Monday, October 31, 2011

NEW Blog Sponsor:: Welcome Milk Baby Designs

Today we welcome our new blog sponsor Bianca, of Milk Baby Designs.

Milk Baby Designs creates handmade pompoms ideal to embellish your cakes, cupcakes or use as hanging decorations for parties. As told by Bianca, " the reason why I decided to start my own little business is so i could spend all the time in the world at home with my 4 month old daughter.

I did not want to miss out on everything and watching her grow up".
Bianca loves to create things, try new DIY ideas & loves sharing her to great finds. "I have an obsession with decorating anything so i decided why not start my own pom pom business because i love making them so much. They are a great feature for any occasion & it also gives me a reason to have them at my parties.
Milk Baby Designs handmakes every pom pom with time & love. They are made with only the best quality tissue paper & each order is unique and suited to your needs.
"My inspiration for actually starting my own business came from seeing so many other mums being able to juggle both a creative business from home whilst caring for the children, so I thought I would give it a try too''.

All handmade products are handmade with love at affordable prices. Shipping across Australia and overseas also.

Phone:: 0402139455

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Candy Display

Halloween candy display 2011

I don't know who is more excited about Halloween this year, me or my two boys! I am thinking perhaps it is because I was able to set up and decorate a small Halloween inspired candy display in my dining room at home. I was excited to incorporate some of my purchases from my recent trip to NYC which includes candy, chocolate, jars, frame & pumpkin.

This year we will be off trick or treating around our local streets. I can't wait!

Take a look at my Halloween Victorian inspired dessert table featured recently on one of my favourite pages ''Hostess with the Mostess''. I incorporated the colours of orange, black and white with a hint of pale blue.

In a fortnight I will be styling a Halloween 1st Birthday party together with Couture Cupcakes & Cookies. I can't wait to share the photos with you.

chocolate covered pretzels :: marshmallow ghosts, pumkins, cats

Reese's peanut butter cups sitting pretty in hobnail

Halloween KitKats, Pottery Barn pumpkin

What are your plans for All Hallow's Eve 2011?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sweet Table Contestant Submissions

After our callout for Submissions for the 2011 Sweet Table Contest, I would  now like to share with you the first group of dessert tables, styled by non professional party stylists/bakers. I must say again, I am excited to be a judge and part of this worldwide contest, amongst such highly esteemed fellow judges, president & organisers.

First up we have the gorgeous Melinda, from Sydney Australia, who styled a dessert table for her daughter Poppy's 2nd birthday party.

Melinda's dessert table for Poppy's 2nd birthday

Next, we have Linda, who styled this adorable Little Green Sheep 3rd birthday party, based on the popular children's  book ''Where is the Green Sheep?"

Linda's Little Green Sheep Dessert Table


EVERYONE is invited to enter the contest, provided you are NOT a professional party designer or person involved in the sweet table/dessert table business.
Send your submission to

Please include :
* a high res image of your dessert table
* your name & contact details
* inspiration/design behind your dessert table
*event theme/name of the dessert table


I look forward to receiving more of your gorgeous submissions!
Come on Aussie's, let's showcase your wonderful talent and creativity to the world!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas in a Cloche

Mon Tresor Christmas in a cloche

With Halloween only a fortnight away, I am still all about the Orange & Black, but I can't help but think ahead about my favourite season of all- Christmas!

Today I had some fun using some props and my Christmas colour palette for 2011, inspired by my recent visit to New York City. I did so much shopping and one of my favourite department stores was Bergdorf Goodman. Totally and utterly on another level. To be frank, nothing here in Sydney even compares.

So I have chosen to work with some natural tones mixed in with some old & new. White, seafoam green, aqua blue, chocolate & antique gold. Love love love!

Here is a little peek at some fun I had today with my lovely friend Marie from Couture Cupcakes & Cookies & her absolutely amazing cookies that were exactly what I was after!  I played with some baubles, a tassle, a gorgeous seafoam Christmas tree cookie & popped a small sized cloche over it. (cloche from Sweet Style)

What are your colours for Christmas 2011?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

FREE Halloween Printables by Mon Tresor

Happy Halloween from Mon Tresor!

Add some BOO! to your Halloween party on October 31st with our FREE printables that include a bottle wrapper, chocolate wrapper and spots.

Use a 2inch puncher to create tags to decorate your trick or treat boxes or favour bags, or attach the spots to lolly sticks to create cupcake toppers.

Don't forget to pop into our online store to see our other Halloween party goodies.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Sweet Table Contest for 2011 Is Now Open!

I am all about sweet desserts and styled tables, and I love perusing the internet and seeing new ideas and concepts including the Sweet Table Contest of 2010. I was beyond thrilled when I recently received an email from the Sweet Table Founder Laure, inviting me to be a part of the STC team & judge! What an absolute honour that is!

I am very excited to see the entries for the contest from our beloved country Australia. This is a worldwide competition, that rewards the sweetest table that has been styled this year from across the globe. The contest president is our very own Sharnel Dollar!

How can you take part and enter? If you are not a professional party designer or party planner, then look for your national judge in the jury board  {ME!} and send an email with your submission details Your application email should be sent with the following subject : “STC submission”. All entries are due in by December 11th 2011.

I hope that you will participate and have fun! I cannot wait to see what Australia has to showcase! For more information visit the website
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