Australia’s only party planning fair comes to Sydney and Melbourne over the next two months, encouraging aspiring hosts to raise the standard of soirees thrown around the country.
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Confetti Fair, the brainchild of Sydney mother, Claire Cassey, rides the wave of popularity for culinary brilliance and hosting prowess, offering creative party ideas and inspiration over two events in Sydney and Melbourne.
“The perfect party has made a comeback and there is an increasing appreciation for a well organised affair,” said Claire. “There are new blogs popping up every day and the number of new party businesses is quickly growing.”
“I used to spend hours and hours trawling the Internet looking at party blogs, reading online magazines and scouring through pages on Facebook when I was trying to plan a party.”
“One day I thought ‘You know what? It would be so good if I could just go to one place and choose everything I need and see how it will all look.’”
And so Confetti Fair was born. The one-day events bring together 45 exhibitors that answer all your hosting questions from amazing styling tips, delicious sweets, themes and stationery to floral arrangements, pretty décor and how to setup that perfect dessert table.
Sydney will be the first city to host Confetti Fair and people visiting can attend free demonstrations and see party setups by some of the best party stylists in Sydney.
“A good host thinks of the details; from the guests’ invites, to the delicious sweets on the dessert table, to the decor in the room and the garden, and the current trend of retro inspired fashion, homewares and attitudes means we’re not afraid to don an apron and get hands on.”
Confetti Fair is a place where seasoned and aspiring hosts can seek inspiration for their party, by finding out about the latest trends, learning traditional methods, simple solutions and all out extravagance.
Every little detail is covered at Confetti Fair, and you will leave with the confidence to put together a fabulous party of your own; an engagement party, kitchen tea, wedding reception, baby shower or a first birthday ~ it could be any type of celebration that deserves a party!
Having personally attended the last few Confetti Fair’s I can say that it is always a delight to see the amazing displays and party products! It truly is like seeing the online world of parties and desserts come alive before your eyes! Being able to actually see in person the gorgeous partyware or desserts that we often see online is not only inspiring – it makes party decisions so much easier!
Confetti Fair is being held from 10am – 4pm at Inglis Stables, Randwick on the 31st of July and from 10am – 4pm at the Nicholas Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds on the 28th of August. Presale tickets only $10 (includes goodie bag and special discount booklet), no door sales. www.confettifair.com.au
Make sure you don’t miss this lovely and inspiring day out – perfect for any party loving hostess!
All photos by Lil Elements Photography
Today I am sharing a gorgeous mermaid birthday party photo shoot which is the 3rd Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration photoshoot for Confetti fair magazine. This shoot was inspired by water and was based around the popular mermaid party theme for a 4th birthday!
This beautiful setting was styled and coordinated by Melbourne event stylist Sprinkled Event Stylist using a variety of Life’s Little Celebrations partners to bring the gorgeous ocean inspired colours to life through all the handmade decorations and amazing desserts!
The beach and ocean created the best natural backdrop for this amazing mermaid party setup!:
The colour scheme for this mermaid party looks so beautiful against the beach backdrop:
The gorgeous invitation set the tone for this mermaid birthday celebration!:
The little birthday guests all dressed for a fun mermaid party!
Love all the shell embellishments throughout the cake and other desserts:
Cannot get over how amazing and real-life these cookies are!:
All the little details and decorative embellishments really add a special touch to this mermaid birthday party:
A huge thank you to all the talented businesses involved in this shoot:
Sprinkled Event Stylist – event styling and coordination www.sprinkledevents.com.au
Astir Images – Photography http://www.astirimages.com/
Tiny Tutu Cake Couture – cupcake tutu www.tinytutucakecouture.com.au
Frosted by Nicci – clam cookies and mermaid tail cookies www.frostedbynicci.com.au
Petite Cookies – crab stick wands and gingerbread mermaid cookies with pearls www.petitecookies.com.au
Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes – birthday cake and buttercream cupcakes
Chocobon – chocolate coated strawberries www.chocobon.com.au
Glistening Occasions – custom made under the sea cake topper, and sea shell and mermaid cup cake toppers www.glisteningoccasions.com.au
DDBrand – handmade tassels, garland and giant balloon tassels www.ddbrand.com.au
Kreate a Dream – feather headdress www.facebook.com/kreateadream
Merc and Jones – mermaid cutouts featured on the lolly bags, and mermaid signage, and mermaid dessert spoons http://www.mercandjones.com/
Hanging Pretty – Handmade flower garlands and head pieces www.hangingpretty.com.au
Little Kite – turquoise lolly bags www.littlekite.com.au
Location – Port Melbourne beach
I hope you enjoyed this gorgeous Mermaid birthday party photo shoot and your head is swimming with ideas for your own little one’s next birthday celebration or mermaid party!
I’m excited to share with you the first of 4 shoots put together as a Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration for the latest Confetti Fair Magazine! The shoots were inspired by air, fire, water and earth – and this baby shower was inspired by “air”
It was styled by the talented Meghan of Peppermint Sunday in Melbourne who coordinated many talented Life’s Little Celebration partners to contribute to this gorgeous setting. See all vendor credits at the end of this blog post:
Meghan’s vision for the Baby Shower to relate to an “Air” theme was to include Clouds, Balloons & Kites. To tie in the baby shower element, she brought in the “About to Pop”
Using various Life’s Little Celebration partners she created a baby shower which was pastel, fun and a bit quirky, with a pop of colour at the same time!
This baby shower cake was so pretty and unique – the colours really work so beautifully and the cake topper is so fun! “About to pop” really is a wonderful idea for a baby shower party theme!:
I just love this unique baby shower invitation with the balloon popping out of the invitation box when opened!:
I just love the mix of kite and cloud cookies in this baby shower backdrop!:
The baby shower favour packaging really is so lovely!:
Peppermint Sunday – Concept, Design, Collaboration Co-ordination, Styling & Florals, confetti balloons, props and straws.
Neiyo Photography – Photography
Jo Studio – Invitation, welcome sign, on the day assistance, “Pop” straw tags, bag tags, confetti pops & lip gloss favours.
Frosted by Nicci – Hanging cloud & kite cookies
Treats for Evie – Cake
Chocobon – Pastel Pyramid Chocolates
Merc & Jones – Cloud Cupcake Toppers, Cloud Straw Tags & “Oh Baby” backdrop sign –
Glistening Occasions – Cake Topper
Sweet Petite Creations – Macarons & Cupcakes
Love the Occasion – Treat Bags, Baking Cups, Honeycomb Balls & Pastel Striped Ice Cream Cups –
Petite Portions – Lemon Cake Stand, Pastel Pink Cake Stands & Turquoise Cake Stands
My Sweet Event – Drink Dispenser, Milk Bottles, Bright Blue Tall Cake Stand, Low Pale Pink Cake Stand and Teal Table
* Other items stylists own, Pink Geo shapes, mini cloud lights & Copper baskets sourced from Kmart, larger Cloud light from Spotlight *
Shot on location at Melbourne Arts Club Studio
Good Day Rentals – White Trestle Table, Drinks Trolley, Purple & Blue Love Seat
I hope this shoot has inspired your baby shower planning or perhaps a pastel themed birthday party!
You can see more in the latest issue of Confetti fair magazine!
I can’t wait for you to see the 4th photoshoot in the Confetti Fair magazine feature series of bird inspired shoots where Life’s Little Celebration partners (who you can find on the Directory pages) collaborated to create an inspiring party setting ! I hope you’ve loved seeing the amazing party shoots which have emerged from the inspiration of a flamingo, swan and magpie and today the bright and tropical Toucan inspired 10th birthday party shoot!
Inspired by the colours of the toucan and the tropical habitat it occupies this party was about being fun and colourful but also a little bit grown up for a 10th birthday. This summer party is full of vibrant deep rich colours and splashes of tropical fruits. Lush and sophisticated this is a party that could easily be held poolside to capture that resort-style vibe.
I love the handpainted party decor, the fun and fruity partyware and amazing tropical inspired desserts!
Elizabeth from ELK prints styled and coordinated this shoot (and created the gorgeous invitation & handpainted leaf decor) and brought the colourful Toucan bird to life. Photos are by Captured by Kirri and all other fabulous Life’s Little Celebration partners involved are listed at the end of this post!
ELK Prints (paper mango and monstera leaf decorations, invitation design & overall styling)
Tiny Tots Toy Hire (table, chairs, lemonade stand and grass runner)
Love the Occasion (honeycomb balls, plates, cups, spoons, confetti, cupcake toppers, balloons)
The Pumpkin Carriage (Buttermilk pannacottas with peaches and passionfruit & Mango mousse topped with mango puree and pomegranates)
Sweets with Love (large centrepiece cake)
Hanging Pretty (paper flowers for centrepiece cake)
One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes (cake pops, cupcakes, decorated cookies)
Prop My Party Events Hire (acrylic dessert stands)
Fiddlesticks Floral Design (flowers)
All other props used were stylists own.
Hope you loved this shoot and it has inspired a summery celebration! See it all in the gorgeous Confetti Fair magazine!
A Magpie isn’t a typical animal that comes to mind when you think of ‘baby shower’..or any party in fact…but be ready to open your mind and be surprised at how this humble bird has inspired such a gorgeous celebration!
Welcome to the 3rd shoot in the series of Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration shoots for the recent gorgeous Confetti Fair Magazine – each one inspired by a different bird but without featuring any images of the bird itself in the shoot. Missed the previous posts? Catch up here on the Swan shoot and Flamingo shoot
This stylish baby shower for a baby boy was based around a monochrome palette but bringing in pops of mint green and incorporating an on-trend marble pattern. I love the decor and tableware which was incorporated and the cake and desserts are nothing short of amazing!
Sit back and be inspired by the amazing ideas and styling of this baby shower styled by Jayne of Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling in Perth and photographed by Lifa Wall Photography
All vendor credits are listed at the end of this post featuring more amazing Life’s Little Celebration partners who you can find on the Directory pages!
Sit back, enjoy and be inspired!
Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling -all styling,concept,collab co-ordination,props and decorations
Lifa Wall Photography– all photography!
Favor Lane Party Boutique for on day assistance, all party supplies including feather garlands, favor bags, plates, napkins, black & mint cake stand, balloons and MORE
Bites by D– Main cake,panacottas & choc gems
My Petite Sweets– marbled tarts,macs & cakepops.
True Style Designs– all stationery
Merc+Jones -cake topper
Jane and Jones Flower Co. – All floral displays including headpiece
Clare Kenward Makeup Artistry -Makeup for model Dani
Higher Events-seated table and chairs
Frankii Clothing WA– models dress
Model and friend Dani
Hope you enjoyed browsing these gorgeous photos and it has inspired your next celebration! These talented and creative Life’s Little Celebration partners who were involved in this collaboration can all be found on the Directory pages – have a look to find the best suppliers when planning your child’s next party! Interested in joining Life’s Little Celebrations? Find out more here.