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MAGAZINE

ISSUE #6 | OCTOBER 2018

A M A G A Z I N E B Y L I F E ’ S L I T T L E C E L E B R AT I O N S C E L E B R AT I N G L I T T L E O N E S

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SUMMER VACAY 7th Birthday

Dream a Little Dream Events

“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.

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CIAO BELLA Pizza Birthday Enchanted Party Hire

NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS Atahli & Talitha’s Christmas

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The Party Parlour

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PUPPY PAW-TY Eli’s 5th Birthday Sweet Heavenly Events Party Hire & Event Styling

KOALA FUN George’s 1st Birthday

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR A SWEET TOOTH Confectionately Yours

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BUSINESS PROFILE Mooi. & Co

Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling

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SLIME LAB Luca’s 7th Birthday Silk and Cedar Events

LLC INTRODUCES THE CELEBRATE SOCIETY Life’s Little Celebrations

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Style By Luxe

READY TO POP Baby Gender Reveal

FEATURES

BUSINESS PROFILE Sweet Health BUSINESS PROFILE Free Range Living

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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 OCTOBER 2018

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REGUL A R S PARTY FINDS - GENERAL

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PARTY FINDS - CHRISTMAS

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Welcome

It’s our last issue of 2018 and WHAT a year it has been!! With our Celebrate Conference in May and our first ever Celebrate Mini masterclass , as well as 3 magazine issues and….the launch of THE CELEBRATE SOCIETY it has truly been a year of transition. In this issue we bring you SEVEN amazing party shoots – all collaborations by Celebrate Society members to inspire you and showcase the latest trends, products and desserts in the industry at the moment! We also share some fab party finds and profile some of our wonderful members! Remember you can CLICK on links throughout this magazine to be taken straight to the relevant vendors website to book/shop what you love!

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.

If you haven’t heard about our CELEBRATE SOCIETY, check it out in the feature this issue and visit our website to sign up before doors close November 30th! Let me take this chance to thank you for joining our journey this year and I look forward to many more magazine issues and inspiration to share with you in 2019! Thank you so much to all the Celebrate Society members who contributed to this issue via showcasing their products, business or being involved in the gorgeous party shoots. I truly appreciate everyones involvement and support! Thanks again to Nicole of Pretty and Print for her amazing work in the design of this magazine.

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Summer Vacay BY DREAM A LITTLE DREAM EVENTS

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? AUSTRALIAN SUMMERS. We created a beach vacay vibe with a little bit of a retro spin based on days spent at the beach and local swimming baths as kids. Lots of Icecream cones, iced lollies, cold drinks, bright colours, fun fashion and summery accessories were the order of the day.

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A beach kiosk was used to display all the amazing desserts and cakes and we included bright summery shades of yellow, coral, peach and pink. What’s a summer holiday without Ice cream? Frosty fruits, Drumsticks, and plenty of Aussie candy was also available at the ‘kiosk’ . We gave the party a super fun twist by including on-trend and quintessentially quirky Aussie Cockatoos with the awesome pool float and adorable cake toppers. Don’t they just make you smile?

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? The amazing cake by My Petite Sweets with the ever so cute Cockatoo Cake toppers! We made ombre backdrops and used paper plates from Ruby Rabbit as clouds and waves. The giant cockatoo pool float and Ice cream necklaces from Kiki Sprinkles captured the fun vibe we were going for.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS. It would seem obvious to include the blue of water or the ocean in this sort of beachy setup but you don’t have to include the obvious to create a ‘look’. By sticking with a few well chosen shades and props you can keep everything cohesive, modern and fresh.

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“By sticking with a few well chosen shades and props you can keep everything cohesive, modern and fresh.”

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VENDORS

PHOTOGRAPHY LOVEHER PHOTOGRAPHY www.loveherphotography.com STYLING, BACKDROPS AND PROPS DREAM A LITTLE DREAM EVENTS www.facebook.com/dreamalittledreamparties PARTYWARE & BALLOONS RUBY RABBIT PARTYWARE www.rubyrabbit.com.au CAKE AND DESSERTS MY PETITE SWEETS www.mypetitesweets.com.au LOLLIPOPS DELLEICIOUS BY ELLE www.delleiciousbyelle.com INVITATION EMMA SMITH EVENT STATIONERY www.emmasmith.com.au CAKE TOPPER AND NECKLACES KIKI SPRINKLES www.kikisprinkles.com MODELS Poppy, Alani, Jade, Isla, Charlie, Ben, Oliver, Heath, Max

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LIFE’S LITTLE CELEBRATIONS INTRODUCES

“The Celebrate Society”

lifeslittlecelebrations.org/join-the-celebrate-society

MAKE YOUR BUSINESS THE SMASHING SUCCESS YOU’VE DREAMED OF – EVEN IF YOU’VE ONLY GOT 5 MINS TO SPARE ! I get it – you’re building your kid’s party industry business and at times you feel overwhelmed, uninspired or alone and you don’t even know who you can turn to for advice… (you’re family and friends are supportive, but they just don’t get it) 12

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BUT YOU’RE NOT ALONE! You just haven’t found the right group of gorgeous like-minded industry leaders yet. In the event and cake industry, connection is “EVERYTHING”. Which is why I’ve spent the last 7 years developing a thriving community of the industry’s most beautiful businesses. Industry leaders who collaborate, connect and help each other grow via support and swarovski-crystal-solid business advice.


The Celebrate Society is like walking into a gathering and seeing everyone you’ve wanted to connect with. Step inside The Celebrate Society and get access too:

THEY’VE BENEFITED FROM: •H  aving a shoulder to lean on when they are against a brick wall with a challenging customer email • Having experts to turn to each month to answer their most puzzling business questions • Showcasing their business amazingly via photoshoots, social media and blog features across our channels which reach 160,000 followers/month • Getting inspired by & connecting with other members at in-person events These opportunities have led to dream collaborations, more customers and a truly supportive cheer squad for them – evolving into an exclusive industry society.

AND NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! The Celebrate Society is finally opening its doors to new members until November 30th – and we’d love you to join the party HERE

CO M M U N IT Y •C  atch up with other Celebrate society members at in-person networking events around Australia! Nothing beats connecting in real life! • Get access to our exclusive Facebook group and an invite-only Instagram members group – so that no matter where you hang out, you’ve got your community there with you!

P RO M O T IO N S •U  se your Celebrate Society directory listing to showcase your business (with 20,000 page views per month) • Get your business in front of our 160,000 strong audience via our platforms & socials • Take part in various blog posts for additional exposure • Get featured in our online magazine C E L E B R AT I N G L I T T L E O N E S

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FIND THE DETAILS OF THE 2 PACKAGES AVAILABLE AND SIGN UP ON OUR WEBSITE

www.lifeslittlecelebrations.org/ join-the-celebrate-society/ Doors close on November 30th so don’t miss your spot in this industry society!

COLL AB O R AT I ON S • Take advantage of opportunities to collaborate on photoshoots with other talented industry members! • U  se our private Celebrate Society facebook group to organise your own collaboration for competitions or events • F ind vendors for an event you’re working on – without having to waste time scouring the internet

TRAI NING • T ap into insider knowledge with our monthly training with well known industry experts as well as business experts in finance, copyright, marketing, social media and more + receive monthly group training from Tanya + opportunities for (LUXE package) customised one on one e-mail mentoring • G  et your most burning questions answers in real time when you attend the training live • D  iscounted access to the Celebrate conference and masterclasses – expand your network and learn from experts! 14

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STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY | HIPSTER MUM www.jadewarne.com CAKE | COPPER AND COCOA www.facebook.com/www.copperandcocoa.com.au CAKE TOPPER | ALISON CAROLINE DESIGNS www.alisoncarolinedesigns.bigcartel.com PAPER FLORALS | HANGING PRETTY www.hangingpretty.com.au BALLOONS | PARTY SPLENDOUR www.partysplendour.com.au LOGO DESIGN | PRETTY AND PRINT www.facebook.com/prettyandprint CUPCAKES AND POPS | DELLECIOUS BY ELLE www.facebook.com/delleiciousbyelle COOKIES | LITTLE BISKUT www.facebook.com/Little-Biskut-427985314208536


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DU S T Y PI NK 3 3 CM CE R AM I C CH A R GE R PL AT E W I TH I NT R I CAT E L A CE DE S I G N Take Me Hire (Sydney) | TBC www.takemehire.com.au

C US TOM F IL L ABL E ACRYLIC C A KE TOPPER Alison Caroline Designs From $45.00 (+ postage, $13 express) www.alisoncaroline.com.au

R A I NB O W U NI CO RN I NVI TAT I O N

ME RMAID MINI PA RT Y HAT S Ruby Rabbit Party | ($16.95) - 6 pack https://www.rubyrabbit.com.au/products/ mermaid-party-hats-6-pack

Pink Pom Pom Kids $21.85 (digital file)

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Sweet tooth FOR A

BY CAROL OF CONFECTIONATELY YOURS

Every year, I find myself wanting to add a little something ‘extra’ to my Christmas gifts. I love making homemade gifts, and somehow I always end up choosing super easy chocolate ones. Moulds aren’t just for chocolate - did you know you can use them for jelly, fondant, plaster, sugar cubes and hard candy moulds for toffee and isomalt? Chocolate pops are the perfect party favour - add a lollipop stick, place in a cellophane bag and tie with ribbon. With so many designs available you can match any theme for a special occasion ranging from construction or hobbies to current favourites unicorns, mermaids and llamas. Another favourite is personalized designer chocolate bars, and the methods to personalize these are limitless. Create a unique chocolate flavour with oil based chocolate flavourings that include blueberry, cotton candy or even sparkling wine! Alternatively add dried fruit and nuts or store bought lollies for your own exclusive creation. Oreo moulds have never waned in popularity and while being very simple to make the end results are eye catching.

White chocolate can be coloured with oil based chocolate colourings and is also ideal for decorating with Sugar Stamp transfers. There are a variety of patterns that work on chocolate and meringues, elevating your creations to professional looking treats. Not a fan of white chocolate? You can always layer your chocolates or add minimal colour and fill the rest of the mould with milk or dark chocolate. If you’re looking to add a delicious centre choose a deep mould that allows for a generous filling and a layer of chocolate to seal the cavity. Make the simplest of caramels by simmering a tin of condensed milk for a couple of hours.For that extra special touch of glamour add gold lustre dust as either powder or paint - perfect for Christmas chocolates. Individual chocolate shapes are ideal as themed cupcake toppers. Homemade chocolates make the perfect addition to your Christmas gifting this year!

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? When I was approached to style a Pizza Party for girls, I was certain I didn’t want to style it in a traditional manner. I love all things Italian especially Pizza so I knew this was where my inspiration was. I definitely wanted to give the party a chic European feel. When I think of Italy, I reminisce eating Pizza in the gorgeous little street side cafes, flagstone roads with Vespas parked nearby and the Alley cats sleeping on window sills.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? I just adore Vespas and I think they capture all things European so I knew they would feature heavily in the party design. Jen from Pink Pom Pom Kids worked with me to create Ciao Bella. We had to custom create the cart designs including the roof and the awnings along with my favorite pieces the Sign Post, the Vespa & of course the gorgeous little Alley Cats. Mardi from Party Ideas in a Box created a unique game where the girls made their own pizza out of Playdough and craft materials and then proceeded to toss the pizza bases onto boards for their very own authenic Italian pizzas in playdough!

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS Budget Whether you want to create a simple party with a few friends at home or a huge lavish celebration make sure that you appropriately budget for it. You don’t want to leave yourself short at the end of the day, even a simple party can add up quickly! A qualified event stylist will ensure that you are aware of all costs upfront so there are no last minute surprises. Balloons Balloons are so important for any event, they are a way of adding colour, drama and impact when added correctly to the right styling. A good stylist will always have the right balloon styling in mind. Photography Photography is such an important aspect of any event, without a photographer the memories are left to fade away as time passes. At any event the hosts are always too busy with their guests to capture photos. So if you’ve planned an amazing event, make sure you also incorporate photography into the total budget.

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STYLING, PROPS & DECOR ENCHANTED PARTY HIRE www.enchantedpartyhire.com.au PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHANIE BARNES PHOTOGRAPHY www.stephaniebarnes.com.au GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINTING PINK POM POM KIDS pinkpompomkids.etsy.com CAKE, DONUTS & COOKIES SWEETP CAKES & COOKIES www.facebook.com/SweetPCakesandCookies PARTY GAMES PARTY IDEAS IN A BOX Make your own playdough pizza and pizza toss www.partyideasinabox.com.au PAPERCRAFT – CAKE POP TOPPERS, CAKE DÉCOR & DONUT TOPPER GLITTER AND GLUE DESIGNS www.etsy.com/au/shop/GlitterGlueDesigns COOKIE MIXES SWEET HEALTH www.sweethealth.com.au TABLEWARE – INCLUDING PLATES, CUPS & STRAWS PARTY SHE SAID www.partyshesaid.com.au VESPA BALLOON FAVOR LANE PARTY BOUTIQUE www.favorlaneparty.com BALLOONS BALLOON HQ www.balloonhq.com.au BELLA’S DRESS HOUSE OF FOX www.thehouseoffox.com

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Ruby Rabbit | (8 pack) $14.95

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PE R S O N AL I SE D CH R I S T MA S B AG S Red Pebble Designs | From $10 (25cm x 35xm) www.facebook.com/redpebbledesigns

CUS TOM CHR IS TMAS COOKIES Petite Cookies | POA www.petitecookies.com.au

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Nutcracker Christmas BY JODIE TURNER FROM THE PARTY PARLOUR

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? I wanted to create a fun whimsical Christmas setting that adults and children could enjoy together. The Meri Meri Nutcracker party items inspired the design, the wrapping collection of wrap, ribbons, giftbags and tags was created to compliment this theme and the partyware and decorations chosen to add sparkle and shine.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? •A  non traditional Christmas cake and macaron towers (a link to the Christmas tree shape) . They were fun and whimsical and tasted great (not all kids like fruit cakes, etc so this is nice for them). The addition of Christmas toppers to the non traditional Christmas cake and macaron tower connected it to the Christmas theme. •A  Christmas table suitable where the design suited adults and children if you want to all sit together. A note on separate kids tables for Christmas: kids seem to love this if they have company, so in my opinion it works if you have at least 3-4 children. Include Christmas activities to keep the kids busy. We put these in the gift bags hanging from the kids chairs.

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CUSTOM CAKE CAKE CHEMISTRY BY GENEVIEVE (SYDNEY)

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VENDORS PHOTOGRAPHY VANESSA VERCHIANI www.facebook.com/vanessaverchianiphoto PARTYWARE, STYLING AND DECORATIONS THE PARTY PARLOUR www.thepartyparlour.com.au CAKE CAKE CHEMISTRY BY GENEVIEVE www.cakechemistry.com.au NUTCRACKER COOKIES JESSICA FROM LITTLE BISKUT www.facebook.com/littlebiskut WHITE BALLET TUTU AND TUTU SKIRTS FOR CUPCAKES TINY TUTU CAKE COUTURE www.tinytutucakecouture.com.au MACARON TOWERS ONE BITE MACARONS www.facebook.com/onebitemacarons ACRYLIC CHRISTMAS CAKE JOY TOPPER, STAR CAKE TOPPERS , KIDS PARTY CROWNS AND ACRYLIC JOY AND LOVE GOLD ACRYLIC SCATTERS MOOI. CO www.mooico.com.au GOLD AND GOLD SPOT PAPER PLATES, GOLD CUPS AND STRAWS ILLUME PARTYWARE www.illumepartyware.com.au TREE TARGET www.target.com.au TREE DECORATIONS BIG W www.bigw.com.au

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BUS INES S PR OFIL E | M OOI. CO

Mooi. Co

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HOW DOES YOUR BUSINESS HELP BUSY MUMS WHO ARE PARTY PLANNING? Most often, what everyone is after is a pretty party that is easy to do. I find my busy mum friends are loving the Instagrammable party, but extremely time-poor. Our party kits have the basic tools for an instantly glam party (Invites , Thank You Tags, Lolly Bags, Cupcake Toppers, Party Hats/ Crowns, Cake Topper, Sealing Sticker Sheet And 3M Garland + printables) You can really “JUST ADD CAKE and cupcakes and it will look effortlessly stylish! If you want to do more, bring out the Stylist in you! Add Tableware, Props, Florals, Dessert Table, Party Stations - your imagination is your limit! Keep it simple or GO big! It really is up to you.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS? Celebrating and creating have both been a passion and that being so, I have loved any chance I get to entertain. Motherhood afforded me the wonderful opportunity to make pretty little things for my girls and celebrate special moments with them leading me to event styling.

My background in graphics and experience in event styling is what inspired me to start this business. I often find that even though a stylist may not be for everyone, style certainly is. We all have a signature style and I want to show how you can make a big impact with the right elements. And the idea is simple. - you can do it.

WHAT UNIQUE OFFERING DOES YOUR BUSINESS PROVIDE? We bring stylist accents to a party kit - Stylists add a custom element to a party and our party kits come with a set of printables to do just that. For example, each theme comes with a complimentary printable pack which includes themed A2 Welcome Sign, Choc Wrappers, A4 POSTER,FOOD LABELS/ NAME TAGS - just that extra attention to detail you’ll find at a styled party ! Our party kit is also scalable. In our box is a party for 8. Use our add on kits to take your guest list to 12/16 or even 20 kids. Our cupcake toppers and crowns can also be bought separately to compliment the number of guests. Head to Mooi. Co to find out more!

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Puppy Paw-ty

BY MARY ALAM FROM SWEET HEAVENLY EVENTS PARTY HIRE & EVENT STYLING


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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? I wanted something different. I wanted to think outside the box for this shoot as well as keep it fun and modern.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? Some of the unique pieces in this shoot were the Teepee doghouse, the dog bowls used to serve food and the custom made paw print covers for the mini stools. This was such a fun concept to work with and when you are collaborating with such talented vendors, it makes the job so much easier because they understand your creative vision.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS One thing that is important when dealing with your vendors is communication. You need to be clear with what you’re after or if you need assistance with creativity. Also depending on your expectations it’s really important to allow sufficient timing. If you know what you want then it’s never too early to book certain elements of your setup. And lastly, Remember why you’re celebrating in the first place and have fun! These events will be memories that your loved ones can look back on and treasure forever.

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PROPS & STYLING SWEET HEAVENLY EVENTS PARTY HIRE & EVENT STYLING www.sweetheavenlyeventshire.com.au PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTURED BY KIRRI www.capturedbykirri.com.au

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CAKE SWEET FINGERS www.facebook.com/sweetfingercakes COOKIES FLYAWAYPINEAPPLE www.flyawaypineapple.com.au DESSERT CUPS, DONUTS, CUPCAKES COOKIE QUEEN KITSCH’N www.cookiequeenkitschn.com.au CHOC LOLLIPOPS AND FUDGE POPS DELLEICIOUS BY ELLE www.delleiciousbyelle.com MACARONS ONE BITE www.facebook.com/onebitemacarons BALLOONS ME AND MY TRIBE www.facebook.com/ilovemeandmytribe ALL SIGNAGE AND PRINTING JO’S SIGNS BY DESIGN www.jossignsbydeisgn.com.au GRAPHICS, PAPERIE & STATIONERY PINK POM POM KIDS Pinkpompomkids.etsy.com FACE PAINTING FAB FUN ENTERTAINMENT www.fabfun.com.au

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The Event Angel is a God send for those who don’t need event styling but the convenience of someone to setup their event. YOUR PRAYERS WI LL B E AN S W E R E D W H EN O U R E V E N T AN G EL ARRI VES AT YOUR V E N U E TO E X E C U TE YO U R V I S I O N.


Koala Fun BY YIOTA DIMITROPOULOS FROM STYLE BY LUXE

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT?

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KIDS PARTY TABLE + BENCHES LITTLE PARTY PLAY (MELBOURNE) www.littlepartyplay.com.au

The venue for the shoot was white and bright and being a Koala theme we wanted to keep the colour pallet very neutral with bright whites and greens. The paper plates and cutlery were a perfect match for this set up with its hand written font which was also incorporated into the invite design.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? We wanted to keep the theme young and very gender neutral so that this type of set up can be adapted to either a little boy or girls party. The play tent with its comfortable accessories was the perfect nook for the kids to hide and read a book. The floral gum leaf arrangements and the hanging arrangements were also another unique feature as you can’t have a Koala themed party without them! Once again we kept these arrangements minimal but they definitely made an impact.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS - Plan everything before you begin! -M  ake a list and know what you will need before you start setting up. -S  et ups can be quite time consuming, however if you know exactly what items will be placed where it will save you a lot of unwanted anxiety and stress.

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“The floral gum leaf arrangements and the hanging arrangements were also another unique feature...�

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VENDORS CONCEPT DESIGN AND STYLING STYLE BY LUXE (MELBOURNE) www.instagram.com/style_by_luxe BIRTHDAY CAKE AND CUPCAKES SWEETEST JUBILEE www.sweetestjubilee.com.au PERSONALISED KOALA COOKIES & NUMBER 1 COOKIES PETITE COOKIES www.petitecookies.com.au KOALA OREO BITES SWEET EVE www.facebook.com/SWEET-EVE-302522109927248/ PERSONALISED LOLLIPOPS DELLEICIOUS BY ELLE www.facebook.com/delleiciousbyelle PAPER PLATES, CUTLERY & NAPKINS THE LITTLE EVENT COMPANY www.littleeventco.com.au KOALA EARS AND MASKS SCHOOZA www.etsy.com/au/shop/Schooza KOALA PAPER GARLANDS | MY PAPER PLANET www.mypaperplanet.com.au INVITATION, PLACE MAT DESIGN & PLINTH DESIGN EDGE HOUSE DESIGN www.edgehousedesign.com.au CAKE TOPPER | ETCHED www.etchedengraving.com.au PLAY TENT AND KIDS TABLE AND CHAIRS LITTLE PARTY PLAY www.littlepartyplay.com.au PLINTHS & CAKE STANDS THE EVENT RENTAL COMPANY www.diyeventrentals.com.au BALLOONS | STATE OF CONFETTI www.instagram.com/stateofconfetti FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS & HANGING ARRANGEMENT PADDOCK FLORISTRY www.paddockfloristry.com.au PHOTOGRAPHY IMAGES BY ALEXANDRA www.instagram.com/imagesbyalexandra/?hl=en KOALA FAVOUR BAGS RED PEBBLE DESIGNS www.facebook.com/redpebbledesigns C E L E B R AT I N G L I T T L E O N E S

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Sweet Health

Kelly, owner of - shares with us why her cookie mix bottles have become so popular for those wanting unique useable party favours! WHAT UNIQUE SERVICE OR OFFERING DOES YOUR BUSINESS PROVIDE? At Sweet Health we believe that baking and gifting should both be FUN! We love to bake and we love spending time in the kitchen with our children...but we hate the mess!! So we created an easy to bake no mess Cookie Mix in a bottle that everyone can enjoy. An adorably packaged, fun activity that looks great and tastes delicious too! You don’t have to be a master baker to enjoy baking with our Cookie Mixes making them an ideal gift choice whether it’s party favours for your child’s birthday, sweet treats to have on hand or birthday and Christmas Gifts to give. We provide a fun experience and an adorable tangible item all rolled into one little bottle!

WHAT ‘ON TREND’ PARTY SERVICE DO YOU OFFER? Everybody hangs out for the party favours at the end of a celebration and there is no better way to leave a positive lasting impression than with a unique Party

Favour like our Take & Bake Cookie Mixes. We offer a custom design option so we can design a unique mix specifically themed for your celebration making them not only a stand out Party Favour but an adorable addition to any dessert table or table place seating set up as well.

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS/SERVICES? We offer our Signature and Seasonal Cookie Mixes all year round and even though our custom designed Take & Bake Cookie Mix favours are fast becoming one of our most popular products, Christmas remains our number one most popular range – and it’s no wonder why with an adorable Santa, Melted Snowman, even a Candy Cane Mix on offer..... What child doesn’t want to bake fresh cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve or receive a Rudolph or Gingerbread Man Cookie Mix in their stockings to make on Christmas day? A little secret - it’s not just the young kids that love receiving our Cookie Mixes! Gift giving couldn’t be more FUN or delicious!! Browse and order your Cookie mixes at www.sweethealth.com.au

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PARTY FINDS

GOL D FO I L CH R I STM AS T R E E PA PE R P L ATE S Favor Lane | $9.95 (pack of 6) DE COR ATE Y OUR OWN G I N GER BR EAD H OUS E KIT

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Cakes by Sarah | $55 ( +postage) www.facebook.com/cakesbysarahwa

MY FI R S T CH RI STM AS PH O T O S H O O T K I T Inc: gold antler headband, ‘My First Christmas’ badge, the ‘My First Christmas’ garland and 5 gold star confetti filled balloons.

Kura & Freya Party Couture | $29.95 www.kfpartycouture.com

MER I ME R I N UTCR ACK ER CUP CAKE KIT The Party Parlour | $23.95 (pack of 24) www.thepartyparlour.com.au/product/ meri-meri-nutcracker-cupcake-kit-24

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Ready to Pop! BY OPULENTICITY PARTY & BUFFET STYLING


PA RTY F EATUR E | BABY SH O WER GEN DER R EVEA L

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WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? Inspired by the upcoming Spring weather, I wanted to incorporate the celebration of a surprise pending new arrival with the elements of edgy, modern, fun & florals.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? Floral & Brights were the highlights for this photoshoot and I wanted a few key features for a point of difference. These included the production of a Suspending Floral chandelier as well as having a Mum-osa Bar and Ice Cream Bike with especially made neon sign Ice Ice Baby. All incorporated the Floral/Bright theme within the flowers, balloon install ,food & partyware and all highlighted together the celebration of Mum to Be, Beths’ pending arrival.

SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS My most important tip for anyone planning a party is organization. I do as much set up prior to the event as I always find time will run away from you on the day. Lavish looking parties don’t necessarily need to cost a fortune . Be creative! However I do always recommend to hosts that its better to sometimes have smaller numbers and produce quality for your guests than have so many and find you have to disburse money around a lot more and compromise. Pick a few important elements to concentrate on if you are short on time also.

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VENDORS COORDINATION, STYLING & DESSERT TABLE SERVINGWARE OPULENTICITY PARTY STYLING www.opulenticity.com.au PHOTOGRAPHY | LANA PRATT PHOTOGRAPHY www.lanapratt.com.au VENUE ALONG WITH BAR STAND | FELD & CO www.feldandco.com ALL PAPER PLATES, STRAWS,CUPS,ALL NAPKINS, CONFETTI,LARGE BALLOON TASSEL GARLANDS FAVOUR LANE PARTY BOUTIQUE www.favorlaneparty.com BALLOON INSTALLATION & LARGE HELIUM BALLOONS OH LA LA BALLOON BAR www.ohlalaballoonbar.bigcartel.com DONUTS, MERINGUE STACK CAKE & MACARONS SWEETLY BAKED PERTH www.sweetlybakedperth.com ECLAIRS & CHEESECAKES | BITES BY D www.bitesbyd.com.au LOLLIPOPS | DELLEICIOUS.BY.ELLE www.delleiciousbyelle.com SIGNAGE & CAKE TOPPER PERFECTLY CREATED FOR YOU www.perfectlycreated4u.com INVITATION & ICE CREAM HOLDERS L’AMOUR WEDDING & EVENTS www.lamourweddingandevents.com.au SAVORY GRAZING BOARDS THE GOOD GRAZER www.thegoodgrazer.com.au ALL FLORISTRY | MAPLE & WREN www.mapleandwren.com.au LOUNGES,SIDE & BAR TABLES & GOLD BAR M EVENTS – STOOLS www.meventshire.com.au GELATO CART | THAT LITTLE GELATO CART www.thatlittlegelatocart.com.au NEON ICE ICE BABY SIGN NEON ROMANCE www.instagram.com/neon_romance MAKEUP ARTIST JENNIFER ELLIS MAKEUP ARTIST www.thejenniferellis.com DRESS HIRE | KIKO DRESS HIRE www.instagram.com/kiko_dress_hire

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BUSIN E S S PR O F I L E | F R E E R A N G E LIV IN G

Free Range Living

We chat to Deni Fowle, owner of to find out about their unique kids party venue and CreativiTea Parties! HOW DOES YOUR BUSINESS HELP BUSY MUMS WHO ARE PARTY PLANNING? At Free Range Living, all that Mums are required to do is to arrive and bring the birthday cake! At our unique CreativiTea Parties, kids are treated to a fancy tea party, including healthy and nutritious options of fruit and vegetable sticks, fresh popcorn, sandwich triangles and mini choc chip cookies. After enjoying their refreshments, children are guided through a fun creative project, with options varying from embellishment crafts and beading, to Free Range Living’s signature sewing projects. The kids love the experience of creativity and that they have a finished project to take home and cherish.

WHAT UNIQUE SERVICE OR OFFERING DOES YOUR BUSINESS PROVIDE? Over the past 7 years, Free Range Living has grown and we are now offering after school machine sewing classes, school holiday workshops and our CreativiTea Parties. Whilst our core target group has generally

been kids age 7-11 years, this year we have launched programs specifically for our students who have progressed with us over their primary years and our now in high school, and have also opened up new craft programs for pre-schoolers age 4-6 years. We are also super excited to be launching our new mobile service, whereby we bring the creativity fun to parties to you.

WHAT ‘ON TREND’ PARTY SERVICE DO YOU OFFER? This year we have gone Unicorn Crazy!! We have a great variety of unicorn themed creative projects that we offer at our parties and workshops, including our unicorn softie, unicorn tote bag, magical unicorn dreamcatcher, and our latest addition, the unicorn pot plant! Another fun add-on at our parties that is really popular is our Sweets Station. This saves the parent on buying and making up traditional lolly bags, as we set up the Sweets Station with a great variety of individually displayed sweets and kids delight in making their selections for their take home treat box at the end of the party. Visit www.freerangeliving.co to find out more!

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Slime Lab BY CHANTELLE FROM SILK AND CEDAR EVENTS


WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STYLING FOR THIS PARTY SHOOT? The inspiration for styling a slime party for Lucas was very easy to come up with. Slime is such a treat for children of all ages at the moment, because really who doesn’t like gooey stuff and a slime lab is no exception! Therefore creating a Slime Laboratory for Lucas was the perfect party idea for both boys and girls alike. It’s a great party idea for parties as all kids love the magic of science, and creating their very own weird and wonderful slime. WHAT WERE SOME OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SETUP? This definitely had to be the inclusion of the dry ice. The magic of the science laboratory comes alive with the smoky dry ice, a huge hit with the kids. And of course creating their own slime – a messy but oh so fun creation! SHARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR THOSE PLANNING CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS Don’t be afraid to use colours that are not normally associated with certain themes. We loved using this gorgeous colour palette.

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Shop Now CHOCOLATE POPS SUCK AT PARTIES

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VENDORS STYLING AND SLIME/SCIENCE PARTY PLANNING + SUPPLIES SILK AND CEDAR EVENTS www.silkandcedarevents.com.au/events VENUE THE ENCHANTED STUDIOS www.theenchantedstudios.com.au PHOTOGRAPHER ELEANOR CONDUIT www.eleanorconduit.com/events BALLOONS BOUTIQUE BALLOONS MELBOURNE www.facebook.com/boutiqueballoons. melbourne STATIONERY AND BACKDROP GIGGLES AND GRACE DESIGNS www.facebook.com/GigglesGraceDesigns NUMBER SEVEN CAKE TOPPER PERFECTLY CREATED 4 YOU (PREVIOUSLY LASERENITY) www.perfectlycreated4u.com

SLIME CHOC POPS SUCK AT PARTIES www.facebook.com/suckatparties/ CAKE AND CAKE POPS PASTEL AND BLOOM www.pastelandbloom.com.au CUPCAKE TOWER CHOCOBON www.chocobon.com.au PLINTHS AND TABLE AMETHYST WEDDING AND EVENT HIRE www.amethystwed.com.au TABLEWARE FAVOR LANE PARTY BOUTIQUE www.favorlaneparty.com TABLEWARE THE LITTLE EVENT COMPANY www.littleeventco.com.au

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