January 31, 2011

Let's Party!!

Last April I was told I couldn't go back to 'normal' work by the doctors who had looked after my Premature Twin's Aurelia Violet and Indiana Torah. Most of you may know that on November 2009, I gave birth to my Identical Twins at only 25 weeks gestation. They spent four months in hospital. Indiana came home on oxygen due to her damaged lungs and upon investigation, we were told both girls had a small hole in their hearts. 



All this meant...baby CPR classes and no strangers were allowed to look after my babies. My 'normal' job was a Manager at retail giant Bunnings. I enjoyed working with customers and I looked after a team of over 50 staff. But suddenly...I was home everyday with just two..and as much as I love my girls..this can test anyone who is used to being around lots of people!

Then...Lily Chic Events was born!


I had worked as an Event Decorator for two years before beginning my job at Bunnings and absolutely loved it. My husband encouraged me to find my 'ultimate' job and I knew this was it! I imagined it taking a few years before I could call it my 'job'. I never imagined I would have such encouragement, support and trust from my Facebook fans and peers. But that's exactly what I got! 

My first event...the Fairy Party took me 8 hours to set up and I slept for 4 hours afterwards...I think I was mentally exhausted...it consumed my every thought! And I am so glad that that was my first party. I will never forget attaching over 120 Lanterns and Pom poms to a hard wooden ceiling at midnight...and seeing it 'come alive'. 


Since then...I have never looked back..I am excited everyday..thinking about all my new and upcoming projects...and those yet to come! And so to Celebrate reaching 1500 fan's (and friends), I have come up with a 'kit' for one of you to win..

As I have four daughters...my house is full of pink things..and as my twins were the reason I do what I do...I thought it only fitting that I give away a 'FAIRY PRINCESS PARTY KIT'!

This kit will contain...Candles..


Gorgeous Invitations..




A Party Pack containing 12 Paper Plates, 12 Paper Cups, 12 Party Hats, 12 Party Masks and 12 Lolly Bags!


An extra 12 Party Bags...


12 Favour Boxes..


72 Heart Shaped Pink Doilies..


Battery operated wire heart shaped lights..


Not only will you receive all of these goodies...but you will also get 10 Hot Pink Papar Lanterns and 5 Ribbon Wands from Pinwheels and Pearls


And speaking of Pinwheels and Pearls....I have a small SURPRISE for you all....I am so honoured that the gorgeous Kate from Pinwheels and Pearls will become a stockist on Shoppe With Lily! That's right...you will be able to buy these stunning Ribbon Wands on our new Shoppe!! Very Excited!!

Whew...I think that's everything! .........Oh hang on! I forgot one more thing! 

Lastly you will also receive a free full Party Concept from Lily Chic Events..for any party you are planning within the next 12 months!!

AND...20% off your first purchase from the Shoppe! Is this a prize and a half??

All YOU have to do is...

1. Become a fan of Lily Chic Events on facebook...then

2. Come back here and tell me your a fan and which party concept you would love to see me do this year!

EASY!!

BUT..the catch is...I need to get to 1500 fans first...so PLEASE spread the love!!

Lil xx


53 comments:

Danielle said...

I have been a fan of your page for a while. Look at your darling girls! I would like to see you do a big "Carnival" party. Having 5 kids, the thought crossed my mind to do a big family Carnival party to celebrate all kids birthday's at once. Still thinking about it...

amygreaves said...

Hi, i just discovered your page on facebook, became a fan, and am spreading the love :) the party concept i would love to see would be a little girls butterfly themed party, as my two daughters Annabelle and Lily adore them. Good luck in 2011!

Angela said...

Hi Lily - love your work! It would be great to see you do the rose cones - pictured in your facebook album for inspiration in 2011. Or the one with the blue hanging lampshade!
Ange :-)

x N said...

I would love to see a 'farm' themed party. Im planning on doing either that, or a teddy bear picnic themed party for my little guy's 1st birthday in April. (Which ive started planning now) He was also a NICU baby. He's older brother and sister (Who would adore the princess party goodies!) have both been very understand throughout our past year of hospital runs and tests. I think a Farm party will benefit all of them! Cant wait to see what you come up with!

Kim L said...

I'm so jealous! This is my dream job too! I love organising and themeing kids parties! I've often thought about starting a business too, but i get cold feet, and lack the confidence. My little girl is turning 9 this year, and I;d love to see you theme something like a pamper party for older girls. By the way, I 'like' your FB page!
Kim

Anita Mc said...

I've been a fan of your for quite a while on facebook and love seeing the things you create. I am planning a small ladybug themed party for my daughters 1st birthday next weekend. I would love to see you theme an under the sea party~
Anita

Love is Sweeter said...

Hello
I am a mum to twin boys who will be turning 6 in April. My boys have asked me to do a racing car themed party and trying to find cool racing cars has been harder then I thought it would be. Please help!
Sonia

CindyC said...

An Underwater theme ;)Always fancies water theme..so magical ;) Would love to be in your shoes decorating all this wonderful parties :)

Renee said...

As you know Lil, Me and my family are HUGE fans! We tell everyone about you and your talent, kindness and generosity! I would love to see your take on a 10 year wedding anniversary and renewing of our vows! Yes ours next year ha ha. Romantic, antique and shabby!

Dilli Bird said...

Hi Lil,

I agree with the farm theme, I'd like to see that too.

But what I would REALLY like to see you do is the wedding with the fairy lights on the ceiling in the pic you posted on facebook a while ago! I want to get married again so I can have that!!

little treasures said...

Hi! Follower Number 11 reporting for duty. (Thanks btw for following my little blog - much appreciated)
How about a party for boys - pirates perhaps?
Right, I'm off now to like you on Facebook and spread the word over there x

Kelly said...

Hi! I am a keen follower and would love to see you do a butterfly themed party or ladybeetles. My girls love these things.

Billie Mac said...

I've been a fan of your page for a long time and love looking (drooling over) at all of your party concept designs. You have such a talent to pull of the different aspects together for your clients. maybe one day we'll need you too!

I would love to see a construction party design - my little boy is 3 this year and that is going to be our party theme. Thinking diggers and sand and traffic cones! Maybe even some toddler sized HiVisibilty vests!

BabyWrangler said...

Psssst I'm a fan (not sure if you've noticed LOL).

I'd love to see a Hungry Caterpillar theme (one of my son's fave books)...I've seen a few on the web, and I've seen a few commercially available items to do one...bit if anyone could blow all that out of the water...you could!
All the colours....

Catherine Bramich said...

Hey Lil,
Im a liker of your page, and i turn 18 soon, i'd love to see you do an 18th styled as a masquerade ball :)

Katrina and Peter said...

Hi I'm a new fan and would love to see a ladybug themed party for a little girl.

Stephu said...

I would love to see you do a cfa themed party (fire man) My sons dad is a volunteer fire fighter and it would be awesome to see a fireman .girl themened birthday party!!!! A game could be putting the ladder under the cat (put the tail on the donkey game!!!)

DanNuroo said...

Hi, I have been a fan of your page for awhile too! Congratulations on living your dream. I am still figuring out mine! It's hard when you have been at home for 6+years!! So I have a big 1st Birthday in March and i want to do a sunshine and smiles party because my little girl lexie in my little sunshine. Best wishes for continued success! I also have a boy celebrating his 7th bday and he want a beyblade battle party!!! God help me! Dan's wife Simone

Zoe said...

Im a liker as well and i would love to see a vintage party with all things vintage :D

The Little Wise Owl said...

Hello!
Good luck with reaching the 1500 mark :) I'm already a liker, I would love to see a turquoise and purple themed butterfly party :)

Mummy Dearest said...

Hi Lil! Firstly just let me say how amazing you and your girls are! My little guy was born two weeks early because of pregnancy complications and spend some time in NICU, while we were there we got to know a few Mums with prems, and they just cope so well. I dont know how you guys do it! My hat off to you!

Okay so Ive been tossing around some ideas, and I would love to see a star themed party! Constellations on the ceiling, shooting stars, each table named after a planet, that sort of thing.
By the way I dont like your Facebook page, I LOVE it!!!

Kim said...

I've recently discovered your FB page and am hooked. I love all the things that you are going to stock in your shoppe. I'd love to see a mischief monkeys party (we have a little monkey obsession in our house), so anything monkey related plus they are cute and fun

renee rayner said...

I love all the things you have so far shared with us and yes we have chatted re your style and gear a few times now!!! I adore all of your work and u and your family are a inspiration!! I would love to see a UNDER THE SEA Theme...Mermaids, star fish, and all!!! Thanks Lil xx

Kristie {EMWF} said...

Hi Lil
That is definitely a prize and a half .... As you know I have been a {huge} fan of yours for a while and I'd love a surprise theme for my boy who turns 1 on May 17th. As I have 2 girls I'm not too sure where to begin ..... {good luck with all you do}

kym said...

I am so inspired by your story! I have been a teacher for over 20 years and whilst I love teaching my cherubs your job is my 'dream'job. Well done you! BTW your babies are so beautiful!
I'd love to see a tropical beach theme party seeing as we live in sunny Qld, or a coral sea theme. Well, it's usually sunny. All the best!

michelle said...

Hey Lil,

I want to see a Slime party (hmm that sounds weird) but can see it in my head :)

Janelle Fox said...

I am a big fan and have been for a little while!
I would love to see a Babushka themed party, or a Circus themed!!!

Leanne said...

Wow look at your gorgeous girls. I'm a fan of your facebook page.

I'd like to see a super hero theme my little boy loves dressing up as bateman at the momet ;)

Good luck making it to 1500, Leanne @All painted UP

K+R=C said...

Hi Lil...love your concepts and your girls are all gorgeous! Can't wait to see the shoppe!

Another vote for a ladybug party! Or a 'Guess How Much I Love You' (the book) themed party. These are the two ideas we are thinking of for our gorgeous girl's 1st birthday. Luckily we have till October to decide.

Good luck getting to 1500! What a huge achievement!

Tracey C. said...

i'm a fan of your facebook page & loooove your work...i'd love to see an "alice in wonderland" themed party...i'm imagining tables laden with yummy sweet treats & bright colours galore

susan said...

You are truly amazing, your parties are every little girls dream..
My daughter who turns 5 next month is wanting a Fairy Princess theme, after seeing your party pics(especially all the princess and pink themes she said "mum you have to do a party like that you JUST have to"
Would love to see a Fairies in the enchanted garden theme with plenty of pink, glitter and sparkles.. I will definately be visiting your website to get supplies for her party...

Sarah from Princess Allure said...

I have been a fan of you for a long time now! I love all your inspiring photos and your enthusiam for your 'work' (passion)
I would love to win this pack to style my god daughters third birthday! I have a boy so I miss out on all the girly stuff- so this would be exciting!
As I have a two year old boy- I would LOVE to see more inspiring boys parties- the net is full of girls ideas and I would love more for boys- maybe a stylish party based on Toy Story or a skateboard themed party. All the best for your business!!

Corrinne said...

Im a Lily Chic FANtatic!!!

And I would love to see you do a cute as a cupcake theme!!

Roxanne said...

I am already a fan of your gorgeous facebook page. I cant wait for Shoppe With Lily to open up soooo EXCITING!I have decided to do a joint Birthday for Mia & Eva this year and I have picked a Icecream party theme.I am so excited as I think it will be a lot of fun.I know this theme has become quite popular so I would love to see what fresh ideas you have to still make it unique xx

vicki laurie said...

just joined and sent some freinds over will share your link on my page thanks

Anonymous said...

A jungle theme would be great for a little man. I have two girls so I'd like to check out a cute boys theme other than pirates. :P Katie Owens

Tina said...

I've been a fan of yours for quite some time now, popping in to have a look at all your new photos!! Love your story :)

I have just finished planning my daughter 1st birthday - rubber duck theme!

I would love to see a circus/carnival themed party, or a princess tea party. Or maybe a princess pamper party. Ooh, the choices!!

Congratulations of 1500! :)

xx

Rechelle said...

Hello from your newest liker. I've been sitting here for a while trying to figure out what kind of party I'd like to see and I just can't decide. My son's birthday is coming up soon and given he's called Noah we were planning an animal farm of animals. So I think I'll have to say an animal themed party

vicki laurie said...

i would love to see more for boys like pirate/skulls i love helloween so stuff like that would be great

Kaysey Deacon said...

Love your page, so creative and inspirational, would love to see the outcome of a little princess part, my little prince turns 1 in 3 months so I need to get organised. Thanks

Tara @ Mum-ments said...

Hello lovely
Congrats on the 1500 yayyy for beating the husband (they never learn do they ;) hehehe
As for which kind of party concept hmmm thats a tricky one im thinking a plane one? Master J is very into planes and with his 3rd bday this year id love some inspiration!
Il be booking in your help for his 3rd bday and Lil C's Owl 1st birthday
Congrats again hunni very much deserved xx

Scrapping Mum of 3 said...

Congrats!

Being a twin mum myself I would love to see a theme where two components could be streamlined together. Such as I had a thomas and a bob fan, and being able to find favours that complimented each other or that had both of them on their was impossible. Cars and Helicopers would be popular as a theme here as well.

My daughter has just seen the fairy theme and thinks its amazing!

Fiona

vinspa said...

Hi Lilly,
I have been a fan for a little while on facebook,Congrats on the 1500 fans and for beating your hubby in the bet!!:-)
i would like to see a ladybug concept party :-)

Roslyn said...

Hi I'm a fan and love looking at your concepts. I would love a Denim and Lace Cowgirl theme for my granddaughter or Monsters for my grandson.

Katrina said...

Hi , Wow your work is truly amazing , congratulations , you really have found your dream job and your special talents must put so many smiles on so many faces :) Just stunning !! My little girl is turning 7 this year and I showed her your site and asked her what she would like and she came up with a pastel polka dot theme...

Toni hill said...

Have been a liker for a little while :)
Would love to see an animal themed party for my girls this year they are absolutely nuts about animals!! :) <3

Caryn Braude said...

Hi i am a fb liker!!!! Would love to see a fantasy theme ... unicorns, rainbows fairys at the bottom of the garden :) all things make believe and beautiful ... i'm still a kid at heart :)

kimberley belford said...

I have been a fb fan for a while now :D
Loving the idea of carnival, circus themed or a jungle theme (have an obession with cute lil jungle animals after my boys 1st birthday :D

dannielle said...

Hello i have only been a short follower on face book but oh my i have been so excited every day with the up dates and the teasign of getting ready to open the new shop... your events site is so inspiring i cant wait till me kids are a little older to pick themes i will be using your inspriation and for sure shopping form the sop for the great accessories to make the party so exciting and special just like parties are ment to be... you do so well to run these business and rase your family a big pat on the back to you and thanks for sharing your magical tallent with all of us and the best part it we will be able to now buy wounderful things that you have found for us xxx

Kylie Latham said...

I think a CIRCUS themed party would be fun! Think of the excitement and the colourful decor you could put around and all the animals you could include! how fun!

Jenna P said...

Hi, I have been a fan of your page for awhile and love looking at all your pictures and ideas! I would love to see what you could do for a vintage/high tea baby shower.

Stacey said...

Well done on reaching 1500!! you have a great page. I have a first birthday coming up for our gorgous daughter this year and i would love to be able to do something fun, with pinks and greens!! baloons and pom poms...the list goes on!

Dana Rae said...

im a fan and ur daughters are gorgeous. . . i'd love for you to do my sons b'day party

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