Superhero Theme

If your child would love to have Super powers a Superhero party is the perfect chance for them to at least pretend for a day, that they do!

As you can see from the printable designs below – a generic superhero theme or one based on a comic book look, are popular rather than only a specific character (ie superman, batman etc) party.

Remember to visit the Party Directory section of this site in the midst of planning for this party to find all the items and suppliers you need! You can view my PINTEREST board for this theme here.

 

Invitations and Printables

A range of superhero printables for boys and girls:

 

 

 

Comic Book Superhero printables – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Superhero printables available in pinks or blues - Upon a Time Designs

Superhero printables available in pinks or blues – Upon a Time Designs

 

 

Superhero Paperie - Memories are Sweet

Superhero Paperie – Memories are Sweet

 

 

Superhero invitation with matching backdrop and printables - 2 Love Birds

Superhero invitation with matching backdrop and printables – 2 Love Birds

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero printable set – Amity Invites

 

 

 

Photo Superhero invitation – Edgehouse Design

 

 

Girl superhero party printables – Paper Blossom Creations

 

 

 

 

Coon nee chiwa hero stationery – I Will Invitations

 

 

 

 

 

Decorations

 

If you are crafty you can make your own bunting out of comic book pages! Love the look of this and I’m sure your little one will too! Follow the link to see the tutorial!

 

Tutorial for superhero comic bunting – One Charming Party

 

Here are some hanging decoration ideas which could work into this theme:

 

 

Set of blue hanging fans – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect for a girls superhero party:

 

 

 

Giant balloons for a super effect!

 

 

 

Table Decor

Here are some bright options for your kids table which you could mix and match. Some of the plate designs below often have matching sets so follow the link if you want to find the matching items.

 

 

Superhero tablecloth – Just Party Supplies

 

 

Red and white tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

 

Marvel superhero plate – Just Party Supplies

 

 

Superman plates – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

Red star glass milk bottle – Love the Occasion

 

 

 

Sucre shop star wooden spoons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Sweet Treats

 

The little one’s are going to love these! Follow the link to get the template so that you can make these superhero lollipops! A simple way to transform a sweet treat for your theme!

Superhero lollipop template – Zakka Life blog

 

Clever idea from the Mon Tresor blog to fill a push pop with coloured lollies to match this superhero party theme! You can purchase these push pops here

 

Push pop – Mon Tresor

 

 

Another unique find are these Kaped Kandy Kones (from the US but can be shipped)! You could even make a similar design yourself. Fill them with lollies, popcorn, chips – anything you like!

 

 

Kaped Kandy Kones – Post Party Pretties (USA)

 

Some items to use as toppers on sweet or savoury items:

 

Star and flag toppers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Fill your candy buffet with these red, blue and yellow treats!

Red chocolate buttons – The Party Parlour

 

 

Yellow lemon Fizzoes – The Party Parlour

 

 

Blue fruit choc balls – The Party Parlour

 

Blue candy scoop – Just Party Supplies

 

 

You can find lots of vendors on the Directory in your state to create a Cake, cake pops, cookies and more to suit this theme such as these Superhero cookies from The Iced Biscuit (Melb):

 

 

Some items for your birthday cake!:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Party Hire:

There are some fun items you can hire for a superhero party. How fun would this phone booth be at to hire out?:

 

Lifesize phone booth for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

There are a few vendors on the directory which hire out similar canopies in other states. Contact me if you need referrals or browse the HIRE category on the childrens  party directory.

 

Red and white lolly canopy for hire – My Sweet Event Hire (Melbourne)

 

Props/Special themed items:

 

Love the idea of a personalised comic book covered letter to use as part of the party decor. If you are wanting a local supplier for these, chat to Shell at Hanging Pretty to create one for you:

 

Personalised comic book letters – Hayley’s Paper Love (ETSY)

 

A special customised cape for the birthday boy or girl for their party (and after!):

 

Personalised superhero cape – Spatz

 

 

Superhero capes, masks and bags – Bee Stitched (photo from party by Tiny Tots Toy Hire)

 

 

Or you could involve the birthday boy or girl in designing their own cape for the day with this fun kit:

 

Seedling Design your own superhero – Hipkids

 

 

Another cute gift idea for the birthday boy:

 

Superhero brother print – My Sweet Prints (Down That Little Lane)

 

 

 

Here are some ideas for masks for the kids on the day:

 

Colour your own superhero mask kit – Just Party Supplies

 

A tutorial to create these masks yourself:

 

Tutorial for Superhero masks – Cutesy Crafts

 

 

Printable superhero masks – Hilltop Custom Design

 

 

 

Party Favours

 

 

Superhero comic tattoos – Just Party Supplies

 

How cute are these peg dolls?:

Superhero peg dolls – Peg Buddies (ETSY)

 

 

 

Superman pencils – The Party Parlour

 

Cute favour packaging idea:

Superhero jar idea – Tortoise and the Hare blog

 

A superhero tag would look great on one of these options:

 

Red star favour bags – Little Red Chick

 

 

Real Parties

Need more inspiration? Here are some Superhero parties filled with ideas which you can then tailor to your unique little superhero and how you wish to celebrate them!

Fantastic ideas in this amazing Superhero party by Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Love the cake toppers and backdrop in this party by staff from Little Red Chick

 Dessert table for a girls Superhero party by Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffets

Love this amazing Superhero Party by Thetis of Sooti Event Styling + Design

Clever backdrop and great ideas in this superhero party by Barbe a Papa

Vintage pop art superhero party on Hostess with the Mostess blog

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Hope you enjoyed the Superhero selections and they help you plan the next celebration for your little one!

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Aeroplane Theme

‘Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away….’! This sweet Aeroplane theme is so cute and perfect for little boys!

Let images of planes (vintage or modern), clouds, pilots, wings, airports, luggage & travel inspire you!

You could use a blue/white/red colour palette however I love some recent Aeroplane parties (see the end of this post) which have used the unique colour scheme of blue/white/orange and so I’ve incorporated some of my choices around this selection. However some of our previous posts such as the Nautical Theme & Fire engine theme have cute ideas for red decor.

You can have a lot of fun with this theme with the use of boarding passes, a luggage claim area (where the kids can collect their meal boxes or party favours), paper aeroplane making activities and more! I hope this collection below inspires your ideas and sets you on a fun journey of planning for this theme.

Invitations & Printables

To launch this post, here are a few printables and invitation collections which I thought were really cute for this theme:

Alannah Rose aeroplane invitation - Twiggi

 

Aeroplane party invitation - The Candy Soirees

 

Aeroplane invitation - Imprintables

 

Paper Eskimo Plane party invitations - Significant Celebrations

 

Plane invitation & printables - PolkaDot Prints

A vibrant vintage invitation which is really unique!

Vintage plane invitation - Katy Jane Designs

These cute airplane printables can be used for lots of different items at the party and I love the boarding pass invitation!

Airplane Birthday printables - Anders Ruff

 

Boarding pass invitation - Anders Ruff

Hanging Decorations

The Aeroplane theme is perfect for hanging decorations of clouds and flying planes and you can really be creative in creating a sky effect which you can then transfer into the bedroom/nursery after the party for a cute style:

This cloud and plane paper garland is too sweet for words!

 

Paper cloud garland - Meggy Green Handmade crafts

Buntings always look great at parties and here are a few lovely options which would work for this theme:

Aeroplane banner - Ben and Jess

 

Aeroplane Bunting- The Kids Room by Kate

 

Happy birthday banner - The Green Grass Grows (USA)

 

Little plane garland - Paperklip Designs

 

Paper Eskimo blue bunting flags - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

I’ve featured this delightful cloud mobile (which comes in various colour raindrops) in my Nautical theme post as it can be worked in for a few different themes and would look great in creating a cool sky effect!

Cloud Mobile - My Little Jedi

I also love this unique paper cloud balloon! It would look fantastic suspended with some clear string:

Cloud Paper Balloon - Upon a fold

Another great effect could be created using these colourful Aeroplane mobiles above your dessert/cake table!

Tiger Tribe Vintage plane mobile - Just Toy n Around

 

Wooden Airplane Mobile - Unique Kids

Wall motifs and stickers continue to be a unique decoration which can be moved into the bedroom after the party:

Aeroplane Wall motifs - The Paperchain

 

Vintage plane wallpaper cutouts - Unique Kids

 

White cloud wall stickers - Giggleme Designs

 

Paper plane peel and stick - Giggle me designs

Tissue pom pom’s would be ideal for a cloud effect. You could bunch them together to create cloud clusters or spread them out throughout the room for a gorgeous cloud scene. The best thing is – they are white so they could be reused many times over for different themes!

White Tissue Pom poms - Ah-Tissue

Hang a bunch of these blue paper fans together for a blue sky backdrop that you could then mix the white pom pom’s into as well!

Light blue paper fan - Mon Tresor

To incorporate balloons into this theme, these blue and white polka dot GIANT balloons would look sensational in the party area!

90cm Blue spot giant balloons - Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Table Decor

Your table decor can be worked around the colour scheme you have chosen, but here are a few different options to have your party table flying high!

Light Blue Tablecloth - Le Petit Party

 

Orange table runner - The Party Parlour

 

Paper Eskimo blue table runner - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

These chalkboard placemats could be used in the centre of the table to create a tarmac centrepiece! You could draw runway lines onto the placemat and place some toy planes on them for a great look!

Chalk board placemat - The Princess and the Pirate

Another unique way of dressing the table is this fun world map tablecloth to connect the idea of travelling into your plane theme!

World Map Tablecloth - Melbourne Map Centre

Some colourful tableware choices which we are sure will make the food taste even nicer!

Polka-dot multi plate - P is for party

 

Orange square plates - The Princess & the Pirate

 

Baby blue plates - Occasion by Design

 

Blue Rectangle Plate - Mon Tresor

 

Orange Napkins - The Princess and the Pirate

If you are incorporating orange into your colour scheme then these stripy straws look fantastic in this colour!

Orange stripe straws - Mon Tresor

A cute alternative to the milk bottle is the use of small glass milk carton’s! They are so fun and different and I am sure all the kids will love drinking out of them!

Half pink glass beverage creamer - The Little Big Company

 Sweet Treats

A nice cupcake wrapper can instantly dress up the simplest of cupcakes! Here a few choices which could work for you:

Blue plane cupcake wrapper - Let's Get Personal

 

Paper Eskimo baking cups - Occasion by Design

Blue and orange look so great together don’t they?

Polka dot candy cups - Mon Tresor

These pom pom cupcake toppers are adorable! They look like little mini fluffy clouds – just perfect for this party!

White pom pom cupcake toppers - Ah Tissue

Also loving these cupcake toppers with a cute design and colour scheme:

Aeroplane cupcake toppers - Giggles Cupcake toppers

It’s easy to have Aeroplane theme cookies using these cutters!

Cloud cookie cutter - Biskart

Plane cookie cutter - Biskart

For your main cake, these blue details will ensure it takes centre stage on your table!

Blue spot candles - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

Wire cake stand french blue - Little Sooti

 

Square scalloped cake pedestal in blue heaven - Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Special Themed Decorations/Ideas:

Your little boy may have some cute toy aeroplanes you can use to help decorate the party table/area however if not, or if you want some more, here are some really lovely choices which will be great for the Birthday boy to keep and play with after the party too!

Sevi miniature plane - Entropy

 

Janod Magnetic Wooden Toy Plane - Urban Baby

 

Bajo red wooden plane - Earthology

 

Mimmo Vintage Toy plane - Entropy

These vintage planes would really stand out wouldn’t they? Just lovely!

Curtis Jenny plane - Kids rooms by Kate

 

Red Baron plane - Kids rooms by Kate

Now for a few other unique items which may be useful for this theme. If I had a boy I wouldn’t be able to resist this cute pilot hat! It is just gorgeous and would make a great beanie too in winter months!

Pilot ear flap hat - Kawaii Kids

These pilot accessories are great for decoration or for your little one to wear:

Pilot cap - The Party Shop

Aviator Pilot set for boys - Costume Direct

 

An aeroplane theme compliments a travel decorations/items as well, and these unique notebooks could be used for the little one’s to obtain stamps  during the party (for example when they they complete a party game). If you wanted you could even have different  “Country” stations set up at each game area, so they are “flying” to different countries for each game and receive their stamp on arrival! These notebooks would also make great party favours too!

Toy Passport notebook - The Toy Place

Mini map notebooks - Hard To Find

Cardboard suitcases are great to be used for decoration for this theme or as a way of displaying your tableware for the kid’s to collect (cutlery, plates etc), or to display your other unique items such as the above notebooks! They work as fantastic storage for after the party too!

Blue Suitcases - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

You could decorate the suitcases (or other items for your party) using these cute plane and travel stickers:

Puffy Funny plane stickers - Stickers n Fun

 

Travel stickers - Birch Haberdashery & Craft

How lovely is this globe (and not as pricey as it may look)! It would make a unique decoration for this theme and an educational toy for your little boy for later on too!

10cm Antique World Globe - Maps Plus

For a personal touch this stamp with a vintage plane means you can personalise a range of items for your party! Your little one is sure to love this and it could be used to label all sorts of items for him in the future too!

Aeroplane stamp with personalised name - Imprintables

It’s great to have a hands on activity at a party and these kits to create your own planes/gliders are sure to keep the little one’s busy. You could also have your little boy work on this before the party and then use the plane as a decoration for a personalised  touch!

Seedling Create your own Glider plane - Style Aficionado

 

Build it plane kit- Unique Kids

 

Flight school make your own glider - Oo.com.au

Love the vintage look of this Aeroplane carousel which would be a unique table decoration and look lovely as room decor as well:

Aeroplane carousel - Lily Chic Events

Another centrepiece idea which would make a fun toy as well is this toy airport! Really liking the wooden look!

Toy Airport - Tiny Polkadots

 

Take Home Gift

All the little one’s at the party are sure to be in love with aeroplanes by the end of this party! So here are a few cute ideas for take home gifts for them:

Aeroplane Bookmark - Just For Kids

 

Helicopter frisbee - The Party People

 

Foam Gliders - Toys Paradise

 

Tiger Tribe Zing Glider - Cradle Rock

 

Glider plane - The Party Parlour

 

Bubbles - P is for Party

To package these items or some sweet treats there are lots of cute options for this theme! First off are these fantastic luggage favour boxes! They would look so good all packaged up and ready for the kids to take home!

Suitcase favour box - Favour Makers

Another adorable option are these unique milk carton favour boxes which match with the invites/printables shown at the start of this post. The clouds look so sweet and the personal touch of the name is a really nice extra!

Milk carton favour boxes - Polkadot Prints

To go along with the travel theme are these cute mailbox favours ! If you have travel related crafts at the party ( eg. creating a postcard or drawing on some letter paper) the kids could take these home along with this favour box:

Mini mail box party favour - The Little Big Company

These suitcase favour tins could also be used for some unique decorations too! You could even stick your food labels onto them and place them on your table!

Suitcase favour tin - Pink Frosting

Also loving these other cute options which you could embellish with ribbons, tags, mini pegs or stickers.

Gingham is such a sweet pattern which we don’t see enough of in partyware even though it looks so lovely here in blue and white!

Blue gingham favour bags - Sweet Style

You can never go wrong with polka dots. They always look good!

Blue Polka Dot Treat Box - Sweet Style

Blue polka dot noodle box - Mon Tresor

A touch of orange if you are working this into your colour scheme:

Orange paper bag - Occasion by Design

This carry box could also be dressed up to look like a suitcase, which makes it another great option for this theme!

Gable carry box Kraft - Occasion by Design

Can’t go past these luggage tags to top off your favour packaging! They could also be used to label your food or as an embellishment on your drink bottles too:

Luggage tag - Sweet Style

This airmail twine really compliments the Aeroplane theme and would finish off your packaging nicely:

Airmail twine - Sweet Style

Or to bring in a touch of orange, this vibrant ribbon would do the trick!

Sunset orange Grosgrain ribbon - Lily Chic Events

And finally some special items for the Birthday boy! I love that these ride on planes are wooden – they have a really unique feel about them and would make an extra special gift for your little man!

Wooden ride on plane - Junior Journey

 

Moulin Roty ride on - Send a Toy

Real Party Inspiration

I wanted to end this post off by providing you some links to some real parties using this theme as they can be a great source of inspiration and ideas! However just like every child is unique, so should every party be unique. So pick and choose the elements and ideas you love and then work in your own touches!

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Hope you enjoyed this post on this adorable theme! I have enjoyed sourcing these various items for you and would love to hear from you if you use any of these ideas for your little one’s celebration!

 

Garden Tea Party – Styled by Whimsy Petite Styling

Spring is in the air, and now is the perfect time to get to planning for a sweet garden tea party {of course any time of year is a wonderful time for a tea party don’t you think?}.
I know a lot of you loved the Tea Party Theme post we shared recently and now I am excited to share with you exclusive images and details of a sweet Springtime Tea party styled by Whimsy Petite Styling, Brisbane. Don’t miss also a special offer for our Life’s Little Celebrations readers at the end of this post! =)

For Tash, stylist at Whimsy Petite Styling, Spring evokes images of blue skies & green grass, pretty spring blooms & summer dresses, sophisticated garden soirees and afternoons filled with casual delight!

These images were her inspiration behind this gorgeous  4th birthday party.
As Tash explains “This was to be a sophisticated tea party for little ladies, not sparing any of the trims.  From beautiful handmade linens, to antique fine china, luscious floral arrangements and a homemade menu to delight the tastebuds. The little guests were to enjoy an afternoon of good old fashioned high society living”.

Guests arrived in pretty dresses with beautiful spring inspired accessories – instantly setting the tone for a delightful afternoon soiree.
Despite the best laid plans the day of the party did not in fact bring blue skies for the most part – thankfully a well sized deck was at hand to allow the soiree to go ahead.

I love the look of this table dressed with linen tablecloths and pretty pastel colour tableware! Oh and how lovely are those pretty personalised party hats which doubled as place settings?


Antique tea cups were the perfect vessel for jelly cups.  Topped with a dollop of cream and raspberry, the little guests felt quite grown up using their “grown up” tea cups which is a great way of using pretty teaware for the little one’s!

The menu consisted of old fashioned homemade treats: Fruit Kebabs {with dipping marshmallow}, chocolate brownies, lemon tarts, finger sandwiches, jelly cups, and individual serves in Robert Gordon cups of old fashioned sweets and caramel popcorn.
Adults also enjoyed a selection of cheese and fruit platters at their table.

Despite the disappointment of not having the table set up under the shade of the trees on the beautiful green lawn as planned, the weather did manage to hold out long enough for guests to enjoy old fashioned lawn games of egg and spoon races,a  three legged race, an egg hunt and relays. A bunting created start and finish lines which added sweet character to the lovely back yard – what a great idea!

4 year olds love getting crafty don’t they!  Whimsy Petite Styling came up with a quaint idea of each of the girls decorating their own flower pot which would be their take home gift.  Each guest received their own apron, brushes and ready to paint pot.  Seedling trays were used as paint pallets and painted old tins for the water to wash the brushes off in.  You can just imagine the wonderful time they would have had creating bright pots which dried while they enjoyed other party activities.  The girls then took these home with a packet of spring flower seeds to plant and enjoy in the coming weeks. What a unique party favour!

For those of you planning a tea party theme here are Whimsy Petites top tips for a great tea party:


•    It doesn’t have to cost you the earth!  You’d be surprised what you probably already have around the house to use as tableware, props etc.  And if you don’t have any…it won’t take long to find someone who does!
•    The best way to use your fine china….is to actually use it!  Dust off Grans old tea set and get some joy out of it! Not using your old china makes it brittle – then no one will get to enjoy it {I always say there’s no point saving it for the queens visit…I don’t think she will ever come!}
•    Consider safety and practicality too….we use melamine plates at children’s place setting to reduce likely hood of breakage { other platters and teacups on the setting in this party are all antique china}
•    If you don’t have any old cups and saucers you can find them easily enough at second hand stores.  A mismatched setting always adds character and interest to the table so don’t be too worried about finding complete sets.
•    Be sure to press your table linen – a crisp clean cloth lays the foundation for a beautiful, sophisticated table setting.
•    Coordinate your colour palette and be sure to flow it throughout the event
•    Flowers are a must! They are an essential element to creating a beautiful spring atmosphere to a tea party, and there are so many beautiful blooms to choose from!  Place a number of arrangements around the party to create atmosphere and bring the delight of a spring garden to all corners of the party
•    Use items like cookie jars, ornate glasses or recycled jars as vessels for pretty spring blooms.
•    Keep your menu simple.  Bite sized finger foods is ideal for this type of party….and traditional homemade foods are the perfect option for this theme
•    Be sure not to forget the adults at the soiree – provide a simple range of refreshments and nibbles for them too
•    Keep games simple and fun – they don’t have to be about winning prizes – children love old fashioned games like, relay races, hoola hoops or scavenger hunts..these keep them giggling and occupied for ages
•    Hang reusable decorations like pom poms, lanterns or buntings – they all look fabulous rehung in a little ones bedroom or playroom; and are a lasting reminder of the celebration they had
•    Keep thank you gifts simple and in keeping with the theme – a garden pot with seeds; a single tea set with cookies; a pretty headband and accessories….something that will last and bring joy to your guests which will generally last longer than the car ride home.

Exclusive LLC reader offer

If you loved the pretty bunting and just gorgeous party hat’s used in this tea party then you are going to love this special offer available to YOU!

Whimsy Petite would like to offer the readers of Life’s Little Celebrations a wonderful Tea Party themed discount to celebrate the coming of spring and the successful launch of their business this year.
Start styling your own spring themed tea party with this wonderful offer of a 3m handmade fabric bunting plus a custom styled party hat in coordinating colours of your choice. Normal price of $55.  LLC special only $40. {based on a cardstock hat with fabric trim – reinforced fabric hats also available at an additional cost}

This exclusive special is only valid to Lifes Little Celebration readers and is valid from date of blog post until September 15th 2011. Please allow up to 28 days for production of goods ordered, limited to the first 20 orders received.
Email Tash {whimsypetite@hotmail.com} before September 15th to order your exclusive pack, be sure to quote the special code of LLC TEA PARTY to get your discount.
If you would like inspiration or help in creating a fabulous Tea party or any other soiree of your own,  contact Tash to discuss Whimsy Petites event styling services, party packs or inspiration boards.

Thank you Tash for sharing this wonderful party with us and this beautiful bunting & party hat offer !

250 Liker Giveaway

It has astounded me that 250 + of you have joined Life’s Little Celebrations journey so far!

I had much smaller expectations for this blog, but it is amazing how things work out isn’t it?

To celebrate this – I’d love to give you the chance to win a bunch of goodies which I have purchased from Mon Tresor based around a red/white theme since a red/white palette can really work into SO many different party themes. You can view these items on my facebook page.

All you have to do is comment below stating what is your favourite party theme of all time!

Entries close Saturday 30th July at 6pm (AEST) and I will use random.org to draw a number. Whoever is the corresponding comment to that number will win our prize pack!

As simple as that =)

Good luck and thanks again for being a part of this blog to help you celebrate your little one’s!

Tanya

Pretty Tea Party Theme

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes…

Spring is around the corner and the perfect time to be thinking about a tea party for your little girl. I just adore this theme…the lace, fresh flowers, scrumptious tiny treats served on gorgeous tableware.

This theme is a beautiful chance to decorate with lots of pretty things! If you prefer to HIRE some tableware, check the end of this post for some tea party hire companies!

For help or inspiration for the tea party you are planning please contact me at lifeslittlec@gmail.com for information about my Custom Online party styling services which you can read about here.

To set the scene here are some sweet invitations and printable selections:

Tea Party Invitations - The Little Humbug

 

Style Me Gorgeous tea party printables - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Tea Party printables - The Candy Tree

 

Vintage Chic Party Suite printables - My Little Jedi

 

Ava's Tea Party invitation - Belle and Boo

Decorations for this party are perfect for being used afterward in your daughters bedroom or for future girly theme parties, which make them worth the extra money you spend on them. These shabby chic and floral buntings could be used many times over!

Shabby Chic Floral Fabric Bunting - Twiggi

 

Shabby chic bunting - Canterbury Belle

 

Utterly Scrumptious Paper bunting - Lark

A few other delightful options:

Truly Scrumptious Rosebud bunting - P is for Party

 

Kitty Bunting vintage doily banner - Domum Vendemia

 

Tea Party Cupcake bunting - Oh My Giddy Aunt

 

Pink polka dot bunting - Pink Frosting

These fabric chains would look so lovely dangling around your tea party area with its pretty pattern. It’s a unique decoration that your little girl is sure to want in her bedroom afterward!

Fabric Chain - Linkits

Could lantern’s get any more sweeter than this?

Ruby Rose Floral Lantern - Pink Frosting

Love the lace look of this lantern:

Pink eyelet lantern - Occasion by Design

This white paper sunburst would look gorgeous contrasted with pink:

White rice paper sunburst - I Love Parties

If your tea party setting is outdoors these hanging lanterns would really dress up the garden:

Hanging etched lantern - Emerald + Ella

For a really personal touch, these custom made fabric lanterns by Whimsy Petite Styling would look just darling for a tea party!

Custom Made Lantern - Whimsy Petite Styling

Also adore this custom made party hat also by Whimsy Petite Styling! I saw both these items in a recent feature of a tea party by Whimsy Petite Styling and thought they were just beautiful and love that they can be custom made to work in with the fabrics you are using for your tea party! Watch out for an upcoming blog post featuring this tea party and a SPECIAL OFFER for all of you!

Custom Styled Party Hat - Whimsy Petite Styling

One of the beautiful features at a tea party is the table! So for your table here are a few choices of fabric and paper tablecloth and table runner options which will keep your table looking charming but within budget:

Cath Kidston cotton cut roses tablecloth - Lark

Classic bridal shower table cloth - Pink Frosting

Truly Scrumptious tablecloth - P is for Party

Cream flower tablerunner - Champagne Creations

Rich cream lace tablerunner - My French Bazzaar

Garden Tea Fabric Party Table Runner - I Love Parties

Pink Cotton tablerunner with lace trim - I Love Parties

Shabby Chic Pink Hipp floral paper table runner - Le Petite Party

Shabby Chic Floral blue paper table runner - Le Petite Party

Pink Floral table runner - Le Petite Party

A tea party is a great excuse for you to buy some gorgeous teaware (although if you wish to hire instead, check out the end of this post)! Depending on the age of your little one’s they could use them to drink some refreshments, or you could use them mainly for decoration or as a take home gift with some sweets wrapped inside. You could pile pretty tea cups on top of each other or lay out a full tea set for a beautiful tea party centerpiece. Here is a selection to inspire you!

Pink tea cup - Raw Space

 

Gold Trim tea set - Oriental Tea House

 

Floral Complete tea set - Oriental Teahouse

 

Ice White Tea Ware - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Tea Set - Carousel Boutique

 

Christina Re tea cups - Christina Re

 

Robert Gordon Alice tea cup - Robert Gordon Australia

 

Oversized tea cup and saucer - Pretty in Pink

 

Sweet Dreams Jumbo Cup Mango - T2

 

Afternoon tea cup green - T2

 

Liberty Tea Cup & Saucer - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Franz butterfly teapot - Peters of Kensington

 

Royal Doulton Signature Platinum teapot - Peters of Kensington

 

Teapot - Robert Gordon Australia

 

White wire teapot - Somethings Country

These are some cute options which the little one’s can safely drink out of, and which double as a lovely gift for the birthday girl too:

Tin tea set - Ministyle

This set comes with this pink cardboard suitcase which also provides a styling idea.

50's style tin tea set - Cradle rock

You could use these white vintage suitcases to display an elegant tea set:

White vintage suitcases - The Owl & the Pussycat

A few more options the little one’s will love:

Polka Dot tea set - Bootique Baby

 

Ikea 10 piece coffee/tea set - Ikea

Here are some more unbreakable choices for tableware, perfect for little hands. Just because they are paper doesn’t mean they can’t look pretty!

Truly Scrumptious Paper plates - Lark

 

Pink Rectangle Plate - Mon Tresor

Pink Polka dot plates - Mon Tresor

Classic Bridal paper cups - Pink Frosting

Truly Scrumptious Napkins - P is for Party

Cath Kidston Napkins - Lark

Doilies are so sweet to use at a tea party to decorate a table:

Truly Scrumptious Doilies - P is for Party

Gold Doilie - The Little Big Company

Also love this idea of doily placecards:

Doily Placecard idea - Amour Amour

You could recreate the effect with these plain white doilies:

Paper Doily - Koko Vanilla Designs

Nothing says tea party like tiered cake stands! They give such height to a table setting and really display the treats in an irresistible manner!

Cath Kidston Spray flower cake stand - Lark

 

Robert Gordon 2 Tier Cake Stand - Twiggi

 

2 Tier Metal Stand - Sweet Little Birdy

Ruffles on a cake stand? Yes please!

3 Tier Pewter Ruffle Cake Stand - Mon Tresor

These are some great options if you prefer a simple and elegant look which you can work into many different party themes:

Square high tea 3 tier stand - Little Sooti

Alimrose tea party stand - Little Betsy Baker

And an unbreakable option for those little one’s who still want a tea party but may not be ready for the real crockery:

Truly Scrumptious Cardboard Cake Stand - P is for Party

Besides tiered cake stands you can also fill your table with other lovely tableware for serving your delicacies:

Square Liberty plate - Sweet Little Birdy

Hobnail cake stand 15 cm - Sweet Style

Hobnail Compote Pink - Sweet Style

These mini cakestands are just so adorable!

Petite Treat Mini Cakestand - Sweet Style

 

Hello Hanna Sweet Stands - Lovely Little Parties

Wrap some delicate paper or tie some lace or ribbon around these cones and use them to serve all sorts of treats:

White paper snow cone - Mon Tresor

Lovely baking cups for your cupcakes and muffins:

Liberty Patty Cups - Twiggi

Pink Baroque Cupcake wrapper - Complete Party Boxes

Floral Cupcake Wrappers - Hard to Find

For your main birthday cake, these cake stands are so fitting for a gorgeous tea party and will ensure your cake stands out amongst all the other beautiful tableware that is being used on the day:

Harriet Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs

Pink Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs

Pearl Edge Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs

Provincial Style Cake Stand - Vintage Glamour

A cute cake bunting to dress up a simple cake:

Cake Bunting - Raspberry Lime Paperie

 

Now for some extra special touches for this pretty tea party!

Having a tea party doesn’t mean the little one’s have to drink tea! They could drink an assortment of juices, punches and lemonade. However if they do want to experience a bit of the tea experience, then I love this “She-Tea” junior blend made especially for the little one’s with a natural fruit infusion! It naturally caffeine-free, contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, and has no added sugar. These would also make a great take home gift:

Junior She-Tea - Lark

A sweet tray to serve drinks from, or to display a tea setting:

White wire tray - Sweet Little Birdy

Tall candle holders look great on a tea party table and these off white holders would work well with some pink or green candles:

Off white candle holders - Funky Bunches

Some special ideas for labeling of your sweets, treats, drinks etc:

Wooden mini blackboard clips - Occasion by Design

 

Teacup Cardholder - Robert Gordon Australia

Just to make your food look even more irresistible are these food flags to sit on your canapes!

Truly Scrumptious Canape Flags - P is for Party

A gorgeous tea bag box you could use to serve sweets/lollies in, cutlery or just for decoration:

Manifique Tea bag box - Lifestyle Ensemble

This collection of wooden serving trays have lovely fabric patterns on them which really dress them up. This is one of many designs they have available:

Josie's Damask in watermelon serving tray - The Owl & the Elephant

If you are having a candy buffet then this glass teapot would work well in carrying the tea party theme through:

Small glass teapot - Sweet Little Birdy

To add a bit of a garden touch, these grass placemats can be used for centerpieces, a base for a tea set display or as lovely placemats on the table:

Grass Placement - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

Such a beautiful menu card holder  which could be set up to display a menu of the food being served, or a welcome or birthday message:

Menu card holder - Parisian Influence

Lovely vintage teaspoons for the little one’s to use or take home:

Vintage Tea Party Spoons - Twiggi

Fresh flowers are a must for a tea party! You could display them in pretty floral bowls, coloured glass vases or for a unique look I love this vintage style bottle to hold one or two stems in. A few of these along your table would look divine:

Vintage Style Apothecary Bottle - I Love Parties

For a pretty unbreakable vase option, this teapot vase (which has a waterproof base) would look so cute on your table!:

Utterly Scrumptious Teapot Vase - Little Sooti

An absolutely gorgeous tea cart which would make a stunning feature at the tea party, and could be used to serve food/drink from as well. It would make a lovely item in your garden for after the party as well:

Tea Cart in metal - Lily Chic Events

These captivating umbrella’s and parasol’s would dress up the tea party area and could even be hung upside down for a unique decoration. I’m sure the girls will love playing with them too!

Umbrella Frou Frou French Vanilla - Lily Chic Events

 

Belle pink lace parasol - Baby Showers Australia

A lovely garden parasol which you could keep permanently in your garden:

Pink polkadot garden parasol - Brown Paper Packages

This delicate birdcage would really compliment an outdoor teaparty setting!

Bird Cage - Lifestyle Ensemble

Another “wow” factor piece is this pink chandelier. It is just stunning and would look amazing in your home afterward, ensuring that this splurge is well worth it:

Pink Chandelier - Ministyle

These picnic blankets from Amelie’s Room are handmade of quality fabrics. A new range is coming in August and they would be perfect for a tea party setting laid out on the lawn:

Plaza Picnic blanket - Amelies Room

These sweet prints would look lovely in your party area!

Keep calm & drink tea print - Mulberry Muse

 

Personalised tea set picture - Kids Interior Design

A delightful table setting for your little girl which you could use on the day of the party for her and her friends or to just set up a lovely tea-setting for decoration:

White timber table setting - Bambino Home

At the end of this divine party here are a few ways the little one’s can take home a bundle of prettiness!

These floral fans are sure to be loved by the little one’s at the party and make a great take home gift:

Ruby Rose paper fan - Little Curl

What girl wouldn’t love a ribbon wand to twirl and dance around with! An enchanting gift that the girls could play with at the party as well:

Tutu and Twirl Ribbon Wand - Pinwheels & Pearls

Or how about these exquisite flower wands? Perfect for a floral tea party:

Felt Flower ribbon wand - Pinwheels and Pearls

For favour packaging I love these ideas for the little one’s to take home a sweet treat in:

Pink lace bags - Emerald + Ella

These gorgeous tapes can be used to pretty up any packaging:

White lace tape - Emerald + Ella

 

Floral Tape - Emerald + Ella

Or for the genuine lace look you could use these on your packaging as well as on glass drink bottles etc:

Lace Ribbon - Amazing Paper

Other delightful items for the guests to carry something enjoyable home in:

White Treat Box - Candy Soirees

Linen Drawstring pouch - Pink Frosting

Pink Cupcake Tote Box - Mon Tresor

Finally just when you didn’t think there could be any more prettiness coming your way, here is some inspiration for a special outfit for the birthday girl to wear on the day of her Tea Party. I adore the collections by Sydney based Tea Princess – beautiful lace, frills, pastel colours and sweet embellishments. Their range does sell out quite quickly however here are a few pieces of their  collection still available in some sizes from their stockists. Keep an eye on their website for their Summer range!

Tea Princess dress with Battenberg Lace in Dusty Mushroom Pink - Latoriana

Tea Princess Sky Pink Smock Dress - Sweet Thing

Tea Princess Bow Chic Babydoll Dress - Sweet Thing

 

Hopefully you have found some gorgeous inspiration for this delicate theme and remember to keep your eye out for our real Tea Party feature for some extra ideas and a special offer for all of you.

HIRE:

If you love the idea of having all sorts of beautiful tableware for the tea party, but prefer to HIRE it for this one off occasion, here are some lovely suppliers I found of tea partyware and/or tea party styling so you can still have a gorgeous tea party but won’t be left with items you don’t think you’ll be needing again.

Perth – Antiquitea

Melbourne – A Vintage Affair

QLD:

Greater Brisbane –

Whimsy Petite Styling

Chocolate 2 Chilli

Fancy Tea

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba + Northern NSW –  Hummingbird Vintage

Adelaide – High Tea at yours

NSW:

Central Coast, Northern Sydney, Newcastle – Vintage Tea Time

Sydney –  The Vintage Kitchen

Unfortunately I could not find these services in Canberra, Tasmania or the Northern Territory but if you know of any places please let me know and I will add them to this list!

I hope your little girl enjoys being celebrated through this pretty theme!