Monday, February 20, 2012

Calling all cowgirls

Saddle-up cowgirls and head out back to indulge in all things wild west!

As promised, I'm thrilled to share Gemma's champagne baby bunch with you (don't worry, the baby mama stayed off the bubbles!). We had so much fun and the guest of honour was made to feel very spesh.

My photography skills (and time management!) have let me down again and I failed to get good pics of the set up and food, but you'll get the idea. These photos really don't do it justice - the backyard looked gorgeous and the food was so 'on theme', I wish you could've been there!

The guest of honour with her brother Cam

The first game was 'guess the baby name'. If Gemma and Ben hadn't chosen a name already, they'd have no trouble picking from this selection! The winner is yet to be decided . . . 

Loved the vintage cowboy fabric that I borrowed from White & Wander.

And there's Antonio keeping an eye on the drinks. Good bull.

Guests were treated to a bandana of their own on arrival and it was fun to see how everyone chose to wear them - around their neck, wrists and 'guns'

What's a Wild West party without Woody!?

 . . . and bullets hit the spot.

The bircher muesli was served in little cupcake wrappers.

These were a great last minute find - realised I needed some 'pregnant friendly' bites after going a bit OTT with cured meats and soft cheeses. I'll post the recipe later this week

Blueberry fritters with lemon curd and cream were a yummy start to proceedings, as were the corn fritters topped with sour cream and chives.

I dressed up some home made baked beans with chorizo for something a bit spesh. Perfect little serves in gelati cups, they were a hit! Stay tuned for recipe - they are so easy to serve up in bulk (I'll be eating them for breakfast, lunch and tea for the next week!)

Can't beat grilled asparagus and prosciutto with hollaindaise

Red hots are a constant on my party menu. So yummy and so easy!

The craft table was a hit in between yummy treats with everyone decorating personalised building blocks for the nursery.

Thank goodness for Kaisercraft!

Libby's cow pats were the perfect 'on theme' sweet

And whoopie pies are the new black - love these little bites! 

Gem's cowboy spears were the perfect 'sweet' finish to the day.

We also indulged in 'Raspberry Wranglers' (aka muffins) thanks to Gemma's Mum and 'Ham and Cheese Hustlers' (aka croissants). And of course, the obligatory Jansz. Yum.

Here's to a happy and healthy few weeks ahead for the expectant parents xo


Anonymous said...

What a great theme! I love all that gorgeous food - you've done a beautiful job!

Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

Kate - you are out of control fabulous with this stuff. Never fear - this work will be repaid when its your turn, promise! xxx

Flavs said...

amazeballs Kate! It all looks fantastic, you should charge for this stuff - Gemma is one lucky friend! (can't wait for the bean receipe) - oh, and I love those pressed palm leaf throw away plates, no dishes, and no environmental guilt! love flavs xx

Kate said...

Pressed palm leaves, is that what they are Flavs? I love them, use them all the time. And they look so good!

Kimbo - my time will come! (Where is he!?!??!)

Anna - I love the food side of it. The styling part lets me down, but I just adore planning menus and bringing food to life!

Thanks for your comments, girlies x

Anonymous said...

Well done Kate!! Very impressive. Abbyx

Anonymous said...

I am still blown away by it Kate. V lucky to have u as such a gd friend! Are you a chef? Haha xxx gem

Anonymous said...

Great work Kate! Really well themed and a huge variety of food.....a massive effort. Thanks for posting. Kelly x

Anonymous said...

So so gorgeous Kate! A perfect Adelaide day to match your perfect party - what an achievement!