BEATRIX POTTER BAPTISM BRUNCH
With 2016 marking the 150th year since the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of Britain’s best-loved children’s author’s, we’re predicting a flurry of Beatrix themed celebrations to pop up on Little B over the next 12 months. From Peter Rabbit to Mrs Tiggywinkle (my personal fave!) there are plenty of stories to inspire! And that’s exactly what inspired wedding & event planner Holly from Revelry Events when creating a family-friendly brunch to celebrate daughter Hazel’s baptism.
From Holly –
Being a wedding and event planner, I knew my daughter’s first party had to be pretty darn good. Hazel was 4 months old when we had her baptised at our church in Kingston, and we followed the service with a brunch with friends and family at a riverside restaurant.
We wanted everything about the event to be meaningful. A long awaited daughter for us, and the first grandchild for both sides of the family, we wanted it to reflect our histories with hints from past generations. Peter Rabbit was the inspiration for the brunch, as it was the theme of my own christening. Hazel wore a gown that had been worn by three generations, originally my grandmother’s wedding dress in 1948, along with the shawl that had been my husband’s christening gown.
An A-frame chalkboard welcomed guests to Mr McGregor’s Garden, and we displayed welcome drinks in vintage jars.
The Peter Rabbit cake was originally the top fruit cake layer of our own wedding cake from 2010 – defrosted and re-iced, still tasted great!
To create our tabletop allotment, I used a lot of natural woods and greens. I found tree slices to showcase the cakes, used cabbage roses and carrots with leaves instead of flowers, and moss to bulk out the display. Cupcakes were displayed in burlap sacks, and I found miniature plant pots to put food signage in. Hand painted Peter Rabbit biscuits were provided by S K Cakes, almost too beautiful to eat.
The beautiful event that I’d hoped for, appreciated by all but Hazel herself, who slept through it…