I had the pleasure of creating invitations for Amy and Ryan who were married in February in Lake Macquarie, a beautiful part of the world just south of Newcastle.

Take a look at their beautiful wedding day with pictures courtesy of photographer, Gemma Clarke.

Amy and Ryan chose to announce their day with our Eat, Drink, Be Married wedding invitation in a gorgeous shade of Blue.

Thank you for letting us play a small part in your big day!!

Eat Drink Be Married Invitation

Eat Drink Be Married Wedding invitation from Hoot Invitations

Eat Drink Be Married Invitation     Eat Drink Be Married Invitation

Amy and Ryan's Wedding




Amy and Ryans Wedding

Amy and Ryans Wedding


Amy and Ryans Wedding

Amy and Ryans wedding

Photography by Gemma Clarke www.gemma-clarke.com

Ceremony, Reception and Getting Ready Location –  Mecure Lake Macquarie Rafferty’s Resort  /  Celebrant – Christine Hunter  / Dress, hair piece and belt by Karen Willis Holmes  /  Bridesmaid dresses –  White Runway /  Hair by Candice Lee  /  Makeup by Lips n Lashes   /  Flowers by Angel Blooms   /  Cake by   / Music by DJ Magoo  / Suits by Spurling  / Stationery – Hoot Invitations  / Cake by Project Cake  / Location photos – Caves Beach



Top 10 Pirate Party ideas!

Posted On July, 06 2013

Ahoy there mateys! Are you thinking of throwing a pirate party for your special little boy or girl?

I have compiled some gorgeous pirate party ideas, from pirate invitations and  pirate party supplies to beautiful candy buffets and party games.

Here we go!

Top 10 Pirate Party ideas

1. Pirate Invitations from us, Hoot Invitations

Every party starts with a fabulous invitation, set the tone with these cute pirate invites!

Paper Eskimo Pirate Party InvitationHiPP Pirate Invitation


2. Walk the Plank Game!

Here’s an easy DIY Walk the Plank game! Set up a balance beam for the little pirates to walk along. Use Pillows to break the fall.

walk the plank pirate game

Photography by: Lily+THEW Photography


3. Beautiful Matching Pirate Party Supplies

Black and White Pirate Party Supplies

Paper eskimo Black Tie NapkinPirate party Baking Cup, Cupcake Wrapper

Red and White Pirate Party Supplies

Pirate party cup Red Stripe  Pirate party plate candy cane red stripe

4. Dress Up!

Grab your pirate hat, bandana, eye patch and even a moustache for a very good time!

Pirate Party costumes

Source: Hostess with the Mostess


5. Dig for Treasure

Get your little pirates to dig for treasure in a sand pit. Fill it with “treasure” rings, necklaces, gold coins and give the kids a map showing how many of each they need to collect.

treasure hunt

Source: The Fickle Pickle


6. X Marks the Spot!

Pop a great big ‘X’ on your letterbox or front door to mark the start of the pirate party

x marks the spot


7.  Loot Bags!

Fill them up with Gold Chocolate Coins

Pirate Party Loot Bags

8. Pirate Themed Candy Buffet

Check out these gorgeous pirate party candy tables for some inspiration…

Pirate Party candy Buffet Lolly table

Source: Two Sugar Babies


Pirate Party table ideas

Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

Pirate Party dessert table

Source: Hostess with the Mostess

9. Cookies & Cake Pops 

Try your hand (not your hook 🙂 ) at making some pirate themed cake pops and cookies.

Here are some beautiful examples for inspiration

Pirate Party Cupcakes

Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

Pirate Ship cake pops

Source: Two Sugar Babies

Pirate party Marshmallow Pops

Source: Hostess with the Mostess

10. Make a cardboard pirate ship – photo booth

Grab your pirate costume props and get set for a swashbuckling adventure on your own cardboard pirate ship!

Cardboard Pirate Ship

Source: Kates Creative Space

Cardboard pirate ship

Source: Hostess with the mostess



I’d love to see what you do at your pirate party! Submit your photos here and you can be featured on the blog



Lace Princess Party Crowns

Posted On July, 06 2013

I came across this fabulous princess party project at Girl. Inspired.

Lace Princess Crowns. This is a gorgeous DIY project you can do with your little princess, and I absolutely love the final results!

Lace, glittery dress up’s that are sure to be used for years to come.

Take a look!

DIY Lace Princess Crowns

You can find full instructions here


You may also be interested in our party invitations and princess party supplies for your event.

Party Supplies Hoot Invitations


Just in time for Easter we have some free printables to help make your day special!

There is an Easter Card, Straw Flags, Cupcake Toppers, a pillow box and Water Bottle labels.

We would love to see what your event looks like with them, just send us an email with your photos!

Free Easter Printables from Hoot Invitations

Get the download here

Here is another freebie for Father’s day for you, an “I Heart My Dad” card.

Just download the template, print onto cardstock, trim and fold. Write your message inside and you’re done!

Click here to download the template

Feel free to share with your friends, Enjoy!

Alisha xx

Father’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve designed some free printables to help you celebrate all the dad’s out there.

Today’s printable is a pillow box – fill it with your dad’s favourite sweets.

Simply print the template onto cardstock, then cut out and score on the dotted lines and the solid blue areas.
Fold the box in half with the blue flap on the inside. Glue this blue flap to the inside, then allow to dry before folding in the ends. (Double Sided tape works really well for a fast result)

Click here to download the template

Feel free to share it with your friends and look out for more designs this week!

All designs are copyright Hoot Invitations 2012.

Enjoy xx

Free Valentine’s Day Printables

Posted On February, 11 2012

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve got a round up of gorgeous free printables for you. Thank you to all of the creative people for sharing their fantastic designs.

Loving the Valentine Popcorn Invitation and accessories from Eat Drink Chic

Printable Valentines day cards from Thank  You Card Shop

Printable valentines tags from Hello! Lucky

Three very cute mini valentines from A Pair of Pears

Lovely Floral Heart Cards by Laura Macchia

Ready for a romantic coffee with the Je Taime coffee wrappers from Eat Drink Chic

Adorable chocolate bar wrappers for the man in your life from Jeanne Winters

Super cute iphone Valentines from Living Locurto

Mini Valentines cards from Pumpkins and posies

Beautiful Valentines Card from Eva Black Design

Orange Beautiful’s Valentine Candy Box/Dice

Free Valentines cards from Beloved Indeed

Love the Book of Love coupons from Mommy by day Crafter by night

Valentines Cards and candy wrappers from Curious Link

‘Free Love’ Tear off sheet from Children Inspire Design

Love Banner from the TomKat Studio

Nat from My Sister’s Suitcase came up with these absolutely gorgeous Matchbook Valentines.

Cupcake toppers from Holli Sampson

“I love you more than” valentines cards – 6 diffferent designs from This is me Challenge for kids, teens & adults.

Valentines Tags from Le Partie Sugar

I love this adorable Penguin Valentine from My Dear Darling Blog

And finally these awesome ‘heart breaker’ candy holders from Dana Made it


High Heel 3D invitation

Posted On July, 04 2011

When my client Cettina asked me for a truly unique birthday invitation I went to work to come up with something glamorous, and fun. And I came up with my 3D high heeled shoe invite. 

I am really proud of the final result, and I hope Cettina is too.  They definitely stand out from the crowd, and will set the glamourous tone for her event that she was aiming for.

Here are some pics!

Each invitation features silver metallic cardstock, black satin ribbon, and a crystal buckle, and silver/diamonte trim.

Each shoe is packaged into it’s own clear box and the guests names are on a tag wrapped to the box with a black satin ribbon.

I had a lot of fun making these! They would be perfect for a special birthday party or hen’s night.

Contact Hoot Invitations to order your shoe invitations today!

RSVP from President Barack Obama

Posted On June, 08 2011

Here is a little cool wedding stuff post….

I was intrigued when I saw a blog post from Always a blogsmaid today where a Wedding invitation was sent for a suburban Bride & Groom’s Wedding to who else other than the American President, Barack Obama and his lovely wife Michelle.

What fascinated me was that the couple actually received a lovely response! Unfortunately the President would not be attending, but they did send a note from the White House wishing them well!

The Congratulations letter from Always a blogsmaid

So if you would like a to add something a little different to your wedding memorabilia, or perhaps something special to display at your wedding, send out an invite to the White House, and according to their etiquette rules, a  letter of congratulations will be sent to you.  It will certainly get your guests talking and give your wedding scrapbook historical significance. It can also make a great “gift” from the maid-of-honour, bridesmaids or anyone else with access to an extra invitation. 

Send your wedding invitation to:
The Honorable Barack and Mrs. Obama
The White House
Greetings Office, Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500

The Australian Prime Minster will send congratulatory messages to those celebrating significant milestone wedding anniversaries (starting at 50th) and birthdays (starting at 90). http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/anniversary/index.cfm

Barack & Michelle Obama on their wedding day

When it came time to prepare for my daughters 2nd birthday I was really excited, there were so many ideas that I wanted to try out, and I absolutely love all things party, so I was in heaven. 

But what theme and colours to choose, what food to prepare and how do you keep 2 year olds happy and busy? I decided on a garden themed party.

I knew I wanted to prepare a candy buffet, so I used artificial turf as my table cloth, to bring the outdoors in, and butterfly and dragonfly accents. There were cute little garden pails to pop the sweet treats in, and candy galore.

I made lovely little cupcake pops, and cake pops with chocolate butterflies which were a big hit, and am really excited with how my Martha Stewart Ruffle Cake attempt came out.

 The little kids had so much fun with their butterfly wings, and I kept them busy with pink and blue coloured play-doh with butterfly cut-outs, and garden themed pictures of butterflies, bees and rainbows I found online at http://www.coloringcastle.com to colour-in.

Lolly bags were our Paper eskimo floss stripe bags with a custom Thank you tag completing the look.

Invitations, thank you tags and lolly bags are available from Hoot Invitations now.


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