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Letter from Santa Claus straight from the North Pole

Letter from Santa Claus straight from the North Pole

Ho Ho Ho from the North Pole

We are proud to announce that this year we are sending letters from the big man in red and sending them straight to those on the Nice list. 

The letters will be sent out in December direct to the child and will include details that are personal to them. They will include their name. age, where they live and a special achievement or something they have done well at throughout the year.

 

The letters are hand designed and are printed on quality cream paper.

Letters will be sent in a festive red envelope making them easy to spot once they have left the North Pole and have been delivered to where they need to go.

Festive Activity

Included with the letter is this Festive Sticker Scene complete with stickers to decorate. 

The stickers have a great selection of festive associated things. Ranging from Elves, Snowmen, variety of toys and of course, Santa Claus. 

This is a great activity for children to do and is lovely to do on the run up to Christmas Eve.

Personalised letters are available to order now and cost £4.50 with free postage. 

You can order yours now here: https://www.partyease.co.uk/product/personalised-letter-from-santa-claus/

Bear-ly Wait Baby Shower

We can Bear-ly Wait

As soon as I saw this Bear-ly Wait Baby Shower range I knew it would be perfect for a blog post to accompany it & I had to do one as soon as I could. I could bear-ly wait and couldn’t contain my excitement, as like I have previously mentioned, I do love a theme. So now the wait is over lets get started…

This range predominately features a Bear holding bunting that says 'It's a Boy', in a woodland environment, with plenty of trees and natural inspired colours, which is offset against a dark blue, almost green.  The bear also has some friendly woodland friends with him including a cute fox and squirrel. 

I do love a theme and this range could be styled with a variety of items, put alongside to compliment the nature that is featured in this range. This could include using wood slices, leaves, pine cones and acorns as well as plenty of fresh greenery. This time of year is perfect for that & it is a great opportunity to go outdoors on a walk and find things that could go alongside the party products. 

You could include the outdoor feel through a variety of items for the Baby Shower. You could add touches of the outdoors to a sweet table or even make your own nature inspired decorations. 

I saw this sign on a Google search and thought it would be perfect for this range – especially as it features a bear and fox. 

This range screams Autumn and as we are now entering that time of this year, this range  would be perfect for upcoming baby showers. 

Plus, Autumn time and colder days, what could be more perfect then a Hot Chocolate bar? I personally love this idea of a Hot Chocolate Bar, especially as the mum to be won’t be able to drink alcohol so this is a great alternative. Plus it is suitable for all ages – young and old. 

You could make up a batch of regular hot chocolate and then have various additions, that people can use to top it and pimp it to their taste. 

You can include a variety of toppings. What about:

  • Mini & regular Marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream 
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Grated Chocolate 
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate chips
  • Orange Zest
  • Selection of sauces: Chocolate, caramel 

You could also make your own Hot Chocolate with real Chocolate, for added luxury. 

Create this by melting your chocolate of choice in a mix of double cream and milk. You could also create a few batches using a variety of different types of chocolate. 

I styled a naming day with a similar woodland feel and these ideas or something similar could be used alongside this range also.

I combined natural products with props that fitted in within the theme. Including cuddly toys and also story books that had characters that would be at home in the forest, including The Gruffalo. I also used a fake grass table runner across the table and then placed everything on top. 

A children table was also styled and kept within the theme. By sourcing woodland animal masks and also using a jar of the wild flowers and a very effective red balloon with white dots to resemble a toadstool. 

I displayed wild flowers in jam jars to follow on with the natural theme. I also made this stick vase. I used an empty tin can and I decorated with sticks that I collected while out on a walk. 

I just used a hot glue gun to glue the sticks directly onto the tin. I used a variety of sizes to help with the natural feel, then finished it with a jute twine bow. 

Favours also followed the theme by making individual gingerbread owl cookies. All placed within  wicker style tray and finished with a jute and lace bow. 

A few of my favourite items from the range

Bear-ly Wait Supershape Balloon - £5.99
Bear-ly Wait Table Decorating Kit - £5.99
Bear-ly Wait Plates - £2.59

We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog, as much as we have writing it. 

If you have a friend or a family member who is expecting a baby boy and can bear-ly wait to meet him, then please share this with them.

 

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

And they call it puppy love

So things have been a bit quiet at Party Ease for the past few weeks. We haven’t been posting as often as we usually do, or updating social media pages or writing many blogs.

So I thought I would write a post today, that would explain what has been going on outside of the Party Ease office. If you do follow us on social media, mainly Instagram you may of already seen why. 

These 5 Springer Spaniel puppies were born on the 2nd June. We have 1 liver and white boy and 4 girls: 2 black and white and 2 liver and white (liver is the name given to brown and has nothing to do with offal!)

Milk Time

Poppy has been a fantastic mum over the past few weeks. She has relentlessly feed the puppies and kept them extremely clean. 

She has settled into indoor living and motherhood so well.

But this may have something to do with the extra treats, fuss and attention that she has been getting. Plus lots of extra food to keep her going, after all it is hard working feeding 5 puppies pretty much throughout the whole day and night. She has also developed a rather fond liking to Rich Tea biscuits!

Our Springer Spaniel Poppy

The puppies are 9 weeks old now and are beginning to go off to their forever homes. It has been a wonderful experience. With many highs and lows, late nights and early mornings. But it has been great to see and watch them grow over the weeks. The time has gone so quick, yet so slow also. 

Been my own boss has enabled me to take a step back from the business & be able to be there for Poppy and the puppies. 

I was there to see the puppies been born – a great experience and I also got to cut a cord.

I have been able to see every stage of development. And it has been incredible! 

To see a puppy go from something so tiny that it can fit in the palm of your hand, grow into a fun, bouncy energetic puppy has been amazing. 

It has been such a great experience and one that I will remember for a very long time. 

Look at those puppy dog eyes…just totally heart melting!!

Now the puppies have pretty much moved on to their new homes, Party Ease can again take centre stage. We have some gorgeous new ranges that will be available soon, we will also get back to been more active on social media and getting back to blogging. 

It has been fun but now it is time to get back to the day job! 

Baking with some love added

Baking with some love added

Baked with Love

I have always enjoyed baking from a young age. Be it making cakes in my grandma’s kitchen or helping decorate birthday cakes for family. This has continued as I have got older. Making cakes for friends birthdays or even baking with friends children.

One of the best things about baking is using it as a way to express your thanks and put love into every ounce. 

Recently this has been shown and baked in the Party Ease kitchen. 

One of my friends has been a God send of late, helping us with all sorts. So as an expression of thanks, I baked her her favourite cake, Lemon Drizzle! 

When life gives you lemons, make lemon drizzle cake.

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon icing and sugar crystals

So next time you need to say thank you to someone special, think about baking them something with added love. 

A totally EPIC party

Epic Party ideas | How to throw an EPIC Birthday Party

BOYS…Boys will always be boys & throwing them a party can be tricky. They are always changing their minds. What they like is always changing at a moments notice & as parents you are always the last to be told. But are meant to bet the first to know that they haven’t liked whatever since last week!! 

As they get older, it gets even harder to throw them a birthday party.  Deciding on a particular theme can be difficult. They are to old for the classic Pirates or Cowboys, so choices can be limited. But not now, now there is EPIC. 

EPIC combines all that boys love. It includes: fast food, gaming, hashtags, emojis just to mention a few.  Combined all in one party theme. The theme has coordinating tableware & decorations that are designed perfectly for older boys. The range can be a great starting part for the start of a totally EPIC party. You can add your own touches, like decoration, party games etc for your very own totally epic party. 

We have shared a few of our own EPIC party ideas for you…

Epic party ideas food

EPIC Party Food ideas

The EPIC range is filled with all things fast! So when you are thinking about food to serve at the party – this is a great place to start. Think burgers, chips, pizza & put together build your own.

Have a table set up with burger buns, lettuce, ketchup, cheese & other toppings so they can build their burger their own way.

Or your very own pizzeria – with ready made bases, selection of cheeses, meat products: ham, hot-dogs, pepperoni & few vegetables…(might not be used)

Then have some chips & sauce to go alongside your epic food.

EPIC Party Decoration ideas

When it comes to older boys less is more when it comes to decorations. So make your decorations stand out & create a big impact. 

Balloons are great. They create a massive impact & straight away they say party.

A birthday banner is always a good decoration & helps celebrate the occasion & you can get those that coordinate to carry on the theme & create even more of an impact. 

A few balloons & a banner really is all you need for an older boys birthday. 

Epic party slime

EPIC Party Favour ideas

Everybody loves a favour, something to take home with them. You just need to take into consideration the ages of those attending, 

There not just for young children & why should they be. What to put in them gets a bit tricky though. 

So why not think more EPIC…how about a game voucher or some XBOX points or a mini toy dart gun or a gumball machine. Just need to think outside the box to think of something that they would enjoy. 

Or how about getting them to make their own slime to take home? Slime is so popular lately & could be a great activity for them to do at the party & to take home with them as well. Double EPIC!

Check out the glow in the dark slime on our EPIC pinterest board. 

For more EPIC party ideas check out our Pinterest board 

Milestone Birthday Celebrations

Milestone Birthday Celebrations

Milestone Birthdays

 

Milestone Birthdays are a fantastic thing to celebrate with family & friends and truly mark such a great time in your life. This year is definitely the year to celebrate an upcoming milestone birthday – especially as it has been marked as a trend for 2018. 

Yes, that is right! 2018 is making milestone birthdays a trend. This includes everything from 18 to 80 and any years in between & beyond. Which is great news for us, especially as we have just branched out into adult birthdays & milestone celebrations (we must of known.) 

So what ever milestone you may be celebrating this year, make sure you celebrate in style! 

Time to Celebrate

Glitz & Glamour Black & Gold
Glitz & Glamour Pink & Rose Gold
Sparkling Celebrations
Pink Celebrations
Keep Calm Party

At Party Ease for Milestone celebrations we stock 5 ranges. These ranges we feel are  a great reflection to have for people to celebrate with. The ranges are a mix of styles & colours, that we hope will suit most. 

Glitz & Glamour Black & Gold

Glitz & Glamour Black & Gold is a brand new range for 2018. It has a great design that combines black backgrounds with gold detailing including stars & the particular milestone age.  There is a mix of products including tableware & decorations – all with the same design. The style of his range will suit both men & women. The range is available in ages: 18, 21, 30, 40 & 50

Glitz & Glamour Pink & Rose Gold

Glitz & Glamour Pink & Rose Gold is a brand new range for 2018 & combines 2 trends with the use of the colour of the year rose gold. It is a great party range & has some really fun designs incorporated. The POP, FIZZ & CLINK plates & cups have to be my favourite products & will be great incorporated with the required age. The addition of the rose gold makes this range feel grown up without been old. So will be perfect for all ages. This range is available in ages: 18, 21, 30, 40 & 50. 

Pink Celebrations

Pink Celebrations is as the name suggests – pink & perfect for celebrations! The range has a design that mixes various shades of pinks, purple, silver & white on a black background. The mix of these colours really makes it look like the products are actually sparkling. The range has a mix of invites, tableware & decorations, in both the milestone age as well as Happy Birthday details. This is perfect for those who may prefer a less milestone overload & just incorporating a couple of key pieces. You can mix these designs to create a look that suits you. This range is available in ages: 18, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 & 80.

Sparkling Celebrations

Sparkling Celebrations really does sparkle! It mixes gold, silver & white on a black background to make a really visual impact that looks like it is sparkling & perfect for a milestone celebration. The range has tableware & decorations in two design, both with the same coordinating colours. But some products have the number on & other have Happy Birthday script text. This range would be perfect for both men & women. This range is available in ages: 18, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 & 80. 

Keep Calm Party

This range is a brilliant range for a milestone celebration. It features the classic Keep Calm design & text which is then followed by “you’re only (the number that you are celebrating)” as well as Party On & Drink Up. The colours in this range make a massive statement & are really bright & bold. It combines red, yellow, green, purple & many more to really create a visual wow! The range has a great mix of tableware, cake accessories, decorations including bunting, paper chains & balloons. So you really will have a wow of a party. This range is available in ages: 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 & 80. 

 

Milestone Themed Ranges - A selection of products

Party themes 2018

Party Trends 2018 & New Releases.

2018 has been a great year for new product ranges and so far there have been some ranges in a variety of themes already released. So what better than a post with all this new releases in and the occasions they can be used for as well as party trends for 2018.

 

Party Trends 2018. 

Unicorns is still a popular trend – they really are everywhere at the moment and there is no sign of them going anywhere soon. So many ranges have a Unicorn theme.  Another trend going into 2018 is Mermaid parties – what could be better than an underwater party theme.  Rainbows are also making there way into trends this year as well. What could be better then a brightly coloured rainbow! You could also bring this trend into your party differently by focusing on the colours and using tableware and decorations to mirror a rainbow.  Rose Gold is also another trend that we are seeing everywhere. From fashion to home-ware – so there is no doubt that this trend wouldn’t follow in to partyware. And it most definitely has. 

Baby Shower Themes

Carousel Party 

This new range is a great choice for Baby Showers and has a great design that features colourful carousel horses. 

Sunshine Baby

This range is a beautiful choice for a more gender neutral shower, but yet something that still has colour. It has a lovely happy cloud design and it really is very cute. 

Oh Baby 

This is a totally stunning range and has a really modern style to it. It features heavily on gold shiny foiled details paired with white making a really classic feel. 

1st Birthday Themes

Pick & Mix Pastel Party 

All these images are products from this one range & shows the variety of products designed for either a boys or girls birthday. Or more of a general mix of colours. The particular theme works best on the pick & mix style where you chose products that suit you & how you want your party to look. So you can stick to one particular colour or a mix of the pastel colours.

Boys Birthday Themes 

Epic Party

This party ranges is as it says – just epic! It has everything that boys like & is so bright. It really is #EPIC! 

Farmyard Party

Such a cute range & probably suited to more younger boys. It has farm animals alongside the sounds they make. So it has dual purpose – educational & fun. 

Jungle Friends

This is perfect for any Jungle animal fans! It is such a fun & colourful range, making it perfect for your very own Jungle experience. 

Police Party 

Most boys dream of been a Police Man & with this range they can live out their dreams. The details in the range are relevant to the UK, which is great as some themed ranges are made in the US but this is made specifically for the UK market. 

Girls Birthday Themes

Magical Mermaid

Party Trend 2018: Mermaids. 

A great party range that is filled with Mermaid detailing as well as sea creatures including fish. The detail on the Mermaid tail really looks like it sparkling. Overall a great on trend party range.

 

Selfie Celebration 

We are now in a generation where selfies are a daily ritual. This birthday theme really takes this in mind & the outcome is really modern. It has some great details & I am sure it will be very popular. 

Carousel Party

A party range full of carousels, carousel horses & a lovely mixed colour palette. It is a great choice for a birthday party & has great tableware & decorations to choose from. 

Unicorn Sparkle

Party Trend 2018: Unicorns

A pretty pastel & gold range with plenty of Unicorns throughout the tableware & decorations. A great on trend range with lots of shiny gold Unicorn detail. 

Make a Wish Unicorn 

Party Trend 2018: Unicorns

Make a Wish Unicorn is based around iridescent Unicorn details & this makes it more of a grown up range and makes it perfect for older girls or even adults. There is some great details on products including tissue tassel manes and Unicorn shaped plates. 

 

 

Be a Mermaid

Party Trend 2018: Mermaids

A pretty Mermaid features throughout this range alongside underwater creatures including a seahorse. The range has a mix of tableware, decorations & even party bag favours of some great Mermaid worthy jewels. 

Purr-fect Party 

A totally perfect range for any girls who love cats.  It is filled with a bunch of friendly cats and has a great selection of tableware & decorations. Making it a purr-fect choice for any birthday party.

Magical Unicorn

Party Trend 2018: Unicorns

The prettiest of Unicorns you will ever see this range really is beautiful. The Unicorn has a beautiful pink mane & tail and will make a great choice for an on trend birthday party. 

Pick & Mix Rose Gold 

Party Trend 2018: Rose Gold

Rose Gold is definitely the colour of 2018, and this range is full of it. It also is based on a pick & mix idea, so you can pick & mix the products to create your own individual look. 

Adult Birthday & Celebration Themes

Glitz & Glamour Rose Gold

Party Trend 2018: Rose Gold

A fun range full of the on trend colour of the season Rose Gold. Alongside a pink background & lots of stars & some great party associated fun time words. So pass the fizz & get ready for an on trend party. 

Colour Block Marble Mint

Party Trend 2018: Marble & Geometric

This range really is a trend setter with both marble & geometric shapes making an appearance in one range. The range has a really great design & would be great to use for a great on trend Birthday. 

Glitz & Glamour Black & Gold

A great party range with black & gold detailing throughout. With some stylish plate combinations that you could mix up with other patterns in the range.

Perfect to use for all occasions – would be a good choice for NYE (bit premature I know!)

 

Pick & Mix Rose Gold

Party Trend 2018: Rose Gold 

The colour of the year & a great birthday party choice. Some great stylish products that will be sure to make a massive impact – especially the Rose Gold Balloon Bunting! 

Colour Block Marble Peach 

Party Trend 2018: Marble & Geometric

A double whammy of an on trend range featuring the combination of marble & geometric design. 

The peach really offsets the marble in this range & the gold detailing really makes a strong visual impact. A great on trend range overall. 

 

Pick & Mix Pastel Party 

A Pick & Mix range with the concept that you chose your own products in a mixture of colours to create your very own pastel party. There is a mix of tableware & decorations to pick from & really mix up your birthday party.