When you think of a typical cactus fiesta, your mind instantly goes to colour overload, but the reality is that this party theme can be explored in a variety of ways. If a clean and simple aesthetic is more of your thing, boy have we got some ultimate cactus party inspo’ for you! To celebrate a love for travel and the desert brought together this overall theme for little Miss Vail’s second birthday, styled magnificently

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Party styling trends come and go, but there’s good reason that people continue to fall back upon tried and tested, beautiful themes such as the classic vintage airplane party for boys. For Zain’s birthday, Decor Story Events created a simply adorable Vintage Airplane party, decked out with vintage suitcases, planes, and maps galore. Little Zain looked pretty chuffed with himself, as he nestled beneath the arrangement, looking dapper as ever in his outfit! Keeping the

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It’s no news to anyone that the world has an obsession with donuts. We simply can’t get enough of them! Epitomised by The Simpsons, a show many of us grew up with, Homer’s favourite food is loved by sweettooths across the globe. In fact, it’s so incredibly popular and well liked that they take many different forms and variations, depending on the country! One example of many is the oh-so-glorious Spanish churros that are always

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Pacey’s “train-tastic” 2nd


To celebrate the birthday of The Black Posy’s little boy, Pacey James, his mother wanted to incorporate his favourite things into the styling as much as possible. As an avid lover of trains above all else, the celebration reflected this beautifully. His mother styled and made most of the food herself, along with the help of his grandmother who is said to be as quite the baker! Well, if you ask us, the birthday boy

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Harry & Louis’ Super Bear Party


There’s nothing quite like a do-it-yourself party at home, filled with hand crafted elements, really reflecting the personality of the little birthday guy or gal. When Emily, mother to Harry, aged three, and Louis, aged one, was planning this birthday bash, she didn’t want to go down the “traditional super hero route” so it was rolled into a Super Hero Bear, and Baby Bear Party. The older of the two birthday boys, Harry, took some

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Matthew’s “Little Gentleman World Traveller” 1st Birthday

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The first year of life for your little one can sneak up in no time, and celebrating this is a fantastic excuse to have a special day, full of gorgeous snaps of the birthday boy or gal. So today we bring to you the oh so adorable, “Little Gentleman World Traveller Party”, celebrating Matthew’s 1st birthday! The room was adorned in adorable moustaches, monocles, and top hats, with soft baby blues and white for the

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Jayden’s Rustic Vintage Hot Air Balloon 1st Birthday

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Little adorable Jayden celebrated his first birthday with this hot air balloon theme. This is the second time that Thanh from Sweet Event Styling has worked with Jayden’s Mum Asia, this time being his first birthday. The brief from Jayden’s mum was hot air balloon theme with colours of pastel blue, white with a touch of rustic vintage. The party was held at Barenz, Lounge in Camden, NSW. They had a 3 tied birthday cake complete with a

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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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