National Women's Day 2016

South Africa is often accused of creating public holidays just because … why not have another day off work?! While it is true that as a nation we probably do have the most public holidays per annum, it is also true that we have suffered and overcome many social injustices. In true Saffer style we have then chosen to celebrate them. 

So, what exactly is National Women’s Day all about? Is it a day all about celebrating women? Is it a day all about celebrating being a woman? Is it a day to celebrate and campaign for equal rights for women? No, not exactly. 

National Women’s Day is actually a commemoration of a famous march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria that took place in March of 1956 to protest pass laws which required black people to apply for and carry a travel pass in order to move around South Africa. The reason it is about women is because all 20 000 protesters were in fact women, of all ethnic backgrounds. 

Bravely protesting even though they almost certainly risked arrest during a time when equality was unheard of, in order to move South Africa forward as a nation, is definitely something worth celebrating. So take the day off, have a picnic or a braai with friends and family, and raise your glasses to salute those women who stood fiercely in the face of adversity so that everyone, both man and woman, could move more freely.

It's a Celebration!

Are you planning an event? Then you have come to the right place! We have a variety of tips and ideas to help you create the perfect function, be it a wedding, party or even a romantic engagement dinner!


Whether you're planning your daughter's Sweet 16, your grandmother's 80th, your son's 21st or your mom's 50th, all you need is a little planning and some help from us. A good place to start is picking a theme! Be sure to choose one that suites your personality!


Thinking of popping that once in a lifetime question? We've got all the things you'll need to pull it off (or put it on as it were) in style! So if you're struggling to think of ideas or the right setting, or maybe you just need to add that special touch with some well placed props, you've come to the right place!


Its that magical day that every girl has dreamt of her whole life! When it comes to planning, you'll need all the help you can get! We share some helful tips and ideas to make it a memorable, stress-free day. Our number one tip is definitely ... organisation! Keep a timeline to use as a checklist when things get a little manic. Here's how! We also have great tips from planning the guest list to dealing with the photographer!

Kids Parties

Kiddies parties are a great time to get in touch with your inner child. Get involved with the kids and play fun games like pin the tail on the donkey. Don't forget to get the kids involved too! When it comes to having fun, we know exactly what kinds of things will set the perfect scene. 

Here are some special celebration quotes to to bring a smile to your face:


"Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake" ~ Unknown

"Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful" ~ Charles Osgood

"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words" ~ Titus Maccius Plautus

"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale" ~ Author Unknown

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional" ~ Chili Davis

"Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?" ~ Bobby Kelton

Do you know what wording to use on your sweet sixteen birthday party invitation? Think about the following before designing your invitations:

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