Tag Archives: Auckland Party Planning

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A work space for Party by Design

The Couch, The Dining Table, The Kitchen Bench…… In your house these are probably a place most people sit to eat food, relax or catch up with friends and family over a coffee (or wine). In mine these have at any one time served as my office, Laptop set up with a mess (creative of course) surrounding me.   Of course I do actually have an office dedicated to Party by Design, but a lot of times this is a Creative (danger) zone, this is where styling takes place so the floor is usually covered with materials, candy jars and props. This leaves very little space for me to get to my […]

Entertainment for the Troops

Let me set the scene….. The kids are running amuck, your bed has become a trampoline for 5 kiddies, a tornado has visited the children’s room and the cake has finger holes in it. Not to mention the unsuccessful games you have organised – kids crying as they did not win…. This is where an amazing entertainer can save the day. Now what about this…. All the kids laughing and giggling, the look of utter amazement on their faces as they are kept entertained and amused with games and drama. Amazing balloon animals of their choosing and not to mention the beautiful face painting that will have them staring at […]

‘Tis the Season for Design with a Christmas Dessert Table

Event Styling of a Dessert table for a Corporate Event

Beautifully Styled Dessert tables should not just for birthdays and baby showers. A Christmas themed dessert table certainly is the finishing touch to any Xmas Celebration. It did not take long for the creative juices to start flowing when a customer recently asked me to design and create a Dessert Table for her upcoming Family Christmas Lunch. I knew exactly the look I wanted, so first step was shopping….. Followed quickly by me creating a very large mess while getting crafty, this time in aide of handmade Ribbon Wreath   Unfortunately the mess does not end there, I have a Studio where all the design work takes place, the floor is always […]