Construction Party: Real Party Feature

Gayle from Joyful Invitations shares her inspiration for a construction themed birthday party:
“My son Jakobi has a quick mind. Quick to create, quick to play, quick to laugh and quick to make a mess!
Very early on we learnt that giving him creative ways to clean up would be in our best interests and so our ‘construction clean up’ was invented, whereby we would all pretend to be tip trucks and put our loads of mess away. Little did we know that our devious games would turn into a construction obsession, his room a growing tribute to his love of all things road related.
Jakobi’s party was therefore easy to theme. To give the party a unique spin, the main colour was a navy blue with accents of yellow and orange which makes elements stand out.
The cake, designed by Alena’s Cake Fancies was superbly executed, completely complimenting the invitations and creating height to the table.
The chocolate construction vehicles were created by Tanya at Creative Temptations. They were displayed in an upended container to further the construction feel of the table.
Cookies were elaborately decorated by the talented Karen at Piped Dreams and featured roadwork signs and construction vehicles.
Further table decorations included bubblegum tape that was decorated to look like a measuring tape, orange jellies turned into witches hats, jellybean tubes turned into roadwork signs and tip trucks carrying chocolate honeycomb designed to look like rocks.
The day began with all guests receiving hard hats and construction vests. They all put on construction tattoos and began to play Pass The Parcel with each layer revealing items like construction vehicle erasers, small push construction toys and grabber arms.
The fun continued with a competition of building constructions with paddle pops and playdough and then featured a piñata in a construction truck theme.
Guests were treated with a lucky dip where presents were wrapped up as rocks and selected with the help of a grabber arm.
Sack races were a highlight with caution tape adding a relevant nod to the construction theme and afterward, guests relaxed with a construction feast and the singing of Happy Birthday.
Overall this was a wonderful theme to create. Given that construction sites can often look messy means that recreating this in a theme allows the stylist to relax and not have to worry if elements look less than perfect.”


Find the links to all the vendors below so you can source similar items for your own child’s construction party!




Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Supplies

Up, up and away! This enchanting theme has been soaring in popularity recently and we love it! A sky filled with hot air balloons is certainly an amazing sight and this theme gives you the opportunity to share that amazement and capture the wonder with your little one.

Hot Air Balloon Party Styling by Events by Sara with hot air balloon backdrop design by Edge House Design
Hot Air Balloon Party Styling & Props by Sweet Heavenly Events
Artwork by Eve and Co
Hot Air Balloon by Signature Event Styling in Melbourne
Hot Air Balloon Party Styling by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Invitations & Stationery

This theme can work for a boy or a girl and looks gorgeous as a vintage style party, or you could make it modern and bright! Here are some invitation ideas to reflect any theme colour and style:

Girl Hot Air Balloon Invitation by Joyful Invitations
Boy Hot Air Balloon Invite by Eve and Co
Hot Air Balloon Invite by Frankii styles
Stationery by Edge House Design

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Decorations

For your hanging decorations you can’t go past hot air balloons themselves! But there are so many other options too, for decor, which you can use for a floating affect!

Balloons from The Party Parlour
Cloud Balloon from Ruby Rabbit
Jumbo White Balloon from Little Boo-teek
Backdrop by Edge House Design
Backdrop by Giggles and Grace Designs

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Tableware

From fluffy clouds to brilliant blue hues, the sky is the limit for tableware options to fit the hot air balloon theme.

Plates from The Party Parlour
Plates from Favour Lane
Cloud Plates by Ruby Rabbit
Blue Ombre Cups from Favour Lane

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Cakes, Desserts and Accessories

Blow your guests away with these amazing dessert creations!

Tarts by Tartalicious (Sydney)
Hot Air Balloon Cookies by Sweet Finger Cakes (Sydney)
Cake Pops by Sweet Finger Cakes (Sydney)
Hot Air Balloon Cookies by Marvalicious Bites
Hot Air Balloon Cookies by flyawaypineapple
Hot Air Balloon Cookies by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Hot Air Balloon Topper by Foote and Flame

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Hire Items

Here are a few other spectacular items you can source from our members that will have the kids in awe… just like when they see a real hot air balloon! Most of these businesses have more items available so click on the images to browse their websites:

Hot Air Balloon Prop for Hire from Tiny Tots Event Hire (Sydney)
Tableware Hire from Take Me Hire (Sydney)

These great hot air balloon partyware and party supplies featured here can be found on our members websites. Remember you can CLICK on any item above to be taken to that business’s website or Facebook page! You can find all these vendors and more in our Directory section!

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Toy Story Party Finds

You can go to infinity and beyond with a Toy Story party theme! With the latest Toy Story 4 movie out now we know kids will be requesting this for their parties this year so we’ve found a round up of items to help your Toy Story party planning!

Toy Story Party Invitations:

This stationery set will make it SO easy to have a coordinated Toy Story feel for your child’s Toy Story party:

Toy Story invitation – Pretty and Print


Toy Story Decorations:

Bring the Toy Story theme to life with these toy story party decorations inspired by Woody and Buzz!


Farmyard props for hire – Tiny Tots Event Hire Sydney


Star balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Balloon decor – Balloons by Agustina, Sydney


Cow print balloons – Party Splendour


Buzz and Woody Toy Story Props for hire – Little Luxe Events Sydney


Star plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Farmyard cups – The Little Boo-teek

Star plates – The Party Parlour


Toy Story Party Cakes and Desserts

Kids get SO excited seeing desserts based around their favourite characters! Wouldn’t your child love seeing Toy Story cakes or desserts such as these?:


Toy Story Cake – Cake from the Heart Sydney



Toy Story Cake – Cake from the Heart, Sydney


Toy Story Cookies – Frosted by Nicci, Melbourne


Toy Story Macarons – Arelio Sweetbox Sydney



Toy Story Cookies – Flyawaypineapple Sydney


Star cupcake toppers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


So if you’re ready to start planning your child’s Toy Story party then click on any of the images above to be taken to that businesses page! 

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Rebrand photoshoot with Hipster Mum

Although it has been 9 months since this shoot I realised I had not shared it on the blog yet. I wanted a new shoot done to use when relaunching our membership to “The Celebrate Society” with a new logo/look and focus.

I really think that visuals are so important in the event industry and as a business owner it is key to have some beautiful images you can use for your business which are personal and represent your brand!

Jade Warne of Hipster Mum creates absolutely amazing photoshoots which take the typical “head shot” to a whole new level! I knew she was the right one for the style of shoot I needed and I cannot recommend her enough!


The investment was definitely worth it as Jade worked closely with me BEFORE the shoot on the types of images I wanted, props, lighting, the look and feel etc.

She then helped so much on the actual day with directing me and coming up with a range of different photo ideas so I could walk away with a RANGE of images to use for different purposes!





I could not have been happier with the images! They blew me away and I would HIGHLY recommend Hipster Mum for ANY branding shoot whether you’re wanting photos of yourself and/or your products.

She KNOWS what visuals work and capture your brand best and works closely with you to ensure you achieve the photos you are after!

She made me completely at ease, made the whole process fun and was a true professional! 

View her services and work here:

Thank you also to these vendors for their contributions:

Cake – Copper and Cocoa

Cake topper – Alison Caroline Designs

Balloons – Party Splendour

Cookies – Little Biskut

Paper florals for flatlays – Hanging Pretty

Fudge pops and cupcakes – Delleicious by Elle





Sorbet Pastel Party Feature

This sorbet pastel balloon party was a birthday party where balloons stole the show and surrounded the birthday girl with a delicious pastel sorbet assortment of party decorations from Illume Partyware that both set the scene and offered the opportunity to play!
While we can all go crazy with decorations, Illume Partyware wanted to show how you can simplify a party with 3 elements; balloons (3 different varieties), partyware and food!  A fun fresh party using clever styling techniques to inspire a beautiful, memorable birthday with a minimum of fuss.

Vendor Credits:

Styling: Louise Lazendic from Illume Partyware (
Balloons and PartywareIllume Partyware (
Cake: Genevieve Peacock from Cake Chemistry (
Cookies: Martina from Marvalicious Bites (
PhotographerStacie LaGreca
Videographer: Blake Dubler from Creative Blue