Peace Through Friendship

Did you know that ever since 2011, the 30th July was proclaimed International Friendship Day? Well it is, thanks to the United Nations. Why on earth would we need an International Friendship Day, you ask? Well on the surface of it all, it probably seems like just another excuse to celebrate, which in itself is not actually a bad thing, since celebrations are happy occasions. The UN doesn’t just declare days for the sake of it, though.

With the day being an International Day, the aim was not merely to celebrate the friendships people have in their everyday lives, but to celebrate a more global friendship between people, countries and cultures. With the notion that understanding and respect for diversity can and does inspire peace, it’s doubtful there is a more pertinent year than 2016, to really celebrate this special day. 

This year, 30th July falls on a Saturday and since the day is a UN observance and not a public holiday, full advantage should be taken! Instead of inviting around your regular weekend specials, why not encourage a group of colleagues from work, or your local community centre to have a braai in the park somewhere, or even just a simple picnic. It doesn’t have to cost anything but your time. Time to connect with people and their families from a range of cultural backgrounds and to appreciate our diversity.

It's a Celebration!

Are you planning an event? Then you have come to the right place! We have a variety of tips and ideas to help you create the perfect function, be it a wedding, party or even a romantic engagement dinner!

Birthdays

Whether you're planning your daughter's Sweet 16, your grandmother's 80th, your son's 21st or your mom's 50th, all you need is a little planning and some help from us. A good place to start is picking a theme! Be sure to choose one that suites your personality!

Engagements

Thinking of popping that once in a lifetime question? We've got all the things you'll need to pull it off (or put it on as it were) in style! So if you're struggling to think of ideas or the right setting, or maybe you just need to add that special touch with some well placed props, you've come to the right place!

Weddings

Its that magical day that every girl has dreamt of her whole life! When it comes to planning, you'll need all the help you can get! We share some helful tips and ideas to make it a memorable, stress-free day. Our number one tip is definitely ... organisation! Keep a timeline to use as a checklist when things get a little manic. Here's how! We also have great tips from planning the guest list to dealing with the photographer!

Kids Parties

Kiddies parties are a great time to get in touch with your inner child. Get involved with the kids and play fun games like pin the tail on the donkey. Don't forget to get the kids involved too! When it comes to having fun, we know exactly what kinds of things will set the perfect scene. 

Here are some special celebration quotes to to bring a smile to your face:

 

"Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake" ~ Unknown

"Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful" ~ Charles Osgood

"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words" ~ Titus Maccius Plautus

"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale" ~ Author Unknown

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional" ~ Chili Davis

"Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?" ~ Bobby Kelton

Do you know what wording to use on your sweet sixteen birthday party invitation? Think about the following before designing your invitations:

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