2022 Celebrate Conference Highlights

After 3 years I FINALLY had the chance to host the Celebrate Conference again on the 7th June, back at the beautiful Deckhouse Venue.

This day brought the industry together for a day of inspiration….networking…connection and learning

It was an event that was so needed….after the challenges of the last 2 years….to help support vendors in our industry to RISE up !

I’m so pleased to be able to share the stunning photos with you and all the details of this amazing day!


Thanks goes to Mary Ronis Events for styling this event and an array of vendors who gave their time and talent for the decor of this event along with supporting it and sponsoring it. Please view the vendor list at the end of this post for all the credits:



We had a range of amazing guest speakers for the day. Here is a few of them!



The decor for the day came to life thanks to a team of amazing vendors! Here are some of the team involved!




The theme of the day was RISE which was lit up in lights thanks to LIT Letter Lights, surrounded by gorgeous balloons by Balloons by Des. How amazing does it look from the back of the room at the stunning DEDES Waterfront Venue – The Deckhouse?!




Guests were greeted by an entertainer from Pistachio Entertainment and how colourful and fun does she look?!

On her tray she had all the welcome badges for our attendees – handmade in stunning acrylic by Lavorato Designs:




The badges had attendees names and business name and the design was created to link to the RISE theme and the sun rays design which was seen throughout the decor:


Our tables were beautifully styled by Mary Ronis Events to create a gorgeous place for our attendees to enjoy the day!



Starting with stunning table cards with beautiful gold foiling by Eve&Co:


Each place setting had stunning hand made keyrings by The Little Shindig Shop with fun tassels. These keyrings with the Celebrate Conference logo made beautiful mementos for the day:




We also had cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health with gorgeous labels by Eve&Co:



Each attendee was also gifted with an INCREDIBLE gift box by Complete St Co. More photos later of the details inside!



Silk Flora created beautiful floral centrepieces for half of the tables and Balloons by Des created gorgeous jumbo balloons on the other half of the table centrepieces:




Now to the backdrop which can only be described as MAGNIFICENT!! Mary Ronis Events created the concept for this stunning setup which executed perfectly by our vendors!

Belle Events provided all the gorgeous backdrop panels in custom colours. Eve&Co created a sun ray decal applied to one of the panels to work in with the theme. Lavorato Designs created the beautiful Celebrate 22 acrylic sign.

Pretty Bangin’ Balloons created the burse of colours with the stunning balloons

Silk Flora were the genius behind the incredible florals on the day and they were beyond stunning!



Just look at the stunning colours of these silk florals by Silk Flora!!



Mastello Creations created  a true work of art with her cake and Lavorato Designs created the gorgeous cake topper. The details are truly stunning





This setting  made the perfect photo backdrop for SO many photos throughout the day and our photographer, Jade of Hipster Mum Photography captured all the photos.












We had a special area setup with some of our magazines printed in hard copy for people to view and also to take photos of with any issues of the magazine they were in!

The ghost cart from Belle Events was the perfect setting to display the magazines:




Perfect Print Co created this STUNNING set of books showcasing Life’s Little Celebrations, The Celebrate Society, Celebrating Little Ones and the Celebrate Conference. How beautiful did they look?!


Such stunning quality and clear print by Perfect Print Co:


The area for these photos was created with a neon backdrop from Baby Got Backdrop Hire, a panel from Belle Events and balloons from Balloons by Des.


We had a thank you banner for our sponsors also created for this photo area and printed by Jo’s Signs by Design:



Our members enjoyed taking snaps here of their business inside the magazine!




The day started off with some mingling where everyone was in groups and had to follow each other on Instagram:




I then welcomed everyone to the event and thanked all involved and….one of my favourite parts of the day….I had everyone APPLAUD themselves for making it through the last 2 years. We really took a moment to acknowledge what we had achieved as an industry by overcoming the challenges and now being ready to RISE for the future.






Then there were the speakers which was such an integral part of the day. Although we had beautiful views to enjoy, and stunning decor, and food throughout the day….the day isn’t about the food and venue. The food is about the learning, the inspiration and the networking!

Wendy El-Khoury of Wedded Wonderland was the perfect keynote speaker to start of the Conference as she blew us away with her marketing tips. To be honest  – this presentation alone was worth the cost of the conference ticket as she fit a whole days worth of knowledge into 1 hour!



After morning tea we had the amazing Racha of Willow Tree Events who is a true inspiration in our industry. Coming all the way from Melbourne, Racha presented on pricing strategies and instagram, and later in the day also ran an instagram audit session!



Throughout the day the AMAZING Sarah Osmotherly was the perfect MC keeping us laughing and entertained. Truly there is no better MC than Sarah and she created the fun vibe for the day!


We then had amazing PANEL sessions followed by 2 afternoon sessions by Racha of Willow Tree Events and Bianca of On-Point Planning Co.


On this panel we had Bianca of On Point Planning Co, Emily of Pistachio Entertainment, Dalia of Tiny Tots Event Hire and Alysia of Alysia Bridger events who gave us their thoughts on some hot topics in the industry and shared their ideas on customer service, social media and more!


The next panel focused on branding and some general questions and we had Andrea of Tutu Du Monde, Rob of Five Star Party Co, Kathryn of Event Law and Eliza of Copper Fork Cakes:




Throughout the presentations there were lots of laughs…questions….and lightbulb moments!













Every attendee walked away not only with inspiration, ideas and new connections…but a gift box itself worth the price of the ticket!

The gift box was created by Complete St co:



Inside many amazing vendors provided delicious and handmade items





It truly was an incredible day which we all needed after 2 hard years! So many have said they cannot wait until next year!

This day wasn’t about the food…the views…the venue….it was about the amazing speakers, connections and inspiration…and I know so many walked away with practical tips, new networks and feeling inspired!!


VENDORS: with special thanks to



Mary Ronis Events




Dedes Waterfront Group




Hipster Mum Photography



Florals: Backdrop and tables

Silk Flora



Balloons: main backdrop

Pretty Bangin’ Balloons



Props: Backdrop panels, ghost cart, plinth

Belle Events



Balloons: Table balloons, garland around RISE letters, garland for photo area

Balloons by Des



Acrylics: Name Badges, backdrop sign, cake topper

Lavorato Designs



Paperie: All design, Table placecards

Eve & Co




Mastello Creations



Celebrate Keyrings

The Little Shindig Shop



Celebrate Gift Boxes

Complete St



Custom Celebrate Books: Set of 4

Perfect Print Co



Cookie Mix Bottles on Table

Sweet Health



Welcome Entertainer/Name badge tray

Pistachio Entertainment



Neon backdrop panel

Baby got Backdrop Hire



RISE Letter Lights

LIT Letter Lights



Gift box contents thanks to:

Issue 15: Roblox inspired pamper party feature

I am excited to share with you this gorgeous party shoot which was featured in Issue 15 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine

Styled by Wishful Playground for her daughter at the stunning venue Le Petite Kids Tea and Spa in Sydney – this party brought together a roblox inspired party theme and slime along with pampering for an amazingly fun and pretty party!

I hope you enjoy the photos – you can find all the vendors at the end of the page so you can source these items for your own childs party!
























I hope you enjoyed seeing the gorgeous images and it will inspire one of your children’s future parties!



Well done to all the vendors involved!


Item Provided: Styling and Wardrobe

Business Name: Wishful Playground

URL: http://www.instagram.com/wishfulplayground


Item provided: Photographer

Business name: Europro Photography

URL:  http://www.europrophoto.com.au

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/europro_photography


Item provided: Venue and entertainment

Business name: Le Petite Kids Tea and Spa

URL: http://www.www.lepetite.com.au

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Lepetitekidsteaandspa


Item Provided: Balloons and cake stand

Business name: Belle Events Sydney

URL: http://www.instagram.com/belle_events_syd



Item Provided: Cake

Business Name: Dulce Trio Cakes

URL: https://dulcetrio.com.au

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dulcetrio3


Items provided: Favour Boxes, chocolate wrappers and tin stickers

Business Name: Gracie and CC

URL: www.gracieandcc.com.au

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/gracieandcc



Item provided: Acrylic Signs, caketopper and bag tags

Business Name: Lavorato designs

URL: www.lavoratodesigns.com

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lavorato_designs



Item Provided: Cupcakes

Business Name: Sweets by Dooha

URL:  http://www.instagram.com/sweetsbydooha



Issue 15: Mermaid Magazine Feature

Set next to the water, this colourful mermaid magazine shoot was inspiring as a mermaid party theme with a modern twist – featured in Issue 15 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine.

With vibrant colours, amazing entertainment (including a live mermaid and glitter hair/tattoos), gorgeous desserts and stunning tableware….this magazine shoot by Perth stylist MEK Luxury Event Co , will fill you with party ideas for your next mermaid themed party!

View the photos and find all the vendors at the end of the blog




How stunning is this modern and elegant mermaid party theme table setup?




Love the vibrant colours used for the mermaid themed birthday cake:
















Planning Styling, Picnic set-up & Plinths

MEK Luxury Event Co.

URL: https://www.instagram.com/mek_luxuryevents/?hl=en



JC Bridal + Events

URL: https://www.instagram.com/jcbridalevents/?hl=en


Balloon Styling, Giant Clam Shell Chair Prop

Picture Perfect Planning

URL: https://www.instagram.com/picture_perfect_planning_perth/?hl=en



Style My Soirée by Emel

URL: https://www.instagram.com/stylemysoireeperth/?hl=en


Bar Cart & Mermaid drink stirrers

Sassy Snaps Hire Perth

URL: https://www.instagram.com/sassysnapshireperth/?hl=en


Tableware, Plates & Cutlery

Favor Lane Party

URL: https://www.instagram.com/favorlaneparty/?hl=en


Entertainment, Hair Braining & Eco Glitter Bar

Born to Sparkle Perth

URL: https://www.instagram.com/borntosparkleperth/?hl=en


Mermaid Princess

Glass Slipper Entertainment

URL: https://www.instagram.com/glass_slipper_ent/?hl=en



Silly Sugar by Suji

URL: https://www.instagram.com/sillysugarbysuji/?hl=en


Desert Cake Pops

Happy Ever Laughter Party

URL: https://www.instagram.com/happy_ever_laughter_party/?hl=en




Creative Media Designs

URL: https://www.instagram.com/creativemedia_designs/?hl=en



Gourmet Marshmallows

Cacao & Mallow

URL: https://www.instagram.com/cacao_mallow/?hl=en



Swimming Mermaid

Mermaid Melody

URL: https://www.instagram.com/mermaidmelodyaus/?hl=en



Issue 15: Dive into Summer Magazine Shoot

It may be raining in Sydney right now but here is the dash of sunshine you need – as I share with you the gorgeous summery shoot from Issue 15 of Celebrating Little One’s Magazine



Styled by Fine Events Sydney in collaboration with many wonderful Celebrate Society members – the result was a fun setup with a gorgeous colour scheme which I think will suit parties ALL year around!


Scroll through to view the images and see the vendor credits at the end:




























Concept & Styling

Fine Events Sydney



Event photographer

NY Photography7




Dulce Trio



Graphics, Backdrop signage, Kids favor boxes, Cake topper & Welcome sign

Serendipity Design Corner



Balloons: Entry & Backdrop Balloon garlands

Balloons By Des



Bondi Arches, White plinth & Entry arch prop

Belle Events Syd



Balloons: Jumping castle garland & Kids table balloons

Luxury Balloons Sydney



Luxe Tableware & decorations for kid’s table

The Party Parlour



Peach jumping castle

Bounce O Rama



Kids Ghost Chair, Kids White Acrylic Table, Soft Serve Ice-Cream props & Ice-Cream Parlour stand

Tiny Tots Event Hire



Honeycomb balls for kid’s chairs

Kids Party Store



Customized cookies & Kids favor take home items

Cookie Queen Kitschn





Issue 15: Encanto Inspired Birthday Party

Like many other kids, my daughter was obsessed with the movie Encanto over the summer and so an Encanto inspired party was her request for her 5th birthday!

It was the perfect theme for a bright celebration – and after all the covid-effected celebrations from the last 2 years, I felt it would be fun to do a colourful, fun setup for this theme for our magazine to inspire hopefully many more parties inspired by this movie! It was featured in Issue 15 of our latest magazine: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_little_ones_magazine_march_2022_fa2


An amazing team of Celebrate Society members collaborated on this party, styled by Mary Ronis Events


Starting with THAT stunning backdrop designed by Eve and Co (who designed all the illustrations for this party) and printed by Event Signs (who printed all the props) – for an incredible result! Lavorao Designs created the gorgeous name sign to personalise the backdrop also!





The cake was a show stopper! Inspired by the magical door in Encanto and created by Cakes with Punch, it was a masterpiece!



Gorgeous acrylic butterflies by Lavorarto Designs were a stunning touch:



How STUNNING is the balloon garland by Belle Events? It was an amazing feature bringing in incredible colour and framed around the gorgeous butterfly prop from Tiny Tots Event Hire. Belle Events also created all the gorgeous floral touches and AM Creative added the 3D butterflies onto the balloons:


The gorgeous partyware from Ruby Rabbit Party helped create a gorgeous look and brought in the butterfly touches inspired by the movie. The glass tableware  – along with the kids table and chairs and plinth were all from Sweet Heavenly Events:




Cakes with Punch also created these detailed butterfly and “5” cookies in beautiful shades:





Cookies with Kitsch’n brought the candle touch from the Encanto movie to life with these dessert cups finished with acrylic candle topper by Lavorato Designs


She also created the gorgeous cake pops – using the illustrations by Eve&Co and cake pop sticks from Lavorato Designs:


Dulce Trio created swirl heaven with these stunning cupcakes to match the colour scheme:




Eve&Co Illustrations teamed up with Event Signs printing helped bring fun and personal touches to the party with the unique props!




The personalised illustration of my daughter blew me away and was certainly a special touch!




We also had some fun foil balloons from Ruby Rabbit Party which worked in with this theme:




The party boxes were inspired by the Madrigal house in Encanto and blew me away! Created by Eve&Co – how gorgeous are they?!




To top it off – on the day of the party, Pistachio Entertainment had an Isabela inspired entertainer come and engage the kids with so many fun games and dancing all with the lively music from the movie!! Leah has already requested we have her come again next year!!




I hope you enjoyed viewing the photos and I hope this inspires your own Encanto inspired party for your child!



Styling: Mary Ronis Events



Photographer: Vanessa Verchiani Photography



Balloons and florals: Belle Events



Stationery, Backdrop & Illustration design: Eve & Co Stationery



Backdrop + Illustration printing: Event Signs



Cake: Cakes with Punch



Plinth, kids table and chairs, goblets: Sweet Heavenly Events



Pink butterfly props, faux plant greenery: Tiny Tots Event Hire



“Leah” Acrylic name sign + butterfly cake acrylics + magnum pop sticks: Lavorato Designs



Magnum pops + dessert cups

Cookie Queen Kitsch’n



Cupcakes: Dulce Trio




Tableware, foil balloons: Ruby Rabbit Party



3D Butterflies on balloons: AM Creative