It’s hard to miss the beautiful event set ups on Facebook and Instagram, but have you ever wondered who and what it takes to create such a memorable event?
Today we are chatting to Jo’s Signs by Design who share with us that they are “just one cog in the wheel of the party world”. Hear from them below about the important elements they can bring to any event along with some tips for your party styling and planning:
We print all things party for individuals wanting to create a unique DIY event and talented event stylists. From weddings to birthdays to christenings to baby showers to anything that’s worth celebrating, we have seen it all.
Although we’re a small piece of the party puzzle, we’ve got some tips to make your next party memorable.
The first thing your guests see at your event sets the tone for the entire party. Welcome signs are the perfect way to greet guests and give them an idea as to what the day holds.
Printed by us, this welcome sign was designed by Eve & Co Stationery, who also applied the gold foil for a Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire event:
The Big Picture
There’s so much that goes into making the big picture look perfect, but when you take the time and effort to put things together, the end result will leave your guests stunned. Make sure your decor compliment each other!
We printed this banner for Tiny Tots Events. Design and gold foil application by Eve & Co Stationery.
Adding a personal touch to your event can make it go from good to great. Guests love when an event reflects the personality and taste of the loved one’s their celebrating. After all, they’re the ones that know you the best
This sign was printed by us for Mary Ronis Events and designed by Edge House Design:
A picture lasts forever and parties are the perfect place to snap those memories. Giving your guests something fun to take photos with will make your event stand out and allows for guests to interact and have a laugh. Personalised prop frames are the perfect way to leave a lasting impression.
Party planning can have its ups and downs, but if you remember these important elements when preparing for your next event, we assure you it’ll leave people talking.
About Jo’s Signs by Design:
Jo’s Signs by Design specialises in professional custom designs and high quality event printing with a personal touch. Whether you’re an event stylist, a small business owner, or a mum planning an upcoming celebration for family or friends, Jo’s Signs can assist you in creating unique and personalised products that will make your special day memorable.
We often share kids party features on the blog but behind all those kids parties are mums planning them – so here is some inspo for any of the mum’s out there nearing their 40th!
40th parties are definitely a thing and have been for a while…but what about 40th birthday photo shoots?
This new trend is being taken on by many … think of a 1st birthday photo shoot/cake smash but for a 40th! All in the name of fun of course!
The below gorgeous pink and gold 40th birthday photo shoot coordinated by Sugarlicious Parties brings together a collaboration of vendors from Life’s Little Celebrations. It will give you some inspiration whether it be for a photo shoot or a dessert table for your 40th!
Sugarlicious Parties – styling, 40 banner, 40 singlet, 40 cupcake toppers, 40 cake topper, Cocktail sign
Love that Lolly Bar – Pink cake & cake in jars
One Bite – Macarons
Pom Pom Princess – Pom Poms
Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire – gold cake stands, platter and black plinth
DD Brand – Tassel Garland & Balloon Garland
Love the Occasion – Tissue Balls
Tiny Tutu Cake Couture – cupcake tutu’s
Sweetheart Creative – Birthday sign
Born to Party – Giant Confetti Balloon
Kels Gift Labelling – Champagne bottle labels
Little Miss Charlies Treasures – Pink 40 crown
Petite Cookies – cookies
JK Cake Designs – cupcakes
One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes – pink chocolates & cake pops
Sally Kennedy Photography – Photography
There’s something about Summer and entertaining…the long sunlit days and warmer weather just puts everyone in a better mood for a celebration!
We’ve curated gorgeous summer-perfect party supplies for you from online party store Love The Occasion that are bound to inspire a summer celebration starting with this fun fiesta range – just love the cactus balloons!:
Summer celebrations are a favourite at Love the Occasion with so many vibrant and fun party themes at your fingertips. Think beach, poolside and icecream, tropical, palm trees and tutti frutti, fiesta, flamingos, sunshine and rainbows! Or throw in gold, silver and rose gold metallics for a stylish summer soirée:
This gorgeous collection of party supplies would be perfect for a Valentines day soiree!:
You can’t get more summery than pineapples and I can imagine the fun party setups which could be created with this whole range from Love the Occasion!:
Or…go for a tropical party theme by mixing and matching various bright colours and fruit inspired partyware!:
What’s Love The Occasion’s top tips when planning a celebration?
- Keep it simple and plan ahead!
- Prepare party decorations a week or two before and plan food that can be prepped in advance.
- Do a practice run of your table (or draw a sketch so you have something to follow on the day).
- Set up as much as you can the day before.
- And most importantly, allow yourself plenty of time to get ready and have a moment to relax before your guests arrive!
For more inspiration on party themes, pop by their website where you can shop by ‘theme’, ‘occasion’ and ‘colour’
Happy summer celebrating!
Don’t you just love seeing a unique party theme come along?
A panda theme is just that – and mixed with on trend tropical party supplies and monochrome partyware you can have yourself quite a fun party setup as Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth) demonstrates in this gorgeous shoot!
If you’re planning a Panda party you can also shop the Panda party supplies blog post here.
A close up of the gorgeous setup :
Loving this cute Panda invitation!:
A cute cake topper can help coordinate any cake into your party theme:
All the desserts look so scrumptious!:
The kids table setting is stylish and cute and I just love the mix of the tropical partyware with the black and white:
This whole Panda party setup goes to show you can do a lot with a unique party theme – it’s about being creative and mixing and matching items to create a fun look!
Want to recreate this Panda party? Here are the talented vendors to contact and source items from:
Styling, Co-orindation and concept by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling
Photography Lana Pratt Photography
Partyware including balloons,favor bags & plateware Favor Lane Party Boutique
Cookies,Cakepops & Fudge Niknaks Sweetest Treats
Cupcakes & Macarons Sweet tooth Macarons and cupcakes
Bunting, Cake Topper & Favor Tags Little Glitter Co
Invitation and Welcome Sign True Style Designs
Oh what a year it has been at Life’s Little Celebrations!
The new website was launched which was hugely exciting to see come to fruition.
The ‘Celebrate’ conference day was hosted for the first time which was another leap of faith – and I’m so happy I took that leap after hearing the feedback about the positive impact the conference had.
Life’s Little Celebrations was grateful to be featured in various publications such as Donna Hay Magazine, Practical Parenting Magazine, Little One Magazine, the Babyology website, the LENZO blog, Sweet Magazine and Confetti Fair magazine – truly such an honour!
Life’s Little Celebrations also hit 55,000 followers on Instagram which was really a testimony to the LLC partners whose work and products I share daily on the @lifeslittlecelebrations Instagram account.
However the highlight each year is always the connections I make with the LLC partners throughout the year and the connections and networks I see evolve amongst them – I love seeing the Life’s Little Celebrations community grow and assisting business owners in this industry to flourish!
Personally falling pregnant with our 4th child was a huge highlight and one that will make 2017 another exciting year (with baby due in March). Due to the pregnancy I kept my own kids parties quite low key this year but I’ll be doing a blog post soon on how we did celebrate their birthdays soon.
Running a business and planning the Celebrate conference while also being pregnant definitely challenged me at times and so this was the year I took the step to finally outsource aspects of my business. For those of you running a small businesses reading this – I can only encourage you to do the same when you feel as though you are not getting enough sleep and you don’t have enough time anymore. Yes it means sacrificing some of your income – but the sanity and sleep you receive in return is worth it!
So what is to come in 2018..besides a new baby?
Life’s Little Celebrations is excited to be launching a new digital magazine – ready to inspire and equip those mums who love to party plan AND those business owners running a business in the event industry.
I also hope to host the Celebrate conference later in 2017 after the wonderful response it received this year.
There are a few other exciting involvements for LLC in the new year which I’ll announce in time.
However for now it is time to wish you all a wonderfully joyful Christmas with your family and friends
I hope 2017 is a fantastic year where you can reach the goals you may have and also overcome challenges which come your way
Thank to all the Life’s Little Celebration partners who are part of this wonderful network as well as all those who have partnered with LLC this year in various ways!
Life’s Little Celebrations will still be posting some inspiring and gorgeous parties & products on Facebook and Instagram and have a few blog posts over this wonderful season to share with you all.
However I’ll also be taking a break to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with my family, celebrate my son’s 2nd Birthday and head off on a short family getaway – so we will be back in the full swing of things on Monday 16th January