In April I turned the big 40 and wanted to continue the tradition I had started when I found Far FaraWay Events by hosting a giveaway as a way of celebrating my birthday with loyal clients, followers and supporters. However, I wanted to do something BIG, and the idea of a full set up with all the delicious eats that you can expect at a party of this magnitude was born!
I knew though that I could not do this on my own and would need to approach vendors in the industry who would be interested in this collaboration. I have to say ‘WOW’ as within 15 minutes of making contact with these specific vendors they agreed to collab without hesitation. With them so generously on board, we could offer a full set up with eats for 10 guests. These vendors I have worked with previously, on many of my events, and will continue to do so. They are of the most professional and their items are of the top quality.
The prize we offered was MASSIVE! (links below of all the vendors in the credits):
- — Full party set up and break down (Far FaraWay Events);
- — custom made party decor (Far FaraWay Events);
- — canapes (CloudNine Catering);
- — drip or biscuit cake (Love Cakes by Ilhaam);
- — custom balloon arch (Emerald Events CT); and
- — photo shoot of set up (Nikki Oliver Photopraphy).
The giveaway ran across FB and Insta for the month of April and a lucky winner was chosen mid-May.
The lucky winner, Aneeqa James, so generously gifted the prize to her friend, Nisreen. The theme Aneeqa chose was ‘Fun and Flirty’ which immediately made me think pink, flowers and bright! We decided to go for big and bold floral colours and loved the idea of using a watercolour floral print to pull this look together. And hey, why not add some gold into the mix while we were at it! To see more of our work: Far FaraWay Events
Once we had chosen a colour scheme, we discussed the food with all the food vendors. With the right mix of sweet (cake, doughnuts and pudding) and salty (pitas, meatballs, pop up tarts, spring rolls, sweet potato bites) we were well on our way to a party! Next came the colour choice for the organic balloon arch and then for Nikki to show up to take amazeball photographs!
Details that I cannot get enough of and won’t soon forget:
- Sweet potato bites topped with guacamole and sprinkled with macon;
- THAT pink and gold drip cake;
- gold sequin tablecloth;
- gorgeous floral royal icing biscuits;
- helluva extra balloon arch;
- beautiful watercolour floral backdrop.
Vendors and credits:
Planning/Design/Rentals/Set Up – Far FaraWay Events – @far_faraway_events_za
Photography – Nikki Oliver Photography – @nikkioliverphotography
Cake and puddings: Love Cakes by Ilhaam – @love_cakes_by_ilhaam_
Canapes: Cloud Nine Catering – @cloudninecatering_official
Iced Biscuits: Angel Kisses Biscuits – @angelsbiscuit
Venue – Client’s Own
Enjoy the pics and let us know what you think in the comments.