Vintage.. High Tea.. Baby Shower.. All sounds like an event that Outlandish Events would love to style! My client left all the decor set up and decisions in my hands as long as it was not “too blue”! So Outlandish Events chose a subtle color palette that included several tones of soft colors  to ensure a vintage feel and look is achieved right through the function.

Our decor set up included a variety of flowers placed in odd items such as tea pots, cups and saucers etc.. Pearls, candles and vintage books were the finishing touches. Our Hessian runners with lace trimming added to our vintage feel. Welcome Drinks were served to the guests in glass bottles tied with hessian material. Consol glasses has become such a trendy item in party styling and we could not be caught without these added beauties! A vintage ladder, typewriter and vintage cups and saucers all contributed to our beautifully styled baby shower.

The goodies that adorned our vintage dessert table included a beautifully made cake along with cupcakes that looked like a piece of art. They looked so good that the guests were too heartsore to gobble them down! They were literally a piece of art beautifully hand decorated by my talented baker Tanya’s Cupcake Cafe.  The best macarons in Johannesburg (I would say in South Africa!) supplied by C’est Mon Macarons.

This vintage high tea baby shower by Outlandish Events would never be complete without a photo booth. Our guests had such a lovely time taking photos and putting on the props we supplied. Vintage Umbrellas, boas and hats were some of the items we made available to the guests to have a fun time with.

Outlandish Events also arranged some of the games which included a message to the mom to be written on nappies to give her a laugh or support during the 3am feeds and nappy changes! Our Mom to be had to guess who the messages were from and she did a great job at that. She clearly knew who her friends are!

Gorgeous photography supplied by Cheeky Pics Photography. My client and her friends were very happy with the photography and wished they had taken more photos! The venue for this baby shower was  The Tea Room at Crabtree & Evelyn at the Design Quarter in Fourways. I had the pleasure of working with some wonderful ladies there and would definitely recommend this venue for intimate tea parties. The menu that they provided were lovely tea sandwiches, delicious croissants, tasty scones and mouth-watering tarts. However, all the guests were on strict diets!! I have never been or styled a party where the guests were constantly watching their waist line!

Anyhow, my client was overjoyed by our services and decor set up. This is what she had to say:

“The decor was outstanding and exceeded expectations, everything was so very pretty & perfect. The cake, and other baked goods were too cute for words and delicious! I loved the photo area and can’t wait to see the pictures. I also really enjoyed the nappy message guessing game as well – it was fun. Overall it was a lovely event and would hire Outlandish Events for future events.”



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.