Monday, 19 August 2013

Celebrate: Sun's Up Buttercup ~ A Birthday Breakfast Buffet.

To whet your appetite for the Grand Ball Reveal, here is the Surprise Birthday Breakfast Buffet created for my daughter's 5th Birthday. Full of yummy foods set to a backdrop of a Parisian Cafe. Who doesn't want to eat breakfast in Paris on their Birthday?

The Eiffel Tower backdrop was made by sponging pale green and blue paint onto a large piece of plywood, then attaching a large pink wall sticker. I added a few dabs of gold glitter to the sky, to give an early morning sunrise effect. A pale blue piece of organza fabric was draped either side as 'curtains'.

Decorations included a fun celebratory sign, made simply in 'Word' using a mix of fonts and colours.

A fun YUM word spelt out in pretty mini frames on a magnetic notice board covered in summery papers.

A happy 'Sun's Up Buttercup' Subway Art Sign using the 'My Memories Suite' Digital Scrapbooking software.

Pastel coloured roses and pink baby's breath flowers sat in lace and ribbon covered milk bottles (the 2 smaller ones are actually Starbucks frappaccino drinks bottles.)

Now onto the food, with fruit comprising of...


Strawberries, Raspberries and Grapes,

Tangerines and Bananas in a mini fruit crate, prettily tied with a sunny yellow bow.

Then there was Fun fruit-shaped fromage frais,

Mini Cereal Boxes and Coco Pops Bars,

Brioche, Pancakes and Pink Sprinkle Doughnuts,

with Individual Pots of various Jams.

A Chocolate Fondue was perfect for dipping the Strawberries into...

And then there was fresh Orange Juice to wash it all down.

Spotty Plates, Napkins and Tubs were displayed ready for use on my Welsh Dresser, along with my lovely mini wooden storage unit - perfect for holding spoons and straws.

Such a fun, yum way to start a special birthday!

A little Angel Cake stood in as a simple Birthday Cake (the real deal cake was being had at the grand ball)

You may have noticed the little frilly pink parasol to the left of the Eiffel Tower, well that was simply made using a pop-up food cover, wooden stick, bendy straw and ribbon...

...a very budget friendly way to make a party decoration. My daughter also used the open one in her photos, sat in front of the Eiffel Tower. Very chic!

It was the perfect start to a very full day of visitors, a trip to the makeover parlour and a shopping trip - sadly not to the real Paris though!

Hope you enjoyed your invitation to breakfast, any questions on the decor just leave a comment.

Thanks for popping in.


  1. That looks like my type of breakfast, chocolate fondue and donuts - yum :) I love the bottles with lace round them , so pretty!


  2. WOW. You certainly are detail oriented. What a lovely and special birthday breakfast. Your daughter must have felt incredibly special every moment of her big day.

    And, the DIY parasol is AMAZING.

  3. Oh your daughter is one very lucky princess, come and make me breakfast for my next birthday! I can't believe all the details you put in considering the grand ball that awaited her. Super Mummy!

  4. wow what a day for her to remember, you really went all out as always, love the bottles with lace and flowers, its all awesome !!!!

  5. Lovely way for the beautiful Princess and Gallaunt Super Heroes to begin their day! I want some of your vitamins PLEASE! Detailed Elegance indeed! xoDebi

  6. What a lovely party! Love the lace around the jars and the backdrop! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share last week, you are my fav feature! Hope to see you again!


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