Pastels are always a perfect colour palette for a kids celebration – it reminds me of the sweetness of childhood! When I think of a pastel party this gorgeous setup by Cuppy and Cake always jumps to mind!:
Cuppy and Cake dessert table for Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea
Want to create your own pastel party prettiness? I’ve curated some gorgeous finds from party boutique The Little Event Company which was launched recently by Melbourne based mum Marie. This online party store is all about style and you will find beautiful partyware, tableware and decorations to browse and today I’m sharing their lovely pastel partyware:
Pastel pinwheels – The Little Event Company
Marie’s background was in the event industry for over 12 years as she explains: “I worked as a “Wedding Planner” , managing celebrity weddings and working with high-end clientele. The most expensive wedding being close to $800K…that was a crazy experience. I have never needed to order full sized, customised Bride and Groom mirrored thrones before. For a few years I dabbled into freelance work as well. Like most mumpreneurs my career goals/bucket list goals came into fruition whilst I was a full-time stay at home mum. I had reached a cross-road as my maternity leave was coming to an end. I either had to go back to work and leave my “babies” or stay at home and do what I love most – being a mum. But I also needed “me time”. Some people choose to read a book or go for a walk, I chose to start a business in an industry I absolutely love!”
I know I (and many others) can certainly relate and I’m so glad Marie did make the decision to open her party boutique and bring together gorgeous partyware such as this selection:
Pastel confetti balloon kit – The Little Event Company
Large pastel plates – The Little Event Company
Pastel pom poms – The Little Event Company
Pastel confetti – The Little Event Company
Pastel pink straws – The Little Event Company
Pink and gold tassel party horn – The Little Event Company
Pink and gold candles – The Little Event Company
Combine the above pastel pretties for a gorgeous and coordinated party look!
When you browse The Little Event Company’s website it is hard to believe it was only launched in July 2016!
Marie explains: “Prior to the launch, I had set out some KPIs for the business – I love a challenge. I am not sure if this is the norm but I was pretty chuffed when I reached my 100th sale within months of opening, and I started to have repeat customers – which was fantastic for my ego. With the highs also came a couple of confronting lows where I needed to remind myself why I started this venture to begin with. To be honest, I am not sure where this new adventure will take me and I am happy to keep it that way. Sometimes keeping it small is not always a bad thing. Seeing my girls’ faces when a shipment arrives filled with party goods is worth gold. Overall, The Little Event Company would not be in existence if it wasn’t for the belief and support of my magical family and totally selfless parents.”
I am sure many of you reading this who are also running your own small business have felt the same!
If you’re planning your kids party and are ready to shop for your party supplies, ensure you browse The Little Event Company and their selection of the pastel partyware above along with their own kids theme ranges! You’re sure to find something stylish for your next children’s event.
Adding custom and personal touches to a party is what will always make it that extra bit special.
The foam names and signs from Celebrate conference sponsor Foamtastic do exactly this – they create a personalised and unique feel to any celebration! Celebrate attendees will also be able to see some of Foamtastic’s work on the day in a custom sign she will have on display!
As you can see – custom Foam signs add the wow factor and a totally unique decor item for a party!
Gorgeous custom name signs such as this can also be kept and easily displayed in a child’s bedroom after the celebration. Being made of foam , the signs from Foamtastic are light and easy to fix to walls:
Foamtastic can create any shape or design with foam meaning that you can create a fun theme specific backdrop that is quick and easy to attach to any wall:
Foam carousel and name by Foamtastic. Styling by Party in a package
Foam signs also make a gorgeous entrance prop such as this stunning teapot!:
They are perfect for special first birthday parties and would also help create a lovely photo area:
The foam signs from Foamtastic truly do add that personal touch that ALL celebrations need and your child’s face will light up knowing the decorations have been created just for them:
Get in touch with Natalie from Foamtastic at email@example.com and see more of her amazing work on her facebook page
You can also find her anytime on the Directory under “Handmade decor”
If there’s one trend that will never go out of style, it’s glitter. A touch of sparkle add’s the ‘special’ to special occasions if you ask me!
So it’s only fitting that our upcoming Celebrate conference in August has it’s own dose of sparkle and you can expect plenty on the day too! It’s going to be a fantastic day for industry experts to network, learn and collaborate and we hope you can join us.
Helping us add a little sparkle to the day is LLC partner and Celebrate sponsor Sam from Sugarlicious with her gorgeous range of glittered cake toppers, cupcake toppers, decals for children’s clothing, garlands, foil prints and more – if you’re a Celebrate attendee you will find a gorgeous item from Sugarlicious in your swag bag to enjoy at a future celebration!
Using card stock for her toppers, Sugarlicious has a huge range of themed products to choose from, or can work with you on designing a custom image to suit your theme using a commercial electronic cutting machine to cut any design you can think of, up to 30cm!
I love how you can coordinate an entire theme with the Sugarlicious creations like this gorgeous mermaid or first birthday theme using decals, cake and cupcake toppers and adhesive favour bag image.
Why not add an iron on transfer whilst you’re at it which make gorgeous keepsakes for first birthday’s, and perfect for the party princess to wear on the day with a fluffy tutu.
Pink and gold is obviously a popular colour combination, but Sugarlicious offers a range of 11 colours in total to choice from to suit any theme or occasion. Not just for kids’ birthday parties either, glitter toppers are a popular choice for milestone birthday’s, weddings, baby showers and Christmas.
So how will you add a little sparkle to your next occasion? You can find our more about Sugarlicious and shop online here.
Time for another round up of the party finds, inspiration and supplies I have been sharing on Facebook to ensure none of you miss out (despite Facebook making it more difficult these days for all my likers to see my posts!) I hope you enjoy this mix of items. Click onto any image to be taken to the source!
I shared my Tea Party supplies & shopping guide blog post which included these and many more items:
Tea party supplies and shopping guide blog post
I also launched a new series of party theme inspiration boards thanks to Little Sweet Style. A circus themed inspiration board blog post kicked this series off:
Circus party supplies inspiration board
I also introduced you to the Little Red Chick party boutique which is an online store AND a bricks and mortar store in Sydney with a large partyware range AND hire range! My blog post feature shares more of their products
Introducing Little Red Chick party boutique blog post
I shared these fun products from some of my newest vendors:
Custom made tassel garlands – Divine Drops
Personalised party hats – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
This pretty dessert table was popular that I shared:
Butterfly and Blossom Christening – Love Every Detail
I always love sharing delicious treats on my page:
Icecream cookies – Baked by Belle
Shabby chic cookies – MaR-Valicious Bites
This circus party I shared has lots of great ideas if you’re planning for this theme:
Circus party – Little Delightful Events
Love seeing new party products emerging such as these unique felt ball cupcake toppers:
Felt ball cupcake toppers – Love the Occasion
Click the below image to see the full range of some new cake stands available:
- New range of cake stands – Mum’s Little Party Secret
Risers always help when styling a dessert table to create different heights and I shared the below custom made risers to help when planning your dessert table:
Table risers – Vintage Sew and So
How fantastic are the patterns in these new paper tablerunners?:
New tablerunners – The Party Parlour
Always exciting to see some new party tableware:
New tableware – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Character printables which are tasteful and not over the top are always great to see – like these Giggle and Hoot party printables I shared:
Giggle and Hoot inspired party printables – 2 Love Birds
These chalkboard birthday printables I shared were popular:
Chalkboard birthday print – Sugar n Spice Party Printables
Often people are after unique and fun wooden cutlery, so I shared these fantastic Pirate spoons (one of many themes available):
Personsalised wooden cutlery Pirate theme – Bespoke Party Products
Such cute Easter goodie bags I shared:
Easter favour bags – Barbe a Papa Party Supplies
I hope you enjoyed the round up and discovered some new products or businesses to use when planning your next celebration!
I love discovering new online party stores that I can browse when I’m party planning and today I’m introducing you to Little Red Chick Party Boutique which is a one stop kids party shop!
This charming little store offers a gorgeous range of stylish and affordable party wares and party hire items perfect for any party occasion or theme
Ultimate fairy party pack
You can shop a variety of children’s birthday invitations, party decorations, party tablewares, baking goodies and other party essentials from the best local and international designers including Paper Eskimo, Sambellina and Invite Me.
They also have a handy selection of colour and trend themed party packs ready to go for those needing to pull a party together hassle free and quickly.
Lime green party pack
Little Red Chick also helps you make your children’s parties, christenings and baby showers memorable with their stunning party hire collection if you’re in Sydney – candy buffet jars, cake platters, styling props, kids chairs, tables and more!
Candy Jar Hire Pack
For that extra special touch, you can hire one of their adorable styling prop packs that will give your party a magical (and professional-looking) finish!
Mermaid party prop pack for hire
Use their hire items along with the partyware available in store for a complete package for your child’s party:
Ghost chairs for hire and partyware for purchase
Customers can stop by this lovely little children’s party and gift boutique in Sydney’s south for great service and variety, complimentary gift wrapping and easy parking – kids welcome!
It’s wonderful to be able to shop and see partyware in person and with all their gorgeous items in store you can pick up some special gifts for the birthday boy or girl while you’re there!
It also means if you need a last minute party purchase you can drop into their store without worrying about shipping and delivery times.
You of course can also shop online for fast, Australia-wide delivery.
One of the unique services Little Red Chick Party Boutique offers is a custom Pass the Parcel pack for your child’s party filled with little gifts children will actually keep and use rather than $2 store items which will be thrown away! Speak to the staff at the store to organise your pack.
Pass the Parcel pack
I love supporting and promoting other mum’s in business and it’s always interesting to hear how their vision and passion became a reality. Jodie who owns and runs Little Red Chick explains how her store came about:
“Not long after having my second child I realised my dream of opening a specialised children’s gift and party boutique that had that something special not found in department stores. After scouring the globe for beautiful things that adults love to give and children adore to have, Little Red Chick was born. Now 3.5 years later I have three delightful children, three staff members and a raft of fantastic suppliers, super talented designers and a newly launched online store.”
Woodland party pack for hire
I was personally thrilled when Little Red Chick came on board as a blog sponsor as I had been a fan of their gorgeous range of children’s toys, linen and clothing and was excited to see and promote the party branch of their store.
Here are some more partyware picks I love from their online party boutique:
Fill in party invitations – Little People Balloon bunch
Rainbow confetti dot garland
Lilac party plates by Sambellina
Cupcake favour boxes
Pink party flag bunting
Party lanterns navy and green stripe
Pink tissue puff hanging decoration
You can find Little Red Chick party boutique online, on facebook or if you’re in Sydney, find them at 94 Cawarra Road, Caringbah.
Happy party planning!