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.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Amy Atlas coming to Australia

Would you like the chance to meet with the original creator and queen of dessert tables?


Well Amy is currently gauging interest in a tour DOWN UNDER! If you would like to meet her click here and read how to get in contact with her team.

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I had the absolute pleasure of meeting with Amy in October last year and I told her just how much we all love her and what she does here in Australia. She has inspired so many of us to create beautiful dessert tables and even start our own businesses. Mine included!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Been a little quiet on the blogging front the past few weeks. We spent 10 glorious days in Fiji and I wanted to share of my favourite photos with you.






Can't wait to go back next year.