Sunday, 11 March 2012

Giggle & Hoot Themed First Birthday Party, Cake, Decorations, DIY: Brisbane Gold Coast Face Painter And Balloon Twisting Art

Silas's Giggle and Hoot Themed Party

This weekend just gone I had the pleasure of attending a party held by my girlfriend Carly for her son’s first birthday. It was Giggle and Hoot themed- even though when we received the invitation Hunter and I had no idea what that meant and had to Google it to find out- we still had a wonderful time. 

There were many delicious snacks- including plenty of healthy, vegetarian and gluten free options. Her mum made lamingtons, rolling the coconut in food dye to match the blue and orange theme. All the kids were wild about the fruit skewers- even Hunter had a great time smooshing orange into his mouth (and later on, finding a discarded grape under a table and chewing that too!). She also had delicious cupcakes, topped with blue and orange sprinkles- Yum! There were beautiful decorations and lots of activities for kids of all ages.

Carly told me she found many of the decorations, including the cupcake toppers and gift bag seals online over at As well as the custom balloons, the marquees were decorated with orange and blue streamers, the backs of the chairs were festooned with orange and blue helium balloons (and the letterbox was too!), the tables covered in blue cloths and glitter scatters. Carly and her family made a wonderful cake, with her friend Marion (more on Marion below) making the adorable cake topper.

There was an awesome jumping castle which was filled with inflatable balls, and a face painter who could also work magic with balloons- she twisted up heaps of wonderful Giggle and Hoot owls, and even a little man! For the adults she was making hats and little yellow birds from Angry Birds!

The face painter/balloon artist was a lovely lady named Marion from Switcharoo Face and Body Art. She was exceptionally talented- and from looking at her website I see she has won many awards for her art skills. Well deserved accolades too, I say.

She had endless patience with the long queue of kids, was skilled at entertaining even the tiniest bubs, and also was talented at making kids into vampires, transformers, princesses, butterflies, flowers, tigers, crocodiles and er... green horses (kids can be weird)! If you are looking for wonderful entertainment for a childs party and you live in Brisbane or the Gold Coast I heartily recommend her.

It seems as though Giggle and Hoot is a very popular kids TV show- I've had rather a lot of hits for people looking for party ideas. Here are some more ideas to inspire all those wonderful hosts and hostesses out there- with brilliant ideas like these your party is sure to be a hoot!

Invite and Thank-you Bag ideas:

Gift Bag

Gift Boxes

Lolly Bags

These could be a wonderful gift or prize:

Pompom Owl DIY

Why not have a craft table as an activity? You can send the completed pieces in to the ABC for a chance to be included in the show! The postal address for sending your Giggle Gallery pictures to Giggle and Hoot is:
Giggle and Hoot
GPO Box 9994
Sydney NSW 2001

Handprint Owls Via Meet The Dubiens

Standing Owls Via Martha Stewart

Cardboard Roll Owls Via frugalfamilyfunblog
Owl Decorations:
Owl Balloons Via Piece Of Cake Blog

Party Mobile

And where would we be without some delightfully delicious cake inspiration:

This hoot-astic Giggle and Hoot cake was made by the lovely Broni B of Sweet Little Treats. If you are in Adelaide and want a custom cake, Broni is the best!

Thank you Carly for inviting us, we had a hoot!
Sandi D


  1. My little one loves Giggle and Hoot. Thanks for putting together so many great G&H themed party ideas!

  2. Thank you for the colouring pages- my kids LOVE Giggle and Hoot. I've been back a few times to reprint the pictures and have now subscribed to your updates. Merry Christmas Sandi D!

  3. Your son is way too cute and you seriously planned an amazing party for him. I am glad that you shared it here with us. Anyway, I am also looking for some really good party ideas as I am planning my son’s birthday party at best LA event venues. Please help me.

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