GOOD LIFE - Zara's Swan Party Invitation

Thursday, August 21, 2014

seven swans a swimming

For Zara's Swan birthday and totally inspired by Vanessa's daughter's Flamingo party, I set out to make an invitation featuring the feathered friend and as Nina's invite has a Flamingo posing their leg up making a 4 - I thought it may be fun to do something similar. Amazingly, it was if the stars were aligned or something as Amanda (our incredible graphic designer) not only made a Swan incorporating a 7 but a Z too! Needless to say this is one invite that I treasure so much and have it framed in her room now!

The invitation was printed on cardboard and I popped it into one of gold and silver Meri Meri Christmas gift bags with a gold tutu that I picked up at HM on sale! As only a handful of girls were invited it made the party extra special and the excitement level at an all time pre-party. Plus, it indirectly solved my problem of not knowing what to give as party favours after the party -so they received and enjoyed them before!

GOOD WORDS - Thought for the Day

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


GOODIES - Bring out the Bunting

Monday, August 18, 2014

two weeks to go...

And then it is officially the first day of Spring! It just can't come soon enough! Bye bye fireplaces - hello braais! Bye bye hot chocolate, hello cocktails and bye bye blankets - hello bunting!

R185 for 10m

GOODIES - Woodland Dolls

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

oh my!

A little sneak peek at the sweetest little ones - arriving later this week!

GOODIES - Muffin Cups

Saturday, August 9, 2014

back for bakers

Our very popular muffin cups are back in stock, but are not only great for baking cupcakes or muffins. They can also be used to serve ice cream, savoury dips and make great mini little buckets for sweets, chips and popcorn.

Muffin Cups
R50 for 20

FOR GOOD TIMES - Feature Friday

no boys allowed

Our Friday For Good Times Feature is a little late, but equally appropriate this Saturday as celebrates Women's Day. Taken from Chapter 10 - Sugar and Spice Spa - this idea works well for both young and old girls get togethers.

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MATERIALS Printable Door Hanger | Colour Printer | 160gsm or thicker White Printer Paper | Scissors

DIRECTIONS 1 – Print and cut out the Door Hanger 2 – Hook the hanger onto the door handle of the party room.

GOOD LIFE - Zara's Swan Birthday Party

Thursday, August 7, 2014

swan party

Late last year, Zara my daugher turned 7 and with her birthday just one week before Christmas, I had been busy doing lots of other things and not really thinking "birthday party". But I realised there was no way I could not do something special - afterall "parties" is what I do all day! And I knew I would be sad come January if I didn't make a big deal about it.

I wasn't very inspired - especially as it was in the middle of the Swiss Winter and I didn't want the party to be Christmassy. At that time, I was blogging all about sunny parties in South Africa and specifically Vanessa daughter's Nina's Flamingo Pool Party. And then it hit me, I will follow Vanessa's party plan exactly - only I will replace the Flamingo with a Swan. It made everything easier in terms of what to buy and what to do - and the invitation credit all goes to V. So tune in tomorrow for the pretty awesome invite if I say so myself!

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