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LITTLE CHEF’S MILK BAR Birthday Celebration “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 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.

Events by Ash Wood

EASTER IN A MEADOW Seasonal Easter Celebration

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Sweet-T Parties

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FLORAL CHRISTENING Baby John’s Christening GD Events

PARTY TRENDS WITH TARA Interview 38

LEAH’S DOLLHOUSE Leah’s 2nd Birthday & Paper Playground

PROFILE 48 BUSINESS Ruby’s Chocolates & Design

WHALE OF A TIME Oliver’s 7th Birthday CUPCAKE PARTY Annabelle’s 4th Birthday

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BUSINESS PROFILE Cookie Queen Kitch’n

A&J Wedding Party Event

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PEPPA PARTY Petra’s 4th Birthday

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Tiny Tots Event Hire & L’Amour Wedding & Events Styling

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BUSINESS PROFILE 56 Deck the Halls

Sassy Snaps Perth

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BUSINESS PROFILE Events By Ash Wood

Life’s Little Celebrations

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BUSINESS PROFILE Oh My Party!

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Welcome

Welcome to the first issue of 2019 of Celebrating Little One’s e-magazine! I am thrilled to showcase the beautiful products, on-trend partyware, amazing styling and so much more from our members of The Celebrate Society!! This issue we have some gorgeous parties to showcase with themes from Easter to Dollhouse to Cupcake and more! We also have the amazing Tara of One Stylish Party sharing her tips and trends for kids parties in 2019 and have showcased some fabulous party finds!

As you browse please remember you can CLICK on any of the links/vendors to be taken straight to their page to ensure you can bookmark them for when you are planning your child’s celebrations!

S pecial thanks 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.

Once again a huge thank you to all the Celebrate Society members involved in this issue through showcasing their business or being involved in photoshoots. Thank you to Nicole of Pretty and Print who collates and designs the magazine and always puts it together beautifully. Now put your feet up, take a browse and enjoy... and if you love it, please share it!

Tanya xox

All who contributed articles and features.

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PART Y F E AT U R E | LITTLE CHE F ’S M ILK BAR

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Little Chef’s Milk Bar By ASH FROM Events by Ash Wood

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What was your inspiration behind the styling for this party shoot? Milk Bar! Cubby houses are so on trend right now and we wanted to put our own vibe to it by creating a retro style Milk Bar that would be every little chef’s dream! I had a vision in my mind of a 3D retro milk carton which brought me back to my child hood. Donuts, milk, cookies, chef’s hats & the cutest décor were served up by Chef Sienna & Chef Willa. Don’t they just make you smile? There are so many amazing cubby hacks out there, we couldn’t wait to style our own, so after many hours of Pinterest searching, the Milk Bar was created. A café cubby & mini outdoor setting was used to display the most amazing desserts and we included natural shades of mint green, white, silver & grey. We just love the mint green balloons adding pops of pastel across the Milk Bar set up and creating the illusion of clouds which complimented our little cloud plates and napkins.

What were some of the unique features of this setup? The amazing milk bottle & cookie cake by SweetP Cakes & Cookies. Our little Chefs’ couldn’t keep their hands off the donuts and milk bottle shaped cookies also made by SweetP Cakes & Cookies. The balloons by Ruby Ju Events created the fluffy cloud vibe we wanted and were the perfect combo for the cloud plates, napkins and candy stripe straws from Ruby Rabbit. We had the cutest milk carton shaped menus for our busy little Milk Bar and what an entrance we had with custom signage from Communicake It. Chef Sienna & Chef Willa got their bake on with a custom baking kit from Bake Believe. Share your top tips for those planning children’s parties and celebrations Make a list & check it twice! – We are huge fans of lists & mood boards. Having a visual to refer to will always ensure you stay within budget. Children’s party can be stressful when they are meant to be enjoyable. Lavish parties don’t necessarily need to cost a fortune. Be creative! Have fun!

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VENDORS Photography The Frame www.theframe.one Styling Events by Ash Wood www.eventsbyashwood.com.au Cake, donuts & cookies SweetP Cakes & Cookies www.instagram.com/sweetpcakesandcookies Balloons Ruby Ju Events www.facebook.com/rubyjuevents Cloud plates, cloud napkins & mint green candy stripe paper straws Ruby Rabbit www.rubyrabbit.com.au Little Chef’s Milk Bar signage & acrylic milk bottle menus Communicake It www.communicakeit.com DIY Baking Cake kit Bake Believe www.bakebelieve.com.au 3D Retro Milk cartons Joyful Invitations www.etsy.com/au/shop/ByJoyfulInvitations Chef milk & cookie bags Cotton Gift Co www.etsy.com/shop/cottongiftco Mint green honeycomb garland & mint green/silver confetti KF Party Couture www.kfpartycouture.com Australian Model Willa Domantay www.instagram.com/willadomantay

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BUSI N E S S PR O F I L E | E V E N TS B Y ASH WOOD

Just bring the Cake!

Events by Ash Wood are a creative team of day dreamers, Pinterest lovers and magic makers! We love any excuse to throw a party and event planning and styling is our thing. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, kids party, baby shower or a backyard family reunion, we have creative concepts that will wow everyone. We can also stick around and coordinate the whole event so there is more time for you to kick back and enjoy one #INSTAWORTHY party! How does your business help busy mums who are party planning? We are event planners, designers, stylists and producers. We work with a really talented bunch of people that believe in the power of daydreaming and creative experiences.

What ‘on trend’ party service do you offer?  e go crazy for a good old fashioned love fest. Yep, W there is nothing we love more than creating magic for two people who rock each other’s world. Our style is edgy yet understated. We to like push the boundaries, blurring the lines where traditional meets contemporary but ultimately, our style is your style. We pride ourselves on creating an experience that feels seamless and fun but looks like you.

Our styling service extends to the styling of your wedding and includes the management of all styling related vendors and elements. Branding your wedding is fun and we believe important part of the planning process. It gives your wedding a unique voice and charm suited to each couple and their personalities. We offer bespoke wedding stationery and design.

What unique service or offering does your business provide? We design thoughtfully and deliver your vision. We’re lucky to be able to create, design, daydream and laugh with an amazingly talented bunch of people behind the scenes, our team – the loveliest, hardest working and super creative bunch we know.

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The day was filled with so much invaluable and relevant information from Mary’s experience in the industry. The opportunity for Q and A’s was excellent to consolidate the information and ask anything extra. Thank you for a fabulous day!

What a fantastic day - I just loved learning from the fabulous Mary Ronis. It was so lovely to educate and empower myself through exciting events like this one

On the 26th of May 2019 we held our 2nd Celebrate Masterclass event with special guest Mary Ronis! 60+ business owners from the kids party industry from all around Australia came together to learn, be inspired and network in this one day event learning from Industry expert Mary Ronis! Attendees learnt vital tips on pricing, working with clients, marketing and styling. They worked together on a fun styling activity and had all their questions answered! All the attendees had such positive reviews of the day and cannot wait for the next event!

“The event was wonderful, it was great to share the experience with a group of likeminded women.”

CELEBRATE CONFERENCE

SYDNEY AUGUST 2019 DETAILS COMING SOON!

Photos by Vanessa Verchiani Photography Props by Sweet Heavenly Events Hire Balloons by Party Splendour Circle sign by Jo’s Signs by Design


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Hooray Party Fans Ruby Rabbit | $34.95 (8 pack) https://www.rubyrabbit.com.au/ collections/pom-poms-fans/products/ hooray-party-fans-8-pack

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B US I N ES S P ROFIL E | RU BY’ S CH OCOLAT ES & DESIGN

Ruby’s Chocolates and Design

Ruba of shares her unique party favours which your guests will love! Make your party planning easier and read below on the customised party favours they can create! What unique service or offering does your business provide? Ruby’s Chocolate & Design is a creative business that specializes in customized chocolate favours and bonboniere for all occasions and events. We try our best to meet all your needs by creating something unique and professional that suits your taste. Our services also include event stationery, prop hire and styling.

How does your business help busy mums who are party planning? We all know how stressful and time consuming planning an event can be, and even the smallest details matter.

That’s why we are dedicated to make your little one’s event a day to remember, implementing your ideas into every single detail without the hassle of running around and stressing about it.

What ‘ON TREND’ party products do you offer? We love working on innovative themes and colourful palettes. Being a passionate Graphic Designer means striving to create a stylish and up to date appeal to all our creations. Tell us more about your ideas, and together we can make it happen. For any consultations or inquiries feel free to contact us on 0411880040 or email us on: ruba.kashash@hotmail.com

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Party trends WITH TARA

Tara Berger is the Stylist and Founder of One Stylish Party, an entertaining blog and online party boutique featuring designs and inspiration for entertaining in style.

www.onestylishparty.com When it comes to decorating what are the newest decor ideas that you’re loving for this year?

themes. This year, I think we will see more acrylic party props used in event designs, such as signage pedestals, chargers, dessert stands and more.

While the trend started to catch on last year, I am loving the use of streamer/fringe backdrops for parties this year. It is such a fun and impactful way to add colour to any party theme and it looks great when combined with balloons or creative event signage.

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It is so tough to narrow this down! I am seeing more and more parents gravitate towards bold, bright colours for their children’s younger birthday parties, which is a shift away from the more muted tones we used to see,


especially for first birthday celebrations. An example of a trendy boys colour scheme would be Caribbean blue, wintergreen, royal blue, turquoise and perhaps the addition of a bold graphic black and white print. For girls, I see a lot of bright rainbow colour schemes or a selection of jewel tones such as fuchsia, turquoise and amethyst. Depending on the theme, soft pastels are still on trend, however, you will see very soft, unique shades of pastels used, rather than just standard light pink, light blue, etc.

What are your favorite ways to get inspired and stay on trend when styling or planning for children’s celebrations?

What overall trends are you seeing for kids celebrations in the US and around the world? Many overall party trends typically originate from the seasons throughout year. Every spring, you can expect to see lots of bright pastel floral parties, and every fall, you can expect to see darker hues and a more rustic approach to party themes. There are a few party trends that are popular right now that work well regardless of the season. One party theme I am seeing a lot of is llamas! This sweet little animal is popping up just about everywhere in kids celebrations this year. I am also seeing many retro throwback parties gaining traction in the party world, such as 90’s inspired parties.

Instagram and Pinterest are the top two sites that I look to for inspiration. But I rarely look for actual party ideas! Usually I am inspired by a colour palette, interior design, or maybe a fashion trend that was recently on the runway, and then I try to translate these things into ideas for styling a party.

Number one tip when it comes to planning for a child’s celebration? My first step to planning a party is always to create an inspiration board. By dedicating an hour or so up front to search and compile party inspiration, I have found that it can save me hours (or more!) throughout the party planning process. An inspiration board requires you to loosely form your ideas for the theme, colour palette, and vibe of the party. It also serves as a visual reference to keep you on track when selecting and ordering details for the party, and it is also helpful to send to vendors you work with too. 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 shoot? Rather than the pastel tones which are traditionally associated with Easter, I took inspiration from the richer colours of Autumn, when the holiday falls in Australia, working within a palette ranging from peach and blush through to pops of deep burgundy. Styling was vintage-inspired with a good dose of whimsy and plenty of florals, reflecting the rural garden location of Teavine House on the Gold Coast hinterland, and the picnic theme. And of course, it just wouldn’t be Easter without bunnies and eggs included in the styling!

What were some of the unique features of this setup? Our stunning fresh floral features were a highlight of the setup, and included a chandelier of fresh roses suspended over the low pallet table, along with a beautiful coordinating floral runner for the table itself. Custom signage functioned as clues for an Easter treasure hunt, and featured sweet poems and slogans and a beautiful floral design which again complimented the fresh flower arrangements created for the shoot. A striking collection of handmade piñatas was another unique addition to the setting, each one shaped as a giant Easter egg and decorated with colourful paper flowers and fringing, then strung together from a brass frame in the gardens. Unique props included the vintage cane cart styled to display the sweet Easter Bunny cake, and an antique French dresser laden with more delicious desserts.

Share your top tips for those planning children’s parties and celebrations •A  llow yourself plenty of time, especially if you are ordering party supplies from overseas. It is never too early to start researching ideas for your theme, or to contact vendors you would like to work with. • T alk to your little one about what will happen on the day, how to greet their guests, gift etiquette, but keep it light and fun – parties can be overwhelming at any age! • P rioritise entertainment for the kids! Whether this means booking a face painter or planning a few games yourself (even big kids like Pass the Parcel!), you want to have something ready to keep the kids busy when the sugar rush kicks in. • P ack a ‘party emergency kit’ – items could include sunscreen/insect repellent (if the party is outdoors), baby wipes, candles/cake knife, blu-tack, safety pins, a few extra prizes or lolly bags. 20

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VENDORS PHOTOGRAPHY Tweed Coast Photography www.tweedcoastphotography.com PARTY COORDINATION, STYLING, PROPS Sweet-T Parties www.instagram.com/sweet_tparties personalised cotton gift bags Cotton Gift Co www.etsy.com/shop/CottonGiftCo stationery (invitations, tags, signage) Frankii STYLES www.instagram.com/frankiistyles Handmade – felt flower crowns Kirei Handmade www.kireihandmade.com entertainment (children’s party host) Ring Around the Rosie www.ring-around-the-rosie.weebly.com balloons Ruby Ju EVENTS www.rubyju.com.au tableware, mini milk bottles, paper lanterns, small treat tin buckets, floral cake topper Party! She Said www.partyshesaid.com.au custom piñatas Pinatas by Karen Rivera www.instagram.com/pinatasbykr83 cookie mix party favours Sweet Health www.sweethealth.com.au lollipops Sweet Party POPS www.sweetpartypops.com cake, cookies, donuts , cupcakes Sweet Treats by Jules www.sweettreatsbyjules.com.au girls’ tutus & cupcake tutus Tiny Tutu Cake Couture www.tinytutucakecouture.com.au floral décor (floral chandelier, table runner, and cart decoration) Winter in Bloom www.facebook.com/winterinbloom VENUE Teavine House, Gold Coast www.teavinehouse.com.au

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B U S I NES S PROFIL E | DECK T H E H ALLS STYLING

After several years in the corporate world, Bettina returns to the event industry with

Deck the Halls Styling - bringing the magic of Christmas into homes and businesses & a whole lot of fun and whimsy to life’s other special occasions.

How do your clients benefit from using your services?

these years I simply love any opportunity to make life more beautiful.

It’s difficult to find the time to search for the many decorative pieces it takes to create a truly beautiful Christmas scene let alone decorate it. It can be particularly time-consuming when we’re talking about the 250+ ornaments and trimmings on each of our trees. Plus, as we all know trends and taste change. Our clients can have a different tree in their theme of choice every year without the hassle of sourcing these special items themselves.

What inspired you to start Deck the Halls Styling?

And when it comes to parties - I’ve worked with balloons for the past 25 years & I’ve been a Certified Balloon Artist for almost as long so when a customer works with me they’re guaranteed a certain level of service and style. I love working with clients as much or, as little as they need me to. Whether it be styling their whole home for the festive season, coordinating their entire party or just making their lives that little bit easier by taking some of the decor decisions off their hands. It’s incredible to think about, but I still get excited over parties & life’s special occasions because even after all

I’ve always had a love for Christmas. Growing up, I’d watch Christmas movies all year round and be mesmerised by the magic of the beautiful displays. I wanted to recreate this same feeling for my clients by lovingly styling their homes and businesses with highly detailed Christmas trees and props - bringing that little bit more magic into their lives at the most wonderful time of the year. I grew up in the family of one of Australia’s founding balloon and event companies so I’ve been around the industry for a long time. I had a hiatus after my family sold the business but continued to decorate with balloons and style events privately. Now that my kids are a bit older I’m able to live out my passion for all things Christmas and use the other 11 months of the year to help others make their party dreams come true.

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Floral Christening By Grace FROM GD Events

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What was your inspiration behind the styling for this party shoot? I wanted to try something different. I wanted to use a colour pallet that is rarely seen in events and to make it work. When it comes to kids celebrations, generally a girl’s event will use various tones of pink, whilst a boy’s will use blue – I love that! But why not incorporate some other bold colours to make them shine? My theme was a floral garden for a baby boy’s christening. A lot of people associate flowers with being feminine, but if used in an un-structured way, they can also be masculine! With this shoot, my aim was to create something “beautiful”, not “pretty”.

What were some of the unique features of this setup? The floral creations - from the overhanging guest table centerpiece to the waterfall of flowers are elements that have been seen in other events on their own, but rarely put together in one style. The entire focus on this theme was the flowers and the way that our flowers were used! The aim was to be “different”, “unstructured” and to create the “WOW” factor. Another unique feature was definitely the colour pallet! Here we have also used oranges, yellows, greens and golds to highlight the overtones of the blue ombre and white throughout the theme. Not only do our colours contrast, but also our textures – from the soft cotton fabric napkins, to the rough textures of the wooden backdrop and our statement printed tableware – our aim was to mix up the “norm” and go against the “uniform”.

Share your top tips for those planning children’s parties and celebrations Be patient and focused on what you want to achieve. It’s really important to let your child’s event reflect their personality – ultimately, it’s their party and there are no rules! You can make your own rules! Don’t be afraid to do something different and to create your own trend – even if it’s just something small like a different colour or even a different dessert, make it personlised! Your guests will always remember you for it! If you aren’t sure on how your idea will work, speak to a stylist or a friend who can help you picture the design and discuss how the individual elements will work together.

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VENDORS Styling and Planning, Flowers, Candles GD Events www.gdevents.com.au Photography My Eye Photography www.myeyephotography.com.au Magnum Pops, Cookies, Cones Cookie Queen Kitsch’n www.cookiequeenkitschn.com.au Cake Cake Chemistry by Genevieve www.cakechemistry.com.au Prop Hire, Furniture Hire Tiny Tots Event Hire www.tinytotseventhire.com.au HORIZONTAL BACKDROP FLORAL RUNNERS Simply Different Florist www.simplydifferent.com.au Tableware, Table Linen Take Me Hire www.takemehire.com.au FLOWER STAND The Treasure Room www.thetreasureroom.com.au Strawberry Tower Dom’s Strawberries Delights www.instagram.com/doms.strawberries.delights Graphic Design, Printables Pink Pom Pom Kids www.pinkpompomkids.etsy.com Customised Mirror Toppers, Customised Magnum Pop Sticks Alison Caroline Designs www.alisoncaroline.com.au Dessert Cups, Tarts Lovelle Creations www.facebook.com/lovellecreations

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B U S I NES S PR OFIL E | COOKIE Q U EEN KITSCH’N

The talented Traci of

Cookie Queen Kitsch’n shares about her

unique business that provides styling along with desserts to make things easy for Sydney mums to plan a fun and stylish kids celebration!

What unique service or offering does your business provide? We are an in-house bakery so we provide all our customised desserts freshly made and at an affordable price. We minimise outsourcing for all our desserts, so it keeps the styling package prices down. You know you are receiving quality door to door.

How does your business help busy mums who are party planning? We are a dessert and event styling business. We really make life easy for Mums in their party planning stages, by providing an easy to navigate website with some simple all-Inclusive packages.

Our packages show the approximate guest numbers as a guide for planning, along with including all the needs for the dessert setup, with simple and on trend add-on items such as balloons, flowers, dessert towers and donut wall. Style & Fun is our game!

What ‘on trend’ party service do you offer? Right now our 2 most popular On-Trend items are the new Magnum pops and donuts! Our Magnum pops have been extremely popular for bombonieres. Whilst donuts are in all shapes and sizes - donut walls, donut towers, donut pops and donuts on cakes - you name it we can Donut it!

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Leah’s Dollhouse Party By TANYA FROM LIFE’S LITTLE CELEBRATIONS & STYLING BY Paper Playground 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 shoot?

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Leah loves playing with dolls and her doll-house at home and I wanted a theme which was reminiscent of a classic little girl’s childhood. Leah received a “Dreamy Doll” for her birthday and this doll helped to inspire the theme also.

What were some of the unique features of this setup? I love how the Doll and Dollhouse theme was brought to life through the gorgeous graphics (by Pink Pom Pom Kids) which then inspired everything from the Dollhouse backdrop, the foam props, the gorgeous cake and those dollhouse favour boxes! The backdrop from The Treasure Room set the scene and the amazing Cake with the floating balloon by Cake from the Heart truly blew me away. The kids really loved the slide, ball pit and tent from Little Party Play along with the games by Birthday Fairy.

Share your top tips for those planning children’s parties and celebrations Choose quality vendors you can trust to bring a theme to life. Outsource to ease the stress and ensure you consider something to keep the kids entertained to ensure it is truly fun for them! I used some wonderful Celebrate Society members for Leah’s party including Astrid from Paper Playground to style on the day who helped bring the whole concept to life.

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VENDORS Styling, Concept & Favour boxes Paper Playground www.instagram.com/paperplayground Invitation, stationery design & Favour box design Pink Pom Pom Kids www.pinkpompomkids.etsy.com Backdrop props, plinths, cake stands, table The Treasure Room https://thetreasureroom.com.au Balloons Party Splendour www.partysplendour.com.au Pram, Doll house and Roof prop creation Jo’s Signs by Design (GRAPHIC DESIGN BY PINK POM POM KIDS) www.jossignsbydesign.com.au “Leah’s Dollhouse” sign Communicake It www.communicakeit.com Handmade large paper florals Hanging Pretty www.hangingpretty.com.au Cake and dolly cookies Cake from the Heart www.cakefromtheheart.com.au Dessert cups and choc-coated pretzels Opal Rains www.opalrains.com.au Leah and “2” cookies Sweet Avenue www.sweetavenue.com.au Tableware and partyware Ruby Rabbit Partyware www.rubyrabbit.com.au Kids ball pit, slide and tent Little Party Play www.littlepartyplay.com.au Entertainer Birthday Fairy www.birthdayfairy.com.au

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BUSIN E S S PR O F I L E | THE PA RTY PARLOU R

The Party Parlour

Jodie of the has established and grown this online party boutique to be a “MUST” visit for mum’s party planning! Here she shares more about what makes this online party store so unique and how it can save her customers hours in party planning time! How does your business help busy mums who are party planning?

What ‘on trend’ party products do you offer?

If you’re a busy mum then our online store easily allows you to find everything you need to help bring your child’s party theme to life in the one place. We have an extensive range of the latest Designer Partyware Brands as well as beautiful basics in every colour and shade.

The Party Parlour always keeps up with the latest trends in partyware! We have loads of balloon garland kits and an extensive range of balloons that make it easy to create gorgeous balloon installations which mums are loving at the moment! We stock the very popular streamer sets, hanging decorations and garlands in many great colours.

Need ideas? Our Party Themes pages can give you loads of ideas and we show you all the partyware and decorations you need to easily re-create a theme. You are able to visually see everything you want to buy on the one page to save you time when deciding what to purchase and how the items can work together.

What unique service or offering does your business provide? Our all in one online party boutique is truly unique as it offers an extensive range of beautiful partyware, a large variety of colour ranges, great party ideas and fabulous customer service. We also offer a membership program so you can receive a discount when you sign up!

Our Beautiful Basics range includes partyware and decorations in over 16 colours and shades, pastels and metallics. This colour search feature makes it super easy to create your party shopping list in colour themes such as rainbow and pastels or trending colours themes such as Coral (Pantone colour of the year) and Black or Navy and Rose Gold. You will also find the latest range of tableware that makes setting a gorgeous party table easy. Come visit our online party boutique and see how easy it is to shop and plan your child’s party from our range using our unique search features and party theme pages!

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Ruby’s Prop Hire & Events Exquisite appeal and unique representation are the main elements that make any event stand out. That’s why we offer a beautiful range of furniture and décor hire to compliment your special occasions and make them unique. With various options to choose from, we try our best to meet your needs and cater for all different types of occasions like Birthdays, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Baptisms and a lot more.

We also provide Event Styling services to help you plan your special event the whole way through just the way you like it to be. At Ruby’s Prop Hire & Events, we love working on kids parties as they are fun to plan and they bring out so much joy and creativity.

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Whale of a time BY Carly FROM Sassy Snaps Perth

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What was your inspiration behind the styling for this party shoot? Recently deciding to decorate my son’s bedroom ‘under the sea’ with a focus on whales, we thought it would be a really fun theme for a kids party! Inspired by the watercolour wall decals from Ginger Monkey, we came up with this fresh new boys party theme, loving the ombre blue tones.

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What were some of the unique features of this setup? We wanted a heavy focus on ombre blue to replicate the feel of the sea, so we used this theme through our balloon garlands and streamer wall which were the biggest features of this event. Not wanting to distract from these beautiful colours, we kept any other elements to clear acrylic or white like our acrylic dessert table and our white signage. Another unique feature was our homemade playdough in a watercolour blue. The kids absolutely loved having a little play at the table and made some beautiful works of art.

Share your top tips for those planning children’s parties and celebrations Streamer walls are currently trending in the party industry and we wanted to get on board and try our hand at it. Our top tip is to focus on one photographic element of the party, like a dessert table and backdrop. Sometimes we can get a little lost in trying to carry our theme throughout the whole event/house. This is especially important when also keeping to a budget.

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Styling, DESSERT CUP & FAVoUR BAGS Sassy Snaps Perth www.instagram.com/sassysnapsperth Photography She Shells Photography www.sheshellsphotography.myportfolio.com Hire Furniture (inc acrylic dessert table, kids trestle, ghost chairs & acrylic risers) Dream a Little Dream Events www.facebook.com/dreamalittledreamparties/ Stationery Edge House Design www.facebook.com/edgehousedesign Acrylic Signage and Cake Topper XOXO Designs www.xoxodesign.com.au Partyware Favor Lane Party Boutique www.favorlaneparty.com Balloon Garlands Oh La La Balloon Bar www.ohlalaballoonbar.bigcartel.com Cake Sweet as Candi www.instagram.com/sweet.as.candi DONUT WALL Oh La La Balloon Bar www.ohlalaballoonbar.bigcartel.com Cookies & Donuts Sweetly Baked Perth www.sweetlybakedperth.com Lollipops Sweet Party Pops www.sweetpartypops.com

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Cupcake Party BY A&J WEDDING PARTY EVENT

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What was your inspiration behind the styling for this party shoot? This party was inspired by Peggy Porschen cakes, a modern English pink cake store, having a high tea in a favourite café with girlfriends, having lots of fun chatting and giggling the whole afternoon. To me, this is one of the happiest moments for girls.

What were some of the unique features of this setup? The layer store backdrop was the main feature for the whole design. Our lovely graphic designer Jen from Pink Pom Pom Kids and I dedicated a lot of time working on the feature to ensure the best result for the design that we have envisioned. Another important feature was the cakes and desserts from Icinghill, which brought out the wholesome cuteness and tied together the theming message. The blossom trees and ceiling balloons harmonized the whole setup, adding the wow effect. Tableware: plate, cup,

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Share your top tips for those planning children’s parties and celebrations •U  sing the props hire companies, give the party a modern look •A  dding stylish balloons is the most effective way to make the party come alive • If the theme is suitable, adding fresh flower/ leaves into the party decoration does add the quality touch • T o make a party uniquely yours, use as much as personalized theme designs such as theme backdrop, cutouts, signage, return gifts, etc •A  well design matching cake and desserts will give great highlights to the party. If the budget is limited, choose one or two of the above to focus on. It is also important to consider hiring a professional photographer to capture the precious happy moments that will bring you joys for years to come.

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VENDORS STYLING, PROPS & BALLOONS A&J WEDDING PARTY EVENT (BRISBANE) www.instagram.com/ajweddingpartyevent/ PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHANIE BARNES PHOTOGRAPHY www.instagram.com/steffybarnes GRAPHIC DESIGN: INVITATIONS, TAGS, CUPCAKE SHOP FRONT BACKDROP PINK POM POM KIDS Pinkpompomkids.etsy.com CAKE & DESSERTS ICING HILL www.icinghill.com.au BLOSSOM TREES NEXT EVENT www.nextevent.com.au FRESH FLOWERS BEE & SNAIL FLOWER STUDIO www.beeandsnail.com.au COOKIE MIXES SWEET HEALTH www.sweethealth.com.au TABLEWARE & FAVOUR BAGS KURA & FREYA PARTY COUTURE www.kfpartycouture.com LOLLIPOPS SWEET PARTY POPS www.sweetpartypops.com FOAM SIGNAGE FOAMWORLD www.facebook.com/foamworldau CHILDREN TIFFANY CHAIRS ENCHANTED PARTY HIRE www.enchantedpartyhire.com.au CHOCOLATE FAVOURS RUBY CHOCOLATE DESIGNS www.instagram.com/ruby_chocolate_designs

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PART Y F E AT U R E | P E TR A’ S 4 TH BIRT H DAY

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Peppa Party BY DALIA FROM TINY TOTS EVENT HIRE STYLED BY L’AMOUR WEDDING & EVENTS STYLING

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What was your inspiration behind the styling for this party shoot? My four year old of course! Peppa and Petra have more in common than the first 2 letters of their name! They share a love of the outdoors, both love to be active and both have sass!

What were some of the unique features of this setup? •A  dorable life size Peppa Pig character and house cut outs by Tiny Tots Event Hire •C  ute Ice Cream Parlour stand serving Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches by Arelio Sweetbox • Life-size balloon tree by Quirky Balloons • Arbour  / swing to be used for photos by Tiny Tots Event Hire

Share your top tips for those planning children’s parties and celebrations • If you want a WOW party, set a realistic budget and outsource as much as you can! This ensures the party is as stress free as possible for you whilst giving you the end result you dream of. Yes, you will spend more money but at the end of it, the results will be worth every dollar! • If you’re using a party supplier you love and trust, make sure you ask them for recommendations for other suppliers of items you need for the party. That way you know they come highly recommended so less of a chance of things going wrong on the day. •W  ith the unpredictable Sydney weather, always check supplier’s cancellation policies and make sure you have a wet weather alternative to save you checking the weather forecast every five minutes! •D  on’t stress over minor things that may go wrong on the day. No one else will know notice! •A  llow plenty of time for set up & delivery of items so you’re not panicking on the day of the party. •G  et some photos before all the guests arrive of your party set up & immediate family members. •M  ake sure you have something to entertain all the different age groups attending your event to avoid bored and frustrated children. For example a ball pit for the under 3’s is perfect whilst the older kids would love 66

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Concept, propS, furniture & toy hire Tiny Tots Event Hire www.tinytotseventhire.com.au Styling L’Amour Wedding & Events www.instagram.com/lamourweddingandevents Cake, Cupcakes, Pops Sweet Fingers www.instagram.com/sweetfingercakes Photography Vanessa Verchiani www.instagram.com/foto_vanessa Video Ella Rem Creative www.instagram.com/ellaremcreative Entertainer Birthday Fairy www.birthdayfairy.com.au Macarons Arelio Sweetbox www.instagram.com/arelio_sweetbox Cookies Petite Cookies www.instagram.com/petitecookies Balloons Quirky Balloons www.instagram.com/quirkyballoons Party table accessories Favour Lane Party Boutique www.favorlaneparty.com Lollipops Delleicious by Elle www.instagram.com/delleicious.by.elle Birthday girl’s dress Rent Luxe Baby www.instagram.com/rentluxebaby Foam – Sun and clouds for backdrop Foamworld www.facebook.com/foamworldau

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BUSINE S S PR O F I L E | O H MY PART Y!

Oh My Party

Tanya of shares how they provide a unique and fabulous solution for anyone planning kids parties who want coordinated party supplies and partyware! How does your business help busy mums who are party planning?

hand crafted one-of-a-kind themed alphas, table confetti, centrepieces and bunting plus lots of extras.

Simply put Oh My Party was created so you can spend less time planning and more time partying! All you need to do is pick your party theme and we do all the work!

We promise your party box will be bursting with the most beautiful party supplies.

We sprinkle every party box with our creativity, passion for perfection and love of throwing oh so fabulous parties... but you get to take all the credit!

What unique service or offering does your business provide? Oh My Party is a one-stop-shop for perfectly themed boxes filled with beautiful, high quality party goods, coordinated into themes and delivered straight to your door. Combining current trends and personal requirements your party box will include not only all the party regulars such as paper plates, cups, straws and napkins, loot bags, food picks and balloons but also will also include

Not only do we take care of the partyware and décor, each party box is supplied with matching (personalised) printable invitations, thank you tags, water bottle and chocolate bar wrappers. While we have several predesigned party box themes, we can also create custom party themes unique to you. Simply let us know what your vision is and we will carefully curate stylish and on-trend supplies and decorations. With the partyware, décor and invites taken care of, there will only be a few things left to do on your party day. Don’t worry though, we won’t leave you out to dry! We also include a handy Party Planning To Do List plus a Party Blueprint full of ideas such as party games and food!

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