This party was orignally featured in the Confetti Fair Mini Mag Winter 2018 edition

Roxanne Baldwin from Lovely Occasions worked her styling magic to literally bring her mum a garden affair that was a celebration of a lifetime! Read on for an excerpt!

Being a Christmas baby and the eldest of six, my Mum, Chris couldn’t recall having had a birthday party of her own. Her birthday always seemed to be tacked onto our family Christmas event and being a busy time of year, her friends were never able to come. So for her 60th birthday, I wanted to throw a party that was just for her.

Mum chose the theme, requesting a pretty garden party where she could mingle and chat with her guests. For decor, I used plenty of hanging tissue paper garlands in matching pastel colours and paper lanterns. I also added two dry bars to create the cocktail garden party area. Hanging the decorations not only created a wow factor for all the guests as they arrived, but it also meant that there was more room to mingle and gave the party the atmosphere mum had hoped to acheive. For a bit of party fun, I created a photo wall with the Illume Partyware Happy Birthday Balloon Banner.

The bar and the beautiful grazing table were the two main focal points of the party. Sonya from Ate on Queens created the most amazing grazing table! Filled with a gourmet selection of meats, cheeses, dips, crackers and fruit, it made it so easy for guests to help themselves. The bar offered guests Pimms with lemonade as well as lemon iced water from drink dispensers, with champagne and a selection of beer. Having a few beers and champagne in the footed ice bowls on the bar meant we could hide the eskies inside and out of view.

By setting up the party decorations the day before and organising amazing suppliers I was able to enjoy the whole day with my mum, getting our hair and makeup done in the morning, having beautiful photos taken of us together, giving her a special speech to thank her for all that she does and most of all making her feel special and loved.

Read and see the full details in the Confetti Fair Mini Mag Winter 2018 edition

Vendor Credits

Concept, decor and styling: @lovelyoccasions

Photographer: @angelico.jarvis.photography

Grazing table: @ateonqueens

Cake: @islaevesweetsandscents