Archive for June, 2014

Children’s Party Budget-Friendly Ideas

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Kid’s party is the best time for parents to make the little ones happy and be lavished with special attention. However, as you write down your list, you must have realized how pricey it can be to make the event a lot more fun. You have to consider things like the entertainers, the giveaways, and venue and of course, the party food. To help cut a bit of your expenses, here are some suggestions for your child’s birthday party.

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Buy goodies in bulk. This is especially true when it comes to the party bags, hats and other tiny little things that kids love. However, avoid buying more than what you need for the party. You can’t say that you’re going to keep the excess for the next year. You’ll end up wasting your money, which ruins the purpose of buying in bulk.

Cut down your guest list. Ask your kid whom he wants to invite. Remember, this is not your part and your kid has a say on this. However, you have the power to control the number. Give your kid a limit, but let him decide on his own. Cutting down the number of guest is the easiest way to reduce the cost of the party.

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Go for finger foods. Let the children play as much as they want but don’t let them starve. For sure, you can barely ask them to sit and eat as they are busy playing with the others. You can actually have them eat and play at the same time by serving finger foods that they can grab wherever they go. How about hot dogs and mini pizzas? Cocktail samosas, pork fingers, and spring rolls are just among the many choices you have. You may serve them all with special themes.

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Opera-Themed Debut

Friday, June 27th, 2014

For a girl who is about to turn the glorious age of 18 years old, planning for her debut will temporarily be her world. Although not all girls are so much into having an 18th birthday party filled with pomp and grandeur, there are really some who would want to be formally introduced to the social world.

Planning for a debut requires time – a long time to prepare for that matter. Some would have it 6 months before while there are those who would prepare for it for a year just like the planning and preparation time for a wedding.

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If your debut is a year or 6 months from now, you have got to start your planning because days pass by so quickly that the next thing you will know, you are just a month away from your birthday. Begin your planning with your party theme. There are actually a lot of themes to choose from but if you want to have something classic, opt for an opera-themed debut party.

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In an opera-themed debut, you and all the attendees shall come in costume like those of the characters in an opera. Wouldn’t it be nice to be like those actors and actresses in the theatre gorgeously dressed in the wardrobe of the previous century? Feel like a Victorian or Edwardian lady in those costumes.

After you have finalized that the theme of your debut will be Opera/Theatre, the next thing on your list shall be the food caterer. When you choose a food catering service provider, make sure that you select the best one from the www.mycaterer.com.au website. Finally, when you have made up your mind about the party caterer, discuss with them about the dishes that are appropriate to serve for an opera-themed debut. The seasoned food caterer is surely well-versed when it comes to drafting a menu fit for the party. The food caterer serves in all the suburbs in Sydney so don’t worry, they are not picky when it comes to places to serve.

Little Twin Stars-themed Baptism for Boy-Girl Twins

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Little Twin Stars is the most fitting theme for the baptism of your newest baby boy and baby girl. The little boy and little girl characters of Little Twin Stars are one of the cutest ever. Having two babies all at the same time can really be challenging and it is the same with planning and preparing for their Christening. But if you chose a good theme, everything will just flow from there.

Baptism can either be a small or big group party. It actually depends on the discretion of the parents. If you are not so comfortable with having a large group of guests, then you can just have small one consisting mainly of family members, close friends and close buddies at work. The godfathers and godmothers will come from the family circle and your cliques as well as that of your husband.

Having finalized your theme, you can now proceed to one of the most important aspect of all types of parties- the food catering. If you happen to not know of any food caterer (although Australia is a home of many food caterers), you may refer to www.mycaterer.com.au. Aside from recommending many great food caterers, they also give you very useful tips on preparing for your event. You are guaranteed these food caterers are skilled and seasoned in handling many types of parties. You may actually ask them to prepare a Little-Twin Star cake for the twins. They will be glad to do it.

The food caterers also serve at the Western suburbs of Sydney- Doonside, Katoomba, Windsor, Wentworthville, Granville, Lakemba, Cabramattta, Westmead, St. Mary’s and Liverpool.

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Winter Wonderland Party

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Since it is winter season in the beautiful country of Australia, perhaps it will be very timely to host a winter wonderland party if you happen to be in the mood to host one. It does not have to be in a highly-sophisticated place, you can have your home as the venue of the gathering. Invite your family members, friends and neighbors to come and join the party.

For the party decorations, have a snowman built outside your house with a wooden board saying ‘Welcome Guests’. A ‘warm’ welcome (even just through an inanimate object) will certainly be appreciated by the par attendees. For a dramatic effect, have a line of lighted paper lanterns leading into the main house. Right before they can reach the doorstep, the guests will already feel the warmth despite the freezing season.

Because it is winter and you are hosting a winter wonderland party, prepare coat hanger for the heavy fur and leather jackets of your guests. To glam up the interior, you can fill the ceiling with string light balls.

As for your table centerpieces, you can definitely ask the help of your food caterer. Usually the party caterersare the ones responsible for providing the main buffet table and the tables and chairs for the guests. The color of the table cloth should reflect your color motif. For the main centerpiece, have long, plain crystal holder filled with pine cones and leafless twigs. For added sophistication and warmth to the cold weather, have lighted candles around the crystal of pinecones and twigs.

And the last but not the least, make sure that you tell your hired food caterer to serve foods that are especially appropriate for a winter season. No ice cream, please. The best Australian caterers are at www.mycaterer.com.au. These food catering service providers also do caterings on all Australian suburbs including Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and many more.

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Wine Night

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

A wine night party is not usually a big party. It is just a small gathering of family members, your cliques or your colleagues at work, It is a time where all of the attendees will just sit down, enjoy the food, wine and conversations. There are times, however, that a wine party will have a large number of attendees. wine party catering

But, bottom line is, even if it is a large or small group wine party, you have to put in mind some basic (and definitely useful) tips if you happen to be the gracious host of the wine party.

Your home will be the best venue especially if it is an intimate gathering of loved ones and friends. Having the party in your house will definitely make everyone more comfortable. You can talk for hours and hours without having to worry that your agreement with the resto or whatever place is only until 10 in the evening. In your house, you can talk and laugh all you want.

Since it is a wine party, it is imperative that you should have a special corner where all the wines are displayed and open for consumption. Give your guests a wide selection of wines-red wine, white wine and all kinds of wine you know of.

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• Food. Oh food. A wine party does not mean that you will only consume wine and nothing else. In all parties, aside from the celebrant or the celebration itself, the food is also the highlight. With this, you should not disappoint your guests by serving bland-tasting foods. Get a competent and reputable food caterer from www.mycaterer.com.au. Give time to have a sit down talk with them to discuss about the dishes that will be served during the party. For a wine party, the best dishes to go with wine are usually beef (for red wine) and chicken (for white wine). Aussie food caterers are open to serve in all parts of Sydney to make your party successful and memorable.

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Cute Baby Shower Party Ideas

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Baby shower parties are adorable even if the main celebrant is still inside the tummy of his or her mother. Usually, baby showers are organized by the family members and the close friends of the soon-to-be mother.

For first time baby shower facilitators, here are a few party ideas and tips to successfully throw a baby shower event:

This is the most important: Do not hold the baby shower party a week or two before the due date of the mom because it will be too heavy to even walk around the venue and there are cases that the mom might give birth a week before her expected date of delivery. The safest time would be three to four weeks prior to estimated date of confinement.

Put up a candy buffet table. Baby shower parties just like any children’s celebrations are supposed to be cute and colorful. Besides, the kids in the family will be the ones who will benefit the candy buffet table—or maybe adults as well.

Make an agreement with one of the best food caterers from www.mycaterer.com.au. The party caterers in Australia are not picky of venues. They serve in north, east, west or southern suburbs in Sydney. Have a sit-down talk with the food caterer about the dishes that will be served during the party. Make sure that they are appropriate for the kind of party and for the time when it will be held-morning, noon, afternoon or evening. These things are ought to be considered.

Make the baby shower party venue lively through all things cute and sweet. Baby showers usually use pastel colors- light blue, baby pink, lavender, light green, etc. It should also depend upon the gender of the baby.

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How To’s for an Amazing Brunch Gathering

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Try hosting a party where you will not be serving dinner. Just for a change. How about a brunch party? Sounds good, doesn’t it?

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These days, it is not really a burden for you if you decide to throw a party- whatever kind of party that is because you have lots of event planners out there who will do everything for you to make the occasion beautiful and memorable. All you have to do is to say yes or no if you agree or disagree on your planner’s proposals.

The food caterer is one of those who will make your life way easier every time you will have a party- a huge one or even just a simple get-together. Food catering service providers these days do not only cater to huge parties like weddings, 50th birthdays, debuts and etc. The food caterers will even serve even just small group gatherings like tea party or sports game watch get-together of 5-10 people.

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For your brunch gathering, if you want it to be simple then you do not need a planner anymore. Maybe you can have some DIY simple decorations to glam up the place for the brunch party.

How about a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme? You can actually ask the food caterer you hired to provide you clothed tables and chairs. For your centerpieces, a small pot of blooming flowers will do plus a cutout of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star anchored to wooden sticks and planted on the small flower pot.

Food caterers at www.mycaterer.com.au can cater in all places in Australia like the western Sydney suburbs: Cabramatta, Doonside, Granville, Katoomba, Lakemba, Liverpool, St. Mary’s, Wentworthville, Westmead, and Windsor.

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Football-Inspired Party

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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Since FIFA World Cup is the craze right now, perhaps you can have a football-inspired party to go with the trend. This is a good party theme especially if you yourself love football. Whether it is your birthday or not, you can host a party as long as you have the means. Send out invitations to your family members and friends through email a week or 2 before the scheduled date of your football-themed party.

Makes sure to not forget the following:

Decide on the place of the party. If you are on a tight budget, you can always stick to your home and make it as the venue. Decorations will always do their job of transforming your home to a party place.

Schedule an appointment with your well-trusted food caterer to plan out the dishes that will be served during the gathering- how many dishes and what are the best food combinations if it will fall on lunch or dinner. If you have no party caterer yet, you can check out www.mycaterer.com.au. The food caterers featured in the website are the best food catering service providers in Aussie. They actually do food caterings in northern Sydney suburbs like Asquith, Epping, Hornsby Shire, Hunters Hill, Parramatta, and Ryde as well as in other Sydney suburbs.

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The soda and other alcohol-free drinks will be taken care of your food caterer so you have to stock on some alcoholic beverages like wine, tequila and probably you can hire a bartender to professionally mix the drinks for your drinks.

The venue shall be reflective of the theme- football balls everywhere.

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Coffee and Tea Party

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Is boredom making you feel sick and lonely to death? Get up and send some invites to whoever you feel like inviting for a coffee and tea party. Just add ‘coffee’ to the usual ‘tea’ party because maybe some of your friends are coffee lovers and they are not so much into tea. Just for the sake of variety and politeness as a host.

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Now, how do you go about your coffee and tea party? Ready your pen and paper for the following friendly tips:

• Plan out your coffee and tea party before you send your invitations to your friends. Remember your invites shall contain the date, time and venue of the party so you have to be sure first about these things.

• The second on your list after finalizing the invites is sitting down with the best food caterer you know (if it is your first time to throw a party and you do not know any food caterer, let www.mycaterer.com.au) and talk about the kinds of foods you want to serve. Seasoned food catering service providers know what dishes to serve in a particular party. In your case, coffee and tea party, the foods will usually be dry and easy to eat and be paired with either coffee or tea like scones, finger sandwiches, cupcakes, cookies, etc. The set-up of tables and chairs will be care of the food caterer as well.

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• And since it is a coffee and tea party, you shall prepare a wide selection of coffee and tea. For coffee, you may have brewed, cappuccino, latte, and espresso while for your tea you can have green tea, Earl grey, tea with infusions like lemon, chamomile, and berries.

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Baby Shower Parties

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Parties actually come in a sequence. First is the engagement party, then the bachelor/bachelorette parties, the wedding day and of course, the cutest of all- the baby shower party! After the wedding, family and friends are actually anticipating the new addition to the couple and they will be more than glad to attend the baby shower party.

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For the couple hosting their first ever baby shower, you definitely need a few party concepts that you may inject into the occasion—and also a few side notes to make it run smoothly as planned.

Agree on the venue. If you have a spacious lawn then you do not have to look for a restaurant or hotel with private area to hold the baby shower. You can use your lawn and hire a decorator to make it look baby-ish.

Call on your well-trusted food caterer to do all the planning and preparation for the big day. Remember you are not supposed to get too exhausted; you shall reserve your energy for labor and delivery. In case you need a good list of excellent party caterers, feel free to check out the website www.mycaterer.com.au. They surely got a lot of party tips when it comes to the dishes you shall serve.

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If you want to be hands-on with the baby shower, then by all means you can. When choosing for the color motif, you can base it on your baby’s gender. Make sure to use pastel colors- a baby shower party is supposed to be sweet, cute and soft.

Be creative. You can put up candy corners and areas where designated for the giveaways and the gifts.

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