Tuesday, November 9, 2010

{Tuesday Giveaway} and Preferred Vendor Spotlight: Le Petit Party

Le Petit Party was joyfully welcomed as a preferred sponsor of the Kate Landers Events, LLC, blog in October. I am absolutely SMITTEN with some of their gorgeous party products, and could order oodles today!

Today I have the great opportunity to share with you an interview I conducted with the two lovely ladies behind the business, Effi and Anna.

I hope you have a moment to read through their answers...it is full of wisdom and great advice!!!

 Oh, and of course, they are sponsoring a terrific giveaway!!! (giveaway at end of post)

                                      {anchor cupcakes by Whipped Bake Shop}

{Question} What made you decide to start Le Petit Party? How and when did you start your business?

{Answer} Le Petit Party was a natural progression of our original business, Effi Georgia. We had been organising weddings for over 7 years.

Our wedding clients eventually starting having babies who needed Christenings organised, those babies then started turning 1 then 2 then 3 and needed birthday parties organised. After getting a taste for the fun and colour of oganising children’s parties over the last 5 years, we decided to phase out the wedding side of our business in the last year to develop Le Petit Party - where our focus is solely children’s parties and Christenings.

{Question} What is your favorite trend in children's parties and/or party products right now?

{Answer} We have a ridiculous obsession for dessert tables and candy buffets at the moment.

While the trend has been around for quite a while now, the concept is still considered a relatively new one in Australia. We have just started doing dessert tables in the last few months and find them so much fun! We find ourselves up till all hours scouring the world for amazing candies and desserts, and have been busy baking in the kitchen coming up with ideas. (the waistline is of course suffering because of this!!!)

{Question} If you had to select your three most favorite products from your shop, what would they be?
{Answer}At the moment (because it does change from week to week):

• Our pretty Boxed Butterfly Invitation

• Our nautical sailboat favour box

{Question} Do you have any insight for others trying to balance a business and family? What are your priorities, and how do you keep them straight?

{Answer}We have 3 gorgeous young children between us, and very supportive husbandsour beautiful families are our priority and come first no matter what. When you have a family to look after, your business and your attitude to your business need to be flexible. We have set up and run our business in a way that allows us to prioritise our families.

                                          {Cupcakes by Cupcake Bake Shop}

We have had to change from having a storefront open to the public 6 days a week to an online only business, we work flexible hours, and generally try to create a stress-free work environment. Sometimes the workload can be demanding, but you always have to make time to do the things you enjoy – and we absolutely love planning wonderful parties and making our gorgeous clients smile.

{Question} What are your favorite blogs to read on a daily basis?

{Answer} Kate Landers (of course!!!)

Amy Atlas – we love the inspirational dessert queen

Hostess With The Mostess – it’s so inspirational seeing people’s amazing events

{Question} What children's party theme is your current favorite?

{Answer} The ladybug party theme and the jungle party theme are oldies but goodies – they will always have a soft spot in our heart.

We are currently planning a vintage tea party theme which we are very excited about – I know this is going to be our new favourite!

{Question} Are there any children's parties you are currently planning? If so, can you divulge any details with us about what to look forward to?

{Answer} We have lots in the works. As I mentioned, we are currently working on a gorgeous vintage tea party theme. We have these cute little rag doll invitations we are currently designing, and the party table will be filled with lots of old world charm – lace, floral printed fabrics, strawberry jam sandwiches, pretty cupcakes, lots of beautiful teas and tea cups. The colour palette is pale blue, pale pink, lemon and pale green. Can’t wait to launch the photos.

We are also working on a bright summer palette of orange and fuchsia – we were inspired by a gorgeous stripe print fabric and have been designing an entire party theme around it. It will be perfect for the spring and summer.

{Question} What do you consider to be the best party favors for parents or party planners who want to give out something classic, adorable, eco-friendly and useful that won't end up the the "junk drawer" or lost under the seat in the car? Do you suggest people give out one larger and more expensive party favor, or multiple smaller things? Which are some of your favorites in your shop?

{Answer} Young children always love the idea of getting lots of bits and pieces in a party bag as a gift. There is nothing like ripping open a party bag and pulling out lollies and bubbles and all sorts of knick-knacks. Half the party fun is sifting through that bag at the end of the party on the way home and ooh-aahing at everything. Yes, often these little knick-knacks do end up in the junk drawer, but there are lots of little reasonably priced knick-knacks that are great quality that kids will use over and over again.

All of our beautifully painted wooden toys and favours are great fun, and kids will continue to use them long after the party is over.

Some of our favourites are:

Gorgeous wooden ladybug castanets

Fun Jumping Clowns

Pretty pink maracas

Alternatively, you could incorporate items throughout the party that guests use while they are at the party, and then get to take home as party favours:

Our ladybug wands and handbags are great for dress ups at a ladybug theme party

Our circus sipper cups are great for serving drinks during the party and then for taking home as a favour at the end of the party

{Question} Just for fun...what is your favorite color? Favorite movie? Favorite dessert?

Favourite colour: red

Favourite movie: Life is Beautiful

Favourite dessert: Chocolate cake OF COURSE!

THANK YOU Effi and Anna of Le Petit Party for a delightful interview!

NOW, for a fabulous giveaway!!!!!!

A $50.00 (AU dollars, which is what everything is priced in on their website!) gift certificate for purchase of precious products of your choosing from their online shop!

Shipping complimentary, and INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE {large/bulky items may not be suitable for international shipping}, so everyone is encouraged to enter.

Here's how to enter:

1. Visit Le Petit Party here, come back and leave a comment on this blog post telling us 2 of your favorite items (more details the better!)


2. Become a fan of Le Petit Party, and it would be lovely if you dropped Effi & Anna a note to say hello and introduce yourself!


3. Become a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC (if you already are one, thank you!)


***FOR AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY (DOUBLING YOUR CHANCES), please tell us in your comment what items you would like to see available at Le Petit Party.***

Thank you kindly! Must be age 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway ends Monday, November 15th at 11:59pm EST.



Erin said...

I love the Circus theme party hats and Circus theme invitation (the one in the box). So cute.

ERin said...

I'd love to see candy shop or lollipop themed party items.

Deanna said...

I love the pink bunting flags! These gorgeous paper flags/ bunting are perfect for decorating the party room. String them on a ribbon and watch the room transform into something beautiful! They come ready hole punched for easy assembly.
I also love the whole red polka dot theme for girls birthday party! My daughter turns 2 in march and this would be perfect!
I am now fans of le petit party on facebook and I've been a Kate landers fan!
I would love to see a woodsy theme with owls and forest animals !
Thanks for always sharing ideas and strong business women!

Daniela said...

I love the cupcake trinket boxes and the butterfly theme party invitations.

Daniela said...

I like Le Petit Party on FB.

Daniela said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers on FB already.

NatalieC said...

Two of my favorite items(although its hard to narrow it down) would be the Circus Stripe Fabric Party Table Cloth since I'm having a hard time finding one and the Red and White Stripe Polka Dot Party Plates, so unique and I think they would make a lovely addition to my sons circus party!

NatalieC said...

An item I would love to see in the shop would be candy or pinatas?

Dixon Family said...

Oh my goodness, the cupcake shape trinket boxes and cupcake stand is

Dixon Family said...

I like Le Petit Party on FB

Dixon Family said...

I am already a fan of Kate Landers on FB

Dixon Family said...

I would love to see more boy themed party favors such as tractors or vintage trains.

D&A said...

The butterfly invites are gorgeous. They would be perfect to go along with my little girl's garden-themed first birthday party, since her bedroom is also covered in butterflies. LOVE all the ribbons too. Perfect for some crafts I have in mind.

Bakers Treats said...

I adore the cupcake wrappers!

Susan Crabtree said...

I love the blue striped & green striped bags!

Susan Crabtree said...

I would love to see party themes for older kids-everything is geared towards younger children.

Jennifer Birkhead said...

Already a huge fan of both Le Petit Party and of course Kate Landers ;)

There are soooo many lovely party favors at Le Petit and it's extra exciting for me as so many of them would go perfectly with my kid's party range, the lady bug maraccas, the bee pencils, the cupcake trinket boxes, the wooden flexi jungle animals, the flip flop thong eraser....
BUT the ones catching my eye in particular are the circus press toys and the clown noses with my eldest set to have a circus theme for her next birthday :)

Would love to see a pamper party theme for older girls :)

Renee said...

I just adore the Ballerina Princess Party Invitations, nothing else screams girly girl like these do. I also love everything in the Bee Party Theme range, I just love Bee themed parties. I made a really funky retro bee birthday banner for a customer, it was so fun.
I'm a fan of both Facebook pages too.
I would love to see anything cupcake or ice cream at Le Petit Party as this is the theme I'm picked for my daughter's 2nd birthday.
Thank you for the great giveaway girls!

VK said...

I love the nautical theme as well as the ladybug. Any bright with white really pops for me.
Many of the gift ideas make me smile and my creative juices flow.
Thanks for the inspiration to make things special for the important people in our lives.

Style Me Gorgeous said...

I love the sailboat party invitation, and the bee maraca's.

Style Me Gorgeous said...

Im already a fan of Kate Landers on FB !

Style Me Gorgeous said...

I like Le Petit Party on facebook :-)

Elaine Fin said...

I love the Circus Big Top Sipper Cups and the Ballerina tutu invitations... so adorable!

I am already a fan of Kate Landers Events and have just become a fan of Le Petit Party on FB.

I would love to see some more decorating items for sale like jars, stands, drink dispensers, backdrops and candy!

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous site!

Melanna said...

I already like Kate Landers events and now like Le Petit Party. Thanks for introducing me to their talent!

Picking my favourites was hard! I love the entire red polka dot party, really like that polka dot dress favour box.

love the nautical favour box as well. Too bad I have no boys to use it for!

Melanna said...

I would love to see some gender neutral themes/supplies.
And I'm in search of picnic themed items for a teddy bears' picnic. *wink*
And I agree with a previous poster for some older children ideas.

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

Love the nautical theme because I'm currently planning a baby shower for a friend in this theme. And the ladybug theme is dear to my heart did daughter's 1st B-day in ladybugs, and had so much trouble finding things.

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

became a fan of lePetit on FB

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

already a fan of Kate Landers on FB

Angela said...

I am now a fan of Le Petit and Kate Landers, LLC on Facebook. After visiting the website, I realized that I love EVERYTHING! Lol! For the sake of the contest, I narrowed it down to 3!

1. The Fluffy Princess Party bag is adorable. I like it because it's pink and I can never resist feathers!!

2. I recently received my "Butterfly Release Certification" so I am now interested in all things butterfly related. I love all the butterfly products, but especially the Butterfly Party Table Centerpiece!

3. The Ballerina Party Table Centerpiece is unique. I saw in the photos that it can also be displayed from the ceiling - how creative! Plus, it's pink!

Stormy said...

So many adorable items, its so hard to just pick two. But I think my top 2 are

Nautical Sailboat Bomboniere box and Nautical Sailboat Party Invitation Boxed

stormyranew at yahoo dot com

Stormy said...

I would like to see more vintage themed items- such as a vintage cowboy theme

stormyranew at yahoo dot com

B and B said...

I love the cupcake trinket boxes! So adorable! I would to see more movie themed items. Maybe Harry Potter or something similar.

Mayra Rivera said...

I like the Party Table Runners in particular the Red and White Stripe and the Circus Party Supplies. Those Circus Party Hats caught my eye!

I became a fan of Le Petit Party and I am a fan of Kate Landers Events on Facebook!

Stephanie B said...

So many beutiful things at La Petite Party, it's hard to pick just two!!

However, I have to admit I am most smitten by to of the Christening Invitation Sets:
The Latte Tulle Lace Invitation set is gorgeous!! I especially love all the coordinating pieces!

The Pink French Lace Invitation Set is also beautiful! The pearl embellishments on the lace are just darling.

If we have a girl I will definitely get one of these sets for her baptism.

Belinda Baker said...

As a mum of 3 young boys i am so in love with all of the nautical theme items. I particularly love the sailboat bomboniere box and the anchor card. Just perfect for a boys party.
I am a liker of Le petit and Kate Landers

Dorangela said...

Love the circus theme. My favorite are the circus themed meal boxes and the pull out circus invitations.

Dorangela said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events.

Dorangela said...

I would love to see a vintage mermaid theme. Didn't see if they had anything line that on their beautiful site.

Joy said...

I adore the Nautical theme! The flag bunting and anchor invitation are so amazing. I also love the fishing line party invitation!

Ann Heenan said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events

Ann Heenan said...

I like the butterfly party theme.

Ann Heenan said...

I am having a tea party theme for my daughter and have been looking for cute kid friendly tea cups for favors and have not found any. I am always looking for cute unique favors.

Ann Heenan said...

I am a fan of Le Petit Party

Anonymous said...

I am SWOONING over the Nautical Sailor Party Theme! How cute is that set!

The Nautical Sailboat Bomboniere box is devine and would make such an impression on my guests.

The Lighthouse centerpiece is amazing. It would set off the table perfectly - just lovely!

Jules - icedsarsparilla@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Also a fan of Petit Party and Kate Landers (have been for ages!)

Jules - icedsarsparilla@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to see a little Indian theme - headdresses, bows and arrows. Cute :)

Jules - icedsarsparilla@gmail.com

Rochelle said...

I am a fan of Kate and now Le Petit Party! What adorable items! I love the ladybug party accessories!! It has inspired me for my daughter's next birthday!

Erin said...

I like le petite party on fb

Erin said...

I like Kate landers on fb

Kym said...

Was this store created for a mad party decor fan like me!!!!! So glad to have found it! I love the Ballerina Princess PArty Invites and I love the BUtterfly Party Table Centrepieces!!! Drool, drool!!!!

Kym said...

Now a super dooper huge fan of Le Petit Party!!! - Kym Teale

Kym said...

Already a super dooper big fan of Kate Landers Events - Kym Teale

Kym said...

I would love to see personalised banners, I have been looking for one for my daughters birthday coming up and I want a chic, stylish and personalised banner matching her theme for her birthday party, and it is so hard to find!

mom22 said...

I'm planning a carnival party for my son's birthday. I'd love any of the carnival items, but especially the red and white striped table cloth and circus party hats.

Ann Easterling said...

i would LOVE to see a "pinkalicious" themed party or other story book characters like Olivia, and Fancy Nancy themed parties. Loveee their stuff!!

Ann Easterling said...

fan of Kate Landers!~!

Molly said...

I am a huge fan of Kate Landers and Le Petit. Circus theme would be great for my daughter's 2nd birthday. Of course the ballerina is amazing! Love the striped bags and circus invites!