When the super talent Sugar Coated Mama decided to plan a birthday party for her (cute-as-can-be) daughter, we knew were were in for a treat. And were weren’t disappointed. Every sweet image from Redmoose Photography paints the picture of one of brightest, happiest birthday soirees we ever did see, and there is even more fun waiting for you here.
I love summer and pool parties and juicy fruit and yummy gelato, so creating a theme for my beautiful client Mira’s 8th birthday party was easy peasy – “TUTTI FRUTTI POOL PARTY” BABY! Summer is one big smiling face, a season devoted to good times with people you love. This party takes me back to fun as a little girl and the excitement of swimming in the warm sun and squelching on watermelon and playing fun party games by the pool, just love it. Mira’s favourite fruit is pineapple, so this was the main fruit featured across the party. I particularly love the real mini pineapples we painted for the girls drinking cups as well as the pineapples to house the gelato. Other pineapple beauties included the pineapple cake pops, cupcakes, lollies and even mini chocolate pineapples on the cake which was topped off with a real pineapple head. It was a pineapple lovers paradise, beautifully photographed by Redmoose Photography.
First things first – the colour palette. Party girl Mira loves bright colours, so we created a vibrant palette for the invites and printables that carried through to the whole party – pinks, orange, yellow and green. It’s such a happy colour combo and guests couldn’t help but smile when they walked into the party!
The main feature of any party I style is of course the dessert table, where all the yumminess resides! For this dessert table I wanted to really bring out the yellow of the pineapple and the accent of pink for the watermelon. The trestle table, which is a door from Bunnings, was painted in a gorgeous bright yellow with trestle legs from Ikea in a pop of pretty pink for a yummy contrast. Sarah from Style Me Gorgeous created a simple yet perfectly summery backdrop to compliment the vibrant desserts and stunning cake by Get Frosted.
Another favourite summer treat is Gelato, so we created a super fun poolside Gelato stand with bright honeycomb ball decorations and gelato served in real pineapples.The super cute sweets cart which we hired from Bits and Parties completed the Gelato Bar vision!
The girls were all seated on long white trestle tables with white wooden chairs to keep the room clean and bright. A pop of colour was added with pink and white striped plates, yellow and pink pineapple drink cups which had their name hanging from a cute swing tag, bright orange ceramic pineapple and beautiful fresh flowers with cut lemons in the vase to bring in the “Tutti Frutti” theme.
To entertain the 20 tweens, we created a cupcake decorating station, nail salon station and then played crowd favourite pass the parcel with fun fruit quizzes at each unwrapping, bobbing for apples, balloon pop game, and set up a photobooth with giant balloons and fruit props. Then of course there was the Gelato station and the sparkling plunge pool to indulge in!
As well as a candy station to fill up their party bags, the girls received a cute thank you gift with a porcelain pineapple light from Typo, some fruity lipgloss and strawberry bath bomb pack. The girls were squealing with excitement…
Photography: Redmoose Photography | Flowers: Belflora | Cake Pops: Amanicci Creations | Cake, Cupcakes, Pineapple Chocolates, Jelly Cups, White Choc Mou: Get Frosted | Cookies On Sticks & Cookie Toppers: Crumb | Giant Balloon: Balloonaway | Graphic Design, Printables, Backdrop: Style Me Gorgeous | Pineapple Shaped Drink Dispensers: Leo & Bella | Styling, Flower Design, Goodie Bags, Cupcake Decorating Fun, Fru: Sugar Coated Mama | Sweet Cart: Bits & Parties | Table Runner, Striped Balloons, Jelly Beans, Rock Candy Sticks, : Little Big Company | White Trestle Tables, Wooden Chairs + Yellow Outdoor Chairs: The Wedding Designer