Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Get that Bumpkin Hill vintage feel for your Party

I love parties with a home spun feel full of heart and soul.  I remember birthday parties as a child with mixed vintage china, picking flowers from the garden and wonderful themed cakes made by my Mum,  I remember how fantastic a chocolate hedgehog cake was!  I now love to help you build memories like these for any little ones in your life, nieces and nephews, children, grandchildren...

Bumpkin Hill Party collections tend towards a rather british, vintage feel which I think suits a whimsical decor style.


Here are some tips and ideas to help you when designing your own parties.  Feel free to Pin them to your Boards on Pinterest. You can find lots more fun and inspiration amongst my Pinterest Boards 

1. Tie together the style of backdrop and tableware with the feel of your theme.


A rustic wooden table and vintage china with a loose nature design ties in with the playful outdoors feel of my "Lambs at Play" Collection.


2. Pick fresh flowers from your garden and arrange loosely for a happy, natural look.

                         Even add fun cut out animals on sticks amongst your flowers, such as these

 or in mini Terracotta Pots with moss for a garden theme - Primrose Bunny Signs


Mini vases of delicate flowers suit a Baby Shower beautifully

A collaboration with Kiss Me Kate Events in Australia

3. Have fun decorating party food, they will be perfect because they are made with love


Children will love to help decorating the cakes and cookies so leave some for them to do.
Primrose Bunny Collection

Have fun with fruit!

Buffet Signs add a fun touch! 

A very talented customer's cake for her daughter's 1st birthday




4. Recycle and decorate.  Decorate small glass bottles and jam jars with pieces of ribbon or even wool you have at home.  A little decorative tag, sticker or straw flag can add the finishing touch.




5. Party Games - I always like to go that extra mile for customers.  I help to suggest activities to keep everyone happy, anything from Maypole dancing and Piñatas to colouring in pages...

How to make a Maypole by Modern Mum


How to make a Lily Flower Piñata from a cardboard box, thank you to my customer, Amanda. 
Cute for a duck or mermaid theme party!


Use any sturdy cardboard box, cut out

Fill with candy before sealing! Glue little pieces of tissue paper all over




One of my adorable customers on her 1st Birthday!
How honoured I feel to help you create such happy memories.

If you would like any help with your next celebration email me at catherine@bumpkinhill.com 
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs,
Catherine
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