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ISSUE NO. 20 | August, 2010

NEWSLETTER

spring is coming!
NEW SEASON NEW STOCK NEW SHOWERS
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good to know
PARTY 101

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good looks

PARTIES OF THE WEEK

Inspired themes, tableware, decorations, food and drink recipes, invitations and favours how-to. OH BABY (page 5)

The School of Parties –everything you need to know and nothing you don’t.

WHERE’S WALLY (page 41) CANDY SHOPPE (page 57)

BABY SPRINKLE (page 25) SIP AND SEE (page 37)

goodies

good life

PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK

REAL PARTIES

Party must-haves and where to get them. SUNKISSED (page 18)

Snapshots of your style and soirees. MADISON IN WONDERLAND (page 49) BIENVENUE BEBE(page 67)

GREENGATE GUSTAVIAN (page 78)

good, bad & ugly

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instructions.

READER FEEDBACK

CRAFT PROJECTS

What you had to say, your story ideas, subjects answered. (page 3)

Make it yourself with our easy step-by-step

you would like covered, questions you would like

POM POMS (page 17)

good riddance

CANDY CUPCAKE WRAPPER (page 64)

REUSE, RECYCLE, RENEW and something green!

How to turn something old into something new –

good to meet you
A bit about you! JOAN (page 76)

MEET THE READER

BOOK WORM (page 39)

In Good Company also has a blog - fill of daily inspiration and good things we just had to share it with you straight away. This is our notebook where we’ll be jotting down bits of advice and presenting ideas ranging from real events to personal stories. It’s also a place for you to share your thoughts and tips on how you put a party together. After all, as we always say, “Be In Good Company”.
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Andrea’s First Birthday Party We had a cake for each boy, matching the monkey theme. I made T-shirts for each boy to wear on the day and they had their own party hats (which were a different colour to the rest of the kids). For party packs we made red and yellow play dough and put some in used baby food jars, together with some sweets. For food we made monkey face biscuits, monkey cupcakes and racing car biscuits with jelly baby men. I had made cones out of the patterned paper to use for popcorn but ended up using the cones to put sweets in for the kids to carry around. Unfortunately we just could not get a picture of the 3 boys together on the day, they were into everything!! - Mimi

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KEEP IT SIMPLE – STORE BOUGHT OR HOMEMADE CUPCAKES ARE GIVEN A BOOST WITH THE PRINTABLE PARTY CUPCAKE WRAPPERS AND PRETTY FOOD PICKS.
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oh baby!
Not only is this baby shower pure polka dot perfection, but is done on a tight budget, proving that one can still save without sacrificing style.

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PRINTABLE PARTY FOOD PICKS PUNCHED AND TIED WITH RIBBON TO EATING UTENSILS. POTTED HYDRANGEA CUT INTO STEMS, EACH PLACED INSIDE REPURPOSED PURITY JARS WRAPPED WITH PRINTABLE PARTY PAPER BANDS. PRINTABLE PARTY PAPER BUNTING STRUNG UP ONTO RIBBON AND PRESTIKED TO THE WALL. PRINTABLE PARTY PATTERNED PAPER WRAPPED AROUND FLAVOURED WATER BOTTLES AND FOOD PICKS PUNCHED AND THREADED THROUGH DRINKING STRAWS. PRINTABLE PARTY FAVOUR BOXES FILLED WITH PINK SWEETS. PRINTABLE PARTY PLACE CARDS PUNCHED ONTO CELLOPHANE BAGS FILLED WITH SWEETS AND A HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE FOR GUEST PARTY FAVOURS.

diy details

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PRINTABLE PARTIES: Baby Shower Games R50 Available in pinks, blues and neutrals Polka Dot Collections R50 Available in pastels, red, pink, blue and green
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OPPOSITE PAGE: BABY THEMED BUTTON BADGES PINNED TO PRINTABLE PARTY PLACE CARDS, IN GOOD COMPANY SHOP R5 each. THIS PAGE: BABY SHOWER GAMES SEE NEXT PAGE FOR HOW-TO AND INSTRUCTIONS: MEMORY GAME, GUESS MUMMY’S TUMMY, NEVER SAY “BABY” GAME, NAME THE BABY.
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babyshowergames
guess the baby item
MATERIALS
Any Baby Products Blindfold

never say “baby”
MATERIALS
Clothes pegs (3 per guest)

A bag of baby items are placed in front of the mother-to-be for her to take one item out at a time blindfolded and tell her baby shower guests what item she has in her hands. This is really fun baby shower game when you choose some crazy baby toys or products.

DIRECTIONS

Have each guest peg the clothes pegs to their outfit when they get to the party. The rules for this baby shower game are given out at the beginning of the baby shower that whenever someone says the word “baby” during the shower, any guest who calls it out gets a peg from the other guest who stated the word. At the end of the baby shower, the guest with the most pegs wins a prize.

DIRECTIONS

memory game
MATERIALS
Any baby products Pencil for each guest Note Card for each guest After playing “Guess the Baby Item” put all the contents back in the bag and have guests see how many items they can remember in two minutes. The guest who remembers the most wins a prize.

name the baby
MATERIALS
Little Note Cards Pencils Jar

DIRECTIONS

DIRECTIONS

Have guests write down their suggested name for the baby and place these in a jar for the parents’ consideration.

guess mummy’s tummy
MATERIALS
String/Ribbon/Tape Measures Scissors

guess the baby pictures
MATERIALS
Photo of each guest as a baby (request this as part of the invitation) Note Card for each guest Pencil for each guest Ask for everyone’s pictures prior to the baby shower. Peg all the pictures to a clothesline, numbering each peg. On a note card, have guests fill in who they think the babies are out of the guests at the baby shower. If most women don’t know each other, just have the pictures of the mother, mother-in-law, sisters, and mommy-to-be. See how many people guess right.

DIRECTIONS
Have each guest pull the ribbon to the size they believe would fit perfectly around the MotherTo-Be’s centre of her pregnant tummy. After everyone cuts their ribbon, compare the results to the Mommy-To-Be’s actual tummy. Give a prize to the guest who is the closest.

DIRECTIONS

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guess how many sweets
MATERIALS
Sweets Jar

baby scrambler
MATERIALS
Unscramble the Word Note Card for each guest Pencil for each guest

Pass around a jar full of sweets. The one who guesses the closest wins a baby shower prize – this can be the actual jar of sweets!

DIRECTIONS

Have the women unscramble the words. The one who gets the most right in 5 minutes receives a baby shower prize.

DIRECTIONS

what’s the baby animal’s name?
MATERIALS
Baby Animals’ Name Note Card for each guest Pencil for each guest

baby bingo
MATERIALS
Pens Pre-Printed Bingo Card for each guest Numbered Tags

See how many guests can name the baby version of animals. The one with the most correct answers wins a prize.

DIRECTIONS

wishes for baby
MATERIALS
Wishes for Baby Note Card for each guest Pencil for each guest

Prior to opening the baby shower gifts, number each gift on the box starting with one. When the mommy-to-be decides to open the presents, she grabs the present she wants to open and reads the number out loud. As soon as someone receives bingo, they win a baby shower prize.

DIRECTIONS

Instead of a traditional guest book, have each guest fill in one of these Wishes for Baby note cards.

DIRECTIONS

finish the baby rhyme
MATERIALS
Baby Rhyme Note Card for each guest Pencil for each guest See how many guests can finish the rhymes we have all grown up with. The one with the most correct answers wins a prize.

BABY SHOWER BUDGET
Pastels Polka Dot Printable Party Baby Shower Games Printables Satin Ribbon 20 meters Wooden Pegs pack of 24 Tissue Paper for 5 Poms Straws for 8 Flavoured Waters for 8 Cupcakes for 8 Cake Potted Hydrangea Sweets R50 R50 R20 R12 R40 R8 R40 R40 R40 R80 R20

DIRECTIONS

TOTAL PER PERSON

R400 R50

EXTRAS Home PC and Colour Printer, White paper or cardboard, Toothpicks, Florists Wire, Cotton Thread/fishing Line, Prestik, Scissors, Glue, White Tablecloth, White Appetiser Plates, White Teacups and Saucers, Forks, teaspoons, Glasses, Glass Cakestand and Glass Jar, Tea, coffee, milk and sugar, Glass bottles/Purity Jars. www.ingoodcompany.co.za | 13

Baby Games
INCLUDES:

Printable Collection
Number Tags Food Tags “Unscramble the words” Game Cards “What’s the baby animal name?” Game Cards Answer Cards Note Cards “Wishes for Baby” Cards Bingo Cards “Nursery Rhymes” Game Cards

R50 per pdf. file

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Polka Dot Printable Parties Collection
INCLUDES: Invitation Envelope Note card Place card A4 Paper sheets Cupcake Wrappers Food Picks Favour box Pennant Bunting

R50 per pdf. file

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pompoms
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Tissue paper hanging pom-poms are notably a classic party decoration especially for bridal and baby showers and one that you can so easily make yourself. Here are our effortless step by step instructions.
MATERIALS 8 Pieces of Tissue Paper (50 x 75cm) 20cm Floral Wire 50cm Fishing Line/Cotton Scissors

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Stack all 8 sheets of tissue paper.

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Fold the piece of floral wire in half, and slip over centre of folded tissue; twist.

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With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

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Make 5cm wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold

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Tie a length of fishing line to floral wire for hanging.

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There is no denying it - party season is now upon us, time to fling open the doors, fire up the coals, turn on the tunes and ching ching those cocktails! To get your party started, we are thrilled to introduce you to one of our newest Good People: Rice. It is a Danish company that not only makes the most funky, fun and functional products we’ve ever seen but are super socially conscious! We have over 50 new products from their Sunkissed Spring/Summer 2010 range and you are going to love every one of them! We agree with Rice wholeheartedly when they say: “We want to remind you of that content fuzzy feeling a warm summer day can bring. We have translated this into some beautiful, bright and very happy products”. All we can say is bring on the sun (+ lotion)!

Assorted Colour Cake Candles R45 a pack, Assorted Pirate Candles R45 per pack and Carousel Candles R45 per pack

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Deluxe Wall hanging Soft Toy Rhino Trophy Boy and Girl R550 each Kids Lion Hobby Horse in Assorted Colours R335 each

Carousel Shaped Pencil Sharpener in Assorted Colours R15 each Mushroom Pencil Sharpener with Eraser Top 4 Designs R30 each Assorted Pencils with Bird Eraser Heads R20 each

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Flag Banner R30 each Paper Cups R35 for 8 Small Paper Plates R30 for 8 Blank Happy Birthday Invitations with Envelopes R50 for 8 Plastic Goodie Bags R35 for 20 Paper Napkins R35 for 16 Kids Fabric Bunting R240 each

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Kids Hand Painted Wooden Bowling Set in Assorted Fabric Bags R225 for a set
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babysprinkle
GOOD TO KNOW
A sprinkle is a smaller scale baby shower in which guests “sprinkle” the new mom with the little necessities she needs for second/third baby. It is not a full blown “shower”, but just a light sprinkling of gifts.
Baby showers first came about as a way for friends and family to gather in a celebration to help a new mom prepare for the baby. With a first child, a new mom needs to stock up on lots of baby supplies, including the big ticket items. It used to be that baby showers were only held for the first child. The baby sprinkle started as an idea to celebrate all children, since they are all a gift. It allows for a smaller baby shower, since the mom-to-be would need less this time around, and possible different items if the age gap is quite big or the new baby is of a different gender. So the focus is on the little necessities like nappies, wet wipes, bath products, bottles, outfits, books and toys.

INVITATION WORDING
Little babies are so much fun (mother)’s having another one. Their second baby is on the way We hope you’ll join us on this special day. Baby smiles and giggles galore _____ and _____ are having one more Big (Sister/Brother) _______ has plenty to share This is only a “sprinkle” to show we care Please join us to celebrate before Baby is due They’ve got lots of pink, so think plenty of blue! (if its a boy!)
Pins, Diapers, Bottles Galore (mothers name) & (father) are having one more! Big (sister/brother) has plenty to share This is a “sprinkle” to show we care. Please join us to celebrate the baby due We still don’t know if it’s pink or blue!

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GOOD LIFE
AS DESCRIBED BY JESSICA FROM PARTY LOVE can you add www.partyloves.blogspot.com

This past weekend my friend, Rachelle, and I threw a baby shower for our friend, Debran. She did all the food and I did all of the decor – it worked out perfectly. I wanted to do a theme that I haven’t seen or isn’t super popular right now. Then I started thinking about vintage/classic toys. I loved the idea especially since there were so many different ways you could go with it. I have been planning for months now; during which I found out I am pregnant and am having a boy too! I have been so inspired by the theme that I actually think I am going to do the baby’s nursery in it!

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Balloons are a necessity at any event, right? I was so excited to find these wagon balloons. Of course I had to use my chalkboard to welcome guests. I created a sign in for her as a keepsake. I had arranged with my friend Sarah to take maternity pictures of Debran. We surprised her with a collage - her pictures turned out so cute! How I am totally in love with sock monkeys now! Target has the cutest classic toy replica section and I was able to find a lot of toys there including this cute sock monkey jack in the box. I found these vintage ducks on ebay. I love them and I found this vintage plane and an old bucket at a local antique store as well I put together a toy tree. I loved how so many things I found were magnetic. So it was perfect for the alphabet/number magnets. I loved creating little sayings out of blocks around the house; I even was able to create the due date! I hung a bunch of lanterns over the centre island where the food was served and I made a banner. I created a clothesline and I thought a slinky would make for a more appropriate clothesline.

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The food was so yummy. I don’t think I actually got a picture of everything: there were yummy appetizers, 3 different salads, fruit, bread and jam. I forgot to take pictures of the plates but like the napkins I had toy plates for appetizers and square polka dot plates for lunch.

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FUN AND GAMES
For one of the games, I did a guess how many blocks are in the jar (instead of the usual candy, etc). Another game we played was the candy bar baby game. I had found it here a long time ago and had bookmarked it. It was something different and so fun! Rachelle did the baby in the ice game: whoever got their baby out first won! I wish I would have taken pictures of everyone doing that!

FAVOURS
Cracker jacks for favors were given to everyone and my sister, Melissa, created the stickers for me.

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We are both on our third baby and have been pregnant every single time together (we didn’t know each other yet with the first one) but our girls are a couple weeks apart, our boys are also about 6 weeks apart, and then again our boys will be a couple months apart. How funny, huh? How often does that happen? Debran is also entertaining the idea of a vintage toy nursery now too! It’s definitely a fun and happy theme! I can’t wait to bounce ideas off of each other!

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playtime

GET THE GOODIES

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Dominoes R40 each Bingo R120 each Skittles R85 each Nursery ABC Letters R200 for the set of 3 Heads and Tails Card Game R40 each Snakes and Ladders R120 each
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sip&see

GOOD TO KNOW

A Sip and See is basically a casual type of baby shower that is held after the baby arrives instead of before. Friends and family are invited to drop by “open house style” within a certain time frame to meet the baby (see) and enjoy light food and drinks (sip).
INVITATIONS Invitations are sent out after the baby is born. Check in with the parents to set a date and a block of time. DECORATIONS Some balloons and bouquets of flowers will add the party touch. MENU Finger foods and a variety of drinks make up this simple menu. • Tea sandwiches • Skewered meats or fruits • Crudites and dips • Cake or cupcakes Beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) are served: tea, coffee and juice. You could even serve champagne for a “Sparkling Sip & See”. FUN AND GAMES Since this shower is come and go, playing a group game isn’t an option. Try these other favourites: Jar Guessing Game: fill a jar with sweets and have guests guess how many sweets are in the jar. Wishing Well: have guests write messages to the newborn in a guestbook. FAVOURS Send each guest home with some sweet iced biscuits. TOP TIP Since the baby has arrived, remind guests to wash their hands before holding the baby.

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thenamegame!
GOOD TO KNOW
Although gift opening is the main event at a baby shower, other activities can enliven the gathering. Try this popular activity: guests write their favorite names for boys and girls on slips of paper that are dropped in jars for the parents’ consideration. TOP TEN MOST POPULAR NAMES
Boy’s Names 1. Jacob 2. Ethan 3. Michael 4. Alexander 5. William 6. Joshua 7. Daniel 8. Jayden 9. Noah 10. Anthony Girl’s Names 1. Isabella 2. Emma 3. Olivia 4. Sophia 5. Ava 6. Emily 7. Madison 8. Abigail 9. Chloe 10. Mia

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bookworm
GOOD RIDDANCE
We would never want you to cut up a good book, but if you have one that is literally falling apart, why not make it into wreath, pennant bunting, confetti or take a special vintage one and fashion into a ring pillow.
IMAGES: PAPER STITCH, ETSY, PAPER CRAVE

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where’swally
GOOD LOOKS
A game of hide and seek to drive you barmy at your party! Inspired by Martin Handfords detailed illustrations, can you spot Wally’s distinctive red & white striped shirt, bobble hat and glasses? And Wally is hidden on each of these fun party pieces.

What’s more we have hidden Wally on the opposite page – can you find him? Let us know if you spot the little man in red and white and we could be sending you something special! Good luck!

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INVITATION

Where’s Wally on the Paper Invitations A set of fun invitations to send to friends. 8 post card style party invites and envelopes per pack. Where’s Wally can you find him?

IN GOOD COMPANY SHOP
Impossible Invitations 8 invites and envelopes per pack. R50 for 8

DECORATIONS Baffling Balloons The perfect decoration to a Wally themed party: large balloons with printed Wally motif and 5 metres of ribbon.

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Baffling Balloons 12 balloons per pack and 5m of ribbon R35 for the pack

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TABLE Sneaky Stripes Set the table with red and white striped table runners and in the centre set a white cake stand with our Where’s Wally candles on a tiered cake or lots of cupcakes all in red and white.

IN GOOD COMPANY SHOP AND FOR HIRE
Red and White Stripe Table Runners R15 each for hire White Cake Stands Small R30 each for hire Medium R40 each for hire Large R50 each for hire Character Candles Find Wally before he melts away! Perfect as a birthday cake decoration or add one to each cupcake.

IN GOOD COMPANY SHOP AND FOR HIRE
Character Candles 10 candles per pack R60 for 10

MENU Red, White and Who? For food and drinks take inspiration from typical 4th of July celebrations: Mixed Strawberries and Blueberries Salad Cherry Tomatoes and White Buffalo Mozzarella Balls on bamboo skewers Make your own Burgers Station with tomatoes and mayonnaise as the main garnishing. Red and Blue Striped Jelly cups Berry Fruit Juice Red, White and Blue Cupcakes Jars of Red, White and Blue Sweets Iced biscuits in the shape of Wally, or simple “W’s” in red and white stripes.
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PLACE SETTINGS Where’s Wally on the Paper Party Products? Who will be the first guest to spot Wally on these fun party goodies. Have a running total of who guesses first and then at the end of the party present the guest with the highest score a Where’s Wally themed prize: one of the books or even a red and white stripe knitted scarf would be perfect!

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Tricky Table Cover 180 x 120cm R45 each Noticeable Napkins 20 napkins per pack 3ply R35 for a pack of 20

Captivating Cups 8 cups per pack 250ml R35 for 8 Where’s Wally on the Plate 8 plates per pack 23cm diameter R35 for 8

FUN AND GAMES Wally Wonder Take traditional party games with a Where’s Wally spin: Where’s Wally Treasure Hunt Organise a traditional treasure hunt, but instead of hiding the treasure, print and cut out our Wally featured on the first page numerous times. Attach him to bamboo skewers and then hide them in and around the party area. Make some fairly easy and others quite difficult. Then have the kids see how many Wally’s they can find. To make it fair, have each Wally remain where he is and rather write on the back a secret word that the finder must jot down. Then reward each child with a small prize for each Wally secret password that they find. Pin the Pom Pom. Create a enlarged face of Wally complete with glasses and hat but no pom pom on the top. Then blind fold each guest hand them a pom pom with prestik on the end and see if they can pop it on top of his stripy beanie. Award a small prize to the winner. Pass the Parcel Buy a Where’s Wally book and photocopy the pages. Then wrap a small prize over and over again in sheets of the paper. Play pass the parcel, so that when the music stops the kid must open the layer and if they can find Wally on that piece of paper in a designated period of time they can win a small prize. Pass the parcel around the circle until the last layer of paper has been opened and this person wins the small prize contained inside.
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FUN AND GAMES A Where’s Wally look-a-like Wally should never be hard to spot again. Create a crowd of Wally’s with this fun distracting disguise kit. Set up a red and white stripe background and take photos of each of the guests sporting a Where’s Wally disguise. A fun idea is to also take a group photo with the guest of honour dressed up as Wally. This would make the perfect photo to add to thank you cards sent out afterwards.

IN GOOD COMPANY SHOP

Distinguished Disguises 1 x card glasses, 1 x hat and 1 x sticker per pack. R35 each

FAVOURS Lucky Loot We have the perfect party loot bag fillers: get stuck on Where’s Wally with stickers and wear a Wally Badge.

IN GOOD COMPANY SHOP
Bewildering Badges 9 pin badges per pack. R45 for 9

Thank You Cards 8 post card style thank you cards and envelopes per pack. A set of fun thank you cards to send to friends. R40 for 8 Lucky Loot Bags 8 paper loot bags per pack. Who will be the first guest to spot Wally on these fun party loot bags? R45 for 8

Sneaky Stickers 6 sheets of stickers per pack. R35 for 6

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madisoninwonderland
GOOD LIFE
It may be cold outside, but this Winter bring the garden indoors, by arranging both flowers and vegetables for pretty table centerpieces. Fill wooden or ceramic flowerpots with seasonal veggies, flowers and herbs. Forgo a vase and hollow out hole in a cabbage and fill with beautiful blooms and herbs. Serve warm salads of roasted vegetables and fruit and nut tarts with custard and lots of thick whipped cream.

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REAL GOOD THINGS WE LOVE:
• A custom Save the Date and Invitation designed by In Good Co. were emailed to guests – not only making the sending and rsvping super easy, but also an environmentally friendly alternative. • Bunches of red and white roses were pegged and tied with ribbon bows to topiary Iceberg trees down the length of the driveway. • Throughout the party area, paper garlands and bunting from In Good Co. were strung up and large Alice in Wonderland cut outs from Crazy Chameleon were dotted all over – a great way to get across a specific theme. • Black top hats, giant playing cards and ceramic bunnies were also intermingled among teapots and jugs (all from In Good Co.) filled with bunches of colourful flowers. We love how Nat’s mom, Wendy decorated them with flower metallic stickers! • The photo booth complete with the Mad Hatter’s 10/6 top hat. (Natalie emailed these afterwards to all her guests – a wonderful surprise!) • In Good Company’s Alice in Wonderland Printable Party was customised to say Madison in Wonderland, and all the bunting, food picks, bottle wrappers, posters personalised everything from the Easter tea party themed food to the favours: book plates and book marks placed inside an Alice in Wonderland book – sure to be treasured by all party goers and a gift that is far better than plastic.

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Little Madison and her White Rabbit cake. Yummy white rabbit and Easter egg cookies from Allison of

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TOP TIP: Have guests write well wishes on note cards, photograph, then attach to ribbon ends on helium balloons, and release into the sky!

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downtherabbithole…
GET THE LOOK

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Red and White Polka Dots Table Runners R15 each for hire, Cath Kidston Floral Table Runners R20 each for hire, Alice in Wonderland Printable Party R50 for the pdf. file, Greengate Naomi Spot Paper Napkins, available in red and blue R40 for set, Greengate Roseberry Paper Napkins R40 for set, Café Latte R75 each, Molly Jug R310 each, Stoneware Plates R120 each, Fob Watch R10 each for hire, Cupcake Wrappers 3 styles, R50 for 90
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candy shoppe
Honey, we shrunk the party!

Here is a smaller take on our Candy Shoppe Printable Party, showcasing all the goodies from invitation to take home treat albeit “bite-size”. So whether you decide to go big or small, you are guaranteed to have one sweet occasion.

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Customise your own lollipop stick invitations. Simply type in your details inside the lollipop circle, print, cut and pop onto a stick with pretty ribbon.

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Here is a little look at our Candy Shoppe Printable Party. A pastel-hued pocket of printable goodies to throw a sweets & treats tea party for both young and old! THE COLLECTION INCLUDES: Two Invitation Styles Two Envelope Designs Note Cards Place Cards Door Sign Jar Labels Cupcake and Food Picks A Wide Selection of Patterned Papers Cupcake Wrappers Candy Favour Boxes Pennant Bunting from A -Z Sweet Bag Toppers Paper Cup Wrappers Soda Bottle Labels IN GOOD COMPANY SHOP Candy Shoppe Printable Party R50 for the pdf.file

lollipop, lollipop, ooh la, la lollipop

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IN GOOD HANDS
As promised every month we are giving you a free cupcake wrapper party printable. This month we knew that your hearts would be after ppe Printable and what’s more you can also wrap these around little plastic bowls and fill with sweets. Can you think of any more creative ideas with our party printable pieces? Send us your original idea and we will send you a free complete printable party of your choice!

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GOOD EVENTS

Join In Good Company at Decorex 2010, where we will be demonstrating how you can create your own tablescapes with minimal effort and cost but maximum style.
DECOREX 5 – 9th August 2010 Gallagher Convention Centre Midrand www.decorex.co.za MAKE Theatre In Good Company presents DIY Table Décor Thursday 5th August, 12h30 to 13h00 Friday 6th August, 12h30 to 13h00 Saturday 7th August 12h30 to 13h00 Sunday 8th August, 11h00 to 11h30
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GOOD LIFE

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Celeste & Dave celebrated the birth of Eliza with a French Country themed Sip & See. With toile du jour on the stationery and champagne and cake on the menu, guests were able to enjoy the late afternoon sun and the new arrival.

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HOME MADE
French Cheese Platter with different cheeses, crackers, fruit and chutney jam. Cream Platter from IN GOOD COMPANY, Food Picks from Lavender and Toile Printable Party designed by PAPER AND CAKE and available at IN GOOD COMPANY Champagne served with blueberries on bamboo skewers and lavender sprigs placed on dainty crocheted coasters. Lavender Table Runner, Crochet Coasters, and similar Silver Champagne Coolers available at IN GOOD COMPANY. Guests were greeted with a Lavender and Butterfly wreath on the door and paper bunting stringed up in the entrance hall.

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LAVENDER & LILAC
Perfectly themed, these Lavender & Toile Food picks and cupcake wrappers are available from IN GOOD COMPANY; home industry biltong and cheese puffs and chipolatas wrapped in phyllo pastry added a touch of comfort to the menu. Cupcakes were made by Celeste and iced in different shades of lilac and lavender and decorated with edible glitter, silver baubles and tiny hearts.

STATIONERY PAPER & CAKE AVAILABLE AT IN GOOD COMPANY TABLE RUNNERS, RIBBON, WREATHS, URNS, CERAMIC CHERUBS, CAKE STANDS, PLATTERS IN GOOD COMPANY ICED BISCUITS TINY BITE www.tinybite.co.za PHOTOGRAPHY MARION AT KIDDIWINX kiddiwinx.com

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GET THE GOODIES

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OPPOSITE PAGE: Lavender Pots R5 each for hire, Creamware Jug R10 each for hire (other items also available for hire: Platters R20 each, Cake stands R20 each, Stemmed Bowls R20 each, Teapot R10 each, Cup and Saucer R5 each), Glass Bud Vases in Wicker Basket R10 each for hire, Purple Wreath R30 each for hire, White Wooden Letters R50 each to buy, R5 each to hire, Glass Apothecary Jars R30 each to hire, Cherub Angels R10 each to hire, Purple Ribbon R5 per metre, Lavender Basket R20 to hire. THIS PAGE: Lavender & Toile Printable Party R50 for the pdf. file. www.ingoodcompany.co.za | 75

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MEET THE READER
Name: Joan Solomou Age: 34 Occupation: Home Executive Location: Honeydew, JHB
I am… living my dream and the happiest I’ve ever been I most admire… people like Oprah Winfrey, who have so much yet give so much Life would be simpler if… there was no crime What superhuman power I’d most want to have…to read other people’s minds The quality I least like about myself is…far too efficient / organised The quality I like least in others…people that borrow things and never return them The best decision I’ve ever made was…to follow my dream of becoming a wife and mother My favourite possession is…my wedding ring What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you? My husband 8 years ago – “You DO know that I’m going to marry you one day, don’t you?” Before I die, I’d like to… convince my husband to try ice-skating, he’s never been My biggest regret is... treating my mother badly before I became a mother myself What I’m good at: baking, hosting functions, entertaining Babies? I can tell you a thing or two about babies. I have two girls, now aged 2 & 4. Future child’s name? Haven’t had to think of one, the factory is closed Favourite movie? Did you hear about the Morgans? Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? I was a data capturer for years – I can type with my eyes closed! What’s under your bed? Travertine tiles that are absolutely freezing in winter What’s your favourite article of clothing? My new pink PJ’s. I love… my life!

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Goodies
A rich collection of the finer things in life from Greengate, Denmark.

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Opposite PAGE: Candle Multilayered 7x12.5cm R60 each, Candle Multilayered 7x18cm R80 each, Candle Multilayered 7x7.5 R40 each, Cotton Chloé Beige Fabric R210 per metre, Cotton Oda Blue Fabric R210 per metre, Hair claw Tilly Beige R50 each, Lamp Twist Creme Height 40cm R530 each, Lampshade Naomi Beige Height 15cm R210 each, Quilt cushion Ethan Beige 40x40 R210 each. THIS PAGE: Tablecloth Nynne Blue 145x270cm R480 each, Stoneware Jug Naomi Beige 0.5 ltr. R130 each, Stoneware Butter box Chloé Off white R210 each, Tea cosy Tilly Beige R260 each, Tea towel Chloé Beige 50x70cm R65 each, Tea towel Karen Beige 50x70cm R65 each. Not pictured: Faux Leather Photo frame 16,5x21x1cm R200 each, Faux Leather Photo frame 26,5x21x1cm R230 each, Lamp wood Brown Height 59cm R780 each, Lampshade Oda Blue Height 15cm R210 each, Quilted cosmetic Tilly Off white R180 each

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WHAT YOU WILL FIND ONLINE
SHOP ONLINE Choose linen, decorations, favours, and your dream tableware from our fabulous online range. YOU’RE INVITED Be the first to know about our upcoming events, snapshots of parties we have hosted and read what the press had to say. GIVEAWAYS All our competitions for you to enter in one go and lots of free download templates to complete your party theme in style.

DON’T MISS A GOOD THING

The In Good Company online site is the host’s stash of best goodies and most creative ideas. Find our latest catalogue, exclusive online products not featured anywhere else, articles, advice and more; catch up on back issues too…

VISIT OUR BLOG A place to share advice and keep up to the minute with party trends and ideas. Exclusive online poll and question of the week with lush lucky draws! FLASHBACK Find back issues of the good newsletter on our website.

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