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2013 Vic Mum's High Tea

Sunday the 5th of May was Bereaved Mothers Day and in Victoria we held avery special Mothers Day Luncheon at the Beau Monde International in Doncaster. We wanted to create a really special day and connect bereaved mums together in hopes to ease the lead up to Mothers Day on the 12th of May. We also wanted to recognise them as Mums and that Mothers Day is our day too and spoil them a little. We had 6 amazing hampers donated that we gave away as door prizes. We had an amazing lolly buffet so everyone got sent home with a box full of lollies. Everyone left with a gift bag full of some very generous donations and with the help of the VIC volunteers some handmade goodies too, including a clay butterfly with their babies names on them. Everyone also got to take home a stunning cupcake donated by Baking Passion, thank you so much Giulia D'Anna for creating something so special for everyone!

We had an amazing professional photographer, Lisa Germany (http://lisagermany.com), donate her time and take beautiful photos of not just the luncheon but everyone bought their PLA teddy or special teddy or keepsake and had a special professional Mothers Day photo in the courtyard with their bear or keepsake.

The highlight of the day was when we all went into the courtyard and each released our live butterflies in memory of our babies one at a time so we could all get a photo with our butterflies before they flew away. It was such a cold day though that the butterflies hung around for a long time and we were able to get some amazing and beautiful photos with them, some even placed their butterflieson their teddies and tattoos for special photos.

A Mother is not defined by the number of children you can see, but by the love she holds in her heart - Franchesca Cox

Bereaved Mothers Day Live Butterfly Release Victoria

Sponsors & Supporters

Baking Passion
Crabtree & Evelyn Australia
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment
THE BASKET FACTORY
Wrapped in a box
Hampers with a bite
Wines by Design
Little Big Company
Quickflix
              
Pack it in
Lindt & Sprungli
             
Sweet Addiction Confectionary
Lisa Germany Photography
CarlyMarie Dudley
Natures Cuppa 
             
Madura Tea Estates
Nerada Tea

Sarah Humphries Agency
GAIA Skin Naturals

Baci Chocolates Australia

Revlon

Slim Secrets
Dr.Wheatgrass
Natralus Australia
Palmers               
Sweet Life Australia
LilTif "Ink"orporated

Feedback from Mum's who attended the Luncheon

"The whole day was lovely – it was calm and girly and classy and really well planned. I felt very apprehensive about going along as it was my first PLA event and my first Mother’s Day and I was grieving my first child. I really liked sitting at the table with just a few others - it made it seem less overwhelming to connect with other grieving parents that way. The butterfly release and the clay butterfly with my daughter’s name was especially touching. Having a professional photographer was great as the photos are stunning." Kate


"Leading up to the event I was a bit nervous as it was the first of it’s kind that I decided to attend. I felt very at ease on walking into the room. It was nicely decorated, and not too overwhelming. I found it really good to be in a space where everyone was happy to tell their story and listen to others." Kylie


"I walked in and couldn’t believe how beautiful the room was, the yummy lolly bar and delicious cup cakes. I loved that we could all talk freely and ask questions with out feeling strange or worried what people will think. The raffle was great and I saw it as the babies giving the parents/support person the gift and that they needed it the most. Getting those gift bags was like getting a present from our babies even though they couldn’t choose something themselves. The butterfly release was spectacular. The one thing that stands out for me is being given the clay butterfly with my 3 boys names on them. Who ever put those together did a wonderful job and I will cherish them forever. After the day I now feel happy about Mothers day coming up as I don’t have to feel like I have missed out as much, as we got to celebrate being a mum of our baby angel’s already. It won’t take all the heartache away for Mothers Day but will ease the pain and I might even be able to enjoy Mothers Day with my Son who is 4 and not dwell on the loss of my triplets. I would recommend going to the Mothers Day luncheon to anyone who has lost a baby, I was surprised that we had laughs throughout the day and were able to smile. The atmosphere in the room was amazing with a very positive and warm feel." Cassandra

Bereaved Mothers Day Luncheon 2013

Thank you so much to Lisa Germany Photography for taking the gorgeous photos on the Bereaved Mothers Day Luncheon http://lisagermany.com

Stunning Cupcakes donated by Baking Passion
Stunning Cupcakes donated by Baking Passion
Stunning Cupcakes donated by Baking Passion
Stunning Cupcakes donated by Baking Passion
Lolly Buffet Setup by LilTif Ink orporated
Lolly Buffet Setup by LilTif Ink orporated
Lolly Buffet Setup by LilTif Ink orporated
Lolly Buffet Setup by LilTif Ink orporated
Lollies donated by Sweet Addiction Confectionary
Lollies donated by Sweet Addiction Confectionary
Lollies donated by Sweet Addiction Confectionary
Lollies donated by Sweet Addiction Confectionary
Raffle Prizes
Raffle Prizes
Hamper donated by Wrapped in a box
Hamper donated by Wrapped in a box
Hamper donated by Hampers with a bite
Hamper donated by Hampers with a bite
Hamper donated by THE BASKET FACTORY
Hamper donated by THE BASKET FACTORY
Gift Pack donated by Crabtree and Evelyn Australia
Gift Pack donated by Crabtree and Evelyn Australia
Gift Pack donated by REVLON
Gift Pack donated by REVLON
Volunteers Tiffany Domingue, Katrina Knight, Renee Fallon and Amber Bull
Volunteers Tiffany Domingue, Katrina Knight, Renee Fallon and Amber Bull
Live Butterfly Release
Live Butterfly Release
Live Butterfly Release
Live Butterfly Release
Thank you to Pack it In for donating gift bags
Thank you to Pack it In for donating gift bags
All mums recieved a gift bag
All mums recieved a gift bag
Natralus Australia
Natralus Australia
Palmers
Palmers
Dr.Wheatgrass
Dr.Wheatgrass
Sarah Humphries Agency
Sarah Humphries Agency
GAIA Skin Naturals
GAIA Skin Naturals
Quickflix
Quickflix
Slim Secrets
Slim Secrets
Crabtree and Evelyn Australia
Crabtree and Evelyn Australia
Madura Tea Estates
Madura Tea Estates
Forget Me Not Seets
Forget Me Not Seets
Angel in the Book of Life Candle
Angel in the Book of Life Candle
clay butterfly with babies names
clay butterfly with babies names
CarlyMarie Dudley Image
CarlyMarie Dudley Image
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment
Lindt and Sprungli
Lindt and Sprungli
Natures Cuppa
Natures Cuppa
Nerada Tea
Nerada Tea
Baci Chocolates Australia
Baci Chocolates Australia

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