Wednesday, 27 July 2011

"It's My Party" DIY Party Printables now on Etsy

Hi all,

I've opened my Etsy store finally!

I have added the "It's My Party" Suite from Lily's 6th birthday, as well as a couple of other items.

Hopefully I'll stay on schedule and build it up slowly, with a new design added each month. (Eeek! Did, I say that out loud?)
"It's My Party" DIY Party Suite. Great design for any aged girl, right up to Sweet Sixteens, 18's & 21's.
Personalised with monogram, age and invitation details.

"It's My Party" Alphabet Bunting. Create your own message and use as many times as you like.
Use for birthdays, bridal and baby showers or any celebratory event.

My Parisienne Party DIY Printable Mini Suite. Personalised with Monogram,  age and name.

Thanks for looking guys. I've got some fun posts coming up:

Product Review: Donna Hay's Macaron Mix; How to make your own vintage cupcake stands and TrueBlood Cupcakes!

Stay tuned, thanks for reading.


Friday, 22 July 2011

"It's My Party" Dessert Table for 6th Birthday Party

Hi all. Today I'd like to share with you my daughter's 6th birthday party.

The theme I chose was "It's My Party" with a modern princess twist.

I designed all the printables, made all the food, did the decorations, coordinated the games and activities and took the photos. Yes, I am crazy!

It was a big, big effort, but my daughter, Lily, was very appreciative and had a great time – which made it all worthwhile.

Printables will be available in my Etsy store, Sweet Scarlet Designs soon. Just buy, download, print and created yourself. Print That Party!

"It's My Party" Themed Dessert Table

The jelly (Jello) cups were a hit. They are easy, economical and they add great colour to the table.

The food had pink theme as well and I made sure I healthy options as well. I also had a separate "Parents Table" with adult versions of the food and tea and coffee. I had to have a large table and lots for food as I was catering for 16 party guests and their parents.

This is the vision I had for the theme. I wanted my daughter to wear a custom-designed t-shirt that said "It's My Party". The modern princess look came from the crown design. The t-shirt transfer printable will be available in my Etsy store soon.

The cake! I kept the design quite minimal as I knew I would be short on time. It's a two-tier butter cake with raspberry buttercream filling. The bottom tier is covered with royal icing and the top tier with fondant. The crown is made from gumpaste and painted with edible metallic paint.

Invitations, party dots, cupcake toppers, food and drink labels, bunting, thank you dots, t-shirt transfer and more will be available as DIY printables in my Etsy store soon. Just buy, download, print and create. Easy. 

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and gumpaste crown and wand toppers.

Our face painter and fairy extraordinaire, Miss Abigail,  did a fantastic job. All 16 guests had a custom face paint design and  they loved it!


  • birthday cake
  • cake pops
  • chocolate brownies
  • fruit platter
  • lemon poppy seed cupcakes
  • chocolate cupcakes
  • coconut ice
  • pink lemonade
  • assorted lollies & candy
  • face painting
  • pinata
  • make your own pom pom wand
  • make your own fairy bread
  • pass-the-parcel
Thanks to Sharnel Dollar Designs where I source a lot of my cake stands and candy jars.

I hope you liked this party design, only 4 weeks until the next party!


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Parisienne 40th Birthday Dessert Table


 I wanted to share with you a Parisienne Dessert Table that I designed for my good friend Monique.

I had a lot of fun designing the Party Suite for this event and I had one of those 'magic moments' when I found the Eiffel Tower cupcake stand online! It worked so well.

DIY Printable Invites, Party Dots, Cupcake Toppers, Bunting, Food & Drink Labels and Favour Labels will be available on my Etsy store soon.

I hope you like!

Use Party Dots as drink keepers!

Cupcakes are Sour Cream Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream.
Toppers are handmade gumpaste roses and bows.

See my tutorial on how to make these quick & easy gumpaste rose toppers here.

I really like this design with the Eiffel Tower & bow.

I then made a handrawn cupcake topper with gumpaste bow and heart to match the printable.
The Eiffel Tower has been drawn using an edible ink pen.
I love this cupcake stand!
Buttercream rose.

See my tutorial on How to make a Buttercream Rose Cupcake Bouquet here.

I hope you like this Party Suite design. I'd love the hear your comments!


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I designed these cupcake toppers and ran out of time to bake the cupcakes to put them on!

Happy 4th of July to all my USA friends - and especially to my daughter, Georgia, my little California Girl, who was 'Born in the USA' – Orange County no less!

Hope you all have a fab & fun celebration with family & friends.