Birthday

My Birthday Garden Party Series – Part 1

July 8, 2013
Garden Party Chalkboard sign | Madame Bonbon

Monsieur Bonbon and I celebrated our joint birthday with a birthday garden party in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. We chose Gardens House, inside the gardens, as our party venue. It’s an elegant Georgian house set amongst secluded private gardens. The RBG was the perfect venue for us to celebrate. We practically use the gardens as our backyard (it’s just across the road from our home).

The Garden Party Details

We decided to keep our venue a secret.  We sent our guests on a little adventure ride to the garden party venue.  The invitation simply advised our guests to turn up at 11:30am in the city and bring their Myki ticket (transport card).  The guests were met by M. Bonbon and mysteriously guided to Gardens House.  My sister and I met the guests on the front lawn. We were served with St Germain champagne cocktails and canapés in the front garden. After a while we all moved upstairs to the formal dining room. The children all gathered in the party room downstairs with their two carers.  The party upstairs kicked off with a pop of champagne.

Here are a few pics taken by my good friend, Aaron Yong©.

Birthday Garden Party Series 1 | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party Series 1 | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party Series 1 | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party Series 1 | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party Series 1 | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party Series 1 | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party Series 1 | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party Series 1 | Madame Bonbon

My sister and I styled the dining room with Garden House tealight covers,  a floral wreath for the lighting, a ribbon curtain, paper rosette place cards, botanical print menus, beautiful Bosky terrariums, amazing flower arrangements by Jaclyn Roma, vintage book centrepieces and of course, sparklers for the cake cutting ceremony.  I was really pleased with the effect.

I’ll post more fun photos from the day in part two with photos from the children’s party room and the beautiful gardens.

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