Printable Essentials for Kids Parties


When planning any event or party  – attention to detail will be what sets it apart and makes it memorable for guests.  There are many inclusions to think about but the addition of signage and print material can be the element that creates the WOW factor.

Many people worry that it may be costly or not readily available to use printed items but today I am introducing you to LLC partner Jo’s Sign by Design  who dispel this myth by helping you create both large and small printables that will complete your event styling with maximum impact.

So you may ask, what do you mean by printables and what are my options?

Here are a few ideas that may help you.

  • Backdrops – Printable backdrops can be used for candy buffets, dessert tables or even just to cover a bland wall.  Themed parties can be beautifully enhanced with a large format backdrop.  You can attach these to a board or display or blu-tack to a wall.

Here are a few examples of backdrops printed by Jo’s Signs by Design



Superhero backdrop printed by Jo’s Signs by Design. Designed by Lou Lou Pie Styling by The Pumpkin Carriage and photo by Captured by Kirri







I personally used Jo’s Signs by Designs recently when I needed a large sign to cover the bottom of this Ice-cream parlour stand for a Doc Mcstuffins party for my daughter. Jo printed the sign to the custom size requirements and the quality was fantastic!






  • Milestone Boards –  These vintage boards have come of age and the brilliant design elements of names, place, memories and milestones artistically displayed for a special event of any kind will bring a smile to all who stop and read. The added benefit is the event recipient has a truly personal keepsake to cherish forever.




  • Social Media Frames – For a special birthday – having a fun photo frame to use for photos creates a memorable prop for photos!

For business events – having your event trend on Social Media is the ultimate recognition of a great event. Help it along by having a custom made Instagram or Facebook frame. You can add your event title, hashtags, keywords and more.

Guests can grab the frame and get into the picture instantly.  Perfect icebreaker and great promotion tool



Instagram sign by Jo’s Signs by Design Party styling by Sweet Bambini Event Styling





  • Personalised labels – Imagine your lolly buffet having the party recipients name and event printed on chocolate bars, water bottles, favours and more.

Jo’s Sign by Design can accommodate this by expertly printing and cutting your small printables, making the preparation simple and fast.  These create a wonderful memento for guests to keep or enjoy.



  • Free Standing Display Systems – For the business owners out there who are doing an expo or product display – Jo’s Signs by Design also creates large backdrops for your exhibition. These are light weight and very portable, making a brilliant solution to getting your business name out there and seen!  The Banners are printed on satin finish tear resistant material making them sturdy and robust.




So whether you’re a mum who loves to party plan…or an event stylist, prop hire company or decorator – this kind of service is invaluable.  Jo’s Sign by Design offers full design and print service with the results displaying rich vibrant true match colours.

If you prefer to design yourself you can do that too, just send the completed or purchased print file and product size specifications to Jo and you will be thrilled with the results.

If you’re a stylist – your clients will be so impressed and that means repeat business and referrals for you.

If you’re a mum then this fantastic printing service will give you one less thing to worry about and create a big impact at your child’s celebration!

Contact Jo today to see how she can help you give your next event the wow factor. Email Jo at  or call her on 0410 660 967 and visit her facebook page here.







Dessert Table backdrops – Q & A

Today Ania from 2 Love Birds is guest posting and shedding light on printable backdrops for dessert tables – sharing the great effect they can have and answering some common questions about them:


With the increasing popularity of DIY parties as well as professionally styled celebrations, party backdrops have been one of our most in demand printable products. They can be a great focal point, they can give a dessert or savory table a background, convey a happy message or sometimes even cover a boring or an unsightly wall!

I would like to share a few of my favourite and most successful backdrops and parties.

“Come and make a Splash” – styled by The Sweet Society
Modern and clean but super fun at the same time! Instead of the more traditional “Happy Birthday” message there is call for action, which makes this artwork a little a bit more interactive and entertaining. Great idea for boys parties.





“Sew cute as a Button” – styled by Sweet Coco
This backdrop is cute, sweet and playful. Perfect for a little girls party.





Tropicana Dinner Party – styled by Kendra Plastow Styling
Floral backdrop which matches our Tropicana wedding stationery suite can be easily mistaken for wallpaper. Clever idea from the stylist!




Floral Minnie Mouse party – styled by Miss Deliciouza
Mint and Gold frame backdrop was designed for this Floral Minnie Mouse party. I love the idea of a 3D backdrop. It can be achieved by creating a plainer background and either sticking or hanging real objects in front of the artwork. Perfectly executed here by Miss Deliciouza!




Japanese Tea Party – styled by Sweet Bambini Event Styling
Once again, bringing the artwork to life by introducing real elements! In this case it’s the cherry blossom lights and parasols.




Hawaiian Party – styled by Styled by Belle
Who doesn’t love a Hawaiian party? This backdrop is busy and colourful with an equally opulent dessert table to match!




All backdrop designs by 2 Love Birds




What are the most common sizes for a party backdrop?
-BO size backdrop (1000 mm height and 1414 mm width)
-Full length backdrop (1000mm by 1800mm)

Where can I print my backdrop?
– Officeworks prints a BO size backdrop as well as any length by 1m high
so they can print 1000mm by 1800mm (full width of a trestle table). It’s not on their standard service list, but it can be done upon request. Both of these sizes can be printed on 160gsm paper.
– If you would prefer to print the backdrop on canvas which is more durable, you can send the artwork to Buggyboo (link
– Your local printer may have the ability to print large format artwork as well!

How can I hang my backdrop?
If the backdrop is printed on paper and is being stuck to a clean wall, Blu Tac is usually sufficient. If your backdrop is printed on a heavier stock 3M strips may be better.

Can I re-use it?
Of course! It’s a shame sometimes for the backdrop to be thrown out after the party. If the backdrop says your child’s name you can hang it in their bedroom as a personalised poster. You can also re-print the file if you like.

For backdrops and other party products shop here


Ania from 2 Love Birds



Christmas Printables 2014

Christmas printables are fantastic ways to add an extra touch to some handmade or thoughtful gifts (eg teacher/classmate/workmate gifts), style a Christmas celebration or to use for Christmas Cards and Santa letters just to name a few!

Here is a range of Christmas printables in various colour schemes and looks – all from vendors in the PRINTABLES category on the Directory! Click on any of the images below to be taken to my Christmas Showcase album on FB where you can find the business to order the printable from. These are all items to print yourself at home. If you are after items/tags/labels which are already printed/cut/assembled for you – view my Christmas Partyware blog post.


Giggles and Grace Designs



Edge House Design


Style Me Gorgeous


Blossom Tree Designs


Invites by Susana


Emajine Designz


Coco ella Design



Little Dimple Designs



Pretty and Print



Milly Boo Designs


2 Love Birds


Paper Blossom creations



Fairydust Stylish Stationery



Amity Invites




Custom Party Stationery by Edge House Design


Party printables are such an easy way to help decorate your party and keep everything coordinated to your theme. Today i’m spotlighting on Edge house design who is one of my blog sponsors and vendors on the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory.


Carousel party printable and invitation – Edgehouse Design


Edge House design provide designer custom made party stationery including a range of full party printable sets. I have included just a few in this post but you can view the full range of party printables on facebook here.  Agnes from Edge House Design can also create something to suit the theme and colour scheme you are after.


A hot air balloon theme is always popular. Love the colour scheme for this set:


Hot Air Balloon party invitation and printables – Edgehouse Design


Minecraft party printable set – Edge House Design



Excellent customer service is one of the positives features of using a small business and Stephanie who used Edgehouse Design for her son’s Romeo’s Christening had this feedback to share:

“Agnes took what information she was given and she turned it into a simply stunning invitation and accessories to match, all in such a short time frame without the need to even meet to explain what we wanted. Her work and our experiences that followed are nothing short of perfect. Agnes co-ordinated everything perfectly and helped me with every aspect of the planning.

On the day of the christening Agnes styled the cake/sweet table and our guests tables. When we arrived we were in absolute awe at the beautiful job she had done. All our guests commented on how much they loved the detail, the decorating, the bonbonniere, the candle, chocolate place cards and all overall theme. 

Overall working with Agnes was simply wonderful and it’s lovely to meet a professional who is clearly so talented, focused on the clients expectations and so thorough and willing to deliver to the highest standard”


Tea party invitation and printable set – Edgehouse Design



Lego party invitation and printables – Edgehouse Design



Minnie Mouse party invitation and printables – Edgehouse Design


Little Princess party printable set – Edgehouse Design


Nautical party printables – Edge House Design



Edge House design can design and provide everything from a dessert table backdrop, chocolate bar wrappers, invitations all the way through to helping style a desert buffet for your event:


Mini golf party, styling and printables – Edgehouse Design


If you love having a photo of your child as part of the invitation, Edgehouse Design has a range of photographic printable invitations which you can view here.


Princess party photo invitation printable – Edgehouse Design



Pirate party photo printable invitation – Edgehouse Design


Edge house design also has a range of stationery for formal events such as Christenings, engagements, weddings as well as older birthdays.

Custom party invitation – Edgehouse Design


To view the full party stationery range of Edgehouse Design including their custom invitations, chocolate bar wrappers and party printables please view their facebook page here.







Australia Day printables

With Australia Day just around the corner I thought I’d share a few Australia day party printables I’ve found for anyone planning a get together to celebrate this great country! Some of the items below are FREE which is an added bonus!





Free Australia Day printables – Memories are Sweet




Australia day printables – Sassaby




Free Australia day printables – Polkadot Prints



Free printable bush buddies toppers – Tiny Me


Have some photo fun with these Australia Day photo props:


Australia Day photo booth props – Upon a Time Designs





Australia Day free bunting printable – Mother Duck said let’s party






Free Australia Day poster printable – Sassaby Printable Parties


For some more inspiration:


Australia Day party setup – Nicole from Pretty and Print featured on the Amy Atlas blog





Hope you found something to use when planning your Australia Day celebrations!

Visit the Directory to find more vendors to use when planning your celebration!