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I am a firm believer in making every birthday magical.
You don’t have to spend a lot to make it magical, either. There were many times growing up that our home-based birthday parties were way more fun than going to the local overpriced arcade. By keeping these parties at home, you’ll have way more control over decorations, your budget, and everything else in-between.
Ever since seeing Aladdin, I’ve wanted to have an Arabian Nights themed birthday. There’s just something so magical about it. The colors, the smells, the flavors. It’s all so intriguing!
If you’re looking for a little creative inspiration, here are some ideas on throwing an epically magical Arabian Night Birthday Party:
- Use jewel favor bags to put candy or other trinkets in
- Get little decorative pillows for all of the kids to sit on while eating, and make sure the table is super low to the ground
- Drape curtains on the windows and tables, securing them with pretty tassels, and use tapestries like this to cover the walls
- Create Ambience! Place candle holders all around the room – I suggest using flameless tea lights so that there are no fires…particularly with small children around
- Send each child home with their very own gold Aladdin lamp – which can be tied to helium balloons to make them float and add even more magic to the room
- Have the kids make their own perfumes using these gorgeous perfume bottles
- Serve foods like baklava, hummus, pitas, foods with feta cheese, fruit smoothies, and mint tea on these heavy duty gold trays
-Keep the colors to purple, blue, and gold – and variations of those colors
-Play Persian music
-Consider lighting incense (keep out of reach)
-Place chocolate jewels on the table runner, or even gold chocolate coins
-Add a canopy above the table or sofa where the birthday child is opening presents
-Hire someone to do henna (only if guests are above the age of 6)
-Fill little glass bottles with purple glitter as a party favor – you could write “Arabian Nights” on a scroll on the bottle
You could easily use this theme for other things like a baby shower, Blessingway (what we typically throw for a mom who’s already had a baby before), bridal shower, etc.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your Arabian Nights themed party! If you use any ideas, please tag me on Instagram @KathyHaan!
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Kathy Haan says
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