Party Styling by Juls Cavanagh
Photography by Nadine Canestri
Party Styling by Juls Cavanagh
Photography by Nadine Canestri
Latex balloons have been a party essential forever!
Not only are they a cheap party decoration they can be styled in so many amazing ways.
PARTY TIP: I buy a helium tank from the warehouse (keep an eye out for when they go on sale) and fill my balloons up at home! A $50 tank easily fills a number foil balloon and several latex balloons and can be stashed away for another party! One tank will only fill two jumbo balloons! You can also hire larger helium tanks from balloon shops if you have lots of balloons to fill.
Style latex balloons in bunches with a number foil balloon for a real statement or have a bunch on either side of table to balance the table visually.
(We have more black number balloons arriving in the next week)
Using balloon sticks instead of helium is a cheaper alternative and it also makes great party favors that children can take home their own party balloon!
Create a balloon number shape backdrop for a birthday party table.
I made these pretty glitter feather balloon tails for Sophia’s Swan Lake Party, you can find the tutorial on the blog.
PARTY TIP: Use a funnel to fill nude balloons with confetti, gently fit the neck of the balloon around the funnel and gently push the confetti through with a pen or pencil (I like to use the rubber end of a pencil) When filling the balloon with helium do so slowly.
Here’s a guideline for filling balloons with helium.
Create a balloon garland, here’s a simple video DIY tutorial by classy clutter.
PARTY TIP – If your hubby has a compressor its quicker to fill them up instead of blowing them up by mouth. If filling with helium make sure you fill them the day of the event
Using balloon weights is the perfect way to weigh down your helium balloons so they don’t float away!
Just to note, all balloons are temperamental and delicate they can be affected by heat. When inflating balloons be careful not to tear the neck of the balloon, fill them too fast or too big.
You may of noticed how popular party decorations are becoming
Party Balloons have become a real statement piece to decorating a party and having birthday photos.
Most party decorations we sell are also being reused in children’s bedrooms
White Latex Balloons used a balloon garland and I used jasmine from the garden, you can use our willow or ivy garlands for the same effect | Gold Triangle Garland | Unicorn Garland from Love From Seventeen
We have an amazing range of party decorations curated so you can be creative with how you express yourself through your party and budget!
PARTY TIP: I buy a helium tank from the warehouse (keep an eye out for when they go on sale) and fill my balloons up at home! A $50 tank easily fills a number balloon and several latex balloons and can be stashed away for another party! One tank will only fill two jumbo balloons! You can also hire larger helium tanks from balloon shops if you have lots of balloons to fill.
Our Meri Meri Fiesta party garland is the perfect Cinco de Mayo party decoration
We stock matching Meri Meri Fiesta paper cups in the same six colourways
Meri Meri Fiesta square scallop edge paper plates, perfect for serving up tacos!
Matchy matchy adorable Fiesta napkins
Here’s some yummy appertiser ideas for Cinco de Mayo party food:
Hot Mexican Street Corn Dip by Rookie Cookie
Cheesy Queso Fundido (cheesy chorizo dip) by The Suburban Soapbox
Tostadas by Somewhat Simple
Flank Steak Tacos by The Garlic Diaries
Mini Choco Tacos by Spoon Fork Bacon
Want an alternative to margaritas to serve your guests? Try this pretty pink senorita cocktail by Superman Cooks
I seriously can’t believe how fast Easter has come around this year!
Easter to me is always so special, I look forward to the change of season and a really nice chunk of time to spend as a family! We have created some Easter family traditions that the children really look forward too!
They dont need to be over complicated, but just something special to your family!
I don’t buy the kids a lot of Easter Eggs instead they get a Easter Hamper (whitewash crates are due to arrive today) on Good Friday with a chocolate bunny and then get the mini eggs on Sunday in the Easter Egg hunt!
A fun activity for the kids is writing a letter to the Easter bunny
Meri Meri Easter Hip Hop Hooray Napkins with beautiful gold foil detailing complete a Easter table place setting.
What I love about the Meri Meri Easter products is they are such amazing quality, the Happy Easter garland can be re-used every year and stored away in its cute packaged box, the cake toppers can be wiped cleaned and re-used, you can even slip off the bunny cup sleeves to re-use next Easter with a plain paper cup and the Easter Egg Kit is perfect for re-using!
Super cute Meri Meri Easter Egg Hunt kits!
Our mini buckets for collecting eggs.
Another great range for setting a Easter table is this beautiful Meri Meri Liberty green tableware
We have such a great selection of cactus themed products.
I’m just dreaming of what type of cactus party I want to style.
These green cactus candles will make any rustic birthday cake look amazing!
Pinatas make parties so much fun, wouldn’t be complete with a fun cactus pinata to bash!
Balloon Fiesta by Studio DIY
Fiesta party by Inpired by This
Cactus Fiesta party by Laura’s Little Party
Desert Vibes Party by Wild Child Party Store
Tacos and cactus’s go hand in hand and this ‘taco about a party’ by studio DIY is amazing
These Cactus Churros by Haut Appetit are insane!
And what party isn’t complete without cupcakes, these cactus cupcakes by The House That Lars Built even comes with a video tutorial in the link.
Nikau just loves lions so we decided to go with an animal theme.
I’m a daycare teacher and Nikau comes to work with me and his absolute favourite toy that he was so attached to was a plastic lion. Every morning he would seek it out and not let it go for the majority of the day. That’s how the animal theme came about the other themes came up as I was shopping at Pop Roc Parties and saw so many pretty things!
Cute animal cupcakes
Celebrating with my little Nikau. It was a very emotional day for me. It was full of laughter one minute and tears the other. I just couldn’t believe my baby was one.
Nikau also enjoyed his first ever baking (cupcake) and a marshmallow which I think was his highlight.
TIP FROM ANNALIESE:
Enjoy the day and try not to be too stressed, everything will work out!
Cake – Pretty Little Details
Photographer – Annaliese
Catering – Annaliese and her mum
For more party inspiration check out our Animal Party Pinterest board