Natural Nostalgia was really happy to be asked to provide the decor and eats for a yummy mummy kitchen tea party on Sunday. In true style of the mummy-to-be (Kim Coppen Watkins) we celebrated her favourite colour – LEMON YELLOW. With the first days of spring upon us and with lemon trees in our garden laden with fruit it made perfect sense to make the most of this abundant period. To add some extra colour we threw in a bit of lime green and bright blue to celebrate the soon to be birth of her little boy.
For table decor we used vintage blue, green and brown suitcases to create height with a birdcage filled with fresh jasmine. Vintage books were stacked up all around with quirky white ceramic owls for some cute fun. Slices of fresh cut lemon filled giant mason jars and other vintage cookie, biscuit and candle tins were scattered around. Large yellow and blue lanterns were suspended above the table creating the perfect ambience of spring and joy along with darling blue and yellow flowered and lace bunting. Our favourite vintage kitchen scale was piled high with yummy eats too and paper pin-wheels were scatted around the table. Old Coca-Cola crates stacked together created the perfect cake stand.
No party would be complete without a good beverage and some yummy delights so home-made lemonade was served in a giant glass bowl with mason jars for glasses. Beautiful yellow and blue cupcakes with stripes, hearts and pokka-dots and sweet yellow cake pops were made by Paula Erskine. Plus a delicious lemon meringue pie and a zesty lemon cake were made by Esme’s. Delightful yellow macaroons were pilled high on the kitchen scale and were made by Daniela’s.
After tea and lots of yummy eats – those who wanted a G&T or a spiked version of the lemonade got into the festive spirit and the evening ended with the boys joining in on the fun with Kim’s husband Graeme Watkins, family and friends. Overall it was a huge success and everyone loved the unique and different vintage decor. We wish Kim and Graeme all the best as they look forward to the birth of their lovely little boy! x