Celebrate Conference 2023 Highlights

I’m excited to share the highlights and details with you from our Celebrate Conference on the 2nd August, 2023. This premium conference for event industry suppliers is the only of its kind and brings together event industry suppliers from around Australia


The theme was “Elevate” and all the event industry suppliers who attended were truly elevated with new ideas, new contacts and new inspiration to take their business to the next level!!

All vendor credits are listed at the end of the post but special mention to Belle Events who coordinated and styled this event



Belle Events also provided all backdrop props and the amazing letter lights


Prestige Events by  A & M created the stunning balloon display!


The cake matched in perfectly by Mastello Creations


Eve & Co Stationery created the stunning tablecards and Taylah’d to you created sweet acrylic Celebrate Tags for the settings:



Karamela Candy boxes created gorgeous candy tubes for the tables filled with lollies for attendees to enjoy



Complete St once again blew us away with her gift boxes with various vendors contributing inside:



Gorgeous name badges to match the stage design were created by Lavorato Designs



We had an amazing magazine booth prop by Belle Events Sydney, to mimic our Celebrating Little One’s magazine cover!







Hills Photobooth provided us a 360 photobooth which everyone LOVED! We had so much fun with this!





We also had the amazing Grace Choi artist come and illustrate our attendees for us for a special take home gift!





Then we had our incredible speakers and panel guests!

Nadia Duran, international wedding stylist spoke about mental health when running a business in the event industry, and there were not many dry eye’s in the room after her impactful presentation



Wendy El-Khoury of Wedded Wonderland got us filling our notepads with her insights about marketing in the event industry


Monique of the Socialista kept us engaged with her presentation on using REEL’s to market your business and attract clients!



We then had business experts for a wonderful panel session discussing finances, legal issues, branding, sales and more with Event Law, Meant to Biz, Complete St, The Socialista and Melissa Browne


Followed by our panel of industry experts from Party Splendour, Mastello Creations, Bounce O Rama, Jimket Events and Silk Flora:


These panel sessions allowed us to cover a range of topics and really dive into practical ideas and business strategies:



This day brought together event industry suppliers from around Sydney and Australia (and we had a few international attendees too!) for amazing opportunities to connect and network






There is SO much more to share which you can view on our instagram highlights or facebook album – but this truly was an incredible day for the event industry and creative business owners!

The testimonials and feedback were amazing and it was our best conference yet!




https://www.instagram.com/lifeslittlecelebrations 2023 Celebrate Conference

Styling , props , magazine booth, letter lights and florals https://www.instagram.com/belle_events_syd

Balloon styling https://www.instagram.com/prestigeeventsby.am/

Balloons supplied by https://www.instagram.com/stylexballoons

Cake https://www.instagram.com/mastello.creations

Media wall and decal printing https://www.instagram.com/jossignsbydesign

360 booth https://www.instagram.com/hillsphotobooth_sydney

Gift boxes https://www.instagram.com/completestco

Illustration artist https://www.instagram.com/gracechoiartist

Stationery and paperie https://www.instagram.com/eveandcostationery

Name badges https://www.instagram.com/lavorato_designs

Table candy tubes https://www.instagram.com/karamelacandyboxes

Table celebrate acrylic tags https://www.instagram.com/tayladtoyou

Stage Chairs https://www.instagram.com/harboursidedecorators

Photographer https://www.instagram.com/zoomimages

Venue https://www.instagram.com/bynavarra 

Melbourne Celebrate Conference: Tickets Closing



Have you heard the news?


I am hosting our first ever Melbourne Celebrate event for event industry suppliers + creative business owners on Wednesday October 4 at Greenfields Albert Park. We have an incredible line up of speakers and panel guests, networking and food!


Tickets are closing on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 and you can find the details and tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1092044



I’m so excited to invite you to get your special earlybird rate tickets to the 2023 Celebrate Conference!


This is our 5th conference and is ALWAYS a one of a kind, incredible day, covering areas such as marketing, social media, business growth, pricing, product launches and more!

Find all the details, testimonials and booking link here, at our SPECIAL EARLYBIRD RATE UNTIL 21ST JUNE ONLY : https://lifeslittlecelebrations.org/conference2023/ 

If you have any questions, please email lifeslittlec@gmail.com

thank you

2022 Celebrate Conference Highlights

After 3 years I FINALLY had the chance to host the Celebrate Conference again on the 7th June, back at the beautiful Deckhouse Venue.

This day brought the industry together for a day of inspiration….networking…connection and learning

It was an event that was so needed….after the challenges of the last 2 years….to help support vendors in our industry to RISE up !

I’m so pleased to be able to share the stunning photos with you and all the details of this amazing day!


Thanks goes to Mary Ronis Events for styling this event and an array of vendors who gave their time and talent for the decor of this event along with supporting it and sponsoring it. Please view the vendor list at the end of this post for all the credits:



We had a range of amazing guest speakers for the day. Here is a few of them!



The decor for the day came to life thanks to a team of amazing vendors! Here are some of the team involved!




The theme of the day was RISE which was lit up in lights thanks to LIT Letter Lights, surrounded by gorgeous balloons by Balloons by Des. How amazing does it look from the back of the room at the stunning DEDES Waterfront Venue – The Deckhouse?!




Guests were greeted by an entertainer from Pistachio Entertainment and how colourful and fun does she look?!

On her tray she had all the welcome badges for our attendees – handmade in stunning acrylic by Lavorato Designs:




The badges had attendees names and business name and the design was created to link to the RISE theme and the sun rays design which was seen throughout the decor:


Our tables were beautifully styled by Mary Ronis Events to create a gorgeous place for our attendees to enjoy the day!



Starting with stunning table cards with beautiful gold foiling by Eve&Co:


Each place setting had stunning hand made keyrings by The Little Shindig Shop with fun tassels. These keyrings with the Celebrate Conference logo made beautiful mementos for the day:




We also had cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health with gorgeous labels by Eve&Co:



Each attendee was also gifted with an INCREDIBLE gift box by Complete St Co. More photos later of the details inside!



Silk Flora created beautiful floral centrepieces for half of the tables and Balloons by Des created gorgeous jumbo balloons on the other half of the table centrepieces:




Now to the backdrop which can only be described as MAGNIFICENT!! Mary Ronis Events created the concept for this stunning setup which executed perfectly by our vendors!

Belle Events provided all the gorgeous backdrop panels in custom colours. Eve&Co created a sun ray decal applied to one of the panels to work in with the theme. Lavorato Designs created the beautiful Celebrate 22 acrylic sign.

Pretty Bangin’ Balloons created the burse of colours with the stunning balloons

Silk Flora were the genius behind the incredible florals on the day and they were beyond stunning!



Just look at the stunning colours of these silk florals by Silk Flora!!



Mastello Creations created  a true work of art with her cake and Lavorato Designs created the gorgeous cake topper. The details are truly stunning





This setting  made the perfect photo backdrop for SO many photos throughout the day and our photographer, Jade of Hipster Mum Photography captured all the photos.












We had a special area setup with some of our magazines printed in hard copy for people to view and also to take photos of with any issues of the magazine they were in!

The ghost cart from Belle Events was the perfect setting to display the magazines:




Perfect Print Co created this STUNNING set of books showcasing Life’s Little Celebrations, The Celebrate Society, Celebrating Little Ones and the Celebrate Conference. How beautiful did they look?!


Such stunning quality and clear print by Perfect Print Co:


The area for these photos was created with a neon backdrop from Baby Got Backdrop Hire, a panel from Belle Events and balloons from Balloons by Des.


We had a thank you banner for our sponsors also created for this photo area and printed by Jo’s Signs by Design:



Our members enjoyed taking snaps here of their business inside the magazine!




The day started off with some mingling where everyone was in groups and had to follow each other on Instagram:




I then welcomed everyone to the event and thanked all involved and….one of my favourite parts of the day….I had everyone APPLAUD themselves for making it through the last 2 years. We really took a moment to acknowledge what we had achieved as an industry by overcoming the challenges and now being ready to RISE for the future.






Then there were the speakers which was such an integral part of the day. Although we had beautiful views to enjoy, and stunning decor, and food throughout the day….the day isn’t about the food and venue. The food is about the learning, the inspiration and the networking!

Wendy El-Khoury of Wedded Wonderland was the perfect keynote speaker to start of the Conference as she blew us away with her marketing tips. To be honest  – this presentation alone was worth the cost of the conference ticket as she fit a whole days worth of knowledge into 1 hour!



After morning tea we had the amazing Racha of Willow Tree Events who is a true inspiration in our industry. Coming all the way from Melbourne, Racha presented on pricing strategies and instagram, and later in the day also ran an instagram audit session!



Throughout the day the AMAZING Sarah Osmotherly was the perfect MC keeping us laughing and entertained. Truly there is no better MC than Sarah and she created the fun vibe for the day!


We then had amazing PANEL sessions followed by 2 afternoon sessions by Racha of Willow Tree Events and Bianca of On-Point Planning Co.


On this panel we had Bianca of On Point Planning Co, Emily of Pistachio Entertainment, Dalia of Tiny Tots Event Hire and Alysia of Alysia Bridger events who gave us their thoughts on some hot topics in the industry and shared their ideas on customer service, social media and more!


The next panel focused on branding and some general questions and we had Andrea of Tutu Du Monde, Rob of Five Star Party Co, Kathryn of Event Law and Eliza of Copper Fork Cakes:




Throughout the presentations there were lots of laughs…questions….and lightbulb moments!













Every attendee walked away not only with inspiration, ideas and new connections…but a gift box itself worth the price of the ticket!

The gift box was created by Complete St co:



Inside many amazing vendors provided delicious and handmade items





It truly was an incredible day which we all needed after 2 hard years! So many have said they cannot wait until next year!

This day wasn’t about the food…the views…the venue….it was about the amazing speakers, connections and inspiration…and I know so many walked away with practical tips, new networks and feeling inspired!!


VENDORS: with special thanks to



Mary Ronis Events




Dedes Waterfront Group




Hipster Mum Photography



Florals: Backdrop and tables

Silk Flora



Balloons: main backdrop

Pretty Bangin’ Balloons



Props: Backdrop panels, ghost cart, plinth

Belle Events



Balloons: Table balloons, garland around RISE letters, garland for photo area

Balloons by Des



Acrylics: Name Badges, backdrop sign, cake topper

Lavorato Designs



Paperie: All design, Table placecards

Eve & Co




Mastello Creations



Celebrate Keyrings

The Little Shindig Shop



Celebrate Gift Boxes

Complete St



Custom Celebrate Books: Set of 4

Perfect Print Co



Cookie Mix Bottles on Table

Sweet Health



Welcome Entertainer/Name badge tray

Pistachio Entertainment



Neon backdrop panel

Baby got Backdrop Hire



RISE Letter Lights

LIT Letter Lights



Gift box contents thanks to:

Celebrate 2018

Yesterday I held a gorgeous mini-masterclass with Mary Ronis and I thought it was about time I shared some pictures and details with you of our Celebrate conference from back in May – long overdue!

On May 27 I was delighted to host the 2nd “Celebrate” conference in Sydney. We had vendors from all around Australia – flying in from Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane and even one business owner who flew in from New Zealand – along with many fabulous Sydney based business owners.

Each of these attendees were able to enjoy and soak in some wonderful learnings and ideas from our experienced speakers. Sydney put on a beautiful day where the sun was shining and attendees could enjoy water views and views of the harbour bridge from our venue at The Deckhouse in Woolwich.

In this post I will share snaps of the day, thanks to our photographer Captured by Kirri.

A special thanks to the wonderful Shelley of Paper Face Party who styled and created the florals for the day and assisted with the concept of the look and feel of the venue! Links to all vendors involved can be found at the end of this post.

The day kicked off bright and early at 8:30am and as attendees arrived they picked up these gorgeous name tags by Eve and Co Stationery which were created for each attendee with their name and business name to assist in the mingling and networking process:



As part of the day I wanted to encourage the attendees to be able to connect and get to know the other businesses attending – so as part of that we had a table where everyone could leave their business cards and take others home! Signage was also by Eve and Co Stationery:





As we only had 2 hours to setup – we decided to keep the setup simple, stylish and sophisticated without going too over the top! I always want Celebrate conference attendees to feel as though they have stepped into an inspiring space for the day that they can relax in – away from their busy lives!





Attendees each received a swag bag filled to the brim with items from Life’s Little Celebration members! The bags came all the way from Perth thanks to Chumblebee Chumblebee and they looked *so* swish! Attendees were really spoilt with the contents of edible items and partyware inside.



Another special touch were the acrylic signs with 3D gold lettering that we used as part of the centrepieces – thanks to Alison Caroline Designs ! All the gorgeous florals were by Shelley of Paper Face Party:





The front of the venue was styled with mesh props from The Treasure Room and balloon decor by Jess of Floating Designs. The large acrylic sign was by Alison Caroline Designs.

We wanted to create lovely pops of colour and something which was on-trend and sophisticated while still being fun (and quick to set up in our very short time frame) !





One of the main focuses of the day of course was the knowledge shared by our valuable speakers. Our speakers were so open to questions and to talking to attendees before or after their session as well giving people an opportunity to gain some one on one information.

Sarah Cichy of Piccolo PR shared her PR tips as well as valuable information on how to get influencers to feature your products. She also spoke about the importance of knowing and sharing your brand story.


Mary-Anne Amies of Wise-up Marketing smashed out an amazing session covering everything social media. Her session was filled with practical “apply-now” tips and she also emphasised the huge importance of sharing the”real” you on social media in order to connect with your followers and showing more of the process and behind the scenes of your business to help your customers get to know your business and understand what they are paying for.


Belinda Bow was the perfect presenter for our after lunch session – with her vibrant personality she got us inspired on the topic of Marketing. She also got everyone up and talking during her “workshop” activity where people had to partner up to speak to others in the room about what their business was “really” about.



Everyone was a little star struck when Katherine Sabbath presented and shared her story as well as her must-know tips and lessons she has learned along the way. Katherine was very generous also with her time, speaking to many afterwards and delighting many by bringing along her pop-up book for us to view.





The day was truly a wonderful day of learning AND connection. It was a great day of people putting faces to names and building new relationships! Here are some photo of our attendees meeting and mingling:







As part of the day we setup a fun photobooth also using props from The Treasure Room, Balloons from Floating Designs and photo props from Ruby Rabbit Partyware and Alison Caroline Designs. This area was used to get some fabulous shots of our attendees!








After all the inspiration from the day I wanted attendees to take home a concrete piece of inspiration and hence this year we set up a “Quote Bar” with gorgeous quote cards by Eve and Co stationery in gold foil lettering for each attendee to choose 2 from:






I was truly so happy with how Celebrate went after many months of planning! It was truly such a wonderful atmosphere and people walked away with valuable knowledge and ideas to apply to their business, while also making new connections and enjoying some time to work “on” their business.

It is hard to summarise ALL the valuable information presented however one of the main themes which came through in all the presentations was ways to be authentic in your business. They all emphasised the importance of building real connections and also humanizing your brand – whether it be through social media, marketing or PR! This was not “planned” however the fact that all speakers had this common thread showed the importance of this area of our business.

Some of the testimonials from the day included:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day! A beautiful venue & setup, fab networking opportunities, plus informative & engaging speakers. Tanya organised a well planned & positive day for industry people across Australia to attend. Excellent 5 star day!”


“Well done Tanya on organising yet another A class event. I have come away so motivated, inspired and focused. The speakers were very knowledgeable, yet so real and humble. Spending the day with so many talented and supportive business women was such a highlight. Sign me up for next year!!!”


“The perfect event for those in the party industry to be inspired to take their business to the next level!”


“What an amazing day it was and I felt very inspired being in the same room as other vendors who are way bigger than I am! I took away a lot of valuable information that will help me grow my business.”

At the end of the event attendees also walked away with their swag bag filled with goodies from our Life’s Little Celebration members:




So to end with…I want to thank all those who attended and were a part of this event! A huge thank you to our sponsors as well as those who contributed to the day and to the swag bags! Celebrate couldn’t occur to the high level it does without your support!

So will there be another one in 2019? Watch this space!

Vendors involved:

Styling and florals: Paper Face Party

Photos: Captured by Kirri

Graphic Design: Pretty and Print

Props: The Treasure Room

Partyware/photobooth props: Ruby Rabbit Party

Name badges, quote cards, signage: Eve and Co Stationery

Balloons: Floating Designs

Centrepiece acrylic toppers and acrylic sign for backdrop: Alison Caroline Designs

Swag bags: Chumblebee Chumblebee