In November, we celebrated Brother’s third birthday. He is obsessed with all things Jane, Michael, Bert and Mary Poppins and I was thrilled when he asked for a Bert and Mary Poppins Party. We had the costumes, the other two love the movie as well (making them excited) and pulling off a jolly holiday is easy when you get to serve things like spoons-ful of sugar! It was a fun theme that I was pumped to throw together a party for and watching my little boys joy in the days leading up, made it that much more fun!
This theme is easily adaptable for boys or girls birthdays and makes a super cute baby shower idea too. Since I was trying to go more manly/boy-ish, we went with bold colors and I set up a few “areas” of my house that were filled with items from different scenes in the movie. It was absolutely adorable!
The three scenes and ideas I tried to capture included the kite/chimney sweeps, a jolly holiday/chalk painting scene and Mary Poppins magic carpet bag. All three are pictured below.
Above the mantle, I hung two kites that I snagged from Amazon. Its the details that make parties fabulous, and this little Mary Poppins flying in was one of those details. I googled “mary poppins silhouette” and then clicked images. I printed it in black and white, cut it out and that was it. Took maybe 10 minutes from start to finish and Brother noticed it immediately!
The skyline I made my cutting black construction paper and then just propping it up. Brother also squealed when he saw “where the chimney men went.” I made the happy birthday banner by cutting diamond shaped kites out of green construction paper and hot gluing them onto a ribbon. Free and easy since I had everything at home. I just free handed the letters.
For the sidewalk chalk scene, I took chalk and black construction paper and drew my own. I basically youtubed Mary Poppins chalk scene and then paused it where I could see a picture and sketched it super quick. I am the worst artist on the planet, so dont look too hard! Regardless, the kids thought they were fun and at one point wanted to try to jump into them and see if they would come out on the other side!
For all things jolly holiday, I used penguins, carnival and fun looking things to style it! Caramel drizzled apples, cookies and more and I had a piece of buffalo check fabric that I threw on the table for my “tablecloth.”
Lastly, the Mary Poppins carpet bag…remember when she goes into the kids rooms and she begins to pull all of these crazy things out of a teeny tiny bag? Well, my original idea was to just do the ruler and a bag and maybe one other thing. The kids and I ran by Goodwill one afternoon and scored a lamp, plant, bag, hat and mirror for under $20. I could not believe it and knew that it was meant to be!
I made the ruler by finding a piece of scrap wood in the garage, painting it yellow and freehanding the rest!
I shopped Oriental Trading for my party supplies. They kindly sent them to me in exchange for an honest review. All details on that below, but yall know that I have used them before, love their products (and prices!) and highly recommend them. They have something for everything and I love the way that all of my goodies really came together to make the party!
A few of my other favorite touches were the spoonful of sugar where I took a plastic silver spoon, took the white chocolate candy melts (a few dollars a bag), melted them in the microwave, placed them on the spoon and added sprinkles. Inexpensive, quick and super cute!
The cupcakes turned out beautifully. I used my normal recipe (boxed mix cake and icing) added sprinkles and a cherry on top. Honestly, I dont love cherries, but they sure did finish the look! For the caramel drizzled candy apples, I bought a pack that was pre-sliced and then used some of the same caramel that we used for the ice cream toppings and drizzled on top.
For simple chimney sweeps, I used marshmallows, stuck them on little sticks and then dipped in melted chocolate. I sprinkled them with chocolate sprinkles just for fun.
My sister and brother in law gave Brother a kite and though it was rainy outside, we flew it indoors all day long. Other pictures below include my crazy self obviously excited about my Goodwill snag and the cupcakes that we took to Brothers school for his school party.
He specifically requested “green Mary Poppins cupcakes with sprinkles” and so I cut up extra invitations, hot glued them onto toothpicks and made them toppers on the green cupcakes with sprinkles. He was so excited. Haha!
I mentioned that I would be including a downloadable section on my blog! I am going to include digital files of party invites I do and I am so excited to add this one! I don’t have the entire section up yet, so until then, I am adding the Mary Poppins one below!
First, is the invite I used for Brother (with text minus and the number 3 – minus our address!). The link (below that) is for a completely blank one with no text or age so you can use it as you please.
Download and use for personal use, but please don’t sell! I came up with the idea, bought a few Mary Poppins clip arts off of Etsy and designed them. I am happy to add text for you for a $12 fee and email it to you for print! Otherwise, use, pin, share and enjoy!
DOWNLOAD BLANK INVITE:: Mary Poppins Invitation 5×7
Thank you to Oriental Trading for the party supplies! As always, yall have great products, ship fast and help me pull off the most fun parties!