As One Pretty Day, dessert tables, parties and events are a luxurious and bespoke service offered to my clients. I am a ‘one-woman-show’ and aim to be the BEST in Cape Town and amongst the most elite in the country when it comes to parties and event styling. I spend a large part of each day on overseas sites, making sure I am up to speed on the latest trends out there and learning even more from some of the best in the world. In fact, three of my parties have been featured by some of the largest party sites in the States and in Perth. I collaborate with an incredibly talented network of professionals (graphic designers, florists, laser cutters, balloon companies and a variety of bakers which specialize in different baked works of art) , to deliver an absolute show-stopper event with a very high level of “Attention to Detail”.
Every single party is not like the one before or any to follow, even if the theme is the same, I will make it completely different. For this reason, I do not offer set packages – I draw up a detailed and individualized quote for each client. An idea of what comprises my pricing is as follows:
All parties come, depending on the size, with an assortment of sweeties displayed in gorgeous apothecary jars, with scoops and sweetie bags, for guests to fill and take home or enjoy there and then!
These are provided for guests to take leftover cake home to enjoy later!
FURNITURE, DÉCOR ITEMS, PROPS, CAKE STANDS
All property of One Pretty Day, many of them sourced overseas.
DRINK STATION FOR KIDS AND ADULTS:
Most of my parties will have a separate drinks station, with beautiful drink dispensers, cups or mason jars, or for adults: Mimosa or Gin Bar and Champagne Bubbly Wall can be provided at additional cost.
DONUT WALL OR DISPLAY:
Some parties, depending on the theme, will include a donut wall or display, as an additional striking feature.
Pringles, popcorn or chip packets, again depending on the party theme and ‘vibe’. Popcorn Bar can also be supplied.
Savoury food boxes can also be arranged for the littlies as well as magnificent savoury platters, grazing boards and fruit platters for adults attending.
DESIGN CONCEPT FROM A-Z:
This is done entirely by myself. It can take many weeks of sketching it out and putting ideas from my head onto paper before detailing all my vendors.
I work with local and UK-based graphic designers to design and print the following:
- Party invitation
- Backdrop/s (can range from 1-5!)
- Straw flags
- Food and drink labels
- All party posters and welcome posters etc.
- Thank-you tags
- Cake and cupcake toppers
- Specially designed party boxes
- Any 3D sweetie boxes which tie in with theme
- Any other extras that are perhaps required as part of party favors eg. Cover pages of colouring-in books, bookmarks
I work with two designated florists who compliment most of my parties with floral arrangements or floristry needed for table settings, balloon arches, food tables etc.
One of THE most important factors for every single party. Balloons can range from plain helium, to balloon walls, sculpted balloon arches, jumbo balloons with tassles, personalized printed balloons, confetti balloons and the list is continues. I only use 100% LATEX balloons that are completely biodegradable.
A monumental amount of crafting goes into each party, be it pom poms, fairy wands, giant paper flower backdrops, streamer backdrops, rosettes, origami backdrops or crafting with a silhouette machine to provide 3D sweet boxes according to the theme.
These are calculated separately but are also bespoke in nature and not your average party box and contents.
Favors are also decided on party to party, depending on the theme and can range from one favor per guest to a couple.
Understandably, this is one of the most important aspects of the party. Baked goods differ from one party to the next, but may include the following:
- One or more buttercream or fondant birthday cakes
- Cupcakes (with printed toppers)
- Bespoke cupcakes
- Butter biscuits according to the theme – these steal the show every time!
- Individual pudding cups
- Homemade marshmallows
- Cake pops
- Choc-covered oreos according to theme
- Coconut ice
- Candy apples
- Cotton candy
PINATA/FACE-PAINTING AND BALLOON SHAPING:
I have experts who do this and these are charged for separately.
SET-UP AND BREAKDOWN AND PACKAWAY
I will always be on site to set the entire party up, with some helpers, and have a team who will arrive to clear away.
I take pride in creating the most magnificent event ever, it takes months of dreaming, planning, detailing all involved and then pulling everything together on that One Pretty Day to create something dreamlike and which tells a story that enthralls the birthday girl or boy or family, aswell as guests alike, and that will have people talking long after the last yummy morsel has been devoured! My parties create utter GLEE, and that’s what makes me LOVE what I do!
I do not offer party packages, because of the very bespoke nature of my business, parties are quoted for individually, price on each application.