Party.

The Invitation
I clicked the picture and designed the card.

I dressed my son in a traditional Dhoti Kurta for the party!




The entrance and the sweet table were decorated with tiny colorful butter pots. These butter pots were the highlight of the whole event.

Dahi handi as decoration

The Cake and Sweet Stand
 From the tissue pompoms to the banners-  All of it were made at home with a lot of help from family.

Feather bands and crowns for every Guest!
We made these peacock feather bands at home! They look lovely in the pictures! Don't They?
Photo Booth!
Me and my husband went way early to the venue to set of all this up!
Fun time playing Radha and Krishna

The guests thoroughly enjoyed the photo booth  playing radha krishna and stealing butterpots!
The games were theme centric too. Crowning the krishna & Butterpot Pinata.

Crowning the Krishna

Butter pot Pinata

We used our baby's photographs from his cake-smash photo shoot at the food serving area and custom made the food labels too.

Below are two pics from the shoot.!

Lil Krishna ready to smash his cake!






Smashing the Butterpot Cake

Food Area

 And this was my personal favourite part of the event. The Party Favours! We filled hershey's kisses in tiny butterpots and every family got to take one home. Notice the peacock eye on each kisses? I liked that little detail. I personally made those feather pens out of shiny ribbons . They really fit the theme and looked gorgeous.

Guests pen down their wishes for the baby 
I hope my li'l one grows to appreciate all of this when he finally gets to see all of it. This was a very special rewarding feeling. Even if nobody else did, I really did enjoy putting all of this together!


29 comments:

  1. Hi there.. I came across this webpage while searching for Krishna theme party ideas. And I must say you have done a wonderful job right from the party decor to the games. Loved all the detailing. Really fantastic!! I would like to know where you got the matkis from? If you got them from India, please let me know where from. Thank you!
    Shreya.

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    1. Hi Shreya!!

      Thank you ever so much for leaving a comment! Never did I think that anyone would even come across my tiny blog! Hence the late reply!
      The Matkis.... I got them from India... to be specific.. Wholesale retail shops at High road , Thrissur, Kerala! ... You may find these matkis all over near Guruvayur temple, but they are slightly more expensive than the shops I bought from ( but ofcourse, Guruvayur is such a tourist-swarming place).
      I am afraid, I have so far never come across any online shop that sells them in my research.

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    2. Thank you for your reply. :)

      Shreya.

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  2. Nice decor....where did u get those matkis...it's from India or online? Pls share the info

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    1. Hi There.... Kindly refer to the reply on the comment above!
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. From where did u get the headbands... Lovely

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    1. Hello Fuzion Chef!

      The bands were bought from a shop in Kerala ( These bands were originally for kids to use on their arms and waist ). We sewed the peacock feathers on to the bands and used it as crowns and bracelets

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  4. hi my name is sai.. if you dnt mind can you share the pics s that i can edit the text.. for crowning what you used to stick diffeent people peocock feathers,,how much each matik..plrase let me know

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  5. this is sai..can you share me the crowning krishna background i mean flower garland. so that i will use it to my sons 1st birthday.. unable to find matkis.. is their any chance can i get the matkis to usa. how much each matkis? please help me ASAP .. and also how you arranged/made the crowning krishna frame.. so that each guest crown the pic

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    1. Dear Sai,

      I don't know if I've understood you entirely

      Let me instead breakdown the process of how I went about it.

      1) Butterpots - I bought them from Kerala... I don't think you get it anywhere else.
      2) The flower garland background - The garland you see in the background was handmade by me for the cakesmash photoshoot . Unfortunately I do not have a picture of the garland alone. You can always go back to my pinterest board here https://www.pinterest.com/meditatinglion/krishna-birthday-theme/
      and download any of the cakesmash pictures and get someone who knows photoshop to remove my son , so that you get the background ( does that answer your question?)
      3) The frame - There was no frame, I got the picture from the photoshoot printed out in A3 size and used cello tape to stick it on the wall

      P.S : you can always get creative and think of some other party favour if you can't source the matkis. If its a kid's party, how about bamboo toy flutes as a gift and at one end you tie up some sweets in a shiny wrapper? You will the flutes on amazon.com
      http://www.amazon.com/Chesapeake-Bay-12-Bamboo-Flute/dp/B00NSA270K/ref=sr_1_6?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1440185503&sr=1-6&keywords=toy+flutes

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    2. Thank you

      -Sai

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    3. Dear Meditating Lion,

      Kudos to the idea!!! the detailing is so perfect and you made an impression that the theme is intact all through the party. thoroughly well done :) May I ask where in Kerala we can get the Dahi handi decorative pots? the ones you used looks so lovely. I must appreciate. Thanks in advance and keep up the creative work :)!!!!

      Regards,
      Neesha

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  6. HI This is awesome, can i copy few ideas from above

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  7. Please do and let know how it went with a link back

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  8. How did you do the design the invitation card?

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    1. Hello Malla Kalva,

      Thanks for dropping by one my blog.
      I downloaded the background online and used Picmonkey.com for the corner designs and text and placed the photograph using Photoshop. Im sure you can do all of this using any photo editing software. :)

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  9. Hi,

    Really creative!! I am also planning for the lil krishna theme for my lil one's first b'day. Do you mind uploading a pic of the bday boy in the party? Did you dress him as krishna or just normal outfit.

    Thanks!!

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    1. Snow White! I dressed him up in a traditional dhoti kurta for the party , but he dressed up as krishna for the cakesmash photoshoot. I have added a few more pics for your reference!I hope they help! :)

      Thankyou for dropping by!

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  10. Really amazing and innovative work done from your end. Please let me know about dahi handi at the entrance how did you manage to get those danglers in handi.I have my son first birthday on 23rd this month. We are planning for krishna theme.

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  11. Hi,
    Need your contact details, we have a party and need to get in touch with you, its the same Krishna Theme what we are looking for. Thanks

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  12. Hi,
    Need your contact details, we have a party and need to get in touch with you, its the same Krishna Theme what we are looking for. Thanks

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  13. Just loved your theme... Thinking of stealing your idea for my kido first buddae.... Loved your creativity!

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  14. Really wonderful ideas and awesome!! I would like to copy few ideas from your theme, hope you don't mind.

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  15. Last new year major mall themes aluminium scaffolding lovly. Its is nice for creative themes.

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  16. Awesome work!! Carrying our tradition across the globe!! I had been searching for a theme for my son's birthday and I ended here! What a coincidence it's May 9th! Your little one's birthday! Happy Birthday!!

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    1. Thankyou!! Happy Birthday to your lil one!! ( Sorry for the late reply)

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  17. Hello,
    Really awesome ideas. Each and every detail reflects the theme. Kudos for your creativity and all the efforts you have put in. Dhruva is really blessed to have Wonderful mom like you. He will admire you when he grows up.

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    1. Thankyou for dropping by. Makes me really glad that these ideas are getting appreciated and used. ๐Ÿ˜„

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