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Friday, July 23, 2010

HARAH means Happiness......Let us show you why.......

We always talk about the Bride but what about those gorgeous bridesmaids who stand by the bride....help her with the wedding plans, support her in times of need.....organises her hens night, help her into her exquisite gown and runs after her on the day to make sure her dress is perfect and her make up is still radiant.

Bridesmaids are usually a selection of family or closest and dearest friends and to be asked to be one is an extreme honour not to mention an exciting opportunity to to have girly lunches with the bride on the quest to find the perfect dress, shoes, wedding invites, flower arrangements etc etc.......But the most exciting for the bridesmaid is the dress.....and we are not talking about the hoop hem dress with 10 layered frills and over sized bows, we are talking about Glamour, style.......FASHION!

So we want to show you something that will help you with your search for that must have bridesmaid dress.
Now for those of  you who know us you would have realised by now that we love all things vintage inspired....which leads us to H A R A H  Designs. An Australian designer who makes amazing and unique dresses crafted from classic vintage fabrics. The talented designer, Maria is inspired by all eras, 30's 40's 50's but she also has designs reminiscent of the 70's 80' and 90's. Maria and I worked together many moons ago in the design industry and I have experienced first hand her design flare and talent....so we just have to share with you her beautiful masterpieces.....

This dress below, is one Maria is custom making for me (so excited)  in a vintage Pink fabric that she kindly
sourced.......Finally I will own my own Harah design dress. I LOVE this dress.........

Select from Harah designs range or have Maria custom design and make for you as she is so accommodating and has the ability to translate someones vision into a breathtaking and unique piece....so if you are looking for bridesmaids that sream high end fashion and vintage glamour.....or even just for that special little number you must visit Maria at  HARAH designs  or you could simply visit her ebay store for a selection of her discount lines including accessories........so shop till you drop at HARAH designs.

Happy soirees xx

Friday, July 9, 2010

Stylish and Sweet Christenings at candy soirees

Many of our lovely clients ask us if we provide matching invitations to our popular christening chocolate bar favours, and as candy soirees always aims to please we thought it was time we created a select offer......Thus, we are delighted to introduce the first of our boutique christening invitation range and sweet customised chocolate bar favours.

All our invites are designed and created by candy soirees and printed on a softly textured 300gsm card.
For our ever so popular chocolate bar favours, we use the highest of quality 35g Lindt chocolate bar. Delicious....delicious and oh did I mention delicious???

Sweet Blessing - Blu
A French blue horizontal stripe pattern featuring a diamante cross feature.
Available in Blue with chocolate font.

Sweet Blessing - Rose
A Rose Pink horizontal stripe design with a glamorous and sweet diamante cross feature.
Available in Rose Pink with chocolate font.


Christian Blu

This design features a fine diamond print in French blue.
Beautifully  presented with a vintage polka dot ribbon in a chocolate colour.

Christiana Rose
Available in Rose Pink with vintage chocolate polka dot ribbon feature

Christenings, baptisms and children's celebrations have become quite the soiree these days, and we are delighted to be able to help with the details of these events. Visit us at  www.candysoirees.com.au or feel free to contact us. The above designs will be available on our online shoppe however candy soirees is always happy to custom design to your theme or colour scheme, upon request.

Happy Soirees xx 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Party Favours....something sweet

Kids Party favours are becoming more and more creative these days....and the race is on to find the most unique and the cutest design for that special little soiree.....we have put together a few of our creations to inspire you for your child's next birthday party.....these are cute and inexpensive ways to please little guests and decorate your child's birthday table or candy buffet:

Here is an inexpensive yet cute little party favour for you to consider...clear little acetate boxes filled with lollies to match the theme and colour for your child's birthday party. This one we created for a little boys blue polka dot party.

If you are not much of a baker (like me) and can't go past these adorable cupcake wrappers from the cupcake wrapper co. then why not fill them up with lollies and decorate with a custom designed cupcake topper (you can find these at our online shoppe www.candysoirees.com.au ). Here we have filled this polka dot design with yummy milk bottles......an all time favourite lolly.
These clever cupcake wrappers are also available from our online shoppe in a range of colours and patterns.

Noodle boxes are always a great idea and inexpensive way of creating a fun party favour. Here we used a White noodle box with an acetate window....These were created for a little boys 1st birthday and all the babies were given these decorated with traditional gingham ribbon and filled with a cute rubber bath time toy and a selection of baby snacks rather than lollies  ......The mums loved them and so did the babies :)

soccer fever is here....the world cup has encouraged many little boys to take up soccer and so the soccer parties have become popular again......If you like the traditional lolly bag, why not consider a fabric lolly bag, make your own or take a peek at our gingham lolly bags that are available on our online shoppe Here we have used our soccer cupcake toppers to decorate the lolly bags and add to the soccer party theme of this birthday.

Lolly bags and party favours are so much fun to make, so we hope that these ideas have helped you, but we also understand that some mums and dads are just too busy with all the details of a child's birthday soiree...so feel free to contact us at candy soirees and we will be happy to help you with the petite details of your child's next soiree.

Happy soirees xx

Giggleberry Bunting Flags.....made with LOVE !

Candy soirees just loves finding new product for the party world.....so we were so excited when we found the ever so popular Giggleberry bunting flags. These are so adorable that we just had to share them with you....Bunting flags are great for decorating babies nurseries, kids rooms and play rooms but we also love them because they are perfect for decorating kids parties and other special soirees.....Giggleberry bunting flags are made from the very talented Amy and we asked her to put together a little something about herself and her wonderful creations.......hope you are inspired as much as we are......

 "My name is Amy & I am a WAHM of three very busy bees, wife to one rather fabulous hubby & the driving force behind Giggleberry Creations - handmade fabric bunting banners with a giggle.

Giggleberry Creations came about during my 'nesting' stage of pregnancy with my daughter. I wanted something different and unique to decorate her room and after my mother made her 'grandchild to be' a quilt I asked for the left over fabrics and created my first ever bunting banner. As the story goes - I had friends and family see the banner and before I knew it I was taking orders for bunting in all kinds of colours, patterns and themes!

Giggleberry's fabric bunting banners add character to any space. Lovingly handmade with care, each flag is double sided so can be hung across a room without hems or 'wrong side' of fabric showing. Every banner is professionally finished with a fabric tag and heat sealed grosgrain ribbon. The best thing about bunting is that they are limited to only your imagination - there are so many gorgeous fabrics around that I can't help but continue to take over more and more cupboards stack full of fabrics that will be just gorgeous in a banner!

Giggleberry banners have been made for bedrooms, cubby houses, parties, play rooms, weddings, nurseries, market stalls, shop fronts, holidays, even caravans to happy customers all over the world! "

Candy soirees will be using these beautiful creations when decorating and styling children's soirees.....we just love them and thanks Amy for sharing these lovely photos with us. xx

You can find a selection of Giggleberry flags on our online shoppe....collections by candy soirees at www.candysoirees.com.au

Friday, July 2, 2010

Audrey Hepburn.......Wedding Inspiration.

My all time favourite icon is Audrey Hepburn, I draw to her movies and fashion style for inspiration in many areas of the Event styling world.....so I just had to put this inspiration board together for the Glamorous and elegant brides to be.......

Audrey Hepburn was about decadence, class and a timeless image that we can never tire off. Her style was simple and yet she successfully turned this simplicity into a unique Hollywood Glamour.

Black and white is a very popular wedding theme and you might say that it has been done however, when you add hints of diamonds, crystals and pearls to this with accents of venetian or maybe Parisian styling....you will find that you have reinvented a popular colour scheme to something new, eye catching and 'AUDREY' like......
Enjoy and come soiree with us.......

Visit us at candy soirees....events by design