Wednesday, May 13, 2015

{Baby Shower} Pink & Grey Baby Love

My sister is pregnant with her third child and I recently had the pleasure of organising and hosting a baby shower for her.

Jaime had always said that she didn't NEED anything for baby #3 but would love a child-free afternoon to chill and catch up with her great friends. With this in mind, I set about updating our Baby Love party printables to include some pink sparkle.

With the chill factor a high priority for her (mostly mummy) friends, I organised a pamper party. We were sent 2 lovely ladies who set about massaging, manicuring and pedicuring those that fancied the indulgence.

Our mum wasn't able to make the baby shower but chose this super cute cake design which matched the colour scheme perfectly!



I stumbled across these perfectly matched Hershey's Kisses in my local supermarket!


I loved how these popcorn boxes and cupcake wrappers turned out!


Customised water bottle labels are the easiest way to make a boring bottle look très chic! Aren't these spa mask take-home cookies just the cutest thing?!


Cake: Tweedy's Cakes
Cookies: Pretty Crumbs
Printables & Party Styling: ChocolateFish Parties
Pampering provided by : My Pamper Party UK

Thursday, April 16, 2015

{Inspiration} Camping Fun!

Today's post is for all the DIYers out there looking for a simple easy party. The aim of this party is to keep it simple and use what you have. It is a great theme and works well for any ages. This set up was for older kids. Start with a table cloth you already have in the cupboard or if you are lucky enough to have a nice wooden outdoor table ditch the table cloth all together and just go for a natural look. 



We went for a more traditional BBQ/picnic look with the red and white and touches of yellow.  The simple menu of burgers and chips followed by s'mores meant we didn't even need cutlery. Drinks were also kept simple with homemade lemonade and water. 


When everyone arrived they help light the BBQ and while the coals were burning down they started preparing their sticks for when it came time to roast marshmallows. We gathered all the swiss army knives we could find so each child could get a stick and a knife. After a few safety tips and a couple of lessons in whittling they spent the next 20 minutes whittling their sticks to a nice point ready for their marshmallows. This a great activity for older kids and fab for keeping them busy for a while. 


Once the coals burnt down a bit it was burger cooking time! Everyone chipped in and while their patties were cooking they prepared the rest of their bun. By the time dinner had been eaten the coals were perfect for marshmallow roasting and s'mores making! 


It wouldn't be a sleep over without a midnight feast. The midnight feast was a home made chocolate chip cookie, some chex mix and a mini chocolate bar. We used paper CD cases for the cookies - this is a great way to present any type of cookie. Make your favourite cookie recipe and then just ensure the cookies big enough so they can fill a CD case. This also works well as a take home treat. 


Keep it simple again at breakfast. We suggest having everything prepared and ready to go the day before as chances are after a lack of sleep you will just want to lay everything out as quickly as possible. 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

{Party Time} Pool Parties

With the lovely weather we have at this time of year we have been having lots of pool party fun. Our rugby stripe table cloths work so well with this theme giving a lovely beachy feel to the set up. We have also used polka dots which is a fun twist on a picnic set up that looks right at home next to the pool. The primary colours provide a bold burst of colour which works well next to the blue of the pool. The pictures below are a selection from a few pool parties we have done in the past couple of months. 




Feeding kids pool side is super easy with one of our burger bars or hotdog stands. Make sure you have plenty though as all that swimming makes a kid hungry. Follow it up with an ice cream sundae station and all your feeding needs are taken care of! If you think they can not last until their meal time without a snack then the popcorn or candy floss is a fun addition. 


 

The beauty about a pool party is it is easy for the children to keep themselves busy swimming. We can provide you with life guards to keep everyone safe and we also offer fun and games in the pool with is a hit especially with the over 6 crowd! The other popular activities have been our always popular pinatas and photo booths. 





Sunday, March 29, 2015

{Party Time} Fairy Time

This beautiful fairy party was held at our about to be new venue! The venue is not quite ready for prime time but is slowly coming together - there are still a few details that need taking care of. Stay tuned for more details. 

This was a delightful party for a 6 year old. There were a total of 10 children which allows for some activities that are too difficult to manage with a larger crowd. 




The details of this party were very sweet. The table setting included lovely little flower headbands for the children to wear thoughout the party. We also used our fabulous mason jar's with lids to add a little shabby chic fell. Because of the smaller number of children we served the dainty fairy food on the table. 


The highlight of the party was decorating gingerbread fairy houses. This is a great activity to keep the children busy! They love it and it is fun to watch each different child's approach to it. Some of theme just smear it in icing and lay everything on thick while others take their sweet time and pay attention to to the details. 


There was also a large fairy house for the children to paint. This is one of our popular activities that keep the children busy for ages. After they had done the craft activities and eaten lunch there were a few games including pass the parcel and other fairy related fun. The children all got to taken home a hand crafted fairy want and fairy wings. 




Photos by ByZangenberg - https://www.facebook.com/pages/By-Zangenberg/517439328371092

Monday, March 2, 2015

{Party Time} Retro Travel Christening

This was something different for us! It was a christenings party for a sweet little boy who was christened at 4 months old. It was a fun theme of retro travel but due to a terrible weather forecast we had to move inside at the last minute. It is always a bit tricky changing things up at the last minute for a new venue but we were lucky that it all came together in the end. 


We loved the back drop to the cake and candy table. The 3D effect uplifts it all and of course the design have a lovely retro feel to it. 


It was fun working on the signage. We have originally planned to have the set up include seating for 50 people but due to space restraints that wasn't possible. Luckily the bags with all the utensils, water and napkins worked well as a baggage claim so people could collect their food and then go to the baggage desk to get everything else they needed to eat. 


Our Photo Booth was as popular as ever! We had a great selection of retro travel related props so everyone was keen to have their 'passport photo' taken before heading home.