How Sweet it is to be loved by You….Valentines Day

We never make a HUGE deal for Valentines day around here but this year I thought it would be nice just to invite a few close friends and their kids for a little morning tea.

This little table was meant to celebrate the love between mothers & their children so I popped on one of my Willow Tree mother & child ornaments, along with a sign I made to go along with this theme.

I mainly used things I already had around the house and from previous parties and kept things quite simple and stress free.

The only things I bought were a few cute valentines goodies from Occasion by Design and I ordered the ultra sweet cookies from Cakes By Sharon

 

A little sign I made up…definitely feel this way about my kids (even if one is going through the “terrible twos”!)

These cookies were delicious!

Cake cut into heart shapes and toppers from Occasion by Design. Funny how a cute topper can really dress up something so simple!

Fruit in sweet wrappers from Occasion by Design. I managed to get my daughter to actually eat more fruit today by telling her it was “cupcake fruit”!

My SIL gave me a heart shaped muffin pan last year. So I used it to make these delicious savoury muffins:

Hope you had a sweet Valentines Day as well!

Party finds from not-so party shops

As a mum of 2 little ones under 3…I don’t have the luxury of wandering the shopping centres or streets hunting down unique props and party accessories. I know there are bargains to be had out there….but for now, most of my shopping is done online!

So today I thought I would share a few finds from some stores which you can find in your shopping centres but also visit online – perfect for me because if I do get to visit a shopping centre alone I can run in and quickly to buy what I need after already seeing it online without browsing the whole store (ok I still browse the whole store anyway…!…)

Anyways the stores below (which I know most of you know and love anyway!)  while not being specifically party stores, often have lots of things you can use to style your table!

Nearly all the finds below are under $20 and some under $10. Lots more on their websites!

Most of you know TYPO has wooden letters but check out these new MAP letters…perfect for a travel theme/aeroplane theme/pirate theme:

 

Map letters - TYPO

 

Blackboards are always popping up these days at parties/dessert tables:

A4 chalkboard - TYPO

 

Also loving the cute canvas art at TYPO. Here is a cute one for a girl nautical theme!:

Cancas - TYPO

 

Homeware & linen shops like My House often have some unique home decorate items you can use for props at VERY affordable prices. This would be perfect for any girly party although you could style it specifically for a ballerina party or a french inspired do:

Mannequin- My House

Am LOVING these finds from Adairs Kids! Who knew they had they this stuff? Not me!:

Dinosaur paper chains - Adairs kids

 

Gorgeous playtent for a girly theme, but they also have BOYS ones too. These are perfect for kids in to play in during the party AND obviously to keep and play in for many days to come:

Cottage garden Play tent - Adairs Kids

 

Cute for a vintage style baby shower perhaps?:

Rocking horse - My House

 

Canopies like these make lovely backdrops & can be used in a bedroom after…& they are less than $30 !

Hiccups canopy - Pillow talk

 

A bit more expensive but you could use this many times over & use it for storage as well:

Teatime stand - My House

 

I know you all love Kikki.K. They have fantastic items you could use as party favours…like these notebooks for a rainbow party !

5pk notebook -Kikki.K

 

So there you go…a few more ideas of places to explore when planning your next party =)

Real party feature – Iceskating Theme

When this Iceskating themed party arrived in my inbox from Sweet Event Styling by Thanh (based in Sydney) I was looking forward to featuring it for a few reasons!

1. It’s a great theme for a child who is a little bit older

2. It shows how a predominately blue colour scheme CAN be used well for a girl

Thanh based the decor around a wintery icy blue to go with the ice-skating theme as well as her daughters love of this colour!

She cleverly designed the printables including the lolly tags, toppers, placemats and signs.

Lollies were from Professors Lollies online and Thanh made all the other desserts except for Melting Moments (from local supermarket)

 

Love the shape of these bottles!:

Toppers are such a cute and easy way to dress up your treats.

Cake buntings are definitely IN right now! :

Thanks Thanh for sharing your great work. You can get in contact with Thanh & see more photos by visiting her facebook page here.

 

Peppa Pig Party supplies – Shopping guide

Based on the request of some of my readers here are some Peppa Pig party supplies to contribute to a Peppa Pig theme party.

Remember to browse my online children’s party directory for more vendors Australia wide to help when planning a Peppa Pig party!

You can gain a lot of inspiration for this party from the show itself – think jumping in muddy puddles/clouds/raindrops/umbrellas/gumboos, princess crown/wand, dressing up games, apple trees and gardens. If you view the different Peppa Pig episodes you can also gain inspiration, for example doing a Peppa pig fun-fair theme, Peppa Pig playgroup theme, Peppa Pig dinosaur theme etc.

Hope these items will help inspire your Peppa Pig Party planning!

 

Invitations and Printables

 

Peppa Pig collection – Giggle and Grace Designs

 

 

 

 

Peppa Pig inspired invitation – Upon a time Designs

 

 

Peppa Pig party printables, Sunshine and muddy puddles – Style Me Gorgeous

 

 

 

 

Peppa Pig Printables – Owl Always Love U prints

 

Peppa Pig invite with matching printables – Two Tiny Loves

 

Peppa Pig birthday invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

Decorations

A few decoration ideas inspired by ideas from the Peppa Pig show! Peppa Pig loves jumping in muddy puddles so you could base your decor around this idea:

 

Raindrop garland – All we need is origami

 

 

Pink umbrella garland – Gfetti

 

 

 

 

 

Peppa Pig bunting – Just Party Supplies

 

 

Peppa Pig balloons – Just Party Supplies

 

 

Peppa Pig Foil Balloons – Bubbles and Rainbows

 

 

Peppa Pig party backdrop – Style Me Gorgeous

 

 

Tableware:

 

Peppa Pig Party tablecloth – Just Party Supplies

 

Peppa Pig party plates – Just Party Supplies

 

Peppa Pig Party pack – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

 

Peppa pig plates – The Party Cupboard

 

Love these two toned pink straws!

Two toned pink straws – Saffy & May

 

Sweet Treats

 

 

Persian fairy floss – Little Dance Invitations

 

Love these items to display some of your sweet treats:

Sambellina icecream cups – Occasion by Design

 

 

Polkadot candy boxes – The Party Table

 

Aren’t these pale pink wooden cake stands so sweet?!:

Pink wooden cake stand – The Party Studio

 

If you want to make your own cake, then Cake 2 the Rescue have fabulous kits with all you need including a pig cake kit to suit this theme!:

Pig babe cake 2 the rescue kit – Cake 2 the Rescue

Special themed items:

 

Peppa Pig party masks – Just Party Supplies

Here are some props and items you could use to help style and decorate the party area and dessert table. All items are tied into the idea of clouds/rain, apples/gardens etc:

 

Pink watering can – Saffy & May

 

Mini picket fences – Saffy & May

 

 Love these wooden produce trays to use as decor/props and to display food or drink bottles in to create a garden feel:

Wooden produce trays – Larkmade

 

 

Wooden pear tree – Raw Space

 

Sweet felt apples – Stamp and Scrap

 

Grass mats – Little Dance Invitations

 

Raindrop clouds – Bauble

 

Red apple candy containers – The Little Big Company

 

Apple lantern – That Online Shop

 

Grab a pair of cute gumboots to use as a prop!:

Penny Scallan gumboots – Mothers Love

 

Peppa Pig is often seen with a Princess crown and wand and I’m sure all the little guests would love one too:

Gold crown party hat – The Party People

 

Star wand – The Costume Store

 

Some lovely items for HIRE from our sponser Tiny Tots Toy Hire in Sydney to help you style this theme:

Topiary tree – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

Hot pink cake stand for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

Pink childs garden setting for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

Pink canopy for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

 

Favours

Cute umbrella themed favours:

Umbrella favour kit – Perfect Baby Shower

 

Or use these packages to send some goodies home:

 

 

Peppa Pig favour box – Just Party Supplies

Rose gelato candy box – Saffy & May

 

 

 

Peppa Pig Sweet Tubes – Chocolate Wrapped

 

Some sweet Peppa Pig stickers. There are a few more novelty items on this site if you follow the link!:

Peppa Pig stickers – Just Party Supplies

 

 

A little library set like this containing numerous books is great for dividing up as seperate favour gifts:

 

Peppa pig library – -ABC shop

 

Cute peppa pig ribbon to top off your favour packaging:

Peppa pig ribbon – The Party Cupboard

 

Real Parties

There are some very stylish Peppa Pig parties out there ready to inspire you! Have a look at the links below:

Gorgeous and stylish Peppa Pig party by Sophisticated Yum

Love the mix of vibrant colours and fun props in this Peppa Pig party featured on the Celebrations at Home blog

Didn’t think a Peppa Pig party could be “pretty”? Well have a look at this gorgeous Peppa Pig/Sweet Shoppe party on the Green Wedding Planner blog!

Floral Baptism Celebration – Real Party

I was very excited and grateful that my daughter’s Baptism celebration was been featured on the Party Inspirations blog!

My daughter Naomi Grace had her Baptism celebration one week after my elder daughters birthday party – so in order to avoid too much stress I kept it very simple and small!

Everything was based around a floral garden look/feel.

Sharon from Cakes by Sharon created the gorgeous ruffle Christening cake. I had seen this ruffle cake design by Sharon and loved it and knew I wanted it for my daughter’s Christening.

 

ruffle cake

 

To match the floral feel, Dunne with Style made an absolutely gorgeous fabric flower garland as well as toppers which I used atop the little jars of white chocolate mousse. To say these were gorgeous is an understatement! The mousse was served with some floral spoons – image and more details further down this post.

 

shabby chic baptism

 

Another favourite item of mine were the pink picket fences I used around the platters which I sourced from Saffy & May and were perfect for the floral/garden feel.

 

floral baptism

 

I used floral printed pop sticks from Polkadot Prints for the oreo pops I made.

 

floral cake pops

 

 

 

I had a little drink area set up and reused the pink ruffle garland I used at Rebekah’s birthday party from Emerald and Ella. The drink dispenser is from Leo & Bella and I just added a doily decoration onto it to dress it up a little.

 

floral shabby chic baptism

 

I set up a little area where I had the party favours – chocolate bars & wrappers for the adults from Bespoke Party Products and goodies for the kids in beautiful floral favour bags from Sweet Celebrations. The floral garden mat I placed my daughter’s picture frame on is also from Sweet Celebrations.

 

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floral party

 

I used the gorgeous pom poms from Rebekah’s party again here too. They were made by Pom Pom Princess.

Here is a close up of the chocolate bars and wooden spoons from Bespoke Party Products. I thought they were just divine! I loved that I could purchase the chocolate bars with wrappers all together because with Rebekah’s party the week before I simply didn’t have time to cut printables and prepare these myself!

floral chocolate bar wrappers

 

A close up of the name print & name blocks, Baptism Candle and a special gold cross gift she received.

shabby chic baptism

 

The name print & blocks were from Retro Ragamuffins and I LOVE them! They are now in her room which she will eventually move into once she outgrows her bassinet. On the name print I had “Naomi” as well as the meaning of her name underneath: delightful, pleasant,  beautiful!

And here is my little darling….my favourite picture of the entire day =)

 

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