I hosted a small tea party as a send-off for my mum who’s relocating to Cape Town.

My theme for the afternoon, “So Long Jo’burg, Hello Cape Town”, was framed by silhouettes of the Johannesburg skyline and Table Mountain and pulled together with shades of pink and brown in the design of the bunting, paper tents, labels and cupcake toppers.

Paper bunting strung together with bakers’ twine


Labels and cup-cake toppers


Favour bags filled with sweets



To create this topper, I altered a gift tag by stitching bakers’ twine around the edge.



Bakers’ twine, gift tag used as cake topper, individual paper cupcake stands, pink paper doilies, favour bags and candy-stripe straws from www.ingoodcompany.co.za