Ramadan, the month of fasting for the Muslim faithful, is almost at an end. This time has been marked by quiet inner contemplation and self-restraint. I love all that it means and all that I gain spiritually from my experience of fasting each year. It seems appropriate then, that the end of the month of fasting is marked first by group prayers, and then with a feast attended by friends and family. All over the world, Muslims celebrate Eid (this time of prayer and feasting) differently, but rich, sweet food is always central! This Eid party for kids was no different.
In my own corner of the world, I love Eid and the various celebrations that come along with it. It is also very important to me that we celebrate as a family. I love to find ways to make sure that kids feel just as excited about the celebrations as the adults do! This is why I went all out to create a kids’ banquet experience that I hope our friends’ and relatives’ children will remember always. From balloons to table decor to a Ramadan-themed craft, come and see how I made this very special Eid kids’ party happen!
I collaborated with Party City to create the look and feel I wanted for this Eid party. First, you can see this mood board on Pinterest while shopping around on Party City’s website. All the items you see on the table and side table create the proper Eid feel and can be purchased there. It was so good to do a one-stop shop in the Eid section at Party City for everything Eid-related, and all the decor ended up being so beautiful and affordable.
Eid Party Decor
Let’s start with the side table (actually my daughter’s bookshelf repurposed!). I found the balloons used to create the balloon garland above it in the balloon section of Party City. Whether you use a balloon garland kit or just create it yourself from scratch, they have many colours so you will have no trouble finding exactly what you’re looking for! And these Gold Letter Balloons made a perfect addition! I love how they look floating above the flowers and treats on the stand. I also found this Eid LED Light Moon Stand that really added to the party feel, and bought two of them to set in the shelves.
Next, let’s move on to the table itself. I wanted to make the table festive for the kids! These Glitter Gold Letters were the perfect “centerpiece”. They stand up on their own and can be arranged however you want! These Eid Light-Up Mosque Block Signs add a nice little touch. I added a table runners that I also found at Party City that matched the colours from the balloon garland. These “Eid Mubarak This belongs to” place markers make kids feel special and included and were inspired by my friend Ayesha at Plays on Patterns. I’m including them as a FREE printable to help you with your Eid table decorating!
An Eid Craft
I believe that every kids’ party should have a craft! In keeping with the Eid theme of food as celebration, I chose an edible graham cracker mosque craft. The kids used graham crackers, meringue cookies, wafers, chocolates, candies, and icing to create and decorate their own mosques. I liked this because not only is it fun, it is also a reminder that Eid is not just about food and parties. It gave us a chance to discuss how important prayers are for this time of year. I love any opportunity to bring the real meaning of Ramadan and Eid into the kids’ lives when possible!
So, there you have it! A kids’ Eid party brought to you by Party City decor and a little bit of creativity. Tag me @mintcandydesigns with your own Eid celebration decor!