Thursday, March 29, 2012

Australian Fashion Guide Pool Party - Sheridan Wright

The lovely and stylish lads at Australian Fashion Guide certainly love a good party, they are after all serial offenders on the circuit, never without dapper suits or designer haircuts misplaced. To top it off they're nice guys to boot, so when I was invited to partake in their soiree on the Rooftop of the Prince ' Circa ' I was more than a little excited. 

Sure, I knew that the place would be seeming with models, the types of tall glamazons that make you give up bread and starchy foods for the following three months, but I was willing to risk it. 

Being the North Queenslander I am , when I'm invited to a pool party I assume that somewhere in the line there will be activities , involving like, you know ... a pool. With this vital clue on my invitation I packed a spare dress and a gym towel just in case the moment took me.  It was after all a sweltering weekend - smack bang in the middle of a genuine Melbournian heat wave. 

As I climbed the stairs from the street level of St Kilda, I was greeted with what I expected. Models/waitresses/actresses in vintage inspired (but still teeny weeny) swimwear sauntering around offering guests treats. A collection of immaculately presented guests, the slight scent of fake tan and hairspray and the peal of semi genuine laughter. 

It looked divine. The drinks were lovely (666 Vodka) and the music was damn good too. From all accounts the gift bag  ( the adult version of a show bag) was a filled with goodies ( I missed out). However the thing that was lacking, that I realised .. was that there wasn't a whole lot of fun. You see it's difficult to have a blast when you're wondering what everyone else is thinking of you, considering what they are wearing and sucking your tummy in. 

This point was never made so apparent as when I decided to make an impromptu dip in the pool complete with clothes on ( it had NOTHING to do with the fact that there were male models in the pool I SWEAR) and instead of creating a frenzy of other fun party goer's partaking in water based fun .. I was greeted with horror - " but your HAAAIIIIR" one girl shrieked"

All of the elements were indeed there and the lads did a damn nice job, but that missing element, that thing that is hard to account for isn't - that ' thing' is a little thing called ' vibe' and it's possibly the most important element of any event regardless of it's purpose. 

Mix the beauties with the party beasts, the barbie dolls with the BBQ fiends and for heaven's sake invite people who can LAUGH at themselves. If you don't you'll end up with something very nice to look at but not that memorable at all. 

That said, this very fact worked for me - turns out next time I get my very own guest list on the proviso I bring more ' crazy girls' like me. Luckily most of my friends could have the ability to have fun in a cardboard box and turns out that's more of a valuable skill than I thought. 

Till the next invitation 


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

60th Birthday - Aqua, Black and Gold

We love receiving photos from our clients functions featuring our edibles and printables. 

Sharon organised her Mum's 60th Birthday celebrations with the colour pallet of aqua, black and gold. She did such a good job styling this dessert table.

The Inspired Occasion had the pleasure of providing 
  • Aqua Macarons in a combination of hazelnut and white chocolate
  • Aqua Cake pops
  • Bagged Sugar Cookies
  • Rossette Cake

Don't forget we can customise any party request you may have. From themed edibles, DIY party packs and full event management services.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Garden Tea Party - Come join us down in the garden....

You are invited to join us down in the garden at this beautiful tea party that we designed for a 6th birthday. We wanted to put together something pretty and fun.

Instead of a standard dessert table, we set a beautiful table, filled with all sorts of delicious goodies and flowers from the garden. Each of the children took home one of these gorgeous little flower pots as a take home favour - which they loved!

Above the table we hung lots of pom poms in bright greens, yellow and pinks, as well as a ribbon mobile. Each of the chairs had lovely crisp white covers and big pink bows - so girly and pretty.

We also filled a table with colour co-ordinated candy, persian fairy floss, fun toffee apples and a gorgeous ruffle cake, made by The Inspired Occasion. Above the table we hung another of the ribbon mobiles - these were so simple to put together, yet looked so lovely on the day. 

Along with their pot plants, each child also got to take home one of these personalised chocolate bars. They are such a sweet addition to a take home favour - all the kids (and parents) love them!

Finally, what party would be complete without some personalised pop tops? As well as the glass vintage style milk bottles on each place setting, we put together some pop tops for the kids.

 We hope you have enjoyed this trip down to the garden with us!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Disney Princess - Cinderella, Beauty and Ariel

On a wet rainy day in Melbourne this was a WOW dessert station that put a smile on everyone face. With a big challenge to incorporate three popular disney princess onto one table. The clients brief was to incorporate Cinderella, Ariel and Beauty with colour requests of Red, Yellow and Blue.

The dessert station backdrop would be our most challenging creation to date. With venue restriction we were unable to hang or stick to walls and everyone knows how much we rely on double sided tape, hooks, pins and fishing line!!

The backdrop was a crafted masterpiece complete with crown, draped fabric and stencils. With the use of paints, glitters, hot glue guns, pins and other crafty items being required.

The dessert station themed baked items include:
  • Cupcakes themed with toppers
  • Sugar biscuit in shoes and tiara
  • Jelly cups in red with glitter
  • Cakepops in blue with shimmering glitter

We decided that the best way to tackle this was to have three separate elements representing the princesses. 

We used a colour cordinated cushion and shoe to present our oreo cake pops on. 

We created an Ariel setting complete with sand, starfish creations and props. We then placed our jelly cups around. An effective way we thought to represent Ariel and the colour red.

This section of the dessert station was the most fun, replicating the main charters. Using ceramic paint it is amazing what you can turn to life. The teapot and teacup coming to life along with our candle stick. With the sugar biscuits presented around the props.

All themeing, styling, edibles and crafted items provided by The Inspired Occasion.

This party was also featured over at Lily Chic Events this week. We are very excited to be doing another princess party this week, Cinderella...

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bike Fest - Village Picnic

The Inspired Occasion had the honour last weekend of providing and styling the Time Out Melbourne Bikefest Stall. With 300 baked items all decorated in the Timeout colours including Vanilla and Carrot Cupcakes, Melting Moments, Sugar Biscuits, Macaron's and Cake Pops. All of which were eaten well before the event had finished!!. 

We had the opportunity to work with some great people including the Timeout Melbourne team, we also had the use of fantastic vintage props from  A Little Somethin Somethin and Asher Floyd Producer and Photographer who took all the photos below.

It is also with excitement that Amy Atlas featured this party on her blog also.

More photos of the event can be found at Time Out Melbourne

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