This week’s moodboard is full of inspiration for a beautiful baby shower. We’ve just finished the printable kit for this special mom-to-be and just love the different yellows and greys combo. Her friend who arranged the shower asked for a vintage-inspired feel, with birds, cages and a pram in the design. We’ll post our designs soon, but in the meantime enjoy these gorgeous pics…and have a happy Monday!
Earlier (make that much earlier) this year, we celebrated a milestone birthday of the matriarch of our family, our Gaga who turned 80! She is so special to us, and her birthday tea was full of love, laughter and lots of pink!
We thought we’d share these “wine glass people” that we made as a place name for each person. We were inspired by these tea bag Royals made as souvenirs for the Royal wedding. They’re a fun and personal way to mark each person’s place. Really cute, don’t you think?
You’re invited to a Bake and Make party! We delivered a stack of these cute personalised invites yesterday. What a lovely theme to work with, we so enjoyed whipping these up. We love the idea of a baking and craft party for young girls and we chose cupcake colours with a fresh and funky pattern to set the tone. The birthday girl was so happy with these, and that’s all we need to make us smile!
Hip hip hooray, it’s Milla’s rainbow day! We had such a lovely 2nd birthday celebration for our precious girl, best of all was the joy on her face as she enjoyed her party. Here are a few pics of the bright and happy day!
And by the way, the printable invitation and full printable party kit are now available to buy on our Etsy store.
The entrance area with streamer curtain
The kiddies table – we used colorful buckets as seats.
Paper cup party hats with pom pom flowers, and bunches of rainbow crayons to draw on the brown paper table runner.
We served food in each rainbow color on the kid’s table
Paper strip bunting and cupcakes (click on this pic to read how we made these easy peasy cupcake flags)
We hid little pots of gold coin chocolates in the sandpit, fun to find!
Balloons and crepe paper wall decor
The Smartie bar
Take a cone and fill it up!
Mini bunting on the cake
Nana’s amazing rainbow cake
The gorgeous birthday girl enjoying her yummy cake
The little guests each took home an egg box of brightly rainbow colored play dough
A few weeks back we posted the invitation and favors for this Ballerina 3rd birthday. Thanks to our friend Brightgirl Photography (who is also this gorgeous ballerina’s mom) we now have some stunning pics from the party to share with you.
We loved creating such a girlie party, from the tulle table skirt and elegant table setting to the cute ballerina seating cards. We designed place mats for each guest, with a little ballerina and wardrobe to color-in, cut out and play dress up! The photo booth was a cut out of the same adorable legs as the invitations, which the little ones could stand behind and strike a fun pose. Guests were welcomed at a mirror with tutu and ballet shoes, and invited to take a headband or bowtie to go with the ballet outfits they arrived in. Rebecca’s mom and dad made all the delicious treats and the amazing cupcake cake. We served popcorn in delicate cones, and created a sweetie bar filled with pink delights. Don’t you love the milk ‘shooters’ with straws and biscuits!
This kit will be available to buy on our Etsy shop later this week. Have a look at Brightgirl’s blog for some more pics of this precious little ballerina enjoying her party.
Valentines Day is getting closer and while we aren’t huge believers in the whole Valentines day extravaganza, we do love to send little love notes to make our hubbies feel special and loved, prehaps with a chocolate or two. A little note can say it all so we have designed a quirky Valentines downloadable, which will be available on our Esty store in the next day or so. Enjoy spoiling the one you love and remember that it doesn’t have to be Valentines Day to tell someone that you love them.
A few months ago, Lesley asked us to help with some paper decor for the kitchen tea she was organising for her best friend. With the wine farm venue decided, and breakfast booked, she wanted something fun but appropriate for the morning. So we created a French-inspired printable kit which Lesley took to Cape Town and DIY-ed. We were so chuffed with the kit that we used it for a giveaway a few months after. And then we got these pics of Lesley’s stunning breakfast in our inbox, and we just had to share them. Thanks Lesley, you did an amazing job – c’est magnifique!
You can now buy this kit as a printable download on our Etsy.com store, just click here to see it.
We love being able to write for the The Confetti Blog, and so we decided for our latest post to spread a bit of Glee with a FREE GIVEAWAY! So click on over to http://www.theconfettiblog.co.za/ and check out it out!
So, we’ve been quite busy girls lately, and as patience is not our forte, we couldn’t wait too long to share our next party with you. A few weeks ago we posted our ideas and invite for Sailor Sam’s first birthday. Well, little Sam turned one this past weekend and what a happy celebration it was! In the beautiful Ballito sunshine the birthday boy, decked out in his navy best, tucked into the delicious and fun treats his Mom had whipped up – especially the stunning Sailboat cake. We used lots of hessian and white tablecloths, blue crepe paper and mini bunting galore. Each little sailor got a fishing net favor, inside a pair of binoculars, a hat and (marshmallow) fish – all the essentials for a day on the high seas!
All the paper goodies from this Sailor Party are now available to purchase as DIY printable downloads from our Etsy store – click here to view them.
A few weeks back we posted Cowgirl Libby’s invitation, and now we can share the rest! We were so thrilled to create Cowgirl Libby’s 4th birthday party, thanks again to this lovely family for asking us to get involved. Here are a few pics of the party, which was by all accounts a rootin’ tooting good time!
Every cowgirl/boy got a hat and paisley scarf as they arrived. The entrance, bake shop, saloon and rodeo areas all had a fabric bunting sign and there was a sweetie bar full of yummy goodies and a milk saloon with a custom-made (by Libby’s dad) stand. Horse and sack races were lots of fun, and the birthday girl even found love with a particularly beautiful pony, which she named Kiki. As favors each guest took home a cookie mix in a jar (lovingly filled by our Mom – thanks Mom!) We made a photo booth where everyone could “say cheese” and make fun memories of a fabulous day.
All the paper goodies from this Cowgirl Party are now available to purchase as DIY printable downloads from our Etsy store – click here to view them. We can also customize this party to suit your little cowgirl/boy too!
We also wanted to let you know about CreateHope, a jewelry line owned by Libby’s mom Jayde. It employs women who are unable to find jobs due to AIDS, Cancer or other circumstances. The intention is not to be a charity but rather empower these women by teaching them the skills to make the jewelry. By uplifting these women CreateHope aims to end the cycle of poverty and give these women, and their children a hope of a better life. Find out more on their Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.