Tuesday, September 29, 2015

{Freebies} Halloween Freebies

A quick and easy way to add some pizazz to your Hallowe'en party this year! This FREE printable pack includes tented cards, party circles, water bottle wraps and treat bag toppers.

Print out as many as you like and you'll be set for a stylishly chic Hallowe'en party that'll be the talk of the town! Click here to download the file.

Ready to pull some Hallowe'en hijinks? Play 'You've been Booed!' All you do is sneak up to the doorstep (or at work, the office door) of an unsuspecting friend, anonymously leave a treat and door hanger, and skedaddle! Will your eager figure out who mischievously left the treat, or be left baffled? The fun continues when they pay it forward to others. A great game to get started on your compound or in your apartment building. Click here to download the file.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

{Party Time} Minecraft

We have been lucky this season by being able to do some fun new boys' parties. We had a lot of fun with this Minecraft theme. It was nice to be able to work with a different colour pallet from what we usually get to work with. 

Working out what to label the food so that it fitted in with the Minecraft theme kept us entertained for a while. The birthday boy also came up with some ideas for us. We always love it when we can incorporate some of the celebrant's ideas into the party. 

Each guest got a 'lunch box' with their dinner inside - melon, bread (pizza rolls) and coal (oat & coconut chocolate macaroon). We have found that giving the children a lunch box or a meal is the best way to feed everyone (and with the least amount of waste). 

We kept the cake very simple so that it could be a chocolate mousse cake as per the birthday boy's request. The custom cake topper helped bring everything together and added a bit of pizzazz to the cake (we can make custom cake toppers for any theme - its an easy way to jazz up a cake and tie it into the theme). 

The children started off with some Minecraft paper craft. Paper craft is a good activity to keep the kids busy while all the guests arrive. Once everyone had arrived the fun & games activity started which kept everyone on the go for an hour. After that they ate and blew the candles out. We also have our great new airbrush face painting activity - more on that soon.  We closed the party with the fabulous TNT piƱata

Take home treats were Minecraft t-shirts. We love it when we can give the children something useful as a take home treat. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

{Inspiration} Eid Celebration

We are excited to bring you some lovely photos of our latest Eid offerings. We have been working in collaboration with Eid Creations which is US based company that deals in party ware exclusively for Islamic holidays. 

We love the understated elegance of this set up. The white highlights the gold and silver and the crescent moon and stars allow for a bit of sparkles. And you all know how much we like a bit of sparkle! 

The trick with using white as the base colour for a set up is to add in accents that will make it pop or make it sparkle. We cut our shiny stars and crescent moons to match the plates from Eid Creations. The sequinned runner also adds some sparkle to give everything a lift. 

This was styled with a small family celebration in mind. We wanted to keep it simple and sophisticated. There are a few snacks on the table to keep the children happy while they wait for their dinner to be served. 

How sweet are these little take home treats. It is always nice to send your guests home with a little treat. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate just something simple that ties into the theme and the style of the party. 

If you want to attempt something like this at home here is a link to the water bottle labels which you can download for free. https://www.scribd.com/doc/281024802/EID-Water-Bottle-Labels

Plates and napkins available from Eid Creations - http://eidcreations.com
Photo's by Apple from Apple Diaz-Ramos Photography - https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Diaz-Ramos-Photography-1664309777182453/timeline/
Styling by Chocolate Fish Parties - http://www.chocolatefishparties.com