Light a Lantern Blog

Five of the Best Gift Ideas for Your First Anniversary

April 13, 2016
If you've loved him for a year give him paper. Yes, paper! For longer than you can imagine, couples have celebrated their first anniversary with a gift of paper. For centuries, paper was considered the ideal first gift for a married couple and although it is now considered a “traditional”...

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Something Old

March 19, 2016
Vintage Bridal Trends for 2016 Most little girls have dreams of becoming a beautiful ballerina in a lacy tutu, but every little girl dreams of being a magnificent bride! Planning a wedding can be a tricky, stressful task because you want it to be as lovely as possible .If you're...

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Leap of Faith

February 02, 2016
Proposing to the man in your life 1. Send him on a treasure hunt Appeal to the fun side of your beau with an exciting treasure hunt! You don't even have to venture very far away to do this, because all you need is a little creativity. Leave candlelit notes...

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Wedding Décor Focus That Twinkles

January 04, 2016
Let’s talk about water beads and wedding reception lighting. We’ve moved so far away from the original days of kitschy water beads that kids used to play with and have since found new ways of using water pearls and LED candles to create elegant décor for almost any occasion. Have...

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How To Do Christmas At Home

November 01, 2015
One of the best things about South African Christmas time is that it happens over the summer holidays. The weather is usually perfect, everyone is relaxed and looking forward to the end of a long year, and mostly ready to socialize and put their feet up. Our idea of a...

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Summer Time Means Weddings

October 03, 2015
With love and weddings in mind, we scoured the Internet for stunning wedding ideas: For a vintage-flair wedding, nothing says romance quite like lace. These lace parasols are the perfect bridal accessory. If it's summery, a parasol is perfect to keep the bride cool. You could also use them in your...

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Top 10 DIY Baby Shower Decor Ideas on a Budget

May 11, 2015
Welcoming a new baby into the world is as good a reason to celebrate as any and a baby shower is a great way to bring friends and family together to spoil the mum-to-be with gifts, love and attention. If you're planning a baby shower, we've put together some fabulous...

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It's Time To Light Up Your Festive Season

December 04, 2014
It's December, which means it's officially time to welcome Christmas into our homes. It's time to put up the tree. It's time to enjoy family meals, celebrate time togetherness and put a little festive magic into our daily lives.   We've put together some cheerful home and party decor ideas,...

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10 Halloween-Inspired Decor Ideas & Kids' Craft Projects

October 13, 2014
It's almost Halloween! While it's not such a big deal in South Africa, we think it should be! It's a fun, family-oriented holiday that offers the chance for you to get silly with your kids. So this year, instead of switching all the lights off and pretending you're not home...

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Getting Creative With Balloons: Party Decor Inspiration

September 22, 2014
Winter is over, which means that party season is upon us.  If you’re planning on throwing a party in the near future, you'll enjoy these simple and inexpensive decorating ideas to add some easy flair to your bash. There's so much you can do with balloons, and it's no surprise that...

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Paper Decorations - Getting Creative With Tissue Pom-Poms

September 09, 2014
When it comes to party planning and decor design, you don't have to be a designer to create something beautiful. Nor do you need a massive budget. All it takes is a little creativity, to stretch your money and make an eye-catching setting for your event.  That's where paper party...

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Paper Decorations: Getting Creative With Paper Garlands

September 09, 2014
It's no secret that we love paper decorations. And what's not to love? They're so easy to use, quick to assemble and they're re-usable. You can haul them out and re-use them for dozens of different parties in dozens of different ways. Best of all, paper decorations are extremely cost-effective,...

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Using Paper Lanterns In Your Baby's Nursery Decor

July 07, 2014
Planning your baby's nursery decor is a fun, exciting thing to do in preparation for his or her arrival. Your baby room decor doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate to be beautiful - having babies is expensive, decorating your nursery needn't be. Here are our favourite ideas and inspirational photos...

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5 Ways To Use Paper Lanterns In Your Home Decor

June 12, 2014
Paper lanterns make great party decor. If you've used them before, you'll know it's really hard to bring yourself to take down the lanterns and pack them away. So we put together a list of a few ways you can bring paper lanterns into your home decor, so you can...

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Simple Cost-Effective Ways To Use Paper Lanterns In Your Wedding Decor

June 12, 2014
Today’s bride is undoubtedly budget-conscious.With so many bridal couples paying for their own weddings, there’s a need to be creative in finding ways to stretch that wedding budget as far as possible. One of the smartest areas for brides to be mindful of the Rands and cents is in her...

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