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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dream little Angel .....DREAM

We are honoured to share with you a very special event and dessert table in honour or a very special baby. Little Portia....or should I say our little angel Portia.
The lovely Anita from Cake Envy, one of my favourite vendors and most talented cake decorator/baker.....was kind enough and brave enough to allow candy soirees to share her story. A story that will leave you in tears but also in awe of the courage of a family who lost their precious daughter. Portia was indeed a beautiful little baby bought into this world with unfortunate circumstances.....she fought for her little life and stayed with her family long enough to capture their hearts but not long enough to share a life together. Portia sadly was taken at 40 weeks old.
' God not only sends special angels into our lives but sometimes he even sends them back again..............'

I admire Anita's strength to allow us to share her following words:

This precious party was put together in memory of our daughter Portia who would have turned one on 22 march 2011. Our baby girl was diagnosed with a number of severe heart conditions during our routine ultrasound at 34 weeks. Despite given grim hope that she would last the birth, she gave us 40 days of glorious memories which we will hold on to forever. Portia got to meet her grandparents, aunts and uncles and her two adoring sisters Sienna and Mia. Our world has changed forever, but we have learned to appreciate every day. Portia’s sisters and I thought it would be special to put together this celebration to share with our family to remember her short but memorable life. Remember our angel Portia Grimbos 22.3.2010 – 30.4.2010.

Beautiful cake and sweets designed and made by Anita.

 All the gorgeous labels, wrappers, party hats and decorations were made by Anita,
 I just adore this colour scheme, such happy colours for
little Portia.

A precious photo, holding Portia's loving memory stood at the table that was
put together to honour her 1st birthday and little life.

For me the most amazing thing about this dessert table is not the stunning sweets, nor the beautifully combined colours.....or the pretty pinwheels and tissue pom poms. For it is the act of one family coming
together to honour and remember their daughter/baby sister. The love that is poured into this little private event is admirable.

Furthermore, the strength of this family amazes me, and the fact that they allowed me to share their story will always remain as a highlight for me.

Thank you Anita (and family) may your little Angel always shine from above and may she always fill your heart with precious love and adoring memories.
Portia may you DREAM magical dreams always. xxxxx

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I scream, you scream, we all scream AHOY ice cream!!!

Today on this glorious warm summers day ..... we styled and set up a little pirate party for a sweet little boy who is turning 1. The theme is pirate, and the treat was an ice cream parlour. Little Aidyn had a candy buffet for his Christening so mum wanted something different for the little guests to enjoy.....So ice cream parlour it was. Aidyn is such a lucky little boy, his parents went to so much effort to make it special for him, dad even built an amazing ice cream stand that was the feature of the party.
Happy Birthday Captain Aidyn, hope you and your little Pirates have a fabulous party.

The Pirate Invitation designed by candy soirees, was the inspiration for the party

Aidyn's Ice cream parlour

Fabric Bunting made by the wonderful Giggleberry Creations

All the little pirates received fabric polka dot pirate bandannas and fabric eye patches.
A special thank you to the lovely Natalie from Sweetpea Princess for making the eye patches.
Our little parties were also treated to a box of goodies, with captain sharky water pistols, gold coin chocolates and Treasure maps and activity stickers.

Paper Lanterns supplied by candy soirees.
A Vintage treasure chest was filled with pool fun games for all the kids to enjoy.

The pool was filled with fun 'Captain Sharky' Beach Balls

Pirate ship cake {organised by little Aidyn's mum} was designed around the invite we made.

We had so much fun putting this little party together for Aidyn, and love creating fun boys parties for all to enjoy.
Invitations and party decor supplied by Candy soirees.
Party tags, Favour boxes from Candy soirees
Ice cream from Trampoline Gelato {Chadstone}.
Bunting and polka dot bandannas from Giggleberry Creations
Fabric Pirate eye patches from Sweetpea Princess

Happy Soirees from candy soirees xx

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