Sweet 16 Chanel inspired dessert table

A few weeks ago Madi celebrated her 16th birthday and asked me to design a Chanel themed dessert and candy table for her and her bff's.

Cake, cupcakes, oreos, cake pops by Taart

Artwork by Ham & Pea Design

Styling and props by Sharnel Dollar Designs

Stylish Kids’ Parties Book and Giveaway!

I am so excited to be sharing with you today a glimpse into a new super stylish kids party book by Kelly Lyden, the blogger behind The Party Dress and WH Hostess!

I love Kelly's preppy style, and I’m honoured to be sharing all her kids’ party tips and ideas, plus giving my readers a chance to win a fabulous prize pack.  Stylish Kids' Parties is full of darling DIY projects, recipes, templates, and more.

I’m sharing a sneak peek into the book with this What Will It Bee Baby Shower.   I love the color palette of french blue, yellow and white incorperating that beautiful clover pattern!  Kelly has focused on stunning design elements such as the bumble bee, lemons, topiary trees and honeycomb.

Take a look at the gorgeous pics…& don’t forget to enter to win a sweet Giveaway Package Below…


I have a great party package up for grabs.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post.

  • (1) Signed Copy of Stylish Kids' Parties
  • (12) Blue Polka Dot Candy Cups
  • (1) 8" Round Blue Clover Dot Cake Plate Cling
  • (12) Yellow & White Stripe Paper Straws
  • (12) Printed Blank Menu Cards from WH Hostess
Winner will be drawn on Monday, 24th February 2014.
The book can be purchased online at the following stores:
It’s Magic!

The next table to show you from Confetti Fair is our Magic Table, totally inspired by printables from Style Me Gorgeous.

I wanted to keep this table really simple and clean letting the vibrant colours speak for themselves.  Images by Amber Cherry Photography.  Cake, cupcakes, cookies, tarts and cakepops by Taart.  Styling and props by Sharnel Dollar Designs.



Strawberry Market Stall

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of exhibiting at Confetti Fair.  I joined forces with Coby at Taart to put together three different dessert tables.  The first cab off the rank is our Strawberry Market Stall.  Hope you enjoy these beautiful images captured by Amber Cherry Photography.

Cakes, cupcakes, cookies and mousse by Taart

Paperie by Loralee Lewis

Styling/props by Sharnel Dollar Designs

Farmyard Friends Dessert Table

Here is fun and colourful farmyard friends themed dessert table I worked on with Taart.  All the delicious food is from Taart, styling by Sharnel Dollar and the cool (removable and reusable) backdrop by Paper Eskimo.

Dessert Table workshops

For all classes and booking details click here.

Queen Beetle – get the look

I'm back with another gorgeous shoot I did for Paper Eskimo.  This one was themed around their Queen Beetle Poppit Invitation.  I love that there is no pink in sight (whilst I adore pink, it's so refreshing not to work with it on the odd occasion).

I've included a "Get the Look" section at the end of the this post so you can recreate this party yourself at home.

Photography by Amanda McLauchlan.  Styling by Sharnel Dollar Designs for Paper Eskimo.

Chocolate Mousse Pots and Garden Lollipop Cupcakes

Lady Beetle cake by Taart

Cookies by Glazed Bakehouse, Melon Fruit Salad

1.  Queen Beetle Poppit Invitation Set    2.  Green spot cups    3.  Paper Straws

4.  Baking Cups    5.  Favour Bags   6.   Paper Plates   7.  Napkins

8. Cake Stand    9.  Mini Glass Jar    10. Wooden Cutlery

1. Wooden Table and Chairs   2. Faux Grass    3.  Timber Platter    4.  Bird Cage

5.  Candles    6.  Cake   7. Mini Ladybugs

Cake Crush

Both of these cakes were made by Sweet & Saucy for Blake's first birthday.  I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I'm sharing both with you.

I love the simplicity of the cake on the left and that topper on the right, well that's just sheer perfection.

Party Crush

Over the past two days some absolutely stunning parties have been shared on the interwebs and I feel compelled to shared them here on the blog.  Be sure to click through to see all the imagery.  You'll not be disappointed.

The first table is by my good friend Leanne at Sweet Style.  Seriously gorgeous.   Fresh, clean yet girly and modern.  Love it Leanne.  The full party can be seen here on Amy Atlas.

Artwork by Ham & Pea Design and Paperie.  Cookies by Dessert Menu Please.  Cake by Blissfully Sweet.

The second party is from my friend from across the seas, the divine Loralee Lewis.  You must read the touching blog post written by Loralee about Georgianna's "1st" birthday.

Miss Cupcake Tea Party

I'm back with another pretty Paper Eskimo photo shoot based around their Miss Cupcake range of Poppit Invitations.

We had this sweet lemonade stand made by a local handyman and decorated with a pretty lemon and white stripe fabric awning and PE bunting.

Cake pops, cookies and cupcakes by Coby at Taart.  Photography by Amanda McLauchlan.  Styling by Sharnel Dollar for Paper Eskimo.