Friday, June 25, 2010

Camilla's Birthday - chocolate and turquoise

Here are some images from Camilla's 11th Birthday party. What are fantastic afternoon! Oh and how gorgeous is this home? Super gorgeous I tell you. You should see the artwork on the walls .... to die for. Most importantly though, the family that lives in this house is warm, generous, loving and just as gorgeous as the house itself.

camilla group photo

25 eleven year olds full to the eyeballs with chocolate, squealing in absolute delight. The party theme was chocolate so we decided to host a chocolate cupcake decorating party. Each guest was given two cupcakes to decorate after a little demonstration by me.

camilla tables

camilla cupcake boxes

While this was happening the girls happily sipped on chocolate milk and munched on fresh sushi. So many of the guests commented on how much fun it was decorate their own cupcakes. Many devoured them then and there, others chose to take theirs home to share.

After the decorating was complete, out came a chocolate fountain with fresh strawberries and cherries to dip. OMGoodness, how good where the cherries and chocolate! And what a mess they made. I didn't get any photos of this, but believe me they enjoyed themselves. Some where even drinking the chocolate straight out of the fountain with their stripey straws. Note to self: must try that at Max Brenner next time I'm there.

I'll be back tomorrow to share more photos with you.

camilla dessert table

The dessert table inspired by Amy Atlas (as always). Thank you Amy.

camilla choc milk bottles

camilla cupcakes

camilla macarons


63 comments:

  1. you did a fantastic job! Love the dessertscape! I love how 3 big simple balloons really edge out a design! (beautiful home, as well!)

    hugs! Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  2. OMG love it! What a beautiful home! The colors are just fabulous!

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  3. OUTSTANDING! Love you're simple, symmetrical design style! Fab job! =)
    Now following you!

    Genevieve @ http://genevieve-celebratetoday.blogspot.com/

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  4. The milk jars look soooo delicious! How gorgeous is the house ?? Wow !! Wish i was 11 years old !!

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  5. What a divine party! Happy birthday Camilla!

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  6. Aaaah, DIVINE! Love it all, every little tiny bit xxxx

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  7. Such a beautiful party! I love how "grown up" it is while still having a sense of whimsy. And the chocolate milk bottles are to die for.

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  8. Divine! Beautiful party, great decorating, gorgeous home! Love the macaroons too (my fav at the moment) And the straws in the chocolate milk! Would love to use that image if ok with you :)

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  9. First thing this morning I hopped out of bed and straight to the computer hoping to find this!!
    Oh so beautiful!!! I love the colors, and you of course added all of the gorgeous Sharnel details!! I'm going to stare at these photos all day!
    I hope you don't mind, I've shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Glorious-Treats/132141370143952?ref=ts

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  10. Sharmel, I love this party! That dessert table is so chic! It will be featured on my blog tomorrow! Can't wait to share it with my readers! Fantastic!

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  11. Love it all Sharnel. The colours are wonderful together. The vessels that the macarons are displayed in are great :)

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  12. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! LOVE the "chocolate" party concept! Everything looks spectacular! I want a chocolate party!!

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  13. you are the best big bear! clappy hands and licky licky chops to you hehehe

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  14. WOW! So pretty....so classy....everything is gorgeous!

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  15. Sharnel absolutely stunning well done love every bit of it and my pom poms look great the colours work in really well with everything else..Wish I was 11 again heheh Thank you so much for sharing you should be very proud of it!!!
    xox Daneve (Ah-Tissue)

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  16. Even though I'm an almost 30-something, I would throw a chocolate party! Love it!!

    Hinna @ http://hinnaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  17. What a beautiful party.... the colours are divine! Christine xo

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  18. Oh WOW! What a stunning party and a gorgeous colour scheme! Thanks so much for letting me know about these pics) especially the one with the bunting I made in it - Yay!!

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  19. Sharnel ~ you did an outstanding job!! Everything looks amazing! Please share a how-to on how to make the ruffled tablecloth!

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  20. Oooh gorgeous. It's lunchtime and I'm hungry - wonder if there's any cupcakes hiding in my pantry. Well done on another stunner. xo

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  21. Gorgeous! You did it again Sharnel, hmmm wonder if I could have me one of these parties for my 40th lol

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  22. I LOVE this! The chocolate milk with the straws are my favorite but I love the macarons and the cake and pretty much everything! Great job!!

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  23. Gorgeous party, as usual! Sounds like fun, too!

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  24. What an amazing job, Sharnel! Love the colour combination, the backdrop, the bunting and the displays you used... The house is to die for!!!

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  25. What a absolutely delicious party! I love so many elements of this party--it is so hard to just choose one favorite! I loved the theme of the party--how much fun for 11 year old girls! And the chocolate fountain, uh, yum!! The colors were lovely and the decor was perfect! BUT, my absolute favorite was the dessert table! I loved the clear jars and the white pedestals. So simple on their own--but when all put together and filled with the scrumptious treats--it becomes something fantastic!

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  26. Gorgeous party Sharnel! I love love love the bottles of chocolate milk. Plus I'm a sucker for a pretty straw too :)

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  27. A party straight from childhood dreams...just perfect. Loved the dessert table! The chocolate milk looks so good in the glass bottles with the paper straws!

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  28. I love how co ordinated everything was ,better yet the packaged cupcakes for everyone to decorate a fantastic idea ... i want my own chocolate party !

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  29. Sharnel what a fabulous giveaway - I am here with bells on! What is not to love about Camilla's party - love the bottles of course and those jars, new platters and cake stands are perfect (promise I will order one soon!). Bet it all tasted so yummy! Leanne xx

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  30. Wow, you really outdid yourself! How neat!
    I know she just loves you for all your hardwork!
    I guess I will be disqualified from your contest, because I LOVE ALL of It!~

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  31. definately love the table cloth's.....if I have to choose one thing Lol! got to love a bit of a frill!

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  32. ohhh I heart everything at this pretty party aaahhh..The best element would have to be the smiling faces of all the girls and how can they not smile looking at that gorgeous tablecloth!!!...It's just not fair I want to be eleven again and invited to this party:)

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  33. I love the glass milk bottles and the contrast of polka dots and stripes! VERY well done!!! What a lucky girl!

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  34. What a beautifully decorated party! I especially love the splash of red in the candy bar. The party itself is coordinated beautifully however the addition of red to the table adds a sweet surprise!

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  35. What a great party! I love the bottles of chocolate milk and the straws! However, the whole thing is gorgeous!

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  36. I'm in love with a birthday party I never had! Oh my goodness - how amazing. I love everything about it. What great inspiration. When my girls are older, perhaps I'll give something like this a crack although you professionals always make it look so easy but we know full well its not!

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  37. It is a hard party to pick one favorite from but I would say it is the dessert table. LOVE the idea of BIG balloons in back and the way it is laid out. (adore the milk bottles).. you did a wonderful job!

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  38. Love the straws and the balloons Sharnel!

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  39. I love the child-like nature of the party - the food and wonderful decorations - and the fact that these beautiful young girls had a birthday party to celebrate their inner child - no makeup or playing at being adults - just enjoying their childhood. Precious!

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  40. I love, love, love the chocolate milk in the itsy bitsy jars with the oh so cute straws you found! Well done Mumma! http://loveittoday.wordpress.com/

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  41. Hi Sharnel .... I love this party! The people who own the house are great friends of ours and it is stunning. H is very talented. The party looks spectacular and I love the aqua macarons and the chocolate milk in the glass jars. Simply gorgeous... I know Camilla would have loved it! Come by my blog anytime and I am going to join yours!
    Frances

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  42. Oh, my goodness! I want to go to a party like this.. Lisa xx

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  43. Every detail is perfect- Great job!!! I love the idea of the straws in the fountain. May have to try that!

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  44. I love this because, even though it is simple, elegant, and chic, it is still doable under a budget, and we all know that times are hard right now.
    anyone can do this and that is why i love it.
    Elizabeth

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  45. where did you find the glass bottles? i love them!

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  46. I have been looking for some milk jars for my daughter's first birthday party....where did you find them?! SO cute!!!

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  47. Jamie and Jennifer, I did a post about them here http://mylife-myloves.blogspot.com/2010/06/mini-glass-bottles.html

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  48. Hi, where do you find woolworth stores? I thought they were all closed. I'm in Pennsylvania.

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  49. Everything is stunning, congrats on a well done job and a wonderful celebration!

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  50. Beautiful Sharnel! I love the color combination! :o) Where did you find the barber straws? I was looking for colored straws like that and could only find red and white! Love it! :o)

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  51. Laura, I live in Australia!!!
    I'd be happy to send you some though. Please send me your email address.
    Sharnel

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  52. Kara I'm pretty sure Bake It Pretty carry them.

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  53. I love it- where did you get the lolly jars from? am in Melbourne

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  54. Louisa,
    I have them in stock and will have them available for purchase through my online shop that will open in approx 3 weeks.
    Sharnel

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  55. Hi Sharnel, just wanted to say how much I love your blog!!! have my daughter Clementine's christening on the 15th of August here in Melbourne, have a 5 year old and 9 year old aswell so will be lots of kids coming too! I am ganering lovely ideas from your blog, trying to make poms poms!! and got the milk bottles from Safeway, I love Olivia's pnk party theme buffet. Would the shop be open before then? also the straws are great.
    Trying to find nice pink tablecloths. Louisa

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  56. What a beautiful house and a party like something out of a fairy tale! So pretty and such a lovely memory created!

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  57. Totally love this idea - my favorite is the milk bottles with the straws - you don't see that much anymore and its totally adorable - would also love love love to know where you got the blue and white striped tablecloths - that's totally my style and considering I haven't a clue how to even start a sewing machine would love to know where to buy!

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  58. This is truly beautiful - and what a great idea for a tween party for a young lady! Amazing job!

    Krysten - www.clickableparty.com

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  59. Nevermind! Sorry! Figured it out!

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  60. I love the dishes!!!!! Do you have a Twitter? I work for Rosanna, Inc as her PR and Marketing Manager and I would love to tweet this blog. Those are all our dishes that you are using!!! :)

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  61. Very beautiful pictures with very helpful information. I like it very much.
    Birthday Gifts

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