Monday, April 12, 2010

Pretty little things

A couple of months ago, I posted about the hens / bridal shower I was planning on hosting for a friend. Well the event went ahead on Saturday, so I thought I'd post a few pictures from the day.

The bride in question requested a girly event, where people could get to know one another and no penis paraphernalia (which, unfortunately for the single girls among us meant no strippers!).

We decorated the backyard with some gorgeous little lanterns off the verandah and in the frangipani tree.

This is a small sample of all the amazing food which was on offer! Many of the wonderful guests helped out in this area - we had cupcakes, sandwiches, rocky road, "impossible cake", pastizzis, an antipasto plate, smoked salmon and cream cheese crackers - just to name a few things!

We spent the afternoon drinking kir royales, pimms punch (and tea for the more well behaved guests).

I picked up some roses from a little florist in the morning and we arranged them in a variety of vases / bottles / candle holders - to give a little bit of a shabby chic / girly feel to the event.

This flag bunting was probably my favourtie decoration! I picked it up from Domayne the week before. But I'm sure if you were feeling crafty, this would be a great DIY project.

Without being totally conceited, I'm pretty sure everyone had a lovely time.

**I should clarify that this event was held at my parent's house and not mine. Only in my wildest dreams would I have a backyard as gorgeous as theirs!


  1. Loving what you did for the hen's party...I wish mine was pretty like this but my bridesmaids were too busy (to match my expectations anyway!) so we all just went out for high tea.

    I loved the lanterns (I think I've seen them at KitchenWarehouse) and the bunting. Never been to Domayne (as I hate going to Harvey Norman at City West) but wouldn't mine getting this for future parties...

  2. Thanks for the nice comments. I totally love lanterns, cupcakes and all things girly.... I really think I need to make an excuse to use them again.

    I might follow your tip and check out kitchen warehouse, I'd love some more lanterns in other colours (if they exist that is!).