So I’m currently planning a party, the biggest of my life. Well I say party, I really mean wedding. Which is essentially a party. A party of love! Ok so it’s my wedding day, but I’m approaching it a bit like a party because the bit I am most excited about (aside from marrying my one true love, obvs) is the decorations! We all know a party ain’t a party without an array of spectacular decorations and the all important finishing touches. So as I spend my days, ahem, I mean lunch-breaks, scouring the net for garlands, pom poms, gift bags, twine and a whole manner of makes, I thought I’d share with you all my top 6 websites for getting your mitts on the best party paraphernalia to ensure your shindig is the best dressed in town!
Check out Papermash and explore their wonderful collection of stamps, strings, twines and washi tapes plus their stock of loveliness from my fav American stationery and gift company, Rifle Paper Co. I love the idea of hand-stamping my guests place cards and I’ll certainly be stocking up on tassels and glittery tapes to decorate the room. 1. Lower case alphabet stamps, £18.50. 2. Pink and gold tassel kit, £12. 3. Giant safety pin, £25 and tapes, from a selection, all Papermash.
With over 10 years of experience in the party and wedding industry, Ginger Ray have all the decorations you need to jazz up a kids birthday party or wedding reception. If you want to keep up to date with all the Instagram snaps your guests are taking on your big day (er yes I do!), then make sure you display your personal hashtag with their fab signs. 1. ‘If you Instagram’ Table Tent Signs, £3.99 for 5. 2. Hessian Burlap Cards Bunting, £6.99. 3. Robot and Spaceship bunting, £5.99 all Ginger Ray.
An online party paraphernalia emporium, Pea Green Boat is full of original and stylish decorations such as their colourful paper circle garlands and I just love their range of cake toppers and table numbers. 1. Small circle paper garlands, £2.50 each; Gold balloons, £1.75 each. 2. Large circle paper garlands, £3 each. 3. & 4. Cherry wood script numbers, £7.25 each, all Pea Green Boat.
The folks at Pearl & Earl believe that the secret to happy living is ‘creating little moments of joy’ to add to our lives and that pretty much sums up their array of gorgeous, colourful products. If you’re looking for paper straws, this is THE place to get them and I’ll be stocking up on them to pop in my Gin Cocktail reception drinks. 1. Big balloons with hand-made tassel tails, £40 each. 2. Handmade crepe paper roses, £40 for medium and £70 for large. 3. Paper straws, from £3 per pack all Pearl & Earl.
You’re likely to have seen some of Talking Tables gorgeous products sold elsewhere, but if you want to check out the entire range (believe me, you do!) then head to their website and be prepared to be inspired! The original paper party decoration people, their ever-evolving collections never fail to impress and in terms of favour ideas, they have it covered! 1. Blossom & Brogues jars, £7 for 8 & Blossom & Brogues chalk paper stickers, £3.50 for 18. 2. Truly Scrumptious paper lanterns, £8.50 for 3. 3. Party Illuminations signs, from £16.50 each all Talking Tables.
Want your party to be the prettiest in town? Then head over to Peach Blossom where you’ll find all the lovely decorations you need to create a stylish, colour-coordinated celebration. The hanging honey-comb paper decs and fun and frilly, fringe festooning have been catching my eye and I can just see them all hung from the wooden beams at my reception. 1. Bakers Twine, £4 for 10 m. 2. Personalised favour stickers, £8 for 30; Gold striped paper bags, £4 for 10. 3. Fringe festooning, £8.75 for 7.5 m. 4. Pink milk glass cake stand, £88; paper fans, from £5 each; honeycomb balls, from £4 each all Peach Blossom.
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