Good Vibes for Kai’s 1st Birthday!

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Kai’s 1st birthday was destined to be special as his mama, Kendra Plastow is a creatively talented event stylist who ensured her special little guy’s party was absolutely perfect!   Her agenda was to have a happy afternoon, their friends and family could visit to lend their love and support in helping Kai celebrate his big day. The party was hosted in their home, so little Kai would be comfortable with all the activity and

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Cohan’s Fiesta First Birthday

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A desert rose amidst the thorn in my side (also known as Monday), comes this festive dessert set up for Cohen’s birthday! Baked and styled to perfect by Treats for Evie, the OIP team still love a good cactus themed treat, and adore the use of colour in this set up! About planning the festive feast, Kathleen of Treats for Evie had this to say – ‘Cohen’s first birthday was all about fun, fiesta and colour. I

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Star Wars Birthday Party

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Even if your not the brightest light saber in the galaxy, you’d have to be a complete Jar Jar Binks not to see that the force was definitely in favour of today’s celebration. Designed by Joy & Co for a young Jedi, we love this unique take on a a classic party theme and think you will too! ‘When asked to style a Star Wars pool party I suggested to my client that we take the theme

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Tropic Joint Birthday


You know how the old saying goes, blue and green should never be seen without mass amounts of dessert in between. Wait, what? Your telling me that’s not how the saying goes? Well, Creating Beautiful had me fooled with this stunning tropical beach inspired set up. Created for a joint 1st and 30th birthday, we can’t get enough of that lush tropical greenery paired with that baby blue hue. The balloon garland is phenomenal, and we love

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Poké Party


Whether your Gold or Silver, Sun or Moon, or recently jumped on the bandwagon with GO – you’re sure to be united over how awesome this Pokémon party designed by Mary Ronis Events for Zac’s 12th Birthday! From individual smash cakes, to life-size pokémon and pool activities. This celebration has everything to keep young poké masters preoccupied. Mary Ronis Events discusses the event - ‘Zac’s mum wanted to create a really fun and vibrant party to encapsulate his bubbly personality, and with

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Kung Fu party for Andrew


Ask any child what theme they want for their 5th birthday, and I bet that alongside the look of utter excitement at being given the responsibility of choosing a theme, will come the suggestion of their favorite character or movie. Andrew became the master of his destiny, choosing a Kung Fu Panda Party to be styled by Isabels Confetti, which became pure customized awesomeness!  Isabels Confetti had this to say about the event –  ‘I had

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‘My little chief’ first birthday


What a delicate and whimsical first birthday celebration we have to share with you today! Designed by Angela of Honey Punch for her little chief Louis, not only does the parties theme fit their home aesthetic beautifully – it is styled to perfection. You can read more about Angela’s concept (and get serious life goal envy) below. ‘ The inspiration for this celebration came from my own love of dress ups, some special pieces we have

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Cars Inspired First Birthday Party


Vroom, vroom! On your marks, get set, and go below to check out this amazing Cars inspired first birthday party styled by Isabels Confetti. With everything needed to win a big race, we bet Joshua had a roaring good time. We especially love the customised car plates and polariod photo booth props! Vendors: Styling, Photography : Isabels Confetti Buttercream cake, cupcake toppers and cookies :  Isabels Confetti Drip cake : New York Patisseries Backdrop : Pretty and Print

Modern Superhero Party


Today on the blog we share a spectacularly super joint birthday for siblings Daniela and Alejandro. Styled to perfection by mum, Gabriella of Nina Designs Parties. This celebration rescues us from the traditional primary colour superhero – instead demonstrating how to pack a punch with a paired back colour palette. We can’t get enough of this modern take on the super hero party, and bet these siblings felt positively super on their special day! Vendors Party Printables: Nina

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Harvey’s 1st Birthday


With styling by the fabulous Sugar Coated Mama, and paperie graphics designed by our very own Managing Editor Astrid of PAPERplayground. Today we have the pleasure of sharing the 1st birthday editorial behind Sweet Magazines issue 11 cover story. Draped in baby blues and roaring red, the guest of honour was treated to a vintage vroom celebration that’d leave any car enthusiast jealous. Check out the images below, and be sure to check out the full

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A Monochromatic, Moody and Masculine 21st Birthday


Today we’re sharing a seriously atmospheric celebration in the form of this perfectly styled 21st birthday by Temika of Florence Knows. With a predominately geometric aesthetic accented with faux marble and concrete textures juxtaposed by decadent desserts of a chocolate lovers wildest dream, this tablescape oozes masculinity and is bound to give you goosebumps. When discussing the design with Temika, she admitted ‘the ideas of the structure all came from a picture I saw on Instagram of

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Sharing this very cute Panda themed birthday shoot styled to perfection by Opulentcity Party & Buffet Styling. We are loving the colour palette and the unique props, which are certainly something that can be incorporated in your home as decor pieces after the party. There is lots to take inspiration from, enjoy the pictures. Here’s what Jayne shared about styling his shoot; Styled shoot consisted of dessert bar and mini table styled sit down along with

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Airplane themed events have always been a popular choice for boys’ birthdays, but this party we are sharing today is one of a kind. Designed in an all white palette and styled to perfection by the very talented stylist Donna who put this together to celebrate her son Luca’s second birthday. We’ll let you fly through the beautiful pictures. Buckle up as we are ready to take off! Vendors: Styling: Donna Monique Balloon Installation: House Of Party

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I think it’s safe to say I see on average more than a hundred cakes/desserts each day, and while I am blown away every day by the creativity and skill of the dessert designers, sometimes I spot something that literally stops the scroll (on Instagram), and this shoot that we are sharing today is one of them. I discovered Don’t Tell Charles work via her instagram account, when it was still very new and her

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We are feeling extra festive today as we have one amazing fiesta coming your way, styled beautifully by Kaila of  These Blonde Walls. Here’s what Kaila shared about this party; I wanted the day to be saturated with bright color and borderline cheesy fiesta decor- nothing too serious or formal in this house! The husband and I crafted, and painted, and hot glued until we had blisters. A lot of the details were handmade {I mean,

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We love unique birthday themes, and this cacti themed party, is certainly among our favourites, styled beautifully by Style Me Gorgeous in celebration of her son’s sixth birthday. Here’s what Sarah shared about planning this party: Max decided he wanted Taco’s for our family dinner to celebrate his 6th birthday, and since his favourite shirt is his minti cactus shirt I thought it would be fun to design some cactus theme printables and do a

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We are absolutely in love with this colourful party by Cake Ink to celebrate her son’s second birthday. From the amazing backdrop to the stunning confetti cake, there are too many wonderful details in this fun set up, and the birthday boy seems to be loving it all!     Vendors: Photography: Sotiria McDonald Cake, sweets, stationery and styling: Cake Ink  Hanging decorations: Poppies for Grace ‘Happy Birthday’ cake topper: Cake Ink

How To Train Your Dragon Party


Today we are sharing this amazing party styled  by Shelley Davis of Paper Face-Children’s Party Boutique filled with lots of fun details.   Here’s what Shelley shared about planning this party; I’m afraid to admit my child (Ryder) picked his 5th birthday party theme the very day after his 4th Birthday. This was not because he didn’t love his 4th Birthday party theme nor is it because he didn’t enjoy the party but purely because he could not wait to turn 5… for

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