Beauty and the Beast party finds

beauty and the beast party

Beauty and the Beast party – Eve & Co Stationery

 

It’s been a long time coming, but FINALLY one of my my favourite Disney Princesses and her Beast are being brought to the big screen.

Beauty and the Beast will arrive in Cinemas around the country from March 23, so we’re predicting a surge of Belle inspired birthday parties this year, and mum’s frantically trying to find her dress! So if you see one, grab it now before it’s too late!

To help you prepare for the inevitable, we’ve put the call out to our talented LLC vendors to find you everything you’ll need for your Beauty and the Beast party.

 

Beauty and the Beast Invitations

Make it a grand affair with opulent invitations in yellow and blue with trimmings of gold. How gorgeous are these enchanted mirror invitations by Eve & Co?

 

beauty and the beast invitations

Beauty and the Beast Party Invitations – Eve & Co

 

Eve & Co stationery

 

beauty and the beast party invitations

Princess Invitation – Mooi Co

 

 

 

Beauty and the Beast party decorations

To help set a royal affair, take cues from the original movie and opt for a palette of yellow with a touch of gold – and don’t forget the roses!

 

beauty and the beast party style

Rose themed styling – Dream A Little Dream Events

 

beauty and the beast party

Rose backdrop – Dream A Little Dream Events

 

 

 

Gold confetti balloon – Emiko Blue

 

 

beauty and the beast party decorations

Decorative Vines – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Crown pinata or prop – Party Pony Designer Pinatas

 

 

yellow decorations

Honeycomb Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Yellow paper fans – The Party Parlour

 

 

pink party decorations

Pink Honeycomb ball – Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

 

princess belle balloon

Belle balloon – Party Splendour, Sydney

 

 

belle themed party decorations

Gold Heart Foil balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

beauty and the beast party

Entry sign – Eve & Co Stationery

 

Such gorgeous decorations for the table or to hang from the ceiling!:

belle and the beast party

Table centrepiece – Theme It Party Boxes

 

Incorporate red roses into the party decor – go for these paper decor roses so you don’t have to worry about the thorns!:

 

beauty and the beast rose

Paper Roses – Stylish Paper, Sydney

 

Handpainted rose party decor – Elk Prints

 

 

Beauty and the Beast Tableware

The Beast invited Belle to join him for dinner, so be sure to set a table that will delight guests and whisk them into the fairytale castle! Set the table with candlesticks, gold cutlery, vases of more roses.

 

belle themed party

Table cloth – The Party Parlour

 

belle party tableware

Gold Plates – Party for Stella

 

beauty and the beast tableware

Pink and gold plates – The Little Event Company

 

Yellow scallop plates with gold edge – Love The Occasion

 

Gold plates – Favor Lane

 

pink and gold tableware

Paper cups – The Little Event Company

 

yellow tableware

Emiko Blue

 

Pattern plates – Little Kite

 

yellow napkins

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

fancy disposable forks

Fancy Forks – The Little Event Company

 

 

yellow themed tableware

The Party Parlour

 

 

 

beauty and the beast tableware

Love The Occasion

 

 

Beauty and the beast prop hire

Want to step it up a notch? With the addition of a few key props, your guests will think they’ve entered the enchanted castle itself!

 

 

children's furniture hire

Tiffany Chairs – Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney

 

 

kids table and chairs for hire

Enchanted Party Hire, Queensland

 

 

party hire

Horse and Carriage dessert table prop – Fairy Godmother Events, Sydney

 

glass cloche

Cloche Hire – Deer Little Parties, Ballarat

 

 

princess cupcake stand for hire

Castle Cupcake Stand – Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney

 

gold sequin tablecloth for hire

Sequin tablecloth – Saffy & May, Brisbane

 

gold hall stand hire

Gold Console – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire, Sydney

 

 

Beauty and the Beast Sweet Treats & Baking Decor

I’d imagine the feast enjoyed by Belle and the Beast included towers of sweet treats after their meal. So go grand and prepare a feast for all to enjoy before the dancing starts.

 

beauty and the beast cookies

Beauty and the Beast Cookies – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n, Sydney

 

belle cookies

Belle’s Dress Cookies – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

 

belle cookies

Belle and the Rose Cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes, Melbourne

 

custom chocolate wrappers

Chocolate wrappers – Eve & Co

 

 

Gold glitter candles – The Party Parlour

 

yellow cupcake cups

Baking Cups – Emiko Blue

 

Gold glitter cupcake wrappers – Love The Occasion

 

Beauty and the Beast cake topper – DIY Parties by Renee

 

Gold glitter heart toppers – Emiko Blue

 

Gold mirrored cake topper – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Partywear & ideas

For the special party girl a lovely Belle costume is perfect for her to feel the part!:

 

Belle Costume – Costume Box

 

Add a gorgeous custom party hat or crown which are fit for a little princess and that she can reuse for dress up time after the party:

 

Custom party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures

 

The guests don’t have to feel left out with this pack of party crowns for them to wear as well!:

Gold crown party hats – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

For slightly older children, a fun idea could be a ceramic painting party where they each get to paint a little tea cup to take home for their own little Beauty and the Beast dinner party! :

 

Ceramic painting party – Pinta Crafts Sydney

 

Beauty and the Beast Party Favors

Now not everything went smoothly at Belle’s dinner, but eventually everything turned out! So we’ll skip that part of the story and after all the fun is had, send your guests home with themed memorable favors like these.

 

beauty and the beast party favors

Enchanted Mirror – Deer Little Parties

 

 

 

Package your little Beauty and the Beast favours up in a delightful favour bag or fill up a little teacup with goodies!:

 

Maxwell Williams tulip cup

 

yellow party favor bags

Love The Occasion

 

Gold stripe favour bags – Illume Partyware

 

 

 

It’s a beautiful and enchanting story Beauty and the Beast, making it our pick for a hot party trend this year after the launch of the movie next month. We hope these finds have sparked your imagination, but we’re sure your Belle will have plenty of ideas too after seeing the move!

 

Party Essentials for a swash-bucklin’ Pirate Party

Pirate party – Kiss With Style

 

Aaarrrrgghhhh me ‘arty’s!

Grab yer eye-patches and yer parrot and let’s plan a swash-bucklin’ good time!

We’ve seen some fantastic variations of the pirate theme over the years, from your traditional skull and crossbones to more character themed parties of Tinkerbell and Captain Hook, and Jake and The Neverland Pirates more recently. But essential to any good pirate themed party are:

  1. Pirate costumes
  2. Treasure
  3. A map
  4. Pirate themed games
  5. Cake (it is a party after all!)

So to help you make your party as individual as your little pirate, here’s some great products and inspiration from our LLC vendors to get you started.

 

Pirate Party Invitations

Let ‘X’ mark the spot and tell all the other pirates exactly where they can have a swash-bucklin’ good time.

 

 

Pirate invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

pirate party invitation

Emma Smith Stationery

 

 

pirate party invitations

Jellyfish Prints

 

 

 

Pirate party invitations

Paper Blossom Creations

 

Pirate party printables – Jo Studio

 

 

Preprinted pirate invitations

The Party Parlour

 

 

 

Pirate Party Decorations

Get the kids involved and go all out with props for this theme. Build a ship using cardboard boxes and sheets, turn your sandpit into a treasure hunt or build an obstacle course in the backyard. Just add bunting, flags, parrots and hey presto!

Of course styled tables and hired props don’t go astray either!

 

 

pirate balloons

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Pirate balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Red honeycomb ball – Emiko Blue

 

Paper fans – The Party Parlour

 

 

pirate flag

Party Ideas In A Box

 

pirate balloons

Deer Little Parties

 

 

 

 

Pirate Party Tableware

Whilst your average (real) pirate probably wouldn’t worry about plates too much, to keep the kids from getting too much into character, plates, cups and napkins are advised!

Stick with the traditional red, white and black or opt for pinks and purples if it pleases! No-one wants to argue with a pirate…

 

Pirate table centrepiece – Little Event Company

 

Hessian tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

Black and white plates – Emiko Blue

 

 

Pirate plates – Love The Occasion

 

 

pirate plates

Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

Pirate party napkins – Love The Occasion

pirate party plates

Happy Little Soiree

 

 

 

pirate party supplies

Hip & Hooray

 

 

pirate party kits

Party Pax

 

 

pirate party tableware

The Party Kit Company

 

 

Pirate Party Hire

If you want to create a true pirate feel then there is an array of fun pirate props which can be hired to really excite the kids!:

 

Party package for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

 

Kids tables and chairs for hire – Tiny Tables and Chairs (Melb)

 

Pirate hire package – Dream a little Dream events (Perth)

 

Pirate chest for hire – My Garden Party Sydney

 

Pirate ship for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Pirate Party treats

With a little imagination, even your humble cupcake can turn into a swash-bucklin’ pirate treat!

 

 

pirate cupcakes

Cookie Queen Kitsch’n – Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

pirate themed cookies

Flyaway Pineapple – Posts Australia wide

 

 

pirate cake

Pirate cake – Love That Lollybar Sydney

 

 

 

 

pirate cookies

One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes

 

 

pirate cookies

Petite Cookies – Melbourne

 

 

 

Top your cake or home made cupcakes off with these pirate cake decorating accessories!:

 

Pirate cake topper – Mooi Co

 

Pirate cupcake kit – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Pirate cupcake holders – Little Kite

 

Pirate cake topper – Kaivalya Designs

 

 

Pirate Party Loot and Games

A few fun Pirate party extras – dress up items, party favours and games!:

 

Kids pirates costume – Special Celebration Events

 

Pirate costume dress up – Paper Face Party

 

 

Pirate hat – Love The Occasion

 

Pin the parrot game – Party ideas in a box

 

Pirate pass the parcel – Party Ideas in a Box

 

Pirate jar of dirt necklace – The Little Event Company

 

Pirate tattoos favours – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

 

pirate eye patch party favor

Pirate eye patch – Deer Little Parties

 

 

pirate party favors

Pirate party favours – Fantasy Kids Parties

pirate ring favors

Pirate party favours – Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

 

pirate party favors

Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

 

pirate party photo booth props

Pirate photo booth props – Favor Lane Boutique

 

Pirate Kaleidoscope – Party ideas in a box

 

 

 

pirate party favors

Pirate party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs

 

Paper stripe lolly bag – The Little Event Company

 

Red stripe favour box – Emiko Blue

 

 

Sambellina party bag – The Party Parlour

 

 

The kids will go crazy for this theme and will drive you nuts for a few days as they stay in character and call you ‘matey’… but hey, that’s the life of a pirate and you’re only a kid once.

 

Aaaarrrrr!!!

 

 

Rainbow Inspired First Birthday

 

A rainbow party theme is always popular – beautiful and bright for any children’s event! So when it came time for a special Life’s Little Celebrations collaborative shoot for our friends at Lenzo this theme was chosen with the challenge to bring a new twist on this well loved theme – view the Lenzo feature here.

Chantelle from Tiny Tots Events in Melbourne coordinated and styled the shoot and worked with many vendors from Life’s Little Celebrations (vendor credits at the end of this post) to create this truly stunning and unique rainbow party setting.

The balloons featuring in this party from the rainbow arch, to the gold confetti balloons to the gorgeous grey balloon backdrop are totally mind blowing and the work of talented Boutique Balloons in Melbourne:

 

 

 

I love the uniqueness of the 3D backdrop with a little girl painting a rainbow in soft colours with the ribbons flowing down !

The sweet rainbow colours  work beautifully with the metallics in the shoot along with the greys/blacks showing how a rainbow does not have to be strictly only about rainbow colours:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kids setting is just stunning with florals in various colours and a setting any child or adult would love!:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dessert table was adorned with an array of colourful rainbow inspired desserts. Rather than going with rainbow shaped desserts , the desserts were inspired by the pastel watercolour shades of the rainbow featured in the backdrop:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This sweet invitation which coordinated with the backdrop set the scene for the event with it’s beautiful watercolour rainbow and gold foil:

 

 

The design was carried through into the sweet favour tags:

 

 

 

I hope this colourful rainbow party has left you with a smile on your face and feeling inspired for your next celebration you are planning!

 

 

Vendor Credits:

This shoot was a collaboration of Life’s Little Celebrations vendors who you can find on the Directory. All credit goes to these talented vendors who brought this rainbow party to life! Ensure you contact them when planning your next event:

Stylist and planner:  Tiny Tots Events Melbourne

Balloons:  Boutique Balloons Melbourne 

Flowers: Forget me not Floret 

Stationery:  Emma Smith Event Stationery

Venue:  The Stables of Como Melbourne

Photographer:  Eleanor Conduit Photography

Strawberry Tower:  Chocobon Melbourne 

Macarons & individual dessert jars/verrines:  Sweet Petite Creations Melbourne

Cookies and cupcakes:  Frosted by Nicci Melbourne

Partyware:  Favor Lane Party Boutique 

Tablecloths:  Saffy & May 

Foam name:  Foamtastic Party Décor 

Cake & cake pops:  Fantasy Cakes 

Kids tables and ghost chairs:  Mini party people 

 

 

 

 

Mermaid party supplies

 

Mermaid party photoshoot – Life’s Little Celebrations shoot for Confetti Fair Magazine. Styled by Sprinkled Events (Melb)

 

A mermaid party is a truly gorgeous theme to plan for and one that has become even more popular and on trend in recent times!  I believe in 2017 we are going to see even more mermaid parties – and it doesn’t surprise me – as you can do so much with the desserts and decorations for an underwater mermaid theme and colour schemes are endless

We’ve curated a gorgeous selection of Mermaid party decor and ideas – remember to CLICK on any of the below images to be taken to the source to see more or purchase

These mermaid dessert tables by Event stylists on the Life’s Little Celebrations directory provide inspiration to inspire a mermaid party colour scheme:

 

Mermaid birthday party by Dream a Little Dream Events (Perth)

 

Mermaid party – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth)

 

Mermaid party by The Little Big Company

 

Mermaid party – Kiss With Style (Melbourne)

 

 

Mermaid Party Invitations, Backdrops and Printables:

Your mermaid party stationery is a great way to set the colour scheme and look for the party so here are some designs to inspire you. Keep in mind that many of these can be modified to a different colour scheme by the designer:

 

mermaid backdrop

Mermaid party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Design

 

Mermaid invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

mermaid party printables

Mermaid party printables -Jo Studio

 

Mermaid party invitations – Dream a little dream

 

Mermaid – Under the sea party invitation – Pretty and Print

 

Mermaid party backdrop – Stylish Paper

 

Paper Eskimo Mermaid invitation – Emiko Blue

 

Mermaid Party Decorations:

Decorate the mermaid party space with hanging decor to match the colour scheme and create an underwater feel:

 

 

Malibu paper lanterns – The Little Event Company

 

 

 

mermaid garland

Mermaid garland and mermaid cake topper – Sugarlicious Parties

 

Tassel garland – DD Brand

 

Lavender leaf tissue garland – Emiko Blue

 

Teal honeycomb balls- Love The Occasion

 

Lavender paper fan – Emiko Blue

 

 

Blue tulle pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Pale blue giant number balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Poppies for Grace streamer backdrop – Favor Lane

 

Teal paper fan set – The Party Parlour

 

Balloon garland kit – Favor Lane

 

 

Tableware

Create a beautiful dessert table or kids sit-down table setting with these Mermaid inspired party supplies:

tablecloth

Scalloped ombre tablecloth – Saffy and May

 

Hessian tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

marble plates

Mint marble plates – The Little Event Company

 

Mint napkins – The Little Event Co

 

Paper Eskimo Blue confetti plates – The Party Parlour

 

Mint and silver plates – Love The Occasion

 

Lavender party plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Aqua lace plates – The Party Parlour

 

 

 

Green and aqua straws – Emiko Blue

 

Coral gold foil straws – The Little Event Co

 

Fancy blue disposable cutlery – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

These paper handpainted shell decor would be perfect to keep scattered along the table or on top of each plate to theme them to a mermaid party theme:

 

Handpainted paper shell decor – ELK Prints

 

 

 

Hire

There is an array of HIRE businesses on the Directory in various states. Here is a snapshot of a few and what they offer for a mermaid party:

A dresser in a gorgeous colour such as this would make a beautiful setting for a Mermaid dessert table:

 

Mint Dresser for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire (Sydney)

 

Cake stands are a perfect way to highlight the gorgeous colour scheme of a Mermaid party:

 

Cake stands for hire – Petite Events Hire (Sydney)

 

 

Kids mermaid party chairs for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

 

Kids chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)

 

Cute props help bring the mermaid party theme alive!:

 

Gold shell for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Mermaid party favours:

The little girls would love a necklace such as this to take home:

 

mermaid party favour

Mermaid party favour necklace – Little Event Company

 

The perfect mermaid edible party favour:

Fairy Floss – Fluffy Crunch (posts Australia wide)

An array of options and items you can pick and choose from:

 

Mermaid party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs

 

These bags in gorgeous colours could be embellished with a mermaid themed thank you card or shell decorations:

 

Tiffany blue party bags – Love The Occasion

 

Lavender stripe treat box – The Party Parlour

 

Powder blue paper bags – Emiko Blue

 

Mermaid Party Cake & Desserts

My favourite aspect of a Mermaid party are the unique desserts and cakes which can be created incorporating seashells, mermaid tails and more! Here is a snapshot of some of what could be ordered from vendors you can find on the Directory:

 

Mermaid party donuts – Sweets with Love (Sydney)

 

Mermaid tail cookie pops – One Sweet Chick Cookies and Cake (Sydney)

 

Strawberry tower – Chocobon Melbourne

 

SweetP Cakes and Cookies – Posts Australia wide

 

 

3D Mermaid cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)

 

Mermaid cake – Niknaks Sweetest Treats (Perth)

 

 

Petite desserts – Velvetier (Qld)

 

Mermaid donuts – Niknak Sweetest Treats Perth

 

If you love to DIY, here are a few mermaid items to assist:

 

Mermaid moulds – Confectionately Yours

 

Edible shell toppers – Something For Cake

 

Sprinkle mix purple pizzaz – Something For Cake

 

A few finishing touches for a Mermaid party cake:

 

Mermaid cake topper – Stylish Paper Shop

 

Mermaid cake and cupcake toppers – Chumblebee

 

Ombre blue candles – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Mermaid Party dress up

 

Toddler Mermaid dress – Paper Face Party

 

Mermaid onesie – Miss La Vie

 

Mermaid Party Entertainment:

Your little one would love to have her very own mermaid at her party! The Melbourne venue Carnival for Kids will ease the stress allowing you to have a mermaid party at their venue and provide a mermaid entertainer for your child to enjoy!:

 

Mermaid party entertainer / venue – Carnival for Kids Melbourne

 

 

Oh this really is such a delightful party theme and I hope this post has given you a head start on your party planning

I am looking forward to planning for this theme myself for my daughter this year – and know I can source all I need from the Life’s Little Celebrations vendors who truly have the best party decor in the industry!

 

 

 

 

 

Valentines Day Party supplies

For those of you who love to celebrate any occasion , Valentines day can be the perfect time to do something sweet for your hubby but also for your kids!

I know we are busy mums and it isn’t always possible to go all out. However if you’re in the mood to setup a cute afternoon tea with your kids for Valentines, order some delicious desserts for your other-half or go for a full blown Valentines day setup – we have curated a lovely selection of Valentines day partyware and party ideas for you starting with some inspiration with these dessert table setups.

You can see more of this gorgeous fire-inspired Life’s Little Celebrations shoot here:

Dessert table styled by The Pumpkin Carriage (Sydney). Photo by Captured by Kirri. Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration shoot for Confetti Fair Mazgine

 

Valentines day dessert table – Perfectly Sweet (Qld)

 

Valentine’s Day Decorations

Some loved up decorations which could work on their own for a little extra Valentines day decor in your home or mixed together for a full scale event!:

 

Giant pink heart balloon – Emiko Blue

 

Kisses and hugs garland – Happy Little Soiree

 

love script balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Heart garland – The Party Parlour

 

Gold X O balloons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Heart honeycomb decoration – Emiko Blue

 

Pink and white balloon hearts – Love The Occasion

 

Pink heart balloon kit – Love The Occasion

 

Red jumbo heart balloon – Poppies for Grace

 

 

Mini heart balloons – Love The Occasion

 

 

Balloon and heart sticker kits – Favor Lane

 

Such a gorgeous gift which would also make a beautiful decoration :

 

Floral Heart – Bella Fiore Floral Designs (Sydney)

 

Valentines Day Tableware

Some cute items which could be used for a sweet Valentines day setup for your kids:

 

Gold and pink heart plates – Favor Lane

 

Pink heart plates – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

Heart glass bottles – Love The Occasion

 

Pink heart baking cups – Emiko Blue

 

Sambellina heart favour box – The Party Parlour

 

Heart confetti – Happy Little Soiree

 

Freestanding heart decoration – Stylish Paper Shop

 

Valentines Day Cake, Desserts & Accessories

Whether it’s a homemade cake you wish to dress up – or some professionally made edible treats you are after – here is a lovely Valentines day selection to choose from:

 

Balloon heart cake topper – Favor Lane

 

Heart cupcake toppers – Chumblebee

 

Valentines cake topper – DIY Parties by Renee

 

Use these moulds to create something homemade:

 

Chocolate heart moulds – Confectionately Yours

 

These fun sprinkles are perfect to dress up any dessert for Valentines Day:

 

Valentines day heart sprinkles – Something for Cake

 

 

Your other half or your kids would love you for ordering them some of these sweet delights – and hopefully share them with you!:

 

Valentines day macarons – Dous Dolce (Sydney)

 

 

Chocolate hearts – Petite Sweets & Co (Sydney)

 

Lip cookie set – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

 

Heart macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)

 

Some mini desserts are perfect to enjoy after a special homemade Valentines dinner:

Valentines day mini desserts – The Pumpkin Carriage (Sydney)

 

 

Heart cookies – Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)

 

Heart donuts – Petite Sweets & Co (Sydney)

 

For something sweet for the kids – this range is available for order and I can imagine them all set up so sweetly on a little kids table for them to enjoy after school or a surprise they may find in their school bag or for them to give to their best friends !:

 

Valentines day favours and gifts – Glitter and Glue Designs

 

Another sweet Valentines gift ideas for the kids is this mini kite!:

 

Mini Heart kite – Party Ideas in a Box

 

However you wish to celebrate valentines day – big or small – I hope you’ve found some new party vendors and products to explore while planning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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