July 16, 2011

Time to celebrate our beautiful Indiana’s 2nd Birthday!  
I picked a Kite theme for Indi’s celebration as this party was primarily for the family and a few close friends – lots of cousins ranging from ages 14 down to 2 meant this theme was a perfect way to cater for everyone.
It all began with the invitiation – I had decided it was time to do something other than pink for this party – considering as by the time Indi turns three I am sure she will want everything pink.  Red was the colour I picked which was then teamed with aqua – a lovely combination.

For the dessert table I decided to do a combination of desserts for both adults and kids.  Yummy mini cheesecakes, pannacotta’s and macaroons catered for the adults and cute cookies, marshmallow pops and mini chocolate bars for the kids.  Of course there had to be a little bit of candy that the everyone could help themselves to and which then could be added to the treat bags at the end of the party.

The amazing cake was again created by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet Cakes.  Jacki took her inspriation from the invitation and created a gorgeous cake that tied in beautifully with the theme.

Kite and bow cookies and mini cheesecakes were also made by Jacki

The candy on the table included blue chocolate beans, delicious rock candy sticks in red and aqua blue, blue bon bons and bright red gumballs.
Personalised chocolate bars and marshmallow pops that are simple to make and the kids love

Little pots of pannacotta tied with twine with personalised “Indiana” spoons
Lovely Sambellina Party bags were given to all the kids – I added the little kite and twine to finish them off.
We were also lucky enough to have perfect kite flying weather on party day – we have had a very windy few weeks in Sydney and while the week previous to the party had been too windy, on the day it was just perfect – the kids and adults had a great time chasing kites around the oval – it kept everyone warm on a chilly winters day.
On a final note thank you to Amy Atlas who has featured Indi’s kite party on her blog today.  The exciting news that she has also posted is that she is planning a visit to Australia soon – check out her blog post for more details here.
And here are the details of where you find all the goodies on Indi’s Dessert Table:-
Milk Cake Stands, Clear Hobnail Cake Stands, Glass Jars, Mini Drink Bottles – Sweet Style
Candy/Lollies including Bon Bons, Rock Candy Sticks and Blue Choc Beans – Sweet Style
Cake, Cookies and Mini Cheesecakes – Blissfully Sweet Cakes
Wooden Cutlery and Personalised Stamp – Sweet Style
Treat Bags and Twine – Sweet Style
Mini Glass Jars – coming to Sweet Style in August
Printables – Sweet Style
Tablecloth – Sweet Style
Large White Tree on Table – Adairs
Wooden Boxes – these were received full of fruit as a gift hamper we received one Christmas – you can find similar at bunnings in Australia
Please feel free to email me if there are any details I have missed.
Images: Sweet Style


July 14, 2011

What are bon bons and what do they taste like?
Now that bon bons have become a very popular addition to a candy table, this is the question I get asked  most each week.
A bon bon is a chewy lolly that comes in a variety of great colours and delicious flavours.  I described it the other day to someone as sort of like the consistency of a cool mint but without the hard shell and the mint flavour.  So delicious …
Flavours and colours include:- Raspberry (Blue), Apple (Green), Strawberry (Pink), Lemon (Yellow) and Toffee (white)
A number of the colours look great together lined up all in a row.  You can see here I used the yellow, pink and blue for Sofia’s bubblegum party earlier this year.
One of my lovely customers Amanda used green and white for her son Xavier’s christening.
If you are looking for bon bons or some other great lollies for you next party drop into the Sweet Style store here and check out what we have on offer.  I am always happy to source other varieties and types of lollies for your next party so drop me an email if you are interested – leanne@sweetstyle.com.au.


July 13, 2011

One of the wonderful things I have discovered about my new online store is is all the wonderful feedback and photos from my lovely customers.  It is so lovely to help others create gorgeous dessert tables.  Today I would like to share with you some lovely parties from some very clever Sweet Style Customers.
The first is from Amanda who held her son Xavier’s Baptism last weekend.  This is Amanda’s first every dessert table (or tables!) and she has done the most amazing job.  The gorgeous printables are from Sarah at Style Me Gorgeous.
Amanda used one of our Glamourous Medium sized jars in the middle of two sets of the Three Jar Sets which were filled with bon bons in green and white.   Sarah glass jars featured on the lower level of the table as well.
The beautiful white milk cake stand took centre stage with the most perfect cake on top.  Delicious blue sugar sticks can also be seen on platters around the cake.  
My lovely blogging friend Katena from Taylor Made Baking also put together a magical dessert table for her neices 5th birthday last weekend.  Katena makes the most amazing cakes and this Princess Castle Cake is just perfect.  The cupcakes can be seen on some beautiful white 25cm milk cake stands from the Sweet Style Store as well as some of those delicious bon bons which appear in the jars.  One of our striped tablecloths also can be seen on the table.

Ana held her daughter’s first birthday party a few weeks ago and used one of the gorgeous 30cm Milk Cake Stands to feature yet another stunning cake.  Wooden spoons stamped with Annabelle’s name add that special touch and can be ordered via the store as well.

And to finish off, one more party from Ana in which she used that cake stand again – it really does look great with any theme!  More photos can be seen on Ana’s blog here.
What wonderful parties girls – thanks for letting me share your parties and the Sweet Style products with everyone.  


July 12, 2011

There is something delightful about Sydney in winter
The days are clear
The air is cold and crisp
But you can still take a trip to the beach and have a wonderful time
Winter school holidays can be long – thankfully my forward planning with a mix of holiday camps, a day out at one of our local beaches and some beautiful weather has kept busy little beavers happy!
Hope life is blissful wherever you are …


July 7, 2011

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of the beautiful Sambellina Products to the Sweet Style Store.  I have long admired Kate’s beautiful party products and with this weeks launch of their gorgeous Treat Box Range I could not resist adding them to the growing list of party products in my store.
As well as adding the Treat boxes you will also find the entire range of Sambellina party plates and cups.
Just look in the Party section of website here – happy shopping!