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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Vintage Invitations by Katy Jane Designs

As you probably have noticed by now we are having a vintage kids moment......so here is part 2 to my previous post.......

Last time we spoke about vintage birthday parties.....well look what we have found!
Gorgeous and unique fill in invitations created by Katy Jane Designs. We just love that these invitations are reminiscent of the past. They are so sweet and delightful I can't wait to use them for my son's next birthday party. There are 8 vintage inspired designs to chose from, simply fill in and they are ready to go. The 'thankyou for coming to my party' tags are guaranteed to put a smile on each little guests face.

These are beautifully boxed and each pack contains:
10 invitations with magnets
10 coloured envelopes
10 party bag tags and cord

Everything you need for your fun vintage theme party in one pack........
Available soon for purchase from our online store at candy soirees.

For first birthday parties you can not go past these little monkey designs....too cute!

Little vintage girl parties are so much fun to put together.....here are two of my favourites, although it took me forever to decide because I love them all.......

The little boy invites are also too beautiful to select so I asked my almost 4 year old son to help me choose.....his face lit up when he saw these clever designs....here are his top two pics....... 'Trucks and Trikes Party invitations' and 'whale of a time party invitation'

Katy Jane designs are truly unique. What impresses me the most is that these are authentic vintage designs.....but they are still fun and appealing to children. Katy Jane Designs also ranges custom made invitations, visit http://www.katyjane.com.au/ and explore the world of vintage kids invitations.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Vinatage kids are back in Style......

Remember the good old fashion birthday parties we used to have back on the 70's and 80's (yes I know I am showing my age)......there were no computer games, no Ben Ten and absolutely no Hannah Montana.....My memory takes me back to glorious parties set up in our back yard with decorative paper party hats, hand made paper chains, a table full of colourful treats and home baked birthday cakes. All the kids loved  the simplicity and fun of a home birthday party. I just loved the effort that my mum went to in order to create a memorable Birthday party for us.........
This is why I am delighted to see that Vintage Birthday Soirees for kids are back in Vogue......Polka dots, gingham's, colourful stripes...traditional paper plates, home made cakes, delectable cup cakes and candy buffets, are all on the design agenda for kids parties. More and more mums are becoming creative....I love it.

We have done some research and the most popular themes are anything Vintage Pink for girls, Tea parties, cupcake parties, Vintage planes, trikes and cars for boys, spooky parties, Pirate Parties......or a unisex "Roll....Roll....up....circus' them for all to enjoy.
Alternatively if you are after something a little less fussy but still gorgeous.....try the polka dot party, pick your child's favourite colour and presto.....you have an amazing party theme and a happy little child.

Here are some simple yet effective ways to decorate you child party

Homemade paper Pin wheels:

Paper chains in different patterned paper.....Love this idea:

Fabric Bunting Flags:

We hope the image above inspire you to create the perfect little vintage soiree for your child's next birthday.....enjoy and come soiree with us :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Artisan Bonbonniere

Bonbonniere comes from the french word Bon Bon which means sweet...... and traditionally the meaning of bonbonniere is a small ornate box or dish of candy that originated in France over 300 years ago.
Today, the traditional bonbonniere or favour has evolved  and designing a bonbonniere has become quite an art form. Here are some favourite designs that we recently found.......Bonbon-licious !

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Candy Soirees, Events by Design will design for your event a sweet candy buffet......a growing trend for weddings.

Feast your eyes on these gorgeous candy buffets from Amy Atlas in New York.....we just love her work and we are inspired by her to create an eye candy experience for your wedding day.

Candy Buffets are set up as a fun dessert table for your guests to feast on and take home sweet treats for their enjoyment. Choose a selection of candy that is reminiscent of a traditional candy store, displayed in beautiful glass jars decorated with ribbon and personalised candy labels.
Candy soirees can design for you a candy buffet or dessert buffet that will leave your guests taste buds tantalised and talking about your special day for days to come. Visit www.candysoirees.com.au for more information and come soiree with us !

Monday, May 10, 2010

Emily's 1st Birthday Soiree


Recently we celebrated my god daughters first birthday party.......and we had so much fun designing her perfect little soiree. We worked with a vintage theme, featuring her favourite colours..... pink and raspberry. We designed a sweet candy buffet, beautiful vintage style glass jars dressed with polka dot ribbon and filled with delicious pink marshmallows and everyones favourite...traditional raspberry lollies among other candilicious treats....what fun we had putting this together for our adorable little Emi...candy soirees, designed the perfect lolly bags for Emi's little guests. Pink gingham fabric bags filled with a sweet a selection of lollies,tied with raspberry red ribbon and decorated with custom designed tags to add that personal touch and vintage feel....(available soon on our online store: COLLECTIONS by candysoirees. My favourite highlight were the gorgeous cupcakes we designed, these yummy treats were made by Emily's talented Auntie and we completed the look with candy soirees custom made cup cake toppers......too cute for a cute little girl.  Happy birthday gorgeous girl, love you dearly xxoo

wedding cakes that we love...love....LOVE!

I am always amazed at the art of wedding cakes, they really are truely inspiring. Wedding cakes are the primary centrepiece at a wedding.....so no wonder so much time and effort goes  into designing the perfect cake for the perfect couple......wedding cakes have come a long way since the traditional multi tier white cake with the quirky little bride and groom topper. Here is a collection of what we believe are inspiring and truly beautiful. A mixture of simplicity, elegance and artistry. Hope you love them as much as we do......!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Welcome to our candy soirees blog. We have created this page to inspire you with your next event, wedding, birthday or soiree. We spend endless hours researching new trends and designs for special events, and we are excited to be able to share our inspirations with you. We will also be updating you with what's new at candy soirees, events by design........ our event styling business.
At candy soirees we believe in everything stylish and elegant, so enjoy our blog.....and please......come soiree with us.......

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