I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful Christmas celebration with your friends and family! Now with New Years Eve coming up soon it’s the perfect time to share more images and details from this bright and fun New Years Eve shoot featured in Issue 3 of our e-magazine! Styled by Dream a Little Dream events we absolutely LOVE the pink spin on what is normally a black/white/gold affair and love how kids were incorporated into the celebrations.
New Years Eve when you have young kids is so different to before kids – but when they get to the age where they can stay up, then it’s the perfect time to host a celebration with another family or 2 and let the kids have fun with balloons, crackers and a few treats- and that is what this party feature is all about!
Enjoy the images and get inspired for either a New Years Eve celebration or any fun party theme for 2018 starting with this bright invitation to get the par-tay happening!
Plinths have been a huge trend this year and we love the clear plinth look here filled with balloons and the way all the bright colours just pop against the white background!
The desserts continued the bright pink New Years Eve party look:
Such a fun range of balloons and party decor were used in this shoot and as you can see, the kids just went crazy for it all!:
The result…an amazing and pretty mess of balloons, confetti and crackers!
Photography: Loveher Photography
Styling, Props & Plinths : Dream a little Dream Events
Partyware & Balloons: Ruby Rabbit
Cakes and Desserts: My Petite Sweets
Cake topper and Fancy Dress sign: Communicake it
Invitations and Sparkler cards: Emma Smith Event Stationery
Blush sofa: Event Artillery
Are you looking forward to counting down to 2018? I hope it is a wonderful year for you!
Have you noticed how much harder it is to get creative with kid’s parties the older they get?
Much to my delight, the popular disco theme is making a comeback and is a popular choice for both parents and kids alike – either at home, Scout’s hall or purpose built party venue. They remind me of the school discos we loved attending as kids ourselves.
The best part? The inner stylist in us can still be let loose to decorate and style up a storm!
So here’s our finds for pulling together a stylish and fun-filled disco party with the help of a few of our LLC Vendors starting with of course the best disco kids party entertainment out there – Bop til you Drop!:
Bop Til You Drop Disco parties
Here’s some fun disco party inspiration for you starting with this fun NYE setup which has a “disco” feel to it and elements you could definitely translate into a disco theme! You can see the whole setup here in our magazine:
NYE party – Dream a Little Dream Events
Disco Party, Dream a Little Dream, Perth
Disco Party, Paper Face Party, Sydney
Disco party dessert table – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Disco party dessert table – Paper Face Party
Disco party invitations
This is a great theme for all age groups, even right up to early teens. From simple designs to more personalised invitations, there’s a style to suit all tastes – just like the music!
Disco Party Invitations, Giggles & Grace
Disco Party Invitations, Eve & Co
Personalised Disco Party Invitations, The Party Parlour
Disco Party Invites, Emma Smith Event Stationery
Disco Party VIP Pass, Emma Smith Event Stationery
Presonalised Disco Stationery, Pretty & Print
Disco Party decorations
It goes without saying that every disco needs a disco ball, right? But who said we should stop at one bright and shiny object!
Go to town with decorating your space with lots of silver, iridescent colours, and balloons for a modern take on Saturday Night Fever.
Disco lights, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Gold and silver glitter star garland – Fantasy Kids Parties
Silver Confetti Jumbo Balloon, Emiko Blue
Disco Ball Balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Metallic Silver Balloon Tassel, Little Boo-Teek
Silver Star Balloon, The Party Parlour
Iridescent Tassel Garland, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
PARTY Balloon Banner, The Party Parlour
Silver Globe Orbz Balloon, Design My Party
Silver Paper Fans, The Party Parlour
Fillable Acrylic YAY Letters, Poppies for Grace
Custom Acrylic Sign, Molossi
Disco Slumber Party, Sweet Dreams and Goodnight (Perth and Melbourne)
Iridescent Confetti POP Cannon Shooter, Sweet Moments Co
Disco party tableware
Guests will be dancing up an appetite, so continue the party at the table with fun tableware in silvers, iridescent brights and sprinkle the confetti around like it’s 1999!
Silver confetti plates – Fantasy Kids Parties
Silver Stripe Party Plates, Emiko Blue
Disco Diamond Plate, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Geo Silver Plates, Little Boo-Teek
Iridescent Party Plates, The Little Event Company
Disco Ball Plates, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Silver Confetti Napkins, Fantasy Kids Parties
Silver Striped Wooden Spoons, Little Boo-Teek
Striped Silver Straws, Fantasy Kids Parties
Silver foil straws, Emiko Blue
Iridescent Paper Straws, Fantasy Kids Parties
Disco party cakes and desserts
Jazz up your dessert table with treats dressed up in all that shimmers, sparkles and glitters.
Iridescent Cupcake Wrappers, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Paper Eskimo silver baking cups – Emiko Blue
Silver Flag Cake Toppers, Little Boo-Teek
Silver Glitter Candles, Emiko Blue
Microphone Cookies, Frosted by Nicci
Microphone Chocolate Moulds, Confectionately Yours
Disco Cake, Frosted by Nicci
Disco Party Cake Topper, Merc & jones
Disco party favours
When the lights go back on and it’s time for everyone to go home, send a little sparkle home to remind them of the best dance party they’ve ever been to with these groovy finds to fill up or take home!:
Iridescent Party Bags, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Chevron Silver Treat Bags, Little Boo-Teek
Silver Wooden Ball Wand, Fantasy Kids Parties
Lastly – something memorable for the birthday girl or boy – a ceramic guest ’tile’ for their friends to sign which can be customised to theme theme and colours!:
Guest Book, Pinta Crafts
Now all that’s left to do is dig out those sequin flares and get your boogey on!
When we think of Christmas, do the colours red and green always pop into your head? These days, ANY colour scheme can work including a pretty pink colour scheme which We Create used for this gorgeous Christmas shoot for Issue 3 of Celebrating Little One’s Magazine (it’s free to read HERE)
The little kids feasted on an array of desserts including donuts, macarons, mini trifles, eclairs and of course a gorgeous cake! I love the touches of rose gold and the pretty table setting!
Sit back, enjoy browsing the images and view the vendor list at the end of the post to source anything you love!:
Thank you to these vendors who created this gorgeous feature:
WE CREATE – Concept, furniture, and styling
The Little Balloonery – Balloons
L’Amour Wedding and Events – Event Stationery – Invites, name place cards & dessert cards
Miss Bloomingbird – Florals
Ruby Rabbit – Partywares –Plates, cups, straws, napkins, cutlery, confetti –
Bites by D – Desserts – Cake, Macarons, mini trifles & Eclaires
Sweetly Baked – Baked Donuts
Cookie Queen Kitsch’n – Cookies
Confectionately Yours – Rose gold bauble name card holders
Chumblebee – Framed ‘Merry & Bright’ print
Eckles Invites – Custom Chocolate bars
Schooza Handmade – Reindeer crowns
Eched – Cake Topper
Are you inspired to inject some pink into your Christmas?
We hope you enjoyed all the pretty details from this kids Christmas party feature!
See our magazine here for more!
When choosing desserts for your next child’s party…how do you decide? Cake pops? Macarons? Jelly? Cookies?
I tend to mix it up each time I do a dessert table however I have found kids love cookies (as they normally come in some fun designs) and also love the novelty of a cake pop being on a stick !
Today we chat to Su from Sydney based Popolate regarding some tips on how to choose desserts and a baker for your next kids party!
- Su, what is the most important factor when creating desserts?
This may seem strange for someone who specialises in making good-looking things, but looks are not everything for a dessert table.
Yes, we are enamoured by the beautiful pictures on Instagram but at the end of the day, they are meant to be eaten.
You eat with your eyes, but true happiness comes from that first bite of heaven! So I’d say looks and taste are equally important.
What are your customers favourite flavours?
Vanilla is the winner, hands down. It sometimes surprises me given the variety of flavours, but I guess simplicity and quality ingredients win.
- When choosing a baker, should customers solely base their decision on the look of the designs they see online? What else should they consider?
I think, as above, that taste and quality ingredients, and freshness are definitely factors to consider.
A soft buttery cookie that crumbles in your mouth and a hard, dry cookie can look the same when decorated and photographed but you will want to eat one and not the other.
Similarly, cake pops can look the same but taste completely different.
Mass produced cake pops (you can sometimes buy these from supermarkets) can be very gummy in texture, as they are made in the tens of thousands and go through machines to roll them.
I also think food safety is important. Glitter and gold is pretty popular these days but not all dusts are rated edible.
I do tell my clients that the super shiny effects (known as holograms or disco dusts, which typically come in bigger chunks) are not edible and I never make products with these.
On a cake, they may be removed or used as decorative elements only, but not on, say a cake pop, where they will be consumed one and all!
What have been some of your most popular dessert themes lately?
The unicorn must be the theme of the year! I’ve done multiples in cookies, cake pops and cupcake form.
My designs tend to be pretty spread out though – this is what has lead to my having hundreds (I’ve lost count) of designs in my portfolio. I actually enjoy it this way because I love a new challenge each time.
Thanks Su for sharing your tips with us!
If you’re in Sydney looking for someone to make cute cake pops and cookies for your next kids party, then head to Popolate to get in touch or to browse more of her work!
Happy planning! xx
The night before Christmas contains wonder, awe and air of excitement that isn’t matched by any other night of the year for the kids.
So I love that this Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration Christmas shoot for Issue 3 of Celebrating Little One’s Magazine by Celebrations by Alysia was focused on Christmas Eve via the “Twas the night before Christmas” theme.
In gorgeous classic Christmas colours of red and white the desserts were displayed as a true midnight feast! I love the way the backdrops were created to appear as though there was a true Christmas scene through the windows!
Everything from the customised baubles, to the intricate Christmas cake to the Night before Christmas cookie mixes and the Christmas eve themed cake toppers made the theme come alive alongside the array of desserts.
Sit back and browse the details below with all vendor details at the end of the post if you’re looking to source any of the items you see!
If you haven’t seen the full e-magazine yet, you can browse it for free here.
Thank you to all these vendors involved:
Styling and Concept
Celebrations by Alysia
Captured by Kirri
Edge House Design
Cake and Cake Pops
Sweet Treats by Jules
Jo’s Signs by Design
Cookie Mix bottles & Night before Christmas box :
Macron Tower, cheesecake jelly, vanilla tarts
Sweet Petite Creations
Personalised Christmas baubles and Plates
Merc and Jones
Reindeer Smash Cakes
Sydney Smash Cakes
U Light me up candles
With only 2 weeks to go until Christmas, is the excitement building in your home?
I hope this blog post inspires you and puts you in the Christmas spirit!