So, my birthday bash took place this past weekend – and it was a blast! The theme was “Ladies & Gentlemen: An Evening Affair,” with a houndstooth and lace motif. Our guests glammed it up and sported fancy dresses, suits, and darling hats and gloves. So much fun. My husband created a cocktail menu for the evening (thank you!), we planned some Victorian parlour games, and there were lots of tasty snacks to go around.
I made a ruffle cake for the first time (see a tutorial from My Sweet and Saucy), crafted a houndstooth-esque gluten-free cake, moulded and decorated moustache and lip-shaped sugar cookies, prepared cucumber sandwiches, ordered custom chocolate-dipped oreos from Sweeties by Kim, and picked up some fancy flavours of Miss Vickie’s chips. Deeelightful!
I printed the alphabet cake bunting from Tom Kat Studio, picked up houndstooth wallpaper from Hallmark (which served as a table runner, backdrop and vase wrapper), and doilies and pretty napkins from the local dollar store. I printed, twirled and taped patterned paper cones (in order to jazz up the chips), and used cupcake liners as tea sandwich wrappers. I also cut out cardstock moustaches, lips, bows and top hats and glued them onto wooden skewers for the houndstooth photo booth. But I’ll save that for another post. Phewf! I loved designing this bash and hope you enjoy the photos. You can see more images from the party on my Facebook page. Thank you for visiting!
Photos by Brilliant Bash