August 29, 2014

I thought it was about time I posted a few photos from Indi’s 5th Birthday celebration that was back in June. 

We seemed to have a bit of a continuing theme with Sprinkles for this birthday – something we started last year when she turned 4 (you can see that party here).  

The main inspiration for the party started with a cake I spotted on Pinterest – I asked Liv from Jack + Hunter to create her version of the cake and the other desserts I created from there.  As well as the cake we had giant marshmallows dipped in sprinkles, mini pots of yogurt with sprinkles.

Just a few simple details, lots of white with pops of colour and my perfect party was created! Enjoy!

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Photography + Styling :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Cake :: Jack & Hunter


August 21, 2014

I have the sweetest birthday party to share with you today, courtesy of the very talented Nicole from Penny Lane Studio.  You know I love all things simple with a few perfect details and this party is just that!

Nicole decided to celebrate her daughter Lily’s 2nd Birthday with a Cute as a Button 50’s Kitchen Tea Themed Party featuring a pretty soft pastel colour pallet.

Here is what Nicole told me about the party and her inspiration:-

“The styling for Lily’s Party was reminiscent of my childhood raised with 50’s obsessed parents, with genuine ‘Gay ware’ canisters, popcorn and marshmallow sundaes and delicious strawberry milkshakes.

Karyn from Karyn’s gifted creations designed the cutest button cookies and cookie pops, and Gillian from Crumbs of Comfort jumped on board with a simple messy triple layer cake which was dressed with a button and a bow. Grace from Willow and Co’s stunning photography was perfect for the vintage vibe of this sweet little table.”

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Styling, Invitation, Spoons, Garland, Oh Happy Day Bags and Ribbon Cake Topper :: Penny Lane Studio 
Cake :: Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design
Cookies :: Gifted Creations 
Photography :: Willow and Co 

July 7, 2014

Did you know that July is International Ice Cream Month!  Yes a whole month to celebrate that wonderful delicacy that in our house is the sure fire way to bring a smile to my kids faces!

You can imagine then, the excitement when I told them that Harry’s Ice Cream asked me to pick my favourite ingredients to put into my very own Sweet Style Ice Cream flavour so we could have our very own ice cream party to test it out!    Let me just say that for my 8 year old this was like granting her the ultimate gift!

So what flavour did I pick?  Two of my favourite ingredients – Chocolate and Honeycomb! Mmmm!

Here is what went down when I allowed 9 kids to set up and create their own ice cream bar – no styling required, just 3 great Harry’s Ice Cream Flavours (Sweet Style Choc Honeycomb, Pavlova and Sticky Date Pudding), loads of toppings and lots of sunshine and giggles!

What would you choose if you were to make your own bespoke flavour?

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Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style
Ice Cream :: Kindly donated by Harry’s Ice Cream Co
Styling :: The Kids

To join in the fun of International Ice Cream Month pick up your Harry’s Ice Cream from any Woolworths store nationally.


April 7, 2014

With easter just two weeks away it is time for some pretty easter inspiration from the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London – Europe’s premier Design Centre.

Caroline who is one of my loyal customers and a blog follower sent me these lovely images of an Easter party the Design Centre hosts each year.

So many simple and lovely ideas have gone into making this a special event – I love the pretty tiffany blue colour scheme, cute signs to let everyone know about the activities and all those adorable animals that kept the kids entertained!  Here is what Caroline told me about the event

The Easter party is now a firm fixture on the Design Centre events programme. Now in its seventh year we have 80 children belonging to top Interior Designers, Editors and the pick of London’s social scene. Little People’s Bar with milk shakes in tiny bottles and little pots of popcorns greeted the children as they arrived. Craft tables, make your own Easter bonnets, face painting, rabbit and chick’s, a little pony called Tony along with lots of games to keep the children entertained.  Tea was served in bespoke bindles which the children enjoyed sitting on hay bales scattered with cushions. Just before home time the Easter bunny led the children to collect their going home gift, a super soft white bunny and a little bespoke Easter bag to collect over 800 Easter eggs in a giant Easter Egg Hunt!

 Photography :: Sophia Spring 
Party Host :: Design Centre 

March 31, 2014

We have had an amazing cake filled week after Sofia turned 8 last week!  Celebrations started the day before her actual birthday which was Monday 24th with the arrival of guinea pigs and continued right through until her party this past Sunday!

Sofia decided on a gymnastics themed party for her birthday so we booked our local gymnastics centre and invited her school friends to join us.  I asked Nicole from Pretty and Print to design a custom invite going with the colours of red and pink!  Nicole always comes up with the perfect design and we are then able to continue this theme through the other small details of the party.

In keeping with my 2014 philosophy of keeping things very simple I decided that the main elements for the party would be a gorgeous cake, a cute little lunch box with a small snack and a party bag for our guests.  It is never easy to create the gorgeous and elaborate spreads when the party is not in your home and to be honest they are certainly not called for every year!  A few small details that show you have taken time to really think about your little party guests makes the party special and unique to you!

We served our guests a mini finger bun and some fresh fruit in a cute box with yum on the top!   By packing everything up in individual little boxes made transporting and setting up for the girls simple and easy.  There was only a quick 15 minute break for the girls to sit and have a snack so not too much food was required.The stunning extended tier cake was made by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet Cakes – Jacki made the cake to match the invitation.  She did look particularly stunning on top of one of my red glass cake stands (which you can purchase here).

Of course these great paper eskimo lolly bags were a perfect match – I just added a custom thank you tag to the front of the bag and our theme was complete.As you can see, a few simple and special details turned our birthday celebration into a unique gymnastics party without too much fuss.

Photography:  Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style