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Whimsical Gumnut Baby Party {Twins Birthday}

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One night during story time with Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (a book about two gumnut babies in the Australian Bush), Lilian of Lily Chic Events new exactly what theme her twins, Aurelia & Indiana, would have for their 3rd birthday party! She enlisted her favorite vendors, including Louisa from The Little Big Company to help put together her Whimsical Gumnut Baby Party with a charming dessert table, adorable outfits for the girls and gorgeous, rustic details!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Acorn Macarons, Balloon sugar cookies & Lamington Rocky Road
– Birthday girls in matching tutus and floral headband wreaths
– Rustic dessert table with tree stump platters, berries in baskets & tea stained lace linens


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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Lillian…

In July, we moved into our new 5 Acre Property in the urban countryside. There were so many places to have the twins party but none seemed better than right here, at our home. One night I was reading to the girls a story of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs. It follows the adventures of two gumnut babies in the Australian Bush. From this story and idea formed…lets have a Gumnut Baby Party!


I began by contacting Louise from The Little Humbugs to create an Invitation for the Party theme. Louise came up with two beautiful designs and we chose the one that looked to be closest to what we would be creating on the day {although I loved both equally!} Louise then created the food labels, chocolate bar wrappers, drink dispenser labels and the labels on the drink bottles. Everything was perfect!


I placed a call out for any small business owners that wanted to collaborate on the party and received so many emails I was overwhelmed! I called in Louisa from The Little Big Company to help me ‘party plan’ and she did an amazing job sourcing products and helping email everyone so that we all came together on the day.

From this collaboration, I received the beautiful Tablecloth that was designed to blend into the natural scene and did so perfectly. Sura from Red Plum even tea stained the lace herself! I also received the tassels on the swing that the twins were photographed on, by Dandy & Darling.

All the floral arrangements like the stunning David Austin Posies on the table, the Willow Chandelier and the twins floral head pieces were made by the very talented Virginia from The Bouquets Of Ascha Jolie. She entwined gum leaves with Gum Nuts and smelt amazing!

The favours were small pots of locally sourced Raw Eucalyptus Honey, with a fabric flower pom on the lid made by Dunne with Style.

We had a drinks table set up with Cardboard Drinks Dispensers from Garnish, one with Water and the other with Home Made Lemonade. The small drink bottles also from Garnish were the perfect size for the little ones to hold and they loved sipping out of the birch paper straws!


My brilliant sister in law Lauren from LOve Cakes designed the cake and did such a great job! I loved the wooden plaque that had the twins initials on it and the green raw cotton ribbon matched the event perfectly! I had sourced the two toppers from Etsy and they looked so cute on top of the two tiered cake!

Louisa worked with vendors to finalise the sweets on the table, and I loved the Acorn Macarons, the Girl Silhouette Cookies holding the Balloons, the Cupcakes with the small toffee acorns on top and the delicious Lamington Rocky Road! Yum!

We had a lovely day celebrating the twins 3rd Birthday and wanted to also thank Poppy and Rose for making the beautiful Willow coloured Tutu’s that the girls loved! The pictures were taken by my good friend and very talented photographer, Liat from Lee Bird Photography. She always captures the moment and the girls respond so well to her. Thank you Liat!



– Property: Olivers Alma Cottage
– Event Styling: Lilian of Lily Chic Events and Louisa of The Little Big Company
– Graphic Design, Printable Package & Invitation: Louise of The Little Humbugs
– Photography: Liat of Lee Bird Photography
– Cake: Lauren of LOve Cakes
– Cookies: Donna of Sweet Table
– Macarons: Ed of Macarahrah
– Cupcakes: Hannah of Cupcake Belles
– Floral Arrangements: Virginia of The Bouquets Of Ascha Jolie
– Partyware: Garnish
– Lamington Rocky Road: Linda of Treats Chocolates
– Tablecloth: Sura of Red Plum
– Fabric Poms: Dunne with Style
– Tassel Swing: Bianca of Dandy & Darling
– Tutu’s: Amanda of Poppy & Rose

By |2018-02-12T16:56:35+00:00February 12th, 2013|Theme Parties|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. @HWTM_Jenn February 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm

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  2. @PartyBlowout February 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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  3. @shana_audrey February 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    a party for 3-year-old twins? on par with my #WEDDING. “Whimsical Gumnut #Baby Party {Twins Birthday} https://www.hwtm.com/2013/02/gumnut-baby-party/ via @hwtm_jenn”

  4. SKINNY WRAP GIRL! February 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Stunning!!! No other words.

  5. Wendy February 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    This party looks like it was taken straight from a storybook. Look at that swing, everything is just magical!

  6. Maria Safari February 13, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Realmente hermoso!

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