Oh my goodness, one look at the adorable pink polkadot “teahouse” traveling trailer and I was in love. What a lovely business…traveling around AU offering high tea services! And what an adorable birthday party at that!
This party is full of ideas. What a gorgeous bridal shower this would be…or a baby shower…or a teenage girl party. The possibilities are endless! Some of my favorite party ideas and elements are:
This is what Natalie said about planning the party- ”I’m sending you the latest table I styled for a little girl’s 1st birthday and Christening. My client approached me seeking something soft and delicate for her daughters christening. When I suggested Pinwheels, my client was hesitant at first as she pictured the really colourful pinwheels we come across in carnivals. I assured her that we can make these pinwheels soft and delicate. I love it when a client puts their faith in me, which is exactly what she did.
We chose pastels for the colour scheme with an emphasis on feminine pastel colours.
I made 4 pinwheels which sat towards the back of the table and bought the concept to life. I tried to incorporate as many pinwheels as possible though out the entire table. Desserts on the table included pinwheel cupcakes, pinwheel cookies, pinwheel cake pops, pinwheel marshmallows and candy in the chosen colour scheme.
Overall, the dessert table was so delicate and sweet, fit for any little princess.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Pinwheel toppers Apothecary Jars Cupcake wrappers Lollipop / Treat Sticks Ribbon Fondant Fondant Press used to make designs Sugar Pearls Honeycomb Tissue Balls
Details about planning the party from Katie-
Party: Eliza’s 3rd Birthday
Location: San Francisco, CA- Golden Gate Park, Koret Children’s Center
Date: April 2013
Guests: 25 kids + 30 adults
Little Eliza was so adorable, her mom asked me to do a Kite themed party! The only direction she gave was that the invitation had to be kite shaped. We came up with all the decor, colors and food in studio. We made sure to keep all the party details a big surprise to Eliza and her family which was so much fun! At the last second Eliza’s Mom said she was totally into “Where’s Waldo” books so we decided to hide little Waldo’s throughout the paper goods for Eliza to find. There were only about 5 of them so she really had to hunt :)
Theme: Kite party with a touch of barnyard vintage
The party took place in front of an adorable vintage red barn in the park. We wanted to create the story of flying kites in the park with your friends with cloud, sun and sky accents and fresh playful prints!
Color palate: Fresh water color aqua, vintage barn red, off cream white
Food and drinks: I knew I wanted it to feel like a picnic so I created these adorable lunch boxes filled with fresh veggies, pinwheel turkey sandwiches made in-house and milk in plastic jugs. Since we had a similar lunch for the parents with lemonade we made sure to add the white cloud to the cold milk and a sun for the fresh lemonade.
Sweets: Keeping with the whole story of the day we had the most adorable cookies created of white fluffy clouds, bright sunny suns and a variety of kites! A sweet berry tart was the perfect birthday cake for the theme and of course the cake pops and pie pops came out to play. These cuties were scene stealers with the adorable kites and cloud details! The kids loved pulling them directly out of the real grass we planted and the parents got a kick out of the pie’s on sticks!
Decor: The barn was center stage for this event so I wanted to frame it with the sweets table and the food table while allowing it to be the main focus. Having the picnic benches and the lunches in front of it created a fun family atmosphere while everyone was enjoying the day. Hand sewn clouds and a kite were created for charm and they were a big hit! A glitter banner with “Happy Birthday Eliza” hung on the barn for all of the park to see and painted paper mache 3′s and E’s were placed on the tables as a tribute to the birthday girl herself celebrating her big day.
Favor boxes: what summer day at a barn does not include berry baskets! Carrying through the aqua, red and white color scheme we created cute berry baskets filled with mini paint sets, a cookie and a mint and blueberry cupcake for the kids to take home. I can’t imagine the cookie and cupcake lasted long but I know they were excited about the mini paint set!
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Berry Baskets Gable Boxes Milk Bottles Striped Paper Straws Wooden Spoons, Forks & Knives Paper Krinkle Shed Ribbon Bakers Twine Washi Tape
This lovely “SHOWERED FROM ABOVE” RAIN THEMED BABY SHOWER (with FREE printables) was submitted by Justine of Pretty Little Vintage in Melbourne Australia.
A few of the things I love most in this elegant rain themed boy baby shower are:
The dessert table set up on a baby crib, or cot, as it’s apparently called in Australia
The blue ombre cake with the tulle pom banner cake topper
Here’s what Justine said about planning the shower- “I’ve always had to work with lots of pinks and girly themes so I was very excited to put this baby boy shower together for a dear friend of mine Jennifer! This ‘showered from above’ themed party featured a dreamy baby cot dessert buffet with pom pom clouds and raindrops dropping from above. As all babies are a blessing from above we wanted this shower to reflect how special this time really is for the mom to be.
It was an intimate party of 15 of Jen’s closest friends so the cot made the perfect size as a dessert buffet table to display an array of gorgeous sweets such as almond & coconut flavoured ‘rattle’ cake pops, baby themed butter cookies, mini cupcakes, almond meringue, almond candy, Lindt chocolate bars and a delicious 4 layer blue ombre cake.
The party also featured a “Keep Calm & Enjoy your baby shower” drink station with a gorgeous lemonade dispenser and personalised water bottles with ‘nutrition facts’ about the little man to be. Everyone went home with a lolly bag filled with sweets and candy from the cot dessert buffet as well as a special baby bootie-ribboned goodie bag as a thank you gift from Jen herself.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tissue Pom Poms Apothecary Jars Striped Paper Straws Paper Lanterns