I LOVE throwing parties. I’m not the best at arranging the details though, and THAT’S what makes a party – the little things that people notice and say “Wow!”
I am lucky enough, however, to call a very special, creative and naturally talented person, a very good friend and this dear friend of mine decided to make her passion for creating the perfect party, her full-time bread and butter.
Pretty Things For You…and you and you is inspired by my love for all things pretty and pretty darn awesome.
Since becoming a mom I’ve realized just how much I enjoy putting my kiddies’ birthday parties together, from choosing a theme to the decor and the party favours.
I’m hoping Pretty Things becomes your one-stop destination for all things, well, pretty.
From bunting and garlands to cupcake holders and party packs to special gifts for the birthday boy or girl.
Consider me your personal shopper inside the computer. If you’re looking for something and can’t find it, I’ll do my darndest to source it. Because if you’re anything like me you don’t want what you’re looking for, you NEED it!
There’s even a hiring section! Over the last three years I’ve bought apothecary jars, cake stands, glass jars and bottles, chalkboard hearts, chalkboards and a whole lot more, so if you’re in the Joburg area, you’re more than welcome to hire instead of buying.
Melinda creates party perfection, from intricately placed strings of pearls at a High Tea Party, to hessian sack-covered forts created especially for a little boy’s dream Pirate Party. Melinda can take your simple idea and turn it into a theme that would make the most seasoned Pinterest-er envious. Face-painters. Jumping castles. Magicians. Candy tables. Entertainment. Cakes. Mouth-watering food. Melinda either creates or arranges it all herself, leaving the host of the party free to entertain her (or his) guests, armed with a glass of bubbly and the assurance that everything will fall perfectly into place, in the capable hands of the delightfully quirky and always lovable Melinda.
Take a look through these images, for just a taste of what Melinda has done and could do for you for your next party, bridal shower, baby shower or anything other event that needs the magical touch of someone who puts love and heart into your vision, and then drop Melinda an email, follow her on Twitter or visit the Pretty Things For You Facebook page and book her to take care (and control) of your next function!
I’ve linked most of the pictures above to either Cilla Bloom or Catherine Scott Photography, who are two of the photographers that Melinda uses. Cakes, cupcakes and catering has come from Moemas, the Pastry Angel and more.