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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...........

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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.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Love me like candy......wedding favours and sweet inspiration

It has been a while since we have talked all things wedding, candy soirees has been busy with children's celebrations lately but the wedding season is here and we have been speaking with clients about their wedding and looking at designing sweet details for their special day.

Here is a little inspiration and eye candy we found during our research for new ideas ......
for our brides to be:

Wedding favours and treats for your guests can be anything your heart desires, from a traditional bonbonniere to a simple, fun and delicious lolly pops.......Be creative and don't be afraid to think outside the square.

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