Jockey Underwear CORE Range Launch

Jockey Underwear launched their stylish Core range earlier this year at Mission Bay with their gorgeous ambassador Matilda Rice. We were lucky enough to help style the breakfast spread; event organised by the amazing team at Hustle and Bustle. Lush greens, fruits and pops of colours were used to complement the range and create a fresh and inviting table for a delicious breakfast whipped up by the team at Mission Bay Pavilion. To personalise the event, each of the coconuts were customised with the brand and made the perfect photo op for those mandatory instagram shots! Such a fun event to style for! 

Do you have a product launch coming up and want to wow your clients? - get in touch!

We can do the full set up including food and props. OR if you have your food sorted but need a helping hand or two with table/event styling? We are here to help! We love a custom brief and we will work with you to achieve your dream vision.

Chic & Cosy

Rain, hail or shine...the party must go on! With this unpredictable Auckland weather, this hen's party had to move from the garden into the lounge but give us a space and we will make it work! We created an intimate set up for 15 for a beautiful hens evening.

Our cute picnic set-ups can be held indoor or outdoors and our colourful array of grazings is perfect for your special day! A customised large helium balloon by Lunar Balloons gave the party a personalised and fun element. 

We set up and pack down within the day so you and your friends/family can just have fun! Leave the hard work to us - your one stop shop xxx

The Perfect Birthday Celebration

The perfect backdrop and a beautiful set-up with delicious foods and treats, what more can you ask for to have an intimate celebration on a hot summer's day. 

A silver and pink theme created the base for the custom graze with a mixture of savoury and sweet foods to provide a good selection for the guests. 

If you have a theme in mind or a colour scheme we can help in creating something special to celebrate your event in style!

 

The Engagement Edit: Part III

Part III

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The quality of the drinks selection often defines the success of a party. Therefore, it was critical we offered the right range of drinks to our guests to suit their diverse tastes, ranging from delectable craft beers for the discerning beer drinker, quality ciders, cocktails and champagne to cater for the classic palate, and tasty non-alcoholic drinks for the heroes of the night - the sober driver!

Signage by Paper Darling

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Ying is the BIGGEST coconut water and Kombucha fan so naturally we needed to have them! We had CoAqua and Batchwell at the party for our non alcoholic drinkers. The coconut water was very refreshing, especially on a hot summer’s night! We also had 3 flavours from @Batchwell including beetroot, braeburn (apple) and pineapple and ginger - this also went down a treat for our friends with their crisp and yummy flavours.

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For alcoholic drinks we had Clean Collective Mojito (Mandarin and Lime) - this was such a popular choice of the night! Clean collective not only have beautiful bottles/packaging but the flavours were so delish! Did we also mention they have zero sugar, zero carbs and zero preservatives - guilt free drinking! 

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Moa ciders were also delish! With incred flavours such as rhubarb & apple and apple, our guests were treated to cold, refreshing and tasty cider - and gone in minutes! Moa Brewing Co. also have other cider flavours and a range of beers to try. If you haven’t tried their ciders before, make sure you do!! They were all absolutely amazing!

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Once all the food and drinks have been planned, it’s time to turn your mind across to the fun side! Balloons + entertainment! For this party, the space wasn't large so we wanted something that was impactful but at the same time entertaining/kept our guests busy. When you are hosting a party, there are usually only 1 or 2 of you and heaps of guests and you are not able to talk to everyone all at the same time. This is when it is important to provide your guest with some things to do.

 Photobooth by  Modo Booth  and Balloons by  Lunar Balloons

Photobooth by Modo Booth and Balloons by Lunar Balloons

We had a beautiful combo - Lunar Balloons and ModoBooth come to the party!

Modo Booth - A beautiful modern photobooth - custom designed to look stunning at your party! This photobooth is not like any others we have seen, the photobooth not only captures beautiful photos, but has unlimited prints onto a strip designed by the owner Ellie herself. Ellie is so lovely to work with, we gave her our theme and she threw together the design in no time - she also comes to your venue and sets up the photobooth and teaches you how to use it. Ellie can also customise the booth to suit your event and provide fun props for your guests! After the event, there is also a digital file of all the photos that you can keep forever!

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Balloons - Balloon extraordinaire, Grace from Lunar Balloons! The perfect backdrop for your event or photobooth. Grace is so easy to work with and she is just so creative! We sent her our moodboard and she came back with an idea that was just spot on - nude balloon installation and beautiful white flowers - perfect!! But she can customise the balloons to suit your event/theme/colour. Balloons are truly a space transformer!

 Balloons by Lunar Balloons

Balloons by Lunar Balloons

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Engagement parties and parties in general are special times to celebrate! It can seem daunting, with a million things to organise but it can be simple when you break it down into 3 easy steps! Especially with amazing kiwi vendors you can trust, you just need to lock them in and everything will fall into place on the day as everyone will show up at different times to piece together the giant jigsaw puzzle! However, if you want to just simply relax and ENJOY, we are also here to help - we can style and co-ordinate the whole event, using only the BEST kiwi vendors! Send us an email at platterandgraze@gmail.com - we are ready to chat xx 

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Vendors:

Delicious Drinks:

CoAqua - https://coaqua.co.nz/

Batchwell Kombucha - https://www.batchwell.com/

Moa Brewing Co. - http://www.moabeer.com/#home

Clean Collective Mojito - https://www.cleancollective.co/

Photobooth:

Modo Booth - http://www.modobooth.co.nz/

Balloons:

Lunar Balloons - https://www.lunarballoons.co.nz/

Event Styling and Co-ordination:

Platter and Graze - https://www.platterandgraze.com/

Signage:

https://www.paperdarling.co.nz/

*All photography by Amanda Thomas Photography

The Engagement Edit: Part II

Part II

Dessert tables are nearly ALWAYS the favourite of any party. It's beautiful and tasty - what more could you ask for! For the dessert table we wanted to create an elegant but visually simplistic spread that stood on its own but also complimented the grazing table. 

 Too cute!!

We used our favourite kiwi vendors, and asked for them to customise to the theme of white and gold. 

The awesome kiwi vendors we used were:

Flowers -  Every dessert table needs a stand out floral piece, and seriously you need Little Leaf Florals in your life! Go and check our their instagram, you will fall in love! When we were thinking of a florist, speaking to Katie was a no brainer - her flowers are just insane! She whipped together a stunning piece for us within 1 hour using the freshest flowers. During the planning stage we had sent Katie a moodboard and she immediately understood what we wanted and isn't it stunning?! Get in contact with Katie for your next floral needs!

Cake - The beautiful cake is by the awesome team at Sweet Bites Cakes who are based in Henderson but deliver anywhere in Auckland. We sent the team our moodboard and Angela came back to us with a design within hours! It was exactly what we had in mind. Angela will recommend the size of the cake depending on your numbers. We also got to choose 2 different flavours from a very extensive list, we chose chocolate for the bottom tier and coconut and lime for the top. The flavours balanced each other out and our guests couldn't stop raving about it!

Cake by Sweet Bites Cakes

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Cake topper - What better way to personalise your cake than a cake topper! Mandy at Red Pepper DesigNZ is so amazing! She literally whipped together a beautiful cake topper from start to delivery within 3 days! She understood exactly what we wanted, which was a simple gold topper for a 7 inch cake.  The Red Pepper Team will send through a couple of fonts for you to choose - the hardest part of this order was actually choosing which font to use because they were all so great!! 

Cake Topper by Red Pepper DesigNZ

Macarons - Who doesn't love macarons?! Especially white macarons with gold detailing! We had Auckland based Macaron Heaven & Co. provide them. They were so light, just the right amount of chewy and soft and very quickly disappeared from our tables on the night. Eman is so easy to work with and is truly a dessert genius - go and check out her other offerings including macaron towers, donut towers and more! 

Signage by Paper Darling

 Macarons by  Macaron Heaven & Co.
 Styling by Platter and Graze

Styling by Platter and Graze

Cupcakes - Petal Cupcakes are a Platter and Graze must have! So it was obvious we needed the classic red velvet cupcakes at our party!! Petal have a stunning range of cupcakes to suit every colour theme, and if they don't have your particular colour, just ask and they can usually do it. Cupcakes also come in 2 sizes, bite size which is great for guests to pop into their mouths, but the large size is simply stunning on the table. We opted for a mixture of the 2 sizes to keep all guests happy! Cupcakes that look like roses - you simply can't go wrong!

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All desserts were styled onto Platter and Graze clear acrylic boxes to really let each element shine while keeping it simple. Sweet little tealights in glasses were weaved around the boxes and paired with the clear 'enjoy' sign and large candle tied the whole table together, keeping it simple but elegant. 

Thank you so much to our awesome kiwi vendors!! You guys really make our job so much easier, not to mention tastier!

Vendors:

Little Leaf Florals - https://www.facebook.com/littleleafflorals/

Sweet Bites Cakes - www.sweetbitescakes.co.nz

Red Pepper DesigNZ - http://redpepper.co.nz/

Macaron Heaven & Co. - https://www.facebook.com/macaronheavenandco

Petal Cupcakes - http://petal.kiwi/

Paper Darling - https://www.paperdarling.co.nz/

*All photography by Amanda Thomas Photography

The Engagement Edit: Part I

Part I

Platter and Graze put together an engagement party with an amazing group of kiwi vendors. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing a series of blogs to show you how we threw the party together and the amazing kiwi vendors you can also use. 

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We wanted to go for a classy and minimalist theme. The first thing to do when organising any party, is to put together a moodboard - this is very important as it will help you focus on a particular colour/theme and create your overall vision. There are so many different colour schemes, themes and party ideas out there on Pinterest that you don't want to be changing ideas every 5 minutes.

Once your moodboard is done, you should lock in your date + venue. For Ying, we wanted to find a beautiful space in central Auckland. We found hers on Airbnb, a beautiful New York style loft apartment on Karangahape Road. We fell in love with the space due to it's beautiful open space, large industrial windows which let in plenty of natural light and the general ambience.

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Once your date and venue has been booked in, it's time to put together your invitations, you want to get these out early so your friends have the date saved! For Ying's engagement we went to Laser Foil, we sent through our moodboard and asked them for a simple, yet elegant invitation card. The team at Laser Foil came up with a beautiful and elegant invite, with gold foiling. The team were so easy to work with, they understood exactly what we needed from the beginning and were able to give us 2 choices. From the time we got in touch with Tim, to receiving the prints, it was only 3 weeks! 

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So you have your venue, date and friends.....now you need to feed them. For us we wanted to make sure our guests came hungry and left absolutely full. Definitely guilty of over catering, but it is just how we are - can you relate too??

For the main food grazing table we wanted to create not only a tasty table with the highest quality food but also a beautiful table worth gramming ;). The key elements of the table included:

Centre piece Signage - Beautiful hand drawn sign by @paperdarling - this personalises the table and simplicity of the elegant lettering helps to tie in the whole table. Paper Darling are so creative and can custom anything to suit your event. This sign could have also been used as a welcome sign!

Acrylic signs - Each of the tables had an acrylic handwritten sign by @paperdarling that said "eat", "drink" and "enjoy" - again this personalises your tables and adds a subtle but fun element to the table. The clear acrylic is also a great way to add a little direction/guide for your guests without distracting from your table. Super chic but effective!

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Flowers - fresh flowers by @little.leaf.florals - fresh white flowers with greenery you really can't go wrong with this classic combination. The flowers as the backdrop elevated the look of the grazing table and was visually stunning, grabbing your attention as soon as you walked in. Flowers and greenery always add an extra touch to any event.  

Table - elegant table by @Arkade - Modern. Chic. Sophisticated. The Arkade Bar Leaner table was perfect for the space, fitting right in with the vibe of the loft. A sturdy wooden table on the signature Arkade trestle legs. No fuss set up and looks great! They have a great selection of table sizes for every occasion, chairs and other furniture too, make sure you check them out if you're looking to hire a cool table.

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Beautiful food - by @Platter and Graze - Ying's family and friends love seafood, in particular Salmon and therefore there were an abundance of beautiful salmon by @Matakana Smokehouse, they have gravlax, cold smoked salmon and hot smoked salmon.  We swear by this brand, as they are a local kiwi brand, who makes exquisite fresh salmon that is so fresh and so tasty. The salmon flew off the plates so quickly, we didn't get the chance to take many photos!! If you haven't tried them make sure you do, they also have a stall at the Matakana Markets (Matakana Village, NZ).

The rest of the table consisted of beautiful props by Platter and Graze and delicious cheeses, fresh fruits, breads, crackers and a selection of catered dishes such as salads, lamb skewers, quiche, chicken and baked salmon.

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A massive THANK YOU to our amazing kiwi vendors! Part 2 of our Engagement Edit is all about the sweet stuff. Stay tuned!

Vendors:

Laserfoil Design and Print - http://www.laserfoil.co.nz/

Paper Darling - https://www.paperdarling.co.nz/

Little Leaf Florals - https://www.facebook.com/littleleafflorals/

Arkade - http://arkade.co.nz/

Matakana Smokehouse - https://www.matakanasmokehousenz.com/

Platter and Graze - https://www.platterandgraze.com/

 

*All photography by @Amanda Thomas Photography

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Fatima Savea's Baby Shower!

The cutest baby shower for Fatima Savea - featuring the best Auckland vendors including OMGness Styling, Buttercream Cakery, Whimsy Chuffed, Millies Custom Design and Food Snob. The backyard was transformed with beautiful balloons, personalised Moets, and our eye-catching Classic Platters filled with Food Snob's delicious goodness popping with the colours of summer! Check it out below!

Check out the amazing team below:

Styling / Concept / Balloons - OMGness Styling

1.2 M Long Platters - Platter and Graze

Antipasto Goodies and Cheese - Food Snob

Desserts / Cookies - Buttercream Cakery

Graphics - Millies Custom Design

Stirrers / Tattoos - Whimsy Chuffed

My Food Bag Suppliers Evening

We were lucky enough to dress up the wrap around bench at My Food Bag's Christmas event resulting in an eye opening 5.3 m of grazing goodness. Give us an odd shaped table or space and we will fill it with pretty colours and delicious foods!

An Italian Inspired Long Lunch

 
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Dreamy long lunch picnic set up in a beautiful house tucked away on a hill in Waiheke; cute little mimosa bar; a delicious spread of food and a group of lovely ladies celebrating their friend’s special milestone. It all came together so perfectly with the weather, set up, location and house which was like a world of its own reminiscent of the charming Tuscany countryside.  

We had so much fun putting this luxe picnic set up together!

Custom Grazing for NZME. Event

A bountiful spread of beautiful yummy foods was styled and laid out nearly filling the long cafe island for a corporate event hosting 60 industry specialists at NZME. Styled with fresh flowers and various props the grazing was an eye-catching feature in itself. Truly a feast for the eyes and appetite! The custom grazing filled with fresh produce, savoury goodness and sweet treats also provided for vegan and gluten free options to ensure everyone attending would be fed. 

We can help wow your future clients so they leave feeling inspired and with a full belly!

Do you also have any special dietary or allergy requirements? We are able to accommodate most requests, so please get in touch!

Xx

Y&G

Summer Grazing

Number of Guests: 20

A customised classic grazing set up with a garden vibe on a round table that was perfect for gathering and mingling. Cute little bunnies peeping around the spread, a medley of flowers and the variety of food and colours throughout the table was reminiscent of a pretty summer's flower bed. The grazing was a feature in itself with so many elements and details. It was definitely an abundant feast to celebrate a special birthday girl! 

To make sure everyone was well fed, sushi and pizza were added to create a more substantial grazing. If you are looking for a heartier feed for your own event, we are able to add on other delicious foods such as mini wraps, mini burgers, salad and more!

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Y&G

Captivating Feast for a Graduation Party

What better way to celebrate your graduation than a dazzling feature table of delicious foods and a sweet dessert graze that are perfect for nibbling and mingling all night long! 

We created and styled the party area, and created a custom luscious grazing and dessert table with the cutest donut bar for an intimate party of 50 people at home, all coming together to celebrate the graduation for the lovely Maes.

Prior to the event, we met with Maes and her parents to plan the transformation of their outdoor space down to the smallest detail so that it was perfect for her. Styled with flowers, candles, photos of Maes growing up, 20 lovely white helium balloons, and a large white ballon dotted around, the outdoor area was transformed into a charming space.

The grazing, brimming with a large assortment of foods, had special Mediterranean nibbles provided to us to incorporate into the graze. The dessert table was styled white with green and purple accents and props to match with a delectable spread of cupcakes, brownies, dessert cheese board and sweet treats framing the prettiest graduation cake. The grazing was personalised with custom cookies and and a cake topper to reflect the special occasion. The donut bar gave a visual array of colours from the delicious icing and sprinkles, which added to the  dessert graze’s fun and sweet vibe.

Congratulations again on your graduation Maes! We wish you the best for your future.

Looking to throw a party that is a little different with a big impact? We can style any event, provide food and personalise a party and occasion to each person's vision and needs. So please get in touch for a quote or a chat about how we can help!

Xx

Y&G  

Corporate Platters at NZME.

We collaborated with Food Snob to introduce their new French Camembert and Brie, both delicious, rich and oozy cheeses! 15 mini platters were carefully pieced together to be delivered to NZME. for their corporate morning tea. We had such a great time arranging and pairing the delicious cheeses with yummy ingredients to create beautiful platters to showcase the new cheese range.

Special thank you to the ladies at Food Snob, you guys are awesome and also to NZME. for having us!

If you are looking for corporate gifts for your clients or a creative and fresh way to showcase a new product, why not a beautiful mini platter to share? It will definitely bring a visual and taste wow factor! We can create one of a kind platters that are customised to suit your needs, so send us an email and let's get talking.

Xx,

Y&G

Arabian Nights

Number of Guests: 30

A custom grazing filled with an assortment of Mediterranean savoury and sweet foods woven in with our signature grazing to create a dinner feast for a group of beautiful ladies. Elegant props, flowers and candles elevated the look of the spread. We could not have had a more beautiful home and view to work with. 

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Y&G

NZBCF Fundraising Collab with Kitchen of Treats

This May is breast cancer awareness month. We had the opportunity to help crazy talented Kitchen of Treats to put together an awesome Pink Ribbon morning tea with all things yummy and pink! Decadent desserts, beautiful sweet treats that looked too good to eat, delicious savoury cheeses and croissants to name a few...we're salivating just thinking back!

Thank you Olivia from Kitchen of Treats for having us, Maggie from Content&Co for sharing some of these amazing photos, Food Snob for your heavenly cheeses and antipasto goodies and OMGness Styling for your awesome pink balloon garland! Many thanks to other generous sponsors who supported this worthy cause with beautiful food. 

Xx,

Y&G