Party by @a_mrs_and_a_miss

DIY party styling has never been so easy with amazing small businesses around Australia here to help these days!  I missed out on styling my daughters 1st birthday – so much so there is only a few blurry photos taken on the day. So this year I was determined to create the dream party I had hoped for the first time around.

www.balloonies.com.au was the place to go for all of my balloons – their DIY Balloon garland makes styling like this so much easier! Everything you need down to the wall hooks and instructions are just perfect and the best part of all was being able to choose from a great range of colours that suited the theme I was going for. To top off the overall look the tassel garland is just breathtaking and can of course be used over and over again!

pink themed second birthday

Harper’s personalised cake topper and STUNNING name hoop was from the very talented www.sassandspunkstyles.com.au and were custom made for the day, which gave it such a personable feel. Everyone commented on this piece that is for sure!

To continue the DIY trend of the party, I tried my hand at cake baking and decorating and simply used the easiest thing possible – cake mix packets from White Wings! It was so delish and was topped off by making the smoothest buttercream icing recipe from www.taste.com.au and faux flowers from the ever trusty www.kmart.com.au. Made a few weeks in advance and popped in the freezer, it was so much easier on the day to just decorate and serve. And with the gorgeous topper on top how could I go wrong?

2nd birthday party milestones

The one thing I couldn’t leave out was Harper’s BIRTH RULER which is from the original creator www.thewaltzingmoose.com and it shows how much she has grown since we bought her home from the hospital. It gives such a wonderful memory to look back on and each year we display it to remind ourselves just how little she was.

A DIY printable milestone board was also created to suit the overall colour theme and invitations from www.facebook.com/rubybabydesigns and it gave every one a little taste of what Harper loves doing, what she enjoys playing with, her growth etc. It was something that gave that little extra touch to the day.

Harper’s party was everything I imagined and more thanks to the amazing small businesses around Australia supplying the best possible products. It really is so much fun and so easy!

gorgeous balloon garland 2nd birthday