Retro lawn party

Thank God (quite literally) that this is a short week. My Mondayitis is particularly acute this morning because I had a humdinger of a weekend.

It started on Friday night with a joint 30th Retro Lawn Party at the Hannans Club. Carly and Paula are co-owners (along with Tina) of Fossick Handmade, so if anyone was going to have an amazingly styled and executed party, it’s these two talented lasses. Let’s start with what I believe to be the single most important aspect of any party; the photo booth:

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Everyone loves a photo booth. Have one at your wedding/party/bar mitzvah. It will ensure your event is an unmitigated success.

I wore a dress from Dangerfield that I bought on New Years Eve and had earmarked for the Esperance Cup. Much more appropriate for this occasion though. The dress code called for ’40s-60s inspired after five wear (no hippies!)’. Excellent.

The food was just incredible. So spot on with the theme I expected a trip to the kitchen would have revealed that Betty Draper was behind it all. Think devilled eggs, prawn cocktail, and one of these cubed cheese, gherkin, cocktail onion porcupine delights;

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I had heaps of these smoked salmon mousse cucumber things.

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The two lovely birthday girls.

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Some beady eyed lawn flamingos.

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Photo booth fun.

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How is this fancy jelly even possible?!

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Paula and her delightful lady mo.

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And a final self indulgent photo of myself.

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I wish I had taken photos of the bunting! So much bunting. Also there were round tables on the lawn with people nibbling on dainty canapes and sipping champagne, dapper lads playing a spot of croquet, a killer playlist and a chocolate fountain.

Happy birthday ladies! Thanks for having me.

The rest of the weekend I attended a ball AND made the cauliflower, broccoli and cheese pie. As my housemate Bec would say “killlling iiiiit’!

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How was your weekend?

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4 Responses to Retro lawn party

  1. frenchadele says:

    Me wants some of that cake! Thanks for the review & photos, Bec, I was there in spizza!

  2. jarrahjungle says:

    Looks like a fun party I love a good dress up! Im embarrased to admit my Mum still makes those orange tooth pick holders .. only for special occasions though πŸ™‚ So very retro!

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