January 29, 2009

Little Gifts of Love: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Friends, Family and School Mates

Filed under: General, Valentine's Day Themes, Ideas and Inspirations — Kathryn @ 10:25 pm

It’s the time of year when we all celebrate romance.  If you’re a lover of Valentine’s Day like I am, you’ll probably not only want to give the big love of your life a gift representing your feelings, you will also want to give little gifts of love to school friends, colleagues, family and friends.   There are some amazing little gifts of love – let’s call them Valentine’s Day favors – to give generously to everyone you like and love in your world.  Here are some of my favourites:

The LOVE glass coasters are a favourite of ours for any romantic event favor such as bridal showers, engagement parties, anniversaries and weddings.  They are equally fabulous for a Valentine’s Day favor for your friends and family.  Hardworking, practical, heavy and sweet all at once, this favor will make your friends swoon!

The acrylic bling miniature picture frames are actually a placecard holder that works beautifully as a mini picture frame for a desk, study, school locker or of course, as a placecard holder for a romantic event.  Pop in a photo of you and your friend, or their secret love, and they will be framed in funky crystals and plenty of sparkle!

Our miniature pedicure sets are a gorgeous and practical girly favor for sweet 16 birthdays, spa parties, bridal showers, baby showers and Valentine’s Day!  The perfect size to pop into your purse, they will make your friends smile every time they open their Kelly bag.

And if you want to make it yourself, the Do It Yourself designer papers from Cristina Re at Pink Frosting offer amazing choice.  From love birds to butterflies, from cameos to harlequins, the designer paper range along with embellishments and accessories for crafting and scrapbooking, make do it yourself favors so simple and beautiful.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day this year!  Unbelieveably it’s not too far away now.  I must get to ordering my favors (oh and my gift for my hubby) right now!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 25, 2009

Happy Australia Day Lamingtons!

Filed under: Cooking for Kids, Entertaining, General, Tea Party — Kathryn @ 10:07 pm

What is more Australian than a lamington on Australia Day?  The fluffy sponge centre, the sweet chocolate icing and the stuck-in-your-teeth fabulousness of dessicated coconut?  Yum.  Here is the world’s best lamington recipe, straight from the test kitchens of the Australian Women’s Weekly.  If you do nothing else really Aussie tomorrow, get cooking some lamingtons.  You’ll win the popularity contests in the office for the next week when you bring the leftovers in on Tuesday!

Lamington bar cakes

Serving size: Serves 10 or more
Cooking time: More than 1 hour
Uniced cakes can be made, cooled and iced up to a day before serving; store in airtight container. Fill up to 12 hours before serving, store covered in refrigerator.

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.

Happy celebrating Australia Day to you. 

Kathryn

January 22, 2009

Destination Wedding Australia: The Whitsundays

Destination weddings are a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage.  Generally, you have a smaller gathering of the people who mean the most to you, you are in a location that you adore, and you and your friends and family get to have a fantastic holiday amidst all of the celebration.  Destination weddings can be a truly magical experience.

Australia has so many amazing destination wedding locations for you to choose from.  From the beautiful Byron Bay (my home town and my own destination wedding location) to Tasmania.  From Margaret River to Uluru.  The possibilities for a destination wedding in Australia are endless.

To celebrate the destination wedding in Australia, we’ve found professionals in the wedding industry who work in Australia’s best destination wedding locations and interviewed them about their best tips, locations and ideas to make planning your Australian destination wedding a wonderful success. 

To start our series which will run over the next few months, we kick off with the wonderful Vanessa Bye from I Do Events Whitsundays.  Can you imagine a better place to start?

Q.  Please tell us a little about yourself, your company and your experience in the wedding industry.

I have been involved in the wedding industry for about 14 years. My first introduction to the wedding industry was at the age of 16 when I spent my weekends as assistant to a wedding photographer in Tasmania. Shortly afterwards I became a wedding photographer of my own accord. After many years I relocated to the Whitsundays where I changed career path but not industry, as a wedding coordinator on a Whitsunday island. It was this role that brought my attention to the lack of wedding décor options available to bridal couples in the Whitsundays particularly as many people were coming from afar and it was costly and risky to bring their décor with them. Thus in January 2005 ‘I Do Events Whitsundays’ was born.

Originally thought of as a casual sideline, it was less than 6 months in operation before the demand of the business required my full-time focus. Now 4 years on, we employ 3 full-time staff in addition to myself. We have a dedicated Office Manager who liaises with clients and offers guidance in décor selections, a Stock Coordinator who manages all stock maintenance and ensures everything gets to the correct venues for set-up and a Creative Wedding Stylist who goes to the actual events to set-up and make them look beautiful.

Q.  You organise weddings all over the Whitsundays. What are your favourite Whitsunday wedding destinations and why?

Ooh, tough one! There are a multitude of options and I would have to say for those with an extravagant budget Woodwark Bay could possibly be the most stunning venue in Queensland, if not Australia – it is an amazing property on a secluded beach-front location with individual bungalows that can accommodate up to 20 people in total. Miles from anyone with the property completely to yourselves to enjoy, you are spoiled with lush tropical gardens, a Moroccan themed pool and endless activities.

A new and exciting venue is Villa Botanica (above). Simply driving down the driveway brings a sense of peacefulness and tranquility. This amazing property is designed solely for weddings and functions so you escape the hustle and bustle to enjoy the venue exclusively for you and your guests. A sprawling paradise of amazing architecture and graphic gardens perched right on the water’s edge, just minutes from Airlie Beach, yet totally private and exclusively yours.

Hamilton Island is definitely the most popular wedding destination here in the Whitsundays. Whilst having all the luxurious benefits of being on a tropical island, you also have the conveniences of a small town. A major attraction would be the diverse range of options available, from a barefoot beach wedding, to a quaint chapel or up on the hill with breathtaking views over the Whitsunday Islands and brilliant aquamarine water.

Coral Sea Resort (above) would be the most popular venue in Airlie Beach (the mainland). The beauty is that of the islands, situated on the waters edge with picturesque water views and adorned with tropical palm trees and lush gardens, yet conveniently located centrally in Airlie Beach with easy access to everything you need.

The best thing about the Whitsundays though is that no matter where you choose to have your wedding, you are almost guaranteed stunning water views.

Q.  For each of your favourite destinations, can you tell us your favourite venues, ceremony sites and anything special about the locations?

Woodwark Bay – I can’t get past the sweeping lawn area out the front of the main house. It is at least 100m x 100m of pure lush green grass with a couple of feature palm trees, against the beautiful water backdrop. I can just imagine a long white carpet running through the centre for a grand entrance to your ceremony.

Villa Botanica – Villa Botanica has a unique ceremonial area featuring a mosaic stone bridal walk lined by palm trees and leading up to their exotic hand carved Wedding Pavilion, with magnificent views over the waters of the Coral Sea. An unusual feature is the ‘fish tank bathroom’ – the smaller end of a giant 12,000 litre fish tank is viewed from the bathroom!

Hamilton Island – there are so many ceremony options to choose from and my favourite would have to be Beach Club Gardens. Plush green grass, tropical palms and a view overlooking the beach and beautiful Whitsundays waters… (Being an exclusive venue they do have size and other restrictions, but definitely worth the culling of guests!). Hamilton Island has just completed a purpose-built renovation on Outrigger and this is an ideal reception venue.  Exclusively yours, with an open-air permanent Marquee structure you can be undercover yet feel out in the open. Outrigger is waterfront in a tropical setting of palms and luxurious gardens.

Coral Sea (pictured)- Ceremonies are held on the lawn directly backing onto the aquamarine water, with a quaint wedding gazebo for signing of your certificates. My favorite reception venue would be the Jetty for a true Whitsundays Wedding, however they also have a function room for a more traditional wedding reception.

 

Q.  Do you have any tips for couples contemplating a Whitsunday wedding? 

  • Have a winter wedding. With average temperatures of 22, and low rainfall, June, July and August are the perfect climate for your special day. Other popular times are April/May and September/October.
  • For a beach wedding or beach photos make sure you check tide times (your wedding coordinator should be able to assist in this) and try to time your wedding around high tide
  • If you want 40 people, don’t invite 80. Many bridal couples assume that people won’t come because it’s a destination wedding but in our experience most weddings get a high quantity of guests confirm – who wouldn’t want a Whitsundays holiday!
  • Combine your wedding and honeymoon and stay for a week or two. Though, if you do want privacy it may be best to explore another area or island of the Whitsundays, to avoid your wedding guests who may also extend their stay.

Q.  What are your best tips for a destination wedding in the Whitsundays?

  • Take the advice of local wedding professionals. Our unique location can have unique requirements. For example, some flower types may not last well in the humidity. It’s better to have a beautiful fresh bouquet of your second floral preference to a wilting bouquet of your favourite flower.
  • Arrive at least two days prior to your wedding so that you have time to reconfirm everything and, most importantly, relax, before the big day
  • Don’t sun-bake before your wedding, Remember to slip, slop, slap!
  • Barefoot on the beach is great – just not in the summer; it can be quite hot on your feet (except Whitehaven Beach, whose silica sand never gets hot!)
  • Heels can be difficult on the beach. If you really want to wear heels on your wedding day, perhaps take along some flats for when you are on the beach and change in to heels later – any excuse to buy more shoes!

Q.  For 2009 and 2010, what are the trends on the horizon for Whitsunday weddings?

Working with nature is definitely the way to go. Enhance the natural beauty of your surroundings with twinkling fairy lights, hanging paper lanterns and tropical table settings incorporating earthy tones and elements such as stones, vine and tropical flowers.

Alternatively fresh and breezy complements the tropical setting with light colours such as lemon or spearmint. We encourage use of two of three contrasting feature colours for added depth and interest. If your bridesmaids are wearing green, it doesn’t mean you have to have green or white flowers. Olive green bridesmaid’s dresses with hot purple flowers create a sultry tropical flavour. Bridesmaids in latte and carrying soft pink flowers illustrate old fashioned romance. The colour combination options are endless and can really show your individuality!

Q.  Anything else you’d like to add?

Having your dream wedding in a tropical destination like the Whitsundays doesn’t need to be a luxury you can’t afford.  There are so many options for wedding and reception venues, and you can even start on your honeymoon straight away. 

It might seem daunting to book a wedding outside of your home town, but that is where the services of a professional wedding company such as I Do Events can really assist you in ensuring your dream wedding happens exactly as you imagined.  We offer coordination and styling services, and have the benefit of local knowledge and local contacts for all aspects of your wedding. 

Thanks Vanessa!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 19, 2009

The Perfect Pink Party – How to Take Colour and Create a Fantasy Party Palette

Pink is my favourite colour and a favourite for so many girls around the world.  It reminds us of fairy floss, our mother’s lipstick, perfect sunsets, and marshmallows.  It is a happy colour: full of fun, frivolity and whimsy.  And for entertaining, one of the easiest and most beautiful themes for any party is the favourite colour of the guest of honour.  So, in my how to take a colour and create a fantasy party palette, what other colour could I possibly choose but pink?

A colour party is a wonderful theme for just about any event.  From a child’s birthday to an engagement party, a bridal shower to a baby shower, an anniversary celebration to a graduation party, a simple colour theme for your celebration is a great place to start.  With a colour as your theme, it’s easy to achieve party fabulousness!

Firstly, choose the colour for your party palette.  Once you have the colour, you can decorate your party in various shades of that colour and know that the tones will complement one another perfectly.  If you choose blue, you have shades of periwinkle, sea-blue, navy and Tiffany blue to choose from.  All will look amazing together.  For pinks, you have from the softest baby pink through to the hottest fuschia to use.  Mixing the shades together means a much easier time for you – no trying to match rose petals to stationery – and it also is a contemporary and dramatic decorating effect.

Stationery and Favors

Do it yourself with beautiful hand-made pretty in pink invitations.  Origami dresses on hot pink card are the perfect announcement for a bridal shower, baby shower or girl’s party in this theme.  They set the scene, let the guests know just how to dress and give an impression of the type of event your party will be.  Here are some amazing pink coloured hand-made party invitation ideas using the range of designer papers at Pink Frosting’s online stationery store.

For your favors, choose pretty pink personalised candy jars filled with strawberry-flavoured jelly beans, pink silk hand fans with cherry blossom thank you tags, pastel pink cones filled with dried rose petals or candy-pink handbag favour boxes filled with yummy and decadent chocolate buttons.

Decorating Your Party

Take your colour and go wild!  In these amazing shots from Annick Van Wesemael’s beautiful book, Tasty Tables, marshmallows and baby roses are central to creating the pretty in pink theme.  Cones made of pretty pink paper, filled with roses and marshmallows act as whimsical centrepieces.  Bouquets of baby roses secured with flowing satin ribbon dance delicately from their stakes in the soft green grass.  The cake is not what it seems!  Annick has created a fantasy cake made of tightly packed roses and baby’s breath.  Candy tables are filled with the sweetest of pink sweets – from marshmallows to fairy floss.   The ornaments are edible – a beautiful treat reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel without any of the scary moments!

Your best friends are one-coloured linens, crepe paper, candy in the colour of your choice, balloons (giant round balloons are a gorgeous decoration that packs a punch on a budget) and satin ribbon in every shade of your colour imaginable. 

Whatever your colour fantasy, happy celebrating!

Kathryn

January 18, 2009

Decorating An Australia Day Outdoor Party

Filed under: Dinner Parties, Entertaining, Flowers, General, Party Themes, Table Decor — Kathryn @ 9:47 pm

Australia Day is only a week away.  Celebrating our national day is always a treat and usually involves a barbecue, sausages, plenty of cold beer and zinc cream, which is fun but not necessarily the prettiest of parties!  So, my mission for today was to create an Australia Day celebration in a contemporary and fabulous way.  The answer was to create an Australia Day outdoor party using tones of lime green, zesty-lemon and cornflower blue, with some traditional nods such as Twisties, ice-cold beer, Australia flags, lamingtons and meat pies (ok, so they were gourmet miniature versions).

The gorgeous lanterns, vases and Australian flags are available at the Pink Frosting online party shop.  I know gerberas are a bit passe, but for a bright bolt of green and gold, I couldn’t go any further!  Look for fun party linen at Spotlight and Lincraft.  I often buy whimsical tea-towels and bolts of fabric to use as tablecloths and placemats for entertaining.  Because they are so cheap, you can use them once and not be concerned about marks and stains.

Whatever you decide to do this Australia Day, make it fabulous.  Celebrate being in this incredible place.

Happy Australia Day!  Happy Celebrating!

January 17, 2009

Win Your Dream Wedding Cake at Polka Dot Bride

Filed under: Wedding Cakes, Weddings — Kathryn @ 3:26 pm

Can you imagine a more exciting prize for an engaged couple than to win the wedding cake of their dreams by Australia’s most stylish cake couturiers, Planet Cake?  OMG!  The gorgeous Polka Dot Bride is celebrating her birthday as Australia’s premier wedding blogger with this amazing competition valued at $1500.  So, how do you win?  Design your dream cake using one of the eight supplied templates – you can create it by hand or use your fabulous computer skills… use your imagination and create the cake that really excites you.  If your cake is chosen as the most fabulous, creative and amazing – you will win!

For inspiration, look no further than the beautiful cakes in the galleries at Pink Frosting (some gorgeous creations by Planet Cake are there for you to oooh and aaaah over).

Head on over to Polka Dot Bride for all of the details and to enter.  Good luck!  I can’t wait to see the winning entry!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 16, 2009

A Casino Themed Bridal Shower, Wedding or Party

Some amazing new personalised Casino-themed playing cards, notebooks, candy jars and decorations hit the Pink Frosting warehouse this week, so we are all inspired to host a Casino-themed bridal shower - “A Lucky Pair”.  Get your girlfriends around for a fun-filled poker day, with rolling good laughs, great company and plenty of faux casino chips to play with.  Equally applicable for a wedding theme, bachelor party or Australia Day party, this fun theme is very versatile indeed!

Invitations

Set the scene for the party by sending handmade invitations – simply glue a playing card onto a piece of folded red cardboard or use one of Pink Frosting’s new personalised playing card decks as a decadent invitation to your casino soiree.  Inside try, some fun words like:

Look out, Las Vegas
Move over, Monte Carlo
This Bridal Shower
Casino [your surname] is open for business!
Play your cards right
and Lady Luck will be on your side
at [address]
RSVP to [host details]
Feeling lucky?

And what’s a casino party without cold, hard cash?  Buy lots of play money and slip in a couple of bills into your invitations for your guests’ first round of drinks.

Decorating and styling

The trick to make this theme classy rather than brassy is to stick with your colour theme.  Think black, white and red – just like a deck of cards – with splashes of green felt fabric on the tables to evoke those casino card tables.  Set the scene with some large cardboard cut outs of Las Vegas lights, and then feature special card and dice themed balloons among standard red, black and white helium balloons for a cheap but classy display.  Visit your local $2 shop and buy as many decks of cards as you can carry!  Try making a card backdrop by sticking together dozens of cards to form your decorative Ace in the hole!  And don’t forget to dig out your Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin CDs for some mood music straight from the Brat Pack.

Entertainment

Here’s where the fun really starts!  If you’ve got the cash stashed, then rent casino gaming equipment from local vendors – think poker, blackjack, craps, wheel of fortune and roulette tables.  Or simply ask some of your more casino savvy guests to man some tables in shifts.  All you need are packs of cards and a dealer who knows what he’s doing!  Provide the dealer with a vest and visor, and give your guests a wad of play cash each.  If you’re lucky, you may even have found some plastic gambling chips, for an extra authentic feel.  If you play your cards right, you can deal everyone a highly coveted royal flush!

Menus, catering and cocktails

The ‘Vesper Martini’ was made famous by James Bond, when he ordered it in both the book and movie versions of Casino Royale.  Ian Fleming describes it as “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?”  So, serve martinis – shaken, not stirred of course – alongside chilled champagne and scotch on the rocks. 

When it comes to food, go all out with five star fare!  Think oysters on the half shell, caviar on wafer biscuits, foie gras and cooked lobster in shot glasses.  Remember, cocktail parties works best with finger food, but if you decide you need some plates, consider Pink Frosting’s Full House Party Plates.

Favors and thank yous

The cards are already in your favor, now it’s time for your guests to go home with a party favor to remember a fabulous night!  Hand out playful and personalised decks of cards so that each of your guests can keep dealing the winners.  Pink Frosting now has dozens of Casino themed favours to choose from, so go ahead and get lucky!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 13, 2009

Paper Planes, Cranes, Dragonflies, Fish and Stilettos

The beautiful Japanese artform of origami no longer needs to be complex, now that the Origami Club has arrived online.  This incredible site gives free instructions on creating just about anything in the whole world by folding paper. 

There are step-by-step instructions on how to create beautiful paper decorations which make wonderful party mobiles, table centrepieces, favours and invitations, among millions of other things. There is both a diagram and an animated how-to that you can follow, making it pretty easy.

To avoid frustration, they’ve even ranked each design by difficulty, so you won’t get involved in something that will drive you insane.

Given we’re moving to Japan later this year, I’m thinking I have our farewell party decorations to start on right away…

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 8, 2009

How to Make a Cookie on a Stick Favour

Cookies on a Stick are a favour phenomenon for kids parties, weddings, baby showers, christenings and many other celebrations at the moment.  They’re a happy favour – a longer-lasting Paddlepop, if you will.  I am asked almost daily how to make these gorgeous favours right now.  So, here is my DIY Cookie on a Stick 101, with a lot of help from my friends at The Decorated Cookie.

Poppy Cookies on a Stick

(image by The Decorated Cookie)

You will need:

  • rolled sugar cookie dough
  • 3 circle cookie/fondant cutters (2 1/2 inch, 1 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch)
  • rolling pin
  • lollipop sticks
  • parchment paper
  • wax paper
  • rolled white fondant
  • Americolor soft gel pastes (I used Sky Blue, Orange, Electric Pink and Electric Green) – or in Australia try the gel colour pastes at Bakery Sugar Craft
  • any frosting
  • light corn syrup
  • green ribbon (optional)

notes on supplies: the cutters are available at most craft stores or cake decorating stores (try Spotlight, Bakery Sugarcraft online), the fondant and lollipop sticks are available at most craft stores or again at Bakery Sugarcraft.

Step One: make your cookies
Roll your sugar cookie dough pretty thick, about 1/4 inch. Cut out circle cookies with the 2 1/2 inch and 1 1/2 inch cutters and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Insert lollipop stick half way into cookie, patting back into shape if necessary. Bake as normal. You may want to put the different size circles on separate trays for even baking.


Step Two: make your fondant circles
For white circles, simply knead a handful of rolled white fondant. For each color, add a few drops of soft gel paste on a separate hunk of fondant and knead with your hands VERY well until thoroughly mixed. This gets messy. I looked like a Smurf after mixing the blue.

Roll each color fondant separately between two sheets of wax paper to about 1/8 inch.

Cut out a mixture of the three circles (2 1/2 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch) from each colour. Set on a wax paper lined baking tray and let dry for a couple hours.


I planned my poppies ahead of time so I wouldn’t have leftover circles.

Step Three: assemble your poppies
For the larger poppies, use three different colours of the 2 1/2 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch circles. Spread a thin coat of light corn syrup on the back of a 1 1/2 inch circle of fondant (I poured a bit of syrup in a bowl and used my finger). Gently press the circle, centering, onto a 2 1/2 inch fondant circle. Repeat with the 5/8 inch circle of fondant, pressing on the 1 1/2 inch circle. For the smaller poppies, spread corn syrup on the back of a 5/8 inch circle and press on a 1 1/2 inch circle, centering. (Don’t press too hard to mush them together. The concentric circles will just sit on top of each other.)

Spread a small dollop of frosting on the cookie. Don’t spread to the edges, keep centered or it will ooze out. Lay prepared fondant circles on top of corresponding size cookies. With the palm of your hand, cup the poppy and gently press down. Let dry several hours or overnight.



Step Four: add stems to your poppies (optional)
If you like, wrap the sticks with green ribbon. I used tape at either end to secure, starting just under the cookie (and covering the tape at this end by wrapping the ribbon around.)

Voila!  Here are some other incredible ideas for Cookies on a Stick you can make at home.

Images from top left:  Baby Boy bouquet of cookies by My Cookie Jar, Pig cookies on a stick by The Decorated Cookie, Valentine’s Day cookie bouquet by Cafe Med Restaurant, Ghost cookies on a stick by The Decorated Cookie.

And, here are some gorgeous wedding favour Cookies on a Stick options.  Yummy huh?

Images from top left: Traditional wedding motifs by Sugar and Meringue; Fairytale cookies by Sugar and Meringue; Mint beach flip flop cookies by Karen Bradley; Spring cookies by Sugar and Meringue.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 6, 2009

The Empress of all Parasols

Filed under: General, Online Shopping, Wedding Parasols, Weddings — Kathryn @ 4:51 pm

There’s a buzz in the air!  January is always a favourite time of year for the Pink Frosting team because every day new beautiful products hit our warehouse and we gather around in anticipation as the boxes are slit open and the tissue is pulled away to reveal… the latest Pink Frosting gorgeous celebration accessories and decorations.   Today, new parasols hit the warehouse.  These glamorous Empress parasols really will take your breath away. 

The Empress parasol is gracious and regal and we can see it being the perfect accessory for the races, a garden picnic, a walk along the beach or of course on your wedding day.

With a wide curvacious canopy ending in a delicate pointed tip, this parasol gives your head and shoulders plenty of shade. 

Apart from being just simply glamorous, the Empress parasol features:

  • – Canopy made from heavy cotton, NOT nylon
  • – Ergonomically long shaft, rests comfortably on the shoulder
  • – Polished curved bamboo handle
  • – Quality durable steel frame
  • – Good sun protection

Sigh.  No wonder we are in love!  The Empress Parasols are also an impressive price.  Just $55 and in stock now.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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