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Here Comes the Bride Hamper

Before the white dress and the big hair comes the kitchen tea. Yay! Kitchen teas have evolved and changed a lot over the years. No longer does the bride have to wear a colander or a funnel-bra, unless she wants to of course, but one thing that hasn’t changed is, that it is truly an occasion to spoil the special bride-to-be.

Today, gift vouchers are a certainty and we wanted to create a space on the gift table where they could be celebrated and not get lost. So, we created a Here Comes the Bride Hamper, you know we like those, and we found everything we needed at our favourite home décor store, Mr P.

Here comes the bride hamper

What you need for the bride’s hamper:

White netting

Ribbons and strings

Here comes the bride hamper

A box big enough for all the gifts – buy yours here.

Wooden Box Mr Price Home

A utensil container – buy yours hereUtensils Container

A photo frame with a pic of the happy couple, we bought the 10×15 one – buy yours here.Photo Frame Mr Price Home

Wall Art Sign – Mr Price Home, but not found online. Wall Art Mr Price Home

Wooden spoons – buy yours hereWooden Spoons Mr Price HomeA whisk – buy yours herewhisk mr price home

A little wooden lady – buy yours here.  wooden lady mr price home

Flowers for a small bouquet

bouquet of flowers brides hamper

This is what we did for the bride’s hamper:

  1. Arrange the items in the box.
  2. Tie ribbons and strings to the whisk and the wooden spoons.whisk and wooden spoons brides hamper
  3. Dress the bride. We used lace tape and a small piece of net, and added a tiny bouquet.wooden bride
  4. Make the bouquet. We used pink roses, gypsophila and ferns.
  5. We wrapped the netting around the flowers and tied the bouquet with white ribbon.
  6. We placed the bouquet in a plastic bag and white paper bag. This is how we did it for our Happiness is a Hamper post
  7. The little bride perched on the edge of the utensil tin.
  8. The vouchers and envelopes will be put inside the utensil tin.

Here comes the bride hamper

We chose white to match the theme of the wedding, but you can tailor it to suit your bride. Pick her favourite colour and choose items to match.

Happy wedding!

Mia & Blair

Here Comes the Bride Hamper




A Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

A certain Mickey Mouse enthusiast turned two this weekend and we had a wonderful time in the clubhouse.

Mickey Mouse birthday partyThe Baking Room made the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake, which was a triumph and the birthday boy agreed by tasting it as soon as he could reach. mickey mouse clubhouse cake twoodles

The colours for the party were black, red and yellow. The Mickey Mouse silhouettes were everywhere. That means a lot of cutting, but we used this awesome template we found on Google images.

silueta-de-mickeyWe also made use of the rental service at In Good Company for the first time. We were impressed and will certainly do it again. They have an amazing collection of stuff for rent. Not to mention all their super cool party supplies. Just make peace already, you will spend way too much in this store and be deliriously happy with everything.

Mickey Mouse party table setting

The birthday boy’s favourite snack is popcorn. So that was a given and we loved the popcorn boxes. We chose a variety of black, red and yellow candy. Meringues and macarons added to our party fun.

mickey mouse macarons popcornWe also made Oreo Cheesecakes and yes, they are as decadent as they sound. We recommend these for all occasions. Like Wednesdays. They are perfect and you can find the recipe on Gimmesomeoven.com.

Oreo cheesecakes We made a Mickey Mouse out of fruit. Thank you, Pinterest. It was a hit and complimented the crudité platter.

Mickey mouse fruit platter

For entertainment, we hired a bubble machine and the little people loved it. You know that scene in Finding Nemo where the fish goes My bubbles, my bubbles, my bubbles?

Well, times that by a bunch of two-year-olds and you’ll know how much fun it was.

The straws were simple to make with double sided tape and more silhouettes.  We decorated tin cans to look like Mickey. It was so easy and they made handy containers.

mickey mouse straws and tin And then there were the sugar cookies. Wow. We used a simple cookie cutter to make the Mickey Mouse shape. With over 7,000 reviews and 4.5 stars, we couldn’t go wrong with this recipemickey mouse birthday party sugar cookies

The treat bags were simple black and white striped paper bags with red and yellow silhouettes stuck on the bags.

mickey mouse treat bags

Twoodles, until next time.



Alice in Wonderland

The only thing better than reading Alice in Wonderland is attending a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. And the only thing better than both of those is finding all your printables in one place. We recently used this Alice in Wonderland theme for a baby shower.

alice and wonderland

We used the old playing cards as our pallet, which we found on the Wings of Whimsy blog. The cream background was a neutral starting point. Red and black and white/cream worked well together.

alice in wonderland playing card backdrop Red roses and green ruscus were a fun choice for the The Queen of Hearts. We used pewter teapots as vases.

alice and wonderland party roses

The arrows were drawn by hand, cut out then stuck on kebab skewers.

Arrow signs arrow sign template 2 alice and wonderland arrow sign template

The black and white paper straws make everything fun and sophisticated at the same time. The tags printables are from the Graffical Muse. Just add ribbon.
alice and wonderland milk bottles We served meringues on a white ceramic cake stand and used a cloche for height. This formed our centre piece and we arranged the other elements around this. Old books and oversized keys added to the whimsy of the setting.

alice and wonderland meringues

The Marie biscuits are topped with clocks printed on edible paper. We stuck it down with royal icing, which always results in a sticky kitchen. We made sure the clocks were the same size as our round punch for easy cutting. For those of you who enjoy a bigger challenge here is a recipe with royal icing instruction to make the clocks from scratch. Although our cheat’s version is pretty awesome.  We used a wrought iron bunny to serve the biscuits. Not white, but a bunny that suits our pallet.

alice and wonderland tablescape

The small playing cards on the cupcakes are also edible. You can have them printed at Baker’s Bin. Save these printables to a memory stick and take it to the store to print.

alice and wonderland edible playing cards

We hope you enjoy your Alice and Wonderland party as much as we did ours.

Alice Through the Looking Glass starts at NuMetro Cinemas on the 27th of May. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s sure to be another amazing Tim Burton film:

Happy Friday,

Mia & Blair