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Elegant beach party decor | Mint, coral and gold

19 Jan

My guy and I are spending a wonderful weekend in the little coastal town of Paternoster on the West Coast in Cape Town, South Africa. Check out my photography blog, www.nicolehenriques.wordpress.com as I will be writing about our weekend soon.

The little place that we are staying at, La Mer, is on the beach. The tranquility of the village with its white buildings and wide stoeps adds so much charm. My favorite place however is on our balcony, as it has a view of the ocean. Let me simply inform you that I LOVE the beach.

The image below is of our view, I took it with Instagram. Follow me @nicolehenriques if you are keen to see a glimpse into my daily life as I share images of items and events that make me happy.

La Mer | Paternoster

As I sat and watched the waves, seagulls and people interacting on the beach, I recalled this elegant beach party post that I saw on the pretty blog, these ladies are awesome. Although it was designed for adults, the decor on the table can be changed to reflect little ones characters more.

The tent:

  • Simply get a piece of white material from your local material shop. Make sure it is long and wide enough.
  • Four poles to place in the corners of your tent. Make sure they go deep into the sand so that the tent does not collapse during the party.
  • Pretty rocks or something to keep the ends from flapping.

The table:

  • Have an old door off it’s hinges? Why not paint it white and use it as a table top. 
  • Old crates, painted white too, to serve as the legs.
  • Scattered cushions as seats.

The picnic box:

  • White medium sized crate with holes drilled in for the rope handles.
  • Go green and fill with bio-degradable paper plate and cup as well as wooden cutlery. After the party it can all be disposed of in the nearest dirt bin. *Do your little bit for our environment.

Enjoy,

Nicole

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Nautical theme birthday party for little girls

25 Dec

I love the ocean and I think that having a beach party is a great idea. It can be comfortable and elegant all at the same time. Since I have started blogging I have come across quite a few gorgeous beach themed events. Today I would like to share the Nautical theme for little girls with you.

Once again the fantastic HWTM was a fantastic source of inspiration. I fell in love with the navy, pink and white color theme for this party.

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These are such simple ideas however the execution needs to be perfect. To help you I have added the links for you to download the sweet jar labels here. If you prefer the blanks cards click here.

Another great download is the note to let your guests know to help themselves. To download this note click here.

For a South African twist, I found these great candy labels on The Pretty Blog, designed by mstudio. To download them click here.

Trust you love these pretty finds.

Nicole

Rockstar/ Popstar launch party

9 Sep

I saw this idea on HWTM and instantly LOVED it. I am sure that many parents get asked by their pre-teenage daughters or even sons to have a disco styled party. Perhaps they would like it for the 13th birthday, the official mark of becoming a teenager. Well if you are apprehensive about having a real disco style party, this one is for you.

Invitation:

What better way is there to show that you are a rockstar or popstar, than by having your own albumn launch party. The decor can be centered around the albumn cover. The party girl/boy could even sign these before issuing the invitations to the VIP guests.

Food:

You can have any type of food at the launch party, but keep it aligned to the theme, so whether you can print containers to match the theme or you colour coordinate it all. As long as it all ties together.

Decor:

Find an area in your home that you can decorate into the disco or VIP lounge area and kit it out with a karaoke machine, which is always fun.

 

Activities:

If you would like, you can get the kids to dress up so have props available, or get them to make their own props.

Party favours:

Once again you can have any party favours as long as it matches the theme. In the image below they used chocolate shaped as a mic. Really clever.

 Enjoy,
Nicole

Carnival theme party inspiration (DIY party ideas)

15 Apr

I love love love bright colours. This party theme was created by Jennifer from HWTM. Besides the bright colors that attracted my eye and I’m sure yours as well, she has kindly created free stuff to download. Yes, you read correctly, free stuff. I have added the links to these at the end of the blog.

I am not going to say much in this blog as the images speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Have fun!

Nicole

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Free printables:

Birthday parade banner

Birthday banner: girl

Birthday banner: boy

Sweet station labels

Bubble bottle wrap

Juice box wrap: fruit punch

Juice box wrap: mixed berry

Blank labels

Parade animals

Happy birthday labels

Birthday number flags 1/2/3/4/5