ROARsome Dinosaur Party Ideas

dinosaur party inspo

Dinosaur Party Styling by We Create, Perth

Is it just me, or have Dinosaurs become less scary and more trendy of late?

Prehistoric and scary or cool and friendly, kids love them and it makes a great birthday party theme for all ages and for both boys and girls alike. Bold primary colours, pretty pastels, jungle foliage or patterns – they’ve got it all going on! Even making very cool plant or flower holders as centrepieces!

dinosaur party table styling

Dinosaur Party, Opulenticity, Perth

dinosaur party buffet styling

Dinosaur Party Buffet, Opulenticity, Perth

 

Dinosaur setup and desserts – The Sweet Cart (Perth)

So if you have a Dinosaur-loving mini in the house, we’ve found some fun new ideas for planning a modern day and ROARsome dinosaur party. Remember to CLICK on any image to be taken to where to find that item.

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Dinosaur Party Invitations

Custom printed or fill in with your own details, invitations are a great way set the scene for a fun-filled party of ROARsome adventures, and your colour palette for decorating on the day.

 

dinosaur invitations

Big Foot Design Dinosaur Invitations, Emiko Blue

 

dinosaur party invites

Dinosaur Party Invites, Eckles Invites

 

 

 

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Custom Dinosaur Invitations, Emma Smith Stationery

 

 

dino party invite

Prehistoric style Dino Party Invitations, Giggles & Grace

 

 

custom dinosaur party invitations

Custom Dinosaur Party Invitations, Joyful Invitations

 

 

modern dinosaur party

Modern Dinosaur Party Invite, Lou Lou Pie Creative

 

 

girls dinosaur party

Girl’s Dinosaur Party Invitation, Pretty In Print

 

Dinosaur invite – Camilla Events

 

 

Dinosaur Party Decorations

For a more modern dinosaur party theme, keep colours in a bold, monochrome or pastel palette and introduce pops of metallics and props. Or for an older age group, you can’t go past a jungle set up with lots of greenery and natural textures.

 

dinosaur party decorations

Balloon Garland, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

dinosaur party ideas

Dark Green Paper Fan, Emiko Blue

 

 

dinosaur party

Dinosaur Balloons, Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

 

brown party decorations

Giant Round Brown Balloon, The Party Parlour

 

 

 

dinosaur party decorations

Dinosaur Garland, Little Boo-Teek

 

dinosaur shaped foil balloon

Apatosaurus Foil Balloon, Party Splendour

 

 

 

dinosaur party props sydney

Dinosaur prop, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney

 

 

 

dinosaur party props QLD

Dinosaur Props, Enchanted Party Hire, QLD

 

 

dinosaur buffet backdrop

Personalised Buffet Backdrop, Design My Party

 

 

dino party props

Dinosaur Party Props, Enchanted Party Hire, QLD

 

 

 

dino party props

Dinosaur Party Props, Enchanted Party Hire

 

Dinosaur Party Tableware

Treat your party of hungry dinosaurs to a feast at a table their prehistoric friends would be in envy of with these fun and coordinated tableware finds.

 

dinosaur party tableware

Brown Stripy Straws, Emiko Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wooden food platter

Wooden Food Presentation Board, Little Boo-Teek

 

 

 

 

 

jungle party tableware

Troppo Paper Plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

dinosaur themed tableware

Square Dinosaur Party Plates, Little Boo-Teek

 

 

 

dinosaur party tableware

Paper Plates, The Party Parlour

 

 

 

dinosaur party tableware kit

Dinosaur Party Kit, Party Kit Co

 

 

Palm leaf plate – Design My Party

 

 

disposable wooden cutlery

Wooden Spoons, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

dino party

Jute Table Runner, Hip & Hooray

 

 

 

 

kraft tableware

Natural Paper Cups, Hip & Hooray

 

 

table cloth hire

Natural table cloth, Saffy & May

 

 

Dinosaur Party Sweet Treats

Don’t stop at the table with colour coordination! Style up a storm with dino-shaped cookies, cupcakes adorned with toppers or toys and of course an epic cake of prehistoric proportions!

 

Troppo baking cups – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Striped Baking Cups, Emiko Blue

 

dinosaur cupcakes

Dinosaur Cupcake Set, Little Boo-Teek

 

 

 

natural cupcake cups

Kraft Paper Baking Cups, Hip & Hooray

 

 

dinosaur cookie cutter

Dinosaur Cookie Cutter, Special Celebration Events

 

 

 

dino party sweets buffet

Dinosaur Party Buffet Styling, The Sweet Cart

 

dinosaur party party styling

Dinosaur party styling and desserts – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

 

 

dinosaur cake pops

Dino Pops, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

 

 

 

dinosaur themed cookies

Dino Cookies, Flyaway Pineapple

 

 

 

dino cake

Dinosaur Cake, Love That Lolly Bar Sydney

 

 

 

dino themed cookies

Dinosaur Cookies, Petite Cookies, Melbourne

 

 

 

dinosaur cake

Dinosaur Themed Cake, Vivalicious Sweets Melbourne

 

 

dino cookies

Dinosaur Cookies, Vivalicious sweets Melbourne

 

Dinosaur Party Favors

When it comes time for the dinosaurs to retreat back to their caves, send them on their way with a little thank-you for helping make it a ROARsome party.

 

dinosaur party favors

Dinosaur Tattoos, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

dino party favors

Treat boxes, The Party Parlour

 

 

 

dinosaur party treat bags

Kraft Treat Boxes, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

 

custom stationery

Dinosaur Favors, Emma Smith Stationery

 

 

 

dino party favors

Dinosaur Party Favors, Glitter and Glue Designs

 

 

 

dinosaur party

Dinosaur Chocolate Wrappers, Lou Lou Pie Creative

 

 

 

dinosaur tail party favors

Dinosaur Tails, Schooza Handmade

 

Your dinosaur-loving mini is going to have a ROARsome adventure

 

 

 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a superman party!

POW! Do we have a party to share with you today from one of our Sydney based members Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire

Using their amazing range of plinths, cake stands and kids chairs combined with their styling talent, Sweet Heavenly Events in Sydney were able to put together this superhero party which is truly out of this world!

I love how the clear plinths and ghost chairs really make the desserts, backdrop and decorations stand out! Plinths have become so on-trend lately and Sweet Heavenly Events have a range of plinths in various colours and shapes which are a must-see if you want plinths for your next dessert table!

They also provide styling services for those of you who want a stress free set-up time for your kids party!

Enjoy the amazing images below and find the full vendor list at the bottom of the blog post.

 

 

 

 

Theming the plinths and chairs using these decals is a fantastic way to truly customise a party setup!:

 

 

 

 

 

Balloon garlands for table centrepieces are another on-trend styling idea:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you ready to get planning for your child’s superhero party? Here are the vendors involved so you can source the above items or others to suit your child’s party theme!:

Vendor Credits:

Styled & All Props by Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire

Balloons by Bubble Moo Balloons

Cake & Cupcakes by Stella Bella Cupcakes 

Cake pops and Cookies by Popolate

Backdrop Design & Custom Paperie by Eve & Co.

Ghost Chairs Decal and all printing by Jo’s Signs by Design

Captured by ZOOM images

If you’re looking for amazing props, chairs and tables for your next kids party or any celebration in Sydney – make sure you browse the range at Sweet Heavenly Event & Party Hire ! They also provide styling services if you don’t want to DIY!

Visit their website to find out more.

 

Cactus Themed baby shower

Today we are showcasing another gorgeous Life’s Little Celebrations shoot from Issue 2 of our e-mag Celebrating Little One’s  – this time a gorgeous cactus themed baby shower styled by Silk and Cedar Events in Melbourne

They collaborated with a range of Life’s Little Celebration members to bring together this dreamy ‘Perfect pair’ cactus themed baby shower.  I hope the images inspire your own baby shower planning or other celebration planning with its unique details!

All the vendor details are listed at the end of this post:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors:

Stylist and planner – Silk and Cedar Events

http://silkandcedarevents.com.au/

Photographer – Marzena Photography Melbourne

https://www.marzena.com.au/portraits

Stationery and Artwork – ELK prints

http://elkprints.com/blog/

Venue – Mont Du Soleil

http://www.montdusoleil.com/contact.html

Flowers – Forget Me Not Floret

http://forgetmenotfloret.com/

Macrame cake, cactus cake, donuts and tarts – Taylor Made Gourmet

https://www.taylormadegourmet.com.au/catering

Pink ruffle cake and macarons – My Cake Studio

http://mycakestudio.com.au/

Perfect pair cake topper – A La Roch

http://www.alaroch.com.au/

Cookies – Petite Cookies

http://www.petitecookies.com.au/

Balloons + props – Tracey, Simply Beautiful Decorations and Balloons

https://www.facebook.com/simplybeautifuldecorationsandballoons/?ref=py_c

Partyware – Favor Lane Party Boutique

https://favorlaneparty.com/

Fairy Floss – Fluffy Crunch

https://www.facebook.com/fluffycrunch.au/

Hair and make up – Miss Aimmey

http://missaimmey.com/

 

Hope you enjoyed this truly gorgeous and unique baby shower! Contact any of the vendors above to source your own elements for your next celebration!

 

 

 

It’s a flamingle!

This is one kids party theme which never fails to be popular! Flamingos are the perfect theme especially for the warmer months and we have all your flamingo party inspiration, flamingo party decor and more from members of Life’s Little Celebrations!  (Interested in membership? If you’re an Australian small business then email lifeslittlec@gmail.com for more information. )

This is a theme which could be styled in many ways – whether you go bright and tropical or with a more pretty feel. Here is some inspiration to get you started:

 

Flamingo Party – Opulenticity Party and Buffet Styling

 

Flamingo party – Paper Face Party

 

Flamingo party – Saffy and May (Qld)

 

Flamingo Party Invitation and Stationery

It all starts with an invitation which you can then follow through into any other party stationery. Love these fun flamingo party designs:

 

Flamingo invitation – Giggles and Grace

 

Flamingo invitation – Eve & Co Stationery

 

Flamingo invitation – Emma Smith Event Stationery

 

 

 

Flamingo Backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

Flamingo party decorations

Go bright and add touches of pink to bring out some Flamingle party fun in the styling and decorating of this kids party theme! Mix and match Flamingo partyware with colour specific party decorations or tropical partyware to give this party some real flamingo flair!:

 

Flamingo balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Flamingo foil balloon – Little Boo-teek

 

Flamingo pinatas – Party Pony Designer Pinata’s

 

Inflatable pink flamingo – Little boo-teek

 

Flamingo garland – Confectionately Yours

 

Flamingo bunting – Sugarlicious Parties

 

Flamingo for hire -Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney

 

Pink party fans – The Party Parlour

 

 

Flamingle balloons – Little Boo-teek

 

Flamingo balloons – Favor Lane

 

Giant wildberry balloon – Emiko Blue

 

Table and props – Petite Events Hire (Sydney)

 

Cart hired from Tiny Tables and Chairs (Melbourne)

 

Flamingo Party Tableware

Go pretty and pastel or bright and bold when it comes to the tableware for a flamingo party! We’ve rounded up some great finds you can use together to add some Flamingo touches or items to match in with a fun colour scheme!:

 

 

Flamingo plates – Little Boo-teek

 

Flamingo plates – Confectionately Yours

 

Tropical tableware pack – Party Kit Co

 

Sambellina stripe plates – Emiko Blue

 

Paper Eskimo pink plates – The Party Parlour

 

Flamingo straws – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Flamingo drink coasters – Favor Lane

 

Pink glitter candles – Emiko Blue

 

Flamingo partyware – Merc and Jones

 

Flamingo candles – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Flamingo Party: Cakes, Desserts and Cake decorating accessories

The little finishing touches can really help theme your party! Flamingo toppers and cake toppers can add a true flamingo feel to even the simplest of desserts!:

 

 

Flamingo toppers – Merc and Jones

 

Fuschia flamingo toppers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Cupcake toppers – Whimsy Chuffed

 

 

Flamingo cake topper – Communicake It.
Cake by Minnie’s Sweet Creations. Styled by Paper Face Party

 

Gold flamingo cake toppers – A La Roch

 

Flamingo cake and cupcake toppers – That Little Creative Co

 

Flamingo topper – Kaivalya Designs

 

For your Flamingo cakes and desserts, here are some of the amazing creations by Life’s Little Celebration members. Visit the Directory to find one in your state!:

 

Flamingo cake – Quincy Lane (Sydney)

 

Flamingo cookies – SweetP Cakes & Cookies (Qld)

 

Flamingo cookies – Vivalicious Sweets (Melbourne)

 

Flamingo cake – My Petite Sweets (Perth)

 

Flamingo cookies – Frosted by Nicci

 

 

Flamingo macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)

 

Flaming cookies – One Sweet Chick (Sydney)

 

Flamingo cookies – Petite Cookies (Melbourne)

 

Flamingo Party Favours:

Finish off the party with some cute flamingo party favours for the kids in colour themed favour bags!:

 

Flamingo glasses – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Flamingo necklaces – Merc and Jones

 

Flamingo party lollipop favours – Glitter and Glue Designs

 

Flamingo torch – Cotton On

 

Flamingo bag – K-mart

 

Flamingo pen – Seed Heritage

 

Sambellina stripe boxes – Emiko Blue

 

Sambellina scallop box – The Party Parlour

 

So are you ready to get your flamingle on? Remember to click any of the above images to be taken to that business to source the item you need and get your tropical party planning happening!

 

 

 

 

 

Beat the Festive Season Frazzle! 5 Ways to Get Organised for Christmas 2017

Christmas has a habit of sneaking up, doesn’t it? You’re cruising along feeling like you have all the time in the world and next thing you know, you’re elbowing crowds of shoppers out of the way on Christmas Eve. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Three months might seem like a long time from now but October is the perfect time to start planning for the festive season.

Read on to discover 5 ways to beat the Christmas rush this year thanks to Melbourne event planners Silk and Cedar Events & stationery designer Emma Smith Event Stationery:

 

  1. Planning a Christmas event? Book it in NOW.

If you’re planning an event anywhere between October to the end of January, your number one priority is to lock in all the details now.

Venues and event vendors book months in advance especially during peak periods such as Christmas / New Year so planning early is the best way to secure your favourites. The Christmas peak season starts in mid-November and runs through to January.  Keep in mind that some vendors close during mid-December to the end of January of if you’re planning a party in these months, book early to avoid disappointment.

Events can be time-consuming and stressful to organise – especially in November and December when life tends to get frantically busy.

Choosing a Melbourne event planner to take care of your Christmas celebration or end of year function is the perfect way to reduce festive season stress.

Handing over the reins to a professional event planner gives you the time and space to enjoy watching your vision come to life with someone else juggling the catering, styling and all those little details that make an event truly memorable.

 

 

  1. Choose a Stationary Designer to give your Christmas correspondence that special touch

Ditch generic Christmas cards this year and book a Melbourne stationery designer early to create a custom design to reflect your style. Or perhaps you require a complete stationery suite including Christmas party invitations, menus, place cards, tags, welcome signs and seating plans. A good stationery provider can assist with the current trends for this festive season and can design to any specification, theme and colour scheme.

Family portraits are a gorgeous way to personalise your Christmas stationery so be sure to book in a session with your preferred photographer now.

Mailing your Christmas cards early is important whether they’re for family and friends or corporate clients. Families go on holidays and businesses close for the Christmas period so send your festive greetings three weeks before December 25th to ensure they’re received in time.

We #love a Christmas wish delivered by snail mail!

 

 

  1. Travellers Take Note!

If you’re heading away this Christmas, here’s a handy list of things you don’t want to forget:

  • – Book your flights and accommodation
  • – Pay for visas
  • – Check if travel vaccinations are required and book them in with your GP
  • – Remember any medications that may be required for the trip including prescriptions or travel sickness aids
  • – If you’re travelling on wheels, book your car in for a service and get the tyres checked
  • – Make a list of the Christmas presents needed and don’t forget to pack them! Pop spare Christmas cards, tags and wrapping paper in for unforeseen gift emergencies
  • – Keep the kids occupied with a special snack and goodie pack for the journey

 

 

 

  1. Christmas Gifts: make a list and check it twice! 

Christmas can be an expensive time with seemingly endless people to buy for. By planning ahead and budgeting accordingly, you can avoid the stress of last minute over-spending. So make a list of everyone you’ll need to buy for and spend a moment thinking about a gift that they’ll really love. Christmas presents that have obviously been thoughtfully chosen needn’t cost a fortune.

 

 

 

Gift Hampers are a great idea to compliment the dedication and hard work of teachers, coaches and special helpers who have taken care of your family over the year. Gathering other parents to contribute means you’ll have more to spend on an extra-luxe hamper. Pre-order online for a hassle-free gift that can even be delivered.

An excellent way to keep the gift-giving budget down is with a Kris Kringle. Extended families, Mother’s Groups and workplaces can all benefit from the KK tradition by giving each participant only one person to buy for.

 

 

  1. Avoid Christmas Day family conflict

Christmas celebrations have a reputation for wreaking havoc on family peace! So how can you avoid it? Planning early is the key to things running smoothly.

 

Co-ordinating who celebrates where and when can be fraught with drama when there are parents and in-laws and other extended family members to consider.

Make sure all parties have a say in where the celebration will be held and consider a one year on, one year off approach to make it fair for both sides of your family. And to take the pressure off the host, why not ask guests to bring a platter?

This creates a family grazing table which is an informal and more relaxed affair for everyone. Head off tensions between particular family members by setting place cards for your Christmas lunch or dinner.

 

 

Large families can simplify gift-giving by having a Kris Kringle, and pre-planning some Christmas activities to keep the kids entertained buys a little extra peace for the grown-ups who traditionally need a nap after all that food!

So there you have it. Some sanity savers in the lead-up to Christmas 2017. And don’t forget, if you’re planning a party and just don’t have the time to handle all the arrangements yourself, a professional event planner and stationery designer are just two of the celebration specialists who are there to make your special occasion perfect!