Sunday, 16 September 2012

Mr B's Peter Rabbit Themed Christening - Part 1

Firstly I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to get around to posting the pictures of the Christening that we celebrated last weekend. After all of the running around, fondant cake making and late night party decorating, I have been left feeling a tad exhausted this week.

For Part 1 of the Christening, I thought that I would share some information on the decorations and the theming and for Part 2 I will go in to a more detail about the food and drink for the day. The Christening was only a very small affair, we only had our immediate family and the godparents as we wanted to keep it intimate. The church service finished at 10:30am, so we had our guests back to our house for an array of mostly sweet brunch treats (well you know I am a sweet tooth). More on the food in the next post...

My little man just adores the Peter Rabbit soft toy that we purchased for him when he was born. He will not sleep at night now unless he has Peter snuggled with him, it is very cute. So when I was dreaming up themes for his Christening celebration, Peter Rabbit seemed like the obvious choice. I know that in a few short years we will be doing the more 'boyish' themes like dinosaurs or trucks, so I wanted to use a 'cutesy' theme while I could!!

I was lucky that I stumbled across the lovely Dannii from The Little Soiree who has a gorgeous Peter Rabbit printable collection in her portfolio. I used the invitation and the round party circles from the range to decorate my cupcakes, chocolate bar wrappers and candy jars.


The range has shades of pale blue and pale green, so I tried to incorporate these colours in to the table that I created. I also used polka dots and stripes as a running theme through all of my decorations.


The Pom Wheel decorations were purchased via Etsy from the Pom Tree. I wanted something a bit different from Pom Pom's as I am planning to use these for Mr B's 1st birthday party in December. Pom Tree have an amazing range of colours in their range, so there is definitely one that will match your theme if you'd like to use these at your next bash!

The paper bunting I made myself by printing off some patterned digital paper (in spots and stripes) and cutting in to the bunting shape - it was just so easy!! I threaded the flags through patterned twine (available at places such as Etsy and even Typo is now stocking this) and it was done. I am planning on uploading my paper bunting template at Christmas time so that you can download and create some pretty paper bunting for the festive season.

The chocolate bar wrappers were created using the same spotted digital paper as the bunting (printed on to a different type of paper) and using the Peter Rabbit party circles on the top. I used the foil covered chocolate bars from Aldi and I was so pleased with the way that they turned out.

The food buffet tags were designed by me at 1am the night before!! They are very basic, however I used the same striped digital paper as the bunting for a co-ordinated look.

I used blue and green striped straws, muffin cups, ribbons, napkins and plates to complete the theme. The majority of items are from the very divine Paper Eskimo range. I also stamped wooden cutlery with a 'Brodie' stamp and this was displayed in mini tin pails in matching colours.

All the jars, vases, trays and cake stands are available for hire through my little business Utterly Organised. So if you are in Melbourne and would like to use some of these items for your next event, please contact me for hire information as I'd love to help you out!

Stay tuned for Part 2...

10 comments:

  1. So gorgeous honey. I adore this theme and thank you for the lovely mention :) I'm so glad it was a wonderful day xx

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    1. Thank YOU Danni, I couldn't have done it without you and your gorgeous range x

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  2. Just fabulous Allison! You did such a wonderful job. I'm sure all of your guests were blown away by how amazing it all looked ... and tasted!

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    1. Thank you so much Mel for your lovely comments x

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  3. Wow, that all looks absolutely fantastic. Just gorgeous. I love Peter Rabbit. Cassie x

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    1. Hi Cassie,

      Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and for your lovely note.

      Hope all is well with you x

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  4. Gorgeous looking celebration. Where did you find the 'Brodie' stamp? I thought this would be a great tool to help my toddler start recognising her name.

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    1. Hi Char, these are no longer for sale through the place that I bought it from unfortunately. I have been madly trying to find another place to buy them for my daughter now :-(

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    2. I found this company that makes personalised rubber stamps and their service was fantastic.

      www.jemacstamps.com.au

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    3. Hi Char, Oh thank you SO much you are a gem!! I am off to check them out now. Thank you so much again!

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