Thursday, December 16, 2010

Donna Hay - Party Style

I am a big fan of Donna's Hay. She has had a huge influence on my life and has truly inspired me to achieve greater heights as a designer. Not only have I ended up as a better cook because of her but I have been inspired by her creative styling techniques and clever ideas. My step kids have ended up with some pretty amazing parties over the years thanks to Donna! 

Donna doing her thing
Her annual children's issue has been a great source of inspiration for endless fun parties over the years. I have had a lot of enjoyment pouring over these pages.

Here are a few images from parties I have put together over the last couple of years. As an interior designer I love attention to detail and of course everything as to co-ordinate perfectly! They have an old fashioned element to them with flowers, ribbons, cupcakes and bunting. Lollies and treats are piled into an array of tin buckets and glass jars. The designer cupcakes are from 'Let Them Eat Cake' and 'Babycakes by Design' in Melbourne - they are literally mini works of art!
A birthday party on the lawn

Fill glass jars with popcorn or lolles
Sticky Treats 
Cupcakes by 'Let Them Eat Cake'
Valentine's Day Cupcake by 'Babycakes by Design'
Musks sticks in a tin pail 
Designer shoe by "Let Them Eat Cake'
The detail
Custom Made Cupcakes
The table setting 
The party scene

Images via Donna Hay website and my own photos


Callie Grayson said...

I adore Donna Hay, she is the most talented and imaginative person. I have a few of her books and use them quite often since I love to entertain.

Ellise @ Charles Whyte said...

Wow, what gorgeous party images. I've just checked out your pretty blog and am now your newest follower! Happy blogging.

Steph Bond @ Bondville said...

Gorgeous parties Melissah! What a fabulous eye you have. Thanks for stopping by Bondville - lovely to meet you. x

chateaudelille said...

OMGosh! I love your blog and everything in it. I have had such fun surfing thru your blog and we have the same taste so I have been enthralled and delighted. So glad you are now in blogworld so I can follow you.Fiona

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