Pretty Little Things

Happy Friday Everyone!

Gearing up for a party this weekend? A dinner party, bridal shower or birthday celebration perhaps?  If so, you’re in the right place as I will be sharing with you some of my favourite party must haves.

These pretty little things will not only wow your guests but will be easy on the wallet too!

Cake Stands

Dessert always looks more appetizing when perched on a beautiful cake stand. Whether your baked goodies are home-made or picked up from your local grocery store, place them on one of these puppies and your guests will surely ooh and awe.

Cake stands can be found in just about any colour these days.  A great (and affordable) place to pick one up one would be at Home Sense or Winners.

Patterned Napkins

Patterned or even coloured napkins are always a great way to spice up your place settings.  They add a splash of colour and can create a certain atmosphere depending on the pattern you choose.

Napkins can be placed on top of  your plate, rolled up with your cutlery or fluffed up sitting in a wine glass. There are loads of options!

Patterned napkins can be found just about anywhere but for a good bargain check out Ikea, Homesense or Kitchen Stuff Plus.


Ok, how fun are these?  Notice how a small detail like a decorative straw can transform a glass a milk.  Looks appealing doesn’t it?

I would check out Ikea and your local party store for these beauties.

Shot Glasses

Shot glasses are no longer just used for throwing back shots of tequila (although that can be fun too!). They can be used for a variety of different appetizers such as shrimp, veggies and dip or soup, and can also be used to serve dessert.

These little treats are perfect for a cocktail party as your guest are still able to mingle and enjoy a bite to eat at the same time. Not to mention, they look spectacular!

So go ahead and get out your old shot glasses for your next party and get creative why don’t ya!


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One response to “Pretty Little Things

  • DorP

    Cake stands, napkins and straws- oh my! These little details went a long way at my bridal shower. They literally brought the theme to life. But damn it I wish I thought of the mini-shot glasses of fun! Next party!

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