In my last post, I promised you more details of our Celebrate conference so you can steal our style for your next event, or just get a head start on finding the perfect vendor to pull off your own vision. If you missed the post, you can read it here for all the details on our table centrepieces, and stay tuned as we bring you a more reveals each week.
Today we’re looking at another table detail which was a huge hit as they were are a hugely popular decorating item that doubles as a game, but aren’t often found as mini’s or used for table decoration like we used them for!
Yes, MINI pinata’s!!
In my opinion, styling is about personalisation and interpretation. So when I came across these mini pinata’s by Party Pony designer pinatas, I knew they weren’t destined to be hung, and certainly not bashed by a stick (would have made for a very interesting conference…).
Instead, we used them on tables – and were styled by Paper Face as part of some of the centrepieces.
Owner Nicola created a mix of diamond and heart shapes in our theme colours, which we then used as centrepieces on tables. Pinata’s are hugely popular as decorations these days, doubling as a bit of (bashful) fun, but using them in an unexpected way is a great talking point for guests.
Nicola can custom make these to your requirements, so let your imagination run wild and run your ideas past her – think cake toppers, photo props or room decor.
Nicola also creates custom tassel garlands and balloon tails for a cohesive look to your event, and you can see more of her work or shop from her website.
I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work on this event Nicola! Contact Party Pony Designer Pinata’s to see their full range or order a custom pinata
I hope this feeds your imagination and has you thinking about how you’ll use an item differently. I’ll be bringing you more details of the styling, props, balloons and more soon so stay tuned!
Sometimes the hardest part of organising a party is just getting started – would you agree?
With so much inspiration provided by our talented LLC directory vendors, it can get a little overwhelming if you don’t have a theme in mind, and we can all relate to changing our minds over and over after seeing so many amazing ideas on Pinterest or Instagram!
I often find working backwards in the planning process can be helpful, albeit strange! Finding inspiration in the smallest details normally left for later in the planning process like decorations, tableware or the colour of the party outfit can sometimes be just what you need to get you off the starting blocks – backwards!
So when it comes time to pulling it all together, start with where you would normally source your products, such as LLC directory partner, The Party Parlour. What I have always loved about this site is that it’s literally a one stop shop for both inspiration and all the party supplies you’ll need to execute a coordinated event.
If you’re stuck for ideas, their party packages are a great place to start, presented in styled shoots with all the required items already curated for you to add to cart to complete the look. Themes are categorised by First Birthdays, Baby Showers, Colour and themes for boys and girls for easy navigation.
If you already know the theme of your occasion and just need the supplies to pull it all together, shopping by category makes ticking off your list a breeze with everything you need from invitations to tableware, unique balloons and garlands, glassware and favours, plus they post Australia wide for added convenience. Tick, tick, tick!
Or if you’re like me and partial to falling head over heels for new paper plate designs, their new arrivals can also provide a great starting block, like these gorgeous new items from Paper Eskimo. These would be so great for a circus or ice cream party! Just pick an item and let your imagination go.
These plates are exactly the type of product that back up my suggestion of working backwards – now just to find the occasion to use them…
Regardless of having a theme or not, The Party Parlour is a great place to start – from start to finish or finish to start!
What are your thoughts on my suggestion for working backwards when planning a special occasion?
Adding custom and personal touches to a party is what will always make it that extra bit special.
The foam names and signs from Celebrate conference sponsor Foamtastic do exactly this – they create a personalised and unique feel to any celebration! Celebrate attendees will also be able to see some of Foamtastic’s work on the day in a custom sign she will have on display!
As you can see – custom Foam signs add the wow factor and a totally unique decor item for a party!
Gorgeous custom name signs such as this can also be kept and easily displayed in a child’s bedroom after the celebration. Being made of foam , the signs from Foamtastic are light and easy to fix to walls:
Foamtastic can create any shape or design with foam meaning that you can create a fun theme specific backdrop that is quick and easy to attach to any wall:
Foam carousel and name by Foamtastic. Styling by Party in a package
Foam signs also make a gorgeous entrance prop such as this stunning teapot!:
They are perfect for special first birthday parties and would also help create a lovely photo area:
The foam signs from Foamtastic truly do add that personal touch that ALL celebrations need and your child’s face will light up knowing the decorations have been created just for them:
Get in touch with Natalie from Foamtastic at email@example.com and see more of her amazing work on her facebook page
You can also find her anytime on the Directory under “Handmade decor”
Today I am sharing with you some party themes on trend at the moment and ways you can decorate for these themes using some of the fun party decor by LLC partner Sugarlicious!
Gold and glitter are huge at the moment in kids and adult parties and if you love yourself a bit of glitter and shine then you will love what Sugarlicious can create!
Sugarlicious custom designs cake toppers, party decorations / accessories and foil prints so customers can create amazing parties.
Script cake toppers are very popular at the moment to place on top of both home made cakes or professional cakes. As you can see they really add that extra sparkle!:
A first birthday is always a special celebration and if you’re planning a first birthday party then Sugarlicious has some gorgeous “One” cake toppers available (cake in pic by Art of Baking) and I also love these iron on decals which can be used to customise any birthday outfit!
Sam, the owner of Sugarlicious, is a mum who has always had a passion for parties. Even before her 1st baby boy was born, she used to daydream about his birthday parties. She loves lollies, chocolate, cake, parties, the odd glass of champagne & glitter!
She has always been the friend / family member that gets excited about planning amazing parties, whether a birthday, baby shower, christening, wedding or kids backyard birthday.
She would love to help add some sparkle to your next event and as you can see Sam creates gorgeous party decor which are on trend!
Despite heading into winter there is still plenty of pineapple and flamingo items around – this is one trend that is not going away! So whether you’re planning ahead for a summer tropical party or adding some pineapple or flamingo party items to a winter party – you will love these toppers and garlands!
Most cake toppers / accessories are hand made from glitter / plain cardstock and since a commercial electronic cutting machine is utilised it allows Sugarlicious to custom cut ANY number, letter, word or image up to 30cm.
With the release of the new Alice in wonderland movie this is another popular party theme and I love these toppers that Sugarlicious has created for a fun Alice in Wonderland party theme!:
If you are looking for a special themed cake topper, party accessory, iron on glitter decal or foil print, Sugarlicious can custom design party products to suit any theme.
You may still be seeing lots of gorgeous unicorn parties floating around as this is still a loved theme at the moment! These custom items add all the finishing touches to a Unicorn party !
Planning a mexican fiesta? Another fun and popular party theme at the moment and you may have noticed all the cactus items appearing in stores and decor sites! I’m loving this cactus glitter garland by Sugarlicious:
Gold foil prints are appearing everywhere lately in kids room decor and Sugarlicious also covers this range of items! These lovely prints could also work into some party decor and then be placed in your child’s room after the party:
On a personal note I have used Sugarlicious a few times for various party items and have met Sam in person – she is down to earth, humble and dedicated to providing wonderful service to her customers! It is wonderful to know you can support a small business while also making your child’s party extra special!
Sugarlicious Parties glittery custom made decorations will make your next party stand out from the rest and cake toppers will add that WOW factor to your cake!
Find the Sugarlicious website HERE and on facebook HERE
If you’re looking for some party supplies which are tasteful, stylish and unique then Ruby Rabbit Partyware is an online store you will love! I was very excited when Alex came on board as a sponsor giving me the chance to promote the lovely items in her store!
Gorgeous partyware right?!:
Ruby Rabbit Partyware, who opened in July 2013, are stockists of high quality partyware from Australia and all over the world including brands such as Sucre Shop, Studio Mucci, Knot & Bow and handmade items from businesses such as Penny Lane Studio and Pom Pom Princess.
I love hearing about women who have started their own business after becoming mum’s. Alexandra, who is a wife and mother of 2 young boys (aged 2 and 5) owns and runs Ruby Rabbit Partyware.
She was previously a professional event manager including being Head of Events at Star Casino in Sydney!
Ruby Rabbit Partyware specialises in the latest on-trend & handcrafted partyware for birthday parties, baby showers, christenings, engagements, weddings & celebrations.
Love these confetti goodies from the Ruby Rabbit Partyware store:
At Ruby Rabbit Partyware you will find a range of kids party supplies – everything from tableware, party hats, bakingware through to stylish decorations such as tulle pom poms, tassel garlands and these cute wooden spoons!:
When you are planning your next celebration, make sure you visit Ruby Rabbit Partyware. They are located in Brisbane but conveniently ship worldwide.
You will be delighted with the party supplies and decorations you will find on offer.