Valentine’s Day decor + gift ideas

Valentine's Day

Jumbo heart balloons in red, pink & white from Ruby Rabbit Partyware – pic credit Geronimo Balloons

 

For all the love bugs planning something special this Valentine’s Day – whether for your hubby or perhaps something fun for the kids – surprise and delight with heart felt decorations, carefully selected details and sweet gift ideas for THE most sweetest ways to say ‘I love you’ from LLC partners – all of which you can find on the Directory pages:

 

Valentine's Day decorations

Valentine's Day tableware

 

Valentine's Day gift ideas

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Shop the above party supplies below- simply CLICK on the item you want!:

Balloons and garlands

Gold Giant ‘XO’ balloons, $28.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Gold and silver glitter heart reversible garland, $7 – Love The Occasion

Giant Kissy Lips balloon, $12.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Pink Giant 90cm Heart balloon, $9.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Pink Heart balloon kit, $25 – Love The Occasion

Emoji Hearts balloon, $7.95 – Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

Finishing touches

Lips paper straws, $5.50 – Confectionately Yours

Pink and gold sweetheart plates, $6.50 – Love The Occasion

Heart drink stirrers, $22.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Convo Heart cake toppers, $16.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Pink Heart napkins, $5.95 – Emiko Blue

 

Sweet gifts

Happy Valentine’s Day Cookie Mix, $15 – Sweet Health

Strawberry and rose bouquet, POA – Chocobon

We make the perfect pear cookie gift box, $10.95 – Miss Biscuit

Chocolate pyramids, POA – Chocobon

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

tanya

Mickey Mouse Party Supplies

Mickey Mouse is one of those classic characters that is part of most children’s childhood – including many of ours! It’s perfect for a 1st or 2nd birthday and there are many different ways you could style it – whether you make it colourful and bright, stick to just black/red/yellow or perhaps focus more on the Mickey Mouse head silhouette using some different colour scheme!

Here is a round up of some Mickey Mouse party supplies to assist in your party planning. Simply click onto any of the below images to be taken directly where to purchase/order the item from!

Nearly all items are from businesses in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory – make sure you browse to find the best Australian’s businesses for your next celebration!

 

Mickey Mouse printables and invitations:

A cute and fun  Mickey mouse clubhouse backdrop. For your backdrop printing try out Jo’s Signs by Designs.

 

Mickey Mouse party backdrop - Giggles and grace designs

Mickey Mouse party backdrop – Giggles and grace designs

 

 

Mickey Mouse party printables - Edge House Design

Mickey Mouse party printables – Edge House Design

 

 

Mickey Mouse party printables - Emajine designz

Mickey Mouse party printables – Emajine designz

 

 

Mickey Mouse clubhouse printables - Pretty and Print

Mickey Mouse clubhouse printables – Pretty and Print

 

Mickey Mouse Party Decorations

A mix of decorations which you could work into a Mickey Mouse party and colour scheme:

 

Black jumbo balloon - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Black jumbo balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Mickey Mouse pom pom - Theme It party boxes

Mickey Mouse pom pom – Theme It party boxes

 

This garland could be created as a Mickey Mouse garland:

 

Mickey Mouse garland - Memories are Sweet

Mickey Mouse garland – Memories are Sweet

 

Mickey Mouse balloons - Just Party Supplies

Mickey Mouse balloons – Just Party Supplies

 

Mickey Mouse foil balloon - Just Party Supplies

Mickey Mouse foil balloon – Just Party Supplies

 

You could use black lanterns with ears attached to create the Mickey Mouse silhouette:

 

Black paper lantern - Hip and Hooray

Black paper lantern – Hip and Hooray

 

Love this unique decoration!:

 

Red honeycomb ball fancy decoration - Poppies for Grace

Red honeycomb ball fancy decoration – Poppies for Grace

 

Red polka dot streamers - My Party Boutique

Red polka dot streamers – My Party Boutique

 

Black chevron bunting - Love The Occasion

Black chevron bunting – Love The Occasion

 

honeycomb ball

Yellow honeycomb ball – Love the Occasion

 

 

Mickey Mouse Party Tableware

A few items you could mix and match to put together a kids party table setting:

 

Red polka dot table runner - The Party Parlour

Red polka dot table runner – The Party Parlour

 

 

Mickey Mouse large plates - Just Party Supplies

Mickey Mouse large plates – Just Party Supplies

 

Red polka dot plates - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red polka dot plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Yellow sambellina plate - Love the Occasion

Yellow sambellina plate – Love the Occasion

 

You could add some cardboard ears onto some black plates for a Mickey mouse silhouette look!:

 

Black plates - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Black plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Black bow tie wooden spoon - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Black bow tie wooden spoon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

A fantastic Mickey Mouse party set:

 

Mickey Mouse tableware - Merc + Jones

Mickey Mouse tableware – Merc + Jones

 

Mickey Mouse Cake and Desserts

These items could be used for a Mickey Mouse dessert table:

 

Red dot cupcake case - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red dot cupcake case – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Red and Black baking cups - Little Kite

Red and white baking cups – Little Kite

 

Use these moulds to create your own Mickey Mouse lollipops!:

 

Mickey Mouse lollipop mould - Confectionately yours

Mickey Mouse lollipop mould – Confectionately yours

 

Red polkadot cake pop stick - Emiko Blue

Red polkadot cake pop stick – Emiko Blue

 

Some very cute Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers!:

 

Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers - Merc +  Jones

Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers – Merc + Jones

 

Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers - Glistening Occasions

Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers – Glistening Occasions

 

There is a range of vendors in the Directory who can create Mickey mouse desserts such as cookies (most post Australia wide), cake pops, macarons and cakes! This is just a sample:

 

Mickey Mouse cookies - Savvy Cakes by Lena

Mickey Mouse cookies – Savvy Cakes by Lena

 

 

Mickey mouse smash cake - A La Roch

Mickey mouse smash cake – A La Roch

 

Mickey Mouse macarons - Moreish Macarons

Mickey Mouse macarons – Moreish Macarons

 

 

Mickey Mouse cake - Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melb)

Mickey Mouse cake – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melb)

 

You could use a custom Mickey Mouse cake topper such as this (without the Minnie Mouse) for the perfect finish to your birthday cake!:

 

Mickey mouse cake topper - A La Roch

Mickey mouse cake topper – A La Roch

 

Mickey Mouse cake topper - Merc + Jones

Mickey Mouse cake topper – Merc + Jones

 

Mickey Mouse Hire Items and Props:

The perfect photo prop for a Mickey Mouse party:

 

Mickey Mouse photo props for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

Mickey Mouse photo props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Mickey Mouse costume hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

Mickey Mouse costume hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

I love these Mickey and Minnie stools for hire!:

 

Mickey and Minnie kids stool for hire - Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

Mickey and Minnie kids stool for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

 

 

Red mini paton chairs for hire - Mini Party People (Melb and Syd)

Red mini paton chairs for hire – Mini Party People (Melb and Syd)

 

The cutest Mickey mouse outfit for the 1st birthday boy!:

 

Mickey Mouse kids 1st birthday outfit - Little Miss Charlie's Treasures

Mickey Mouse kids 1st birthday outfit – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures

 

Perfect for all the little guests:

 

Mickey mouse party hat - Parties 2 Go

Mickey mouse party hat – Parties 2 Go

 

A fun Mickey Mouse themed party game:

 

Mickey Mouse party game - Just Party Supplies

Mickey Mouse party game – Just Party Supplies

 

Mickey Mouse Party favours:

There are lots of cute Mickey Mouse party favours at Just Party Supplies. Just click on one of the below images to see more:

 

Mickey Mouse paddle ball - Just Party Supplies

Mickey Mouse paddle ball – Just Party Supplies

Mickey Mouse tattoos - Just Party Supplies

Mickey Mouse tattoos – Just Party Supplies

 

Some party bags you could use for a Mickey Mouse party:

 

Mickey Mouse favor bags - Theme It Party Boxes

Mickey Mouse favor bags – Theme It Party Boxes

 

Black dot bag - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Black dot bag – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Polkadot red bag - Party and Co

Polkadot red bag – Party and Co

 

Black scallop favour box - The Party Parlour

Black scallop favour box – The Party Parlour

 

I hope you enjoyed this round up of Mickey Mouse party supplies!

Enjoy the planning and celebrating!

 

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Unicorn Party – Real Party Feature

Today I’m sharing a fun Unicorn party for 3 yr olds, using many Life’s Little Celebration’s directory vendors – based around the book ‘Thelma the Unicorn’ by Aaron Blabey.

 

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This is a really sweet and simple setup making it perfectly do-able for mum’s wanting to throw something together for their unicorn loving child! The pink sequin tablecloth looks amazing but you could make a similar setup work with a white tablecloth for another option.

Those pretty white tassels are from Love the Occasion and could work into so many party themes!

 

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A lot of the creations on this table were handmade by vendors in the Life’s Little Celebration’s party directory – meaning that they can custom create similar items to suit your child’s particular party theme.

The cupcakes were dressed up in these pretty glitter Unicorn toppers by Sugarlicious Parties:

 

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Gorgeous custom cutlery was created by Bespoke Party Products:

 

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I love these muslin favour bags by Glitter and Glue design with a glittery unicorn print! :

 

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You really can’t get any prettier than glittery tulle poms – from Pom Pom Princess:

 

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The cluster of tulle poms looks so pretty together and teamed with the cute unicorn head from K-Mart make an easy backdrop:

 

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This is such a cute theme and really popular at the moment and I hope this setup has inspired you!

If you’re planning a Unicorn party you can find more Unicorn party ideas and supplies by visiting my previous Unicorn party supplies blog post here.

 

CREDITS:

Photography – Jodi Griffin Photogrqphy

Cupcake toppers – Sugarlicious

Bespoke Cutlery – Bespoke Party Supplies

Unicorn Lolly Bag – Glitter & Glue

White Tassels – Love the Occassion

Pom Poms – Pom Pom Princess

Unicorn Head – Kmart

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Party Planning…again!

What is your favourite part of planning your kids parties?

Is it deciding a theme? Is it scouring pinterest for ideas or perhaps purchasing all the party supplies?

We recently celebrated Naomi’s 3rd birthday (I’ll be sharing the pics soon – my comp decided to crash the night of the party so it’s delayed me in editing the pics!) and I’ve started thinking ahead to my eldest daughter’s 5th birthday (November) and son’s 1st birthday (January)

My favourite part of party planning would have to be the initial stages – deciding a theme, colour scheme and overall look of the party!

Now the “theme” aspect is not as much in my control anymore now my girls are getting older and have more specific ideas of the party they want. As much as I have ideas of themes I would LOVE to plan for…it is their party after all.

My eldest wants a Doc McStuffin’s party – if you don’t know, Doc McStuffin’s is a show on Disney Junior about a little girl who pretends to be a doctor to all her toys. It’s a cute show and to be honest although I would love to plan a non-character based party I don’t mind this theme so much – I’m just grateful we aren’t doing yet another Princess party!

As you can see, it can look quite cute and there are lots of fun ideas you can incorporate with this theme:

 

Doc McStuffin’s inspired party – Kara’s Party Ideas

 

The main colours are pink and purple but I’ll be adding in some aqua blue which is featured on the Doc Mcstuffin’s logo and I’ve seen incorporated into Doc McStuffins parties – I think it will work well to break up the pink and purple! Love this inspiration for a pink/purple/aqua combo:

 

Pink, purple and aqua colour palette – Chickabug

 

I’m also thinking of mixing it with an Icecream theme as it’s a summer party and I think an icecream buffet with toppings will be lots of fun for the kids. You can also have a lot of fun setting up a spread of toppings. How lovely is this setup?:

 

Ice cream party by Red Wagon Events – The Hostess with the Mostess blog

 

I love how this Doc McStuffin’s party was mixed in with a cupcake theme so I think I can somehow make the icecream theme fit in!:

 

Doc McStuffin’s cupcake party – The Hostess with the Mostess

 

Now for my son’s 1st birthday in January – deciding a theme is a little trickier given that really all he is into right now is milk…Sophie the Giraffe…and rolling everywhere and of course he has no care about his party theme or his party whatsoever – he just wants to be fed and burped!

However I’ve always thought if I had a boy I would LOVE to do a cute vintage tricycle party as I’ve always been inspired by this gorgeous one:

 

Vintage Tricycle and Kite first birthday by Style Me Gorgeous – featured on Chic Cheap Nursery

 

What do you think? Lovely right?!

I am thinking I could make it work perhaps with even a mint green/brown or mint green/grey/yellow colour scheme as I love the idea of some mint green rather than blue for a boy – but I also think the blue/brown look so classic together.

This cute theme really reminds me of the innocence of childhood!

The other theme I have always loved is a Milk and Cookies party ! The idea of a little milk station with flavoured milk and a cookie bar is such a quaint idea. Just look at this sweet setup:

 

Milk and Cookies birthday – Anders Ruff

 

However as it is his 1st birthday and will be slightly larger than our normal parties (and won’t be at home) the logistics of having to setup a milk and cookies bar for a larger group and with a limited setup time at a venue is putting me off…perhaps I may use this for his 2nd birthday.

The other theme I was contemplating was a cute Under the Sea party theme. I love this theme as there is so much you can do with decorating and desserts and it’s perfect for summer.

I was finding it hard to find any Under the Sea parties for boys that I liked. Everything I found used more brighter colours and I was aiming for more pastel or lighter colours to inspire me but I finally came along this small but sweet setup:

 

Under the Sea party – Lola and Lace

 

I love the colour scheme chosen and everything is so fresh looking and cute – perfect for a 1st birthday:

 

Under the Sea birthday party – Lola and Lace

 

Under the sea party – Lola and Lace

Such a sweet theme and perfect for a January party.

So that is where I’m at with my party planning.

I find now I’ve got 3 kids I plan and organise my kids parties a lot quicker than I use to – but I always start brainstorming early but end up leaving the real party preparation a bit last minute.

As always I’ll be drawing on the vendors on the Life’s Little Celebration’s kids party directory for all the items I need for my kids parties. As a busy mum I really believe we need easy ways to plan our kids parties (amongst other things) online and that’s what the kids party ddirectory is all about – helping you connect with some wonderful small businesses quickly and easily when planning your kids parties!

However as I said – I LOVE the brainstorming / dreaming up ideas part of the process!

I’ll keep you posted and hopefully soon I’ll get my daughter’s Snow White party pics ready to share!

 

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Ladybug Party Supplies

I’m counting down the days until Spring and a ladybird / ladybug theme is perfect for a cute Spring party theme! It’s easily decorated in red and black – and you can incorporate pinks or greens for a garden feel or I also love the idea of a pink ladybug party.

Here is my round up of ladybug party supplies – nearly all of which are from businesses listed in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory which has so many fantastic vendors for all your kids parties – so make sure you go have a browse!

Hope you enjoy the round up. Remember to simply CLICK onto any of the below images to be taken directly to the relevant business page.

 

Ladybug Party Invitations and Stationery:

This cute ladybug invitation can be ordered with an equally adorable matching cake (cake only available if you’re in Sydney). Click on the image to be taken to the site of vendor Deliciously Yours for more details:

 

Ladybug Invitation and Cake - Deliciously Yours

Ladybug Invitation and Cake – Deliciously Yours

 

Some more cute Ladybug party stationery:

 

Ladybug Invitation - Giggles and Grace Designs

Ladybug Invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Ladybug party printed backdrop and stationery - Jo's Signs by Design

Ladybug party printed backdrop and stationery – Jo’s Signs by Design

 

 

Ladybird party printables - Fairydust Stylish Stationery

Ladybird party printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery

 

Lady bug party printables - Dream a Little Dream

Lady bug party printables – Dream a Little Dream

 

Ladybug Invitation - I Will Invitations

Ladybug Invitation – I Will Invitations

 

 

Ladybug Party Decorations:

 

Ladybug foil balloon - Party Splendour

Ladybug foil balloon – Party Splendour

 

Tiny red garland honeycomb ball kit - Love The Occasion

Tiny red garland honeycomb ball kit – Love The Occasion

 

Black and red pom pom garland - Pom Pom Princess

Black and red pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess

 

Red paper daisy decoration - Love the Occasion

Red paper daisy decoration – Love the Occasion

 

 

Polka dot red and black balloons - Party & Co

Polka dot red and black balloons – Party & Co

 

 

Ladybug Party Tableware:

 

 

Red polka dot plates - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red polka dot plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Ladybug plates - Party Splendour

Ladybug plates – Party Splendour

 

 

Black and white dotted plates - Paper Face

Black and white dotted plates – Paper Face

 

 

Red and black party kit -The Kit Source

Red and black party kit -The Kit Source

 

 

Ladybug napkins - Party & Co

Ladybug napkins – Party & Co

 

 

black dot straws

Polka dot straws – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

These cute ladybug party labels are perfect to help theme your food table to match the ladybug party theme:

 

Ladybug tent cards - Matchie Matchee

Ladybug tent cards – Matchie Matchee

 

 

Ladybug Party Cake, Desserts and accessories:

 

 

Red spot baking cup - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red spot baking cup – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Love these cute red/white cake pop boxes to dress up your cake pops and match them to a ladybug theme!:

 

Red white spot cake pop boxes - PS Made With Love

Red white spot cake pop boxes – PS Made With Love

 

Ladybug lollopops - The Little Big Company

Ladybug lollopops – The Little Big Company

 

Make your own ladybug chocolate covered oreo biscuits!:

 

Ladybug chocolate oreo mould - Confectionately Yours

Ladybug chocolate oreo mould – Confectionately Yours

 

If you want to make your own ladybug birthday cake for your child this DIY kit is an easy way to do it:

 

Ladybug DIY Cake kit - Mumma Cakes

Ladybug DIY Cake kit – Mumma Cakes

 

Remember to visit the Cake and Desserts category in the “Directory” part of this site to find someone in your location to create some a Ladybug party cake or desserts (cookies, cake pops etc) for your child’s party!:

 

Ladybug cake - Deliciously Yours (Sydney(

Ladybug cake – Deliciously Yours (Sydney)

 

Ladybug cookies - Miss Biscuit (Melb)

Ladybug cookies – Miss Biscuit (Melb)

 

 

Lady bug oreo pops - The Sweet Cart (WA)

Lady bug oreo pops – The Sweet Cart (WA)

 

 

Ladybug cookies - Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)

Ladybug cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)

 

Ladybug Party wear:

 

An adorable party hat for the birthday girl:

 

Ladybug party hat - Little Miss Charlie's Treasures

Ladybug party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures

 

Gorgeous ladybug wings perfect for the party and for general dress up:

 

Ladybug dress up wings -  Special Celebration events

Ladybug dress up wings – Special Celebration events

 

Ladybug Party styling and hire:

Sharing some Ladybug dessert tables as well as items for hire from vendors in the directory:

 

Ladybug party setup - Lovely Occasions and Styled Events (Queensland)

Ladybug party setup – Lovely Occasions and Styled Events (Queensland)

 

 

Ladybug party setup and desserts - The Sweet Cart (WA)

Ladybug party setup and desserts – The Sweet Cart (WA)

 

Style your ladybug dessert table on something different by hiring a unique setting from one of the vendors on the Directory:

 

Black trestle table for hire - Sweet Heavenly Events Hire

Black trestle table for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events Hire

 

Cart  for hire - Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melbourne)

Cart for hire – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melbourne)

 

Create a cute ladybug table setting for the kids! Visit the directory to find a vendor in your location to hire kids party table and chairs from:

 

Kids table and chairs - Tiny Tables and chairs (Melb)

Kids table and chairs – Tiny Tables and chairs (Melb)

 

You could also hire some props such as this hedge for a ladybug party garden feel:

 

Hedge for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

Hedge for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Ladybug Party favours

 

Here are a few cute novelty items to suit a ladybug favour bag and some ladybug favour bag options:

 

Ladybug toy party favour - Party & Co

Ladybug toy party favour – Party & Co

 

Pink Poppy ladybird wand - Party & Co

Pink Poppy ladybird wand – Party & Co

 

Ladybug castanets - Cheeky Chops

Ladybug castanets – Cheeky Chops

 

This cute ladybug bag could double as both a gift for the kids to take home plus you could fill it with some special treats:

 

Ladybug bag - Special Celebration Events

Ladybug bag – Special Celebration Events

 

 

Red polka dot favour bag - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red polka dot favour bag – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Ladybug favour box - Favor Lane

Ladybug favour box – Favor Lane

 

Ladybug lolly bags - Matchie Matchee

Ladybug lolly bags – Matchie Matchee

 

As a final cute embellishment:

Ladybug pegs - The Paper Lantern

Ladybug pegs – The Paper Lantern

 

Ladybug Real Parties:

Visit these cute parties for more inspiration:

Sweet Ladybug party by Sweet Creations by Sharms

Gorgeous ladybug party by The Sweet Cart

Such a cute Ladybug party featured on Pizzazzerie

A unique pink/white/black ladybug party from Vens Paperie

I hope you enjoyed the ladybug party finds and you have lots of fun planning a ladybug party for your little one!

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