I am finally getting around to posting the photos of Ivy’s 6th birthday party and a little write up. You can see more images here on facebook.
We had a great afternoon, with lots of guests. Our generous friends gave us free reign of their big back yard for the party, as I wanted a garden to fit in with the Little Red Riding Hood theme. Guests commented that it felt like a carnival with the crowd and all the different ‘stations’ – we had a manned hot dog stand, a jumping castle, face painting and tattoos, balloon sculpting, a craft room and the food area. As suspected, the Singapore weather wreaked havoc with my outdoor plans. It threatened to rain all morning and then an hour before the party, there was a downpour. Then it stopped raining…and became hot! Really really hot! Boy, were we all sweaty…
Now about the theme – Little Red Riding Hood was a fun theme to work with. Red is an easy colour to find decorations for and I paired it with white and green as the secondary colours. It was a good unisex theme with lots of creative options to play with.
I gave the dessert table a bit of a woodland feel, with the backdrop, trees and burlap tablecloth. I made the rag bunting from fat quarters sold at Spotlight. The bunting is simply made with a rotary blade to cut the strips and then tied evenly to a rope. So easy and striking. Most of the presentation items and props you see are available for rent from us in Singapore.
This year, I decided I didn’t have to be a matyr and enlisted some help! Partners in Cake made the adorable cookies and I dressed them up with the packaging (tissue paper, cello bags and ribbon). Cute hey?! Very popular with the kids!
Toffee apples…remember these as a little kid? My husband was so excited when I had a brain wave to make these the night before. Recipe here.
The cake…I made a chocolate fudge cake which withstood the heat thankfully. Good old fondant! I had fun giving the cake a little bit of a vintage feel with the wallpapered house, peeking grandmother, bunting and muted colours.
Little jars filled with hard candy – these disappeared very quickly. I purchased the candy in bulk and put them in the jars (from Daiso).
Kit Kats wrapped with custom wrappers designed by moi.
Below – drink bottles decorated with lace tape and straw toppers. Drink bottles wrapped with cutom water bottle wrappers (from our LRRH printables collection).
I made the cupcakes and Partners in Cake made the toppers.
Party favours filled with Little Red Riding Hood finger puppets and other cute nic nacs. Handmade party hats.
Decorations available from Red Carousel shop.
Jumping castle from Bouncy Castles in Singapore. Playhouse for hire from Red Carousel.
My husband, the big bad wolf!
Concept, design and styling by Red Carousel. Party props and decorations available for sale and hire from Red Carousel including handmade fabric bunting, tablecloth, drinks dispensers, platters, backdrop, paper decorations and balloons (www.redcarousel.com). Cake and a selection of desserts by Red Carousel. Cookies and cupcake toppers by Partners in Cake. Kids tables and chairs by Party Whizz. Jumping castle by Bouncy Castles. Photography by Allen Chong. Little Red Riding Hood party printables here: http://www.redcarousel.com/product/little-red-riding-hood-party-printables
Hello there! Excuse my haphazard blog posts…I’ve been buried in work – all types of work…the online shop, cake decorating classes, styling projects, cake and cookie orders etc. It feels pretty relentless at the moment. Not that I’m complaining! Business has been great, but I need an office assistant. Paper work is definitely my weakness!
Now onto more lovely things…I recently organised and styled a party for my wee little girl Poppy. She turned two and we celebrated with a Milk and Cookies theme. We held the party at home (I moved a lot of furniture around) and it all worked out beautifully. More photos on Red Carousel’s facebook page.
Paper fans – tutorial here
Tassel Garland Kit available here The kids got crafty painting boxes which they later used to store cookies to take home.
Kid’s party bento boxes Stunning flowers by Fiona Treadwell
Cupcake toppers by Red Carousel. The most divine cupcakes by my friend Bob Pimmanas. The best I have ever eaten!
Amazing cookie by Colour it Sweet Chocolate milk bottles were a hit with the kids – homemade with just full cream milk and drinking chocolate. No sugar added! Cookies by Red Carousel Cake pops by Colour it Sweet Homemade cookies
Cake by Red Carousel – Hummingbird flavour Handmade decorations.
Hi there! It’s been a little while since I logged in. Things have been rather hectic! I’ve been busy with the shop and also very busy making parties pretty!
I just received the photos back from a recent party and dessert table I styled. It was my first job for a customer. Payal approached me months ago, before I even started Red Carousel. She had seen what I did with my daughters’ parties last year and dreamt of having a similar dessert table for her own daughter. After a brief discussion, we came up with a theme (bird house/garden) and off I went! I had a lot of fun putting this girly party together – from the custom designed invitation to the party decor, to the desserts. Payal and her husband were thrilled with the results, which makes me really happy!!! I pulled it off, phew
Just got word from the wonderful people over at The Party Pail that we received the “Best Decorations” award! How sweet! Thank you guys, much appreciated. Glad you like Red Carousel’s work.