Children's Parties · Decorations · Themes

Time for a sewing party?

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I’ve recently discovered sewing parties and wow, as usual there are so many marvellous ideas online. I for one am not the best sewer around but I very much enjoy simple sewing projects which can be done on a rainy afternoon with a cup of tea and slice of cake to hand. (Lemon cake preferably!) This kind of ‘easy sewing’ is perfect for a party theme as there is no doubt that most of the guests will have different levels of skill and concentration. Having all of the sewing tools and fabric laid out on the table is a great way to get everybody involved and allow the guests to have fun. Doing this will hopefully feed lots of ideas and inspiration and is bound to be fun. I absolutely love the dessert table styling above. The sewing theme has clearly played a major part in the decor and sweet treats. I think this brings everything together so brilliantly. I would love to attend a sewing party in that room… I can but dream for now!

Images courtesy of:

Kara’s Party Ideas, Make It Love It, Smashed Peas and Carrots

Wedding Chicks, Catch My Party, Sweetc’sDesigns

 

Children's Parties · Decorations

Cake Topper Inspiration

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I find cake and cupcake toppers so unbelievably adorable. There are so many inspirational DIY ideas and ready made toppers online, the possibilities really are endless. Printed fabric used on toppers is a great way of complimenting your colour scheme and adding splashes of colour to any party table.  There is also such a wide selection of edible decorations and decorative cupcake cases available, it makes the party planning and shopping amazingly fun. We are really excited to share some creative tutorials with you on this so do keep your eyes peeled and keep coming back for more inspiration.

Inspiration courtesy of:

Bluebird and Violet Oh Happy DayGinger Lilly TeaEtsyIcing Designs

 

Weddings

The day I said ‘I do’…

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My wedding day was so beautiful. It had so many personal touches to it and was very intimate which made it all the more special. I highly adore bright colours as you would have noticed so it was really important for this to show. We had a post wedding party at our house so I decorated the dining room and garden with various decorations, mainly sourced online. I decided to have a mini photo booth as I thought it would be a great way of getting everybody together and having lots of giggles. I created the props using cake pop sticks after downloading a selection of photo booth printables from Etsy. There is such a fabulous selection on there. I also bought a small roll of wrapping paper as a backdrop and we set the camera up on a tripod, which was controlled by a remote.

The mini jars you see were filled with sweets which I bought in bulk online. I used jam jar covers and cut them to size with some crinkly craft scissors. I then used some decorative labels and colourful twine to finish them off. These were placed on the table in the restaurant we went to, before making our way back to our house. The beautiful jars you see are from Abigail Bryans Designs They are advertised as candle holders but I filled them with flowers.

It was actually forecast rain on our wedding day, but we were lucky enough to have very long periods of sunshine with a few showers. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Weddings

The day I said ‘I do’…

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Anybody who knows me well knows that I love cake decorating. I have spent so many hours on Pinterest followed by hours of experimentation in my kitchen. I had been following Hannah from Bath Baby Cakes from the very beginning of my wedding planning. I loved her work so much that I decided to ask her to design my cake and biscuits. I had already purchased the topper from Do The Deco of which Hannah used as a basis for the designs. I knew that my decorations would be very bold and bright so I was very pleased to see the designs Hannah came up with. I filled some large vintage style sweet jars with delicious sweets, which may I add were a great success. The guests couldn’t get enough of them! I placed some striped sweet bags and sweet scoops next to the jars. I added some spotty red ribbon to the jars to bring everything together on the table, which I thought worked really well.

After our wedding ceremony we dined at a local restaurant. I decided to make some chocolate covered oreo cookies as mini favours to go alongside the tiny jars covered in twine pictured in my earlier post. I used this recipe from Birds Party and it was a great success. The only thing I would change is the white chocolate for the centre part of the flower. This didn’t work at all as it didn’t set after many failed attempts. I later discovered that using Wilton Candy melts for the whole flower was a much better choice.

After finishing at the restaurant our guests made their way back to our house… where the ice cream van awaited! We used The Split Screen Ice Cream Company. I would definitely recommend them. It was such a lovely suprise for our guests as it was parked on our driveway for when everybody arrived. We wanted to add a special touch to the day and we were so pleased that we had this idea. Another reason why we were so thankful for sunny weather!

Children's Parties

Children’s Baking Party: Styling Inspiration

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We absolutely love the attention to detail above, courtesy of Libby Lane Press. The colours are so cheerful and inspiring, it looks like the perfect environment for some creative cupcake/biscuit decorating. The rolling pin and cutter pictured above, courtesy of Hello Naomi would be the perfect addition to the decorating space, tied with complimentary ribbon. There are some beautiful, child friendly decorating products available for this purpose. I also love Libby’s nail painting idea, it is a great way to make the little girls feel like princesses for the day. Going home after the party with smiles, painted nails and decorated cupcakes/biscuits sounds like a perfect idea.

Children's Parties

Children’s Baking Party: Styling Inspiration

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The aprons and hats here are a lovely touch to the party. I love the fact that they are colour coordinated to the theme of the party and alternated in a beautiful pattern. I imagine there were some extremely excited children as soon as they caught sight of those. The paper decorations are just stunning and the colour of the cupcake icing is also very complimentary to the theme of the party. Overall the styling looks brilliant and most of all inspiring.

Children's Parties

Children’s Baking Party

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Baking parties are such a fabulous idea for children who love creating. There are so many easy, fun and delicious recipes online and a wide range of products available to make the party special. I love the simplicity of the cupcake wrappers used as a paper garland in the background. It is such a clever way of utilising material bought for the party and it really compliments the room. The aprons, hats and decorative rolling pins add that extra special touch and we are really inspired. Thanks to Amy Atlas we are now full of excitement and look forward to showing you a selection of the tastiest party recipes around which could easily be incorporated into any beautiful baking party.