Alexa is 2!

31 Aug


Alexa loves Barney!
She sleeps with her Barney doll and sings all the Barney’s songs everday. Hence, the best gift that my sister gave her was a Barney & Friends birthday theme.

My sister wanted to have a dessert/snack table with a background banner. As I was designing the banner, I thought it would be fun to use all the colours from Barney’s friends instead of only purple (Barney only).

This party wasn’t planned months ahead, so I only ended up creating a banner, bunting flags, and popcorn stickers. And, my sister created a name tag with a Barney head on it. I thought it was very creative!

Here are some of the photos from the party. Hope you like them!

Photography by Veny Lai.

The Table!

The Popcorn!

The Name Tag!

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Wedding Sweet Corner

20 Apr

It was three years ago when I was busy researching for wedding ideas and came across Amy Atlas’ beautiful sweet table(see no. 32). That day I decided, I MUST have a sweet table on my wedding.

Living 10,000km from the wedding venue and planning your dream wedding was definitely a challenge. Especially when the city that you about to have the wedding was very chinese oriented and never seen a sweet table on a wedding before. Thanks to my very creative wedding planner – Lilysan (she has a very successful bridal company now – Brides on 22) and the decorator – De Lavender, they made it all possible.

I brought most of the supplies from Sydney. Yes, including the 20kg pink & white almond candies. It was the craziest thing that I’ve done. Stopped by the airport security, got scolded by the hubby to be and hand carried all the away to the cabin!

I bought the almond candies from Truly Madly Deeply and all the jars were from Victoria’s Basement and Peters of Kensington.

The Wedding Cake – I emailed a few photos that I like and the baker came back with an amazing classic design. I simply love it.

The Invitation – Thanks to my sister for choosing such a beautiful invitation. Very Classy.
A few weeks before the wedding, my decorator – De Lavender saw my wedding invitation & decided to use the design as the background for the sweet table. It was the best idea ever!

The Sweet Corner – The result of hundreds of emails back & forth! 🙂

The heart marshmallows were from Coles.

This beautiful “Sweet Corner” were vanished within 1/2 hour from the start of the reception. I even lost one of my jars ;(

I thought I share a few photos of my wedding decor. Hope you like it.

The Happy Couple with the collage background posters that I made & printed in Sydney 🙂

Photography by Darwin Wu.

Chloe is ONE!

27 Mar

It was an honor to be featured on Amy Atlas. Very Proud!

Here are more details of the dessert table:

Chloe loves Sophie le giraffe ever since my Dad bought it. She threw her dummy & fell in love with Sophie. She could bite (or chew) on Sophie until she fell asleep with Sophie’s leg on her mouth.

We thought Chloe looks good on her red/white stripe & blue outfit (her outfit on the cake). So, Sophie+Red+White+Blue would make a great birthday theme.

Birthday Cake with Chloe & her favourite toys

I ordered Chloe’s cake at JB’s Sugar Art. I told Lia that I wanted Chloe in her “signature” outfit with Sophie le giraffe next to her & all her favorite toys as the cake topper. I sent all the related photos and told Lia that I wanted the white/red stripe & blue theme. Lia then came out with a final design that I loved and we went ahead with it.

I designed all the printables & printed them on a laser printer. The colour was AMAZING and was very proud of myself 🙂

I’ve been planning to buy all the edible items for the dessert table. I’m not a baker or a big fan of cooking. So, I don’t trust myself for serving any homemade food. I chose Jaffas & Marshmallows to bring up the red & white colours. I also bought red velvet cupcakes from the Ghermez for extra decoration. No special reason on the flavour. I just happen to love red velvet & we have red as the theme too. Win. For all the little people, I bought mini cookies made from milk. I used to have these cookies when I was a kid. It just melt in your mouth. I bought these cookies at an asian grocery shop.

The Detail

Chloe loves “Carol the Calf” book & she could sit still while flipping this book. Carol the Calf has to be her second favourite item after Sophie. If I were one of the Graysons (The Revenge), I would definitely give out Sophie le giraffe as a thank you gift. Unfortunately, I wasn’t so Chloe second favourite item had to be the one. It was the best decision & everyone agreed that it was a great thank you gift idea.

Thank You gift

Below is the final result. I got the base white linen from my workplace and the stripe white/red from IKEA. The jars & all other items are mostly from Hot Dollar.

Chloe and Sophie le girraffe dessert table
Chloe and Sophie le giraffe dessert table

The Birthday Girl!
The Birthday Girl!

The designer & party stylish!
A very proud designer & Mum!

Special thanks to my sister who took all of these pictures.

Hi!

27 Mar

I’ve been wanting to have an inspirational blog for ages. I even came out with a website name 2 years ago and I bought fireflyinspired.com. After a wedding, a pregnancy, my baby’s 1st birthday and being a working mum, I finally get a chance to work on this blog.

I read & look for design inspiration everyday. I did alot of research during my wedding preparation and came across alot of design ideas and dessert tables. Lots of dessert tables! That was the first time I felt in love with dessert table and decided to make one for my wedding. It was my first wedding dessert table. Well, someone else decorated the dessert table but it was my idea & design. I will blog about that in the future. Need to open the wedding album 🙂

This is a welcome post. Now I need to work on the next post. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Ciao for now 😉