Thursday, July 5, 2012

Little Red Ridinghood party - 4th birthday

This past weekend my youngest daughter Liandra turned 4, I didn't want a massive party for her just something small and intimate so we created this cute Little Red riding hood themed lunch for her. My biggest inspiration came from the Anders Ruff "Little Red" printables, isn't it cute? I love the aqua, red and green combo rather than having the whole theme being predominantly red. I had a lovely lady at Lily Sage and Co make her Little red costume which consisted of a cute aqua pinafore, matching white lacy apron and warm wooly red cape. This was my favourite part of her birthday, seeing her all dressed up :-)
Look how cute the Anders Ruff bottle labels turned out!
Here is the birthday cake, simple double choc mudcake with Little Red topper, she matched my daughter's outfit. The cute baskets (they were used as take home favours) and mini bottles came from Little Big Company.

June cakes

A selection of cakes I created in the month of June :-) another busy month with some lovely designs.

Imara's Florist birthday party

Way back in January 2012 we celebrated Imara's 5th birthday party, the theme "I want to be a florist". I wasn't able to share the photo's with anyone because the party would appear in the US magazine The Party Dress Magazine (see above photo to see the article in the magazine) . Thank you The Party Dress magazine for the feature :-) I've finally had some time to share some of the pictures taken by Enraptured Photography, aren't they gorgeous? Because Imara's birthday always tends to be hot (and this year was no exception) we usually have to hold it in doors. I was lucky enough that my dad handmade the gorgeous flower cart for this party while I cut and sewed the red and white canopy.

For the cake I decided to make the bottom tier out of foam to save time and to give the cake some height. The top tier was made from chocolate cake and shaped into a watering can and topped with sugar flowers. I struggled with the cake that week since we had 35 degree + heat that whole week and my icing wanted to melt :-( I am still very happy with how it all turned out in the end. The whole entire design and theme was based on the party paperware from WH Hostess, I purchased the entire party package from invite, to tags to thank you tags and water labels.

Since I did not have a very big budget I purchased the flowers from Aldi the day before th party and popped them in watering can "vases". Take home treats were flower cookies, choc bars, lolly pops and jelly beans in mini watering cans.