We’ve all been there. When you have a vision in mind but not really sure of how to execute it or bring it all together, or you’re simply stuck on one particular detail.
This was the case with our guest name tags for the recent Celebrate conference – something I knew we needed, but could not get my head around how they could tie in with the rest of the theme.
So you can imagine my relief (and pure joy) when I spoke with Daniella of Eve & Co who understood the concept straight away and with very few details, just ran with it. What she produced was so far from anything that I could have imagined, but so perfect. Exactly why she’s the expert in designing stationary and not me!
The tassels were what grabbed my excitement initially as this wasn’t something we were using elsewhere, but for the name tags they simply worked and turned them into something so much prettier for guests to wear. Topped off with gold glitter and they coordinated beautifully with the rest of our theme.
Daniella (right) from Eve & Co
These were name tags that guests definitely were excited to wear (and some letting me know they would be keeping theirs to reuse !)
Daniella from Eve & Co creates bespoke stationary for all occasions, and also specialises in christening candles too which make beautiful gifts or keepsakes.
When working with numerous suppliers or you simply don’t have a complete brief to provide, it’s essential that those suppliers have the creativity and listening skills to be able to pick up on elements and just run with it. It takes a lot of trust, but after working with Daniella amongst others, it certainly pays off. They are the experts after all!
Thank you so much for all your hard work with this event Eve & Co! Such a small detail, but one that shone brightly on the day.
If there’s one trend that will never go out of style, it’s glitter. A touch of sparkle add’s the ‘special’ to special occasions if you ask me!
So it’s only fitting that our upcoming Celebrate conference in August has it’s own dose of sparkle and you can expect plenty on the day too! It’s going to be a fantastic day for industry experts to network, learn and collaborate and we hope you can join us.
Helping us add a little sparkle to the day is LLC partner and Celebrate sponsor Sam from Sugarlicious with her gorgeous range of glittered cake toppers, cupcake toppers, decals for children’s clothing, garlands, foil prints and more – if you’re a Celebrate attendee you will find a gorgeous item from Sugarlicious in your swag bag to enjoy at a future celebration!
Using card stock for her toppers, Sugarlicious has a huge range of themed products to choose from, or can work with you on designing a custom image to suit your theme using a commercial electronic cutting machine to cut any design you can think of, up to 30cm!
I love how you can coordinate an entire theme with the Sugarlicious creations like this gorgeous mermaid or first birthday theme using decals, cake and cupcake toppers and adhesive favour bag image.
Why not add an iron on transfer whilst you’re at it which make gorgeous keepsakes for first birthday’s, and perfect for the party princess to wear on the day with a fluffy tutu.
Pink and gold is obviously a popular colour combination, but Sugarlicious offers a range of 11 colours in total to choice from to suit any theme or occasion. Not just for kids’ birthday parties either, glitter toppers are a popular choice for milestone birthday’s, weddings, baby showers and Christmas.
So how will you add a little sparkle to your next occasion? You can find our more about Sugarlicious and shop online here.
Very excited about this gorgeous item to giveaway to my lovely blog followers today!
Any Occasion Events is one of the amazing vendors on the Life’s Little Celebrations children’s party directory. They sell such beautiful custom made tablecloths and are giving you the chance to win a stunning silver sequin tablecloth!
As you can see from these images, it is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect setting for an amazing dessert table.
Imagine using this tablecloth when putting together a beautiful Christmas or New years table, special birthday or Christening celebration!
The dimensions are 330cm long x 230cm wide – not fitted.
To enter use Rafflecopter below ensuring you like the Any Occasion Events facebook page AND the Life’s Little Celebrations facebook page
Entries open to Australian residents only
Competition ends Monday 28th October 2013
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck everyone!
I thought I’d share a post on some of the things I’m working on to share some of the exciting and new things happening via Life’s Little Celebrations.
Since launching my new services where I offer online inspiration boards & online party planning help & sourcing of items I’ve been busy with a few different projects for various mum’s after different party themes!
It all started when a mum approached me after I had started my blog (and before I offered this new service). She was impressed with the items I was finding and my style and enlisted my help in finding unique items for an upcoming celebration as she was quite busy herself at the time. The service I offered her is my “Complete Custom Styling Pack” which follows the format of the blog (but offers more ideas), completly customised to your theme, colours, requirements, budget etc. It includes hyperlinks for easy shopping too!
Once the party is held I can’t wait to share it with you! This was her feedback:
“Tanya, you did an EXEMPLARY job and I thank you, you are very very good, I
appreciate the time saved for me on this and I definitely think you should
do this on a professional basis.
Sourcing and research takes time and you did a wonderful job I can’t thank
you enough, you took my theme, my pitch, understood it and came back with
a great moodboard full of ideas which I can now quickly source. Visual
merchandising and theming is a knack which doesn’t come to many people and
you certainly have it and shared my vision.“
This is what encouraged me to offer these services to all of you!
I recently completed an inspiration board for a Robot theme. This mum had already found lots of unique finds which she shared with me on Pinterest but wanted to see what else I could source! Her feedback:
“Wow Tanya, thanks so much!
You’ve found a lot of stuff I didn’t find, some of which I’ll definitely use. Fabulous!
If you set up reviews on your FB page, I’d be happy to leave a positive review about your service. “
Fred Yumbots Robot Cupcake holders - Gigglepot Kids
Currently I am working on some Alice in Wonderland theme finds for an inspiration board, such a fun theme!
Mad Tea Party pocket watch necklace - Kaboodle Designs
I am also putting together an inspiration board for a Construction theme party with a unique colour palette.
Construction party - Juicy Bits Blog
Besides inspiration boards I also offer a “Complete Party To you” package. This is where I not only provide detailed sourcing of ideas and items for the party but also arrange to purchase all the items for you and send them to you! I am putting this together for a lovely Pirate theme party coming up.
Personalised pirate treasure map printable - Easy Invitations
I’ll also be putting together a Complete Custom Styling pack for a mum planning a twins Christening based on a Noah’s Ark theme – so lovely =)
Two by Two party - Lullaby Lubbock blog
On top of all this watch out for some upcoming contributions in the next issues of the My Little Jedi magazine, Tickle the Imagination magazine and the Bird’s Party magazine (links will take you to the current issues)!
So as you can see, I am busy busy busy! Each of these services as well as my blog posts take alot of time to put together. I have my own daughter’s 1st birthday in November and then there is Christmas and a Baby sprinkle for my sister!
Doing my best to stay on top of things while also making sure I spend lots of time with my own little daughter! =) This often means late nights (as I’m sure most of you know all too well about!!).
However it’s a joy to be able to help other mum’s in celebrating their little ones =)
Please contact me if you are interested in any of my services. As mentioned above I offer everything from Inspiration boards, complete custom styling packs to a complete party to you service. These are all offered online and all the information is sent directly to your inbox (unless you choose the “complete party to you” where products are purchased and also shipped to you). I am also offering blog sponsership packages with 2 businesses signed up already, so feel free to contact me regarding this as well!
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life’s Little Celebrations is launching a new service to help you with your party styling needs which I announced in this post! Perfect for busy mums who want to remain hands on with party planning but want extra inspiration or detailed ideas and sourcing of items to save them time!
Our services include inspiration boards (including inspiration boards for specific aspects of your party if that is all your need) as well as the most comprehensive party styling pack you can wish for, e-mailed to you based on your requirements, vision, colour scheme and budget! For more information please pop in here.
Now for a fantastic giveaway to celebrate this launch!!
Rosanna Decor Bon Bon Footed Bowl - My Garden Party
To celebrate the launch of our new online party styling service & inspiration boards, we are giving you the chance to win a free Online Party Theme Styling pack (from Life’s Little Celebrations) AND a gorgeous Rosanna Decor Bon Bon square footed bowl from My Garden Party!
I’ll also be drawing a 2nd prize to win a custom Inspiration board!
My Garden Party is a new unique party shop & hire service offering children’s tables and chairs for hire. They have vintage and new chairs to make your garden party extra special for your little one, a beautiful range of partyware will also be available when they launch in November 2011. In the meantime look for them on Facebook.
You have the opportunity to gain 2 entries to this competition! To enter:
1. View the Rosanna Products photo album on the ‘My Garden Party’ facebook page and then comment below on this blog post stating which is your favourite cake stand! = 1 entry
2. Subscribe to the Life’s Little Celebrations blog using the subscription link on the right hand side of this blog and then comment on this blog post to state that you have done this= 2nd entry
That gives you 2 fantastic opportunities to enter this giveaway!
We’d love for you to share this competition with your friends! Don’t forget to tag us if you do =)
A few simple conditions:
1. Entries close on Wednesday 14th September at 8:00pm (AEST) when the winner will be drawn randomly and announced on this blog.
2. Entries are strictly limited to people located within Australia
Thank you and good luck!