I had fun putting together this little package. It was a little different to what I have done up till now. This is more for the adults, the mums, the grandmas, mummy friends rather than the kids.
I found a gorgeous set of floral images from Prints of Heart on etsy and used it to create some items I thought would be perfect for a Mother's Day high tea.
The set includes:
- Gift tags
- Cake food toppers
- Straw flags
- Food tags
- A4 poster and a 10cm x 15cm mini poster. Fits into the Ikea stand frame as seen in the photos.
- A4 background design (can be used for whatever your crafty minds come up with, personally i love using them as placemats/settings)
I had a little fun putting this photoshoot together too. I am most defiantly not a professional (obviously :P) so the whole putting objects in positions and using lighting is a little new to me, but I did enjoy the practice.
If you would like to see the whole set, head over to my etsy page here. Now to find a mothers day present for my mami.
The invitation printable also comes with a full background page allowing you to print the polkadot pattern on the back of your invite.
I used a butterfly punch to cut out a little butterfly out of the background page, which I then attached using double sided tape to the front of the invite.
I had so much fun creating these printables. I love using colour and I had to hold myself back just a little, I felt the options to create were just endless.
I created these for my daughters first birthday, she is such a happy little girl, she needed something bright and fun to celebrate her special day.
Finally I have been able to put these up on my etsy shop. Click here to see the whole party package, invitation and a matching milestone poster.
While I used it for a birthday, this package can be tailored to suit any event.
One of my favourite items from the party was the flower straw toppers. I cut out the flower and leaf shapes, then I punched a whole in the centre of the flower and on the side of the leaf using a whole punch. I slid these onto the green striped straws to make them look like flowers.
The party signs i attached to long dowels which i then put in little terracotta pots and covers with fake grass.
To see the full party in action click here.
If you have used the Garden Party Printables, I would LOVE to see what you created with them :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We sure did, especially when the day starts off with a chocolate Easter egg hunt and a trip to the park.
On Saturday we got busy making hot cross buns, our first time and they turned out pretty good and me and Miss Two made our own cone bunny basket. The hot cross buns recipie and bunny basket instructions came from an Easter craft book by Woman's Weekly I had picked up from Spotlight a few weeks earlier.
The night before I had set up our little coffee table with some flowers, a yellow bunny and the little plastic bottles with the bunny ear wraps, along with some pretty wire baskets and bunny ears ready for the hunt.
We didn't get a chance to use our bunny lunch bags but this weekend we will be celebrating the Orthodox Easter so I'm sure they can make an appearance then 😊
I have been a bit busy the last few weeks getting ready for my daughters 1st birthday party (scroll down if you haven't seen the photos yet) so I have not had much chance to put together a whole Easter package.
A few weeks back I created some Easter Prints which you can purchase on my etsy page here, but I thought this Easter with two little girls in the house I really wanted to decorate a little table for them for when they wake up in the morning and we can all have breakfast together and I thought why not share it too. So for my first free download I have created some bunny face cutouts and bunny ear drink bottle wraps.
I used the Easter Bunny cutouts to decorate some lunch bags and treat bags. Im thinking of putting some hot cross buns in the lunch bags and maybe some popcorn or marshmallows in the smaller bag. The bunny ear drink wraps fit the kids party drink bottles, but if you need a longer length you just need to leave more room on the strip.
Download the Bunny cutouts and drink wraps here:
Little Miss turned 1 on Sunday. We just can't beleive how quickly this last year has gone and now the smallest of the family is taking her first steps, laughing at everything and everyone and growing bigger every day.
To celebrate this amazing little girl we had family and friends over for a garden theme party complete with grass, terracotta pots and ladybugs.
Party Highlights and DIY Details:
- We used fake grass to line the benches and tables
- I had put together a "Hayli is One" display using white wooden letters from Typo in little terracotta pots, complete with little wooden toadstools and little wooden stick-on ladybugs.
- Little wooden toadstools can be found hiding around the party displays. These were made from wooden door knobs found at our local Bunnings. I used red and white paint and turned them into toadstools.
- The food backdrop was a blue flat bedsheet I had purchased from Target and i used white pom poms for clouds and a yellow pom pom for the sun (along with streamers for the rays of sun)
- I had also recently purchased a little greenhouse, which was perfect to use for the garden theme party.
- Flower signs (Sweets, Drinks, Eat Me and Thank You) were displayed on the tables in terracotta pots
- The drink station was one of my favourites, I loved making the individual flower and leaf cut outs for the straws. At the time I did question if the effort of cutting each flower out was worth it....I can say it definitely was.
- The dessert table was packed with sweets. Cupcakes with green icing, flower candy and flower toppers was also a favourite and so were the "dirt cups" which contained chocolate custard, crushed oreos and a sour worm. These were a favourite with both young and old party goers.
- The tulle table skirt took FOREVER to put together. I found a 'how to' on the net and you tube and its pretty easy but it just took A LOT of tulle to get it to a nice thick volume. But it was still worth it in the end.
- I tried to make my own layered birthday cake this year as the cost of buying one was a little to high. While it was not the best looking cake, it was not the worst and I loved my cake topper. However the taste was fantastic thanks to my mums chocolate cream filling.
- I had some friends who helped out with some berry muffins and the cutest flower cookie pops.
- Thank you to My Little Parties for the use of their kids tables and chairs (and their fake grass). I had set up the tables with some fabric bags, pens and stickers.
- The kids got to design their little bags and when they left they could fill them up at the lolly buffet and take home a little flower to grow in their garden. I've already received a few messages with photos of their potted flowers.
Newly Miss 1 and her big sister Miss 2 had an amazing time. Im sure for Miss 2 it was because of the amount of cupcakes she was able to eat. And I can say I had a fantastic time putting all this together, it was so much fun.
Party Printables: Love.INK.Printables
Terracota pots and gift bags: Colins Craft
Fake grass, kids tables & chairs and lolly buffet jars: My Little Parties
Wooden Letters: Typo
Pom poms: Tissue paper from local craft stores and put together by Love. INK