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Mother’s Day ideas during Covid-19

 

Photo from Mother’s Day shoot by Angie B Event Styling with Natalie Nader

 

Mother’s Day is always special but this year – with many of us separated from our mother’s due to COVID-19, gift giving and celebrating will be different.

That is why we wanted to showcase ideas in this blog post for you to use to organise gifts easily from home for your Mother or Mother in law. Or perhaps sneak this blog post off to hubby for some hints for you or organise some treats to enjoy with your kids! There are also some ideas to help you celebrate at home with your family!

We hope you enjoy the selection and are able to support these businesses this Mother’s Day! Simply CLICK on the below images to be taken to the relevant business.

We love the idea of customised and handmade gifts and some of our members offer gorgeous items such as photo frames, birthday boards and more for Mother’s Day:

 

Mother’s Day gifts – Barley Boy

 

Birthday boards and other customised Mother’s Day gifts – Foote and Flame

 

Mother’s Day gifts – Serendipity Design Corner

 

Mother’s Day personalised gifts – Jo’s Signs by Design

 

Edible items are always enjoyed on Mother’s Day..whether it is a Mother’s Day cookie set, Mother’s Day cake or other edible sweet…..it is guaranteed to be appreciated!:

 

Mother’s Day tulip cookies – Sweet Avenue Sydney

 

Fairy floss bouquet – Your Sweet Memories fairy floss

 

Mother’s Day cookie box – Sweet Eve Melbourne

 

 

Mother’s Day – Cave Cookies, Sydney

 

Mother’s Day Cake – Sweetly Baked Perth

 

 

Chocolate coated strawberry box – Doms Strawberries Delight Sydney (as seen in our magazine shoot by Angie B Event Styling and Natalie Nader with her son)

 

Mother’s Day cookies – Petite Cookies

 

Mothers day desserts and gifts – Cake from the Heart Sydney

 

Mother’s Day mini cakes – Cake Chemistry by Genevieve

 

Mother’s Day cookies – SweetP Cakes and Cookies

 

Mother’s Day cookies (other designs available) – Sweet Dreams Sydney

 

Mother’s Day marshmallow gift – The Marshmallow Club

 

These hot chocolate and cookie mix bottles combine deliciousness and an activity in one. Either send them off to Grandma or enjoy them with your kids for some mumma/kids time!

Mother’s Day hot chocolate and cookie mix bottles – Sweet Health

 

Create your own cookie gifts with this Mother’s Day stamp range:

 

Mother’s Day cookie embossing stamp – Something for Cake

 

Mother’s day cookie stamps – Marv-alicious Bites

 

Why not celebrate in style in isolation and setup a lovely Mother’s Day setting for your family to enjoy? This could be a Mother’s Day picnic in your garden….a Mother’s Day afternoon tea…or Mother’s Day breakfast in style!:

 

Mother’s Day kit – Sassy Snaps Perth

 

Floral tableware for a family afternoon tea – Ruby Rabbit

 

Floral plates for Mother’s Day – Favor Lane

 

Why not a gorgeous Mother’s Day photo shoot from a distance? :

Mother’s Day photoshoot in your own front yard – Snap Colour Pop

 

 

Flowers are of course always a favourite for a Mother’s Day gift:

Flower bouquets Sydney – Madame Fleur

 

Paper floral gift – Hanging Pretty

 

A balloon backdrop is a wonderful idea to make Mother’s Day special for your own afternoon tea or a family zoom call! Also many of our balloon vendors on our Directory are offering contactless delivery if you want to send balloons to your mum:

DIY Balloon garland – Fat Unicorn Party

 

Best mum ever balloons – Favor Lane

 

Mother’s Day gift and balloon deliveries – Confetti Party Hire NSW

 

Eve & Co offer a gorgeous customised Mother’s Day card you can also order from the comfort of your home!:

 

Customised Mother’s Day Card – Eve & Co

 

 

I hope this has helped you find some wonderful Mother’s Day gifts online or ways you can celebrate at home during time of COVID-19! We don’t need to make 2020 the year of no celebrations – only different celebrations! So lets keep Mother’s Day special and we hope these ideas from our Celebrate Society members will help you!

 

Baby Shower

Are you planning a baby shower for the future? Well we have a gorgeous feature for you which could work for a baby shower…a “sip and see” or even a birthday girly theme!

Planned and styled by Mrs H Events in collaboration with other members of the Celebrate Society for Issue 9 of our Celebrating Little Ones magazine: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_little_ones_magazine_nov_2019_issue_9

Please view all the vendors at the bottom of the blog post

 

 

As you can see the incredible balloons, backdrop, florals and table setting work together to create a stunning setup! We love the hot pink contrasted with the black and white:

 

 

 

 

We love this gorgeous Zebra cake with a touch of a flamingo incorporated on it as well:

 

 

How gorgeous is this chanel cart setup? So sophisticated filled with more desserts:

 

 

Such an elegant cake and all the desserts look AMAZING and the toppers are beautiful:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This baby shower table setting is so elegant and sophisticated with its layering and custom illustration:

 

 

 

The amazing custom baby shower illustration was also part of the backdrop:

 

Absolutely love the effect of the balloons coming out of the bath like bubbles:

 

 

The deep colours of the florals add the perfect pops of pink throughout this baby shower party:

 

The fog bubbles created a gorgeous effect and made for beautiful photos:

 

 

 

Well done to all the vendors involved!:

VENDOR CREDITS

 

Event Planner | Stylist:  Mrs H Events

https://instagram.com/mrs.h.events

 

Photographer: My Eye Photography

 https://instagram.com/myeye_photography

 

Venue: The B Space (Balmain)

https://instagram.com/the.b.space

 

Flowers: Madame Fleur

https://instagram.com/madame.fleur_

 

Balloons: Balloons by Agustina

https://instagram.com/balloons.by.agustina

 

Tassels : Love Floats

https://instagram.com/love_floats_

 

Empire Table | Plinth : The Treasure Room

 https://instagram.com/thetreasureroom_

 

Crockery | Napkins : Take Me Hire

https://instagram.com/takemehire

 

Custom Acrylics : Communicakeit

https://instagram.com/communicakeit

 

Custom Plate Covers | Welcome Signs Design | Custom Ribbons: Edgehouse Design

https://instagram.com/edgehousedesign

 

Chanel Cart Decal | Small Welcome Sign Print: Jo’s Signs by Design

https://instagram.com/jossignsbydesign

 

Cakes: Cake from the Heart

https://instagram.com/cakefromtheheart

 

Magnum pops | Lush Cones: Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

https://www.cookiequeenkitschn.com.au/

 

Tarts: Tartalicious

https://instagram.com/tartalicious_

 

Dessert Cups: Quincy Lane

https://instagram.com/quincy.lane

 

Macarons: Arelio Sweetbox

https://instagram.com/arelio_sweetbox

 

Green Hedge Wall: Miitsy Bloom

https://instagram.com/miitsybloom

 

Neon Sign: Kings of Neon

https://instagram.com/thekingsofneon

 

Floor Decal: Pickawall

https://instagram.com/pickawall

 

Custom Illustration Artwork: Adrienne Monteverde

https://instagram.com/_adriennemonteverde

 

Large Illustration Signage Print: Bamboo Printing

https://instagram.com/bamboo_printing

 

Bath Tub | Zebra | Flamingos: Sydney Props Specialists

https://instagram.com/sydneypropspecialists

 

Chanel Cart: Unique Props and Events

https://instagram.com/uniquepropsandevents

 

Chanel Chairs: Unique Event Chairs

https://instagram.com/uniqueeventchairs

Mermaid Party Feature

I am sure we are looking forward to the warmer months where we can start celebrating normally again and it will be the perfect time for outdoor mermaid parties! Glamacamp in Noosa, in collaboration with other vendors, put together this shoot to inspire a beautiful Mermaid party theme! The tent from Glamacamp was the perfect setting with its gorgeous aqua colour scheme:

 

 

 

How beautiful does the Glamacamp tent look styled for this Mermaid party?:

 

 

How beautiful does this Mermaid party themed setting look? Beautiful tableware, paperie and coastal decor and desserts all to suit a gorgeous Mermaid party theme in stunning mermaid colours:

 

Such a beautiful shot of this Mermaid party table:

 

 

 

 

The details of these mermaid cookies in the shapes of mermaid tails and shells are just gorgeous by SweetP Cakes and Cookies:

 

The stunning Mermaid inspired cake also by SweetP Cakes and Cookies is such a beautiful cake to inspire thoughts of the seaside with its gorgeous blues and gold touches for a mermaid themed party cake!

 

 

These mermaid donuts are just too pretty to eat!:

 

 

 

 

 

We hope this inspires some pretty Mermaid party planning for later in 2020!!

Vendor Credits:

Photographer Empire Photography  https://www.instagram.com/empirephotography
Tents and Styling Glamacamp    https://www.instagram.com/glamacampnoosa  
Stationary Peach Perfect Stationery  https://www.instagram.com/peachperfectstationary 
Cake Cookies and Donuts Sweet P Cakes and Cookies https://www.instagram.com/sweetpcakesandcookies
Flowers and Hair Bands Naturelle Floral Design  https://www.instagram.com/naturellefloraldesign
Sandcastle Sandshapers.  https://www.instagram.com/sandshapers
Crystals Crystal Hampers.  https://www.instagram.com/crystalhampers
Girls Clothes Ottiliegirl.  https://www.instagram.com/ottiliegirl

Egg-cited Easter Magazine Shoot!

Now is the perfect weekend to get EGG-CITED and share this gorgeous Easter shoot featured in our latest FREE e-magazine Celebrating Little One’s !

 

Styled and coordinated by Beyond Elegant by Sherry (Melbourne) in collaboration with other members, this Easter party setup in reds and pinks will inspire future Easter parties along with other party celebrations in this beautiful colour scheme whether it is a Christening or First birthday or Baby Shower!

The stunning balloon and floral decor…the amazing backdrop and the gorgeous details on the desserts and table setting create a one of a kind Easter setup!

 

Although this Easter will be SO different to all before, with all of us in isolation – this setup can still inspire us for a future Easter party for any other kids party celebration!:

 

 

Every part of the table setting is coordinated and styled beautifully for an egg-cellent celebration! We love the bunny partyware, the acrylic bunnies and the gorgeous cookies at each setting:

 

 

 

The balloons by Signature Event Styling frames the whole setup beautifully:

 

 

Cute pink chairs from The Little Things Kid’s party hire – added such a fun feature with these custom bags by Anastasia Carpinteri Lifestyle attached to get the kids excited for the egg hunt!:

 

 

 

The invitation by Joyful Invitation matched beautifully with the partyware from The Party Parlour:

 

 

 

 

This ceiling balloon installation is amazing:

 

 

Desserts were displayed in an amazing setup on this cart decorated with beautiful florals and acrylic bunnies:

 

 

 

We love the shades of colours in this cake by One Sweet day by Vil –  dressed up with eggs in a style which could work for other celebrations too:

 

 

 

 

Love the pretty details by Petite Cookies and the acrylic bunny by Laser Kraft:

 

 

 

How gorgeous are these dessert cups?:

 

 

The bunny props and kids play equipment gave this Easter party setup a fun feel and ensured the little ones had plenty to do:

 

 

 

We love the colours in this ball pit from Kids Korner Co!

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoyed this feature! Please see more in Issue 10 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine here: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_little_ones_magazine_march_issue_10_fi

 

A HUGE thank you and well done to these vendors involved:

Vendor credits:

1-Styling, Coordination & Arches (Backdrops)             

Beyond elegant by Sherry   

 https://www.instagram.com/beyondelegantbysherry 

 

2-Balloon styling & Chanel Cart             

Signature Event styling   

https://www.instagram.com/signatureeventstyling 

 

3-Tableware, bunny bags, balloons and garlands             

The Party Parlour                       

https://thepartyparlour.com.au 

 

4-Acrylic sign & acrylic rabbits                       

Laser kraft    

https://www.instagram.com/laser.kraft 

 

5-Cookies                                     

Petite Cookies              

https://www.instagram.com/petitecookies 

 

6-Cake                 

One Sweet Day by Vil    

https://www.instagram.com/onesweetdaybyvil 

 

7-Cupcakes & Cheesecake cups            

Fretzy Kookie                  

https://fretzykookie.com.au 

 

9-Easter Egg Hunt Bags   

Anastasia Carpinteri Lifestyle         

https://www.instagram.com/anastasiacarpinteri 

 

10-Eames kids chair & tables      

The Little Things kid’s party hire 

www.thelittlethingskidspartyhire.com 

 

11-Jupiduu slide & rocket, Misioo Ball pit        

The Kids Korner Co Party Hire        

 http://thekidskornerco.com.au 

 

12-Printable invitations and paperie     

Joyful invitations    

http://www.joyfulinvitations.com 

 

8-Floral arrangements         

Faux Flowers by Dia      

https://www.instagram.com/fauxflowers_by_dia 

13-Rabbit freestanding printables        

Paula J Graphic design 

https://www.instagram.com/paulaj_graphicdesign 

14-Venue                                            

Poker face the event space          

https://www.instagram.com/pokerface__theeventspace 

15-Photography                      

 Monkee Photography                            

 www.monkee.com.au 

Party Feature: Virtual Birthday Party Slime/Mexican Fiesta style!

Well who would have thought I would be doing a post about virtual parties and “drive-by” parties…but with our current COVID 19 situation, virtual parties and “drive-by” celebrations are THE latest way for your kids to still connect with their friends on their birthday and have fun!

Dalia from Tiny Tots Event Hire in Sydney shares the virtual SURPRISE party she organised for her daughter’s 10th birthday! Her daughter declared it one of the best ones yet even though she has had big parties almost every year since she turned one so it’s a big call!

Dalia’s daughter is obsessed with slime but like most parents – isn’t allowed to play with it at home. So Dalia organised a surprise slime making virtual party for her daughter along with a Mexican fiesta!

 

Dalia explains…

“She had chosen Mexican for dinner (our kids get to choose dinner on their birthdays) so we decided to go all out and decorate the deck Mexican fiesta style the night before! “- which Dalia could do using props she already had from her Tiny Tots Event Hire business. Dalia continues…

“The next day, she went up to do her homework (completely oblivious) Then at 12pm, we called her downstairs and opened the blinds to reveal the Slime workshop/Mexican fiesta extravaganza.

I had pre-organized with Simone Birthday Fairy to do a live zoom slime making workshop for her and her siblings! Simone was amazinggg as usual and went above and beyond!


My daughter actually said she went and checked her bed to make sure she wasn’t dreaming!! That’s how happy she was. THEN after slime making, we cut the cake (probably first homemade cake ever with her favorite Nutella and Oreos on top 🤤) complete with a cake topper by Sugarlicious Parties and some other yummy snacks!

After present opening, I had organized her a surprise “drive-by bday parade” with some friends, which was sooo cute and she absolutely loved and wasn’t expecting!

The day ended with some yummy homemade tacos and burritos to carry the theme through… and voila – there you have it. A birthday in the time of Corona!”

OTHER IDEA’S FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY DURING COVID-19

Dalia from Tiny Tots Event Hire also has some other ideas to share:

– Do a “drive by bday parade” where his/her friends/family surprise him by driving past your house at the same time with signs, banners, music, balloons, presents, lollies etc.

– Ask close friends to pre record happy birthday video messages and surprise him/her on the day. Will definitely put a big smile on their face!

– Pre organize a whole day menu with all his/her faves! Fave breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner etc. He’s the boss that day!

– Decorate/theme an area of the house the night before and do a “reveal” when it’s time for the celebrations to begin! Think balloons, banners, posters, garlands, hired props, cut outs etc! The key is choosing a theme they love!

– Hire some toys or giant games like giant jenga, giant snakes and ladders, giant naughts and crosses, giant bowling, foosball table etc and have a family games night! These can be hired from www.toyhire.com.au (full disclosure: that’s my business 😊)

– Have a “house party” with all his/her friends on the “house party app” or Zoom

– Get a bunch of balloons delivered to the house on the actual day as a surprise! (I can recommend business who do this if you need)

– Depending on age, you can get a personalized pre recorded message from an entertainer dressed up (eg fairy, Elsa etc) or you can take it one step either by doing a live zoom party with an entertainer doing dancing, cooking party, slime party etc for your child and their siblings. (Can recommend businesses who do this if you need)

– Hire an outdoor movie screen package and have a family movie night complete with a popcorn machine! (Also available from @tinytotseventhire)

Add your own touches depending on what he/she loves doing! Hope these ideas help with some inspiration! Good luck and party on!

 

WOW – thanks Dalia! What an amazing birthday all while still being in isolation and with her daughter saying it was the best birthday ever!!

 

So as you can see, with a bit of creativity and the use of the internet, you can still have a wonderful birthday celebration that I am sure your child will never forget!