Mermaid Party feature


A mermaid kids party is still one of the popular themes for girls this year, and today Tina from Camilla Events shares her daughters mermaid party with us….

“Camilla’s love for all things under the sea began with Finding Dory. Somewhere between movie viewings, helping dad feed her pet fish “Atticus Nobu”, and visits to the aquarium, Camilla discovered mermaids. This obsession would trump all others. The brief for her second birthday theme was confirmed when she dug my bra out of the clothes basket, wrapped it around her chest and proclaimed, “Mummy! Look, mermaid!”

I’m not a stylist, but as the owner of my boutique invitation business, Camilla Events, I’ve seen my fair share of parties. I know every kids birthday needs five little touches to really make waves; The invitation, signage, party favours, decorations, and of course the cake. The trick is to try and find creative ways for these items to match the theme, and put it all together on a budget.

I always say, the invitation sets the tone for the guests. Camilla’s 2nd birthday invite included all the mermaid theme must haves; the tail, a clam shell, fish and bubbles. I chose Lilac as the hero colour, with teal and a touch of peach. Printed double-sided on luxe 350gsm silk paper stock, Camilla squealed with delight when she first saw them, and that was all the validation I needed.

With a gorgeous rock garden feature at home as a perfect under the sea backdrop, my styling requirements were minimal. The talented Jo from Jo’s Signs by Design printed a giant 1.2m wide clam shell, an element I chose from my invitation design. This sat next to the clear cake plinth from Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire, dressed with a fishing net I purchased on ebay.

A 1.8m coral and bubble inspired balloon installation tied it all together. I created this with help from my father who built the structure (bless him!) and my dear hubby who pumped 90 balloons (with the footy on in the background).

Our party was an intimate one, so I wanted something a little customised, and on-theme. The double cookie clams by Sweet Couture were as delicious as they look. I finished them with personalised favor tags to match the invitations.



Of course, the main event of the party is the cake, and this masterpiece was on point, courtesy of my dear friend Sarah from Sweet Cheeks Cakes.



Camilla’s excitement melted my heart, and the party was a huge success. All the hard work was worth it, and I hope it gives inspiration to other mothers of little mermaids.


Vendor Credits

Invitations, favour tags, clam cut-out design, foam name, styling – Camilla Events

Cake – Sweet Cheeks Cakes 

Cookie Favours – Sweet Couture

Clam cut-out print & production – Jo’s Signs by Designs

Cake Plinth – Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire



Hope you found inspiration for your child’s own mermaid party! Head to Camilla Events for your own custom Mermaid party invitation and stationery to start your mermaid party planning!



Peter Rabbit Kids Party Supplies

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.


Peter Rabbit party – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

If there’s any other rabbit that can outdo the Easter bunny in popularity, it’s Peter Rabbit. The cheeky bunny in a blue peacoat and his friends are stealing the lime light these Easter school holidays with a film that I personally cannot wait to see, recreating the children’s classic story by Beatrix Potter.

The Beatrix Potter characters come alive in an action animated comedy directed and co-written by Will Gluck, based on the mischievous Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) and his feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson). This much loved bunny party theme will last well after the Easter bunny goes back to his burrow for another year.

A Peter Rabbit theme is perfect for baby showers, first birthdays and christenings as you can take as little or as much of the classic story as inspiration as you like. Think shades of his pretty blue peacoat, natural earthy tones and textures, vegetables and of course Peter himself! Here’s our wrap up of finds from our LLC Vendors to help inspire and shop from for your upcoming Peter Rabbit party.

Peter Rabbit party invitations

There are so many ways of presenting this party theme, with as little or as much reference to the characters as you like. But Peter is just so cute, he’d have to make an appearance somewhere, surely!


Peter Rabbit invitation – Eve & Co Stationery


peter rabbit party invitations

Girls Petter Rabbit part invitation, Dream a Little Party


boy peter rabbit invitations

Boys Peter Rabbit party invitation, Dream a Little Party


peter rabbit invites

Peter Rabbit invitations, Elk Prints



peter rabbit invitations

Hand painted Peter Rabbit invitations, Elk Prints



Peter Rabbit party decorations

Peter’s playground is Mr McGregor’s vegetable patch, so take inspiration from the colours and textures of the garden and have a little fun with your decorations by incorporating elements of the story (and garden!) into your theme.



peter rabbit party decorations

Large brown balloon, Emiko Blue





white pom pom decorations

White tulle pom poms, Ruby Rabbit Party





number one balloon

Jumbo pastel blue foil number one balloon, Little Boo-Teek




peter rabbit party decorations

Blue honeycomb ball, Fantasy Kids Parties




blue paper fans

Sky blue paper fan decorating kit, The Party Parlour




balloon garland

Handsome balloon garland, Little Boo-Teek




mint decorations

Mint honeycomb garland, The Party Parlour





decorative vines

Decorative Vines, Ruby Rabbit Partyware





grass centrepiece

Grass centrepiece, Fantasy Kids Parties



peter rabbit party streamers

Handsome streamer set, The Party Parlour




blue chevron bunting

Chevron blue bunting, Instant Party Packs






jungle leaf banner

Jungle leaf banner, My Paper Planet


This timber sign would work well for a Peter Rabbit theme with your child’s name which you could then put in their room:

custom timber cut sign

Timber sign, Molossi




peter rabbit birthday party

Peter Rabbit birthday sign, Eve & Co



Peter Rabbit party hire items

It’s the little details that help bring a theme together, so hiring items you don’t readily have on hand (or want to keep!) is a great way to achieve the look you’re after. From extra tables and chairs, play equipment and cake platters, we’ve found some great items that will do the trick.


White mesh backdrop – The Treasure Room Sydney



tree stump props for hire

Tree Stumps, Saffy and May, Queensland




hessian table cloth hire

Gathered round hessian tablecloth for hire, Saffy and May, Queensland




party furniture hire

Furniture hire, Saffy and May, Queensland




vintage high chair hire

Vintage high chair hire, Tiny Tables and Chairs, Melbourne




grass table runner hire

Grass table runner, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney



soft toy hire sydney

Soft play adventure package, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney

Peter Rabbit party tableware

Whilst it’s easy enough to find branded Peter Rabbit tableware and accessories, it’s always nice to pair them up with other coordinating items in keeping with your theme. Take colour cues from the veggie patch, Peter’s peacoat and add a touch of gold for something pretty.



peter rabbit party tableware

Blue striped cake plates, Emiko Blue



mint and gold paper plates

Mint and gold plates, Little Boo-Teek



blue gingham paper plates

Blue Gingham plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware



blue chevron paper plates

Blue chevron plates, Fantasy Kids Parties



peter rabbit themed tableware

Peter Rabbit plates, Ready to Party

leaf napkins

Green leaf napkins, Design My Party



brown stripe straws

Brown stripy straws, Emiko Blue




disposable teaspoons

Wooden teaspoons, The Party Parlour




peter rabbit stationery

Peter Rabbit menu cards, Elk Prints




Peter Rabbit party cakes and desserts

As much as Peter enjoys Mr McGregors veggies, a party isn’t a party without a few sweet treats! Pretty them up in coordinated cupcake wrappers, add a few bunnies on biscuits and we bet Peter would swap the carrots in a heart beat.



blue cupcake cases

Blue patterned baking cups, Emiko Blue



green chevron cupcake wrappers

Green chevron cupcake wrappers, Instant Party Packs


peter rabbit party supplies

Peter Rabbit cupcake holders, Ready to Party



mini veggies chocolate mould

Bite sized vegetable chocolate mould, Confectionately Yours


Rabbit cupcakes – Sweetly Baked Perth




peter rabbit cake topper

Peter Rabbit cake topper, A la Roch





Blue and white macaroons, Cakes by Sarah, Perth



peter rabbit dessert table

Peter Rabbit dessert table, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n




peter rabbit cookies

Peter Rabbit themed cookies, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n




Peter Rabbit cake figurines, Sugar Cloud Cakes, Sydney




peter rabbit cookies

Peter Rabbit cookies, Fly Away Pineapple




peter rabbit cookies

Peter Rabbit cookies, Frosted by Nicci, Melbourne



strawberry carrots

Strawberry carrots, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n




peter rabbit cake

Peter Rabbit themed cake, Sweet Treat by Jules( (Qld)




peter rabbit party theme

Mr McGregors veggie cookies, Sweetest Jubilee



peter rabbit cake

Peter Rabbit Cake, Sweetest Jubilee



Peter Rabbit party favours

It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific’.
Best not send your guests home with lettuce then! Instead, opt for handmade gifts and packaged sweets in pretty treat bags or go with a more rustic look for a garden feel:
kraft treat boxes

Kraft favour boxes, Emiko Blue



blue party bags

Duck egg blue party bags, Little Boo-Teek




peter rabbit party theme

Blue stripe treat bags, Emiko Blue




kraft favour bags

Kraft treat boxes, The Party Parlour







blue polka dot favour bags

Polka dot loot bags, Fantasy Kids Parties




blue chevron party bags

Blue chevron treat bag, Instant Party Packs




peter rabbit favour bags

Peter Rabbit favour bags, Ready to Party





peter rabbit party favours

Peter Rabbit favour pack, Glitter and Glue Designs




peter rabbit favour tags

Peter Rabbit favour tags, Elk Prints


Peter Rabbit Party Extras

A few Peter Rabbit party hats and finishing touches to help bring the theme alive!


peter rabbit party hats

Custom Peter Rabbit party hats, Eve & Co





peter rabbit party ideas

Custom Peter Rabbit party hat, Eve & Co




Peter Rabbit letter – Lil Treasures





handmade birthday party crowns

Handmade crowns, Schooza




bunny ears headband

Handmade bunny ears, Schooza




lace bunny ear headband

Lace bunny ears headband, Sweet Moments Co


Peter the Rabbit table centrepiece (can also be created as a cake topper) – Communicake It



I’ll be watching Instagram closely for all the Peter Rabbit parties that will soon be flooding our feeds after everyone watches this delightful movie over the holidays. If you’ve been inspired and found some items from this post, be sure to tag us @lifeslittlecelebrations so we can see your beautiful work!

At last, Peter Rabbit made his way back to the cozy burrow where he lived with his family. He was a very tired bunny indeed!




A daisies and gingham Easter!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! This Easter Monday I wanted to share an Easter Celebration with a riot of Spring colours and a country twist.

Sweet gingham-print plates, cups and napkins paired with pretty daisies adorning copper-toned paper straws sets the tone for a little picnic fun full of delicious treats…cakes with rabbit faces, egg-shaped cookies with dainty flowers, bunny macarons that were almost too cute to eat…where to start??

The gorgeous balloons with gold fringes swayed above our bunnies’ pretty floral crowns while the beautiful flowers leads towards the Easter Egg Hunt where our little bunnies Marley and Ashanti run amok with the bigger bunnies Zahra and Imaan, finding the ultimate trophy of the day – rabbits and chocolate eggs and oh, so much more!

All styled by the talented Paper Playground in collaboration with a range of vendors including many Life’s Little Celebration members! The result is oh so sweet!

Enjoy the browsing…..































Vendor Credits:

Styling, Concept & Paperie @paperplayground

Photography @pribarbosaphoto

Furniture & all prop hire @thetreasureroom_

Flowers @limetreebower

Balloons @floating.designs

Cake stands @prettypedestals

All partyware @rubyrabbitparty

Baby wear @aya_and_tot

Carrot Bunny Cake, Cake pops, mini egg cookie cakes & meringue nests @lapetitepops

Bunny Macarons, Bunny cupcakes, daisy macaron-pop & Oreo pot plants @dous_dolce

Bunny Cake & Egg Nest Cake @sugarcloudcakesbyjuny

Cake topper @communicakeit


Happy Easter!


did some bunny say cake?



With Easter a skip, HOP, and jump away…it’s time to share more from this gorgeous Easter shoot from our Celebrating Little One’s Magazine which you can still view HERE for free!

This shoot was a collaboration of Life’s Little Celebration members and styled and coordinated by Stylish Soirees in Perth!

Enjoy the browse and view all the vendors involved at the end of this post!








































Vendor Credits:

Source any of the above items or services from these talented vendors who contributed:


Concept, and styling- Stylish Soirees Perth


Photography – Tania Gray


Party ware (cups, plates, straws, cutlery, favor bags), balloons and styling assistance

Favor Lane Party Boutique


Headbands, wings and masks – Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe


Dresses – Coco Blush Boutique


White signage and cake topper – La Serenity


Cake, cake pops, cookie pops, cupcakes and biscuits – 2makeitsweet


Clear acrylic kids Tiffany chairs – Allegra and Grace chairs


Venue – Darling’s Day out



Easter hunt sign, place cards and thank you cards – Camilla events


Chaise lounge and mini chaise – Posh props


Children’s styling – Styledbymumma


Handmade ceramic pots – 3 Hearts Ceramics


Hope you’ve enjoyed this Easter party inspiration!

For more party inspiration head to our free online magazine HERE!




5 must-know tips when ordering your child’s birthday cake



I know there are many of you who *love* making your child’s birthday cake….then there are others of us who *do not*…(*ahem*me!).

I am always happy to make a simple cake for my child on their actual birthday but cake decorating is not something I enjoy OR do I much prefer to order a cake for their birthday party and I know that I’m not alone.

It helps to ease some stress or is also useful if you’re serving a larger crowd for a first birthday or Christening

However when ordering a cake there are many things to consider and discuss with your chosen cake artist. So today we’re chatting to Sydney cake artist Juny of Sugar Cloud Cakes today who is sharing her tips for you to keep in mind when choosing a cake style for your child’s birthday or Christening!


1. Cake Flavour

Ordering a custom made cake is similar to ordering your style of coffee.  Best to go for the flavour you like best and build the icing or filling from there.

Especially for kids birthdays it is always good to ask children what they like instead of what we think they would like.

However if you like to try their signature flavour or try something completely out of the ordinary – then of course suggestions from the cake artist is always great.

2. Type of party, theme and design

When speaking to your cake maker it is important to mention what type of party you are ordering the cake for ( Christening, Birthday, Wedding, bridal or baby shower) and the theme or style that you’re looking for.

It will be a bonus as well if you have some sort of inspiration pictures of the style.


3. Number of guests

Let your cake artist know the number of guests you would like to serve the cake to.  This would help the cake artist or baker to determine what cake size is best to quote you.


4. Price

Be mindful with the price that you’ll hear back.

Of course people setup their party with a budget in mind but when it comes to custom made things it does come with a custom price tag.

As you would when buying a custom made dresses or suits – the same concept applies to your special occasion cake as well.

Do read up on the reviews that past clients have posted about the cake artist through their website or Facebook page.

Word of mouth is very powerful and it shows the calibre of the cake artist that you have chosen to make your cake.


5. Special dietary requirements

It can be difficult to cater for all dietary requirement for all customers but make sure if you do have a special dietary request please make sure you let the cake artist know.

Keep in mind there will always be traces of nuts in people’s kitchen. This could be through some ingredients, which might contain them or some kitchen share tools.


Cake by Sugar Cloud Cakes. Styling by Paper Playground. Rabbit ears topper by Communicake It


I hope these tips helps you all choose the cake artist you trust to make your special occasion extra special.

All the amazing cakes you have seen above are by Juny of Sugar Cloud Cakes so if you’re in Sydney, then head over to check out Sugar Cloud Cake’s for your next celebration as her cakes are truly divine!