Monday, 30 April 2012

Bon Voyage

We are on vacation. 
TCP on the B will be closed from April 30th to May 16th 2012.
Note that we will still be taking requests for quotes during this time. 
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Love= Pistachio green + gold

The design for this engagement dinner party was inspired by a beautiful little box of Laduree macaroons I received as a gift from my sister on her trip to Paris. Long after the macaroons were gone, the gorgeous gift box they came in still lay on a shelf in my bedroom. I was looking for inspiration for the engagement party, when I spotted the box and decided on pistachio green and gold as the colours for the deco. 
Soft, romantic and elegant. 
Take a look...

We heart Laduree.

The inspiration!

We used solid gold charger plates and alternated it with gold doilies. We placed these to the right of the dinner plate instead of hiding it directly underneath.

The napkin rings were handmade using metallic gold paper doilies. How beaut are they?

Cut-out pistachio green hearts were tied with gold satin ribbon to the fluted glasses.

Pistachio green cake pops with a sprinkle of gold leaf.

A vanilla ruffle cake with the cutest mini paper doilie bunting!

Chocolate strawberry spoons.

Pistachio macaroons were a must! Lightly dusted with gold.

Cashew & Coconut homemade ice cream in an ice bucket to match the deco colours.We think of it all!

The Cutest Party on the Block

Baked goods and strawbs: 


Homemade ice cream:
Enquire at TCP on the B. Various flavours available.

The Cutest Party on the Block

They're back!

Growing up, I was under the impression that the only use for paper doilies was to pretty up a plate of eats. I thought them to be old-fashioned and cringed when my mom or gran used them. Well, look at the humble paper doilie now! Would u believe, they're my new fav thing! Some beaut inspiration below...

1. Sanojah's  2. Craftzine  3. My Hands Made It   4. Fancy Pants Weddings

1. Mondocherry  2. Persia Lou

Monday, 9 April 2012

Would you look at this!

So, found this down the rabbit hole of Google today. How whimsical! Great party colours- soft blue, peachy peach and beautiful buntings. We love!

elizabeth anne designs

Monday, 2 April 2012

Candy Floss, Prints and Bright Pops

Love this inspiration board! Soft pastel candyfloss shades with hints of bright pops of colour and gorgeous prints. So much to look at. Beaut! Take a looksy...


Breakfast Baby Shower

This was one of the most special events I've planned- My Baby Shower! I know it’s not the norm, planning your own shower, but I had so many ideas as to how I wanted it to be so I decided to plan it myself (with the help of my two special people, my mom and sister). 

I had already found out that I was having a boy by that point, so I knew we were going in the blue direction. But I did know that I definitely didn't want a typical baby blue and white shower, so I decided on apple green with just enough blue so guests knew I was having a boy. Being early May, I thought it a good idea to plan an outdoor garden shower so that we could all enjoy what was left of the warm autumn sunshine.

Breakfast is my all time favourite meal, especially a hotel breakfast buffet, where my husband never fails to be amazed that I'm still eating long after he is done. I wanted to re-create a hotel style breakfast for the shower, so I decided on a breakfast baby shower.

We used giant teacups as the centre pieces filled with little flowering plants. Each teacup had a cute rhyming baby saying and little baby stuff like dummies and little blue booties.

I printed photos of my husband and I when we were little in black & white and we used these on the tables and on the buffet.

We used some of these huge martini glasses filled with green apples as centrepieces to alternate with the giant teacups.

Place settings with a seedling favour for each guest.

I had been checking the weather report for days before the event, we were expecting a little rain but not the kind of showers that we did get on that Sunday morn. It poured...and poured...and poured! So much stress for an 8 months prego me! Luckily i did hire a marquee and get it fitted the day before. Everyone kept reminding me that it was showers of blessings, so that put me at ease.

The hot breakfast buffet. We had a little toaster for guests to toast their choice of bread.

There had to be cute food signs!

Mini watering cans, and little silver prams! Cute!

Lotsa types of tea.

No event is complete without a party favour. We decided on little seedlings with the cutest wording on it (see above). Each one was hand packaged by my gran in little brown paper bags! Eco friendly too! LOVE! The Shower was on the same day as Mother's Day so we gave all the Mom's a cupcake shaped handmade cinnamon cookie that read 'The sweetest things come in small packages'.

I asked my husband to come join me for the present-opening part of the Shower. I had some special surprise presents for him too...


I did hand painted matching 'Daddy' and 'Junior' sneakers. Take a closer look below. My husband loved them! He wore them the day I went to hospital to deliver our son.


The gorgeous cake, by my lovely sister of Nabeela's Bakeshop!

 My Moms, a huge me & my sister Nabo.

For more info on any aspects of this event, please contact us at TCP on the B.