Sunday, February 24, 2013

Colourful Patterned Aeroplane Dessert Table

We would like to share some photos of a gorgeous colourful patterned aeroplane dessert table we styled for Thomas, a little boy who turned three in December last year. We styled a Giggle & Hoot inspired dessert table for Tom's little twin sisters, Abi and Emi, in July last year - check it out here.

We are delighted to have the fabulous Amy Atlas feature our work on her blog - check out the feature here.
Concept, design, and styling by Little Birdie Events
Stationery by Little Birdie Events
Photography by Little Birdie Events

Thomas *loves* aeroplanes! We wanted to incorporate fun, bright colours and cool patterns to support the super aeroplane cake his mummy, Jodi, wanted to organise through cake maker, Delicious by Sara. We liaised with Sara and provided her with the colour palette in order for her to colour coordinate Tom's cake with the dessert table.
Cake by Delicious by Sara
Photography by Little Birdie Events

We chose to work with a colour palette incorporating streamlined thunder grey, shiny silver grey, endless sky blue, and happy sunshine yellow, with fluffy cloud-white chevron, spots, and stripes.
Colour palette in action
Concept, design, and styling by Little Birdie Events
Stationery by Little Birdie Events
Biscuits and patty cakes by Cakes by Judy C
Photography by Little Birdie Events

As always, we loved working with our favourite suppliers, and a few new suppliers too. Vendor credits are included with photos and at the end of the post.

Concept, design, and styling, as well as all stationery and photography is by Little Birdie Events.

Read on for the details...


We enlisted help from Li-Ann of Ham & Pea Design & Paperie to design a printable cloudy-sky backdrop, which we then printed and placed behind the table. Li-Ann created a sky-scape exactly as we had envisaged!
Printable backdrop by Ham & Pea Design & Paperie

{Details and Stationery}

We take particular delight in creating details special to each event. For this event we used shimmery light-blue and glossy silver paper to create our risers, and we wrapped little individual boxes of Hershey's Milk Duds with the glossy silver paper and applied custom personalised stickers that we designed.

We also put together some cute little aeroplane cupcake toppers, which coordinated with the stationery suite we designed for the invitations and thank you cards.
Patty cakes by Cakes by Judy C

We designed invitations and thank you cards and had them printed onto thick felt cardstock.
Stationery suite by Little Birdie Events

Stationery all packaged and ready for take off!
Stationery suite by Little Birdie Events packaged with washi tape by Paper Boat Press

We designed food labels using different snaps of the colours and patterns, and adhered the labels using cloudy-sky washi tape from Paper Boat Press. These colours and patterns followed through with the edible images we designed for the classic vanilla biscuits made by Cakes by Judy C. We also created the cloudy-sky edible images for the round cookies.

Table stationery by Little Birdie Events
Lemon delicious slice and blonde brownies by Jocelyn's Provisions


We loved designing interesting treaty foods for the table to coordinate with the theme. We focused on flavours of coconut, passionfruit, lemon, and caramel for this dessert table. We felt those flavours coordinated really well with the colours and fluffy-cloudy-sky vibe of the table.

We take great care to match the flavours, texture and colours of the food specifically to suit the theme of the table. We are thrilled at the beautiful range of treats our suppliers have for us to choose from, and if we have something else specific in mind, they are delighted to bring our ideas to fruition.

Sweet treats included:

Coconut and salted caramel macarons by Marche du Macaron, sitting atop toffee bon bons

Classic vanilla biscuits by Cakes by Judy C
Edible images and stationery designed by Little Birdie Events

Lemon delicious slice by Jocelyn's Provisions and petite lemon curd tarts by Cakes by Judy C

Baby passionfruit kisses and melting moments by Cakes by Judy C

New York vanilla patty cakes by Cakes by Judy C
Aeroplane cupcake toppers by Little Birdie Events

Blonde brownies by Jocelyn's Provisions

Passionfruit marshmallow by Jocelyn's Provisions

Mini boxes of Hershey's Milk Duds wrapped in paper with a personalised sticker attached (designed by Little Birdie Events)

Coconut-flavoured and passionfruit-flavoured spun fairy floss by Spun Fairy Floss

Candies included lemonade-flavoured lollipops in jars holding fluffy white marshmallows, cool chewy white mints, lemon bon bons, and sherbet lemon sweets.


The Little Birdie team is continuing to dabble in photography with the SLR. We really enjoyed working with the fun popping colour palette and punchy patterns for this table.

Photography by Little Birdie Events

{Vendor Credits}

Concept, design, and styling - Little Birdie Events
Stationery - Little Birdie Events
Printable backdrop - Ham & Pea Design & Paperie
Washi tape - Paper Boat Press
Sweet treats - Cakes by Judy C, Marche du Macaron, Jocelyn's Provisions, Spun Fairy Floss
Cake - Delicious by Sara
Photography - Little Birdie Events


Check out our Facebook page for more photographs of Tom's Colourful Patterned Aeroplane Dessert Table.

The Little Birdie girls with their biggest fan, Archie

Carole & Gerri