Monday, 23 April 2012

An elephant sized celebration - Our wee boy turns 2

This past weekend we celebrated our wee man's second birthday......I can't believe he is two already, where has the time gone? I guess it is true what they say though, that "time flies when you are having fun", and we have had trunk loads....

So many ideas were buzzing in my head when it came to planning a theme for his party, but when it came down to it there was really no debate. Our little man's favourite toy is his constant companion Ellie........a very unusual looking stuffed elephant. So an elephant theme it was to be.

First step was designing the invitation. I had settled on a soft colour palette of grey and lemon with a chevron pattern and balloons as added details. It is a double sided invitation with "Callum is 2" on the reverse. This was used as a poster backdrop for the dessert table as well.

Grey & Lemon - Elephant themed birthday invitation

I sent the invitation through to my super talented mum (Trudy) and she matched the dessert table elements to the invitation perfectly.

Some of the yummy desserts Trudy created for the day:
  • Vanilla Elephant cupcakes - with vanilla butter cream and a fondant elephant topper.
  • Absolutely GORGEOUS gingerbread elephant cookies (also as individual take home favours)
  • Bite sized lemon curd tartlets
  • A beautiful Lemon and Poppyseed birthday cake covered in lemon fondant with a cute elephant topper
  • Passionfruit macarons

 ooops, macarons are not added to the table yet in this image.

 Elephant cupcakes, Gingerbread cookies, Lemon curd tartlets

 Lemon & poppyseed cake, Passionfruit Macarons, Vanilla cupcakes

 We also had a couple of take home party favours:
  • Test Tube Pina-Colada jelly beans with custom labels
  • Mini Lindt chocolate bars with custom wrapper
  • Take home gingerbread cookies with custom bag topper that read "pack one in your trunk for the trundle home".
 Pina-colada jelly beans - take home favours with custom labelling

 Take home gingerbread cookies with custom bag topper

 Lindt chocolate bars with customised chevron wrapper

It was such a fun and beautiful day, Callum had a fabulous time and was spoilt rotten with very generous gifts from his doting Aunt's and Uncle's, family and friends.

Our wee boy enjoying his chocolate milk.

All of the printables from Callum's party are now available for purchase. Prices start from as little as $15 for the invitation. We can also provide a quote for a tailored cake and desserts. Our details are available on the contacts page.

All artwork and printables - Kylie, The Little Oak Tree
Styling and Photography - Kylie, The Little Oak Tree
Catering, Cake and Desserts - Trudy, The Little Oak Tree


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  1. Hi There! I was looking for lolly table inspiration and just stumbled upon the blog entry for your son's 1st birthday (amazing!) and now here he is turning two. Love the invites and the way the colour theme runs through to all the food. You've done an amazing job! x Shauna.

  2. Hi Shauna, thank you for your lovely comment. Time sure does fly when you have little rug rats, we can't believe he is two already either!

    We have just welcomed a baby girl into our family and I am looking forward to planning her first birthday......all in good time though, I don't want her to grow up too quickly. hehehe


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