The Christening of your child is a significant event for many families, and a wonderful celebration to bring people together. I remember fondly the Christening day of each of our children…here is a photo from our youngest child’s Christening in 2017. I believe it is a milestone to be celebrated!
We’ve seen a big trend in recent years for this special occasion to have as much style as a themed birthday party, with one of the most popular trends being a pink and gold colour scheme for girls.
So here’s our finds from our clever LLC Members to help you plan your upcoming Christening for your little girl.
Christening Styling, props and chairs – Sweet Heavenly Events (Sydney)
Pink and Gold themed Christening, Sweet Sienna Event Styling, Sydney
Girls’ Christening Invitations
A pink and gold theme for your child’s Christening adds a touch of elegance to your occasion, and water colours, gold foiling and script fonts look beautiful on your invitations.
Pre-printed invitations, Party! She Said
Pink and Gold Christening invitations, Frankii Styles
Christening invitation – Edge House Design
Marbled Christening invitations, Frankii Styles
Christening stationery, L’Amour Wedding and Events
A special occasion such as a Christening calls for a beautifully dressed room – whether it’s at home after the Church service, in a private room at a local restaurant or a venue. Dress your space in pretty pink and gold touches with these easy decoration finds.
Pink and gold paper fans, The Party Parlour
Ivory paper pom pom, Party! She Said
Tulle pom poms, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Giant pink balloons, Little Boo-Teek
Welcome sign, Alison Caroline Designs
Sharing delicious desserts with friends and family after the service is made even more delightful when served with coordinated tableware in shades of pink and gold.
Pink and gold plates, Party! She Said
Pink and gold plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Religious plates, Party! She Said
Pink and gold polkadot plates, The Party Parlour
Gold cutlery, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Gold foiled straws, The Party Parlour
For the grown ups, you can hire beautiful tableware to really suit such a special occasion:
Table setting hire, Take me hire, Sydney
Tableware for hire – Take Me Hire (Sydney)
Christening Cakes and Desserts
Pretty up your after service sweets or source an extra-special cake for your pink and gold Christening.
Pink and gold baking cups, Little Boo-Teek
Cake topper, Alison Caroline Designs
Cookie Queen Kitschn’, Sydney
Christening cake, Sweetest Jubilee
Sweet treats by Jules, Brisbane
Macaron tower, One Bite, Sydney
Pink desserts, Cookie Queen Kitschn’
Pink cake, Cake Chemistry by Genevieve
Cakes by Sarah, Perth
Cake topper, Communicake It
Princess pops, Cookie Queen Kitschn’
Remember the sugar coated almonds once given out as favours after a service? These days we’re spoiled for choice with custom cookies and personalised gifts to mark the special occasion.
Pink and gold striped party bags, The Party Parlour
Pink treat bags, Little Boo-Teek
Chocolate bar Christening favours – Ruby’s Chocolate & Design
Custom cookies, The Cookie Star, Sydney
Christening cookies, Vivalicious Sweets
Pink doughnuts, SweetP Cakes and Cookies, Queensland
Pink and gold themed cookies, Sweet Avenue, Sydney
Individually wrapped cookies, Petite Cookies, Melbourne
Christening dress cookies, Petite Cookies, Melbourne
These special pieces will make timeless keepsakes for your daughters Christening!:
Christening candle and accessories – Cardique
Memory boxes – Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe
Some special items for your little princess of wear on her Christening day or for photos:
Hair accessories, Kirei Handmade
Newborn wings – Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe
A pink and gold theme for your little girl’s Christening is a beautiful and timeless theme and one you might even adapt as she grows!
If you want a unique and modern take on a Dinosaur party, then you will absolutely love this collaboration shoot styled by Enchanted Party Hire in Queensland! This shoot was for Issue 5 of “Celebrating Little One’s” – our online e-magazine which you can view here!
The shoot brought together a range of Life’s Little Celebration members all collaborating to create the incredible shoot – set to inspire a new range of dinosaur parties! As you can see below…the result was AMAZING! Just look at that giant dinosaur balloon and huge slumber tent:
The black and white stationery – from the invite to the backdrop and more – really helped set the modern tone for this dinosaur party:
All the desserts were created to match the design and colour scheme and worked together to add some “raw-some” deliciousness to this dinosaur party!:
Take home favour options included these dinosaur lollipop holders, chocolate bars, cookie mixes and lolly boxes!:
The kids party table continued the modern look with the mix of black/white and copper touches along with cute dinosaur tails on the stools!
I could certainly spend a whole day relaxing in this huge tent which was a feature of this dinosaur party! Just look at the space!:
This truly was a rawsome celebration that any dinosaur lover would enjoy!
Styling, Props & Decor
Enchanted Party Hire
Stephanie Barnes Photography
Graphic Design & Printing
Giggles & Grace Designs
Cake, Donuts & Cookies
Sweet P Cakes & Cookies
Cake Topper, Lollipop Holders and Pop decorations
Glitter and Glue Designs
Belle Tent & Decor
The Slumber Boutique Party Hire
Tableware – including plates, cups & straws
Party She Said
Clear Treat Boxes
Choosing your celebration cake for your kids party, Christening or baby shower shouldn’t be hard. Here are some tips to make the process a little bit easier thanks to talented baker Catie of Sweetly Baked Perth
- Make a wish list
Before you meet with your baker, make sure you have an idea about what you like and what you don’t like. Meeting your baker with a list of what you love, what you like and what you would never ever want, helps with clear communication between you and your baker.
Bring with you decoration designs, invites, colour swatches etc that you’ll be using throughout your celebration to help with design ideas.
Keep in mind though, every baker has their own style and set of design skills and most won’t copy a cake exactly, especially if it is another baker’s hard work and ideas.
Not all cake makers are the same. Some can create amazing sugar flowers and fondant creations, while others choose to only work with buttercream.
Ask for pictures of previous work, stalk social media and read the comments, look at the cake-maker’s website and see if that particular baker makes cakes in the styles that you like. Send them through pictures of what you like, and ask if they have made something similar beforehand. They will let you know if it’s something they can do.
Consider your budget! Be realistic about what you can and can’t afford.
You might really want that embellished seven-tier cake, but if it doesn’t fit in your budget, don’t be afraid to ask your baker for alternative suggestions that still give a wow factor. A good cake decorator will make helpful suggestions, while still meeting your cake dreams.
Choose something that YOU will enjoy, not what you think others will like. Most of the time, you’ll end up with leftover cake and you’ll be the one eating it! Double check with your baker if they charge extra for “premium flavours and fillings”. Not everyone does, but it is something to keep in mind.
Most bakers will also offer cake samples/tasting boxes (usually for a fee that is deducted from the total if you go ahead with the order). Take the opportunity to taste cakes and meet with the baker if you can.
- Something Different
Is someone attending your celebration who might not be into cake? Are you not that into cake yourself?
There are lots of alternative on offer if you’re one of those people. You could go for cupcakes, sugar cookies, baked donuts, bite size brownies, dessert cups.
All these things look and taste delicious and will still give you that awe-inspiring dessert table.
Thanks to Catie from Sweetly Baked Perth for these fantastic tips! As you can see from the images above, her creations are gorgeous! If you’re in Perth you can get in touch with her here!
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!
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!
Adopt a puppy party, Styled by Raeleigh Good, featured on Party with LENZO
Puppy Party, 100 Layer Cake-let
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, Emma Smith Event Stationery
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.
Black and white paper fans, The Party Parlour
Jumbo brown balloon, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Marble balloons, Little Boo-Teek
Paper lantern, Party! She Said
Puppy balloon, Party! She Said
Jumbo blue confetti balloon, Little Boo-Teek
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, The Party Parlour
Chevron plates, Little Boo-Teek
Spotted napkins, The Party Parlour
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, Confectionately Yours
Puppy cookies, SweetP Cakes and Cookies
Puppy cookies, Sweet Avenue, Sydney
Puppy pops, SweetP Cakes and Cookies
Puppy cookies, SweetP Cakes and Cookies
Puppy cookie favours, Little Biskut, Sydney
Strawberry tower, Dom’s Strawberry Delights, Sydney
Paw print chocolate mould, Confectionately Yours
Puppy pop moulds, Confectionately Yours
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!
Polka dot loot bags, Party! She Said
Striped favour bags, Little Boo-Teek
Dog house favour boxes, My Paper Planet
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!
Ceramic dog bowl for painting, Pinta Crafts
Paw print pencils, Character Parties
Paw print pencil cases, Character parties
This is such a great paw-ty idea for kids with a puppy obsession!