Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy New Year

Wow - Where did January go ? What a bumper month we have just had ! We thought it might a little bit quieter over Summer, but this has been our biggest yet by far. Many thanks to our fantastic retailers - you have kept us very busy ! 2012 is shaping up to be a wonderful year .... with lots of exciting projects, a growing team, more creative time and gorgeous new products coming our way....  xx

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Saturday, December 17, 2011

FETE Magazine - Special Launch Edition

This month, fete,  a new online magazine has launched onto the party scene with the December 2011 special launch issue just released. 

The first edition is truly beautiful and has such simple, chic entertaining ideas. The photography and styling is stunning. I was so surprised and tickled pink to see a little girl Eliza's gorgeous 3rd birthday with Sambellina included in the launch edition. A combination of pink, red and rustic kraft - I especially love the cut-down treat boxes for popcorn - what a great idea !!

Congratulations to Annabelle and Jane - it is so lovely !!  Can't wait to see Issue 1.

 Check it out here.

New cake/dessert size plates

Our new little sweet plates are a great way to add a pop of colour at cake and dessert time or at a grown up cocktail party or picnic. Premium food-safe gloss quality in sets of 12 - we think they are an easy, affordable way to add a little something to any celebration.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Product Launch - Guess what it is and WIN !

We are about to release a shiny new Sambellina party product, and thought it might be fun to make it "interesting" ....

Can you guess what it is ?
The first 25 correct entries win a pack of the mystery product  !!

- These will be lovely for Christmas parties
- Suits celebrations for both kids and adults
- Complements our signature partyware collection
- Exclusively created by Sambellina in 6 colour designs
- Not "seen before".....something new !

Please email us your guess to and all winners will be notified by email...... Good luck xxx

(NOTE - Open to Australian residents only)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

FREE Halloween Printable Letter

OK, so **poooof**  went the year ..... is it really Halloween again ??

We tried this out last year and the neighbours (and us) absolutely loved it. It was a dark, misty and eery night, but there was such excitement in the street.

If you are keen to try it at your place, here is a new version for this year.

Download HERE !! (and in case you are celebrating on the Sunday instead, download HERE)
Enjoy x

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Our new sweet party treat boxes have been so popular - thank you for snapping them up !!

We have had many lovely comments on how versatile they are with many different uses and ways of presenting them. Here are some ideas, but also please visit our album on Facebook for more ideas including some images of gorgeous real parties of them "in action" ... xx

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Surprise Tea Party

Yesterday was my big little girl's 7th birthday. Apparently, it was the most "awesomest" birthday ever. 
Birthdays always start in our house with pancakes, balloons and pressies delivered to your bedroom...and finishing with a loud, warm and fun family dinner.

This year, Sam had a surprise tea party to greet her from school. Just her and me. Together. Chatting. With cake. What fun I had setting it all up, and she loved it ( - "like, totally").

Inspired by Ava's Tea Party (lovely writeup by Babyology)....a tragic story, about a little girl lost too soon, and her Mum who beautifully encourages parents with an annual August tea party tradition, to take time out, slow down, forget about the million things going on around you and in your head - for a moment, and just soak them in.

Happy birthday my angel...... xx Kate

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Why I love birthday parties.......?

I have been asked a few times why I chose a business related to birthday parties .....

For me, it is a very easy question to answer.

The day each of my babies were born - was the most special, mind-blowingly amazing, moving days of my life, filled my heart to the brim and the bond was sealed forever. I love them both to the end of the earth, and every birthday, for me, is a celebration of how lucky I am to be a Mum to these precious children.

Birthdays are just fun !! I love going to every birthday party - everybody is happy, the parents are so proud and the unbridled joy and excitement in the room is always infectious. The light in the eyes of the birthday girl/boy when those birthday candles come out. What is there not to love ?! And on top of that, Mums often get to spread their creative wings and play a little (or a LOT) with colour, paper, balloons, cakes, and sugar.....

Whether a party is one bowl of chips and a birthday cake, or has a giant jumping castle delivered by fairies that spits out smarties, if the reason for having a party is the same - celebration, joy, and fun - then, how can they not be one of the best things in life....

I have one of the best jobs out and love it almost as much as birthday parties ...

xx Kate

Friday, July 29, 2011

{Real Parties} Little Aeroplane Party

I can't believe my little boy is 4 !!  To celebrate this year, we had a very small indoor "do" with family, his cousins and a couple of his very closest friends...

The best part of a party to me - is the building excitement for the birthday boy (and his big sister, event planner Miss Sambellina herself) in the party lead-up. We had so much fun preparing the treat bags together, making styrofoam aeroplanes, setting up the party table and planning the entertainment and games.
I love how completely absorbed and involved they both get with their birthday parties. Being simple and small, it was a lot of fun to put together.

Invitation by Sambellina, Cupcakes by Kiss Me Kate

The hero of the party were the amazing baked goodies custom made by Kiss Me Kate Events. I could gush all day about how beautiful the cupcakes and cookies were. I gave Kate a small brief and our custom designed invitation, and look at how perfectly matched these gorgeous cupcakes are !!!!! They were like little art masterpieces too good to eat, but all reported they tasted as great as they looked. Kate is an artistic baking genius.

Cupcakes and star cookies by Kiss Me Kate, Star Serviettes from Love To Celebrate, Partyware and Treat Boxes by Sambellina.

I would also like to mention the enormous generousity of Gaby from Love To Celebrate in Roseville, Sydney who sent me samples of styrofoam aeroplanes and aircraft party favours to make it so easy to theme everything up. The aeroplanes were great for our indoor air races (to a Top Gun soundtrack of course)....and the kids had fun making them up ready to race. Thank you Gaby !!

My first attempt at tissue pom poms as clouds. They were somewhat amateur but who says clouds need to be neat. Check out the Martha Stewart tutorial - easy peasy.

Retro styrofoam aeroplanes from Love to Celebrate.

A little party table with helium balloons. Kids really do love to find their initials and their personalised place before devouring the party food. We had a little blackboard runway in the middle of the table set out with some of Christian's massive aeroplane collection.

I remembered why I started up a party related business in the first place - they really are so much fun !!!
xx Kate

Sunday, June 26, 2011

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