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Halloween Theme

Although Halloween isn’t as huge in Australia as it is in America, I know alot of you still do put something together for Halloween (or maybe you’d like to try it for the first time this year?) so I have gathered some options out there into this mini post for you all to help with your planning and just as a starting point for some inspiration. Also make sure you have a look at my recent Owl Theme post if you want to incorporate Owl’s into this theme as well!

This is also perfect if you have a little one’s birthday around Halloween and are doing a Halloween style birthday party.

Of course most party shops at this time of year will be stocking lots of Halloween novelty items so I haven’t included alot of these types of items in this post because they are easily found at these party shops as well as shops such as Spotlight etc.

Invitations/Printables

 

These printables are really cute:

Printable invitation – TomKat Studio

How fantastic is this? If you want to do a halloween party but want it to still be girly – these are a terrific option:

Pinkoween printables – Anders Ruff

Perfect for a birthday party around the time of Hallloween – a Little Pumpkin printable set!

Our Lil’ pumpkin printables – Frog Prince Paperie

These invitations could be used for a halloween party or birthday party around halloween. A simple classic option:

Alannah Rose spooky spider invite – The Party Parlour

 Decorations

Set the scene with a spiderweb backdrop such as this one:

Spider web backdrop – Imprintables

Or use wall decals to help set up the space:

Halloween wall stickers by Bosco Bear – Ekidna Kids

A halloween bunting is one you can use each year – as unlike Christmas, the main halloween colours tend to stay the same each year:

Halloween Bunting – Giggleberry Creations

Hanging decorations are a simple way to create a great effect all over your party area:

 

 

Halloween pom poms – Ah-Tissue

 

Sweet Treats

Get your treats into the Halloween spirit with these items which are often also available in other colours that you can mix in:

 

Black choc beans – Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Purple rock candy stick – Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

 

Halloween cupcake toppers – Charlie Mae

 Special Themed Items:

I haven’t included much in this section because as I mentioned you can easily find alot of props for this theme in shops such as Spotlight and party shops, and this is only a mini-blog post. But here are a few ideas:

 

Witches Cauldron – Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Witches broom – Let’s Celebrate Parties

 

A mirror such as this from Ikea (and you might be able to find cheaper options elsewhere) are perfect for a centrepiece option:

Ikea Ung Drill Frame – Ikea

Favours/Take Home Gifts

I haven’t included novelty options in this Halloween mini-post because there are many widely available at this time in the shops. However here are some packaging options for either your novelty favours or sweet take home gifts, starting with these cute cauldrons which make a really unique packaging option:

 

Violet treat box – Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Another perfect option for a vintage style halloween party:

Halloween owl vintage gift tag – Mulberry Muse

Or use these chalkboard labels as your thank you tags for a simple but effective look!

Chalkboard labels – The Princess and the Pirate

Real Parties

Gorgeous Halloween dessert table by Mon Tresor featured on Amy Atlas

A pink theme Halloween party using the Anders Ruff printables at the start of this post – featured on Amy Altas

If you are planning a vintage halloween theme, then this party from the Hostess with the Mostess blog is amazing! So many details and check out the backdrop!

Love all the treats on this spooky theme children’s party on the Celebration’s at home blog

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I hope you have found some starting point inspiration for your Halloween themed party – whether you are hosting one for the first time, using it for a birthday or just as another excuse to host a party – I hope you enjoy it and your little one’s do too

 

 

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Owl Theme

For all the wise little one’s out there, an Owl party theme is gorgeously cute and perfect for boys, girls and twins!

I love the idea of incorporating browns and natural colours and textures into this party theme, but really you can style this party with a range of colours depending on your chosen invitations.

Team this theme with birds (see our Little Birdy theme ), woodland features (see our woodland party theme) or it is perfect to stand as it’s own theme as well.

 Invitations/Printables

Love the colour scheme used in these printables for boys and girls:

Owl and bird printables - Style me Gorgeous

 

Girl owl and bird printables - Style me Gorgeous

Fairydust Stylish Stationary has loads of cute owl printable options. Here is one of them, but there are many with other colour choices:

Owl printables - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

Love the idea of combining owls with buntings as opposed to branches:

Owl bunting invitations - Poppiseed Designs

A few other sweet owl invitations:

Owl Themed Birthday - Little Dance Invitations

 

Owl pink invitation - Illume Designs

 

Turqouise hoot invitation - Invite Me

 

Ingrid and friends invitation set - Kikki. K

 Decorations

A cute owl themed bunting in your party area would look delightful!

Hoot Owl bunting - Merry Go round

 

Life's a hoot bunting - Giggleberry Creations

 

Owl Bunting - Magnolia Nursery Decor

The pastel shades of these Alimrose buntings work well with this theme and are perfect for future themes and use in the nursery:

Alimrose bunting - Tots n Tales

Alimrose Designs bunting - Three Little Owls

The natural look of this paper bunting would work in well if you are using a wood element to this theme:

Natural bunting - Lily Chic Events

A cute hoot birthday banner perfect for behind the cake:

Owl Banner - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

Love these colours together in this paper garland. Perfect for an owl party in blues and browns:

Tissue paper garland - Invite Me

To incorporate balloons I thought these one’s were really lovely and simple! Also available in pink shades as well:

Owl balloons - Let's Celebrate Parties

You could mix them in with these cute polka dot balloons:

Polka Dot Balloons - The Princess and the Pirate

Tableware

For your tableware I was delighted to see that these new coloured linen options are now available from Occasion by Design in a range of colours. It makes setting the base of your table so easy to match with your colour scheme!

Solid coloured linen tablecloths - Occasion by Design

 

Colour choices for tablecloth - Occasion by Design

If you are using plastic tablecloths, then this sweet owl tablerunner could help bring your owl theme to life.

Owl Hipp table runner - Le Petit Party

This tablerunner (also available with pink stripes) is great in incorporating the natural/wood look into your table:

Blue/Kraft tablerunner - The Party Parlour

I thought these plate options were really cute and stylish if you are looking for theme based plates:

Little Owl Dinner plate - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Owl blue plate - Bubbles and Rainbows

You can incorporate natural textures through these items:

Square palm leaf plates - The Party Studio

Pine food cups, bowls and cones - The Princess and the Pirate

Or find another option to work in with your colour scheme:

Fuschia pink paper plate - The Party Studio

 

Paper Eskimo party plate - Details, details

 

Blue rectangle plate - Mon Tresor

 

Polkadot raspberry plates - Sweet Style

Complete your tableware with a colour matching or theme based napkin:

Pale blue polka dot napkin - Invite Me

 

You're a hoot napkins - The Little Big Company

 

Soft pink dots napkin - The Little Big Company

 

Owl napkins - Leisure Time

 

Sweet Treats

For your sweet treats, themed based cookie cutters are great not only for cookies but you could use them on sandwiches or other items too:

Owl Cookie Cutter - Sweet Themes

Cute cupcake toppers (available in other colours too) to add a personal touch:

Personalised Mr Owl cupcake topper - Mon Tresor

 These baking cups add a touch of brown to your decor:

Chocolate polka dot baking cups - Little Dance Invitations

 

Pink and brown polka dot baking cups - The Raspberry Butterfly

 

Plain brown cupcake wrapper - The Little Big Company

 Cocoa colour candles could be mixed in with other colours to also carry on a wood feel on your cake:

Cocoa and white candles - The Party Parlour

Love these cake stands as they make sure your cake stands out and a sweet owl would be lovely atop one of these!

Milk glass cake stand - Sweet Style

Special Themed Items

Some lovely wall decals to decorate your party area:

Owly Wall decal - Mini Mecca

 

Owls on a branch wall sticker - Oulike

A cute print can create a special touch and memory of this birthday:

Owl print on wood - Brown Paper Packages

 

Personalised owl print - Lollipop Baby

Love these cute (and educational) blocks, also available in other colours. Would make a nice extra on the food table:

Owl ABC blocks - Retro Ragamuffins

Another option for decorations which can be transferred to the nursery afterwards:

Owl mobile - Kinder Kamoodle

 

Hanging owls - Magnolia Nursery Decor

These sweet personalised carry cases can be used on the day of the party to display favours, plates/cutlery, water bottles or other items you want to display in a unique way:

Owl carry case - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

Grass flower placemats are perfect for this theme as well as any future parties which are based around outdoors/gardens/woodlands etc

Grass flower mat - Sharnel Dollar Designs

For a unique way to display some of your food items, these mini stools can be placed on your dessert table to create the natural wooden feel:

Mini stool set - Sharnel Dollar Designs

A lovely wooden stool as a special seat for the birthday boy/girl and a garden feature for after the party:

Wood (fake) stool - Third Drawer Down

Some lovely ornamental owls as a special feature at the party:

Hoot Porcelain owl - The Little Big Company

 

Ceramic owl - Shoppe with Lily

If you are hosting this party in the cooler months, these cute sleeping owl beanies would look gorgeous on your little one!

Sleepy Little Owl beanie - Three Little Owls

Feature some lovely delightful owls as part of your party decor. Here are a few choices:

Owl wall hanging - Razzle Dazzle 4 U

 

Felt owls, wooden trees and owl cage - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

 

Handmade hanging owl - Amber Dreams

 

Jolie Petite Owl cushion - Baby be Natural

 

Brown crochet owl - Baby Pebbles

 

Russ jungleloo owl - Tarbea

 

Bubble the scrappy soft owl - Fabric Jungle

Favours/Take home gifts

There are so many cute options for party favours for this theme. Here are a few of them:

Ingrid and friends gel pens - Kikki.K

 

Owl yo yo - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Owl bubbles - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Tiger Tribe mini stamps - The Peanut Gallery

 

Owl eco torch - Kids Stuff

 

Little owl perfume in a tin - Twinkietwink

Package your treats up in one of these cute options:

Owl lolly bags - Ben and Jess

 

Kraft gable box - Little Sooti

 

Pink polka dot party bag (also available in blue) - Twiggi

Some options for packaging embellishments:

Blue and brown stripe ribbon - Le Petit Party

 

Ingrid and friends ribbon - Kikki.K

 

Natural jute twine - Little Sooti

 

Mini wooden pegs - Little Sooti

 

Owl party tag - Little Indigo

Real Parties

A sweet girls owl party from Stamp with Kim

Want to go vintage? Have a look at this beautiful vintage owl baby shower on Kara’s Party Ideas

Absolutely gorgeous boys Owl party by Sugarcoated Events

Simply amazing Night Owl party from Snowybliss

Beautiful Baptism party on the Style Me Gorgeous blog based on her owl printables

Love all the tree trunk elements in this hoot party featured on Amy Atlas

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I hope you have found some inspiration for this gorgeously cute theme – whether you use it for a birthday, baby shower or Christening or even a starting/finishing school party!

Remember to contact me if you need more customised inspiration for the party you are planning: lifeslittlec@gmail.com

Enjoy the celebrating of your little one =)

 

 

 

Yellow & Grey Colour Theme

For your little one’s celebration, styling it around colours (as opposed to a specific theme) can work beautifully and yellow and grey are two colours that I am loving together at the moment (and it seem’s alot of you are too!). Of course you can also choose this colour scheme to work in with a specific theme you have chosen as well. It’s perfect for boys, girls or a baby shower!

Make sure you also pop into our previous “You are my sunshine” theme post which has lots of yellow inspiration as well!

Please contact me at lifeslittlec@gmail.com if you’d like to know more about my services to provide you with more inspiration, customised to your specific requirements and vision – all provided to you online! =)

Invitations/Printables

There are some beautiful invitations available on Etsy for printing in the yellow and grey theme although most of them are for baby showers or weddings, often the wording can be customised easily for you:

Printable invitation - Just Click Print

 

Happy yellow trees printable invite - Allison Kizer Designs

Here are a few options from Etsy which combine this colour scheme with a theme as well:

Mod Giraffe invitation -Trinity St Studio

 

Bumblebee invitations - Mr Beans Cake

 

Owl invitation - Katiearichards

 

Decorations

Keep things light and fresh with some of these decorations which you can combine for a beautiful look:

Buttercup paper garland - Invite Me

 

Yellow and grey felt garland - Steph Loves Ben (Etsy)

 

Printable yellow and gray banner - La Belle Parties

 

Yellow, grey and black bunting - The Princess and the Pirate

 

Yellow, grey & black paper garland - The Princess and the Pirate

 

Yellow, grey and black tulle pom poms - Pom Pom Princess

 

Lemonade lantern -Details, Details

 

Grey lantern - Occasion by Design

 

Handmade paper flower ball - Paper Square (etsy)

 

Tableware

For your table, along with yellow and grey you can bring in white elements too which fit beautifully with these two colours without overpowering them as a main colour.

 

Silver table runner - P is for Party

 

Lemon tablerunner - The Party Parlour

Scatter this lovely confetti over your table to highlight the colour scheme:

Yellow and Grey confetti - Grape Knee High

Combine a pale yellow plate with a stylish grey napkins:

Pale Yellow plate - The Princess and the Pirate

 

Francoise Paviot Cocktail Napkin Silver Rennaissance - The Cooking Company

 

Francoise Paviot Cocktail Napkin Grey POlka Dots- The Cooking Company

These milk bottles can be ordered in both yellow and grey:

Milk bottles in colour - Shoppe with Lily

Combine grey straws with a yellow straw tag, or vice versa:

Grey stripe straws - Sweet Style

 

Straw flags with printable template -Polkadot Bride

Sweet Treats

Lovely cupcake wrappers which you can customise with your little one’s initials:

Customisable Printable cupcake wrappers - Autumn P

For a modern look these wrappers have a great design:

Modern yellow and grey cupcake wrappers - Delightful Decoration

Or use a yellow iced cupcake inside a simple grey cupcake wrapper to create your yellow/grey effect:

Grey cupcake wrapper - Cupcake House

Create a beautiful yellow and grey sight with your cake decor with these items, starting with a gorgeous grey cake stand which would work with so many future colour schemes as well:

Grey square scalloped cake pedestal - Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Cake bunting - Twirling Betty

 

Grey candles - Aussie Candle Supplies

 

Yellow and white candles - Little Dance Invitations

 

Special Themed Ideas:

This print would make for a very special gift for your little one:

Art Print - Bubby and Bean

Such a gorgeous wreath to hang in the party area, on the front door to welcome guests or as a feature for your dessert table:

Anson Yellow and grey wreath - Aline Design Studio

Some inspiration of some themes which go with yellow & grey – using these cute wall decals:

Owl family - The Bees Knees Kids

 

Safari wall stickers - Bees Knees Kids

 Take Home Gift:

Package your treats in one of these stylish options, topped with some yellow and grey twine or ribbon. Keep it simple and sweet:

Silver lolly bag - The Princess and the Pirate

 

Yellow Chevron Tote Favour box - Sweet Style

 

Paper eskimo limoncello party bag - The Complete Kids Party

 

Yellow striped candy box - Candy Soirees

 

Lemon Divine Twine- The Party Studio

 

Grey stone cotton twine - Occasion by Design

 

Striped lemon ribbon - Little Sooti

 

Grey spot ribbon - Fabric Direct

 

Real Parties

Such an amazing backdrop for this yellow and grey dessert table on Hostess with the Mostess

Love the use of pom poms over the table in this baby shower on the Sweetest Occasion

Here you can see yellow teamed with a darker grey in this yellow and grey, bird themed baby shower on Celebrations at home

A really sweet mouse themed birthday party from The White Library

For extra inspiration have a look at this recent gorgeous photo shoot from The Party Studio

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I hope you found some inspiration for the yellow and grey themed celebration you are planning! This colour combination really does work so well with or without a theme combined with it. It’s versatile, cute and perfect for spring and summer coming up!

Pirate Theme

Ahoy! This popular boys theme suits little men of all ages!

You can go rustic and wooden, or pick from a range of colours to combine such as black, white, red, blue and brown. Incorporate pirate elements into the party through the use of props to represent a wooden plank, treasure chest & pirate ship mast and include items such as treasure maps & pirate eye patches & hats. The only limit is your imagination for this fun theme. Make sure you also have a look at our Nautical theme for a few ocean inspired ideas as well.

Here is a sample of great items you can use! For loads more ideas and unique finds please contact me for an Inspiration board or Custom Styling pack!

Invitations/Printables

Love this range of invitations and printables which are all unique and showcase the different ways you can begin to style this theme:

 

Pirate invitation - Jennifer Birkhead Designs

Pirate Invitation - The Candy Tree

Pirate invitation in a bottle - Le Petit Party

Pirate Invitation - The Princess and the Pirate

 

Paper Eskimo Shipwrecked invitation - P is for Party

 

Pirate Printables - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

Decorations

Decorate to theme with these options incorporating skulls:

Pirate bunting - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

Skull and Crossbones Garland - Lark

Black and White Pirate bunting - Giggleberry Creations

Your hanging decorations can make a huge impact in the overall look of your party space and really contribute to highlighting the colour scheme:

Paper lantern - Occasion by Design

 

Balloon pack - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

Brown pom pom - Ah - Tissue

 

Gold Lantern - Vivid Room

 Tableware

Carry on your colour scheme in your tableware options. Have a look at our ‘Special Themed Ideas’ section below for some items you can also use to decorate your table for this theme such as gold coins and rope elements!

Red and white table runner - P is for Party

Love this unique gold mesh table runner to bring in an element of treasure into your tableware:

Gold mesh table runner - Le Petit Party

This selection of other tableware items are chosen to showcase how you can find different items out there to work with any colour palette you are going for. I particularly love working in the wooden aspects for this theme:

Polkadot plate - The Party Studio

 

Candy stripe red plate - Sweet Style

 

Rectangle palm leaf plate - The Party Studio

 

Pine food boat, wooden cutlery and stamp - Sweet Style

Meri Meri Pirate Napkins - Design My Party

 

Skull paper cups - Lark

 

Red and white stripe straws - The Inspired Occasion

 Sweet Treats

There are lots of ways to provide and decorate treats for this theme that all the little one’s will love, and will ensure your dessert table/food table looks coordinated:

I am sure these lollipops will be a great feature!

Frosted pirate Lollipops - The Little Big Company

 

Skull cookie cutters - Details, Details

So many options for ways you can dress up even the simplest of cupcakes:

Pirate cupcake toppers - The Candy Tree

 

Cupcake flags - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Pirate cupcake toppers - Mon Tresor

 

Meri Meri pirate cupcake set - Design my Party

 

Red and white baking cup - Occasion By Design

 

Candles - Occasion by Design

 

Rococo Noir Skirted cake stand - Little Sooti

 Special Themed Items

These flags are great to use all around the party area!

Pirate flag - The Little Big Company

These pirate ships would make a great table centerpiece and a lovely gift for your little one as well:

3D build and colour pirate ship - The Little Big Company

 

Pirate table centrepiece - Design My Party

 

Wooden pirate ship - Twinkle Kids

 

Pirate ship table centrepiece - Le Petit Party

Some unique pieces which you could also use around the party area to bring this theme to life:

Pirate brass compass - The Little Big Company

 

Handpainted wooden pirate - Twinkle Kids

Such a sweet block set that would look lovely afterwards in your little one’s bedroom:

Pirate name blocks - Retro Ragamuffins

Fabric such as this could be used as a tablecloth or backdrop, or if you are crafty you could make it into anything at all – buntings, party hats etc:

Treasure Map fabric - Sarah J Home Decor

Get your little one in the pirate look with these items! Also great for the other little guests at the party:

Pirate Eye Patch - P is for Party

Pirate cap and eye patch set - Latoriana

 

Pirate telescope - Heaven Costumes

This treasure map could be used for a range of things, whether for decoration or for a treasure hunt activity! It can be personalised to include locations, names etc:

Personalised Treasure map printable - Easy Invitations

A cute modern version of the traditional pin the tail on the donkey game!

Pin the patch on the pirate game - The Princess and the Pirate

Team these coasters with simple cups as another way to dress up your tableware:

Coasters - Roller Coaster

Tin pails work well in this theme, either on your table to serve items, as party favours, or purely for decoration:

Silver tin pail - Occasion by Design

Use rope to dress up your table or work into your backdrop for this theme. Gold coins help finish the look off:

Pirate rope table decor - Le Petit Party

 

Pirate gold coins - Once Upon a Party

Crates like these can work into many party themes and really help recreate the pirate ship feel for this party! You could turn them over and place your party favours or drinks on them:

 

Lime wash wood box crates - Sharnel Dollar Designs

These fun play tents are a cute way to bring the pirate theme to life and would be lots of fun after the party too:

Pirate play tent - Bambini Pronto

You can also hire an item such as this if you don’t wish to keep a tent for after the party!

Pirate ship for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

 Favours/Take Home Gifts

These cute party favours would work well for this theme! You could also purchase some of the gold coin chocolates available from most grocery stores and combine them in with these:

Pirate chocolates - The Party Parlour

 

Pirate party favour kit - The Spotty Napkin

 

Skull and crossbone bouncing balls - Le Petit Party

Package your favours in matching options:

Paper Eskimo party bags - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Chevron tote box - Sweet Style

 

Pirate party lolly sack - Le Petit Party

Muslin cloth bags are perfect to fill with gold coin chocolates:

Cloth bags - Lovely Little Parties

These cute options are great for topping off your pirate theme!

Pirate treasure favour box - The Little Big Company

 

Mini Treasure Chests - The Little Big Company

 

Gold bar lolly box - P is for Party

Loving twine – not only for embellishing packaging but you could use it to dress up other items as well such as glass bottles:

 

Black licorice twine - Sweet Style

This cute peg brings in the black and wooden look. Scribble a cute Thank You message on here and attach to your party favour packaging:

Chalkboard pegs - The Party Studio

For a more novel look, attach your thank you tag with a cute pirate peg:

Pirate pegs - P is for Party

Real Parties

A wonderful Captain Hook party by Australian based Whimsy Petite Styling & Polkadot prints, featured on Kara’s Party Ideas. I love the pirate ship mast and the walk the plank game!

If your little girl wants a pirate party, then have a look at this Girly Pirate Party on Kara’s Party Ideas!

Love the rustic wooden look of this pirate party featured on Celebrations At Home

Lots of great details in this pirate party. Especially love the mixed fabric backdrop !

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I hope you enjoyed these selections for a Pirate party and they provide a starting point to inspire you in planning this celebration for your little one!

Please contact me if you would look further inspiration and ideas custom sourced for you, as this blog post is truly only scratching the surface of what could work for this theme.

Enjoy the planning & the celebrating!