Rochelle Vukelic, wanted to throw her baby girl a first birthday party to be remembered.
The 32-year-old mum of four, from Sydney, who has four children under five – three girls and a boy – adores throwing big parties for friends and family and wanted to ensure Lola’s big day was no different.
The result was a summer garden/unicorn themed bash complete with pastel drapery, lavish grazing boards, ponies, personalised lunch boxes, a watercolour cake and beautiful floral installations.
‘I love throwing big parties for the children as it’s a great way to treat them and family and friends and I just love seeing everyone happy and having an amazing time,’ Ms Vukelic, a hairdresser, told FEMAIL.
‘We are 32 and love entertaining but once you have kids it gets harder to get together with people so it’s a good excuse to get everyone together as well.
‘The parties are wonderful for making memories and because we don’t get out much we start planning early and make sure they’re an event to remember.’
Ms Vukelic invited 77 guests all up – 50 adults and 27 children – and hosted the extravagant bash at their family home on Saturday afternoon.
‘I used inspiration from Etsy and Instagram to plan it and I knew I wanted to go with pretty blushes and pretty pinks as a colour palette to reflect the summer garden/unicorn theme,’ Ms Vukelic said, adding that it cost between $20k and $25k all up.
‘The day was amazing, nice and sunny. Lola and all the other kids had a great time,’ Ms Vukelic said. ‘We love throwing parties for our kids and cherish these moments because we love seeing how excited they get. It’s really the best feeling.’
Ms Vukelic said her number one tip would be to start planning early to get the best deals.
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