1st Birthday Donut Wall for Lady Melbourne
Recently The Candy Buffet Company was asked to assist with an event for fashion and lifestyle blogger – Lady Melbourne. This was the first birthday party for her daughter. She has shared her photos and kind words with us here:
Recently, my baby girl turned one. Deep breath in!
Where did that year go? What did I do for a year?!
It was tough going at times, as any new mum will tell you. Your life is tipped upside down in ways that are hard to define. If I’ve learned one thing it’s that while there are physical demands to birthing and raising a baby, the biggest challenge is emotional. It’s needing to be available 24 hours a day for a teeny, tiny infant who for inexplicable reasons, just needs to be held. At 3am. For two hours.
It takes you to a place that’s fuzzy at the edges and is hard to define. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ there are a million ways you could answer. The baby needs you in ways that are purposefully useless, but emotionally essential. It’s relentless. You find reserves of patience, love and energy you didn’t know existed.
So to mark the occasion of her thriving and me surviving (!), I organised the first birthday party of my dreams. Floral letters, the perfect cake and of course – a donut wall.
So where do you turn when you need help bringing such a party to life? The Candy Buffet Company stepped in to create the candy buffet and donut wall. It was an unmistakable hit – I had people coming up to me thinking we were selling the donuts (and wanting to buy them!), kids playing in the nearby playground doing their best to snaffle what they could and then of course our guests who just loved it.
Customised take away boxes meant that people could take donuts home with them, or dip into the candy buffet and fill containers with lollies. The kids who attended loved it (I’m sure their parents didn’t!) but I just loved the attention to detail. Lolly pops and chocolate bars where individually wrapped in customised wrappers, and the donuts were freshly baked that morning. I can’t rave more about what a hit it was!
See more images of our work in the gallery.
Thank you to Lady Melbourne and the opportunity to be a part of this special day! To see more of her article, visit here.