Don’t you love when a childhood classic is still popular as a party theme today? It’s fantastic to see children still enjoying the gorgeous tale of Alice in Wonderland and choosing it for their birthday party theme!
Anything goes with this theme – whether you incorporate cute rabbits and clocks, flamingos and teacups or card prints such as hearts and aces – there are so many ways you can decorate this theme and lots of fun to be had!
Here is my round up of Alice in Wonderland party supplies mainly from Life’s Little Celebrations partners who you can also browse on the Directory.
Remember to CLICK on any of the below images to be taken to the relevant business where you can order/purchase the item
Happy party planning!:
Alice in Wonderland Printables and Invitations
A range of different styles of invitations, stationery and printables for an Alice in Wonderland party really showcasing there are many different ways to theme this party:
Alice in wonderland backdrop – Design and printing from Jo’s Signs by design
Alice in wonderland party stationery and backdrop – Jo’s Signs by Designs
Alice in wonderland invitation printable – Dream a little party
Alice in wonderland printable invitation – Bonjour Berry
Alice in wonderland party stationery – The Sprinkle Studio
Alice in wonderland party stationery – Hoot Invitations
Alice in wonderland party invitation – Edge House Design featured in party by Minnie’s Sweet Creations
Alice in wonderland party decorations
Such a gorgeous range of decorations which could work into this theme:
Pink and white heart balloons – Love The Occasion
Flamingo balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink and gold flamingo balloon – Love The Occasion
Queen of hearts – Ace of spades balloon – Favor Lane
Pink heart balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Tulle pom pom chandelier – Pom Pom Princess
Pink heart garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Alice in wonderland cat pom decoration – Theme it party boxes
Alice in wonderland scene signs – Favor Lane
Blue teapot – The Little Big Company
Alice in Wonderland party tableware
Alice in wonderland plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink heart plates – Love The Occasion
Sweetheart plates – Love The Occasion
Pink diamond plate – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Red heart straws – Style Party Love
Alice in wonderland spoons – Bespoke Party Products (featured in party by Theme My Party)
Alice in Wonderland Dessert Table items:
Just love these handmade toppers which could be used on cupcakes or even on savoury food:
Alice in wonderland cupcake or cake toppers – Sugarlicious Parties
Alice in wonderland key toppers – Sugarlicious Parties
Flamingo cupcake toppers – Love The Occasion
Alice in wonderland food picks – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Such cute cupcake stands for a tea party feel:
Alice in wonderland teapot cupcake stands – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Baking cup pink heart – Party and Co
Create your own cute chocolates for an Alice in wonderland dessert table:
Alice in wonderland chocolate moulds – Confectionately yours
Love these fun cake toppers for an Alice in Wonderland cake!:
Flamingo cake topper – Poppies for Grace
Alice in wonderland cake topper – Merc + Jones
I’m always singing the praises of the LLC partners in the ‘Cake and Dessert’ category as they can create such amazing edible delights! Here is a snapshot of what some have created which would suit an Alice in wonderland party:
Alice in wonderland cake – Savvy cakes by Lena (Sydney)
Rabbit cookies – Sweetest Jubilee (Melb)
Stopwatch macarons – Devour Cakes (Sydney)
Alice in wonderland cookies – Baked (Qld)
Rose Cake pops – Niknaks sweetest treats
Alice in wonderland cookies and cupcakes – One Sweet Chick (Sydney)
Alice in wonderland KEY cake pop sticks and cake pops – A La Roch
Alice in wonderland cookies – The Iced Biscuit
Alice in Wonderland – Hire Items
Alice in wonderland themed props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Teacups for hire – Two Little Jays (Melb)
Alice in wonderland children’s stools for hire – Enchanted Party Hire ( Qld)
Round table and kids bentwood chairs for hire – Mini Party People (Melb, Syd)
Table for hire – Two Little Jays (Melbourne)
Alice in Wonderland Dessert Tables
Some inspiration for your Alice in Wonderland dessert table by some Life’s Little Celebrations partners. Click on the image to see more!:
Alice in wonderland party – Theme My Party (also created the cupcakes, cookies, cakepops)
Alice in wonderland party – Dream a little dream parties
Alice in wonderland party – Ever So Sweet
Alice in wonderland party – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling
Alice in wonderland dessert table – Events by Nat
Alice in wonderland party – Bett’s Candy Buffets
Alice in wonderland tea party – Kiss With Style
These lovely favour bags would work into an Alice in Wonderland party theme:
Pink heart party bags – Love The Occasion
White favour box – Deer Little Parties
Sambellina blue stripe treat bags – Emiko Blue
Such cute gift tags which would be perfect to attach to Alice in Wonderland favours:
Alice in wonderland gift tags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Hope you enjoyed the round up of party supplies and discovered some fantastic online party shops and businesses to use when party planning!
Do networking events seem daunting to you?
I remember the first time I attended Confetti Fair being so nervous about meeting people in person who I’ve only dealt with online. The reality was a lot less scary than I had imagined – in fact it was the total opposite.
Running a business online means a lot of online networking – which is fantastic and easy for connecting us with others at any time of the day, anywhere around Australia (or the world!)
However it is also important to be able to have opportunities to network and meet in person – ESPECIALLY if you are running your own business and are working on your own.
It’s fantastic to meet others in the same industry who “get” what you do and what you love!
Business owners who are part of Life’s Little Celebrations enjoy fabulous online networking but I’m creating opportunities now for them to network and meet in person. Recently a few Melbourne based business owners met up and last month I hosted the first Sydney catch up!
Here was our bright, casual and fun setup with those gorgeous balloons and tassels from Party Splendour:
Put a bunch of party loving ladies together and you know they will never be short of conversation. The morning started off with everyone jumping right into meeting each other! Chatter was non stop as so many of them had talked online but were excited to finally meet the person behind the business name!
Lots of fun shots were taken with the fantastic Life’s Little Celebration’s Instagram photo prop created by Jo’s Signs by Design which received a lot of attention from the staff at Coco Cubano as well!:
After the meet and greet everyone settled down to enjoy an array of tapas!
30 business owners were able to attend this first Sydney meet up and here is one of the 3 tables of ladies after enjoying their lunch!:
I invited everyone at the meetup to contribute an item from their business to pop into the take home bags! Here are the bags all setup waiting for filling – loved my logo labels printed with fantastic quality by Kel’s Gift Labelling (who also created the name tags for the event)
Now all filled up and bursting with goodies!:
I popped a cute Kikki.K notebook and pen inside each bag. Loved the fun fruity theme!:
Thanks to Style Party Love for the mini brown paper bags I used for my notebook/pen:
Here is a snapshot of all the items inside the bag…there was everything from edible goodies such as chocolate coated strawberries, macarons, cookie mix bottle and tarts to party items such as gold straws and Christmas gift tags! A few close up pics below (thanks to Sweet Health for these pics of all the goodies!)
I received such positive feedback from the meetup including:
“It was an amazing opportunity to put actual faces to so many names who I’ve had dealings with on line and via phone. Thank you ladies for making this such an amazing community to be apart of ….and thank you for all the goodies – I know I have tonight’s midnight creative snacks sorted!!” – Kelly from Kel’s Gift Labelling
“Thanks so much for organising Tanya, it was a great day… such a nice group of ladies!! How awesome are these swag bags! Im not sure where to begin!?! Thanks everyone
– Elaine, Lou Lou Pie
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tanya for organising today’s meetup. Although I didn’t get to chat to everyone it was so lovely to put names to faces and meet many lovely vendors that I’ve only chatted with via email/text/messages etc” – Megan, Love the Occasion
“Hello ladies!! Was a pleasure finally meeting you ladies! I enjoyed meeting everyone! I look forward to the next meet up! Thank you Tanya for organising a wonderful day. Thank you for the yummy goody bag!” – Beti, Bett’s Candy Buffets
I highly encourage anyone who is in business or a blogger reading this – to take the chance when you can to attend networking events. It can be daunting at first – but once you attend you realise everyone is just as friendly and lovely in person as they are online!
Cannot wait to organise the next meetup in Sydney and to work with my interstate vendors to create opportunities for them to connect.
A mexican fiesta is perfect for the summer and is an on trend party theme at the moment! Cactus is the ‘new pineapple’ and you may have already spotted a cactus (or two!) popping up around the stores at the moment making it even easier to organise a fiesta themed party.
Starting off with some inspiration for you with this sweet and colourful fiesta inspired dessert table by Sweet Style:
Mexican Papel Picado dessert table – Sweet Style
I hope you enjoy the round up of party supplies for this fun theme – most items shared here are from Life’s Little Celebrations members!
Invitations and Party Printables
Every celebration begins with an invitation and here are some fun takes on a Fiesta theme:
Mexican birthday invitation – Bonjour Berry
Floral fiesta invitation printable – Pretty and Print
Mexican Fiesta invitation – Memories Are Sweet
Mexican fiesta party labels – DIY Parties by Renee
Some fun and bright partyware for a mexican fiesta party including lots of on trend cactus decor and party items!:
Cactus garland – Sugarlicious Parties
Floral fiesta mexicana bunting – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Fiesta flag bunting – Hip and Hooray
Summer fiesta fan garland – Just Party Supplies
Cactus balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Inflatable cactus prop – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Cactus marquee light – Just Toy’n Around
Diamond fiesta decorations – Favor Lane
Chill honeycomb decoration – Favor Lane
Green paper fan – Emiko Blue
Hot pink tissue pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Cerise honeycomb ball decoration – Poppies for Grace
For a fun Fiesta tableware setting, keep it bright with these items:
Rainbow stripe tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Floral fiesta plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pow Wow plates – Favor Lane
Chevron green plate – Illume Partyware
Yellow paper plate – Little Kite
hiPP carnival plates – Hip and Hooray
Candy coloured partyware kit – The Kit source
Fiesta cutlery – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Mexican fiesta partyware – Merc + Jones
Fiesta napkins – Love The Occasion
Fiesta Cake and Desserts:
Use these fun fiesta themed moulds to create your own chocolates and lollipops:
Fiesta chocolate moulds and fiesta straws – Confectionately Yours
Sharing some amazing cake and dessert creations from Life’s Little Celebration members to suit a mexican fiesta party!:
Cactus cake pops – Sugar Pop Bakery (Sydney)
Mexican fiesta cookies – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)
Mexican fiesta cookies – Velvetier (Qld)
Fiesta cupcakes – Savvy cakes by Lena (Sydney)
A bright and fun cake topper perfect for a Fiesta themed cake! This is handmade so it can be customised:
Fiesta cake topper – Merc + Jones
This bright fun cake topper would also work well into a mexican fiesta party!:
Lets party neon green cake topper – Small Favours
The perfect candles to give your cake a fiesta feel!:
Cactus candles – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Fiesta Props and Hire
The perfect prop for a mexican fiesta – a sombrero hat!
Mexican sombrero hat – Costume Box
These would make cute headwear for the kids:
Yellow mexican hat headband – Costume Box
Some items for hire to help style a mexican fiesta party!:
Hay bales for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney
Mexican rug for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney
This fantastic tiki bar for hire could be restyled to suit a fiesta party!:
Tiki bar for hire – Lovely Occasions and Styled Events Qld
Pop a maraca in each party bag for a little bit of ‘fiesta’ for the kids to take home!:
Kids maraca set – Bobble Art
What a fun mexican chilli necklace for the kids:
Mexican chilli necklace – Costume Box
Cactus erasers – Lark
Some bright favour bag options for a bit of take home fiesta!:
Floral fiesta party bags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Green chevron paper bags – Love The Occasion
Orange favour box – The Little Big Company
Hope you enjoyed the round up of party supplies for a fun Mexican fiesta party!
Enjoy the celebrating!
Today we are meeting Carol from Deliciously Yours who offers a unique service for easy planning for your kids birthday party!
Carol creates custom party stationary AND gorgeous matching cake and desserts (Sydney) . This means everything is coordinated and you only have to deal with one person to create the overall look, feel and theme of your child’s birthday party and have it all come to life in the cake and stationery!
I just LOVE this amazing mermaid cake Carol created:
Carol, tell us a bit about yourself:
I am the founder and owner of deliciously yours. I am a creative spirit, a lawyer and most importantly, a mum. I am passionate about designing and creating – I think it’s one of those things that defines who I am.
How did you start cake decorating and stationery design?
By accident! A friend of mine gifted me a cake decorating book for my birthday. I had never even heard of fondant or ganache at this stage. I first attempted a cake for my son’s 2nd birthday and fell in love with the whole process – perfecting the baking and each of the recipes, hand colouring fondant, mastering ganache – and above all, the designing!
I kept practising on family and friends until I felt comfortable that my work was up to scratch. And so, deliciously yours was born. I was an art student and really missed using my creative side and so deliciously yours has given me the most amazing opportunity to keep using my creative side.
I launched my stationery range earlier this year. I love planning parties for my own family and friends and love the idea of a theme for a party – and it all starts with the invitation. I love teaming my invitations with a unique cake and party favours, thank you cards or back drop (I’m crazy about this stuff!).
Describe your concept and style
So what is deliciously yours – flour and ink?
The concept is simple – unique cakes + matching stationery. I bake your cakes, I design and print all your invitations and party paper. You only deal with me and we work together to create something memorable for my clients and their families.
My style is nice clean lines (my cakes have gorgeous razor sharp edges!) and soft colours. I love modern hand painting and stencilling as well as traditional piping and sugar flowers.
Less is more – I like to stick to a couple of simple techniques to let the cake really shine.
What does a typical day look like?
My day is filled with meetings and family responsibilities. My evenings are usually quite relaxed and that’s when I work on my designs or sugar flowers or learn a new technique.
What is your most memorable project?
My son’s 2nd birthday cake – it was my first ever attempt at a fondant covered cake and he loved it! It really made me stop and think about doing this more often and getting better and better.
What is your favourite aspect of your job?
I love designing and playing with colour. Some days its hand colouring fondant, other days its working on a sketch or new colour palette. I often have ideas racing through my head when I talk to a client about their ideas. I love the collaborative part of what I do.
What advice would you give to a potential client when planning their cake?
Start with a theme – whether it’s a colour, texture, character or anything else that represents who they are. Everything falls in place after that!
Do some ‘research’ to get a feel for what designs they like and what inspires them. After that, I work with my clients and talk through what the celebration is about, what is important to them and how we can best represent that.
What I love about deliciously yours is that each one of my designs is different. They are unique to my client and what they are celebrating. I love helping them create that snapshot in time they want to remember forever – whether it’s wedding, 1st birthday, Christening.
Complete this sentence:
“I am happiest when… I am with my 2 little boys.”
Thank you Carol for sharing some of your business and inspiration with us as well as advice!
Now if you want a little piece of Deliciously Yours in your own home, Carol has shared her delicious vanilla cupcake recipe with us!
I’m looking forward to giving these a try:
Vanilla cupcake recipe (makes 12)
What you need…
115g unsalted butter (room temp or warmed a teeny bit in your microwave)
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs (room temp not cold)
3/4 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self raising flour
What to do…
Preheat your oven to 170 (fan forced).
Beat the butter and sugar in your mixer until light and fluffy. The colour should be nice and pale and the texture almost silky smooth. On medium to high speed, this usually takes me around 5 minutes.
Add your eggs (one at a time) and your vanilla – beating well after each egg.
Add your milk and flour alternately and just fold. If you over mix your cupcakes won’t be nice and fluffy.
Spoon mixture into your pretty cupcake cases. I use 2 spoons to scoop them in or you can use an ice cream scoop. Bake for around 18-20 minutes. Do not over bake or they won’t be soft and scrumptious!
Thank you Carol!
Find Deliciously Your’s on Facebook here and website here
I’m so excited to introduce a new service to business owners who service the party industry in Australia!:
After years and many hours on the websites and facebook pages of so many party businesses and working within this industry – I’m ready to offer something to truly help your business reach it’s FULL potential and sparkle online!
Do you want your Facebook pages, your branding material, your Instagram feed and your website to sparkle and be a STAND OUT in the party industry?
Do you want to present your party business in the brightest and best light in this most visual of industries?
If you look at your current online presence and think any of the following:
‘it needs to stand out more from the crowd and doesn’t reflect how fantastic my business really is!’
‘I’m not sure if my website is user friendly and how to improve it’
‘I’m confused about whether this product/service would be of interest’
‘I’m not sure what social media channels would work best for my business’
‘I want a new look!’
Then….you need to take advantage of a private Sparkle Session
Who is this for?
This package suits a RANGE of party businesses including:
-Businesses starting out in the party industry
-Established businesses needing a fresh set of eyes to look over their business (from the specific perspective of someone in the party industry)
-A business in a period of transition (i.e.: developing a new website, bringing in new products etc )
-A business wanting more exposure within the party industry and needing some insider tips
-A business wanting to increase the quality of their online presence/look
What should I expect to learn?
-Tips on operating within the kids party industry
-Tips of what gets noticed online and how to truly sparkle!
-Knowledge of how to collaborate and network with your industry peers (and what NOT to do!)
-Feedback from a user perspective on your website (keeping in mind I have visited hundreds of party websites and regularly am visiting the websites of others in the same industry as you).
-Honest feedback on the way your services, products or work are being presented online
-Ideas for changes or improvements to your products/services based on current trends in kids parties
-Ideas on the best social media channels for your business
What is the investment?
Please e-mail me for more details on the cost of a sparkle session: firstname.lastname@example.org
(discounts apply to businesses currently on board with Life’s Little Celebrations)
The investment cost includes:
– Assessment of your online presence (e.g. Facebook page, Instagram account, website, blog, logo, your photos and descriptions, ETSY or Madeit pages) from the perspective of the party industry
– You will receive a one page summary of my feedback and suggestions on ways to grow and improve
– One hour phone call to discuss my feedback and chat over any issues or questions you may have!
I am SO excited about the opportunity I will have to bring all the knowledge I’ve gained specifically of the party industry and apply it to your business!
Book now and e-mail email@example.com