Celebrate unwrapped: the beauty of balloons

When you have a large space to decorate and with limited time – balloons are the perfect option! They create a huge impact but are easy to setup once you have collected them from your balloon supplier. So they were the perfect decoration for the Celebrate conference day where we had less than 2 hours to decorate our lovely venue.

Balloon queen Michelle of Party Splendour worked alongside Shannon of Born to Party to create balloon magic at the venue  and today I am showcasing some of Michelles amazing work on the day of Celebrate as well as some of the new balloon trends and decor she has been creating in events around Sydney:






You can see here how the whole room was made beautiful through the gorgeous touches of balloon decor:



Here is more of a sample of the gorgeousness Michelle of Party Splendour has been creating around Sydney:




Balloon walls and arches have become a popular trend for dessert table backdrops:






I am also loving the orb balloons as seen here in rose gold mixed with confetti balloons!




Balloon hoops are another fun trend which make such a stunning decoration:





Party Splendor really can create balloon magic at your next event or kids party! You can speak to them about a particular arrangement or developing something unique and custom for you.

If you’re not in Sydney you can still shop from the Party Splendour website where you will find a range of partyware and balloons.

We were so grateful to have Party Splendour on board to help create such a lovely look and ambience to the venue for Celebrate and we highly recommend their services!






Celebrate Unwrapped: Gorgeous Signage

How your friends or guests are greeted at an event can really help set the initial tone for the celebration. So when it came to planning Celebrate I knew that some welcoming signage would ensure that attendees would not only know they were at the right place, but felt welcomed and excited!

I enlisted the help of Jo’s Signs by Designs which is THE place to get signage or banners printed for any celebration or event. They are located in Sydney but can post Australia wide.

As guests arrived at The Deckhouse we had a sign in the carpark to point them in the right direction (unfortunately I don’t have a photo of this carpark sign to show you) and then another welcoming sign at the door:



I just love the colours and how well they were printed on this welcome sign. All the graphics for the Celebrate signs were by Pretty and Print



Jo’s Signs by Design also printed this pull up banner so all who were attending had a snapshot of what Life’s Little Celebrations was all about.

Again fantastic quality (colours were more vivid in real life) and a banner I can reuse – and this type of banner is perfect for all of you who do expos and markets.

When printing this banner I know that Jo had to do a few modifications with her printing machines and worked extra hard to ensure the colours were coming out JUST right – and that is the type of service you want when it comes to such large signs compared to the service you may receive at a larger printing chain store.




Jo’s Signs by Design also create a range of other signs for both large and small celebrations! Everything from fun Instagram photo frames to large scale photo walls:





Beautiful signs and backdrops can be printed to welcome your guests to any celebration (design below is by Eve and Co):





Such a pretty backdrop printed by Jo’s Signs by Design! Graphic design by Edge House Design and name sign by Foamtastic Party Decor:







An easy way for adding some decorations is by using decals and Jo’s Signs by Design can also print decals to use for your party – how cute is this idea?:



Whether you need a backdrop designed and printed or just need a printable file printed – make sure you speak to Jo from Jo’s Signs by Design and see how she can assist you with her range of printing services!





Celebrate Unwrapped: Floral tags

Celebrate attendees were already receiving delicious desserts and treats to take home in their swag bags – however I wanted to provide them with another type of buffet to enjoy as part of their experience at Celebrate. The flower bar did just that with each guest taking home their own hand picked posy of flowers in mini bottle vases dressed in stunning watercolour tags by ELK Prints:




The tags had a simple reminder keepsake message for them to “flourish” their business using the tools from the day. So many commented on the beautiful handpainted design on each tag:




It was a lovely area for guests to enjoy during the break to create their take-home floral gift:





ELK prints – who created these tags – is an expert in beautiful bespoke creations for celebrations!

From stunning invites to handpainted decorations – each piece is  custom made and totally gorgeous! I personally love the watercolour effect and it is still a huge trend in art and print at the moment!







Beautiful hand painted signs for a room or for an event become a true keepsake!:







Unique decorations can also be created such as these handpainted feather balloon tails!




Contact Elizabeth at ELK Prints and discuss what she could create for your next celebration!

Follow her on facebook here and instagram here and also visit her website here.

Thank you ELK prints for your stunning work on the Celebrate flower bar tags!





Celebrate unwrapped: foam letters

As the feedback from our Celebrate conference attendees continues to flow in, so too do the questions from our social followers on ‘where did you get that?’ as I (slowly) get around to releasing more images. So hang tight as I intend to fill you in on all the details of the LLC vendors who helped make the event as magical as it was, I promise! If you missed my previous posts, you can get up to speed with all details on the table centrepieces and how we used the gorgeous mini pinatas.

Having recently worked with Natalie from Foamtastic Party Decor for our son’s first birthday celebration I knew the quality of her work. Working with Shelley from Paper Face who styled the conference, the idea of our brand being blown up to a life sized installation came to mind, and being the clever soul she is, Natalie did just that.




The letters were cleverly dressed up with balloons from Party Splendour with balloon tails from Paper Face




Doubling as a pretty cool photo backdrop (if I do say so myself!) these giant foam letters were so were easy enough to pick up, making installation a breeze, and some fun photos too.




This photo gives you an idea of where the letters were placed in the room and you can see the impact they can make at an event:



Making a nice change from the popular letter lights, Foamtastic can produce any sized sign, letter or shape you can think of, and they make great room decor too after the occasion. Our son’s name below now takes pride and place in his bedroom on the mantle.


first birthday props


Here are a few other samples of what Foamtastic Party Decor can create for a celebration:

baby shower props


custom name sign


Used on backdrops or stand alone props, there is seriously no end to what you can have created – only limited by your imagination!


foam props


party backdrop


Thank you so much for your help Natalie!

If you’d like to see more of Natalie’s work, visit her Facebook page to get the creative juices flowing for your next occasion!



Celebrate unwrapped: table centrepieces

It’s taken me nearly 2 months to catch my breath, but I’ve finally come back down to earth after our incredible Celebrate conference in August, and I’m so excited to share some moments with you over a series of posts I’ll publish over the next month, giving you all the vendor details to steal for your next event (big or small!).

After months of planning, scheduling, sourcing, coordinating and back-to-back days fuelled only by caffeine and croughnuts, this day was never going to be anything short of ah-mazing, and from all reports, it didn’t disappoint. Bringing together some incredibly talented guest speakers and industry guests, the room was a huge buzz and brought me great joy knowing we were all there to support, learn and grow our businesses and make great friends along the way.

As much as I’d like to take full credit for this event, let’s just say my attempts at floral arrangements are nothing less than dismal, so like any good event, the details were left to the experts (aka LLC Vendors)! And boy were there a few of them! So let’s get started.


Our table centrepieces


table centrepieces

From the very beginning, I had a vibrant colour scheme in mind which I wanted brought to life with plenty of floral arrangements, balloons, gold and white accents for a fun, modern and glamorous room – not a huge request!

To help bring this all together, I worked with LLC Vendor Shelley of Paper Face Party who styled the venue and florals and who enlisted the assistance of Rochelle from A la Roch who instantly understood the brief and created our gorgeous topper signs as part of the custom table centrepieces.


table setting


table centrepieces

How incredible are they?!


A la roch

table centrepieces

Using plywood, our theme colours and various fonts, Rochelle instantly understood the vision and delivered above and beyond – THANK YOU!!!

Cake toppers are a huge trend at the moment and Rochelle can create any design you like out of wood or acrylic – but think above and beyond using them for just cakes! Think wall art, table centrepieces like ours, name places and more. Edible images are also available to customise your wedding, engagement, birthday or special occasion.


cake topper










So there you have it – your first closeup glimpse of our HUGE day and the details that made it memorable. I can’t thank you enough for your hard work on this event A La Roch!

Next on our list of details to reveal are the mini pinata’s we used on the tables (not for smashing in case you were wondering!). Stay tuned!