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Neon Christmas party – dreaming of a bright Christmas (plus free printable)

December 6, 2019 Leave a comment

Lights, brights, joy and stars. Christmas holidays have so many colourful connotations! Neon hues and vivid tones are certainly trending for this occasion right now! Here is our take on this bright Christmas trend – the neon Christmas party. Details from the neon Christmas party We started our party with a neon ballon wreath made

Scary house cookies (Halloween DIY)

October 8, 2019 Leave a comment

Halloween is upon us, so here is a fun recipe from our friend Sally at The Party Project! It’s a spooky twist on Christmas gingerbread houses, and they are the cutest thing ever! Sally tells us: “My kids love making gingerbread houses at Christmas time so we decided to make a spooky twist on that

The easiest DIY balloon garland ever

October 2, 2019 Leave a comment

It’s super easy to create your own balloon garland with a DIY Balloon Garland Kit from Lovely Occasions! The kit includes everything you need – all the balloons in various sizes, garland strip and easy to follow written instructions. All you need is a balloon pump, scissors and extra string for hanging. The easiest DIY

Royal icing cookie DIY: Rainbow cute waving cats

June 23, 2019 Leave a comment

Our friend Sally of The Party Project  joins us again for a DIY cookie project. Read on for more! My kids always want everything rainbow and after getting a kitten they have also become cat obsessed. I designed this @macstencils cutter for a Hong Kong-themed party we had but it’s too cute not to use

Streamer backdrop DIY (updated for 2019)

June 17, 2019 Leave a comment

This is my method of creating the currently on—trend fringed or streamer backdrop which has been taking Instagram by storm since last year! Back in 2015 we attempted the tissue paper version to create more of a hanging installation look. For this blog post, we have gone for a streamer backdrop DIY. Need a streamer backdrop

DIY: Easter egg cakes

April 1, 2019 Leave a comment

By Sallly of The Party Project As a busy mum I don’t have the time for complicated recipes. So here is a quick, one bowl recipe for you, for Easter.  WHAT YOU’LL NEED Cakes: 125g of butter (melted in the microwave) 1 1/2 cups of caster sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp coconut essence 1 1/2

Fruit slice cookies for your summer party! (Recipe)

January 20, 2019 Leave a comment

Ahh, Aussie summer! Sun, beach, BBQ’s….melted chocolate, runny cakes. You get my drift. Enter the humble cookie. Perfect for customising according to your theme and pretty much Summer proof (well, compared to most desserts). That’s why these fruit slice cookies from The Party Project are perfect for your tutti-frutti, citrus or tropical parties and look like such

6 awesome dinosaur party DIY ideas

November 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Yesterday we featured the awesome Luxe Roaring Dinosaur party thanks to Angela from Honeypunch. The party featured some pretty cool DIY  projects, which Angela has shared with us. Read on for the roar-some dinosaur party DIY ideas below! Get your craft on with these 6 dinosaur party DIY ideas Party Hats These hats are the

Party DIY: Mini Black Forest Cakes

October 25, 2018 Leave a comment

I love mini cakes! They are so cute and it’s literally the only time I can eat a whole cake without feeling guilty! When I heard about Esther’s (from Confetti Fair) idea to put mini black forest cakes on the place settings for our Halloween mini-mag, I was all over it. They were so easy

Party DIY: 3 ways to create DIY party hats plus FREE download!

September 27, 2018 Leave a comment

I love party crafts! I just wish I had more time to indulge. I am totally in love with these DIY party hats, which we made for my daughter’s urban jungle themed birthday. We designed a custom pattern which we then printed, and cut according to a template. Our template was printed onto thick card,

DIY: Custom party cups and cutlery + FREE download

May 20, 2018 Leave a comment

How satisfying is it to see a lovely table set up with beautifully matching items? You can have exactly that with this custom party cups and cutlery DIY. For the most part, it’s easy enough to find what you need from a party store, and there is a great range of places where you can

A simple Easter celebration: DIY + Styling

April 9, 2018 Leave a comment

For those of the Orthodox religion, Easter comes anywhere between one week to one month after the Easter holidays in Australia (the date of Easter Sunday is usually the first Sunday after the first Full Moon occurring on or after the March equinox, as per the Gregorian calendar. Eastern churches, including Orthodox, use the Julian

Party DIY: Follow the yellow brick road

January 3, 2018 Leave a comment

A Wizard of Oz party! Such a colourful theme, and pretty unique too. Here is an awesome DIY to set the scene, by the talented Emily of Arnold Events, your very own yellow brick road! Materials Yellow spray paint & roller Ruler Black Sharpie 2 x 6m long pieces of carpet rug underlay (the underlay

Free printable fairy bread labels – Ready to download!

December 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Seen our amazing Fairy Bread Party in Issue 7 of the Confetti Fair magazine? Well, now you can add the final touch to your own Fairy Bread themed soiree with these DIY dessert bar labels! How to get your free printable fairy bread labels Simply download and print the labels here (we recommend printing these onto

Invitation images – 6 places to source them for party DIYs

November 9, 2017 Leave a comment

If you’re anything like me when organising parties, you probably like to mix things up a bit. Sometimes you’ll leave things with the super talented pros, but sometimes you might want to try a bit of DIY. One of the challenges of doing this though is to find good quality invitation images. I used to

Flower tips with Kat from Petal & Fern

September 23, 2017 Leave a comment

Spring is here, so we’re chatting with Kat from Petal & Fern about all things floral, including some awesome tips for when doing DIY. How did Petal & Fern get started? After I finished floristry at TAFE, I started doing flowers for friends’ weddings, then for friends of friends – it really just grew from

DIY Rainbow Edge Stationery

June 8, 2016 Leave a comment

TOTAL TIME: One Hour You’ll need: High-Quality White Envelopes (Low quality tears too easily!) High-Quality White Notecards Craft Paint in Rainbow Colors Makeup Sponges or Foam Brushes (One for each color, ideally!) Washi Tape T-Shirt What to do: 1. Washi tape is too sticky on it’s own to place directly on the envelopes, so you

The Naked Cake

June 8, 2016 Leave a comment

One of the hottest trends in the wedding industry, in fact the cake world has to be the naked cake. You may have seen them at weddings, attempted to make one yourself or even ‘pinned’ it on Pinterest. A naked cake features generous layers of cake filled with scrumptious fillings such as buttercream and fruit

Galentine’s Day ideas – aka a Girl’s Valentines Party!

January 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Your starter guide to Galentine’s Day ideas! I know it is still six weeks away but already the Valentine ‘cupid’ is lurking. The cards are out in the supermarkets and those little fluffy, red hearts with quotes on them are popping up in florists. Having flown solo for, well, too many Valentine’s Days to count,

How to throw a Vintage Wedding

September 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Congratulations, you are getting married and you just can’t wait to start designing your own vintage wedding. Vintage nostalgia brings with it comfort and familiarity in an ever-changing world and the world of weddings is no different. To you, the word ‘vintage’ describes not only your wedding design but also sums up the feel that you want