Birthday

Birthday Garden Party Series – Final

July 22, 2013
Birthday Garden Party Series | Madame Bonbon

My Birthday Garden Party Series is now complete. I started planning this little project about eight months ago. There was so much detail that went into every aspect of the garden party. I’m pleased to say that everything went so well. The sun was shining, we had a beautiful lunch whilst the children partied in their own room downstairs (under supervision of course he he) and our friends and family enjoyed themselves immensely. It was a very special day and a fun way to celebrate a milestone birthday.

Here are the final garden party details.

Birthday Garden Party | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party | Madame Bonbon

Birthday Garden Party | Madame Bonbon

Images above: I had a birthday cake created by my favourite cake designer, Fiona at Too Cute Cakes. It was a rich chocolate mud cake layered with fresh strawberries.  The cake topper was custom made and the beautiful beeswax candles were made especially for me by Bumble. Rather than serve the cake at lunch, I arranged to have the cake cut and placed into small boxes for our guests to take home.  

Birthday Garden Party | Madame Bonbon

Image above: I love sparklers at all of my parties and so I placed a bundle wrapped in tags that read, “When the cake lights up, you know what to do”.  Just a bit of fun really.  

Birthday Garden Party | Madame Bonbon

Image above: We themed the party favours in the botanical theme with these handy notebooks and pencils by Field Notes. The favours were wrapped in kraft envelopes and a belly band of Rifle Paper Co wrapping paper.

Birthday Garden Party | Madame Bonbon

Image above: Tea light covers of Gardens House.  I simply edited an image of Gardens House in Lightroom and them printed them on plain paper. 

Birthday Garden Party | Madame Bonbon

Image above: Pesonalised cocktail napkins handstamped [by my wonderful maman]. I had the stamp custom made with the image of Gardens House.

Birthday Garden Party | Madame Bonbon

Image above: I created these cute cocktail stirrers for the party. 

 You can read the other parts to this series by clicking here – Part 1 and Part 2.

If you like any of the products I wrote about, here are the supplier details.

My garden party suppliers (online + Melbourne, Australia)

Two-tiered ruffle birthday cake: by Fiona at Too Cute Cakes 
Menus:printed on botanical prints via Etsy store – EarlyBirdSale
Paper rose place cards: via Etsy store based in UK – Elinor Rose Vintage Stationery
Terrariums: hired via Bosky
Flower arrangements: via Jaclyn Roma
Party favours: Field Notes pads and pencils via Notemaker
Venue: Gardens House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (Event Mgr: Lauren Wilson)
Georgian House Stamp: by Etsy store based in USA – Brown Pidgeon
Beeswax Birthday Candles: a gift from Bumble Bee candles (thank you so much, Mel + Mark)
Chin Chin cocktail stirrers: online store based in USA – For Your Party
Cake topper: Etsy online store base in USA – First Snow

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