Wednesday, September 15, 2010

GIVEAWAY in association with Kate Landers Events LLC!!!!

I association with the lovely Kate from Kate Landers Events LLC I am very pleased to share this giveaway opportunity with you!!!

Imagine my joy when Kate, one of my party idols, suggested featuring my ready to go invitations and party packs as a prize in her "Tuesday Giveaway"!!! Honoured beyond words and ecstatic to give you all an opportunity to win!!

For you chance to enter see details on Kate's blog here and for an extra entry become a follower of my blog, place a comment under this post letting me know you are a follower and that you are here for the Kate Landers Events LLC giveaway.

Which theme would you choose? Find them all here

GOOD LUCK everyone!!!!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Sugar & Spice & everything nice

Yesterday I hosted a baby shower for my dear and gorgeous friend Susie, who is pregnant with her 4th child, a little girl. You may remember from a previous post with my inspiration board, that the theme decided upon was "Sugar and spice and everything nice" (that's what little girls are made of).

The colour theme was hot pink and orange chosen specifically by our pregnant mumma, as well as the inclusion of gerbras in these colours.

I decided that an old fashioned sweet shoppe would tie in perfectly, especially as part of the reason behind the theme was Susie's love of sweet foods ;) So the collection of orange and pink lollies began and as many of you fellow aussies will know, this is no mean feat, we don't quite have the selection the do in the states ;) I had some helpful friends who kept and eye out and contributed too ;)

We had jars of lollies, mini baby bottle sherbets, mini candy mice, choc coated oreos, cupcakes, marshmallow pops - all in pink and orange - even the cheese and dip platter had beetroot dip that was pink along side carrots ;)

There were jars of spice as well as spicy pinwheel pastries - linking the savory with the sweet as they looked like lolly pops - spicy chicken wings and spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce.

We had a guess the date, weight and length sheet that sat of the drinks table along side a mini pink and orange gumball machine and bottles of "Bella" pink champagne, chosen because the baby who we were celebrating will be named Isabella.

A highlight of the afternoon was the birthing bead ceremony. It started with a gorgeous birthing bead kit from my friend Shannon at Sacred Stones Everyone was asked to bring a bead and a poem/prayer  for Susie and her baby to wish them a smooth transition from womb to world. We sat in a circle and each person read their poem, wish or prayer then passed their bead around the circle, each person touching each bead to strengthen the love held within them. The beads were then threaded onto the birthing bead strand which Susie will have with her when she births so she has all our love, strength and prayers close. There were many tears shed during this ceremony and it was truly beautiful.

At the end of the fun afternoon guests we asked to fill a bag from the Sweet shoppe which they did, taking home treats for their loved ones at home too. 

A beautiful afternoon for my beautiful friend full of emotion and full of love.

First of all to Linda from Shoot4u Photography for capturing the room and all the details for me. The images below speak for themselves, she is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you sweetie xx Oh and also for lending me some of the gorgeous vessels for lollies ;)

To Shannon at Sacred Stones for the beautiful birthing bead kit - this is an amazing thing to do for an expectant mother at a baby shower and Shannon's beads are very special xx

To the lovely Suzanna at Mon Tresor for the gorgeous little food label holders. So cute and finished off the table well ;) xx

To all my little helpers who helped with lolly finding, the food, the pom poms, the jars, you know who you are ;)

To my gorgeous husband who fixed up the shelves for the Sweet shoppe which were scrap before hand xx

And to my beautiful friend Susie for letting me throw her this fun shower xxx

So.....HERE ARE THE PICS!!!! :)


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Run, run as fast as you can!

A gorgeous new custom designed party set. Little Amelia is in love with "gingerbread men" and our theme colours were yellow and pink.
I love this as a theme and can't wait to see the party ;)


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bush wedding with a twist

This gorgeous wedding invite was as a result of the bride coming to me with the brief of a bush wedding with a vintage/glam twist. She said think, peacock feathers and pearls and layers and crazy and bold. The blue came from the colour of the bridesmaids and the burnt red came from the fact that the bride just loves the colour :)

Do you think we got it?