A baby shower really does mark new beginnings…a new life celebrated and a new world ahead of experiences and adventures as a mother!
Thus this was the theme behind the Life’s Little Celebrations baby shower shoot for Kid Magazine – with the styling and concept by the talented Lopa of Pumpkin Carriage Events (Sydney)
Bringing together a team of talented vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations directory, Lopa showcased a stunning floral setup where a mum to be could truly relax with her friends and celebrate the new beginnings to come….! It was beautifully photographed by Captured By Kirri
The gorgeous authentic chalkboards by Scripts with Style highlighted the meaning behind the event and introduced guests to the theme:
Guests could then enjoy the overall beautiful setting:
Lou Lou Pie Creative Boutique created custom paperie to suit the event in gorgeous colours and floral details:
A standout feature from this setup are the paper florals incorporated throughout the styling and here seen in the giant paper flowers which create a stunning backdrop – all created by Stylish Paper :
The theme of a new beginning was carried through to the cake via this beautiful cake topper by Chumblebee :
It sat atop this stunning and delicate cake by Sweet Treat By Jules:
The gorgeous desserts by Sweet Petite Creations continued the beautiful floral theme:
It all looks so so scrumptious!:
Just love the gorgeous paperie by Lou Lou Pie Creative Boutique!:
The gorgeous table setting came together using beautiful chairs, plates and napkin rings from Sweet Heavenly Events:
Cookie placecards by SweetP Cakes and Cookies were a stunning touch:
No guest would be disappointed with delicious fairy floss favours from Fluffy Crunch – set against another gorgeous hand drawn chalkboard by Scripts with Style:
A huge thank you to the talented vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations directory:
Concept & styling, props and florals: Pumpkin Carriage Events (www.pumpkincarriage.com.au)
Styling assisted by: Loulou Pie Creative Boutique
Photography by: Captured by Kirri (www.capturedbykirri.com.au)
Graphic design and event paperie by: Loulou Pie Creative Boutique (https://www.facebook.com/louloupiecreative/)
Paper Florist: Stylish Paper (www.etsy.com/shop/StylishPaperShop)
Chalkboard signs by: Scripts with Style (https://www.facebook.com/scriptswithstyle/)
Tiffany chairs, chargers and napkin rings by: Sweet Heavenly Events (www.sweetheavenlyeventshire.com.au)
Cookies by: SweetP Cakes and Cookies (https://www.facebook.com/SweetPCakesandCookies/)
Fairy floss favours by: Fluffy Crunch (fluffycrunch.com.au)
Cake by: Sweet Treats by Jules (www.sweettreatsbyjules.com)
Cake topper by: Chumblebee (www.ChumblebeeChumblebee.etsy.com)
Desserts by: Sweet Petite Creations (https://www.facebook.com/SweetPetiteCreations/)
Don’t forget you can see this feature as well as much more party inspiration in the special party issue of Kid Magazine, out now!
Celebrate attendees were already receiving delicious desserts and treats to take home in their swag bags – however I wanted to provide them with another type of buffet to enjoy as part of their experience at Celebrate. The flower bar did just that with each guest taking home their own hand picked posy of flowers in mini bottle vases dressed in stunning watercolour tags by ELK Prints:
The tags had a simple reminder keepsake message for them to “flourish” their business using the tools from the day. So many commented on the beautiful handpainted design on each tag:
It was a lovely area for guests to enjoy during the break to create their take-home floral gift:
ELK prints – who created these tags – is an expert in beautiful bespoke creations for celebrations!
From stunning invites to handpainted decorations – each piece is custom made and totally gorgeous! I personally love the watercolour effect and it is still a huge trend in art and print at the moment!
Beautiful hand painted signs for a room or for an event become a true keepsake!:
Unique decorations can also be created such as these handpainted feather balloon tails!
Contact Elizabeth at ELK Prints and discuss what she could create for your next celebration!
Follow her on facebook here and instagram here and also visit her website here.
Thank you ELK prints for your stunning work on the Celebrate flower bar tags!
We’ve all seen those stunning party setups in glossy magazines or top entertaining blogs.
They’re stylish, perfectly constructed and seemingly out of reach when setting up our own table or lolly buffet. Today we’re chatting to the talented team behind online party boutique The Kit Source who share five top tips to get that editorial look for your next party.
Choose bright, contrasting colours
Coming into summer, bright pinks, greens, golds and blues are the most effective and eye-catching way to create a striking spread.
Don’t be afraid to choose bold and mismatching patterns or shapes, just make sure the colours are of a similar tone – e.g. jewel tones, fluoro tones, or even all pastel tones – but the brighter the better.
The Kit Source’s Fluoro Floral Party Kit (below) is a perfect example of a stylish summer party)
Be messy, but on purpose
If you’re not the most precise person, or simply don’t have the time to measure the gap between each plate and tasty treat, don’t stress.
Being purposefully messy with some of your pieces will deliver that perfectly ‘thrown together’ look without too much effort. We’re not saying to chuck piles of plates on a table and be done with it, think about how you can arrange some items perfectly, and then balance it out with some purposeful mess!
Always get extra supplies
Think you’ll need ten balloons to line the back of the lolly buffet? Get twenty.
It’s no secret that abundance will create a more luxurious look, even if it’s just so you have a few extra balloons for background photos, or to attach to the letterbox, having more is better than not enough.
Flowers are your friend
As you can see from these gorgeous shots, flowers are pretty much the only accompaniment required for this party setting! A few vases of bright flowers, even if they’re purchased from the supermarket, will lift your theme to the next level.
Enlist some help
If you have a friend that’s great at baking or balloon-blowing, ask for help.
The more hands you have on deck on the day to set up, the more likely you are to check everything off your styling to-do list.
The most important person to get in this category though, especially if you want mag-worthy shots, is a photographer.
If you’re not that confident in taking your own pics, get a professional. There are a range of photographers available on the LLC directory and they’ll ensure they get gorgeous shots of every one of your party elements. And if you need a styled party setting in a few clicks, make sure you check out the themed Party Kits available from The Kit Source.
Party Supplies and Decorations: The Kit Source
Photographer: Jess Dunn @jessdunnthis
Today I am delighted to share with you a pretty 3rd birthday high tea party!
With a beautiful pink and gold colour scheme and floral and balloon decor – the setting created was truly fit for a little princess and her friends!
Styled by The Pumpkin Carriage who also created the delicious mini desserts – this birthday party is a delight for the eyes!
Everything from the gorgeous tableware and kids table to the stunning dessert table is inspiring and princess perfect!
All vendor credits are provided at the end of the post and many vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations directory were involved!
Concept & styling along with mini desserts, floral styling, servingware, cake stands, some props, and a few canapes: The Pumpkin Carriage.
Photography: Captured By Kirri,
Tableware: Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Chocolate coated strawberry tower: Dom’s Strawberries Delight
Cookies: Miss Confetti
Tulle pom poms: Pom Pom Princess
Kids table and chairs, pink tablecloth and birdcage prop: Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire
Balloon decor: Balloon Elegance
Feeling inspired? Ready to plan a pretty high tea party or pink and gold party for your little princess? Head to the Directory and start party planning!
Alex from Ruby Rabbit partyware is guest posting today sharing some personal favourites of mine from her store for a Summer Fiesta party!:
The vibrant colours & designs of a summer fiesta shout PARTY! We can’t go past this fun floral range to really bring your summer soiree to life
This range is brought to us by Talking Tables UK. The quality and designs are truly gorgeous and we’ve teamed these up with some complementing partyware and exquisite decorations
Shop the look under ‘Floral Fiesta’ at Ruby Rabbit Partyware! Here’s our guide to what’s in store to bring this theme to life:
- Floral Fiesta Bunting $19.95
- Hot Pink Tissue Pom Pom from $3.95
- Floral Fiesta Parasols (24 pack) $15.95
- Neon Love Tassel Garland $46.00
- Yellow Tissue Paper Fan 45cm $6.95
- Floral Fiesta Straws (30 pack) $8.95
- Teal Honeycomb Ball 30cm $5.95
- Gold Glitter Crown Party Hats (8 pack) $14.95
- Floral Fiesta Mexicana Bunting $24.95
- Gold Metallic Cupcake Cases (25 pack) $6.95
- Chevron Wooden Cutlery Set (24 pack) $14.95
- Floral Fiesta Napkins (40 pack) $8.95
- Gold Gem Pinata $89.00
- Floral Fiesta Plates (12 pack) $12.50
- Wildberry Giant 90cm Round Balloon $7.95
Thanks Ruby Rabbit Partyware for this brilliant round up of products for a summer fiesta party! Love the colours in this range which would also be perfect for a spring party later in the year or a bright floral tea party any time!