The mother, who hosted an incredible Bluey-themed party for her son’s first birthday, has hit back at parenting group trolls who said it was “too much” for the baby.
Melbourne wedding florist Sabina Marriott, 28, told FEMAIL that her early November party took six months to plan and she did almost everything herself.
The end result looked professionally finished with an orange, yellow, blue, and white background complete with balloons, streamers, and Bluey character cutouts.
But after sharing images of the colorful setup with the crowd, Facebook Group, Sabina, was met with comments from other parents claiming that large parties were a “waste of money” because Leon “don’t remember it.”
“This party wasn’t just for Leon’s birthday. It was also for ourselves, our family and our children. Everyone loves Bluey,” said Sabina. rice field.
“People seem to forget that we had exactly two years of Covid where we didn’t see our family. Some of our relatives hadn’t met him yet.”
Melbourne mom Sabina Marriott, 28 (pictured), hosted a Bluey-themed party for her son Leon’s first birthday. But after sharing the image on her Facebook, her son “doesn’t remember” and was accused of trolls who deemed the extravagant party a “waste of money.”
Sabina hit back at the haters online, telling FEMAIL that the event was not for Leon but for families and children to celebrate their time together after two years of Covid.
Smart mom said 90% DIY, 10% outsourced from local shops and small businesses
Bluey is an Australian children’s animated show about a 6-year-old Blue Heeler dog and his adventures, but adults can also enjoy the adorable show.
Sabina and her husband had 70 guests at the party, including children ages one to five.
“It was such an amazing feeling to see the lights on the kids’ faces when they saw the set up,” Sabina said.
Sabina is ‘known’ to be the family’s ‘party planner’ because she’s in the events industry, but she hasn’t hosted an event in ‘years’ and won’t be hosting it again anytime soon. I admitted that I was deaf.
“We couldn’t have a baby shower because of the coronavirus, so this party was really about celebrating it all together,” she said.
Bluey is a popular children’s animated show about a 6-year-old Blue Heeler dog and his adventures, but adults have come to enjoy this adorable show as well.
Sabina, who is “known” as the family’s “party planner,” admitted that she hadn’t hosted an event in “years,” and won’t be hosting one again for some time.
During the initial planning process, Sabina created mood boards, searched Pinterest for inspiration, and brainstormed on themes and ideas.
She ended up choosing the Bluey theme and styled the setup with her creative flair.
“It was 90% DIY,” said the mother, with the remaining 10% outsourced from local shops and small businesses.
She made balloon arrangements and streamers, candy boxes, labels, kids boxes, cake pops, sugar cookies, grazing tables, and custom details.
The birthday cake, cardboard cutout of the Bluey character, light-up number 1, Bluey’s mascot costume, and additional props were outsourced.
Sabina hired livestock for her backyard petting zoo and playground with slide and ball pit.
Everything from cakes to decorations to candy boxes for kids was thought of to fit the theme perfectly.
Sabina hired livestock for her backyard petting zoo and spared no expense for the grand party (pictured)
Sabina estimates that the party cost about $5,000, with Bluey’s background alone costing $815.
She also made all the desserts herself, except for the birthday cake, and prepared some food.
“I really want to show that you don’t have to be rich or have hundreds of thousands to pull off luxury,” Sabina said.
Sabina estimates the cost of the party to be around $5,000 and the cost of renting the Bluey backdrop at $815. She also made all the desserts herself, except for the birthday cake, and prepared some food.
There was also a sign welcoming guests to the party
Another area of the house had an area for the kids to play (pictured)
Hoping to inspire other moms to see what they can achieve with a little time and effort, Sabina decided to share the party images to the Bluey Moms Facebook group.
The post was liked over 1,500 times and received hundreds of comments from inspiring moms.
“This is absolutely stunning, definitely the best I’ve ever seen!! Happy birthday to your sweet boy,” wrote one mother.
“If you’re not already an event host, you should!” Another addition, the third said: Dan’s girls, are you a party planner?
Another said: I’m mad that I wasn’t invited. Throw an adult Bluey themed party.
What did Sabina buy or use?
photo shoot – @seno.photography
balloons, steamer garlands, custom labels, styling, decorations, desserts – @fleurdefaux
Props – hot air balloon, high chair, cake pedestal, cake stand – @willowtreeevents
Props – white background, light up letters, 1 table, children’s table and chairs – @aura_event_hire_
cake – @redwoodcakes
cut out letters – @theparkereffect
kids soft play – @littleadventures.softplay
bluey mascot – @Costumeworld
kids entertainer – @dreamscapeparties
farm animals – @farmerdavespartyanimals
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/real-life/article-11437145/Mum-hits-critics-troll-one-year-olds-epic-5-000-Bluey-party.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Mom fights back after critics troll her for her 1-year-old’s epic Bluey party