Halloween weekend outcome

As you know we had our Halloween party this weekend at our school.





Games Room



Every year we have a mini ghost house at our academy along with snacks, movies, and games. The kids always love being scared and a lot of kids show up for the event. My husband had a witch-cottage room and I had an Oogie boogie room. As promised here are some picture of how our rooms turned out.

Witch Cottage


Oogie Boogie Room

For the Oogie Boogie room we used neon blacklight reactive paints and 2 black lights but unfortunately the black lights didn’t last for the full 4 hours of the event.


We had a lot of fun during our weekend event but we’re glad that its over with for now and we can take it easy, until next year….



Planning the perfect High-Tea

Even before Alice in Wonderland people have been enjoying High-Tea parties.  In the past the High tea was more of an afternoon treat to ease the hunger as dinner use to be served at 8pm. Nowadays however we can’t afford the luxury of tea time snacks during our busy work schedules. Therefore High-tea is reserved for special occasions and holidays

High-usually consists of sandwiches, cakes and scones served with tea.


Table arrangements

Food Display

The food display will be one of the most important things to get right. You could either display all the treats on the guest tables or have a separate food table.

For great ideas on how to decorate a food table you can buy Amy Atlas’s book ‘The Cake Parlour Sweet Tables’.



Adding some colour to the sandwiches always makes it look more edible. The idea is to keep these sandwiches small, and simple but visually appealing


Even Marie Antionette knew how to enjoy proper cake. Instead of going for a full sized cake, these bite size cakes are perfect for your guests.


Over the years mini tarts has become extremely popular. You could serve anything from apple pie to lemon marangue at your High-Tea


Never underestimate the basic scone with cream and jam but you could also bake blueberries or orange into your scone to give it a special touch

May your High-Tea be a sweet success!!!


Black and White Wedding/Ball ideas


Black flowers aren’t the easiest thing to find. There are basically 3 types of black flowers you could use and their more purple than black. Arum lilies are in season mostly in December, Dark purple tulips are only in season during spring but you could possible import them at a very high price. The third option is black roses or black morning glories, but it’s more like a dark red than a black

Bridal bouquet.

Instead of using black flowers you always have the option of adding black ribbons, organza and feathers.

Table arrangements

Predominantly White

Predominantly Black



Some more flower ideas

The cake

The Dress

The wedding party