Tuesday, 6 November 2018 / London, UK

PASTEL BIRTHDAY TABLESCAPE


My youngest daughter turned three last month (seriously, where has the time gone?), so it was the perfect opportunity for me to create the prettiest pastel tablescape. Pink is the obvious choice when it comes to girls birthday parties, but I really wanted to use as many pastel colours as possible in this table setting. I guess I went for a bit more casual look this time. I wanted this tablescape to reflect my daughters personality a little. She is the wild one in the family for sure. She is so much fun, slightly unpredictable at times and the sweetest 3 year old I know. 

So, let's start with the cake. By the way, I didn't pick a theme this year because my daughters taste changes so quickly. She is obsessed with fairies and unicorns though, so I knew that a unicorn cake would be a safe bet. Our unicorn cake is from Lola's cup cakes and it was a big hit at the party. We went for double chocolate and it was definitely the right choice. It wasn't too sweet and the frosting was delicious. I really loved the design too. It's a kiddie cake but still so stylish. I loved all the detailing and the sprinkles. The colours were very flattering too. If you're looking for a more budget friendly unicorn cake, Saisbury's have a very similar one as well (although it won't be chocolate). I always use my Iittala Kastehelmi cake stand for birthday parties. It's so versatile and it will suit any table setting. 
 


The Hessian table runner (mix of jute and cotton) is from Ocado. I do my weekly shop there and I was so pleased to discover they sell so many party supplies too. My fabulous pastel party napkins are also from Ocado. I love the cute messages and these napkins wouldn't look out of place at grown up parties either. 



The pink ombre plates and the unicorn paper cups are from Hobby Craft. I'm so glad I went for the Pick & Mix option. Everything doesn't have to match. It's much nicer to have a bit of variety, don't you think? Although, I do think that the unicorn cups go incredibly well with the unicorn napkins I got from Sainsbury's (but it's not too matchy matchy, if you know what I mean).


You cannot have a birthday party without some pretty balloons, but I wish I had bought more than I did. I totally forgot how big our dining room is and we could have done with three time as much balloons I had bought. I love these pretty marble balloons from Hobby Craft and I thought the purple ones looked particularly stunning. My number 3 rose gold balloon is also from Hobby Craft and it's the perfect size for this space. Always check the sizing when you buy those big number balloons. Luckily we had some helium left from our last party, so I didn't need to buy another canister for this one.



Oh, I almost forgot. My pretty flower bouquet is from Sainsbury's (yes, I absolutely love supermarket flowers). Normally I go for a pink birthday party bouquet, but I thought this one suited the tablescape better. I knew that some of the cake decorations were going to be purple which is why the purple flowers in this bouquet won me over.

Birthday party planning is always a lot of fun, especially now that I feel like my girls really appreciate all the effort that goes into it. My eldest daughter will turn 6 soon and she has already told me what kind of balloons and decorations she'd like. I guess I better start planning now. Only few months to go!
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