Tuesday, October 18, 2011


In February this year was my daughters Oriental Party. To have a look at the invites I made, take a look here. I have finally got round to editing the photos.

low oriental inspired table to eat at.

 I started with the colour scheme of white as a base colour and then used red, black and different shades of orange as accents and touches of blue.

Oriental figurines
I found this cute Japanese figurine couple at a 2nd hand shop. They formed the center piece for the table surrounded by mirror boxes filled with red, orange and yellow flowers.

Each girl had a pillow to sit on, a square dish, a pair of chopsticks and an oriental jelly sweet that I made. For the candy/jelly sweet I made a version of this Agar-Agar Candy

Homemade sushi
For the main course I made sushi. (I had to get up really early in the morning to make it so it would be fresh for the party) maybe next time I will order it from a good sushi restaurant.

pink and white coconut ice AND pink and white home made marshmallows

In between the flowers were little white bowls of treats. As it was an all girls party - most of the food/treats were pink and white. Pink and white coconut ice and pink and white marshmallows (marshmallows were made by my sister in-law).

Party packs in Chinese take away boxes

I bought Chinese take-away boxes and filled them with pink and white sweets, a little Chinese purse, some hello kitty stickers and other cute things. Tied it up with black packaging ribbon and a black feather with a silver gem stuck on top. Label each box individually with the girls name with a picture of a Chinese lantern next her name.
Party packs ready for happy little girls to take home

alice band accesories
For our craft for the party the girls made Alice band/ head bands with feathers, flowers and jewels.

Other games played were fishing for paper koi fish were they won prizes of little silver rings- which all the girls seemed to love.
(I also had pass the parcel ready with little prizes wrapped in Chinese newspaper between each layer but never got round to playing it.)

my daughter picked jewels to decorate her cake - so I borrowed these from my mom, they were my grans.

And the cake - my daughter had no idea I had made her a rainbow cake, so when the cake was cut it was a huge surprise. I used Whisk Kids famous recipe for rainbow cake but i made mine gluten-free :)

Rainbow cake

It was very delicious cake :)


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  1. Goodness!! I can NEVER show Faith what she missed! How absolutely stunning BB!

  2. @Being Brazen - thanks love :) was great to have you there

    @MelB - hehehe ... there is always next year :)

  3. Wow, do you know how to throw an amazing part, Betty! I love how elegant this is and your attention to detail is fantastic. That cake is a real masterpiece!

  4. What a great party!! Absolutely love the rainbow cake!! Fantastic idea of headband making! Going to definitely use that at my daughter's next party!

  5. Such a cool party! Adore the cake !


  6. Absolutely beautiful! I think the rainbow cake is my favorite part. Love that!!

  7. @Faith thank you soooo much :) *grin*

    @lindsay - thanks - I hope the headband thing is a great success for your daughters party - as it was for my daughter :)

    @Nicolle - thank you

    @Marytheresa - thanks and thanks for the comment :)

  8. holy rusty. this is the craziest thing i've ever seen! are you martha stewart using a pen name for blogging?

    1. oh my - why am I only finding this comment now? THANK YOU! that is the kindest thing anyone has ever commented :)
      *big hugs*

      I live in South Africa so no I am NOT Martha Stewart :)

      thanks Aspiring Kennedy

      Betty Bake x

  9. Nice blog!


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