Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter 2012

Since our friend Laura gave birth to her 2nd child Erin just after Easter last year we thought it appropriate to throw her an “Newly hatched”, Easter inspired “Meet and Greet the baby”
luncheon. Laura didn’t have a baby shower for her first child and since Erin
would be her last baby she wanted to have a small celebration to welcome and
introduce baby Erin to the family. The brief was to create a casual luncheon using
furniture we already had in the house (we repainted the tea cart in lilac to
match the theme) with vintage and unique touches, Laura also wanted to
incorporate some Easter elements without going overboard.

Together Just Call Me Martha, The Little Big Company and Lily Chick Events styled a baby hatchling luncheon, the idea came about when I saw the “watch a baby chick hatch” programme at our local Kinder. The Kinder was kind enough to lend us 3 baby chicks and their local pet bunny, this provided endless entertainment and cuddles for the smaller guests at the luncheon.
Tying in with the theme we had treats such as fake baby nests with chocolate eggs at each place setting, Oreo chick pops, Chicks on sticks (cookies) Baby chicks cake and Easter egg sugar cookies with edible vintage images (I used images found for free on google image search). The colour scheme was mauve, lilac (Laura’s favourite colour) and yellow since we wanted a unique colour palette rather than the standard pastel pink usually reserved for girls.
Love JK did a fantastic job creating custom printables and invites to match our
theme, I find this the best cost effective way to thread a theme throughout an entire party while keeping to a budget. Each guest took home a small jar of homemade Lemon Myrtle or Blackberry and Lilac jam while the children took home a knitted woolen bag with bunny badge filled with chocolate candy coated eggs.

Louisa and Melissa from The Little Big Company
Lilian from Lily Chic Events
Leoni from Just Call Me Martha
Clair Bremner from See Be Art
Macaroon Moments – yellow and lilac macarons
Fantasy Cakes – yellow ruffle butter cream cake
Just Call Me Martha - All other cakes, cookies, pops, cupcakes and snacks
Love jk - all printables and invitation
Penny’s Pettiskirts – Lilac pettiskirt
Ah Tissue - tissue poms
My Sweet Tashie – Felt chick cupcake toppers and felt chick cake topper
The Little Big Company – Milk bottles, cake stands, cutlery, apothecary jars and props
Shoppe With Lily – Dinner plates, compotes, perfume bottles, canisters and props
Baby Chick and pet rabbit borrowed from Kinder