Tuesday, May 28, 2013

We are very excited to announce that we will soon be opening a retail outlet in Hobart, Tasmania! We can not yet disclose the exact location because we are still busily preparing all our pretty displays but we thought we could kick off the celebrations with a giveaway!!!

The prizes on offer are 3 Gift Vouchers to spend in in our shop. We have a $100 and 2 x $60 Gift Vouchers up for grabs!  

Entry into this giveaway is via Rafflecopter just below.  You must be a fan of our Facebook page AND share this blog post on your Facebook page to qualify .  

You also have the option to 'refer friends or family' in this giveaway. This will allow you to receive additional entries to improve your chances, but is not compulsory. 

Entry is open to Australian residents only.  You do need to be aged 18 or over to enter.  Entry is open now with final entries to be received by 8.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time time on Wednesday 12 June 2013.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Celebrate Spring with Pantone

I'm not sure if you've all noticed, but SPRING is upon us! For me the sweet smell of jasmine in the air is usually a dead give away, but maybe for you it's those slightly warmer days - the ones where you go out in the sun and feel actual warmth on your skin. YES!

This month we're celebrating the onset of spring with a little help from our friends at Pantone. They have released their Spring Fashion Colour Report and we're a bit in love with this combo in particular:

It's fresh, striking and bursting with energy which means it is right in line with all that spring has to offer - new colours, new life and new festivity.

Let's get started shall we? We always think food is a great place to start when you're celebrating a new season. Since spring is all about fresh tastes and ingredients why not try these three on for size:

Bakeds spring rolls

Want to dress up your table when you serve up these beauties above? Why not start neutral using our gorgeous range of eco serving ware ...

And then add your Spring splashes of colour using:

Baking cups

Honeycomb Tissues Daisies
Some gorgeous bunting

Want even MORE spring colour inspiration using this gorgeous palette? Click on the images below!

From http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/2011/06/sweet-as-candy-styled-shoot.html
From: http://getmarriedideas.com/orange-and-teal-wedding-ideas/

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Shabby Chic - Birthday Party

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to showcase some of our gorgeous products by throwing a casual party to celebrate my birthday.

I wanted the party to have an elegant shabby chic feel with lots of whites, pinks and florals.

Our Pink Swirl Round Lollipops and Pink Fairy Floss was enjoyed by all!

The beautiful bunting was made by the very talented Amy of Giggleberry Creations. We proudly stock the Giggleberry Creations range of bunting in our store.

The gorgeous vanilla cupcakes were made by the lovely Kristin of Yummylicious.

Kristin wrapped the cupcakes with butterfly laser cut wrappers and topped the beautiful icing with blush coloured pearls.

Our Mini Wooden Scoops were enjoyed by all, especially by the children as the scoops are the perfect size for those little hands!

Our home made pink lemonade was very popular and looked gorgeous in this Mason Jar Glass Drink Dispenser which we purchased directly from Pottery Barn. Our Chalk Board Labels and Place Card Holders completed the look beautifully.

We filled our Glass Churn Pots with yummy strawberry custard and tied our Wooden Teaspoons to the pots using our Pink Sorbet Twine! These pots were also filled with Creaming Soda Jelly.

We filled our handy sized Noodles Boxes with Strawberries & Cream Flavoured Popcorn. One of our White Tin Pails filled with Pink Stripe Straws was placed next to the glass drink dispenser.

and finally, the lanterns! We had a sky filled with an array of lanterns in a palette of florals and pink, green, taupe and white tones. They looked stunning in the afternoon sun and even more beautiful as the night time came and the warm glow of each lantern light could be seen.

All in all, we were very happy with the way the party came together but most importantly, it was a very enjoyable afternoon and evening spent with a fabulous group of friends and family.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine's Day

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~ Kay Knudse

You may have noticed that over the past several weeks we have been sourcing many lovely new items and uploading them to our store catalogue. So since we are drawing close to Valentine's Day we thought it would be timely to do a Sweet Heart themed table to showcase some of these fabulous new finds given many of the items fall within the Valentine's theme.
Enjoy the browse!

Valentine's Day Special

You can find almost every item here (excluding the gorgeous tree, more details can be found below) in our store at Occasion by Design, including the cotton Pink and White Polka Dot Table Runner, Kraft Candy Boxes by Mon Tresor and the Solid Colour Paper Cups.

The Felt Hearts can also be purchased from our store. They are available in Pink, Dark Pink and Red and come in packs of eight (4 large and 4 small) of the one colour.

This beautiful White Wooden Tree was made for us by the lovely Jodie-Lee from Lee Girl Pretties

We filled our 5cm Clear Acrylic Baubles with our Conversation Heart Confectionery and Small Red Lollipops and hung them from the wooden tree using our twine.

We filled these gorgeous Little Glass Pots with strawberry custard and wrapped them with our Hessian Strand and Pink Saddle Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon. All the before-mentioned, including the White Platter, are available to purchase from our store.

Finally, for a take home gift we decorated our very popular Kraft Food Cartons with some Pink Saddle Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon, paper doily and a Sambellina Pink Polka Dot Thank You Tag.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winners of our 1000 Liker Facebook Giveaway

Firstly, we wish to thank all our beautiful Facebook friends for your continual support and for assisting us with reaching the fantastic 1000 Facebook 'Liker' milestone.  

We are only a young business therefore your continual support and referrals means a tremendous amount to us. Our 1000 Facebook Liker Giveaway was our way of saying thank you for your support. 

To ensure a completely random draw was achieved we used Random.org as a draw service and have drawn the following 5 winners......drum roll please.......

It is our absolute pleasure to announce that our Grand Prize Winner  is M. Byers Nauta, the winner of a $100 voucher to spend at Occasion by Design. Congratulations M. Byers Nauta!

We also wish to congratulate the following four runners up who each win a $30 voucher to spend at Occasion by Design:

  1. E. Sumners - Runner Up of $30 Gift Voucher
  2. S. Ashfield - Runner Up of $30 Gift Voucher
  3. F. Underwood - Runner Up of $30 Gift Voucher
  4. C. Carroll - Runner Up of $30 Gift Voucher
A message will be sent shortly to each prize winner advising them of how they can redeem their prize. 

Thank you to all those who entered our competition and promoted it within your networks. 

We wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Warmest regards,

The Team at Occasion by Design xx

Monday, July 18, 2011

Safari Party

As soon as I found out that Daneve, owner and creator of Ah-Tissue Pom Poms, was planning her son's 3rd birthday party, I immediately became intrigued as to what wonderful styling she would achieve....and she certainly did not disappoint!

The theme for the party was Safari and as you can see lots of work went in to the details! Kate from Katie Takes A Picture captured the styling of the party perfectly!

Daneve used our miniature wooden pegs to hang these gorgeous take home treats.

The children (and parents!) had lots of fun making balloon animals which Daneve also sourced from our store.

The whole party came together fabulously! You can see more photos and read more at Tahlin's party on the Ah Tissue Blog.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Celebrating Happy Customers

Here at Occasion by Design we are passionate about customer service and we work very hard to ensure our customers have a positive experience when shopping in our store. So we were thrilled to read the recent post written by Louisa and published on her lovely blog Everything is Edible about her positive experience with Occasion by Design. xx