The Little Oak Tree styled and catered a very British farewell party for a young woman heading to London for a year.
The party was themed on the highly popular Keep Calm and Carry On poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion. It only had a limited distribution, and was therefore little known.
First step in the party planning process was the invitation design. You can find details for the invitation posted here.
Keep Calm Invitations - Available to purchase for $15AUD
Personalised drinks for the guests - Based on London Transport signage
Just look at this fabulous cake that Trudy designed and created. It was so gorgeous that some of the guests thought it was a prop and not actually the cake! This was a red velvet cake with cream cheese ganache, and judging by the fact that there wasn't a single piece left, we think it was a hit.
Yup, that is actually a cake folks! Check out our cake page for pricing details
On to the dessert table, and we had lots of goodies to satisfy hungry bellies:
~ Individual Raspberry English Trifles
~ Tunnocks Tea Cakes
~ Scottish shortbread
~ Lovely Jubbly Lindt Milk Chocolate Bars
~ Freshly baked scones with double cream and Hanks Raspberry Jam
~ Keep Calm and Eat Sweeties - Departure lolly bags filled with toffees
A simple paper doily garland hung above the dessert table
We created a wall of envelopes styled as a very abstract Union Jack. The idea being that guests could write a farewell note, pick an envelope of their choice on the wall and then seal it with a sticker. The envelopes are to remain sealed until Heather arrives in London. One of the guests got quite creative with the stickers!
Have a great time in London Heather, we hope you enjoyed your very British send off!