Allegra's Garden Tea Party!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Me again! Twice in one week, I know! Soooo, I promised to share some pics of Allegra's 1st Birthday party held last weekend at Nanny G's in Melbourne (aka my Mum's house). It was a lovely day (despite the weather being a little on the cool side) and it was so nice to have our family and close friends help celebrate Allegra's special day! Rather than boring you with my words I'll let the pictures and their little captions speak for themselves... but brace yourself, because there are a heap of them! :)

I made these signs using paper and lettering from Spotlight.
My handmade invites! I first purchased this paper from
Catchy Crafts in Hornsby (NSW). Coincidentally, I then found
the same paper (used for signs) at Spotlight in Melbourne!
The party details were on the back and the guest's
names were written on the attached teabags.
I then hand cut all of the number ones and used
mounting tape so that they were slightly raised.
And again.
Allegra's gorgeous party outfit purchased from
the lovely Tami @ Snuggles of Love :)
The quality really is so beautiful...
And fit for a party princess!
My flower arrangements :)
Purchased from the Prahran Market.
Me and my big one year old!
The dessert table!
The set up in Nanny G's back garden :)
The cake! I was originally planning on making a teapot
shaped cake, however with so much else to
prepare I decided to play it safe by dressing up
my homemade, fondant covered choc mud cake!
I used this recipe- the bottom tier was made
from two 23cm cakes and the top tier
from one 15cm cake.
Teapot from T2, fresh flowers from
Prahran Market and ribbon from Spotlight.
A combination of my white chocolate mud cupcakes and
classic cupcake recipe (used in my lemon curd cupcakes),
 both with butter cream icing! Cake stand
 and patty cases from Pink Frosting.
Mini Teacups! These were an absolute hit with the kiddies
 and only took about 10 minutes to make a whole batch!
Get the recipe and instructions here!
Chocolate coated strawberries with handmade
flags using offcuts of paper from the invitations,
toothpicks and my trusty hot glue gun :)
Preparing the infamous rocky road :)
A closer look at the cupcakes :)
Chocolate bars, again, wrapped using the same
paper used for the invitations.
Coconut balls... yum!
Another view of the dessert table.
Buntings from Le Petit Party.
Bits and pieces.
Plastic cutlery from Spotlight, napkins,
 plates &  cups from Pink Frosting
 and table runner from Le Petit Party.
Lollies bought in bulk from
The Biggest Lolly Shop in the World.
For us big kids :)
This kept this kiddies entertained :)
Birthday Cake!
Popcorn boxes...
And lolly bags also from Pink Frosting!
Tags handmade by me :)
The happy, cheeky party girl
rocking her tutu & converse Chuck Taylors :)
Again, also from Pink Frosting.
One more of us Bouw gals :)
Opening presents with Mummy...
AND Daddy :)
Hee hee... so gorgeous!
So there you have it, Allegra's 1st Birthday Party done and dusted! I still can't believe it's been and gone :( Is it too early to start thinking about her 2nd Birthday Party?! hee hee. Apologies if some of the photos are small or unclear (I really need to update my blogger template and layout) but I think I have covered most of the details in the little captions. If I have missed anything or if you have any questions please ask away :) x


  1. absolutely beautiful!!! what a fun and girly party! She is an absolute doll . . . .

  2. Just gorgeous Son -- I love every detail!! And seriously want one of those cupcakes like RIGHT NOW! I still cant get over how much hair she has! Happy birthday Allegra! xx Nicole

  3. It all looks so beautiful! What a wonderful celebration of Allegra's first year xx

  4. Wow! Everything looks amazing!

    Happy Birthday Allegra :-)

  5. Hi Sonja,
    My name is Clare, I am actually the designer of "miss Nelly" the paper you used for Allegras birthday party. I just love what you have done with the papers its awesome! I showed the other graphic designer at work, and we were very impressed with the detail and effort you had put into this party and I am glad that my designs were a part of it.

  6. Okay. This is THE most amazing 1st birthday party I have ever seen! Congrats on your beautiful daughter turning 1!!!!

  7. Gorgeous party! I really love Allegra's outfit! And what about the cake? Amazing! Well done Sonja!


  8. PERFECT!!! Truly amazing! Everything was spectacular! Happy Birthday gorgeous girl!!! xxx

  9. I still can't believe she's 1 already!!!!!!!!
    I love love LOVE every little detail of the party Son! You are one clever chicken!! xx

  10. Oh my god your decorations are AMAZING.

    Love the lolly bags, the colours and the wee tea cups.

    Gorgeous work and Happy Birthday Miss Allegra!

  11. What a beautiful party for a gorgeous little girl! Thank you for sharing the photos and all of the details... you are very talented :)

  12. Wow, you are amazing! Such a beautiful party! Happy 1st birthday to your little girl!


  13. Wow amazing! Want to make the teacup biscuits for my goddaughter tomorrow, can't find the biscuit bases anywhere... Where did u find them pls!

  14. Anonymous: So sorry I have only just seen your comment! Do you live in Australia?! You should be able to find these 'tic toc' biscuits and most supermarkets ie. Coles & Safeway etc. x

  15. WOW! I can't believe she is one already!! That has gone by so quickly! And what an amazing birthday you planned for her, I am completely jealous and can only hope that our son's first birthday looks just as great!! :) Hazel

  16. wow i cant believe your gorgeous girl has turned one already..the party looked amazing, she looked so gorgeous in her little it:) Happy birthday to miss Allegra! xx

  17. LOVE it all Sonja! Allegra is very lucky to have a Mummy who puts so much thought and effort into throwing such a pretty party. I love all the details - those invites are super cute and the dessert table is beautifully styled. Great job!! x

  18. I think you have done such a fantastic job and you possess a special creative talent.


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