From one Mum to another (or Dad), I would like to share with you my story and the birth Pretty Little Things Parties that began back in 2010.
After working in London for a prestigious Jewellery Designer I decided it was time to start following my passion and discovering my purpose and vision for this life. My vision is the change the world one woman at a time through empowerment, education, and employment – my passion is photography.
I was lucky enough to be offered a rare placement at RMIT to study photography, and on my new journey moving to Melbourne I discovered I was pregnant. This was a pretty tough time as you can imagine, having no home, moving interstate, beginning studying, no family support, and no job.
I was offered two different casual positions in retail to help me through studying and after announcing I was pregnant I was slowly eliminated from the roster. This is when I decided I would never work for anyone again.
So Pretty Little Things was born…
I remember my very first party I had booked, I sourced the beads from necklaces at op-shops, had one set of tools and invested my last $100 in bead boards and other strings and findings.
It took 3 months for me to make my own first $100 back and by this stage I was 6 months pregnant. From there it grew and flourished into a beautiful business where I still have so much enjoyment in seeing little girls eyes light up at their very own creations.
The beads I now source from all over the world and am very selective about only getting the most stunning ones, so no matter what design the children make they look fabulous.
I also employ mother’s, and teachers who share the passion of creativity and working with children - sharing our skills, knowledge for jewellery making to build children's confidence and create memories of their birthdays.
5 years later we now run parties in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and soon to be Perth, and also offer DIY party kits.
I hope this inspires you to follow your passion, and also give your child the opportunity to create their own Pretty Little Things.
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to hosting a party for you.