New Years Eve “Disco made me do it” party shoot

With a few days left of 2019 it is the perfect time to share this New Years Eve kids party shoot for our Celebrating Little One’s e-magazine 

It will definitely blow you away with its fun decor and equally fun and bright desserts! Styled by Something White Events and Paper Playground it is filled with amazing desserts, balloons and brilliantly bright decorations to create an amazing setting for a NYE celebration! Enjoy the photos and view the vendor details at the bottom of the post:





















Please click on the links below to be taken to the relevant vendor sites!

Concept & Styling – Something White Events

Photography – Hipster Mum Photography

Paperie & co-Styling – Paper Playground

Partware, balloons & Venue – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Balloon & streamer installation – Popette Studio

Cake trio, cookies, meringue kisses, popcorn & wafer cookies – Quincy Lane

Glitter Macarons – Dous Dolce

Props & furniture – The Treasure Room

Heart Pinatas – Pinatas by Karan Rivera

Neon Sign – Neon Collective

Acrylic bar sign, dessert box & silver cake topper – Alison Caroline designs

Acrylic drink stirrers & Neon cake topper – Communicake it

Tulle skirt & empowering t-shirts – Confetti rebels

See more in our latest e-magazine:


New Years Eve Party Feature

I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful Christmas celebration with your friends and family! Now with New Years Eve coming up soon it’s the perfect time to share more images and details from this bright and fun New Years Eve shoot featured in Issue 3 of our e-magazine! Styled by Dream a Little Dream events we absolutely LOVE the pink spin on what is normally a black/white/gold affair and love how kids were incorporated into the celebrations.

New Years Eve when you have young kids is so different to before kids – but when they get to the age where they can stay up, then it’s the perfect time to host a celebration with another family or 2 and let the kids have fun with balloons, crackers and a few treats- and that is what this party feature is all about!

Enjoy the images and get inspired for either a New Years Eve celebration or any fun party theme for 2018 starting with this bright invitation to get the par-tay happening!



Plinths have been a huge trend this year and we love the clear plinth look here filled with balloons and the way all the bright colours just pop against the white background!



The desserts continued the bright pink New Years Eve party look:









Such a fun range of balloons and party decor were used in this shoot and as you can see, the kids just went crazy for it all!:













The result…an amazing and pretty mess of balloons, confetti and crackers!



Vendor Credits:

Photography: Loveher Photography 

Styling, Props & Plinths : Dream a little Dream Events

Partyware & Balloons: Ruby Rabbit  

Cakes and Desserts: My Petite Sweets 

Cake topper and Fancy Dress sign: Communicake it  

Invitations and Sparkler cards: Emma Smith Event Stationery  

Blush sofa:  Event Artillery 


Are you looking forward to counting down to 2018? I hope it is a wonderful year for you!





New Years Eve Party Trends and Supplies

As we head towards the end of the year and our minds turn to Christmas and then NYE, we thought we’d share some NYE trends and party inspiration with you thanks for Favor Lane Party Boutique who stock a gorgeous range of all things NYE! Shelley who owns Favor Lane shares her tips and party “must-have’s” for celebrating this special yearly event!


What do you see as the colour trends for NYE this year?

So far it’s looking very much like a lot of metallic for NYE this year. Gold & Black as always is popular and basically anything that shines!

We think you’ll also see a fair amount of Rose Gold this New Year’s Eve.

For someone wanting just a few decorations to spruce up a space for NYE what are the “must-have’s”

Balloons, Balloons & more balloons. They have really taken over the party scene this year. The fact that they come in all shapes, colours and sizes, means that you can tailor them to not only your theme, but more importantly, the space that you have to work with.

For example, if you are styling a small room, you can always fill a bunch of latex balloons with helium and it can be enough to jazz things up. The other option is letter balloons or word paper garlands.

Fringe curtains are also a nice choice as they’re affordable and can be used as a table backdrop, a fun entrance or photo booth backdrop. Champagne Bottle Foil Balloons are also a popular choice. They are 91cm in size so create impact at any celebration.




For someone wanting to go all-out for a NYE bash, what are the essential extras to give their party a real wow factor?

Alternately if you have a larger area to work with, there’s the option of a balloon garland (my personal favourite). Our DIY Balloon Garland Kits are so easy to assemble.

They come in a range of different colours however if you’d prefer something different, then there’s always the option of choosing your colours from our extensive collection of balloons.

Sizes range from Mini, through to jumbo round balloons and are available in solid colours or confetti filled clear balloons.

We have recently added a convenient Clear Decorating Strip to our range which comes with pre punched evenly placed holes. The purpose of the strip is to create perfectly shaped balloon garlands or arches.

The strong 2-ply polyurethane is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Garlands can be hung from the ceiling or simply drape them over one side of your food or drinks table.

The other advice I would give is to go with disposables. These days there are so many stylish, yet affordable options available.

Your table can still look amazing without breaking the budget, and without doing dishes, yay!!

Our stunning Metallic Collection would be my first choice for NYE. The high quality plates and cups come in Gold, Silver or Rose Gold shiny foil. Team them up with  matching Metallic Foil Straws so your guests can eat, sip and party in style.  Be sure to check out our Gold Ornate Cutlery. You won’t believe that it’s plastic.





For mum’s looking to create a kid-friendly NYE gathering, what are some fab and fun party finds Favor Lane offers?

We love the idea keeping it fun and colourful for the kids. Party horns, Glow Sticks and an abundance of confetti will always be well received.  We also LOVE the idea of doing a Balloon release ‘9pm countdown’ (or age appropriate time for your little guests). Simply air inflate latex balloons with a hand pump and place into one of our Balloon Release Bags. They come complete with a pull cord and hold up to 50 balloons. Hang above your desired release space and pull the cord to shower your guests with balloons.

We also suggest setting up a kid friendly photo booth. Our Fringe Foil Curtains come in Gold, Silver or Black and make the perfect backdrop. Pop some of our photo booth stick props into a bucket or on a small table and they will provide hours of fun for the little and big kids.




Thanks to Shelley for sharing her NYE party ideas with us!

Are you feeling inspired and ready to get your NYE party planning happening? Whether you’re planning a large party or a family friendly low key event, head to Favor Lane to find some stylish party supplies to add a bit of extra sparkle to the night!







Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style

With all the Christmas preparations happening it is easy to leave NYE planning until last minute…but now is the time to organise what you need  – so to help you get organised I’m sharing some NYE party supplies early to ensure they will arrive in time!

New Year’s Eve celebrations are one of my favourite – there is something special about a new year beginning and celebrating with close family or friends!



new years eve party style - opulenticity

Styled by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling


Our little ones are still quite little however for those of you with slightly older kids it is a perfect chance to organise a gathering that doesn’t centre just around the kids!  It’s a chance to get together with friends and family, letting the kids stay up a little longer than usual before having a slumber party on the floor, and then it’s all about letting the adults relax into the New Year with a more adults only style occasion (aka, champagne!).

When I look back at all the many amazing new trends in themes we’ve seen this year, there’s one in particular that I’ve been saving for NYE and just screams sophistication and ‘Happy New Year’ to me, and that’s the classic black and metallics with a touch of marble. Adult opulence at it’s best!

So if like me, you’ve had a big year of parties filled with flamingos, doughnuts and unicorns and are just craving something a little more grown up, I’ve sourced the perfect pieces from our LLC Vendors to pull together the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration for the adults (and kids, until bedtime!) so you can start your planning now, and have something to look forward to after the Christmas ham is finished.


New Year’s Eve Decorations

Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, seafood buffet or canapés after watching the fire works, this theme looks stunning in the evening as the metallics shimmer and glisten when styled with plenty of candles, and black or metallics make a great backdrop for these to pop against in the evening.

So start with black as your base, and build on it with hints of metallic (either gold or silver) and marble accents for depth and interest. Use your marble kitchen bench top, a black trestle table or one covered with a table cloth for a more polished look, and create drama and interest with varying heights of stands and platters to serve your food, or set an opulent dinner table complete with candle light.


fringe backdrop

DIY Fringed backdrop kit – DD Brand


pop fizz clink balloons - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


cheers gold balloons - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Black and white marble balloons - One Magic Day

Black and white marble balloons – One Magic Day



balloon arch kit - favorlane party boutique

Favorlane Party Boutique


Why not take cues from the countdown and incorporate giant helium number balloons.


new years eve decorations - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Or mix and match decorations with a mix of black, white, gold


Confetti balloons with tassel - Party Splendour

Confetti balloons with tassel – Party Splendour



Gold glitter star garland - Emiko Blue

Gold glitter star garland – Emiko Blue


Gold tissue pom - Hip and Hooray

Gold tissue pom – Hip and Hooray


paper fans

Gold paper fans decorating kit – The Party Parlour


Fancy decorator kit - The Kit Source

Fancy decorator kit – The Kit Source


For real wow factor, a gold sequin tablecloth creates the perfect setting for a gorgeous New years eve dessert table!:


gold sequin tablecloth - saffy & may

Saffy & May


Don’t forget the confetti at midnight! This would also look great scattered down the centre of your dining table.


metallic confetti - love the occasion

Love The Occasion

New Year’s Eve Tableware

Whilst it’s always nice to bring out your best dinner set (you know, the one you received for your wedding that’s still in the box ?) no one wants to be washing dishes on New Year’s Day – so opt for some stylish disposables instead!


new year's eve marble plates - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Noir hexagon large plate - The Little Event Company

Noir hexagon large plate – The Little Event Company



gold plate

Meri Meri gold plate – Emiko Blue


Gold foil napkins - Love The Occasion

Gold foil napkins – Love The Occasion


new years eve tableware - the little event company

The Little Event Company



gold confetti cups - the little event company

The Little Event Company



new years eve tableware - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware




How gorgeous are these Kate Spade coasters?


new year's eve tableware - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


gold cutlery - ruby rabbit partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


White and silver tassel horns - Love The Occasion

White and silver tassel horns – Love The Occasion



New Year’s Eve Sweet Treats

Finish the year off with a bang and start your diet resolutions the following day – it’s time to eat cake! Nothing beats a glass of champagne and delicious dessert now, does it? Here’s a sample of what LLC partners in the Directory can create for your event!:


new years eve desserts - sweetest jubilee

Sweetest Jubilee Melbourne


new years eve desserts - quincy lane

Quincy Lane Sydney


Black and gold chocolate coated strawberry tower - Chocobon (Melbourne)

Black and gold chocolate coated strawberry tower – Chocobon (Melbourne)




gold macarons - sweetest jubilee

Sweetest Jubilee


Mini desserts - Velvetier (Queensland)

Mini desserts – Velvetier (Queensland)



Custom gold lollipops – Niknaks Sweetest Treats


If the kids are a part of the NYE celebrations – why not setup a cute table setting for them complete with colouring, board games or other activities to keep them entertained? You can hire some stylish children’s table and chairs from LLC partners around Australia – here is a sample!:


Kids gold tiffany chairs for hire - Tiny Tots Toy hire (Sydney)

Kids gold tiffany chairs for hire – Tiny Tots Toy hire (Sydney)


Kids table and chairs for hire - Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

Kids table and chairs for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)


How great are these take home bags? Perfect for the kids who would have missed out whilst they were sleeping!


new years eve favour boxes - confectionately yours

Confectionately Yours


Another fantastic idea are these labels for mini wine or champagne bottles for your friends:


wine labels

NYE Wine favour bottle labels – Emma Smith Event Stationery


Attach these tags to any take home gift for your NYE guests for instant NYE style!

gift tag

Cheers gift tag – Emiko Blue



Like all celebrations, New Year’s Eve is a wonderful excuse to get your nearest and dearest together and get creative with your styling. So say farewell to another big year by going bold, and celebrate the prospect of new opportunities, milestones and adventures together in style – cheers!



New Years Eve Party Supplies

In the midst of all the Christmas celebrations it is easy to leave NYE planning until the last minute – so I’ve curated some gorgeous and stylish party supplies from LLC partners to give you a head start!


NYE blog post



Shop the above party supplies below- simply CLICK on the item you want!:

New Years Eve gold glitter banner, $24 – Sugarlicious

Gold foil YAY napkins, $12.50 – Love the Occasion

#NYE Gold acrylic cake topper – A La Roch

YAY balloon, $9.95 3 pack – Love the Occasion

Sparkly party invites, $15 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Fancy black and white decorator kit, $60 – The Kit Source

DIY Tassel backdrop kits, $67.50 – DD Brand

Gold gem pinata, $89 – Party Pony Designer Pinatas

Solid gold paper straws $5.95 – Party Splendour

Gold giant 2016 balloons, $54.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

White and silver party horn blowers, $14.95 – Paper Face

Metallic gold accordian lantern, $6.50 – Party Splendour

Gold appetizer plates, $9.50 – Confectionately Yours

Pop fizz clink balloons, $7.95 3 pack – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Simply timeless paper plates, $5.95 – Favor Lane

Gold foil curtain backdrop, $16.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Dot paper garland, $14.95 – Favor Lane

White, gold, silver confetti dots, $11.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Happy Celebrating!