Party Prep: Place Card Luminaries

I’m madly getting through my DIY party crafts for my mother’s birthday party next week.  This morning I finished the place card luminaries and I shared them on Instagram.  After a friendly nudge, I thought I would post a couple of photos of the place cards.  I am very pleased with the results. To make […]

Fete Press Issue 4

If you’ve not managed to get your hands on a copy of the latest issue of Fete, then here’s a sneak peak below.  “Who are Fete?”  Well, Fete Press publish a free bi-monthly online magazine to inspire the stylish entertainer with party styling, decorating and interior styling ideas. This issue (Aug12) features a picturesque campfire lunch […]

Easter Brunch at Chez Bonbon

In Australia we celebrate Easter with a four-day weekend. It’s a time for families to gather and celebrate together – regardless of religion. Easter Sunday is typically spent enjoying a special brunch or lunch and an Easter egg hunt. At Chez Bonbon we celebrated with an Easter Sunday brunch at home with friends. For brunch […]

Stylish Entertaining this Summer

Over the festive season, I saw a new magazine in the shelves at Woolworths titled, ‘Entertain‘. I’m always looking for inspiration, so I grabbed a copy.  It’s full of creative table settings and menus for all occasions; from outdoor picnics, to Italian and Asian-themed dinners. Here are a few sneaky peaks from the magazine. Image […]

Spring Outdoor Entertaining

A few years ago I remember my husband and I sitting in our local park eating a small picnic we had prepared at home when I spied a little garden party being held at the other end of the park.  It was a picnic celebration by the looks and the hosts had adorned the green […]

The Sydney Picnic Co.

My family and friends love a good picnic in the outdoors, whether it be by the beach, the local park or creek. This generally involves us searching through the cupboards or running to the markets to pick up the picnic essentials before we all traipse off.  I’ve often thought how wonderful it would be to […]

Outdoor Movie Night

Summer is only a month or so away for us in the southern hemisphere. I thought I’d share a few simple ideas for planning an outdoor movie night in your own backyard.  Choose a warm summer’s night, hire your projector, put up your screen and start popping that popcorn. Place futons, cushions, blankets and deckchairs […]

Cotton Napkin Rolls by MYdrap

I’m always trying to find stylish and practical ways to “eco my parties”, so when I found MYdrap on Pinterest, I had to find out more about them. MYdrap design colourful cotton napkins and placemats, that are perforated on a roll for easy-tear convenience.  Made from 100% cotton fibers, MYdrap napkins are biodegradable, compostable and […]

Tips for Styling Your Buffet Table

A buffet is a convenient way to serve party food to your guests.  By styling the buffet table, it can also become a decorative feature of your party.  Dress the table to coordinate with your theme or style it simply with linen, serving platters and the like. You can break up the seated nature of […]

Gourmet Catering by the Truck Load

We are fortunate to have two fantastic food trucks in Melbourne – Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck.  When I say “food truck” I actually mean gourmet meals-on-wheels!  I’ve been thinking about how I can incorporate one of these mobile kitchens into a party/event.  I found some wonderful styling ideas by Tori & Myka over at […]

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