3 Tips for Decorating Your Party Room

I am constantly asked for ideas to dress up party tables at home or in restaurants. If you’re not going with a theme and simply want to add some stylish party decor to your space, then here are my three simple tips for decorating your party room. 1. Add colour to you room for an […]

Madame Bonbon’s Garden Party – Part 2

So continuing on from my first article on our birthday garden party, I’ve posted a few more images from the day. (Click HERE to visit the first post of this series.) After arrival cocktails on the front lawn, guests moved to the private dining room of Gardens House for a semi-formal luncheon, where a delicious three-course menu […]

Madame Bonbon’s Garden Party – Part 1

Wow! What a crazy couple of months it’s been. Monsieur Bonbon and I celebrated our joint birthday party with a garden party at Gardens House in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Being city dwellers we utilise the botanic gardens like it’s our backyard.  We’ve spent many weekends having parties, picnics and photographic walks through the beautiful gardens […]

Styling My Garden Party – The Table

I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks (again) so sorry!  BUT I have a good excuse.  I’ve been madly preparing for a 40th birthday garden party – mine in fact!  Monsieur Bonbon and I decided to hold a joint birthday celebration (we’re three days apart) at a beautiful venue called, Gardens House in […]

Terrarium Crush

I’ve had a little crush on terrariums over the past few months. Terrariums are little mini environments encased in a container, usually glass, holding small plants or animals.  I’ve not ventured for an animal dwelling one, but I’m loving the plant varieties.  I purchased a beautiful terrarium from Melbourne company, Bosky.  They have beautiful selection […]

Artichoke Flower Centrepiece

I’m currently designing a table for an upcoming event. I found some beautiful fresh stalks of artichoke flowers at my local market this morning and I’ve been playing around with ideas for a table centrepiece.  I thought the artichokes would add a quirky touch to the table. Whilst I was researching, I found this beautiful […]

Australian Open 2013 with Jacob’s Creek

I love when the Australian Open tennis tournament comes to town. Our city is filled with tennis fans from all over Australia and the world. This year almost 700,000* people visited the Australian Open. I was thrilled to be invited to this year’s Australian Open by Jacob’s Creek [Associate Sponsor and Official Wine Supplier]. They […]

DIY Accordion Paper Trees

These fun DIY accordion paper trees have been created by crafty bloggers around the world this festive season. I thought I’d throw a spin on my own accordion paper trees. They were quite easy to make using this Julep template.  All you need is some unused wrapping paper, coloured card or patterned scrapbooking card (like […]

Christmas Decor Ideas – Pinterest

Christmas is less than six weeks away! Yay!  My Pinterest board is full to overflowing with fabulous ideas for decorating and entertaining this holiday season You’ll find pins on table styling, DIY decorations, cocktail recipes, gift wrapping, sweet treats and much more. Here are a few of my favourites pins so far.  Beautiful holiday centrepiece […]

DIY Menu Stand

I found this gorgeous vintage frame at my local op shop (charity store) a couple of weeks ago.  I thought it would make a wonderful menu stand.  So I bought it (for $2) and took it home to clean up. Inside the frame was a piece of fabric art which I carefully removed and then […]

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