Saturday, 28 May 2016

Big W Family and Friends Weekend - 10% off!!

I am a bit late with posting this (blaming a crazy day involving a load of washing with a nappy in it - enough said!!). But this Family & Friends offer from Big W is valid tomorrow too (Sunday 29th May 2016).
To download your 10% off voucher click here.
Amid the chaos that was today, I did manage to sneak down and get a few cute things for my Winter wardrobe and a few cute basics for the kids too. I will be sure to share my buys over on my Facebook and Instagram during the week.
Hope you enjoy the discount if you get in to stores tomorrow!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Seed Family and Friends 30% Off!

You know that you are a bit of a Seed fan when your local store sends you a message on Instagram to let you know when there is a discount day - fantastic customer service!!
30% off is a HUGE discount for one of my favourite chains, too good not to share...
The online code is 10402 and this kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday 25 May) and runs until Sunday 29 May. I am not affiliated with Seed but gee I wish I was - that place is a money pit for me!!
Happy shopping :-)

Monday, 9 May 2016

Part 2: Miss C's Pink and Gold Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday Party!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on the Part 1 of Miss C's First Birthday post. If you are wondering what Part 1 was about, you can catch more details about the party, why I chose the theme, who designed the printed materials and just view more photos of the event here.

Today I am going to share a few more details about the food and drink side of things!

The main feature of the event was the Dessert/Candy buffet table that I designed and put together ( a little under the weather with my pregnancy sickness mind you!).

On this table we had an assortment of candies/lollies, wrapped chocolate, cookies and cupcakes- all that matched the soft pink, gold and white theme.

I don't think you can have a party without jelly - so we had some pots of pale pink jelly on the table with super cute Minnie spoons created by Merc and Jones.

The personalised wrapped chocolate bars were simply Aldi Choceur bars that were wrapped with a personalised wrapper by Mint Imprint. This design co-ordinated with the candy jar tags, banner and table signs. More details on the printed materials over in the Part 1 post if you missed it.

I had someone ask me specifically about the lollipops on the table. These were purchased for $1 from Kmart. They weren't a perfect colour match, but with a cute little sticker they easily tied in with the table theme.

The cake was made by BJ Cakes who also did the super cute mini cupcakes too. The inside was a Chocolate Mudcake and it was divine!

The cake topper was designed by Merc and Jones who used the same font as the printed banner to ensure a consistent look (I am a sucker for matchy, matchy!). They also did the little 'Chloe' and Minnie Mouse head cupcake toppers too.

One of my favourite things on the table has to be these cookies created by Sweet Creations by Sharms - how adorable are they?! I have had the pleasure of working with Sharmila on nearly every single party/event I have had over the years (big or small) and she is just beautiful to work with and a pretty darn handy cake maker too!

Sweet Creations by Sharms also made these divine macarons. I always love to have macs on my table and inevitably they are the first thing eaten, especially when they look this good!

We also had a second, less styled table at the party. This table was primary for beverages, but also had the plates, cutlery etc.
You can see below that there were some empty spots for the little dishes friends and family kindly donated to the party - some hot finger food, fruit skewers and an amazing cheese platter were added to the table after this picture was snapped.

Pink and gold bubbles for the adults were very popular. Unfortunately this mamma (being 9 weeks pregnant) had to go without.

My beverage dispensers were filled with water and my Festive Fizz punch (non alcoholic version). If you are after a crowd pleasing drink at your next event - this is it! You can grab the recipe here, never lets me down!

Another super easy sweet treat that I put together were these rice krispie treats - so easy and so yum!

Also on the table, my strawberry mouse with super cute Minnie spoons. I always try and stick with items that can be made ahead the night before so that on the day all I have to do is set everything up and enjoy the party.

I think that covers all of the food and drink details. Don't forget if you want more details, feel free to check out Post 1 here.
You can also check out some of my other parties on the blog here including Mr B's Peter Rabbit Baptism, Miss C's Glitter and Lace Baptism, Mr B's Elephant Themed 1st Birthday and Mr B's Modern Farm Yard 2nd birthday- there have been a few celebrations!
All photos have been taken by the amazing Emma from Haven Lifestyle Photography. Emma is also a regular fixture at every single milestone party we have hosted and just captures the most beautiful images.
Of course if you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. I cannot believe I am now just over 3 months away from having Mr T's 1st birthday. Time to get cracking on that... 
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