Monday, 16 April 2012

Mum Makes the Perfect Bow

Daisy said: We had a relaxing picnic brunch to celebrate Mother's Day. The theme of the affair is "Mum Makes the Perfect Bow" which reminded me a lot when I was little, I would only trust my mother to tie the big bow behind my dress and I can't wait to do the same for my little girl and tying the perfect bow on my little boy's sneakers.

Mother's Day is a family affair with the young and old and what better way to celebrate it than on a picnic table in the park. Where the little ones can run wild and the older ones can sit back and enjoy the day. 

On the table we had a 3 tier bow cake accompanied by some delicious vanilla bean cupcakes. We also served orange and mango lemonade in vintage milk bottles. We also had a mini yoghurt bar with a selection of toppings. Which included some mandarins, dried bananas, yummy pearl sprinkles, honeycomb and butterscotch sprinkles, mint choc beans and caramel topping. Yoghurt were served in adorable ice-cream glasses. A few bouquets of flowers were added to complete and add colour to the picnic dessert table.

Concept & Styling : Leo & Bella (
Cake Stands, Drink Dispenser & Vintage Milk Bottles available (
Cake & Cupcakes : Cake-a-lishious (
Stationery: Ham & Pea Design & Paperie (
Flowers: Muesli & Yoghurt (
Photography: White Sparks Photography (

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Japanese Style Mothers Day Luncheon

Denin said: Japan has always held a special place in our hearts. Especially since it is the country where my husband and I were blessed with the birth of our beautiful son.  Motherhood is a highly respected institution in Japanese society. It is still a sacred responsibility that women are expected to accomplish once married. The other local mothers embraced me into their community and I was honoured to be accepted into their culture.

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, I wanted to revive the feeling I had when I first saw my son’s face. We opted for a Japanese style picnic luncheon in a park. The design has been brooding in my head for quite some time now. Chiyogami (Japanese paper) and fabric were important inspirations for the designs. I have been collecting and hoarding a plethora of beautiful flotsam and jetsam, from when we were living in Japan and during our recent visit there. The picnic mother’s day luncheon was to celebrate with a typical every day bento, consisting of onigiri (rice balls), tamagoyaki (sweeten omelette) and steamed broccoli. After lunch, we enjoyed green tea with hand painted chiyogami pattern cookies and cupcakes.

We finished our picnic with some delightfully colourful Japanese lollies.  My son was so excited to give me a pretty stylised Japanese necklace and adorable chiyogami wrapped pencils.

Concept, Styling, cookies and cakes: Spoon and Fork
Photography: Teresa Simonetti -

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