Kara's Party Ideas 5th Birthday, Mary Poppins Party | Kara's Party Ideas

Oh what a cute MARY POPPINS 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Danielle Arcese of Cutie Putti Paperie! I adore the chimney smoke clouds {cotton candy} and kite cookies! The whole party is just adorable.

Purchase the above glass milk bottles and rock candy sticks here.

Here is what Danielle said about the party- ’It’s a Jolly Holliday’ Mary Poppins Party! I couldn’t wait to see this dessert table all come together! I was a super fan of the fun and wonderment of Mary Poppins when I was a kid, and was so excited to be able to translate such a classic into a super dainty, sweet and modern day dessert table. I hope these ideas will show you how to take this old fashioned tale and turn it into a contemporary and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious bash!

I really wanted to bring out the fun and whimsy of the movie in everything on the table, from the desserts to the printables. I opted for a large vintage drawing of the carousel scene as the backdrop. I incorporated a sweet striped pattern into the printables, vintage classic scenic sketches from the movie, and I made the words look like they were flying right of the page by curving certain lines of text.

Of course my amazing vendors and their beautiful items is what made this table come alive. Cuddly Penguin cake pops were a big hit, and “spoonful of sugar” cake pops couldn’t have been sweeter! From a bakeshop on Etsy, I found what looked like jumbo sugar cubes nestled into dainty pink spoons!

Other sweets included, delicious vanilla frosted cupcakes, some of which were donned with the most darling carousel horse fondant toppers made by the talented Miss Brittany of Edible details.
“Let’s go fly a kite” sugar cookies
“Chimney Sweep Smoke” cotton candy
“Fiddlesticks” pixie stix
“Tuppence” Gold Chocolate coins
Pastel colored m&ms fileld the centerpiece jars

When I was a kid, we couldn’t go to Disney World without eating at the Character Breakfast at the Grand Floridian Resort’s, 1900 Park Fare restaurant. Characters like Mary Poppins herself ;-) Bert, Cinderella and others joined you in the vintage carnival themed dining room, while you nibbled on Mickey shaped waffles. My sister and I’s favorite thing to order was the Purple Penguin drink on the Menu. A fizzy, purple concoction with a purple swizzle stick stirrer! Now that I think about it, a little much for a 9am breakfast (what were our parents thinking letting us have this), but it was our favorite, we were on vacation, and the sugar rush couldn’t hurt for the day filled with waiting on hour long lines in the hot Florida sun. Maybe my parents did know what they were doing :-)

I couldn’t resist recreating this childhood favorite for this dessert table! Vintage style milk glasses were filled with purple tinted lemonade, wrapped in a doily, adorned with a lavender rock candy swizzle stick.

For favors, little ones received Mary Poppins coloring pages, and treat bags filled with sidewalk chalk. The toppers gave Bert’s instructions for a “bit O’ magic”, “You think, you wink, you do a double blink, you close your eyes and jump!” They also received JUMBO pixie six with a whimsical “Thanks for Poppin’ Over” favor tag!

I have to say styling this table was ‘Practically Perfect in Every Way!’”

Vendor list:
Paper details and party styling- Danielle of Cutie Putti Paperie

Carousel Horse Fondant toppers- Brittany of Edible Details

Gold Chocolate coins, Jumbo Pixy Stix- Dylan’s Candy Bar NYC

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  1. All of the food is so creative and fun! I love this!

  2. Bethany says:

    when hanging banners from the walls and ceiling, what product to you use? I don’t want to peel the paint off my walls and ceiling….


  3. Thanks so much for the feature! In love with your new Iphone app! Purchased it the first day :-)

  4. Erin says:

    I was wondering where you found the backdrop to match? It is spectacular!!

  5. lisa says:

    Oh man! This brought me back to my childhood. Awesome! I wish I was an attendee at that party. Great job!

  6. ewa says:

    I love your blog so much!

  7. That is a fabulous party! Oh my! It is gorgeous in every way!!

  8. Amazing details! Very nice party!

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous and even more gorgeous! Love the candy floss smoke and the kite biscuits. Lovely ideas for a Mary Poppins kids party.

  10. That’s beautiful! Congratulation!

  11. Katie says:

    Big disney fan…love Mary Poppins…This person uses images that are still under copyright from Disney…stolen disney clipart and incorporating it into her designs for sale and profit…shameful!!!!! Disney will surely sue…What is wrong with people…LORALEE Lewis has a collection that she did for Sharnel dollar for a Mary Poppins party…also stolen clipart of a copyrighted mary poppins came of 1964 and parker brothers…stolen disney art and reselling…she also just did a collection for little big company with stolen copyrighted images of the faraway tree book…very much under copyright. not for personal use…she is selling it for profit.

    • Cathaleen says:

      Nothing shameful about it! I think it’s wonderful to spread the love of Mary Poppins, especially to those who have never seen the movie or haven’t watched it in a long time. My daughter chose this theme for her daughters 1st birthday coming up. I’ve watched the movie over and over and the soundtrack too, and realized the true meaning of the story that I didn’t get when I was younger. Her daughter gets so excited when this movie comes on or she hears the music.
      Anyway, Walt Disney would have loved these decorations. He is probably turning in his grave about the changes in his corporation! And Disney company is so filthy rich, someone making a profit from beautiful ideas and decorations for a kids party probably wouldn’t phase them. Find something else more important to complain about!

  12. Debbie says:

    WOW! A lot of ideas, here! My grandaughters love Mary Poppins!!

  13. Joseph says:

    Lovely set up … who did the backdrop ? Will love to get one

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