Saturday, January 16, 2010

William's 4th Birthday

What a wonderful afternoon/evening we had. Lots of greats friends, food and fun. Kids swimming, running and jumping ..... and not an argument in sight! 27 kids - that's saying something.

Here are some photos of his dessert/candy buffet.

William's Dessert and Candy buffet
Party theme and progress
candy jars
cookies
cake
caramel popcorn
treat bags

Details:

Banner, invitations and thank you tags made by Imprintables.

I followed this tutorial for the pinwheels at SMP.

Cake, cupcakes and cookies by The Cupcake Company. Yes that's me!

The coloured MM's I had shipped from the States. Thanks Glory!

All other signage handmade by me.

Treat boxes from Imprintables. Tiered stand for treat boxes is a plant stand that I bought and painted.

Popcorn cone holders tutorial here. I made the base from polystyrene and wrapped in gift wrap.

Crates found at Bunnings.

Please feel free to ask any further questions in the comments section and I'll reply.

Thanks and hope you enjoyed William's 4th Birthday.


65 comments:

  1. I love all of your parties and this one is no exception. All of the details are amazing and love that colors. I bet it was a very fun party and that is quite remarkable that no fights broke out with 27 kids:-) This one will go into the inspiration file for sure.

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  2. AHH! i looks great. those crates work like a charm. And I love the popcorn boxes. I am so happy he loved my little gift!

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  3. this truly was the bestest party ever! It was just wonderful, a balmy summer twilight, loads of laughter, swimming, brilliant food, kids running everywhere - gosh can we do it all over again! You did the most beautiful job Big Bear xxxxxx

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  4. You are just so talented - your kids are very lucky! The colour combo is great!

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  5. Wow. I am green (and blue) with envy.

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  6. Oh it looks fabulous! Love the colour combination and all the coordinating details. Your son is very lucky to have such a creative Mum x

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  7. Sharnel Sharnel you have excelled yourself - as always!! Right you have inspired me to do the dessert buffet for Sofia's 4th birthday party in March - she has requested a princess party so I am on to it as of now!! First question is for your signage are you using scrapbook cardstock cut down to fit in your printer or are you using standard A4 paper? Have a million more questions so will be back to ask more!! I need you in Sydney!! Leanne

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  8. AMAZING party, Sharnel! (yet again) The details are perfection! I can't wait to share this one with my readers because they are always looking for more BOY party ideas! I seem to always be drawn to PINK! :) Fabulous job!

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  9. We had such a great time at the party...hope to do it again sometime with you all!

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  10. Oh my gosh! I am your newest follower and fan. Love it here at your blog :)

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  11. I'm back again to look some more! You really did a wonderful job with every little thing! Thanks for the great list of your sources, I love details!
    xx Glory

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  12. so adorable!! i'm drooling! so happy i found your link.

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  13. Sharnel, it all looks fabulous. The colours are wonderful together. Well done on another gorgeous party for your beautiful boy :)

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  14. What a great party and I love the colors!!!

    Shelley@ Divine Party Concepts

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  15. This is one of the prettiest parties I've seen! Great colors, design EVERYTHING! Congratulations!

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  16. BEYOND fabulous. Absolute, perfect presentation.

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  17. Unbelieveable! Navy and green is one of my favorite color combinations. I can't wait to try to make those pinwheels. I am so glad I found your blog.

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  18. How creative and fun! You definitely have the talent to create wonderful masterpieces!

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  19. Just perfect! Your cupcakes and cookies look too pretty to eat! Love the colors you used. May I post for my readers? :)

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  20. I found you via TomKat Studio, but am a fellow Australian...go the blog world!!
    I am so going to keep you on my top sites! Look forward to more fun things...

    Jordan :)
    http://polkadotprintsstudio.blogspot.com/

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  21. This is AMAZING. I love the treat bag idea "fill to the brim" how cool is that for any kid to see?

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  22. What a beautiful combination of 'child-friendly' and 'sophisticated.'

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  23. hey where are you? Hope all is well.

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  24. Love this. Found you via Birthday Girl. Consider me a follower!

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  25. Hope you don't mind but I wanted to catalog your party on my blog. It really is inspiring...probably because I have triplet boys that are going to have their 3rd birthday this year and I've got to start gearing up:-)

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  26. What a fantastic party. Love it all. THanks for sharing.

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  27. I have just found your blog today. I can tell I will visit you regularly. Great inspirations !! Lovely blog.

    eva ~ www.luvdecorating.blogspot.com

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  28. Your fabulous party is making the party rounds, so I just had to add my two cents, thank you for sharing and the colors are perfect!

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  29. Thank you each and everyone for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you like the dessert table I created for my son's birthday.
    xx

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  30. Wow - beautiful attention to detail! What a lucky little 4 year old. Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  31. It is absolutely perfect! The theme, the colors, the details, just beautiful. I have 2 boys and more on the way (his name will be William), I can't wait and "try" to re-create this table for one their b-days, thanks for sharing!

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  32. Hello! LOVE the photos!! You did a great job ... I do have a question though: where did you get the glass containers for the m&m's?

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  33. I love your dessert tables, and your photos are amazing!! Congratulations, your work is inspiring...

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  34. Gorgeous table! I stumbled across your site after seeing the link on Amy Atlas' blog - I livein Hong Kong but am from Brisbane originally too! Well done on the - it looks fab. I wonder how many apples were eaten though...;-)

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  35. Thanks Brooke, i think a total of four were eaten LOL. Two kids x 1 each and one mum had 2!!

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  36. simply amazing. your attention to detail is an inspiration!
    plus, there is a very soft spot in my heart for pinwheels! everytime we used to go & visit my grandma ~ she would have a pinwheel waiting for us. thanks for the inspiation & the memories.

    kellie

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  37. Martha Stewart's got nothing on you!!!!
    - Miss A of AskMissA.com

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  38. Just amazing, I love how simple you have made it look. Your lovely blog is full of lovely pictures and words. You have a new follower for sure
    Cheers
    Julie @ Handmade Market

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  39. Every detail is candy for my soul... I just found your blog and I'm in LOVE! Can't wait to explore :)

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  40. Ok this is AMAZING !!!! I adore the colour scheme, and those crates look fantastic, I want to do a farm party for my son this year at my parents property, those crates will be perfect ! You are so talented Sharnel, definately Australia's Amy Atlas ;-)

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  41. What an absoluting beautiful table. Well done Mum!

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  42. Beautiful!!!

    I am going to share it with my http://www.facebook.com/sydney4women community! :)

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  43. I am organising my hubby's 40th and we are having an 80's party and you have inspired me. Where do I find the lolly jars and scoops? I am from Brisbane too. Redskins, milk bottles, strawberry's and cream...but I think we had little white packets and paid 20c for a whole packet in the 80s.

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  44. I am just loving your blog Sharnel, this dessert table especially! Thanks so much for all the inspiring ideas, I hope you don't mind but I posted about you on my blog today too:
    www.designnstyle.blogspot.com

    Congrats on such a great blog, I just love it!
    Hannah from design+style

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  45. these pictures are amazing! and i love the theme. the colors are so beautiful as well! thanks for sharing! :)

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  46. Amazing party! Fantastic job!

    Kim
    http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

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  47. Everything looked so beautiful. I am so inspired looking at all the pictures. Would you be able to tell me what software you used to creat all the personalized tags and labels? I am planing my daughter's 1st birthday and I actually never made any personalized tags or labels. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  48. Kamal - I use photoshop. If you are having problems though, you could always get Nathalie from Imprintables to make them for you. www.imprintables.com.au

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  49. There are so many comments I dont' know if this has been asked yet ... what is the font you use on your tags? Do you get these especially printed or do you print (hand/computer) yourself? V. Nice!

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  50. Littlemiss - the font is Crayon E.

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  51. Hi Sharnel. What a fantastic party. I'm so inspired! Just wondering who you shipped your m&m's over from? I am also in Brisbane and can't seem to find individual coloured m&m's! thanks

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  52. Danny - a friend who lives in California shipped them to me. They don't produce them here in Australia.

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  53. Hi Sharnel, Suzanne here (using my husbands email). I'm just wondering where you bought the wooden tie pegs from to use for the pinwheels? I have searched everywhere and can't seem to locate them. many thanks

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  54. They are from Riot Art & Craft

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  55. Hi, could you tell me what section you found the boxes in in Bunnings? I can't find them! Your display is every inspirational and I am going to "steal" some ideas for my son's barnyard/farm party. Lovely work!

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  56. ShellBell they are in the crafts section. Hope your son's party goes well!
    X

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  57. Love the overall colors! very colorful…:) The whole things look so great! And there's nothing more than having the family together. Nothing is more important than that!
    Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

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  58. Happy birthday William! Great theme, I love it!

    Brad Fallon

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  59. I'm so excited I found your blog! I have been searching and searching for the perfect boy birthday party idea, and this is it! I love it, and navy and green are so perfect. What did you do for invitations?

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