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Thursday, December 8, 2011

The new candy soirees and exciting times ahead

As the year comes to an end and the festivities begin , we would like to take this opportunity to say
THANK YOU to all our followers, our loyal customers our new customers and to all who have supported candy soirees during our journey. It has been a long one but we have finally reached our destination and have found our niche if you like......and we couldn't have done out with you.

As  most of  you know we have changed the direction for CS and have started designing and developing our own party range, a project we have been quietly working on for quite some time now but we have finally made the dream come true.

Here is a look at our range so far......

Our little range consists of
candyware (a range party boxes)
candy cups (also suitable for baking)
Paper party straws
Petite stationery

We are committed to bringing to you high quality products at great value,
we offer sweet details for sweet parties.

2012 will bring many more changes to candy soirees, we will continue to expand our partyware range with co ordinating products and unique designs. We will see a bigger expansion to the range.

However, to focus on this we will not be designing printables and invites going forward as we want to solely focus on our branding and wholesale range. There are so many talented and amazing designers in the party world who we have respect for and so admire their work and we are happy to refer you to someone who can help you in this area.

Again we thank you for your continued support, we welcome all our new stockists and wish you all a joyful Christmas and prosperous 2012

With love candy soirees xxx

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Do you mind whilst we change ..........

It has been a while since we posted on our little blog.....I have been so busy and so much has been happening at candy soirees and personally. Soooo I would like to take the opportunity to let you all know about our exciting developments here at CS.

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has followed and supported candy soirees over the last year or so, what started out as a little hobby and personal creative therapy with little business direction has turned out to be more of an actual business venture (quite unintentionally might I add). After a year of playing with this and dabbling in that, we have decided to actually sit down and create a 'Grown up' candy soirees with proper direction and a formal business plan.

In addition to this, some of you might know that I have been battling ill health....a hospital trip.....some not so good news and all whilst trying to raise two beautiful but active little boys.....which has lead me to make some firm changes in my work life....changes that will give me clear direction and more time enjoying life and my family.

Having said all this I can't completely unveil the future of CS just yet, but I can reveal that we are working on our own 'candyware' range.....a party favour range of pretty candy boxes and sweet bags that can be purchased at retail but will also be offered at wholesale. Wholesale being a direction we are keen to take.
{images from candy soirees}

We are also working on a new box design targeted for christenings/baptisms and special occasions, these will be offered at wholesale to all christening and wedding specialists and retailers. (currently under development,design will be revealed soon )

We will continue to range our invitation packs with new and exciting styles on offer, these will also be available for wholesale purchase. Our chocolate bar favours will always be a part of candy soirees as this is what we started our business with and is our signature product, however we will take more time to bring you new and exciting designs and will also offer a select printable range in the wrappers.

{Alice in wonderland chocolate favour by candy soirees}

As for our beloved dessert tables and candy buffet styling , we will continue to offer a styling service but we will only take on a certain amount of these projects per year (at this stage). We are focusing on a new styling concept for retailers, offering our candy tables as a merchandising tool for boutique stores with in Melbourne. We will not be styling entire events (other than selected dessert tables) we will NOT offer custom design and made to order stationery and party decor (ie party buntings, cupcake toppers, custom design food labels etc) and we will not be offering to create wedding and christening bonbonniere. These items will only be offered when we are styling a sweets table for clients.

Retail merchandising by candy soirees for a Melbourne
Christening and Wedding boutique

Finally, our online shop is business as usual, Whilst we are streamlining our range, we will continue to stock brands that we have an immense respect for and feel are in line with the candy soirees branding : ie Sambellina, Robert Gordon and some independent overseas suppliers, however whilst we are focusing on a wholesale offer, we are also excited to be adding our own candy soirees 'candyware' range, and a select range of hard to find candy for your dessert stations.....to our online shoppe.

So we hope you don't mind if we take some time to focus on our new range and design some new and exciting goodies for your next soiree.

Thank you all for your amazing support
with love
candy soirees xx

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stylish, Pink and Brown Dessert Table

Recently one of our customers sent us these amazing photos of a christening dessert table that they stylishly put together for a sweet little girls special day. Dalia from Tiny Tots Toy Hire was kind enough to allow us to share these with you all and we are very grateful, the event was executed beautifully and the colours and set up is just dreamy...don't you think? Love that pink wall, it makes a perfect backdrop and was the inspiration to this beautiful creation. The celebration was held at the The Sydney Restaurant in trendy Double Bay. The colour theme was Pink and Brown, one of my favourite combinations.......................

Delicious cupcake tower by sweet couture

candy and cookies from Holly Lolly

White meal Boxes from candy soirees
Love the doily labels, very similar to what we had created not long
ago for our Vintage tea party

I am totally in love with that wall featured at the venue, what a
perfect backdrop.
This dessert table is beautifully executed, and everything looks delicious.
Congratulations Dalia, you have an amazing talent and thank you for
allowing us to share your wonderful creation


Alice in Wonderland

Wow...what a busy few weeks we have had. So many parties and dessert table and it has been so much fun.
We were asked to style an 'Alice in Wonderland' Party for a sweet little girl turning 2. Our client chose none other than the Fabulous Kiss me Kate for the cake and selection of sweets and we were selected to style this amazing little soiree and dessert table.
Big Thank you goes out to Kiss me Kate for her amazing talents and her generous help on the day.......absolutely loved working with Kate and we adore her work. (Kiss me Kate can be found on Face book , website coming soon)

Personalised chocolate bar wrappers designed by candy soirees
Alice in wonderland invitation designed by candy soirees

Stack of floral teacups from T2
Toadstool meringues made by Kiss me Kate

All cakes and biscuits designed and made by Kiss me Kate

Drink bottle labels and stripe paper straws by candy soirees
Cupcake by Kiss Me Kate, cupcake toppers by candy soirees

Alice in wonderland labels by candy soirees

Mad Hatter Hats supplied by the client sat as centrepieces
at the children's table.

Backdrop featuring hanging baroque frames {Hanging clock supplied by client}
All labels and art work design by candy soirees.
Beautiful Alice in Wonderland cake and flower cookie pops by Kiss me Kate.

View more photos Here

And Finally a big thank you to my lovely client who sourced so many beautiful and magical props to make this little soiree so special. We had so much fun creating this little wonderland for little Miss Kayleigh.
Happy 2nd Birthday Kayleigh xxxxxx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dream little Angel .....DREAM

We are honoured to share with you a very special event and dessert table in honour or a very special baby. Little Portia....or should I say our little angel Portia.
The lovely Anita from Cake Envy, one of my favourite vendors and most talented cake decorator/baker.....was kind enough and brave enough to allow candy soirees to share her story. A story that will leave you in tears but also in awe of the courage of a family who lost their precious daughter. Portia was indeed a beautiful little baby bought into this world with unfortunate circumstances.....she fought for her little life and stayed with her family long enough to capture their hearts but not long enough to share a life together. Portia sadly was taken at 40 weeks old.
' God not only sends special angels into our lives but sometimes he even sends them back again..............'

I admire Anita's strength to allow us to share her following words:

This precious party was put together in memory of our daughter Portia who would have turned one on 22 march 2011. Our baby girl was diagnosed with a number of severe heart conditions during our routine ultrasound at 34 weeks. Despite given grim hope that she would last the birth, she gave us 40 days of glorious memories which we will hold on to forever. Portia got to meet her grandparents, aunts and uncles and her two adoring sisters Sienna and Mia. Our world has changed forever, but we have learned to appreciate every day. Portia’s sisters and I thought it would be special to put together this celebration to share with our family to remember her short but memorable life. Remember our angel Portia Grimbos 22.3.2010 – 30.4.2010.

Beautiful cake and sweets designed and made by Anita.

 All the gorgeous labels, wrappers, party hats and decorations were made by Anita,
 I just adore this colour scheme, such happy colours for
little Portia.

A precious photo, holding Portia's loving memory stood at the table that was
put together to honour her 1st birthday and little life.

For me the most amazing thing about this dessert table is not the stunning sweets, nor the beautifully combined colours.....or the pretty pinwheels and tissue pom poms. For it is the act of one family coming
together to honour and remember their daughter/baby sister. The love that is poured into this little private event is admirable.

Furthermore, the strength of this family amazes me, and the fact that they allowed me to share their story will always remain as a highlight for me.

Thank you Anita (and family) may your little Angel always shine from above and may she always fill your heart with precious love and adoring memories.
Portia may you DREAM magical dreams always. xxxxx

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I scream, you scream, we all scream AHOY ice cream!!!

Today on this glorious warm summers day ..... we styled and set up a little pirate party for a sweet little boy who is turning 1. The theme is pirate, and the treat was an ice cream parlour. Little Aidyn had a candy buffet for his Christening so mum wanted something different for the little guests to enjoy.....So ice cream parlour it was. Aidyn is such a lucky little boy, his parents went to so much effort to make it special for him, dad even built an amazing ice cream stand that was the feature of the party.
Happy Birthday Captain Aidyn, hope you and your little Pirates have a fabulous party.

The Pirate Invitation designed by candy soirees, was the inspiration for the party

Aidyn's Ice cream parlour

Fabric Bunting made by the wonderful Giggleberry Creations

All the little pirates received fabric polka dot pirate bandannas and fabric eye patches.
A special thank you to the lovely Natalie from Sweetpea Princess for making the eye patches.
Our little parties were also treated to a box of goodies, with captain sharky water pistols, gold coin chocolates and Treasure maps and activity stickers.

Paper Lanterns supplied by candy soirees.
A Vintage treasure chest was filled with pool fun games for all the kids to enjoy.

The pool was filled with fun 'Captain Sharky' Beach Balls

Pirate ship cake {organised by little Aidyn's mum} was designed around the invite we made.

We had so much fun putting this little party together for Aidyn, and love creating fun boys parties for all to enjoy.
Invitations and party decor supplied by Candy soirees.
Party tags, Favour boxes from Candy soirees
Ice cream from Trampoline Gelato {Chadstone}.
Bunting and polka dot bandannas from Giggleberry Creations
Fabric Pirate eye patches from Sweetpea Princess

Happy Soirees from candy soirees xx

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Love me tender .....

We have been so busy here at candy soirees that we have neglected our poor little blog a little.....but the good news is we are back !

Recently we had the fabulous opportunity to work with the amazing Vesna from My Little Jedi...yet again. You may remember our Vintage High Tea dessert table that we designed and created last year. This year started off with more creativity by celebrating St Valentines day with a 'Love me Tender' valentines table that candy soirees designed and created with My Little Jedi, promoting their beautiful new Damask Love  printables. Which may I add are Divine !!

Candy Soirees also had the wonderful opportunity of working with Cake Envy, who created our featured cake (design inspired by Bakerella) and all the sweet treats such as the cup cakes, biscuits and delicious cake pops. Anita from Cake Envy is an artist and perfectionist when it comes to baking and creating. Truly inspiring. Thank you Anita for helping us with this project.

The Table was inspired by My Little Jedis Damask Love printables and the timeless classic Elvis ballad, 'Love me Tender'...... The highlights were the beautiful 3 tier cake decorated with white hearts and featuring one pink heart in honeysuckle pink. This design was carried through to the cookies, cup cakes and cake tops. The feel was modern and clean with a touch of whimsical romance. We added a stunning chandelier decal in Honeysuckle Pink as a back drop feature. I love the way it stands out against the Glass window. The aim was to create something simple yet Romantic.

In addition our little sweet table was featured on the Amy Atlas Blog which is a wonderful honour and surreal reward.....so thank you to Vesna from My Little Jedi and Anita from Cake Envy for a wonderful opportunity. It was a real honour to work with such talented women.

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