Real Party: Ivy’s Ice-cream 8th birthday

With winter nearly over (yay!) it’s time for ice-cream parties to start emerging, so I thought its a fab time to share this bright and cute ice cream party by one of our Life’s Little Celebration members Ellana of SweetP Cake and Cookies for her daughter!

 

 

Ellana of SweetP Cakes and Cookies created the amazing cake , cookies and donuts for this ice-cream party and how fun is that fillable cake stand which she filled with mini balloons?!

 

 

These ice cream cookies also by SweetP Cakes and Cookies just make me smile!:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now how is this for a fun activity for an ice-cream (or any theme) party! The kids got to paint their own cookie which matched the theme!:

 

 

 

 

After all the fun, the kids got to take home some more ice-cream themed goodies with this sweet selection of items in their party bags!:

 

 

 

An ice-cream party theme is SUCH a fun theme to plan and setup for, and the cake and desserts really can be so sweet!

I hope this post inspired you! Head over to see more the amazing cake and desserts by SweetP Cakes and Cookies! She is based in Qld but posts cookies Australia wide!

 

Paw-some Puppy Party

They’re cute, fluffy, make great friends, and as it turns out – a great party theme too!

Puppies have hit the party scene in a big way, from everyone’s favourite Paw Patrol characters to adopt a puppy concepts. It’s a theme that’s here to stay and is a great party theme for kids of all ages and perfect for anyone who loves their pup or begging mum and dad for one!

 

puppy party inspo

Adopt a puppy party, Styled by Raeleigh Good, featured on Party with LENZO

 

 

puppy party ideas

Puppy Party, 100 Layer Cake-let

 

 

adopt a puppy party ideas

Adopt a puppy party, Glam Fete Blog

 

With so many possible variations of this theme, we’ve found some simple supplies from our LLC Vendors to help get you inspired. Just pick a puppy and run with it. Remember to CLICK on any of the below images to be taken to that business!

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Puppy party invitations

A puppy party theme can be as subtle or over the top as you can like. Using characteristics we can all associate with puppies like bones or paw prints in your invitations is a great way to set the scene, leaving the puppies as the focus for the main event.

 

puppy party invitations

Puppy party invitations, Emma Smith Event Stationery

 

 

 

puppy party invites

Puppy party invitations, Emma Smith Event Stationery

 

Puppy party decorations

A Puppy party theme suits either a neutral colour scheme similar to your pup of choice, or one with pops of colour. We love the idea of an adopt a puppy station with collar making and certificates, so use this as your focus and make it fun.

 

 

puppy party decorations

Black and white paper fans, The Party Parlour

 

 

puppy party decorations

Jumbo brown balloon, Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

puppy party

Marble balloons, Little Boo-Teek

 

 

puppy party decorating ideas

Paper lantern, Party! She Said

 

 

puppy balloon

Puppy balloon, Party! She Said

 

 

puppy party

Jumbo blue confetti balloon, Little Boo-Teek

 

 

paw print decorations

Dog paw print balloons, Little Parties

 

Puppy party tableware

We have seen an example of dog bowls used as tableware for this theme, but if it’s not exactly what you had in mind, there’s plenty of puppy themed or neutral tableware to choose from too!

 

puppy plates

Puppy plates, The Party Parlour

 

 

puppy party tableware

Chevron plates, Little Boo-Teek

 

 

puppy party ideas

Spotted napkins, The Party Parlour

 

puppy party

Puppy cups, The Party Parlour

 

 

Puppy party cakes and accessories

Just like their puppies, owners love their treats! So make them puppy themed with cute paw print accessories and puppy inspired cakes and cookies.

paw print cupcake wrappers

Paw print cupcake wrappers, Confectionately Yours

 

 

puppy party cookies

Puppy cookies, SweetP Cakes and Cookies

 

 

puppy party

Puppy cookies, Sweet Avenue, Sydney

 

 

puppyparty ideas

Puppy pops, SweetP Cakes and Cookies

 

 

puppy party ideas

Puppy cookies, SweetP Cakes and Cookies

 

 

puppy party favours

Puppy cookie favours, Little Biskut, Sydney

 

 

dipped strawberries

Strawberry tower, Dom’s Strawberry Delights, Sydney

 

 

paw print chocolates

Paw print chocolate mould, Confectionately Yours

 

 

puppy chocolates

Puppy pop moulds, Confectionately Yours

 

puppy cake toppers

Puppy fondant toppers, Sweetly Baked, Perth

 

 

Puppy party favours

Sending guests home with a doggy bag filled with treats and puppy inspired favours is a great end to a fantastic day. Don’t forget your puppies!

 

 

puppy party favour bags

Polka dot loot bags, Party! She Said

 

 

puppy party favours

Striped favour bags, Little Boo-Teek

 

 

puppy party favours

Dog house favour boxes, My Paper Planet

 

paw print party supplies

Paw print favour boxes, Character Parties

 

 

Lets the kids do some ceramic painting at the party and take home their creation for their party favour!

puppy party favours

Ceramic dog bowl for painting, Pinta Crafts

 

paw print party supplies

Paw print pencils, Character Parties

 

 

paw print party supplies

Paw print pencil cases, Character parties

 

This is such a great paw-ty idea for kids with a puppy obsession!

 

Balloon decor soaring to new heights – Floating Designs

Balloons are THE must-have for kids parties…or any event really. In recent times we have seen an explosion of modern and unique balloon decor ideas so I’m delighted today to share one of our members with you who creates amazing balloon installations. Floating Designs is based in Sydney and contributed her balloon talents to our Celebrate conference day, and we wanted to showcase more of her incredible balloon work on our blog:

 

Styling by Jo Kalivas Event Styling. Balloons by Floating Designs. Photos by Anna Murray photo

 

From balloon walls to garlands, to balloon clusters and arches, Floating Designs can create it all and has worked with some of Sydneys best event stylists for kids parties, Christenings and other events!

Styling by Diane Khoury Wedding and events. Balloons by Floating Designs. Photo by Rolling Canvas Sydney

 

Styling by SP Events. Balloons by Floating Designs. Photo by Captured by Kirri

 

Styling by Ashevents. Balloons by Floating Designs

 

Love the amazing cloud effect of these balloons:

 

Styling by XOXO Events. Balloons by Floating Designs

 

Jess from Floating Designs also provided the gorgeous and bright balloon decor for our Celebrate conference this year! The beautiful clusters, garland and custom balloons created a beautiful effect! (Photos by Captured by Kirri) :

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for a balloon decorator in Sydney for your kids party, have a chat to Jess from Floating Designs and head to her page to see more of her work!

Perths most gorgeous kids party venue!

Mum’s – you’ll be swooning at this darling kids party venue in Perth! It is unlike any other I have seen ! There are no brightly coloured walls with images which limit you to a particular theme. This venue is truly beautiful and versatile!

Darling’s Day Out is a unique, high end party venue with a superb vintage glamour feel, based in Perth

 

 

Offering a range of carefully planned packages, Darling’s Day Out has something to suit every girls dream.

All of their packages cover end to end planning, invitations, activities, gift bags and more!  They offer pamper packages including a variety of options, such as decadent manicures and pedicures, organic facials, glitter face and hair art and even a makeover party!

 

They love being on trend and on point and offer speciality parties themed for the unicorn, mermaid, high tea or even donut enthusiast!  And for the little darling who wants something truly unique, their owner and resident stylist can put together a superb customised package to suit your specific needs –  be it in our stunning venue or out on location.

 

Darlings Day Out is not just for children.  They have been host to a range of adult festivities too!

From baby showers, bridal showers and adult birthdays, right down to speciality Mummy-And-Me days in store.

 

 

Their stylist has worked  on location in parks, private residences and venues.  They specialise in sourcing products from Perth’s premier suppliers to create a unique and unforgettable experience, tailor made to bring their client’s vision to life.

So if you’re looking for a truly unique experience and venue for your child’s party in Perth…you cannot go past the Perth kids party venue Darling’s Day Out! 

I’ll be honest – I’m a tad jealous of all these little miss’s getting their pampering! What a special little experience for them in this gorgeous venue!

Head to Darlings Day out to find out more!

 

Celebrate 2018

Yesterday I held a gorgeous mini-masterclass with Mary Ronis and I thought it was about time I shared some pictures and details with you of our Celebrate conference from back in May – long overdue!

On May 27 I was delighted to host the 2nd “Celebrate” conference in Sydney. We had vendors from all around Australia – flying in from Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane and even one business owner who flew in from New Zealand – along with many fabulous Sydney based business owners.

Each of these attendees were able to enjoy and soak in some wonderful learnings and ideas from our experienced speakers. Sydney put on a beautiful day where the sun was shining and attendees could enjoy water views and views of the harbour bridge from our venue at The Deckhouse in Woolwich.

In this post I will share snaps of the day, thanks to our photographer Captured by Kirri.

A special thanks to the wonderful Shelley of Paper Face Party who styled and created the florals for the day and assisted with the concept of the look and feel of the venue! Links to all vendors involved can be found at the end of this post.

The day kicked off bright and early at 8:30am and as attendees arrived they picked up these gorgeous name tags by Eve and Co Stationery which were created for each attendee with their name and business name to assist in the mingling and networking process:

 

 

As part of the day I wanted to encourage the attendees to be able to connect and get to know the other businesses attending – so as part of that we had a table where everyone could leave their business cards and take others home! Signage was also by Eve and Co Stationery:

 

 

 

 

As we only had 2 hours to setup – we decided to keep the setup simple, stylish and sophisticated without going too over the top! I always want Celebrate conference attendees to feel as though they have stepped into an inspiring space for the day that they can relax in – away from their busy lives!

 

 

 

 

Attendees each received a swag bag filled to the brim with items from Life’s Little Celebration members! The bags came all the way from Perth thanks to Chumblebee Chumblebee and they looked *so* swish! Attendees were really spoilt with the contents of edible items and partyware inside.

 

 

Another special touch were the acrylic signs with 3D gold lettering that we used as part of the centrepieces – thanks to Alison Caroline Designs ! All the gorgeous florals were by Shelley of Paper Face Party:

 

 

 

 

The front of the venue was styled with mesh props from The Treasure Room and balloon decor by Jess of Floating Designs. The large acrylic sign was by Alison Caroline Designs.

We wanted to create lovely pops of colour and something which was on-trend and sophisticated while still being fun (and quick to set up in our very short time frame) !

 

 

 

 

One of the main focuses of the day of course was the knowledge shared by our valuable speakers. Our speakers were so open to questions and to talking to attendees before or after their session as well giving people an opportunity to gain some one on one information.

Sarah Cichy of Piccolo PR shared her PR tips as well as valuable information on how to get influencers to feature your products. She also spoke about the importance of knowing and sharing your brand story.

 

Mary-Anne Amies of Wise-up Marketing smashed out an amazing session covering everything social media. Her session was filled with practical “apply-now” tips and she also emphasised the huge importance of sharing the”real” you on social media in order to connect with your followers and showing more of the process and behind the scenes of your business to help your customers get to know your business and understand what they are paying for.

 

Belinda Bow was the perfect presenter for our after lunch session – with her vibrant personality she got us inspired on the topic of Marketing. She also got everyone up and talking during her “workshop” activity where people had to partner up to speak to others in the room about what their business was “really” about.

 

 

Everyone was a little star struck when Katherine Sabbath presented and shared her story as well as her must-know tips and lessons she has learned along the way. Katherine was very generous also with her time, speaking to many afterwards and delighting many by bringing along her pop-up book for us to view.

 

 

 

 

The day was truly a wonderful day of learning AND connection. It was a great day of people putting faces to names and building new relationships! Here are some photo of our attendees meeting and mingling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the day we setup a fun photobooth also using props from The Treasure Room, Balloons from Floating Designs and photo props from Ruby Rabbit Partyware and Alison Caroline Designs. This area was used to get some fabulous shots of our attendees!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all the inspiration from the day I wanted attendees to take home a concrete piece of inspiration and hence this year we set up a “Quote Bar” with gorgeous quote cards by Eve and Co stationery in gold foil lettering for each attendee to choose 2 from:

 

 

 

 

 

I was truly so happy with how Celebrate went after many months of planning! It was truly such a wonderful atmosphere and people walked away with valuable knowledge and ideas to apply to their business, while also making new connections and enjoying some time to work “on” their business.

It is hard to summarise ALL the valuable information presented however one of the main themes which came through in all the presentations was ways to be authentic in your business. They all emphasised the importance of building real connections and also humanizing your brand – whether it be through social media, marketing or PR! This was not “planned” however the fact that all speakers had this common thread showed the importance of this area of our business.

Some of the testimonials from the day included:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day! A beautiful venue & setup, fab networking opportunities, plus informative & engaging speakers. Tanya organised a well planned & positive day for industry people across Australia to attend. Excellent 5 star day!”

 

“Well done Tanya on organising yet another A class event. I have come away so motivated, inspired and focused. The speakers were very knowledgeable, yet so real and humble. Spending the day with so many talented and supportive business women was such a highlight. Sign me up for next year!!!”

 

“The perfect event for those in the party industry to be inspired to take their business to the next level!”

 

“What an amazing day it was and I felt very inspired being in the same room as other vendors who are way bigger than I am! I took away a lot of valuable information that will help me grow my business.”

At the end of the event attendees also walked away with their swag bag filled with goodies from our Life’s Little Celebration members:

 

 

 

So to end with…I want to thank all those who attended and were a part of this event! A huge thank you to our sponsors as well as those who contributed to the day and to the swag bags! Celebrate couldn’t occur to the high level it does without your support!

So will there be another one in 2019? Watch this space!

Vendors involved:

Styling and florals: Paper Face Party

Photos: Captured by Kirri

Graphic Design: Pretty and Print

Props: The Treasure Room

Partyware/photobooth props: Ruby Rabbit Party

Name badges, quote cards, signage: Eve and Co Stationery

Balloons: Floating Designs

Centrepiece acrylic toppers and acrylic sign for backdrop: Alison Caroline Designs

Swag bags: Chumblebee Chumblebee