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Vintage Carousel 1st Birthday Party

So it’s been a crazy couple of weeks and I just managed to catch a breather only to blog about this gorgeous Vintage Carousel 1st Birthday Party we recently styled.. I could not resist sharing all the details with my readers. Every minute of planning this function was fun. I absolutely could not wait for the actual day to see how it would all turn out and how all the elements would tie in together. Of course, the end result was gorgeous!

It all began four months before the time and both my client and I were in between themes and eventually my client decided on the Vintage Carousel theme with a mint green, gold and a touch of pink for the color scheme. I absolutely love this charming colour scheme and I am sure my sister will say it’s because those were her wedding colours!! Anyway, this first birthday vintage carousel theme was inspired by the little girl’s name.. Sonia.. which means.. The Golden One.

The Venue

For our Vintage Carousel 1st birthday party venue, we chose the Dainfern Country Club. Besides the fact that it is a beautiful venue, my client hosted her Paris themed baby shower there which was also styled by Outlandish Events. You can click here to see the beautiful photos of that Paris Baby Shower.

Vintage Carousel 1st Birthday Party Decor Details..

Our centrepieces were made of beautiful pink flowers and gold laser cut carousel horses on a mirror base. Each table had a frame with various sayings including the meaning of Sonia’s name.

For the backdrop, I found the perfect material that fitted the theme, I can’t explain but it had that carousel feel I was looking for. I glammed the backdrop up with some trendy and elegant paper flowers in the colour scheme. I was amazed at the result as it was better than I expected.

What’s a carousel party without a candy cart?! We filled the candy cart with popcorn tubs and candyfloss tubs. These tubs of awesomeness were given as party favours to all the kids. They were spoilt rotten as we also had toy puppies up for adoption for each little person.

This Vintage Carousel 1st birthday dessert table were loaded with yummy goodies.. Cake pops, cupcakes, delicious donuts, macarons.. The cake was a stunner! The drip cake my client chose was adorned with popcorn, candy floss and mini macarons. We topped the cake with a carousel and a gold topper that said “Sonia is One”. The cookies were just as gorgeous and hand painted. They spelt “Sonia is One”.

For the kids’ table we went with gold mason jars filled with a giant rainbow lollies. We laid a sparkly mint green tulle for a runner. This table would have been incomplete without the kiddies tiffany chairs! Again, each child was treated to a party box filled with goodies. Two little hands were not enough for all the goodies they got to take home! Our magician did a fantastic job keeping both parents and kids entertained.

All party stationery and milestone canvas designed by Outlandish Events.

I could go on and on with the details but scroll down and have a look at the gorgeous photos and leave us a comment! Don’t’ forget to share our blog..

Client Review for this Vintage Carousel 1st Birthday Party:

“My go-to person for my events since before my little girl was born! We’ve grown to become friends and you understand me so well. Thanks for an amazing event! Just the most magnificent attention to detail I’ve ever seen! Thank you Outlandish Events for your keen eye, we’re a great team! I look over my shoulder and you are there! You make others so happy so your family will always be blessed… Here’s to your business growing from strength to strength dear Ishrat😘” Marsh


Ishrat Joosub, creative extraordinaire and founder of Outlandish Events, is also a mom of a gorgeous girl and a adorable boy. She is a loving wife to her doting and supportive husband. Ishrat Joosub fondly known as Ish, has a passion for styling events along with years of experience in styling functions in the corporate world. Her experience and skills, paired together with her friendly and enthusiastic personality gives you the perfect planner for your functions.. from birthdays, weddings, showers and corporate events, Ishrat Joosub will turn your function into a truly magical one where fond and unforgettable memories will be made. Ishrat prides herself in creating a flawless, personalised and bespoke celebrations for her clientele. When Ishrat isn't planning parties, she is spending quality time with her precious family. She loves travelling around the world and exploring South Africa. She is also a great cook and baker so her family's tummies are never rumbling! Her vision is to take event planning in South Africa to the next level - creating beautiful and luxurious events for a distinctive client base. The purpose of the blog is to showcase the events styled by Outlandish Events as well as the behind the scenes challenges and opportunities. Working exclusive in the luxury sector of the wedding industry this blog is dedicated to bringing you the good, the bad and the in between of dealing with venues, suppliers and creating a memorable function. Renowned for her attention to detail, discretion and personal touch, Ishrat Joosub works with an exclusive clientele looking to wow their guests in creating either an intimate event or a grand lavish affair. No event is too big or small for Outlandish Events to take on - Ishrat's focus lies on undeniable quality, building long term relationships with all clients, exceptional values and services. Ishrat gets booked very fast for all types of functions thus to avoid any disappointments we advise to book at your earliest convenience.
By | 2017-12-22T12:06:10+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Blog, Parties|0 Comments

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