Anya and Allegra's Joint Birthday Party- November 2014!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  Hello! I'm super excited to share the photos from Anya and Allegra's joint party held over the weekend. For a while there, I wasn't sure if we would be throwing a party this year but I knew that if we did, I had already found my source of inspiration! Whether it be putting together an outfit, styling a room or creating a party theme, my inspiration usually stems from a pattern or print that catches my eye. And in this case it was the gorgeous 'Trendy Trim' invitations from Tiny Prints! You probably already know by now that I love a bit of pattern clashing, so when I stumbled on the gorgeous floral and black and white striped invites months ago on Instagram, I was itching at the chance to use them! Whilst they are not your typical themed children's invites, they still sum up my girls perfectly... feminine, striking, fun, bold and beautiful. Throw in some gold glitter and you have one beautiful party palette! And given it is also fall here in the US, I thought they suited the season well too.

So, using the invitation as my source of inspiration, the rest of the details came pretty easily. My trusty hot glue gun got a work out again this year (still the best $7 I have ever spent) putting together some of the finer details such as the party favours, handmade bunting, decorated mini milk bottles and gold glitter cutlery. And the wonderful Michelle from Custom Icing was amazing again this year helping my vision for the cake come to life! I wanted to incorporate the same patterns from the invite on the cake and Michelle was very patient whilst I threw her a handful of questions so I could be certain all of my measurements etc. were correct. I was still so in love with the mini sugar cookies I made for the girls' party last year I decided to make them again and I knew the floral print would look just darling on them! I was so happy with how both the cake and cookies turned out and both were such a striking feature yet easy to achieve!

It was a relatively small gathering this year so we kept everything else pretty simple and I outsourced most of the savoury food. We ordered fresh, party sized Jimmy Johns (which is Allegra's favourite) along with Pizza from our local Pizzeria. Of course the weather was crumby again and it was a super dark, wet and gloomy day which made taking photos almost impossible (at least we were inside!). Not to mention despite charging and testing my SLR earlier in the week, it was bringing up a lens error on the day (Arrghh) so I reverted to my good ol' iphone for photos! The party was a success (I think?!) and the girls had an absolute ball which is the main thing. Enough rambling from me, I'll let the photos tell the story :)



Party details!

'Trendy Trim' Invitations from Tiny Prints
'So Much love- Cute Crafty Hearts' gift stickers also from Tiny Prints
Edible icing (used cake and cookies) from Custom Icing
Giant paper flower for cake handmade by me
Coral Noodle Boxes from Paper Mart
Black and white striped tags for favour boxes I created myself (and then placed gift stickers on top).
Paper straws and plain wooden cutlery from Creative Juice Cafe (I adhered gold glitter paper to the spoons myself).
Coral cupcake wrapper from Sew Pretty in Vermont
Charcoal cupcake wrappers from Simply Wrappers
Glitter gold cupcake wrappers from We Like Parties
Gold spotted cupcake cases (used for popcorn) from Petite Party Studio
Custom made tutus with matching top from Strawberrie Rose
Mini glass milk bottles from Sweet Style
Paper Bunting made by me using left over invitations and paper from Paper source
Glass drink dispenser from Targethttp://www.target.com
Cake, cupcakes, cookies and Rocky Road made by me.

I still can't quite believe that I now have a two year old and a four year old! This Mumma is party pooped... until next year ;)

7 comments:

  1. How lovely is all of this? Absolutely gorgeous and something your girls will always remember.

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    1. Thank-you gorgeous, I hope you are right! At least the photos should help with that ;) xxx

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  2. Mrs Bouw ! THIS is beautiful, what a thoughful mum you are :) your little girls are so sweet & are so lucky to have a celebration like this thrown for them ! I adore your posts :) xx

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    1. Awww thank-you so much lovely! I tell myself every year that I won't be throwing a party but just can't help myself hee hee It helps that I can make it a joint celebration, I can justify the effort ;) So happy you enjoy reading my blog... I wish I had time to post more often! xxx

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  3. You're such a gorgeous Mumma. Your girls will look back over their childhood with nothing but magical and love-filled memories.
    Every little detail is amazing Son. Wow!
    I love the colour palette. JUST STUNNING!
    C x

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  4. Gorgeous, every last detail is gorgeous xx

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  5. oh my gosh how beautiful! You are such an amazingly fun mum to your two darling girls Sonia....they are so so lucky!

    I need to take some notes on your party/cake table ideas for when I throw Alysha a little party......I don't have a creative DIY bone in my body lol

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