Friday, July 22, 2011

William's Wild West Showdown

I have been blown away by the response to William's recent Wild West Showdown. Thank you to everyone for your comments and posts. I would like to thank Amy Atlas for sharing some of the images with her readers here.

I hope you enjoy looking through more images from William's 5th birthday. Leanne Stamatellos captured the day perfectly. I have to say the relationship our family has built with Leanne over the past two years shows in these images. Both William and Olivia were so at ease with Leanne. Thank you Leanne. I know you know how special it is for me to have these memories to look back on.


I asked Anna from Invite with Style to create William's invitations. How cool are they? I feel it's very important to set the tone of a party with fabulous invitations. William's classmates certainly thought they were cool!


I lashed out with the props, I couldn't help myself. It's what I do.


The guests were greeted with mini choc milks. They came back for seconds and thirds. Paper straws available here. Mini glass milk bottles available here.





We offered a range of cookies, muffins and whoopie pies for the boys to snack on for afternoon tea. I love the cookie bar idea. There was also fresh fruit available too.

William 5

Plenty to keep the boys entertained. A hay bale treasure hunt. We hid sheriff badges and choc coins in the hay for the boys to find.

William 1

The animal farm was a huge hit.


The boys practised their shooting skills.


Sacks races. Cowboy hats and bandanas will be available for purchase soon.


We are blessed to have wonderful neighbours who we are lucky to be able to call friends. The two eldest boys demonstrated whip cracking for the younger boys. Thanks Johnny and Fraser, you did a wonderful job.



Leanne pulled my two aside and got some special photos for us. Thank you Leanne.



I made William's cake and was really happy with the result. I got the design from here. I changed it a little, but the initial concept was from Sam's Cakes.


The Favours. The cute Sambellina boxes are available in the shop now!


Photography Leanne Stamatellos Photography

Cookies and Whoopie Pies Bubble and Sweet

Invitations, thank you tags, sweets table signage Invite with Style

Party design and styling Sharnel Dollar Designs


If you would like help creating a fabulous party of your own contact me about our event styling services. You can also purchase many items I use in my parties here.


  1. Unbelievable party Sharnel. It's the authenticity that makes it a standout. You are a truly amazing stylist xx

  2. What a fabulous party for William, love every detail!

  3. Amazing party - I just love every detail Sharnel! The party games especially were a great compliment to the theme.

  4. That is so amazing! I love your attention to detail and the fact that you have created a little boys haven, so much more special for your own little man too! Letitia x

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  6. Wow Sharnel, you've outdone yourself. This is spectacular. What a talent you are. Can't believe how big this production was, and it looks like the kids had a ball. Must have been such fun devising this theme and setting it all up. You really are extraordinary!

  7. You surely have done it again, what an amazing party! I love how the theme allowed you to include apples in the dessert bar too = )

  8. Oh my goodness Sharnel!.. just gorgeous.. You are amazing. xxxxx


  9. Amazing, you have out done yourself this time, cant wait to see what Sunday brings for Oliva x

  10. Holy smoke! Sharnel you totally nailed it! I reckon your props cupboard would rival one in Hollywood! LovT

  11. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and one on everything coastal
    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  12. This is just so sweet Sharnel. A kids dream

  13. Hi Sharnel,

    Another fabulous birthday celebration! Congratulations on a wonderful job. Can I enquire where you purchased the Apple basket from which features on the dessert table?

    Many thanks



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