Many little girls dream of one day becoming a ballerina – a life full of fun costume changes, audience applause, music and twirling in PINK! I know both my daughters have gone through the ballerina phase of wanting to wear a tutu daily
Swan princess ballerina party shoot – Dream a little dream children’s parties/ I Heart Table Art
So a ballerina party is a chance to bring the dream to life for just one day!
Not only is a ballet party theme one of the easiest to execute with an abundance of gorgeous party wares available in pink and white, it’s also an easy dress up theme for guests as well. The look of joy on their faces as they twirl and marvel in how they look in a tutu is enough to make you want to join them.
The hardest with such a theme however is knowing when to stop! So to make your little ballerina’s special party tutu-refic, we’ve found some perfectly pink items and on point finishing touches from the LLC vendors that will have her and her guests twirling ’til they drop!
Ballerina Party Invitations
Set the scene and invite her guests center stage with these gorgeous ballet party invitations.
Ballerina invitation – Bonjour Berry
Vintage Ballerina Invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Ballerina invitation – Paper Face
Ballet Party Decorations
Decorating for a ballet party can be easy and fun – keep it pretty with pastels or pink and white, and add lots of tulle for added drama.
Rose Paper Lantern, $9.95 – Emiko Blue
Pastel Heart Reversible Garland, $6.99 – Illume Partyware
Personalised Ballerina Backdrop, $28 – Dream A Little Party
Lilac Tulle Pom Pom, $15 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Whisper Pink Tassel Garland, $46 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink Honeycomb Diamond, $6.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Tulle decorations are a must have at any ballet party!
Tulle Balloons – Boutique Balloons
Tulle Pom Poms – Pom Pom Princess
Don’t forget the prima ballerina herself – how gorgeous is this Angelina Ballerina costume!
Angelina Ballerina Costume – Special Celebration
Feather headdress by Kreate A Dream
Ballerina Party Tableware
Set a table for the entire cast of Swan Lake with these beautiful tableware finds:
Tutu Much Dinner Plates, $6.95 – Fantasy Kids Parties
Tutu Much Small Napkins, $5.95 – Fantasy Kids Parties
Lovely Lace Pastel Pink Plates, $6.50 – The Party Parlour
Pink Stripe Straws, $5.95 – Emiko Blue
Ballerina Party Cups, $5.50 – Fantasy Kids Parties
No performance is complete without a few props to complete the scene.
Tulle tablecloth for hire – Two Little Jays (Melbourne)
Pink Mannequin Hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Pink dresser for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Hire
Pink ruffled tablecloth for hire (or purchase) – Saffy and May (Qld)
Kids party stools for hire – Two Little Jays (Melbourne)
A special occasion calls for the finest of treats for the prima ballerina, and these pretties will earn their own round of applause! A gorgeous selection of desserts and baking accessories for a ballerina party from vendors listed on the Directory. Browse the Directory to find more vendors in a location near you if you’re looking for ballet party cakes, macarons, cookies, cake pops or cupcakes!
Desserts by Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)
Pink ruffled cake – My Petite Sweets (Perth)
Cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies & Cakes
Cookies – Miss Biscuit
Ballerina cake – JK cake designs (Sydney)
Cookies – Frosted by Nicci
Macaron tower – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)
Such a gorgeous cake topper for a ballerina party cake with a swan lake inspired feel!:
Swan Cake Topper – Favorlane Party Boutique
Some other gorgeous finishing touches to the cake and desserts for a ballerina party:
Swan Lake Cupcake Topper, $15 – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Pink and White Cupcake Wrappers, $5.95 – Confectionately Yours
Gold Glitter Cupcake Toppers, $12 – Sugarlicious
Cupcake Tutu, $25 (pack of 12) – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Ballerina Dancer Cake Topper, $15 – Merc + Jones
Pink Slimline Candles, $4.95 – One Magic Day
Ballerina Cupcake Wrapper, $3.50 – Illume Partyware
The final curtain call
After a perfect performance, guests can continue twirling at home with their own piece of merchandise from the ‘ballet’.
Pink Tulle Pom Pom Wand, $14 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
PastelPink Scallop Favour Boxes, $11.50 – Emiko Blue
Crowns, $2.49 (pack of 2) – The Little Big Company
Ballerina Tags, $3.50 – Illume Partyware
Pastel PinkParty Bags, $11.95 – Love The Occasion
Dessert Table Inspiration
Some gorgeous ballet party dessert table inspiration for you! Click on the images below to be taken to where you can see more photos of these parties:
Olive’s Ballerina party – I Heart Table Art
Rebekah’s ballet and bows party – Life’s Little Celebrations
Swan princess ballerina party shoot – Dream a Little Dream children’s parties/I Heart Table Art
Ballerina Party – Styling and props from Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
I hope your prima ballerina has a wonderful day twirling until she drops – break a leg!
For the sweetest kids party – a fun candyland theme is perfect! This bright theme is easy to decorate and the kids will love it!
I was inspired by all the amazing cakes I’ve seen lately inspired by Katherine Sabbath with the colourful toppings of swirl lollipops and candy – this is a fun theme where you can incorporate this popular style of cake
This blog post will provide all the inspiration you need to get you party planning with swirls and stripes, bright colours and sweet decorations! It is also a fantastic theme to incorporate lots of fun partyware which is available at the moment with sprinkles and donuts and pastels!
Enjoy this round up of of party supplies for this kids party from businesses on the Life’s Little Celebrations directory!
Candyland Party Invitations and Printables
These party printables and backdrops will help set the colour scheme and bring this birthday party to life! They also make some perfect dessert table backdrops for your kids party:
Candyland party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs
Candyland party printables – Kel’s Gift Labelling
Candyland party backdrop – Pretty and Print
Candyland party printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery
Candyland Themed Party tableware
The party plates and tableware at your kids party may not seem like a huge deal…however there are so many creative designs available – it’s a great way to help coordinate everything to match the theme and have some fun with some cute plates!
This kids party theme is a great excuse to be able to use some of these colourful party plate designs!:
Toot sweet ombre plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Toot sweet confetti charms plates – Emiko Blue
Laura Blythman plates – Love The Occasion
Candy coloured party kit – The Kit Source
Cake and dots plate – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Donut paper plates – Peppermint Sunday
Toot Sweet Pink stripe plates – Emiko Blue
hiPP sprinkles plates – Hip and Hooray
Confetti dot spoons – Love The Occasion
Rainbow straws – Hip and Hooray
Candy Land Party Decorations
You can incorporate so many different colours and styles of decorations into a candy land themed party as it is really all about colour and a fun set up! So I’ve included decorations with everything from confetti to swirls to bursts of colour!:
Jumbo pastel confetti balloons – Love The Occasion
Toot Sweet Pinwheel Decorations – Emiko Blue
Candy Shoppe tassel kit – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Licorice all sort garland by The Chaos Club – Fantasy Kids Parties
Love this amazing hanging decoration installation by Paper Face party (styling and partyware) – this type of hanging decor would be so festive and fun for a candyland theme!:
Hanging decorations – Paper Face Party
Such fun giant lollipop props you can hire! Perfect accessory for this birthday party theme!
Lollipop props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Candy Land Party cake and dessert decor:
Some cute items for finishing touches on your cake or desserts for a candy land party theme:
Toot Sweet Pinwheel topper – Emiko Blue
Toot Sweet Happy birthday cake topper – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Toot Sweet Cupcake patties – Emiko Blue
Glitter cupcake wrappers – Sugarlicious Parties
I am loving seeing all the amazing cake designs inspired by Katherine Sabbath and her gorgeous cake creations which work so well with a fun candyland theme! Here is some cake inspiration for you from LLC partners who you can find on the Directory if you’re looking to order one of these amazing cakes for your child’s party!:
Cake by My Petite Sweets (Perth)
Cake and macarons by Velvetier (Qld)
Candyland inspired cake – Bites By D (Perth)
Candyland cake – The Sweetest Jubilee (Melb)
Gumball machine cake – JK Cake Designs
Cake by Stylish Little Parties – Melbourne
Besides the cake there is a range of other desserts you can incorporate into a candyland kids party theme ! Here is some inspiration for you from some LLC partners!:
Cookies by Best Dressed Cookies (Sydney)
Cake pops – Stylish Little Parties (Melbourne)
Handmade chocolates – Sucre Chocolates
Gumball cookies – One Sweet Chick (Sydney)
Bright lollipops are a must have at a candy land party!:
Rainbow lollipops – Deer Little Parties
Donut lollipops – Favor Lane
Party favour bags
Ensure your party bags for this party theme are as colourful as their contents with these fab finds!:
Confetti party bags – Emiko Blue
Golden sweets party bag – Love The Occasion
Party bags – Saffy and May
Chevron pastel favour bag – Illume Partyware
Dessert Table Inspiration:
To further inspire you for your next child’s birthday party, here are a few dessert tables which incorporate a candy land feel!:
Candy land party – Dream a little dream parties (Perth)
Dessert table by Stylish Little Parties (Melbourne)
Willy Wonka party dessert table – Opulenticity Party and Buffet Styling (Perth)
Dessert table by Imagine Event Styling (Melbourne)
Hope you enjoyed this round up of kids party supplies for a fun candy land theme! As you can see – you can have a lot of fun decorating and styling this party theme making for a really gorgeous setting for a birthday celebration!
Past the first birthday, it’s fair to say children’s birthday parties become less about the parents and their friends, and more about the kids wouldn’t you say? The older they get, the more activities kids require to keep them busy for the duration of the party – well after the sugar rush has ended!
Choosing an entertainment option or kids party venue will ultimately depend on the age of the children and budget, as there is really no limit to your imagination when it comes to making the occasion as much of an experience as you like, creating lasting memories for the birthday boy or girl and guests.
Now there is nothing wrong at all with doing the classic party games we all grew up with – pass the parcel, musical statues, pin the tail on the donkey….but for those of you who are looking for something different or perhaps don’t want to take on the role of entertaining the kids – there is a range of options now available to you!
So whether you’re planning a small gathering at home or searching for a fun new venue to take the hassle out of the day for you, we’ve curated our LLC vendors that you can find on the Directory pages to get you one step closer to a fun filled kids party for your child and their friends! If there isn’t the needed entertainment or venue listed below in your local area – this blog post will provide you some party ideas to look out for in your state!
Kids Party Entertainers
Inviting your child’s favourite character to their party is a dream come true for most younger aged children, keeping them entertained for one to two hours with games, prizes and fun activities before cake.
I’ve personally used entertainers for my children’s last few parties and have found them as a great option that the kids love which also makes things less stressful on the parents allowing them to sit back and relax while their children are entertained.
Fairy Fun – Sydney
When choosing a kids party entertainer you will want to check the packages to see what is included and the length and also the max number of children included in the price. It is also useful to view the testimonials and reviews on their website and facebook page and view their party photos to get a better idea of what they offer.
Fairy la la land – Sydney
For ages 5 and over, you can’t go past a themed party based on a special interest. Karaoke, jewellery making and Lego building are just some of the incredible activities that can come to you and really get the kids involved and engaged!
Choosing an activity all depends on their age and their interest and most kids party entertainers can customise and tailor their hosting to suit the specific age group or guests invited!
Bop til you drop – Syd, Melb, Ade, Per, Wollongong
Lego party – Lil Kidz Construction (Sydney)
Pretty Little Things Parties – Syd, Melb, Gold Coast, Byron Bay
Stretched for time and love the idea of having someone do more than just the entertainment? Check out these LLC vendors who will not only set up a gorgeous affair, but entertain with a range of activities or packages to choose from!:
Easy Breezy Parties – Melbourne
Deer Little Parties – Buninyong, Victoria
Do It Yourself kits
For those who love the creativity of pulling together a kids party yourself, we’ve found these fantastic vendors who can turn your event into a party your child will still be talking about the next year – while still allowing you to DIY and host the party yourself!
Hire some fun toys and play equipment to turn your home or venue into entertainment central for your kids party! This is only a small snapshot of the huge range available at Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney). I’ve used their ball pit for a few of my kids parties and it is always a huge hit! This soft play range is perfect for 1st and 2nd birthdays!:
Tiny Tots Toy Hire – Sydney
Some fantastic kits to create some fun kids party activities for the kids leaving them with something special to also take home! Perfect for the slightly older age group are these gorgeous necklace kits:
Choose from a range of CreativiTea Kids with various crafty activities on offer the kids can do such as creating these cute wall hangings:
CreativiTea Kits – Free Range Living
The various items and kits available from Party Ideas in a Box make running your own party games easy, fuss free and fun for all the kids! They have all the classic party games (eg pass the parcel, egg and spoon race etc) as well as some unique party game ideas!:
Pass the parcel party game kit – Party Ideas in a box
The older girls will love these jewellery making kits to create something special to wear after the party:
DIY Jewellery making kit – Pretty Little Things
Kids Party Venues
If you’ve hosted your fair share of parties at home or have an entire class invited, a kids party venue is a fantastic option to save time and mess! Most mums already know of the play centres in their local area. At Life’s Little Celebrations my aim is to feature more of the unique options available for kids party venues – and here are some delightful places and spaces for your next kids party many of which provide not only a venue but various activities such as art and craft or cupcake decorating for the kids to enjoy:
Free Range Living – Sydney
Apples & Jam – Melbourne
Deer Little Parties – Buninyong, Victoria
I hope this helps kick start your party planning preparations – and assists in deciding on something special for your kids party entertainment or venue!
A star wars party is on many kids wish list this year and today I am sharing this stylish and fun Star Wars party involving many LLC partners who you can also find on the Directory pages!
If you’re planning a star wars party, visit my Star Wars party supplies blog post to help you find all the party supplies you need!
This star wars party was styled by the talented Leah of I Heart Table Art for her son – and is sure to inspire you! I love the fantastic colour palette of orange, black and silver:
So many creative ideas and I love this unique take on a star wars party which is such a popular kids party theme at the moment!
Here are the fabulous vendors which made it all happen:
Styling: I Heart Table Art
Photography: Nicole Duncan Photography – Perth
Printables inc backdrop , kids table and ghost chairs, storm trooper and darth vader props: Dream a little Dream Events,
Cookies: Frosted by Nicci,
Partyware: Jedi balloons, silver star balloon, orb balloon, black foil curtain, straws, silver pegs: Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Entertainment: Encore Kids Parties,
Macarons: Le Petit Macaron,
Cake: Cakes by Peta
I’ll admit when I am planning my children’s parties one of the things I get the most excited about is the desserts for the celebration! Desserts have evolved so much from when I first started blogging and to see the creativity and art that is being transformed into something edible is truly a feast for the eyes!
Today I’m sharing with you some gorgeous (truly!) desserts and styling by an incredibly talented LLC partner – Katerina of My Petite Sweets in Perth
I am always drooling over what Katerina shares on her social media and I love that she not only can create desserts but she styles beautiful dessert tables:
How amazing is this Frozen party dessert table? The towers of meringue kisses make a fantastic feature:
As you can see My Petite Sweets really can bring a party theme to life with the whole setup, props, cake and desserts! Here are more amazing kids party dessert tables:
My Petite Sweets offers a range of desserts and as you can see the detail in her desserts are truly amazing and she really does take desserts to the next level!
Everything can be custom made to suit the party theme – cake pops, cupcakes, macarons and more! You also receive a special taster box to help you choose your flavours!:
My Petite Sweets also offer high tea packages which are perfect for adult celebrations, baby showers and kitchen teas! You can relax as everything is setup in your home/venue and your guests can enjoy a charming setting and delicious high tea menu!
If you’re based in Perth – make sure you contact Katerina from My Petite Sweets when planning your child’s next party! If you’re not in Perth but can appreciate amazing desserts then make sure you keep a eye out on the facebook page of My Petite Sweets!