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Googly eyes!

Our candy eyeballs are back in stock so we've hunted out our favourite ideas and put them altogether to provide some inspiration ....

 

          

Monster cupcakes from www.myrecipes.com & hoosierhomemade.com

 

Eye ball cake pops from www.kidstylejunkie.com - follow the link for the tutorial, shows how to make the eyeballs from ready-to-roll icing if you don't have the candy eyeballs

 

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Recipe

Frankenstein cake pops from www.justataste.com

 

Monster eyeball truffles from marcicoombs.blogspot.co.nz - click the link to view lots of other fab photos from this amazing Halloween party

 

Ooey gooey monster eye cookies from lilluna.com (found via www.mamasstyle.com)

 

Dipped Oreo Monster Cookies from www.cupcakediariesblog.com

 

I love these cute owl sandwiches with candy eyeballs and carrot noses from fourcornerfoodies.com - follow the link for more healthy Halloween party food ideas

 

If you feel inspired and need some candy eyeballs here's the link to order: candy eyeballs

 

Picture of Candy Eyeballs


Lots more Halloween products available on our website and plenty of ideas and inspiration on our Halloween pinterest board as well

And if anyone has any more ideas for the eyeballs would love to see them!

 

 

 

LOL surprise party

LOL surprise party

 

We loved this cute little party styled by Esa, from Dream Catcher & Co Styling and she has very kindly shared the details with us ...

 


Dolls, rainbow, pinks and blues, a LOL surprise party perfect for you! Leona’s Mum wanted to do a non traditional LOL party using vibrant colour. We bought elements of this in by using a rainbow themed streamer wall and hand picked crafted desserts. Allowing us to get creative with the party.


Highlights:


Streamer wall: the perfect back drop! 

 

Dessert table: Yummy & pretty! All supplied by Macaron Heaven & Co

 

 

 

Personalised Choc Bar Favours: LOL Surprise Choc Bars by Millies Custom Designs made for the cutest favors for all the party guests

 

 

Cute party table set up: (click products for links) plates, napkins, strawscutlery

 

 

Credits:

Styling, Concept & Ideas - Dream Catcher & Co Styling

Streamer wall - Dream Catcher & Co Styling

Kids Party tableware - Pixie Party Supplies

Personalised stationary & chocolate bars - Millies Custom Designs

All desserts - Macaron Heaven & Co

Cake - Client provided
 

Shimmer & Shine 1st birthday

Shimmer & Shine 1st birthday

 

We loved this fabulous party styled by Esa, from Dream Catcher & Co Styling and she has very kindly shared the details with us ...

 

Three wishes a day. Your genies divine. It's Shimmer and Shine.

Oriwias’ mum gave us creative control over her theme. Crystal, Gems and Jewels what more could a girl need.

Glamourous and Magical was what I wanted her theme to be by using vibrant colours, themed desserts and tableware.

 

Highlights:

 

Balloon install: We love this gorgeous balloon install especially the bold colours which really pop. And check out the giant confetti filled balloons by Pixie Party Supplies

 

 

Dessert table:

  • Shimmer & Shine themed Cookies from Love Sweets NZ taste just as good as they look
  • Pretty Cupcakes for shimmer and shine party goers made by Sweet Bites Cakes. We love how they have tied in all our colours.
  • Themed Teal cake pops Made by Sweet Bites Cakes
  • Yummy mint dessert cheesecake topped with meringue. Made by Macaron Heaven

 

 

Cake: we’re so obsessed with this gorgeous crystal gem & Shimmer and Shine Marble cake! Angela from Sweet Bites Cakes absolutely nailed it and the client feedback was amazing!!

 

 

Personalised Handbag Favours: a little girls handbag with all her goodies & necessities! Included customised tags "Thank you for making my wishes come true"

 

 

Credits:

Styling, Concept & Ideas - Dream Catcher & Co Styling

Balloon Wall - Dream Catcher & Co Styling

Giant Confetti Filled Balloons - Pixie Party Supplies

Hot Pink orbz balloons - Pixie Party Supplies

Custom Welcome Signage - Millies Custom Designs

Handbag Thank you tags - Millies Custom Designs

Moroccan poufs + Cushions hire - Dream Catcher & Co Collective

Picnic Table Hire - Partini Parties

Kids Table Party Supplies - Pixie Party Supplies

Cakepops & cupcakes - Sweet Bites Cakes

Personalised Cookies - Love Sweets NZ

Dessert cups - Macaron Heaven

Cake - Sweet Bites Cakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing Esa – Event Stylist

 

Pixie Party Supplies is pleased to announce we now have an Event Stylist – Esa, from Dream Catcher & Co Styling - in store part-time to help our customers plan and style their own parties. Esa has been featured on Kara's Party Ideas and Oh Its Perfect and we love her work! Her passion is helping create amazing events and she is looking forward to being able to share all her tips & ideas with our customers. As Esa was flitting around the store today, making balloon garlands and decorating a mesh wall to pretty up the store, Tracey followed her around and chatted to her to find out more about Esa.

Name: Esa

Business Name: Dream Catcher & Co Styling

How long have you been in business? Officially a year and a half.

What made you start event styling?

Having my daughter. It started as a hobby but when I had my daughter I wanted to do something different that I couldn’t find anywhere else and wanted to create for her. I found that I was quite good at it. Then people started asking me to style their children’s parties as well – and it went from there.

What inspires you?

I get inspired from just looking at things and putting them together and then seeing what modern twist I can put on them. That’s my speciality – I love taking ordinary things and modernising them and adding that extra modern twist.

What do you love about what you do?

Being able to be creative is the best part. I love when I can make the customer’s vision comes to life and that I get to play a role in that. I love making their days really special.

What’s your favourite event so far?

Definitely styling my daughter’s My Little Pony Party. (Check out the amazing pics featured on Kara's Party Ideas and Oh Its Perfect).

So what do you like about working at Pixie Party Supplies?

I love discovering new things and seeing how I can put them together and add that modern twist. I love being surrounded by so many pretty things – I feel like a kid at a candy store – seeing all the new stock and inspiring new ideas.

What’s your current favourite product here?

The new bride range – I love it!

How can you help our customers?

I feel like I can give them new ideas, share my inspiration with them and help them explore different ideas and add that extra twist.

What do you enjoy doing when not styling parties?

Spending time with Hannah, my daughter. And always looking for my next inspiration.

How would you describe yourself?

Quite shy and reserved. I’m hands on and creative but quiet – I’m the background guy.

As well as hanging out with us 4 days a week Esa also runs her own business Dream Catcher & Co Styling. If you would like some advice on styling your own event call in and see her in store for some free tips & ideas. If you need a full styling & set up service she can help with this too (pricing dependent upon your requirements). She also has a range of products available for hire. You can contact her through us at Pixie Party Supplies. Esa is available in store Sundays 9:00am-3:00pm and Monday-Wednesday 9:30am-4:30pm. She would love for you to come & visit so she can help you create that special twist for your own parties.

 

 

Cute ideas for Valentine's Day

Cute ideas for Valentines Day

 
Check out these cute inexpensive Valentines ideas with clever plays on words. There are links included to the printables too, hope they provide some inspiration.
 

I love these free printables from Hostess with the Mostess: peanut butter and jelly, donuts and coffee, milk and cookies and pie with whipped cream. Here's the link to download: "Perfect Pairings" Valentine Cards
 
 
I dig you! These labels are available to purchase as a download file from Abigail Christine Design's Etsy shop, here's the link direct to them: Hey Valentine...I Dig You by Abigail Christine Design
 
 
 
Need a Valentines idea for someone who loves fishing? How about this great idea from www.shakentogetherlife.com, a Candy Tackle Box
 
 
 
I love this idea also shared on www.shakentogetherlife.com - we go together like peas & carrots :0) If you like the baking cases they've used we have the same ones available in several colours (including the green ones): Sundays baking cases
 
 
 
These whale cookies are so clever - check out www.bakerella.com and see how to create them using a Santa cookie cutter!
 
 
 
If you're looking for pretty lolly bag toppers there are some fun ideas over at www.thebusybudgetingmama.com and there's a cute 'be mine' cake topper too
 
 
And here are some fun sugar free alternatives ...
 
 
 
These would be fun to pop in the kids lunchboxes (make sure you use edible markers for the apples & pears if you try these!). Here's the link to all the info: cakewhiz.com
 
 
 
Or you can do similar with these printables from alphamom.com
 
 
 
I found lots of other fun ideas over at Alpha Mom as well, these Hersheys kiss lighthouses were my favourites
 
 
 
This is a nice idea from www.dandee-designs.com for the kids to make for their class mates
 
 
 
Found over at WifeMomGeek.com - mini sports balls. You can download the printables here: sports valentines printables
 
 
 
These Tiny Animal Valentines shared by Sweet C's Designs are a great idea for the boys, here's the link to the printables: tiny animal valentines
 
 
 
Here's a cute idea for someone crafty - printables can be downloaded from lilluna.com and if you need some bakers twine we've got lots in stock: bakers twine
 
 
 
There are some more great candy free ideas over at www.growingajeweledrose.com
 
 
 
And if you just need a fun little tag to add to your gift check out these pun-tastic ideas from www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com
 
 
I hope you've found some ideas here and if you have any others please post a link in the comments as we would love to check them out
Gender Reveal Celebrations

Gender Reveal Celebrations

 

We are loving that we're getting to be a part of so many gender reveal celebrations lately! From giant confetti filled balloons to giant boxes of balloons to confetti cannons we always enjoy sharing in the excitement. Here's some of our favourite ideas. If you're planning a reveal please get in touch as we would love to help!

 

Giant confetti filled balloons 

 

The giant 36"/90cm black round balloons filled with confetti (either pink or blue) have been a very popular choice lately for gender reveals. As well as the plain balloons we also stock the giant 'question mark' print black balloon. We're happy to help keep the secret until you pop your balloon - just bring in your sealed envelope from your scan and we can prepare your balloon for later the same day.

 

  

 

A big box of pink/blue balloons

 

Another popular choice has been boxes full of balloons. Simply bring your box in the day before and we can advise how many balloons it can fit. We can either fill the box with plain balloons or the super cute pink or blue baby footprint ones. We're happy to help keep the secret until you open the box - just bring in your sealed envelope from your scan and we can fill the box for you and have it ready for you to collect later the same day.

  

   

 

Or if you have a smaller box we could do one of our 'bubble balloons' for you in either baby girl or baby boy. The bubble balloons float for over a week so they are good value (as opposed to the latex balloons which will float about 8-10 hours).

 

 

Confetti cannon

 

We also stock pink and blue confetti cannons, the packaging does unfortunately give away which colour is inside so we would suggest you arrange for someone else to purchase on your behalf and wrap it up so you can't tell!

 

  

 

Cakes & cupcakes

 

Cakes & cupcakes with pink or blue filling are another popular choice for gender reveals.

Check out these lovely examples from Temptation Cakes.

   

  

  

Room/venue decor

 

A quick easy way to help set the scene is to put some bunches of helium filled balloons to put around the room. We love the "He? She?" printed latex balloons or how about some mixed bunches of the cute pink and blue baby footprint  balloons. 

 

Tableware

 

You might like to buy a pack of everything in pink & blue & mix and match them together or how about our cute 'Little Miss / Little Man' range. Our confetti dot range is also very sweet for a gender reveal and so is the adorable Happi Tree range.

  

 

 However you choose to announce your exciting news we hope you have a fabulous time with your loved ones.

 

 

Fun Festive Platters

We've come across lots of great ideas lately for festive platters. Here's a few of our favourites to give you some inspiration for your Christmas celebrations:

 

We love this cheese-board Christmas Tree featured over at How to Nest For Less

 

 

Or how about serving your cheese as a festive wreath like this one from the Kraft Recipe website

 

 

Or a star like this one from Cabot Cheese

 

 

And how fab do these pine cone cheese balls look?! You can find the receipe over at Living Locurto

 

 

How about a vege Christmas tree served with some dip, we found this one on the Creative Party Ideas blog

 

 

Here's another simple & stylish way to serve a vege platter - love how they've put the dip in the glass, a great finishing touch. I found this on Pinterest, check out all the great ideas from pinner Beth Jones

 

 

There are lots of ideas online for fruit Christmas trees but this is one from Vida Lucida is definitely one of our favourites, they've got lots of other great ideas too (click the link above to check them all out)

 

 

Feeling inspired and now you need some platters and plates? We've got some lovely ones that would be great for your Christmas tables, here's a few ideas with links direct to them. You can purchase online, in store or click & collect.

            

Toot Sweet blue stripe platter set                       Cheese board set                            Truly Scrumptious paper serving plates

 

    

    Gold star serving plate               Silver star serving plate                Gold Star Foil Plates              Silver Star Foil Plates

 

Please leave us a comment below and let us know your favourite ideas from our post or link to some other ideas you love!

 

Cute Christmas packaging ideas

Here's a few simple but effective packaging & gift ideas for Christmas


Soap tied with bakers twine & a thank you or Merry Christmas sticker are nice little thank you gifts - great for teachers, the baby sitter, neighbours etc
 
If you like this idea check out our range of stickers/labels/tags & bakers twine

And how's this for super easy - a chocolate bar dressed as a snowman. These would be cute for the kids to give their friends.
 

Wrapping your gifts in brown paper and finishing with washi tape is simple and stylish. We have lots of different tapes to choose from if you like this look: washi & decorating tape
 
 
Another great trend which is all over Pinterest at the moment is adding some festive foiliage to your packages. There are lots of fab examples but this is one of our favourites from These Four Walls
 
 
I love this idea using block bottom kraft paper bags and turning them into reindeer. 
 
 
{source: http://lisastorms.typepad.com} and if you need some of these paper bags to create your own we have some in stock: kraft paper bags
 
Or how about snowmen using white bags or Christmas trees from green bags
 
{source/tutorial links: snowmen and Christmas trees}

Our favourite gifts for secret santa, teacher gifts and those really hard to buy for people are filled jars. Add a few embellishments such as ribbon or bakers twine & a tag & it’s ready to go. We have a variety of bottles & jars to choose from and here’s some inspiration:

  • fill with someone’s favourite lollies or make it festive with candy canes
  • how about a cute little ‘pamper package’ – pop in some nice hand cream, body lotion & a little scented candle or how about a foot scrub, pumice stone, toe separators & nail polish
  • or 'Brownies in a jar' are a fun idea. Handwrite the instructions on a little gift tag for the ultimate personal touch. Check out this recipe from Kidspot: Brownies in a jar
  • another idea is get a couple of small jars - fill one with hot chocolate & the other with mini marshmallows - tie a big ribbon or washi tape around them both and gift together

If you're giving cookies as gifts how about recycling some Pringle containers

{link to Pringle box tutorial}


And these are sure to bring a smile ... Oreo Elf feet! Here's the tutorial & template: www.thediaryofdaveswife.com



And here's some lovely sets which contain everything you need to package homemade sweet treats, jams & pickles to give as gifts: Christmas packaging for baking & homemade treats



How about DIY snowglobe gift wrap?
 
 
Loving this simple & effective way to wrap presents:
 
 
 
And here's a fun way to decorate bottles of beer or any any other bottles you're giving as a gift
 

We hope you liked some of these fun ideas and would love to hear any others you have come across so please leave a comment & let us know your favourite packaging ideas.
 
Kids Colouring Competition

As part of the Auckland Heritage festival we're running a kids colouring competition. The artwork is by the very talented children's author & illustrator Z.R. Southcombe You can either download the attached image and print it out yourself or collect a copy from our retail store. Entries close on 15th October 2016.

 

 

Cute ideas for a little ballerina party

 We always love the fabulous party features in OH Baby magazine - check out the most adorable little ballerina party from a recent issue which featured lots of our pretty products. Here's a few of the pics and links to the products so you can re-create the look at home.

To see the full article check out issue 30 of OH Baby magazine or you can purchase just the article here: 
 
  
 
How sweet are these Little Dancers party tiaras?!
  
  
Milk & cookies in style!
  
 
 For serving your drinks either use doilies & ribbon with plain bottles or how about our doily print bottles with paper straws:
   
 
These fruit cups are pretty & healthy
 
 
Serve fruit cups & snacks our Sundays pink polka dot baking cups- they're great for single serve desserts & snacks as they're grease proof inside. Team with some wooden forks or the cute printed wooden spoons
 
  
 
We love the Little Dancers products from Meri Meri and stock most of the range including the products featured above and lots of others, you can check it all out here: Little Dancers
  
 
 
One of our favourites is this adorable garland which is equally at home in a little girls bedroom as it is at a party
Another favourite is the ballerina theatre centrepiece which is a stunning addition to your party table 
  
 
 
And everything looks prettier with the addition of some doilies, we've got lots of designs and sizes to choose from. These frills & frostings doily sets are one of our favourites:
 And here's some great ideas we've come across to make for your party:
 
This lovely back drop looks easy to create and is so pretty!
 
{source: pink-tutu-backdrop}
 
This would be lovely to hang on the door or the wall
 
{source: ohsugareventplanning.blogspot.com
 
I love the addition of satin ribbons to the ballet shoe cookies, a lovely finishing touch
 
{source: ohsugareventplanning.blogspot.com}
 
These little sweet treats are made from marshmallows & cupcake cases
 
{source: alittleloveliness.blogspot.co.nz}
 
And here's the ballet shoe cakes I made for my little ballerina's 4th birthday (made using 2 x chocolate cakes baked in loaf tins):
 
 
And here's some more pretty cake ideas: 
 
These ballerina cake pops are stunning, check out the link for the tutorial

{source: allsparkledup.com}
 
I'm sure all the party guests would love to take home one of these tutu favour bags, check out the link for the Etsy store, they've got lots of different designs available
  
{source: www.etsy.com/shop/kidsbowtique}

 And if you're looking for a cute tutu for the birthday girl or to give as favours to the guests then check out Mayhem Creations NZ, they have a wide range and will custom make in your preferred colours
 
 
 
We've got some other pretty ideas over on our Ballerina party board on Pinterest, feel fre to pop over & check them out 
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