Remember last Monday HERE I told you we had a surprise weekend planned for my Bride-to-be sister, Erin? Well it went off without a hitch!!
With surprise flights, time with family, lots of laughs, naughty food and fun had the weekend seemed to be over too fast but was it was perfect and Erin loved it all! The main event of the weekend was a surprise Cupcake Decorating Party. Held in my home I had a ball putting together a pink and gold party setup ready for Leora from Party Cakes and Cupcakes By Leora to arrive and add her goodies to.
I made each guest a pink and gold rosette (thanks to THIS tutorial) to wear for a bit of fun. In the centre of each rosette was a sweet personalised badge. Handmade by Heidi of HMC Designs with 'Bride', 'Bridesmaid' or 'Bride's Mum' on them, each character on the badges were a perfect match for the person they belonged to thanks to the very clever Heidi - way too cute!
I also made (thanks to THIS tutorial) a pink and gold chef's hat for Erin to wear while we created our cupcake creations.
And to match the cupcake theme I strung lots and lots and lots of pink and gold cupcake cases on fishing line to create a simple, fun and effective, garland that hung above our work table.
The sweets/dessert table had yummies like individual strawberry cheescakes, gold chocolate coins, scones and gold and pink sprinkle rimmed drinks. The backdrop was simply made with circle punched pink and gold paper then stuck onto a large sheet of brown paper.
Our cupcake decorating instructor, Leora, did a wonderful job!! With 6 cupcakes each ready to decorate we all learnt new skills to make master peceis and were allowed to play with all kinds of tools, techniques and extras. We had laughs and chatter galore while we played!
If you are in Sydney and want a fun afternoon with a few of your friends or family I would absolutely suggest you spend an afternoon having Leora teach you some new cupcake decorating tricks.
These were our creations, rather cool hey? I love that each of us came up with different ideas!
Now just three weeks to wait and we will all be looking a little different as we celebrate Erin's wedding YAY!