Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Rainbow of Ribbons...

When Amy from Giggleberry Creations contacted us about creating custom invites for her little daughter's 3 year old birthday party we were too excited! Amy's brief to us was to create an invite for a rainbow-themed party.

We designed and printed the invites, and then created some custom party printables which Amy adapted for use on favours for the little guests, drink bottle labels too and a sweet little sign to hang above the candy buffet - oh and her adaption of some of the art was turned into a little garland to hang on the table too - all so cute!! Take a look at Milla's birthday party over at the Giggleberry blog.

Amy also created us the beautiful rainbow ribbon garland you can see in the pic above - we plan to use this over and over again for our events! We are planning to put some of the rainbow party printables and the custom invites into our store early in the new year, and we can't wait to make our own rainbow desserts and treats! Dunno that we can beat Amy's scrummy looking rainbow chip birthday cake though - how good does it look?!

Go and visit the Giggleberry store now and see the beautiful bunting and garlands this talented Sydneysider makes, her strawberries and cream bunting would make a great addition to our Christmas dec's this year!!!

Giveaway update...

Congratulations to Laura from Moags & Smeet for winning our little giveaway!! We will be in touch to ask what your fave colour is ;)

If you missed out on entering our comp, never fear! We are working on some Christmas goodies as we speak, and plan to have some free downloadable files soon...!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Roses, lilac and a giveaway!

We made these classic rose and lilac cupcakes for a lovely lady's 70th birthday afternoon tea last week. They would be just as fitting for a bridal or baby shower, and look sweet against our art deco inspired party stationery!

Speaking of which, we also wanted to take this opportunity to thank our readers and Facebook followers, so we're pleased to announce our first competition!
Simply leave a comment below telling us about the best birthday party or event you remember and why it was so great! You are then in the draw to win one of our gorgeous art deco inspired party packs, valued at $85!

The pack contains twelve ready-to-go invites with envelopes (they are printed on beautiful recycled stock and all you need to do is fill them in and send them out), plus a set of 12 matching thank you cards & a mini cake bunting in the same colour scheme, ready to use on the big day! AND best of all you get to choose the colour! We'll randomly select the winner next Monday November 29th, with the competition being open to our Aussie as well as International readers.

Good luck and have a great week! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A beach wedding - Kate and Damien 12.11.10

We just have to share some of the details of Kate and Damien's special day with you. Married in Barwon Heads in Victoria recently, we were lucky enough to design their seaside themed invitations and matching event stationery - plus of course the cake! The wedding cake was a fruit cake lovingly made by a friend of the bride's mum, and we covered it in ivory fondant to match the bride's dress. The custom made cupcake tower featured the same printed seashell paper as the wedding stationery, making it the perfect backdrop for the subtle sea themed cupcakes.

The stationery features hand-drawn seashells, in colours of the couple's choice which of course is carried throughout the rest of the wedding festivities.

The bombonierre for each guest was a scrummy chocolate mud or vanilla cupcake with fresh homemade lemon curd filling, topped with vanilla buttercream frosting and packaged in cute little favour boxes. We attached sweet thank you tags with a little message from the newlyweds.

The venue for the reception was perfect - At The Heads, right on the beach. The dark stormclouds of the early evening provided the perfect backdrop to the bridal table - just as the girls changed into their thongs for the night!

Stationery for the reception included traditional placecards, along with menu cards and table numbers, and a large seating plan which sat at the entrance to the venue.

The couple were given a beautiful cake server and matching knife from some good friends which were engraved with words from the invitation - the perfect ending for the cake!!

Such a lovely wedding and a great couple - all the best for the future Kate & Damo! xx