GOOD LOOKS - Oktoberfest

Friday, September 19, 2014


We are excited to introduce a new party ideas feature on the blog today: Oktoberfest! The official Oktoberfest and our ideas actually only start tomorrow but we thought we share the news today - that way you can already start dreaming about your party plans tonight and have a peek at our moodboard below.

And a little history...

Oktoberfest is the world's largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year and is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.

FOR GOOD TIMES - Feature Friday

a royal romp

Are you ready for another peak inside our book FOR GOOD TIMES? Today's party game idea comes from our Royal Romp Chapter so if you are planning a princess or knights party you will love this. Plus, as I was paging through the chapter I realised that this theme is also perfect for a How To Train a Dragon party - my two girls are obsessed with the show!

Pit two teams against each other in a test of strength. A thick rope is marked with a "centre line" and two markings four metres either side of the centre line. The teams start with the rope's centre line directly above a line marked on the ground, and once the contest has commenced, attempt to pull the other team such that the marking on the rope closest to their opponent crosses the centre line.

p.s. the bunting and crowns are free printables you can download when you buy the book!

GOOD LIFE - Woodland Sweets

sweet berries and chocolate

For the sweet part of the Woodland party menu, I bought lots of different types of red and white sweets from the supermarket and then arranged these in glass jars on a tree stump. My friend Donna made yummy chocolate cupcakes using the Classroom cupcake kit and we added some grated white chocolate and strawberries on top alongside the mini flags.

And for the cake she made the most amazing one (in fact it is called "I can't believe you made that! Cake" - it is a two layered chocolate sponge cake with a chocolate straw fence all the way around and topped with Maltesers. I added a gold spray painted Rice Cake Topper, Christmas mushroom decorations and a little Schleich deer.


GOODIES - Spooky Special

Thursday, September 18, 2014

halloween cupcakes

If you think you missed out on last week's crazy special don't worry we still have it on this week, and we have some of the black kits which are just perfect to make Halloween cupcakes for the class or for work or just for yourself! And I promise with a price like R50 this is no trick!

Spring Special: Classroom Cupcake kit
Makes 24 cupcakes.
R50 (with any other purchase) 

BAD LOOKS: A Wicked Party


Within the theme of Halloween there are lots of directions one could take: you could do a mishmash or something specific like just Monsters, or Vampires or only black or (and I like this idea alot) Wicked Witches. I found some great ideas on Better Homes and Gardens website and the new Meri Meri Collection we have in stock has the perfect party cups!

Meri Meri Halloween Cups


GOOD LIFE - Woodland Party Menu

forest food

For Bailey's Woodland party menu I put together a few homemade goodies. As it was held on a Sunday afternoon, it was really just about having a bite or two for the guests to snack on.

Little sandwich rolls filled with cold meats and cheese. I topped them with cherry tomatoes - that way guests who are NOT fans of them could easily take them off.

Mini Babybel cheeses topped with white little sticker dots to look like toadstools (cute idea hey?!).

Mini muffin cups filled with blue berries, strawberries and raspberries. 

Popcorn, cookies, mushroom shaped sweets all displayed in wooden salad bowls.

Check back tomorrow for the sweeties...

BAD HOUSE - Our Halloween Window

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

haunted house

Get spooked! Our shop window has been made "bad" with our Halloween goodies by Amy. Don't you love the giant cobwebs she made, and the hanging lollipops and how scary are those place cards!

Our Halloween Baddies


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