My daughter Naomi loves to swim and so of course her favourite Princess is Ariel. For her 5th birthday she requested a mermaid party – which I was secretly delighted about as it is a theme I really love too!
I’m no stylist…just a mum who loves children’s parties like all of you! However I definitely had fun putting this together and all the pieces from various Life’s Little Celebrations members really made the theme come alive.
This party was featured in Issue 2 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine and since Issue 3 is due out tomorrow I thought I better get around to sharing it!!
Naomi was SO excited about her birthday. As a mum – it always gives me great joy to see the birthday excitement that comes about around party time from my kids! Now that we have 4 little one’s I don’t go all out for every party however after keeping things low key for Joshua’s 2nd birthday and Rebekah’s 6th birthday during my pregnancy I wanted to do something a little special for Naomi’s 5th birthday.
As far as decor I decided to incorporate the iridescent trend starting from the invitations and stationery, to the plates and tableware to the decorations via the wall tassels and balloon tassels and the beautiful desserts. I went with clear plinths, cake stands and chairs which helped all the colours to stand out. Enjoy the photos by Captured by Kirri and all the vendor credits are listed at the end of this post!
The layers and iridescent touches in this invitation by Eve and Co were truly gorgeous!:
Here is the dessert table setup and as you can see the clear plinths and cake stands from Sweet Heavenly Events really help the backdrop and balloons to stand out!:
The details on the cake and desserts by Sweets with Love were nothing short of amazing! The colours and iridescent touches were featured beautifully on the cake, cheesecakes, tarts and donuts!:
I love all the amazing balloon touches and decor from Party Splendour!
The iridescent look continued onto the kids table through the partyware and and tablecloth:
These cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health were the perfect extra party favour for the kids to take home, bake and enjoy!
The kids also took home these iridescent party bags from Favor Lane with cute shell tags by Eve and Co, filled with some edible goodies and a few mermaid themed items:
Ariel of course had to be a part of the day which Naomi was so excited about!
Thank you to these Life’s Little Celebration members involved in Naomi’s celebration!
Life’s Little Celebrations
Captured by Kirri
Invitation, buffet labels, favour bag tags, mermaid tails:
Eve & Co Stationery
Props: Clear plinths, cake stands and kids ghost chairs:
Sweet Heavenly Party Hire & Event Styling
Partyware and Tableware:
Cake, tarts, cheesecakes, donuts:
Sweets with Love
Cookie mix bottles:
Party favours- mermaid necklace:
The Little Event Company
It’s that time of the year when kids start thinking about their Santa letter and you may have to start preparing Christmas gifts for teachers and work mates!
So I am delighted to offer you some FREE Christmas printable downloads from Emma Smith Event Stationery! These are perfect for gift tags and to get your child’s Santa letter easily written and with some cute tick boxes for the younger kids!
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hope you enjoy your Christmas planning!
It is that time of the year!!! The time where we can all finally start getting into planning our Christmas…I love it!
I am delighted once again to present the Life’s Little Celebrations Christmas showcase to you – where I bring you the *best* of Christmas edible gifts, Christmas partyware, Christmas custom decorations and other unique party-related items for Christmas – all from members of Life’s Little Celebrations.
Watch out for Issue 3 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine (out next week online!) for more Christmas party inspiration and Christmas styled shoots.
You can easily shop from this blog post by simply clicking on any images below to be taken to the relevant business!
Are you ready to get inspired and organised for your Christmas gifts and celebrations? Enjoy the browsing below:
Christmas Gift ideas & Desserts:
From Christmas cookie sets to class gifts and other ideas, here you will find memorable Christmas gifts which will bring joy to who ever receives them. Or why not order some gorgeous Christmas desserts to share with your family on Christmas day?:
Christmas cookie gifts – Vivalicious Sweets (Melbourne)
Christmas cookie gift set – SweetP Cakes and Cookies (Qld)
Christmas cookie classes – Flyawaypineapple (NSW)
Christmas cookie gifts – Sweet Eve (Melbourne)
Christmas class gifts – Glitter and Glue Designs
Christmas macaron gifts – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)
Christmas desserts – Sweetest Jubilee (Melb)
Christmas gift sets – Cream n Soda (Sydney)
Christmas desserts – My Cake Studio (Melb)
Christmas cookie set – Popolate (Syd)
Christmas desserts – Cakes by Sarah (Perth)
Christmas cookie set – Petite Cookies Melb
Christmas cookies – Sweetly Baked Perth
Cookie mix gift packs – Sweet Health
Reindeer lollipop holders – Sugarlicious Parties
Christmas activity boxes – The Loot Lab
Custom baubles – A La Roch
Fairy wings, wands and ballet shoes – Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe
Kids Santa hats , crowns and head wear – Schooza
Personalised ornaments – Pinta Crafts
Christmas gifts, costumes and toys – Special Celebration Events
First Christmas custom onesie – Cardique
Christmas Partyware and tableware:
Get your Christmas party or table setting sorted with these Christmas decorations as well as toppers/accessories for your Christmas baking:
Christmas partyware – Ruby Rabbit
Christmas cake toppers and baubles – DIY Parties by Renee
Christmas partyware – Emiko Blue
Christmas partyware – Party Kit Co
Christmas gifts, labels, placemats and more – Alison Caroline Designs
Christmas decor & stationery – Mooi. Co
Christmas decor and tableware: Confectionately yours
Christmas partyware – Favor Lane
Christmas toppers and custom blocks – Kaivalya Designs
Christmas partyware – Hip and Hooray
Christmas party tableware and toppers – Party for Stella
Christmas edible images – Custom Icing
Christmas decorations and toppers – Chumblebee
Christmas cake toppers and baubles – Glistening Occasions
For gorgeous customised Christmas gift tags, cards and other stationery – you will find some lovely Christmas designs below:
Christmas custom cards and chocolate wrappers – Lou Lou Pie Creative
Christmas stationery and gift labels – Emma Smith Event Stationery
Christmas card and photo sleeves (available in a range of colours} – Eve & Co Stationery
Christmas postcards – Eckles Invites
Christmas stationery – Joyful Invitations
Green, white and gold chocolate wrappers – Edge House Design
Gift tags – Theme It Pom Poms
A few other unique ideas from Life’s Little Celebrations – advent calenders, event stylists and more:
Advent calendar milestone cards – Elk Prints
Christmas party styling and tableware for hire – Saffy and May (Qld)
Christmas dessert table styling (Sydney) and stationery – L’Amour Wedding and Events
Teepees for hire – Sweet dreams and goodnight (Perth and Melb)
Christmas party styling – Stylish Soirees (Perth)
Lego entertainment for a Christmas party – Little Builders
I’m sure after browsing all of the above your head is swimming with ideas of how you can style a Christmas table or perhaps gifts you can gift to teachers and friends – or perhaps desserts you can order for Christmas yourself!
It’s a wonderful time of the year to support small businesses and I hope you can support the above Life’s Little Celebration members while also getting some of your Christmas preparation done easily online!
Remember to simply CLICK on any of the above images to shop from this blog post
Happy planning and remember to look out for Issue 3 of our magazine out next week!
Animals always are a great inspiration for any kid’s party theme and the humble fox is making a comeback for both boys and girls celebrations!
Whether styled with a woodland feel or a girly look, it’s a fun theme to bring out the orange mixed in with earthy tones and create something quite unique for a birthday or baby shower:
Setup by Foxes Events
Fox and feathers party – Frosted by Nicci
Here’s our round up from Life’s Little Celebrations of all you need to create a foxy feast for the little one’s…don’t forget to simply CLICK on any image below to be taken to the relevant business!
Want your business to be showcased? Email email@example.com for information on membership!
Fox party invitations
Fox invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Fox/Woodland invitation – Elk Prints
Woodland invite – Eckles Invites
Floral fox invitation – Camilla Events
Fox themed invitation – Camilla Events
Fox Party Decorations
Mix it up with fox specific party decorations and woodland/rustic items for a true fox party feel!:
Fox pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Fox foil balloon – Little Boo-teek
Fox and woodland balloons – Floating Designs (Sydney)
Orange paper fan – Emiko Blue
Decorative vines – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Tassel garland – Design My Party
Fox garland – Kaivalya Designs
Jumbo brown balloon – Emiko Blue
Fox table pom pom – Theme It Party Boxes
Fox Party Tableware
Mix in oranges with rustic touches for your tableware – these finds will help style your kids party for a fox theme!:
Hessian tablecloth – Saffy and May
Sunkissed orange plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Lovely lace apricot plates – Little Boo-teek
Food presentation board – Little Boo-teek
Orange striped plates – The Party Parlour
Wooden spoons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Orange chevron straws – Emiko Blue
Woodgrain straws – Hip and Hooray
Orange ice-cream cups – The Party Parlour
Aren’t these handpainted place cards gorgeous? You could also have thank you tags created with the same look:
Fox themed placecards – Elk Prints
Fox party cakes, desserts and accessories:
With a unique theme such as this, using cakes and desserts as a way to theme your dessert table is the best way to keep things coordinated along with custom stationery/backdrop.
Here are some ultra cute fox themed cakes and desserts from Life’s Little Celebrations in various states:!
Fox and Feathers cake – Frosted by Nicci (Melb)
Fox cookies – Flyawaypineapple (NSW)
Fox cookies – The Cookie Star (Sydney)
Fox cookies – Vivalicious Sweets Melbourne
Fox cookies – Petite Cookies Melbourne
The cutest finishing touches to fox themed cakes or cupcakes:
Fox cake topper – Alison Caroline Designs
Fox cupcake toppers – Kaivalya Designs
Fox cake decorating kit – Something For Cake
Timber hip and hooray cake topper – Hip and Hooray
Woodland cake toppers – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Party Favour packaging:
Keep the rustic theme going with your party favour bags or packaging and add a cute fox gift tag to finish it off!:
Kraft treat boxes – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Favour box – The Party Parlour
Orange favour bags – Emiko Blue
Tin bucket – The Party Parlour
Fox party extra items:
Milestone boards are so popular right now as a wonderful way to record special facts about the birthday boy or girl at the age being celebrated. Love this fun one with a fox and woodland feel:
Fox woodland themed milestone print – Eckles Invites
The birthday boy or girl will be dressed to suit the theme with these accessories!:
Fox ears head wear – Schooza
Fox tail – Schooza
So are you ready to get planning for a cute fox themed party? Simply click any of the above items to find them and order them online!
Hot air balloon parties are all the craze but this year Melbourne event stylists Willow and Duck took this theme to new heights.
They took a creative risk and together with some amazing vendors created a dessert table which mimicked a hot air balloon.
The talented ladies used printed panels from Edge House Design to create the basket , a giant balloon sphere made up of mini balloons (by Belle Balloons) and an amazing flame cake (by Frosted by Nicci). The result was epic and created a tiz on social media. Here is what the ladies from Willow and Duck had to say about this event:
How did you come up with the idea?
We both love to think outside the box. When our client approached us and asked us to get creative with the theme we jumped at the opportunity. We worked with Astons mum to come up with a concept that suited her budget and style.
What inspired you to take this creative risk?
We have seen many hot air balloon events done and done very well by our colleagues.
We wanted to do something that had not been done before with this theme.
Staying with a pastel colour pallet to keep it kiddie, we decided to transform the entire dessert table into a hot air balloon.
As the function was outdoors, we utilised the marquee to suspend the balloon sphere.
It all came together so easily thanks and our amazing vendors who jumped right onboard when we discussed our ideas!
What recommendations do you have for other people wanting to take a creative risk?
Planning is key.
Pam is great with a sketch pad so we were able to visualise the styling and make changes where we felt necessary well before the event.
This kept the costs down for the client and allowed us to clearly articulate to our vendors exactly what we were after.
What did you find challenging about this concept?
Our biggest fear was that the end product wouldn’t transcribe on social media. The outcome was the complete opposite!
We were worried that people would see the table and not realise that it was a hot air balloon or that the cake was the flame. It was a big creative risk for us but one well worth taking!
What did you love most about this theme?
Everything! From the colours in the balloon sphere to the amazing cake under the gorgeous marquee- the entire set up was perfect.
Our proudest moment was seeing our clients face when she entered the space.
Ultimately, the greatest gratification for us is knowing that we delivered what the client was after and more.
And here are the talented ladies themselves – Pam and Mel of Willow and Duck who creatively dreamed up and executed this amazing setup!:
Vendor Credits with Instagram links:
Tent hire: Tent Luxury Hire @tentluxuryhire
Balloons: Belle Balloons @belleballoons
Birthday cake: Frosted by Nicci @frostedbynicci
Desserts: Aynets Cookies n Treats @aynets.cookies.n.treats
Fairy floss cones: Under the Cotton Tree @underthecottontree
Graphic work: Edge House Design @edgehousedesign
Furniture: Dann Event Hire @danneventhire
Cone holders and white cake stand: Burnt Butter Cakes @burntbuttercakes
Turquoise stands: Petite Portions @petiteportions
Cake topper: Melbourne Laser Cutting @melbournelasercutting
Foam name: Artistic Signage @artisticsignage
Floral arrangements: Lilly Pad Weddings @lillypadweddings
Kids play area: Little Pop Up’s party hire @littlepopupspartyhire
Photos -Ferdi photography
Are you looking for amazing event stylists in Melbourne? Contact the ladies from Willow and Duck to see what they can create for your event!
If you’re looking for other stylists in your state, then check the Directory for your location