Meet our Blog Sponser – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

I’m excited to introduce you to Tiny Tots Toy Hire as one of our fabulous blog sponsers.

I love this business because not only do they have fantastic toys (such as the ever popular ball pits!) but they have some gorgeous other items for hire such as unique props, drink dispensers and cute kids tables and chairs!

Since so many of us mums love to have a theme for a party it can become expensive having to buy theme specific items. So it’s great to find items that you can hire such as garden placemats, dinosaur ride on toys, pirate and fairy playhouses etc which can work into your theme but won’t take up space after the party! I also love the idea of being able to hire items such as drink dispensers which add that special touch to a table without storage issues afterward!

Have a look at some of the many items they have available and then read on to find out more about Dalia and Tiny Tots Toy Hire







As you can see, there is a WIDE variety of items they have available and I can’t wait to have some of their lovely items at my own daughter’s birthday party!

Dalia who owns and runs the business fulltime is a mum herself with 2 children (daughter 1.5yrs and 3.5yr old son). She is absolutely passionate about business and Tiny Tots in general and is friendly, warm and down to earth too (as I found out when I had the pleasure of meeting her!)

She is someone who is constantly dreaming up new ideas of ways to make her customers experience unforgettable as well as incredibly simple! Over the last few months I’ve seen the Tiny Tots range grow immensely especially with unique props – testament to the fact that Dalia is always seeking out the next unique and sought after party items to offer for hire!

She aim’s for 6 star professional service and for Tiny Tots Toy Hire to be the leaders in their field!

If you are in Sydney (or know someone else who may find these items useful) please visit the Tiny Tots Toy Hire facebook page and website. Their toys are also available to hire if you are coming to Sydney for a holiday and just want a few items to entertain the kids while you are here! Sounds perfect.

I look forward to sharing more with you about Tiny Tots Toy Hire in the future =)


Bird’s Party Magazine – Christmas Inspiration

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In the middle of my blog break I just had to do a post to let you know that The Bird’s Party Magazine has been released, filled with Christmas and holiday party and celebration inspiration!

I contributed the 3 inspiration boards from pages 9-11 for 3 different Christmas themes: Traditional, Glam and baroque and Green and Natural.

Please contact me if you would like an inspiration board (with 25-30 images and sources) or more detailed custom services for the little celebrations you are planning! Simply send me an e-mail and I can explain more about what I offer and prices =)

Hope you enjoy the finds and the magazine.


Mini Blog Break

It’s just over 2 weeks until my own little daughters ‘s 1st birthday and I have decided to take a blog break so I can focus on getting ready for her celebration and enjoy this time with her!

All of you know how busy life can be leading up to a special birthday celebration, on top of all our motherly duties and other bits and pieces! So I’m sure you will understand me taking some time out from my party theme blog posts for a few weeks!

My daughters birthday is on the 21st November and I’ll be back after this and then will be launching a new Party Directory page on the blog in early Dec, where you will be able to easily find links to some great suppliers of Party products and services! If you wish to be listed please email me at for more info =)


Hopefully all will go well for her celebration and everyone will have a lovely time! I’ll be putting together my first proper ‘dessert table’ so go easy on me =) I am not as talented as so many of you stylists and mum’s but I’ll do my best and more than anything – aim to enjoy the day and celebrate our daughter and celebrate the best year of our lives since she arrived =)

In the meantime, you may want to have a look through some of my previous posts that you may have missed =) For custom inspiration you can always contact me about my inspiration boards and more detailed online party planning assistance.

Thanks again for all your support and reading my blog =)



Babushka Doll Theme

A lovely and bright theme which is becoming more popular but still remains unique!

Pinks and reds feature commonly this theme. Mix these in with greens, blues or yellows for a bright Babushka theme party! There are many Babushka items found easily these days due to their popularity and with Christmas coming up you will find even more items you can use!

I hope you enjoy this collection of possible items for your Babushka theme party!

Remember to visit the Party Directory section of the website to find all the vendors you need when planning this party!




Matroyshka party invitations – I Will Invitations



Babushka Printables by Style Me Gorgeous – Boutique Printables



Babushka doll printables – Pretty and Print



Babushka invitation and printables – Polkadot Prints


My Little Babushka printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationary


Some cute options for Babushka inspired buntings:

Babushka bunting – Giggleberry Creations


Babushka lights – Ministyle

Another option is to dangle a few hanging Babushka decorations:

Babushka felt decorations – Papier D’amour


Babushka dolls often have floral prints painted on them, so you could even incorporate some floral items into your decor:


Small ruby rose lantern – The Party Studio



You could use fabric to create your tablecloth (or use it as a backdrop). Here is one of many of the designs from the Kelani Fabric site:


Pink Babushka and rose fabric – Kelani Fabric

Keep things bright with your tableware with one of these options:


Raspberry Sambellina plates – Sweet Little Birdy


Lime Green paper plates – The Party Studio


Hot pink square plates – Invite Me


 Sweet Treats

How cute is this cookie cutter set to make your own set of Babushka cookies?

Babushka cookie cutter set – Party & Co

Perfect cupcake wrappers for this theme:

Babushka baking cup – Love The Occasion


Pop on some cute Babushka cupcake toppers onto your cupcakes or other sweet items:

Babushka cupcake toppers – Giggles Cupcake Toppers


Babushka Doll cupcake toppers – Charli Mae


Russian nesting doll cupcake toppers – Paper Circus



Special Themed Items

Incorporate Babushka dolls into your decorations with one of these collections:



Russian nesting dolls – Retro and Co


Turqouise Nesting Dolls – Eco Fabrics


Babushka Doll – Funky Homes




Babushka Dolls by Elfin Trail – Down that Little Lane


Babushka doll trinket box – Nest Emporium


This paint your own babushka doll set is a great party activity:


Paint your own russian dolls by Seedling – Classic Baby


Take Home Favour

There are a range of lovely Babushka inspired party favours to keep the little one’s smiling all the way home!

Babushka wooden key rings – The Little Big Company


Wooden Babushka pencils – The Little Big Company




Babushka lip gloss – Birthday Room


Babushka bath gel – Birthday Room

This is a cute favour box perfect for this party:


Nesting Doll printable craft – Fantastic Toys

Colourful Babushka printables are also fantastic to print out to stick onto your favour package or use as gift tags:

Printable Matryoshka gift tags – Seven Star

Real Parties

Matryoshka Doll Birthday Party by Steph Modo

Love the cake and bunting in this party from On To Baby

Bright Babushka party from Eye Candy Events featured on the Amy Atlas blog

A pastel and sweet Babushka baby shower on the Imprintables blog

A classic and elegant Babushka dessert table by Lou Lou Events


I hope you have found some inspiration to celebrate your little one using the Babushka theme!

If you use any of these ideas, I’d love to see them!





Christmas Colour Inspiration

What are your Christmas colours? It’s a question that seems to be getting discussed a lot lately on facebook.

Do you go traditional red, green and white? Do you like to change it up every year? Or do you stick to the same (but unique) colour palette each time?

We all know Christmas is about a lot more than just the colours we decorate in and it’s important that we don’t put pressure on ourselves as mum’s to have a Christmas tree or dessert table that is ‘magazine worthy’ – especially when you have children who want to be hand’s on in the decorating!

However I always find decorating in a colour scheme (and choosing the colours) is a fun part of the early Christmas preparations!

Here is some colour inspiration for you based starting off with what is fast becoming quite a popular colour combination – bold red and soft aqua:


Red and Aqua Christmas table – Save the Date for Cupcakes Blog


Red and Aqua christmas – Country Living


I love these soft colour palettes of blue with creams and golds for a fresh look:


Heavenly holidays dessert table featured on Hostess with the Mostess blog


With a different shade of blue and gold you can create a warm feel:


Blue and gold table – The Guardian


Blue and gold Christmas tree – Country Living


A unique pink, gold and blue colour palette makes for a bright and beautiful Christmas spread:


Vintage pastel Dessert table by Glorious Treats featured on Hostess with the Mostess


Vibrant purple is a great colour for Christmas! Team it with a bold red:


Christmas table from LMG Events featured on the Anders Ruff Blog



Pink seems to be the ‘new red’ of Christmas! A soft pink, gold and silver colour scheme would look gorgeous:


Pink and Gold tree – image via Sweet Tooth – Shauna Younge Blog


You could go rustic with browns mixed in with reds, greens or golds:


Rustic Woodland Christmas table featured on Pizzazzerie by Sandra Downie Event Designs


Rustic Christmas table – Save the Date for Cupcakes blog


Add silver to a traditional red and white combination for a stand out look:


Red, white and silver table – High/Low, Food/Drink


Isn’t this a great Christmas centrepiece using baubles? Love it!


Red christmas bauble centrepiece – Searching for Style blog


Red, white and green will always be a Christmas favourite:


Red, white and green christmas table by Anders Ruff – Image from Very Rosenberry


You could also keep things very simple and light with a white winter wonderland feel in the midst of our hot Australian summer!

White christmas dessert table – Merryl Brown Events

Another take on the pinkcolour scheme, this time with different shades of pink with gold. So elegant…

Pink Nutcracker dessert table by Kate Landers Events – Hostess with the Mostess blog

This is a stunning table! I love how they have brought in elements of traditional red ad green but also mixed in touches of creams and golds:

Candyland dessert table featured on Bakarella


For a unique touch, why not mix pink and green together this Christmas?

Pink and green tree – Kathleen Ellis Lifestyle Design blog

Pink and green baubles – Destiny Awakes blog


Perfect for an adult’s Christmas dinner is this black, silver and white Christmas colour scheme:

Black, white and silver by Bird’s Party – Peach Pizzazz


I’ve noticed some neon christmas decorations in store this year so if you want to go bright and bold this year – here is some inspiration for you!:

Neon christmas tree – Salty Pineapple



Neon christmas tree – House to Home website


Neon christmas gift wrapping – Sweet Style


I hope you have found a Christmas colour combination for Christmas.

It’s impossible to collate every possible Christmas colour combination available.  So – what are your Christmas colours? Did I include them in this selection or are you doing something different? I’d love to hear from you!