Alice in Wonderland party feature

Get ready to go down the rabbit hole as we share this amazing Alice in Wonderland kids party – showcasing the amazing hire package now available from Tiny Tots Toy Hire in Sydney!

An Alice in Wonderland theme has been a popular kids party theme lately and the props and furniture from Tiny Tots Toy Hire really do bring this theme to life!

From the clocks and signs, to the Alice in Wonderland characters and colourful tea set items – everything works together to create a true wonderland for the kids to enjoy during the party:

You can really have a lot of fun with the cakes and desserts for an Alice in Wonderland theme and let your imagination run wild!:

The kids will love their own table to enjoy the party feast and using the various Alice in Wonderland  props you can really create a cute setting to match the theme!:

What an amazingly fun setup that the kids will NOT want to leave! Mix and match specific items to work within your space or hire the whole set!:

Vendor Credits:

Create your own Alice in Wonderland setup using these vendors – many of whom you can also source on our Directory:

 

Concept, styling, props and toys

Tiny Tots Toy Hire

www.tinytotstoyhire.com.au

Event Stylist

Mary Ronis (Scribble & Style)

www.instagram.com/maryronisevents

Photography

Ariana Photography Studio

www.facebook.com/ArianaPhotographyStudio

Cake

Blissfully Sweet

www.facebook.com/BlissfullySweetCakesbyJacki

Glass bottle cookie mix favours

Sweet Health

www.sweethealth.com.au

Backdrop Printing

Jo’s Signs by Design

www.facebook.com/JosSignsbyDesign

Cookies

Sweetcheeks cookies and cakes

www.sweetcheekscookiesandcakes.com.au

Cupcakes

Zuccheros Factory

www.facebook.com/ZuccherosFactory/

Macarons

Arelio’s Sweetbox

http://www.areliosweetbox.com/

Paper flowers

Stylish Paper

www.facebook.com/stylishpaper

Cupcake toppers

Sugarlicious Parties

http://www.sugarlicious.com.au/

Disposable party goods (plates, cups etc)

The Party Parlour

http://www.thepartyparlour.com.au/

Donuts

Sweets with Love

www.facebook.com/sweetswithlove

Introducing “Celebrating Little Ones” magazine!

I am delighted to share with you the first issue of ‘Celebrating little ones’ magazine!

Click the image below to be taken to where you can view this magazine in full screen for free:

 

This first issue showcases:

  • – party features to inspire you
  • – interviews with Katherine Sabbath and Jordan Ferney (Oh Happy Day)
  • – Party planning tips and articles
  • – Party shopping guides and vendor spotlights – helping you source some fab party finds and businesses!
  • – cookie tutorial
  • – A party planning checklist
  • – Birthday gift guide

It really is a must read for anyone who loves to plan celebrations or who is in the event industry!

So make sure you pop over and browse it HERE

Thank you for all your support!

 

 

 

Moana Party Supplies

 

Moana party – Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffets

 

Moana…make way…!

It’s time to make way for one of the most popular kids party themes so far this year. The songs from this movie are played constantly in our house and I am sure we’re not the only ones!

 

Moana party – Styling and desserts by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

 

This is a truly fun party to plan for as you can incorporate lots of fun tropical themed partyware which is showcased in this blog post along with Moana partyware.

 

Tropical party – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling

 

It’s quite easy to find Moana licensed partyware around so I’ve attempted to also showcase more generic party items which can work in with a Moana theme – from our talented vendors on the LLC children’s party directory

Go with bright colours and a tropical feel when it comes to the party decorations and you’ll be set for a true island feel!

Your kids will love it and you’ll be surely saying “you’re welcome!” to them at the end of the party!

Moana Party Decorations and Partyware

 

Tropical balloons – Born To Party (Sydney)

 

Pineapple balloons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Malibu tassel garland – The Little Event Company

 

Paper flowers – Hanging Pretty

 

Palm tree balloon – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Green paper fan – Emiko Blue

 

Yellow fringe garland – The Party Parlour

 

Pineapple balloon – Love The Occasion

 

Floral garland bunting – Emiko Blue

 

Tropical paper flowers – Stylish Paper

 

Pineapple garland – Love The Occasion

 

This foilage wall would make a great backdrop!:

 

 

 

Green foilage wall for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire (Sydney)

 

These hire items help to bring out the beachy feel:

Low pallet table for hire – Fairy Godmother Events (Sydney)

 

Rustic a frame shelf for hire – Saffy and May (Qld)

 

Kids wicker chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)

 

Some fun tableware will help bring the Islands to your kids party!:

Palm leaf plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Pineapple plates – The Little Event Company

 

Tropical plates – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Moana plates – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Palm frond paper plates – Favor Lane

 

Moana napkins – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Pineapple napkins – Love The Occasion

 

 

 

Floral escape plates – The Little Event Company

 

Rose gold floral plate – The Party Parlour

 

Green and gold plates – Party For Stella

 

Paper Eskimo troppo baking cups – The Party Parlour

 

Handpainted styling pieces – ELK Prints

 

Jumbo confetti – Happy Little Soiree

 

Palm tree stirrers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Hibiscus toppers – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Floral paper straws – Hip and Hooray

 

Toot Sweet candles- Emiko Blue

 

Moana Party dress up 

These fun items and costumes will ensure the birthday girl fits the part!:

 

Felt flower crown / headband – Kirei Handmade

 

Moana Costume – Costume Box

 

 

Silk flower lei’s – Deer Little Parties

 

Moana Desserts and Cake Decor:

There is a whole host of talented vendors on the Directory who could create a Moana themed cake or cookies, cake pops, cupcakes or more for a Moana party! Here are some examples to give you inspiration!

 

SweetP Cakes and Cookies (Qld)

 

Tropical cookie pops – Petite Cookies (Melb)

 

Cupcakes – Love That Lolly Bar (Sydney)

 

Cupcakes – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melb)

Keep your edible goodies Moana themed with these cake decor items with a tropical feel!:

 

Cake and cupcake toppers – Sweetheart Creative

 

Edible icing – Custom Icing

 

Palm tree moulds – Confectionately Yours

 

Palm fronds wafer sheets – Something for Cake

 

Moana Party Favours and Packaging

How fun is this range of party favours?:

 

Moana party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs

 

Or how about a fun coconut cup for the kids?:

Coconut cup with straw – Costume Box

 

Or fill a lolly bag up with treats and Moana novelty items using these bright party bags!:

 

Paper Eskimo bags – Emiko Blue

 

Mint green favour boxes – Emiko Blue

 

Perfect for a beachy feel:

Cotton bag – Hip and Hooray

 

I hope this post has inspired your Moana party planning and helped you on your way to sourcing partyware for a Moana themed party! Remember to view the Directory to source even more great party vendors when planning!

 

 

Party feature: Donut, milk and cookies theme!

Milk, cookies and donuts – what better combination could there be for little ones to enjoy?

This was the inspiration behind this delightful birthday party by Mon Soiree Event Styling who created a feast in a gorgeous colour palette for this fun celebration!

It all started with the beautiful invitations by Eve and Co which then came to life with the dessert table!

Enjoy the beautiful images of this setup which I am sure will leave you with some serious donut cravings!:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I am sure I have you salivating at the thought of some delicious donuts – so to put together your own donut party for your little one, here are the talented vendors used to create this amazing party setup!:

 

Vendors:

 

Styling by Mon Soiree – Dessert Tables & Candy Buffets

https://www.facebook.com/MonSoiree/

Balloons by Born to Party https://www.facebook.com/borntopartyaustralia/

Invitations by Eve&Co. https://www.facebook.com/eveandcostationery/

Cake by All Things Sweet https://www.allthingssweetbycarissa.com.au/

Topper by Glistening Occasions http://www.glisteningoccasions.com.au/

Waffles by Sugar High Desserts www.sugarhighdesserts.com.au

Strawberry Tower by Strawberries & Co. https://www.facebook.com/StrawberriesandCo/

Mini Donuts by Petite Sweets & Co https://www.facebook.com/petitesweetsandco/

Sugar donuts by stylists mother

Fondant Cookies by Short & Sweet Designs https://www.facebook.com/shortandsweetdesigns/

Chocolate Chip Cookies by Vanilla B Baking https://www.facebook.com/vanillabbaking/

Photography by Marie McDermid Photography

https://www.facebook.com/MarieMcDermidPhotography/

 

 

 

 

How to survive your child’s slumber party

 

 

 

“Mum? Can I have a slumber party for my birthday?”

At some point, your child is going to ask for a slumber party. This CAN be a source of stress for many mums but today we’re sharing some  must know tips from a sleepover specialist to ensure yours is a roaring (or snoring) success.

If anyone knows how to throw a great slumber party, it’s Mel Jacobs.  Her business, Sweet Dreams and Goodnight,  is putting a new spin on a birthday favourite and bringing delight to parents and kids alike. Whilst Mel is offering something new to the kids’ party scenes in Perth and Melbourne in terms of setup, here are her old style hints to ensure your party doesn’t turn into a nightmare.

 Be Prepared

We don’t mean stock the Tim Tams and the popcorn (although these are pre-requisites for any successful sleepover).  Before the party starts, it’s important that you, as the parent in charge, have some basic details for each child in your care.  You can either ask for this information before the party, or grab a notepad and speak to the person dropping them off.  As a minimum, you should have the following:

  • Contact number of someone in case of emergency
  • Any allergies the child might have
  • Any medication they may need during their stay
  • Any other relevant details (sleep walkers, fear of the dark etc.)

           

Set the Ground Rules

 No need to go all Sergeant-Major on the kids.  Ease them into the rules of the house with a quick tour to point out all the necessary areas – toilet, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom.

Show them where you will be throughout the night, so you can be found if needed.

Throughout the walk-around, make it clear what is and isn’t allowed, so boundaries are set early and everyone can have a great time.

Leave a Light On

Remember you are going to have kids sleeping in a house that is strange to them.

To a lot of little humans, being in the dark in unfamiliar surroundings is scary and a small nightlight can make it seem just that little bit safer.

Where possible, try to leave a light on that can direct the way to the bathroom/toilet.  There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, in the dark, having to stumble and feel your way to the loo!

Keep an Ear Out

No need to helicopter parent, but stay close by so you can keep an ear and eye on what’s happening.

Sometimes unfortunate situations can occur (homesickness, bedwetting or even bullying).  It’s good for the kids to know that you are close by if needed.

Gain agreement about social media

Finally, and this isn’t an old hint, but certainly one that should be discussed in this day and age – gain consent to post pictures of the party-goers.  While you may be happy to have pictures of your children on your social media feed, not every parent feels the same.  As a matter of courtesy, check first with the parents/guardian of each child attending to see how they feel before posting pictures containing their image.

A little planning goes a long way

Sleepovers are almost a rite of passage in childhood – staying up all night, sharing secrets and tucking into a midnight feast (don’t forget those Tim Tams).  Sure you may not get any sleep until the wee small hours, continually telling them to “Turn it down!”.  Yep, you’ll probably have tired and grumpy little people for the rest of the day.  But with a few easy steps, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll help to make memories they won’t forget in a hurry.

Now of course slumber parties don’t have to always be kept for the young ones! Relive the fun from your childhood with a gorgeous slumber party setup to celebrate a special girls weekend away or hens party setup before heading out to town! The gorgeous teepees from Sweet Dreams and Goodnight can tailor for all sorts of celebrations!:

If you’re interested in having Sweet Dream and Goodnight help you with your next slumber party, contact Mel on0402 463 812 or visit www.sweetdreamsandgoodnight.com.au.  Franchises are now available.

 

Mel Jacobs is the founder of Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, Australia’s original and best slumber party specialist.  Originating in Perth and with franchises now available, visit the website to see why this great company is being nationally recognised as a leader in kids’ party entertainment.

 

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