Make it: Summer pom pom scarf

It’s warming up here in Australia, but I still love my scarves! I wear scarves most of the year round. Summer scarves need to work differently to winter scarves though. They drape around you rather than sit snuggly and they … Continue reading

Fail proof Flowers

This is a $5 bunch of roses…..really. It doesn’t matter how big your bunch of flowers are, it could be some pretties from the garden even but wherever they come from there is a fail proof way to honor their … Continue reading

Trimmed towels

Stuck for an original gift for a homewares loving friend or family? Well, I’ve been making versions of these trimmed towels for all sorts of gifts this year. Towels for baby gifts, floral trimmed handtowels for Nannas, some geo fabric … Continue reading

Strawberry decoration

I made a few of these and more the other day and thought I would show you a couple as I think they would make cute present toppers or teacher gifts for hanging on the tree. They would also make sweet … Continue reading

Triple chocolate brownies

I love baking for gifts and parties so I thought I would share one of my go to favourite recipes; triple choc brownies. I like to bake these and wrap them for gifts, take them to ‘bring a plate’ afternoon … Continue reading

Tilda cake topper, Mother’s day cake

It’s getting close to Mother’s day here in Australia so I thought I would share a cake I made that I think would be perfect for pretty celebration, maybe Mother’s day or a birthday cake. It’s quite an easy cake … Continue reading

Printable cotton fabric!

Shhhhh! Printable cotton! It’s been around for ages but people might not want to tell you about it. Why? Well, it’s like having your own little fabric printing factory at home and they might not want you in on their … Continue reading

Faux Crystal cake stand

Do you like my new cake stand? It cost me $11! It may look like a cut glass cake stand but it isn’t. It is actually made of acrylic picnic ware I purchased at Target on the weekend! The base … Continue reading

High Tea round up

Hello everyone 🙂 I decorated another party on the weekend that I am super excited to share with you. There are so many elements that I think you will find really interesting. Before I start on the tutorials for the next party I thought I needed to do a round up post and finalise some of the ideas from the recent high tea, including some ideas and pictures I haven’t yet shared. Grab a pretty cup of tea and enjoy a browse through all the projects and photos 🙂

I love themed food that matches and event, I just do. These tea bag biscuits have been a popular post and I have had requests to make some more for a fundraising high tea soon. The fondant Ombre cake with fondant decorations was easy and just helped to create a centrepiece for the table. I have also posted about easy cupcake toppers that help bring a bit of theme and prettiness to the dessert table.

For the decorations I used my dip-dye and non dip-dye tissue paper pom poms, lace covered jars of flowers, a floral fabric bunting that I made in a hurry and my favourite would have to be the ruffled organza fabric I used as a backdrop. Because the table was set up in front of a large window the light came through it and it looked very appropriate for a bridal shower, so pretty. The only problem with having it in front of the window though was that I was unable to get many nice photos if any of the whole table as it was very backlit making the decorations appear too dark in the images. I have shown you the best ones I could get.

I made labels for the mini jam jar favours and more labels for the drinks so that people could write their names on them and know which drink was theirs. I used teapots as vases and all the vintage silverware I could get my hands on. There are lots of handmade elements in this high tea party that could be used for most other themed girl’s parties. The decorations could be tweaked to suit a princess or tea party theme, a baby shower or a mature woman’s birthday.