With 2 weeks to go until Christmas I am excited to share a gorgeous Christmas shoot with you from one of our Celebrate Society members!
Saffy and May – event stylist in Brisbane -put together a stunning coastal Christmas with a touch of luxe! I love the gold mixed in with the natural tones of the beach
Eve and Co Stationery designed the elegant stationery which mixed gold and coastal elements subtly together:
Everything was so beautifully styled for this coastal Christmas shoot by Saffy and May – incorporate different layers, textures and decor into all the little details!
Kids love the beach. Kids love Christmas. So combining them both is a winning combination as you can see!:
I hope you’ve been inspired by this coastal Christmas shoot! Congratulations to all the vendors involved in this shoot!
Styling and props: https://instagram.com/saffyandmay
Party-ware / Personalised bonbons & balloons https://instagram.com/lovelyoccasions
Teepee Florals https://instagram.com/sageflowerdesign
Sign Design & Paperie https://instagram.com/eveandcostationery
Signage Print & Production https://instagram.com/jossignsbydesign
Flower crowns https://instagram.com/_piperbloom_
Cake & Cookies https://instagram.com/thesweetthingscakes
Model’s Outfits https://instagram.com/little_miss_h_baby_boutique
Models https://instagram.com/havana_jade https://instagram.com/lillprincessaria
Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)
Are you looking for a classic and elegant theme for your little girl’s special occasion?
Perfect for first birthday’s or christening’s, a Pink and Gold party theme is just the right amount of pretty with a touch of sophistication, making it a popular choice for celebrations that still have more adults in attendance than children!
This theme can be as pretty or as sophisticated as you like, and popular styling items are readily available in both colours to help bring it all together. So we’ve wrapped up some inspiration and products from our Life’s Little Celebration Vendors to help with the planning, before adding your own twist to it.
If you’re looking for more party inspiration, make sure you have a browse of Issue 3 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine which has just come out! Have a browse for free, HERE.
Pink and gold butterfly party – Silk and Cedar Events
Pink and Gold themed styled, Opulenticity Events
Pink and gold baby shower – Pumpkin Carriage Events
Pink and Gold themed invitations
I love that a simple change of font, artwork and ratio of pink to gold on your invitations can change this theme up from a more formal event to something more relaxed, setting the scene for your entire day and the rest of your planning.
Pink and gold invitation – Eve & Co
Pink and Gold custom Christening invitations, Camilla Events
Pink and Gold first birthday invitations, Eckles Invites
Pink and Gold invitations, Edge House Design
Vintage stalk pink and gold baby shower invitations, Giggles & Grace
Pink and Gold themed invitations, Edge House Design
Pink and Gold naming day invitations, Pretty and Print
Pink and Gold themed decorations
Gold is on trend wherever you look these days – so expect to find as many variations as you would in the jewellers! Don’t be afraid to mix things up either, using varying shades of pink, as well as rose or yellow gold accents.
Pink and Gold Jumbo Confetti balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Rose gold confetti balloon, Emiko Blue
Pink and Gold linking balloon garland, Little Boo-Teek
Pink and Gold tassel garland, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink and Gold paper fan pack, The Party Parlour
Pink and gold glitter garland, Emiko Blue
Jumbo confetti balloon and tails, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Mini confetti, Little Boo-Teek
Pink shimmer streamer set, The Party Parlour
Pink, peach and rose gold mini balloon garland, Design My Party
Pink Shimmer DIY tassel garland kit, Fantasy Kids Parties
Gold mylar foil balloon and tassel kit, Sugarlicious Parties
Pink and Gold themed hire items
Pink and gold decor items aren’t items many of us would have around the house, so for a special occasion it’s a great idea to hire some stand out pieces to help bring the styling together and make an impression. Depending on the formalities of the event, this could be as simple as a sequin tablecloth for the dessert buffet, Tiffany chairs for a formal luncheon or themed props.
Gold sequin tablecloth for hire or purchase, Saffy & May, Brisbane
Gold Tiffany Kids chairs for hire, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Styling and hire items, Enchanted Party Hire, Brisbane
Gold cake stands for hire, Petite Events Hire, Sydney
Plinths for hire, Sweet Heavenly Events, Sydney
Hot Air balloon prop for hire, The Event Rental Company, Melbourne
Adding custom backgrounds, welcome signs and other printed stationery also adds a stylish touch.
Pink and Gold custom printables and styling, Jo Studio
Custom backdrop, Giggles and Grace
Custom welcome print, Jo Studio
Pink and gold themed tableware
Let the pink and gold flow to the tabletop with coordinated tableware you’ll want to eat off everyday!
Pink and gold confetti paper plates, Emiko Blue
Gold polkadot plates, Little Boo-Teek
Blush hexagon plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Wander blush klim plate – The Little Event Company
Ombre pink and gold plates, The Party Parlour
Pink and gold dessert plates, Illume Partware
Pink shimmer plates, Poppies for Grace
Blush paper plates, Party for Stella
Pink and gold spoons – Merc and Jones
Pink glitterati napkins, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Stripes and spots napkins, Fantasty Kids Parties
Pink shimmer paper straws, Little Boo-Teek
Wooden metallic cutlery set, Fantasy Kids Parties
Pink and gold hearts cups, Fantasy Kids Parties
Pink and gold themed sweet treats and cakes
Pink and gold candle – Merc and Jones
Gold cake topper – Merc and Jones
Tall pink and gold candles, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink and gold cupcake kit, Emiko Blue
Custom cake topper, Kaivalya Designs
Pink and gold macarons, Arelio Sweetbox, Sydney
Macarons, Cakes by Sarah, Perth
Mini desserts, Cream n Soda, Sydney
Pink and gold cake pops, Sweetest Jubilee, Melbourne
Mini cakes, Sweet Eve, Melbourne
Pink and gold cake, My Cake Studio, Melbourne
Pink and gold cake, Bites by D, Perth
Gold fleck cake, Vivacious Sweets, Melbourne
Pink and gold themed favours
It’s always nice sending guests home with a little something to remember the day by. From perfectly boxed cupcakes and packaged treats to custom keepsakes, make it shine with a little gold and lots of pink!
Pink and gold favour box, Little Boo-Teek
Confetti cupcake boxes, The Party Parlour
Spots and stripes treat bags, Fantasy Kids Parties
Pink and gold party wear
Have something special for your little one to wear to suit the pretty pink and gold theme:
Pink and gold party hat – Eve and Co
Pink and gold party hat – Merc and Jones
Pink and gold angel wings – Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe, Perth
First birthday tiara, Schooza
First birthday crown, Schooza
This is such a pretty and modern theme that is so easily adapted to playful or sophisticated – I love it! Did you find some pieces to help with your next occasion?
If you’re struggling to find a theme for the Christening of your new little Prince, or perhaps his first birthday party, look no further than the Royals themselves and be inspired by the colours of regal blue and gold.
Here is some inspiration to get you started from vendors on our party directory! (Email email@example.com if you’re an Australian small business wanting to be showcased and find out more about our wide range of member benefits):
Little Prince party inspiration, Opulenticity
Little Prince dessert buffet styling, The Sweet Cart
Little Prince party styling, Sweet Heavenly Events
Arabian Prince party inspiration, The Pumpkin Carriage
I love that this theme can be as understated or over the top as you like, and most items can be readily found amongst our LLC Vendors on the Directory to complete a beautiful event.
Little Prince Party Invitations and Accessories
These invitations by Eve & Co just scream opulence don’t they?
Little Prince Invitations, Eve & Co
This gorgeous design is lovely in lighter colours:
Prince party invitation and stationery – Edge House Design
These cute headwear items are perfect for the little prince or his guests!:
Gold Party Hats, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
First Birthday Crown, Schooza Handmade
Little Prince Party Decorations
Your little Prince deserves nothing but the finest Royal setting of linen, fine china (well, paper plate china!) and filigree cutlery, wouldn’t you agree?
‘One’ balloon banner, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Crown banner – Merc and Jones
Round Gold Foil balloon, Little Boo-Teek
Dark Blue Giant balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Dark Blue Paper Fan, Emiko Blue
Blue Paper Fan, The Party Parlour
Gold Foil Curtain, Little Boo-Teek
Gold Honeycomb Chandelier, Little Boo-Teek
Crown Wall Decoration, Foamtastic
Gold 1 pinata – Ruby Rabbit Partyware. Made by Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Gold Royal Frame for hire, The Enchanted Party Hire, Brisbane
Crown Chandeliers for hire, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Gold mirror and easel for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and party hire
Gold high chair for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire
Little Prince Tableware
Create a table setting or dessert buffet with a touch of class with these finds.
Cobalt Blue Tablecloth, The Party Parlour
Gold Stripe Plates, Emiko Blue
Gold Chevron Plates, Little Boo-Teek
Cobalt Blue Square Plates, The Party Parlour
Square Gold Plates, The Party Parlour
Porcelain Paper Plates, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Blue and Gold Plates, Party for Stella
Gold cutlery – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Gold Foil Straws, Emiko Blue
Prince themed table labels help keep the whole dessert table tied into the theme:
Table buffet label – Edge House Design
Little Prince Cake Accessories
Surprise and delight the Royal guests with sweet delicacies adorned in blue and gold, and the jewel in the crown – the perfect cake! All the desserts can be themed using these finishing touches:
Merc & Jones cake topper
Crown Cupcake toppers, Mooi Co
Gem Cupcake toppers, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Glitter number cake toppers, Merc & Jones
Happy Birthday candle, Little Boo-Teek
‘One’ glitter cake topper, Sugarlicious
Crown Cake topper, DIY Parties by Renee
Gold Glitter candles, Emiko Blue
Blue Striped cupcake wrappers, Hoot Invitations
Crown cookies, Sweet Eve, Melbourne
Prince cookies, Cookie Queen n Kitsch’n
Gold cake pops, Popolate
Little Prince Party Favours
If there are simply too many treats left over from your Royal affair, package them up in coordinated treat bags for guests to enjoy at home.
Striped favour bags, The Party Parlour
Stripes and dots party bags, Happy Little Soiree
White and gold treat bag – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Perfect for your little Prince, coordinating blue and gold makes a special theme for a special little Prince for a first birthday party or a Christening!
Beauty and the Beast party – Eve & Co Stationery
It’s been a long time coming, but FINALLY one of my my favourite Disney Princesses and her Beast are being brought to the big screen.
Beauty and the Beast will arrive in Cinemas around the country from March 23, so we’re predicting a surge of Belle inspired birthday parties this year, and mum’s frantically trying to find her dress! So if you see one, grab it now before it’s too late!
To help you prepare for the inevitable, we’ve put the call out to our talented LLC vendors to find you everything you’ll need for your Beauty and the Beast party.
Beauty and the Beast Invitations
Make it a grand affair with opulent invitations in yellow and blue with trimmings of gold. How gorgeous are these enchanted mirror invitations by Eve & Co?
Beauty and the Beast Party Invitations – Eve & Co
Eve & Co stationery
Princess Invitation – Mooi Co
Beauty and the Beast party decorations
To help set a royal affair, take cues from the original movie and opt for a palette of yellow with a touch of gold – and don’t forget the roses!
Rose themed styling – Dream A Little Dream Events
Rose backdrop – Dream A Little Dream Events
Gold confetti balloon – Emiko Blue
Decorative Vines – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Crown pinata or prop – Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Honeycomb Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Yellow paper fans – The Party Parlour
Pink Honeycomb ball – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Belle balloon – Party Splendour, Sydney
Gold Heart Foil balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Entry sign – Eve & Co Stationery
Such gorgeous decorations for the table or to hang from the ceiling!:
Table centrepiece – Theme It Party Boxes
Incorporate red roses into the party decor – go for these paper decor roses so you don’t have to worry about the thorns!:
Paper Roses – Stylish Paper, Sydney
Handpainted rose party decor – Elk Prints
Beauty and the Beast Tableware
The Beast invited Belle to join him for dinner, so be sure to set a table that will delight guests and whisk them into the fairytale castle! Set the table with candlesticks, gold cutlery, vases of more roses.
Table cloth – The Party Parlour
Gold Plates – Party for Stella
Pink and gold plates – The Little Event Company
Yellow scallop plates with gold edge – Love The Occasion
Gold plates – Favor Lane
Paper cups – The Little Event Company
Pattern plates – Little Kite
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Fancy Forks – The Little Event Company
The Party Parlour
Love The Occasion
Beauty and the beast prop hire
Want to step it up a notch? With the addition of a few key props, your guests will think they’ve entered the enchanted castle itself!
Tiffany Chairs – Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Enchanted Party Hire, Queensland
Horse and Carriage dessert table prop – Fairy Godmother Events, Sydney
Cloche Hire – Deer Little Parties, Ballarat
Castle Cupcake Stand – Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Sequin tablecloth – Saffy & May, Brisbane
Gold Console – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire, Sydney
Beauty and the Beast Sweet Treats & Baking Decor
I’d imagine the feast enjoyed by Belle and the Beast included towers of sweet treats after their meal. So go grand and prepare a feast for all to enjoy before the dancing starts.
Beauty and the Beast Cookies – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n, Sydney
Belle’s Dress Cookies – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Belle and the Rose Cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes, Melbourne
Chocolate wrappers – Eve & Co
Gold glitter candles – The Party Parlour
Baking Cups – Emiko Blue
Gold glitter cupcake wrappers – Love The Occasion
Beauty and the Beast cake topper – DIY Parties by Renee
Gold glitter heart toppers – Emiko Blue
Gold mirrored cake topper – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Partywear & ideas
For the special party girl a lovely Belle costume is perfect for her to feel the part!:
Belle Costume – Costume Box
Add a gorgeous custom party hat or crown which are fit for a little princess and that she can reuse for dress up time after the party:
Custom party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
The guests don’t have to feel left out with this pack of party crowns for them to wear as well!:
Gold crown party hats – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
For slightly older children, a fun idea could be a ceramic painting party where they each get to paint a little tea cup to take home for their own little Beauty and the Beast dinner party! :
Ceramic painting party – Pinta Crafts Sydney
Beauty and the Beast Party Favors
Now not everything went smoothly at Belle’s dinner, but eventually everything turned out! So we’ll skip that part of the story and after all the fun is had, send your guests home with themed memorable favors like these.
Enchanted Mirror – Deer Little Parties
Package your little Beauty and the Beast favours up in a delightful favour bag or fill up a little teacup with goodies!:
Maxwell Williams tulip cup
Love The Occasion
Gold stripe favour bags – Illume Partyware
It’s a beautiful and enchanting story Beauty and the Beast, making it our pick for a hot party trend this year after the launch of the movie next month. We hope these finds have sparked your imagination, but we’re sure your Belle will have plenty of ideas too after seeing the move!
A jungle or safari theme has always been a popular choice for baby showers or first birthdays, but lately we’re seeing a digression from the traditional colour palette of bright colours and cute characters to a more sophisticated and modern interpretation, which I’m just loving!
Keeping to a monochrome theme, it’s easy to build on your theme with highlights of gold or tropical fauna for a big impact just like these beautifully styled occasions by some of our talented LLC vendors.
Remember to CLICK onto any of the images below to find more details or where to purchase/order the items!:
Styled by The Sugar Topped Table
Modern Jungle Safari – styled by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling
Monochrome Safari – style by The Sugar Topped Table
This is one theme that can be so easily achieved with what is readily available, and to help you I’ve pulled together a few of my favourite items from some of our LLC vendors to get you started.
A great place to start when setting your theme! Choose a black and white colour palette with touches of gold, or turn those accents into show stopping starting blocks like this gorgeous Inka print and sunrise invitation from Loulou Pie Creative. These colours can then be picked up throughout your tableware and decorations for an impressive effect.
Safari invitations – Loulou Pie Creative
Although I am showcasing the whole dessert table setup for these gorgeous safari parties below I want to particularly highlight the gorgeous backdrop designs which would also be available for use as an invitation and other party stationery:
Monochrome Safari – style by The Sugar Topped Table. Stationery design by Style Me Gorgeous
Styling by The Little Big company. Backdrop design by Jo Studio
For a monochrome look use black and white as your base for the majority of your tableware, then add highlights of gold, blush pink or tropical fauna using some of these finds.
Black chevron plate – Love The Occasion
Black and white birthday plates – The Little Event Company
Geo dessert plates – The Party Parlour
Troppo dessert plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Napkins – The Little Event Company
Tropical Jungle napkins – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Gold geometric napkins – My Party boutique
Tropical jungle baking cups – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Gold foil straws – Emiko Blue
Zebra Print Straws – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Bamboo cutlery – Love The Occasion
Jumbo Confetti – Love The Occasion
Jungle themed food wrappers – Confectionately Yours
This tablecloth is perfect if you want to go with a rustic look:
Hessian gathered tablecloth – Saffy and May
If you want to go for a monochrome look then stick to the rule of using only black and white for the majority of your decorations and choose a few stand out items such as jumbo confetti balloons, cake toppers or the use of tropical foliage to bring it all together, or simply stick to all black and white if you wish!
You could also stick to a basic colour scheme of mainly white, or rustic brown and then use gold highlights in the decorations or desserts. Safari animals spray painted gold are an easy DIY to help give the dessert table a fun and modern look!
These items are perfect to decorate a safari cake and make it a stand out!:
Gold Animal Cake Toppers
Gold Cake Topper – A la Roch
You can see how the above acrylic embellishments were used on this stunning cake in a party by The Pumpkin Carriage
Gold Sunset Safari cake – Styling Pumpkin Carriage. Acrylic animals by A La Roch. Cake by JK Cake designs
For your room decorations, a few items to really fit the Safari style is all you need. You can then mix them in with more neutral items such as honeycomb decorations or plain coloured balloons:
Zebra foil balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Jumbo palm tree balloons – One Magic Day
Wild One foil balloons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Willow balloon tail – DD Brand
Gold triangle garland – The Little Event Company
Gold confetti balloon – Emiko Blue
These jungle animals for hire bring the safari to your party! These are available to hire in Sydney:
Jungle animals for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Browse the directory section of this website to discover Hire businesses in your state where you can hire relevant items!
Kids stools for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Queensland)
2m x 2m foliage wall for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events (Sydney)
Safari Party Desserts
Browse the Directory to find a cake or dessert maker in your area to create something modern for a Safari party, such as these gorgeous creations!:
Safari cake – The Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
Gold giraffe cookies – Savvy Cakes (Sydney). Styling by Sweet Finesse Event Styling
Giraffe cake – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne) in party styled by The Little Big Company
These candles are a fun finishing touch if you want to add an extra bit of gold to a modern safari cake:
Meri Meri gold glitter candles – Emiko Blue
Send little party guests home with a bit of the jungle with some of these favour ideas and packaging:
Party Favours – fairy floss from Fluffy Crunch. Styled by The Sugar Topped Table
Lollipop party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs
Gold treat bag – Love The Occasion
Treat boxes – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Cupcake boxes – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
White with gold foil dots favour bag – The Little Event Company
Some final modern safari party inspiration for you in this amazing party styled by The Pumpkin Carriage in Sydney:
Modern safari party – The Pumpkin Carriage
You can literally let your imagination run ‘wild’ with this theme, and the beauty of keeping it to a minimal monochrome palette wth luxe touches is that you don’t need to be a stylist to pull it off either!