Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tomkat Aussie Designer Challenge - Owl Baby Shower

To say I was excited to enter the The TOMKAT Studio Challenge would be an understatement,  since I’ve always loved all things Tomkat when I came across their website about 3 years ago.

Over the next week or so you'll be able to see 8 gorgeous parties by 8 fabulous Australian party planners, the printables they chose for the challenge and what ideas they came up with.

Choosing the printable package I wanted to showcase for this challenge was the hard part, so many gorgeous designs to choose from, but I finally chose the “Owl design package” as I love the versatility of this design. I asked one of the designers to custom change the colour for me to yellow and aqua with a touch of grey as I wanted to create a gender neutral baby shower that was both bright, funky and unique.

I loved how this design turned out and incorporated the gorgeous colours and owl motif throughout the baby shower design process, without going overboard.

The Baby shower invites were encased in plain white CD boxes that I found in the Dollar shop for 50 cents each, which I jazzed up with some paper doilies and bright yellow ribbon. If you have to send yours via the post think about making or buying some hessian fabric pouches/pockets to slip your invites in to, this creates a bit of intrigue for the recipient.

To keep my budget in line I decided to make most of the dessert treats myself as well as buying most of my props and furniture 2nd hand from Op shops and Ebay giving some items a lick of paint to tie in with my theme. The main dessert buffet table had treats such as mini choc nests (mini cheesecake in a handmade choc nest and topped with sugar eggs), passionfruit and vanilla macarons, Oreo and lemon pops and Peach and banana smoothie.

For the cupcakes instead of using the Tomkat cupcake topper design as a cardstock topper I opted to have the Tomkat design printed on edible wafer paper and made some fondant toppers for the cupcakes instead.

I custom designed these two adorable cakes for the shower, I wanted something simple and vintagy that wouldn't be too hard for other people to replicate.

Peach and banana smoothie 

I also opted to have the owl shaped gingerbread cookies displayed separately in mini aqua birdcages hanging from a white decoupaged birch tree instead of just placing them on plates. The owl cookies  was a real hit amongst the guests and provided a focal point on the favours table.

Each adult guest took home some handmade Robins egg soaps (Shea Butter Soap) in an egg carton instead of the customary sweet favour treat while the children took home some homemade owl shaped cookies.
Lovely flower wreath by Velvet Lily Florist
Gorgeous Macarons by Macaroon Moments

Thank you The Tomkat Studio for letting Just call me Martha be part of this wonderful experience.

At the end of the week, you'll have the opportunity to VOTE for your favorite party and be entered to WIN a $100 credit to the THE TOMKAT STUDIO shop to create your own fabulous party!
Details here: http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/aussiepartychallenge/

Vendor list:


·       Photography by Coco Miss Jane Photography http://www.cocobymissjane.com.au

·       Printable party and stationary by The Tomkat Studio http://www.TheTomKatStudio.com

·       Event styling, cakes and treats by Just call me Martha http://www.justcallmemarthaa.blogspot.com

·       All floral designs by Velvet Lily Florist http://velvetlily.com.au

·       Macarons by Macaroon Moments macaroon.moments@hotmail.com

·       Background banner by Emma Smith {Event Stationary} http://www.emmasmith.com.au

·       Aqua plates, straws and paper cups by Shoppe with Lily http://www.shoppewithlily.com.au

·       Liandra’s yellow Pettiskirt and romper set by Pettiskirt Princess http://www.pettiskirtprincess.com.au

·       Robin’s Egg soap favours in egg box by Shop Stella’s http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopStellas?ref=seller_info#
·       All frames by Frame it by Jill http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrameItbyJill?ref=seller_info 


  1. Stunning! I love how fresh the colours are. And I lurve L's fringe!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is such an appealing party scene! Can't get over all the adorable (and perfectly planned) details. :-)

  3. Tomkat cupcake topper design is looking awesome. Well planned kids Party.


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