How the guru's throw a 'little party' - Party Camel's Third Birthday

When Aisha Leitner, founder of Party Camel, asked me to stop over at their studio if I was free for a little coffee celebration on the third birthday of the brand, I knew it was not going to be just that. 

Being one of Dubai's party guru's she is incredibly stylish and is hugely creative too. You only need to look through her online store and her blog - it oozes cuteness and edge! So I made sure I got our errands over and done with very quickly that morning so that I could join, even if only for a short while. What I did miss though, was taking my camera with me! So a big Thank You to Aisha for sharing the pictures taken by The Studio.

And isn't a Photo Booth a brilliant way to add a bit of silliness and fun to a party? Scroll through the arrows below for the fun Chez Party Camel:

Would you like to get this look? Here is how:

- Party supplies: Party Camel. Head over to their website here for the Happy Birthday Mini Party Hats, the Be Happy Bird toppers, the Photo Booth Props or backdrop, the Happy Birthday Plates or the adorable Happy Birthday Bags.

- Pallets for the food display: Cheeky Little Events. Check their website here for the contact details to rent more equipment, arrange entertainment or just organise the entire party for you.

- Photography: The Studio. Do check their website here for their different options on the Photo Booth, including the cool Selfie Box.

- Catering: The Lime Tree Cafe. My 2-year old daughter was very quick to decide the mini carrot cakes were going to be her lunch! Have a look at their samples menus for Party Food & Canapés, or Kids Party Food.

- Cake: Rasha Rmeily. Sugar perfection! If in doubt, scroll through her Instagram.

- Illustrations: Samar Sadik Fashion & Lifestyle Illustrator. Nothing like one of a kind invites or customised favours to add a touch of class to a celebration. Have a look at Samar's work here.


Now: Party Camel has a celebratory competition at the moment for a very special give-away: YOUR DREAM PARTY PACK! Click here to find out more - still a couple more days left to enter!


5 Out-of-the-box Venue Ideas for Kids Birthday Parties in Dubai

Emma Riedel, Managing Director of me&riley contemporary events runs one of the most seasoned kids party organisers in Dubai. We adore their set-ups and her concepts: always contemporary, super classy and a lot of fun! Emma has shared with me their current top venues for kids birthday parties - something us mums always struggle with when it comes to doing something different every year; and according to Emma, it's the hardest part of their job too!


Black Palace Beach

A.K.A. the 'Secret Beach' (not such a well-kept secret after all!). This beach is super popular with photographers for their family and maternity photo shoots for a reason: clean, always uncrowded and gorgeous views. Tick, tick, tick: birthday party venue. Plus it has tons (!) of parking space.

Zaabeel Park

A lot of us are familiar with the park from the Friday Ripe Markets in the winter months, so we know it is a fabulous spot with lots of areas to organise games and for the kids to run wild. Why not use it for a birthday party too?

Apple Seeds Play Centre

If your child's birthday is in the summer (my son is an April baby, so borderline summer), you might feel like you are always limited for options but this bright and airy centre had been specifically designed for kids and quite naturally, they just love it.

Al Wasl Park

Al Wasl Park is a small park and might be less known amongst the families not living in the area - it's off Al Wasl Road, behind the Iranian Hospital. It is pretty and cosy and has plenty of shaded seating areas. Weekdays (Saturday to Wednesday) it is ladies and kids only.

Cartoon Art Gallery

Uber-cool venue at the address of the moment - everybody seems to be wanting to move to or open their business in Al Quoz! And quite frankly, we do not mind that at all - quite the opposite!

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Note: For parties in the parks, permission needs to be sought from the management companies a while in advance. 

So there you have it, half the job done. All you need to do now is pick a theme and/or give the team at me&riley a call and they will help you plan and hold the best celebration for your kids!

The me&riley team can be contacted on: 

me&riley T. +971 55 285 1861