I love a confetti themed birthday party! It is perfect for a kids birthday as it’s fun, colourful and suits any age! Today I am sharing this amazing first birthday party styled by Red Wagon Events (Melbourne) based around a colourful confetti theme!
There are quite a few vendors involved who are LLC partners that you can find on the Directory pages and this party really showcases the quality of the businesses you can find here on the Life’s Little Celebrations website. The whole setup is just gorgeous!:
A party all starts with an invitation and this bright invitation by Pretty and Print really sets the tone for this amazingly fun 1st birthday party!
The whole setup from the backdrop to the balloons and the desserts are all so incredible! How amazing do these balloons from Boutique Balloons look?
A close up of the birthday cake by The Sweetest Jubilee – how cute is it?!
Love all the bright confetti themed desserts for this birthday party!:
This fun party ware range from Emiko Blue is so perfect for this Confetti themed birthday party!:
Such a cute favour station setup:
These are the talented vendors who helped bring this Confetti first birthday party to life! Click onto any of the business names to be taken to their site!:
Styling and coordinationg: Red Wagon Events
Photography: Oy Photography
Graphic design: Pretty and Print
Cake, smash cake. chocolate coated oreos and cake pops:Sweetest Jubilee
Cookie wands and 3D one cookies Dessert Menu, Please
Macarons: Cacao Fine Chocolates & Patisserie
Balloons: Boutique Balloons Melbourne
Childrens furniture hire: Mini Party People
Adult furniture and linen hire: Betta Party Hire
Paper plates, cups napkins: Emiko Blue
Are you planning a first birthday party or a confetti themed party?
If you’re looking for local suppliers or more business vendors, visit the Directory pages to get started!
Baby Showers are such an exciting party to plan for – the anticipation of a new baby is such a joy to celebrate and it is a great opportunity to spoil the mum to be!
If you’re planning a baby shower – then this blog post will help inspire you showcasing some gorgeous baby shower cakes, desserts and dessert tables – you will see the way various baby showers and colour schemes can influence your baby shower planning!
In a future post I’ll be sharing a range of baby shower party supplies to work in with a range of various baby shower themes!
Enjoy the selection and remember – all of these vendors can be found on the Directory pages so make sure you have a browse there for the best in party vendors in Australia !
Baby Shower Desserts and Cakes:
Baby shower cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melb)
Baby shower cookies – Velvetier (Qld)
Baby shower cookies – Baked by Belle
Baby shower cookies – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)
Baby shower bee cookies – Miss Confetti (Sydney)
Baby shower cookies – Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
Baby shower cookies – Petite Cookies (Melbourne)
Baby shower macarons – Arelio Sweetbox
Baby shower cupcakes – Copper and Cocoa
Baby shower cupcakes – Bites by D (Perth)
Baby shower cookies – Sweetcheeks cookies and cakes
Baby shower cupcakes – JK cake designs
Now for some truly stunning Baby shower cakes and as you will notice you can go with either a more baby themed cake or a more general cake in beautiful colours:
Baby shower cake – Chloe Kerr Cakes (Wollongong NSW)
Baby shower cake -Baked Cakes and Cupcakery
Baby shower cake – Bites by D (Perth)
Baby shower cake – I Luv Cake (Brisbane)
Baby shower cakes – Frosted by Nicci (Melb)
Baby shower cake – Sweetest Jubilee (Melboure)
Baby shower cake – Nik Nak’s Sweetest Treats (Perth)
Baby shower cake – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)
Baby shower cake – JK Cake Designs (Sydney)
Baby shower cake – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)
Baby shower cake – Treats for Evie (Melbourne)
Baby Shower Dessert Tables:
For more baby shower party and theme inspiration, these gorgeous baby shower dessert tables will have you swooning and perhaps make you slightly clucky!
As you will see – so many various themes and colour schemes can work for a baby shower! There need not be a specific theme as such if you want to base the baby shower decor more around a certain look (eg modern, rustic, vintage) or colour scheme!:
Baby shower – Kiss With Style
Baby shower dessert table – Sugar Monk
Baby shower – Opulenticity Party & Buffet stylinh
Baby shower – Sugar Monk (Sydney)
Baby shower – Kiss With Style
Baby shower – Cake, Desserts and styling by My Petite Sweets
Baby shower – Sweet Finesse Event Styling
Beach baby shower – Styling and desserts by Nik Nak Sweetest Treats (Perth)
Baby shower – Decor by Yael Wedding and Events. Bespoke paper creations by Paper Face Party
Baby shower – Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffets
Baby shower for Sugar Coated Mama by Sweet and Styled
Such gorgeous baby shower styling and baby shower cakes and desserts – wouldn’t you agree?
Watch out for next weeks post sharing baby shower party supplies, invitations and decorations and visit the Directory to discover a range of party vendors you can use when planning a baby shower!
A Teddy Bear’s Picnic theme is so sweet for a first or second birthday party and today I’m sharing an adorable setup using LLC partners (who you can find on the Directory pages):
I love classic party themes such as this for kids birthday parties as they really reflect the innocence of childhood !:
The rustic touches such as the mini apple tubs and vintage suitcase and the gingham pattern really bring the picnic theme to life!:
How sweet is this Teddy Bear cake? I just love the hand painted details!:
Such cute Teddy Bear cake pops and cookies!:
Hope you found some gorgeous party inspiration for your little ones birthday party!
There are so many talented and creative women in business who are part of Life’s Little Celebrations! I’ll be regularly spotlighting on them in the blog so that you can be inspired in your own business or creative pursuits and also get to know the amazing businesses listed on the Directory pages.
Today I have a Q and A with the lovely Kyrie Shepphard as she shares about her business Glistening Occasions which creates beautiful cake toppers for birthdays, baby showers, christenings, weddings and any event big or small!
1) Describe your business in 1-2 sentences:
Custom designed acrylic and timber cake toppers
2) When and how Glistening Occasions come about?:
Glistening Occasions really had such an organic start. I got married in August of 2011 and always being an arty person I decided I wanted to create my cake toppers, cake and knife servers, ring box, Lolly table signs, the list goes on but these were all encrusted in crystals. A couple of our wedding guests said they would like me to make some items for their special occasions so as soon as I got home from our honeymoon I created a Facebook page and Glistening Occasions was born!
Cake topper by Glistening Occasions. Cake by Sweet Bakes
3) How has your business evolved over the years?:
Glistening Occasions has evolved in many ways over the past few years. The major ones I would say were:
-Removing the crystallised option from my range. The busier I started to get the less time I had as at this stage I was still working full time and I was spending hours sticking tiny crystals on each cake topper so by removing this option I then had to ability to take on more work.
– For years I was having to outsource my laser cutting until I decided to bite the bullet, cut out the middle man and purchase my own laser cutter. Whilst it was a huge investment and a scary step at the time it was the best decision ever made as I could then afford to show off what I can really do as before the outsourcing was costing a small fortune that I could only order toppers when I got the orders booked in rather than just have a play when an idea sprang to mind.
My business then started growing quicker than I could keep up, I was staying up all night then going to my full time job the next day. I decided to follow my heart and see where I could take Glistening Occasions so I quit my job to make the business my full time job. Here I was thinking I would now have more time on my hands and funnily enough I’m back to late nights to try and keep up with the demand.
4) What did you do before starting your business?
I worked full time as a Graphic Designer on the Gold Coast for an advertising company.
Cake topper – Glistening Occasions
5) What is one of your business achievements you are most proud of?:
Whilst I have been absolutely blessed to have created cake toppers for some well known celebrities the fact that I am self made and have grown my business to the level it is at today is by far my proudest achievement.
6) What do you love about running your own business?
I love that even though I work many more hours now than I did when being employed by someone else I wake up each morning excited for the jobs ahead. It’s a wonderful feeling doing what you love daily.
I think it helps that every single order is different, it is never repetitive and I also love my work space. I have my own studio down the back of our block fitted out with baby pink, mint green and gold with too many cake stands with a cake topper on each and sometimes I sit back, look at the toppers on display and smile at the thought that I made that!
Frozen cake topper – Glistening Occasions
7) What is one thing you would like to achieve in 2016 for your business?
If Glistening Occasions keeps growing like it is in 2016 I would really like to put someone on to ease the workload and have the ability to take on even more orders as I’m currently having to turn some urgent orders away due to being booked to capacity so it would be great to be able to take on every single order so no one has to miss out on adding that Glistening to their Occasions.
I would also love to invest in another laser cutter, a big bopper so that I can expand my range and capabilities even further!
8) What advice could you offer to other small business owners?:
I had someone tell me the other day that I’m so lucky to have gotten to where I am with my business but it has nothing to do with luck and all to do with hard work.
Find your spot in the market, be original and stick with it. Owning your own business is hard work but if you really love what you do then you will make it work even if it is just on a small scale because that joy you feel doing something you really love is worth it.
If there comes a day when cake toppers are no longer fashionable then I will certainly still be making them for my family and friends so that I can always feel that little bit of happiness each time I create something.
Eiffel tower cake topper – Glistening Occasions
Thanks so much Kyrie for sharing your advice and experience with all of us today!
Be sure to have a browse of the Glistening Occasions website and facebook page and instagram account when you next need toppers for a birthday party, christening, baby shower or other celebration!
I don’t even know how or when my 3 year old daughter started getting into the Shopkins craze – but these cute little figurines have started to build up in our home (and sometimes into the mouth of my 1 year old…eek!). Hands up mums if its the same at your place?
Well if your child has started asking for a Shopkins birthday party (and it is one of the themes my daughter is requesting) , this round up of party supplies is all you will need to get you started!
A shopkins party really has the potential to be as fun and cute as the Shopkins characters as you can see in this gorgeous setup by The Sweet Cart:
Shopkins dessert table – The Sweet Cart
Remember you can shop the party supplies showcased here directly from the blog post – just click onto the image and it will take you directly to where you can find the Shopkins party items – most of which are from the fabulous LLC partners you can find on the Directory page! Want to find out how your biz can be showcased? Visit the JOIN page to see the details.
For this blog post I’ve mixed in Shopkins party specific items with pink party items which you can work in with this theme. However given that Shopkins is such a colourful series, really any colour scheme would work!
Shopkins Party Invitations & Party Stationery
Some cute Shopkins invitations and stationery which you can use to help style/decorate the whole Shopkins party:
This is such a cute backdrop but I also love the whole party setup by LLC partner Sweet Bambini Event Styling:
Shopkins party backdrop by Edge House Design in party styled by Sweet Bambini Event Styling
Shopkins party printables – Sweetheart Party Extras
Shopkins invitation – Sweet Scarlet Designs
Mix and match Shopkins themed partyware with unlicensed partyware for a fun look! You could even use some cute fruity or donut party plates which work in with the sweet and fruity Shopkin characters:
Shopkins party plates – Just Party Supplies
Hot pink striped plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink and aqua sweetheart plates – Love The Occasion
Flamingo dot plates – Favor Lane
Shopkins napkins – Just Party supplies
Watermelon party plates – Love The Occasion
Donut plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Sorbet fruits plate – Peppermint Sunday
Paper Eskimo berry pink baking cups – Emiko Blue
Pink dot wooden teaspoons – Love the occasion
Shopkins Party Decorations
The fabulous LLC partners in the “Handmade Decor” category of the party directory will be able to create some Shopkins garlands, bunting, cupcake toppers etc for this theme if you can’t find what you are looking for – so have a browse of the directory for some custom items!
What I also love about this theme is because the Shopkins characters are so varied you can incorporate various decorations which are not “Shopkins” licensed items but can still work in well such as fruity decorations, cupcake decorations, ice-cream decorations etc to match the various Shopkins characters!:
Shopkins party photo props – Just Party Supplies
Shopkins printable garland – Paper Sparkle Designs
Shopkins foil balloon – Character Parties
Hot pink tissue pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Ice cream cone honeycomb decoration – Emiko Blue
Hot pink paper fan – Emiko Blue
Giant rainbow balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Giant pink confetti balloon – Deer Little Parties
Pretty in pink tassel garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Strawberry garland – Favor Lane
Shopkins Party Cakes and Desserts
Just love these cute Shopkins Cakes and desserts! Visit the “Cake and Dessert” category on the Party Directory part of this site to find some LLC partners in your location for some fabulous Shopkins party desserts!:
Shopkins cake and cupcakes – JK Cake Designs (Sydney)
Shopkins cookies – Baked by Belle (Melbourne)
Shopkins party cake pops – Sugar Pop Bakery (styling by Sweet Bambini Event Styling)
Shopkins party cookies – Best Dressed Cookies
Shopkins cake – I Luv Cake (Brisbane)
Shopkins cookies – Savvy Cakes (Sydney)
Use these edible toppers on your own home made desserts:
Shopkins cupcake edible images – Edible Cake toppers
Shopkins Party Hire
This gorgeous market cart for hire could be used for a fun Shopkins “shop” themed dessert table!:
Market stand for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Also love the use of a pink console table:
Fuschia tables for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events Hire (Sydney). Styling by Super Sweet Styling
Shopkins Party favours
A few fun Shopkins party favour ideas – Shopkins themselves will be the most loved party favour for all the kids:
Shopkins 2 pack – Kids Stuff
Shopkins 5 pack – K – mart
Shopkins sticker book – Target
Shopkins bracelets – Character Parties
Shopkins handmade bracelet – Oliver and May
Love these gorgeous Shopkins party bags:
Shopkins party favour bags – Owlways Remember (ETSY)
You could fill a cute trolley up such as this with lollies:
Pen cup trolley – K Mart
A favour bag with a shopping bag look is also a great idea for a Shopkins party:
Meri Meri toot sweet pink favour bags – Emiko Blue
These sweet cupcake bags would also work in with all the cute Shopkins characters!:
Cupcake favour bag – Deer Little Parties
If you’re going for a fruity feel to match some of the Shopkins characters these party bags would work well:
Watermelon party bag – Love The Occasion
You could also use a cute Shopkins party bag such as this to theme the party favours:
Shopkins favour bags – Just Party Supplies
Hope you’ve enjoyed this selection of Shopkins party supplies and it helps your party planning get started for your little ones celebrations!
Remember to incorporate some of their own Shopkins characters to help decorate your party table etc – it’s a small way to help also make use of the items you already have at home to mix in with the new party items you purchase for the party.