Sunday, 16 September 2012
'Tache & Tiara Party
The Northcote bar in Clapham has a private club room which was the perfect venue for a sit down dinner for 30 of Brad's closest friends. The room itself has fabulous quirky decor so I didn't have to do much in the way of a colour scheme. The room has massive windows surrounded by a patterned red and black wallpaper. The room has some great highlights including a giant fork and spoon wall hanging and lime green water glasses.
I ordered a few black balloons to go down the centre of the table and then stuck to decorating the table rather than the room. I had a few pics of Brad at various ages (thanks to his mamma!) and used them to make a collage which I printed onto A4 paper and used as place mats. I stamped some black napkins with a moustache or tiara and the favours doubled up as each guest's place setting. The boys each received one of Brad's favourite giant cookies presented in a CD sleeve. For the ladies I made some cute tiara charms that can be attached to a necklace/bracelet.
Even the straws had moustaches. And red lips for the ladies!
The cake was a crazy grey moustache that I think resembled a hairy caterpillar more than a moustache! I topped it off with a tiny tiara I made out of sugar icing. I made some moustache shaped chocolates to surround the cake as the unusual shape left so much of the silver cake board bare.
I made a fun guest book with young photos of Brad and added a speech bubble to each. The guests were asked to add a 'tache or tiara to the photo and fill the speech bubble - hilarious to read this morning!