Welcome to Smart Party Planning


Are you looking to plan the perfect party for a friend or loved one? Here at Smart Party Planning we believe that nothing beats having a party checklist to guide you through the process.  Whether you are looking to entertain 30 excitable toddlers or organise the perfect farewell for a loved one, we have everything you  need to plan, organise and successfully pull of a party that will be talked about for years to come. Feel free to browse our {Read More}

Indian Zucchini & Chicken Kebabs

Zucchini Chicken Kebabs

These Indian Zucchini & chicken kebabs are brought to you by one of our wonderful blog contributors Molly. Enjoy! We are approaching the middle of the week and also stepping closer to the season of fall. You can feel the nip in the air and discussions of coming festivities & food have begun. I’ve been thinking on the same lines but wanted to create something which was a fusion of Indian – Western ingredients and also that can be pre-made and {Read More}

Marvelous Monday Linky Party #19

Pepperoni Pizza Frittata

I know that a lot of you are now heading into your fall, but for us here in Australia the sun is starting to make an appearance and Spring has finally hit.  It’s been a very long cold and wet winter, so these warmer days are certainly welcomed.  It is also a sign that the end of the year is rapidly approaching.  We even have some Christmas items starting to appear in the shops.  Can you believe it….Christmas items!!!! So {Read More}

Outer Space Party Ideas

Outer Space Party Ideas

Who would have thought that an outer space party could be so cool!  Well, today’s party round up just goes to show what an amazing party theme this can be.  As usual I have rounded up five awesome parties for you to view.  Remember to pop over to each of the blogs in turn to gain the full appreciation of the party. So go and make a cup of tea and enjoy today’s selection.  Don’t forget to leave a comment {Read More}

Triple Choc Cookies n Cream Ice Cream Cake

Triple Choc Ice Cream Cake

A dense mud cake base, a thin layer of rich chocolate ganache and topped with a creamy cookies n cream ice cream makes this a 3 layered killer dessert. “Summer… Sun… Weekend… Party…Comfort Food” Can you hear this dessert whispering in your ear? This cake has to be the ultimate fix for ‘I have worked so hard this week’, or ‘this has been a shocking week (or day!)’. Let this little decadent delight brighten your day. I am not ashamed {Read More}

Marvelous Monday Linky Party #18

White chocolate macadamia cookies

I hope you have all had a great week and all geared up for another Marvelous Monday. As you know I was in the snow last week and I tried to pop in on as many of your links as possible.  For those that I missed, I will be popping over to you shortly.  But for now, I am back on board for this week’s party and I’m looking forward to a great week ahead of us. Please remember to {Read More}

Art & Ice Cream Party

Ice Cream Party cake

I hear you screaming for ice cream!!!  This stunning ice cream party was submitted by Row of Eat a Rainbow and is a perfect theme for kids of all ages on a beautiful sunny day.  But this wasn’t just any ice cream party, it was an ice cream and an art party!  Two themes joined together to fulfill the desires of two little girls and it worked beautifully. Row said about the party planning: “My girls were turning 3 and 5 and absolutely {Read More}

Marvelous Monday Linky Party #17

Fall Printables

It’s the 1st of September already, only a few more months till Christmas…crickey!!  Some of you are now heading out of your summer, and some of us (like me) are starting to head out of winter.  But not for this week, because I am in the snow on my annual ski trip!!  I realize that may sound strange for those of you soaking up the sunny rays! So whilst I may be on holiday, that is not going to stop {Read More}

Mad Scientist Party Ideas

Mad Scientist Party Ideas

For those of your looking for a theme that is a little different to the norm, have you considered a Mad Scientist party?  This is a way for you to be so incredibly creative in the party design and the kids would have a whole heap of fun.  Whilst today’s selection of mad scientist party ideas are predominately parties for boys, there is nothing to stop this being themed for both boys and girls. Five awesome parties have been collected {Read More}

Roaring Racing Car Party

Racing Car Party Table

Start the party, and get those car engines revved!   I am delighted to share this racing car party which was submitted by Jacqui of The Iced Biscuit.  I’m sure this would be a little boy’s dream party, full of energy and fun. I absolutely love the incorporation of the red hot car throughout the food and the decor.  The classic black and white check flags look amazing as a backdrop but are also followed through in some of the food {Read More}

Marvelous Monday Linky Party #16

Peanut Butter Mini Cups

Here we are at yet another start to the week.  This also means it’s time for Marvelous Monday. Each week we are getting some amazing posts shared, so please keep them coming. I love popping over to your blog each week to see what you have been doing.  If you don’t have any new posts to share this week, then why not share one of your older ones.  Give some love back to the posts in your past.  They may {Read More}

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Gender reveal parties have become increasingly popular in recent times.  These parties are a way for the couple to celebrate with friends and family, and reveal to everyone at the same time the sex of the baby or babies.  If you have not heard of this before, then you need to check out this selection of gender reveal party ideas. I have gathered five gorgeous reveal parties together.  If you wern’t thinking of doing one of these before, you may {Read More}

Chanel Inspired 30th Birthday Party

Chanel Inspired Birthday Party

This Chanel inspired birthday party was submitted by the incredibly talented Justine of Pretty Little Vintage Melbourne.  The party is style to the max.  Chanel is a beautiful and classic design, which makes it a perfect theme for a 30th birthday party.  With Chanel no.30 being the focus, the classic black and white styling has been used beautifully throughout. Justine said about the party planning: “This was designed for a girl named Carmen who adored all things Chanel.   A ‘Chanel {Read More}