A rawsome Dinosaur party!

If you want a unique and modern take on a Dinosaur party, then you will absolutely love this collaboration shoot styled by Enchanted Party Hire in Queensland! This shoot was for Issue 5 of “Celebrating Little One’s” – our online e-magazine which you can view here!

The shoot brought together a range of Life’s Little Celebration members all collaborating to create the incredible shoot – set to inspire a new range of dinosaur parties! As you can see below…the result was AMAZING! Just look at that giant dinosaur balloon and huge slumber tent:





The black and white stationery – from the invite to the backdrop and more – really helped set the modern tone for this dinosaur party:





All the desserts were created to match the design and colour scheme and worked together to add some “raw-some” deliciousness to this dinosaur party!:




Take home favour options included these dinosaur lollipop holders, chocolate bars, cookie mixes and lolly boxes!:









The kids party table continued the modern look with the mix of black/white and copper touches along with cute dinosaur tails on the stools!




I could certainly spend a whole day relaxing in this huge tent which was a feature of this dinosaur party! Just look at the space!:




This truly was a rawsome celebration that any dinosaur lover would enjoy!


Styling, Props & Decor

Enchanted Party Hire




Stephanie Barnes Photography



Graphic Design & Printing

Giggles & Grace Designs



Cake, Donuts & Cookies

Sweet P Cakes & Cookies



Cake Topper, Lollipop Holders and Pop decorations

Glitter and Glue Designs



Belle Tent & Decor

The Slumber Boutique Party Hire



Dinosaur Tails




Cookie Mixes

Sweet Health



Tableware – including plates, cups & straws

Party She Said



Balloon HQ



Clear Treat Boxes





Judy’s Cakes






5 must-know tips when planning your child’s party cake!

Choosing your celebration cake for your kids party, Christening or baby shower shouldn’t be hard. Here are some tips to make the process a little bit easier thanks to talented baker Catie of  Sweetly Baked Perth


  1. Make a wish list

Before you meet with your baker, make sure you have an idea about what you like and what you don’t like. Meeting your baker with a list of what you love, what you like and what you would never ever want, helps with clear communication between you and your baker.

Bring with you decoration designs, invites, colour swatches etc that you’ll be using throughout your celebration to help with design ideas.

Keep in mind though, every baker has their own style and set of design skills and most won’t copy a cake exactly, especially if it is another baker’s hard work and ideas.


  1. Research

Not all cake makers are the same. Some can create amazing sugar flowers and fondant creations, while others choose to only work with buttercream.

Ask for pictures of previous work, stalk social media and read the comments, look at the cake-maker’s website and see if that particular baker makes cakes in the styles that you like. Send them through pictures of what you like, and ask if they have made something similar beforehand. They will let you know if it’s something they can do.

  1. Budget

Consider your budget! Be realistic about what you can and can’t afford.

You might really want that embellished seven-tier cake, but if it doesn’t fit in your budget, don’t be afraid to ask your baker for alternative suggestions that still give a wow factor. A good cake decorator will make helpful suggestions, while still meeting your cake dreams.

  1. Flavour

Choose something that YOU will enjoy, not what you think others will like. Most of the time, you’ll end up with leftover cake and you’ll be the one eating it! Double check with your baker if they charge extra for “premium flavours and fillings”. Not everyone does, but it is something to keep in mind.

Most bakers will also offer cake samples/tasting boxes (usually for a fee that is deducted from the total if you go ahead with the order). Take the opportunity to taste cakes and meet with the baker if you can.

  1. Something Different

Is someone attending your celebration who might not be into cake? Are you not that into cake yourself?

There are lots of alternative on offer if you’re one of those people. You could go for cupcakes, sugar cookies, baked donuts, bite size brownies, dessert cups.

All these things look and taste delicious and will still give you that awe-inspiring dessert table.


Thanks to Catie from Sweetly Baked Perth for these fantastic tips!  As you can see from the images above, her creations are gorgeous! If you’re in Perth you can get in touch with her here!


Real Party: Ivy’s Ice-cream 8th birthday

With winter nearly over (yay!) it’s time for ice-cream parties to start emerging, so I thought its a fab time to share this bright and cute ice cream party by one of our Life’s Little Celebration members Ellana of SweetP Cake and Cookies for her daughter!



Ellana of SweetP Cakes and Cookies created the amazing cake , cookies and donuts for this ice-cream party and how fun is that fillable cake stand which she filled with mini balloons?!



These ice cream cookies also by SweetP Cakes and Cookies just make me smile!:







Now how is this for a fun activity for an ice-cream (or any theme) party! The kids got to paint their own cookie which matched the theme!:





After all the fun, the kids got to take home some more ice-cream themed goodies with this sweet selection of items in their party bags!:




An ice-cream party theme is SUCH a fun theme to plan and setup for, and the cake and desserts really can be so sweet!

I hope this post inspired you! Head over to see more the amazing cake and desserts by SweetP Cakes and Cookies! She is based in Qld but posts cookies Australia wide!


Paw-some Puppy Party

They’re cute, fluffy, make great friends, and as it turns out – a great party theme too!

Puppies have hit the party scene in a big way, from everyone’s favourite Paw Patrol characters to adopt a puppy concepts. It’s a theme that’s here to stay and is a great party theme for kids of all ages and perfect for anyone who loves their pup or begging mum and dad for one!


puppy party inspo

Adopt a puppy party, Styled by Raeleigh Good, featured on Party with LENZO



puppy party ideas

Puppy Party, 100 Layer Cake-let



adopt a puppy party ideas

Adopt a puppy party, Glam Fete Blog


With so many possible variations of this theme, we’ve found some simple supplies from our LLC Vendors to help get you inspired. Just pick a puppy and run with it. Remember to CLICK on any of the below images to be taken to that business!

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Puppy party invitations

A puppy party theme can be as subtle or over the top as you can like. Using characteristics we can all associate with puppies like bones or paw prints in your invitations is a great way to set the scene, leaving the puppies as the focus for the main event.


puppy party invitations

Puppy party invitations, Emma Smith Event Stationery




puppy party invites

Puppy party invitations, Emma Smith Event Stationery


Puppy party decorations

A Puppy party theme suits either a neutral colour scheme similar to your pup of choice, or one with pops of colour. We love the idea of an adopt a puppy station with collar making and certificates, so use this as your focus and make it fun.



puppy party decorations

Black and white paper fans, The Party Parlour



puppy party decorations

Jumbo brown balloon, Favor Lane Party Boutique


puppy party

Marble balloons, Little Boo-Teek



puppy party decorating ideas

Paper lantern, Party! She Said



puppy balloon

Puppy balloon, Party! She Said



puppy party

Jumbo blue confetti balloon, Little Boo-Teek



paw print decorations

Dog paw print balloons, Little Parties


Puppy party tableware

We have seen an example of dog bowls used as tableware for this theme, but if it’s not exactly what you had in mind, there’s plenty of puppy themed or neutral tableware to choose from too!


puppy plates

Puppy plates, The Party Parlour



puppy party tableware

Chevron plates, Little Boo-Teek



puppy party ideas

Spotted napkins, The Party Parlour


puppy party

Puppy cups, The Party Parlour



Puppy party cakes and accessories

Just like their puppies, owners love their treats! So make them puppy themed with cute paw print accessories and puppy inspired cakes and cookies.

paw print cupcake wrappers

Paw print cupcake wrappers, Confectionately Yours



puppy party cookies

Puppy cookies, SweetP Cakes and Cookies



puppy party

Puppy cookies, Sweet Avenue, Sydney



puppyparty ideas

Puppy pops, SweetP Cakes and Cookies



puppy party ideas

Puppy cookies, SweetP Cakes and Cookies



puppy party favours

Puppy cookie favours, Little Biskut, Sydney



dipped strawberries

Strawberry tower, Dom’s Strawberry Delights, Sydney



paw print chocolates

Paw print chocolate mould, Confectionately Yours



puppy chocolates

Puppy pop moulds, Confectionately Yours


puppy cake toppers

Puppy fondant toppers, Sweetly Baked, Perth



Puppy party favours

Sending guests home with a doggy bag filled with treats and puppy inspired favours is a great end to a fantastic day. Don’t forget your puppies!



puppy party favour bags

Polka dot loot bags, Party! She Said



puppy party favours

Striped favour bags, Little Boo-Teek



puppy party favours

Dog house favour boxes, My Paper Planet


paw print party supplies

Paw print favour boxes, Character Parties



Lets the kids do some ceramic painting at the party and take home their creation for their party favour!

puppy party favours

Ceramic dog bowl for painting, Pinta Crafts


paw print party supplies

Paw print pencils, Character Parties



paw print party supplies

Paw print pencil cases, Character parties


This is such a great paw-ty idea for kids with a puppy obsession!


Balloon decor soaring to new heights – Floating Designs

Balloons are THE must-have for kids parties…or any event really. In recent times we have seen an explosion of modern and unique balloon decor ideas so I’m delighted today to share one of our members with you who creates amazing balloon installations. Floating Designs is based in Sydney and contributed her balloon talents to our Celebrate conference day, and we wanted to showcase more of her incredible balloon work on our blog:


Styling by Jo Kalivas Event Styling. Balloons by Floating Designs. Photos by Anna Murray photo


From balloon walls to garlands, to balloon clusters and arches, Floating Designs can create it all and has worked with some of Sydneys best event stylists for kids parties, Christenings and other events!

Styling by Diane Khoury Wedding and events. Balloons by Floating Designs. Photo by Rolling Canvas Sydney


Styling by SP Events. Balloons by Floating Designs. Photo by Captured by Kirri


Styling by Ashevents. Balloons by Floating Designs


Love the amazing cloud effect of these balloons:


Styling by XOXO Events. Balloons by Floating Designs


Jess from Floating Designs also provided the gorgeous and bright balloon decor for our Celebrate conference this year! The beautiful clusters, garland and custom balloons created a beautiful effect! (Photos by Captured by Kirri) :





If you’re looking for a balloon decorator in Sydney for your kids party, have a chat to Jess from Floating Designs and head to her page to see more of her work!