The Value of Valentine’s Day

It’s a time of year that people either hate or love and strangely enough, for very different reasons. Some people love it because it is a day they get to spoil and be spoiled by their loved one and then on the flip side, some people hate it because it reminds them that they are still single and have no one to spoil or be spoiled by. There are those who hate it because they cannot see past how commercialised the day has become even if they’re in a loving relationship, refusing point blank to take part. Then there are the hopeless romantics who, even though they are single, send a simple rose or hand written note to their crush, just because they simply cannot pass up an opportunity to participate.

Whatever your feelings have been around Valentine’s Day, it’s an undeniable truth that it comes around every year, so why not make it a positive day? It doesn’t have to expensive. You don’t have to go out to a fancy restaurant. You don’t have to spend it alone. Arranging a small get together for all your single friends, and couples who don’t celebrate, for an evening of home cooked food (or take-away), good wine and perhaps a game or two of 30 seconds sounds like a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day if you’re single. 

To make things a little more fun, arrange for each friend to bring something small, wrapped, like you would with secret Santa, and then take turns putting your hand in a bag and pulling one out. It might just change your perception of the holiday from dread to enjoyment from this year on. It is here to stay, after all.

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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