A Warm Welcome

A housewarming party is not an occasion you’re going to host too often, usually reserved for once you’ve bought or built your first home, but occasionally celebrated when you move into a long-term rental. The tradition is centuries old, its literal origination from guests bringing gifts of firewood to warm the new home. Other traditionally symbolic gifts include honey – to sweeten life, blue-birds – for good luck, pot plants – for prosperity and fruit (especially pineapples and coconuts) – for a warm welcome. Although our gifts may have evolved slightly, the thought behind them is still there with the most popular being candles, pot plants, vases, picture frames and kitchen items. 

For the host:

  • Your guest list will be dictated by the number of people your home can comfortably accommodate. Invite some of your new neighbours; you know they’ve been dying to see inside your house since you moved in!
  • Personalised invitations are an opportunity for you to share your new address with your friends; they can keep this handy for future postage needs. Another idea is to include a blank recipe card on which they can share their favourite recipe with you.
  • Show your home in its best light with mood lighting such as aromatic candles, lamps or fairy lights. 
  • Give guests a grand tour as they arrive, or let them wander on their own. If you’ve done renovations, peg up some ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos on a few well-placed strings to show your guests the transformation.

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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