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!



A baby shower in full bloom

When you’re expecting a new baby – it is a special time and definitely a time to celebrate! A baby shower is a beautiful chance to pamper the mother to be and indulge her a little while celebrating the unique life about to be born!

Talented Life’s Little Celebration vendors collaborated together to put together an inspirational shoot in time for spring for anyone planning a baby shower! This shoot was styled for a special feature on Lenzo which you can view here.

These beautiful invites really set the tone for the whole shoot and I love the idea of theming a baby shower around such a floral concept as being “in full bloom”!






The whole event then came alive with the gorgeous array of flowers and decor to create a relaxing, inviting and perfectly pretty setting with the colours of the flowers working so beautifully with the rose gold touches:









The cake and desserts again exemplified the whole theme of being “in full bloom” with pretty and delicate floral details:

























Handmade elements such as these handpainted artworks and gift tags add so much personal detail:




Can you believe these seed packets are actually cookies? Just stunning detail!





I love the refreshing drink station setup with the mixes of rose gold and greens:








This beautiful flower was actually handcrafted from paper – hard to believe I know! Paper flowers are the perfect way to add extra floral touches which you can keep after the celebration!















Vendor Credits:

This amazing shoot was a special Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration shoot specifically for Lenzo. It would not have been possible without the amazing talents of the below vendors. If you have seen something you love in the above shoot, you can source it via these vendors:

STYLING & COORDINATION Dream a Little Dream EventsI Heart Table Art

PHOTOGRAPHER LoveHer Photography


VENUE Little Leaf Co


PARTYWARE Ruby Rabbit Partyware








LOLLIPOPS Petal and Pop

FURNITURE Higher Events

DRESS Share My Armoire


MODEL Tammy Willis


MAKEUP Megan Princiotto MUA








Flamingo Party

Coming into summer is a perfect time to incorporate flamingos and watermelons into your parties so I wanted to share this fun dessert table by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling at the pop up shop in Perth recently!




flamingo party


Love the bright colours and the desserts all look AMAZING!

This shoot included lots of other vendors from the Life’s Little Celebration’s directory including:

Cupcakes, Cakepops, Fudge and macarons by Niknaks Sweetest Treats

Watermelon Bunting, paper plates, lollipops, cupcake toppers, straws & straw tags from Favor Lane
Flamingo Cake topper from Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Venue – Bites by D

Other’s involved were:

Watermelon potplant with succulent by Ash&Lime and meringues and geo Choc Bites by Sugar & Salt Cookies

Visit my blog post on Flamingo party supplies for more Flamingo partyware!






flamingo party 2



Love these watermelon macarons and watermelon cake pops!:


flamingo party







flamingo party




flamingo party





flamingo party





flamingo party


I hope this has provided you inspiration for your summer parties !



Cowboy/Western Party Theme

I’ve seen a few fantastic cowboy parties recently which inspired this blog post. There are so many ways to make a Cowboy/Wild West party fun with a chance for the kids to dress up and many fantastic props you could use to decorate/style this party theme.

For this theme think patterns such as cow print, bandana print, gingham or stars. As for colours you can incorporate reds, denim blues, whites and blacks or rustic browns and wooden props.

Have a browse through the categories in the Party Directory to find some wonderful businesses you can use for this theme. You can also view my Pinterest board on this theme for some inspiration.



Here are some fun invitations and printable options for this theme to get you started!

Love the rustic look of these printables incorporating denim, bandana and cow prints:

Cowboy printables – 2 Love Birds


Clever 3D invitation with folding saloon doors:

3D Cowboy invitation – I Will Invitations


Cowboy stationery – Amity Invites


Cute idea for a cowboys and indians party:

Cowboys and Indians printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery



Cowboy printables – Anders Ruff



A few decoration options to fit the colour scheme/patterns of a Cowboy theme:

Paper fan decoration set – Just Party Supplies


Taupe lanterns – Occasion By Design



Cow print balloons – The Party Parlour


Red bandana pom poms – Ah-Tissue


Cowboy bunting – Sew Many Possibilities (ETSY)



3D western paper garland on jute twine – Carson Creatives



You could put together a fun kids party table for this theme with cowboy hats, sheriff badges etc at each place setting, which would also double as favours. Here are a few items you could use for your table settings:


Red gingham table cover – Party and Co


Reversible table runner – Just Party Supplies


Kraft striped table runner – The Party Parlour


Red stripe paper plates – Occasion By Design

Eco servingware round dinner plates – Occasion by Design


Red gingham napkins – The Party Parlour


Candy Cane napkins - Sweet Celebrations

Paper Eskimo Napkins – Sweet Celebrations


Red star glass bottle – Love The Occasion


Brown paper straws – Saffy & May


Cowboy can holders – Party Kit n Kaboodle


Kraft hamper trays – The Party Parlour


Sweet Treats



Cowboy hat cookie cutter – Party & Co


Red star cupcake wrappers – Occasion By Design


Gingham cupcake cases – Sweet Celebrations



Love these cupcake wrappers!:

Horse cupcake wrappers – Spaceships and Laserbeams


Fantastic toppers for cupcakes or you could pop them in savoury food as well:

Cowboy cupcake toppers – Charli Mae


Cowboy cupcake kit – Ready To Party


Treat cone red checkers – Fantasy Kids Parties


Star rock candy – Occasion By Design


Jansen & Co red cake stand – Leo & Bella



Props/Special themed ideas

These mini fences are great to wrap around platters or risers for this theme:


Mini picket fences – Saffy & May


These brown blackboards are great for a rustic cowboy theme party:

Blackboard easel – Occasion By Design


A hat and bandana for each child can double as party favours as well as fun dressing up for the kids:

Child’s Sheriffs Hat – Shindigs

Blue kids bandana – Party Products



Cowboy boot Pinata – Party & Co



Sign cutouts – Ready To Party


These suitcases are great to use for risers or for unique ways to display food/drinks:

Red cardboard suitcases – Bickiboo


For a rustic look, these timber boxes would also work well for risers or displaying party favours or drink bottles:

Whitewash wooden boxes – Saffy & May



This is a new category I’m including in my blog posts due to some of the wonderful hire businesses I have as blog sponsors and advertisers. Here are some items for hire to help you theme this cowboy party and particularly put together a really fun kids party table like these ones:

Party hire package – The Candy Tree (WA)


Table, chair & prop hire – Little Wish Parties (Sydney)



Rustic tiered stand – Sweet Soirees (Sydney)



Children’s wicker chairs for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)


white wooden milking stools for hire – Little Chair (Melbourne)



Pail of red apples for hire – Party Prop Hire (QLD)



Wagon wheels for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Rustic boxes and wheelbarrow for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Tablecloth for hire – Sweet Celebrations



Blue ghost chairs, cowboy tablecloth, tree hat stand and more for hire – Mini Party People (Melbourne)


Perfect for a lolly buffet if you are going with a rustic feel are these compartment boxes for hire:

Wooden compartment box – Sweet Celebrations (Sydney)


Party Favours & Packaging

This is a great, practical and delicious favour idea –  baking mixes packaged in a cute re-usable milk bottle:


Cowboy customised milkies – Sweet Health


Love the bandana print in this loot bag topper:

Loot bag & topper – I Will Invitations


Create a wild west feel using these wicker baskets with some favour items:

Mini woven baskets – Occasion By Design


A few other ideas for packaging and favours for this theme:

Small red favour bags – Just Party Supplies


Paper Eskimo party bags with star – Occasion By Design


Fabric party bag – The Petite Party Company


Blue gingham favour bags – Sweet Style



Gold nugget gum – The Little Big Company


Harmonica – Party & Co


Cowboy crayon roll – Mrs Crafty RVing (ETSY)


Top off your party favour with some denim blue twine:

Denim blue twine – Occasion By Design

Real Parties

For some more inspiration, have a look at these amazing Cowboy theme parties:

Wild west showdown party by Sharnel Dollar Designs

Fantastic Horsey Cowboy party by Kate who owns the store Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

Love this cowboy party incorporating the cowboy print featured on Kara’s Party Ideas

Lots of great ideas in this cowboy party featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog


Hope you enjoyed all the ideas and inspiration! Happy planning!