Leah’s Floral Flamingo 1st birthday

Today I am delighted to share with you my daughter Leah’s 1st birthday – a floral flamingo themed party! You may have already seen this on social media as it was from February however I have finally got around to blog about it now that the whirlwind of the Celebrate conference day is over (which by the way went really fabulous!).

I love a flamingo theme but rather than go tropical, I decided to go with something very floral and pretty as I wanted to create something unique and special for Leah’s first birthday!


Unlike with my first child where I probably planned everything over 9 months…Leah’s party was planned more in the last 2 months before her party!

However everything really came together on the day – from the table decal on the acrylic table…to those amazing balloons…and that flamingo cake! Leah just looked SO adorable (if I do say so myself!) in her cute dress and flamingo party hat!! She was so happy and enjoyed all the attention and balloons!

I chose all vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations network for the party and Shelley from Paperface Party styled it all on the day so beautifully along with styling the florals!  The balloons by Party Splendour framed the whole setup beautifully. Vanessa Verchiani photography was amazing at capturing the setup AND  photos of family and friends and Leah which we valued so much. I absolutely loved the way the table decal designed by Eve and Co (printed and applied by Jo’s Signs by Design) looked on the acrylic table from Sweet Heavenly Events – and I wished I could have taken it home with me to put in her room!

At the end of this post you will find all the links to the vendors involved:


Do you think first birthday parties are a bit OTT these days? I know some people do….but my view?

It’s their first birthday! It IS special! No they won’t remember it…and no they won’t care! And no it doesn’t matter HOW you celebrate it…do a small bbq, do a big bash, do an afternoon tea, do a garden party….anything and everything is fine! Just make sure you do celebrate it because a first birthday is not only a celebration of your child…it is a celebration of all you as parents have enjoyed and learnt and overcome in the first 12 months with a new baby. Lets not underestimate the joys and the challenges you as parents have experienced in the first 12 months..adjusting to new sleep patterns, recovering from pregnancy etc. So take the time to celebrate your child AND what YOU as parents have achieved!


I absolutely love being creative in this way and it isn’t something I get to do often – so I really enjoyed being able to put this together! My other kids will have much simpler parties this year as Leah’s first birthday was the larger celebration. So I was certainly happy to indulge a little bit for Leah’s party. So my advice? Don’t feel guilty whether you’re doing something big OR small for your child’s party! You know your true intentions and heart and what is best for your family…so celebrate it how you want to!

Now…back to the party pics!

I love this shot of Leah in front of the setup. We ensured we got some photos before the party started and she got tired – which is a great tip for any first birthday party to ensure you get some photos of a happy birthday child!

This high chair was a last minute decision…and one I am SO glad I made! It really made such a sweet spot for photos of Leah!


The flamingo cake by Quincy Lane was something special! I wanted something unique and I love the brushstrokes and the flamingo head cake topper (by Eve and Co)




Desserts included flamingo cookies, flamingo macarons, lollipops and meringue kisses. The details were really incredible and full credit goes to the talented vendors:






All the florals on the day were also by Paper Face Party and the colours were just stunning! Yes they were all real but with spray painted copper leaves!




The kids table with the pink tiffany chairs from Tiny Tots Toy Hire and balloons from Party Splendour looked amazingly cute!:



I found the most perfect floral flamingo partyware at Ruby Rabbit Partyware which is where I sourced all the partyware for this party including the lovely tablecloths for the kids table (I always find it hard to find tablecloths which are disposable but still still cute…I know, first world problems!)




We just had to use this Flamingo prop also from Tiny Tots Toy Hire but of course dressed her up in a floral crown by Paperface Party!:



I chose to have a milestone board created for Leah and kept it small so I could also display it in her room after the party…and Eve & Co designed a gorgeous board with rose gold foil and such pretty details.




For favours I used these gorgeous rose gold favour bags from Ruby Rabbit Partyware finished off with favour tags by Eve and Co:


A few other details by Eve and Co which cannot go without sharing – starting with the invitation design which brought the theme of the floral flamingo to life!


It was carried through into all the details as seen above such as the table decal, cake topper and the party hat for Leah which is also now displayed in her room:


A few other flamingo touches at the party I couldn’t resist like this jumbo flamingo balloon from Party Splendour, and fun flamingo glasses for the kids from Ruby Rabbit partyware:




For entertainment at the party we had a ball pit from Tiny Tots Toy Hire and a puppet show which included a flamingo puppet! It was great fun!




We truly enjoyed celebrating Leah and this milestone! Being our 4th child we’ve been able to relax more as parents with a newborn and thanks to her being such a easy going baby…it truly was SUCH an enjoyable first 12 months with Leah.



Vendor Credits:

Click on any of the below links to find the vendors used for Leah’s Floral Flamingo party:


Life’s Little Celebrations:  Concept & Coordination



Styling & flowers: Paper Face Party



Photography: Vanessa Verchiani Photography



Stationery: Invitations, Table decal, Party Hat, Milestone print, Favour tags:  Eve&Co



Balloons: Party Splendour



Partyware (tableware, favour bags, flamingo glasses, kids party hats, favour bags) : Ruby Rabbit Partyware



Flamingo Cake & meringue kisses: Quincy Lane



Macarons: Arelio Sweetbox



Cookies: SweetP Cakes and Cookies



Lollipops: Delleicious.by.elle



Props: Acrylic table, cake stands, high chair – Sweet Heavenly Events



Props: Kids tables/chairs, flamingo prop, ball pit – Tiny Tots Toy Hire



Acrylic table decal – printed and applied: Jo’s Signs by Design



Puppet Show: The Party Puppets



Thanks for taking the time to view my daughters first birthday party! I hope it inspires your own flamingo or first birthday party planning!


Fun flamingo first birthday!

What is the perfect first birthday theme for a summer baby? A flamingo party of course!

So when it came time for Pam – one half of styling duo Willow and Duck Event Styling – to choose a theme for her daughter’s first birthday, a fun and colourful flamingo theme was at the top of the list! The result as you can see – is amazing!:

Willow and Duck incorporated lots of yellow, pink and coral colours and of course pineapples to really give a summer vibe!

The ball​oon garland and that amazing cake were definitely stand outs!

Willow and Duck are a boutique event styling company based in Melbourne. They work with their clients to customise a theme and style that suits the brief and budget.

They offer a styling service for all types of events including kids birthdays, christenings and baby showers.

Whether it be to style a whole room or just a dessert table- the possibilities are endless. They work with their team of amazing vendors who help bring their creative flare to life:





As you can see, this fun flamingo first birthday transported guests to a tropical paradise with the decor and desserts!


Vendor Credits:

Styling – Willow and Duck 

Balloon Garland – Belle Balloons

Cakes and cookie pops – Frosted by Nicci  

Backdrop, invitation and favour tags – Jo Studio 

Cake Topper –  Glistening occasions

Fairy floss favour cones –  Under the cotton Tree 

Flamingo Statue – Decor Impact The Chalkboard sign was designed by Elsy and Grace 

Kids table and chairs – Perfect Little Party Hire

To enquire about Willow and Duck styling your next event,

please contact them on willowandduck@gmail.com

Follow along on their social media to see more of their gorgeous work at:

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/willowandduck/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/willowandduck/

You can find them any time also on the Directory under “Event Stylists” in Melbourne

Sprinkles First Birthday

A sprinkles party theme is such fun for a kids birthday party and especially a first birthday!

We are loving this “sprinkle some fun” first birthday party by Dream a Little Dream Events in Perth – filled with colour, gorgeous desserts and some creative ideas for the guests to leave a touch of sprinkle for the birthday girl!

Enjoy all the eye candy and you can find all the credits at the end of the post if you want to create a sprinkle soiree of your own!































Concept, Styling & Props – Dream a Little Dream Events (Perth)
Cake, Donuts and cone cupcakes – Sugar and Salt Cookies
All other desserts – My Petite Sweets
Lemon Tulle cloth (Custom order) – Saffy and May
Partyware – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Fairy Floss party favours – Fluffy Crunch
Backdrop, artwork, time capsule/ prints etc – Her Beautiful Mess Creative
Ballons –  Balloons Abuzz
Sprinkles used for decorating – Sucre Chocolate
Candy –  Candy Bar Sydney
Donut balloon garland- K-mart
Entertainment: Cupcake Decorating table (plain cupcakes from Baked Beauties, Bouncy Castle and puppet show by Drippy the Dragon 

American Indian 1st Birthday Celebration

An American Indian theme has become so popular this last year and I love this gorgeous party we are showcasing today as the colours are bright and vibrant and the theme has really come to life through the props and styling from Sydney based Sweet Heavenly Events Hire!


As Mary from Sweet Heavenly Events explains: “Vicky came to us and told us what she had in mind for her daughter Valentina’s Birthday.  We jumped at the chance of styling something unique and amazing. We got to work with our crazy and talented bunch of vendors to design something gorgeous. Using our Marble timber stands and our copper table ware it was a true masterpiece.”

Enjoy the incredible images and details and you will find all the vendor credits at the end of this post with many vendors you can find on our Directory!:

















If you need some amazing props or gorgeous styling for your kids or adult celebration in Sydney, be sure to visit Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire to see their amazing work and range!



Styling , design & concept and props by Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire

Pallet Backdrop & Teepees by Petite Events Hire

Cake , cakepops, cupcakes & cookies by Stella Bella Cupcakes

Strawberry Tower by Dom’s Strawberries Delight

Macaron Tower by One Bite

Milestone Sign by Jo’s Signs by Design

Stationery by Edge House Design – Graphic Design & Event Paperie

Balloons by Bubble Moo Balloons

Balloon Feather Tassels by ELK Prints

Photography by Captured By Kirri







Creating the ultimate 1st birthday celebration for your little ones!

Let’s face it, the first year of a baby’s life is challenging for all involved to say the least so when it comes to planning this special milestone, it is definitely worth celebrating and well to be honest, we all deserve a party!! Today  Melbourne event stylist Helen from The Sugar Topped Table is sharing with us all some tips when it comes to planning this first birthday!



It all begins with choosing the perfect theme that may reflect the tiny personality already formed by your little ones. These may include a cute little princess theme for a sweet little girl or a Peter Rabbit theme for that handsome yet so cuddly little boy.

Once you’ve decided on your theme, its then much easier to work out what you are after when it come to the invitations




Invitation design by Emma Smith Event Stationery


Why are these so important you may ask? Well they create a level of excitement & anticipation for all your guests which then leave them guessing as to what you may have planned for this special celebration.



Invite design by Style Me Gorgeous


This also helps with the design of any other stationery items you are wanting including backdrop, welcome sign, thank you tags, chocolate wrappers – the list goes on!



Invite design by Emma Smith Event Stationery


I know that I absolutely love receiving those WOW factor invitations; it just confirms that this event will be amazing!

Now that the unique style of design is complete, we can focus on all the other fun items including the decorations, table settings, main cake, desserts, guest favours, entertainment – the list goes on!


dessert table

Styling by The Sugar Topped Table (Melbourne)




Styling by The Sugar Topped Table (Melbourne)




Styling by The Sugar Topped Table (Melbourne)



Creating that special celebration can be stressful at times but remember that its all about having fun!

If you’re in Melbourne and need a helping hand to plan your little one’s birthday party, head to The Sugar Topped Table to find out more about their styling services.