Tuesday, November 24, 2015

{Baby Shower} Hey Baby!

We are adding this new Hey Baby! theme to our baby shower offerings. This is more vibrant and bold compared to our more muted Baby Love theme. We have used emerald green as the accent colour for this gender neutral shower but it would work just as well with electric blue or hot pink. 

The black and white stripe with the emerald green was inspired by Kate Spade. It's such a striking colour combination and gives a real sense of occasion. 

The informal flowers worked to make the set up slightly less formal and helped to create a more relaxed atmosphere. 

It's always nice to have a sit down meal where guests can linger around the table and chat while their meal is served to them rather than a buffet where they are up and down throughout the meal. Printed menu's are an added touch that make the luncheon feel more like a celebration. 

We are a big fan of the latest naked cake trend. For this shower we went for something in between a naked cake and a formal cake. We love the final outcome! This red velvet and cream cheese cake was prepared for us by Sylive from Sisslos Cakes (find her FB page here) and we added in once of our custom toppers.

Everyone loves a wee individually packaged treat. Dessert of Salted Caramel Brownies were served in these cute little gold boxes tied with baking stings. The sweet little take home treats were kept simple but still had a striking appeal. 

Phones by AppleSnaps

Sunday, November 15, 2015

{Party Time} Art Party

It was a real treat styling this party. It really was a blast of colourful fun! We worked to fulfill the clients vision who had requested white base with blasts of colour splashed over it. Turning clients visions into reality is a lot of fun. 

The birthday girl was a delight. She was so excited and enthusiastic about everything. Activities included a drawing station, cartoon drawer and our popular photo booth along with a session of our popular fun & games. 

The birthday girl was a delight. She was so excited and enthusiastic about the activities 
and joined in with everything. Activities included a drawing station, cartoon drawer, our popular photo booth and a session of our fun & games. 

The guests got to nibble on movie theater style popcorn and candy floss until dinner was served. 

Take home treats were these delightful candy filled paint pots. A very simple and effective thank you treat for the guests to take away with them. 

Photos by AppleSnaps

Friday, November 6, 2015

{Party Time} Olaf!

We have done a lot of Frozen parties but for this one, the client asked for it to be focused more on Olaf than the sisters! It was for three siblings - two sisters and a brother so the focus being on Olaf worked really well. 

The colour pallet for Frozen is fun - blues, whites and silver. It means you can take the decoration in any direction - chic and sophisticated or fun and a bit crazy.  We decided to go with chic and sophisticated for this set up. The blue and sliver was lovely and gave a nice wintery feel. It would be a fun colour pallet to use for a Christmas party. 

Activities included face painting, Olaf puppet making, cookie wand decorating (always very popular), balloon stuffing and our popular photo booth. The photo booth is such a fun activity for the guests and also provides a special gift to take home. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

{Party Time} A Simple and Chic Halloween

We wanted to do something a little more sophisticated for Halloween this year so we went for a monochrome look with a touch of purple. We love how it turned out. Aren't these marquee lights fab! 

It was a simple dinner before the children went off Trick or Treating. We were sure to serve food that was going to full them up and not leave too much room for candy ; )

How fab are these popcorn boxes?! We are able to customize EVERYTHING even popcorn boxes.  

Monday, October 12, 2015

{Things We Love} Fall Love

This is a new feature for us that we plan to post every season on our blog. Things we love and things that are inspiring us here at Chocolate Fish HQ from around the net and out in the wider world! 

We are feeling inspired by Kate Spade at the moment. We are channelling this inspiration into a new theme we will be offering soon. Loving that emerald green dress! 

We are also loving this blog that is all things yummy - http://www.bakeplaysmile.comLucy was an elementary school teacher who loved to bake and now she works full time on her delicious blog. It is jam packed with lots of savory and sweet recipes that make great party treats. 

We are so in love with Ms Ana's fabulous hand made dolls that we had to order some. She can make them to your likeness by matching hair, skin tone and little details to you - all you have to do is send a picture to her. You even get to choose the clothes you want! Take a look at her Instagram page - she is based in Qatar but will ship worldwide! Find her on Instagram at Anas.Bows (https://instagram.com/anas.bows).

And last but not least we are inspired by our clients who are keen to try new ideas and exciting themes. One of our recent favorites was this baking party where the birthday girl went all out and had her guests make everything - baking hats, pizza and cake! It was so much fun and such a great way to celebrate turning 8!