Monday, August 29, 2011

Race Car Teddy Biscuits

'Race Car' has been our top selling boys theme this year, so we thought we would make some 'Race Car Teddies' to share as our party food recipe this week.  Another super simple party food that is loads of fun for the kids to help make, super yummy and just so cute!

What you need:

Mini Milky Ways or similar chocolate bar
Tiny Teddies
Chocolate to melt

1. Melt the chocolate. 
2. Dip sides of milky way into chocolate. 
3. Stick on smarties to make wheels. 
4. Stick teddy biscuit into top of milky way. 
5. Place smartie into chocolate in front of teddy to make steering wheel.


The only problem we found with these is that more smarties made their way into the kids mouth than on the cars and hubby spent more time dipping teddy biscuits into the melted chocolate, cos its just so yum!  Ok, and maybe a milky way or four worked their way into mummy's mouth hehe! As you can see only 6 finished cars made it to our plate :)  Lucky they were just for us and not for a party!

There was some great little changes people had made to these original race car teddies to make into other vehicles such as ranger vehicles for jungle parties etc - if you have a spin on these we would love to hear about them! Feel free to leave us a comment with how you have made them :)

If you have a little one who loves cars or anything with wheels, then be sure to check out some of our gorgeous party supplies for 'Things that Go' Parties!

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Race Car

Kate xx

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ethan's 4th 'Horsey Cowboy' Birthday Party

It was my big boy Ethan's 4th birthday at the beginning of August and that brought with it his long awaited 'Horsey' birthday party!  Ethan picked his theme for this year's party about 7 months ago and boy has it been a long 7 months with many 'is it my horsey party today?' conversations!

Ethan was very particular that he wanted a horse party and not a cowboy party however mummy was able to eventually sway that slightly as it was tricky finding masculine horse products, everything seemed to be pink but he was pretty sold on getting to dress up as a cowboy so 'Horsey Cowboy' it was!

We set up our back area like a barn and decked out with horse props including saddle and stand, hay, wine barrel, wagon wheel and gorgeous old fashioned boxes.  We set this around our day bed which also acted as our 'photo booth'.

Yummies on our dessert table were toffee apples, wagon wheels, cupcakes, caramel popcorn, milk bottles, malteasers, cookies and cake pops.

Sweet mini glass milk bottles and cowboy boot cups filled with chocolate milk sat on 'the wine barrel bar' and cute personalised horse tableware set the kids table.

Our bucket party bags were filled with horsey treats and sweets as a take home thank you.

It was a fabulous day and Ethan had a blast!

Vendor Credits:  I would like to thank the following lovely businesses for the gorgeous goodies/supplies

Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations - Styling, baking cups, lanterns, striped straws, cowboy hats, bandannas, party buckets, balloons. 
Fairydust Stylish Stationery - Howdy Partner Printables (invites, labels, cupcake toppers, banner etc)
Kaza's Kookie Kreations - Howdy Partner Cookies
D'Licious Cupcakes - Cake Pops
Sharnel Dollar Designs - Mini Glass Bottles
Celebrate Express - Personalised plates, Cowboy cups, napkins, Cowboy boot cups, various decorations
Propagander - Saddle & stand, wine barrel, wagon wheel, old fashioned boxes
Candy Couture - Toffee Apples
Crazy Love Photography - Photography

A big thank you as always to my hubby Anthony who is always the biggest help with the kids parties and he simply wouldn't let me forget the fact that he pretty much designed the dessert table himself hehe! To my sister Mel for all her help with cutting printables and adding finishing touches, most appreciated! To all family and friends who gave lovely gifts and well wishes for Ethan, we are most appreciative x 

More piccies of the party also on our Facebook page 

Kate xx

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Super Sweet Tea Cup Biscuits

Super sweet 'Tea Cup Biscuits' make a perfect addition to any tea party.  So cute and effective!
Here is some that we whipped up with our boys, lots of fun for the kids to help with as they are so easy :) 

What you need: 
Tic Toc Biscuits
Life Savers
White Chocolate (to melt)

1. Melt the white chocolate. 
2. Dip bottom of marshmallow into chocolate and stick on top of biscuit. 
3. Dip freckle into chocolate and stick on top of marshmallow. 
4. Cut life saver in half and attach to side of marshmallow with chocolate to make handle.


Monday, August 15, 2011

'Tea Party' products & accessories by Piece of Cake Parties

Is there anything more gorgeous and girly than a tea party ? Lace, flowers, tea cups, pastels and delicious cakes and pastries, what more could a girl want! 

That said, we would like to introduce our brand new girls theme 'Tea Party'.  A super cute range of products for little ladies, in green and purple with a splash of pink.  Perfect for your tea party table setting!  

To view the full 'Tea Party' range of products and to order see our online store here -  'Tea Party '  

We also have many other lovely products to help create a beautiful tea party for your little (or big) girl! Candy jars, paper straws, cupcake stands, cupcake pedestals, baking cups, paper lanterns, tissue paper pom poms & buntings!  Browse our 'Decorations' section for gorgeous accessories. 

We would love to help you style your gorgeous tea party! Please dont hesitate to contact us if we can help!

And a little tea party eye candy to finish off!

Kate xx

Sunday, August 14, 2011

'Fit for a Princess' ~ Real Party Feature!

Today's party feature comes from one of my gorgeous clients, Anita and I am excited to share her daughter Julia's 'Fit for a Princess' party with you all.

Anita styled a gorgeous pink shabby chic style dessert table laid out with lolly filled glass jars, gingerbread cookies, cupcakes and lollipops.  Soft floral background and gorgeous mirror centerpiece set the table off perfectly.

Beautiful Princess table setting complete with tiara and wand for each little guest.  Love the cutlery tied together with a pretty bow, a simple addition to really make the table special.

The theme was carried across to the 'favour table' where guests received a selection of gorgeous goodies as a thank you.

Well done Anita on such a beautiful party, Julia is one lucky little girl!

Cookies by Gingerbread Corner 
Candy Jars, Gumball Machines, Fairy Princess tableware & party bags, doilies, grass mats, tiara's, favours 

I would like to thank Anita for submitting her party and allowing us to feature it on our blog.  We would love to feature more gorgeous party and dessert tables for our readers so please feel free to send us your party pictures and details to and you may be our next feature party :)

Kate xxx