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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SPOOKTACULAR FREE HALLOWEEN PRINTABLES

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A couple of years ago on a sunny & warm October afternoon, I parked my car in a Melbourne inner city street where I live. I was just about to step out of the car when I saw THEM! There they were, a group of young boys all dressed up in Halloween costumes in search of treats. “Oh, no!!!” I thought. I decided to wait in my car pretending I was cleaning out my glove

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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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PINK AND GOLD SEVENTH BIRTHDAY PARTY

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This beautiful party  combines two of my favourites party trends, geometrical shapes and gold/glitter. This gorgeous dessert table has been styled by Ribbon Whirls (Based in Adelaide).   Here’s what Sarah had to say about styling this party; I have a bit of an obsession with blush pink & gold at the moment and wanted to do something a little fun and funky for Isabella’s 7th birthday. Isabella says she is all grown up and

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PERFECT PURPLE

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PURPLE …  I have a love/hate relationship with that hue. I have to admit, I have never been the biggest fan. Recently though I used purple for a couple of projects. ‘Pretty that purple’  I thought ‘I don’t use it very much.’ I continued to ponder. Has mint stolen all the glory? Peach and Blush are not far behind in colour popularity contest, but what about Purple? When it comes to purple ‘PROCEED with CAUTION’.

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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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ROSE THEME FIRST BIRTHDAY

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This beautiful first birthday and christening party is submitted to us by Ruffles and Bells. Love all the different shades of pink used to style this lovely dessert table. VENDORS Styling & Hire: Ruffles & Bells Cake &  Cupcakes: Blissfully Sweet Printables: Pretty and Print Flowers: Floranectar Balloons (on table): Lombard – The Paper People

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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ASTROLOGY DINNER PARTY

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An intimate evening of fine dining and astrological insight. Pack A Perfect Party was recently asked to style this fabulous dinner party for a client who just wanted an excuse to get the girls together and to try something  a little different! What entailed was an intimate evening for 10, with a  fabulous menu catered for by Jeff the chef and an opportunity for  astrological insight through a private consultation with Dyan Langdon of  Soul Tracing. The beautifully styled stationery

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VINTAGE BIRD THEMED BABY SHOWER

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This adorable vintage bird themed party is sent to us by Kiss Me Kate (Based In Melbourne). I have been a fan of their work for a long time, their dessert tables are always put together perfectly with so much attention to detail, and this one is so no different. Here’s what they had to say about planning this baby shower; This baby shower was styled for Arpee, whose younger sister and mother had planned for her.  When I

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DIY FATHER’S DAY DONUT BREAKFAST-FREE PRINTABLE

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Donut I’d do without a Dad like you! It’s the perfect sentiment for a day dedicated to Dads, because, you just can’t go wrong with a bag of donuts for Father’s Day. Most of the time, it really is just the thought that counts when it comes to Dad. And, the thought of donuts? Well, that is a pretty good thought. Even if you can’t go and visit your Dad on Father’s Day, you can

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ENCHANTED WOODLAND BIRTHDAY

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This beautiful party is submitted by Marisa of  Mon Soiree (Based in Sydney). I love all the details of this wonderful set up. Here’s what Marisa had to say about this party, This is a darling Woodland party created for my niece. The main colour themes were Red, Green  and Brown, with touches of pink and gold. The cake was a Toadstool House with a little fairy, which was made by the lovely Jho at Its

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GLITZ AND GLAMOUR PARTY

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Very excited to be sharing this glamorous party styled by the very talented Jo Anne of Oh Goodie Designs to celebrate her daughter’s eighth birthday. There are so many details we adore in this party, like the  glittered cake toppers, confetti filled giant balloons, the sparkly banner etc. Most of these fabulous party decorations are available to purchase from Jo Anne’s etsy store. VENDORS Conception and styling, party horns, hats and party accessories: oh goodie

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HORSE RIDING PARTY

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Sharing this fabulous Horse Riding Theme Party today styled beautifully by Cakes By Joanne Charmand.  Here’s what Joanne had to say about putting together this amazing party; “We got to Centennial park in Moore park and it was raining, I have been planning this special day for my client’s daughter for MONTHS. So we moved the Party to the Equestrian Centre which was AMAZING the setup was actually inside the Horses stables it was an incredible experience thankfully we managed

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DIY FLORAL WREATH

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There is something delightfully  youthful and pure about a floral wreath. A simple collection or an elaborate  assortment, displayed or worn, the creation of one is a truly enjoyable  experience and an exercise anyone can undertake. Visit your local flower market  or raid the garden, the only set rules are the basics of how it goes together  and that’s what I’m sharing with you today. What you will need:  Secateurs Floral tape (a thin, pliable

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VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR BIRTHDAY

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This cute party is sent to us by Sweet Pops By Emily(Based in Melbourne) who not only styled this party but made all of the sweets and treats you see on the table. Very Hungry Caterpillar is a very popular theme specially for a first birthday, and it works equally well for both boys and girls. I love the cake-pops and the cupcakes.  VENDORS Styling & Sweets: Sweet pops by Emily Lemonade stand, cake stands, props, party

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD BIRTHDAY PARTY

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This darling little red riding hood party is styled by D’lish Cupcakes to celebrate her daughter’s birthday. She also made the cake and all the fabulous  desserts which you see on the table. Love the apple cake pops. See more of D’lish Cupcakes amazing work here.

TOP DESSERT TABLE OF THE WEEK

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Sensationally Sweet Events always come up with original ideas, their styling is fun and fabulous at the same time. This Trash Pack Inspired Party is no different, and is our Top Dessert Table Of The Week.   Here’s what Justine had to say about this party: “the gross gang in your garbage” – they are much-loved by little boys all over the world, seem to always be underfoot at my house and were the theme of choice

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