Planning The Big 21.

Planning The Big 21.
October 28, 2016 Aoife McNamara







/Make Up @makeupbyfiona // Hair @artpop_dk/


Cake/ Kelly Lou Cakes // Candy Stall / Ice Cream & Candy Heaven 

//Buns / Gillys Cakes // Dress / The Ivory Closet Limerick //

Make Up /Make Up By Fiona //

Planning The Big 21!

Chaos, Cakes & Cocktails.. Your 21st is definitely one night you are never going to forget…Lets hope! (I suppose that depends how many shots come your way)  ..But Planning it right is definitely a must! My 21st is one party I found hard to plan, wither to have a big one or a small one with close friends? Especially  when your in the middle of your first college assessments of the year. I opted for a small party with close friends and family. Starting at my house which was probably the hardest part to get organised. What I did was just having the main set up with the balloons, cake, sweets, cocktails , ( all the prettiness) in one room. Starting with Cocktails which always glam up any party!  I used links online to create a Strawberry Daiquiri  very easy , straight forward and quick! I also bought glass mugs and straw sets from Heatons a while back, but I have also scene lovely ones in The Range .



Candy Cart…. One thing I have always wanted at my party ! I got my candy cart from  Ice Cream & Candy Heaven they are a Limerick based company a do a wide range of events Weddings, Birthdays, Communions, Confirmations which add to the atmosphere and makes a beautiful display! Filling the room with beautiful colourful balloons and flowers is definitely key, pick your colour theme and stick with it, Mine was pink and white !


Finally finishing off the decor with a piece of art my cake created by the very fabulous and talented  Kelly from Kelly Lou Cakes . Kelly is influenced by the beautiful cake bakeries she has visited in America and London but she also adds a little french twist occasionally as a nod to the immaculate patisseries she has visited in France. I can not speak highly enough of her cakes/texture/design and its safe to say my family feel the same , she will have 4 weddings coming up soon! Definitely the perfect choice if you have any big occasions or events.


The dreaded dress shopping…Where to get your dress? What Style? Colour?Especially when most shops tend to be online theses days. Shopping for the perfect birthday dress is definitely not easy, I myself went completely different to what I thought I was going to go for. I had looked at few places before I went to  The Ivory Closet Limerick, But nothing stood out to me as ‘That Perfect Dress’. I think what I love about The Ivory Closet the most is their level of glam red carpet effect, which is seen on some of Ireland biggest name in the industry, as well as being able to rent your dress for your big night and return it that week. Which for me was was the perfect option. Its definitely something to think of when your dress shopping.


  Finishing off the night we headed into Limericks newest nightclub Habitat  I booked ‘The Disco Suite’, where you get

  • Guest list up to 10 people all night
  • Suite hire for the night ( VIP AREA)
  • Hostess Service
  • 3 x Bottle of spirits
  • Mixers and Fresh fruit garnishes

Perfect for any party or occasion. If you have any questions about planning or anything else, be sure to pm me!

Happy Planning. 



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