From Cakes to Cards: Children’s Parties Made Simple

From Cakes to Cards: Children’s Parties Made Simple

Planning a kids’ celebration in Hong Kong? Here’s who to call...

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LTThomas  LTThomas  on 28 Jun '18


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The baker

Corina Klein, C-cakes

Demand for Corina’s cakes is such that people will travel across Hong Kong just to get a slice of the action. Based in Discovery Bay, she has long been a favourite for Lantau celebrations, but interest from across the city has picked up, so her culinary delights can now be picked up from the DB ferry pier in Central.

This mother of two delivers cakes that look and taste great but that are still lower in sugar and free of artificial flavourings and additives, making them a top choice for children’s parties.

Corina likes to be creative, so for those who just want to give her a theme, she can brainstorm the best ideas to fit it and then create the perfect cake for it. But she’s also more than happy to follow specific requests about decoration, flavour and dietary restrictions. Her gluten-free options are excellent.

She says, “I’m a baker in blood and bones. I've been baking since I was nine years old, but have done so daily since I became a mother almost 18 years ago. I wanted to give my daughters low-sugar cakes, without any artificial enhancers. Since then, I’ve modified recipe after recipe until I’ve reached the texture and flavour I was looking for. Today, I can proudly say I am working to my own recipes – I am a self-made baker who learned this job the hard way.”

9035 5803 or contact online


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The scribe

Leanne Morris, Love My Designs

For invitations and thank-you cards, look no further than Leanne at Love My Designs. She offers a range of stylish, vibrant, customisable invitations, or you can go to her to source something bespoke. From Batman to Frozen and from animals to pirates, there isn’t a theme she can’t turn her considerable artistic skills to. The online range is varied and easy to order. The customisation process is efficient and communication is excellent, with opportunities to review drafts to ensure that the final version is exactly as you envisaged. The firm aims to have a proof with the customer within 48 hours of ordering and the products sent out within five working days. Cards and invitations are beautifully finished on excellent-quality paper and are delivered direct to your home.

For those keen to see their own creative vision realised, Love My Designs can help. Leanne explains, “We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke design service to our customers, so if they have a unique idea for a special occasion, we will try to create this for them. Upon receiving the design brief, we are able to provide a quote for the design. Again, we provide free design proofs, so our customers can see what they are getting before we go to print.”

9736 2972, lovemydesigns@hotmail.com


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The artist

Abigail Wong, Abigail’s Face and Body Art

It’s incredible the joy that a face-painter can bring to a party, even to adults, but especially to children. Vivacious and enthusiastic, Abigail brings joy by the bucketload. Kids are naturally drawn to her, but once her palette and brushes are out, there is a constant queue to have not only faces painted, but arms, legs and shoulders too. She started out as an art teacher, but has branched out in the past five years and is now an award-winning make-up artist. For kids’ parties she can work to themes such as Batman or Moana, but she also freestyles wonderfully – she simply asks the kids for their favourite colours and works with them to come up with unique designs. She only uses top-quality, FDA-approved face paints that are water based and very easily removed.

In addition to kids’ parties, she regularly works at corporate events and showcases her skills at live body-painting art exhibitions and with live painted statues. Follow her Instagram account to see her incredible designs.

Abigail says, “Face-painting adds a bit of extra fun to a special day. Entertaining each child when they are having their face painted is an important part of making the experience memorable for the little ones.”

6677 6573, abigailfacepaint@gmail.com


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The entertainer

Lizzi Wood-Vashishtha, Glitter and Gore

Hailing from the UK, Lizzi is a professional performer with more than 17 years of experience in entertainment and theatre. She launched Glitter and Gore to help to cater to the demand for immersive entertainment events in Hong Kong, with adventures such as Santa’s Secret Kingdom and the Pirate Junk and Treasure Hunt Easter Party, where children are transported to another world through storytelling and theatre. The company can create experiences for a wide range of themes. Great news for parents: you don’t need to worry about keeping the smalls occupied. Great news for kids: the team will make sure the party is unforgettable.

Lizzi says, “Our FUNtertainers take the children on an imaginative journey, bringing your chosen theme to life. A FUN-filled adventure awaits, with storytelling, games, arts and crafts and lots of laughs!”

5189 9582, lizzi@glitterandgore.hk


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The photographer

Eva Thieulle, Eva Portraits

Passionate, inventive and intuitive, Eva Thieulle of Eva Portraits is a wonder with the camera. She has a gift for getting those candid moments and has a special way with children, which means she’s an ideal choice for children’s parties and events. It often seems like little ones are in perpetual motion, so getting those great snapshots of their personalities can be tricky, but Eva manages to do it. Getting a good photographer for a child’s party means that parents don’t have to juggle running the party, keeping guests entertained, fed and watered and capturing all the special moments of the day.

Eva also offers studio portraits, outdoor family shoots, headshots and maternity and newborn shoots. She regularly runs fun special offers for important occasions and makes a big effort to ensure that sessions with her are stress-free, happy occasions. Eva explains, “For me, photography is so much more than an expensive camera or technology and the mechanical pressing of a button. To me, portrait photography is an almost ethereal attempt to capture the essence of a glance, the emotion of an interaction, the ‘look of love’ – all fleeting moments in your life.”

9611 2049, eva.thieulle@gmail.com


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The supplies

Eezy Peezy Parties

Unit 8, 23/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, 2580 2530 (call ahead to make an appointment), info@eezypeezyparties.com


The Party Boutique

Unit C, 18/F, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, 3998 3550, info@partyboutique.com.hk


Simply Love

7/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38 D’Aguilar Street, LKF, Central, 2810 6223/6081, info@simplylove.com.hk


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LTThomas

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