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ISSUE #14 | NOVEMBER 2021

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GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘Celebrating Little Ones’ is an independently produced magazine.

FEATURES

By Alysia Bridger Events

DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS 8TH BIRTHDAY

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OH TASTE AND SEE

By Skye from Memorable Parties Perth

CREATIVE DIRECTOR TANYA CASTELLINO LIFE’S LITTLE CELEBRATIONS lifeslittlec@gmail.com ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER NICOLE HANNA PRETTY & PRINT info@prettyandprint.com

KNIGHTS & DRAGONS NOAH’S BIRTHDAY

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By Carly Stevenson from Sassy Snaps Perth

POUND PUPPIES 8TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

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By Kylie Menzies from Enchanted Party Hire

MAKE IT POP 9TH BIRTHDAY

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By Pelin Tomeo from Picture Perfect Planning Perth 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.

ICE-CREAM BIRTHDAY 8TH BIRTHDAY

OH MY BALLOON BAR BUSINESS PROFILE LAVORATO DESIGNS BUSINESS PROFILE THE PARTY PARLOUR

DISCLAIMER

© Copyright November 2021

BUSINESS PROFILE THE POP UP PARTY CO

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By Christine Bishara from Fine Events Sydney

Reproduction of any part of this magazine without prior written permission is prohibited. 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.

10 YEARS OF LIFE’S LITTLE CELEBRATIONS

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REGUL A R S PARTY FINDS SHOP THE SHOOTS SHOP THE SHOOTS LUXE DIRECTORY

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Welcome I certainly never expected 2021 to go the way it did – however I am thrilled that it is ending the way it is now with celebrations and parties being back on! With all the lockdowns happening in NSW, VIC and ACT a few of our planned magazine shoots couldn’t go ahead but I am thrilled that our Perth and Brisbane members were able to style incredible shoots and involve members from other states as well. The result is this fabulous issue to inspire you and help you plan your Christmas and summer parties!. This magazine really is a source of inspiration but also a source of amazing kids event vendors from various locations that you can draw on when planning your child’s celebration.

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.

This issue I am also celebrating 10 years of Life’s Little Celebrations! I cannot believe it! The celebrations were meant to take place at our conference (which will now be on the 7 June 2022) but I’m delighted to share some of the highlights of the last 10 years with you this issue. Thank you to every single member involved in Issue 14 – it couldn’t have happened without you. Thank you also to Nicole for her gorgeous graphic design for this magazine. Please enjoy the browse, share this issue and support the vendors involved.

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PA RT Y F E AT U R E | C H R I S T MA S PART Y

Gingerbread Christmas BY ALYSIA BRIDGER EVENTS

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? This year for something a little different we wanted to highlight gingerbread and what a gorgeous theme it is to work with for Christmas. We also wanted move away from the traditional red and green and work with a pastel pink palette as Christmas can be any colour you like as it really is the most magical time of the year. Welcome to our Gin-gerbread Street

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? There were just so many gorgeous elements that made GINGERBREAD STREET so very special by our absolutely amazing team. We loved all our absolutely gorgeous and so “pretty in pink” Gingerbread Artwork signs, favour boxes and plate rounds along with all the partyware which helped set a fun table! It was just so amazing to have a custom Gingerbread house and the gorgeous gingerbread men props along with our gorgeous balloon feature and backdrop! Gingerbread Marshmallows with gorgeous little gingerbread on them and custom gingerbread soaps were so gorgeous. We had super gorgeous gingerbread houses for the table and a fabulous ginger-bread cake made of biscuits on the outside and cake on the inside. We had scrumptious cookies and hot chocolate mixes which made a great take home gift. Other custom pieces included a Gingerbread sign and mirrored gingerbread ornaments and party headbands.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS Always always start with a theme. If you find a theme difficult, choose a gorgeous colour palette to work with, and I promise all your planning will be so much easier and it will give you a great starting point. Most importantly give yourself plenty of time so that you can book in your favourite suppliers but also so that you can enjoy your party planning process.

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CUSTOM HEADBANDS PARTY ON TOP www.etsy.com/shop/partyontop

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VENDORS PLANNING | STYLING ALYSIA BRIDGER EVENTS www.instagram.com/alysiabridgerevents PHOTOGRAPHY PIXEL PUNK PICTURES www.instagram.com/pixel_punk_pictures ARTWORK DESIGN: SIGN,FAVOUR BOXES, PLATE ROUNDS EVE AND CO STATIONERY www.instagram.com/eveandcostationery GINGERBREAD HOUSE, AMARA ARCHES, BACKDROP GINGERBREAD MEN, PICKET FENCE, CHILDREN’S TABLE AND CANDY SWIRLS HONEYTUB EVENT HIRE www.instagram.com/honeytub_event_hire COOKIE GIFT BOX AND 3.X GINGERBREAD HOUSES OH TASTE AND SEE www.instagram.com/oh.taste.and.see CUSTOM CAKE NO MORE CRUMBS BAKERY www.instagram.com/nomorecrumbsbakery BALLOONS AND GINGERBREAD MEN PROPS (COCOA STATION) PRINT CANDY www.instagram.com/printcandy CUSTOM GINGERBREAD SOAPS HAPPY SOAPS www.instagram.com/happysoapsau FAIRYFLOSS BAUBLES YOUR SWEET MEMORIES FAIRY FLOSS www.instagram.com/yoursweetmemoriesfairyfloss GINGERBREAD HOUSE SIGN, CUSTOMS TRIO STACK HOT CHOCOLATE BOOKS, CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD MAN ORNAMENTS AND GINGERBREAD STIRRERS SERENDIPITY DESIGN CORNER www.instagram.com/serendipitydesigncorner GINGERBREAD COOKIE MIX, HOT CHOCOLATE MIXES SWEET HEALTH www.instagram.com/sweethealthcookiemix SCRUMPTIOUS MARSHMALLOWS MARSHMALLOW CLUB www.instagram.com/marshmallowclub TABLEWARE FAVOR LANE PARTY www.instagram.com/favorlaneparty CUSTOM PARTY HEADBANDS PARTY ON TOP www.instagram.com/party.on.top CUSTOM PAPERIE GINGERBREAD BUNTING ARTZONE AUSTRALIA www.instagram.com/artzoneaustralia

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PARTY FINDS

Click + Shop

A D VEN T CA LENDA R JE WEL L ERY BOX Ruby Rabbit $84.95 https://www.rubyrabbit.com.au/products/ pink-advent-calendar-jewellery-box

The Pop Up Party Co ME R I ME R I CH R I S T M AS PA RT Y WA R E R A NG E https://thepopuppartyco.com.au/

CHRIST M A S C A NDY C A NE C OOKIE M IX BOT T L E S Sweet Health $28 https://www.sweethealth.com.au/collections/ christmas 12

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NU T CR A CKE R CR A CKE R S The Party Parlour | $45.95 for pack of 12 https://thepartyparlour.com.au/product/ nutcracker-christmas-crackers-12/


BUS INES S PROFIL E | OH TAS T E AND SEE

Ellen

from

Oh Taste and See

creates stunning desserts in

Queensland that you truly DO just have to taste and see to believe!

Scroll through her gorgeous Instagram feed to view her stunning array of cookies and macarons to suit a range of celebration themes! No detail is spared when it comes to the cookies and macarons Ellen creates – and you will not

be disappointed in having her create something beautiful and delicious for your next party! View her Instagram page to see more and to get in touch.

www.instagram.com/oh.taste.and.see C E L E B R AT I N G L I T T L E O N E S

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PA RT Y F E AT U R E | 8 T H B I RT H DAY

Disney’s Descendants BY SKYE FROM MEMORABLE PARTIES PERTH

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? I chose to capture the dark & mature feel of Disney’s liveaction film series Descendants without the styling being overtly Disney. I wanted the colours & textures to suit the pre-teen audience, with subtle props playing homage to the Disney characters upon which the film series is based.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? The 3D arch, geometric cake plinth & the black cookie ‘wall’ tree were key pieces I commissioned for this theme & formed the base for acrylic signage & Maleficent silhouette mirror – the lead villain in the film series. The black cookie ‘wall’ tree was used to hang apple cookies & fairy floss baubles with gold card vine acescents as a nod to the Descendants apple. Invitations & a keepsake acrylic handheld mirror, complete with apple, were a nod to the Evil Queens mirror. Other unique features were a custom illustration of the Birthday girl, dressed as lead character Mal, individual chocolate bombs, complete with gold heart mirror & red roses and foil apple plates paired with gold tableware. The cake was a feat of engineering, with Mal’s spell book & Descendants apple, featuring the Birthday girls initial, balancing on octopus tentacles to represent Uma, the daughter of Ursula, rising from the ocean. Uma was also the inspiration behind the black ball pit and octopus floor vinyl. Other entertainment included a glitter tattoo station, with stencils custom made to suit the theme, a black jumping castle, & a build-a-bear activity which, whilst not on-theme, was a specific request of the Birthday girl.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS You don’t need to include the obvious Disney graphics to execute a theme. By sticking with a well chosen colour palette & a key element, in this case the apple, you can achieve a cohesive theme which isn’t overtly Disney.

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DESCENDANTS TABLEWARE: RUBY RABBIT www.rubyrabbit.com.au


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STYLING, COORDINATION, PROPS MEMORABLE PARTIES PERTH www.instagram.com/memorablepartiesperth BALLOON GARLANDS PARTIES MADE PRETTY www.partiesmadepretty.com.au TABLEWARE, BLACK TAPER CANDLES, BON BONS RUBY RABBIT www.rubyrabbit.com.au

CAKESICLES, TOFFEE APPLES, TARTS, CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS BLUSH CAKES www.instagram.com/blush.cakes CHOCOLATE BOMB FAVOURS CHOC BOMB QUEEN www.chocbombqueen.com GRAZING P’S PANTRY www.instagram.com/ps_pantry

ACRYLIC SIGNAGE & MALEFICENT SILHOUETTE, ACRYLIC HANDHELD MIRROR, SERENDIPITY DESIGN CORNER www.serendipitydesigncorner.com.au

BLACK BOUNCY CASTLE & DISCO DOME CASTLE WHITE CASTLE CO www.thewhitecastleco.com.au

BALL PIT FUN HQ funhq.com.au/hire

OCTOPUS FLOOR VINYL WYATT & ME www.wyattandme.com.au

DESCENDANT APPLE COOKIES CAKES WITH PUNCH www.instagram.com/cakeswithpunch

BUILD A BEAR ACTIVITY ENCHANTED PRINCESS PARTIES www.facebook.com/Enchanted-Princess-Parties-Perth-WA-165218303502225/

GLITTER TATTOO STATION BORN TO SPARKLE www.borntosparkle.com.au DESCENDANT APPLE FLOSS BAUBLES YOUR SWEET MEMORIES FAIRY FLOSS www.instagram.com/yoursweetmemoriesfairyfloss PERSONALISED RIBBON & VELVET TABLECLOTH HER BEAUTIFUL MESS www.herbeautifulmess.com.au EVIL APPLE & QUEEN CROWN PROPS CREATIVE THEMES PERTH www.creativethemes.com.au

3D ARCH, TREE, GEOMETRIC PLINTH AVAILABLE TO HIRE FROM MEMORABLE PARTIES PERTH, BUILD BY ARCHES & ARBOURS www.instagram.com/arches_and_arbours BLACK ARCH FRAME (FOR HANGING ILLUSTRATION) PROPARTY www.instagram.com/proparty__ OXBLOOD RED VELVET OTTOMANS HIRE SOCIETY www.hiresociety.com.au

CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION SOUVENIR OF LOVE www.instagram.com/souveniroflove

BLACK CHARGER PLATES (ROBERT GORDEN ‘HARDWARE’) SIDE SERVE www.sideserve.com.au

FLORALS BOHO BLOOMS www.bohoblooms.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY CLOUD IMAGERY www.cloudimagery.com.au

STREAMER HANGS EPIC INSTALLS www.epicinstalls.com.au

VENUE THE OLD PICKLE FACTORY www.theoldpicklefactory.com.au

BIRTHDAY CAKE FANTAIZICAKE www.fantaizicake.com

ISLE OF THE LOST DANCE STUDIO 24 DANCE www.instagram.com/studio24danc

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CREATORS OF FUN CUSTOM PARTY HEADBANDS MAKE YOUR OWN OR CHOOSE FROM 80+ DESIGNS AVAILABLE IN STORE

vwww.partyontop.etsy.com


B US I NES S PR OFIL E | LE PET IT E K ID S T EA & SPA

Le Petite Kids Tea & Spa

is a truly unique venue in

Sydney providing an unforgettable celebration experience!

They offer customized parties in a beautiful setting where the children can participate in a spa pamper party, high tea or a creative craft party with everything from jewellery making to slime making to cupcake decorating on offer! They truly are a one stop party venue as they can assist you with all aspects of organizing your child’s

party from the cake to decorations right through to character appearances and limo hire! This will be a party where you can truly leave the stress behind and enjoy the experience along with your child. Besides parties they also host wonderful holiday workshops so visit their website to view their Christmas workshops coming up!

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PA RT Y F E AT U RE | N OA H ’ S B I RT HDAY

Knights & Dragons

BY CARLY STEVENSON FROM SASSY SNAPS PERTH

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? My son Noah is a little terror. He loves roaring at things and I didn’t want to do a dinosaur theme. I wanted to create something a bit more magical and decided dragons would be a very cool concept! It was a little hard to find inspo for this theme as it hasn’t been around much so I looked at prince themes, dinosaur themes and even fairy themes for some magical inspiration. Once our backdrop and cutouts were ordered we designed the rest of the party around these with the lovely blue and mint colour scheme.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? We worked with some amazing vendors once again to bring this together. Some of my favourite areas include the entrance which showcased a large castle prop with doorway cutout, our arches backdrop with flowers, balloons and even neon signage, and my kids especially enjoyed the ballpit setup from Fun HQ which included a slide to slide right into the fun! Born to Sparkle had a super cute play stand setup to dragon scale the kids in glitter and sparkles, while they also got to enjoy some bounce fun on White Castle’s castle bounce house. The 3 tier dragon cake by Silly Sugar was a huge hit and a real showpiece cake, I am still obsessing over.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS. For events with young kids I highly recommend sourcing entertainment or activities first and foremost. Slides, ballpits, soft play, bouncy castles, princess characters or some face painting fun are just some ideas to keep the little one’s occupied and having the party of a lifetime!

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DRAGON THEMED CAKE POPS HAPPY EVER LAUGHTER PARTY (PERTH). POA www.instagram.com/ happy_ever_laughter_party


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GLITTER TATTOO ENTERTAINMENT BORN TO SPARKLE (PERTH) www.borntosparkle.com.au

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STYLING & COORDINATION SASSY SNAPS www.instagram.com/sassysnapsperth

DRIED FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS FLOSS AND CO CREATIONS www.instagram.com/flossandco__

PHOTOGRAPHY EBRU AHMADYAR PHOTOGRAPHY www.instagram.com/ebruahmadyar_photography

HIGHCHAIR HIRE, MESH ARCH & DRINKS CART PERTH HIGHCHAIR HIRE www.instagram.com/perthhighchairhire

HIGHCHAIR BANNER ARTZONE AUSTRALIA www.instagram.com/artzoneaustralia

PICNIC TABLES, DÉCOR & STYLING WILD AT HEART PICNIC CO www.instagram.com/wild.at.heart.picnic.co

SPARKLE BAR BORN TO SPARKLE www.instagram.com/borntosparkleperth

3 TIER DRAGON CAKE SILLY SUGAR BY SUJI www.instagram.com/sillysugarbysuji

KIDS SLIDE & BALL PIT FUN HQ www.instagram.com/funhq.au

ARCH DRAGON CAKE BRIGADEIROO CAKES www.instagram.com/brigadeiroo_australia

PARTYWARE – PLATES & NAPKINS FAVOR LANE PARTY www.instagram.com/favorlaneparty ACRYLIC CAKE TOPPER - NOAH IS 2 AND SILVER DRAGON LAVORATO DESIGNS www.instagram.com/lavorato_designs FAIRY FLOSS WANDS YOUR SWEET MEMORIES FAIRY FLOSS www.instagram.com/yoursweetmemoriesfairyfloss

BLUE DRAGON ACRYLIC TOPPER VITA CREATIVE DESIGN www.instagram.com/vitacreativedesign DRAGON EGG SMASH CAKES CAKES 2 CELEBRATE BY LISA www.instagram.com/cakes2celebratebylisa CAKESICLES HAPPY EVER LAUGHTER PARTY www.instagram.com/happy_ever_laughter_party

COOKIES CAKES WITH PUNCH www.instagram.com/cakeswithpunch

KNIGHT & DRAGON STANDEES & CASTLE ENTRANCE EVENT SIGNS www.instagram.com/event.signs

BALLOON INSTALLATIONS WONDERLAND PARTY BALLOONS www.instagram.com/wonderlandpartyballoons

KIDS AND ADULT GRAZING PLATTERS GRAZE & GIFT www.instagram.com/grazengift

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PARTYWARE GIFTS CUSTOM DECOR DESSERTS SERVICES http://lifeslittlecelebrations.org /christmas-showcase-2021/


B US INES S PROFIL E | K IM ’ S PART Y P LANNING

Kim’s Party Planning in Brisbane styles and

creates magical experiences for Children’s parties and events They truly provide a one stop shop as they work with other vendors to take care of everything for you, including styling, props, catering, character hire and entertainment!

This makes party planning so much more fun and stress free - leaving you to relax and enjoy celebrating with your child! Head to their website to find out more as you start to plan your 2022 events!

www.kimspartyplanning.com.au

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10 Years!

This year I celebrate 10 years of Life’s Little Celebrations! It is a journey I am truly proud of as I started, managed and grew this business over the years while having my 4 children and being able to build this wonderful business while still being there for my kids. I look forward to celebrating this milestone properly in 2022 at our Conference but for now I wanted to share some of the journey and highlights with you! These photos highlight milestones but also captures moments of our members coming together – not just in Sydney –

but in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth because being able to bring kids party vendors together over these years have been a true highlight and is what Life’s Little Celebrations has been all about. Thank you to all of you for being a part of the journey! Whether you’ve followed my blog and page over the years…whether you are a current member or have been in the past…or you’ve come along to our conference or masterclasses or shared our magazine – you’ve all been a part of Life’s Little Celebrations!

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BUSINE S S PR O F I L E | T H E P O P UP PART Y CO

The Pop-Up Party Co

is an online party boutique

specialising in DIY balloon garland kits and fully-inclusive party packs. They also stock a range of modern tableware and decorations from some of Australia and the world’s leading partyware brands. They are also able to provide custom orders for specific colour questions in their balloon kits! They have recently launched a Christmas collection including a new range of DIY balloon garland kits and party packs which you can browse easily on their website!

Owned and founded by Bec Albouze – mum of 2 and, former school teacher - who started the business as a maternity leave hobby 3 years ago. The Pop Up Party Co now has the largest range of DIY balloon kits in Australia and Bec has grown her business to a team of 9 operating out of their retail store in Hervey Bay, QLD. Browse their website to get your Christmas and 2022 party planning started.

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CHRISTMAS

DRAGON THEMED CAKE POPS

COOKIE & HOT CHOCOLATE MIXES

www.instagram.com/happy_ever_laughter_party

www.sweethealth.com.au/collections

Happy Ever Laughter Party (Perth). POA

Sweet Health

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Picture Perfect Planning (Perth)

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DRAGONS GLITTER TATTOO ENTERTAINMENT

Born to Sparkle (Perth) www.borntosparkle.com.au

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PA RT Y F E AT U R E | 8 TH B I RTHD AY PART Y

Pound Puppies BY KYLIE MENZIES FROM ENCHANTED PARTY HIRE

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? Audrey adores her adopted rescue dog Lola and the colour Pink. To celebrate her birthday she wanted to celebrate her birthday with a Pound Puppies adoption zone and of course lots of pink!

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? Audrey’s favourite part of the whole party was the Puppy Adoption Centre. A new little puppy stuffed toy was waiting to be adopted by each guest. Custom Illustrations by Pink Pom Pom by Jen were unique for Audrey & Lola and the basis of the whole party. Lots of puppy love, paw prints, bones and of course pink! Audrey also asked if her guests could bring along a dog toy which she then donated to our local shelter.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS It’s always a good idea to make sure your theme is something the Birthday Child is passionate about. Audrey’s guests were treated to a Pet Adoption Area, Collar Making Activity, Huge jumping Castle and a fantastic Ball Pit. It kept all the children entertained and deemed “the best party ever”.

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VENDORS DESIGN CONCEPT & STYLING & BALLOONS ENCHANTED PARTY HIRE www.enchantedpartyhire.com.au CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN PINK POM POM BY JEN www.instagram.com/pinkpompombyjen WHITE BACKDROPS & BALL PIT HONEYTUB EVENT HIRE www.honeytubeventhire.com.au PHOTOGRAPHY STEPH BARNES PHOTOGRAPHY www.instagram.com/steffybarnes CAKE, CUPCAKES & COOKIES BUMBLEBERRY BAKES BRISBANE www.bumbleberrybakes.com WAFFLES COOKIE QUEEN KITSCHN www.instagram.com/cookiequeenkitschn CUSTOM BOW THE PREPPY BOW www.thatpreppybow.com WHITE JUMPING CASTLES SUPER CASTLES NORTH BRISBANE www.supercastles.com.au DONUTS DONUT KING WESTFIELD NORTH LAKES www.instagram.com/donutkingnorthlakes

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B US I NE S S PR O F I L E | OH MY BALLO O N BAR

Oh My Balloon Bar (Perth)

offers a range of balloon

services & props for a complete package for your child’s celebration!

They have a range of props such as their popular candy cart and backdrops which make it so easy to style a beautiful setting! Their gorgeous balloon garlands always create a stand out feature. Their new balloon

personalization service is a must to explore! If you love to browse options online then you’ll love their easy online website where you can shop and plan your balloon bouquet and choose from a huge foil balloon range!

www.ohmyballoonbar.com.au

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Make it POP BY PELIN TOMEO FROM PICTURE PERFECT PLANNING PERTH

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? Make it POP! The theme was popits! I was dying to finally be able to do this setup I just love the colours behind this brand-new trend! Pop Its are not only fun but also sensory toys that help relieve anxiety and stress or help children who struggle with maintaining focus as A mum who has children with autism and ADHD, I found just how helpful and fun these fidget toys are and fell on love with them as much as my kid! when I had my client Urooj, Aizhas mum tell me her daughter is also obsessed with this theme I thought was perfect to do this setup on her birthday!

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? This setup has a backdrop hand made this was all cut-out painted and filled to make look alike as popits in all different colours as it is very hard to find anything in this new trend atm! I really wanted all the colours to POP I Wanted balloons in popit themed shapes, and we also had popit themed shirts for the birthday girl and her friends! Our ball pit was carefully setup in the theme colours side by side without mixing. The smash cake was just amazingly put together as one big POP IT! along with glow stools that lit up in different colours! Absolutely everything was POPPING!

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS • Don’t be afraid to try something different! • Always have entertainment planned • Have a photographer in hand! •A lways listen to your client understand what they want and try get a feel of their style sometimes you end up creating something entirely different to what they may originally ask for just by your suggestion upon getting to know them your relationship with who you work with is very important •C ommunication is key! Always communicate with your vendors • I always add a little extra to my setups depending on the theme or I bring along something for the guest just to give it that extra special touch.

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POP IT SMASH CAKE HAPPY EVER LAUGHTER PARTY (PERTH). POA www.instagram.com/ happy_ever_laughter_party


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CUSTOM BALLOON GARLAND OH MY BALLOON BAR (PERTH) www.ohmyballoonbar.com.au

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BACKDROP FOR HIRE PICTURE PERFECT PLANNING (PERTH)

www.instagram.com/ picture_perfect_planning_perth

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VENDORS CONCEPT STYLING/ORGANISING CUSTOM MADE BACKDROP PICTURE PERFECT PLANNING PERTH www.instagram.com/pictureperfectplanningperth  FAIRY FLOSS YOUR SWEET MEMORIES FAIRY FLOSS www.instagram.com/yoursweetmemoriesfairyfloss BALL PIT FUN HQ www.instagram.com/funhq.au BALLOON WORK OH MY BALLOON BAR www.instagram.com/ohmyballoonbar FAVOURS/GOODIES OH GOODIE AUS. www.instagram.com/ohgoodieaus SIGNS EVENT SIGNS MELBOURNE www.instagram.com/event.signs LOLLY POPS KEELEYS CANDY www.instagram.com/keeleyscandy GLOW FURNITURE TIME 2 HIRE www.instagram.com/time2hire

ROOJS PHOTOGRAPHY www.instagram.com/roojsphotography DECAL & PLINTH BALLOONS BRILLIANT www.instagram.com/balloonsbrilliant SHIRTS JR DENVER + CO www.instagram.com/jrdenverandco SMASH CAKE HAPPY EVER LAUGHTER PARTY www.instagram.com/happy_ever_laughter_party CAKE BECKS BAKES www.instagram.com/becksembakes CAKESICLES COOKIE BITES BY CASS www.instagram.com/cookiebitesbycass COOKIES SIENNAS SWEET TREATS www.instagram.com/siennassweettreats CANDY CART & FAVOUR STAND SUGA PLUM CART www.instagram.com/sugaplumcart

BOUNCY CASTLE THE WHITE CASTLE CO. www.instagram.com/thewhitecastleco

KIDS TABLES, CHAIRS & TABLE COVERS JRB PARTY HIRE www.instagram.com/jrb_partyhire

VENUE HIDDEN HAUS www.instagram.com/hidden_haus PHOTOGRAPHY

FAVOUR BOXES, LABELS/TAGS, WATER BOTTLES & CENTREPIECES VN - CREATIONS PERTH www.instagram.com/vncreationsperth

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SHOP TH E S H O O T S

Shop Now

Shop Now POP IT

CHRISTMAS

POP IT SMASH CAKE

Happy Ever Laughter Party (Perth) POA

CUSTOM HEADBANDS

Party On Top

www.etsy.com/shop/partyontop

www.instagram.com/happy_ever_laughter_party

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Shop Now DESCENDANTS TABLEWARE

Ruby Rabbit

www.rubyrabbit.com.au

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POP IT CUSTOM BALLOON GARLAND

Oh My Balloon Bar (Perth) www.ohmyballoonbar.com.au


BUS INES S PR OFIL E | L AV OR ATO D ESIG NS

Lavorato Designs

adds that personal touch to your

celebrations through their customised toppers, signs and decor. Whether it’s a cake topper, a name sign for a backdrop or some personalised Christmas baubles - they can create a truly unique piece that can be kept long after the celebration is over!

Browse their website to view their range and contact Sandra to discuss a one of a kind piece for your child’s celebration!

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PA RT Y F E AT U R E | 8 T H B I RT H DAY

Ice-cream Birthday

BY CHRISTINE BISHARA FROM FINE EVENTS SYDNEY

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? Inspiration can come from anything, it allows the creativity to flow to make something unique possible. The inspiration for this party came about based on the cake my client wanted featured. The minute I saw this cake it was evident that this needed to be the overall concept. We used this cake to build the concept for a bright, fun ice-cream party working off the pastel tones and fun vibe it brings.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? We had featured some amazing items in this setup, including some of our favorite vendors in the industry to help us create the theme of this ice cream party. With the cake being the base of our inspiration, and main feature I was excited to work with Mel from @ meliciouscakehouse to recreate this cake for us. Every detail worked so well from the cart, balloons, kids’ furniture and light up number and we aimed to have all tones work together with elements we used. We also love the personalised touch and used gold mirror acrylics to personalize Isabella’s cart and cake and cake thanks to the amazing team at peek_a_boo_designs.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS If you are planning to hire a stylist for your child’s party start off with a theme and inspiration you have, this will allow your stylist to get creative and be unique. Use their recommended vendors. This is so important as a stylist knows what vendors are the best fit for your event and theme. We work with so many vendors all year round and can offer the most appropriate suppliers for your party. Also, a stylist can handle all the logistics and its one less thing you need to worry about so you can enjoy the lead up and the day with your child knowing it’s been taken care of. Whilst you are celebrating your child’s event, setting a budget is important. Even though it’s hard to discuss a budget sometimes, be open with the budget with your stylist. This allows the discussion of how much detail, items and props can be added to your setup. Remember, that any budget is effective and the stylist will be able to advise what can be included and other options to work with your budget. 60

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VENDORS PLANNING & STYLING FINE EVENTS SYDNEY www.instagram.com/fineeventssydney PHOTOGRAPHY NM PHOTO SYDNEY www.instagram.com/nmphotosyd BALLOONS BALLOONS DELIVERED www.instagram.com/balloonsdelivered NUMBER 8 LIGHTS LIMELIGHT LETTERS www.instagram.com/limelightletters ICE-CREAM CART SWEET HEAVENLY EVENTS www.instagram.com/sweetheavenlyevents KIDS TABLE DÉCOR FIVE STAR PARTY CO www.instagram.com/fivestarpartyco JUMPING CASTLE BOUNCE O RAMA www.instagram.com/bounceorama KIDS FURNITURE THE TREASURE ROOM www.instagram.com/thetreasureroom_ BIRTHDAY CAKE MELICIOUS CAKEHOUSE www.instagram.com/meliciouscakehouse CAKESICLES & CAKE CONES SWEETS BY SEZ www.instagram.com/sweetsbysez TAKE HOME CAKESICLES SONIAS QUEEN BEE CAKES www.instagram.com/soniasqueenbeecakes CAKE STANDS SP EVENTS www.instagram.com/spevents_ MIRROR ACRYLICS PEEK A BOO DESIGNS www.instagram.com/peek_a_boo_designs KIDS ENTERTAINMENT LITTLE RASCAL ENTERTAINMENT www.instagram.com/littlerascalsentertainment

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BUS INES S PROFIL E | THE PA RTY PARLOUR

The Party Parlour is a one stop shop this

Christmas for all your Christmas partyware, tableware and gift wrap! Browse their website to plan your Christmas party and your summer celebrations. They stock a range of partyware brands from around the world and their latest Christmas ranges are elegant and fun! You can shop

by colour, theme or product on their website which means party planning has never been easier! Head to their website today to start planning your Christmas for 2021 to make it truly festive!

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LUXE D IRE CTO RY

OH MY BALLOON BAR

www.ohmyballoonbar.com.au Located in Perth, WA, Oh My Balloon Bar is a boutique balloon styling business offering custom balloon garlands, helium balloon bouquets and personalised balloons for events.

BOX PARTIE

THE PARTY PARLOUR

www.thepartyparlour.com.au Because creating beautiful kids parties doesn’t need to be complicated! Check out our online party store for kids partyware, decorations and party themes for all ages.

COOKIE QUEEN KITSCH’N

www.boxpartie.com

www.cookiequeenkitschn.com.au Custom & personalized themed party favors & virtual party boxes.

SLUMBER CLUB (SYDNEY)

www.slumberclub.com.au Slumber Club can create a stylish and unique sleepover party for your child and their special friends.

WHO WANTS 2 PARTY?

www.whowants2party.com.au Buy party supplies for kids birthdays, baby showers & many other events at discounted prices.

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www.confettipartyhire.com.au Party hire/prop hire & balloons for Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast, Port Stephens & Sydney NSW Australia.

RUBY RABBIT PARTYWARE www.rubyrabbit.com.au

Australia’s leading boutique party, event & wedding supplies.

BALLOONIES STUDIO

HANGING PRETTY

www.hangingpretty.com.au Original designed flowers designed to keep, not eat, for cakes & celebrations.

CREATIVE THEMES EVENT STYLING (PERTH)

www.creativethemes.com.au

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CONFETTI PARTY HIRE (NSW)

Event design and styling business specialising in themed children’s parties.

www.balloonies.com.au Balloonies Studio is an online store specialising in Balloon Garland Kits, Tassel Garlands, Party & Event Decor along with local Balloon installations & Prop Hire.


BUBBLE IT

www.bubbleitsydney.com.au Specialising in custom balloon garlands tailored to any event, as well as fun and exciting balloon ideas filled with vibrant gifts which are sure to make you stand out.

STYLA PRINT AND DESIGN

www.stylaprintsanddesign.com.au Personalised and customised party stationery for children’s special events- printable invitations and more.

PULL N SHOTS (SYDNEY) www.pullnshots.com.au

LOUNA HAIR & BEAUTY

www.lounahairandbeauty.com.au

www.fivestarpartyco.com.au Five Star Party Co are the creators and suppliers of quality and trending partyware, cute favour ideas, professional quality balloons and decorations for garlands, backdrops and ceiling installations!

www.lilysattic.com.au Retail store specializing in CHRISTENINGS with gorgeous outfits, boxes, candles & treasured keepsake items.

At Louna Hair & Beauty we offer stress free and magical hair braiding parties for kids. Sydney

PRESS AND CUT CO

STAGE MY EVENT

www.pressandcutco.com

www.stagemyevent.com.au

Custom Laser cut event signage, cake toppers & bomboniere.

PICTURE PERFECT PLANNING

www.instagram.com/picture_perfect_planning_perth We are one of Event planner in Sydney’s most in Perth with the first demand coffee cotton candy cart caterers who backdrops. value themselves in creating an unforgettable experience.

FIVE STAR PARTY CO

LILIY’S ATTIC

A boutique event company that has created a range of beautifully styled party packages for all ages. Sydney.

LE PETITE KIDS TEA AND SPA

www.lepetite.com.au Specialising in Kids Tea, Craft & Spa Parties. Sydney.

KEFI EVENTS STYLING

www.instagram.com/kefi_ eventsandstyling

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