{Locally Found} White Night was just Right

I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural White Night Party at  Mayfield Garden recently and I had an absolute blast!

Upon arrival we were met by the gorgeous and eternally friendly Meg who welcomed us with a big smile and a glass of delicious punch (that girl knows how to make friends!)mayfield2

I have to admit I have never been to the gardens before but once I followed the winding path I was amazed to see just how beautiful the place is! The party was centred under a generous white tent surrounded by rolling grass hills and a magnificent water feature.

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We found our seats on the shared tables and quickly made friends with the people beside us. I love the idea of communal tables, I think it is so easy to go places with your friends and only stay in your group but shared tables encourage you to meet those around you. We were lucky enough to sit with a couple of very friendly ladies from Raine and Horne Real Estate in Bathurst.

The tables were generously adorned with flowers and fernery as well as bottles of red and white wine. It was certainly clear from the outset that no one was going to be short of a drink all night!

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Image: Henry Paul Photography

The whole place felt like we had stepped into an exclusive Hampton’s party, the floral decorations from Ivory Rose Botanicals were sublime, generous and really were the icing on the cake.

The night’s entertainment was a brilliant band The Orient Royal Mail Band who played well into the night and Mayfield Garden even ran a surprise fake wedding to showcase how brilliant a wedding could be at the grounds. I tell you what, if I was planning a wedding the Gardens would certainly be one of the frontrunners for me!

The food was delicious and generous and in particular if I could get my little mitts on an endless supply of the olive bread I would be eternally happy. I am obsessed with it, it was without a doubt the yummiest bread I have EVER eaten. *recipe please!*

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Image: Henry Paul Photography

The food was scrumptious and I am a strong believer in the food mentality on offer from Heath Smith and Head Chef Dan Child who offer paddock to plate wherever possible. Mayfield Garden are really ahead of the game when it comes to sustainable local produce being used effectively and absolutely deliciously.

All in all I look forward to going back next year to Mayfield Garden‘s White Night and celebrate a night filled with laughter, friendship and good food with my pals.

I can’t wait until the next chance I get to head out to Mayfield Garden. I hear there’s a cafe – oohhh I wonder if they have the olive bread!?!?

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Image: Henry Paul Photography

 

 

{Locally Found} Stop. Its fairy party time

So this year for the first time we are having an actual real-life-hire-somewhere birthday party for the kindergartner.

She has a bunch of school mates and I nearly suffocate when I think of the idea of 15 screeching 5 and 6 year old girls inhabiting my house for a few hours on a Saturday. So, I needed some options.

Catering is hard, especially in this day when loads of kids have allergies or special requirements. It is also difficult to enjoy the day while trying to keep track of other people’s kids!

So, enter Bathurst City Community Club (or the BCCC).

They offer themed parties to suit your little miss or mister and all you have to supply is the cake.

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The friendly team will supply party bags, food, entertainment, drinks and games for your guests.

The totes best part though is they provide you with a host person that takes care of the little people!

BRILLIANT!

I am definitely excited and will report back after we have “the best party ever” – quote from my almost 6 year old.

If you need a party location give them a call and have a chat. Tell them The Central Nest sent you!

CONTACT:

www.bccc.com.au |

| (02) 6331 3187 |