For anyone who has been affected by cancer, you can only hope that one day we will find a cure for this deadly disease.

With that in mind, I reached out to Carlie, owner of CJ Sweet Treats, who was hosting one of the biggest morning teas in Melbourne’s west – all in aid of raising funds for Cancer Council. The tea was held at the stunning Whitchmount Estate winery, and was certainly one to remember.

Even though I hate the term ‘blogger’, being one has enabled me to build wonderful relationships with so many brands and individuals, so I thought I would put my contacts to good use. I asked Carlie if she would like me to supply gift bags for all guests, and source some items to be donated to the raffle. I received an incredible response to my outreach efforts, so I’d like to say a huge thank you to the below suppliers for donating items to the gift bags or the raffle:


Harvest Box

Earth & Artisan

Gina Liano

Westlake Nursery

Noosh Jewellery

Child Magazine

Jomeis Fine Foods

In my French hamper

Bio Revive

Floralevent Bacchus March

Spud Sponge

Raw Essentials Tea


Cartel Flowers



Mavi Ev


If I have forgotten anyone, I am so sorry! Please know that I am truly grateful for generous contribution towards this amazing event, and every single donation has certainly made a difference.

From the floral arrangements and table settings to the delicious cakes and treats, everything was pure perfection. So much time and effort when into this event it was such an honour to be a part of. Carlie had a fundraising goal of $5000 in mind, and I’m proud to say we smashed that goal. We raised almost $12,000 – which is such an amazing achievement as this was her first time hosting such an event.

When I looked around, every single guest was in such a great mood. Each guest received a bunch of flowers – and not just the mums! There was a photobooth, too, which was so much fun, and a retro lemonade stand was the perfect thirst quencher. I took my Mum along with me –after all, it was Mothers’ Day! We had great morning taking pictures in the photobooth, enjoying the flowers and sipping tea. We’d love to attend next year, too!

Enjoy some snaps of the event below.



Thank you for having me be apart of your special day, Carlie. You are an amazing individual and should be so proud of what you achieved at the event this year. Check out CJ Sweet Treats here.

Congratulations to Melissa on winning the ‘show me your bag competition’ what a beautiful flat lay. 


Editing by Emma Edwards, Copywriter & Social Content Creator www.cocopopscouture.com