February 1, 2011

Valentine’s Day Dinner Party Shoot

I’m in the middle of planning two big shoots for Pink Frosting, Australia Entertains and our partner sites overseas and today I went shopping for all of the goodies for the shoots.  I wanted to share with you the gorgeous items I scored at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop for the red heart bridal shower shoot that would also look amazing for Valentine’s Day.  I hope these gorgeous products together offer you lots of inspiration for your next romantic dinner party (whether for two or many more!).

Bridal Shower Shoot 1

Clockwise from left:  Ruby red party lanterns, chocolate bomboniere hearts in red, natural dried rose petals in red, ruby red party balloons.

Bridal Shower Shoot 2

Clockwise from top left:  Heart swirl cupcake wrappers in red,  miniature martini glasses for favours and catering, heart topped cupcake favour boxes. chocolate bomboniere hearts

I hope you find some inspiration here for your Valentine’s Day celebration.  I can’t wait to put this all together and share the glamorous party with you!

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:

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!

Kathryn

July 5, 2009

Cake of the Week: A Pink Wedding or Party Cake Buffet

Cake equals celebration like no other food and is the special occasion culinary equivalent of champagne, particularly when topped with pink frosting!  So, if you’re like me and love just about every kind of cake, then why not treat your guests to a cake buffet at your wedding or other special occasion?  My mouth is watering right now!  Here are is my favourite pink cake buffet presentation by the amazing Annick Van Wesemael:

I just love the way Annick uses flowers in all of her party presentations.  She is a master florist like no other.  This adorable pink cake buffet could be used at a wedding, christening, baby shower, bridal shower, kitchen tea or child’s party.  Simply divine.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

May 20, 2009

Chocolate Themed Wedding or Party

When most of us think about celebrating, apart from pink frosting, we associate chocolate with everything decadent, fun and special.  The latest theme the Pink Frosting team have assembled for weddings and other celebrations is a gorgeous contemporary chocolate theme featuring every shade of chocolate from milky white chocolate through to really rich shades of dark chocolate.

From basics such as invitations, place cards and signage, through to really special decorative treats such as hanging place cards, vellum lit lanterns and personalised graffiti, this contemporary chocolate theme allows you to host a celebration in the very best style without having to assemble all of the complementary decorative elements yourself.

We love this contemporary chocolate theme for weddings, showers (baby and bridal), Mother’s Day, Christmas, anniversaries and a fabulous dinner party.

Here is how we’ve put it together:

Basic stationery is taken to the next level with a folded personalised invitation wallet, RSVP postcards and personalised envelopes in the chocolate theme; you can either take the traditional route with a folding place card for each guest or as in the bottom right hand picture, you can hang guest names with our personalised guest name hanging tags.

Wonderful Wedding Graffiti makes the chocolate theme come alive!  These monogrammed signs, graffiti, directional signs and vellum candle covers are just superb!

Little details make a party or wedding fabulous.  Here are some incredible ideas and products you can purchase to make your celebration truly special:  the team at PInk Frosting can personalise your cupcake favors for guests, coasters, wine bottles and party crackers.  What a sweet idea!

Put it all together with some coordinating ideas, such as the Chocogram bomboniere favors, Perfect Blend personalised tags, dramatic eyelette lanterns,  and one of the amazing laser-cut cupcake favor wrappers from Pink Frosting’s cupcake accessory store.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

May 13, 2009

Pinkalicious Bachelorette Party (No Boys Allowed)

Bachelorette parties are one of our favourite parties to decorate and host here at Pink Frosting.  You can be frothy, fun, and really girly because it really is a celebration of girliness, love and friendship.  And the best way to express all of these sentiments is with the girliest pink, feathery fluff and kitchiest decor you can imagine.  This is our Pinkalicious Bachelorette Party (No Boys Allowed)!

The Hens Party in a Box is the perfect start for any Bachelorette Party.  We took so many elements from this fantastic box of tricks and used them as stationery, decorations, labels, tags and favors.  The invitations included in the box are a great headliner for your Pinkalicious Bachelorette Party.

From top to toe, our Pinkalicious Bachelorette Party is fluffy and pink.  Starting with budget conscious hot pink paper lanterns strung from the ceiling with a satin ribbon.  Hanging from the base of the lantern is one of the small paper doilies which come in the fabulous pink Sweetheart Paper Doily packets of 72 pieces (can you believe that?  These are one of our favourite new decorations at Pink Frosting).

We’ve created some fun pink flowers for the table using the LollyPop Pink Party Plates by Paper Eskimo.   Super-easy for even the non-craftiest hostess, simply stick two paper plates back to back against a piece of dowel and stick the base into a clump of blutak covered with some fabulous feathers (to cover any nastiness).

We’ve filled two large vases on either side of the plate flowers.  One with water pearls and one with conversation hearts

For each place setting, we have placed the other paper doilies from the Sweetheart Paper Doily sets under each simply white plate.  It adds a pop of colour to the setting.  On top, we’ve used the fun stickers from the Hens Party in a Box which includes some fun nicknames for the guests and guest of honour.  Each place setting includes a glitzy antique acrylic place card holder   which is another of our favourite new products at Pink Frosting.

Finally, we’ve used the Bachelorette Party sign from our Hens Party in a Box and the Bridal Bouquet Table Centrepiece to give a little more kitch to the table.

Our fun toasting flutes are so fun, aren’t they?  With giant diamond rings in the centre, they are truly a bachelorette party must-have.

Finally, our gorgeous favors are the very popular With This Ring engagement ring keychain favors by Kate Aspen.  As we wanted a Pinkalicious look, we removed the thank you tag which comes with the favor, and placed on our own pink circle tags which make the favor really work for the party theme.

If you want to see our gorgeous set-up in person, come on down to see us at the Pink Frosting showroom at 35 Whyalla Street, Fyshwick in Canberra.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

May 12, 2009

Yummy Belgian Chocolate “Chocogram” Bomboniere

If you’re a fan of giving chocolate as a favor, monogramming three pieces of belgian chocolate to give as bomboniere will no doubt really make you smile! 

Everyone loves a decadent piece of Belgian chocolate, and when you have three generous pieces featuring your new monogram, a message of love such as S {heart} D, or a nickname, the Chocogram Bomboniere three piece chocolate favors make these favors even better! 

Whether you are celebrating your wedding, a corporate event, a christening, a baby shower, a birthday party or any special occasion, these Chocogram favors are a great way of thanking your guests for attending and celebrating with you. 

Chocogram™ is produced in Australia by one of our own best chocolatiers, using the finest imported Belgian chocolate. High quality chocolate packaged attractively and sent in special, insulated packaging for the warmer days.

Embellishing these gorgeous little morsels of goodness is easy with some crafty accessories, personalised ribbon and tags from the Pink Frosting online wedding shop, or you could DIY if you are especially creative!

What fantastic little thank you’s could you create with these characters?

Yummm… now where are our samples?

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

April 2, 2009

Getting Married or Hosting a Party in Canberra? The Pink Frosting Shop is Now Open!

We are so excited to announce that our online wedding and party shop now has a sister in the form of a gorgeous showroom here in Australia’s capital city, Canberra.

Renowned around Australia as one of Australia’s leading wedding planning companies, we opened the Pink Frosting online store a little over two years ago and it quickly became a hit, representing brands never before seen in Australia.  The online store features invitations, decorations, favors and accessories for weddings, parties, baby showers, kids celebrations, christenings and seasonal celebrations such as Easter and Christmas.

Our new showroom is filled with glamorous ideas and products to help inspire brides, entertainers and everyone who loves to celebrate create a truly magical event.

Pink Frosting’s shop opened with the intention of bringing the world’s best wedding and party decorations to Australia.  As event planners and stylists, we know how difficult it used to be to source unique and lovely wedding and party decorations and accessories, so we simply started importing them ourselves.

The store’s strength is that the buyers are experienced event and wedding planners and stylists so customers can feel secure that the products really work.  We not only bring these gorgeous things to Australia, we also demonstrate on our website how to use them through our beautiful galleries and event planning tools and ideas.

Now with a showroom open to the public, a little gem in the nation’s capital, anyone who wants to see the products in the flesh, can do this in a beautiful environment, with the assistance of one of Pink Frosting’s wedding and event stylists.

Online shopping is growing dramatically in Australia, but there will always be a group of customers who would prefer to touch and feel the products before they buy.  Our showroom allows customers to do this with the added assistance of a professional stylist to show them how the products work as well as help them theme and style their event.

Pink Frosting’s team of in-house wedding coordinators are available to see clients by appointment at 35 Whyalla Street, Fyshwick Canberra.  For an appointment, please call us on 1300 855 633 or email Pink Frosting at info@pinkfrosting.com.au.  Customers outside of Canberra can still get their Pink Frosting fix by visiting the online store at www.pinkfrosting.com.au .

We hope to see you soon!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

March 31, 2009

Beautiful Garden Entertaining Inspiration

Classic garden parties are such a wonderful way to celebrate in the Australian climate, just about any time of year.  Right now is no exception as the air becomes slightly cooler and the breeze a little bit crisper – no biting sunshine to turn us into lobsters!

Two beautiful ways to style a garden party, whether it be a shower, wedding, christening, ladies tea party or simply a picnic with friends, are presented in the gorgeous Wedding Style Guide which has just hit the news stands.  I highly recommend you grab a copy of this magazine even if you’re not getting married because their styling ideas for weddings translate to many other occasions.  The eye candy just can’t be beaten.

Fresh Country Garden

Classic white makes a comeback with an eclectic display of flowers and styling. Against the freshness of a country garden, whimsy and romanticism come to the fore.

Something Blue

Pastel hues sing when set against a dark contrasting colour creating a savvy wedding palette. Carefree summer colourways move aside for an autumnal look of moody blues and velvety chocolate-browns–a luxurious combination for a sophisticated look.

As a hydrangea girl, I just love the kissing balls above.  Aren’t they divine?

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

February 13, 2009

A Valentine’s Day Picnic Celebration

You couldn’t possibly not know that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!  The shops are overflowing with cuddly red teddy bears, florists are positively bursting at the seams with blood-red roses and we’re all feeling a little more heartened (particularly given the sad last week that we’ve had in Australia).

To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’ll be having a picnic with some friends.  The weather in Canberra is going to be cool and dry, which the perfect weather to sit outdoors and enjoy some relaxation, love and bubbles!

We’re taking advantage of the beautiful summer fruit which is still in season – strawberries, big juice apples and watermelon chunks – and we’ll serve fresh red-hued juices for the kids and champagne-punch for the big kids.  Loads of lanterns, red and white decorations, fun checked linen and fully blown peonies will be the order of the day!

Here is a beautiful red and white summer picnic board I discovered at Snippet and Ink.  It’s all the inspiration I need.  This is a gorgeous theme for bridal showers, baby showers, Mother’s Day and tea parties with friends.

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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

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