9 things to have in your event kit

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Behind the scenes of party planning, you can go from working at a computer to setting up a venue pretty quickly. Bump in days can start early, and if unorganised, become a frustrating and time consuming blur of trying to bring your concept into fruition whilst troubleshooting the aspects of set up you might have glazed over in your mind. I’ve been caught out before (rushing to 7/11 to try and buy command hooks for

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Sugar Rush Soiree + DIY

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Hello! I’m Amy from The Glitter in My Tea, and I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Oh It’s Perfect! First of all, if there’s one thing you should know about The Glitter in My Tea (and me), it’s that I’m a major fan of colour. And I gleaned my inspiration for this sugary-themed party from candy itself! I love the many textures and, of course, the bajillion different colors of candy! So Sugar Rush Soiree

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DIY EDIBLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS WITH FULL RECIPES & PRINTABLES

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OIP LUXE FOR LESS CHRISTMAS To me Christmas is a time of giving and every year l love to make gifts that are both personal and delicious.  You could say that it is sort of a family tradition, where everyone awaits to see what l have whipped up in my little kitchen with the joy and love l sprinkle on each and every package!  I love watching as fingers delicately unravel the bows and unwrap

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OIP LUXE FOR LESS-CHRISTMAS PRINTABLES

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Very excited to share part 2 of our Luxe For Less Series. This beautiful table was styled by our Creative Director (Sydney) Astrid of PaperPlayground. Astrid styled the table two ways using the same supplies, and today we are sharing the first set up. Scroll down to the end of the post to download the free printables designed by PaperPlayground, used here to style this fabulous Christmas Table. TREATS FOR SANTA: When Sammy of OIP approached

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OIP CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS

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Written By India Kitty -Our Youngest Team Member Christmas wrapping paper doesn’t need to be boring or even too traditional. Start with some simple white and brown paper wrap for some fun festive wrapping ideas. To make my wrapping paper special , I used stickers, pom poms, paints, stamps and confetti. Fruity fun with paint pens – I used Posca pens to create my fruity paper.  You can also use paints, stamps or any kind of permanent

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CHRISTMAS EVE KIDS PARTY

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Kicking off our Christmas series with this fabulous Christmas Eve Kids Party filled with lots of DIY ideas and inspiration to host a fun party for the little ones. This party was styled by Simply Sweet Soirees, with most of the supplies available to purchase from their online store. Vendors: Styling and products – Simply Sweet Soirees Photography – Fields & Skies  Cookies and Gingerbread House – Kate’s Cookies  Cupcakes, fudge and coconut ice –

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DIY ADVENT CALENDAR

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DIY Free Santa Countdown Calendar Printable It’s a free printable, that’s super easy and lots of fun to do with the kids. And…It’s chocolate free too! You will need: Printer Free Santa Christmas Countdown Printable 24 cotton wool balls Ribbon or string Hole punch Glue stick Scissors Optional holders for glue and cotton wool Tin can Washi tape To make the DIY Christmas Calendar: Download the free printable from Tomfo Then print out on 200gsm A4

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DIY AIR DRY CLAY DISH

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Our poor dad’s sometimes get a rough deal year after year with an endless cycle of socks and jocks for Father’s Day. We decided to create a DIY that is embarrassingly simple, but also quite useful. Our DIY Air Dry Clay Dish is perfect as a bedside table throw dish for coins, keys or cufflinks – the possibilities are endless. Better still, we used an Alphabet Stamp Set (you can buy these at missbunting.com) to

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PARTY FOOD IDEAS: CHOCOLATE DIPPED FRUIT

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Written By India Kitty -Our Youngest Team Member, 10yrs old & super talented! Today I would like to show you how to make these chocolate dipped goodies that you can use as party favours, snacks or to have for dessert.  What you will need; – milk chocolate – white chocolate – sprinkles – m&ms – assorted fruits – pretzels Chocolate pretzels Melt your white and milk chocolate and carefully dip your pretzels in it and top them

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WASHI TAPE INSPIRATION

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Here at Simply Sweet Soirees we just love washi tape for it’s multitude of DIY uses. Perfect for party crafting it can be used to create gorgeous cake garlands, to decorate favour bags and boxes and for the prettiest gift wrapping amongst other things. You will be amazed at the huge array of washi tape ideas that can be found on Pinterest and it’s easy to see how some of us (okay, yes me) can

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DECORATING WITH SUCCULENTS

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Who isn’t a sucker for succulents? Succulent plants not only are adorable and add a refreshing twist to traditional flowers, they are so sturdy as a plant you can even replant them after the event! Why succulents? Most people think of green when it comes to succulents, but those plump fleshy ‘petals’ come in so many marvellous colours for you to play with for winter and even summer events. They can either give a fresh

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STYLING AN OH IT’S PERFECT BAR CART

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If you love entertaining, then having a fully stocked bar cart is essential. Not only does it mean your guests are free to help themselves and you’re not having to make drinks to order all night, it also means you’re always ready to party at the drop of a hat! We’ve compiled a handy list of all you need to create your very own mini-bar – we love Bowerhouse and their range of chic bar

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DIY DIAMOND NAMECARD HOLDERS

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We love a table setting with designated seating for a dinner party for several reasons. Choosing where people sit gives you as the host a little control on how the flow of the evening can go.  From allocating yourself close access to the kitchen, to ensuring the big personalities are spread out around the table – conversation will flow easily and naturally. And really, nothing says ‘dinner party’ like actual place settings – it certainly

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DIY GOLD BOTTLE VASES

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Would you like to add a bit of sparkle to your event? DIY bottle vases are so easy, glamorous and effective! They are perfect for a Gatsby theme birthday, a Christmas party, a hint of golden sparkle for your wedding, or just to brighten up your home. Bright flowers make a wonderful contrast or you can just have them on their own as part of a table centrepiece or as table numbers. So where do

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DIY CUPCAKES IN A JAR

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Written By India Kitty -Our Youngest Team Member, 10yrs old & super talented! Jars are so cute and really popular at the moment. You can have drinks in a jar, layered fruits and yogurt in a jar and my favourite cupcakes in a jar. Imagine at the end of your party handing everyone a cute cake in a jar, or giving your best friend a cute packaged cupcake in a jar for their Birthday –

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PERFECT CHRISTMAS TABLE STYLING

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If you need inspiration or last minute ideas to put together a fabulous Christmas Table, you have come to the right place. Absolutely love this setting by Ruffles & Bells Wedding and Event Styling, and Eliska was kind enough to share product details with our lovely readers (scroll down for info). Styling & Photography: Ruffles & Bells Wedding and Event Styling Candle votives, candle sticks for hire: Ruffles & Bells Wedding and Event Styling Gold

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RECIPE: LEMON CURD

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I always thought that lemon curd was something that was really tricky to master until I actually gave it a go myself and to my delight discovered that it’s super easy! This curd tastes so delicious and you just can’t compare it to the store bought stuff. I love to use it as a cupcake filling or on pancakes or scones with a dollop of whipped cream. If you’re feeling generous you can make more

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DIY PAINTED PARTY DISHES

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If you are like me, you have an over abundance of white serving platters. So, I am always looking for fun ways to add some colour to coordinate with the party I am planning. That is when I came up with the idea to “paint” my dishes. It is easy, fun, and can easily be matched to any party decor! What you will need: White serving dish Coloured white chocolate Pastry brush Microwavable bowl First,

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