Party planning gets a Vintage face-lift

So much has changed in the party designing world…well, my job description for a start. Once a conference & event coordinator heading into the Millennium, then a party planner, which soon turned into a party designer, and these days I am know as an event producer.

Just as my job title has changed, so have the skills I have needed to develop to keep up with the fashionable party – once exclusive to those with a title, now an object of desire for anyone with a Twitter account and the need to be as social as possible.

My clients don’t just want VIP entrance to a club or a table at a major event. They want an exclusively designed party combining the world of kitsch with popular-glam.

A soon to be 21 year old client has requested a vintage tea party set in a rose garden. Friends and family will be invited to high tea with cupcake towers, strings of garden lights, floral cushions on swinging chairs, large bolster cushions on the grass, picnic blankets and gorgeous fine bone china tea sets. The darling buds of tea roses start to bloom, thick clumps of rosemary and lavender tied with delicate ribbon look stunning at place settings, Moroccan glasses are decorated with slithers of orange & mint ready for cool summer cocktails – usually non-alcoholic, as this is a civilized tea party, and no one can possibly play croquet after a jug of Mojito.

Complete with crockery & cupcakesIt's all in the detailsCupcake towers, stands, & chic napkins
It's the little details that matterCake plate towers - the higher the better

The summer days are long. There is no shortage of live music talent suitable for such a soireé, and guests arrive bearing beautifully wrapped square boxes tied with a Tiffany-style ribbon.

Gone are the days of being on the guest list at Chinawhite or Boujis. Let’s instead celebrate occasions with delightfully decorated cupcakes set out on tables clothed with spot fabric, with chairs adorned with floral cushions all set beside a vintage gypsy caravan hired in complete with parasols, bare-foot lawn bowls, while listening to the smooth sounds of Caro Emerald.

If you would like to contact me about arranging a vintage style party for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or even a baby naming ceremony, please email me at


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