All the little things

When organising a party for your kids or celebrating the arrival of a new baby, it’s important to make your event that little bit personal and unique. But how is it done?

Today we hear from  Jo’s Signs by Design who believe it’s all the little details that make your event memorable and special for you and your guests. Below are some top ideas that are interactive, edible and stylish that will bring your party to the next level.

Personalised Chocolates

Dessert tables are the most popular focal point at parties these days. They’re covered in tasty treats and set the scene for your whole event.

There’s nothing better than making sure your little guests get to eat something yum that reminds them of your special day. Personalised chocolate wrappers are simple and easy to organise and look amazing on and after the big event.

These chocolates were especially made for an expecting mum for her baby shower.

Design and print by Jo’s Signs by Design.


Place Cards

Whether your event is big or small, personalised place cards are a sweet addition to your party. Perfect for Christenings’ and Baptisms’ when you have a large amount of guests.

Here we’ve made table numbers using gold foil. Minimalist in design and easy to make, they add a touch of elegance to your tables.

We can also make these in a range of colours such as rose gold, silver, marble and more.


Welcome Board & Table Sign

Combined welcome boards and table plans are currently one of the most popular trends for kids’ parties.

They are the first thing your guests see and capture the theme and style of your entire event. What’s even better is that you can add that special touch of sparkle with foiling.

This board, made for a Christening, stands out with its soft pastel blue and rose gold foiling for the name.

Design by Edge House Design and Print by Jo’s Signs by Design.



Decals are the understated party accessory. They’re like personalised stickers that can be stuck on a range of surfaces. Custom made to any shape, design or font they bring a stylish element to any event.

Here they’ve been used as a welcome sign on a gorgeous ornate gold-framed mirror for a Baptism.

Styling and mirror by Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire. Decals by Jo’s Signs by Design.


Prop Frames

There’s no better way to get your guests, young and old, involved and mingling than by giving them something that’s fun and interactive. Personalised prop frames do just this! Frames are durable and can be used at a range of events.

This is one of our very own prop frames. They leave everyone smiling and you can be certain it will leave a lasting impression.



We hope these ideas have given you some food for thought for your next party or event. As you can see it’s the little details and personal touches that will take everything to the next level. There are so many ways in which you can accessorise your party so don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild!


Who are Jo’s Signs by Design?


Jo’s Signs by Design print all things party for talented event stylists and individuals wanting to create a unique event. We pride ourselves on offering personalised, stress-free services that exceed your expectations of quality. From weddings to birthdays to christenings to baby showers to anything that’s worth celebrating, Jo’s Signs brings your imagination to life.

We don’t just do the printing! We also take care of all your design and artwork needs as well. If you have ideas but don’t know where or how to make them a reality, we can help you.

Your experience with us will be seamless from start to finish and of course, hassle free!


Dessert Table backdrops – Q & A

Today Ania from 2 Love Birds is guest posting and shedding light on printable backdrops for dessert tables – sharing the great effect they can have and answering some common questions about them:


With the increasing popularity of DIY parties as well as professionally styled celebrations, party backdrops have been one of our most in demand printable products. They can be a great focal point, they can give a dessert or savory table a background, convey a happy message or sometimes even cover a boring or an unsightly wall!

I would like to share a few of my favourite and most successful backdrops and parties.

“Come and make a Splash” – styled by The Sweet Society
Modern and clean but super fun at the same time! Instead of the more traditional “Happy Birthday” message there is call for action, which makes this artwork a little a bit more interactive and entertaining. Great idea for boys parties.





“Sew cute as a Button” – styled by Sweet Coco
This backdrop is cute, sweet and playful. Perfect for a little girls party.





Tropicana Dinner Party – styled by Kendra Plastow Styling
Floral backdrop which matches our Tropicana wedding stationery suite can be easily mistaken for wallpaper. Clever idea from the stylist!




Floral Minnie Mouse party – styled by Miss Deliciouza
Mint and Gold frame backdrop was designed for this Floral Minnie Mouse party. I love the idea of a 3D backdrop. It can be achieved by creating a plainer background and either sticking or hanging real objects in front of the artwork. Perfectly executed here by Miss Deliciouza!




Japanese Tea Party – styled by Sweet Bambini Event Styling
Once again, bringing the artwork to life by introducing real elements! In this case it’s the cherry blossom lights and parasols.




Hawaiian Party – styled by Styled by Belle
Who doesn’t love a Hawaiian party? This backdrop is busy and colourful with an equally opulent dessert table to match!




All backdrop designs by 2 Love Birds




What are the most common sizes for a party backdrop?
-BO size backdrop (1000 mm height and 1414 mm width)
-Full length backdrop (1000mm by 1800mm)

Where can I print my backdrop?
– Officeworks prints a BO size backdrop as well as any length by 1m high
so they can print 1000mm by 1800mm (full width of a trestle table). It’s not on their standard service list, but it can be done upon request. Both of these sizes can be printed on 160gsm paper.
– If you would prefer to print the backdrop on canvas which is more durable, you can send the artwork to Buggyboo (link
– Your local printer may have the ability to print large format artwork as well!

How can I hang my backdrop?
If the backdrop is printed on paper and is being stuck to a clean wall, Blu Tac is usually sufficient. If your backdrop is printed on a heavier stock 3M strips may be better.

Can I re-use it?
Of course! It’s a shame sometimes for the backdrop to be thrown out after the party. If the backdrop says your child’s name you can hang it in their bedroom as a personalised poster. You can also re-print the file if you like.

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Ania from 2 Love Birds



Backdrop Tutorials

One of the first things I notice when I see all the amazing dessert tables being styled is the backdrop. It was also one of those parts of planning a dessert table which troubled me the most for my daughter’s party as there are so many ideas out there for backdrops!

So today I decided to compile some links of tutorials available on the internet of some DIY backdrop ideas.

If you want a collapsable stand that you can set up anywhere to attach a backdrop to, follow this tutorial to make your own!

Backdrop stand tutorial - Anders Ruff Blog


A backdrop of paper rosettes can create a stunning effect and allows you to mix and match various colours and patterns of paper:

Paper rosette backdrop tutorial - Catch My Party blog

A ribbon backdrop is such a pretty and interesting way to create a backdrop and the wonderful Leanne from Sweet Style created this easy tutorial for creating this style of backdrop:

Ribbon backdrop tutorial - Sweet Style blog


Follow this link for the tutorial on how to create this stunning painted lattice design backdrop!

Painted backdrop tutorial - Celebrations at Home Blog

I was lucky enough to work with Pauline from Sophisticated Yum last year who created this amazing Mermaid theme dessert table. She created a netted backdrop which you could use for any sea related theme:

Netted backdrop tutorial - The Party Studio/Sophisticated Yum

If you are up for a bit of a challenge then this paper flower backdrop is just gorgeous!

Paper flower backdrop tutorial - Tradewind Tiaras


Tassel Garlands are becoming more popular in backdrops – follow this link for an easy tutorial on how to make your own:


Tassel Garland tutorial - The Sweetest Occasion

A circle garland is an easy way to dress up a dessert table:

Circle garland tutorial - Tickled Peach Studio

I hope these links will help when creating your next backdrop!

Enjoy the creating and crafting!