January 24, 2010

Unique Christening Ideas – Butterflies in Yellow and Black

Filed under: Baby Shower, Children's Parties, Christenings, Party Themes — Kathryn @ 10:43 pm

I am always inspired by unique ideas for traditional parties, and a Christening celebration is one special occasion that is becoming an opportunity for parents and party planners alike to express their creativity.  Although a Christening celebrated in traditional white is simply stunning, there is something to be said for mixing traditional with new themes and ideas that represent the personality of the child, the parents and the extended family and friends.

Niki from Candy Soiree’s (0409 965 914) is one of Pink Frosting’s party planner customers and she sent me these stunning photos of a combined Christening and First Birthday party reception she styled recently for baby Sundae.  Photos are all by Ba Ba Bambini Photography.  I hope they inspire you as much as they delighted me!

Butterfly Christening Decorations Mosaic

The contrasting colours of yellow and black really work for this Christening.  Although I love this colour combination for weddings, I had never before contemplated the hues for a Christening or children’s party – but don’t they look sensational?  Because of the whimsical polka dots and feminine use of butterfly motifs, the stark colours look sweet.  I love the way Niki and her team have used the budget-conscious Pink Frosting paper lanterns and made them really unique by embellishing them with butterfly cutouts – genius.

Butterfly Christening Candy Bar

The candy bar is a delectable display of bananas, jelly beans, personalised chocolate bars and traditional lemon sweets.  Perfect for a Christening and first birthday celebration.

Butterfly Christening Bomboniere

The Christening bombonieres were silver butterfly bookmark favours from Pink Frosting’s online bomboniere shop.  Niki personalised the bonbonieres by decorating simple white favour boxes with polka dot paper, white satin ribbon and the silver butterflies tied on top.

I think we’ll all be inspired to decorate Christenings with unique and personal themes.  Thank you Niki!

Happy Celebrating!


January 21, 2010

Ooh la la! A Parisian Themed Wedding or Shower

Ooh, la la! Destination Paris! The enchanting City of Light is one of the most romantic places on earth and its most famous icon, the Eiffel Tower is a stunning inspiration for a bridal shower, wedding or party theme.

Whether you love to travel to Paris, your fiance proposed on the Eiffel Tower (my best friend’s now husband did and I drooled with jealousy) or your eventsimply has a distinctly French flavour, wow your guests with a theme that’s truly magnifique!

My favourite colour combination for a French themed shower or wedding is black, white and light pink.  Stripes and polka dots are perfectly pretty and suit the theme beautifully.  Now, it’s just a matter of getting all Frenchy!


This stunning bridal shower set up is by the amazing Hostess with the Mostess.  The cameo motifs, polka dots and sweet hearts are absolutely spot on (excuse the pun) for a Parisian shower.


Serve French champagne, sweet pink lolly treats in a candy buffet, decorate with the prettiest striped black and white table cloths, spotted napkins and pink-hued roses.  Ooh la la!

Pink Frosting adores a Parisian themed wedding or shower.  We have a range of Eiffel Tower and Paris inspired wedding and party decorations to help you bring the theme to life at your own event.  Here are four of my favourites:

Paris Themed Party

From left:  Evening in Paris Eiffel Tower place card holder decorations and favours; Le Parti de Paris party invitations by Alannah Rose at Pink Frosting; Clear Printed Cube Favour Boxes with a gorgeous cupcake printed on the front (also available with an Eiffel Tower icon); and our Just Married pink paper lanterns (coming soon).

You can of course adapt this gorgeous theme for a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, dinner party, Valentine’s Day or even Mother’s Day.  Magnifique!

Happy Celebrating!