Monday, 14 April 2014

New Party Styling Shop - Coming Soon

Hi Everyone

I just want to share my excitement with you all, yes I am excited, not just a little bit excited, a great big, mahoosive excitement.  Why ?  Well every day new boxes of loveliness are arriving and with each box opened the excitement increases.  A box, not so exciting you think but these boxes contain the stock for our new online shop!

This is stock I have personally hand picked, items from France, America, Australia and China as well as some beautiful handmade items from ourselves and other talented UK producers.

It is an online shop with a difference, everything is dedicated to making your parties stylish and personal.  For the first time you will be able to directly purchase our handmade party products too.
We also have a special section for unique, one off items and items with limited stock.

So what are we doing now, we are busy uploading product to the site and I am still buying, any excuse, in fact I can't help myself, I am addicted to gorgeousness.

You can expect, balloons, tassel garlands, paper decorations, treat bags, cake stands, table cloths, tags, invitations, personalised printables, milk bottles and straws and lots more.

Hoping to launch in May !  Watch this space.  Love Katie xxx


Friday, 11 April 2014

Download our free Easter printables

Just because we love chocolate and Easter so much we have decided to share our range of printables from our recent shoot, free for you to download and enjoy.

Thank you Karen for spending your Friday night on this!

Happy Easter love Les Enfants x


Download signs here

Download sweet wrappers here

Download other printables here

Easter Eggcitement!

Afternoon everyone,

Today we are looking at some ideas to help you celebrate the holiday which is just around the corner: EASTER! That’s right, lent is nearly over, and if you’re not hosting an Easter party this year or don’t know where to start with creating one, this is the blog post for you.

Holding Easter egg hunts for the children has become more and more popular and with this Spring weather we are having, there is no excuse.

When it comes to activities to keep those little ones (and big ones!) busy, there are so many ideas. I've recently seen egg stencils, which is a great idea for young children who can decorate their own egg at any age! Also, how about homemade balloons with treats inside, they look just like eggs. Take a balloon and fill it with the prize of your choice (softer presents work well here in order to avoid puncturing the balloon), then blow the balloon up and tie it shut. Now, take some yarn in the colour of your choice and wrap it around the balloon to create a little net for when the balloon is popped. You can then hang these balloons from trees and such the like and get the children popping! The prize will fall into the yarn and the children will be very excited.  It is that easy!

Here's an example from Parents.com

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Happy Easter

We hope you are enjoying the school break and this lovely weather which makes it perfect to hold your very own Easter party and egg hunt, later in the week we will be posting some Easter party ideas but in the mean time.


HAPPY EASTER FROM LES ENFANTS

XXX






Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Cakes - When less really is more

Cakes, we love them, we love to look at them and we love to eat them!  When you think of a cake for a child's birthday party you tend to think of cakes covered in characters.  However, there is an alternative.  There are some very talented cake designers who take the less is more approach and produce the most simple but stunning cakes.

At Les Enfants we love these cakes and hope that more clients go this route.  The less commercial themes are so much fun to work on and the cake can really reflect the style of the party.  Below we have selected a few of our favourites.

Miffy by Hello Naomi
http://hello-naomi.blogspot.com.ar

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Just a straw? No more!

Today we will take a look at one of the finer details, an accessory which is not at the forefront of everyone's mind in the hustle and bustle of putting together your celebration but can be a stylish addition none the less - party straws.

Lots of fun can be had here with a simple straw! Why not jazz it up and emphasize a theme or have a bit of fun and use it as part of the entertainment. We have found several straw inspirations, ranging from summer chic to a fun birthday accessory!


Love this from http://fraeulein-klein.blogspot.co.uk

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Guest Post - Handmade Invitations

Delighted to hand our blog over to Candice today, one of our stylists as she explains how she made her daughters party invitations.

It has become a tradition in our house that the making of the birthday invitations is a team effort – Its her party after all!  

Admittedly my daughter does have a party-planning mum - but its her enthusiasm about her impending birthday (and child-like abandon with the glitter) that seems to make her birthday invitations really special.

Our past efforts have involved her tea-staining Pirate maps before lightly baked them or making vintage key bracelets for her Alice in Wonderland party invites, so we had to come up with something equally fun.

This year she has chosen a Wizard of Oz party and we thought what better way to invite her friends than from the Wizard of Oz himself on a sparkly scroll!