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