Meet Dalia from Tiny Tots Toy Hire

I have the pleasure in this blog post of introducing Dalia of Tiny Tots Toy Hire, one of our lovely sponsers based in Sydney. Over the last 12 months I’ve seen so many unique, fun and fantastic party hire products being added to their range and there is truly no better kids party hire business in Sydney – they offer not only toys, but props, dessert table accessories, kids tables/chairs and more! Having personally used them myself I can also vouch for their excellent service!

Read on to find out more about the amazing and lovely Dalia behind this wonderful business and see some of the products they offer!

 

 

1)      Tell us about yourself and why you are passionate about Tiny Tots Toy Hire?

I’m a mum to two gorgeous kids (yes I am slightly biased) aged two and four… they have the power to drive me insane and melt my heart all within a 30 second time frame! Actually… same goes for my husband – except in a longer time frame lol

I am absolutely passionate about this business and definitely don’t see it as “job”. It’s an all-consuming way of life! I strongly believe that to be successful at something, you need passion – regardless of what it is. I love being able to use a combination of my event management, psychology and business skills in what I do. But mostly, I love dealing with our customers (and others in the industry)… it gets me excited!

 

2)      What are some of the exciting new products you have made available for hire?

There are new products being added weekly! Our new custom made vintage inspired Phone Booth prop has got to be the coolest item we’ve added in a while. Absolutely perfect for a Superhero party! We’ve also added very suave Ferrari ride-on cars and a black and white checkered floor perfect for a racing car party. Then there’s the multitude of pretty cake stands and fuschia outdoor garden setting… I could go on all day! Actually one more I must mention… our new Mickey Mouse, Mini Mouse, and Donald Duck wooden life size props – so cute in photos!

 

 

 

 

3)      What are your most popular items and why do you think they are such a hit at parties?

When it comes to toys, the rollercoaster and the ball pit! Something about kids and balls… couldn’t put my finger on it… until I jumped into the ball pit with my kids one day and it all made sense! (We don’t recommend you try this at home by the way) The rollercoaster is great for all ages and it gives them an addictive thrill – they can’t get enough of it! As for props, the Lolly Stand Canopy Display is a hit and the kids Bubble Chairs – we have them in five different colours and we just can’t keep up.

 

4)      Any great decorating ideas you have seen?

I love the idea of incorporating the theme into all aspects of the party (not just the dessert table for example). The ideas are endless… you just need to browse our Real Parties albums on Facebook to get some inspiration. Think themed lunchboxes for the kids, themed take home favours, even toys to match the theme!

 

5)      What is your personal favourite party theme and why?

I have too many… there is no way I can narrow it down to one. When you’re in the industry we’re in, you fall in love every day! I love anything vintage (think My Little Jedi), I also love colour themes which are perfect for things like Christenings (think grey and lemon or chocolate brown and blue) and I have to say the unisex superhero party we just did with Sophisticated Yum was so much fun to style.

6)      How far in advance do I need to book my party?
Some simple advice here… the earlier you book the better. We do get booked out and if you are particular about which toy or cake stand you’re after, or if your event is being held at a venue and you need specific delivery and pick up times then you need to get in early to avoid disappointment. Having said that, we have a very large range and there is usually always something available for those last minute requests.

7)      What is your vision for Tiny Tots Toy Hire for the future?

It depends… can dreams become a reality? We have so much planned. We want to be the first place anyone thinks of when they’re organising a children’s party whether it be for toys, props or party hire (e.g. popcorn and fairy floss machines). We are constantly getting enquiries from around NSW and Australia… so franchising is definitely on the cards. All I can say is… watch this space!

To find out about Tiny Tots Toy Hire’s full range, please contact them using the details below:

Email:                 info@tinytotstoyhire.com.au

Website:              www.tinytotstoyhire.com.au

Phone:               0410 660 121

Facebook:           www.facebook.com/toyhire

Party Pretties – May 2012

There seems to be an endless supply of lovely new products appearing for parties these days. They are all so tempting so here are just a few party pretties I’ve spotted lately which I wanted to share with you all! Maybe you’ll find something to add to your collection or next celebration:

 

Nolan drink dispenser - Leo & Bella

 

Cupcake shaped jar - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Mini cupcake stands - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

 

Milk glass cake stand - Sweet Style

 

Wooden cake stands in various colours - Leo and Bella

 

Chalk cake bunting - Chalk It

 

Floral paper cup with lid - The Little Big Company

 

Robert Gordon paper windmills - Occasion by Design

 

Ruffled tablecloths in various colours - Saffy & May

 

Paper garlands - Red Elephant Creative

 

Tissue garlands in various colours - Emerald and Ella

 

Sixlets - Sweet Style

 

Pink and white candy hearts - Sweet Style

 

Rock candy stars - Occasion by Design

 

Backdrop Tutorials

One of the first things I notice when I see all the amazing dessert tables being styled is the backdrop. It was also one of those parts of planning a dessert table which troubled me the most for my daughter’s party as there are so many ideas out there for backdrops!

So today I decided to compile some links of tutorials available on the internet of some DIY backdrop ideas.

If you want a collapsable stand that you can set up anywhere to attach a backdrop to, follow this tutorial to make your own!

Backdrop stand tutorial - Anders Ruff Blog

 

A backdrop of paper rosettes can create a stunning effect and allows you to mix and match various colours and patterns of paper:

Paper rosette backdrop tutorial - Catch My Party blog

A ribbon backdrop is such a pretty and interesting way to create a backdrop and the wonderful Leanne from Sweet Style created this easy tutorial for creating this style of backdrop:

Ribbon backdrop tutorial - Sweet Style blog

 

Follow this link for the tutorial on how to create this stunning painted lattice design backdrop!

Painted backdrop tutorial - Celebrations at Home Blog

I was lucky enough to work with Pauline from Sophisticated Yum last year who created this amazing Mermaid theme dessert table. She created a netted backdrop which you could use for any sea related theme:

Netted backdrop tutorial - The Party Studio/Sophisticated Yum

If you are up for a bit of a challenge then this paper flower backdrop is just gorgeous!

Paper flower backdrop tutorial - Tradewind Tiaras

 

Tassel Garlands are becoming more popular in backdrops – follow this link for an easy tutorial on how to make your own:

 

Tassel Garland tutorial - The Sweetest Occasion

A circle garland is an easy way to dress up a dessert table:

Circle garland tutorial - Tickled Peach Studio

I hope these links will help when creating your next backdrop!

Enjoy the creating and crafting!

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Printable Ideas

Now that Easter is over some of you may be turning your attention to Mothers Day!

So here is a collection of printables I’ve found to help you get started (some of which are free) for planning a celebration! Some ideas for what you could plan:

– An afternoon tea with a small group of fellow mum’s during the week

– A luncheon with your own mother/mother in law/grandmother or other motherly role models in your life

– A breakfast for yourself and the family and involve the kids during the week in cutting and preparing the printables

– Spoil a new mother or a mother going through a difficult time with a special meal or mini dessert spread!

– Have your kids bake some cupcakes for their aunties and Grandmothers and prepare the printables with them to present with the special treats

Whatever you choose to do, I hope that Mother’s Day will be a day where you are celebrated and you can also celebrate this amazing gift of being a mother!

Printables:

Personalised Mothers Day printables - CreativiDee Workshop

 

Printable mothers day kit - Kutzy Party Boutique

 

Love the uniqueness of the chalkboard look!

Chalkboard Mothers Day Printables - Ham & Pea Design & Paperie

 

Pink and Yellow Printables - The Tomkat Studio

 

Free Mothers Day Printables - Nic Roc Designs

 

This breakfast collection is a fun one for the kid’s to prepare:

Free Breakfast mothers day printables - Oh Happy Day

 

Free Mother's Day Printables - Sweet Scarlet Designs

 

Mothers Day printables - Love Party Printables

 

Vintage Mother's Day Printables - Bella Grey Designs

I’d love to hear if you are planning something special for Mother’s Day…

 

 

Real Party Feature – Lalaloopsy Baptism Celebration

I swooned when I saw the images of this Lalaloopsy Baptism celebration by Kate from Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations for her daughter Paige! Kate decided to setup various tables each styled around the personality and characteristics of a different Lalaoopsy doll. What results is a gorgeously detailed and thought out celebration with loads of prettiness!

The main table was set up in front of their cubby house (looks like a dream cubby house!) and this backdrop is just gorgeous! Love the chandelier, gold birdcages and the pretty bunting which all work so well together! It is honestly stunning!

 

On this table Kate had cupcakes, white chocolate mousse, cookies and other sweets along with Paige’s beautiful two tiered Christening cake, decorated with sweet icing buttons & bows.

I just love the extra detail added to these mousse pots and drink bottles including the way the platters have been decorated:

This drinks table is ever so sweet and demonstrates a great set up which you could use for your own parties.

Styled around another of the dolls is this Morning Tea table with scones, jams and strawberry custard tarts complete with a biscuit tiled floor! I just love this beautiful table:

Also set up was an assorted cakes and dessert table again based around one of the Lalaloopsy dolls which has a connection with bandages, bumps and bruises – hence the cute extra bandage details on this table!

A lot of the party wares came from Kate’s own online store Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations however there were lots of other great suppliers involved and full credits and sources can be found in the full blog post on this celebration.

Thank you Kate for giving me the opportunity to showcase this beautiful celebration for Paige!

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