Thursday, September 30, 2010
In the meantime, I am off to Melbourne tomorrow for the long weekend - YEAH! This is what I intend to be indulging in this time tomorrow -
Whatever you are up to, I hope your weekend is wonderful.
See you next week,
Posted by StephieB at 6:03 PM
Friday, September 24, 2010
First up, I made up some favour boxes and bags. I had been able to source some Sponge Bob, Simpsons and Toy Story lollies and a combination of these went inside the boxes. I manged to get hold of some Simpsons and Toy Story stickers which I stuck to the front of the boxes for a bit of fun. The bags were filled with popcorn and sealed with some personalised stickers that I had made up for the night. The end products looked like this -
In keeping with the nineties theme I organised a cake that featured Bender from Futurama -
He was a huge hit and went down well with all the guests!
I also set up an area that featured photos of the birthday boy growing up and the names of some famous people who shared his birthdate -
and in keeping with the photo theme, I hired a photobooth from The Original Photobooth Company which was so much fun. Both Theo, our attendant for the night, and Katina, our contact person along the way, were fantastic. If you ever want a photobooth for your event, I can't recommend them highly enough - thanks guys! I also ordered some "props" from "Little Retreats" -
And that's about it! I'll leave you with a couple of final styling shots and then I am guessing that you will be as partied out as I am for the time being -
Hope your weekend is full of sunshine and happiness,
Posted by StephieB at 7:12 PM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
First up are the Toy Story tables. I found a most excellent Toy Story book in my travels which, amongst other things, included these cutout characters which are freestanding.
I then added some toy soldiers and some flowers to complete the setting.
Last, but not least, I used some greeting cards, a set of erasers and these fantastic Bart suitcases (which were only $3.00 each!) to create the Simpsons' tables. One for Marge -
One for Homer!
I'll be back tomorrow to share the last of the details, including the cake and that will be the end of "Party Posts" for a little while, I promise!
See you soon,
Posted by StephieB at 10:05 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
So today begins the lowdown on last weekend's party. The theme for the night was "Growing up in the Nineties" and so the guests had to dress up as their favourite movie, TV or cartoon character from this era.
I decided to go with five characters and style two tables for each one. They were Sponge Bob Square Pants, The Simpsons, Toy Story,Yoshi (from Nintendo) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I thought I would post about some of the tables here and leave the rest until next time.
First up, Sponge Bob!
I made the "vases" by taping together postcards I had collected a few years ago (who says those free postcards don't come in handy?!) and placing bottles inside to house the flowers. I cut up a lei and spread the hibiscus around them and done! Pretty simple but really effective.
The second Sponge Bob table was made up of a purchased cutout and some hibiscus shot glasses and looked pretty cute too -
The Yoshi tables were made up of Yoshi images that I printed and attached to skewers. They were then put into bottles with some flowers. I was able to get hold of some Nintendo lolly tins and these were placed on the red boxes to give them some height. Everyone who loves Yoshi knows that he can't go past an apple so these provided the finishing touch -
I used a similar concept for the Ninja turtles as I was able to track down some party masks. I also found some garbage cans and plastic rats and added them to the mix -
I put some pizza flavoured bisciuts into the garbage cans for snacking!
I will be back with some more details later in the week. I hope you'll come back to read about them!
Posted by StephieB at 6:09 PM
Monday, September 20, 2010
In the meantime, I would like to introduce you to my very talented friend Norma who lives in Canada. Norma makes the most beautiful dolls. Here are a few of examples
You can check out more of Norma's work here Caracarmina - atelier and at her Etsy shop here cara carmina store. I am also very excited to have a post dedicated to me over at Norma's blog. Be sure to check it out!
See you soon,
Posted by StephieB at 9:13 PM
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
How exciting was it then when I was recently out and about doing some sourcing at one of my favourite haunts to see bus roll prints for sale. Ok, ok so they are not the genuine article but for $35.00 they are just fine by me. See?
I love it! I hung it in the computer room at home and I can see it when I am working in the kitchen. A lot of the places listed are of significance to me and when I look at it, it makes me smile. For such a small investment, what more could you ask?!
Posted by StephieB at 7:50 PM
Monday, September 6, 2010
Today I thought I'd share with you a "behind the scenes" look at my Father's Day gift to my dad. My recent trip to Berry proved to be very fruitful as not only did I buy mum's birthday present (see my previous post) but I also picked up this beautiful old box while I was down there.
It is handmade and a little battered which is just how I like my old pieces to be! I printed up the tag and the "outside" look was complete.
Now anyone who knows my dad knows that he loves his minties and shortbread biscuits. He also has a particular fondness for strawberry and rhubarb tarts from a certain bakery in Balmain. Luckily, I was able to get to said bakery on Saturday afternoon (thankyou for keeping me company lovely husband!) and pick up a couple of these for him. I wrapped these individually, along with some shortbread and minties, made some bunting and this is what the box looked like on the inside
Pretty sweet - literally!
And if that wasn't enough of a sugar fix for one night, I also made this cake to take to dinner
I don't think that there is such a thing as too much sugar is there?!
See you soon,
Posted by StephieB at 6:08 PM
Friday, September 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Today is Wattle Day in Australia and even more exciting this year is that it is 100 years since the first Wattle Day was celebrated in 1910 with wattle being declared Australia's National Floral Emblem.
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I bet you didn't think this blog could be so educational!
Posted by StephieB at 5:47 PM