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For businesses in the event and baking industry who service childrens’ celebrations DIRECTORY - BLOG - PHOTOSHOOTS COLLABORATIONS - BUSINESS SUPPORT NETWORKING EVENTS - SOCIAL MEDIA EXPOSURE

Showcasing the best small business vendors in Australia for your next event!


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26 8 “Celebrating Little Ones” is an independently produced magazine. CREATIVE DIRECTOR TANYA CASTELLINO LIFE’S LITTLE CELEBRATIONS lifeslittlec@gmail.com ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER NICOLE HANNA PRETTY & PRINT info@prettyandprint.com

PA RTI E S TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Christmas Celebration

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Celebrations by Alysia

PINK FLORAL CHRISTMAS SOIREE IN THE PARK Pre Christmas Celebration

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We Create

FESTIVE PICNIC IN THE PINES Festive Christmas Picnic

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Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling COPYRIGHT All images contained in “Celebrating Little Ones” are subject to the copyright of the artist, stylist, illustrator or photographer as named, but not limited to. Reproduction of any part of this magazine without prior written permission is prohibited. DISCLAIMER While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the information in this publication “Celebrating Little Ones” accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or resultant consequences, including any loss or damage arising from reliance on information in this publication. © Copyright NOVEMBER 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Kids New Years Eve Celebration

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Eve & Co.

PARISIAN CAFÉ Girl’s 4th Birthday

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Tiny Tots Events Hire

BE OUR GUEST Audrey’s 4th Birthday Enchanted Party Hire

INTERVIEW WITH CRISTINA RE

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STOP, COLLABORATE & LISTEN

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CAKE PRICE GUIDE My Petite Sweets (Perth) YOUR GUIDE TO PARTY STATIONERY Emma Smith Event Stationery

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GALACTIC BIRTHDAY Sam’s 3rd Birthday

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS Special Celebration Events

Dream a Little Dream

FRUITY, SUMMERY PASTEL BIRTHDAY Kayla’s 6th Birthday

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R EGUL A R S SHOP THE PARTY - CHRISTMAS SHOP THE PARTY - CHRISTMAS SHOP THE PARTY - CHRISTMAS SHOP THE PARTY - FAVOURITE FINDS SHOP THE PARTY - FAVOURITE FINDS

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Thanks

TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

BRANDS WE LOVE Browse and source items from some of our favourites!

PETITE COOKIES Cookies (Melbourne) www.petitecookies.com.au

EMMA SMITH EMMA SMITH EVENT STATIONERY www.emmasmith.com.au

THE PARTY PARLOUR Party Boutique www.thepartyparlour.com.au

RUBY RABBIT PARTYWARE Party Boutique www.rubyrabbit.com.au

KATERINA VELJANOSKI MY PETITE SWEETS (PERTH) www.mypetitesweets.com.au

SWEET DREAMS & GOODNIGHT Kids Slumber Parties www.sweetdreamsandgoodnight.com.au


Welcome

It’s my most favourite time of the year… leading up to Christmas! It is even more special these days with 4 little one’s to celebrate with and relive all that childhood excitement!

If you love this time of the year also then in the pages of this issue you will enjoy Christmas and New years party inspiration, Christmas themed partyware and more! You’ll also find more ideas and tips for all your events and a special interview with Cristina Re.

S P E CIAL THA NK S Nicole Hanna of Pretty and Print www.prettyandprint.com/blog - responsible for the creative design of this magazine and making it as beautiful as it is. The Life’s Little Celebration’s vendors involved in the coordinated shoots for the magazine. All who contributed articles and features.

I’ve also popped the first look at the Celebrate conference flyer for 2018 into this issue (yay!) and I’m very excited for you to see who our special guests will be! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share Celebrating Little One’s magazine and thank you to all the Life’s Little Celebration members who have contributed to this issue! Sit back, browse and enjoy…and remember to simply CLICK anywhere in the magazine to be taken to the business or store you want to see more from! Let me also take this chance to wish you and your family a truly joyful Christmas and a wonderful 2018 to come!

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The Party Parlour www.thepartyparlour.com.au

The Party Parlour is a well known & loved online party boutique but now with a fresh NEW look! They have recently launched their revamped website filled with amazing features to make party planning easy and sourcing partyware a breeze for busy mums! Here we chat to Jodie from The Party Parlour about the new products, ranges and features from their redesigned website!


WHAT ARE MUMS GOING TO LOVE ABOUT YOUR NEW SITE? -Q  uick easy shopping and searching with filtering options available to make finding just the right product so much quicker. - If mums are styling using certain colours they can easily use the Shop by Colour feature which displays all products available for that colour - we have 33 colour categories including metallics and lots of tints and shades of the one colour (we have for example, 3 different pinks and 4 different blues ) making it really easy for Mums to avoid ordering colours that clash as we have already allocated the best match colour to every product on the site showing you what coordinates well with it.

they don’t want, easily shopping for alternative colours if they want to change it up a bit and then adding the whole list to the shopping bag in one click with an “Add All to Bag” feature. This is very visual as you can see everything you want to buy on the one page and saves lots of time as you are not jumping backwards and forwards to the shopping cart every time you add a product to the cart.

TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE NEW RANGES YOU HAVE AVAILABLE? The gorgeous new Poppies For Grace balloon garlands and streamers which make creating an eye catching feature decoration or table backdrop really easy

We try really hard to stock a good range of hard to find colours for example Navy. - If Mums love a particular partyware brand they can also Shop by Brand and find everything from that one brand in the one place.

An extensive range of foil banner balloons for baby showers, bridal occasions and parties. They are so easy to inflate, don’t require helium and last for days/ weeks so they can be prepared well ahead of the party day reducing last minute party decorating panic! For the New Year some moody new party fans, hats and banners.For summer, iridescent mermaids, pastel unicorns, flamingos and lots of tropical inspired partyware with foiled features. SHOP IT NOW!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FEATURE? Most definitely, the Shop Party Themes pages that shows a colour scheme, in most case some lovely images and then all the products that you need to re-create the theme. We have over 50 themes ready to go for Baby Showers, First Birthdays, Bridal Occasions, Kids Parties, Seasonal Celebrations and even some of the latest Party Colour Trends. We then give our shoppers the ability to curate their own shopping list by editing the quantities, removing items C E L E B R AT I N G L I T T L E O N E S

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INT ER V I E W WI TH | CR I S TI N A RE

Cristina Re www.cristinare.com

Cristina Re is a name synonymous with beautiful paperie and stationery and more recently with high quality elegant tea-ware. Cristina was the original founder of the DIY stationery concept, and has sold millions of sheets of paper around the world, paving the way as the leader of the craft and paper industry. The Cristina Re range has evolved and now boasts over 500 products of the highest quality which are sold to over 1000 stores around Australia and the world. In this issue Cristina shares with you about her journey as well as her advice to fellow creative business owners.

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YOU PROVIDE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PAPER AND ACCESSORIES FOR PEOPLE TO CREATE GORGEOUS INVITATIONS. WHAT ROLE DO YOU BELIEVE BEAUTIFUL STATIONERY AND PAPER MAKE TO A CELEBRATION? Stationery has such a strong impact and ability to set the tone for an event and generate buzz and excitement. It’s always so exciting to receive an amazing invitation as it immediately excites you for the event, celebration or occasion. I also believe stationery has the ability to make a celebration more personable and sentimental, often being a finishing touch that really compliments the celebration, whether it be through place cards, menus or even thank you cards.

ARE THERE ANY PARTICULAR TRENDS YOU ARE LOVING IN INVITATION DESIGN PARTICULARLY FOR CHRISTENINGS AND FIRST BIRTHDAY EVENTS? Simplicity and modern sophistication is a really popular trend at the moment when it comes to the celebrations of young children and babies. Colour palettes range from monochromatic, to white and gold and also natural tones with metallic touches. Less is definitely more at the moment. Sophisticated finishing touches are also quite popular, with patterned envelope interiors and wax seals also proving to very popular.

YOUR TEAWARE RANGE IS SO ELEGANT AND INSPIRING! WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BRANCH INTO DOING TEA WARE? I have always loved and collected elegant and luxurious homewares to decorate my home with, so the thought of offering gorgeous, elegant teaware that complimented our existing brand identity was really exciting. When our Tea Salon ‘Where a Girl Goes’ opened, I had custom teaware made exclusively to serve within our shop, however it was so successful and sought after that we created a collection exclusive to the store, and later to our online store. I didn’t believe there was any high quality teaware on the market at the time that wasn’t phenomenally priced, so we decided to try it and see what happened. The response was incredible, and it has now become a major core to the business and our range of products. We love telling a story through the designs of our teaware, as our customers can really relate to and enjoy the message or theme behind them.

WHAT HAVE BEEN THE KEYS TO KEEPING YOU INSPIRED ALONG THE JOURNEY OF YOUR BUSINESS? One of the most challenging aspects of owning a business within the creative industry is the requirement to

always stay on trend and to produce innovative, unique and inspiring products and content. I think it’s extremely important to always stay inspired by surrounding yourself with what inspires you; whether it be travelling overseas to interesting places or even furnishing your home with inspiring décor. Such inspiration ensures that you can remain consistently creative whilst maintaining your brand and its popularity. Inspiration is all around us, so by surrounding yourself with it and actively seeking it, you will always find it.

HOW CAN A BUSINESS OWNER CARVE OUT THEIR OWN NICHE AND SPACE IN A CROWDED MARKETPLACE? HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING UNIQUE FOR YOUR BRAND? At times this can be quite tricky, however if you have a fantastic idea for a product or service, do some research to see if others are offering something similar. If they are, how can you make it unique and innovative? I was able to identify a niche by offering an additional service to what I was doing at the time, customizing wedding photographs that I had taken with gorgeous stationery. I also expanded our product range to included similar luxury lifestyle products that suit the needs and desires of our present customers. It can sometimes take a while to identify your niche, however think outside the box and make sure that you can put your own unique spin on it.

WHEN IT COMES TO SETTING DREAMS AND GOALS FOR BUSINESS - WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO OTHER FEMALE BUSINESS OWNERS? I think it is so incredibly important to have self-belief and to be able to take a risk in order to succeed. I think it is most definitely possible to succeed in doing what you love and dream of, so long as you are able to be realistic and offer something that is unique and has a point of difference. In order to achieve your dreams, you must be able to believe in yourself and what it is that you seek to succeed in, as well as be able to set realistic and achievable goals. Be persistent, resilient and determined, as it will not always be easy, however if you can overcome the first obstacles, you immediately place yourself in front of the 60% of business owners who quit within the first 3 years. Make a commitment to offer excellence, quality, and customer service at all times, as this has always contributed to my success and will be a key factor to any businesses success. Never be afraid to seek advice or ask for support from those around you, and remember to always remain positive at all times and focus on the good things, believing in yourself and that everything is possible. C E L E B R AT I N G L I T T L E O N E S

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY? I absolutely love the magic of Christmas and the excitement on Christmas Eve for all children all over the world. We sourced some gorgeous red and white pyjamas and that is really where our inspiration and colour palette all began for Twas the night before Christmas.

SHARE YOUR TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS. Choose a colour palette and change it up each year. We have two trees. One for all our special Christmas decorations that the children have made over the years that they love putting on the tree and also for the gorgeous Christmas ornaments we have collected from all over the world.

Choose a colour palette and change it up each year... if you choose your palette early you can get all your decorations in the sales. With every piece we hang we always talk about the special times that they remind us all of and our friends and family we were with. Our second tree matches the colour palette of our Christmas table setting for the year. Last year was all gold and this year is all red and white - next year will be all silver and blue - if you choose your palette early you can get all your decorations in the sales.

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VENDORS STYLING AND CONCEPT CELEBRATIONS BY ALYSIA www.celebrationsbyalysia.com.au PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTURED BY KIRRI www.capturedbykirri.com.au ART DESIGN EDGE HOUSE DESIGN www.facebook.com/edgehousedesign CAKE AND CAKE POPS SWEET TREATS BY JULES www.facebook.com/SweettreatsbyJules/ PRINTING JO’S SIGNS BY DESIGN www.facebook.com/JosSignsbyDesign COOKIE MIX BOTTLES & NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BOX SWEET HEALTH www.sweethealth.com.au FAIRY FLOSS FLUFFY CRUNCH www.fluffycrunch.com.au MACRON TOWER, CHEESE CAKE JELLY, VANILLA TARTS SWEET PETITE CREATIONS www.sweetpetitecreations.com.au PERSONALISED CHRISTMAS BAUBLES & PLATES MERC AND JONES www.etsy.com/au/shop/MercAndJones COOKIES FLYAWAYPINEAPPLE www.facebook.com/FlyawayPineapple CAKE TOPPERS CARDIQUE www.cardique.com.au REINDEER SMASH CAKES SYDNEY SMASH CAKES www.facebook.com/sydneysmashcakes NAKED CAKE HOLYSUGA www.facebook.com/HolySuga LUXURY CANDLES U LIGHT ME UP CANDLES www.ulightmeup.com

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Stop, collaborate and listen ! In this industry of events there are many ways of promoting your business via advertising, social media promotions , word of mouth and expo’s. Being involved in collaborations is another fantastic way to market your business and is not to be overlooked as a key (and fun!) way of growing your business.You’ll see photo shoots in this magazine which are the result of Life’s Little Celebrations members collaborating and the amazing result which can come about through collaborations.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF COLLABORATIONS? - B  uilding relationships and networks: vendors take notice of each other’s businesses and are more likely to work with you (or recommend you) in the future - Promotion: collaboration photo shoots are often used to be featured in magazines and blogs and also social media with vendors involved tagging each other resulting in extra followers to your business - Professional images: if you’re a business owner in events or baking then beautiful images are a must! People are use to seeing gorgeous images on social media and they really call more attention to your brand. By being involved in collaborations you receive gorgeous styled shots of your work or products Don’t be afraid to reach out to other vendors you want to work with and initiate a photoshoot collaboration or another type of collaboration (eg: competition, pop-up shop, workshop)

If you want to be involved in photo shoots then being a part of Life’s Little Celebrations is one of the ways you can get started. Our members network and connect in our online facebook group and seek each other out for collaborations. There are also planned shoots for the magazine which you can be involved in. E-mail lifeslittlec@gmail.com for information on our membership options which are made affordable for small business owners (available to Australian businesses only) Coming along to the Celebrate conference day next year – which is open to *any* business owner in this industry – is another fantastic way to connect and network with others who you can collaborate with in the future! Ensure that being involved in collaborations is part of your strategy in 2018 to grow and promote your wonderful business!

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SHOP THEPARTY CHRISTMAS

Click + Shop CH R I S T MA S CR O W N S Schooza | $24.50 each www.etsy.com/au/shop/Schooza

PR E M I UM L AS E R CU T ‘ M E R RY CHR IS TMAS’ S L E E VES Eve & Co | $20 for a pack of 5 sleeves with outer envelopes. Available in sparkling white or gold foil finish. www.eveandco.com.au

BE MERRY PLAT ES GI FT TA GS , PA S TE L F O I L CO L L E CT I ON

The Party Parlour | $10.95 (pack of 8) www.thepartyparlour.com.au

Mooi. Co | $7.50 for pack of 6 www.mooico.com.au

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Pink floral Christmas soiree in the park By Katie Bossong of We Create

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY? The inspiration for this shoot was drawn from long late afternoons spent outdoors and that beautiful summer glow that comes at dusk. I’m not a big fan of styling an event too literally even when it comes to Christmas. This shoot was all about ejecting a very feminine palette in to Christmas, whilst still making it ‘festive’. We went for pinks & metallics mixed with lots of beautiful florals whilst still introducing some traditional Christmas pieces. What we created was something magical, whimsical and very beautiful and it got us all very excited for the up & coming festive season.

Think outside the box. I’m a big believer in creating timeless designs that have no age restrictions yet can be adapted to any age... SHARE YOUR TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS Think outside the box. I’m a big believer in creating timeless designs that have no age restrictions yet can be adapted to any age. There are so many amazing party supplies on the market now that creating something truly special isn’t as hard as it once was. Just take a look at LLC’s amazing creative directory!

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VENDORS CONCEPT, FURNITURE, AND STYLING WE CREATE wecreateperth.com.au BALLOONS THE LITTLE BALLLOONERY www.thelittleballoonery.com EVENT STATIONERY INVITES, NAME PLACE CARDS & DESSERT CARDS L’AMOUR WEDDING AND EVENTS www.lamourweddingandevents.com.au FLORALS MISS BLOOMINGBIRD www.instagram.com/missbloomingbird PARTYWARES - PLATES, CUPS, STRAWS, NAPKINS, CUTLERY, CONFETTI RUBY RABBIT www.rubyrabbit.com.au DESSERTS – CAKE, MACARONS, MINI TRIFLES & ECLAIRES BITES BY D www.bitesbyd.com.au BAKED DONUTS SWEETLY BAKED www.sweetlybakedperth.com COOKIES COOKIE QUEEN KITSCHN www.cookiequeenkitschn.com.au ROSE GOLD BAUBLE NAME CARD HOLDERS CONFECTIONATELY YOURS www.confectionatelyyours.com.au FRAMED ‘MERRY & BRIGHT’ PRINT CHUMBLEBEE www.chumblebee.com.au CUSTOM CHOCOLATE BARS ECKLES INVITES www.ecklesinvites.com.au REINDEER CROWNS SCHOOZA HANDMADE www.schooza.etsy.com CAKE TOPPER ETCHED www.instagram.com/_etched PHOTOGRAPHY JANINE HARVEY janineharveyphotography.wordpress.com

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ME R I ME R I M I N I R E I NDE E R CR A CK E RS Ruby Rabbit | (6 pack) $36.95 www.rubyrabbit.com.au

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY? I wanted to incorporate a bit of an earthy & natural tone to the collaboration shoot whilst picking up some sparkle with gold tones also but keeping it still traditional. So it became a palette of Gold,white & lilac with nudes/creams/chocolates. Whilst we don’t have snow here in Perth, I wanted to include the beautiful pine forest areas we have here for the setting and make it a slight boho influence. The shoot was aimed at being fun, relaxed and in natural surroundings. My main attraction for the day was the inclusion of a beautiful white pony, Buzz who stole the show with the kids.

SHARE YOUR TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS Getting organized is always the key for any party & event planning process. I think it is fantastic we provide such a diverse colour range for Christmas palettes and I wanted to use a cross of typical festive along with something different, so I chose lilac. I think it is such an underused colour for a lot of parties, so with that I say don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of traditional and try new colour ways to make it more individual and special.

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PARTYWARE FAVOR LANE PARTY BOUTIQUE www.favorlaneparty.com PHOTOGRAPHER BOBBI BY DESIGN www.facebook.com/BobbibyDesign TENTS SWEET DREAMS AND GOODNIGHT www.facebook.com/Sweetdreamsandgoodnight DESSERTS/CAKE CAKES BY SARAH www.facebook.com/cakesbysarahwa FAVOUR BOXES GLITTER & GLUE DESIGNS www.facebook.com/glitterandgluedesigns STATIONERY EMMA SMITH EVENT STATIONERY www.facebook.com/esstationery HEADWARE KREATE A DREAM www.facebook.com/kreateadream/

Models – Amaya Lowes, Chloe Robertson , Jacob & Matthew Sykes

STYLING & CONCEPT OPULENTICITY PARTY & BUFFET STYLING www.facebook.com/opulenticity

PERSONALISED BAUBLE DIY PARTIES BY RENEE www.facebook.com/DIYparties CAKE TOPPERS & ‘BELIEVE’ GARLAND CHUMBLEBEE www.facebook.com/Chumblebeeinfo FEATURE CHAIRS ALLEGRA & GRACE CHAIRS www.instagram.com/allegra.and.grace.chairs

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SHOP THE PARTY CHRISTMAS

Click + Shop BAUBL E PLA C E C A RD HOLDERS Confectionately Yours | $12.50 www.confectionatelyyours.com.au

CH R I S T MA S A NT L E R CA KE T O PPE R S E T Glistening Occasions | $20 www.glisteningoccasions.com.au

MERI M ERI REINDEER C U PS Ruby Rabbit | $15.95 (8 pack) www.rubyrabbit.com.au

“T H E NI GH T B E F O RE CH R I S T MA S ” T R A DI T I O N B O X Sweet Health | $30 www.sweethealth.com.au F I N D T HE S E B U S IN E S S E S L IS T E D O N T HE L I F E’ S L I T T L E C EL EBRAT I ONS VENDOR DI REC T ORY C E L E B R AT I N G L I T T L E O N E S

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY? WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS THEME AND COLOUR SCHEME ETC? For New years we wanted bright colour and chaos, tempered with millennium pink so the kids would eventually go to sleep! Lots of fun balloons and props were used for an 80’s vibe. We even threw some disco elements in for fun. All the usual suspects for New Years Eves were included- sparklers, crackers, music, dress-ups and amazing desserts. Highlights were the gorgeous ‘Bubble cake’ by My Petite sweets and the Hello 2018 giant sign made from Ruby Rabbit balloons

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP PARTY PLANNING / STYLING TIP FOR MUMS You don’t need to overdo catering. Kids will be far too busy with dress-ups and dancing and then the big countdown to worry too much about food. A few pretty choices and variety of flavours is all you need.

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PHOTOGRAPHY LOVEHER PHOTOGRAPHY www.loveherphotography.com STYLING, PROPS & PLINTHS DREAM A LITTLE DREAM EVENTS www.facebook.com/dreamalittledreamparties PARTYWARE & BALLOONS RUBY RABBIT www.rubyrabbit.com.au CAKES AND DESSERTS MY PETITE SWEETS www.mypetitesweets.com.au CAKE TOPPER AND FANCY DRESS SIGN COMMUNICAKE IT www.communicakeit.com INVITATIONS AND SPARKLER CARDS EMMA SMITH STATIONERY www.emmasmith.com.au BLUSH SOFA EVENT ARTILLERY www.eventartillery.com.au

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Cake PRICE GUIDE Cakes by My Petite Sweets (Perth) WWW.MY PE T I T E S WE E T S .CO M.A U If you’re thinking of ordering a professionally made cake for your child’s celebrations, it helps to know a rough price guide! Of course cakes vary on their price depending on everything from size, to details, to flavours etc. Every cake maker will have their own set of prices and if you let your cake maker know your budget they can let you know what they can create. Here My Petite Sweets (Perth) has showcased some popular styles and a rough guide to help you in your planning!

8 INC H BUT T ERCR E A M C A KE $220-$270

NA KE D C AK E WI T H F L O RAL S $220-$270

2 T I E R S CA KE $300-$500

7 IN CH B U T TE R CR E AM CA K E $180-$230

FO NDA NT CA KE $350-$500

FO NDA NT CA K E W I T H CU S T OM T O P P E R $280-$320

UN ICOR N CA KE $240-$280

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY? Pastels are so in this season with many brands pushing the retro theme. I was keen to introduce retro shapes and elements to keep it fun and a tad different to the usual take on a fruity summery party. The retro sunglasses trend certainly inspired the paperie and we carried these elements throughout the party.

SHARE YOUR TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS - D  o more than a dessert table: Adding stations to parties is like going to a carnival and hopping on the next ride. - F or the DIY party planner, pick a maximum of 3 colours. Layering lots of colours can be tricky and if not executed well, end up looking haphazard and not thought through. - T his is an old tip, but never outdated. Details take time. Start early. Good vendors get booked out. - F or the last minute party planner, pick an easy to find colour to work with and add a metallic to make it pop

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STYLING AND STATIONERY & PAPERIE

(INVITATION, THANK YOU TAGS, PLACE CARDS, FOOD LABELS, TABLE POSTER, CHOCOLATE BARS, LOLLY BAGS, CAKE TOPPER)

MOOI CO www.mooico.com.au PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTURED BY KIRRI www.capturedbykirri.com.au CAKE & CUPCAKES LOVE THAT LOLLY BAR www.facebook.com/lovethatlollybar MACARONS & DONUTS ONE BITE www.facebook.com/onebitemacarons FRUITY PARTY PLATES FANTASY KIDS PARTIES www.fantasykidsparties.com.au PARTY GOODS

(BALLOON GARLAND, FOIL PLATES, CUPS, NAPKINS, TASSELS, MINI UMBRELLAS, STRAWS, WOODEN CUTLERY, HONEYCOMBS, PAPER FANS)

THE PARTY PARLOUR www.thepartyparlour.com.au PROPS CAKE STANDS, LOW LINE PICNIC TABLE, CUSHIONS, VASES Petite Events Hire www.petiteeventshire.com.au PROPS (LEMONADE STAND, LOLLY BAR) TINY TOTS EVENT HIRE www.tinytotstoyhire.com.au

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YOUR GUIDE TO

party stationery! WWW.E MMA S MI T H .CO M.A U

By Emma Smith of Emma Smith Event Stationery You’ve spent endless nights on Pinterest/Instagram/other internet sites planning the perfect party for your little one. You have chosen your colours and theme, and even know how it might look in your home or venue – now the time has come to actually invite people to this party! The invitation is your guest’s first little glimpse into your event. With all the options available to you when it comes to event stationery, it can be daunting choosing the perfect invitation or “on the day” paper pieces. Here’s a quick guide to buying that perfect stationery suite. Obviously there is the invitation, but there is so much more available now too when it comes to stationery for events – including: -D  essert Buffet Labels (so your guests know what they are eating) - Favour Tags - Placecards (for larger Christenings etc.) -S  ignage (Dessert Table Backdrops, Welcome signs, seating charts or even Birthday Milestone boards) - Menus -A  nd then afterwards, you may even want to send Thank You cards

always come cheap – but you get what you want, and you have the final say on the design. When selecting a designer – look for one that showcases designs and a style you love. Remember when you choose a designer – they know what will look good and a good designer will help guide you if you are unsure or have too many ideas. Pros: - Good for those who are time poor and want that extra special touch - you get exactly what you want - Better quality - Paying for expertise - Mailed straight to your door no more for you to do - Your designer can create all your paperie (for the day) to match Cons: - Can be a little more expensive most designers will charge a fee - You may need to be organised and book early with your preferred designer to avoid disappointment

There are 3 main ways you can buy these items.

2. READY MADE You can purchase ready made invitations online or in a store. These are typically your packet or pad of invites that you fill in yourself. They are always available in a variety of popular themes and range in price depending on quality.

1.CUSTOM DESIGN This is when you choose and work with a graphic designer to create the exact design you want. It doesn’t

These are often a good choice for licensed themes such as Disney/Wiggles/Marvel or similar as the characters are printed on them for you.

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Pros: - Cost effective - Get the licensed characters your child loves - Easy to find many popular party themes Cons: - Have to handwrite them out - Can be time consuming - Have to get to the shops before closing (which can be tricky with little ones and nap times!).

3. DIGITAL FILES/PRINTABLES With this option, you buy the digital file online and print yourself. The files are readily available from literally hundreds of sites online and are most often available as a .PDF file or .JPEG file. This option allows you get a little crafty and hands on by printing the invites and stationery yourself. Some designers will also offer their designs for sale digitally as well, although you may have to ask them if this option is available.

do C Ch wn lic ris loa k h tm d er as yo e t Pr ur o in FR ta E bl E e

Some will be files that you buy as you see them with no changes (direct downloads) and with some files, the seller may even put your party details on the file for you then email you the file.

Pros: - Cost effective - Great for Facebook/ Instagram events or text invites - Easy to do - Let’s you be a little “hands on” and get creative - Can purchase any time from your device or PC. Cons: - Depending on the style of printable file you buy, you may need a printer at home (although you can go to your local office supply store with a print department and they can print them for you) - You may need to know how to use a photo editing program (basic one – no need for A+ grade photo shop skills) to type in your details on the file. Hope that this guide will help narrow down your choice for stationery for your child’s next celebration!

To:

I hope you and the elves are going well and getting ready for Christmas. I hope you and the elves are going well and getting for Christmas. This ready year I have been: all of the time This Good year I have been:

To: From: To: From: To: From: From:

Mostly good Good all of the time A bit naughty (but nice) Mostly good A bit naughty (but nice) For Christmas I am wishing for: For Christmas I am wishing for:

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY? Sam has always been very interested in the night sky, stars and space - so when it came to setting the theme we didn’t really have to look very far!

SHARE YOUR TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS Always get your child’s input when setting the theme to make sure he/she is truly excited by it and will continue to be excited by the time party day arrives. Use a professional (designer or stylist) to ensure your theme’s graphics are used across the paperie and other related extras. This makes for a beautifully seamless look to your setup and gives it all a continual flow through. Make sure all your theme’s graphics are shared with all your suppliers so they can match their items to your theme, and ensure a cohesive look across the event. Don’t underestimate the importance of a good photographer – they will capture details you hadn’t even thought of, and you’ll have those memories to view and keep forever. If a photographer isn’t in the budget, allow yourself at least 30 minutes before the guests arrive to take some detailed shots of your setup. Including your child in these photos is a great way to get some really nice birthday boy/girl shots before party chaos ensues!

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VENDORS CONCEPT, PLANNING AND STYLING EVE&CO www.eveandco.com.au INVITATIONS, PAPERIE & STATIONERY, GRAPHIC DESIGN, CUSTOM PARTY HATS AND CAKE TOPPER EVE&CO www.eveandco.com.au ACRYLIC LASER CUTTING FOR INVITATION LITTLE EVENT BOUTIQUE www.littleeventboutique.com.au CAKES SWEET FINGERS facebook.com/sweetfingercakes PHOTOGRAPHY LUCY LEONARDI PHOTOGRAPHY www.lucyleonardi.com BACKDROP PRINTING JO’S SIGNS BY DESIGN facebook.com/jossignsbydesign ALL PARTYWARE & TREAT BOXES RUBY RABBIT PARTYWARE www.rubyrabbit.com.au BALLOONS BUBBLE MOO BALLOONS facebook.com/bubblemooballoons NUMBER 3 PIÑATA PARTY PONY PIÑATA www.partypony.net.au ‘GALAXY’ FAIRY FLOSS FAVOURS FLUFFY CRUNCH www.fluffycrunch.com.au SEQUIN TABLECLOTH DREAM A LITTLE DREAM www.dreamalittledream.com.au CLEAR PLINTHS STYLISH TOUCH PROPS facebook.com/StylishTouchProps KIDS GHOST CHAIRS Sweet Heavenly Event Hire www.sweetheavenlyeventshire.com.au GALAXY LOLLIPOPS SPARKO SWEETS www.sparkosweets.com SAM’S NUMBER 3 GALAXY TEE UMBUH www.umbuh.com

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THE ULTIMATE SLUMBER PARTY EXPERIENCE THAT WILL HAVE YOUR KID’S SAY “THIS IS THE BEST PARTY EVER”.

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SHOP THE PARTY FAVOURITE FINDS

Hip and Hooray | 90cm, $19.95 www.hipandhooray.com.au

T E A CH E R CO O KI E S Petite Cookies | POA www.petitecookies.com.au

CH ATTE RB O X I NVI TATI O N S Eckles Invites |$19.95 + $4.00 each with a clear plastic box 4 designs (pictured is ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun) www.ecklesinvites.com.au

B L A CK A ND GOL D PA RT Y H ATS RO S E G OL D ‘BAB Y’ S C RIP T BAL L OON

The Party Parlour | $29.95 (pack of 8) www.thepartyparlour.com.au

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY? For this shoot, we wanted something pretty, unique and not overdone in the party world… so keeping in mind some new props we wanted to launch (the black iron gates, black French cart etc.) and also the gorgeous items that the other vendors wanted to showcase – the Parisian Café theme was born! Mary Ronis brought the theme together beautifully on the day and all the suppliers involved did an amazing job fitting the brief… with access to the best in the industry, you can’t go wrong! Pretty dresses hired from Wishful Playgrounds ensured the models looked très chic and I’m sure you would agree that the custommade Eiffel Tower donut wall is très jolis! See the full list of suppliers to easily recreate this theme for your next event!

SHARE YOUR TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS - H  aving a party outdoors always results in great photos due to the natural light and natural backdrops but be sure to have a backup venue in case of bad weather and to save yourself stress on the day! - W  ith the large amount of prop hire businesses around these days, there’s no excuse to not spruce up your party and take it to the next level with some props! It can be surprisingly affordable as a few small touches can make all the difference. Tip: Contact companies that specialize in children’s events (such as Tiny Tots Event Hire) as opposed to corporate or weddings as the rates will be more affordable and the range more suitable. - F orgo the $2 shops when shopping for party supplies and check out some of the amazing small businesses online for stunning party goods! You will be supporting other mums whilst getting a superior and unique product. - G  ive a small thank you gift that ties into the theme to each child at the end of the party instead of a sugar filled party bag. The parents will thank you! - D  on’t forget entertainment for the toddlers such as toy hire. They won’t remember the pretty details, but they will always remember the fun they had… and that way parents can get a break too!

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VENDORS CONCEPT & PROP HIRE TINY TOTS EVENT HIRE tinytotseventhire.com.au STYLIST MARY RONIS EVENTS instagram.com/maryronisevents PHOTOGRAPHY Foto Vanessa instagram.com/foto_vanessa GIRL’S DESIGNER DRESSES (HIRE) WISHFUL PLAYGROUND instagram.com/wishfulplayground DONUT WALLS DONUT WALL HIRE donutwallhire.com.au FLOWERS & HEAD PIECES RADIANT ROSE FLORIST radiantrose.com.au DONUTS AND MINI DESSERT CUPS SJ CREATIONS instagram.com/sjcreations_syd CAKE CAKE CENTRAL SYDNEY cakecentral.com.au STRAWBERRY TOWER DOMS STRAWBERRIES DELIGHT instagram.com/doms.strawberries.delights ECLAIRS & CROQUEMBOUCHE TOWER COPPER AND COCOA instagram.com/copperandcocoa BALLOONS PINK MIX PARTIES instagram.com/pinkmixparties GRAPHIC DESIGN EDGEHOUSE DESIGN instagram.com/edgehousedesign MODEL’S HAIR STYLIST VERONICA AOUN HAIR instagram.com/veronicaaounhair MODELS Raya, Sienna, Gisele, Ashley, Chloe & Ivana VENUE OLIVETO RISTORANTE oliveto.com.au

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Click + Shop G OL D & IVORY PA RT Y PA PER FA NS Hip and Hooray | $34.95 (8pk) www.hipandhooray.com.au

CA KE T OPPE R A La Roch | Cake topper ($25) & name plaque ($10) AR ABEL L A’ S V INTA GE WA RDROBE

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‘Silver Wishes’ Unicorn Headband | $35.00 www.facebook.com/arabellas.vintage.wardrobe

FL A MI NGO STRAW S The Party Parlour | $12.95 (12pk) www.thepartyparlour.com.au

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AVOID T HE CROWDS A ND FIND S OME U NI Q U E CH R I S T MA S GI FT S ONL I N E FOR YOU R C HILDREN. HER E ’ S A R OU ND U P OF S O ME S E L E CT I O NS

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CAR PEN TER SET $49.95

A FT E R NOO N T E A SE T $47.50 www.specialcelebration.com.au/collections/toys/products/afternoon-tea-set

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C H I FFO N B U T T E R FLY FA I RY DR E S S E S $45 www.specialcelebration.com.au/ collections/fairy/products/chiffon-butterfly-fairy-mauve

GIR AFFE HE A D & TA IL SET $12.50 www.specialcelebration.com.au/ products/giraffe-head-tail-set

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KA NGA R OO S TA CKI NG B L O CK S $18.75

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FI R E S TAT I O N B L O CKS $27.50 FAIRY BOWLING SET $26.25

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DR A GO N CA PE S $36

I NDI A N T E NT PL AY SE T $62.75 www.specialcelebration.com.au/ products/indian-tent-playset

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BE AUT IF U L BUTTER FLY WINGS $16.50 https://www.specialcelebration.com.au/ products/beautiful-butterfly-wings-orange

FA I RY T O A DS T O O L PL AY S E T $55 PULL A L ONG DR A GO N $30.75

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY? Our Birthday Princess loves Belle and everything Beauty and the Beast. We wanted to style the party a little differently to the usual blue and yellow whilst ensuring that the theme was clear. As the Red Rose has an integral role in the storyline I used this as our styling base. Our colour scheme of Red & Gold with plenty of damask and red roses certainly solidified the theme. “Be our Guest” we wanted all party guests to feel treasured and special at our royal princess celebration. All guests made their entrance via a Red Carpet trimmed in red and gold balloons. Our thank you gifts were inspired by the Birthday girl and her love of all things sparkly. Each guest received a Red Rose containing a lovely red stone princess ring. Each girl also received a little pack of Belle Playdough, a stunning red rose pendant, Belle Lip gloss and a personalised chocolate. They had such a good time that the girls wanted to join in as well! All guests were also treated to a very special visit from Princess Belle herself. Princess Belle took the guests on a treasure hunt, played musical chairs and then enchanted the group with storytime of Beauty and the Beast. This Belle Party was enchanting and an absolute pleasure to plan and style!

SHARE YOUR TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS The most important tip I think for any event is to be organized and have reliable vendors. Make sure everyone is aware of any venue requirements or time restrictions that may be applicable for you them. If you have hired a stylist then creating an amazing party is a lot less stressful as they will do a majority of the work for you! That way you can just concentrate on having a good time! -D  on’t be afraid to have gender specific themes even if both boys and girls are attending. Children just love parties so they will enjoy it regardless. My suggestion would be to have an activity of mutual interest available regardless of gender! -H  ire a photographer. Often on the day you are too busy with guests to take photos of the party and all your guests having a great time. A photographer will ensure the shots are captured and you will be very grateful after the day is over. This would be the most common regret I hear from my clients. 94

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CELEBRATING little ones? To find out how you can be involved in the next issue coming this March 2018... Email lifeslittlec@gmail.com

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Celebrating Little Ones Mag | Issue Three |November 2017  

Issue Number #3

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