Wednesday, January 29, 2014

{Party Time} Keep it Simple

Sometimes it is more effective to keep things simple! Recently we did a Pippi Long Stockings inspired tea party - it was fun and festive yet simple. It is fun to go all out and have a big bash but there are times when it works just as well to keep things simple and go for a more low key approach. 

For this sweet little tea party we went for the 'family style' approach with all the food laid out on the table for the children to help themselves to. This works well if the children are a little older and can serve themselves without too much help. We kept the food simple and went with cupcakes rather than cake. The drinks were water and home made lemonade. 

We chose the colour scheme from the Pippi Long Stockings tea set. The water bottle labels gave it a sense of occasion and the vibrant red gave a nice festive vibe to the setting. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

{Inspiration} Candy Buffet

We love our Candy Buffets! We thought to inspire you we would share one we did recently for a disco themed party. A Candy Buffet adds a fun splash of colour and fun to any party set up and of course everyone (kids & adults alike) loves them! 

The disco party colour scheme was pink and black along with some splashes of silver. The pictures above show how the candy buffet table came together with the cake as the centre piece.  The glass apothecary jars look fabulous filled with different coloured candy and add a sophisticated twist to the Candy Buffet. The pictures below give you a glimpse of the rest of the party so you can see we tied the Candy Buffet in with the rest of the theme and colour scheme. 

You are a little limited in Doha with what is available but we know where to get all the best candy so can usually come up with a selection that fits with the colour scheme and of course people always have their favourites that we add in regardless of colour!  Our candy buffets also do double time as the children can fill a bag with candy as their take home treat. 

Photography - Jessica at Jessica Monteiro Photography
Cake - Pet at Pretty Crumbs
Cake Pops - Abby at Simply Sugar Designs