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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TEN CUTE AND EASY CAKE TOPPER IDEAS

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So you’ve made a mouth wateringly delicious and stunningly beautiful cake but it’s just missing that last piece of wow factor?! Check out this compilation of cute and creative cake toppers that put the final touch of love onto your baked brilliance. From teeny tiny balloons to more edible delights there’s sure to be something you’ll love. Which cake topper is your favourite?   IMAGE SOURCE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

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BEAUTIFUL BACKDROPS

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No matter what sort of special occasion you’re planning, there are an almost endless amount of ideas on how to create a backdrop that perfectly compliments your theme. Fresh florals teamed with natural fabrics and woods are a stunning fit for any rustic themed event. Use colour matched papers to construct any number of fabulous creations from garlands and pinwheels to giant flowers. Alternatively, the traditional balloon can be made into something truly eye catching

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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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DECORATING WITH BALLOONS

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Here’s our roundup of Easy To Implement, DIY, Budget Friendly Ideas on decorating with balloons!       Pic Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9, 10

WATERCOLOUR PARTY INSPIRATION

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Make your next event picture perfect by drawing inspiration from stunning watercolour artistry. Perfect for the DIY host, stationery is at the forefront with this beautiful theme and can be coordinated throughout your celebration from invitations through to place cards and favours. Delicately stained linens teamed with floral arrangements can ensure your styling will truly become a breathtaking masterpiece that your guests will not forget. Let us inspire you with some of our favourite finds

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AUTUMN WEDDING INSPIRATION

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Rich, warm hues and natural beauty make for an enticing and romantic Autumn wedding. The crisp weather invites decadence and comfort with delicious, heart warming treats and an abundance of rustic charm. Fall in love with the natural beauty of this season. For gorgeous, rustic wedding products please see our shop category here. Pictures Source  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Written By Nicole and Mardi of Simply Sweet Soirees    

BEVERAGE STATION STYLING IDEAS

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With summer well and truly here we’ve compiled some great beverage station ideas to help keep your guests hydrated. You can make your station as easy or complicated as you wish and style to suit your chosen theme. Why not give it a go at your next event?   Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7   Written By Nicole and Mardi of Simply Sweet Soirees      

SHINE ON: INSPIRATION FOR A PERFECT NEW YEARS PARTY

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Are you planning a party to ring in the new year? We certainly are, and this year I have chosen to dazzle my guests with a silver/glitter theme.  Make your New Year’s Eve Party sparkle with these perfect finds!   Silver Paper Lanterns, Giant Numbered Balloons, Glittering Serveware, Chevron Paper Straws,  Macaron Tower, Silver piñata, Beverage Dispenser,  Giant Balloon  

TIPS AND IDEAS FOR HOSTING AN ICE-CREAM PARTY

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!! Summer celebrations are best spent cooling off and what better way to do that than with ice cream? The soft colours of gelati are a match made in heaven for so many different types of celebrations. Whether it be a birthday party, Christening or wedding there are heaps of DIY ideas for your party decorations. I love the ice cream cone garland used here by

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SPRING TABLESCAPES

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There is definitely something undeniably joyous about spring. The warm sun on your skin, the beautiful flowers blooming to life, the fresh crisp air, the bright colours that just seem to pop out everywhere you go… spring gets you out of bed with a smile on your face! The colours of spring are exciting as they make a beautiful and fun tablescape for any occasion. Play around with fresh pastel palettes, greens and bright hues.

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SPRINGTIME TIPS FOR A GARDEN PARTY

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As spring blooms, celebration season begins. With the warmer weather it is the perfect chance to organise a garden soiree to enjoy the outdoors with friends. Here are a few tips when planning your next garden gathering: Decorating the great outdoors: When decorating outdoors consider what décor will work well regardless of the wind. Long streamers or garlands hanging down vertically which may get tangled won’t work as well as a bunting or garland secured

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GLEAMING GOLD

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Make your dessert table shine with these fabulous desserts and party accessories. Ramp up the flash factor with the stunning Gold Foil Diamond Piñata and Metallic paper balloon lanterns. Add an amazing cake served on a beautiful cake stand, some yummy treats like the glitter cookie stacks and glistening cake-pops, a few old fashioned lolly sticks, shiny serveware like the cute gold bowls, ruffled compotes and gold beverage drink dispenser, gold glitter jars for the favours, and voila your guests

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DIY FANCY DRINK STIRRERS

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If you would like to take the fancy up a notch for your next shindig, make sure to try one of these DIY ideas to glam up your drink stirrers. Cheers to 5-mins of effort for an ever-lasting impression!     Get the tutorials here: Cotton Balls; Chalkboard Circles; Doilied-Up; Paper-Arrows; Ribbons or Bows; Pom-Poms; Gilded Wilderness; Feather-Topped; Clip-Art Printouts; Washi Tape; Colourful-Beads; Tissue-Paper Fringe; Pinwheels; Tulle Balls; Balsa Wood Flowers

Shop Guide-Pottery Barn

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The wait is almost over for Sydneysiders as Pottery Barn’s first Australian store will open its doors tomorrow. The good news for other states is that they have an exclusive online store for Australia, so you can shop from the comfort of your home. I wanted to pick top 3 products perfect for any hostess to share with you all, but that proved to be a much harder job then I had anticipated. So here’s my Top

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