Modern Australian Animal Party Details:
This is what Amanda said about planning and styling the party- “The brief to graphic designer Nicole of Pretty and Print was a fun modern take on our Australian animals in black and white with a pop of colour here and there. She created a quirky invitation and mood board set and we went from there. The backdrop featured the same quirky animals and to the backdrop was the subtle but striking wording of the Australian animals on repeat.
Gail force winds on the day of Xavier’s birthday saw many changes to the grand plan! The dessert and drink stations were screwed to the fence while the plating and table settings were taped to the table with double sided tape to stop them from blowing away in the strong winds. Other simple elements on the table were party favour bags and mondo grass potted plants. Australian animals sprayed in black weaved their way in and around the potted centre pieces.
Wanting to keep a minimalistic style, the dessert and drink stations, like the table settings, were kept quite clean and simple. I really wanted the cake to feature 3 tiers (for Xavier’s 3rd birthday) so cake artist Andrea of Cake-a-lishious used a spacer to create the three different levels. The cake was kept clean and sharp to compliment the rest of the minimalist styling on the table. The possum playing special tribute to our cheeky little night creature Xavier (who spent most of his first 3 years having many a party in the wee hours of the morning!) The cupcakes echoed the simple elements of the backdrop and paperie (the party hats, bow ties and gifts).
We also had cookies expertly hand piped by Noo of Dessert Menu, featuring cheeky Australian animals and quirky signage, like: ‘Come down from your tree’ and ‘Happy Birthday.’
Moorish Macarons baked by Macarahrah were in the shape of one of Australia’s most famous animals, the cuddly koala.
Cake pops made by Lisa of Cakes and Biscuits by Lisa highlighted the pops of colour on the other wise bold black and white table and highlited the drops of colour used on the cake spacer.
The children were entertained by the experts at the Animals of Oz who entertained the children with a hands on show and tell of various Australian Animals.”