'Imagination is more important than knowledge'


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Candy soirees' Party of the Year.....Vintage tea bithday party

Candy soirees was recently asked to put together a dessert table for a Melbourne customer wanting to celebrate her precious daughters 2nd birthday party........the brief was anything Vintage and High Tea as mum was getting together with a handful of her close friends and their children to enjoy an afternoon of birthday celebrations and decadent cakes for all to indulge in.....so the planning began.

We decided to feature My little Jedi's new Vintage Chic Printable range which tied in perfectly with this theme and the lovely Vesna for MLJ {Sydney} accepted my proposal to work on this project together. My Little Jedi has a love of all things girly, vintage and pretty and her inspiration is commendable....so collaborating with Vesna was an absolute pleasure and together we managed to share the ideas and concept to this sweet little soiree. I have been looking for the perfect opportunity to work with My Little Jedi for quite some time.... as I have been inspired by Vesna for so long now and love her passion for Vintage soirees. Thank you Vesna for giving candy soirees the pleasurable opportunity to work with you ...you have an amazing talent and this was the perfect project to work on with you....I enjoyed  immensely.

The little party was set in a beautiful English garden style setting and the table was dressed with a white table cloth and pink tulle over lay. A venetian mirror was featured leaning against a white wicker chair for the little girls to play dress ups and enjoy some girly fun.

Cake designed and made from the talented Dolce Fantasia in Melbourne {Oakleigh South}
Baroque mirrored tray form Bibelo Gifts in Melbourne {Oakleigh}

Lindt Chocolate bar wrappers design by My Little Jedi

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes (candy soirees) wrappers designed by My little Jedi
Venetian Mirrored Hanging decoration from Bibelo

Drink me labels by My Little Jedi, Grey and white stripe paper straws from candy soirees

mini lemon meringues and pink macarons from Dolce Fantasia
Heart paper doilies from My Little Jedi

Gorgeous paper party hats: My Little Jedi { party of the new imprintable range}
White jelly beans and pink choc beans from candy soirees

Paper doilies hanging from the tree were hand made by candy soirees; clear hanging balls were filled with white feathers and stands of vintage lace and hanging Crystal stands were featured as a back drop {hanging crystals available from candy soirees}

Thank you to My little Jedi for this perfect opportunity I enjoyed working with you on this little soiree and hope to work together again......Your Printable range is divine and you are truly a inspiration.

This little soiree has definitely been the party of the year (2010) for candy soirees.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A stylish Christmas for an Inspired Occasion

We only have 4 more sleeps to go before we leave milk and cookies out for Santa....light the Christmas lights, frantically wrap our last minute pressies....and listen to nostalgic Christmas carols on the Eve of the most magical day in the year.......so it is only fitting that I share with  you all this magical and festive Christmas table put together by two very talented ladies and Friends of mine from The Inspired Occasion in Melbourne.

The photos speak for themselves......but I will say this.....when I look at this table and the decor it makes me feel like Christmas is really here....elegant stylish and festive all in one. Congratulations ladies once again you have designed and created a perfect dessert table and party....and you continue to inspire us all xx

You can find more details about this party here
We hope you enjoyed our party feature and wish you all a joyous Christmas xxxx

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A little Christmas message from candy soirees....

Put your problems on probation

Run your troubles off the track,

Throw your worries out the window

Get the monkeys off your back.

Silence all your inner critics

With your conscience make amends,

And allow yourself some happiness

It's Christmas time again!

Call a truce with those who bother you

Let all the fighting cease,

Give your differences a breather

And declare a time of peace,

Don't let angry feelings taint

The precious time you have to spend,

And allow yourself some happiness

It's Christmas time again!

Like some cool refreshing water

Or a gentle summer breeze,

Like a fresh bouquet of flowers

Or the smell of autumn leaves,

It's a banquet for the spirit

Filled with family, food and friends,

So allow yourself some happiness

It's Christmas time again!

Enjoy the festive season......be merry and enjoy your time together.... xxxxx

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Delicious m&m party...

Today's party feature is our very own m&m party designed and put together for a father and daughter birthday. Michael and Madelaine.....Dad is celebrating his milestone 40th birthday and little Princess Maddie turned 2. As they share the same initials we decided on a cute and fun m&m party to help these two celebrate their special day. Happy birthday Michael and Maddie, hope the day if filled with lots of fun and yummy candy.

The table was filled with a selection of m&m flavours for all to enjoy, and a simple white table cloth was decorated with strands of colourful and textured ribbons.

Personalised m&m candy jar labels designed by candy soirees

colourful and delicious m&m cupcakes

Large colourful balloons in the standard m&m colours were arranged behind the table as a feature.

mini yummy jelly cups...all colour co ordinated to match the colour scheme.

This was such a fun party to set up, and I just love that Dad celebrated his 40th with his little princess.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Festive treats.....tickle me sweet!

With Christmas around the corner .....scary I know.....it is time to think about sweets for our Christmas get together at our place.....off course I turn to my favourite store of all time Dean and Deluca in the States for some inspiration......
Oh I so wish we had a store here in Melbourne, that would be sheer heaven for me.......
Here are a few of my favourite treats ......

Hope you all have fun planning for your Christmas soiree........so many gorgeous treats to choose from, It is the one day in the year that I feel totally guilt free about treating myself to an abundance of delicious food and sweet treats,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas........

I love Christmas (who doesn't) love seeing all the festive windows at the shops, the kids faces when they see Santa at the department store, the decorating of the tree, wrapping the presents and the best part of all......giving that special gift to a loved one and seeing their face when they open it. Christmas for me is about family, love and happiness. It is a time where the year that just was is put behind wether good or bad and a new beginning is waiting around the corner. It's a time to be thankful for all we have and to get together and enjoy the festivities.

That is why (for all of the above reasons) I take the time and put in the special effort to decorate the house and create seasonal cheer in our house.....it warms my heart to see my boys faces when the house turns into a Christmas wonderland. Here is a little inspirations that I adore.....I think it is going to be a white Christmas with a little bit of sparkle in our house this year...........

You can find the above product here

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A sweet little studio for kids parties......

Oh I have found the most gorgeous little party studio for kids.....'Petit Atelier' (French for little studio).....oh and that is exactly what they are... a little charming french studio for gorgeous kids parties.
Based in Melbourne, Prahran......Petit Atelier offer fun, creativity and imagination for children aged from 4 - 14 years old. They host art and craft workshops and fun holiday programmes.....they also offer mummy and me workshops for younger children to explore their creative side with their parent/s.
You will find unique and creative Birthday party themes such as Jewellery craft parties, pottery and design your own hair clips party themes for girls... and for the boys....parties such as making timber aeroplanes, robots, clay modelling, design your own board games and much more.  I am so impressed with this concept that I just have to take my boys, particularly my eldest who is 4 and starting to show a real interest in art and craft.

If you are looking for ideas to entertain your kids these Christmas holidays, Petite Atelier have set festive programmes such as decorate your own wreath, Christmas stocking or wooden Christmas decorations.....how amazing....I wonder if they have programmes for adults .......

Petit Atelier also stock beautiful party ware from the Gorgeous Sambellina, Robert Gordon, The Complete box, Hipp (and more)  and soon to be stocking a range of our New kids imprintable party invitations.

Be sure to visit the lovely team from Petit Atelier on Facebook or pop over to their website for more details about their stylish and creative parties.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

creative parties designed by creative mums...........

We love it when our clients send in pictures of their children's parties, in particular mums who do if for the love of being creative and making their children happy. Today I want to show you 3 parities designed and put together from 3 talented mums (clients of candy soirees) Each event is different and each one is created with love and style.

Jenny (owner of Samava skin fitness therapy) recently celebrated the baptism of her adorable little boy Billy. Jenny contacted us to design a chocolate bar favour combined with traditional sugar almonds, she also purchased some of our rock candy to add to her stunning candy buffet.......the selection of candy is amazing and the kids must have been in sweet heaven.

Billy's personalised choc bars by candy soirees

A fun and delicious candy buffet for kids and adults to enjoy.

Love this sign.

fun cupcakes

The cake in baby blue featuring a crystal initial for 'Billy'
Jenny what a gorgeous spread love it all and thanks for sharing this with us xx

Our second real party from real mums feature is from the lovely Maria......a very loyal client of candy soirees and close friend. Maria over the weekend celebrated her daughters party and put together a pink princess party. I love that Maria created this table all by herself with some details and party ware from candy soirees, and baked all the goodies and treats......not to mention she made her own cupcake toppers and party labels......I think she did a great job given it was her first time. I'm impressed Maria ( loooove the chocolate bar wrappers) xx

Gorgeous details {paper straws from candy soirees}

Maria Bakes all her cakes and cookies and she also made her own cup cake toppers.

Pretty Birthday cake from Maria's Kitchen

Impressive choc bar wrappers and princess cookies all made by Maria.....love it all.

And last but not least our lovely client Lo from One chic Events a newly created business in event styling for kids......she put together this adorable Farm Yard Birthday party for her beautiful boy recently and we designed the candy tags for her sweet candy buffet. Rock candy on a stick were also supplied by candy soirees. How sweet is this little spread.....

Our blue rock candy and candy buffet labels...love that vintage red suit case.

Gorgeous details

Yummmm cup cakes everyones favourite :)

Thanks Lo for allowing us to share these photos with our readers....you did a wonderful job and Mack must have been super excited......what a lucky boy he is to have a mum like you xx

Thanks to all our clients/real mums for sharing these wonderful parties with us.....keep creating and keep doing it for your kids because it is all about them and creating wonderful memories for them to look back on.

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