Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lalaloopsy Party for Paige's Christening

We had our little girl Paige's Baptism a couple of weeks ago and we also held a morning tea following the ceremony, to celebrate her special day.  Being the first time we got to hold a 'girly' celebration, we decided to theme the morning tea and decided on 'Lalaloopsy' as I think they are super sweet & I'm a little obsessed with them. I hope Paige will be too, once she gets a little bit older. All the Lalaloopsy dolls have their own personalities, so rather than just do an overall Lalaloopsy theme, we decided to theme a couple of little sections according to a doll's personality. 

We had so much fun putting this together and whilst little Miss is only 6 months old, I would show her all the pretties and she would smile & kick her little legs in excitement!  I dont think a girl is ever too young to appreciate gorgeousness haha!

Hope you enjoy! :)

Welcome to the Magical World of Lalaloopsy!

"The Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls who magically came to life when their last stitch was sewn.  Each doll has their own personality that comes from the fabrics used to make them. "

'Suzette La Sweet was sewn from pieces of a duchess' dress. She's royally pampered, and perfectly primped. Her favorite hobbies are lounging about, eating fancy pastries, and strolling in the garden.'

Suzette La Sweet was our main dessert table doll and we set out gorgeous cupcakes, white chocolate mousse, cookies and other sweets along with Paige's beautiful two tiered Christening cake, decorated with sweet icing buttons & bows, made by my lovely friend Cassey. (Thank you so much Cassey for putting so much love and effort into Paige's cake for us!) And our cubby house made a really pretty backdrop for our table. 

'Crumbs Sugar Cookie was made from pieces of a baking apron. She is super-sweet, has perfect manners, and loves inviting friends over for tea and treats.'

We painted up a little cabinet we had & set this up as 'Crumbs Cookie's Morning Tea' with scones, jam & cream & cute strawberry custard tarts.  My tiled biscuit floor was lost on many of our guests who dont know Lalaloopsy but im sure other Lala fans will understand & appreciate the meaning hehe :)

'Rosy Bumps 'N' Bruises was sewn from bits of a nurse's uniform. She's super-careful and always puts safety first. She loves orange juice and putting on bandages...whether they're needed or not.'

Rosy had been busy bandaging up her garden on our assorted cakes & desserts table!

Our drinks & serving table.

My Little Princess in her special Lala dress & bow! My gran turned this tshirt into a little dress as they only start from size 4. Thanks Gran :)

Vendor Credits:

Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations; Party styling, Paper Eskimo Baking Cups, Grass Mats, Paper Straws, Paper Eskimo marshmellow pink cups, Sambellina polka dot cake plates, Wooden cutlery, Mini Glass Milk Bottles, Sambellina Favour Boxes. 

A very big thank you to all these ladies who provided wonderful products & services for Paige's party :)  Appreciate everything you did for us x

Lightbox Photography; Photography 
Fairydust Stylish Stationery; custom designed 'La Sweet' printables, 'Paige' name blocks
Kaza's Cookie Creations; custom design Suzette La Sweet cookies
D'licious Cupcakes; White choc cupcakes (in PE Blue striped baking cups)
Hungry Little Monsters; Strawberry & Custard Tarts
Polka Dot Shop; Cupcake Toppers (used on cupcakes, mini milk bottles & large drink dispenser)
Jelly Cakes Designs; Suzette La Sweet clay favour charms (used on mousse spoons & favour bags)
Dessert Please; Candy Couture's (ribbons on candy jars), Paige's candy sandals
Chantilly Boutique; Paige's Lalaloopsy Hair Bow
Chelle's Lolly Buffets; Hire ruffle tablecloth, Lace trays & stands featured on 'Rosy's'table
Cassey Ingram:  Button & Bows Cake & Chocolate cupcakes

(We also used lots of other props/stands etc that are from our existing collection of goodies. I know people like to know where different bits & pieces are from so I will be sure to provide all those details  once we add Paige's pictures to our Facebook page :)  )

Huge thanks as always to my hubby Anthony & sister Mel for all their help with preparing the party & decorations and for helping with the set up.  My little man Ethan was also an awesome helper, styling along side me as we planned Paige's table. Thanks to my Gran for making lemon pie & cake and to my friend Angela for the mousse. Big thanks also to my little next door neighbour Emily and my brother Caleb and his girlfriend Ashliegh for their help setting out all the food after the ceremony.  Couldn't have done it without you all :) 

Huge thanks also to our family & friends and to Paige's godparents Suzi & Angela for coming along and making the day really special. 

All in all we had a beautiful day celebrating our little girl! 


(Lalaloopsy doll personality descriptions from www.lalaloopsy.com)