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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Swizzle Sugar Sticks....something to smile about....

Swizzle Sticks (Rock Candy on a stick) are coming to candy soirees.....we are so excited to be bringing these to you.....Literally Heaven on a stick.

These yummy and fun candy sticks are a traditional favourite in the US and have made their way to many candy buffets and wedding tables. Swizzle sugar sticks are something to smile about! These Rock candy lolly pops come in an assortment of colours and flavours and make the perfect choice for a candy buffet, a birthday, wedding or christening favour....or simply a special treat for kids.

Our range will include the following flavours: Traditional White : Raspberry, Cherry, Strawberry and Grape.

Here is a little peak and some party inspiration:

Our Swizzle Sticks are due to Arrive September/October, if you would like to place a pre order please email us here

We hope you love our new addition to candy soirees as much as we do xx

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cirque Spectaculaires....Real Parties

One of our lovely fans from our face book page , sent us these stunning photos of her son's circus party that she recently styled.....and let me warn you, you will be wowed. Katie is the creative owner of The Ivory Social  Bespoke events and party wares.....and given that I am in the middle of planning my sons carnival birthday party, I have to say I was very impressed with all the effort and detail that went into this little soiree. Very Inspiring indeed.

Katie put everything together herself from the gorgeous candy tags to the clever tissue pom pom that was centred in the middle of the room (on the ceiling) with twisted crepe paper draped from the cute pom pom to make a tent effect...clever.

My favourite off course are the chocolate bar wrappers that Katie made herself aren't they just spectaculaire....love..love!....Oh and the cake ..... the printed cookies....the popcorn cones with the silhouette circus tags....the selection of colourful candy....oh and the list just goes on....

YUMMMMMMM.....love those colours.

And off course we all love those retro straws. Perfect for a circus party.

I particularly like Katie's idea of an adult table, decorated with white Gyp in cylinder vases and a delicious display of treats for mums and dads.....nice to think about the parents too...

I hope you enjoyed our real party feature and thank you to Katie for allowing us to feature her circus soiree.
Be sure to visit Katie's Blog for more inspiration.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Romantic WHITE......

One of my favourite photos in my mums house is the wedding portrait of her and my beautiful (late) dad.....Dad all class in a tux with black bow tie....and such a handsome man he was.....and my petite mum in her all white French lace gown....accompanied by a simple white bouquet of roses and standing by her side, her bridesmaids and flower girls dressed in all white. To this day I look at that photo and think about the simplicity of weddings in those days and the pure romance of white. So we are going back in time and re introducing the 'Romance of White'

{this post is dedicated to the man who taught us (my sister and I) elegance and class.....thank you dad xx}

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Candy Soirees....The party collection for Petite Soirees

Well it is time to show you the complete party invitation range for Petite Soirees.....Birthday Invites available in pack of 10 for that sweet birthday soiree.

Our little range will be available for purchase October (or hopefully earlier) We designed the collection around Summer, sun and all things Fun.....

Come Join the Carnival

Candy Land Party

Lil' Sailor Party

Space Odyssey Party

Fairy Princess Party

Ice cream Parlour Party

Mon Cheri Cup cake Party

My Little Garden Party

We love all the little invites but our personal favourites are the Garden Party, the Ice cream Parlour and the Candy land invite......imagine the fun you would have with these themes. Candy soirees will  also offer a service where a special cake and cupcakes can be designed to match the invite designs. In addition, all the above designs will come with matching chocolate bar favours and other sweet treats for little guests to take home with them.
We are also excited to be offering a specially designed candy buffet to suit any of these themes.....a service that we provide for you child's petite soiree....xx

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Colour inspiration for the festive season.

We are now thinking Christmas ...I know Christmas, can you believe it. So the research has begun. We get inspiration from so many different places and from previous projects. We are currently working on christening centrepieces using buttercup yellow and duck egg blue.....so this got us thinking about how we would be able to combine these colours into a Christmas colour palette.....We are loving Buttercup Yellow, Pale Blue and off course Festive Red, teamed with old fashion craft paper and paper doily details.

Eye candy:

Pretty packaging:

(all images above have been taken from google search, if any of these images are yours please feel free to contact us and we will credit you)

Inspiring and pretty things from one of our favourite designers/stockists My Little Jedi

These pretty packages above can be recreated by visiting My little Jedi and purchasing these beautiful paper doilies, Divine twine in a range of yummy colours and wait until you see their new range in wrapping paper and gift cards.....you must pop in and have a look around xx

We just love brown paper packaging dressed with beautiful ribbon and paper doilies.....It is the simple things that are often the most stunning.

If you are interested in candy soirees designing a festive candy/dessert buffet or special Christmas favours and sweet treats for your guests or corporate clients (Christmas promotions etc) please feel free to contact us: email  enquiries@candysoirees.com.au

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A ladybird garden party....

I am inspired by so many wonderful designers in particular our Australian talent......and I am always in awe with the amazing and talented Suzi for Alannah Rose Exclusive Invitations, Not only does she have a beautiful Invitation range that I consider as one of the leaders in the wedding Industry and party world but she always manages to put together the most breathtaking little parties for her daughters. I love looking at her work.....I can honestly say she is the Amy Atlas of Petite Femme Soirees.

So having said all this I was thrilled when Suzi gave us permission to feature her daughters ladybird garden party....warning you will be inspired :)

Off course the theme was inspired by these stunning Alannah Rose Ladybird Invites....aren't they divine?
My favourite is the candy/dessert buffet, not only is it perfectly styled but the details are fabulous....don't you just love that grass....???

The potted cookie wands, the tags and labels the little ladybirds resting on leaves....all too beautiful. Love the detail.

For more details and inspiration on this beautiful little soiree visit here and enjoy as you will definitely be inspired.

Thanks Suzi for allowing us to share your lovely daughters little soiree xx

Monday, August 23, 2010

The new arrival of Yellow and Grey.....

Recently the lovely Vesna from My Little Jedi posted an amazing inspiration board about a new trend alert, Yellow and Grey. It was so beautifully put together that it Inspired me to design an invite with this stunning combination (thank you My Little Jedi), Originally my invite started as an engagement announcement card.....but then it was suggested to me that this would make an ideal Baby shower invite.....and so the invite was born........

Introducing our Vintage Bike Baby Shower Invitation

We will also be adding to the range the following 2 designs:

'A day at the Park' Baby Shower Invitation

'A Country Gate' Baby Shower Invitation

These cards will be available as shown here with a blank backing for a do it yourself shower invite, simply print on the card or attach a printed paper with invite details to the back and send to all the guests for the ultimate baby shower soiree.

This lovely range will be available to candy soirees mid October.
We hope you enjoyed our little range preview and thanks again to My Little Jedi for the inspiration.....make sure you visit their Blog for more gorgeousness and lovely product that they have on offer.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Circus baby shower

A recent project that we are working on inspired me to create a little something for a circus theme baby shower.
Imagine this little soiree in soft hues and subtle circus silhouettes.....

I am loving soft blues and dusty pinks teamed up with Grey and off course these colours are ideal for this occasion......Here is a little inspiration in different colour combinations.....soft colour palettes and pretty patterns mixed together to create the perfect circus baby shower.

I just love this theme, as you can let your imagination and creativity run wild....it is fun and nostalgic....ideal for a baby shower and children's soirees......enjoy xx

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Wedding soiree with fringe benefits......

Wow, I love these colours and this fringe texture for wedding soirees.....unique,earthy yet elegant.

Have you considered Pebble and Stone Grey with a little Fringe Benefits?

How beautiful is the fringe detail on these pillows. You can find these at West Elm

Now to inspire you:

I love these little hessian coffee sacks as unique wedding favours.
I think my favourite here has to be that stunning twig design candelabra also from West Elm.
What amazing centrepieces these would make.

How divine are those shoes and not to mention that dress.
Oh if I could do it all over again....enjoy xx

Friday, August 20, 2010

Vintage Hollywood Glamour on a little box.....

Wedding favours with a little bling.....or a lot of bling rather.
I just love a little glamour at weddings.....why not go all out, after all it's a special day that deserves BLING......

Candy soirees introduces the {Hollywood Glamour} wedding favour range.

These stunning diamante and pearl buckles are coming to candy soirees.....ohhhh the fun we are going to have with these:

Wedding Favour with bling.....by candy soirees

Selection of stunning buckles that will feature in the range:

Oh aren't these just gorgeous.....they have such a Grace Kelly feel....Hollywood Glamour on a little box.
Enjoy xx

Please contact candy soirees if you are interested in these designs for your wedding.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wedding Inspiration.....Yellow and Black

Thought I might share some wedding inspiration with you ..... I have seen so many colour combinations lately and anything pink seems to be the winner.....but have you considered the striking and elegant combination of Yellow and black??? Take a look.......

I love these soaps wrapped in beautiful paper, dressed with a simple black ribbon and white tag....Gorgeous for wedding favours...

Cake Inspiration....aren't  these just amazing. Cakes are such a stunning feature to a wedding reception.
I have always admired the art of cake making and decorating.....very inspiring :)

Yellow is such a fresh and happy colour and when teamed up with black, it becomes a classy and stylish colour combination for any soiree.....enjoy xx

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Precious Princess.....

Princess Parties are oh so sweet and the options are endless when it comes to Princess Parties.

Here is a little inspiration for your little girls next Princess party....

Colour Inspiration:  Gold, Pink and Ivory

Cute Tote Boxes from Candy soirees.....the perfect colours and party favours for a Precious Princess Party.

A little Party Inspiration:

Inspiration for precious princess birthday cakes:

Oh it makes me want to have a girl.....so sweet......enjoy planning your next precious princess party xx

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