CEL Masthead Winter 18

Seven Instagram worthy party suppliers in Canberra

Courtney Carr

Whether it’s a small chic holiday gathering for friends or a wild NYE pool party, you’ll need some help getting your venue party-ready.

Instagram and similar apps are the new trend in sharing your celebration with the world and people photographing your celebration on social media is the ultimate compliment. Here are some ways you can hire from unique, Canberra based vendors to achieve Instagram worthy food, activities, tablescapes and accessories for your celebration.

With Christmas around the corner and a whole host of suppliers constantly popping up within the party industry of Canberra, it’s not hard to find the perfect element that is going to make your event dreams come true and keep you celebrating all silly-season long. To help find the right supplier for your parties, here is a list of seven excellent event service providers that aren’t far from your own backyard.

Shakespeare’s Cakesphere

Planning a wedding or a birthday party that needs an epic cake? Don’t look any further than Shakespeare’s Cakesphere and the amazing selection of cakes on offer.

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Image courtesy of instagram.com/shakescakes

With flavours such as red velvet, chocolate or caramel mud, orange and poppy seed, coconut, almond praline and hummingbird, you will be so wrapped in the delicious ganache that it truly will be love at first bite and the wonders ‘Shakes Cakes’ can do with icing is truly spectacular.


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If you want to meet the lady behind the cakes, check at the Shakespeare’s Cakesphere interview on The Party Connection.

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Instagram: @shakescakes
Contact: [email protected] or 0422 683 278
Website: shakescakescanberra.com

Pink Frosting

Pink Frosting sells top notch value party products that help to give any event that extra wow factor.

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If you are after anything for your next event; from wedding stationary, paper plates, cake toppers, gifts for your guests, and any kind of decorations you need, jump online and see the magic for yourself!

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Image courtesy of instagram.com/pinkfrostingoz

They have every tiny detail you would never think to purchase – umbrellas for bridesmaids, Instagram signs for your personalised celebration handle, jars for the candy buffet – you name it, Pink Frosting has it

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Instagram: @pinkfrostingoz
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 6202 5000
Website: pinkfrosting.com.au

The Gecko Gang

There hasn’t been more of a gleaming treasure within the Canberra party circuit more than The Gecko Gang – an amazing company that specialises in entertaining children around the Canberra region with face painting, balloon modelling, glitter tattoos, jumping castles and party games.

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Image courtesy of geckogang.com.au

Perfect for your backyard, the local park or even corporate events, The Gecko Gang will make sure that everyone has a blast.

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Instagram: #geckogang
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0481 069 896
Website: geckogang.com.au

Moxom and Whitney

Moxom and Whitney are one of the best places to go for creative bouquet or arrangement of blooms with a delightful twist.


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Known for their artistically arranged glass terrariums and their knack for putting together unique and organic greenery and floral arrangements, Moxom and Whitney can style any event you like and can even provide the perfect floral accompaniments to suit your needs.


Image courtesy of instagram.com/moxomandwhitney

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Instagram: @moxomandwhitney
Address: Shop 55, 28 -30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Phone: 04077 888 805
Website: moxomandwhitney.com.au

Wren and Rabbit

Wren and Rabbit style events from weddings to birthday parties and everything in between.

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They also hire out everything from vintage bars to lace backdrops to string lights, vintage chests and everything in between. Hit them up to give your event a touch of retro floral or chic industrial cool. They also offer more comprehensive services such as wedding and event management, if your event getting out of hand or you could do with some assistance!

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Instagram: @wrenandrabbit
Contact: [email protected]
Website: wrenandrabbitproductions.com

Lady Larissa

A company new to the floral styling scene, Lady Larissa has used a potent mixture of floral skills picked up in the hippest parts of London and a cracking social media presence to kick off her small business.

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Larissa styles both events and beautiful bouquets so get in touch if you want an arrangement with a unique style. Her portfolio extends to large scale events down to flower crowns for special occasions.

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Instagram: @lady_larissa
Contact: [email protected]
Website: instagram.com/lady_larissa


If you’ve visited The Hamlet on Lonsdale Street in Braddon then you have probably heard about boyandgirlco and their amazing range of sustainable and reusable furniture – but did you know that this 100% Australian company working out of a warehouse in Mitchell provides rental furniture for events too?


Providing warm and welcoming furniture made from recyclable materials, boyandgirlco can provide your next special occasion with stools, tables cocktail rounds, wooden backdrops, blackboards and signage to put the chic into any event. As seen at places like The Forage and Hustle and Scout, as well as the 2015 Multicultural Fringe Festival, boyandgirlco will meet all of your celebration’s needs and even help you out if you need something custom made.

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Instagram: @boyandgirlco
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0426 142 848
Website: boyandgirlco.com.au

Image of ‘wedding decoration…’ via Shutterstock


Courtney Carr

Courtney Carr is the author of the science fiction horror novel Cosmic Decay: Contamination, and the eBook Secrets of a Party Planner. As HerCanberra's "resident horror expert" she is the creator behind the horror pop culture blog This Side of Sanguine (www.thissideofsanguine.com), as well as the party planning blog The Party Connection (www.thepartyconnectionaustralia.com). She loves rock music, red wine, coffee, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, living plant-based, and is obsessed with Instagram. See more at courtneyrachellecarr.com. More about the Author

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