I’m a Little Teapot Theme – Real Party

I’m thrilled that my daughter’s 2nd birthday party has been featured on the Little Big Company blog!

We chose an “I’m a little teapot” theme as she loves singing nursery rhymes and playing with her teaset – I knew this would perfectly suit her! I simply wanted a sweet and fun party for her.

With a 5 month old to take care of my energies were a little strained leading up to the party but in the end I just loved seeing my little girl enjoying herself so much on the day! There were many little things I should have/could have changed but it doesn’t matter….celebrations aren’t about the perfect…they are about the memories!

I was inspired by some vintage tea party printables by Love Creation Gal and the colours pink, yellow & mint green.

All the vendor credits will be listed throughout this post if you wish to find anything =)

Hope you enjoy viewing the pictures of our own little celebration!:

 

The dessert table included a stunning cake made by Spoon and Fork Cookies & Cake who also made gorgeous cookies.

I also had jelly cups, oreo pops, marshmellow pops, meringues and turkish delight.

The backdrop ruffles I bought from the online store Emerald and Ella

Mint Green cake stand is from Leo & Bella, and the pink cake stand is from Mum’s Little Party Secret

Denin from Spoon & Fork Cookies and Cake did an amazing job with the cake and cookies:

I made the oreo pops and marshmellow pops. The marshmellow pops were a little bit of a disaster but thank goodness I had these cute toppers from Charli Mae to make them look adorable anyway!

The sweet stamped spoons were from Red Elephant Creative. They are personalised with Rebekah’s name and also have a delicate doily print stamped on. These baking cups are from Sweet Celebrations. Perfect for jelly!

I was lucky enough to have Pom Pom Princess create a beautiful set of pom poms for the drinks table – I am in love with these tulle pom poms which are now hanging in my baby girl’s nursery! They are so soft and pretty! To be honest I DON’T think I did them justice – I think I could have laid them out in a better way! All the rushing around in the morning with a toddler and baby in the house contributed to that =)

Red Elephant Creative also created teapot garlands in pink, yellow & mint which I used around the party areas – these were so delicate and cute.

We had an adults food table and a seperate kids food table. On the kids table I used some yellow polka dot lanterns from The Party Studio as well as a bunting using the printable collection for decoration. The pink polka dot tablerunner in this table and the above table was from The Party Parlour (love their range of tablerunners!)

The colourful food cartons I used to serve some of the snacks are from The Party Studio

I made a print for Rebekah describing what she is like at the age of 2 which will be nice to look back on as she gets older.

We were lucky to have the gorgeous pink damask plates & cups from Illume Designs – they are really pretty!

I stamped all the napkins with a stamp I had bought from Sweet Style for Rebekah’s first birthday.

I used large lovely mint green lanterns from The Party Parlour. These lanterns easily fold for storage after the party – highly recommend them for a simple but effective decoration!

You can see again the teapot garlands from Red Elephant Creative here as well:

We LOVE having toys from Tiny Tots Party Hire at our parties – the kids go crazy for them. It keeps them so busy and entertained which also means the adults can have a great time! The ball pit was again another hit, as was this toy kitchen! I wish I could show you all the pictures of the kids having loads of fun on all the toys but I don’t like displaying other people’s kids on my blog. Trust me – the toys were played with non stop =)

Bespoke Party Products created these teapot favour bags – they were truly adorable! I topped them off with thank you tags from the printable collection and tied them with yellow twine from Sweet Celebrations.

Here are the favour boxes all laid out on my daughters toy piano with the teapot garland which Red Elephant Creative made:

And this is what it’s all about! Smiles by the birthday girl =)

Thanks for taking the time to view the pictures and thank you once again to all the vendors who helped contribute to this special celebration for our daughter.

Photos are thanks to Gather and Stitch (Sydney)

Cake Toppers

A cake is truly one of the main features at any celebration but can also be quite a costly item! I am amazed constantly at the talent of many cake decorators and the works of art they produce.

However for the times where we either want to make our own cake, or cannot afford something too detailed – there are a variety of cute and unique items to top off a simple cake and make it look extra special!

Here are some I found available to purchase or order:

Tassel garlands seem to be all the rage right now, so why not use tassels for your cake bunting too?:

Tassel garland cake bunting - Red Elephant Creative

 

Tulle pom poms create such a soft and pretty effect and also make for a wonderful cake garland:

Tulle pom pom cake garland - Pom Pom Princess

Love this personalised cake garland with the name hanging down from the top!

Cake bunting - Hanging Pretty

 

A classic cake bunting such as this one really gives a beautiful finishing touch to any cake:

Little Boy Blue cake bunting - Pink Grapefruit

 

How about these flower pom toppers for something special? Bundled together for a gorgeous effect:

Cake toppers - Dunne with Style

 

These cake buntings come with optional name attachments as well – perfect for a personalised touch:

Shabby chic cake bunting & topper - Taffle Wishes

 

Washi tape is another new craze and you can find cake buntings pre-made using washi tape¬† if you don’t want to make it yourself:

Washi tape bunting - Inspiration Nest

 

These felt buntings are lovely and so easily reusable!

Birdy felt cake bunting - Sweet Tashie

 

Other options besides cake buntings & garlands is of course a cute cake topper such as a figurine that also make a nice keepsake after the party. Here are a few I found:

Nursery Rhyme cake topper - PassionArte

 

Personalised figurine topper - Cherry Red Toppers

 

Polymer clay toppers - Creations of clay

 

Peter Rabbit alphabet figurine - Peters of Kensington

Also available are acrylic cake toppers, and one such as this could be used many times over the years:

Acrylic cake topper - Creative by name

 

So many pretty, unique and fun options out there to offering simple ways to make a cake look extra special!

 

 

Celebration agenda for 2013

It’s a new year and I hope you all had wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations!

I’ve started thinking ahead to what is on our celebration agenda for 2013 and I thought I’d share what’s on our plan for the year!

Coming up first is my nephews First Birthday. My sister wants a Winnie the Pooh theme for him and I’ll be trying to help her out a bit with the decorations. I have two girls so it will be fun to help out with a boy’s theme party for once =)

I’ve started a little bit of searching online already for a nice Winnie the Pooh printable/invite set of which there doesn’t seem to be many!

I’m liking the classic and cute look of this one:

 

Classic Winnie the Pooh printables - KWP Creations

 

Also loving these toppers!:

Winnie the Pooh cupcake toppers - Seasonal Delights

Next up will be my own daughter’s first birthday! I am tossing up whether to have a big party or keep it at home. My husband has a large family (15 aunties/uncles) so it is only when we have a big affair in a hall I can actually have all his family there.

However such a large party also means a large expense. Of course I could keep it in a hall but keep it casual – serving morning or afternoon tea rather than lunch. I have been to a few 1st birthday parties with a similar casual feel but in a hall just to accommodate larger numbers.

I have been leaning towards doing a Carousel Theme…I love this theme for a girl. I could tie it in with the idea of a 1st birthday – starting the ‘ride’ of her life etc….

While searching online I came across this amazingly beautiful Carousel Party!:

 

Pretty Carousel Party - On to baby blog

 

Talk about gorgeousness overdose! Unfortunately I won’t be having lifesized carousel horses at my daughter’s birthday unless any of you have one in your spare room to lend me =)

Also stumbled upon these amazing cupcake toppers:

Cutom carousel cupcake topper - Heads and Tales

I’ve also been trying to find a nice printable or invitation set I like for this theme. It’s a bit hard when I haven’t decided on a colour scheme yet!

Do you let the colour scheme dictate your printable? Or do you choose a printable first that you like and that sets your colour scheme?

I did stumble across this pretty invitation which caught my eye:

Carousel party invitations - Pink Frosting

The search will continue! =)

Then next up is our 5yr anniversary! How did you celebrate your 5 year anniversary?

I’m thinking – either a night or weekend away (depends on whether I’m still b/feeding my daughter who will be 13 months by then).

Another option is a celebration with our bridal party.

Or maybe we can do both? =)

Decisions, decisions!

Then finally for us will be my other daughter’s 3rd birthday!

No idea what theme I will have for her! I have to see where the year takes her and what her interests are as the year goes on =) She did receive some fairy toys for Christmas so perhaps that could lead us to a fairy related theme. Anyways I have 11 months to plan that party, so loads of time! =)

This year I’m also thinking of doing a candy buffet at one of the celebrations. I’ve only ever put together a dessert table so I thought it would be fun to try a candy buffet – perhaps at the anniversary celebration where there is more adults and I know the glass jars will be safe =)

How about you – what is on your party agenda for the year?

Would love to hear from you!

 

 

Christmas Wishes

A note to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a lovely holiday time with your families. May it filled with lots of celebrating, feasting and love!

Christmas is the biggest celebration of the birth of a child and I love Christmas and am excited to be this year celebrating my second daughter’s first Christmas! To think that last year at this time she was just a little soul inside of me. And now here she is at 5 months (my 2yr old was too scared of Santa for a photo!)

I hope those of you going away will have a safe and fun journey!

I also hope that those of you missing loved ones at this time are still able to find comfort and joy this Christmas

a little Christmas decorating at home

Thank you all so much for your support and all your comments (on the blog and facebook)

I have enjoyed being a part of this community during 2012 and have truly appreciated all your feedback and all the inspiration so many of you provide me through your ideas & party images!

See you all in 2013!

 

 

 

Winner of our Christmas giveaway

Thank you for everyone who entered our Christmas Giveaway from the fabulous store I Love Parties.

It was great to hear what everyone’s favourite themes were from their lovely store!

Now for the winners of these divine set of 6 PERSONALISED Christmas colouring books:

Winner 1: Entry # 9: SANDRA D

Winner 2: Entry # 14: LOUISE WILLIAMS

 CONGRATULATIONS Sandra & Louise!

Please email me at lifeslittlec@gmail.com with the 6 names you wish to be printed and your address details!

Thank you to I LOVE PARTIES for this lovely giveaway! Make sure you keep their mind in store for your next celebration!

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