Category Archives: party planning

vintage vogue covers

I hosted a ‘Roaring Twenties’ birthday party last year and in my search for decor ideas I stumbled upon the Vogue (UK) magazine cover archive. This is the bees knees! I felt like I’d hit the jackpot! Not only is the archive a fascinating glimpse into the fashion, art and voice of my favourite era, but the magazine covers made for beautiful arty posters that helped set the tone for the party.

I’ve actually still got my favourites in frames (I was able to blow them up to A3 size) and they look fantastic on the wall!  Here’s a little collage. I love the shapes and colours of the art deco inspired pieces. I start a painting class next week so they serve as artistic inspiration.

Vogue - November 1920

Vogue - July 1922

Vogue - November 1924

Vogue - October 1924

Vogue - January 1925Vogue - July 1926

Vogue - January 1926Vogue - March 1926

Vogue May 1926

Vogue January 1927

Vogue - September 1927Vogue - July 1928

Vogue - October 1928Vogue - July 1929

Vogue - December 1929Vogue - May 1929

Vogue - March 1929Vogue - November 1929

Can you pick a favourite?


Birthday Fiesta

A cheap Tuesday dinner date in Perth with girl friend doesn’t come better than $2 tacos and half price waffles. (Santa Fe and Gelare in Subiaco).

And it was as I was perusing the Santa Fe menu that I found myself overwhelmed with excitement at the thought of a BIRTHDAY FIESTA party! Well, to be honest it’s an idea that’s been floating quietly at the back of my brain since I set eyes on a pretty sombrero last year but I’m pretty sure the mexican menu subliminally told me that it’s a fantastic idea too. Hah.

But seriously, I just love the thought of a colourful fiesta theme, where we don outrageous sombreros, wash nachos and paella down with tequila sunrises or sangria (or both!), turn out some cha cha cha moves and take turns at massacring a fat lolly-laden piñata…

Birthday fiesta invitation via Style Me Pretty

Fiesta decorations via Style Me Pretty

Birthday fiesta food via Style Me Pretty

Birthday fiesta cocktails via Style Me Pretty

Birthday fiesta invitations via Once Wed

Birthday fiesta banners via Style Me Pretty