June 1, 2010

Take 20% off Wedding Cake Toppers & Party Cake Decorations!

At Australia’s number one online wedding and celebration shop, we’re celebrating our ranking in the top 5 online gift stores in Australia!  What a milestone!  To thank you for your wonderful support, we’re taking 20% off every single cake topper decoration in our online store.  Yep, from our best selling wedding cake figurines and rhinestone cake monogram letters, to party candles and baby cake toppers – take 20% off every cake top decoration at Pink Frosting until Sunday 6th June.  Your code for the discount is just below:

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Enjoy shopping and thank you for your support in helping Pink Frosting become one of Australia’s online success stories and best-loved stores.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

May 27, 2010

Blackboards as Wedding Decor and Party Decorations

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I have always loved blackboards as wedding decor.  They make a rustic and fun way of presenting a menu, seating chart, directional sign, candy table decoration and table sign.  Maybe its the fact that I come from a family of teachers or that I spent hours making chalk drawings on blackboards to make some extra money.  Whatever the reason for my adoration, blackboards are a wonderful addition for any party, wedding or celebration.  They get the message across in a fun way.

Blackboard images above via Primadonna Bride.

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The new miniature blackboard decorations at Pink Frosting make me very happy indeed!  I love how versatile they are – especially for presenting a candy buffet, lolly table, selection of desserts, wedding favours and so much more. 

Just don’t run your nails down them!  That could really kill the party mood.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

March 26, 2010

Retro Honeycomb Decorations have a Renaissance

Pink Frosting loves creating style on a budget.  Afterall, that’s what we’re all after for our wedding or party, isn’t it?  If you can achieve a chic look without breaking the bank, then you have more left in your budget for fantastic food and wine!

Pink Frosting welcomes a whole new range of retro chic decorations this week – from pinwheel garlands and rice paper sunbursts, to fabulous honeycomb hearts and wedding bells.  And, these beautiful decorations are the latest sensations in the leading wedding magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings and Bride to Be.  Go on, style your wedding with retro chic decorations from Australia’s number one online wedding shop, Pink Frosting.

Paper Honeycomb Decorations

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Appearing weightless, paper honeycomb decorations are such a beautiful way to style the ceiling at your party, wedding or event.  In so many shapes, colours, styles and sizes, you can mix and match them to create a beautiful tablescape, ceiling scape and more!  The beautiful image here is from the great team over at Creative Party Place.

The Pink Frosting team has brought a huge range of gorgeous retro style honeycombs to Australia and we simply adore the white wedding bells, retro style heart honeycombs in light pink, white, hot pink and red, as well as the classic globe honeycombs.

These alternatives to simple balloons pack a real decorating punch, and they are reusable too.  We all love that!

You can see the whole range of fabulous honeycomb decorations here. 

Sunny Sunbursts, Dainty Daisies & Sparkling Snowflakes

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Like their honeycomb counterparts, the new range of rice paper Sunbursts, Daisies and Snowflakes at Pink Frosting are wonderful decorations to enhance your party or wedding style as well as keep you well under budget.  In lots of great styles, colours and designs, there will be one for your beach party, winter themed event, wedding reception and more.  You simply hang them from a wire or string, from your ceiling, trees or a marquee and when you’re done, simply fold them up to use them again next time.  Stunning!

Fun & Festive Paper Garlands

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Just when you thought we couldn’t do any more with rice paper, the amazing team at Pink Frosting brings you these stunning festive paper garlands, in designs perfect for parties, weddings, showers and other special events.  Hang them from your mantle, ceiling, the front of your party table, or across the entrance way between paper ball lanterns and honeycombs.  We adore them so much, we might even use them at the office!

So, if you’re feeling a little bit retro, a little bit renaissance, a little bit like reliving your prom days, these gorgeous rice paper decorations are the ultimate in chic!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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!

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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!

Kathryn

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!

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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.

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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:

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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!

Kathryn

December 23, 2009

Table Decorations & Centrepieces for Weddings and Parties – Styles, Trends and Ideas

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Your table decorations and centrepieces are the most important decorative element you need to decide on when organising your wedding, party or other celebration. Whether your party is a full-scale formal affair, a children’s party or an intimate candlelit dinner, the centrepiece table decorations will add drama, personality and scale to your event.

The Pink Frosting team are expert table decoration and centrepiece stylists, and the Pink Frosting online wedding and party shop is brimming with gorgeous and inexpensive table decorations, wedding centrepieces and more to help you create a stylish table setting.  Take inspiration from some of the newest ideas in table centrepieces from the Pink Frosting team.

Eclectic tables

Create a ‘one of a kind’ feel for your event, by dressing each table differently. Use different flowers, different candles, different elements from the one theme to create a real sense of personality. For example, this design works wonderfully with a vintage theme; combine mismatched crockery, jugs and candles with plenty of vintage-style blossoms to fill tables. Visit an antiques fair, your local flea market or (with permission!) your grandma’s cupboards to pick up plenty of vases and trinkets to add personality to your tables.

Monochromatic tables

The classic, crisp design of the monochromatic look is still the most modern tablepiece theme you can choose.  If the mod look appeals to you, choose a black and white backdrop and add splashes of colour for contrast, such as buttercup yellow or flashy pink.  Think about height, drama, the whitest of white blooms and plenty of black crockery on crisp white linen.  This look is never out of style.

Centrepieces from your own backyard

Take inspiration from your own backyard!  Do you have twigs, greens, flowers and bark that could be used in a creative centrepiece? Take come gorgeous gumnuts and wattle and lay them on the tables in a very natural display with a few ivory and chocolate candles.

Casting a glow

The warm glow of candlelight has always added romance to a room.  Floral artists take this a step further by incorporating candles into centrepiece decorations themselves.  Think tall, full arrangements of cherry blossom branches, hung with votives on ribbon or wire-like hangers. Or imagine tall cylinders filled with coloured water to match the party colour palette, and small floating candles flickering in each. 

Christmas decorations all year round

Forgetting Santa, his reindeer, sleds and sleighbells, many gorgeous Christmas decorations are very appropriate out of season for parties. Christmas baubles, wreaths and sprays make fabulous table and room decorations.  And the traditional Christmas colours of red, green and gold needn’t limit you.  Contemporary Christmas colours of teal, peacock, pearl and diamonds are instant winners out of the Christmas season. And you can pick them up cheaply at the after-Christmas sales!

Paper lanterns – budget with big impact

The simple rice paper lantern packs an enormous decorating punch.  Whether you’re decorating a dinner table or a dance floor, the rice paper lantern will dazzle and delight your guests. Rice paper lanterns come in so many sizes, colours and styles, and all are great value for money.  Big ball lanterns start from as low as $6 a piece, so they won’t break the bank, even if you purchase them in bulk.  And the best part?  Paper lanterns can be packed down, stored and re-used for your next big shindig.

Eco-chic tables

If you’re really serious about going green, choose beautiful little wheatgrass pots (which can also be used as placecard holders), packets of seeds, or spring-time bulbs to decorate your table.  You’ll be offering your guests a living and breathing reminder of the party without hurting the planet.

Back to your childhood

Lolly buffets aren’t just for children’s parties!  The oh-so-divine lolly table is becoming a huge hit for the young-at-heart too.  Guests can fill up their own container with a selection of themed sweets, little gumball machines for each guest, or grandma’s favourite recipe cookies.

Balloons – the new chic

The hippest party planners from around the world are taking the humble balloon and making it the chicest decorating accessory of the moment.  Take giant bulbous balloons (at least 60cm) filled with helium and use them to decorate your room and each table.  Secure with your floral centrepiece or in a vase of lollies for a truly whimsical look.  Cheap, beautiful and fun!

See more beautiful table centrepiece and wedding decoration ideas at Australia’s number one online wedding and party shop, Pink Frosting.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 7, 2009

Sparkling Party and Wedding Luminarias Light the Path

One of my favourite wedding and party decorations is the luminaria, also known as luminaries or candle bags.  They twinkle a pathway to your party, around your pool, line the garden and create a truly special feeling for your celebration.  I am so very excited that our warehouse has just received a huge shipment of the latest luminaria to hit Australia, featuring not only sensational designs for just about every theme, but a water-filled base which means that these luminaries are safer and much more budget-conscious because they can be reused, over and over and over again.

To celebrate, here are some of my favourite uses for beautiful luminaria.

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Luminarias may be most well-known at Christmastime. Often communities work together to decorate their yards in festive manners, and luminarias are often part of those decorations. These little lights along a pathway or to mark a street are the perfect finishing touch. They give off a glow that will make your guests feel like they’ve found shelter in a storm.  Image:  The Lope.

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I love using Luminaria at Christmas as well, but inside the home.  These stunning luminaries light the fireplace so dramatically.

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Weddings and luminaries are the perfect match.  They can link two venues, line your ceremony aisle, create a pathway to your reception centre, be a dramatic table decoration or line your wedding dance floor.

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And for parties, they are spectacular leading a path to your home, around your pool or at a beach or garden themed party.  Superb.

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The new Lumabase Luminarias from can be used for many occasions. The die-cut LumaSleeves are created in-house and we pride ourselves on their unique and decorative look. The LumaSleeves support the bags in such a way that a gust of wind won’t blow over the luminarias or extinguish the candles. Our unique designs are stylish and fun, so party guests for every age group will enjoy the effects of the gentle lights.

Pink Frosting is proud to carry the Lumabase brand exclusively in Australia and New Zealand.  Everybody loves a party! Weddings, birthdays, Halloween, or just for fun, our luminarias will light the way to your party and lend an added touch of whimsy to any occasion.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

October 21, 2009

Sweet Lollipop Bomboniere Favours – YUMMY!

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Treat your guests to a favour as picture perfect and sweet as your special day with Pink Frosting’s amazing new personalised lollipops!  Yummy!  We are all so excited about these favours – they double as both a sweet, childhood evocing favour as well as a gorgeous table decoration – they even come in their very own display box!

These polka dot treats are my personal favourite (I wonder how our friend Ms Polka Dot Bride feels about them – I bet she’s swooning right now!), but there are so many options to choose from aside from sweet dots including a classic illustration of a bride and groom, a wedding cake, plam trees for an island wedding theme, the sweet touch of a butterfly or some contemporary stripes.  Worth a thousand licks, a gazillion oohs and aahs, they’re sure to be savoured by all of your guests – young and old.

The gorgeous girls over at Pink Frosting even decorate the personalised lollipops with a white satin bow, a clear cellophane wrap and a beautiful display box to help you arrange them on your tables – your wedding table centrepieces, for a lolly bar or even for your kitchen bench.

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There are Christmas designs for corporate gifts, gifts for your neighbours or school friends; wedding designs for wedding bomboniere, and party designs for a birthday or kids party; and baby designs perfect for christenings and baby showers.

We hope you are sweetly wooed by these, as we all have been!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

October 7, 2009

Best Pink Frosting Recipe in the World

 

I have been testing pink frosting recipes for years.  Surprised?  The very reason I chose to name Pink Frosting, Pink Frosting is because pink frosting reminds me of special events, very happy occasions and fun moments with my nearest and dearest.  I’ve tried and tested so many pink frosting recipes over time, the calories would make you burst at the seams.  Now, I am declaring the best pink frosting recipe in the world is found!  Thank you, finally, Smitten Kitchen!

Swiss Buttercream

For a wedding cake (or most of one, depending on the size)
2 cups of egg whites (approx. 12 large)
3 cups sugar
5 cups butter, softened (2 1/2 pounds, 10 sticks)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For a 9-inch cake (plus filling, or some to spare)
1 cup sugar
4 large egg whites
26 tablespoons butter, softened (3 sticks plus 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the tiniest amount, if you’re just practicing (or enough to cover and fill the 4-inch cake pictured)
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg white
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Whisk egg whites and sugar together in a big metal bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whisk occasionally until you can’t feel the sugar granules when you rub the mixture between your fingers.

Transfer mixture into the mixer and whip until it turns white and about doubles in size. (Here’s a tip: when you transfer to the mixer, make sure you wipe the condensation off the bottom of the bowl so that no water gets into the egg whites. This can keep them from whipping up properly.)

Add the vanilla.

Finally, add the butter a stick at a time and whip, whip, whip.

Deb note: Do not have a panic attack when this takes a while to come together (though I did every time). One super-large batch took 15 minutes, but it did and will come together. Patience, young Jedis.

And, to make it pink:  drop in slowly, very slowly, red food colouring until you get your desired pink shade.  Voila!

The gorgeous pink frosting cupcake mosaic is from Sweet Jessie’s sweet blog.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

October 6, 2009

Celebrity Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Filed under: Baby Shower — Kathryn @ 11:01 am

Have you been checking all the Tinseltown magazines for ideas on just what Ange, Katie and Posh did for their celebrity baby showers?  Have you lusted after the latest celebrity baby pram, mini mink rug and onesie – you know, the same one that our Nic has?

Well now it’s your turn to plan your own celebrity baby shower – have all the fun of a celebrity without being hounded by the paparazzi!

If money’s no object, follow Britney’s lead – host a Moroccan theme baby shower. Her guests wandered barefoot through thousands of rose petals, and dined on a fabulous North African feast.

Or perhaps, like Jennifer Garner, have a purple themed baby shower (her baby was named Violet) – her guests were requested to bring only purple gifts.

Let Pink Frosting help you with some great ideas to make your celebrity baby shower the talk of the town.

  • Roll out the red carpet! Make your celebrity guests feel right at home in the spotlight – roll out the red carpet leading up to your front door. Hire a spotlight, hang foil stars, and grab a director’s chair for the mum to be.
  • Let there be light! Lanterns are a wonderful way to create the glitz and excitement of Hollywood without costing the earth.  Black and white paper ball lanterns mixed with miniature mirror balls around your venue perimeter are a great way to create that Hollywood effect.  Or add shiny Hollywood Stars silver balloons for a glitzy look that’s sure to wow the fans.
  • Give them the star treatment. Give your guests personalised hand cream favors with your name printed on them, or love compact mirrors for Hollywood fashionistas to check their makeup.  Why not present each guest with a monogrammed pedicure set to show how much you care about their tootsies?  Or present your celebrities with sweet treats in elegant black star design favor boxes.
  • Mocktail magic. You won’t be wanting to hit the hard stuff, so why not have a mocktail bar where your guests can make their own virgin cocktail creations?
  • Star-studded games. For some cutesy fun, can your guests match the baby to the celebrity mum? Can they match the baby name to the celebrity couple? Real celebrities never change diapers! Let your celebrities practice with the diaper game. Pink Frosting has plenty of fun baby shower games to inspire you.
  • Enjoy a film fest. If you’re all feeling exhausted, pop on your favourite Hollywood films such as Casablanca and enjoy a film fest with mocktails and popcorn in genuine popcorn containers!

Whatever you decide to do, remember that you are the star on your baby shower party day!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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