Wine evening at the Vineyard Hotel

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Last week I revealed what goes on behind the scenes of one of the wine evenings at the Vineyard Hotel during their winter season (read it here).  The Ernie Els gourmet wine dinner we got to help plan was held on Friday evening at the Square Restaurant at the Vineyard. And it did not disappoint. Continue reading

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Cooking Party

Last Saturday we hosted a Cooking Party sampler to give our clients and friends a taste of what happens at a Cooking Party so that they know the details BEFORE booking their own party of this kind.

The fabulous Hannah does our cooking parties for Party Things Online and she did not disappoint.  It is an action packed 2 hours of activities, and is hosted at The Bay in the Constantia sports complex, but you also have the option to have it at your home. Continue reading

Behind the scenes at the Vineyard Hotel

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We normally blog about kids-related parties, but today it’s all about the adults!  One of our special occasion places in Cape Town is the Vineyard Hotel and Spa.  Every winter season they host a series of wine paired gourmet meals, and we love them!  So if you ever need a reason to go out and celebrate your birthday (without the kids), consider this as an option.

Today we reveal what goes on behind the scenes of such a wine evening when we attended the Ernie Els wines pre-tasting evening last week. Continue reading

For Good Times – for great parties :)

For Good TimesI recently got my hands on the new book to come out of In Good Company’s superb party offering, called For Good Times.  Once I started, I literally could not put it down until I got to the back cover!  It is a plethora of unique and wonderful party themes and ideas. So I thought I’d share what it’s all about and why every party planning mom can become a super party planner! Continue reading

Healthy Party Snacks

When I was young I would have been appalled to attend a party with lots of healthy snacks, but these days with our hightened sense of good eating habits and dietary constraints, we need to educate and ensure our kids eat a more healthy balanced diet.

One way to make healthy food options more attractive to kids is to be creative and offer bright, colourful and fun alternatives to what could ordinarily be seen as boring.  Healthy food can also actually taste good so remember to focus on winning combinations that will get the little ones’ taste buds going! Continue reading