Christmas Wishes

A note to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a lovely holiday time with your families. May it filled with lots of celebrating, feasting and love!

Christmas is the biggest celebration of the birth of a child and I love Christmas and am excited to be this year celebrating my second daughter’s first Christmas! To think that last year at this time she was just a little soul inside of me. And now here she is at 5 months (my 2yr old was too scared of Santa for a photo!)

I hope those of you going away will have a safe and fun journey!

I also hope that those of you missing loved ones at this time are still able to find comfort and joy this Christmas

a little Christmas decorating at home

Thank you all so much for your support and all your comments (on the blog and facebook)

I have enjoyed being a part of this community during 2012 and have truly appreciated all your feedback and all the inspiration so many of you provide me through your ideas & party images!

See you all in 2013!




Winner of our Christmas giveaway

Thank you for everyone who entered our Christmas Giveaway from the fabulous store I Love Parties.

It was great to hear what everyone’s favourite themes were from their lovely store!

Now for the winners of these divine set of 6 PERSONALISED Christmas colouring books:

Winner 1: Entry # 9: SANDRA D

Winner 2: Entry # 14: LOUISE WILLIAMS


Please email me at with the 6 names you wish to be printed and your address details!

Thank you to I LOVE PARTIES for this lovely giveaway! Make sure you keep their mind in store for your next celebration!

What pictures cannot show…

There are SO MANY GORGEOUS parties which talented and creative mums and party stylists have put together and showcased that I am in awe of. However it also makes me slightly intimidated and shy to show pictures of my own daughters celebrations!

I see the photos and I notice lots of things which I should have and could have styled better and done differently.

However it’s also important to keep things real.

As a mum of a 2yr old and a 4 month old having 2 celebrations in a fortnight was hard work and I told myself I would not put as much pressure on myself because I just did not have the time this year.

I know a lot of you are also in the same boat. As much as you would love to have the most gorgeous or uniquely styled party for your child, sometimes you run out of time, or energy or money to do it all the way you would have liked.

I will still show the photos however (once I finish sorting through them! sorry I’ve been slow with this) even though my celebrations do not reach the heights of some of the beautiful parties I share via facebook =) In the end I’m not a party stylist – I’m a mum who wants to celebrate my kids – and I do the best I can with that =)

None of us should ever be shy or intimidated to share our party photos =)

What the photos cannot show is the joy of the child being celebrated and their friends, the pride of their grandparents, the love of their parents. It doesn’t show the love and time poured into the various food and decorations for the party. It doesn’t show all the amazing memorable moments which have taken place during the party and before and after. These are what really matter more than ANYTHING else.

Christmas Giveaway from I Love Parties

We are running a quick Christmas Giveaway from the fabulous store I Love Parties. We want to make sure you receive your prizes in time so this giveaway will close THURSDAY 13  DECEMBER!

What I LOVE about this store is that a lot of their partyware themes are vintage based so you will find quite unique partyware that is often not found in other stores.

There will be TWO WINNERS, and each will win one set of 6 PERSONALISED Christmas colouring books in a divine red Christmas giftbag! These make great Christmas gifts which will also keep the kids entertained if you give them out at a Christmas get together you are having! The kids will love seeing their name on their own colour book too! =)


To enter, simply visit the I Love Parties shop HERE and comment below telling me which of their gorgeous vintage party themes you love the best!

This competition is open to Australian residents only and will close Thursday 13th December at 8pm (EST). Winner will be drawn via Winners will need to supply the personalised names by the 14th December.

Good luck!

Winner of our Christmas Giveaway!

Morning All!

Thank you so much for entering the Emerald + Ella Christmas giveaway with so many lovely items from their store. I know some of you already had discovered Emerald + Ella but it’s good to see this competition introduced some of you to this gorgeous shop.

Jane from Emerald + Ella also runs a blog which you can find here filled with ideas and inspiration!

Now onto the winner of our giveaway which I drew using and it was entry # 32:



Well done Dawn, I look forward to seeing what you do with these goodies! Please email your address to

Thank you again to all of you who entered!