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Noah’s Jungle Themed Birthday Party

20 Oct

We fell in love with this gorgeous jungle themed dessert table for little Noah’s 2nd birthday party. The bright colours are guaranteed to make any 2 year old happy! Noah’s mum Nicola who created the table along with Jodie are the owners of the talented Treat Boutique based in Nottingham.

We love the mixture of sweets, cakes and desserts on the table and that wow factor cake!!!

Jungle Dessert Table

All the sweets were in keeping with the jungle theme including sweet bananas, jelly snakes and tiger tails that were created from marshmallows!

The stunning cake was created by Lauren at Kupcake Kisses  which was a 3 layer cake, half vanilla and half chocolate.  Lauren also created the yummy chocolate coated Oreo sticks.

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Nicola and Jodie’s top party planning tips for creating a gorgeous dessert table are –

♥ Make sure you add different heights to your table to give it depth. Add in unique textures and patterns for your risers and props. For instance we used chopped wood and wrapped boxes in animal print paper that worked perfectly for a jungle theme.

♥ Our curtain backdrop was made from ribbon and crepe paper and by adding the lion piñata it just finishes it off nicely. It was a very cheap and effective addition to the dessert table.

Thank you Jodie and Nicola for sharing this gorgeous jungle themed dessert table.

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♥ Party Feature ♥ Ariella’s 1st Birthday – Rustic Winter Wonderland

4 Apr

Even though it is Spring and with Easter now being officially colder than Christmas we thought it was only fitting to feature this absolutely stunning rustic winter wonderland 1st birthday party.

I can’t even express how many gorgeous ideas and inspiration you will find here, so read on and take note! Emily who is mum to little Ariella wanted to create something unique and decided on the theme Winter Wonderland with shabby chic and rustic tones instead of the traditional Wintery blue tones.

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The details in the party are stunning and in particular we love the natural edginess of the party which remains girly and beautiful. As you know I love a bit of DIY party and was very impressed with the branch centrepiece. I myself will be trying this out in the future! Emily followed an online tutorial similar to the one found here.

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What a wonderful idea of adding a hot chocolate bar, keeping young and older guests happy alike!

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I am so impressed with these tomato soup & grilled cheese shooters! Emily says “I saw these at a party awhile back and thought they would be a great addition to Ariella’s party!  They were a great, warm comfort food for a cold winter day!  Guests loved them, and even asked for refills”. What a wonderful idea!

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Look at this amazing spread…….

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The invitations were designed by Emily herself. Emily is a based in LA but we are hoping if we ask nicely she will ship her amazing designs over to the UK. Please check out her gorgeous work.

We asked Emily what tips she had on staying organised and calm on the day of the party?

Emily’s top party planning tips are:

♥ Start planning early. Emily started planning 9 months in advance. Although details such as the flower arranging etc had to be done the night before.

♥ Planning a seasonal party in the actual season has it’s advantages. Lots of products available and often at sale prices too!

♥ On the day of the event recruit close friends and family to help as much as possible.

♥ Emily says she does get pretty stressed leading up to the event, but once the guests arrive and party starts its time to relax, have fun and enjoy the moment!

All of Emily’s suppliers are US based, but if you are interested in who they are you can refer her post here.

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Easter Free Printables

25 Mar

Happy Monday everyone! With Easter fast approaching and a very bleak weather outlook I thought I would sprinkle some happiness your way with a couple of gorgeous Easter printables – and best of all they are free!

If you haven’t discovered Itsy Belle yet, its worth checking out her gorgeous Etsy shop with some beautifully designed invitations and party printables. Christy the designer and stylist of Itsy Belle has created some lovely Mr & Mrs Egg head printables. How cute are they?

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To find out how you can download the template to make these gorgeous little egg outfits view her blog here.

Are you planning on having any cupcakes at your Easter celebration? Why not garnish with them with these gorgeous cupcake flags designed by the Tomkatstudio.

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I love all the vibrant colours, so different to the standard pastel shades you often see at Easter. Get step by step instructions on how you can download for FREE here!

Hope this brightens your day a little more.

Melissa xx

Happy Friday and Birthday Cake!

1 Mar

My big baby turned 2 on Monday. Every time I think about this I get a bit teary. I think back to those newborn days and only remember the blissful cuddles; all those sleepless nights are truly forgotten about. It was never that bad right? Anyway we had a little party for him and Berry Hill Bakery (only linked to twitter as she still needs a facebook page or website pronto!) baked the BEST vanilla and chocolate sponge cake. I love the yellow ombre icing, looks amazing doesn’t it? Every week my babe seems to like a different thing so we didn’t really have a theme besides animals, which he loves the most. I created the animal cake toppers and bunting from a sticker book that he had. Simple and easy. Anyway happy Friday to all. Hope you get some cake to enjoy today. xx

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