A mid winter floral fiesta party with a vintage twist

Mid winter floral fiesta party with vintage twist

A few years ago when I was of an age that didn’t start with a 4, I hosted a little birthday party for myself to share with friends. I put it out to our Facebook followers to decide the theme – the choices were vintage or floral fiesta. The results ended up pretty even so […]

Unicorn birthday party ideas your little one will love!

Unicorn garland and sparkly wands from the Meri Meri Rainbows and Unicorns collection.

We received a new shipment of Meri Meri party supplies yesterday and, as per usual, it was filled with the most delightful party goodies. One of our favourites was the Rainbows and Unicorns range. This range is perfect if you are looking for unicorn birthday party ideas. We have picked what we feel are the best […]

Laura’s safari party by the pool

Lion and Tiger Party Balloons by Northstar Balloons for a safari party.

My youngest daughter turned 7 earlier this year. Her birthday was right at the very end of the school holidays so we had a safari inspired pool party with friends once school started back. Her safari party was inspired by her absolute love of tigers, leopards and lions and included lots of black, white, orange and green […]

New party decor items in store NOW!

Party decor Big Head Panda, Lion and Hippo Balloons by Northstar Balloons.

We’ve had some awesome party decor items arrive recently which I thought you would all love to see. We’ve been following the fabulous array of shaped foil balloons by Northstar Balloons for a while now so decided to get them in. Did I mention they are awesome? They truly are! If you are looking for the […]

5 Tips for Budget Friendly Birthday Parties for Children

Alice in Wonderland Party Supplies are great for Birthday parties for children

When I were a child, birthday parties for children were much simpler. They were a time to play and have fun with family, cousins and a few buddies from school. Pinterest did not exist. Decorations were simple. I have memories of a Happy Birthday banner and some balloons in the corner. The hero was always […]

Pink Zebra, Glamour, Pamper and Hen’s Party Theme Ideas

Pink zebra party theme ideas and party food.

If you’ve just been looking at the Pink Zebra themed party we put together last weekend and wondered what the costing would be, here is a breakdown which will help you with your own party planning. We used this theme for a movie night birthday party but this is a great one if you are […]

Celebrating your child’s birthday and embracing their personal style

Pink zebra child's birthday party table and balloons decorations.

Planning your child’s birthday party is quite an interesting experience. Many styled kids parties right now are somewhat minimalist or they often feature a monochromatic colour scheme. They look amazing! They really do. When your children are young you have quite a lot of control over the end result and can influence their desires somewhat to suit […]

How to throw a kids party in less than a week

Easy kids birthday cake with Yay candles.

Planning a kids party but have no time? This is the blog post for you! At times, life is incredibly busy and it is not uncommon for parents or caregivers to stop and realise they have very little time to organise a birthday party for their child. This was my experience at the end of October following lots […]

Gift Wrap Ideas for an NZ Christmas

Table Runner / Gift Wrap ~ Red Polka Dot

Needing some last minute Christmas gift wrap? At Miss Mouse Boutique, we have your Christmas gift wrapping needs covered (pun intended 🙂 ). Hopefully your Christmas tree is up now so you might like to coordinate the styling of your presents to help pull the whole theme together. We still have some great gift packaging options including stunning […]

A little Xmas cracker history

Christmas fillers in the mini reindeer crackers by Meri Meri

It’s been a big week for the humble Xmas cracker as we’ve seen a large corporate order head off for staff Christmas celebrations. This had me thinking about Christmas crackers and where they came from and why we still love them to this day. Our very cute Reindeer crackers include a Christmas tattoo, hat and joke The […]

Chloe’s Pink & Orange Birthday Party

A kids birthday party featuring pink, orange and gold colours.

It is such a pleasure to share Chloe’s 4th birthday party with you all (it’s a tad belated, the birthday girl will be turning 5 soon!) which was planned, executed and photographed by the lovely Melanie from Melanie Layton Photography. Melanie is a pro at kids birthday parties and she always pays great attention to […]

Planning a Mad Hatter Tea Party with lots of WOW!

Plan your Mad Hatter Tea Party in style!

My good friend Angela threw an amazing Alice in Wonderland party for her daughter a few months back. Angela is a party fanatic and passionate cake decorator and she always puts together the most amazing parties. This one was no exception. If you are planning a Mad Hatter Tea Party or Alice in Wonderland themed event, […]

Fun Summertime Party Invitations & Ideas

Watermelon party invitations and ideas for a summertime party.

Spring has arrived which means summer is just around the corner! Summertime parties are so much fun as there is great scope for outside parties and summer fruits are in abundance making party food that little bit easier. We have some awesome party invitations which are perfect for your summertime celebrations be they for adult birthday parties and […]

Planning a gender reveal party

The Summer Bows range is perfect for a gender reveal party!

A gender reveal party is a growing trend for a baby shower and a really fun option. They tend to come about from two scenarios. Firstly, it may be that you know the gender of your baby and you use your baby shower as a way to make this announcement. Secondly, you may not know […]

Ahoy there me hearties… it’s a pirate party!

Black pirate party bags for storing your booty!

Ahoy, matey! Avast! We have a real treat for you! Our lovely friend Jenna from The Little Carousel has shared with us this amazing pirate party that she created for a little buccaneer who was turning 4. Blimey! She’s a beauty so grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy! We will share lots of the details with you so you […]

How to DIY your Pinterest Wedding

Rustic DIY Wedding Ideas

Ok brides, we all know that you have spent many hours trawling through Pinterest board after Pinterest board collecting lots of ideas for your wedding. Planning a wedding can be totally overwhelming especially when you start looking at your budget. Doing some wedding DIY is a great way to reduce costs but it can certainly add […]

So Many Tassels… So Much Style!

Navy Blue & Gold Tassels

Lots of new tassels arrived last week and they are all so stunning that I just had to share! Here are some of my new favourite tassel garlands which I have teamed up with some of our other party supplies so that you can see how you might incorporate them into a complete look. Navy blue […]

Getting Creative with Balloons

Mini Balloon Toppers

Balloons are a seriously underrated party decoration! We love them here at Miss Mouse as they are so versatile, cost effective and actually very stylish too! The trick is getting good quality ones and using them well. Here we share some of our top tips when it comes to using balloons as part of your party […]

Kids Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget ~ Fiesta!

Kids Birthday Party Ideas

We all love to party but sometimes the kids birthday party ideas and budget don’t agree… never fear, there are so many neat things you can do which will have your party looking super stylish regardless of whether it is a kids birthday party or grown up event. Here is our first example of a […]

A Watermelon Party to Love

Watermelon Party

There is something truly perfect about sweet juicy watermelons on a hot summers day. A watermelon party is a wonderful theme during the height of summer when watermelons are at their best and lend themselves to a huge array of party food options. This was the theme for my youngest daughters birthday at the start […]

Planning a Fun Easter Egg Hunt for Kids

Easter Egg Hunt Kit

It is hard to believe that the Easter long weekend will be here in just under 2 weeks. Now is certainly the time to get all of the Easter supplies you need to create a fun Easter egg hunt and celebration for your family and friends. Here are our top tips for planning a fun […]

Personalising Your Baby Shower

Baby Shower Decorations & Buffet

One of our gorgeous customers, Marcelli, got in touch recently to share images of her baby shower. We were chuffed as we absolutely love seeing what you all do with our products and we love happy customers. What really warmed my heart about Marcelli’s baby shower was hearing all of the personal details that she included, some […]

Surviving Kids Birthday Parties

Kids Birthday Parties Auckland

Surviving kids birthday parties… this is a blog post that just had to be done. If you are like me then you will be one of those parents or caregivers who, whilst looking forward to the pending celebration, will be somewhat apprehensive of the chaos that reigns on the household when the troop of party […]

Frozen Party Perfection!

Frozen Party Supplies

A Frozen party is still a BIG hit with little ones so I wanted to show you all this GORGEOUS party styled and photographed by Megan from Genie Leigh Photography. Megan created this party for her daughter Londyn’s 5th birthday. It is beyond stunning and I just love that this party was created with lots […]

Mason Jar Love

Mason Jar

You will know that we love a good mason jar here at Miss Mouse and, in particular, we are big fans of the Ball brand of mason jars manufactured in the USA. Why do we love them so? Let me count the ways… Using a mason jar for drinks A pint sized mason jar is […]

Vintage Party Supplies, Cupcakes & Flowers

vintage party supplies

It was my Mother’s birthday just over a week ago and my sister and I decided to throw Mum a surprise morning tea using our gorgeous vintage party supplies. A vintage inspired event is one of our favourite party themes for grown ups, particularly popular for weddings, engagement parties, baby showers and, of course, birthday parties. This theme […]

A Beachy Mermaid Birthday Party

Mermaid Party Ideas

One of our lovely customers, Lisa from Lisa Foster Photography, recently created this amazing mermaid party for her daughter Eva’s 3rd birthday. She mixed together many of our mermaid party supplies to create the most stunning party table. The mermaid party theme is a popular choice which is often created using different shades of blue. […]

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Rainbow Cupcakes

You know how sometimes the planets align and everything comes together perfectly? Well this was the case at Chloe’s rainbow party which looked stunning and even ended with a beautiful rainbow across the sky. Chloe’s Mum, Anna, creates the most wonderful parties and this one was no exception! So, if you are looking for rainbow party […]

A Rustic & Vintage Inspired Wedding

Rustic Wedding Ideas

You know how sometimes wedding photos truly take your breath away? Well this was my experience when viewing Bronwyn and Jordan’s wedding images they kindly sent through to us. If you are looking for rustic wedding ideas with gorgeous vintage styles thrown in, then you will love this beautiful wedding! Bronwyn tells me “the theme was mostly Ooh! […]

A Party for a Princess!

Princess Party Decorations

Little girls love princess parties! Here we share some princess party ideas to help with your party planning. This gorgeous party was created by one of our fab customers, Anna, for her daughter’s 3rd birthday party. Anna used a range of our princess party supplies and she did a fantastic job! A princess party tends to […]

Treat Your Mum to a Vintage Tea Party for Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Vintage Tea Party Food

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what could be more fitting than an intimate, fun, and feminine tea party to honour all of those special women in your life – not just those who gave birth – as they say, it takes a village to raise a child, so your guest list could […]

Party Decorating 101

Simple Party Decorations

With so many options when it comes to party decorations, it can be very difficult deciding just what to do. With a little bit of know-how, you will be set to make some great choices when it comes to decorating your next event. Here are our top tips when it comes to party decorating: 1. Have […]

Plan Your Peppa Pig Party for Peanuts!

Peppa Pig party table

If you have toddlers, then you have probably heard of Peppa Pig and her adorable animal family and friends. Planning your own Peppa Pig party for your precious, little one does not have to cost a fortune with the right party supplies and a little ingenuity. We helped Anahera celebrate her Peppa Pig-themed, picnic-style, birthday […]

Party Supplies for a Gorgeous Mermaid Party!

Mermaid Party Supplies

You don’t need to look too far to find gorgeous party supplies and inspiration for a mermaid party. The fabulous Melanie from Melanie Layton Photography created this absolutely stunning mermaid party for her daughter Chloe’s 3rd birthday. Melanie used lots of our party supplies for Chloe’s birthday party and she did such an amazing job! Here we […]

Rainbow Party Supplies

Rainbow Party Supplies

A rainbow party is a very popular party theme and we’ve had a few rainbow party supplies arrive recently so thought it was a good time to share some rainbow party ideas with you! A rainbow party needs lots of colour and these are typically red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Stripes and spots […]

Easter Egg Hunt Clues

Easter Egg Hunt Clues

Easter Egg Hunt clues need to be appropriate for the age of the child. Younger children will probably need very obvious clues (which could even be pictures of the objects/places they are to find) whereas older children will enjoy more challenging riddles. If the weather is looking uncertain, you may want to have some back up Easter egg […]

Cupcake Decorating : St Patricks Day

Cupcake Decorations

Some easy ideas for cupcake decorating this St Patricks Day! St Patricks Day cupcakes are a fun idea as you can take them in to work for morning or afternoon tea or send your children off to school with special cupcakes for the day. Or, it might be a fun activity you can do with your kiddies […]

Easter Activities for Kids

Easter Activities for Kids

Easter is almost upon us and it is time to think about some Easter activities for kids. One idea is to set up a little morning or afternoon tea for your children (and their friends) which includes some fun activities. You could start with an Easter egg hunt and follow this up with a snack with […]

Alice in Wonderland Party

Alice in Wonderland Party Supplies

In the words of Taylor Swift, “We found Wonderland”. Well, some party supplies at least! Here I share with you my youngest daughter Laura’s 5th birthday party. What a milestone! Laura wanted an Alice in Wonderland party with a bit of a dark feel (like the Tim Burton movie) and featuring the Cheshire Cat. The […]

Cute Valentines Day Ideas for Him, Her & Little Ones

Valentines Day Ideas

Valentines day is almost here and you may well be looking for some Valentines Day ideas. We have put together some of our favourite party supplies and party decorations for you to use to create your own Valentines gifts for him, her and your loved ones. With Valentines day being on a Saturday this year, this […]

Candy Buffet Hire Now Available!

Candy Buffet Hire

We are proud to now offer candy buffet hires as one of our services to you! Candy buffets are very popular at the moment and, at the end of 2014, we had the pleasure of putting together a candy buffet for the wedding of a very gorgeous couple at The Wharf venue on Auckland’s North Shore. Candy […]

Baby Shower Decorations

Baby Shower Decorations

We absolutely love baby showers here at Miss Mouse! We are often asked about baby shower decorations so here are some ideas to help you with your baby shower planning. Some of my all time favourite baby shower decorations… Tassel Garlands Tassel garlands are, put quite simply, perfection! They feel delicate with their tissue tassels, catch a […]

New Year Party Ideas

New Year Party Ideas

It is almost that time of year! Metallics are hot at the moment and your New Year party could be completely on trend with the use of a few key party decorations and tableware. This black, white and metallics theme is perfect for an end of year work party too. Here’s how you can create the […]

Advent Calendar Ideas

Advent Calendar Ideas

You may be wondering how to make your own advent calendar. Well, they are actually quite simple to do because there really aren’t any rules and you can be as creative (or not) as you like. What you include inside them is entirely up to you also. This blog post is here to inspire and […]

A Kitten’s Playground Garden Party

Simple Party Decorations

My daughter, Amanda, loves cute baby animals and wanted a kitten’s party for her birthday this year. We decided on a garden party which contained all of the things that kittens love, in particular, little birds. The girls were the kittens. It was a lovely theme to work with and the mix of pink, mint […]

Baby Shower Invitations

Baby Shower Invitations

There is something truly lovely about sending out baby shower invitations having a baby shower invitation arrive in the mail. They are such wonderful events and the perfect way to celebrate the expectant mother and share in the excitement of the pending arrival. There are a beautiful array of baby shower invitations available now and […]

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Freaky Friday is almost upon us and it’s time to add a bit of a spooky feel to your home. Here are some Halloween party ideas which you can easily replicate and are sure to impress the trick or treaters.   We had lots of fun creating this Halloween dessert buffet and I absolutely love the […]

Kid’s Party Invitations

Kids Party Invitations

Looking for kid’s party invitations? It can be quite difficult finding the perfect kids party invitations to suit a particular party theme. I find the best ones are invitations that are somewhat generic or colour themed which you can either use as is or add some details to in order to make them work better for […]

Birthday Cake Decorations

Birthday Cake Decorations

Birthday parties are always a busy time and if you are baking and decorating the cake yourself then sometimes you just need some simple and easy ideas for birthday cake decorations. Here we cover some really simple birthday cake decoration ideas which you can easily achieve at home and provide you with some links to […]

Kids Birthday Cakes : The Layer Cake

Layer Cake

I love layer cakes and have done them a few times before for kids birthday cakes. I would normally use a 22 cm cake tins from the Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan Set for this but we usually always end up with way too much cake. So, I was pretty interested in the much smaller sized cake […]