Monday, November 15, 2010

Hawaiian Pool Party !

Hawaiian Pool Party!!

A Couple of weeks ago I helped a friend out with her daughters Birthday Party. And I thought I would share some photos with you. The Desert Table
Included goodies such as Strawberry and Marshmallow Sticks, My Favourite Jelly Cups (with an added Freckle for Colour) Banana Mini Muffins and of course Flower Fairy Bread.

The Cake - The Hawaiian Hula Girl
Vanilla and Strawberry Marbled Sponge Cake ...Yum!
and Yes I made this ;)

More Cooking....Thong Sugar Cookies and Hibiscus Sugar Cookies

Would be a party without some lollies !!
Pineapples, Bananas and Musk sticks...

Blow out the Candles

My Chloe and the Beautiful Birthday girl Amelia, Good Friends
As the guests arrived they were greeted with their own Lei, then they decorated little Thong cut outs and wrote their name on the back - this then became attached with a mini peg the Bag Tag for the lovely Party Favours (loads of fun Beachey themed Erases, Note Pads, Key rings and Sunnies snapped up at the $2 Shop!) The bags were Hot Pink and Lime Green Paper Bags from the ladies at Details Details.
The kids played "Toss the Coconut into the Basket"
Freeze Dance (always a fav for the girls) with lots of Beach Boys Music ;)
Hawaiian Pass the Parcel
And Amelia's Aunty did Beauitful Face Painting of Hibiscus Flowers, Pineapples and Starfish
After filling up on tasty Treats - the kids all had a swim to top it off.
I love this party because it is something that was achvieved on a budget and looked great!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Birthday Party!

After visiting the US a couple of years ago during the time leading up to Halloween, my eldest (who's birthday is a couple of days before) has been nagging me to have a Halloween themed party and this year I thought - why not!
So this is it Chloe's 6th Birthday.......
AMAZING ....Janelle of Big Cake, little cake made this from a picture Chloe picked out from the Internet....this cake dictated the whole theme of the Party!

Some Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes....

Wouldn't be Halloween without Candy Corn.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

and Bat Sugar Cookies

Chewy Ghost Meringues....

and my favourite at every party...Jelly Cups

Chocolate Spiders , Pumpkin Lollipops and Pumpkin Popcorn bags were also treats to eat....YUM

Giggleberry Bunting

The kids enjoyed some traditional Party games , Pass the Parcel, Pin the Bat Heart on the Skeleton, Freeze dance to cool spooky Halloween songs, and Snakes on a Line as well as ....

Busy at work....colouring. My mother made the great spider's web that covered the centre of the table.

The gorgeous Tissue Pom Poms from Ah - Tissue

The childrens table where they did very cute colouring pages (Free download from Kate Landers) whilst the other guests arrived.

Serving up the Witches Brew...see the sneeky spiders peeking through the pom poms

The lighting of the candles

Surrounded by presents.....every girls dream. I just want to point out Chloe's costume ...once again the work of my mother (I can't sew like her) Hundreds of indivdual feathers, too cute.

The little "Witches Broom" Party favour (bag from Details Details and design by good old Martha Stewart) with Thank you tags from Raspberry Creative that matched the Invitations.

Drink bottles and Cutlery holders

Everyone had a Spooktacular Time!

Playing pin the Bat heart on the Skeleton

And it was all worthwhile for this smile...Happy Birthday my Beauitful Girl x x

A BIG thank you needs to go to :

Sharnel Dollar - for your amazing inspiration and support

Ah-tissue - for the beautiful Tissue Pom Poms

Details Details - Brown Paper Bags for the Witches Broom Party Favours and a few other beautiful bits

Giggleberry - Amazing Bunting

Big Cake, little cake - Janelle, thanks for Awesome Cake!!

Colin Hanson - Photography (and some of my own)

I was soooo pleased with how it all turned out, hours of baking and craft ......bring on the next one:)