The tropics

Pink flamingos... Check. Pineapples... Check. Balmy, Brisbane weather... Check. 

Just last month we were lucky enough to help our Christmas competition winner, Anna, put together a fabulous soiree for her Mother's 70th birthday and boy, do the photos not do it justice (although the pics are pretty fabulous too, thanks to Summit Studio for being there to capture it all). 

Anna's brother was kind enough to offer up his 70's style, open-plan home and it was the perfect set up for this Palm Springs/tropical sit-down lunch for over 50 of Ruth's friends and family. Along with Before Dinner, the wonderful people at Wine and Dine'm put on a lovely spread and we had the pleasure of using plates by Under the Green Fig Tree (all made from bamboo so no noisy clinking in the kitchen while guests were trying to talk - one of the requirements from the birthday girl herself we hear). 

The theme all started with the coasters Anna picked up from Ruby Rabbit Party and it was just all full on colour from there.... We tied in all the little details to match, from the handmade placemats to the individual menus. Top it off with pineapple vases filled with tropical florals including roses, gerberas, lilies and custom flamingo skewers, the tables were dressed to the nines for this lunch.

We have it on good authority this was one hell of a party - proven if nothing else by the pizza delivery required at 8pm by the hangers on... That's our kinda party. 

Thanks for having us Anna, Guy, Ruth and family. We hope you had a flamingo-od time! 

Styling + set up incl. invites, placemats, menus, table runners, flowers, bar cart - Before Dinner
Coasters, cutlery + napkins - Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Plates - Under the Green Fig Tree
Catering - Wine & Dine'm
Photos - Summit Studio