For those of you who love to celebrate any occasion , Valentines day can be the perfect time to do something sweet for your hubby but also for your kids!
I know we are busy mums and it isn’t always possible to go all out. However if you’re in the mood to setup a cute afternoon tea with your kids for Valentines, order some delicious desserts for your other-half or go for a full blown Valentines day setup – we have curated a lovely selection of Valentines day partyware and party ideas for you starting with some inspiration with these dessert table setups.
You can see more of this gorgeous fire-inspired Life’s Little Celebrations shoot here:
Dessert table styled by The Pumpkin Carriage (Sydney). Photo by Captured by Kirri. Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration shoot for Confetti Fair Mazgine
Valentines day dessert table – Perfectly Sweet (Qld)
Valentine’s Day Decorations
Some loved up decorations which could work on their own for a little extra Valentines day decor in your home or mixed together for a full scale event!:
Giant pink heart balloon – Emiko Blue
Kisses and hugs garland – Happy Little Soiree
love script balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Heart garland – The Party Parlour
Gold X O balloons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Heart honeycomb decoration – Emiko Blue
Pink and white balloon hearts – Love The Occasion
Pink heart balloon kit – Love The Occasion
Red jumbo heart balloon – Poppies for Grace
Mini heart balloons – Love The Occasion
Balloon and heart sticker kits – Favor Lane
Such a gorgeous gift which would also make a beautiful decoration :
Floral Heart – Bella Fiore Floral Designs (Sydney)
Valentines Day Tableware
Some cute items which could be used for a sweet Valentines day setup for your kids:
Gold and pink heart plates – Favor Lane
Pink heart plates – Fantasy Kids Parties
Heart glass bottles – Love The Occasion
Pink heart baking cups – Emiko Blue
Sambellina heart favour box – The Party Parlour
Heart confetti – Happy Little Soiree
Freestanding heart decoration – Stylish Paper Shop
Valentines Day Cake, Desserts & Accessories
Whether it’s a homemade cake you wish to dress up – or some professionally made edible treats you are after – here is a lovely Valentines day selection to choose from:
Balloon heart cake topper – Favor Lane
Heart cupcake toppers – Chumblebee
Valentines cake topper – DIY Parties by Renee
Use these moulds to create something homemade:
Chocolate heart moulds – Confectionately Yours
These fun sprinkles are perfect to dress up any dessert for Valentines Day:
Valentines day heart sprinkles – Something for Cake
Your other half or your kids would love you for ordering them some of these sweet delights – and hopefully share them with you!:
Valentines day macarons – Dous Dolce (Sydney)
Chocolate hearts – Petite Sweets & Co (Sydney)
Lip cookie set – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Heart macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)
Some mini desserts are perfect to enjoy after a special homemade Valentines dinner:
Valentines day mini desserts – The Pumpkin Carriage (Sydney)
Heart cookies – Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
Heart donuts – Petite Sweets & Co (Sydney)
For something sweet for the kids – this range is available for order and I can imagine them all set up so sweetly on a little kids table for them to enjoy after school or a surprise they may find in their school bag or for them to give to their best friends !:
Valentines day favours and gifts – Glitter and Glue Designs
Another sweet Valentines gift ideas for the kids is this mini kite!:
Mini Heart kite – Party Ideas in a Box
However you wish to celebrate valentines day – big or small – I hope you’ve found some new party vendors and products to explore while planning!
Pastels are always a perfect colour palette for a kids celebration – it reminds me of the sweetness of childhood! When I think of a pastel party this gorgeous setup by Cuppy and Cake always jumps to mind!:
Cuppy and Cake dessert table for Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea
Want to create your own pastel party prettiness? I’ve curated some gorgeous finds from party boutique The Little Event Company which was launched recently by Melbourne based mum Marie. This online party store is all about style and you will find beautiful partyware, tableware and decorations to browse and today I’m sharing their lovely pastel partyware:
Pastel pinwheels – The Little Event Company
Marie’s background was in the event industry for over 12 years as she explains: “I worked as a “Wedding Planner” , managing celebrity weddings and working with high-end clientele. The most expensive wedding being close to $800K…that was a crazy experience. I have never needed to order full sized, customised Bride and Groom mirrored thrones before. For a few years I dabbled into freelance work as well. Like most mumpreneurs my career goals/bucket list goals came into fruition whilst I was a full-time stay at home mum. I had reached a cross-road as my maternity leave was coming to an end. I either had to go back to work and leave my “babies” or stay at home and do what I love most – being a mum. But I also needed “me time”. Some people choose to read a book or go for a walk, I chose to start a business in an industry I absolutely love!”
I know I (and many others) can certainly relate and I’m so glad Marie did make the decision to open her party boutique and bring together gorgeous partyware such as this selection:
Pastel confetti balloon kit – The Little Event Company
Large pastel plates – The Little Event Company
Pastel pom poms – The Little Event Company
Pastel confetti – The Little Event Company
Pastel pink straws – The Little Event Company
Pink and gold tassel party horn – The Little Event Company
Pink and gold candles – The Little Event Company
Combine the above pastel pretties for a gorgeous and coordinated party look!
When you browse The Little Event Company’s website it is hard to believe it was only launched in July 2016!
Marie explains: “Prior to the launch, I had set out some KPIs for the business – I love a challenge. I am not sure if this is the norm but I was pretty chuffed when I reached my 100th sale within months of opening, and I started to have repeat customers – which was fantastic for my ego. With the highs also came a couple of confronting lows where I needed to remind myself why I started this venture to begin with. To be honest, I am not sure where this new adventure will take me and I am happy to keep it that way. Sometimes keeping it small is not always a bad thing. Seeing my girls’ faces when a shipment arrives filled with party goods is worth gold. Overall, The Little Event Company would not be in existence if it wasn’t for the belief and support of my magical family and totally selfless parents.”
I am sure many of you reading this who are also running your own small business have felt the same!
If you’re planning your kids party and are ready to shop for your party supplies, ensure you browse The Little Event Company and their selection of the pastel partyware above along with their own kids theme ranges! You’re sure to find something stylish for your next children’s event.
It’s hard to miss the beautiful event set ups on Facebook and Instagram, but have you ever wondered who and what it takes to create such a memorable event?
Today we are chatting to Jo’s Signs by Design who share with us that they are “just one cog in the wheel of the party world”. Hear from them below about the important elements they can bring to any event along with some tips for your party styling and planning:
We print all things party for individuals wanting to create a unique DIY event and talented event stylists. From weddings to birthdays to christenings to baby showers to anything that’s worth celebrating, we have seen it all.
Although we’re a small piece of the party puzzle, we’ve got some tips to make your next party memorable.
The first thing your guests see at your event sets the tone for the entire party. Welcome signs are the perfect way to greet guests and give them an idea as to what the day holds.
Printed by us, this welcome sign was designed by Eve & Co Stationery, who also applied the gold foil for a Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire event:
The Big Picture
There’s so much that goes into making the big picture look perfect, but when you take the time and effort to put things together, the end result will leave your guests stunned. Make sure your decor compliment each other!
We printed this banner for Tiny Tots Events. Design and gold foil application by Eve & Co Stationery.
Adding a personal touch to your event can make it go from good to great. Guests love when an event reflects the personality and taste of the loved one’s their celebrating. After all, they’re the ones that know you the best
This sign was printed by us for Mary Ronis Events and designed by Edge House Design:
A picture lasts forever and parties are the perfect place to snap those memories. Giving your guests something fun to take photos with will make your event stand out and allows for guests to interact and have a laugh. Personalised prop frames are the perfect way to leave a lasting impression.
Party planning can have its ups and downs, but if you remember these important elements when preparing for your next event, we assure you it’ll leave people talking.
About Jo’s Signs by Design:
Jo’s Signs by Design specialises in professional custom designs and high quality event printing with a personal touch. Whether you’re an event stylist, a small business owner, or a mum planning an upcoming celebration for family or friends, Jo’s Signs can assist you in creating unique and personalised products that will make your special day memorable.
We often share kids party features on the blog but behind all those kids parties are mums planning them – so here is some inspo for any of the mum’s out there nearing their 40th!
40th parties are definitely a thing and have been for a while…but what about 40th birthday photo shoots?
This new trend is being taken on by many … think of a 1st birthday photo shoot/cake smash but for a 40th! All in the name of fun of course!
The below gorgeous pink and gold 40th birthday photo shoot coordinated by Sugarlicious Parties brings together a collaboration of vendors from Life’s Little Celebrations. It will give you some inspiration whether it be for a photo shoot or a dessert table for your 40th!
Sugarlicious Parties – styling, 40 banner, 40 singlet, 40 cupcake toppers, 40 cake topper, Cocktail sign
Love that Lolly Bar – Pink cake & cake in jars
One Bite – Macarons
Pom Pom Princess – Pom Poms
Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire – gold cake stands, platter and black plinth
DD Brand – Tassel Garland & Balloon Garland
Love the Occasion – Tissue Balls
Tiny Tutu Cake Couture – cupcake tutu’s
Sweetheart Creative – Birthday sign
Born to Party – Giant Confetti Balloon
Kels Gift Labelling – Champagne bottle labels
Little Miss Charlies Treasures – Pink 40 crown
Petite Cookies – cookies
JK Cake Designs – cupcakes
One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes – pink chocolates & cake pops
Sally Kennedy Photography – Photography
There’s something about Summer and entertaining…the long sunlit days and warmer weather just puts everyone in a better mood for a celebration!
We’ve curated gorgeous summer-perfect party supplies for you from online party store Love The Occasion that are bound to inspire a summer celebration starting with this fun fiesta range – just love the cactus balloons!:
Summer celebrations are a favourite at Love the Occasion with so many vibrant and fun party themes at your fingertips. Think beach, poolside and icecream, tropical, palm trees and tutti frutti, fiesta, flamingos, sunshine and rainbows! Or throw in gold, silver and rose gold metallics for a stylish summer soirée:
This gorgeous collection of party supplies would be perfect for a Valentines day soiree!:
You can’t get more summery than pineapples and I can imagine the fun party setups which could be created with this whole range from Love the Occasion!:
Or…go for a tropical party theme by mixing and matching various bright colours and fruit inspired partyware!:
What’s Love The Occasion’s top tips when planning a celebration?
- Keep it simple and plan ahead!
- Prepare party decorations a week or two before and plan food that can be prepped in advance.
- Do a practice run of your table (or draw a sketch so you have something to follow on the day).
- Set up as much as you can the day before.
- And most importantly, allow yourself plenty of time to get ready and have a moment to relax before your guests arrive!
For more inspiration on party themes, pop by their website where you can shop by ‘theme’, ‘occasion’ and ‘colour’
Happy summer celebrating!