Swan themed Baptism

I was excited to share my daughters Swan themed Baptism in the first issue of “Celebrating Little Ones” magazine which you can view here

I always knew if this little 4th child of ours was a little girl then a “Swan” theme was what I would pick for her Baptism theme as well as her Nursery theme. It was a lot of fun finding and sourcing various pieces to incorporate into the decorations and of course I used the vendors listed on the LLC children’s party directory!

For our family the Baptism day of our children is quite important and special and so even though our guest list was small I still wanted to create something beautiful to celebrate the occasion.

All the beautiful photos were by Captured by Kirri

This gorgeous invitation from Emma Smith Event Stationery set the scene for the Swan theme and included beautiful gold foil lettering!:

I wanted everything to be very soft and pretty and the backdrop from Dream a little Dream Events along with the feather garlands from Ruby Rabbit Partyware helped incorporate the feather look which was also framed so beautifully with the balloon garland with tassels from Party Splendour

 

 

I like keeping my setups uncomplicated as far as the layout of desserts – as you can see the table is quite uncluttered and symmetrical. When you have young kids you want your dessert table setup to be easy because it definitely is not the only thing you will be getting ready on the morning!

The grey marble and pink cake stands I just loved from Petite Events Hire so I really wanted to include them in this setup along with their pretty white console table.

I also carried the softness of the feathers down to the floor with the sheepskin rug and all the decor filling under the table from Ruby Rabbit Partyware:

 

Personal touches are important for me when planning a dessert table for one of my children and this gorgeous gold mirror sign from Communicake It added that personalised touch and I knew I could also display it and keep it in Leah’s nursery which I have now done. It was also easily blutacked onto the backdrop and nice and light weight!:

Party Splendour managed to incorporate some soft feathers into the balloons:

 

 

For the cake by Macaron Delights – I wanted to keep things simple and elegant and topped with a sweet Swan topper from Poppies for Grace:

 

For the rest of the desserts I aimed to carry on the colour schemes of pinks, whites,  and golds and these meringue kisses from Quincy Lane honestly tasted as good as they looked. They are SO easy to devour it is hard not to eat 5…or 10 !

 

 

The macarons by Macaron Delights were also oh so delicious!!

 

The elegant swan cookies from Frosted by Nicci were inspired by the invitations and were just gorgeous and Nicci did a beautiful job matching them to the invitations!! Kids love cookies so I always ensure to have some on my kids dessert tables:

 

 

Using a swan mould from Confectionately Yours I created some white chocolate swans to add to the table. I’m no baker at all and these chocolates are not perfect – but it was a bit fun making these and reminded me of my childhood when we use to make chocolates.

 

I love fairy floss from Fluffy Crunch any day of the week so I loved incorporating this soft dessert on the table! Fairy floss can only be served and displayed just before the guests are ready to eat it – so I did have more in tubs ready to serve as guests ate – which was handy as the fairy floss went FAST!

 

The Poppes for Grace feather garlands which I sourced from Ruby Rabbit Partyware added such a pretty touch and I now have the pink one displayed in Leah’s room:

 

The pretty white and gold plates and take home bags were also from Ruby Rabbit Partyware. They were so gorgeous to use for dessert plates and to fill with desserts for guests to take home to enjoy later!

 

 

 

This beautiful print from Toucan is one I chose also for Leah’s room and it suited the setup for the dessert table so well also:

 

The special girl of the moment herself ! 2 months old and ready for her special day:

 

 

 

And a special family photo before we headed off to the Church!:

Vendors:

 

Photography: Captured by Kirri

http://www.capturedbykirri.com.au/

 

Feather garlands, honeycomb balls, tulle pom poms, clear balloons, plates and favour bags, cupcake cases: Ruby Rabbit Partyware

https://www.rubyrabbit.com.au/

 

Balloons: Party Splendour

http://partysplendour.com.au/

 

Feather backdrop supplied by: Dream a little Dream Events

http://www.dreamalittledream.com.au/

 

Invitation: Emma Smith Event Stationery

http://www.emmasmith.com.au/:

 

Table and cake stands: Petite Events Hire

https://www.petiteeventshire.com.au/

 

Gold name sign: Communicake It

http://www.communicakeit.com/

 

Cake and macarons: Macaron Delights

https://www.facebook.com/MacaronDelightsbySana/

 

Cookies: Frosted by Nicci

http://www.frostedbynicci.com.au/

 

Meringue Kisses: Quincy Lane

https://www.facebook.com/Quincy-Lane-1500236163563930/

 

Fairy Floss: Fluffy Crunch

https://www.fluffycrunch.com.au/

 

Swan chocolates made by myself using moulds from Confectionately Yours

http://www.confectionatelyyours.com.au/

 

Swan print: Toucan

http://www.toucanonline.com/

 

Bow chair: Out of the Cot

http://www.ootc.com.au/

 

Thanks for viewing my daughters Swan themed Baptism ! It truly was lovely to put together and a very special day for our family!

 

 

 

 

 

Carousel Party Supplies

It’s been a big few weeks here at Life’s Little Celebrations with the launch of the new “Celebrating Little Ones” magazine! If you still haven’t had a read make sure you do here.

Now onto this weeks blog party supplies round up! One of the fondest memories I have from my childhood is of a music box that mum would wind up at bedtime, and I’d listen to it before falling asleep, watching the carousel of horses go round and round. It was pink and white and I thought it was just magical.

These days, the song still plays in my head when I see the gorgeous vintage carousels at the carnival, and I’m equally delighted when I see so many talented stylists using it as inspiration for a magical party theme. It’s the perfect mix of vintage nostalgia, horses (everyone’s favourite animal!) and girliness.

Take a look at some of these beautiful examples.

 

carousel party inspiration

Willow and Duck Event Styling, Melbourne

 

carousel party styling

Kiss with Style, Melbourne

 

 

 

carousel party dessert buffet inspiration

Mon Soiree Dessert Tables and Candy Buffets, Sydney

 

 

 

carousel party dessert buffet ideas

Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffets, Melbourne

 

My own daughters first birthday – Life’s Little Celebrations

 

Like all good party themes, the carousel provides a great foundation of elements to be inspired by. Using striped candy cane poles, elegant horses and your choice of colour scheme, we’ve found some great items from our LLC vendors to inspire you and help pull it all together.

 

Carousel Party Invitations

Invite your guests on a magical ride with gorgeous invitations that evoke a sense of fantasy.

 

carousel party invitations

Carousel party invitations – Eve and Co Stationery

 

carousel party invitations

Giggles & Grace

 

 

 

custom carousel party invitations

Dream A Little Dream Events

 

 

 

 

 

Carousel Party Decorations

This is a beautiful theme for baby showers or first birthday’s, leaving the decorating and styling to be focused on a dessert buffet or set table for afternoon tea. Get creative with a custom backdrop, props and colour using some of these special finds based around some gorgeous colours and colour schemes for a Carousel themed party:

 

gold fringe curtain backdrop

Metallic Gold Fringe Curtain, Deer Little Parties

 

 

 

 

 

pastel decorations

Pastel and gold foil pinwheel decorations, Emiko Blue

 

 

 

 

carousel party decorations

Carousel Horse, Foamtastic Party Decor

 

 

 

 

 

handmade paper flower decorations

Garden Delights, Lavender Honey & Co

 

 

 

heart balloons

Heart balloons, Love The Occasion

 

 

 

pink and gold tassel decorations

Tassel Kit, Poppies for Grace

 

 

 

number balloon decorations

White Gold Number balloons, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Script balloon – Sugarlicious Parties

 

 

jumbo confetti balloons

Jumbo Confetti balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

pink paper fan decorations

Paper Fans, The Party Parlour

 

 

 

 

gold decorations

Gold Honeycomb Garland, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

pink sequin table cloth for hire

Sequin Table Cloth Hire, Sweet Heavenly Events, Sydney

jumbo confetti

Jumbo Confetti, The Party Parlour

 

 

 

This carousel horse would make THE most stunning prop to hire if you’re in Sydney!:

 

carousel party props

Carousel Horse Prop Hire, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney

 

 

Some gorgeous items for the birthday girl to wear too:

 

first birthday party hat

Party Hat, Lavender Honey & Co

 

 

 

carousel party favours

Gold crown, Schooza

 

 

carousel party favor ideas

Costume Unicorn Tail, Schooza

 

 

 

 

Tableware

Pretty desserts deserve to be enjoyed off equally pretty tableware, don’t you think?! Continue your theme with striped, gold foiled and coordinated pieces in your colour scheme and continue the vintage glamour of the magical carousel.

gold plates

Gold Striped Plates, Emiko Blue

 

 

 

confetti cake plates

Gold Confetti Cake Plates, Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

 

gold party tableware

Gold Themed Tableware, Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

 

 

vintage pink party plates

Pink Doily Plates, Love the Occasion

 

 

 

pastel pink and gold party plates

Blush Party Plates, Party for Stella

 

 

 

carousel party tableware

Daydream Watercolour Plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

carousel party tableware ideas

Coral Gold Foil Straws, The Little Event Company

 

 

 

carousel party

Pink Confetti Plates, The Little Event Company

 

 

 

 

Cakes and dessert accessories

With your dessert table taking centre stage, take inspiration from The Sweet Cart in Perth and coordinate your tasty treats into your theme using colour, carousel horse toppers, candy stripes and florals.

 

carousel party styling inspiration

The Sweet Cart, Perth

 

And don’t forget the cake! How amazing is this one from Taylor Made Gourmet?

 

 

carousel themed cake

Carousel cake, Taylor Made Gourmet

 

 

Add a few finishing touches!:

 

carousel party cake toppers

Carousel Cake Toppers, DIY Parties by Renee

 

 

 

carousel themed chocolate mould

Carousel Chocolate Mould, Confectionately Yours

 

 

 

pink and gold carousel theme party supplies

Pink and Gold Candles, The Little Event Company

 

 

 

happy birthday cake topper

Gold Mirrored Cake Topper, The Little Event Company

 

 

 

Party favours

Send your guests home spinning with excitement after their carousel encounter with pretty favors

 

 

carousel party favors

Carousel Party Favors, Glitter and Glue Designs

 

White gold dot party bags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

carousel party favors

Pastel Pink Favor Boxes, Emiko Blue

 

 

 

pink and gold party bags

Stripes and Sports Party Bags, Love the Occasion

 

 

carousel party lolly bags

Pink and Gold Spot Lolly Bags, Emiko Blue

 

 

 

 

cupcake boxes

Cupcake Gift Boxes, The Party Parlour

 

 

I hope this theme evokes as much nostalgia for you as it does for me! It’s quite a simple theme once broken down – what would you do differently?

 

Peppa Pig Party Supplies

Everyone’s favourite Pig is always a popular party theme but even moreso lately with the release of the “Peppa Pig My First Cinema experience” movie!

If you have a Peppa Pig or George Pig fan in your house then we have rounded up some fantastic party supplies and inspiration for you from vendors on our children’s party directory – starting with some inspiration!

Peppa Pig party – El Evento (Sydney)

 

 

Peppa Pig party – Kiss With Style (Melb)

 

Peppa Pig party – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

 

Peppa Pig party – Life’s Little Celebrations

 

Peppa Pig Party invitations and printables:

Party stationery helps coordinate everything for a party – so choose right and you will have a colour scheme and style set to work with when decorating!:

 

 

Peppa Pig Invitation

 

 

Peppa Pig invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Peppa Pig printables – Paper Blossom Creations

 

 

Peppa Pig inspired invitations – Joyful Invitations

 

Peppa Pig Party Decorations:

Anything goes for a Peppa Pig party! Work in lots of pinks but also keep things bright and colourful. Suns, clouds and a garden feel are popular to feature in this party theme:

 

 

 

Peppa Pig pom poms – Theme It Party Boxes

 

Pastel honeycomb mix – The Little Event Company

 

 

Hot pink paper fan – Emiko Blue

 

 

Pink honeycomb fancy – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Honeycomb garland – The Party Parlour

 

 

Peppa Pig balloon – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Pink script balloon – Ruby Rabbit

 

Daisy flower poms – The Little Event Company

 

Meri Meri daisy garland – Emiko Blue

 

 

Red paper fans – The Party Parlour

 

Paper tassel kit – Love The Occasion

 

Wild berry giant balloon – Ruby Rabbit

 

Balloon pops – Party For Stella

 

Peppa Pig Photo props – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Mini picket fence – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Kids bubble chairs for hire – Saffy and May (Qld)

 

Peppa Pig Party Tableware

 

Peppa Pig party plate – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Sun plates – Ruby Rabbit

 

Meri Meri stripe plates – Emiko Blue

 

 

Candy stripe raspberry plates – Love The Occasion

 

Sunrise plates – The Little Event Company

 

Lace party plates – The Party Parlour

 

Cloud napkins – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

Pink dot spoons – Love The Occasion

 

Picket fence cupcake wrap – Baking Culture

 

Paper eskimo baking cups – Emiko Blue

 

Red baking cups – Little Kite

 

Peppa Pig cuppcake topper set – Something for Cake

 

Peppa Pig Party Cake and Desserts

The vendors listed on our children’s party directory can provide you with the cuteness Peppa Pig edible goodies whether it be cake pops, macarons, cookies and more! Here is a short sample!

 

Peppa Pig cookies – Frosted By Nicci

 

Peppa Pig cookies – Petite Cookies

 

Peppa Pig cookies – Love Every Detail

 

 

Peppa Pig cake – Sugar Cloud Cakes (Sydney)

 

 

Peppa Pig Cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cake

 

Peppa Pig George cake – Frosted by Nicci

 

Peppa Pig Party Favours:

Send some of the cuteness of Peppa Pig home with the little kids with these party favours and party bags:

 

Fairy floss party favours – Fluffy Crunch

 

Peppa Pig favours – Glitter and Glue Designs

 

 

Pink tin bucket – The Party Parlour

 

Pink and gold party bag – The Little Event Co

 

Pink stripe party bag – Love The Occasion

 

Pastel pink favour box – Emiko Blue

 

White favour boxes- Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

A cute finishing touch on a party bag for a garden feel:

Daisy stickers – Emiko Blue

 

I hope you’ve found a few bits and pieces to help get you started with your Peppa Pig party planning for your little ones!

Enjoy the celebrating!

 

 

Alice in Wonderland party feature

Get ready to go down the rabbit hole as we share this amazing Alice in Wonderland kids party – showcasing the amazing hire package now available from Tiny Tots Toy Hire in Sydney!

An Alice in Wonderland theme has been a popular kids party theme lately and the props and furniture from Tiny Tots Toy Hire really do bring this theme to life!

From the clocks and signs, to the Alice in Wonderland characters and colourful tea set items – everything works together to create a true wonderland for the kids to enjoy during the party:

You can really have a lot of fun with the cakes and desserts for an Alice in Wonderland theme and let your imagination run wild!:

The kids will love their own table to enjoy the party feast and using the various Alice in Wonderland  props you can really create a cute setting to match the theme!:

What an amazingly fun setup that the kids will NOT want to leave! Mix and match specific items to work within your space or hire the whole set!:

Vendor Credits:

Create your own Alice in Wonderland setup using these vendors – many of whom you can also source on our Directory:

 

Concept, styling, props and toys

Tiny Tots Toy Hire

www.tinytotstoyhire.com.au

Event Stylist

Mary Ronis (Scribble & Style)

www.instagram.com/maryronisevents

Photography

Ariana Photography Studio

www.facebook.com/ArianaPhotographyStudio

Cake

Blissfully Sweet

www.facebook.com/BlissfullySweetCakesbyJacki

Glass bottle cookie mix favours

Sweet Health

www.sweethealth.com.au

Backdrop Printing

Jo’s Signs by Design

www.facebook.com/JosSignsbyDesign

Cookies

Sweetcheeks cookies and cakes

www.sweetcheekscookiesandcakes.com.au

Cupcakes

Zuccheros Factory

www.facebook.com/ZuccherosFactory/

Macarons

Arelio’s Sweetbox

http://www.areliosweetbox.com/

Paper flowers

Stylish Paper

www.facebook.com/stylishpaper

Cupcake toppers

Sugarlicious Parties

http://www.sugarlicious.com.au/

Disposable party goods (plates, cups etc)

The Party Parlour

http://www.thepartyparlour.com.au/

Donuts

Sweets with Love

www.facebook.com/sweetswithlove

Introducing “Celebrating Little Ones” magazine!

I am delighted to share with you the first issue of ‘Celebrating little ones’ magazine!

Click the image below to be taken to where you can view this magazine in full screen for free:

 

This first issue showcases:

  • – party features to inspire you
  • – interviews with Katherine Sabbath and Jordan Ferney (Oh Happy Day)
  • – Party planning tips and articles
  • – Party shopping guides and vendor spotlights – helping you source some fab party finds and businesses!
  • – cookie tutorial
  • – A party planning checklist
  • – Birthday gift guide

It really is a must read for anyone who loves to plan celebrations or who is in the event industry!

So make sure you pop over and browse it HERE

Thank you for all your support!

 

 

 

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