Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style

With all the Christmas preparations happening it is easy to leave NYE planning until last minute…but now is the time to organise what you need  – so to help you get organised I’m sharing some NYE party supplies early to ensure they will arrive in time!

New Year’s Eve celebrations are one of my favourite – there is something special about a new year beginning and celebrating with close family or friends!

 

 

new years eve party style - opulenticity

Styled by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling

 

Our little ones are still quite little however for those of you with slightly older kids it is a perfect chance to organise a gathering that doesn’t centre just around the kids!  It’s a chance to get together with friends and family, letting the kids stay up a little longer than usual before having a slumber party on the floor, and then it’s all about letting the adults relax into the New Year with a more adults only style occasion (aka, champagne!).

When I look back at all the many amazing new trends in themes we’ve seen this year, there’s one in particular that I’ve been saving for NYE and just screams sophistication and ‘Happy New Year’ to me, and that’s the classic black and metallics with a touch of marble. Adult opulence at it’s best!

So if like me, you’ve had a big year of parties filled with flamingos, doughnuts and unicorns and are just craving something a little more grown up, I’ve sourced the perfect pieces from our LLC Vendors to pull together the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration for the adults (and kids, until bedtime!) so you can start your planning now, and have something to look forward to after the Christmas ham is finished.

 

New Year’s Eve Decorations

Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, seafood buffet or canapés after watching the fire works, this theme looks stunning in the evening as the metallics shimmer and glisten when styled with plenty of candles, and black or metallics make a great backdrop for these to pop against in the evening.

So start with black as your base, and build on it with hints of metallic (either gold or silver) and marble accents for depth and interest. Use your marble kitchen bench top, a black trestle table or one covered with a table cloth for a more polished look, and create drama and interest with varying heights of stands and platters to serve your food, or set an opulent dinner table complete with candle light.

 

fringe backdrop

DIY Fringed backdrop kit – DD Brand

 

pop fizz clink balloons - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

cheers gold balloons - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Black and white marble balloons - One Magic Day

Black and white marble balloons – One Magic Day

 

 

balloon arch kit - favorlane party boutique

Favorlane Party Boutique

 

Why not take cues from the countdown and incorporate giant helium number balloons.

 

new years eve decorations - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Or mix and match decorations with a mix of black, white, gold

 

Confetti balloons with tassel - Party Splendour

Confetti balloons with tassel – Party Splendour

 

 

Gold glitter star garland - Emiko Blue

Gold glitter star garland – Emiko Blue

 

Gold tissue pom - Hip and Hooray

Gold tissue pom – Hip and Hooray

 

paper fans

Gold paper fans decorating kit – The Party Parlour

 

Fancy decorator kit - The Kit Source

Fancy decorator kit – The Kit Source

 

For real wow factor, a gold sequin tablecloth creates the perfect setting for a gorgeous New years eve dessert table!:

 

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Saffy & May

 

Don’t forget the confetti at midnight! This would also look great scattered down the centre of your dining table.

 

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Love The Occasion

New Year’s Eve Tableware

Whilst it’s always nice to bring out your best dinner set (you know, the one you received for your wedding that’s still in the box ?) no one wants to be washing dishes on New Year’s Day – so opt for some stylish disposables instead!

 

new year's eve marble plates - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Noir hexagon large plate - The Little Event Company

Noir hexagon large plate – The Little Event Company

 

 

gold plate

Meri Meri gold plate – Emiko Blue

 

Gold foil napkins - Love The Occasion

Gold foil napkins – Love The Occasion

 

new years eve tableware - the little event company

The Little Event Company

 

 

gold confetti cups - the little event company

The Little Event Company

 

 

new years eve tableware - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

How gorgeous are these Kate Spade coasters?

 

new year's eve tableware - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

gold cutlery - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

White and silver tassel horns - Love The Occasion

White and silver tassel horns – Love The Occasion

 

 

New Year’s Eve Sweet Treats

Finish the year off with a bang and start your diet resolutions the following day – it’s time to eat cake! Nothing beats a glass of champagne and delicious dessert now, does it? Here’s a sample of what LLC partners in the Directory can create for your event!:

 

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Sweetest Jubilee Melbourne

 

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Quincy Lane Sydney

 

Black and gold chocolate coated strawberry tower - Chocobon (Melbourne)

Black and gold chocolate coated strawberry tower – Chocobon (Melbourne)

 

 

 

gold macarons - sweetest jubilee

Sweetest Jubilee

 

Mini desserts - Velvetier (Queensland)

Mini desserts – Velvetier (Queensland)

 

lollipops

Custom gold lollipops – Niknaks Sweetest Treats

 

If the kids are a part of the NYE celebrations – why not setup a cute table setting for them complete with colouring, board games or other activities to keep them entertained? You can hire some stylish children’s table and chairs from LLC partners around Australia – here is a sample!:

 

Kids gold tiffany chairs for hire - Tiny Tots Toy hire (Sydney)

Kids gold tiffany chairs for hire – Tiny Tots Toy hire (Sydney)

 

Kids table and chairs for hire - Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

Kids table and chairs for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

 

How great are these take home bags? Perfect for the kids who would have missed out whilst they were sleeping!

 

new years eve favour boxes - confectionately yours

Confectionately Yours

 

Another fantastic idea are these labels for mini wine or champagne bottles for your friends:

 

wine labels

NYE Wine favour bottle labels – Emma Smith Event Stationery

 

Attach these tags to any take home gift for your NYE guests for instant NYE style!

gift tag

Cheers gift tag – Emiko Blue

 

 

Like all celebrations, New Year’s Eve is a wonderful excuse to get your nearest and dearest together and get creative with your styling. So say farewell to another big year by going bold, and celebrate the prospect of new opportunities, milestones and adventures together in style – cheers!

 

tanya

Gymnastics Party Theme Supplies

Do you remember going to gymnastic classes as a child? So much fun!

Tumbling, jumping and climbing make it a popular choice of extra curricular activity for lower primary school aged children, and the perfect party option for this age group too.

For the full experience (and safety of your household items) many gymnastics venues offer party packages on the weekend, making it a great option for catering to larger numbers too. You’ll find many provide a room or separate area (and sometimes tables and chairs) for you to set up and bring your own catering, and they’ll take care of the rest. Too easy!

Here is some inspiration to get you started!:

Modern Gymnastics Party - Red Wagon Events

Modern Gymnastics Party – Red Wagon Events

 

Gymnastics Party - Styled by The Little Big Company

Gymnastics Party – Styled by The Little Big Company, backdrop by Jo Studio

 

Regardless of where you host your gymnastics party, we’ve done a little search of our LLC partners for some inspiration and general partyware you might need to help bring it all together for you.

 

Invitations

Get your guests excited with a fun and creative invitation that will have them bouncing with anticipation. I love the idea of including a photo of the birthday boy or girl as a gymnast!

 

Gymnastics Invitation - Jellyfish Prints

Gymnastics Invitation – Jellyfish Prints

 

Gymnastics Invitation - Pretty & Print

Gymnastics Invitation – Pretty & Print

 

Gymnastics Invitation - Jo Studio

Gymnastics Invitation – Jo Studio

 

 

Gymnastics Invitation - Pretty & Print

Gymnastics Invitation – Pretty & Print

Decorations

If hosting it at a venue, you may be limited to the decorations you can bring in and the allocated time to set up, so stick to some fun balloons and coordinated tableware for a quick and easy set up and clean up. Or if at home, go all out and let your imagination run wild! Choose bright primary colours, pink and gold or even metallics just like a gymnast’s leotard!

A styled table with customised cookies, wrapped chocolates or cupcakes with toppers is also an easy way to achieve your look.

 

 

 

Giant Rose Balloon - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Giant Rose Balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Yay balloons -Love The Occasion

Yay balloons -Love The Occasion

 

Lilac and pink swirl balloons - Favor Lane

Lilac and pink swirl balloons – Favor Lane

 

Gold Happy Birthday Bunting- Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Gold Happy Birthday Bunting- Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Cake and Desserts 

Although it is hard to find Gymnastic specific partyware and decorations, theming your cake and desserts to match a Gymnastics theme is a fun way to bring the theme out :

Gymnastics Cookies - Petite Cookies

Gymnastics Cookies – Petite Cookies

Gymnastics Cake Topper - A la Roch

Gymnastics Cake Topper – A la Roch

 

 

Gymnastic Cake Toppers - Glistening Occasions

Gymnastic Cake Toppers – Glistening Occasions

Tableware

You know I love a coordinated table – whatever the occasion! This theme allows for plenty of play with creativity, choice of colours and degree of detail, so here’s a few finds to get you started. How cute are these individual boxes?

 

Styling by Red Wagon Events

Gymnastics party – Styling by Red Wagon Events

 

Here are a range of fun and colourful options for tableware depending on what colour scheme you go for:

 

Table runner - The Party Parlour

Table runner – The Party Parlour

 

Happy birthday plate - The Little Event Co

Happy Birthday Plate – The Little Event Co

 

Meri Meri Charms Plates - Emiko Blue

Meri Meri Charms Plates – Emiko Blue

 

Ombre pink party plates - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Ombre pink party plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Red with white stars plate - One Magic Day

Red with white stars plate – One Magic Day

 

 

Metallic pink ruffle plates - The Little Event Co

Metallic pink ruffle plates – The Little Event Co

 

Paper Eskimo Napkins - Emiko Blue

Paper Eskimo Napkins – Emiko Blue

 

 

 

Meri Meri Charms Cups - Emiko Blue

Meri Meri Charms Cups – Emiko Blue

Pink and gold cups - The Little Event Co

Pink and Gold Cups – The Little Event Co

 

Rose Gold Straws - Love The Occasion

Rose Gold Straws – Love The Occasion

 

Custom party horns - Lavender Honey & Co

Custom party horns – Lavender Honey & Co

 

Favours

When all the gymnasts have tumbled themselves tired and it’s time to go home, what better way to say ‘thanks’ and reward them for their outstanding ability, than to award them all them with their own gold medals or trophies! Kids go wild for these and they’re easy enough to find and be added to a goodie bag with a customised cookie, treats or other personalised gifts.

 

Gymnastics Party Favours - Glitter & Glue Designs

Gymnastics Party Favours – Glitter & Glue Designs

 

Dancing ribbons - Party Ideas in a box

Dancing ribbons – Party Ideas in a box

 

Chocolate bar favours - Cookie Queen Kitsch'n

Chocolate bar favours – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

 

Raspberry stripe favour bags - Love The Occasion

Raspberry stripe favour bags – Love The Occasion

 

 

Sorbet pink party bags - The Little Big Company

Sorbet pink party bags – The Little Big Company

 

 

Honey pink favour bags - Hip and Hooray

Honey pink favour bags – Hip and Hooray

 

This is such a fun party theme for both boys and girls of all ages, and with a few small customised touches, an easy one to style too. Have fun!

 

tanya

 

 

 

 

Tips for a mag-worthy party

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.

 

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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)

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

CREDITS:

Party Supplies and Decorations: The Kit Source

Flowers: Bloomology.com.au

Photographer: Jess Dunn @jessdunnthis

 

Happy Celebrating!

 

tanya

 

 

 

 

Celebrate unwrapped: table centrepieces

It’s taken me nearly 2 months to catch my breath, but I’ve finally come back down to earth after our incredible Celebrate conference in August, and I’m so excited to share some moments with you over a series of posts I’ll publish over the next month, giving you all the vendor details to steal for your next event (big or small!).

After months of planning, scheduling, sourcing, coordinating and back-to-back days fuelled only by caffeine and croughnuts, this day was never going to be anything short of ah-mazing, and from all reports, it didn’t disappoint. Bringing together some incredibly talented guest speakers and industry guests, the room was a huge buzz and brought me great joy knowing we were all there to support, learn and grow our businesses and make great friends along the way.

As much as I’d like to take full credit for this event, let’s just say my attempts at floral arrangements are nothing less than dismal, so like any good event, the details were left to the experts (aka LLC Vendors)! And boy were there a few of them! So let’s get started.

 

Our table centrepieces

 

table centrepieces

From the very beginning, I had a vibrant colour scheme in mind which I wanted brought to life with plenty of floral arrangements, balloons, gold and white accents for a fun, modern and glamorous room – not a huge request!

To help bring this all together, I worked with LLC Vendor Shelley of Paper Face Party who styled the venue and florals and who enlisted the assistance of Rochelle from A la Roch who instantly understood the brief and created our gorgeous topper signs as part of the custom table centrepieces.

 

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table centrepieces

How incredible are they?!

 

A la roch

table centrepieces

Using plywood, our theme colours and various fonts, Rochelle instantly understood the vision and delivered above and beyond – THANK YOU!!!

Cake toppers are a huge trend at the moment and Rochelle can create any design you like out of wood or acrylic – but think above and beyond using them for just cakes! Think wall art, table centrepieces like ours, name places and more. Edible images are also available to customise your wedding, engagement, birthday or special occasion.

 

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So there you have it – your first closeup glimpse of our HUGE day and the details that made it memorable. I can’t thank you enough for your hard work on this event A La Roch!

Next on our list of details to reveal are the mini pinata’s we used on the tables (not for smashing in case you were wondering!). Stay tuned!

 

tanya

Candy buffets worthy of an art gallery

Just like a great artist, an event stylist has a signature style that you can recognise on each and every one of their creations. From the vision to the execution of the candy buffets, the finest of details have a way of being brought together that leave a lasting impression on those lucky enough to capture the moment.

I’ve always admired the work of Melbourne stylist ,Victoria of Miss Deliciouza for her attention to detail and unique spin she puts on some of the more popular themes you think you’ve already seen every possible adaptation of!

Collaborating with many of our LLC directory vendors, Victoria’s candy buffets are a complete feast for your senses, and I can only imagine the gasps of delight from guests as they take in every detail and taste every last bite.

 

Candy Buffet

 

Eva, you were one lucky girl to receive a third birthday party like this!

 

Event Styling

 

A Safari theme is a popular choice for first birthday’s but I particularly like how Miss Deliciouza added more organic, earthy colours rather than the brights – and that backdrop!

 

Frozen party styling

 

The Disney masterpiece, Frozen continues to capture the imagination of young girls, making the work of a stylist extremely difficult, trying to create new designs each and every time. Using the Coronation Day colours and return of Spring in Arendale rather than the popular blue, white and snow (can you tell I’ve had my fair share of the movie too?!) looks absolutely gorgeous.

 

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I could keep going for days with all the beautiful images from Miss Deliciouza events, but I won’t! Instead, jump on over to her Facebook page to see more of her incredible work and contact details for you to lock her in for your upcoming event if you’re in Melbourne!

 

tanya

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