February 11, 2014

Ladybug Party Ideas

Filed under: Cake of the Week, Children's Parties, First Birthday Parties, General — Kathryn @ 3:54 pm

I’m mad for ladybugs – aren’t they just magic when you’re a child?  I used to be thrilled when I would find one in a garden bed, and be mesmerised while I watched the perfectly shaped little dome back and tiny little legs work their way around my hand.  So, it makes sense that I adore the new trend for ladybug parties!  Australia’s online party shop has a huge range of ladybug party decorations and supplies to bring the theme to life.  Here are just a few of my favourites to get you started:

Lady Bug Party Supplies & Decorations from Pink Frosting

Lady Bug Party Supplies & Decorations from Pink Frosting

There’s quite a range of ladybug party supplies available to purchase, and you can also personalise your invitations, favours and decorations by using the unique party designs at Pink Frosting.  For decorating, I recommend you use red, white and black in polka dots to bring the theme to life with all of your complementary party decorations.  Here are a few more fantastic ideas I found to bring ladybugs into your birthday party, baby shower or other special event.

Ladybug Cake Pops

Ladybug Cookies, cake pops & treats

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We would love to see your gorgeous ladybug party ideas!  Please share xx

Happy Celebrating
Kathryn

February 10, 2014

2014 Wedding Favours & Bomboniere Ideas

Sugar almonds?  Chocolate hearts?  So yesterday!  Today’s wedding favours and bomboniere are all about personality, the theme of the wedding day and doing dual purpose.  Here are my fabulous 2014 wedding bomboniere ideas to inspire your choices for your wedding day.

Yee-Hah!  A Little Bit of Country

So much of the countryside takes centre stage in many Australian weddings, and with the rustic country wedding theme becoming one of the most popular in 2014, we just adore these cowboy boot bottle openers, sure to make guests want to kick their heels up all night long.  Men and women alike will adore these favours – they’re practical and fun, as well as being a gorgeous table decoration with the swathe of lace wrapped around the design.

Cowboy Boot Wedding Favours & Bomboniere

Cowboy Boot Wedding Favours & Bomboniere

Nautical Romance

Beach weddings are always popular in Australia due to our climate and proximity to the world’s most beautiful coastlines.  Taking the Australian beach setting as your guide, our new range of nautical wedding favours will have guests dreaming of their own romantic seaside getaway.  Here are just a few of my favourite beach wedding bomboniere:

Set Sail Bottle Opener Wedding Bomboniere & Favours

Set Sail Bottle Opener Wedding Bomboniere & Favours

The Set Sail Bottle Openers are a wedding favour winner for me on so many fronts.  I love the elegance of the design for yachting, sailing or beach weddings and the practicality of the gift itself makes it a huge winner.  Guests will no doubt take this home and adore it at their bar – remembering the summery breezes they felt on your romantic seaside wedding day.

Flip Flop Luggage Tag Keychain Wedding Favours

Flip Flop Luggage Tag Keychain Wedding Favours

If your wedding day is set to be a bit of fun in the sun, these whimsical and pretty hibiscus embellished beach wedding favours are just the trick.  I would love to receive one of these at a destination or beach wedding – it would look great hanging from my travel bags and would remind me of a wedding day in the sun.

Anchor Wedding Favour Bags

Anchor Wedding Favour Bags

Many couples like to mix tradition with modern on their wedding day and these anchor muslin wedding favour bags allow you to do just that.  These anchor wedding bomboniere bags can be filled with traditional sugar almonds or chocolates (or something more modern like seaglass, shells or customised rock candy) and given to guests in a modern way.  I love the stamping of the anchor motif on these natural bags – take me to the seaside anyday.

Place Cards as Bomboniere

I am a big fan of dual purposing your wedding decorations – why waste money on two items when you can have one work for you in two ways?  One of my favourite dual purpose wedding decorations are wedding place card holders which can double as your wedding bomboniere.  Guests will adore these miniature photo frames in many themes which can hold their names for their place card and then can be reused at home as a photo frame, or our themed place cards that make fun photo holders at home.  Either way, these place cards really pack a wedding decorating punch.  Here are just a few examples:

Wine Cork Wedding Bomboniere Mini Photo Frame

Wine Cork Wedding Bomboniere Mini Photo Frame

Perfect for a vineyard wedding or for any couple that adores wine, these wine cork place card holders do double duty as a mini photo frame wedding bomboniere for guests to take home and display.  The thoughful design including the Maison du Vin references and wine grape motif are sure to please even the toughest wine critic.

Bike Place Card Holders & Wedding Favours

Bike Place Card Holders & Wedding Favours

Ooh la la!  These bicycle place card holders make such a special wedding bomboniere for any couple who cycles, has a vintage theme for their wedding day or who are honeymooning in a cycling destination – Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo anyone?  Such a pretty reference to a couple’s hobby and the perfect wedding decoration to get your guests excited.

Mason Jar Madness

It seems the world is abuzz with Mason Jars right now, and there’s really good reason!  These rustic jars are so versatile as a party decoration, glass for drinking and also a vintage wedding bomboniere jar.  Make Mason Jars part of your wedding day by creating a personalised mason jar wedding favour at Pink Frosting wedding shop, or using Mason Jars to hold your wedding bomboniere.  Here are a few ideas I adore.

Caribbean Blue Personalised Mason Jars Wedding Favours

Caribbean Blue Personalised Mason Jars Wedding Favours

Purple Tiffany Cherry Blossom Heart Personalised Wedding Mason Jars

Purple Tiffany Cherry Blossom Heart Personalised Wedding Mason Jars

Chalk Board Mason Jars

Chalk Board Mason Jars

And, for those who like to use their Mason Jars as a drinking vessel, try our new flower top mason jars - perfect for mixing with our vintage paper straws.  Gorgeous!

Flower Top Drinking Mason Jars at Pink Frosting Wedding Shop

Flower Top Drinking Mason Jars at Pink Frosting Wedding Shop

Whatever wedding bomboniere your heart desires, you’ll find Australia’s best range of personalised, unique and truly gorgeous wedding favours at Pink Frosting online wedding shop.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 23, 2014

Hello Friends…

Filed under: Cake of the Week, General, My Inspirations — Kathryn @ 5:09 pm

It feels like a lifetime since I’ve sat down to write on this beautiful blog, Australia Entertains.  Busy doesn’t begin to describe the past few years.  With a book, The Party Book, out and about; Pink Frosting growing super-fast; and my beautiful family growing up; a move overseas and back; and, well, life in general…. I’ve been a little busy.

So, here I am back at the keyboard and super excited to bring more ideas from our customers, the team and around the world through this fun read.

The Party Book by Kathryn Porritt, image by Nikole Ramsay

The Party Book by Kathryn Porritt, image by Nikole Ramsay

So, I look forward to our little chats.  I’ve missed you!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

March 21, 2013

Rustic Wedding Favour Ideas

Filed under: Weddings — Kathryn @ 4:29 pm

Rustic country chic is a theme we are seeing take off in 2013 and brides are getting it so right when it comes to the location and the wedding decorations. If you are not sure on what wedding favours to shower your guests with when it comes to this beautiful rustic look, the Pink Frosting Wedding Shop has complied some gorgeous inspiration to help you create the most magical wedding bombonieres.

Your rustic wedding favours combine the essence of the country and homemade goodies with a vintage feel to them. A very popular and cost effective idea is to create your own home made goodies as your favours. Homemade mini pies and mini glass jars filled with strawberry jams sitting at each place setting with a gorgeous personalised gingham sticker to match.

These gorgeous rustic French Provencal Mini Pitchers would make for the perfect addition on your table decorations and also team up as a wedding favour for your guests.

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If you want to stick with tradition but add that rustic feel, fill these linen bags with ‘Love’ and other fun things like chocolate treats and sweets for guests to enjoy throughout the night.

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Another great wedding favour we have seen throughout weddings is the use of hand fans! You can add a touch of rustic feel to you hand fans bu hosing colours like rich browns to match in nicely with your rustic theme.

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Adding a rustic feel to your wedding is made simple with the help of Pink Frosting party supplies to inspire you!

Happy Celebrating

The Pink Frosting Team xxx

March 18, 2013

Autumn Beach Wedding Inspiration

Filed under: General, Weddings — Kathryn @ 12:48 pm

Summer time may be over, but that doesn’t mean you cant still have your perfect beach wedding in autumn! The Pink Frosting Wedding Shop is here to provide you with the inspiration you need to plan your perfect autumn beach wedding. When starting to think of inspiration for this wedding theme, envision deep chocolate browns mixed with the orange corals for the sea. Your colour palate should be inspired by the colours of the autumn mixed with the soft tones from the sea.

At Pink Frosting we have put together of a board of inspiration for you to start planning your perfect autumn beach wedding!

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Start with your wedding invitations, they will set the scene for the rest of your wedding. Incorporating the colours of autumn into your beach theme is made easy with this gorgeous range of wedding invitations avaliable from Pink Frosting Party Supplies.

For a modern feel to your invitations, try these contemporary solid apricot colour invitations which are a gorgeous representation of coral.

When it comes to deciding on your wedding decorations, beach themed weddings always look amazing with strings and strings of lanterns floating flawlessly above your table settings or dance floor, to add a touch of autumn feel to your beach theme use dark chocolate brown lanterns mixed with white and cream lanterns of all different shapes magically floating above your reception are.

Don’t forget to treat your guests with the most gorgeous wedding favours or wedding bombonieres! For the autumn beach wedding theme you can pass out delicate hand fans in deep orange, chocolate browns and rich reds for guests to take home as a keep sake to remember your special day.

Happy Celebrating!

The Pink Frosting Team xx

March 13, 2013

Add a bit of Bling to your Wedding or Party!

One of the latest trends in wedding and party styling we are loving and seeing a lot of is adding a bit of bling to your event! That added touch of sparkle really creates that glimmering glitzy feel and can make for an elegant addition to your wedding decorations or party decorations. With Pink Frosting Party Supplies, we have some stunning pieces that can transform the simplest settings into something glamorous!

These beautiful tear drop hanging vases with acrylic garland make for the perfect addition to your table centerpieces.

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Say thanks to your guests for sharing in your special day with this Tiffany inspired With This Ring key chain

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These elegant diamond scatters will add that little bit extra sparkle to any table setting, whether its the bridal table or scattered on cocktail tables at your event, your tables will shine like a diamond!

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These glamorous bottle stoppers will make for a perfect wedding favour or wedding bomboniere for guests to take home and remember the fantastic time they had at your special event!

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With the right touches of sparkle, your next wedding or party will be made that much more special with these gorgeous hints of glimmer to add the finishing touches to your party favours or wedding decorations!

Happy Celebrating

The Pink Frosting Party Team

xxx

March 6, 2013

The Perfect Princess Party

Filed under: Children's Parties, General — Kathryn @ 12:50 pm

It was every girls dream to host a princess party for her birthday, and having all her friends come share in a day of enchantment, excitement, fun and games. But where do you begin? The Pink Frosting Party Shop has put together some gorgeous inspiration to get you started with planning the perfect princess party.From the party invitations to the party decorations, at Pink Frosting we are here to help create the perfect party using our exquisite princess party supplies!

Start with these gorgeous personalised princess party invitations… perfect for your little princess. You can even change the hair colour to match!

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Your party decorations are an easy choice. Think big bright lanterns strung from tree to tree in your back yard, fluffy tissue paper pom poms hanging above a perfect candy buffet fit for your little princess!

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Deciding what food to serve at a princess party is easy, think of all the delicious ways to incorporate pink into food. Pink lemonades served in vintage mini milk bottles, fairy floss in cotton candy and pastel purple and we cant forget fairy bread!

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You cant go wrong with a candy buffet, with little treat boxes for the princess to fill up and take home as a party favours!

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Princess Party in blue

There is all the inspiration you need and more from Pink Frosting Party Supplies to create a magical day for your little princess!!

Happy Celebrating.

The Pink Frosting Party Team

xx

January 29, 2013

Unique Ways to Personalise Your Wedding Bomboniere

Filed under: Bonbonniere, Wedding Bomboniere, Wedding Decorating, Weddings — Kathryn @ 1:19 pm

Creating a unique and memorable day for your wedding is what every bride and groom aspires towards. From the location, to the table centerpieces to what food and drink you serve and what wedding bomboniere to send your guest home with, making your wedding suitable to your style and theme is the best way you can make your day unique and memorable.

A great way of adding the uniqueness factor to your wedding day is by personalising to your individual style. Making sure you stay true to your couple style will really make a difference when it comes to the finishing touches of your wedding day. At the Pink Frosting Wedding Shop there is a gorgeous range of wedding favours that will add a touch of personality to your wedding.

Another way of adding your true style to your wedding day is by personalising your wedding bombonieres or wedding favours for your guests to take a little piece of you home at the end of the day. 2013 has seen unique wedding bombonieres really take off with bride and grooms really stepping up and creating some memorable and creative keep sakes for guests.

Wedding Themed Personalised Lollipops

Items such as candles, lollipops, vintage milk bottles all featuring a personalised message on a sticker design suited to your couple style have all been popular choices for the 2013 wedding year.

Mod Pattern Personalised Milk Bottles with Cap

Emerald Personalised Wedding Favour Votive Candles

Another way to add a unique feature to your wedding bombonieres is incorporating homemade goodies as a thank you present for guests to take home. Homemade jams, handmade soaps, delicious handmade chocolates, jars filled with the ingredients to make the perfect choc-chip cookies, mini homemade pies for a picnic themed wedding or even a signature drink made especially from the couple served in mini vintage milk bottles with a personalised sticker for guests to take home and enjoy!

Sweetie Pies Mini Pie Packaging Favour Kits (for 20 pies)

Your Wedding Bombonieres are a great way to show your creativity and really make them a unique favour for your guests to take home. Making it practical and something they will use in the future is a great starting point and adding the touches of your personal style will always create something magical.

Happy Celebrating!

The Pink Frosting Team xx

Brand New Range of Wedding Bomboniere!

Your wedding day creates magical vibes for your guests to be surrounded by. Laughter, love, happiness and everyone has a smile on their face from start to finish. Once the day is over, guest go home with their memories of the marvelous day that they have just spent watching two people start their life together.

Wedding bomboniere are a gorgeous tradition where the bride and groom provide a small gift for their guests to take home in memory of your special day. It is also a way for the wedding couple to say thank you for coming and sharing in the celebrations.

At the Pink Frosting Wedding Shop we have a gorgeous and unique range of wedding bombonieres that is suited to any theme, colour, style and budget!

With thousands of wedding favours to choose from, Pink Frosting is renowned for its unique range of guest souvenirs, and this week we have some beautiful new wedding bomboniere and favours to introduce to you! These gorgeous gifts have just landed at Pink Frosting and here are just some of our faves:

Caribbean Blue Personalised Votive Candle Favours

With This Ring Keychain Wedding Favours in a Blue Gift Box

By The Shore Sand Dollar Coaster Favours

Mod Pattern Personalased Milk Bottles with Caps

Mr & Mrs Personalised Wedding Votive Candles

What are your favourite wedding bomboniere?  Traditional or modern?

Happy Celebrating!
The Pink Frosting Team x

January 9, 2013

Australia Day Lamingtons

Filed under: Australia Day, Cooking for Kids, General — Kathryn @ 2:09 pm

When I was growing up Possum Magic, by Mem Fox, was one of my all time favorite books that my mother used to read me.  My favorite part was when the possums go on their adventure and eat all the classic Australian foods to try get his visibility back. They started with a Vegemite sandwich than moved on to ANZAC biscuits tried Pavlova in Perth and finishing off with my favorite… the Lamington (which of course got Hush his full visibility back). With Australia Day fast approaching I thought there was no better time to share with you the recipe for the perfect lamingtons! This is, hands down, one of the best and yummiest recipes I have come across for lamingtons and has even been tested on the team at the Pink Frosting Party Shop and now its yours to enjoy!!

Australia Day Lamingtons

INGREDIENTS

Butter cake
¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup water
125g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, separated
1½ cups self-raising flour, sifted
Chocolate glace icing
3 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
60ml (1/3 cup) milk, approximately
1 cup coconut, approximately
Mock cream filling
2/3 cup jam
1/3 cup water
½ cup sugar
125g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

METHOD

Butter Cake: Combine sugar and water in pan, stir over heat until sugar is dissolved, bring to boil without stirring, remove from heat, cool to room temperature.
Beat butter, vanilla and egg yolks in small bowl with electric mixer until light and creamy, gradually add sugar syrup in a thin stream while mixer is operating. Transfer mixture to a larger basin, stir in flour all at once. Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form, fold lightly into cake mixture in 2 batches. Divide mixture between 2 well greased bar tins, (base measures 7cm x 25cm). Bake at 180°C for 30 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool. When cold, spread Chocolate Glace Icing over top and sides of cakes; quickly sprinkle coconut over cakes before Icing is set. Cut piece from top of each cake, spread cavity with jam, fill with Mock Cream, replace top which has been cut in half lengthwise. Decorate with strawberries, if desired.
Chocolate Glace Icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa into heatproof bowl, stir in enough milk to give thick paste. Stir Icing over hot water until spreadable, spread over one cake at a time. Sprinkle with coconut before icing the next cake; this Icing will set quickly.
Mock Cream Filling: Combine sugar and water in pan, stir over heat until sugar is dissolved, bring to boil without stirring, remove from heat, cool to room temperature. Beat butter and vanilla in small bowl with electric mixer until light and creamy, gradually add sugar syrup in a thin stream while mixer is operating; beat until fluffy.

To freeze: Cold uniced cakes can be frozen for up to 2 months. Icing and Cream are not suitable to freeze.

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These make for the perfect dessert for an Australia Day Party!

Happy Baking!

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