Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Milly-Molly-Mandy Party - Photo heavy


If childrens birthday parties aren't your thing, look away now - because I am about to post a lot of photos...  Yesterday afternoon we held a party for our three year old, with a Milly-Molly-Mandy theme.  For those who haven't yet met this sweet little book character, pop in to your local library, because these are stories that your little ones will love (if they are anything like me and my five siblings).  We stuck to the theme very loosely, but we tried to keep an old-fashioned, 'bookish' feel to the day, with some references to the story whenever we could.



I'll be back sometime in the next few days to cover all the details - favours, printables, inspiration, sources & and some ideas I came up with.  x

37 comments:

  1. Deep beautiful sigh...
    that is all

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  2. Gorgeous. I especially love the sticks used for the toffee apples. They looked fantastic.

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  3. Wow! Awesome. I love the sticks you used for the toffee apples. Inspired!
    Intrigued to know how you did that icing styley on the pink cake!

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    1. Thank you! The sticks were inspired by an image I saw on Pinterest, so cute! The cake was not made by me I'm afraid, but isn't it amazing?!!

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  4. Wow so much prettiness. This party looks amazing.
    All the time and planning that has obviously gone into putting this celebration together has been so worth it.
    The pic of Eleanor standing in front of the party food table is adorable.
    x

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    1. :-) Thanks! The weird thing is that I didn't even put as much effort and time into this one, as I did her last... It came together so smoothly x

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  5. So pretty! Can you do my next birthday party for ME! Just lovely.

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  6. Cuteness! Any party with two cakes is my kinda party! Miss E looks adorable (and rascally in some pictures!) in her strawberry dress! I love the picture of her on her hat.
    Super cute all around xoxox

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    1. hehe, yes, two cakes! I just helped finish the last of the cake off tonight. *Sigh* no more cake... Thanks for your compliments x

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  7. I love everything! The flowery gift bags, the iced bicci milk bottle tops, the twig toffee apple sticks! Most of all i love that photo of eleanor by the table, her dress, the just developed restraint that means she can have her photo taken and peruse the table, briefly, without diving in!
    Beautiful job mama x

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    1. She was utterly absorbed by the table and its contents, and spent a large part of the afternoon gazing at all the goodness. So sweet. I know the way to this kid's heart x

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  8. WOWSERS is really all I can say
    That photo of her looking all serious in front of her party table CUTE
    Those toffee apples
    The milk bottles
    The cake
    Gosh WOW

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  9. ooooh my...your little sweet pea is just too adorable, the way she stands by the table there in that one photo:) and I am positively fainting over your CAKES the ruffle ribbons AND the strawberry topped...these photos are just beautiful. What an AMAZING party...
    xo
    Sarah
    http://atticlace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It's very handy having a friend who makes cakes, is all I can say! I'm very, very lucky!

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  10. Ummmm WOW! I LOVED MMM when I was a little girl, I basically grew up on it. I always wanted a pink and white striped dress like MMM and to go blackberrying with little friend Susan! I've had my eye on that book for a while, will have to get it soon! That cake looks divine as does your little one in her vintage dress! Happy Birthday Eleanor!

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    1. Yay, a fellow fan! The book is sweet, though I doubt we will use it for a few years yet... I gave it to her for her birthday anyway, knowing that this would be the party theme. x

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  11. ah i love the pics Stella, you truly are super mama and what amaze memory's!! x

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  12. Wow, wow, wow ~ I want a birthday party like that, gorgeous!

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  13. my jaw hit the floor.
    and then kept going all the way to China.

    OH.EM.GEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ps Danny turns 3 on Dec 16. ummm, help?!! haha
    XO

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    1. Bring him over! I'll throw him a party! (I'm serious x)

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  14. Far out lady! Come plan my boys parties yeah?! ... Joking. Kind of.....

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  15. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! You know how much we love Milly Molly Mandy here Stella! What a PERFECT party!!! Happy birthday Eleanor xxxx

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    1. Yes I do know! And I can't tell you how thrilled I was to discover this! Kindred spirits, you and I x

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  16. THERE COULD NEVER BE TOO MANY PHOTOS LIKE THESE! wow! wHAT ARE YOU STELLA, A SUPER MUM OR SOMETHING???

    P.S. lOVE ELEANOR'S VINTAGE FROCK X

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  17. OMG! You've done it again - totally rad and I'm serious when I say I want an invite to the next one!

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  18. You rock....obviously. How proud is Eleanor in front of her table of yumminess!

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  19. Well done Stella! Just amazingly beautiful!

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  20. Hi, token male here. This is so awesome! I loved MMM when I was little.

    The little milk bottles with the cookies on top? Magnifique.

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    1. Thanks! Can't take any credit for those though - saw the idea on pinterest, and twisted a friend's arm to make them for me. Win!

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  21. I love Milly Molly Mandy, just bought that book 'MMM Things to Make and Do' for my 5 year old for Christmas. Such a gorgeous party, bet she loved it!

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    1. She particularly liked the table of food. My foodie-girl!

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  22. Just let out the strangest involuntary squeal when I saw that photo of Ellie standing in front of the table with her arms crossed... LOOOOOVE HER! So cute!!!
    And the party looks totes amaze-balls Stell, you did an incredible job. Wish I could have been there xx

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