February 15, 2011

Latest Wedding Favours to Hit Australia

Filed under: Bonbonniere, General, Wedding Bomboniere, Weddings — Kathryn @ 1:13 pm

When you’re planning your wedding bomboniere, you want to choose a favour for your guests that not only leaves a lasting impression about your big day, but that also accentuates your wedding decor and table styling.  The new range of wedding favours from Pink Frosting make this task so much easier.  We have new decorative favour boxes that can be stacked to make a centrepiece display, stunning new coasters in many designs to suit themes including garden weddings and golden celebrations, as well as updates to classic favours like place card photo frames in new designs and styles.  Check out the whole new range of wedding favours and accessories online now.

Here are just a few of our favourites:

Love Bird Damask Personalised Chocolate Bar Favours

Love Bird Damask Personalised Chocolate Bar Favours

The bold pattern of the Love Bird Damask Stationery Collection features the well known damask style with perfect wedding details. The flowers twist into delicate little hearts that are interspersed flawlessly within the pattern. Additionally, amongst the flowers and foliage rest love birds, melding into the design with true artistry.  And, who doesn’t love chocolate! Always a crowd favourite, these trendy personalised nut free chocolate bars are available with a variety of wrapper design options. These chocolate bars are produced in a nut free U.S. facility and are guaranteed safe for anyone with a nut or peanut allergy.

Artistic Botanical Wedding Coaster Favours in Gift Packaging

Artistic Botanical Wedding Favour Coaster Sets

These artistic glass coasters are a wonderful favour that will complement any guests home. The hand drawn flowers and butterflies are delicate and beautiful, each set contains two unique designs. The stunning iridescent packaging can be personalised with a sticker or tag.  Coasters come in sets of 2 with a beautiful presentation favour box that can be personalised.

Ceramic Love Bird Bottle Stopper Favours

Ceramic Love Birds Bottle Stopper Favour

These high quality ceramic stoppers not only look great but are incredibly functional as well. Carefully balanced, they sit perfectly in the wine bottle of your choice. Your guests will enjoy receiving it as much as you will enjoy giving it. Use it as a wedding favour or include it in a gift basket or welcome bags!

Good Wishes Pearlescent Tea Light Candle Holder Favours

Good Wishes Pearlescent Glass Tea Light Holders Favours

What a wonderful way to tell guests what’s in your heart without saying a word! When you thank them with our gorgeous “Good Wishes” Tealight Holder, the heartwarming glow of those words will light up a special place in each guest’s home, reminding them of your unique moment in time.

Silver Pearls Mini Photo Frame or Place Card Holder Favours

Silver Pearls Photo Frame and Place Card Holder Favour

Like a strand of elegant pearls dipped in silver and crafted with a contemporary flair, our pearl-inspired mini photo frame favour is playfully and uniquely designed to showcase lasting memories of your happiest celebrations!

Sweet Bird House Favour Boxes

Sweet Bird House Favour Boxes

A sweet way to present your wedding bomboniere or shower favours with charm! These delightful little boxes are adorable down to the smallest detail, they’ll be sure to add character to any event.  Fill them with home made cookies, sugar almonds on a nest of shredded coloured paper or chocolate bomboniere hearts to make any guest tweet with delight!

You can see the whole range of new wedding favours here at Pink Frosting.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

February 5, 2011

Delightful New Wedding Favours

Filed under: Bonbonniere, Wedding Bomboniere, Wedding Decorating — Kathryn @ 9:51 am

The latest wedding favour boxes are simply so delightful you might want to use them as your main table decorations!   Over 20 new wedding favour boxes have just arrived at Pink Frosting’s warehouse and they are making us all grin from ear to ear.  Particularly gorgeous are the gerbera daisy wedding boxes which include an orange or hot pink daisy on top of a box – just fill with wedding almonds in pink or yellow to match the summery theme and you could easily make a table centrepiece with them.  Imagine a big pot of gerberas are your main centre vase and you place the boxes in a circle around the base – simple but very effective and bright.

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The other range that is making me swoon is the new colours and styles of laser cut favour boxes in new designs like Magnolia shown here.  Not only are these boxes gorgeous for wedding favours (fill with wedding candy favours and you’re right to go), but you could also pop in an LED light and create the most magical little lanterns flickering on your wedding tables.  I’m dying to give this a try.  I promise to post some photos the minute I do.

Magnolia Wedding Favour Boxes at Pink Frosting

What are your favourite wedding favours as decoration ideas?

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

February 3, 2011

Party Presentation Ideas – Cupcake Wrappers

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If you’re organising a party of any kind, there isn’t a nicer treat for your guests than a beautifully presented cupcake.  Of course, I am a little biased towards these little morsels of great taste and fun (just look at the Pink Frosting logo!), but cupcakes truly are an easy way to create a beautiful cake presentation for your celebration.  In my series of party presentation ideas, I’m going to look at beautiful ways to style up your party without too much investment in time or money – after all, most of our customers at Pink Frosting’s online party shop are busy, busy, busy and want to create a celebration that looks spectacular without spending days tinkering away making crafts.

To present a gorgeous cupcake for your party, first start with a standard cupcake.  This is my basic recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 125g butter, melted, cooled
  • 2 x 59g eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 12 x 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan. Alternatively, line holes with paper cases. Combine flour and caster sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre.
  2. Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla to flour mixture. Using a large metal spoon, stir gently to combine.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Once your cupcakes are cool, frost them with a swirly buttercream.   Here’s our easy how to create a swirly buttercream top on your cupcakes demonstration.

Now you’re ready to present the cupcakes and make them suit your theme.  No matter what you are celebrating, Pink Frosting’s cupcake decorations shop has a huge range of themed cupcake toppers, decorations, racks and presentation stands, and cupcake wrappers to suit your style. 

Using cupcake wrappers is so simple!  They come flat packed, so take one end of the wrapper with each hand and hug the wrapper around the cupcake until the ends meet.  Then loop the smaller end through the slit (outside to inside so you’re hiding the ends) and you have a beautifully wrapped cupcake!  From there, you can place your cupcakes into a cupcake rack or stand for beautiful presentation instead of a cake, or if you’re using the cupcakes as favours, carefully place the cupcakes into a cupcake box and tie a coordinating ribbon around it’s centre.  Perfection and it only took about an hour from start to finish.

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Here are some gorgeous cupcake wrappers presented perfectly for your inspiration:

Vintage Cupcake Wrappers at www.PinkFrosting.com.au

 Daisies Cupcake Wrapper at www.PinkFrosting.com.auButterflies_CWR_WH_L

 Filigree Wedding Cupcake Wrappers at www.PinkFrosting.com.au

Red Heart Swirls Cupcake Wrappers at www.PinkFrosting.com.au

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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!).

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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 27, 2011

Pretty Pink Mini Gumball Machine Favours

Being a bit of a pink girly girl, I am always on the lookout for a pretty party favour for Pink Frosting’s online store.  I have a real bias towards pretty and think I’ve found the prettiest party favour on the planet for baby showers, kids birthday parties, bridal showers and even childhood themed weddings…

Presenting the pretty pink miniature Double Bubble gumball machines at the Pink Frosting party shop.  Each functioning plastic gumball machine measures 6.35cm x 12.7cm and resembles the classic shape with a pink base and top and a Dubble Bubble-logo-decorated clear globe that reveals the white gumballs inside.  Just turn the silver coloured crank and a gumball is dispensed below.  The top also screws off for insertion of replacement gumballs or other candy like smarties, sugar almonds or wrapped treats.

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I just adore these gumball machines and can’t wait to use them at my next pink themed party.  Stand by for plenty of photos!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 13, 2011

Frangipani Wedding Decorations

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Apart from the hibiscus, there’s perhaps no other flower that says beach wedding than gorgeous fragrant frangipanis.  Frangipanis or plumeria as they are also known are blooming everywhere along our beaches at the moment.  One of our iconic beach flowers, they make the perfect beach wedding decoration or flower motif for Australian weddings. 

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Image credits: Frangipani wedding cake, photo by Nicole Pearce.  Frangipani bouquet and aisle decoration images from Lindsay Van Roy Photography for Brett and Erin’s wedding.  Frangipani beach aisle by Aloha Island Weddings at Simply Chic Wedding Ideas.  Frangipani link ring by Stasita New Zealand.  All stationery by Alannah Rose at Pink Frosting’s beach wedding shop.  All beach collection wedding accessories and decorations at Pink Frosting’s beach online wedding shop.

Here are our top tips for using frangipanis to theme your Australian beach wedding:

  • Bunch them closely.  Frangipanis in tight formation are simply chic.  Look at our gorgeous frangipani bouquet above – chic and gorgeous!
  • If you choose yellow frangipanis, your best colour choices for ribbons, accents, glassware, napery and decor is buttercup yellow, ivory, crisp white, black or sand.
  • Frangipanis work beautifully with massive blossoms such as fully blown roses, hibiscus or lillies.  We’re not fans of frangipanis and other waxy flowers such as orchids, but they can look lovely together if you use a master florist.
  • Generally, frangipanis don’t need foliage to complement them.  Think of the flower in its natural state – the flowers are clustered and the branches are fairly sparse.  Take your cue from the flower in its natural environment and don’t use leaves as part of your table decorations, aisle decorations or bouquets.
  • Frangipani leis are so easy to create.  It’s a fun way to spend your night before the wedding with your best girls – simply use fishing line and a large needle to thread frangipani blooms.  A beautiful favour for your guests.
  • Incorporate frangipanis into your wedding ceremony with large garlands of frangipani flowers laced together like a long leis.  Such a versatile idea – you can then loosely hang them between your chairs down your aisle or decorate a garden trelise with them behind the bride and groom.  Also, give your flowergirl frangipani flowers to toss when she walks down the aisle.
  • Create a heart using frangipani flowers for the bride and groom to stand in when they marry.  This simple but beautiful idea works a treat on the beach or on grass in a garden wedding.
  • For table decorations, choose faux frangipani flowers and either scatter your frangipanis loosely around the table, lay one on each table setting for a contemporary chic look, or use miniature beach buckets filled with starfish, sand and frangipanis (see the beautiful beach buckets by Pink Frosting above – we also used Swarovski crystal encrusted starfish to complement the yellow frangipanis).
  • You can incorporate frangipanis in your wedding theme in many ways.  Here are some other ideas:
    • Your wedding invitations – frangipanis on the beach or in a heart make a glamorous stationery idea.  Some gorgeous styles from Dream Day Wedding Invitations and Alannah Rose make a real statement;
    • Your wedding accessories – use frangipani flowers in your bridesmaid’s hair and in your groomsmen’s buttonholes;
    • Your parasols – choose a plain wedding parasol and glue on frangipanis around the centre and border to create a unique wedding day accessory for photographs
    • Your  wedding bombonieres and favours – choose a favour with a frangipani motif such as personalised candy jars (yummy filled with yellow jelly beans), flip flop candles with a frangipani toe; or a photo frame with a frangipani flower attached to the swing tag – gorgeous!

Here are some beautiful ways to use frangipanis on your wedding day:

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Image: Aloha Weddings

 

Frangipani Cupcakes by Consumed Cakes

Frangipani Cupcakes by Consumed Cakes

 

Frangipanis and Lillies Wedding Ceremony Site by Aloha Island Weddings

Frangipanis and Lillies Wedding Ceremony Site by Aloha Island Weddings

Frangipani Themed Wedding Tables by Disney Resort

Frangipani Themed Wedding Tables by Disney Resort

Beach Bucket with Starfish and Frangipanis by Pink Frosting's Wedding Shop

Beach Bucket with Starfish and Frangipanis by Pink Frosting's Wedding Shop

There are so many ways to use these gorgeous flowers in your beach wedding.  I’d love to see your photos if you have some to share!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 9, 2011

Grey and Navy are the New Black in Weddings for 2011

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Grey will be the neutral IT color for 2011 weddings. With not a rainy cloud in sight, shades of charcoal, dove, stone, oyster and shell will be incorporated into wedding colour palettes for 2011 and we just love how grey pairs beautifully with vibrant hues such as fuchsia pink, coral and teal.  

The other colour of choice for 2011 will be navy and other deep blues thanks to Prince William and Kate’s royal wedding.  Navy and all dark blue palettes complement the moody greys and also work harmoniously with white, ivory, champagne and little pops of colour.

Here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate these colour palettes into your wedding day in 2011 and beyond:

  • Navy and grey are generally darker accent colours, so choose a base colour for your wedding stationery, decorations and accessories such as ivory, white or champagne.  For example, with your wedding invitations, you might choose a white base and use a silvery grey printed text and a navy personalised ribbon as your accent colours;
  • As with your wedding stationery and accessories, for the bride and bridesmaid dresses, choose a white, ivory or champagne base and accessorise with a navy or grey accent.  The bride might use a navy blue sash with her dress, a bold shoe, or even a sapphire wedding ring inspired by Wills and Kate.  Bridesmaids dresses in navy and greys are a stunning complement to this look and for the men, incorporate the colour palette through their ties, cumberbunds and handkerchiefs;
  • Navy and grey won’t necessarily be the best main colour for your wedding cake!  Again, they make a beautiful accent with printed motifs and designs in navy or grey against the main neutral colour of ivory, white or champagne.  Two easy ways to bring colour to a neutral or simple wedding cake is with a coloured ribbon, which can be personalised for extra oomph or through a beautiful wedding cake topper.  Australia’s number one wedding shop, Pink Frosting offers both personalised ribbons and wedding cake toppers in many colours, themes and designs;
  • Greys and blues can be hard to find in flowers, although hydrangeas strike a beautiful blue and grey hue.  You might choose white lilies or ivory roses as a base, and have your navy and grey colour scheme pop through the ribbons tying the bouquets together.  Big bows in satin make a stunning statement in your chosen colour and look lovely when draped down over a simple gown.
  • For your table decorations, again use ivory, white or champagne as your base for chair covers, table cloths, and draping and accent in your colours of choice.  Navy and silver look beautiful as satin sashes against white on your reception chairs, you can incorporate a slash of colour through your table runners in navy or silvery grey and you might like to tie a big bow in satin ribbon in navy blue and silver grey around your table centrepieces and vases to tie in your colours.  Australia’s number one wedding decoration supplier, Pink Frosting, offers some beautiful wedding decorations in these colours.
  • Silver or chrome bomboniere can be found in abundance and makes a statement about your sophistication as a bride and groom.  Many of the options for silver favours can include a navy accent such as silver miniature photo frames with an attached personalised navy tag or silver bomboniere almonds encased in a navy organza bag.
Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 16, 2010

New Wedding Favours & Bomboniere for 2011

Filed under: Bonbonniere, Bridal Shower, General, Wedding Bomboniere, Weddings — Kathryn @ 5:09 pm

As Kate Aspen’s preffered retailer in Australia and New Zealand, Pink Frosting’s wedding shop is so proud to give you a sneak peak at the new wedding favours and bomboniere arriving in January 2011!  Enjoy…

Video:  Kate Aspen’s New Favours 2011

Our favourites?  The Tiffany Box compact mirrors, Eiffel Tower Bottle Stoppers and black tin favour pails with personalised sticker.  On trend, perfectly giveable and gorgeous for every theme, the Kate Aspen favour range for 2011 will arrive at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop in January.

We’d love to hear what your favourites are.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 14, 2010

Save Up to 60% in Pink Frosting’s Pre-Christmas Sale!

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Australia’s number one online wedding shop and party shop has just put over 160 items on sale at up to 60% off their original prices in their huge pre-Christmas sale.  You can save on wedding favours and bomboniere, wedding decorations, party supplies, Christmas decorations, bridal jewellery and so much more.

Be quick, the prices will only last while stock lasts!  Shop the Sale at Pink Frosting now.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 9, 2010

Sneak Peak at 2011 Wedding Decorations

Shhh… here is a sneak peak at some of the new wedding decorations arriving at Pink Frosting’s wedding shop in 2011… I’d love to hear what you think!

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 Keep your eye out on Pink Frosting’s New Arrivals category for all of the new wedding decorations, favours and party supplies arriving every week!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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