Category Archives: Christmas

Less than 12 weeks to Christmas!

Does this news fill you with dread???  It really shouldn’t and if you plan ahead, Sarah’s Creative Occasions can help you every step of the way.  This weekend we are launching our festive decorating services and you can read all about what we can do on our dedicated Christmas page!

SCO Flyer for Christmas 2014 V2

Christmas Decorations Galore by Ayrshire Party Planner

This year I went to town on my own Christmas decorations at our country Cottage, but I also got the opportunity to decorate a Client’s home for Christmas, as they were celebrating the first Christmas with their new grand-daughter.  Here’s a selection of photos taken from all the Christmas decorating I have created this month.  Hope you like them as much as I do.

Green wooden tree with wildlife decoration Artificial tree in sky blue & peach Real tree adorned in chocolate brown & regal purple Lilac glitter reindeer tree decoration A calendar block to countdown days Table centre of hazel branches Glass nativity tree decoration Peach poinsettia potted plant Vase filled with baubles Fireplace adorned with ivy, candles & stockings Branches hung from the ceiling Pine cone lights strung through the hallway Winter wonderland tree in whites, golds, silvers & dots of red Branches of rosehip berries Bringing the outside in with a twiggie table centre Hand-crafted favours Feature pyramid light in white Table setting in white, gold, silver & reds

Festive Giveaway by Ayrshire Party Planner

Chocolate Brown Bauble Placecard Holders Festive Red Bauble Placecard Holders Glamorous Gold Bauble Placecard Holders

We have a free Christmas giveaway for the rest of November, with one lucky individual who can get their name pulled out of Santa’s stocking on Sunday 1st December, winning a set of 6 bauble place-card holders.

The winner can choose their bauble set in either; chocolate brown, festive red or glamorous gold.

These place card holders can be used:

  • to accessorise your dining table with your guests’ name on cards
  • as great little stocking fillers to be used for holding family photos at Christmas
  • on the sill or mantelpiece to show off your favourite Christmas cards

So get in touch with your name, e-mail address and a contact number and Happy Baubles!

Hand-Crafted Favours for Christmas 2012

Dave's Red & Gold Christmas Favours ‚  Andy's Blue & Purple Christmas Favours

Debbie's Blue & Silver Christmas Favours Debbie's Red & Silver Christmas Favours

Julia's Red, Gold & Green Christmas Favours ‚  Eamonn's Red & Green Christmas Favours

Here’s a selection of photos from the orders of Christmas favours I made up for Clients over the last couple of months.

I hand-craft each and personalise them with coloured ribbons and embelishments of your choice. ‚   I offer purse boxes, cofanetto chest boxes or larger cube boxes, either filled with a selection of goodies or sweet treats. ‚   Each favour also contains a festive paper hat and trivia card.

Great gifts for guests at the dining table in place of Christmas crackers, or as stocking fillers.

Christmas Favour Boxes Filled with Festive Treats & Sweets

Christmas Favour Box Designs for 2011

Sarah’s Creative Occasions is mid-way through the ‚  Christmas fayre season already. ‚  I have again ‚  crafted my Christmas goodie boxes, which were so popular last year and went down a treat at the dining table, in place of crackers.

I am taking orders, so if you have a particular colour scheme (such as gold and red) ‚  or theme (for example silver snowflakes) then just let me know and I can design a set specifically for you and have them delivered to your door within a week!

Homemade Festive Floral Arrangements

Festive purple with holly and ivy ‚  Orange Blooms with Holly Berries for Christmas

It’s been a while since I last posted on my Blog, sorry, but this week I’m spending time crafting and ‚  baking, in the lead up to Christmas, with only 5 days to go.

Today I made two festive floral arrangements for my home, using:

  • a couple of nice clear glass vases that were stored in my garage
  • holly and ivy from my mum in Dumfries
  • two inexpensive bouquets from the local supermarket, one ‚  with purple blooms and one with orange
  • small pieces of oasis
  • one charger plate and coloured miniature baubles to place the purple arrangement upon

Here’s the end look of each, which I’m really pleased with and it just shows what you can ‚  make for only a few pennies.

Festive Placecard Holders by Sarah’s Creative Occasions

Robin Placecard Holders at   ‚ £3.25 Each ‚  Santa Placecard Holders at   ‚ £3.25 Each ‚  Shoe Placecard Holders at   ‚ £3.25 Each ‚  Handbag Placecard Holders at   ‚ £3.25 Each

Mistletoe Bauble Placecard Holders at   ‚ £2.55 Each ‚  Leaf Placecard Holders at   ‚ £2.55 Each ‚  Snowman Placecard Holders at   ‚ £2.55 Each

Chocolate Bauble Placecard Holders at   ‚ £1.65 Each ‚  Plain Red Bauble Placecard Holders at   ‚ £1.65 Each ‚  Plain Gold Bauble Placecard Holders at   ‚ £1.65 Each ‚  Baroque Bauble Placecard Holders at   ‚ £1.65 Each

Dove Placecard Holders at   ‚ £1.65 Each ‚  Angel Placecard Holders at   ‚ £1.65 Each

This year I have been busy sourcing some beautiful unique table decorations for Christmas, and these festive place card holders are great for dinner guests, but also can be gifted as photograph holders.

Here is the selection I have on offer for you, the price of which are shown (in pennies) if you hover over or open each image.

Local delivery within Ayrshire is free, but it’s no problem if ‚  you are outwith Ayrshire so just let me know where you would like delivery arranged and I can confirm a delivery price.

Please just contact me by phone or e-mail, if you ‚  would like to order 1 or many ‚  of ‚  these gorgeous items.

Ayrshire Party Planner’s Christmas Favours for Children

Childrens Christmas Favours for 2010

For the Childrens Christmas Favours, I’ve jam-packed miniature gift bags and organza bags with lots of goodies from a selection of the list of treats below:

  • miniature kaleidoscope
  • blowout
  • pack of playing cards
  • water squirt
  • balloon
  • slide puzzle
  • bouncy ball
  • sticky man
  • paper hat
  • trivia fact

So if you fancy buying ‚  just one, or many, of my unique favours this Christmas to busy the children at the dining table, then pop along to one of my Christmas Fairs on:

  • Tuesday 16th November (private occasion for NATS staff only at Prestwick)
  • Friday 19th November (also a private occasion for NATS staff only at Prestwick)
  • Saturday 20th November (which is a ticketed event open to the public at the Ayr Racecourse in support of the Ayrshire Hospice)

Sarah’s Most Popular Christmas Favours for 2010

Sample 1 of Edible Christmas Favours for 2010

Sample 2 of Edible Christmas Favours for 2010

And here’s a couple of images of my most popular Christmas Favours so far for 2010.

These beautiful little chest boxes are filled with either chocolates, everton mints or butterscotch, and each contain the traditional festive hat and a trivia fact.

They are decorated to suit many tastes:

  • fun wooden Rudolph face adorning a rich brown chest box
  • simple sparkly white pom pom attached to the top of a bright red chest box
  • natural looking ivy decorating a beautiful ‚  ivory patterned ‚  chest box
  • gold ringing bell with a Merry Christmas tag affixed to a lovely ivory gold chest box
  • black organza ribbon tied around a classic black gold chest box
Sarahs Creative Occasions