Today I am delighted to introduce you to one of my talented blog sponsers – Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets. Maja provides an amazing styling service in Melbourne (as you can see by the images in this post). Her focus is on dessert tables however she also provides full event styling services.
In this post she shares a little bit more about her business, her motivation and managing the work/business balance!
Nautical themed 1st birthday
What have been some of your recent themes and favourite themes you have styled?
The first half of the year has consisted of lots of boys parties! I have covered owl themes, vintage circus, construction, dirt bikes, elmo and a few nautical themes. My favourite to date has to be the Construction party I styled for Bela Designs’ son Lincoln who did an amazing job with the event stationary.
Construction themed 3rd birthday
The second half of the year looks like its all girl parties for me! I recently styled the ever so popular bird theme table in gorgeous pinks and lilac colour palette. I am looking forward to styling a Teddy bear Picnic and Hungry Caterpillar for two little girls’ first birthdays this month.
Bird themed 1st Birthday
Where do you find inspiration and motivation for your business?
I have always been always been very creative, artistic and hands on, so styling events is a great opportunity to express all. My 20 month old daughter is my biggest inspiration as well as my little assistant, she has started styling her own tables at home!
Dirtbike themed 5th Birthday
How you manage to balance your business with your family commitments?
Being a parent and working from home is a challenge in itself! I definitely try to create the balance between my family and work. I tend to make the most of my time during nap times and the 2 days my daughter is in day care are my most productive days.
Vintage inspired circus theme 1st birthday
Aren’t these dessert tables amazing?
Thanks so much Maja for sharing some thoughts on your business Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets. As you can see from the images, Maja is extremely talented! You can join her facebook page to keep up to date with more of her work!
I have some wonderful businesses advertising on my blog and I’ll be introducing you to them over time so you can discover some of the fantastic items which exist for your child’s parties and celebrations.
I love handmade items in a celebration and if you aren’t one for DIY there are some talented women who can create handmade decor for you such as Michelle – owner of Hanging Pretty. Michelle is based in Brisbane and works from her home studio, which she established in 2012 as a way to work from home while her kids were still little, making handmade prettiness.
Originally making unique mobiles for children’s rooms after not being able to find what she loved for her own daughter’s room a few years earlier she set about making her own bespoke creation and then went on to establish Hanging Pretty.
This beautiful mobile below really shows how Michelle’s business name “hanging pretty” aptly describes her creations!:
Michelle has previous work experience with events/functions so Hanging Pretty gradually transitioned from bespoke mobiles to custom papery for all aspects of events, boutique displays or photo-shoots where Michelle creates prettiness from a variety of mediums which are as unique as the person they are intended for. As part of this transition Michelle drew on her experience and love of styling to offer styling ideas for boutique window displays, celebrations for any occasion and weddings.
Can you believe these are handmade flowers made by Michelle? Absolutely gorgeous!
Hanging Pretty has a wide range of possible items for your child’s celebration such as: Sewn silhouette garlands, Cake bunting, backdrops, toppers, embellishments for straws and bottles, tassels, favour boxes and more!
Hanging Pretty Services also include (On Location from Brisbane to Gold Coast): Photo-shoot Styling, event planning, boutique window displays, sourcing of products and more!
Michelle is really lovely to deal with and is fantastic at brainstorming ideas for your celebration and designing something unique for your child’s party theme.
If you have an idea and need someone to make it happen then make sure you contact Michelle at Hanging Pretty.
Phone: 0412 965904
Facebook Gallery: www.facebook.com/hangingpretty
Thanks Michelle for sharing some of your beautiful work with all of us!
I’m excited to introduce you to Tiny Tots Toy Hire as one of our fabulous blog sponsers.
I love this business because not only do they have fantastic toys (such as the ever popular ball pits!) but they have some gorgeous other items for hire such as unique props, drink dispensers and cute kids tables and chairs!
Since so many of us mums love to have a theme for a party it can become expensive having to buy theme specific items. So it’s great to find items that you can hire such as garden placemats, dinosaur ride on toys, pirate and fairy playhouses etc which can work into your theme but won’t take up space after the party! I also love the idea of being able to hire items such as drink dispensers which add that special touch to a table without storage issues afterward!
Have a look at some of the many items they have available and then read on to find out more about Dalia and Tiny Tots Toy Hire
As you can see, there is a WIDE variety of items they have available and I can’t wait to have some of their lovely items at my own daughter’s birthday party!
Dalia who owns and runs the business fulltime is a mum herself with 2 children (daughter 1.5yrs and 3.5yr old son). She is absolutely passionate about business and Tiny Tots in general and is friendly, warm and down to earth too (as I found out when I had the pleasure of meeting her!)
She is someone who is constantly dreaming up new ideas of ways to make her customers experience unforgettable as well as incredibly simple! Over the last few months I’ve seen the Tiny Tots range grow immensely especially with unique props – testament to the fact that Dalia is always seeking out the next unique and sought after party items to offer for hire!
She aim’s for 6 star professional service and for Tiny Tots Toy Hire to be the leaders in their field!
If you are in Sydney (or know someone else who may find these items useful) please visit the Tiny Tots Toy Hire facebook page and website. Their toys are also available to hire if you are coming to Sydney for a holiday and just want a few items to entertain the kids while you are here! Sounds perfect.
I look forward to sharing more with you about Tiny Tots Toy Hire in the future =)