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Friday, October 29, 2010

Sarah in Wonderland.......30th Birthday Soiree

Ohhhhh I am so into the old traditional kids movies right now and my 4 year old is loving Pinocchio and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.....but we haven't watched the famous and whimsical story of Alice In Wonderland as yet......Which brings me to our next party feature.....prepare to be taken to a wonderland (literally)
Sarah from the gorgeous Princess Allure Jewellery recently celebrated her 30th birthday and contacted us for some yummy rock candy to treat her guests....when she mentioned this theme I was over the moon and waiting with anticipation to see the photos.......Sarah did an amazing job styling and recreating a wonderland for her guests. All her guests were asked to arrive the wonderland soiree wearing a hat or a fascinator, The dinner was intimate but the detail was GRAND......

Upon entry the guests were greeted by a hand made sign...showing them the way to wonderland. Inside was  decorated with vintage tea pots, beautiful dollies, whimsical flowers and intricate details to capture the feeling of this magical tale. I particularly love the colour palette of Red, White and Antique Brown.
Each guest was give a calico bag filled with handmade Alice inspired Jewellery (by Princess Allure Jewellery) and served with delicious cocktails poured into coloured vintage glasses and sweetened with Pink Rock candy on a stick (from candy soirees)....Oh the details are amazing.....have a look for yourself....

Sarah did a brilliant job styling this whimsical soiree for her 30th and it is very true to what Princess Allure Jewellery is all about, you must visit Sarah website or Facbook page to view her stunning collection.
Thanks Sarah for allowing us to share your 30th wonderland with our readers....Happy Birthday and may the year ahead bring you much happiness and success xx

Friday, October 15, 2010

10 Things you didn't know about me

Tagged by the lovely Vesna from My little Jedi

1) When I was a little girl I used to look up at my dad and think he was the tallest man in the word.....until I grew up (  even so he still was the tallest man in the world to me)

2) I wanted to be a pilot at the age of 3......then I went to school and realised you need to be smart...

3) My weakness is bags....bags and more bags.

4) I am hopeless at applying makeup but love buying it

5) My biggest fear in life is not having my family around me and I loath cockroaches

6) My sister is my best friend and can not go a day with out talking to her (more than once)

7) When I was pregnant to my eldest....I craved donuts so much so that I began to look like one

8) I am addicted to coke zero ( so bad I know)

9) I don not have all the answers...despite of what my 4 year old thinks

10) I adore my kids and wouldn't change them for anything .... but I looooooove alone time (very rare these days....but I still hold hope that I will get an hour to myself sometime soon)

That is me in a nutshell....no real skeletons ....just little old me xx

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ice scream delight......Boy's party Feature with a dash of PINK

Warning: this party will make you crave ice cream........
The lovely Suzanna from Mon Tresor recently celebrated her son's 3rd Birthday and how lucky is little Maddox to have such a talented and creative mama......The theme is inspired from Maddox's favourite dessert....Ice cream. With a yummy colour palette of Vanilla, Chocolate, blue and a hint of pink...this party ss sure to make you ice - scream with delight.....We were asked to come up with a chocolate bar favour to match this perfect party and we excepted with pleasure.....well done Suzanna for putting together such a creative and fun party for your special little man.

A well designed candy buffet with all the right details and aesthetics....Love it all but my favourite would have to be the ribbon back drop representing the ice cream flavours of vanilla, chocolate and a hint or strawberry pink. Gorgeous

Love the vintage lace and twine  tied around the topping bottles, what a beautiful touch

And off course the ever so popular cake bunting which we are seeing more and more off....these colours are stunning together

I love that Suzanna chose simple noodle boxes for the ice cream topping selection, and tied ribbon and gorgeous hand made tags around them. Simple works best and the shade of chocolate ribbon is so yummy.

This is this is the shot that makes me crave ice cream......beautiful buckets filled with super yummy ice cream.......mmmmmm

Looooove the ruffled table cloth that Suzanna had made, so adorable and perfect for this whimsical ice cream party

How lovely is this sign, what a nice finishing touch to the cake table....

And off course our ice cram chocolate bar favours.....I had soooooo much fun making these and I love that Suzanna chose the pink ribbon....she has proven that using the right formula and balance...... pink can also be used for boys and it is evident that Suzanna pulled it off .... well done and thanks for letting us share your yummy party with our readers xx

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Take me to the country for a 1st birthday soiree.....

You may remember that a few weeks back I posted on facebook that I was determined to find gorgeous and inspiring boys parties.....loooooove all the pretty girls parties but as a mum of 2 boys I want to share a little more boyish gorgeousness with you all....so having said that today's feature party comes from the lovely Tara from Sweet Little Birdy.

Tara put together this cute and amazing party for her little man Mackinnon who turned one....theme is country...Farms, fields, tractors....western.....just a simple country theme that she turned into a spectacular vision....I think you will agree that Tara did a super job.....lucky boy to have a talented mummy!

I just love all the details .... from that amazing cake with the cute country boots, to the hat cookies.....and the chick cupcakes....not to mention the tractor cupcakes too....but my favourite by far are the adorable little barn favour boxes that Tara found on Etsy.....too cute for words.

Oh and what is a first birthday with out bubbles toddlers looooove bubbles and these are so well presented.

I just love the colours and ideas used in this party the cupcakes are super cute the favour boxes unique and most important of all the theme is fun for little Mackinnon...

Gorgeousness all round thanks Tara for let us feature you precious boys little soiree.....candy soirees love it xxx

if this boys party feature has wowed you stay tuned for our next feature.....you might want to be eating ice cream as you sit down to view it's gorgeousness.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Alexander the Great......

Toady's post is not about eye candy, amazing buffets or parties, nor is it about cute chocolate bar favours and wedding bonbonniere. No, today is dedicated to my beautiful little man Alexander Peter, who turns 2 today.

Two years ago today I was lying in a hospital bed waiting for the birth of my second child. To cut a long story short, my gorgeous dad passed away in August and 2 days after his funeral my waters broke, I was only 25 weeks pregnant, I was hospitalised immediately and told that my baby would be delivered with in 3 days with a 50/50 chance of survival........miraculously I managed to hold on to him for another 2 months. Two months of sitting in hospital grieving for my father and waiting for the fate of Alexander to unfold. Two months with out my husband and my 2 year old son Luke......but I managed to get through it and was  determined to save my baby. October 7 Alexander Peter Lazos was born weighing only 2 kgs, the day was bitter sweet, as we almost lost him but although he was almost 9 weeks early, it was evident that Alexander earned is name and survived the worst. After some time in intensive care and then special care, Alex was finally home with us where he belonged.

So today's post a little bit of therapy for me and an opportunity to send out a special message to my family, Thank you to my amazing husband who at the time, managed to get through our house renovations, look after a 2 year old and visiting me in hospital every single day...sometimes twice a day.....it is days like this that I realise how lucky I am to have what I have....Thank you to my beautiful boy Luke for enduring such a difficult time without his mummy. And a very special thanks to my beautiful Dad for giving Alexander the best present anyone could give.......his soul!

Happy Birthday my precious boy......you are our special gift xxxx

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ellie Make up presents a red carpet event....

Well....well...what a busy few weeks it has been at at candy soirees....so many wonderful projects, including my two boys combined carnival birthday party.....but the highlight had to be the amazing Ellie make up launch. A show stopping event put together by the reputable Melbourne Make up artist Elissa Gia, the master mind and talent behind Ellie make up. Elissa launched her new and exciting exclusive make up range.....now I am a Chanel girl and I have to say Ellie's make up sits with in this calibre of make up ..... it is soooooo good. She has definitely won me over and I will be making the switch. The quality is second to none and the range of colours and products are to die for....not to mention that sleek and elegant packaging that shouts ELLIE Make up sophistication.

Candy soirees was asked to sponsor the event with Personalised Ellie makeup chocolate bars for all the guests to take home with them in their Goodie bags....(all 250 guests) and we set up a delicious candy buffet for everyone to enjoy. Amongst the sponsors were Toni and Guy of Armadale, Mor, The wedding establishment, Kate Hill Flowers, Jason Grech and many more impressive names.

The event was held at Melbourne's fashion lounge, with champagne and nibbles upon arrival....a show stopping fashion parade,cameras, photo shoots and an amazing display of the new make up range. I was in heaven.

Congratulations to Elissa for this brilliant new venture in her already amazing career. Much hard work went into putting this all together, oh and did I mention that Elissa is a mum of a gorgeous little toddler, Sundae  and has one on the way.....WOW what a super mum. Candy soirees wishes Ellie make up much success, We were very honoured to be part of such an exciting event...........

Candy soirees black and white Glam candy buffet........

The beautiful Ellie makeup range.....heavenly

Tina, one of the Ellie make up representatives for the night....although I think this girl should have been strutting her stuff on the run way ... stunning.

Tina and I doing out thing for the cameras.....

The face of Ellie makeup.....the beautiful and talented Elissa Gia.

Visit Ellie makeup to view the full range......you will be impressed.

Visit us at candy soirees....events by design