I have to admit I have a huge soft spot for this little koala bear.  My daughter Parker was born in Australia.  A large portion of her first gifts were cuddly koala and kangaroo soft toys.  She still adores them and loves to pretend to be a koala bear.  She latches onto me just like a koala clinging to a tree.  I can’t resist it or her!

This year (her first year living in Portland with new friends) I thought a party centered around her favorite bear would be perfect.  She was thrilled telling her friends about Australia and showing them her koala moves.  The put on the masks and ears I created and really got into it!

This Pastel Koala Birthday Party is super simple to pull together.  You’ll love the pastels, polka dots and eucalyptus I used to create a balloon arch over the dessert table.  Don’t think you can create the backdrop? Trust me you can – I thread balloons onto a length of fishing wire.  I use a needle and pierce the balloon tie.  Once the balloons are thread onto the fishing wire I use a low temp glue gun to fill small gaps with mini balloons, eucalyptus and bamboo leaves.

At the top of the balloon arch I created a koala mobile.  This does double duty in my daughters bedroom now.  Learn how to create this HERE.

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As a busy mom, I don’t always have time to bake and decorate my daughter’s cakes.  This cake comes from the fabulous Confection Deception. She loved it.  For my part I stuck to making koala pops, these were a quick and easy dessert treat.  I also got the cutest selection of pastel koala cookies from Couture Cookie Company.  Cookies are a great option when you don’t have themed tableware.  I was able to pair these with a pretty pastel table setting that gave no doubt to the koala theme.

Get all the details for this sweet, pastel, ultra-affordable Koala Birthday Party over at Fun365, you can see it, shop it and make it with the click of a button! I hope your children enjoy all the DIY’s and ideas as much as I enjoyed creating them.

If you love this pastel palette, be sure to check out my Unicorn Sparkle Birthday Party!


Photography – Lydia Johnston of Photography Hill

Base Cake – Alyson of Confection Deception

Happy Partying!

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