Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Polka Dot Giveaway

It's a New Year and there are so many exciting things planned for Sweet Little Birdy ~ new products, new inspirations, photo shoots and parties to share with you, advertising in some awesome magazines and many more things to look forward to. 

It's been such a wonderful time since launched and we love the support we've received from all of our gorgeous customers and fans.

As a lot of people will know I have an obsession with polka dots so to say thank you and to celebrate the New Year we have a gorgeous spotty dotty giveaway for you ~

1. Pink Spot Baking Cups
2. Oversized Spotty Cup and Saucer 
3. Large Baking Cups 
4. Pink Spot Teatowel
5. Sambellina Plates (pack of 12)
6. Sambellina Cups (pack of 12)
7. Pink Spot Tablecloth
8. Paper Straws (pack of 25)

This fabulous prize pack is valued at over $125 and winner will have a choice of pink or blue spot products.

Entering is so easy:

All you need to do is be a fan of Sweet Little Birdy on facebook ~ leave us a comment to let us know you have stopped by to say hi.

Come back and leave us a comment here on our blog.

And that's it ~ a winner will be randomly drawn on Friday 7th January 2011

We would love you to spread the word ~ share it on facebook, twitter or your blog, link us in your comments, suggest us to friends. 

May all your dreams come true in 2011 - Happy New Year to you all xxx

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's a Sweet Little Birdy Christmas...

Recently we held our Sweet Little Birdy Christmas Party and chose a red and dark pink colour palette, with a focus on candy stripes and little birdies ~ loved how it all come together, and we had a fun and fantastic day x

Delicious treats were displayed on a gorgeous bakers stand, while a tray on a stand housed plates and cups (and a few yummy treats) and drink dispensers sat atop stands also. 

Guests enjoyed munching on sandwich fingers, bruschetta, vegetable platters and fruit salad, as well as christmas tree cupcakes, rocky road and royales biscuit 'puddings', mini strawberry puddings, scones, and lots of sweets x


Big thanks to the following gorgeous people for doing what they do best:

My wonderful boy ~ your patience and assistance is so appreciated.  Thank you for packing the iron and ironing board and ironing the tableclothes for me ~ you truly are the best!

NFE DESIGN ~ as always the photos are stunning and Renee is a pleasure to spend time with

MON TRESOR ~ for the gorgeous ice cream cups and lolly scoop (which was hanging on the side of the bakers rack)

STYLE ME GORGEOUS ~ I just love love love printables for parties - it's so much fun printing them out and cutting them all up ready and everyone loves them


So in love with the metal folding stand ~ so easy to fold up and carry, then looks amazing when folded out.   On the stand we had Christmas tree cupcakes, rocky road and royales mini 'puddings'.

Bruschetta was served in our candy cane range of bowls ~ I made this simple serving bowl by blu-tacking one of our lido bowls to one of our overturned candy cane bowls.  Holding the oil is a half circle dish ~ coming soon to SWEET LITTLE BIRDY

These yummy strawberry puddings in recycled jars looked so sweet with the spoons from our 'baby is brewing' favours. 

No party would be complete at Sweet Little Birdy without the fantastic range of party ware from SAMBELLINA ~ we used the stripey range in pink and red, along with polka cups.  Also on the tray are our new candle holders (used as lolly holders) ~ coming soon

Our paper straws fit the candy stripe theme perfectly, and teamed perfectly with the Style Me Gorgeous printables...

Love, love, love our new stripey lolly bags ~ these contained 'old fashioned favourites' like milk bottles, grubs, icecream cones, honey bears, strawberries and creams and teeth ~ loved the touch of nostaglia these gave the party

Sambellina tags were PERFECT for the guests take home bags ~ these boxes are also coming soon to Sweet Little Birdy

A big thank you to all of our guests and helpers on the day ~ we look forward to partying with you again in the New Year

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Sweet Christening for Lucia Rose

One of our gorgeous customers, Amalia, sent us some photos of this amazing candy table she set up for her little niece's Christening ~ and believe it or not this was her first one! 

Amalia chose a pink and green colour palette (one of my favourites), which was carried over from the candle used at the church ~ the candle had pink and green ribbon, with tulle that had little pink and green handmade flowers on it.  

How adorable is the cake x

Delicious lollies from Goody Goody Gum Drops

Our glass pedestal with dome and candy box jars from Sweet Little Birdy looked gorgeous filled with delicious delights and these grass mats from Mon Tresor look amazing!

Cookies from Cookie Couture ~ we've used these guys before and they are awesome!

 Apart from the stunning candy table guests also enjoyed lots of other yummy things - the kids dined on sausages and mini bread rolls on a blanket on the grass in picnic style, and the adults were served oysters, prawns, roast beef and pork and a variety of salads.  YUM!!!

Then as if that didn't sound good enough for dessert there was raspberry cheesecake, orange and lemon poppyseed cake, apple torte, chocolate mudcake with fresh cream, a few greek sweets ~ baklava and galaktoboureko ~ all washed down with a good cup of tea and gingerbread cookies!

I don't think I will never grow old of seeing the gorgeous Sambellina pink spot paper cups on candy and dessert bars.

Amalia says her favorite thing about the party was watching both the adults and the children look at the table in disbelief.  She said the compliments and questions kept coming ~ is it any wonder when a candy table looks this good!  Great job Amalia and congratulations on your Christening Day Lucia Rose x

Monday, November 1, 2010

A sixth birthday vintage party

Remember the competition we ran to celebrate our website launch and also for reaching 1000 facebook fans?  Our winner was Kerrie from Tara K Designs with this gorgeous winning entry:

Its party time for the birthday girl, 'Turntable with buckets' we'll give it a whirl, We'll fill it with lollies and a sprinkling of cheer, For fond memories of another year!

And that's exactly what Kerrie did when she hosted a party for her adorable little girl's 6th birthday ~ she filled her pink turntable with buckets with lollies and created absolutely gorgeous fond memories for her daughter Tara to remember forever. 

The theme for Tara's party was a Vintage inspired party in gorgeous pastel pinks, beige and white.  I fell in love with every detail of the party, created in one of my absolute favourite styles.

These gorgeous lollies cones are one of my favourite details ~ perfect

Kerrie's business, called Tara K Designs specialises in Vintage inspired children's clothing, accessories and bedroom decor and therefore she wanted to incorporate this into the theme ~ Kerrie adores lace, ribbons, pearls and bows so the theme was ideal.

As a special treat for birthday girl Tara and her friends, the party was also a hair clip making party.

(Here are the girls showing off their special creations in their hair)

Kerrie's favourite thing about the day was the sheer delight and smiles on the girls faces when they arrived and saw the party set-up. Secondly, the fun they had making the clips. She said that the time flew by so fast because everyone was having so much fun ~ and what fun it looked!!!


The party food was designed in a variety of pinks and creams.  

They had a gorgeous table of party food (sugar bliss) including white chocolate dipped marshmallow, sprinkled with fairy dust (a hit), popcorn served in the baking cups ( a bigger hit), lollies in the turntables with buckets, coconut marshmallow on sticks, iced vo vo's (a memory from Kerrie's childhood) and a selection of hot and cold food for the adults.  A special touch was the punch bowl with one of the girls telling her Mum 'there was grown up drink Mummy', how cute!!!

Kerrie's gorgeous friends Belinda and Erin made and iced the birthday cake and Kerrie decorated it in a Vintage theme using the most exquisite hair clip for the centrepiece.  This was supplied by Bliss Clips and is available from their Diamonds and Pearls range.


Bliss Clips supplied the gorgeous hair clip embellishments in a variety of colours - just beautiful 

Vintage is Beautiful supplied Tara's gorgeous dress and Kerrie designed the matching vintage inspired belt and hair clip.

Tara K designs made the doily birthday banner, vintage bunting, pearl and lace pom poms, pop pom tree for the turntable with buckets and vintage inspired cornucopia lolly favours.

Another thank you from Kerrie goes out Mikala for assisting with the glue gun and Erin for crown control ~ i'm sure they did an amazing job by the looks of things.

Kerrie also wanted to thank Sweet Little Birdy for providing the turn table with buckets, polka dot baking cups and polka dot drinking cups.  Kerrie highly recommends the turntable from the oohs and aahs she witnessed as the girls turned the buckets to choose their sweets.  Kerrie ~ you are more than welcome, thank you for sharing Tara's exquisite party with us.

Friday, October 15, 2010

10 things you didn't know about me...

There's a bit of a fun game going around at the moment whereby I tell you 10 things you didn't know about me...

1. Growing up we had a chihuahua named Poppet, who lived for 16 years and I still miss her 15 years later.
2. I've never had a broken bone (and touch wood I don't).
3. I hate geckos
4. I mainly listen to country
5. I am very unco-ordinated (so it's very surprising I haven't broken a bone)
6. I always have washing to be folded up ~ it's a vicious cycle
7. I drive a hummer
8. I had an emergency appendectomy when my youngest son was only 5 weeks old.
9. I love to browse antique shops
10. I think McDonalds make the best chai latte! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

A 3rd birthday Carnival Celebration

What a gorgeous carnival party for gorgeous little Christopher, who turned 3 recently.  His mum, Denin-Lee from Spoon and Fork Cookies and Cakes did a fantastic job with the details for the theme ~ amazing cake, wonderful dessert table, lots of games and fun and the most divine balloon cookie pops and bunting cookies.

So many yummy treats on the dessert table, and guests also enjoyed popcorn, then hot dogs and pies with mushy peas, followed by the chocolate mudcake birthday cake.  

Keeping with the festive carnival theme guests got to choose their own prizes using tickets that they'd won playing games. 

Carnival dessert table ~ metal stands from Sweet Little Birdy 

Carnival party kit from Banter and Frolic 

Amazing cookies!

Christopher enjoying a cookie

The little birthday man cuts his cake

What a gorgeous popcorn girl ~ box from Sweet Little Birdy and popcorn bags were a present sent from America

Denin chose a carnival theme for Christopher because she likes the festive feel of the theme and because it's fun for all age groups.  Looks like it was a hit and everyone definately had fun ~ great job Denin and family and friends and Happy Birthday Christopher x

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"The future looks bright..."

On our launch party day we had 2 parties ~ it was a celebration after all, and one just didn't seem enough!!!  The theme for our first party was 'The things I love...' , which was all about my passions and pink!  Our second party was themed 'The future looks bright...' and there was a rainbow of colour in all the details. 

Lots of yummy (and bright) foods were served and included rainbow cake pops and lollies, fairy bread (of course), rainbow cupcakes and mini donuts, as well as delicious hot finger food.

We used our gorgeous Sambellina multi dot partyware, and our Ah~Tissue rainbow pom poms looked amazing.   


To everyone who helped make the day a success, we sincerely thank you. 

Thank you to our super-talented and wonderful photographer Renee and her gorgeous assistant (who got the straws looking just right for this party too) at  NFE Design ~ Renee's work is amazing and if you are looking for a fantastic photographer make sure you contact Renee ~ you won't be disappointed.  (You must see her 'squishy baby' (aka newborn) work - it melts your heart). 

Chair covers by Natasha at Plan Your Special Day ~ Not only did they look awesome, but Natasha's assistance on the day was really appreciated.   

Buffet labels and circles by Sarah at Style Me Gorgeous ~ these just added that 'finishing touch' to the food and will be available at Sweet Little Birdy very soon.

The Products

Rainbow birdy cake on the platter that goes with our large glass dome

Rainbow cupcales on our plain white cake stand, with a Style Me Gorgeous printable

Yummy fairy bread on our cupcake stand

Oversized spotty cup with yummy mini m&m's

Our milk bottles made perfect vases x

Our cake pop box made from one of our blackboard frames (coming soon)

Our turntable with buckets

Our gorgeous paper straws!!! 

Our food table

Beverage table with one of our trays, our sambellina party cups, paper straws and a milk bottle used as a vase

Guest bags with our gorgeous Garden design thank you tags by Jennifer Birkhead

At Sweet Little Birdy the future looks bright ...