Industry Blog

No Instagram music sticker – problem solved (Nov 2019)

November 13, 2019 Leave a comment

That elusive problem – how to get the Instagram stories music sticker – I’ve been hunting it for months! About 4 months ago, I had it for about 2 days before it was taken away, and then this month, it popped up again. I had no idea why, but I finally put it together after

Industry event: Tiny Tots Event Hire 10th birthday

October 13, 2019 Leave a comment

The team from Tiny Tots Event Hire recently celebrated their 10th birthday in fabulous style! What a great business milestone. Tiny Tots Event Hire is one of Sydney’s original toy hire companies. They offer high-quality toys that offer children a wide variety of play experiences, as well as a range of party hire props. Tiny Tots

Party People Australia team up with popular Halloween store for the season

September 29, 2019 Leave a comment

Homegrown party store The Party People Australia and Canadian import Halloween Alley have come together to celebrate North America’s popular holiday event in Australia – with an epic pop-up shopping event for Halloween only! Their first foray together will be in the form Australia’s largest (and only) Halloween pop-up store, which will be open right through

5 party and event planning podcasts to follow

July 1, 2019 Leave a comment

Today I have decided to put together a blog post sharing some of the best party and event planning podcasts I have come across. I decided to do this because I love learning and knowledge. I am, in fact, a hoarder of many things including information (both useful and not). Most of these are US based,

Tropical party theme for a Confetti Fair meet and greet

March 13, 2019 Leave a comment

We recently had the pleasure of hosting an afternoon meet and greet for some of our Sydney friends! As we’ve never had the chance to play with a tropical party theme, we were excited about putting something fun and bright together. Thankfully, the weather was fitting too, with the barometer pushing 30, despite it being

Melbourne baker Sweet CakeArt: Getting to know Shehla

March 6, 2019 Leave a comment

Say Hello to the face behind Melbourne baker Sweet CakeArt –Shehla! Based in Thomastown, VIC, Sweet Cake Art is here to provide you with customised cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other baked treats for your celebrations and special events! Tell us a bit about yourself Shehla? My obsession with sweets began at a very early age.

5 benefits of listing your business to an online party directory

December 22, 2018 Leave a comment

There are many advantages to listing your party business to an online directory, far beyond the possibility of leveraging traffic from the directory itself. If you have been thinking about advertising on an online party directory, here are some reasons to consider. Taking advantage of the directory’s traffic This is the most obvious reason for joining a

8 lessons I’ve learnt running my own business in 2018

December 20, 2018 Leave a comment

2018 – what a year! A very eventful one, so I have decided to write a little piece on lessons I’ve learnt running my own business. We’ve pushed out 7 publications, hosted around 6 styled shoots, redesigned our website, hit (almost) 50k on Insta, and pushed out a myriad of blog content. Whilst this may

Review: Building a Brand Seminar with Femena

November 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of attending the Building a Brand Seminar, an event by Femena, a woman’s business and well-being network. I was really grateful that Sophie from Sweet Sienna Event Styling, who also attended, suggested the evening for us as it was definitely worthwhile. Held at the Highline in Sydney’s inner

Social media blues: 5 social media tips for when your strategy is failing

November 13, 2018 Leave a comment

Have you got the social media blues? I get them all the time. And I’m not just talking FOMO. I mean. You put every single inch of your efforts into ‘crushing it’ as Gary Vee would say, but you’re still not seeing traction. Sometimes, it just feels like you are talking to an echo chamber!

Instagram engagement: How I learnt to stop worrying and love those bombs

September 13, 2018 Leave a comment

I used to think that having an Instagram feed full of posts with lots of likes was one of the most important things about my social media. Instagram engagement and the flaky algorithm were seriously giving me grief! But I was wrong. Whilst it pays off to have a strategy, I’ve learnt the hard way that

Getting to know Lucy Leonardi, family and kids party photographer!

August 26, 2018 Leave a comment

Since its beginning, the art of photography has never been far from family life. Whether it’s the arrival of your first newborn, christenings, first steps or birthdays a photographer – especially a kids party photographer – is central to keeping the memory of the occasion. Lucy Leonardi captures these intimate family moments through her candid, natural and

Meet Charlie, your next event photographer

June 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Have you met Charlie from ZOOM Images (one of our favourite event photographers)? Charlie Sleiman is a father of 3 and a husband of 1. For as long as Charlie can remember he has been overflowing with a passion for creativity. In primary school, Charlie was building things when he should’ve been reading things. In high

Introducing… Mr & Mrs WTF

March 22, 2018 Leave a comment

Introducing Mr&Mrs WTF to the Confetti Community! Mr&Mrs WTF is a unique photobooth biz,  providing a variety of super creative props, photobooths, stands and much more to hire at a very reasonable cost! I truly love their unique products! Nadine from Mr&Mrs WTF popped in to Confetti HQ to give us the low down on how Mr&Mrs

Lilelements and lilsweets: a super lil party team

February 16, 2018 Leave a comment

lilelements and Confetti Fair go way back. If you’re a fan of our magazines, you’ve definitely seen examples of Marie’s excellent work and really unique style. Her work certainly has a beautiful and ethereal quality. Today, we have a chat to lilelements’ Marie and her sister Eileen, of lilsweets about their ‘lil team’ and the

A chat with Natascha of Petite Events Hire

January 18, 2018 Leave a comment

Today we chat to Natascha of Petite Events Hire, a one stop shop offering a range of party services such as unique “petite” decor item hire, dessert table styling, and grazing platters and tables.  How did Petite Events Hire come about? We have three kids and this means lots of parties. It was quite a spontaneous idea to

The fine art behind Commie’s Cupcakes

October 24, 2017 Leave a comment

 If you haven’t yet seen the insane creations by Amber at Commie’s Cupcakes, go check them out right now (well, you can read this first)! Amber, a cupcake artist, makes gorgeous and unique treats (as well as cakes) merging her background in design, perfect attention to detail, and creative talent to create a beautiful product.

Party talk with Ruby Rabbit

August 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Today, we chat to Alex of Ruby Rabbit, one of our fave party shops….yay! How did Ruby Rabbit get started, and what was the inspiration? I always wanted to have my own business. To call it my very own, to watch it grow and see what I could achieve! After many years as a professional

Hello, again. Let’s get excited!

June 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello and welcome to the re-launch of Confetti Fair’s Blog! We are so excited to be once again sharing amazing businesses, party inspiration, trends, DIY ideas and party hacks! Keep an eye out for exciting product reviews, interviews and real parties. For today, I thought I would share a Confetti Fair update. As many of

Figmint Catering & The High-Heeled Hostess: Book Review, Interview & Giveaway!

June 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Aussies have been bombarded with reality cooking shows of late. As a result, a plethora of cookbooks are filling shelves. Come dinner party time, you can just grab your favourite celebrity chef’s book and whip up some culinary delights. But then what? How do you set a table correctly? How do you know what drinks to