Wine Glass People

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?

And here we are!

Ballerina 3rd Birthday

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.

Arrrg you ready to party!

Gitta has been super busy this last week, putting together this amazing package for a Princess & Pirate party.  These little t-shirts are just too cute, and the mini wrap-around skirts fit for a princess!  What great favors – the perfect way to get the guests into the spirit of the party, and give them something extra special to take home.

Princesses and Pirates 4th Birthday Party

Sunday was a very special day for little Mila! She turned 4 and got to celebrate in style at Market in Durban. We met wih Janene, Mila’s mom, a few months ago and she wanted to go with a Princess and Pirates theme for Mila’s party.  We were so excited to create this celebration for Janene because she knew what she wanted but let us have free reign with all the design elements and we were so proud of the final result. Thanks Janene for letting us create a special day for your beautiful little princess!

The party was awash with Pink and striped bunting, balloons and little kids running around in pink princess skirts and pirates shirts.  Each little guest was given a favour bag when they arrived filled with all the goodies they need to tranform themselves into pirates and princesses for the afternoon.  There was a plank to walk, a photobooth made out of vintage frames, a craft station where the little guests could create headbands and pirate boats to float in the tulle-wrapped fountain.

A party for a princess would not be complete without delicious treats and Candice from So Whipped create the most delicious goodies for the desert table. She made everything from nutella sarmies to priate and princess cookies to the most sensational ruffled birthday cake! Candice, you are so super talented and we really enjoyed working with you.

Here are a few of our pictures from the day. Michelle Slack was there to photograph the day for Janene and we will post her party pictures soon.

Venue: Market

Cakes and treats:  So Whipped

Ride ’em Cowgirl

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