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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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, Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Simple & Effective Party Favours

Rainbow Party Supplies

Looking for a simple and easy party favour idea that doesn’t have you scouring the dollar shops for party bag fillers? Cellophane treat tubes are a great option and our Facebook community had lots of great ideas for filling these recently. Lots of the ideas below were inspired by their wonderful suggestions and we love Read More

Fun with Glitter Tape

Wedding Supplies NZ

Glitter tape is one of those fabulous party crafting items that you can do so much with and it always looks great! Metallics have really hit party and wedding supplies NZ and glitter tape is no exception. Here are some simple and fun ideas to get you started.   Glitter Pegs Why have plain pegs when Read More

Rainbows & Unicorns

Rainbow Party Supplies

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of helping Melanie from Melanie Layton Photography with her rainbow party supplies for her daughter’s 5th birthday. I think you will agree that Melanie did a superb job! Our rainbow stripe gift wrap was used as a table runner and created a vibrant base to layer other party Read More

My Birthday Cakes

Lauras 3rd birthday cake

I absolutely love making birthday cakes. I love baking in general but making birthday cakes allows me to unleash my creative side. Here I share with you the birthday cakes I have made for my two daughters over the last 6 years. I’ve developed a bit of a plan for doing them now which involves Read More

A Party for a Tiger

Tiger Party Supplies

Our youngest daughter, Laura, turned 4 earlier this year and all she wanted was a tiger party. Laura is mad keen on tigers so it came as no surprise. Tiger party supplies are not so easy to find so you need to use a bit of imagination and build up an appropriate colour palette with Read More

Birthday Invitations

Invitations ~ Bird

Your child’s birthday is coming up and it is time to invite some guests! This is often not as simple as it sounds as putting together guest lists can be fraught with problems. Thankfully, finding gorgeous birthday invitations is not one of them. Some of my most favourite birthday invitations are those made by hiPP Read More

Amanda’s Vintage Carnival Party

Decorated Mini Milk Bottles

It’s a carnival party! Almost a year ago, we celebrated Amanda’s 6th birthday. We decided to go with a vintage carnival theme as it is bright, fun and suited both the boys and girls that were coming. A carnival party is a great children’s birthday party theme but is equally good for 21st birthday parties and Read More