Sweet Kids Party favours in a bottle!

This week I am introducing you to a blog sponser Sweet Health, whose owner Debbie I had the pleasure of meeting in person last weekend. I love meeting vendors from my directory as it always reminds me that this site promotes some amazing SMALL businesses with very real (& lovely) people behind them!

Sweet Health makes these unique Milk Bottle Mixers! They are easy to bake gorgeous hand layered baking mixers packaged in an adorable re-usable milk bottle.

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They contain all the dry ingredients needed to make some delicious cookies. I tried one this week and it made baking with my daughter SO simple as most of what I needed was all packaged up. A lot less preparation and mess which is nearly impossible otherwise when baking with a toddler!

The bottles are available in 2 sizes and many flavours and labels can be customised to give as birthday party, wedding, baby shower and christening favours:

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Sweet Health has just launched their delicious Christmas range with a festive Christmas cookie mix (an oat based cookie, filled with white chocolate and dried fruits) and a decadent Santa’s cookie mix (an oat based cookie filled with Christmas smarties and milk chocolate).

These are perfect gifts for teachers, work mates, neighbours or host gifts when going to a Christmas party. They look fantastic and will be actually used and enjoyed!

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For those of you looking to make Christmas Eve magical for your children you simply can’t go past the Night Before Christmas Pack! This packs is everything you need to leave out for  Santa and his Reindeer on Christmas Eve, including Reindeer Food, Santa’s Cookie Mix, a bottle (to fill with milk) and a candy cane straw:

 

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I honestly cannot speak more highly of these bottle mixers after seeing them in person myself and trying one. There is simply nothing like this that I’ve seen on the market for a really fun gift or kids party favour and I love the idea of using these for Christmas!

Find Sweet Health on facebook here 

You can also shop on the Sweet Health Down That Little Lane store here

I encourage you to try them – you won’t regret it!

 

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Golden Christmas (with a touch of pink!)

Gold is one of those colours I love seeing as part of Christmas decor. A colour of royalty and one that depicts something grand and special – it definitely suits the season of Christmas!

Inspired by this glittery Christmas dessert table by the talented Vesna of My Little Jedi  (make sure you have a look for loads of inspiration!) I have based this post around a golden Christmas with hints of pink for a glamorous setting.

I apologise for the long delay in my blog posts lately – so much is going on and I’m finding it a little harder to keep up! My little one is a lot more active during the day and I hardly find time to get onto the computer as much as I use to until evening (I’m sure you all can relate!)

Invitations/Printables

A bit of sparkle for your printables! If you know of any other lovely gold and/or pink Christmas collections, feel free to let me know!

 

Be Merry Holiday invitation - Fine and Dandy Paperie

 

Peace on Earth Printable - Paper and Cake

 

Decorations

These decoration options in bold golds and pinks will add a touch of festive glam to your Christmas!

Martha Stewart Gold and white pom pom set - Pink Frosting

 

Tulle pom poms - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Gold lanterns - Saffy & May

 

Confetti System Tassel Garland - Third Drawer Down

 

Tableware

Love this tablerunner if you are after a bold print for your table:

Pink/Gold bazaar table runner - {P} is for Party

This gold mesh tablerunner is lovely for a softer look:

Gold mesh table runner - Le Petit Party

I haven’t included plates/cups as most of you will not use disposable plates etc for your Christmas day lunch etc however here are some other items to provide a special feel to your Christmas table and bring in touches of pink and gold:

 

Gold name card holders - Alfresco Emporium

 

Perfume jar pink - Shoppe with Lilly

 

Herrang block candle holder - Ikea

 

Oslo candle holder - Gifts at Home

 

 

Pink Coupe glass small - Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Pink glass embossed pedestal bowl - The Little Big Company

Although these aren’t in gold, they would definitely look gorgeous on your Christmas table!

Lolly jar with pewter lid and base - Shoppe with Lily

 

Mercury glass apothecary jar - Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Sweet Treats

Dress up some special Christmas cupcakes with these wrappers and sit them atop of a cute pedestal to give them extra effect!

Lulu gold/white cupcake wrapper - Cupcake House

 

Pink gold floral muffin case/cupcake case - Cupcake World

 

Pink cupcake pedestal - Sweet Little Birdy

Love this colour combination for this golden/pink Christmas theme:

Yellow and pink swizzle sticks - Tout Mon Amour

 

These lovely stands would be perfect to serve all sorts of cakes and scrumptious items in this colour scheme:

Hobnail cake stand in Amber - Sweet Style

 

Short pink cake stand - Emerald and Ella

 

Small gold cake stand - A fabulous fete on Etsy

You can’t get more gorgeous and glamorous on your table than a beautiful drinks dispenser such as this one:

Glass apothecary drinks dispenser - Sweet Style

 

Special Themed Items

To add some special glam touches to your Christmas decor or table, have a browse of some of these items! Disappointed I couldn’t find more lovely pink Christmas items though

Gold resin Christmas Tree - I Love Christmas

 

Gold bristle tree - House of Christmas

Love these crystal trees (bit of a splurge though!)

Crystal trees - Wheel and Barrow

 

Reindeer sitting nickle plated - Oxfam

 

Gold Christmas candle holder - Lifestyle Ensemble

 

Mini gold pine cone bags - House of Christmas

 

Pink Merry Christmas sign - Celebrating Christmas

 

Bird cages are often found in Christmas decor, and this beautiful gold-toned one from dusk would look beautiful anywhere!

Bird cage lantern - Dusk

 

Christmas white/gold feather wreath - I Love Christmas

 

Christmas gold bauble wreath - Christmas All Year

 

Love this gorgeous wreath which has sold out for this year, but I still thought I’d share it with you so if you love it, you can bookmark it for next year =)

Spruce Champagne wreath - Papier D'Amour

 

These lovely ribbon boards are a great unique way to display your Christmas cards during this season, and of course can be used year round for photos, notes etc! With diamante detailing it is gorgeous!

Beautiful french memo board - French Knot Designs

 

Favours

Package up your favours in a lovely gold item:

Gold cube box - Details, Details

 

Gold tin pail - Saffy & May

You could fill an elegant pink perfume bottle with some beautiful scented oils for your guests to take home:

Coloured bomboniere perfume bottle - Elegant Bomboniere

Or keep it classic and simple in a clear jar which you can embellish:

Antique apothecary jars - Sweet Style

 

Add something special to your Christmas gifts or favours with these embellishments:

Gold leaves ribbon - Camelot Craft

 

Martha Stewart Metallic tinsel with glue - Pink Frosting

 

Gold and ivory Christmas ribbon - Amazing Paper

 

Real Inspiration

Pink and gold winter glittery houses from The Sweetest Occasion blog

Pretty pink and gold christmas decor inspiration from the Citrus and Orange blog

Christmas nutcracker suite ballet party by Kate Landers featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

A gorgeous pink and gold dessert table by Sharnel Dollar Designs

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I hope you’ve found some Christmas inspiration here, and as we hurtle towards Christmas at lightening speed – remember to try and not get too stressed and flustered with all the Christmas shopping, and enjoy this magical time of the year with your little ones =)

 

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Christmas Theme

With Christmas fast approaching (almost too fast!) I know many of you are planning various Christmas gatherings – whether it’s for your family, your friends or the kids! So here is some Christmas inspiration based around a Winter wonderland theme based around white of course, with some blue and silver mixed in as possible options. Red is another possible colour to work into this theme as it looks lovely with white and ice blue. You could also incorporate gold instead of silver into this theme.

Incorporate snow flakes, white trees and reindeers, snow and lovely Christmas items which you can easily find in the shopping centres as well as online, to create a winter wonderland feel!

Hope you enjoy this selection =)

Invitations/Printables

Here are some lovely options for a printable range for a Winter Wonderland Christmas party:

 

Cool Christmas theme - Style Me Gorgeous

 

Winter wonderland printables - Anders Ruff

 

Winter wonderland printables - Birds Party

This is a lovely collection for a winter wonderland birthday party:

Red and aqua snowflake printables - TomKat Studio

A cute range for the kids:

Penguin and Friends printable - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

 

Decorations

There are so many ways you can decorate for this party, and your white decorations which you purchase for this theme can easily be worked into many future themes/parties in the future.

White bunting - Lovely Little Parties

 

White paper sunburst - {P} is for Party

The soft effect of a blue tulle pom pom would look gorgeous mixed in with white decorations:

Light blue tulle pom pom - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Star Lantern - Saffy & May

 

Big christmas snowflake - Top 3 by design

 

White paper fan - Little Sooti

 

Mini lantern kit - Occasion by Design

 

Hanging snowflake garland - The Party People

 

Snowflake hanging lights - Ikea

 

Tissue snowflake assortment pack - The Little Big Company

 

Transparent snowflake wall stickers - Bosco Bear

 

Snowflake wreath - Domayne

Tableware

Your table would be gorgeous with a white tablecloth alone as it’s base however if you did want to use a tablerunner this pretty white and silver one would look lovely:

Christmas table runner in white and silver - Celebrating Christmas

These aqua and white Sambellina plates would look sweet with this theme:

Blue sambellina plates - Sweet Little Birdy

Or a few other options:

Silver plates - Occasion by Design

 

Snowflake paper plate - Pink Frosting

 

Meri Meri Wonderland plates - The Party Table

 

Snowflake cups - The Party People

Use white straws for a crisp look:

White straws - The Party Table

Some additional table decor to add as a finishing touch:

White glitter tree - The Little Big Company

 

Snowflake card holder - The Little Big Company

Sweet Treats

Fill your table with snowflakes with these items!

 

Extra large snowflake cookie cutter - Sweet Themes

 

Snowflake chocolate moulds - Cakes Around Town

 

Snowflake cupcake wrappers - The Party Table

 

Cupcake wrappers and picks - The Little Big Company

 

Meri Meri Wonderland cupcake set - The Party Table

Love the gorgeous colours of this lollipop which would work so well for a Winter wonderland party:

aqua and white lollipop - Sharnel Dollar Designs

The ice look of a rock candy stick will always suit this theme!

Light blue rock candy stick - Sweet Style

Use this cake wrapper around your stands to create an instant snowflake effect:

Snowflake cake wrapper - Significant Celebrations

 

Special Themed items

Some other lovely options to have your party or house looking like a beautiful winter wonderland!

Glowing ice cube decorations - Pink Frosting

 

Spinning top tealight holder - Dusk (sold out online, check in store)

 

White glitter snowflake candles - Dusk

 

Frosti Candle - Dusk

 

White snow christmas tree candle - Dusk

 

Reindeer snow globe - Christmas All Year

 

White reindeer - Carousel Boutique

 

Small white pear tree - Celebrating Christmas

 

White wire tree - Celebrating Christmas

 

White Christmas Tree - Christmas All Year Round

These white stems would make a lovely Christmas table centrepiece. Place in a vase and keep them as is, or hang lovely ornaments off the branches:

Mitsumata stem - Freedom Furniture

 

Artificial snow - The Party People

 

White santa sack - Hard To Find

 

Snowflake sack - Hard To Find

Favours

Love these scallop boxes – use the white and/or blue on your table and fill with sweets:

White and blue scallop boxes - Sweet Little Birdy

For a snowflake look these options are also lovely:

Snowflake favour box - The Little Big Company

 

Snowflake Christmas bauble - The Little Big Company

 

Cello bag with snowflake design - Cakes Around Town

Soft and white muslin bags which could be stamped with a Christmas message:

Cotton muslin bags - Sharnel Dollar Designs

These cute apothecary jars could be filled with some lovely sweets to match your colour scheme:

Mini glass apothecary jar - Sweet Style

How cute is this little snowflake gift tag! Love the snowflake punched out of it:

Snowflake wood gift tag - Pagoda Tree

Finish off your packaging with some lovely ribbon:

Snowflake ice mint ribbon - Amazing Paper

 

Real Parties

Gorgeous Snowflake ballerina party by Glorious Treats showcased on the TomKat Studio website

Absolutely beautiful winter wonderland table featured on Hostess with the Mostess

Stylish winter wonderland party bringing together lots of talented stylists, featured on the My Sweet and Saucy website

Elegant winter wonderland table by Ruby Ju featured on the Amy Atlas blog

 

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Hope you have enjoyed this dose of Winter Wonderland inspiration! More Christmas inspiration will be coming to the Life’s Little Celebrations blog soon =)

 

 

Christmas Colour Inspiration

What are your Christmas colours? It’s a question that seems to be getting discussed a lot lately on facebook.

Do you go traditional red, green and white? Do you like to change it up every year? Or do you stick to the same (but unique) colour palette each time?

We all know Christmas is about a lot more than just the colours we decorate in and it’s important that we don’t put pressure on ourselves as mum’s to have a Christmas tree or dessert table that is ‘magazine worthy’ – especially when you have children who want to be hand’s on in the decorating!

However I always find decorating in a colour scheme (and choosing the colours) is a fun part of the early Christmas preparations!

Here is some colour inspiration for you based starting off with what is fast becoming quite a popular colour combination – bold red and soft aqua:

 

Red and Aqua Christmas table – Save the Date for Cupcakes Blog

 

Red and Aqua christmas – Country Living

 

I love these soft colour palettes of blue with creams and golds for a fresh look:

 

Heavenly holidays dessert table featured on Hostess with the Mostess blog

 

With a different shade of blue and gold you can create a warm feel:

 

Blue and gold table – The Guardian

 

Blue and gold Christmas tree – Country Living

 

A unique pink, gold and blue colour palette makes for a bright and beautiful Christmas spread:

 

Vintage pastel Dessert table by Glorious Treats featured on Hostess with the Mostess

 

Vibrant purple is a great colour for Christmas! Team it with a bold red:

 

Christmas table from LMG Events featured on the Anders Ruff Blog

 

 

Pink seems to be the ‘new red’ of Christmas! A soft pink, gold and silver colour scheme would look gorgeous:

 

Pink and Gold tree – image via Sweet Tooth – Shauna Younge Blog

 

You could go rustic with browns mixed in with reds, greens or golds:

 

Rustic Woodland Christmas table featured on Pizzazzerie by Sandra Downie Event Designs

 

Rustic Christmas table – Save the Date for Cupcakes blog

 

Add silver to a traditional red and white combination for a stand out look:

 

Red, white and silver table – High/Low, Food/Drink

 

Isn’t this a great Christmas centrepiece using baubles? Love it!

 

Red christmas bauble centrepiece – Searching for Style blog

 

Red, white and green will always be a Christmas favourite:

 

Red, white and green christmas table by Anders Ruff – Image from Very Rosenberry

 

You could also keep things very simple and light with a white winter wonderland feel in the midst of our hot Australian summer!

White christmas dessert table – Merryl Brown Events

Another take on the pinkcolour scheme, this time with different shades of pink with gold. So elegant…

Pink Nutcracker dessert table by Kate Landers Events – Hostess with the Mostess blog

This is a stunning table! I love how they have brought in elements of traditional red ad green but also mixed in touches of creams and golds:

Candyland dessert table featured on Bakarella

 

For a unique touch, why not mix pink and green together this Christmas?

Pink and green tree – Kathleen Ellis Lifestyle Design blog

Pink and green baubles – Destiny Awakes blog

 

Perfect for an adult’s Christmas dinner is this black, silver and white Christmas colour scheme:

Black, white and silver by Bird’s Party – Peach Pizzazz

 

I’ve noticed some neon christmas decorations in store this year so if you want to go bright and bold this year – here is some inspiration for you!:

Neon christmas tree – Salty Pineapple

 

 

Neon christmas tree – House to Home website

 

Neon christmas gift wrapping – Sweet Style

 

I hope you have found a Christmas colour combination for Christmas.

It’s impossible to collate every possible Christmas colour combination available.  So – what are your Christmas colours? Did I include them in this selection or are you doing something different? I’d love to hear from you!

 

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