Leonie's 40th Fancy, Feathery Affair

Dessert Buffet Table for my 40th Birthday High Tea.
Candy Buffet
At the end of the afternoon the guests filled their individual glass candy jars from the Candy Buffet. 
Birthday Cake & Desserts

I made all of the printables, the floral arrangements, the 3 tier Birthday Cake (chocolate mudcake),
the Hummingbird Cakes & Carrot Cakes, the Raspberry Pot Cheesecakes (I love these little glass pots).
The printed name spoons finished the chocolate mousses beautifully.

Table Decorations

Table Seating for 24 all with their own individual High Tea Stands.
My wonderful husband James and his mate (Andrew) kindly dressed as waiting angels for the afternoon. 
All of the guests dressed in Black and White and adorned themselves with feathers for this special occasion.  The Feathery attire ranged from Fascinators to Masks, Angel Wings and Feather Boas.   
We were entertained by the amazing Canberra,  Jazz Band – “Cognac Lounge” .
My husband’s mate (Andrew) made the Chocolate Mousses, Banoffee Tartlets and Lemon Meringue Tartlets.
Decorations, Cake Stands & Candy Jars
Sweet Style -
Sharnel Dollar Designs -
Papier D’Amour –   
Macarons – Dream Cuisine Patisserie –
Éclairs – Le-Macaron

Jazz Band:           Cognac Lounge


Cowboy Party - Ethan's 3rd Birthday

Giddy-Up Cowboy!
Yee - Haw! My little baby has turned 3. He had the most amazing day celebrating in true cowboy style.
I had so much fun planning and creating for Ethan's Birthday this year. I made most of the props and stationery for his party. All of the Invitations, Bunting, Table Signage, Treat Bag Tags, the Little Flags, Packaging Tags, the handmade chocolates on sticks, the Directional Sign and the cute little Milk Carton Treats to match the Candy Buffet. These are my favourite. I painted the TNT Dynamite Expolosives Box (the box was a great find at Revolve). But the thing I am most proud of is the Lemonade stand that I built with the help of my Hubby. He has now claimed it for a Bar now that the party has finished. I forgot to mention that I also made the cake.

The children were kept entertained with a game of Pass the Parcel, a Jumping Castle and the Tin Can Toss Game. We had a BBQ Hoe Down Lunch and those guests that didn't dress up could choose from the Cowboy Hats and Scarfs to help them get into cowboy character.

Blog Update: I am very excited that Ethan's Cowboy Party was honoured with an Amy Atlas Moment. Check out the amazingly talented Amy Atlas' party blog here .


Gumball Machine Birthday Cake

I made this Gumball Machine Birthday Cake for my Nanna's 79th Birthday. When I was a kid she had one at her house and when we visited her she would give us small change and let us retrieve what came out of it. I have very fond memories of my visits with her.

Modern Baby Shower

I recently hosted a Modern Baby Shower for my lovely friend Yvonne. Her story of becoming pregnant was something worth celebrating. Yvonne and her husband had been patiently trying to fall pregnant for over 10 years. We had over 50 guests attend so decided to get all the girls involved by having a PhotoBooth. The photos then went into a special keepsake book that I made up and each lady wrote some very lovely and touching messages and memories for her.