Twinkle twinkle little star, oh how truly talented our LLC Vendors are!
Continually inspired by the imagination and collaboration within our creative industry, this first birthday celebration I’m sharing with you today is of no exception.
Styled by the team at Sydney’s Tiny Tots Toy Hire, using their gorgeous hire items – Petra’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star birthday celebration was a sparkling display of creativity and clever use of party props, all available to hire for your next event too!
A simple, modern colour scheme of silver, black, white and aqua brought this nursery rhyme to life with the help of star prop accents and incredible balloon displays.
I’ve always said that it’s the finer details that help bring a theme together, but if those finer details are oversized numerals, light boxes and props on a grand scale, then you’ve got yourself a winning formula! In this case, the props from Tiny Tots Toy Hire were the shining light, and every other little detail worked in seamlessly to create the perfect party.
How great is this life size number 1 – perfect for photos!
Entertainment for this age group can be a little tricky, but from the looks on the guest’s faces, a jumpy castle, ball pit and pint sized toys were just the ticket – all available for hire from Tiny Tots Toy Hire.
Older guests were also kept busy with a star cookie decorating table.
The simple use of the right props for your next celebration can really take your event to the next level, and if you’re in Sydney it’s nice to know you can source them all from the one place too! Be sure to check out the Tiny Tots Toy Hire website for a full list of items available, from infant and baby toys, games and sports, playhouses, tables and chairs and themed props – you’re sure to exactly what you need!
Full vendor credits
Concept, styling, props and toys by Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Photography by Captured by Kirri
Cakes by Art of Baking
Cake Topper by Merc+Jones
Balloons by Bubble Moo Balloons
Star Macarons by Arelio Sweetbox
Cake Pops by Devour Cakes
Mini desserts by The Pumpkin Carriage
Chevron plates by Love the Occassion
Star garland by Paper Face
ONE highchair bunting by Sugarlicious Parties
Star stickers (backdrop) by Sack Me
Just like the world of fashion – party theme trends seem to come and go, but there’ll always be your classics.
If you love styling, events and party planning then I’m sure you enjoy seeing the latest party decor which is available!
Making it easy to keep up with the trends and find everything you require to execute the theme of your choice is LLC vendor, Ruby Rabbit Partyware. Owner Alex has her finger on the pulse when it comes to sourcing new supplies, so who better to ask a few questions on what we should be looking out for than the party Queen herself!
T: What are some of the most popular colour schemes you are noticing for boys and girls parties at the moment ?
A: Trending this season for boys’ parties is the ‘Little Camper’ theme with the use of teepees, monochrome colour choices and a touch of green cactus fun! Outdoor fun with lots of space for energetic little boys to run wild! Unicorns and rainbows continues to be our most popular girls’ birthday party theme followed closely by Alice in Wonderland.
These themes are whimsical and timeless keeping both Mum and birthday girl happy with being able to add a personal touch when it comes to styling the party. These themes suit a broad range of ages from first birthdays up to around eight year olds.
Little Camper party theme
Unicorn party theme
Unicorn balloon kit
T: What unique decorating ideas and theme ideas would you suggest for a baby shower?
A: I’m loving the green palm leaf with luxe gold for something a little different, or for a softer touch with baby pink.
I’m a sucker for palms and have a ridiculous amount of cushion covers in my home in just that! Yes, I may have a cushion obsession, a rather large one my hubby would say!
Baby shower theme
T: What are your top picks for spring / summer party trends ? Any particular themes or looks?
A: The party shop is busy with lots of fun bold colourful orders heading out the door as we move into Spring. Plus we can’t get enough of those green palm leaf and gold pineapple party pieces!
Colour splash party styled by Tiny Little Pads
T: What are some of the well loved kids themes you have noticed from your most popular customer buys?
A: It seems that pale pink and gold isn’t fading, especially for little girls’ 1st birthdays.
Unicorns and rainbows are a close second and then super cool monochrome for the boys, plus colourful confetti spot orders are always strong and work perfectly for both girls and boys.
The ever popular donuts theme has faded away this year.
Paper Eskimo pink and gold partyware
Little camper partyware
Confetti + polka dot madness party by Lucinda Gould
T: Are there any must have items you would suggest for mums planning their first kids party?
A: Balloons and a fun cake topper! Balloons are such simple happy party decorations, and cake toppers can add that little special something to your cake. Both are definite must haves!
Jumbo confetti balloon and fringe
Poppies for Grace cake toppers
Thank you so much for these tips Alex!
You can shop all of these items and loads more on the Ruby Rabbit website.
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!