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.


table setting


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.


cake topper










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!



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.


4th birthday



teddy bears picnic party



baby shower


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!



Party inspiration from a stylist

Special occasions don’t roll around that often, which makes it totally acceptable to go all out and make them memorable in my opinion!



But regardless of it being up to a year between parties, choosing the where and the what just doesn’t come easily.

So for an event stylist, staying on trend and having a bag full of ideas is a must for those SOS calls for help, and I’ve dived into the gorgeous portfolio of Sera from Sugared Events in Melbourne for a few ideas you can draw inspiration from if short for ideas – and if you’re in Melbourne you are lucky enough to be able to call on Sera to style your own party!

Sugared Events is a sponsor for the Celebrate conference in August in Sydney –  providing business owners within the party industry with incredible inspiration and business tools! So be sure to join us to connect and network with other business owners in the party and event industry and purchase your tickets here.

I love Sera’s diverse range of ideas when it comes to themes and styling, particularly this geometric Christening and first birthday.







Sometimes a theme can be as simple as a colour scheme, like this gold and pink Christening. Who can resist an opportunity to incorporate pink glazed doughnuts?!






Using pastels to create this gorgeous pony carousel theme allows plenty of pretty colour and a vintage touch for an alternative to a simple pony or Saddle Club theme.


carousel party


carousel party


Whilst dinosaur themes are always popular, a Jurassic Park movie theme opens up the styling variations and entertainment options too with a little imagination!


dinosaur party






Feeling inspired? I hope so!

As you can, the work of Sugared Events is gorgeous and sure to add that extra special sugared touch to any celebration!

To see more of Sera’s work or to enquire about her styling services if you’re in Melbourne, visit the Sugared Event’s facebook page here. 




Heavenly styled baby shower

There is something about a styled event that leaves a lasting impression, don’t you think?  Small details are discussed for months as guests recall moments from the big day, and the joy experienced by everyone in attendance seems to last that little bit longer, making it all worth it.

Baby showers are already memorable occasions as it is, but this particular one styled by LLC partner and Celebrate sponsor –   Sweet Heavenly Events Hire is beyond words. Collaborating with many other talented vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations directory for the dessert buffet, flowers, backdrop and matching sweet delicacies, we love everything about it and wish we were guests!




Using many of their own props (also for hire) and working closely with their trusted vendors, the Sweet Heavenly team created a special mint, green and white theme with splashes of silver to present what can only be described as a jaw-dropping setting for this special occasion. We’re guessing inspiration came from the incredible dining table!




Details right down to the cupcake toppers ensured a talking point at every bite, making them (almost) too good to eat. Displayed on gorgeous marble and silver cake stands (also for hire) to coordinate everything beautifully.






These chocolate pyramids even mimic the marble table which is just so subtle and so clever.


Laser cut cake toppers are proving to be a popular choice for all occasions, and this one in silver is on point perfection, sitting pretty atop a frilled two tier show stopper.

















Props like this wooden rocking horse and chair (also available for hire) are perfect for the theme and give the room that extra WOW factor.




Working with a stylist like Sweet Heavenly has so many advantages, but if you have the creative flair and want to give it a go yourself, their beautiful items for hire will help get you the look you’re after and provide that stylist’s touch. I love how seamlessly this whole theme has come together, and hope it has inspired your next occasion.


Vendor Credits:

Event Styling and props: Sweet Heavenley 
Cake: The Cake Studio
Cake Topper: À la Roch
Balloon Artist: Bubble Moo Balloons
Strawberry/Macron Tower: Dom’s Strawberries Delight
Macarons: One Bite
Cupcakes & Cookies: TasTeeTreats4U
Cakepops: Oh Sugar
Oreobites & Gananche Tarts: Sweets With Love
Photography: Captured By Kirri


Printable Essentials for Kids Parties


When planning any event or party  – attention to detail will be what sets it apart and makes it memorable for guests.  There are many inclusions to think about but the addition of signage and print material can be the element that creates the WOW factor.

Many people worry that it may be costly or not readily available to use printed items but today I am introducing you to LLC partner Jo’s Sign by Design  who dispel this myth by helping you create both large and small printables that will complete your event styling with maximum impact.

So you may ask, what do you mean by printables and what are my options?

Here are a few ideas that may help you.

  • Backdrops – Printable backdrops can be used for candy buffets, dessert tables or even just to cover a bland wall.  Themed parties can be beautifully enhanced with a large format backdrop.  You can attach these to a board or display or blu-tack to a wall.

Here are a few examples of backdrops printed by Jo’s Signs by Design



Superhero backdrop printed by Jo’s Signs by Design. Designed by Lou Lou Pie Styling by The Pumpkin Carriage and photo by Captured by Kirri







I personally used Jo’s Signs by Designs recently when I needed a large sign to cover the bottom of this Ice-cream parlour stand for a Doc Mcstuffins party for my daughter. Jo printed the sign to the custom size requirements and the quality was fantastic!






  • Milestone Boards –  These vintage boards have come of age and the brilliant design elements of names, place, memories and milestones artistically displayed for a special event of any kind will bring a smile to all who stop and read. The added benefit is the event recipient has a truly personal keepsake to cherish forever.




  • Social Media Frames – For a special birthday – having a fun photo frame to use for photos creates a memorable prop for photos!

For business events – having your event trend on Social Media is the ultimate recognition of a great event. Help it along by having a custom made Instagram or Facebook frame. You can add your event title, hashtags, keywords and more.

Guests can grab the frame and get into the picture instantly.  Perfect icebreaker and great promotion tool



Instagram sign by Jo’s Signs by Design Party styling by Sweet Bambini Event Styling





  • Personalised labels – Imagine your lolly buffet having the party recipients name and event printed on chocolate bars, water bottles, favours and more.

Jo’s Sign by Design can accommodate this by expertly printing and cutting your small printables, making the preparation simple and fast.  These create a wonderful memento for guests to keep or enjoy.



  • Free Standing Display Systems – For the business owners out there who are doing an expo or product display – Jo’s Signs by Design also creates large backdrops for your exhibition. These are light weight and very portable, making a brilliant solution to getting your business name out there and seen!  The Banners are printed on satin finish tear resistant material making them sturdy and robust.




So whether you’re a mum who loves to party plan…or an event stylist, prop hire company or decorator – this kind of service is invaluable.  Jo’s Sign by Design offers full design and print service with the results displaying rich vibrant true match colours.

If you prefer to design yourself you can do that too, just send the completed or purchased print file and product size specifications to Jo and you will be thrilled with the results.

If you’re a stylist – your clients will be so impressed and that means repeat business and referrals for you.

If you’re a mum then this fantastic printing service will give you one less thing to worry about and create a big impact at your child’s celebration!

Contact Jo today to see how she can help you give your next event the wow factor. Email Jo at jo@jossignsbydesign.com.au  or call her on 0410 660 967 and visit her facebook page here.







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