Home-Decor

A Yellow Birthday!

Birthday parties are so much fun! We feel that celebrating all your important and happy milestones is a great way to bring joy into the everyday. Parties don’t have to super extravagant with professionals coming in to manage events and make cakes. You can have a wonderful celebration on a budget. The idea is to keep things simple and effective.

For our parties we always start with choosing a theme. A great thing to do for kids and adults alike is to choose a color as your theme. It gets super easy from there on out. Get decorations in different shades of your color. Make DIY goody bags in the same color. You can even decorate a plain and simple white cake so easily in one color.

In this blog post we want to share a couple of easy DIYs to make your next party amazing. You can change these around to suit your theme.

DIY Goody Bags

All you need for these bags are print outs of the treat bag template shared below. Cut these paintbrush handles out and use them as toppers for simple plastic bags. Fill the plastic bags with colored goodies. You can choose candy, stationery and small toys that go with your theme. Fold the handles in half as shown in the pictures below and use tape to secure them to your plastic bags. This will seal the bags shut and add a decorative top!

DIY Cake Décor

We love starting out with plain and simple white or cream frosted cakes. The possibilities for cake décor are endless. You can use fresh flowers, paper props, tulle and so much more. For this cake we used some tulle at the base and just wrapped it around. A small paper crown cut out of yellow card was put on top. You can add some fun cake toppers and paper embellishments too.

There are so many amazing templates online that you can use to make your own party hats and other fun paper DIYs. Look around the wonderful world of the internet, grab some templates, some card paper and DIY your way to a stunning birthday party on an incredible budget!

Bedroom-Decoration-Ideas

Simple Bedroom Decoration Ideas 2019, Cheezain Etc Blog

We spend most of our time at work or in our bedrooms and having a place where we can work and relax respectively is key to a happy life. In this blog post we will focus on five simple things you can do to decorate your bedroom or give it a bit of uplift.

We like buying our staples in basic neutral colors and then changing out the accessories to completely change the look of our space. By staples we mean furniture, bed linen, high ticket items that one doesn’t change all that often. Cushions and wall art and small knick-knacks would come under accessories that one can mix and match and change out every once in a while.

We always suggest building your base in neutral colors like white, cream, grey or beige and then pull in a couple of colors to liven things up. You could choose to go with colors from the same family like shades of blue or shades of green. You could pick complementary colors like orange and pink or contrasting ones like blue and orange. Look at different color schemes online and choose what appeals to you.

The latest trend is to use light colored patterns to decorate a bedroom in a simple manner. Below are some simple ideas for decorating your bedroom with contemporary and chic essentials that are a must.

  1. The focal point of any bedroom is the bed and we love having lots of cushions on ours. Choose different textures and colors and create a luxurious or fun look. You can set many moods based on the colors and textures you choose.

 

  1. Lighting is another essential. It creates a wonderful and relaxing experience if done right. Whether you go with fairy lights on the wall above your bed or sleek bedside lamps, make sure you pick some fun lighting that makes you happy.

 

  1. Adding a colored throw on your bed or sofa is a great way to add a cozy feel while adding more color to your neutral palette.

 

  1. Wall art is a must have for your bedroom. Create a gallery wall above your bed and it will act as a central feature in your room. Alternatively, you could design a gallery wall right opposite your bed – the wall you see as soon as you wake up in the morning. The first images you see every day will set the mood for many hours so make them beautiful and inspirational. Pick a mix of quotes, abstract art and beautiful imagery in different frames.

 

  1. Use neutral geometric decals in gold or black to create a modern feature wall. This could be the wall behind your bed creating the perfect backdrop for your headboard.
Welcome to the new 2019 Cheezain etc

Welcome to the new 2019 Cheezain etc. collection and our blog!

Cheezain etc. started because of the passion we shared for beautiful spaces and the belief that beautiful spaces led to happy people.

We launched our website in January 2018 and have been overwhelmed by your support in the past year! Cheezain etc. has grown by leaps and bounds and this latest collection brings with it many new features.

  1. We are publishing our first ever look-book in February and will be sharing a version with you on the website as well! This look-book is the first of it’s kind in Pakistan featuring complete decor looks as well as DIYs, recipes and other tips and tricks.
  2. On our blog we will continue the DIY culture and will share many printables that you will be able to use to add life to your parties, dinners, decor and more!
  3. We will be posting on the blog weekly so do make sure you check back for more fun stuff. We will also launch an exclusive e-newsletter with discounts and special resources later in February. You can sign up below.
  4. This year we will be launching several collections! We are so excited about everything we have planned for you, we can hardly wait!

 

In this blog post we want to share some fun BBQ tips and tricks. The winter months are slipping by and we have very few weekends left to host the perfect BBQ.

Half the fun of a BBQ is the ambiance you create! Nature provides the chilly evenings and it’s up to you to provide the cozy factor. A small garden or driveway is really all you need to set up the perfect evening for loved ones.

In this collection we feature fun darris and cushions that will make setup a breeze. Add some fairy lights above to create a canopy of light! String these lights using boundary walls or trees. They are super light and don’t need much support.

Add some old fruit crates to make smaller tables or join them together to create a larger table. You can use lanterns (available here) to add to the magic of the evening. Place them on your tables or hang them up on trees. You can add some flowers in mason jars to add color to your setup. Throw cushions all around and you’re done. The whole aesthetic should be warm and cozy and super-duper relaxed!

Now that the decor is done, let’s get into the menu. At a BBQ we recommend few dishes in large quantities. The star of the show will be your grilled meat and with a side dish and one sweet dish you should be all done.

BBQ Marination Recipe 

We believe in easy and instant recipes. The nandos sauces make perfect marinades. Choose the right flavor for your guests – they have all sorts of options from mild to spicy. Add some yogurt, some Italian herbs and salt.

  • It’s always best to make one chicken cube or piece to make sure your marinade is perfect for you.
  • Cover the marinated chicken and leave for 2-3 hours so the flavors can seep into the meat.
  • The best side dishes for BBQ are corn and potatoes!
  • Boiled corn on the cob served with butter, red chili powder, salt and some lemons is super easy to make and complements the meat perfectly.
  • You can also make baked potatoes and serve with butter. All you have to do is take medium sized potatoes and cover them in aluminum foil. Take a knife and make some incisions in the potato and then bake on coals or in your oven. The time for baking will depend on the potato – the best way to make sure it’s done is to take a skewer and put it in the potato. If it glides through the potato is done!

No Bake Dessert

This is an absolute favorite with our family and friends. All you need is:

  • Marie biscuits crushed
  • Condensed milk
  • Cream
  • Optional – strawberries

Take your individual small dessert bowls and make a layer of Marie biscuits, condensed milk and cream. Make two layers and then put in the freezer so that the dessert can become firm. You can top this dessert in many different ways. From strawberries to chocolate shavings to bananas and even caramel.

We hope you enjoyed this DIY BBQ party! We’ll be back again next week with more fun stuff to help you celebrate life.

XOXO

Team Cheezain etc.