BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAYS FOR MY BABY

BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAYS FOR MY BABY

BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAYS FOR MY BABY >

Yep, it’s THAT time of year. AGAIN. The countdown to my baby’s next birthday! Weeks filled with party planning chaos, a parade of pink prettiness flying out my poky bits, the lump in the throat is creeping in most nights, as I scroll back at the year that was. Oh, and of course… The nostalgic blog posts! #sorrynotsorry

For MG’s first birthday we kept it pretty low-key, and opted for an intimate gathering of close friends and family at home. When I say ‘low-key’, it’s all relative of course. I love hosting and nothing gets my creative girlie juices flowing, like styling a party! There wasn’t really a theme per se, just an abundance of colour and LOVE! I’ve listed the suppliers we used. 

{ Burnt Butter Cakes – cake stands }

{ MG’s dress: custom Monica Morog }

{ Cookies & cupcakes: Sweet Cheeks Cookies & Cakes, The Cupcake Queens }

{ Chocolate crackles by my gorgeous friend, Jac Rutherford, ha! }


MG’s SECOND BIRTHDAY >

We were so lucky that MG’s first and second birthdays fell on a Saturday and then a Sunday, hashtag blessed. However, for birthday number two… Errr, ummm, I did NOT do anything ‘low-key’. MG’s second birthday came five months after we lost Charlotte. In those five months I basically hadn’t left our house, seen any of my friends, or had any real contact with people – I kid you not. I needed a project to keep my mind and my heart busy, and so this Pink-Peppa extravaganza was born! This was also a welcomed distraction to Charlotte’s due date – 23rd May 2017. 

This time we booked Greenfields on Albert Park Lake – wow, wow, wow! This venue is beyond stunning, and even more so during the day (the light is INCREDIBLE!). I did ALL the styling myself and sourced the suppliers – most of which we used for her first birthday, and will again this weekend for her third birthday. 

REMEMBER: Styling any event does NOT need to cost you a fortune. I shopped-up a storm at the $2 Shop, IKEA, Target and K-Mart. Spotlight also have some amazing party and craft supplies. It’s all about HOW you style it, and hello, that’s what Pinterest is for if you get stuck! 

{ I’ve had A LOT of comments/questions about this one – it’s actually not a picture book, it’s giant canvas I painted and then stuck on the number two! I purchased the canvas from our local $2 shop and painted it pink, duh. It’s about 1.5 x 1.5m. The number ‘2’ is from Lombard. I then printed 700 million photos and spent HOURS cutting them out to fit! Blood, sweat and tears, baby! } 

{ Cakes by LaManna Direct }

{ Desserts by Lisa Van Zanten – Executive Pastry Chef at Atlantic Group }

{ Balloons by Georgina at Boutique Balloons Melbourne }

{ Flowers by Kate at Mary Mary Studio }

SARAH JANE YOUNG, ATLANTIC GROUP, PEPPA PIG PARTY, SHEISSARAHJANE, GREENFIELDS

{ Stationary by Cevta at Wedding Paper Chic }

FLOWERS: Mary Mary Studio

SARAH JANE YOUNG, MG TURNS TWO, BOUTIQUE BALLOONS MELBOURNE, GREENFIELDS, GREENFIELDS ALBERT PARK, ATLANTIC GROUP, MARY MARY STUDIO, LITTLE BIG LETTER CO, STYLING, PINK STYLING, SARAH JANE YOUNG, SHEISSARAHJANE, LITTLE PARTY FACES, PEPPA PIG, MINNIE MOUSE, PEPPA PIG PARTY

FLOWERS: Mary Mary Studio , HABITOTS

SARAH JANE YOUNG, MG TURNS TWO, BOUTIQUE BALLOONS MELBOURNE, GREENFIELDS, GREENFIELDS ALBERT PARK, ATLANTIC GROUP, MARY MARY STUDIO, LITTLE BIG LETTER CO, STYLING, PINK STYLING, SARAH JANE YOUNG, SHEISSARAHJANE

SARAH JANE YOUNG, MG TURNS TWO, BOUTIQUE BALLOONS MELBOURNE, GREENFIELDS, GREENFIELDS ALBERT PARK, ATLANTIC GROUP, MARY MARY STUDIO, LITTLE BIG LETTER CO, STYLING, PINK STYLING, SARAH JANE YOUNG, SHEISSARAHJANE

SARAH JANE YOUNG, MG TURNS TWO, BOUTIQUE BALLOONS MELBOURNE, GREENFIELDS, GREENFIELDS ALBERT PARK, ATLANTIC GROUP, MARY MARY STUDIO, LITTLE BIG LETTER CO, STYLING, PINK STYLING, SARAH JANE YOUNG, SHEISSARAHJANE, LITTLE PARTY FACES, PEPPA PIG, MINNIE MOUSE, PEPPA PIG PARTY

SARAH JANE YOUNG, MG TURNS TWO, BOUTIQUE BALLOONS MELBOURNE, GREENFIELDS, GREENFIELDS ALBERT PARK, ATLANTIC GROUP, MARY MARY STUDIO, LITTLE BIG LETTER CO, STYLING, PINK STYLING, SARAH JANE YOUNG, SHEISSARAHJANE, LITTLE PARTY FACES, PEPPA PIG, MINNIE MOUSE, PEPPA PIG PARTY

{ MG’S SECOND BIRTHDAY CAPTURED BY STEPH BROWN }

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