10 October, 2011

Sweets Adele's 1st Birthday party

Tim and I are so thankful for our two precious children and yesterday we celebrated ONE year of life with our sweet Adele. We have had some pretty average weather here in Sydney, Australia but we were blessed with a beautiful day! :)

I have been planning Adele's party for over 2 months. My theme and colours were decided when I found the most divine fabric online. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw it... DIVINE!!! It went straight into my online cart... I bought the fabric from Hawthorne Threads which is an American based website. The fabric range is Children at Play  by Sarah Jane. So lovely!! :) After finding my fabric my theme was decided... Pennants and Pinwheels!! Hoorah! As for colours... Aqua, pinks and white. nice, clean and fresh... and most importantly not super girly!

I sourced a few other 'must haves' online and the rest was... well... handmade. :)

I am planning on posting tutorials and more detailed pictures for most of the things I have made. So take a look back in the next few weeks if you're keen for more details.

Ok... here's some pics...

THE table. It turned out just like i saw it in my head! Don't you love that!! :)
With food
Pinwheels in spray painted glass bottles and spray painted frames filled with some of my favourite fabric. :) 

I bought these gorgeous tiny buckets online for gift for the women. I added the pennants to match the theme of the party and filled the buckets with chocolate. :)

The 'lemonade stand' was one of my favourite parts of the party. My Mum and I made lemonade and I bought vintage bottles and paper straws. I love the 'lemonade' bunting too!! :) The box was an ugly folk art painted pine box which I took apart, sanded back and painted. The jug actually sat inside the box but I didn't get a pic of that.
I made some cute little fondant pinwheels for the cupcakes. :)
The cake! This was my 3rd different sized bunting and by far the cutest. So tiny! :) Tim actually iced the cake. I got a bit over it and he took over. How wonderful is he!! :)

She's excited! baby LOVES cake!! :)

Happy birthday sweet one!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweet girl!!

I made her a little pinwheel hair clip to go with her dress that I had made earlier. I also made these hair clips for all the girls who came to the party. More pics to come. :)

Me and my family! love THESE 3 people!!

I had to add this photo! We did the cake early so that we could let her go wild and get dirty... and she did. :)
Ok... so, I'd love to hear what you think of the party. It was 2 months in the making and over in 2 hours. Haha... so worth it. :)

Pop back soon for some more detailed pics and some tutorials.

See ya...



  1. Love all the bunting - did you blow your fabric budget for all this creativity Kez? LOL. Seriously, it all looks super cute.

  2. LOVE all your bunting! I found your blog from the linky party at girl Creative blog...I am sewing bunting today for a craft fair that I might possibly be doing this weekend...you put on a cute part for sure! lucky girl!

  3. Love everything!!! Very very good work!!
    Anna from Italy!

  4. Uh, you did wonderful! She is adorable, and her party looks just perfect! Thanks for linking up! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

  5. Oooo i love this very pretty! following along :) yay