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!
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.
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).
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 with pink or blue filling are another popular choice for gender reveals.
Check out these lovely examples from Temptation Cakes.
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.
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.
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.
Please leave us a comment below and let us know your favourite ideas from our post or link to some other ideas you love!
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:
If you're giving cookies as gifts how about recycling some Pringle containers
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.
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.
We had a great time at the recent Gift Fair launching three fabulous new summer ranges from Sundays. These are all in stock now and are available in store and online. We also sell these products wholesale.
Designed by Melbourne based artist Kitiya Palaskas, this fun summer icon partyware is fabulous for summer entertaining.
As well as tableware this range includes paper party bags, cute stickers and two pinatas - an iceblock and our favourite, a rollerskate!
Great to mix & match with plain bold bright colours or our rainbow stripe and crosses ranges.
We had a great time at the Auckland Food Show last week. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand. We really enjoyed meeting lots of our customers and look forward to seeing lots of you in store soon too!
Here's a few pics:
The new Liberty design partyware was very popular:
And the fruity & metallic ranges were a big hit too!
And lots of people stopped by to speak to us about balloon decor for their upcoming celebrations
Thank you to all the Pixies for helping at the show and keeping the shop staffed during the show too! and to Mr Pixie who carries all our boxes & helps with set up & pack down :0)
And a big thanks to Emma from Bumble Beads who is a regular helper on our expo stands. Emma makes handcrafted glass beads (lampworking) and beautiful jewellery from her beads as well as semi-precious stones, shells, pearls and crystals. Pop over and check out her facebook page to see some more of her work: Bumble Beads
One of our favourite party deco trends are paper tassel garlands ...
the soft, floaty look of a tissue paper tassel garlands can be a stylish addition to any celebration!
They are great used outdoors as they look especially lovely when the breeze catches them (check your weather forecast first though!)
Stunning across the front of a candy buffet table & fun to use as part of your photo backdrop
Pretty to hang across a window
Or why not tie to your pinata for an extra slash of colour?
And don’t just save them for a party … pop one up in the kids rooms across a wall or hang from the ceiling
You can also use them with giant helium filled balloons, just knot each tassel to the string so they don't all slide to the bottom! or you can purchase pre-made balloon tassel tails
The balloon tails look great with pinatas too
If you've got any other ideas please let us know! just comment below :0)
We’re loving the new clean fresh look of our new website and we hope you will find the new site an easy way to shop & view our full collection of stylish partyware & decorations.
Our blog is now incorporated into our site and we will be using this to share tips, ideas and inspiration with you.
There are lots of great new features on the site too like being able to set up your own ‘wish list’ and you can contact us direct from a product page if you have a question.
You can also now find more information about our balloon décor services online – check out our balloon page.
Happy browsing, planning & shopping!