I’m always on the look out for interesting ideas and new companies, as it’s often hard to find tasteful party products.
Bon Bon Balloons is based in Hackney (obvs!) and offers a new take on party balloons. The balloons come in a rainbow of colours, each with a hand crafted decorative string, which can be individually designed for a bespoke present. They also offer a design service for special occasions and can create specific colours and themes.
I went to my first ever baby shower this weekend (they’re a “thing” now) and loved the way the host had used carnation to create floral garlanda. No longer a garage forecourt flower, carnations are having a moment and this is super easy to do. Simply string some thin wire or nylon thread through the carnation and hang – you could also use roses but they might not last as long.