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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sue's Sweets Birthday Party

Well known to the Ottawa area, and wedding industry is Sue's Sweets, an amazing service who creates just about some of the best sweets, treats and cakes known throughout the Ottawa valley and who has fairly recently, just celebrated 10 years in business. sparklingexpressions was thrilled to have had the opportunity to be on hand for the celebration with our glitter tattoo's.

Birthday Party in Ottawa



We had briefly mentioned this birthday celebration in a previous post. Sue's Sweets birthday party was set up at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Ottawa as she has done many other times throughout the years, but on this day the treats were free. Her loyal customers and new customers and shoppers in the mall were treated to free treats. As well sparklingexpressions was happy to share our glitter tattoos with everyone who stopped by to take in the festivities! Unfortunately everyone was so busy with the birthday party festivities that we all forgot to take photographs of the occasion. The following are similar items and fun that was enjoyed by everyone who showed up.


Cupcakes by Sue's Sweets
Cupcakes by Sue's Sweets
Custom Birthday Cakes by Sue's Sweets
Custom Birthday Cakes by Sue's Sweets





















Birthday Part Glitter Tattoo
Birthday Party Glitter Tattoo
Ottawa Glitter Tattoo
Ottawa Glitter Tattoo




















Donations to the Ottawa Food Bank were happily accepted, and by donating, visitors had the opportunity to enter one of the various draws for free goodies donated by Sue's  Sweets, TEAroma and sparklingexpressions as well as Derek the woodturner.   TEAroma  offered a gift basket of Loose Tea, and spa related products for the draw. Congratulation to all the winners! 

For those who missed the celebration, over 250 assorted cupcakes, 7 different types, a few turtles cakes, 8 different types of cookies and sugar and spice pecans were devoured and enjoyed! As well TEAroma was offering up samples of various gourmet flavoured loose tea's. Did we mention the glitter as well? Many young festive party goers also chose to try out some glitter tattoos at the party and we had a fun time making them sparkle. 

So if you happen to be looking for an amazing cake or some special occasion treats, Sue's Sweets is most definitely the place to order from. Her 10 years in business speaks volumes! If you happen to be in the Ottawa area and looking for Glitter Tattoo's for a birthday party, fundraiser, bridal shower or corporate event, then glitter tattoo's by sparklingexpressions will be more than thrilled to join you for your celebration. We even custom create tattoo's! What better way to show off your business logo or monogram!

Congratualtions to 10 years in business Sue's Sweets! And heres to another amazing 10 years! Thank you again for allowing us to help celebrate the milestone.

Sue's Sweets Display
Sue's Sweets


Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions
~Nicky and Mark




Friday, 27 March 2015

Glitter Tattoos and Single Parenting for Success

This past weekend we were on hand to help entertain all the smiling faces at this years First Annual Single Parenting for Success Symposium put on by the fine folks at Single Parenting for Success. The Master of Ceremonies was Katherine Dines of Majic 100 and there was plenty of keynote speakers in attendance to discuss many varying topics and issues.  While the parents were taking in all the information and guest speakers, we were in the playroom tattooing up a storm! Glitter was everywhere as were the smiles. This was one of those rare multi glitter tattoo day's and some of the finished designs were simply amazing.

Single Parenting For Success


We had a lot of fun and wanted to take the time to thank everyone who turned out for a great educational and fun event, and thank you to all the little helpers who helped us pick colours and designs to decorate with!

The following are some pictures we managed to snap of the glittery fun.

Glitter TattoosPrincess Glitter Tattoo


Lotus Glitter TattooPunisher Glitter Tattoo

Full Body Hello Kitty Glitter Tattoo


Mario Brothers Glitter Tattoo



Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions
~Nicky and Mark

Thursday, 26 March 2015

March Break at Tag Along Toys

sparklingexpressions celebrated March Break this year with everyone over at one of Ottawa's best toy stores, Tag Along Toys! (Kanata Location)  There was plenty of little shoppers and toy connoisseur's on hand to allow us to dazzle and decorate them with our glitter tattoo's. For a couple hours everyone was busy showing off their sparkles and smiles and for a brief period of time, everyone was anxious and quiet as all eyes in the store were focused intently on each and every glitter tattoo as they were created and delivered.

Tag Along Toys Store
Tag Along Toys


We would like to take the opportunity to thank Tag Along Toys for allowing us the opportunity to celebrate March Break with everyone and we hope everyone had a great time!

If any of our readers are looking for a great local toy store, with friendly knowledgeable staff that will help you find that perfect toy or gift for any occasion, then look no further than Tag Along Toys, with two locations to serve the greater Ottawa area.

The following are some of the glitter tattoo's we managed to take photographs of:

Minnie Mouse Glitter Tattoo

Shoe Glitter TattooDarth Vader Glitter TattooDC Shoes Glitter Tattto


Gecko Glitter TattooButterflies Glitter TattooHello Kitty Glitter Tattoo


Ariel Glitter TattooMario Glitter TattooBatman Glitter Tattoo


Ghostbusters Glitter TattooSnowwhite Glitter TattooPeace Sign Glitter Tattoo


Minnie Mouse Glitter TattoMinnie Mouse TattooMermaid Glitter Tattoo


Spongebob Glitter TattooTribal Butterfly Glitter Tattoo





As you can see there was plenty of glitter and tattoos to go around, what a better way to celebrate March Break, than at Tag Along Toys!

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions
~Nicky and Mark






Wednesday, 25 March 2015

sparklingexpressions Helps Make A Wish Deliver One Little Girls Wish

As previously mentioned in another blog post, we had a busy last couple of months. This was by far, one of the most magical and fun blog posts to add in awhile. We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to help Make A Wish Eastern Ontario make yet another wish come true. On this day Miranda's wish to become a Princess for a day was made reality.

Make A Wish Eastern Ontario
Make A Wish Eastern Ontario


On this day, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier was her castle and home to the ballroom for her party and celebration. The staff and volunteers treated everyone who arrived as royalty and for an afternoon it was like truly being in a magical Cinderella story.



Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Fairmont Chateau Laurier


There was a limo service provided for transportation to and from, pampering and a spa visit for the princess and her family, and of course the dresses. A fabulous overnight stay at the Castle and of course a gourmet breakfast to start the day off. The RCMP were dressed in formal attire, lined up in formation and ready and on hand to salute Miranda's Royal entrance to the ballroom. Hundreds of guests and entertainers were eagerly awaiting her arrival and the Governor Generals personal representative as well as the Deputy Mayor of Ottawa were on hand to declare this day, Princess Miranda's day, and give her her royal sash and present her with her royal crown. Miranda was showered in gifts, smiles and magic and the not so little motorized pink car was definitely one of the highlight gifts. MDRN Photobooth was on hand to capture all the smiles, and there was dance performers,  and face painting as well as our glitter tattoo's and other various arts, crafts and treats. (can't forget the huge assortment of sugary treats at the candy bar, every child's, and mine's, dream) The following facebook page has a lot of information and pictures on this memorable day. Everyone who helped out, made this a truly amazing day, one to remember! A few more pictures as well can be found on this part of the Make A Wish  fanpage.

These are some of the photographs we managed to snap.

Dragon Glitter Tattoo
Dragon Glitter Tattoo

Awareness Ribbon Glitter Tattoo
Awareness Ribbon
Glitter Tattoo








Princess Miranda's Day
Princess Miranda's Day

Guests at Miranda's Ball
Miranda's Ball

Chateau Laurier Ballroom
Chateau Laurier Ballroom

Stars on Ballroom Ceiling
Stars on Ballroom Ceiling

Dancing at Princess Miranda's Day
Dancing at Princess Miranda's Day

Princess Miranda's Ballroom Make A Wish
Princess Miranda's Make A Wish

Glitter Tattoo at Miranda's Ball
Glitter Tattoo at Miranda's Ball


Words can not describe the joy that was felt by everyone this day. The community really stepped up with the help of Make A Wish Eastern Ontario and the smiles that were seen say it all. Thank you Make A Wish for giving us the opportunity to take part in this magical and memorable day.

From the whole sparklingexpressions family,  we would like to wish all the best to Princess Miranda and her family.

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions
~Nicky and Mark

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Ability First Ottawa Fundraiser

As previously mentioned in another blog post, we've had a busy couple of months and we wanted to take some time to share more information on some of the events we've been too. We were thrilled to be invited and take part in a fundraiser held at Boston Pizza in Barhaven Ontario for Ability First Ottawa. (A Special thanks to Boston Pizza for allowing this fun event to be hosted there) sparklingexpressions was on hand to help decorate everyone in attendance with out Glitter Tattoo's, with 20% of our proceeds going to this amazing community organization.

For those who are not familiar with Ability First Ottawa, a quick trip over to their website will provide you with a great deal of information on one of Ottawa's great community organizations. They are a non profit, charitable organization that provides services for those with and without special needs and disabilities. A truly great organization and a wonderful group of people.

On this night there was plenty of guest speakers, as well as comedian Michael Lifshitz and Boom 99.7's own Dylan Black! There were silent auctions, glitter tattoos, a raffle and of course great tasting food to be had! We had a great time and met a lot of wonderful and new friends.

Please keep an eye on their webpage as well as their facebook fanpage for all the great upcomining events, fundraisers and work that Ability First Ottawa provides.

Ability First Ottawa
Ability First Ottawa
Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions
~Nicky and Mark