Llama-inspired Frida Kahlo 3rd birthday
Mamas, how about a little Monday pick-me-up in the form of a super colorful and festive llama-inspired birthday? Mom and event designer Francesca of 50by50 Event Design combined the birthday girl’s love of llamas with her Mexican roots and love of art, and voila, a Frida-llama-fiesta was born. Oh how we love creative themes! Thanks to Hazelnut Photography for capturing the deets!
Fun sign for the art table, yes? Each kiddo had a customized art box with their very own apron to keep their clothes clean. They painted terracotta pots and river stones to look like cacti, and had wooden llamas to decorate.
Francesca says, I started with the traditional Peruvian pom-pom and tassel llama theme and decided to replicate a piece of Frida’s art by replacing her with the Frida llama. From there everything fell into place. I handmade over 200 paper cactus to have the feel of the exterior of Frida’s home. We made hundreds of pom-poms and tassels to really make the space festive. I hand painted every terracotta pot and charger plate with Aztec and Peruvian symbols.
Cute llamas, check.
Wouldn’t this theme be spectacular for just about any summer party? Maybe even a baby shower, too?
They went with lavender for the dessert wall since Frida used color so much in her personal journal. And did we mention the cake…?!
To top it all off, they had a Peruvian taco truck, a petting zoo, photo booth, and face painting. AMAZING work, Francesca!
Photography: Hazelnut Photography / Cake & Desserts: Elise Cakes / Llama Cookies: Olivia’s Homemade Sweets / Cactus Cookies: Sugarberry Sweets / Custom Plates, Cups & Napkins: Zazzle / Custom Artwork of Frida Llama: Colin Roberts / Invitation Design, Paper Cactus, Tassels, Pom Poms, All Labeling, Drink, Goodie Bag Design: 50by50 Event Design / Face Painting: About Faces Entertainment / Petting Zoo: Nettie’s Party Pals / Catering: Little Llama Tacos / Tabletop & Rentals: 50by50 Event Design & Town & Country / Tassel Photobooth Backdrop: 50by50 Event Design / Photobooth Rental: Brass Street Photobooth / Cactus Pinata: Cactus Pears