ISSUE 15 OUT NOW! CELEBRATING LITTLE ONES MAGAZINE

 

Issue 15 of Celebrating Little Ones online magazine is out NOW! View it for free here

This issue is filled with incredible party ideas and inspiration – it is one not to miss! Scroll down to see a sneak peek for some of what is inside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go and read it all here:

 

 

 

 

Issue 11: Under the sea magazine shoot

An under the sea theme is ALWAYS popular with kids – because what kid doesn’t love the water? Confetti Party Hire blew me away with this Under the Sea themed shoot for our magazine: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_20little_20ones_20magazine_20nov_20202

 

 

Starting with that balloon backdrop which blew me away!! The backdrop totally set the stage for this under the sea party with the balloon wall and floating balloons which looked like bubbles! Mixed in are the fun under the sea foil balloons and the “4” balloon mosaic…and all combined together creates a truly incredible under the sea party setup!!

 

 

 

 

 

The cake was just a stunning under the sea inspired cake with gorgeous details of shells and coral by Dous Dolce in Sydney! Topped with a fun topper supplied by Favor Lane party – this is truly a cake to inspire other Under the sea themed cakes to come!

 

 

 

Juicy strawberries by Dom’s Strawberries Delight added to the delicious desserts for this shoot!

 

 

The kids table setting was setup with net draping centerpiece, custom party bags and party hats by Eve and Co Stationery and all styled with tableware from Favor Lane:

 

 

 

For entertainment you can’t get more perfect than a Bubble Entertainer for an under the sea themed party! Bubbleheads in Sydney did not disappoint with her amazing bubble show and bubble entertainment to create an amazing array for bubbles to entertain the kids!

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as these boys enjoyed being part of this shoot!

Remember to view our full magazine here:

 

Well done and thank you to all the vendors involved!

VENDORS

Item Provided: Concept, styling, props and balloons

Business Name: Confetti Party Hire

URL: www.confettipartyhire.com.au

 

Item Provided: Photography

Business Name: Raquelle Lorraine Photography

URL: www.raquellelorainephotography.com.au

 

Item Provided: Partyware, cake topper and confetti

Business Name: Favor Lane

URL: www.favorlaneparty.com

 

Item Provided: Party bags and party hats

Business Name: Eve & Co

URL: www.eveandco.com.au

 

Item Provided: Strawberries

Business Name: Doms Strawberries Delights

URL: Instagram: @doms.strawberries.delights

 

Item Provided: Cake

Business Name: Dous Dolce

URL: www.dousdolce.com

 

Item Provided: Entertainment

Business Name: Bubble heads

URL: www.bubbleheads.com.au

1 x Child model:

Your First Dance Co

www.yourfirstdanceco.com.au

 

 

Mermaid Party feature

 

A mermaid kids party is still one of the popular themes for girls this year, and today Tina from Camilla Events shares her daughters mermaid party with us….

“Camilla’s love for all things under the sea began with Finding Dory. Somewhere between movie viewings, helping dad feed her pet fish “Atticus Nobu”, and visits to the aquarium, Camilla discovered mermaids. This obsession would trump all others. The brief for her second birthday theme was confirmed when she dug my bra out of the clothes basket, wrapped it around her chest and proclaimed, “Mummy! Look, mermaid!”

I’m not a stylist, but as the owner of my boutique invitation business, Camilla Events, I’ve seen my fair share of parties. I know every kids birthday needs five little touches to really make waves; The invitation, signage, party favours, decorations, and of course the cake. The trick is to try and find creative ways for these items to match the theme, and put it all together on a budget.

I always say, the invitation sets the tone for the guests. Camilla’s 2nd birthday invite included all the mermaid theme must haves; the tail, a clam shell, fish and bubbles. I chose Lilac as the hero colour, with teal and a touch of peach. Printed double-sided on luxe 350gsm silk paper stock, Camilla squealed with delight when she first saw them, and that was all the validation I needed.

With a gorgeous rock garden feature at home as a perfect under the sea backdrop, my styling requirements were minimal. The talented Jo from Jo’s Signs by Design printed a giant 1.2m wide clam shell, an element I chose from my invitation design. This sat next to the clear cake plinth from Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire, dressed with a fishing net I purchased on ebay.

A 1.8m coral and bubble inspired balloon installation tied it all together. I created this with help from my father who built the structure (bless him!) and my dear hubby who pumped 90 balloons (with the footy on in the background).

Our party was an intimate one, so I wanted something a little customised, and on-theme. The double cookie clams by Sweet Couture were as delicious as they look. I finished them with personalised favor tags to match the invitations.

 

 

Of course, the main event of the party is the cake, and this masterpiece was on point, courtesy of my dear friend Sarah from Sweet Cheeks Cakes.

 

 

Camilla’s excitement melted my heart, and the party was a huge success. All the hard work was worth it, and I hope it gives inspiration to other mothers of little mermaids.

 

Vendor Credits

Invitations, favour tags, clam cut-out design, foam name, styling – Camilla Events

Cake – Sweet Cheeks Cakes 

Cookie Favours – Sweet Couture

Clam cut-out print & production – Jo’s Signs by Designs

Cake Plinth – Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire

 

 

Hope you found inspiration for your child’s own mermaid party! Head to Camilla Events for your own custom Mermaid party invitation and stationery to start your mermaid party planning!

 

 

Naomi’s 5th Mermaid Birthday

My daughter Naomi loves to swim and so of course her favourite Princess is Ariel. For her 5th birthday she requested a mermaid party – which I was secretly delighted about as it is a theme I really love too!

I’m no stylist…just a mum who loves children’s parties like all of you! However I definitely had fun putting this together and all the pieces from various Life’s Little Celebrations members really made the theme come alive.

This party was featured in Issue 2 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine and since Issue 3 is due out tomorrow I thought I better get around to sharing it!!

Naomi was SO excited about her birthday.  As a mum – it always gives me great joy to see the birthday excitement that comes about around party time from my kids! Now that we have 4 little one’s I don’t go all out for every party however after keeping things low key for Joshua’s 2nd birthday and Rebekah’s 6th birthday during my pregnancy I wanted to do something a little special for Naomi’s 5th birthday.

As far as decor I decided to incorporate the iridescent trend starting from the invitations and stationery, to the plates and tableware to the decorations via the wall tassels and balloon tassels and the beautiful desserts. I went with clear plinths, cake stands and chairs which helped all the colours to stand out. Enjoy the photos by Captured by Kirri and all the vendor credits are listed at the end of this post!

 

 

The layers and iridescent touches in this invitation by Eve and Co were truly gorgeous!:

 

 

Here is the dessert table setup and as you can see the clear plinths and cake stands from Sweet Heavenly Events really help the backdrop and balloons to stand out!:

 

 

 

 

 

The details on the cake and desserts by Sweets with Love were nothing short of amazing! The colours and iridescent touches were featured beautifully on the cake, cheesecakes, tarts and donuts!:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love all the amazing balloon touches and decor from Party Splendour!

 

 

 

 

The iridescent look continued onto the kids table through the partyware and and tablecloth:

 

 

 

These cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health were the perfect extra party favour for the kids to take home, bake and enjoy!

 

 

The kids also took home these iridescent party bags from Favor Lane with cute shell tags by Eve and Co, filled with some edible goodies and a few mermaid themed items:

 

 

 

Ariel of course had to be a part of the day which Naomi was so excited about!

 

 

Thank you to these Life’s Little Celebration members involved in Naomi’s celebration!

Vendor Credits:

Styling:

Life’s Little Celebrations

www.lifeslittlecelebrations.org

Photography:

Captured by Kirri

Invitation, buffet labels, favour bag tags, mermaid tails:

Eve & Co Stationery

Props: Clear plinths, cake stands and kids ghost chairs:

Sweet Heavenly Party Hire & Event Styling

Balloons:

Party Splendour

Partyware and Tableware:

Favor Lane

Cake, tarts, cheesecakes, donuts:

Sweets with Love

Backdrop:

DD Brand

Cookie mix bottles:

Sweet Health

Party favours- mermaid necklace:

The Little Event Company

 

 

 

 

Mermaid party supplies

 

Mermaid party photoshoot – Life’s Little Celebrations shoot for Confetti Fair Magazine. Styled by Sprinkled Events (Melb)

 

A mermaid party is a truly gorgeous theme to plan for and one that has become even more popular and on trend in recent times!  I believe in 2017 we are going to see even more mermaid parties – and it doesn’t surprise me – as you can do so much with the desserts and decorations for an underwater mermaid theme and colour schemes are endless

We’ve curated a gorgeous selection of Mermaid party decor and ideas – remember to CLICK on any of the below images to be taken to the source to see more or purchase

These mermaid dessert tables by Event stylists on the Life’s Little Celebrations directory provide inspiration to inspire a mermaid party colour scheme:

 

Mermaid birthday party by Dream a Little Dream Events (Perth)

 

Mermaid party – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth)

 

Mermaid party by The Little Big Company

 

Mermaid party – Kiss With Style (Melbourne)

 

 

Mermaid Party Invitations, Backdrops and Printables:

Your mermaid party stationery is a great way to set the colour scheme and look for the party so here are some designs to inspire you. Keep in mind that many of these can be modified to a different colour scheme by the designer:

 

mermaid backdrop

Mermaid party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Design

 

Mermaid invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

mermaid party printables

Mermaid party printables -Jo Studio

 

Mermaid party invitations – Dream a little dream

 

Mermaid – Under the sea party invitation – Pretty and Print

 

Mermaid party backdrop – Stylish Paper

 

Paper Eskimo Mermaid invitation – Emiko Blue

 

Mermaid Party Decorations:

Decorate the mermaid party space with hanging decor to match the colour scheme and create an underwater feel:

 

 

Malibu paper lanterns – The Little Event Company

 

 

 

mermaid garland

Mermaid garland and mermaid cake topper – Sugarlicious Parties

 

Tassel garland – DD Brand

 

Lavender leaf tissue garland – Emiko Blue

 

Teal honeycomb balls- Love The Occasion

 

Lavender paper fan – Emiko Blue

 

 

Blue tulle pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Pale blue giant number balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Poppies for Grace streamer backdrop – Favor Lane

 

Teal paper fan set – The Party Parlour

 

Balloon garland kit – Favor Lane

 

 

Tableware

Create a beautiful dessert table or kids sit-down table setting with these Mermaid inspired party supplies:

tablecloth

Scalloped ombre tablecloth – Saffy and May

 

Hessian tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

marble plates

Mint marble plates – The Little Event Company

 

Mint napkins – The Little Event Co

 

Paper Eskimo Blue confetti plates – The Party Parlour

 

Mint and silver plates – Love The Occasion

 

Lavender party plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Aqua lace plates – The Party Parlour

 

 

 

Green and aqua straws – Emiko Blue

 

Coral gold foil straws – The Little Event Co

 

Fancy blue disposable cutlery – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

These paper handpainted shell decor would be perfect to keep scattered along the table or on top of each plate to theme them to a mermaid party theme:

 

Handpainted paper shell decor – ELK Prints

 

 

 

Hire

There is an array of HIRE businesses on the Directory in various states. Here is a snapshot of a few and what they offer for a mermaid party:

A dresser in a gorgeous colour such as this would make a beautiful setting for a Mermaid dessert table:

 

Mint Dresser for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire (Sydney)

 

Cake stands are a perfect way to highlight the gorgeous colour scheme of a Mermaid party:

 

Cake stands for hire – Petite Events Hire (Sydney)

 

 

Kids mermaid party chairs for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

 

Kids chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)

 

Cute props help bring the mermaid party theme alive!:

 

Gold shell for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Mermaid party favours:

The little girls would love a necklace such as this to take home:

 

mermaid party favour

Mermaid party favour necklace – Little Event Company

 

The perfect mermaid edible party favour:

Fairy Floss – Fluffy Crunch (posts Australia wide)

An array of options and items you can pick and choose from:

 

Mermaid party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs

 

These bags in gorgeous colours could be embellished with a mermaid themed thank you card or shell decorations:

 

Tiffany blue party bags – Love The Occasion

 

Lavender stripe treat box – The Party Parlour

 

Powder blue paper bags – Emiko Blue

 

Mermaid Party Cake & Desserts

My favourite aspect of a Mermaid party are the unique desserts and cakes which can be created incorporating seashells, mermaid tails and more! Here is a snapshot of some of what could be ordered from vendors you can find on the Directory:

 

Mermaid party donuts – Sweets with Love (Sydney)

 

Mermaid tail cookie pops – One Sweet Chick Cookies and Cake (Sydney)

 

Strawberry tower – Chocobon Melbourne

 

SweetP Cakes and Cookies – Posts Australia wide

 

 

3D Mermaid cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)

 

Mermaid cake – Niknaks Sweetest Treats (Perth)

 

 

Petite desserts – Velvetier (Qld)

 

Mermaid donuts – Niknak Sweetest Treats Perth

 

If you love to DIY, here are a few mermaid items to assist:

 

Mermaid moulds – Confectionately Yours

 

Edible shell toppers – Something For Cake

 

Sprinkle mix purple pizzaz – Something For Cake

 

A few finishing touches for a Mermaid party cake:

 

Mermaid cake topper – Stylish Paper Shop

 

Mermaid cake and cupcake toppers – Chumblebee

 

Ombre blue candles – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Mermaid Party dress up

 

Toddler Mermaid dress – Paper Face Party

 

Mermaid onesie – Miss La Vie

 

Mermaid Party Entertainment:

Your little one would love to have her very own mermaid at her party! The Melbourne venue Carnival for Kids will ease the stress allowing you to have a mermaid party at their venue and provide a mermaid entertainer for your child to enjoy!:

 

Mermaid party entertainer / venue – Carnival for Kids Melbourne

 

 

Oh this really is such a delightful party theme and I hope this post has given you a head start on your party planning

I am looking forward to planning for this theme myself for my daughter this year – and know I can source all I need from the Life’s Little Celebrations vendors who truly have the best party decor in the industry!