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The next social media blog post will be based on Pinterest. I am so excited about this as I found out so many more great tips and tricks for businesses.
I love the ocean and I think that having a beach party is a great idea. It can be comfortable and elegant all at the same time. Since I have started blogging I have come across quite a few gorgeous … Continue reading →
I saw this idea on HWTM and instantly LOVED it. I am sure that many parents get asked by their pre-teenage daughters or even sons to have a disco styled party. Perhaps they would like it for the 13th birthday, the official mark of becoming a teenager. Well if you are apprehensive about having a real disco style party, this one is for you.
What better way is there to show that you are a rockstar or popstar, than by having your own albumn launch party. The decor can be centered around the albumn cover. The party girl/boy could even sign these before issuing the invitations to the VIP guests.
You can have any type of food at the launch party, but keep it aligned to the theme, so whether you can print containers to match the theme or you colour coordinate it all. As long as it all ties together.
Find an area in your home that you can decorate into the disco or VIP lounge area and kit it out with a karaoke machine, which is always fun.
If you would like, you can get the kids to dress up so have props available, or get them to make their own props.
Once again you can have any party favours as long as it matches the theme. In the image below they used chocolate shaped as a mic. Really clever.
A child’s laughter is the best sound, for me, in the world. When children laugh they laugh from their belly. Not a care in the world, just pure joy and happiness. I love being surrounded by little ones and in so doing I enjoy playing with them, getting down to their level, whether it is colouring in a picture, painting, doing arts and crafts and simply running around having fun. When was the last time you spent time, real time, with your little one or a little one that’s important in your life?
Take time out and cherish the moments with your little ones. In this blog I have added a few activities from various blogs I found, I am sure it will keep your all busy for hours on end.
I love love love bright colours. This party theme was created by Jennifer from HWTM. Besides the bright colors that attracted my eye and I’m sure yours as well, she has kindly created free stuff to download. Yes, you read correctly, free stuff. I have added the links to these at the end of the blog.
I am not going to say much in this blog as the images speak for themselves. Enjoy!
Trains, trains, trains, little boys love trains. When I saw these images I knew I had to blog about them. The ideas and colours used in this inspiration board is fantastic.
Station: All aboard
Design an invite as a train ticket. It is so well suited to introduce the theme of your party because before you board any train you need a ticket.
Station: Let’s party
White, navy blue, sky blue and red set the theme of the party. You know the saying, “less is more.” That is exactly how this party was set up. The bold colours were enough to set the scene at the table.
If you live in Cape Town, South Africa, why not have the blue train venue as the backdrop. Fits perfectly.
Station: Let’s eat
When you on a train journey, lunch or munchies are pre-packed. Do the same for each child’s place setting. It is practical and sophisticated.
Popcorn in a cone – take a A4 sheet in a color or pattern of your choice and make a cone. Stick it together and there you go. No mess no fuss popcorn holder.
Lunch in a box or bag – Find a style or design you like. Wrap it in the color of your choice and add the child’s name to the front. If you in Cape Town, Merrypak is great place to start for this and lots of other goodies.
Cupcakes – cake is often wasted by little ones. Cupcakes are the better option. To stick to the theme, why not source a train design cupcake holder. If you cannot find these, find a plain cupcakes holder in a colour of your choice. If in Cape Town, speak to Cynthia of Flourpower cakes and cupcakes. I have used her before and she is phenomenal.
Cookies – get a biscuits design in a train design and package them individually.
Candy station – find a corner and create a candy station. This would be a great ‘stop’ on the train journey.
Station: Where the fun never stops
To keep the children entertained on the train journey try these activities:
Find an image of a train on the internet. Print out enough copies and paste the sheets on cardboard. Then simply take a pair of scissors and cut out various pieces to make puzzle pieces. You can also find someone locally to make the puzzles for you. Simply present them with your image.
Children love to colour. Have another ‘station’ as the colouring in corner. Print various sheets of trains and add crayons to a corner. Quick and easy. The children will love it.
Station : End of the journey
Find a white or brown paper bag and decorate it. Add a thank you message on the front and a picture of the party child if you like. Fill with goodies and you are good to go.
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With Easter this weekend, this inspiration board is a must. Styled by Julia of In Good Company, based in South Africa.
The colour palette is a pastel one: white, green and pink. I love the vintage look. A floral tablecloth and a green check runner. If you are looking for vintage decor to hire see My Pretty Vintage, based in Cape Town, South Africa.
I simply love the retro bottles. I am sure these can be found in and around your home, simply cover the glass bottles with paper doilies and ribbon to finish off the look. Added to the table are speckled eggs and everyone’s favourite, hot-cross buns.
For fun with the little ones (big ones too), why not have a Easter egg hunt or the traditional egg and spoon race. Both are always fun.