special occasions

3 06, 2011

better late than never : happy blog birthday to me :o}

June 3rd, 2011|Categories: printables|Tags: , |15 Comments

I can hardly believe it’s been a year! I started this blog in the middle of the night, hiding under a thick blanket because it was freezing. With a new baby in my arms, I was just a little bored and oh so tired of the home shopping stuff on TV. I never thought blogging could be like this. I have met some lovely people and have formed new friendships and found new things I really enjoy doing {like printables!}.Since starting my little blog I have received some lovely lovely emails {and only some […]

23 05, 2011

oreo pop tutorial

May 23rd, 2011|Categories: recipes|Tags: , |10 Comments

My apologies in taking so long to get this tutorial to you! It’s the hairy end of the semester at uni and we’ve had a lot going on in our little home and so I’ve neglected this little blog.These oreo pops are my favourite things to make for parties or special occasions. They honestly taste divine, and are simple {yet can be tedious} to make. I found the idea on Bakerella’s beautifuly mouth watering site, where she made these oreo truffles. It took a little trial and error to get them to work because […]

20 05, 2011

Chloe’s 1st Birthday – Polka Dot Party – Q&A

May 20th, 2011|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Thank you all again for your lovely comments and also for your questions! I received a lot so I’ll try my best to answer them all :o} So sorry if I missed yours, please feel free to ask again if I overlooked your question! I also got a lot of questions about my stockists, so I’ve also put a quick list down the bottom of the post :o}Where did you get your cupcake stand?I saw this on Jade’s blog and fell in love, it’s the perfect stand and what I have been looking for for […]

17 05, 2011

Chloe’s 1st Birthday – Polka Dot Party – Part 2

May 17th, 2011|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |19 Comments

Thank you so very much for all the lovely comments everyone. It was certainly fun to put this together and I really enjoyed it.Here’s a little more about our Pink Polka Dot Party!We served pink lemonade, iced water and strawberry milk in carafes. I wish I could take credit for the macarons but I didn’t get past reading the recipe in my book and figuring out that I don’t have a thermometer or 3 day old egg whites! The gorgeous macarons are from For Goodness Cakes and they were delicious. Not one was left […]

16 05, 2011

Chloe’s 1st Birthday – Polka Dot Party – Part 1

May 16th, 2011|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |11 Comments

For our little girl’s first birthday we decided on an oh so cute polka dot theme. Pink, of course!I hung a gorgeous polka dot garland on the wall above the table and carried the pink + white polka dot theme throughout. The dessert table featured cupcakes with whipped buttercream frosting, vanilla whoopie pies with lemon cream cheese filling, iced sugar cookies, cream + pink vanilla macarons, oreo pops dipped in white chocolate, a mini candy bar and polka dot cookie take + bake jars for our guests to bring home.Mini glass milk bottles with pink […]

15 05, 2011

Chloe’s 1st Birthday – Cake Smash

May 15th, 2011|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |7 Comments

You may have noticed I’ve gone completely pink on the blog! It’s because that is all I have been looking at for a couple of weeks, pink pink pink and more pink.I decided to go for a pink polka dot theme for our baby girl’s first birthday party. I figure I only have so many years that I can really use pink for everything so I will milk it as much as possible. Little Chloe is a tom boy I’m sure, so when she is old enough to have a say I doubt very […]

24 04, 2011

ANZAC Day :: printable poppies

April 24th, 2011|Categories: printables|Tags: |4 Comments

 

I made these printable poppies to use as an activity with the kids for ANZAC Day, so while we are making them, we can learn of their significance, and about the sacrifice that so many made for our freedom. 

 
 

If you are not familiar with ANZAC day – you can read a little bit about it here.

You can also read about the red poppies significance here.

 
 

 

They are designed so you don’t have to do anything but cut and glue while you talk about our Diggers and how they are our true heroes.

 
 
 After we glued the […]

13 03, 2011

school birthday favours, printable labels & a giveaway!

March 13th, 2011|Categories: printables|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

I absolutely love baking, and had wanted to make mini cupcakes for Noah to bring in to his class for his birthday last month, but I found myself just way too busy so went looking for an easier alternative.So I made up these little decorated lolly bag favours for him to give his classmates. These were really so easy. Just print and cut and stick on. Even easier if you use sticker paper, which is what I did here. Talk about quick! And don’t they look cute?!These labels are available in my store for you […]

19 02, 2011

Part 3 of Noah’s 4th Birthday – Adventure Is Out There – an “Up” inspired party

February 19th, 2011|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

I thought this wooden cutlery was just the perfect touch for our Adventure is Out There Dessert table as it so beautifully matched the look and feel of the theme.Tied with some lovely blue and white twine and it is just oh so cute.I used plain kraft paper bags for the take home goodies. Inside were a pair of binoculars for each child and playdough. I had 2 other items to place in here, a bouncy ball and an airplane shaped pencil sharpener but when you’re silly like me and don’t count how many […]

17 02, 2011

Part 2 of Noah’s 4th Birthday – Adventure Is Out There – an “Up” inspired party

February 17th, 2011|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |3 Comments

In keeping with the Disney / Pixar “Up” movie, and wanting to incorporate balloons without them taking over the Adventure is Out There theme, we added a large bunch to his outdoor cubby house to look like the house and balloons from the movie. I actually think we could have doubled the balloons but I wasn’t sure how many we would need to achieve the look and under-ordered, seems 15 wasn’t enough! :)But he didn’t mind – and anyway, who doesn’t love a big bunch of balloons!We also had a small bunch sticking out […]