Brothers Ash and Nic love nothing more than playing 'rescues' together. They don fire helmets, jump on the firetruck and aeroplane balance bikes and race through the house to the next emergency! So when it came time for their joint birthday party, a firefighting theme was a clear choice.Read More
I recently spoke with Bupa about what it takes to create a milestone celebration that will be remembered for years to come.Read More
While being a party planner and stylist is about the best job I’ve ever had, there have been times when I’ve wondered if it has made me one of the most hated women in Melbourne.Read More
These gorgeous airmail biscuits are just the thing for a airplane party. They are simple to make and will take your dessert table from amateur to divine in one simple, no-bake swoop!Read More
See how I created this dessert table for $100 and how you can too!Read More
Rather than going down the well worn route of a carnival themed party, I decided to create the magic of the ‘chalk drawing’ scene from the 1960s Mary Poppins. I wanted to capture that childlike wonderment, where anything is possible and everyday outings become beautiful adventures.Read More
Recently my healthy, fruit juice jelly was featured in Little One Magazine. This is my no-fail, go-to recipe and makes it easy to include a healthy option at your next kids party.Read More
The brief: to create an farmyard themed party for a little boy who was turning three and loved animals and trucks.Read More
A beautiful hotel, rebuilt during the interwar period was the jumping off point for this party. The Brief: To create a vintage, glamorous party for a stylish girl-about-town.Read More
Never fear, fellow mums of boys! Girls shouldn't get to have all the fun. And for those times when you feel like want to go to town with a gorgeous theme, I have rounded up 5 ideas for boys' parties that the favourite men in your life will love just as much as you do!Read More
The Brief: to create a kids party that is gorgeous and girl-y enough for the birthday girl but still fun for the boys who will attend.
There are tons of great ideas here that you could use for your own bakery themed party.Read More
I love a princess party as much as the next girl, but sometimes it is nice to do something besides the usual princess and ballet parties. Here are 5 ideas that are so beautiful and exciting you'll be counting down the days to your daughters next party in anticipation!Read More
What if I told you there was one simple thing you could do that would allow you to be more present with your children and happier than you’ve ever been?
It isn’t a diet or a juice fast, it doesn’t require you to commit to an hour a day with a life coach or take up the latest exercise trend. You can do it in bed before you fall asleep or in the morning during your shower. And you can definitely do it while scrolling through your social media feeds!
It is this:Read More
The reality of life with my beautiful, boisterous boys is that our Christmas tree has been set up inside a plastic play pen for the last three years lest my younger son scale it, dismantle it or hit his older brother over the head with a branch. This is how I create two or three beautiful moments each Christmas that could be mistaken for the glamorous life of a woman who uses the bathroom alone.Read More
This has been my go-to Christmas cocktail since I became a mum. It is equal parts glamour and sophistication. But best of all, once you’ve done the initial prep, it is as easy as popping an ice cube into a glass and pouring champagne!Read More
At least once a week my husband, Mr Something Wonderful Happened, and I engage in a ritual of sorts.
It always begins like this: “Thank goodness we only have two,” I’ll say.
“We are almost finished with nappies and it is so manageable taking two children out now that they are a bit older, the ratio of adults to children is perfect,” I’ll continue.
Sometimes I add in a sentence or two about how difficult it would be to convince extended family to babysit if we had any more children. Mr Something Wonderful Happened will chime in with some solid points of his own, usually something about package holidays always being for two adults and two children. Sometimes I exclaim over the cost of educating two children, let alone three.
But the ritual always ends in the same way.
“Still…” I say
“Still…” he says.Read More