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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 […]

Tips On Creating A Stylish Dessert Table

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Dessert tables, aka candy bars or dessert buffets, are becoming incredibly popular at New Zealand parties. They have been huge in the USA for a while now, with little old NZ a bit slower to catch on. But still, better late than never, I say. When organising a party, hosts are choosing to add dessert tables to their to their list of must haves, but not only for the food that is on it. They are using dessert tables for the amazing visual impact it gives to the event itself, as they definitely create a wow factor. How To Create A Stylish Dessert Table Creating a stylish and enchanting display takes a […]

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

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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 […]

‘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 […]

Getting Crafty

So I have been getting a little crafty in aide of an Xmas Dessert Table. One of my customers has requested a Christmas Dessert Table to add a little wow factor to their family Christmas. I just love the look of Ribbon Topiary’s and Wreaths so I decided to create one for the backdrop.   What I forgot was how much work (and mess) is involved, oh and did I mention how many pin pricks. But once I have an idea and the supplies there is not much stopping me. I really should have remembered after the hours spent creating these. I have been juggling work with sick children but […]