January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day

A public holiday is always a great excuse to get together with family and friends so I thought I'd take it one step further. With today being Australia Day I took the excuse to have a blue, red & white Australian flag themed BBQ lunch.
It started when I spotted these Australian flag paper lanterns from Moonlight & Whimsy

So I made a few tissue paper pom poms to hang with it then found some Australia flag themed table decor like the plastic table cloths, serviettes, cups and the plastic pin wheels that I found on ebay for an absolute bargain!

I couldn't believe my luck when I also found this Australia ribbon on ebay - I bought it not knowing exactly what I would do with it but am pretty pleased with the straw flags and lollie jar ties I used it for in the end.

Then with a pair of good old Aussie flip flops with a bit of flair hanging on the front door to welcome guests our house was ready.

And no Aussie Day is complete without a pavlova (the cake pops might not be too 'typically Aussie' but they were a hit with the kids)

Hope you all had a lovely day and were able to stay out of the heat!


Tiges and Weince said...

Oh Amy you do have it bad with party themes & decorating. It looks fabulous.

Lakshmi said...

amy, you should have been an event planner ! It isn't too late to reconsider ..hehehe..nice job with pulling it all together :)

LittleBigCompany said...

what did you finally use to hang the pom poms? 3D or command..?
love all the finds and the australia ribbon!

Jane said...

Amy, this is just FAB - we are so lucky to live in Aus and I'm loving this new display of Aussie patriotism. You are so very clever, I just love visiting your blog:) Jane (http://louandjane.blogspot.com/)

Anonymous said...

LOVE it !!! I love how you just "throw together" a gorgeous party! Hope you had a great day, Dee x

Moonlight and Whimsy said...

Happy Australia Day Amy! The lantern looked FABULOUS darling! Love love love your work! :) xo