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Monday, September 27, 2010

Carnival Extravaganza...created with love for my precious boys

Well...well...it has been a very busy time here at candy soirees, mainly because I was working on a very personal project.....my 2 boys combined 'carnival' birthday party. My big boy Luke turned 4 in August and my baby Alexander turns 2 next week.....so off to the carnival we all went to celebrate both birthdays....like I always say to my boys.....'sharing is caring'

Here are some shots of the event......enjoy xx

The Carnival Candy Buffet....the children were in candy heaven.

The table was adorned with a selection of colourful and delicious candy, fizzy stick, jaffas, yummy bananas, colourful gumballs and what's a carnival with out pop corn and cotton candy???

There was a display of carnival designed drum boxes (from candy soirees) decorated with red pom poms, displayed on a red cardboard 3 tier cake stand......there were little choc surprises inside for the kids.

At the back of the table I featured 3 tall carnival trumpets which the kids had heaps of fun with (ouch to our ears).....there were colourful yoyos to chose from and a yummy selection of cupcakes wrapped in carnival wrappers. (cup cake toppers from candy soirees)

Our little business candy soirees, is now supplying these delicious alphabet cookies so I just had to have them for the boys party 'L' for Luke and 'A' for Alex. Ohhhhh and I mention earlier the cotton candy.... I packed these in gorgeous and fun candy stripe paper bags.

We had to have 2 cakes off course, delicious mud cake with a rendered look cream ganache on the outside from the very talented Vicky at Dolce Fantasia cakes. I decided to decorate these myself with pom pom cake buntings that I made, one in red and the other in yellow....and simply added jaffas to the base of the cake and decorated with cute clown toppers and circus theme figurines.

We catered for 40 kids...YES 40  kids.....we set up a very long row of tables (banquet style) and dressed them with red table cloths, layered with blue and white stripe paper table runner. The table was decorated with flower balloons in pots and glass jars and the kids ate from gorgeous spotty paper plates and cups.

We also had a separate adult table with macaroons, sandwiches and other little treats.
Loooove these ABC cups that I decorated with yellow chrysanthemums.
Glass soda and water bottles were individually labelled and decorated with colourful twine.

I would like to say a big thank you to the following:

My Little Jedi : for the clever ABC cups and Divine Twine
Giggleberry: for the stunning and fun carnival bunting
Little Sooti : for my ever so stunning cake stand
Mon Tresor: for the candy stripe bags, 3 tier cake stand  (red)
Sambellina: for the the cute spotty party ware (also available at candy soirees)
The lovely ladies at the Cupcake wrapper co. for the circus wrappers and and the clown cake toppers
The gorgeous Loula from Children's Lighting for making the cup cakes....they were absolutely delicious.

thanks again for your lovely product .....

And a very special thanks to the 3 special men in my life....My Husband ....and my two little munchkins Luke and Alexander.....everything you see here was created for the love of my boys.....the look on their face when they walked into their party was priceless xxxx

Friday, September 24, 2010

Guest Boys Party Feature - Star Wars Party

Our second boy party feature has to be the most unique and creative 1st birthday that I have ever seen. This party has blown us away....to another galaxy...... let us introduce to you a 'Star Wars Party' for little Aniken....yes that is right Aniken.... named after the star wars character. Vesna (mum of the birthday boy) and owner of the creative My Little Jedi put this brilliant, show stopping party together recently for her little man. The design detail and creativity has really impressed us, and I am sure you will agree that is nothing short of amazing.
Candy Soirees was honoured and so excited when Vesna contacted us to create a chocolate wrapper design for her son's candy buffet.....I had so much fun putting these together for Aniken's party.

The combination of colours work really well with this theme, love the way Vesna captured the true star wars theme, yet interpreted into a boys party theme to suit all ages.

That cake is sensational....love the cupcakes and off course we love the choc bars too :)

All the details are out of this world...too many to mention, the party hats are super cute, the wookie cookies are so clever and love those personalised party bags.

Now this you will agree is brilliant, each little guest received a Jedi certificate (genious) and there were fun
Light sabers to play with.....love it!

And off course young little Jedi Master himself in his cool red hoodie.....Happy 1st Birthday Aniken.....you are one very lucky boy.

Thanks Vesna for letting us be a part of your son's birthday and for allowing us to share these photos with our followers....job well done mummy and can't wait to see what you come up with for Aniken's 2nd birthday.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wedding Inspiration: Moccha, pastel pink and blue

To all our beautiful brides to be......we would like to share with you this stunning colour combination that we just love love love.......Moccha, Pastel Pink and soft Blue. These three colours are romantic and whimsical when combined.

My favourite would have to be the wedding dress, soft ruffled layers of light mocha overlayed with a breathtaking blue and accesorised with a whimiscal pastel pink sash....how divine.......

How clever and effective are the mix and match favour boxes with coloured lids and alternate bases.
Available soon to candy soirees.

We hope to inspire you with this beautiful colour palette......

Saturday, September 18, 2010

sugar and spice and all things nice (that is what little girls are made of)

Now I know I said I was on a mission to feature more little boys parties ...... but you will have to excuse us while we show you this unbelievable baby shower 'sugar and spice and all things nice' from the lovely and super talented Jennifer Birkhead from Jennifer Birkhead Designs
Jennifer recently put together a baby shower for a very close friend of hers who is expecting a sweet little girl.....ahh little girls they are all sugar and spice.
The colour theme was Pink and Orange.....Jennifer combined these two colour so well and they just look amazing in these photos......there is not one thing that I can pick out as my favourite as I love it all.....but if I had to it would be the clever shelving turned into a sweet and traditional looking candy store.....and the selection of candy off course......Oh and the stunning invitation that Jennifer designed for the occasion.....like all of her invitation designs it is nothing short of fabulous and I must say I love the way Jennifer uses colour.

Thanks Jennifer for letting us share this beautiful soiree .....candy soirees loves your work xx

Friday, September 17, 2010

Guest party feature....boys lego party

As promised I am on the quest to find amazing and fun boys party themes. There are so many pretty and innovative girls parties out there but what about our gorgeous little men.....they can be just as much fun to entertain so we introduce to you our very first guest party feature sent to us by the lovely Katena from Taylor made Baking
Katena put together the brilliant and unique Lego theme party for her son's 7th birthday....I am to assume he loves Lego and maybe he is a little engineer in the making. I would love to share these inspiring photos with you all. Have a look at the attention  to detail....I love it all but I must say the bubble wrap painted green to look like Lego is a BRILLIANT idea.....not to mention all the yummy treats. Wow Katena you have really impressed candy soirees.......

Love this dessert table and that cake is fabulous.....

The party boxes are perfect and these primary colours work really well with this theme....love love love the cupcakes and the Lego man cookies....clever, wish I could bake like this.

This (along with the bubble wrap turned Lego table cover ) is my favourite.....the beautifully wrapped chocolate bars with Lego block images.....they almost look 3D.....Brilliant....and impressive. Bet the kids loved these.

How clever is the Lego man paper border around the table...so crafty and effective.....and finally a picture of the happy little birthday boy in his cute Lego T-shirt. Wow Katena didn't miss a thing when it came to putting this little soiree together. Thanks Katena for sharing your gorgeous boys birthday party with us....we loooove the theme.

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