SJ 6th Birthday – Decor

13 June 2018|

How is it possible that our first sweet baby girl turned six this year?

It feels like just the other day, she arrived into the world and made me a mama for the very first time. And she has been the most precious little soul since then… One of the traits that she has adopted from me is her love for parties and celebrations. Her birthday is no exception – she starts choosing a theme and planning the decor and activities for months before her birthday – and she loves browsing through Pinterest for fun ideas and party inspiration.

And this is how her Sixth Swan birthday party came to life… She loves swans and their beauty but also the story that we told her from very little – MC bought me two crystal swans for our wedding anniversary with the romantic story that swans are one of the few animals/birds that choose one partner for life and stay with them forever. And to be honest, our giant swan inflatable didn’t hurt either…

SJ also requested a giant slip and slide, and a swan crafts and baking table for her friends. She didn’t want a sweetie table but rather party packs with a picnic pack for each party guest. And she wanted a wow swan birthday cake – even though she doesn’t eat cake.

A very special swan soiree for our SJ.


Stationery: Bash Paperie

Cake, cupcakes and biscuits: Cakes by Carrie

Balloons: Balloons Just 4U

Flowers: Buttons & Blooms

Swan: Olly Polly

Swan Outfit: Renette Short Designs

Photographer: Heather Fitchet



  1. My Cals! She is growing up so quick. I loved the theme and the meaning behind it. You and MC truly are soulmates. You are the Queen of parties. Love this my friend. xx

    1. Ah my friend, so many compliments – you are far too kind! So grateful for you and the way you speak so much joy over our lives. Thank you x

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