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Vintage Beach Party Celebration

We recently celebrated my mother’s 60th birthday in beautiful Port Douglas. The weather was perfect – glorious warm sunshine and clear blue skies. All of our guests travelled to Port Douglas for the celebration. Guests received little welcome bags on arrival, which included, a…

October 1, 2012

Neon Party Decorations

Earlier this week I bought some neon-coloured tissue paper with the idea of creating some fun party decorations and then I came across this beautiful post on Ruffled blog.  Well…I’m all inspired!  Neon-coloured decor is a fabulous party trend that will instantly add a…

August 23, 2012

Last Minute Party Planning Tips

Last week my friend, Michelle, mentioned to me that she had only two weeks to plan her daughter’s 5th birthday party and she didn’t know where to start. I shared a few of my ideas from my daughter’s vintage carnival birthday party last year.…

August 16, 2012

Vintage Beach Party Planning – July

When I am party planning for a major celebration, I usually like at least three-months to prepare (eeek! I know. I’m enthusiastic).  So I am well and truly in planning mode for my beautiful mother’s 60th birthday party in September.  The theme for her…

July 16, 2012
Birthday Cocktails Gourmet Kitchen

Mason Jars for Your Party

It’s a popular wedding trend to use mason jars to serve cocktails and other refreshing drinks to guests.  I’ve taken inspiration and incorporated a couple of uses for mason jars as party decor.  You can use the jars as containers for cocktails, desserts, flowers…

June 18, 2012
Birthday Melbourne

My Month on Instagram (May)

Here are some of my favourite Instagram happy snaps from the month of May.  You can follow me  on Instagram at @madame_bonbon. Image: My favourite images from Instagram.  Click on the image to visit my feed on Followgram Left to right, top to bottom:…

May 31, 2012
Birthday Dinner

My 1930’s Shanghai Jazz Party

My husband and I recently celebrated our birthdays with a 1930’s Shanghai Jazz party theme. We sent out themed invitations to our guests and asked them to come dressed in 1930’s cocktail. The evening started with dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in…

May 28, 2012
Birthday Children Melbourne

Finders Keeper Markets

I had a wonderful trip to the Autumn/Winter Finders Keepers market last weekend. As I turned up to the market on Saturday I saw a queue outside the Royal Exhibition Building and smiled with relief as I saw it was the queue for the…

April 23, 2012
Birthday Dinner Favours Invitations

Planning a 1930’s Shanghai Jazz Party

This year Monsieur Bonbon and I are celebrating our birthdays with a 1930’s Shanghai Jazz Party (our birthdays are three days apart).  We’re going back a few decades and reminiscing about the time when Shanghai was the “Paris of the East“.  This amazing city…

April 19, 2012
Birthday Dinner Gourmet Kitchen

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…

January 4, 2012