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Party style inspiration – Ribbons & Lace

This week we’re inspired by Katie Grace Designs and her use of ribbons and lace to create whimsical and vintage looks for her parties.

  • Using ribbons and lace to ‘style up’ your party is a clever and cost effective way to bring to life your party theme whilst using ordinary items you have around the home. Ribbons and lace have come a long way and are readily available in gorgeous colours and patterns from fabric and haberdashery stores.
  • Things like old glass jugs, jars, vases and glasses can be transformed with the addition of a simple bow - tied up with some pretty ribbon and old pieces look even more “vintage” with the addition of a little lace. You can carry the theme through by tying goodie bags and thank you gifts with your ribbons or lace of choice.
  • A fairly plain looking cake comes to life with a thick coloured or patterned ribbon around the base. Ribbons are perfect for dessert tables and you can easily combine this with clear or white glass bowls filled with colourful sweets to match your theme.
  • Patterned premium ribbons can be used sparingly (they can be a bit $$$) and saved for the “wow” items like a centrepiece that will get noticed. Buy a smaller amount of premium ribbon and team this up with less expensive ribbons that match and compliment the main design and theme.
  • With the growing trend to use premium ribbons for gift wrapping these days, this styling idea can equally be bought to life using ribbons you’ve collected from gifts over the years. Tie them in bows, wrap them round guest’s glasses and before you know it you’ve added an extra level of specialness to your event!
  • Have you used ribbons and lace to style up an event? We’d love to hear from you and see your pics so we can share with the rest of the community! Email us at [email protected].
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