I love any excuse for a celebration - but I am all the more excited when it comes to planning a celebration for my loved ones. Last week, my Mum and I hosted a celebration for my sister Nora who is soon to be a Mum for the very first time.
As we don't yet know if the newest addition to our family is a boy or girl, we went with a neutral theme and one that Nora will also be using in her nursery;
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, do you know how loved you are?
AS guests arrived, they were greeted by the sounds of the incredible Scott Finnie (The Piano Man) at the piano - a true Sydney icon.
Inside the room was lit by candlelight and twinkling fairy lights with golden star mobiles dangling from the ceiling. Huge banquet tables were decorated with layer upon layer of tulle and lit with twinkling fairy lights underneath.
The menu for the night was created and catered by JunEdelmuth Catering and featured canapes and both a sweet and savoury buffet.
Zucchini Soup with Parmesan and Mini Lavoche
Wild Mushroom Risotto Balls with Mozzarella and Sage Aioli Dip
Served on Arrival
Grazing table, featuring; Iggy's Wheel and Bread Sticks, Grissini, Assorted Cheeses, Quince Paste, Muscatels, Grapes, Figs, Olive Oil, Balsamic, Pepe Saya Butter
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil and Balsamic
Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Oil and Citrus Gremolata
Chunky Avocado Wedges sprinkled with Lemon Juice and Sumac
Main Course Buffet
Chicken Tenderloins with Sumac, Za'atar, Lemon and Pine Nuts
Herb Crusted Salmon with Lemon Aioli
Eggplant Two Ways with Tahini, Pomegranate Seeds and Rocket
Hummous with Spicy Chickpeas
Baby Cos with Avocado, Fennel, Cucumber, Radish, Peas, Asparagus Parsley and Lemon Vinaigrette
Warm Roast Cauliflower Salad with Raw Sesame, Cumin Seeds and Coriander
Fig and Freekah Salad with Caramelised Beetroot and Goats Milk Feta
Sweet Potato and Corn Salad with Puffed Quinoa, Pistachios and Sweet Chilli Balsamic
Mixed Berry Salad
Pavlova with Greek Yogurt, Poached Pears, Raspberries, Honeycomb, Persian Fairy Floss and Berry Coulis
Featherlight Cheesecake with Sugar Dust
Warm Sticky Fig Cake served with Fudge Sauce
Oversized Rocky Road
White Chocolate Pomegranate Rose Tart
And because there is no such thing as too much dessert in my world, I also had Quincy Lane create a variety of star themed desserts, including; cookie pops, chocolate mini Cupcakes topped with champagne flavoured swiss meringue buttercream & edible gold and silver glitter and little meringue kisses topped with gold star sprinkles.
Each guest went home with a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star themed party favour; a Soi Handbag Light, placed in a black gift box, wrapped with sparkly tulle and finished with a gold star thank you note.
It was a beautiful night for a beautiful Mum to be!