Party Recap

Created and written by: Felicity - All photographs Copyright

For Annabel's 7th Birthday party I chose a candy parade theme as it was fun, simple and required minimal baking! Once again I could not have designed the party without the amazing talent of Gabriela from Nina Designs - Party Printables. Gabriela really did an incredible job, she is always so faithful to my ideas and requirements. For this party I really struggled with selecting the colour pallet as wanted to stay true to my minimalist style. Thank you again Gabriela I truly could not make my girls dreams come true without you!

So with a non baking party in mind I had a crack at making some ‘candy bark’ I had seen on Instagram. Again I have to thank all the amazing people on Instagram and YouTube that share their skills, you can literally learn how to do most things via the internet these days! Using the white melts was pretty easy however the pink chocolate discs seized so they went straight into the trash! For the candy bark I used sprinkles, cute pastel candies and popping candy. I was happy with the result and the children loved it! Continuing the non bake theme I recreated some ‘Candy Kabobs’ I had seen on one of my favourite blogs Oh Happy Day. Seriously what a genius idea, not only was it visually effective, it had a practical element in keeping the candy intake to a minimum. Rather than just slamming down a bowl of candy for unregulated consumption, having individual serves kept a sugar crash at bay! Again conceding to my time limitations I once again contacted my friend and ‘cake dealer’ Rebecca from Sweetcrush. Rebecca did an amazing job on the cupcakes and cake! Thank you Rebecca the sprinkles and colour combination was perfect! Even though I tried to avoid flicking on the oven switch a “Little Paper Plate” party would not be the same without my fondant cookies. I enjoyed using a yellow fondant to decorate the bon bon cookies however, I did try and make a blended rainbow fondant but that met the same fate as the pink chocolate melts. Again I want to send a shout out to Something for Cake for their amazing help in bringing my creative baking endeavours alive.

The dessert table was set against a backdrop of a cute lolly pop and bon bon characters dreamed up by yours truly and bought to life by Gabriela from Nina Designs. Again it was so much easier to print out large scale images rather than construct them from cardboard like I did for Stella’s Panda Party. On the dessert table I wanted to keep the display simple with accent use of fluro pink. I found some great fluro pink items from Typo. My favourite fluro pink style moment was the cute cupcake stand from Ruby Rabbit Party ware. I was really happy with how all the details turned out especially as they were all mostly last minute. To ensure the pink items popped I kept the plates, paper ware and standard party details to a minimum. I served my cupcakes and popcorn in some gorgeous Paper Eskimo white baking cups at Ruby Rabbit Party ware. I hung gorgeous white honeycomb garlands to create a white on white effect and also set up a Photo Booth using a streamer set from Poppies For Grace both purchased from my favourite party shop Ruby Rabbit Party ware. Gabriela from Nina Designs created some very cool props for the Photo booth in which all the children had lots of fun with! I have to say I love having a Photo booth at every party now as it is a great way to capture a lovely memento for each guest.

I hope you enjoy the party pictures and details as much as I enjoyed making them!

Big love Felicity xx


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