C'est la fête!

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A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC : Modern Holiday decorations

The holidays have to be my favorite time of year. It brings back so many great memories of my childhood and now that I have kids seeing the sparkle in their eye when they see decorations or the toy section in the flyers makes my heart melt. Decorating is the portion I absolutely love. I usually put on Christmas music (in November) and start dressing up our home.

For me, the holidays means classic green and red decorations. That being said, I will admit to add a few pops of colors here any there or elements that may make it a litte more modern. What better way, then to show you what I mean.

Whether you like natural elements as decor, pine cones, fruit, branches or you are more of an ribbon / ornament kind of person, know you can easily pair the two and have a result that will look great. In this set up, I grabbed a few things I had in my boxes ; pine cones, ornaments, ribbon and mixed in some new stuff.

One of my favorite things about the holidays is its pomegranate season. Theres something about this fruit, maybe because it looks like a fruity ornament? I love using them for holiday decor but you can also use the seeds to spruce up a signature drink.

I love having pre-wrapped wooden utensils in treat bags. Its easy to do, simply fold napkin put it in the bag, add the utensils and fold over the excess bag and tie it with ribbon or twine. You can then embellish them to your liking. Maybe a simple snowflake or personalized them with a name tag and they can serve as a place card.

We all know that theres dessert overload during the holidays. One thing I loved and remember so clearly were my grandmothers homemade donuts. I thought it would be interesting to present them in a new light. Simply grab some paper straws, milk and miniature donuts and serve away.

Below you will find an inspiration board as well as suggestions of products to make this “theme” a reality. Obviously there are some elements you can use from your holiday decorations. From pinecones, ornaments to ribbon. Its all about presentation and having a few key decor pieces will certainly make holiday decor stand out.

C’est la Fête : Classic Holiday Twist

1, 2, 5 – Honeycomb fans | 3 – Wooden Utensils | 4 – Treat Bags | 6 – Tassel Garland Kit | 7- Pomegrante (fruit) | 8 – Swiss Dot Paper Straws | 9 – Bakers Twine | 10 – Compote Pedestal | 11 – Paper Baking Cups
 

Be sure to check out my other C’est la Fête theme boards for more inspiration. It’s all about thinking outside of the box. To change the way we see parties and how we can leave a lasting impression on our guest. It’s the little things and it doesn’t have to be expensive. The most important thing is to add a touch of YOU!

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50 facts about Canadians

Even though this isn’t party related, I decided to throw some confetti around because Canada is amazing. While this is not a new infographic and you might of seen it going around on the interwebs, its actually quite interesting that I thought I could share it. Can you believe that even though I’m Canadian some facts I didn’t even know.If you want to see how amazing Canada really is, check out the 50 insane fact about Canada.

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Source : Huffington Post

 

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

I know now you have that song stuck in your head, but its worth it. Its officially december and its get ready for the holiday time. Because I love the holidays so much and because I love my fans, followers, clients, friends, etc… I thought I would celebrate with 20 days of savings.

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starting today, December 1st, I will have 1 deal a day for 20 consecutive days. Each sale will last a 24 hour period starting at 8am EST and ending the following morning at 7:59am. Each sale will be different then the next and some better than others. Its a bargain… but hopefully you will enjoy.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to know the deal of the day.

I’m grateful for…

Even though I’m Canadian and its not technically my thanksgiving, I thought I could take the opportunity to write a quick post about what I am grateful. This year has been one filled with emotions, good and bad but most importantly it when I decided to launch Sucre + Confetti a baking and party supply shop. I launched it in March at the end of my maternity leave and now a little over 8 months in I am amazed by the response…

Confetti has become my new love… It depicts not only celebration but laughter, smiles, happy memories. When you are down, throw some confetti and it will make it all better (I swear). This new venture has been nothing but fulfilling and I have been blessed to have great supportive family, friends and enthusiastic clients. We’ve gone from nothing to being published in a Party Magazine and that just being the tip of the iceberg.

 

I have so many plans for Sucre + Confetti and hopefully in the near future I will be able to offer great themes and party supplies full time and who knows maybe even develop a line for retail stores or what the heck open my own. Thank you for the support from my confetti filled heart… and I just hope I leave a little confetti in your lives because we all need to celebrate you!

An official contributor for Carousel Party Magazine

After the launch of the first edition of Carousel Party Magazine, the editor Suzanne Olvey of Fanciful Events contacted me asking if I would like to join the team as a regular contributor. I was ecstatic about the idea but I wanted to offer something a little different that actual party photo shoots. Sure I could of gone that route, but I felt that the magazine had enough of talented contributors in that area. What I suggested though, was to create unique C’est La Fête themes specifically for the magazine according to the theme of the edition. They loved the idea of seeing where a party theme starts. From the inspiration to where you can purchase the items to make that vision a reality. So I present you my two themes.

Hot Cocoa & Mellows

Seeing I am in Canada, I wanted to bring the winter snow down to the hotter areas with a hot cocoa and marshmallow theme. This would be perfect for colder days and setting up a hot cocoa station would be a different approach to the typical drink station. Let them choose their toppings ; chocolate shred, peppermint, powdered cocao and even DIY chocolate spoons for even more chocolate. Don’t forget to take out your wool covers and mittens – baby its cold outside.


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For more inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.

Product Sources: 

1 – Ceramic Cup  / 2  – Paper Straws / 3 - Snow Garland  / 4 – Kraft treat bags / 5- Light blue bakers twine / 6 – Honeycomb Fans; brown  7- White / 8 – Chocolat Marshmallows / 9 – Wooden Spoons  / 10 – Honeycomb Fan; Light blue / 11 – Mug Cozie / 12 – Square milk /juice plastic Bottles

 

Vintage Pastels

I decided to design a theme that was reminiscent of christmas when I was a kid. I remember my mom having the fake tree with layers and layers of fake snow and tinsel, with pastel glass ornaments. I miss those times and I actually wish I kept those ornaments… so I decided that a vintage pastel holiday theme would probably touch more people born in the 80s

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For more inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.

Product Sources: 

1 – Sugar Cookies / 2 – Wooden Spoons  / 3-4 Honeycomb balls ; pink  lavandar / 5 – Baking Cups / 6 – Treat sticks / 7 – Invitation / 8 - Paper straws / 9-10 - Balloons ; wintergreen, light blue / 11- Vintage pastel trees / 12 – Bunting

This is what the magazine looks like. Isn’t it adorable? You can view it online here or even order a printed version. Stay tuned for my upcoming themes. The magazine which was suppose to be quarterly will actually become a monthly edition so time to whip up some themes!

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Unicorn themed birthday

I always love coming across pretty parties. Even more so when theres a unique element to the party that makes it out of the box original. This is the case with this Unicorn themed birthday by Bubble and Sweet. Not only is this party complete with actual ponies, (unfortunately unicorns weren’t available) but they actually got a unicorn shaped mounted cake…. how awesome is that.

You can even follow the DIY instructions to make the unicorn cookies you see above. Saying its a labour of love is an understatement.  For all the details and more pictures of the parties head on over to Bubble and Sweet

Resources :

Cake, cookies, macarons and party table – Linda Vandermeer (Bubble and Sweet)
Magic Show, Disco and Balloon Hat Workshop - Super Steph
Decorations provided by Creatively Bespoke Weddings
Paper Pom poms – Australian Hand Made by Ah Tissue 
Photography – Terri Vandermeer
Cake stand construction Andrew McCubbin
Pony dressed as unicorn - Brisbane Pony Parties
Party loot bags - Paper Eskimo
Pink tiered tablecloth - Creatively Bespoke Weddings 
Gold sequin material for tablecloth - Spotlight 
Pink stripe Party Loot Bags - Paper Eskimo

A big fat thank you & a giveaway

Last week, I hit a huge milestone… 2000 fans on our facebook page. An amazing milestone because we reached that goal in just about 6 months – which if you think about it is huge for my little start up. My fans, readers, customers are by far the best and I can’t thank you enough for all the support. So to show my gratitude here’s a “Party in a Bag” giveaway. Like, share and comment (on facebook) for your chance to win this party kit.

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Be sure to follow us on our other social media accounts because we might giveaway more stuff there!

xoxox Kelly

Monopoly themed 1st Birthday

Planning a party doesn’t have to be tough- if you have a great idea / inspiration behind your upcoming event then it will help you considerably in planning out all the details. Whether it be for a child party or a bachlorette opting for a unique theme or putting a twist on a classic will certainly make your fête stand out. Think of something the fêtee likes : a color, a pattern, an animal even a game board and develop the idea around that. (even if its the smallest detail)

When I saw this Monopoly themed birthday party I new I needed to share. Sure this is more than your average party but take from it what you want to apply to your next party.

For the full feature, check out  Hostess with The Mostess

Don’t forget – having a theme is fun, but you  also want a party that represents the person who is being celebrated in some kind of way. Happy party planning and be sure to check out our C’est La Fête Boards for more inspiration, or check out our new website and online shop!