Sunday, November 24, 2013

Garden Party Prep!

We are in full swing at the moment with a certain young lady's fifth birthday fast approaching.  Initially she was quite keen on having a trampoline party at Bounce but their rules and regulations surrounding 'junior jumpers' were quite strict so I had to give her free rein of the birthday cake books instead to try and come up with another idea.  Smitten with the ladybug cake from the Women's Weekly book we have settled on a garden party at home - no boys thank you very much and can she please lock her brothers in their bedrooms for the duration!
I, of course, turn straight to Pinterest for party inspiration these days and as luck would have it the wonderful Maxabella loves had just had a beautiful garden party with lots of lovely ideas for me to pinch... I mean copy... I mean borrow!
Tissue paper and pipecleaner party invites.  Hand delivered to all our wee friends given their delicacy!

How good are $2 shops these days?!  I scored these gorgeous flowery head wreaths and a collection of these sweet mini milk bottles with bunting for each party guest!

Another gorgeous tutorial I found was over at My Poppet, (who incidentally also had a garden party for her sweet daughter) to make these wonderful paper butterflies!  I confess to being obsessed!

And of course I started with rectangular paper which then needed to be made into squares so with the off cuts I was forced to make even more butterflies, the mini version!


They are now quite happily fluttering around about above my head in my craft room on a home made mobile!
One of the shops were giving away some cardboard angel wings the other day so I have traced around that one on to some more coloured card and attached some elastic so the party guests will be able to decorate their own 'butterfly' wings.

I have a beautiful dress for the birthday girl to wear on the day, borrowed from a lovely girlfriend, so of course I needed one for myself!

Just excuse the dirty mirror and the dorky selfie!



  1. I love those butterflies - they are just so gorgeous. I was thinking "can I squeeze some butterflies into CHristmas preparations" LOL. Butterflies don't quite suit Christmas, but they make a wonderful garden party. Thank you so much for mentioning me, Son, you really didn't have to. Your invites look way better than mine, clever clogs!! x

  2. oh look at all this party glory! looks amazing and your dress is divine - so glad you got one! now...are you coming to the Voices gig on Friday night? please say you are....x

  3. love love love all the party prep going on! looks amazing! and your dress....whoo hoo! so glad you got one. Are you coming to the voices gig on friday night? please say you are! xx

  4. Love those butterflies. They'd make gorgous wears on a gift. Defs going to make some now.


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