Just as there are brides-to-be who are looking for an unconventional style for their wedding, so there are soon-to-be-mums who have a different vision when it comes to their baby shower celebration. The idea that they should be doused in pastel colours and cupcakes isn’t perhaps in keeping with their usual style and personality – and, just like weddings, if there’s ever a time your individuality should shine through, your baby shower is it. With this in mind, we designed our Showered With Love range, a collection of party pieces for those looking for a less conventional way to dress their special celebration.
So, what makes this range stand out from the crowd? Firstly, if you don’t yet know the gender or simply want to shy away for pink or blue, the collection keeps things fresh with a violet and light green colour palette – perfect for those with an aversion to pink. In terms of design, the range defies convention, too. While a baby shower is the ideal time to indulge in cuteness, if that look is really not for you, this range might be more in keeping with your preferred aesthetic if you like simple, clean design.
Are you celebrating your big day this summer? With peak wedding season soon to be in full swing, we lend a hand with our ideas to help you add the final touches to your celebration. Whether you’re going with the traditional white colour scheme or celebrating your big day in non-conventional style, we have plenty of ideas for the season to rock your boat.
If you’re a couple who love all things vintage and are looking for something with a nostalgic, whimsical feel for your celebration you’ll love the Vintage Rose range. As the name suggests, this collection is unashamedly romantic, featuring a classic rose bloom as a central motif across everything you need to dress your reception. As well as lovely pieces of tableware, perfect for your evening buffet or canapés, the range includes gorgeous accessories to integrate into your celebration. If you want to give your cakes that special extra something add some cupcake cases and picks, perfect for making your sweet treats stand out. We love the idea of creating a tower of cupcakes, iced in pastel colours and topped with pretty rose sugar craft decorations. A co-ordinating cake stand is also included in the range, a simple way to make an eye-catching display. You could perhaps include your cakes in a candy buffet, a trend which is becoming increasingly popular and which makes a great alternative to the standard sit-down dessert course.
If you’re looking for a girl’s birthday range that doesn’t veer towards the pink and frilly, you’ll love our Tree Top Friends collection. Sweet but not sugary, the range has everything you need to create a fun themed celebration and has appeal for a broad age range, from pre-schoolers up to the difficult ‘tween’ age group. With its zingy colour palette of acid green, pink and yellow, Tree Top Friends is a bold alternative to the myriad pink ‘n’ princessy ranges out there, so if you’re looking for party ideas with something a little unusual about them, this is a great place to start.
If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating during the summer, this range lends itself perfectly to a outdoor celebration. Give your outdoor space an ‘enchanted garden’ feel with bunting, balloons and fairy lights – the range includes some gorgeous bunting featuring circular flags reading ‘Happy Birthday’ which can be attached to garden walls or fences, or strung around a parasol or tree. We love the idea of using multi-coloured paper lanterns or pom poms to decorate your outdoor space, too. Available in a multitude of colours, hang a cluster to a tree or canopy – Hobby craft does a good selection in zesty colours to match the other pieces in the Tree Top Friends range.