Mini Christmas Gift Ideas for Grown Ups… Post One

I just love Christmas, it’s no secret and I’m sure most of you do too. Every year I’m always thinking of cute gift ideas that can be handmade, involve DIY and aren’t very expensive. I love to stuff stocking with them, place them on the Christmas table or hand them out to friends of Chase and I.

Here are a few ideas I have come up with using our Soho Collection Christmas printables. This design is new for 2013 and will be available as a complete collection by 1st December 2013 and is my favourite design to date.
There are some DIY shots to show you just how easy it can be to personalize your little finds.

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Top Left: Bath Cavier from Kmart $1 Top Right: Clear empty Christmas ornament from Riot Art & Craft $2.50 Bottom Left: Bath Bomb from Kmart $2 Bottom Right: Bath Bomb from Kmart with it’s original packaging $2

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Inexpensive and easy way to personalize a mini Christmas gift. Soho Christmas Collection printables, Riot Craft Christmas bauble and Kmart Bath Cavier

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Bath Cavier from Kmart placed in a mini apothecary jar from http://www.sweetstyle.com.au finished off with ribbon and Soho Christmas Collection printables

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An idea for the men, mini Johnnie Walker, cigar and chocolate bar finished off with Soho Christmas Collection printables

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Kmart bath bomb removed from original packaging and wrapped in tissue paper that matches one of the colours featured in the printables and tied with a co-ordinating ribbon. A sweet way to personalize a popular gift choice.

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I hope you are inspired to take a look around at all the little things you might be able to personalize and make that extra special mini gift out of.
I will be including more posts in the lead up to Christmas on little and big personalized gift ideas. It is always lovely to receive a gift that someone added their own little touch to.

Hope you are all enjoying the lead up to your Christmas!

Dani xx

Chase’s 3rd Birthday… Ice Cream Themed

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I’m very excited to be able to share with you the photos from Chase’s 3rd Birthday party. He had such a wonderful birthday and he was very excited when he realized he could make his very own ice cream. We … Continue reading

Some exciting NEWS!

Well you may have noticed we left facebook a couple of months ago and after some much needed time to reflect on what we are hoping to achieve with The Little Soiree and social media we have returned to facebook with a new found perspective.

So now WE’RE BACK! Are you as excited as we are?

If you loved us before on Facebook, want to love us on Facebook or want to share us with your friends who may love us on Facebook please feel free we would love to have you there and all your beautiful friends. We would love to connect with all our lovely facebook friends again we have missed you all!
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You can find us on our new page here!

The Little Soiree is back on FacebookYou may also be interested to know that we are on Instagram now too, which we just love. So if you love Instagram too and would love to keep up with our posts there too, you will find us by searching for ‘thelittlesoiree’ or by clicking here or the little Instagram icon below.

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Our last bit of exciting news is that we will soon be sharing Chase’s 3rd Birthday so stay tuned for that one by following the blog via email. You can sign up to the side of the blog :)

Hope you’re all having an amazing week!

Dani xx

Party PROPS… think TYPO

I could spend all day in Typo, ever since I was quite young I have been in love with stationery and Typo just adds that extra something to stationery and your creative space. But what I have found recently is there products make perfect PROPS for events. They change their products regularly too so there is always something new to discover, which also means there is always something on special as well. I check in with them constantly to see what I might be able to add not only to my office and stationery collection but also my props collection.
They also have great Christmas products so keep checking in with them for products to style your Christmas soiree or home for Christmas.

Here are a few products that you may find particularly useful for an upcoming event…

Anchor from Typo currently on SALE at $10.45

Anchor from Typo currently on SALE at $10.45
Such a sweet addition to a Sailor or Nautical themed party.

Stag Head Pink - while certainly not a fan of the real thing this Glitter Faux Stag Head is uber modern and stylish  on SALE $20.95

Stag Head Pink – while certainly not a fan of the real thing this Glitter Faux Stag Head is uber modern and stylish
on SALE $20.95

Why not try a gold version also $20.95

Why not try a gold version also $20.95

Butterfly Wooden Symbol on SALE at $3.45 bargain. Perfect for so many themes including butterfly, garden party, fairy, sunshine, peppa pig the possibilities are endless and it can be placed in a bedroom or playroom afterwards.

Butterfly Wooden Symbol on SALE at $3.45 bargain.
Perfect for so many themes including butterfly, garden party, fairy, sunshine, peppa pig the possibilities are endless and it can be placed in a bedroom or playroom afterwards.

 

Illusion Frames $34.95 Perfect for the Dessert Table frame signs and can once again be used after the event for so many uses all around the house.

Illusion Frames $34.95
Perfect for the Dessert Table frame signs and can once again be used after the event for so many uses all around the house.

Triangle Blackboard on SALE $10.45 Perfect for Geometric style parties or a Pool Table party

Triangle Blackboard on SALE $10.45
Perfect for Geometric style parties or a Pool Table party

Antique Key on SALE for $9.05 A sweet addition to a Secret Garden or Alice in Wonderland party

Antique Key on SALE for $9.05
A sweet addition to a Secret Garden or Alice in Wonderland party

Mustache Hook Hanger on SALE for $6.95 Would be a sweet addition to a Little Man party, possibly to hang guest favours from. Very useful afterwards too.

Mustache Hook Hanger on SALE for $6.95
Would be a sweet addition to a Little Man party, possibly to hang guest favours from.
Very useful afterwards too.

Paintbrush Wall Set on SALE for $10.00 One of my particular favourites at the moment. Lovely for and Art or Craft party.  Very modern style that would work well for older children or even adult events. What adult wouldn't love a sophisticated Art party perhaps a gallery style event.

Paintbrush Wall Set on SALE for $10.00
One of my particular favourites at the moment. Lovely for and Art or Craft party. Very modern style that would work well for older children or even adult events. What adult wouldn’t love a sophisticated Art party perhaps a gallery style event.

Paintbrush Wall Set on SALE for $15.00 A brighter take on the black version above, perfect for all types of Art and Craft parties.

Paintbrush Wall Set on SALE for $15.00
A brighter take on the black version above, perfect for all types of Art and Craft parties.

Billiards Metal Plaque on SALE for $12.00 Would love to style a Man Cave party with this gorgeous typography metal plaque.

Billiards Metal Plaque on SALE for $12.00
Would love to style a Man Cave party with this gorgeous typography metal plaque.

Love heart wooden symbol on SALE for $2.05 Who can resist a little LOVE, don't even get me started on all the events this would be perfectly matched to. Certainly easily added to the home afterwards.

Love heart wooden symbol on SALE for $2.05
Who can resist a little LOVE, don’t even get me started on all the events this would be perfectly matched to. Certainly easily added to the home afterwards.

Stag Head 3 pack on SALE for $20.95 I LOVE these and think they would match my newest Christmas design perfectly so they may just be finding their way into my Christmas celebrations.

Stag Head 3 pack on SALE for $20.95
I LOVE these and think they would match my newest Christmas design perfectly so they may just be finding their way into my Christmas celebrations.

Large Stag Head on SALE for $34.95 and also available in black. With my new found love of faux Stag heads I couldn't go past this last one. It's size would certainly make a statement.

Large Stag Head on SALE for $34.95 and also available in black.
With my new found love of faux Stag heads I couldn’t go past this last one. It’s size would certainly make a statement.

Paper Chains on SALE for $4.85 Such a sweet and fun party decoration.

Paper Chains on SALE for $4.85
Such a sweet and fun party decoration.

Owl Cookie Jar on SALE for $20.95 How perfect would this look on a Woodlands, Forest or Owl Dessert Table.  Once again can be used afterwards as either a decoration or its original purpose of a cookie jar.

Owl Cookie Jar on SALE for $20.95
How perfect would this look on a Woodlands, Forest or Owl Dessert Table.
Once again can be used afterwards as either a decoration or its original purpose of a cookie jar.

Large Globe on SALE for $34.95 A perfect prop for a Vintage Transportation theme, Travel theme, Vintage Plane theme, Vintage train theme and so many others. As usual it can most certainly be used around the home afterwards and is a wonderful education tool.

Large Globe on SALE for $34.95
A perfect prop for a Vintage Transportation theme, Travel theme, Vintage Plane theme, Vintage train theme and so many others.
As usual it can most certainly be used around the home afterwards and is a wonderful education tool.

Butterfly Tealight Holders on SALE for $10.45 Would be beautiful on a Butterfly themed Dessert Table. Tealight holders with tea lights inside are such an effective decoration.  Would be perfect for many little girls themes and also sweet as table settings.

Butterfly Tealight Holders on SALE for $10.45
Would be beautiful on a Butterfly themed Dessert Table. Tealight holders with tea lights inside are such an effective decoration.
Would be perfect for many little girls themes and also sweet as table settings.

Shadow Box White on SALE for $13.95 Shadow boxes are useful for all types of events. Place frame signs, props, photos, lollipops, cake pops anything your imagination can conjure.  A beautiful addition to any part of your home as well.

Shadow Box White on SALE for $13.95
Shadow boxes are useful for all types of events. Place frame signs, props, photos, lollipops, cake pops anything your imagination can conjure.
A beautiful addition to any part of your home as well.

Retro TV Frame on SALE for $13.95 80's parties eat your heart out!

Retro TV Frame on SALE for $13.95
80′s parties eat your heart out!

Toadstool Fairy Lights on SALE for $10.45 There is never a shortage of gorgeous props for Woodlands, Enchanted or Fairy parties but they are always so irresistible that you can't quite get enough of them.

Toadstool Fairy Lights on SALE for $10.45
There is never a shortage of gorgeous props for Woodlands, Enchanted or Fairy parties but they are always so irresistible that you can’t quite get enough of them.

Gumball Machine on SALE for $20.95 Who can go past anything that dispenses candy. The little and big kids will love this one long after the party is over. Not just limited to Candy Shoppe themes, a gumball dispenser would be such a fun addition to most themes.

Gumball Machine on SALE for $20.95
Who can go past anything that dispenses candy. The little and big kids will love this one long after the party is over. Not just limited to Candy Shoppe themes, a gumball dispenser would be such a fun addition to most themes.

Cocktail Shaker on SALE for $13.95 Cocktail anyone? Always useful even if not for shaking those delicious cocktails, use to create smoothies, milkshakes, milo and protein shakes in the everyday.

Cocktail Shaker on SALE for $13.95
Cocktail anyone? Always useful even if not for shaking those delicious cocktails, use to create smoothies, milkshakes, milo and protein shakes in the everyday.

Retro Style Radio on SALE for $34.95 Another for your 80's soiree.  It is real and plays tunes from your phone as well as the radio.

Retro Style Radio on SALE for $34.95
Another for your 80′s soiree.
It is real and plays tunes from your phone as well as the radio.

Pineapple Cookie Jar on SALE for $20.95 Did you see the gorgeous tropical style Falmingo party by talented Suzanna of Mon Tresor the other day on the Amy Atlas blog? If so you are most certainly in love with this unique theme idea and this pineapple jar would be a perfect addition to a tropical soiree.

Pineapple Cookie Jar on SALE for $20.95
Did you see the gorgeous tropical style Falmingo party by talented Suzanna of Mon Tresor the other day on the Amy Atlas blog? If so you are most certainly in love with this unique theme idea and this pineapple jar would be a perfect addition to a tropical soiree.

Pineapple Cookie Jar on SALE for $20.95 If you loved the last jar you'll adore this one. LOVE the colour!

Pineapple Cookie Jar on SALE for $20.95
If you loved the last jar you’ll adore this one. LOVE the colour!

Unicorn Bookends on SALE for $20.95 Unicorn themed parties are so popular at the moment and these bookends are a sophisticated addition to both a party and a bedroom afterwards.

Unicorn Bookends on SALE for $20.95
Unicorn themed parties are so popular at the moment and these bookends are a sophisticated addition to both a party and a bedroom afterwards.

Ice Cream Cones on SALE for $13.95 Who doesn't love an ice cream themed party :)

Ice Cream Cones on SALE for $13.95
Who doesn’t love an ice cream themed party :)

Toadstool Salt & Pepper Shakers on SALE for $6.95

Toadstool Salt & Pepper Shakers on SALE for $6.95

Pineapple Card Holders on SALE for $6.95 Another gorgeous addition to a tropical style party.

Pineapple Card Holders on SALE for $6.95
Another gorgeous addition to a tropical style party.

 

Ice Cream Cone Card Holders on SALE for $6.95 Another sweet addition to an ice cream themed party.

Ice Cream Cone Card Holders on SALE for $6.95
Another sweet addition to an ice cream themed party.

Pink Mason Jars on SALE for $2.75 Who can go past a pink mason jar? Not me!

Pink Mason Jars on SALE for $2.75
Who can go past a pink mason jar? Not me!

Black Yo Yo on SALE for $4.85 What a gorgeous little favour these would make for a Little Man party.

Black Yo Yo on SALE for $4.85
What a gorgeous little favour these would make for a Little Man party.

Lilac Yo Yo on SALE for $4.85 How about one for the girls!

Lilac Yo Yo on SALE for $4.85
How about one for the girls!

Love Yo Yo on SALE for $4.85 Couldn't go past one last stylish Yo Yo.

Love Yo Yo on SALE for $4.85
Couldn’t go past one last stylish Yo Yo.

There is still oodles more gorgeous party supplies, decorations and prop ideas to be found over at Typo, definitely worth the look when you are planning any party or special celebration.

Dani xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little touch of ART in your next Soiree… a post on Billy and Scarlet

I have fallen helplessly in love with the gorgeous art of Billy and Scarlet. Jillian is the uber talented artist behind Billy & Scarlet and you can find her pieces in either her Etsy Store or her Madeit Store.

My favourite picks from Jillian’s current collection include:

Bunny and Hummingbird Artwork by Billy and Scarlet (c)

Bunny and Hummingbird Artwork by Billy and Scarlet (c)

Bunny Balloons Artwork by Billy and Scarlet

Bunny Balloons Artwork by Billy and Scarlet (c)

Hello Deer Artwork Pink by Billy and Scarlet

Hello Deer Artwork by Billy and Scarlet (c)

Hello Little One Artwork by Billy and Scarlet

hello little one Artwork by Billy and Scarlet (c)

Hot Air Balloon Artwork by Billy and Scarlet

Hot Air Balloon Artwork by Billy and Scarlet (c)

Mustache Artwork by Billy and Scarlet

Mustache Masculine Artwork by Billy and Scarlet (c)

Set of 3 Native American Artworks by Billy and Scarlet

Young and Brave Artwork set of 3 by Billy and Scarlet (c)

These gorgeous pieces are not only perfect for as a decoration at your little ones next celebration but will also be a perfect addition to any nursery, bedroom or play room.
As we all embrace a new chapter in celebration styling for our little ones, it can be quite special to add some personalized products that can be kept and enjoyed well after the celebration itself.

The beautiful pieces would also make for perfect gifts at a baby shower, christening or 1st Birthday.

I hope you enjoyed viewing some of the sweet artworks available from Billy and Scarlet, please feel free to take a look at Jillian’s Etsy Store or Madeit Store to view even more of her collection. You may also wish to keep up to date with her by following her on Etsy or on her Facebook page. You can also follow Jillian on Instagram. If you do take a visit let her know The Little Soiree sent you.

Dani xx

Real Events: Pretty Pink & Vintage Doily Baby Shower

Real Events: Pretty Pink & Vintage Doily Baby Shower

I love the beautifully styling of Amy from Sugar Buzz Dessert Tables and Lolly Buffets and I am always excited to work with her on the printables for one of her events. I have anticipated seeing the photos from her … Continue reading

Christening Lovely Lace Collection

Once the Etsy Store is re-opened I will be so pleased to include my newest design conversion, the Christening Lovely Lace Collection.

Lovely Lace Christening Invitation Etsy

I will also be looking at converting some of my other collections to include crosses in the design, making them even more suitable for Christenings.

Hope you love the new design as much as I do.

Dani xx

Happy 2nd Birthday to The Little Soiree!

Well I am a little late in celebrating but better late than never. The Little Soiree turned 2 on 26 April or thereabouts, I do know I was working on starting the business from late 2010 but it was on 26 April 2o11 that I wrote my first blog post (on my old blog) marking the start of The Little Soiree.

I could not be prouder of how much I have grown and learnt, I have been so lucky to have met so many wonderful woman who also run their own businesses and so many wonderful customers. I have made some lovely friends :)

I am very proud to have created Chase’s parties and have them featured on world famous blogs and in a magazine, which is something I only ever dreamed of.

I love that I am able to wake up each day and do something I love, to be surrounded by amazingly talented people in the party industry here in Australia and to be inspired everyday to create designs for such a special part of our lives, our celebrations.

So I have finally gotten around to writing this blog post, to announce the celebration for our 2nd Birthday!

Firstly I would love to give away a sweet printable collection for all my lovely customers, followers and friends.
These are blank printables, which I do not offer ever in any of my collections but this is an exception as it is a gift for you all to enjoy over and over, to share with your family and friends and to personalize as you would like to as many times as you would like.
I hope you all love the collection and enjoy it in your celebrations.

Sweet Florals – Print on Thick Paper 1
Sweet Florals – Print on Thick Paper 2
Sweet Florals – Print on Thin Paper
Sweet Florals – Chocolate Wrappers 25g

The next part of our celebration is that I will be having 20% off all printables (that’s right ALL of them) for the remainder of the week. Simply enter the code: 2NDBIRTHDAY
Printables are valid for 3 months after purchase and can be personalized at any time from purchase until 3 months time. Simply let me know in the Notes to Seller or email me to let me know when you would like to personalize the printables if it is not at the time of placing the order.

Enjoy!

Dani xx

Valentines Day “Love Letters” Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

 

 

 

 

I styled this shoot for the 2013 Valentines Day printables collection and based it around a sweet quote from the Notebook (my favourite movie) and the love letters Noah sent Ali. I included my own personal writing set, which fit in perfectly and designed a poster with the quote; “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” I adore this quote and the Notebook movie.
This printables collection was designed to be sweet, fun and perfect for that special someone, friends or for children to give as gifts. I wanted it to be versatile and incorporate pink, gold and red as I think the gold gives it something extra.

Hope you enjoy the photos and it inspires you to create your own sweet Valentines Day treats.

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree
Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

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Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Valentines Day Dessert Table by The Little Soiree

Printable Package $15

Printable Package $15

Printable Bag Toppers $5

Printable Bag Toppers $5

Printable Chocolate Wrappers $5

Printable Chocolate Wrappers $5

Valentines Day Chocolate Wrappers 25g Etsy 1

Hope you all have a fun and beautiful Valentines Day!

Danni xx