I don’t even know where to begin talking about Bowie’s birthday, It was the most beautiful, magical day. I can’t believe little old’ me could do something like this; well, I can’t say I did it all. I did have a lot of help from some amazing business’ and I can’t wait to tell you all about them!

THE FOOD

We had the most amazing, vibrant, delicious grazing table I have ever seen! The details on this spread were so particular and inventive I just can’t even explain.
From rose shaped hams & bird shaped rock melon, the spread was LIT.
And it was all provided via My Alter Ego Catering.

They are a Brisbane based company who cater for large and small events, from Grazing tables to grazing boxes; they are amazing.
The whole table was prepared by a food stylist and once the party was over they came and collected everything that was left.
They have their own tables and platters, you seriously don’t have to do a single thing!
I am still drooling over this spread and will definitely be using them again!

You can find them on their website here —> www.myalteregocatering.com.au 

THE DRANKS + PICNIC TABLES

A huge highlight from the party was the amazing picnic table set up, my guests absolutely loved this area and it was always busy!
I found this a much better and cheaper option then hiring tables and chairs. People were able to get there food and come and sit down to eat. Even drinking and chatting around the picnic table was so relaxing.  The drink station was a great contribution to the gazebo! (bought via ebay) having the mason jars and paper straws made guests getting drinks so much more convenient then trying to locate eskies and make room in the fridge! We filled them with different kinds of juices and it was so refreshing in the 28 degree heat! The Icy buckets were also filled with ice and we added coke cans + poppers for the kids.

This was all provided by the lovely Roxanne from Lovely Occasions. I found Roxanne via Instagram and I am so glad I did because her contribution to the party really helped bring it to the next level! Roxanne arrived at around 11am and stayed till 2:30 to help me set up the whole party. She provided the whole picnic setup, the tables for the drinks & food, the whole drink station and the giant white balloons over the picnic table. She even had lawn games that kept my husband and his friends entertained for the whole party!

You can find Roxanne and more info on Lovely Occassions here —> www.lovelyoccasions.com.au

OUR OUTFITS

I am so lucky to know and love the beautiful babe behind Two Darlings. I am so in love with her linen collection and I knew that Bowie just had to wear something from her. Bowie’s outfit was specially customised for his day. I knew exactly what I wanted and my beautiful friend Emma made it for him and personally delivered it herself. I cannot thank her enough, he looked SO cute!
You can find Two darlings here —> http://www.twodarlings.com.au

I really wanted to match with Bowie on his birthday so I got my dress from Petal & Pulp. It’s just a simple white linen button up. You can find it here —> https://petalandpup.com.au/search?q=matzu+dress

THE BALLOONS

The balloon garland in the gazebo was a really big feature piece in the display, it really made all the colour from the drink station and food POP! Blowing it up was really easy and I had so many compliments. Our white gold one balloon & the balloon garland were both from
Parties made pretty. I’m sure you are all familiar with Tara from parties made pretty. She put’s together the most amazing parties and I am so happy that we were able to include her products in Bowie’s big day!

You can find parties made pretty here —> http://www.partiesmadepretty.com.au


THE CAKE

Bowie’s birthday cake was literally one of the best cake’s I’ve ever eaten. It was SO delicious and so beautiful.
His cake was a custom cake made by The Cheese Cake Shop! Did you guys know they did custom cakes?
Neither did I but I am so glad I found out and was able to organise one for this party.
They catered to everything I wanted from the caramel drip to the white flowers.
I really loved my experience working with them and they have made me think so highly of them, I will buy my cakes from them forever.
You can find them here —> http://www.cheesecakeshop.com.au

THE DESSERT TABLE

As well as the beautiful cake from the Cheese Cake Shop, I wanted to add some more sweet’s to the table.
All of the desserts were put out by myself and I really love how it all came together!
Everything (other then the cake and choc bars) were from Coles! Coles has the most amazing bakery section!
We bought the chocolate doughnuts, choc muffins and lamingtons from the bakery.
We also got the fruit and the tart shells as well as the cream and caramel for the caramel tart.

The customized chocolate Bar’s, water bottle labels and lollybag labels were such a treat for me!
I feel like customizing your party really make’s it special to whose birthday it is.
All of this was from Print and Party. The chocolate bar’s were SO delicious.
Dark salted caramel, YUM!
You can find them here —> http://www.printandparty.com.au

The cake stand, round wood boards, rose gold cup, lolly bags and cutlery were from Kmart and then pallet box was a DIY from a previous event. Then I just bought a bunch of flowers from the Rocklea Flower Market, it is so much cheaper going to a market then a florist I tell you!
It came together so beautifully and I really love how simple it was.

PLAY DOUGH

I really wanted the kids to be entertained as well as the adults and so
I ordered the most softest beautiful play dough from Dough My Dear.
Not only is it super soft but it’s even scented and so delicious.
The kids went crazy for it!

You can find them here —> http://www.instragram.com/doughmydearplaydough

THE PARTY

It really was such a wonderful afternoon, nothing quite warms your heart like seeing so many people love and appreciate your baby almost as much as you do. We are so grateful to have such a wonderful support network and such great family & friends for our children.
Thank you so much to everyone who made Bowie’s first birthday party everything it was, I will treasure this day for years to come and I know Bowie will be so humbled when he’s older to know how much he was loved.

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