2022 Celebrate Conference Highlights

After 3 years I FINALLY had the chance to host the Celebrate Conference again on the 7th June, back at the beautiful Deckhouse Venue.

This day brought the industry together for a day of inspiration….networking…connection and learning

It was an event that was so needed….after the challenges of the last 2 years….to help support vendors in our industry to RISE up !

I’m so pleased to be able to share the stunning photos with you and all the details of this amazing day!

 

Thanks goes to Mary Ronis Events for styling this event and an array of vendors who gave their time and talent for the decor of this event along with supporting it and sponsoring it. Please view the vendor list at the end of this post for all the credits:

 

 

We had a range of amazing guest speakers for the day. Here is a few of them!

 

 

The decor for the day came to life thanks to a team of amazing vendors! Here are some of the team involved!

 

 

 

The theme of the day was RISE which was lit up in lights thanks to LIT Letter Lights, surrounded by gorgeous balloons by Balloons by Des. How amazing does it look from the back of the room at the stunning DEDES Waterfront Venue – The Deckhouse?!

 

 

 

Guests were greeted by an entertainer from Pistachio Entertainment and how colourful and fun does she look?!

On her tray she had all the welcome badges for our attendees – handmade in stunning acrylic by Lavorato Designs:

 

 

 

The badges had attendees names and business name and the design was created to link to the RISE theme and the sun rays design which was seen throughout the decor:

 

Our tables were beautifully styled by Mary Ronis Events to create a gorgeous place for our attendees to enjoy the day!

 

 

Starting with stunning table cards with beautiful gold foiling by Eve&Co:

 

Each place setting had stunning hand made keyrings by The Little Shindig Shop with fun tassels. These keyrings with the Celebrate Conference logo made beautiful mementos for the day:

 

 

 

We also had cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health with gorgeous labels by Eve&Co:

 

 

Each attendee was also gifted with an INCREDIBLE gift box by Complete St Co. More photos later of the details inside!

 

 

Silk Flora created beautiful floral centrepieces for half of the tables and Balloons by Des created gorgeous jumbo balloons on the other half of the table centrepieces:

 

 

 

Now to the backdrop which can only be described as MAGNIFICENT!! Mary Ronis Events created the concept for this stunning setup which executed perfectly by our vendors!

Belle Events provided all the gorgeous backdrop panels in custom colours. Eve&Co created a sun ray decal applied to one of the panels to work in with the theme. Lavorato Designs created the beautiful Celebrate 22 acrylic sign.

Pretty Bangin’ Balloons created the burse of colours with the stunning balloons

Silk Flora were the genius behind the incredible florals on the day and they were beyond stunning!

 

 

Just look at the stunning colours of these silk florals by Silk Flora!!

 

 

Mastello Creations created  a true work of art with her cake and Lavorato Designs created the gorgeous cake topper. The details are truly stunning

 

 

 

 

This setting  made the perfect photo backdrop for SO many photos throughout the day and our photographer, Jade of Hipster Mum Photography captured all the photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a special area setup with some of our magazines printed in hard copy for people to view and also to take photos of with any issues of the magazine they were in!

The ghost cart from Belle Events was the perfect setting to display the magazines:

 

 

 

Perfect Print Co created this STUNNING set of books showcasing Life’s Little Celebrations, The Celebrate Society, Celebrating Little Ones and the Celebrate Conference. How beautiful did they look?!

 

Such stunning quality and clear print by Perfect Print Co:

 

The area for these photos was created with a neon backdrop from Baby Got Backdrop Hire, a panel from Belle Events and balloons from Balloons by Des.

 

We had a thank you banner for our sponsors also created for this photo area and printed by Jo’s Signs by Design:

 

 

Our members enjoyed taking snaps here of their business inside the magazine!

 

 

 

The day started off with some mingling where everyone was in groups and had to follow each other on Instagram:

 

 

 

I then welcomed everyone to the event and thanked all involved and….one of my favourite parts of the day….I had everyone APPLAUD themselves for making it through the last 2 years. We really took a moment to acknowledge what we had achieved as an industry by overcoming the challenges and now being ready to RISE for the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Then there were the speakers which was such an integral part of the day. Although we had beautiful views to enjoy, and stunning decor, and food throughout the day….the day isn’t about the food and venue. The food is about the learning, the inspiration and the networking!

Wendy El-Khoury of Wedded Wonderland was the perfect keynote speaker to start of the Conference as she blew us away with her marketing tips. To be honest  – this presentation alone was worth the cost of the conference ticket as she fit a whole days worth of knowledge into 1 hour!

 

 

After morning tea we had the amazing Racha of Willow Tree Events who is a true inspiration in our industry. Coming all the way from Melbourne, Racha presented on pricing strategies and instagram, and later in the day also ran an instagram audit session!

 

 

Throughout the day the AMAZING Sarah Osmotherly was the perfect MC keeping us laughing and entertained. Truly there is no better MC than Sarah and she created the fun vibe for the day!

 

We then had amazing PANEL sessions followed by 2 afternoon sessions by Racha of Willow Tree Events and Bianca of On-Point Planning Co.

 

On this panel we had Bianca of On Point Planning Co, Emily of Pistachio Entertainment, Dalia of Tiny Tots Event Hire and Alysia of Alysia Bridger events who gave us their thoughts on some hot topics in the industry and shared their ideas on customer service, social media and more!

 

The next panel focused on branding and some general questions and we had Andrea of Tutu Du Monde, Rob of Five Star Party Co, Kathryn of Event Law and Eliza of Copper Fork Cakes:

 

 

 

Throughout the presentations there were lots of laughs…questions….and lightbulb moments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every attendee walked away not only with inspiration, ideas and new connections…but a gift box itself worth the price of the ticket!

The gift box was created by Complete St co:

 

 

Inside many amazing vendors provided delicious and handmade items

 

 

 

 

It truly was an incredible day which we all needed after 2 hard years! So many have said they cannot wait until next year!

This day wasn’t about the food…the views…the venue….it was about the amazing speakers, connections and inspiration…and I know so many walked away with practical tips, new networks and feeling inspired!!

 

VENDORS: with special thanks to

 

Styling

Mary Ronis Events

https://www.instagram.com/maryronisevents/

 

Venue

Dedes Waterfront Group

https://www.instagram.com/dedeswaterfrontgroup/

 

Photography

Hipster Mum Photography

https://www.instagram.com/hipstermumphotography/

 

Florals: Backdrop and tables

Silk Flora

https://www.instagram.com/silkflora/

 

Balloons: main backdrop

Pretty Bangin’ Balloons

https://www.instagram.com/prettybanginballoons/

 

Props: Backdrop panels, ghost cart, plinth

Belle Events

https://www.instagram.com/belle_events_syd/

 

Balloons: Table balloons, garland around RISE letters, garland for photo area

Balloons by Des

https://www.instagram.com/balloonsbydes/

 

Acrylics: Name Badges, backdrop sign, cake topper

Lavorato Designs

https://www.instagram.com/lavorato_designs/

 

Paperie: All design, Table placecards

Eve & Co

https://www.instagram.com/eveandcostationery/

 

Cake

Mastello Creations

https://www.instagram.com/mastello.creations/

 

Celebrate Keyrings

The Little Shindig Shop

https://www.instagram.com/thelittleshindigshop/

 

Celebrate Gift Boxes

Complete St

https://www.instagram.com/completestco/

 

Custom Celebrate Books: Set of 4

Perfect Print Co

https://www.instagram.com/perfectprintco/

 

Cookie Mix Bottles on Table

Sweet Health

https://www.instagram.com/sweethealthcookiemix/

 

Welcome Entertainer/Name badge tray

Pistachio Entertainment

https://www.instagram.com/pistachioentertainment/

 

Neon backdrop panel

Baby got Backdrop Hire

https://www.instagram.com/babygotbackdrophire/

 

RISE Letter Lights

LIT Letter Lights

https://www.instagram.com/lit.letter.lights/

 

Gift box contents thanks to:

Valentines “Heartbeat bunch” Feature!

When this gorgeous Valentines themed party by Elevate Decor (one of our Celebrate Society members in the USA) popped up on my instagram feed I knew I had to feature it! This super cute Valentines heart balloon backdrop, gorgeous Valentines kids table and ultra cute “Heartbeat bunch” of kids is too adorable not to share! Hope you enjoy!:

 

 

 

Valentines Day can definitely be a kids celebration and I love this whole LOVEly setup!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How gorgeous are all the Valentines themed desserts?  I love that cake topper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Valentines Day kids table setup is so gorgeous and detailed!

 

 

 

 

 

The kids are so just adorable aren’t they?

 

 

 

 

I hope this blog post has inspired you to create even a small Valentines celebration for the kids!

 

 

VENDORS

Concept, design, styling, florals, balloons: https://www.instagram.com/elevate_decor
Kids’ tables + chairs, acrylic bar cart: https://www.instagram.com/justkidspartyrentals
Heartbeat Bunch sign + drink stirrers: https://www.instagram.com/kksevents

New Years Eve “Disco made me do it” party shoot

With a few days left of 2019 it is the perfect time to share this New Years Eve kids party shoot for our Celebrating Little One’s e-magazine 

It will definitely blow you away with its fun decor and equally fun and bright desserts! Styled by Something White Events and Paper Playground it is filled with amazing desserts, balloons and brilliantly bright decorations to create an amazing setting for a NYE celebration! Enjoy the photos and view the vendor details at the bottom of the post:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VENDOR CREDITS:

Please click on the links below to be taken to the relevant vendor sites!

Concept & Styling – Something White Events
www.instagram/somethingwhiteevents/

Photography – Hipster Mum Photography
www.instagram.com/hipstermumsocial

Paperie & co-Styling – Paper Playground
www.instagram.com/paperplayground

Partware, balloons & Venue – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
www.rubyrabbit.com.au

Balloon & streamer installation – Popette Studio
www.instagram.com/popette.studio

Cake trio, cookies, meringue kisses, popcorn & wafer cookies – Quincy Lane
www.instagram.com/quincylane

Glitter Macarons – Dous Dolce
www.instagram.com/dous_dolce

Props & furniture – The Treasure Room
www.treasureroom.com.au

Heart Pinatas – Pinatas by Karan Rivera
www.instagram.com/pinatasbykr83

Neon Sign – Neon Collective
www.instagram.com/neoncollective

Acrylic bar sign, dessert box & silver cake topper – Alison Caroline designs
www.instagram.com/alisoncarolinedesigns

Acrylic drink stirrers & Neon cake topper – Communicake it
www.instagram.com/communicakeit

Tulle skirt & empowering t-shirts – Confetti rebels
www.instagram.com/confetti_rebels

See more in our latest e-magazine: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_little_ones_magazine_nov_2019_issue_9

 

Girly Safari Party Feature

We love a Safari party and even more a girly spin on this theme! With gorgeous touches of gold, pastel colours and bold animal props – this girly safari theme featured in Issue 8 of our Celebrating Little One’s e-magazine will inspire any safari party!

Styled by Beyond Elegant by Sherry in collaboration with other Celebrate Society members. Please view the vendor credits at the end of the blog for all the vendor links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Credits

Concept , styling and Coordination

Beyond Elegant by Sherry

https://www.instagram.com/beyondelegantbysherry/

Balloons

Signature Event Styling

https://www.instagram.com/signatureeventstyling/

Animal Props

Sparkle Events Melbourne

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sparkleeventsmelb/

Donuts and Donut Wall

Donut Wall Events

http://www.donutwallevents.com/

Cake

For an angel cake

https://www.instagram.com/foranangelcake/

Gold Hoop prop

Props Planet

https://www.facebook.com/Props-Planet

Low Picnic table

Little Party Play

https://www.littlepartyplay.com.au/

Cookies

Petite Cookies

https://www.instagram.com/petitecookies/

Lollipops

Sweet Party Pops

https://www.instagram.com/sweetpartypops/

Custom backdrop design

Edge House design

https://www.instagram.com/edgehousedesign/

Printing

Jo’s Signs by design

http://www.jossignsbydesign.com.au/

Photography

Nicole Pas Photography

https://www.instagram.com/nicolepasphotography/

Partyware

The party Parlour

https://thepartyparlour.com.au/

 

Venue

Little Ginger Co

https://www.instagram.com/littlegingerco/

Swan Kids Party Supplies

A party inspired by the majestic and graceful swan is the ultimate in whimsical and girly themes.

This ever popular decor is perfect for birthday’s, christenings, baptism’s and baby showers. You can let your daughters inner girl shine with plenty of glitter, feathers, pinks, white and gold to create a Swan party theme which is surprisingly easy to pull together!

Pull inspiration from the Swan Lake ballet or Swan Princess fairytales to create a magical swan party. Below you’ll find lots of swan party supplies straight from our Celebrate Society members. CLICK on any image to be taken to that business!

 

White & Gold Styling by Signature Event Styling (Melbourne)

 

Swan Kids Party Invitations & Stationery

Pinks, white and a touch of gold make a great colour palette for a swan party, and your invitations make a great base for the rest of your styling. Here are some pretty swan party invitations and stationery to get your swan party planning happening!

Swan Invitation by Eve & Co

 

Swan Invitation by Joyful Invitations

 

Swan Invitation by Pink Pom Pom Kids

 

Swan Backdrop by Joyful Invitations

 

Swan Milestone Board by Pink Pom Pom Kids

Event styled by A&J Wedding Party Event

 

Swan Party Decorations

Continue your swan party colour palette through to your decorations and add a touch of feathers and swan themed supplies. We’ve selected a range of white and gold decorations as well to work in with a swan theme.

Swan Balloon by Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

Swan Garland by KF Party Couture

 

Swan cake topper from Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Swan by KF Party Couture

 

Balloons by Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

Feather Balloon by KF Party Couture

 

Decorations by Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Balloon Garland by The Party Pack Co

 

 

Balloons by The Party Pack Co

 

Balloon Streamers by Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

Decorations by KF Party Couture

 

Confetti from The Party Pack Co

 

Decorations from Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Swan Party Tableware

Create a whimsical table setting with coordinated swan tableware and plenty of fresh flowers as centrepieces. With the popularity of this theme lately, there has been an abundance of gorgeous swan partyware and tableware supplies hitting the online party boutiques…so we’ve found the best for you mixed in with some others to match in with the colour scheme.

 

Pink Plate by The Party Pack Co

 

Pink Straws by The Party Pack Co

 

Swan Plate by Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Plastic Gold Cutlery by KF Party Couture

 

White and Pink Tablecloth by KF Party Couture

 

Swan Napkins by KF Party Couture

 

Swan Plate by KF Party Couture

 

Cups by Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

Cupcake Case by The Party Pack Co

 

Swan Party Cakes, Desserts and Accessories

Delicate sweets speckled with gold, crowns and swan shaped accessories completes the perfect swan party dessert table.

 

Swan Dessert Table by MrsK Baked Delicacies (Sydney)

 

Pink Swan Cookies by Cave Cookies

White Swan Cookies by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n (Sydney)

 

White Swan Cookies by MaR-Valicious Bites

Pink, White & Gold Donuts by Sweetly Baked (Perth)

Dessert Table by MrsK Baked Delicacies (Sydney)

 

Swan Cupcake Topper by Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

Custom Swan Cake Topper by Foote & Flame

 

Custom Swan Cake Topper by Foote & Flame

Swan Cupcake Toppers by KF Party Couture

Swan Candle by Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Swan Party Favours and Miscellaneous

The added extras are what set this theme apart, with bespoke favours and keepsakes for this special occasion.

Swan Party Hat by Eve & Co

 

 

These great swan partyware and party supplies featured here can be found on our members websites. Remember you can CLICK on any item above to be taken to that business’s website or Facebook page! You can find all these vendors and more in our Directory section!