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Vintage Surf Party for Girls :: Aussie Party Challenge

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If you haven’t heard, we are hosting an Aussie Party Design Challenge this week! Lilian from Lily Chic Events coordinated with eight amazing Aussie party designers to create a party/shoot showcasing one our our party themes! We are excited to provide you with some new ideas and themes to inspire your next party or shower! Our first party feature, a Vintage Surf Party for Girls, was styled by our good friend, Leanne of Sweet Style. Leanne chose an amazing setting to display this dessert table and party! Enjoy all of the lovely details…

Visit Leanne’s full post for more photos + details!

styling/photography :: sweet style
desserts :: blissfully sweet cakes
party supplies :: sweet style shop for AU customers, also available in the tomkat studio shop for US customers

Visit our shop for the Vintage Surf Printable Party Collection

…and coordinating party supplies!

September 4, 2012

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  1. Great colours and such sweet printables! The surfboard cookies are so cute and of course the cake and Balmoral setting …love it all! Congratulations to all involved!

  2. Wow, what an amazing set up Leanne, every detail is beautiful! Well done x

  3. Leoni Jena says:

    Well done Leanne and Jacki, this party looks fantastic and I love the colours and details you both used. Leanne, amazing styling, I think you nailed the brief, Jacki, those sweets look gorgeous and I have a particular soft spot for that cake!! Congrats ladies, fabulous job xxxxxx Leoni

  4. Beautiful as always Leanne, gorgeous sweets Jacki! congratulations ladies x

  5. Tina Dahl says:

    Just gorgeous. I love the Aussie style of party decorating in that it is very clean and tidy and not overstated or garish. Just lovely and such a cute theme 🙂

  6. Well done ladies!

    Leanne this is gorgeous, love the style! x


  7. Gorgeous! Love the colors & setting. Amazing x

  8. Leonie @ Ashlee Rae says:

    Looks fabulous! I love the colours, the details and, of course, the spectacular setting!

  9. Doné says:

    Wow…. Love the Colours! Just love everything! And of course: Love the Location

    Greetings and Love from
    The Country Down Under!

  10. Mrs D says:

    Just divine! Wonderful arrangements and tones. Surf boards look stunning. We are heading into winter and you are heading into the surf! Feeling a little sulky!

  11. Danielle says:

    So sweet! I love the colours, the cake and cookies look great, the whole setting looks so sweet <3

  12. Melissa T says:

    Love, Love, love the color combination and the flow of it throughout the little touches. It truly looks like a fun kids party! Plus love seeing little surfer theme for a girl!

  13. Crystal A says:

    What a beautiful party! I love the candy in colored jars, the polka dot straws, and the cake is wonderful! Amazing job on this!

  14. Jennifer Brown says:

    This is definitely my favorite ! I love the creative use of the mason jars , too cute !

  15. LeAndra says:

    It’s tough picking a favorite. All are so beautiful and the pink chevron is a close second, then vintage ballerina… but this is my fav! So cute!!

  16. Kristin Austin says:

    This one is my favorite! The colors are so fun and vibrant and the cake and cookies are AMAZING!!

  17. Julie says:

    This is my favorite!

  18. Tracy Flake says:

    I love this party! The colors are great and it just seems modern, refreshing, and fun!

  19. caryn grant says:

    Love this Vintage Surf Party! The beautiful colors and well balanced simplicity did it for me. as well as the adorable printables! Too cute.

  20. Irene says:

    Love this party! Everything is adorable.

  21. Tuesdee says:

    Love this! So cute and fun!!!

  22. Tanya says:

    Adorable from beginning to end . . . and what an ideal backdrop! Perfection all the way!

  23. Love the colors and little touches !!!

  24. It’s so hard to choose just one because ALL of the parties were amazing! What a talented group of women! 🙂 I really love how crisp and clean this party feels. The colors are bright and fun and the setting is gorgeous!

  25. Jessie Hartgrave says:

    This one is my favorite!! I have a daughter with a surfer girl room and its so hard to find surf type stuff in girly colors! So adorable.

  26. Jen says:

    This is my favorite!! LOVS the theme and colors!!!:)

  27. Shannon says:

    Love all the design for this theme. Although kids might leave w/ a toothache!!

  28. Amy says:

    I love the color scheme!

  29. I love this one! The styling is perfection and the location is gorgeous! I am quite partial and biased towards the sweets also!!! ;P

  30. Lesley Richards says:

    Jacki, I just adore all your sweet treats. The printables are superb and so perfect in this display. Can’t go pat the gorgeous setting either. Fabulous job ladies. Xx

  31. Justine says:

    They were all so amazing, well done to each of the ladies for all the hard work on their stunning displays. This one was my favourite, beautiful pastel colours, lovely backdrop and all of the sweet treats look gorgeous – well done ladies!

  32. Cami Peterson says:

    This is my favorite love all the bright colors! Love the surf board cookies so cute

  33. Katie says:

    Love how you have made a not so girly theme look beautiful.

  34. Bronnie says:

    I LOVE this party – something a bit different and the styling and sweet treats are AMAZING!! Well done to everyone involved


  35. Bethany says:

    I love this theme. Although it incorporates so many aspects that are very much in vogue now, the theme itself, especially for a little girl, is very different and refreshing.

    I would I’ve something like this for my children.

  36. Michele W says:

    They are all amazing, but this is my favorite! I just love the colors and the cake!

  37. Jana Keane says:

    Love the colours. The little jelly jars are very sweet.

  38. Daniela Jayne says:

    I have such a soft spot for the beach and I adore these bright gorgeous colours. Always a fan of Leanne’s style 🙂 xx

  39. Kristy says:

    For an Aussie party this has to be the best- it just captures the summer down under!!!

  40. Georgianna Wilson says:

    Love this vintage surf theme!! I just had a similar themed party for my little four year old blonde beach baby!! We had a similar colors with a cute Volkswagen bus and surfboard with cupcakes made of piña colada cupcakes with the matching themed toppers. Grass skirts for the table decor and pink leis were given to the girls. Colorful beach buckets with sand toys and beach related stickers for decorating. My favorite though was the flip flop and the seahorse pinatas!! So since I’m still thinking about our beach party this is my favorite! Ps love the tomcat studio and your beautiful family!!

  41. Denny James says:

    FANTASTIC!!! the colours are amazing and the cake!!!!! OMG!!! so bright and beautiful. I want the jelly now!! THIS MUST WIN!!!

  42. Bloom Designs Online says:

    This is my favoite. Love the setting and layout.

  43. jane says:

    This is definitely my fave party. Let me explain why. It encapsulates an important and significant part of Australian popular surf culture and Australian surfing history. For many Aussies living near Australia’s beautiful beaches (and about 2/3rds of Aussies choose to live near the coast) they can definitely relate to the surfboard imagery and the use of the muted yet retro colours. This party looks real and understated but elegant – Aussies are not over the top people and we generally don’t take ourselves too seriously, so this is perfect. Besides which I am a huge fan of Leanne! Jane xx

  44. Anissa Willis says:

    What a special party and Love, Love all the details! Really Beautiful and creative!

  45. Rebecca S. says:

    Love this! Great ideas. The whole theme flowed and the colors used were great.

  46. I am not usually a fan of surf ‘looks’ but the vintage colours and styling is gorgeous!

  47. Erin Davis says:

    I love it! Love the colours, so bright so cheerful and so beautifully done! Bring on Summer!

  48. Amazing Leanne. As usual so simple and effective. I love the colours and the whole setup.

  49. Samantha D says:

    A surfers party with style! Love the colours and the setting is to die for x

  50. Kim Moynihan says:

    I love them all but this one would have to be my favourite. I just love the colours and the simplicity is just striking. Job well done!!

  51. Andrea Browne says:

    I love the cookies! Great idea. And the colors are fantastic!

  52. tracey kruger says:

    Love the beach theme,my daughter is Hawaii crazy,would love to do a party theme like this.

  53. Monica says:

    surf party definitely the best!!!

  54. Katrina Crews says:

    I absolutely love this theme and especially the cake! Great colour palette and it looks devine! Well done to the stylist and bakers!!

  55. Christelle says:

    Loving this Party!! Love the colours and the COOKIES! all the tags and the poster are Gorgeous! What a great theme and so well styled! <3

  56. Toni says:

    Love this one, so summery and fun – the colours are terrific too

  57. Theresa Finerty says:

    Love the colors!

  58. Jill Tunge says:

    I love this super cute and creative party theme! The cake and cookies were so much fun!! This would be one “groovy” party! 🙂

  59. Rachel says:

    Love this one. It embraces the Aussie culture of surf,sea and sand. Great use of colours… Well done.

  60. Bethany says:

    This is the winning party for me. I love the colours, styling and the cute sweet treats, just lovley!

  61. Bethany says:

    This is the wining party for me. I love the colours, styling and cute sweet treats, just lovely!

  62. Sura says:

    Love the colour scheme – very pretty!

  63. Tina says:

    I like this surfer girl birthday. U

  64. Edwynna says:

    Love this concept, particularly for the tween age range!

  65. Rachel says:

    I love it. Great location. Not too pink!

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