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!
Today I’m sharing a guest post from Pam and Maria from Styled Pretty with products for a beautiful Vintage floral party!
At Styled Pretty we love creating environments that will keep your guests talking. Our products are unique, fun, stylish and perfect for any event. They are a combination of modern traditional elegance and definitely ‘pretty’!
For a vintage floral party you can recreate sophisticated elegance in your own home with our beautiful centrepieces and perfect accessories to display your canapés or desserts.
Add in some porcelain ceramics and you have created a gorgeous vintage styled event.
We have many more products online to suit this theme.
Thank you Styled Pretty for your lovely inspiration and range of products for a Vintage Floral party ! You can find more items to suit this theme in my previous blog post to suit a Tea Party theme as well here.
Mother’s Day and Easter seemed so close together this year leaving not much time to plan any Mother’s Day celebrations. However the great thing about party printables is they can be e-mailed to you straight away for you to print at home and do some last minute Mother’s Day planning!
Whether you just need a printable Mother’s Day card and gift tags, or perhaps some tea bag tags and chocolate bar wrappers or items for a full tea party spread – these gorgeous printable options will help style your Mother’s Day celebrations. All the items included are from vendors in the children’s party directory.
I’ve also included some pretty party supplies which could be used for a floral Mother’s Day celebration. You can view more floral and tea party items in my recent Tea Party blog post shopping guide.
Mother’s Day printables – 2 Love Birds
Mothers day printables – Upon a time Designs
Free Mother’s Day printables – Edge house Design
Mother’s Day printables – Memories are Sweet
Mother’s Tea party pack – Bespoke Party Products
Mother’s Day printable pack – Jo Studio
Mother’s Day printables – Paper Blossom Creations
Free Mother’s Day printables – Pretty and Print
Free Mother’s Day printables – Kristy Gray Designs on the Hesitant Housewife blog
Mother’s Day Kit – Barbe a Papa
Some lovely party supplies for Mother’s Day:
A short collection of some pretty party supplies to suit a Mother’s Day celebration or high tea:
Floral table runner – Just Party Supplies
Love Mae floral paper plates – My Garden Party
Frills and Frosting floral paper plates – Styled Pretty
Utterly Scrumptious floral bunting – Just Party Supplies
Floral bunting – The Paper Lantern
Robert Gordon floral paper lanterns – Sweet Celebrations
Pink and white paper fans – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Lace doily milk bottle – Love The Occasion
Isabel floral Robert Gordon straws – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blue floral straws – The Paper Lantern
Peachy blooms cupcake cases – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blue floral cupcake cases – Love The Occasion
Square floral patty cups – The Party Parlour
Cupcake topper flags – Little Red Chick
Truly scrumptious food flags and toppers – Styled Pretty
Floral treat bags – Little Red Chick
I hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day celebration and you get spoiled yourself!