Archive of ‘Entertaining’ category

Splurge and Save Christmas Table

Putting together a luxe looking Christmas table is all about choosing where to splurge and where to save. We are currently loving rust, pink and gold tones so used these colours as the main theme for our table.

Table swag

Fresh flowers can be expensive so we stuck with greenery for our table swag which was made with fresh magnolia leaves, wired onto rope. We tried to show off the lovely rust underside of the leaves to by wireing them in upside down. For a for a pop of metallic  we sprayed some of the leaves with gold spray and placed them in last. The best thing about this swag is that it will dry so you can make it before the big day and even reuse for future events

Cutlery + Crockery

The warehouse and Kmart were perfect for crockery and cutlery in these on trend tones. We used gold charger plates from the warehouse, blush placements, bowls, plates and brass toned cutlery  were all from Kmart.

the linen napkins were from Wallace Cotton from a few years back but they still sell similar natural linen styles as do Father Rabbit

Place Settings

We bought hessian bags and kraft tags from the dollar store and filled these with Lindt balls (Splurge). The gold tree decorations came in a pack of four from the warehouse. Christmas crackers were bought at the end of last year from Farmers when they went on sale.

Finishing touches

What kind of Christmas would it be without champagne! we splurged on the Moet and saved on the gold bucket which was also from the Warehouse.

Our centre piece was a gorgeous SOH candle ‘Collins Street’ which we sat on an old iron candle stick.

Parcels were wrapped in kraft paper and assorted twine and hessian ribbon from the dollar store. We added in gold spray painted sprigs and leaves for decoration. All the parcels were stashed in our gorgeous XL Uashmama bag from Crave home.


We hope you loved seeing how you can get a luxe look on a budget feel free to comment below or message us on instagram / facebook with any questions



A Little Babe Shower

On October 10th we hosted a ‘little babe shower’ to celebrate the impending arrival of baby Georgia Grace. It was a magical day and everything I could have dreamed of and more. We were blessed to have so many special women there, many whom had travelled a long way to share the day with us.

5D3B09205D3B0891sign-hold-edit5D3B0899The event styling was inspired by our love of all things bohemian and featured a floral adorned peacock chair, wall weavings, dream catchers, feathers and bright blooms. Our welcome sign and name plaque were created by Jordan of Harlan Creative.

5D3A31175D3A32125D3A31295D3A33105D3A3220Our special event was held at Punnet in Tamahere, a strawberry farm with a restaurant, store and event rooms. We had an amazing hostess and the food was incredible with delicious mini scones, club sandwiches, brownies and of course bubbles and tea. They also made us the most beautiful lemon and passion fruit cake with a cake topper we created.

5D3A3257Ses-and-Jus-25D3B1038We were lent a beautiful peacock chair by the lovely Adele from Itsy Bitsy and Jen created a floral swag to adorn the chair. It was the perfect photo booth for snaps with friends and family. Miss Daisy Flower Boutique created our amazing table arrangements which blew us away they were perfect mixture of boho brights.

5D3B0898My dear friend Sarah took care of all the games which were a lot of fun and included guessing the bump size and baby word association.

5D3B09975D3A31515D3A3161S&S-editCapturing all the details of the day was important to us so we had our friend and talented photographer Ruth Gilmour take photos in the day.

5D3B09235D3B10755D3A3254It truly was the most fabulous day to be treasured for a lifetime

Photography Ruth Gilmour Photographer
Flowers Miss Daisy
Venue Punnet
Signage Harlan creative
Invititations + Styling Ses + Jen

Boho ‘little Babe lunch’

We’re busy planning our ‘little babe lunch’ in anticipation of Georgia Grace’s arrival. we’re dreaming of lots of spring blooms, greenery swags – feathers, ribbons, peacock chairs and floral garlands.


All images via pinterest

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