I’ve been known to be a perfectionist as I’m obsessed with every fine detail.
My goal is to deliver dessert tables and candy buffets that not only look
amazing but taste delicious too!
In my spare time, I love scouring the internet for vintage goods and papercraft projects,
watching a movie or spending time outdoors with my kids.
Tomfo is all about living with love, that’s why I write as Sarah Preston, it’s my gran and nan’s names, and my blog is named after my beautiful cousin Tom.
Did I mention custom designs… I love that too, I’m a graphic designer by trade.
My shop has custom prints, designer cushions, family organizers and party printables … if you have an idea or need personalized party decor, get in touch…. I’d love to design something special for you too.
I’d love you to drop by, I usually have an easy DIY idea or free party printable on offer.
Come on over…Let’s Party…
Sarah P x
You know, I believe everything in life has cause for celebration, from planning and organising my beautiful wedding to my gorgeous Dutch husband right through to organising my three beautiful children’s Christening and birthday parties.
My degree is in food science, consumer buying behaviour and psychology which I studied way back when cooking wasn’t as cool and trendy as it is now! After graduating I carried on with marketing and PR before working in corporate communications and events and then leaving to have my babies and be a stay at home mummy and finally setting up Poppies Parties.
Even before when I was a little dot of a thing I loved to cook, bake, make and create and was always making little outfits for my dolls or learning how to knit and sew with my mother. This love of all things creative has now spilled into my home life and into Poppies Parties and it is with pleasure that now I will share with you my favourite tips, my failsafe recipes and perhaps my own little creations I make for my own Poppies Parties parties alongside many other fabulous and exciting things.
My style is eccentrically British. I love vintage, I am always on the hunt for a beautiful piece or two to add to my ever-expanding props store or vintage tea set (so if you see anything let me know ok?!). I love chaos and a noisy fun house, but hate dirt and mess, but it’s just easier if I clean and tidy up as the kids just don’t do it right! I love big fat pale pink peonies in round vases, in fact it’s fair to say I hate more than one colour of flower in a vase – too messy! I only drink fresh coffee, I don’t even buy instant. I love food… I eat ALL the time. Literally my holidays are planned around what I can eat and where. I love big soft blankets on my bare legs. I am a book worm but am obsessed with magazines. I only ever have a real Christmas tree as I love the smell, and the soft bouncy pines.. until they drop all over the wooden floor and I stand on them in my bare feet (as I never wear slippers). My favourite season is autumn because of the smell of the cold fresh air. I love watching the sunrise outside with a cup of coffee wearing my husbands jumper. Oh and lastly I can still do the splits
So… that is me… very British, a little bit crazy, a whole lot of fun and a little bit lovely (well, so people tell me I am).
Poppies Parties was set up by myself a year ago to offer a unique spin on children’s parties. I felt children’s parties were not exciting or whimsical enough for my taste and I always wanted to make them bespoke to add a bit of extra loveliness. I believe that children are entitled to have as beautiful a party as the adults. Why can’t they have tulle pom poms and tonnes of fairy lights?! It was only when a friend said I should be doing events for kids as a career that I thought “alright I will…” and I did… and I love it! Although we are not JUST for children now we do a whole lotta parties..
We now offer many different styles of party, each with a running Poppies Parties promise that it will be beautiful, magical and full of memories. We also offer beautifully decorated belltents and offer a whole host of amazing hand picked props to compliment our parties as well as offering the obligatory face painting, arts and crafts and more
Poppies Parties really do put the art into parties and get people talking, we make any event one to remember. We are experts in events having organised and run large corporate events for a number of years and as parents we are a dab hand at handling children and making sure they are having fun and making memories.
After all we believe it’s more than a party… it’s a magical event
It’s lovely to meet you and hope you will enjoy what I bring to this blog.