Friday, 14 February 2014

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday Without The Stress!

For those of you sans-kids you may be unaware just how much work is involved with a child's birthday party: the planning; invites, theme, cake, food, decor, balloons, party bags, presents. Not to mention the clearing up after! All this around your 'everyday' child-centered life that ends when they are asleep (in my case around 10pm some nights).. so you have around 2 hours per day to put in the leg work, after clearing up and doing everything else you can't do with the little people around! 

Then it comes to the day itself. The children have every expectation and the build up in their mind is enormous. So how do you juggle the food and setting up the party with spending time with your loved one on their birthday? Ask Festoon to do it for you! 

Festoon can provide a ready made child's party with themes such as The Circus or A Rainbow or you can work with us to create the perfect theme for your child. All parties include a soundtrack, decor, chalk board & chalk and table ware (table cloth, napkins, plates, cutlery, milk bottle cups & straws). Add-ons include inventive invites, sweetie table & weighing scales, party food, cake and party bags. 

Shropshire based will travel. 

Sit back - enjoy your little person's birthday! 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

How to make your other half become your future - Speak to her heart.

Once again creativity is key here. Your aim? To show her (or him) just how much they mean to you with a proposal that can be told for generations. Start as you mean to go on in your life together and think long and hard; apply ideas that mean something special to the two of you, and make a sweeping, confident statement.

Here are some of my favourites:

I'll start with a classy, elegant idea for the bride who would love something from Tiffanys and for the groom who wants to start things off on that sort of foot. You organise a photoshoot with a professional photographer and hide the ring from your love. She sees the photos when they come through from the photographer and you get down on your knee. 

For a more informal photo engagement idea (that costs a fraction of the first idea) how about this? You take your love to the nearest photobooth for a fun photo session in between a really lovely day out. You pop the ring out when the second picture is about to shoot and the reaction is recorded beautifully.

For couples who love nature and regularly are out walking why not arrange for your local farmer to help out with spray painted silage bales? If your local farmer is not so forthcoming you could arrange before the walk for a sign to be written in the mud of the path you will be walking along or use large stones with the question written on to be strewn across your path. 

 On to your passions and loves (outside of each other of course). If your dog is the 2nd love of your partner's life why not order a new tag for their collar....

Another passion - Books! Find that first edition (don't cut that one!) or buy a copy of their favourite book and cut out a space for the ring. Replace the copy they are always dipping into with this one. 

If you are a tattoo nut (or even if you are not!) but most importantly if you are sure she will say yes, why not get it tattooed? The shock of revealing your newest tattoo will never fade and the happy memories will be with you forever.

Crazy about rollercoasters? Was your first date to a fun fair? This is the one for you! She will see your proposal only when you all get off the ride. 

Or there is the old fashioned romantic - rose petal and candle idea. So intimate and beautiful.

Whatever you decide, make it personal and meaningful so you will remember it for all the right reasons.
Big love - Valentines 2014 xxx