Category Archives: Party by Design

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 […]

Happy Belated Easter

Happy belated Easter to you all. Having four days off this week for the kids was certainly well timed, as tired grumpy kiddies and homework don’t seem to be compatible in our house!! As I sit here at ridiculous o’clock (3am), I suddenly realised that sleep was evading me, possibly due to the two creme eggs i consumed as a cheeky little snack with my cup of tea, ok so maybe it was more than two creme eggs. So we have a tradition here where we hide plastic eggs around the house, both inside and out (each child has a certain colour), and they have to find all of their coloured eggs in […]

MIA- Best I start getting busy blogging about parties!!


MIA – Best I start getting busy blogging about parties!! Wow has it really been that long since I wrote my last blog? The last six months have been full on with wedding organisation (my own this time), with a fair amount of Party By Design parties and events thrown in the middle. In fact, the last 6 months have been the busiest Party by Design has seen since starting up several years ago, all of this adding to the lead up to my wedding! Not that i’m complaining, and thankfully neither were the recipients of the parties!!! I’ve branched out, with the products Party by Design now offer and can […]

A little bit of Up Cycling

I have always loved old furniture, I love the history each piece holds, they all have their own story. I found this passion soon after my Granddad “Old Pops” passed away, he had some old favourites that held so many memories but had seen better days and were in need of help. This is where Ant’s from Voodoo Molly Vintage came in, she took these pieces and gave them a makeover, a new lease of life. Each piece holds many stories from my childhood days and now they are in my home and the stories can be shared with my children. My favourite was his favourite chair – the bain […]

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 […]

We’re Getting Married – Wedding Dessert Table

Planning a wedding can be very stressful, add to that 3 children and a job….. The bride, Emily, was the winner of our custom engagement dessert table, with her wedding date just around the corner she chose to have the dessert table styled for her big day instead. Emily and her Hubby to be, Sean, clearly had a winning streak, they were also winners of the Bride and Groom Magazine Wedding Package (now that is a mouthful). But really this was not down to luck but more talent, you see Emily is an amazing artist, her winning entry included the sketched portraits of her family which were to be incorporated […]

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 […]

Top 10 Baby Shower Games

Tummy bumps are a reason to celebrate. Well okay, only the ones that are made with babies that is! So what better way to get the party going than to have a collection of baby shower games ready for your guests to play. I’ve played some corny baby shower games in my time and some terrific games, but overall enjoyed myself. So I’ve popped together a collection of the 10 most popular baby shower games you can use too. Top 10 Baby Shower Games Onesie Decorating – each guest gets a plain all-in-one or onesie, which they are able to decorate for the new Mum and her baby. Use fabric […]

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 […]

It’s a ? …. Gender Reveal Theme

I remember fondly the nervous anticipation to find out weather bump was a boy or a girl, not everyone finds out but I am a well know control freak and I wanted to know everything. But most off all I wanted to decorate babies room complete with name. With my oldest I was sure I was having a Boy, I think this was more the “I am not sure I can handle a teenage girl like I was, so a boy would be much easier”. But when the Sonographer told me we were having a wee girl I cried with Joy (maybe a little fear, but mostly joy) and then went […]

Oh So Sweet Candy Buffet’s

Cookie Jars for hire

Candy Buffet’s are the new black. Along with Dessert Tables, Candy Buffet’s are a must have at every event. Limited not just to Children’s Birthday Parties these are now proving to be a popular addition to engagements, baby showers and weddings. Old and young are drawn to these sweet and mouth watering candy displays, let your guests take a trip down memory lane as they chomp down on Jet Planes, Pineapple Lumps …. the options are endless. Apothecary Jars as they are known in the industry (AKA Candy Jars) beautifully display these sweet delights. From tall elegant Jars to Vintage Ribbed and Retro Chic ones. Candy buffets are a great alternative to having a cake […]