What pictures cannot show…

There are SO MANY GORGEOUS parties which talented and creative mums and party stylists have put together and showcased that I am in awe of. However it also makes me slightly intimidated and shy to show pictures of my own daughters celebrations!

I see the photos and I notice lots of things which I should have and could have styled better and done differently.

However it’s also important to keep things real.

As a mum of a 2yr old and a 4 month old having 2 celebrations in a fortnight was hard work and I told myself I would not put as much pressure on myself because I just did not have the time this year.

I know a lot of you are also in the same boat. As much as you would love to have the most gorgeous or uniquely styled party for your child, sometimes you run out of time, or energy or money to do it all the way you would have liked.

I will still show the photos however (once I finish sorting through them! sorry I’ve been slow with this) even though my celebrations do not reach the heights of some of the beautiful parties I share via facebook =) In the end I’m not a party stylist – I’m a mum who wants to celebrate my kids – and I do the best I can with that =)

None of us should ever be shy or intimidated to share our party photos =)

What the photos cannot show is the joy of the child being celebrated and their friends, the pride of their grandparents, the love of their parents. It doesn’t show the love and time poured into the various food and decorations for the party. It doesn’t show all the amazing memorable moments which have taken place during the party and before and after. These are what really matter more than ANYTHING else.

Christmas Giveaway from I Love Parties

We are running a quick Christmas Giveaway from the fabulous store I Love Parties. We want to make sure you receive your prizes in time so this giveaway will close THURSDAY 13  DECEMBER!

What I LOVE about this store is that a lot of their partyware themes are vintage based so you will find quite unique partyware that is often not found in other stores.

There will be TWO WINNERS, and each will win one set of 6 PERSONALISED Christmas colouring books in a divine red Christmas giftbag! These make great Christmas gifts which will also keep the kids entertained if you give them out at a Christmas get together you are having! The kids will love seeing their name on their own colour book too! =)

 

To enter, simply visit the I Love Parties shop HERE and comment below telling me which of their gorgeous vintage party themes you love the best!

This competition is open to Australian residents only and will close Thursday 13th December at 8pm (EST). Winner will be drawn via random.org. Winners will need to supply the personalised names by the 14th December.

Good luck!

Winner of our Christmas Giveaway!

Morning All!

Thank you so much for entering the Emerald + Ella Christmas giveaway with so many lovely items from their store. I know some of you already had discovered Emerald + Ella but it’s good to see this competition introduced some of you to this gorgeous shop.

Jane from Emerald + Ella also runs a blog which you can find here filled with ideas and inspiration!

Now onto the winner of our giveaway which I drew using random.org and it was entry # 32:

Congratulations:

Dawn

Well done Dawn, I look forward to seeing what you do with these goodies! Please email your address to lifeslittlec@gmail.com

Thank you again to all of you who entered!

 

Christmas Giveaway – Emerald + Ella products

I love being able to host giveaways for my readers and with Christmas around the corner I’m excited to be able to offer you some lovely products from the beautiful Emerald and Ella store.  I used some tissue garlands from their store recently and loved them – I’m so pleased to be able to offer them as part of this giveaway!

These items are perfect to get you started for a Christmas celebration you have planned.

The winner will receive this beautiful collection:

– 1 x 3.6m  red tissue garland

– 1 x 3.6m cream tissue garland

– 1 x 90cm red balloon

– 10 pack of white scallop tags

– 1 x silver glitter tape (50cm long)

– 1 x 12cm Zinc star decoration

– 1 x 50 white star doilies

Lovely right?!

So to enter all you have to do is…

1) Pop over to the Emerald+Ella website and subscribe to their newsletter on the homepage. Their shop is filled with coloured cake stands, unique decorations, vintage finds and more – so you will not want to miss out on their updates!

2) Comment on this blog post stating you have joined the newsletter.

That’s it! Entries close Friday 30 November at 10pm (EST) and the winner will be drawn using randomly and announced on the blog.

Entries open to Australian residents only.

Good luck everyone!

Introducing Simply Sweet Soirees

I am delighted to welcome Simply Sweet Soirees as a new blog sponser of Life’s Little Celebrations!

Simply Sweet Soirees is a boutique online partywear retailer, event styling and party hire business.

They stock a large range of gorgeous partyware perfect for all types of celebrations. While their website is being completed, you can view all their products via their facebook photo albums and purchase directly using the message tab on their homepage.

Simply Sweet Soirees also offers creative and individual event styling for parties, weddings and corporate functions. The hire section of our business (based in Perth) will be fully operational by the middle of November and updates will be posted on their facebook page.

They have a PROMOTION starting today and finishing at midnight (WST) on the 14th November whereby any order over the value of $50 receives FREE STANDARD POSTAGE Australia wide! So pop over to browse their partyware and start shopping!

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