It’s November so we can start talking about Christmas, right?
Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year so it doesn’t hurt to start enjoying it a little early! However it does also involve a lot of planning and preparation especially for us mums trying to coordinate teacher gifts, christmas cards and christmas gatherings.
The Life’s Little Celebrations Christmas showcase aims to make it easy for you to browse a range of Christmas items in ONE spot – easily CLICK on any image below to be taken directly to the business where you can find those items
Below you will find everything from lovely Christmas dessert packs to order as gifts, Christmas decorations and partyware, some unique Christmas gift items, Christmas printables and customised Christmas baubles and more!
You can also browse everything on the Life’s Little Celebrations Christmas Showcase facebook album
Christmas cards, invitations and stationery:
For some personalised Christmas cards, printable items for gifts or fun naughty/nice list certificates – there is a range of fun Christmas stationery available:
Christmas cards – Bonjour Berry
Christmas Printables – Joyful Invitations
Naughty and Nice list certificates – Hoot Invitations
Christmas stationery – Emma Smith Stationery
Christmas cards and chocolate wrappers – Lou Lou Pie Creative
Christmas chocolate bar wrappers – Edge House Design
Custom illustrated christmas card – Elk Prints
Christmas decorating, partyware and tableware:
Whether it is a large Christmas party, a fun Christmas table setting for the kids or a small family gathering – the Christmas partyware and tableware from these party stores are cute, stylish and great quality! As you can see the traditional red/green/white is still popular for Christmas mixed in along with metallics!
Shop them by clicking on any image below!:
Christmas partyware – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Christmas partyware – The Little Event Company
Christmas partyware – Hip and Hooray
Christmas partyware – Emiko Blue
Christmas partyware – Love The Occasion
Christmas tableware – The Kit source
Christmas partyware – Favor Lane
Christmas partyware – One Magic Day
Christmas partyware – Deer Little Parties
Christmas tableware – Illume Partyware
Christmas garland, tags and toppers – Chumblebee
Christmas partyware – Peppermint Sunday
Christmas party poms – Theme It Party Boxes
Create a gorgeous setting for your christmas table or dessert table with these tablecloths:
Tablecloths – Saffy and May
Give your family something extra fun to do on Christmas day with a custom pinata which can be made in a Christmas themed shape:
Custom pinatas for Christmas – Party Pony Designer Pinatas
The kids will love these reindeer props at any Christmas party!:
Reindeer props for hire- Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney
Kids Christmas bon bons – Party Ideas in a box
Create some fun for the kids with these stencils and decorations:
Christmas snow stencils – Confectionately Yours
Christmas Desserts & Edible Gifts:
Looking for some gifts that you know will be enjoyed and appreciated? These gift ideas are perfect for teachers, neighbours and friends or make a perfect little treat for Christmas day!:
Christmas fairy floss gift packs – Fluffy Crunch
Christmas cookie gift sets – Petite Cookies (Melbourne, posts Australia wide)
Christmas cupcakes – One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes (Sydney)
Chocolate and Chocolate coated strawberry gift boxes – Chocobon
Christmas cookie gift packs – The Baker on the Hill
Christmas cookie mix in a bottle gift – Sweet Health
Christmas cookies, macarons and cake pops – The Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
Christmas cookie gifts – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Christmas cakes – Love That Lolly Bar (Sydney)
Christmas cookies – Flyaway Pinaeapple
Christmas DIY cupcake packs – Party Pax
For something extra special – these Christmas gift ideas are perfect for your own little ones, family members or school gifts!:
Christmas hats and hair accessories – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
Christmas hair accessories and headwear – Kirei Handmade
Christmas custom wooden ornaments – A La Roch
Christmas personalised baubles, santa letters, tags and toppers – DIY Parties by Renee
Christmas school gifts, gift tags and labels – Glitter and Glue Designs
Costume gifts – Special Celebration Events
Christmas wine labels, gift labels, photo frames and gifts – Kel’s Gift Labelling
Christmas customised sacks, tags and baubles – Miss Lavie
Christmas ceramic ornament painting session – Pinta Crafts
Finish off your christmas wrapping with a range of personalised Christmas wrapping paper:
Personalised christmas wrapping paper – Love JK
I am sure your head is swimming with ideas after having a browse so make sure you keep revisiting this blog post or the facebook album as you plan your Christmas items for 2016!
There is always so much to love and enjoy about Christmas – so have fun with all the planning and decorating. Say no to a stressful Christmas and yes to a joyful merry Christmas!
When it comes to styling an already incredible venue, it’s a fine line between not enough and too much detail. So when planning our recent Celebrate conference at Sydney’s beautiful The Deckhouse, we knew we wanted to showcase the best the industry has to offer, without detracting from the stunning views by going over the top.
You would have already seen the details of how we styled the tables, room decorations and giant lettering for the big day in previous posts, so this week we’d love to share the details of the fabulous lounge area we had set up for guests to enjoy throughout the day using props and furniture from The Original Silver Teapot. Our vision was to create an area of retreat for the guests where they could take a moment to enjoy the view, chat with each other or simply take in the view whilst processing all that had been learnt during the day.
The Original Silver Teapot
Working with Shelley of Paper Face Party to style an imaginative, creative and whimsical space, furniture and prop items were hired from Sydney’s The Original Silver Teapot, working with Deb and her team to bring our vision to life. I think you’ll agree they nailed the brief, finding the perfect balance and cohesion with our surrounds and conference theme.
It certainly created a gorgeous talking point for when guests entered the rooms!
Specialising in traditional High Teas, Bridal Showers, Kitchen Teas and Weddings, Deb and her team at The Original Silver Teapot provide a complete suite of styling services, furniture and prop hire plus workshops for Brides. If we had room for her vintage caravan, Sylvia we would have loved to have used her – but I’m sure that would have been crossing the ‘overdone’ line I was talking about for this particular event!
A huge thank you to Deb and Shelley for this beautiful space where so many collaborations, conversations and big ideas were had during the day.
Find out more about the services of The Original Silver Teapot here on their facebook page or their website
Ka-Pow! Splat! Oooff!
How cool were the pop culture Batman comics back in the day? Like all good Superhero’s, he’s morphed over time but never really gone out of style, making a Batman party a popular choice for children’s birthday parties of all ages, and an easy one to source and style for.
Batman party – Sugarcoated Mama
Batman Table – The Sweet Cart
Superhero table – Sweet Bits and Pieces
Whether you choose the bold and bright colours of the comics as your inspiration, or colour blocked black and white or yellow, the options are endless with this theme, as are the supplies available to pull it all together. So we’ve rounded up a few finds from our LLC vendors to give you a head start.
Batman Party Invitations
When I think of Batman, his iconic bat signal instantly comes to mind, as does a lot of black and the comic book speech bubbles. Of course not everyone is expected to be Batman, so you can also extend the invitation to all Superhero’s (or Villains) with a more general superhero invite:
Batman invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Lou Loupie Creative
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Batman Party Decorations
Pick your colour palette and have some fun decorating your space with plenty of punch (pardon the pun!) and props for the Superhero’s to act out their alter egos.
Dream A Little Party – backdrop
Sugarlicious Parties – Batman garland
Favor Lane Party Boutique
Do you have a little batgirl instead?
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Emiko Blue – Giant round balloon
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Giant moon balloon
Black paper fan – Emiko Blue
Favor Lane Party Boutique – Superhero balloons
Emiko Blue – Honeycomb ball
Theme It – Custom table top pom pom
Favor Lane Party Boutique – Photo booth props
This cool batman pinata also doubles as a great decoration:
Batman pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Perfect for the younger ones, a pint sized Bat Mobile!
Tiny Tots Toy Hire – Bat Mobile
Tiny Tots Toy Hire – Batman cutout
To ensure Batman plays the lead role in his own show, keep the tableware to a minimum of two colours, or use coordinated plates, napkins and cups for the comic book effect.
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Comic party boxes
Yellow paper eskimo plates – Emiko Blue
Favor Lane Party Boutique – Dinner plates
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Yellow stripe napkins
Superhero plates – Little Event Co
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Zap cups
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Silver star straws
Petite Events Hire – Sydney hire
Cake, cookies and toppers
If you’ve predominately used block colours to decorate, cake toppers, the cake itself and custom cookies are a great way to incorporate the Batman logo into your theme, and likewise if you’ve chosen the comic approach, as it will ensure Batman is still in the spotlight.
Savvy Cakes – Sydney
DIY Parties – Batman cake topper
Cake topper by Glistening Occasions Cake by The Bride & Stork
A la Roch – Batman cake topper
Batman cake topper – Glistening Occasions Cake by Cup Cup and away
Sugarlicious – cupcake toppers
A la Roch – Batman cookies
Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
Petite Cookies (Melbourne)
Cookies make a great take home gift too when wrapped in cellophane and tied off with black ribbon or twine.
Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)
Keep the excitement going well after the party with these great finds.
Glitter & Glue Designs
Favor Lane Party Boutique
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Batman movie rings – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Batman party bag – Sugarlicious
Superhero favour bags- The Little Event Co
Last but not least, for our mini Batman fans – this post would not be complete without a costume! Perfect for first birthday photos, smashing into their first bite of cake. Too cute!!
Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
Phew! With so much to choose from for this theme and so many ways of interpreting it, I hope this post has taken out some of the leg work out of it for you!
See you next time at the same Bat time on the same Bat channel…..(couldn’t help myself!).
Gone are the days of the humble balloon being tied together in a bunch and hung from whatever could be found for decoration. Instead, these days we’re treated to spectacular colours and sizes, adornments, fillings and let’s face it, next level styling with these decorations!
Our Celebrate conference was held at the beautiful Sydney venue, The Deckhouse, with stunning water views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge thanks to being surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. So room decoration needed only help bring the table styling together and provide backdrops for our guest speakers, rather than detract from our beautiful surrounds. But nothing short of spectacular either!
So to pull it off, we called in the help of Sydney’s own balloon Queen, Shannon from Born To Party, to design a custom balloon arrangement and add some great visuals to the room itself.
Shannon shared the load of the Celebrate balloon decor with another balloon master – Michelle of Party Splendour and we’ll be showcasing her work at Celebrate in a future blog post.
This balloon arrangement was truly a show stopper and everyone at the conference commented on it!
I loved how it looked like a waterfall of balloons was spilling out over the floor near our guest speakers! It created a brilliant feature at the front of the venue:
With no limit to what Shannon can do with balloons, balloon arrangements are a great addition to any event, and don’t be afraid to think big and be bold with your arrangements by combining tassel tails, mixing and matching the colours, styles and sizes for a dramatic effect. You can see more of Shannon’s designs on the Born To Party Facebook page.
You can find a great range of balloons and of course Shannon’s expertise at her shop in Mosman, or visit her online store where you can shop for invitations, decorations and tableware too.
THANK YOU so much for your balloon magic Shannon!
We’ve all seen those stunning party setups in glossy magazines or top entertaining blogs.
They’re stylish, perfectly constructed and seemingly out of reach when setting up our own table or lolly buffet. Today we’re chatting to the talented team behind online party boutique The Kit Source who share five top tips to get that editorial look for your next party.
Choose bright, contrasting colours
Coming into summer, bright pinks, greens, golds and blues are the most effective and eye-catching way to create a striking spread.
Don’t be afraid to choose bold and mismatching patterns or shapes, just make sure the colours are of a similar tone – e.g. jewel tones, fluoro tones, or even all pastel tones – but the brighter the better.
The Kit Source’s Fluoro Floral Party Kit (below) is a perfect example of a stylish summer party)
Be messy, but on purpose
If you’re not the most precise person, or simply don’t have the time to measure the gap between each plate and tasty treat, don’t stress.
Being purposefully messy with some of your pieces will deliver that perfectly ‘thrown together’ look without too much effort. We’re not saying to chuck piles of plates on a table and be done with it, think about how you can arrange some items perfectly, and then balance it out with some purposeful mess!
Always get extra supplies
Think you’ll need ten balloons to line the back of the lolly buffet? Get twenty.
It’s no secret that abundance will create a more luxurious look, even if it’s just so you have a few extra balloons for background photos, or to attach to the letterbox, having more is better than not enough.
Flowers are your friend
As you can see from these gorgeous shots, flowers are pretty much the only accompaniment required for this party setting! A few vases of bright flowers, even if they’re purchased from the supermarket, will lift your theme to the next level.
Enlist some help
If you have a friend that’s great at baking or balloon-blowing, ask for help.
The more hands you have on deck on the day to set up, the more likely you are to check everything off your styling to-do list.
The most important person to get in this category though, especially if you want mag-worthy shots, is a photographer.
If you’re not that confident in taking your own pics, get a professional. There are a range of photographers available on the LLC directory and they’ll ensure they get gorgeous shots of every one of your party elements. And if you need a styled party setting in a few clicks, make sure you check out the themed Party Kits available from The Kit Source.
Party Supplies and Decorations: The Kit Source
Photographer: Jess Dunn @jessdunnthis