There’s been a lot of excited chatter lately on Amy Atlas possibly planning a trip down under. Other lovely bloggers have been writing about how they found out about Amy Atlas, such as Leanne from Mrs A in the Cove and Jane from Homemade Parties!
Reading these made me think about how I discovered the world of Amy Atlas, which I thought I’d share with you today.
8 months ago I gave birth to my precious baby girl. In the midst of the neverending cycle of feeding, nappy changing, sleeping (or hardly sleeping!) I had to plan a little something for her Baptism in 2 months time. I wasn’t planning anything huge but still wanted something nice which didn’t involve the standard “Happy Christening” matching party decorations I had seen in all the party shops.
I then stumbled onto Jade from Super Organisor Mum’s blog where she presented her Christening party for her son Oliver. I was in awe and in love! I had never seen such a cute party before with so many precious details! I LOVE little details!
Oliver's Christening dessert table - Super Organiser Mum blog
Like Alice in Wonderland I felt I had stumbled into a new hidden world I didn’t know existed – a world of sweet parties organised by loving mum’s with so much thought, dedication and love being poured into them. It wasn’t about spending loads of money or outdoing other mother’s. They were about truly celebrating their little one’s!
Off I went on my merry way to explore this new land of parties, dessert tables and candy buffets. It was then that I discovered Amy Atlas.
She was the name I found constantly mentioned on so many blogs and websites I was uncovering.
When I visited Amy’s page I was blown away by the beauty of the dessert tables she had designed. The colours, the layout, the pieces she used and of course the treats!
Since then I have come across many amazing Australian businesses who style gorgeous parties/dessert tables – who also credit Amy Atlas for inspiring them.
I didn’t have the chance to put together a proper dessert table for my daughters Baptism however I am definitely planning on giving it a go for her first birthday party this year!
Through this journey I was also motivated to start this blog to help other mum’s like me who want to put together a celebration for their little one but may not be sure where to find different items for their theme.
I would never ever have thought when I was pregnant that having my daughter would take me down this path.
If it wasn’t for Amy Atlas and what she has brought to the party world, I wouldn’t have started this blog or enjoyed all the lovely inspiration I see each day when I view different parties which Amy features on her blog. Being a new stay at home mum whose life involves loads of the usual mummy things (poop, dribble & clothes stained with food!) I now have a little bit of pretty injected into my every day life through this new found wonderland!
So thank you Amy for not only inspiring me, but inspiring all the other party stylists who have inspired me as well!
With summer coming up what could be better than an ice-cream or popsicle party? Definitely a theme your little one and their friends are going to love!
This is such a fun theme to plan for as you can do so much with a ice cream bar with a range of toppings and sauces or with a bright and fun assortment of popsicles to choose from! Suitable for either a boy or girl and another theme with a range of colour scheme options!
Remember to visit the Directory section of the site to find a range of suppliers Australia wide for your next celebration!
Remember to click on any of the images below to be taken directly to where you can purchase the item from!
Ice Cream & Popsicle party invitations and printables
Here are a few invitations, printables and backdrops in various styles to set the scene:
Ice Cream Invitation – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Popsicle Party invitations – Dream a little Dream
Vintage ice cream printable backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs
Ice-cream parlour sign – Jo’s Signs by Design
Ice Cream party social printables – Jo Studio
Ice cream parlour invitation printable – Amity Invites
Ice Cream party invitation printable – Paper Blossom Creations
Printed ice cream party invitation – Love JK
Ice-cream party printables – 2 Love Birds
Ice-cream party invitations – I Will Invitations
This sweet print could be displayed at the party and hung in your child’s room afterwards:
Ice- cream print – Fairy Dust Stylish Stationery
Ice Cream & Popsicle party decorations
To set up your party area, you’ll definitely want some bright pastel colours to continue the fun feeling that an icecream or popsicle party should invoke!
Happy Day Tassel Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Candy pink honeycomb ball – Love The Occasion
Peach honeycomb fancy decoration – Poppies For Grace
Diamond honeycomb decorations – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
How sweet and unique are these tulle pom pom ice-creams made into a garland?:
Ice Cream pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess
This is a fun garland to combine both an ice-cream and popsicle theme:
Ice-cream and popsicle Garland – Small Favours
These ice cream honeycomb decorations are a must for any ice cream party and come in a few different colours!:
Mint ice cream honeycomb decoration – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Very cute ice-cream and popsicle balloons to really brighten up the party:
Ice-cream balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Popsicle balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
This fun ice-cream pinata not only provides a fun party activity but could make a fantastic decoration at an ice cream party!
Ice-cream pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinata’s
Love these colourful ice-cream and popsicle wall decals which could be used to create a fun backdrop!
Ice cream popsicle wall decalls – Kid Candy
Some colourful tableware selections starting with this amazing pastel tablecloth!:
Pastel ruffled tablecloth – Saffy and May
Some paper tablerunners which would also suit:
Polka Dot Pastel tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Red/White stripes tablerunner – The Party Parlour
You could have lots of fun with tableware for an Icecream or Popsicle party! Here are some options:
Aqua stripe plate – Love The Occasion
Pink stripe plate – Little Kite
Confetti plates – Love The Occasion
Pink dot plates – Favor Lane
Fill these cute pine cones with snacks or fairy floss as a themed way of displaying some food:
Pine food cone – Deer Little Parties
Some cute spoons the kids can use to eat their ice-cream:
Wooden ice cream spoons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Personalised ice cream spoons – Bespoke Party Products. Party by ‘It’s a cake thing by Jhoanee’
Plastic gelato spoons – Deer Little Parties
Ice Cream Party Dessert Table Items
These ice-cream tubs are fantastic for either filling with favours or a cute way of serving/display some sweet items:
Ice-cream tubs – Butterfly Kisses Celebrations
Such cute ice cream toppers which could be used on your savoury food as well as cupcakes etc:
Ice-cream toothpick toppers – Party and Co
Some of the cute ice cream cup designs available for an ice cream party which you can use for ice-cream or these pretty acrylic bowls could be used for some toppings:
Gelato dessert bowl – Kitchenware Direct
Ice cream van and cups – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pastel stripe ice-cream cups – Love The Occasion
Toot Sweet ice cream cups – Emiko Blue
Pink n mix ice cream cups – Emiko Blue
Lavender stripe ice cream cups – The Party Parlour
Sambellina confetti ice cream cups – The Party Parlour
Ice cream van cupcake stand – Confectionately Yours
For your ice-cream and popsicle themed desserts, make sure you visit the Directory to find a vendor in your location ! Here are some examples of creations by vendors on the Directory:
Ice cream sundae cake – JK Cake Designs
Popsicle cookies – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)
Ice-cream cookie – Love Every Detail
Popsicle Cake pops – Sugar Pop Bakery (posts Australia wide). Party/styling by Dream a Little Dream children’s parties
Ice-cream cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Hire one of these stands for a cute ice-cream parlour setup at the party! Just visit the Hire category on the Directory if you are looking for something similar in a different state:
Ice cream stand for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Candy cart for hire – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)
These real party pics from vendors on the Directory will be sure to inspire your ice-cream and popsicle party planning!:
Popsicle party – Dream a Little Dream (Perth)
Ice-Cream party – Dream a Little Dream
Popsicle Party – Styling and desserts by Savvy Cakes by Lena
Ice cream party – Red Wagon Events
Ice-cream party – Emiko Blue
Ice Cream or Popsicle Party Favours
This is actually a craft kit that the kids can use to create a cute wall hanging to take home and double as a party favour!:
Ice-cream craft kit – Free Range Living
A few novelty items:
Ice cream sticky note set – Kawaii Kids
Ice Cream lollipops – The Little Big Company
Ice-cream party favor bag – Small Favours
Ice cream popper favor – Lark Store
Love these cute printable favour boxes!!:
Ice cream truck favour box printable – Jo Studio
One of my favourite Ice cream parties, styled by Sugar Coated Mama
Amazing pastel pink ice cream social by Red Wagon Events
This fun Frozen inspired ice cream buffet has great inspiration for a ice cream buffet setup, by Butterfly Kisses Celebrations
I adore this icecream parlour table from the Eat, Drink, Chic blog
The amazing icecream social party styled by Kara herself from Karas Party Ideas
A lovely light and fresh icecream party from Style Me Gorgeous
Hope you have found some inspiring ideas to help you in your planning for this fun summer theme for your little one’s celebration! Enjoy!
With spring just around the corner, now is a perfect time to be planning a cute birdy theme party for your little one! This is a party theme which can take on a myriad of different colour schemes so I’ll be sharing various items which you could use regardless of which colour path you go down!
I haven’t focused on plates/cups/napkins etc in this post since the tableware could be based around many different colour options! However perhaps you may draw some colour inspiration from some of the invitation ideas I have featured below.
First up is this popular Alannah Rose invitation with a cute red bird featured. There are a few matching items available to go along with this design as well:
Lala Bird invitation – Alannah Rose
Printables are a great option if you want a range of matching stationary for your party! They keep everything coordinated which makes life easier for you as you don’t have to find matching invites/cupcake toppers/banners etc
This vibrant polkadot birdie printable collection is a delightful option for a girl:
Polkadot Birdie – Style Me Gorgeous
Close up of Polka Dot birdie printable – Style Me Gorgeous
However the little birdy theme can be used for boys as well, and this Owl & Bird party printable in a blue and green colour scheme is definitely the way to go:
Owl & Bird Printable – Style Me Gorgeous
For a different colour palette I love this bright Lovebird theme with a blue/pink/green combo:
Lovebird Printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationary
To decorate the party space think pretty birdies, rustic birdcages and lovely birdhouses! Here are some to get you inspired:
These birdy buntings are so sweet and a great alternative to the flag bunting for this party.
Handmade Golly Gosh Bird bunting – Twiggi
Bright pink and chocolate bird garland – Paperklip
For another cute idea, how about these Bird mobiles to hang down around your party area or over the table?
Tiger Tribe bird mobile – Twiggi
Tiger tribe hanging string bird mobile – Little Styles
For something really different which would look cute in a nursery afterwards, have a look at this delightful fabric birdcage!
Fabric Birdcage – Twiggi
Birdhouses are a great decoration either to place on your table or to hang around the party area. Both these below birdhouses have the option for hanging and would look lovely hanging from a tree outside:
You can’t get prettier than this handpainted wooden birdhouse!
Birdhouse dangly – Purkilicious
Another great option for decoration is some tree decor
Dress up your bird cages and trees with some delightful hanging birds.
This hanging bird tealight holder would be beautiful even without the use of the candle:
Hanging bird tealight holder – Dabble In Design
Or these fabulous felt birdies would look so pretty as part of your party decor and could even be used as favours. The tree is also available to order as another alternative to a tree decoration:
Felt birds – Fairydust Stylish Stationary
So very very precious! Beautiful handpainted birds:
Handpainted bird dangley – Purkilicious
This cute cake bunting is so colourful, would match a few different colour schemes and brighten up any cake!
Bird cake bunting – Fairydust Stylish Stationary
If you are making cookies for the little one’s then these cookie cutters in different shapes would be great for creating an array of different sizes and colours of birdy cookies!
Set of 3 bird cookie cutters – Sugartime
This footed bowl is so lovely to hold some great treats in but I also chose it for this theme as it reminds me of a beautiful large bird bath you would see in a garden of a mansion in the English countryside! Or is it just me who picks up these things? = )
Decor bon bon round footed bowl – Sweet Style
For a sweet touch on your table you could use these card holders for your food/dessert labels which also make cute decorations:
Love bird card holder – Dabble in design
Birdcage card & tealight holder – Pink Frosting
Have a look at this colourful table runner which would match a wide range of tablecloth colour options underneath and could be used for boys or girls:
Little Birdy Table Runner – Le Petit Party
For favours boxes these birdhouses are so so lovely aren’t they?
Birdhouse Favour boxes – Pink Frosting
These birdy paperclips would be great to attach onto a thank you tag:
Bird paperclips – Scrapbook Valley
For a girly touch then these pocket mirrors would definitely send your guests home smiling!
La La bird pocket mirror – Design Child
A fun alternative for a favour are these colourful bird whistles:
Wooden bird whistle – Twiggi
Well I hope these ideas have given you some inspiration for a Little Birdy party to celebrate your little one! It really is such a sweet theme with many unique touches available out there and such flexibility with what colour combinations you can choose from. I hope you enjoy putting it all together!
Those of you with summer babies may just be starting to plan and think about your next birthday celebration and the Nautical theme is sweet & cool for little boys, although I think it could be tailored to be a cute girls party theme too!
If you want more ideas make sure you click on the image to take you to the store these items are from as there were many other products out there for this theme!
I hope you enjoy these Nautical finds….
Navy nautical collection – Ham & Pea Design & Paperie
Classic Nautical Invitation – The Little Soiree
Love the different colour combination of yellow and navy blue for this theme:
Nautical shower printables – Love the Day
Gorgeous printables for the little ladies!
Girls nautical invitation – Lollipopink
Preppy nautical invitation – Sweet Peach Paperie
So starting off with some tablesetting ideas, here are a few products which you could either use together or with other items to create a perfect Nautical look:
Navy Flag Blue Tablecloth – The Party Parlour
Red and white striped tablerunner – Le Petit Party
Blue, red and white tablerunner – Le Petit Party
Red and white plate – Invite Me
Palm leaf plates – The Party Studio
Blue and white striped napkins – The Party Table
Striped cups – Tiny Me
Some simple white straws would be perfect with a navy or red cup:
White retro paper straws – Mon Tresor
Or you could use these these navy, red and white stripe straws to compliment glass milk bottles instead:
Blue & Red mixed stripe straws – Piece of Cake parties & celebrations
A few ideas for your desserts and sweets:
Blue check baking cups – Little Styles
Red and white cupcake wrappers – How Divine
Red Flag picks – Piece of cake parties & celebrations
How gorgeous are these little chairs to use as cupcake holders! Love it!
Mini deck chair – The Little Big Company
Cookie cutter set – Urban Baby
Popcorn boxes – Occasion by Design
Navy swirl lollipop – The Little Big Company
Navy sixlets – Sweet Style
Now for the main cake, you can’t go wrong with a classic white cake stand. It fits into the nautical colour scheme and the scallop pattern on this cake stand reminds me of the ocean- which is an added bonus for this theme.
Rosanna cake stand – Leo & Bella
Another option could be these navy blue stands for either a main cake or other treats:
Navy cake stand – Leo & Bella
Now onto some decorations & lovely extras! There are just so many great things out there – hope you see something which inspires you!
These buntings are perfect for your Nautical theme:
Alimrose Finn bunting – Little Styles
Blue and red fabric bunting – The Complete Kids Party
The deep red paper fan featured here also comes in white so you could definitely combine the colours together for a unique backdrop! The shape of this fan reminds me of a ship rudder which is why I chose it as a great hanging decoration for this theme.
Red paper fan – The Little Big Company
Balloons are still a much loved party decoration and this nautical design is simple and stylish!
Nautical Balloons – Born to Party
How unique and cute is this cloud mobile? It would add a great touch to your Nautical setting and could then be hung in the bedroom after the party!
Cloud mobile – My Little Jedi
White rustic star – Island Collections
This fish netting would be fantastic as a backdrop or perhaps even placed over a white or navy blue tablecloth:
Fish Netting – The Party People
These mini tin pails could be used to hold favours or small items such as cutlery or straws or perhaps some small sweets:
Tin pails – Saffy & May
Another sweet way of presenting some treats is in these little metal boats. They are adorable!
Metal Boats – How Divine
Now for some extra special items which would really help create a Nautical feel for your party! However obviously your budget isn’t limitless so as I’ve mentioned before I think it’s important to pick special items which could be used again in your home, nursery, playroom etc.
Barbarossa Brass Compass – The Little Big Company
Wooden sailboats – The Little Big Company
Driftwood party sign – Sweet Style
Lighthouse – Nautical Replicas
Glass floats – Alfresco Emporium
Wooden oar – Alfresco Emporium
Life Saving ring hanging decoration – Le Petit Party
Wooden anchor with rope – Click shop
Lastly are a few items for take home favours. These little sailboats could be combined with some lollies to take home and could also be used as table decorations as well.
Sailboat favour – Le Petit Party
How great are these treatboxes in this unique pyramid shape and Nautical design? Love it!
Pyramid Treatbox – Polkadot Prints
Love the look of these handstamped bags:
Anchor favour bags – What She’s Got
A starting point to find some more inspiration….
A stylish Nautical party by Polkadot Prints
This Vintage Nautical party featured on the Amy Atlas blog showcases a great way of styling various nautical props
Another great use of props and styling in this Nautical Party by the Little Big Company on their blog
One for the girls – a pink and navy nautical party on the Sweet Peach Paperie blog
I’ve had a lot of fun finding these many and varied items for a Nautical theme party and hope it will help in your party planning so it’s a little less stressful. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing our little one’s how special they are and celebrating this! That is what matters most so enjoy the journey!
Roll up! Roll up! A fantastically FUN theme for either a boy or girl of any age is a circus theme! There is so much you can do with this theme with games and stations to create a carnival atmosphere. I hope these finds may inspire you when planning for a Circus party. You can find more items via the vendors on the children’s party directory here! Also visit my Pinterest board for this theme here.
Printables & Invitations
Your printables and invitations help set theme your event so I’ve included a range of different colour schemes and looks whether you want a traditional red/white/blue look, a girly pink circus party or a vintage or modern carnival party! Remember when it comes to printables – colours can often be changed and customised by the designer for a fee, simply ask them!
Circus is in town printables – 2 Love Birds
Girly vintage carnival printables – Giggles and Grace Designs
Circus printables – Memories are Sweet
Circus Spectacular – I Will Invitations
Circus printable collection – Upon a Time Designs
Circus Printables – Style Me Gorgeous
Girly vintage carnival printed stationery – PS Made with Love
Circus printable package – The Little Soiree
Vintage Circus clown printable – Penny Lane Studio
Circus customised invitation – Edgehouse Design
Printed vintage circus invitation – Love JK
Hanging decorations can create the carnival mood and colour scheme for your circus party:
Red paper fan – Saffy & May
Yellow honeycomb ball – Love the Occasion
Carnival striped lanterns – Little Red Chick
Red, white and blue paper fans – Just Party Supplies
Circus parties and balloons definitely go hand in hand! One of these balloons would look fantastic next to the dessert table, photo area or entrance!:
Studio Mucci Giant balloon and tassel tail – Ruby Rabbit
For a bright carnival feel:
Circus pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess
Rainbow tassel garland – Bickiboo
Love this unique decoration which could hang in your child’s room after the party:
Carnival paper chandelier – Hanging Pretty
Pinwheels are another great item to incorporate as it fits in with the circus theme and can be used on your dessert table:
Customised paper pinwheels – Dunne with Style
Keep your circus party theme going throughout your tableware for your kids table:
Red and white striped tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Circus party pack – Ruby Rabbit
Circus party pack – Little Red Chick (also available in blue)
Little Circus partyware – Trains and Tutus
Circus party plates – Just Party Supplies
Carnival dessert plate – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Carnival spots plate – My Party Boutique
Carnival stripe party plate – Sweet Celebrations
Sambellina Candy stripe plates – The Party Parlour
Carnival partyware – Fantasy Kids Parties
Red star straws – Just Party Supplies
Robert Gordon carnival milkshake cups – Party & Co
These gorgeous ceramic bottles would look great as a prop – perhaps holding some pinwheels inside?:
Robert Gordon ceramic carnival bottles – Peppermint Sunday
Fun items to use for your desserts for a circus party:
Meri Meri Ferris wheel cupcake holder – Party & Co
Grand circus big top cupcake holder – The Little Big Company
Clown cupcake toppers – Piece of Cake Parties and celebrations
Vintage circus cupcake toppers – Heads and Tales
Circus tent cookie cutter – Party & Co
Popcorn boxes – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Red and white popcorn boxes – The Party Parlour
Red star baking cups – Sweet Celebrations
Paper Eskimo Carnival baking cups – Little Red Chick
What’s a circus party without fairy floss?:
Fairy floss – Candy bar sydney
There’s a range of cake and dessert suppliers in the Life’s Little Celebration’s party directory if you wish to outsource a circus party cake, cake pops, macarons or cookies! Browse here by state to find someone near you!
Circus cake pops – Minnie’s Sweet Creations (Sydney)
Circus party items and props:
A collection of circus party items to inspire you and help theme the party with a carnival atmosphere!:
Carnival ticket stickers – Fantasy Kids Parties
Carnival signs – Fantasy Kids Parties
Carnival photo prop – Let’s Celebrate Parties
Pin the nose on the clown game – Fantasy Kids Parties
Vintage circus elephant ball game – My Tin Toys
Love this special hat for the birthday boy or girl!:
Circus spots customised party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
These hats are perfect for the little guests at the party:
Meri Meri Toot toot sweet party hats – Ruby Rabbit
A photo booth is lots of fun and really suits a carnival party!:
Circus photobooth printable props – Sweet Scarlet Designs
Clown noses – Occasion by Design
Love these confetti pops which can be customised for your theme, and would suit the fun carnival feel!:
Customised confetti party pops – Paper & Style Co
A lovely prop that the birthday boy/girl can play with after the party:
Circus paper theatre – Pukaca, Down That Little Lane
These mini circus decals could be used as a backdrop for a small party table or drinks table:
Mini circus wall decal – Love Mae
Some fantastic circus themed props available for hire. Browse the full hire category on the directory here.
Carnival props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Carnival props to hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Carousel horse for hire – Party Prop Hire (Brisbane)
Vintage circus package for hire – The Candy Tree (Perth)
Ferris wheel cupcake stand for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)
Favours & Packaging
Circus cookie mix bottles – Sweet Health
Circus clown soaps – Soap Buddies
Lion chalk – Chalk Chook
Juggling balls – Perfect Kids Party Shop
Wooden clown whistle – The Party Parlour
Circus character stamps – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Circus tattoos – Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Handmade circus favour box – Bespoke Party Products
Carnival spot gift bag – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Carnival stripe treat bag – Little Red Chick
Paper Eskimo candy cane party bags – Sweet Celebrations
Carnival favour bags – Sugarlicious Parties
Sambellina scalloped favour box – The Party Parlour
Party bags and tags – Matchie Matchee
One of my favourites – a vintage peach and mint circus party by Dunne with Style!
Amazing circus setup with a red/white/blue colour scheme by Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets
So much inspiration for a circus party and various activities, stations and props you could include in this magnificent party from Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Love the clever activity ideas (like the ‘clown dressing up station’) in this party on the Babyology site
Gorgeous girly pink circus party on the Hostess with the Mostess blog
Bright and fun carnival party by Pure Bliss Creations on the Hostess with the Mostess blog featuring a few vendors from the Directory!