Category Archives: Decorations

Top 6 Beach Party Ideas for Kiwi Families

Beach Party Ideas

Top 6 Beach Party Ideas for Kiwi Families There’s more to summer than sunshine and swimming! Why not host a beach party for your family and friends? Perfect as an alternative to that Christmas roast at Nana’s or having your daughter’s birthday party inside at home, a beach party is a celebration to remember! New Zealand’s 6 Most Popular Beach Party Ideas I love a great party, no matter where it is. Recently I have styled a few amazing parties at some of Auckland’s most beautiful beaches. I find that the Auckland city beaches such as Mission Bay and Takapuna Beach are great family friendly beaches, with Piha and Muriwai […]

Karaka Christmas Party

Christmas Dessert table Decorations

Karaka Christmas Party Over the last year, Party By Design, has been doing things a bit different, and definitely a bit bigger! With our biggest event being the Karaka Christmas Party. I was approached by a local school in Karaka to be a part of their Christmas in Karaka: House and Garden Ramble. Local homes in close proximity were decorated in theme by various companies, all in the name of Charity for the local school. I was designated the beautiful house of the Chitty Family, what started as a small play room styling turned into three areas around the property. The Chitty’s Home was also the venue for the large […]

Let it go, Let it go – A Frozen Themed Party

Now we have all heard this song over and over and over again in our homes sang loudly and out of tunes by our little ones, or it we admit it by us too. It is every girls dream to be a princess, to wear a beautiful dress and have magical powers. Mind you when I think about it I would love to be a princess, and one of my many powers would be the power of duplication, I would love to be able to multiply myself so I could get everything done. Princess Shiza was turning 5 and she too is crazy about all things frozen, so it was […]

Introducing Our New Addition…..

My Little Sis Has Come Home! I can’t believe it, but it’s true! My little Sister Lizzie has come back home to Party by Design! Like us, she too loves to party and brings with her an amazing range of hand selected and affordable disposable party supplies called Lizzie’s Loot! Lizzie has put on her party cape (ok it is more of a dress and shoes), to come to the rescue and to make things less stressful and more affordable for us all. No more spending hours polishing the cutlery just for a few hours use, hauling out Grandma’s china or having the kids come and trash your room by […]

Something a little different

Garden Fairy Birthday Party Table setup in greens and pinks

So by now you will know that Party by Design provides Themed Party Packages and matching dessert tables, from Pirate to Fairy, Baby Showers to Gender Reveal. But sometimes people want something a little different, maybe they want to change the colour of the tablecloths, maybe they want to use some decorations from another theme, or maybe they want to combine a few packages. Zee’s daughter was turning 1 and we know Fairy wings and skirts are not everyone’s cup of tea so we decided to do a Party setup to keep all the guests happy – a combination of the Pirate and Fairy themed party packages. Living and working overseas […]

Balloons, Balloons, Balloons

The shop did not have any, I am allergic to them, the cats are scared of them…… What you ask, are these excuses for? I would like to say it was about Milk or Eggs or something serious but no. It is balloons. I have always had a huge dislike of balloons, I hate how they taste when you blow them up, I hate how hard they are to tie up, not to mention the noise when they pop, but most of all I hated how tacky and cheap they looked – you could call me a balloon snob. Hi, my name is Lizzie and I am a balloon snob. […]

Best Mid Winter Party Ideas

Deck the halls with bells of snow balls, or something like that! But when it comes to mid winter party ideas, I’ve got a snow ball bunch of them to share with you, including some beautiful decoration ideas and how to make your table look like something out of a magazine! Mid Winter Party Ideas Parties totally rock no matter what the season, which is why I have them all year round. Over here in the Southern Hemisphere, some of us would love to have a winter, snowy Christmas, but the weather just doesn’t play ball. So we have started to have Christmas in July when ‘The weather outside is […]

Niyam’s 1st Birthday

I have been so busy lately that Niyam is probably closer to 2 now – ok so that is an exaggeration, his 1st birthday was only a few weeks ago. Anyway, when Niyam’s Mum came to visit to discuss having Party by Design Style his 1st birthday I was eager to get involved. A large cloud shaped Marquee had been hired and live cooking was to take place, all they needed was the space to be transformed and styled. This is where we come in!!! Niyams’ Mum gave me a few ideas she liked along with colour suggestions and left me too get into my creative zone. So with the colour palette of Blues and […]