February 27, 2011

Soccer Party Pics

What a fun day! The weather was perfect and the birthday boy had a blast! I had so much fun putting this all together and had lots of giggles with family as they spotted little details all day.
The kids LOVED the blow up soccer field and Harris has been kicking his balls around in it ever since Mr Giggleberry finished blowing it up (He nearly passed out but it was worth it hehehe)

Happy birthday little man. We LOVE you lots & lots and can't believe it's been 2yrs since you made a screaming entrance into this world!!

Invites & printables: Cake Ink.
Candy Jars: Sharnel Dollar Designs
Lollies: Candy Soirees & Sweet As
Jersey drink cozies: Polka Dot Market
Favor bags: Occasion by Design
Bunting: Giggleberry Creations
Grass mats, balloons, plastic table cloths, plates, cups, serviettes & blow up soccer field: ebay

February 21, 2011

Soccer Party - Decorations

Looking good so far for weather predictions for this weekends Soccer Party for my little guys 2nd birthday - Yay! I've spent the past few days getting the decorations together and with glue stick & scissors in hand I have been having a ball (mind the soccer pun).

For our front door to greet guests/soccer fans is a little flag banner I threw together with the birthday boy's name and age. Attach a little bit of soccer ribbon and TaDah:

A few of these balloons, I got on ebay, around the place will put us in party mood

And I just LOVE these party printables from Cake Ink. for the food labels and thank you tags

I had a brain wave hit while sitting on the couch the other night thinking about all things soccer. I wanted something to go above the food table to serve as a 'backdrop' and needed it to be biggish but not too crazy busy and still a bit of fun..... A Scoreboard!!!

A quick trip to the news-agent for some cardboard & dot stickers then an hour playing around while sitting infront of the TV and I'm almost done. I have a few ideas for some finishing touches but otherwise I'm pretty pleased with it. I love that it's personalised - TIME: is Harris' time of birth and the score under HOME: is his age!
all this plus the bunting I made a little while ago and our house should look like a pretty good Harris fan club!!


February 18, 2011

Happy Friday Find

Another Friday has rolled around - what are your plans for the weekend?
I plan to tick off a few jobs on my to do list including a few custom orders that I just *need* to go to my fav fabric shop for... wink, wink.
I think this rather cool Bunting Flag Messenger Bag from eesome would be the perfect thing for my fabric shopping sprees. I would have my hands free to gab all the gorgeous fabrics then would have a great non-plastic bag to carry them home while also looking rather fabulous.

Happy Friday xx

February 17, 2011

Soccer Party - Food & Drink.

1 & 1/2 wks till my little man's soccer party so I'm getting my head around what we'll all be eating. The 'normal' thing we do is a good old BBQ so I thought I might do something a little different this time - still simple, but with a bit of a fun twist!
All the food we'll serve will be given new names that I plan to write on these awesome 'Menu Cards' custom made by Cake Ink. To match the invite & theme.

On the menu (so far):
Meatballs - Meaty Soccer Balls
Chicken Wings - Left & Right Wingers
Chipolatas - Star Striker Sausages

Tomato sauce - Red Card Sauce
Mustard - Yellow Card Sauce

I'll also have a few little treats:
Cake Pops (still tossing up if I take on the challenge of making the soccer ball cake pops from my new Bakerella's Cake Pop book or not), popcorn served in THESE cups, Soccer ball foil wrapped chocolates from Sweet As and a few other goodies - oh and of course the cake!!

For kids drinks I have little bottles of water (even found ones with a green lid to match the green, black & white colour theme!!) but to make them even more awesome I bought these super fun Referee Shirt Drink Holders from Polka Dot Market - seriously, how cool are they?!? And the best part is they will double as party favors! Perfect!!

I spotted these plates, cups & serviettes from Spotlight ages ago that I couldn't walk past them. I also couldn't resist one of THESE 'grass look' plastic table covers.

I have been floating blog land for inspiration & ideas on how to pull this all together and hope it looks even half as fab as one of these soccer parties I found:


February 16, 2011

Media: Shop 4 Kids & Amy Atlas

Wow! What a fun past few days it's been for Giggleberry Creations!!
The latest issue of Shop 4 Kids magazine came out on Monday so like always I was sure to grab a copy as soon as I could (LOVE flicking through this mag!!). As I was doing my first quick flick through, before my longer, more detailed look I would do later in the evening once kiddies were in bed, I had to take a second look when I spotted some Giggleberry bunting on page 45!! How cool is that!!

Then just today, I was informed by the fabulous Samone of Cake Ink. that the their rainbow themed dessert table which I made some rainbow ribbon garland for is today's feature on Amy Atlas blog!! Yay!!

Be sure to check out all the gorgeous rainbow party pics HERE.

February 15, 2011

Valentine's gift for Mr Giggleberry

I couldn't tell you yesterday what I had bought hubby for Valentine's Day because I didn't know if he would happen to read my blog before he got home from work to find his present - what a way to spoil the surprise hey? So I thought I'd share it with you today... it must still be Valentines Day somewhere in the world, right?
Now we don't usually exchange gifts but I do like to do something small to celebrate valentine's day as I'm such a romantic softy.

So first of all you need to know my man is a LOVER of skiing and the snow so when I spotted these gorgeous and fun pillow slips from Boldloft I just couldn't resist!! I have loved all the adorable goodies for boldloft for ages and thought this was the perfect excuse to buy something.
I then hung some I (heart) U bunting I had made on our bed head for a bit of extra mushiness ;)

When hubby came home from work - I said nothing about it and just waited for him to go into our room for whatever reason... it gave him a bit if a giggle and I think I might leave our room like that for a few more days.

February 14, 2011

Happy Love Day

I'm a softy. I LOVE all things romantic, mushy and sweetheart & I totally buy into Valentine's Day. I'll have to wait till tomorrow to show you what I bought hubby... just incase he happens to read this today :)
So in the mean time I thought I'd round up some lovey, dovey Valentine's inspired goodies.

Heart bunting cake from Just Call Me Martha. I love you more than... Card from Lemon Tree Lane. XOXO Burlap pillow slip from White House Black Cat. Love Word Puzzle print from Rudy and the Dodo. Red Polka Dot paper straws from Emerald + Ella. Love Is Sweet free colouring in page PDF from Style Me Gorgeous. Strawberries & Cream bunting from Giggleberry Creations. Hearts grosgrain ribbon from Ribbons Galore.

February 11, 2011

Happy Friday Find

When people know I love bunting as much as I do they start to point it out to me whenever they spot it... thank you to my sister for sending me the link to this cute little bunting find from Meadow Tea.

Banner of Love stackable stones

The perfect little way to say the 'L' word for Valentines day!
Happy Friday xx

February 8, 2011

Media: Babiekins Magazine

Do yourself a favor the next time you have a free moment - grab a cup of tea, sit back and flick through the latest issue of Babiekins Magazine that came out today.

Filled with gorgeous items from cover to cover this online magazine is 'for the trendsetting child' - be sure to flick slowly past pages 63-64 HERE as you might just spot some Giggleberry Creations bunting in the 'Do Colour' feature - Yay!


February 7, 2011

Soccer Party Planning

Yep, another party!! hehehehe!
This time it's for my little man, Harrison. Harris turns 2 in a few weeks time and is a lover of all things balls - if you can kick it, throw it, whack it, catch it - Harris wants to play with it... So a soccer party was a pretty obvious answer for this years birthday celebrations.

After a little google searching I had an inspiration board thrown together in green, black and white so I sent an email off to Samone from Cake Ink to help me with invites. I LOVE what she came up with and especially love the wording 'Kick Off' for party date & time 'Ground' for address and 'RSVP to Referee Amy' - cute!! (I've edited out the personal details like phone numbers)

I'll let you in on little details of the party planning as the party date gets closer but thought I'd start with the obvious - the bunting!


February 4, 2011

Happy Friday Find

I'll take any excuse for a cupcake AND cookies so with Valentine's Day just around the corner check out THIS rather cute Valentine's Cupcake and Cookie Banner from Scrumptious Swirls.

The entire step by step guide on making this treat is HERE.... you could even change the heart shaped cookies to triangles and use this idea for birthdays - CUTE!

February 3, 2011

Custom Order with a cherry on top

The lovely Janelle from Cake Ink. contacted me a little while ago to ask if I could make some bunting to match the Cake Ink. logo. that could then be hung in Janelle's new cake room/work space in her new house. Of course I said yes.
So with the instructions... "create a banner inspired by our Cake Ink. logo - using those colours, textures, patterns, etc.! I'll leave the design totally up to you!" I jumped in.

I had lots of fun putting this banner together and am rather pleased with the result - what do you think?

That cherry is just too fun!