A baby shower really does mark new beginnings…a new life celebrated and a new world ahead of experiences and adventures as a mother!
Thus this was the theme behind the Life’s Little Celebrations baby shower shoot for Kid Magazine – with the styling and concept by the talented Lopa of Pumpkin Carriage Events (Sydney)
Bringing together a team of talented vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations directory, Lopa showcased a stunning floral setup where a mum to be could truly relax with her friends and celebrate the new beginnings to come….! It was beautifully photographed by Captured By Kirri
The gorgeous authentic chalkboards by Scripts with Style highlighted the meaning behind the event and introduced guests to the theme:
Guests could then enjoy the overall beautiful setting:
Lou Lou Pie Creative Boutique created custom paperie to suit the event in gorgeous colours and floral details:
A standout feature from this setup are the paper florals incorporated throughout the styling and here seen in the giant paper flowers which create a stunning backdrop – all created by Stylish Paper :
The theme of a new beginning was carried through to the cake via this beautiful cake topper by Chumblebee :
It sat atop this stunning and delicate cake by Sweet Treat By Jules:
The gorgeous desserts by Sweet Petite Creations continued the beautiful floral theme:
It all looks so so scrumptious!:
Just love the gorgeous paperie by Lou Lou Pie Creative Boutique!:
The gorgeous table setting came together using beautiful chairs, plates and napkin rings from Sweet Heavenly Events:
Cookie placecards by SweetP Cakes and Cookies were a stunning touch:
No guest would be disappointed with delicious fairy floss favours from Fluffy Crunch – set against another gorgeous hand drawn chalkboard by Scripts with Style:
A huge thank you to the talented vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations directory:
Concept & styling, props and florals: Pumpkin Carriage Events (www.pumpkincarriage.com.au)
Styling assisted by: Loulou Pie Creative Boutique
Photography by: Captured by Kirri (www.capturedbykirri.com.au)
Graphic design and event paperie by: Loulou Pie Creative Boutique (https://www.facebook.com/louloupiecreative/)
Paper Florist: Stylish Paper (www.etsy.com/shop/StylishPaperShop)
Chalkboard signs by: Scripts with Style (https://www.facebook.com/scriptswithstyle/)
Tiffany chairs, chargers and napkin rings by: Sweet Heavenly Events (www.sweetheavenlyeventshire.com.au)
Cookies by: SweetP Cakes and Cookies (https://www.facebook.com/SweetPCakesandCookies/)
Fairy floss favours by: Fluffy Crunch (fluffycrunch.com.au)
Cake by: Sweet Treats by Jules (www.sweettreatsbyjules.com)
Cake topper by: Chumblebee (www.ChumblebeeChumblebee.etsy.com)
Desserts by: Sweet Petite Creations (https://www.facebook.com/SweetPetiteCreations/)
Don’t forget you can see this feature as well as much more party inspiration in the special party issue of Kid Magazine, out now!
Don’t you just love seeing a unique party theme come along?
A panda theme is just that – and mixed with on trend tropical party supplies and monochrome partyware you can have yourself quite a fun party setup as Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth) demonstrates in this gorgeous shoot!
If you’re planning a Panda party you can also shop the Panda party supplies blog post here.
A close up of the gorgeous setup :
Loving this cute Panda invitation!:
A cute cake topper can help coordinate any cake into your party theme:
All the desserts look so scrumptious!:
The kids table setting is stylish and cute and I just love the mix of the tropical partyware with the black and white:
This whole Panda party setup goes to show you can do a lot with a unique party theme – it’s about being creative and mixing and matching items to create a fun look!
Want to recreate this Panda party? Here are the talented vendors to contact and source items from:
Styling, Co-orindation and concept by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling
Photography Lana Pratt Photography
Partyware including balloons,favor bags & plateware Favor Lane Party Boutique
Cookies,Cakepops & Fudge Niknaks Sweetest Treats
Cupcakes & Macarons Sweet tooth Macarons and cupcakes
Bunting, Cake Topper & Favor Tags Little Glitter Co
Invitation and Welcome Sign True Style Designs
We’ve all seen those stunning party setups in glossy magazines or top entertaining blogs.
They’re stylish, perfectly constructed and seemingly out of reach when setting up our own table or lolly buffet. Today we’re chatting to the talented team behind online party boutique The Kit Source who share five top tips to get that editorial look for your next party.
Choose bright, contrasting colours
Coming into summer, bright pinks, greens, golds and blues are the most effective and eye-catching way to create a striking spread.
Don’t be afraid to choose bold and mismatching patterns or shapes, just make sure the colours are of a similar tone – e.g. jewel tones, fluoro tones, or even all pastel tones – but the brighter the better.
The Kit Source’s Fluoro Floral Party Kit (below) is a perfect example of a stylish summer party)
Be messy, but on purpose
If you’re not the most precise person, or simply don’t have the time to measure the gap between each plate and tasty treat, don’t stress.
Being purposefully messy with some of your pieces will deliver that perfectly ‘thrown together’ look without too much effort. We’re not saying to chuck piles of plates on a table and be done with it, think about how you can arrange some items perfectly, and then balance it out with some purposeful mess!
Always get extra supplies
Think you’ll need ten balloons to line the back of the lolly buffet? Get twenty.
It’s no secret that abundance will create a more luxurious look, even if it’s just so you have a few extra balloons for background photos, or to attach to the letterbox, having more is better than not enough.
Flowers are your friend
As you can see from these gorgeous shots, flowers are pretty much the only accompaniment required for this party setting! A few vases of bright flowers, even if they’re purchased from the supermarket, will lift your theme to the next level.
Enlist some help
If you have a friend that’s great at baking or balloon-blowing, ask for help.
The more hands you have on deck on the day to set up, the more likely you are to check everything off your styling to-do list.
The most important person to get in this category though, especially if you want mag-worthy shots, is a photographer.
If you’re not that confident in taking your own pics, get a professional. There are a range of photographers available on the LLC directory and they’ll ensure they get gorgeous shots of every one of your party elements. And if you need a styled party setting in a few clicks, make sure you check out the themed Party Kits available from The Kit Source.
Party Supplies and Decorations: The Kit Source
Photographer: Jess Dunn @jessdunnthis
It’s time to share the 2nd Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration shoot for the must-read party print magazine: Confetti Fair Magazine! If you missed the Swan inspired shoot catch up here. This was part of an amazing feature inspired by 4 various birds.
This shoot was inspired by the ever popular Flamingo! Again – an image of a flamingo wasn’t to be incorporated into the styling – however I love how the colours and tropical feel of this party setting as well as all the desserts bring the Flamingo theme to life and take it to a new level! The images really do speak for themselves so get ready to be taken on a bright visual feast!
The talented stylist of this shoot was Sweet Bits and Pieces (Sydney) and the photographer was Captured by Kirri
A range of other Life’s Little Celebration partners were all involved and all credits can be found at the end of this post!
Sweet Bits and Pieces – Concept, styling, fruit salad and cupcakes
Captured by Kirri – Photography
Sweet heavenly events and party hire – All furniture props including wine barrel, dresser, creates and cake stands, vases
Deliciously Yours – Cake and Invitation
A la roch Cake Toppers – Cake toppers and cake pop sticks
Foamtastic Party Decor – Foam “One”
Party Splendor – balloons
One Bite – Macarons
Dom’s Strawberries Delight – Strawberry Tower
Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes – Cookies
Sugar Pop Bakery – cake pops
Sugar High Desserts – ice cream cones and popsicles
The Flower Hut – flowers
Hope you loved the photos of this amazing collaboration and it inspired you with your next celebration!
While you’re here, pop over to the Directory pages and find some fabulous businesses and party stores online you can use when party planning or check out the Events page to find some fantastic party related events coming up! Want to find out more about how you can Join Life’s Little Celebrations? Visit the join page to get all the details!