Aila starts looking through cookbooks to find inspiration for her next birthday cake about six months out from her birthday. So a bakery theme was just perfect for involving her in the excitement of preparations for her 4th birthday party!
With two boys numbering amongst the many female guests, we wanted a colour palette that was feminine but that still had some colours that little boys could relate to. Aqua, yellow and pale pink fit the brief and provided a bright, fun environment for all that baking.
To create a sense of anticipation for the party, guests received an invitation wrapped around a mini rolling pin. Interstate guests received an invitation tied with bakers twine and a mini whisk via the post.
What People Ate
Guests were served bakery fare including croissants, eclairs, macarons, cupcakes and a beautiful chocolate buttercream cake! Mini rolling pins, painted in aqua and yellow, were used as place settings and cookies in the shape of oven mitts made for a sweet detail.
What People Drank
The young guests sipped pink lemonade and water was served in custom mini water bottles.
Guests took home their decorated cupcakes, a rolling pin, their hat and apron, a customised water bottle and an oven mitt cookie in a sweet calico favour bag. And Aila’s mum has made her promise to wait at least four months before getting out the cook books to start planning her 5th birthday!
Activities / Games
On arrival Aila’s young guests were gifted with beautiful aprons and chef’s hats custom-made by Cora Kids and they used custom made ‘recipe books’ to guide them in decorating cupcakes.
Something Wonderful Happened
Event Planner and Stylist
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Cake and baked foods
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Mark Carniato Photography