So many little girls have dreams of being a ballerina and their birthday party is a chance to bring this to life for a day! Today we’re delighted to share a gorgeous vintage ballerina party for the daughter of Jackie, one half of Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe!
As Jackie describes – “When Arabella turned 8 all she wanted a beautiful ballerina party to match the colour of her ballet pink shoes…
Using this as the main colour pallet I added a touch of gold and white with pops of pink. I knew immediately that the perfect venue would be Darlings Day Out. The light, airy, spacious venue would provide a perfect backdrop for Arabella and her friends to pointe, twirl, jete, leap and whirl.”
Owner and stylist Danielle came up with the delightful concept of having her ballerina hostess Megan to add a touch of her special sparkle to the party.
The guests were treated to a series of relaxing pampering including nails, foot soaks, eye masks and the much loved complimentary pink lemonade on arrival. Ballerina Megan then workshopped a series of ballet dances which soon had the guests moving with grace and charm. The party guests then enjoyed a series of ballerina themed games and craft activities
A stunning grazing table was set up as a central feature for the girls to mingle and eat at. Decorated with antique lace runners, fluffy cushions, girly gold and pink table wear from Favor Lane Boutique, divine flowers from Code Bloom Inglewood and vanilla iced tutu cookies from She Bakes in Heels.
No party is complete without a stunning cake and this party was no exception. Cooks Cakes provided a delicious ruffled cake which had a dainty pair of ballet pink shoes and a gold tiara. Delicious Cupcakes in gold foil were topped with vintage dancing ballerinas. Ali from Stylish Soirees added a touch of ballet chic with her ruffled tablecloth for the cake table. She also supplied gorgeous pink, gold and confetti balloons as well as two large tulle balloons, perfect finishing touches of ballerina magic.
Ali of Stylish Soirees Perth provided a gorgeous easel to hang a very special pair of decorated ballet shoes made by June (Arabella’s grandmother) of Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe. June also created a range of stunning ballerina wands for the girls to treasure and remember this special day. Lots of love went into every stitch.
Other whimsical touches included vintage dressers, antique lace and furniture. Tables were topped with treasured mementos including some early portraits of Arabella in her first tutu, garlands, tiaras and flowers. Danielle also used a gorgeous Little Chiyo English rose full length tutu displayed on a wire mannequin.
The dreamy party was everything Arabella had hoped for. The next day the guests were still whispering about the ballerina magic created at Darlings Day Out.
Photographer: Viktoria Saar Photography
Party styling and venue: Darlings Day Out
Ballet shoes and wand favours: Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe
Accessories pallets, gold table cloth, table tutu skirt: Stylish Soirees Perth
Tableware: Favor Lane Party Boutique
Cake and cupcakes by Amy Cook
Vintage cupcake toppers by Etsy
Full length Tutu worn by Party hostess Ballerina Megan and on wire dummy: Little Chiyo
Arabella’s dress: Tutu du Monde
Ballerina favour tags and ballet shoe garland : My Paper Planet
Iced Vanilla biscuits: She bakes in Heels
Flowers by CodeBloom
Pointe, leap, grand jeté and twirl, this Pink Ballerina Birthday Party will make you whirl!
We love original and unique party themes which develop out of a child’s favourite things so today we’re delighted to share this gorgeous party with you!
Elizabeth from Elk Prints designed this Orange Garden party for her son Aiden, explaining: For Aiden’s 3rd Birthday party we set a theme of “In the Orange Garden”. My son has always loved oranges, both the fruit and the colour. The French animation show “Miniscule” was his first favourite television series to watch and he particularly loves the ladybugs and bees from the show. I combined these loves together to create a bright, fresh party in our garden filled with pops of citrus colour and little insects scuttling amongst the leaves.”
The theme was set by these gorgeous invitations which were foil-pressed and finished off with hand-painted watercolour details:
The verandah and garden backdrop already makes for a lovely natural setting for the party but Elizabeth added in some special decor touches to enhance the setting and lift it into “party status”. Born to Party provided magnificent jumbo balloons with garden foliage tails and Elizabeth also had lemon slice mylar balloons.
For the main dessert table Elizabeth chose some beautiful white marble platters as a base to reflect the coastal Italian and Spanish citrus orchards that inspired her. Sprigs of cumquats and orange branches were used to decorate the spaces in-between. She also commissioned some beautiful desserts to go with the theme – cheesecakes, cookies and orange scented marbled meringues from Quincy Lane.
The central cake was a homemade affair – a citrus spice cake with buttercream and marmalade. Elizabeth experimented with using some of the Edible Art paints to recreate one of her watercolour paintings onto the cake and to add colour to the sugar flowers, leaves, fruit and insects.
She also designed the cake topper to also reflect the theme and carry on the theme and style set by the initial invitations.
Arelio Sweetbox made the cutest little bee and ladybird meringues with some orange jaffa meringues and pandan green ‘leaves’ in-between. Elizabeth carried on the bee and ladybird touches with some of her custom designed cupcake toppers to add to the cheesecakes and pannacotta jelly cups.
Aiden also loves cheese so together they chose a selection from Ocello in Surry Hills and paired it with some candied cumquats Elizabeth had found earlier in the year at a deli. Elizabeth designed the little cheese labels so that guests would know what type of cheese, it’s origin and also what type of milk it used (cow/sheep/goat/buffalo).
Elizabeth created some of her custom hand-painted watercolour bunting of lemon slices and orange slices with leaves to string between the verandah posts to emphasise the theme and we think all the touches work together beautifully to bring this theme truly alive! It really demonstrates how even with a unique theme…some custom pieces can help to style to match the theme.
We love this custom milestone board that Elizabeth created:
For the take home thank you gifts there were little marmalade jars for the adults and empty jam jars filled with lollies for the children. Each was tied off with a watercolour orange tag.
This really seems like such a perfect party and enjoyable day for Aiden in the orange garden….
Thank you Elizabeth of Elk Prints for sharing this gorgeous party with us which was filled with so much love and personal touches!
Come one! Come all!
Carnival party – Paper Face Party Sydney
Thanks to a certain recent hit movie, the carnival is popular once more and it’s revived the classic party theme we haven’t seen in a long time!
A carnival party can be so easily adapted for any age group or occasion, simply by changing up the characters from cute circus animals to something a little more Greatest Showman inspired for older children who loved the musical.
So ROLL UP as we’ve found a fantastic range of carnival and circus inspired party supplies from our LLC Vendors to help pull it all together for you. Just CLICK on any image below to be taken to that business!
Carnival Party Invitations
Set the tone for your occasion with a great invitations depicting elements of the carnival like a Big Top tent, animals, popcorn, a carousel or fun bright colours.
Pop up carnival invitations, The Party Parlour
Custom Carnival Party Invitations, Giggles & Grace
Carnival party invitations, Kids Prints
This is perfect for a more girly Carousel take on a Carnival theme!:
Carousel themed invitations, Pink Pom Pom Kids
Carnival Party Decorations
Decorating for your kids carnival party is super easy – just use plenty of colour or just red and white, adding fun elements you’d find at the greatest show. Prop hire is another great way to bring the show alive with ticket booths, signs and animals amongst some of our favourites.
Popcorn foil balloon, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Hotdog foil balloon Favor Lane Party Boutique
Lion balloon, Little Boo-Teek
Confetti balloons, The Party Parlour
Circus signs, Little Boo-Teek
Carnival party backdrop, Giggles & Grace
Carnival banner, Paperface Party
High chair banner, Theme It
Coloured balloons, Instant Party Packs
Carnival table centrepieces, Little Boo-Teek
Carnival theme table pom pom decorations, Theme It
Carnival themed props for hire, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Ticket booth prop hire, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Carnival themed prop hire, Enchanted Party Hire, Brisbane
Carnival Party Tableware
Admittedly you wouldn’t be seated at a table at the carnival, but a party table for little guests to enjoy their party treats is always a welcome rest and adds another element of decoration. There’s plenty of themed coordinated carnival tableware to choose from, or mix and match bold colours for a fun and bright carnival theme.
Popcorn table cover, Party! She Said
Carnival themed plates, Little Boo-Teek
Carnival plates, Party! She Said
Carnival coloured plates, The Party Parlour
Red coloured cups, Instant Party Packs
Red plates, Instant party packs
Carnival themed kit, Party Kit Co
Carnival Party Cakes, Desserts and Accessories
A trip to the carnival wouldn’t be the same without a treat! Popcorn, hotdogs, cakes and clever character cookies are not only YUM, but they make great carnival props on your dessert table.
Carnival themed baking cups, The Party Parlour
Striped baking cups, Instant Party Packs
Chocolate wrapper, Kids Prints
Clown cookies, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n, Sydney
Carnival cupcakes, Delleicious by Elle, Sydney
Carnival cookies on sticks, Petite Cookies, Melbourne
Carnival cake, Sweetest Jubilee, Melbourne
Carnival cookies, SweetP Cakes and Cookies, Noosa
Carnival cookies, The Cookie Star, Sydney
Vivalicious Sweets, Melbourne
Carnival ice creams, Vivalicious Sweets, Melbourne
Delleicious by Elle, Sydney
Carnival Party Favours and extras
Consider your party favours the show bags of your carnival! Fill treat boxes or bags with left over treats, fun games and souvenirs – but not before playing some carnival inspired games and pulling a funny face in the photo booth!
Carnival Bit Top treat box, Party! She Said
Carnival loot bags, Party! She Said
Carnival blow outs, Little Boo-Teek
Admit One stickers, Party! She Said
Clown game, Party! She Said
Carnival photo booth props, Party! She Said
Carnival tickets, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Carnival themed favours, Glitter & Glue Designs
Carnival party favour bags, Kids Print
Clowning Around favours, The Loot Lab
Circus party favour box – The Loot Lab
A carnival party theme is so much fun for all ages! And guess what…? You now have an amazing soundtrack to use too!
A party inspired by the majestic and graceful swan is the ultimate in whimsical and girly themes.
Swan ballet party, Dream a Little Dream Events, Perth
Perfect for birthday’s, christenings or baby showers, you can let your girly alter ego loose with this theme with plenty of glitter, feathers, pinks, white and gold to create a fantasy tale for your little princess.
Despite it’s delicacies, a swan party is surprisingly easy to pull together too! Pull inspiration from the Swan Lake ballet or Swan Princess fairy tales to create a magical party, and below you’ll find lots of swan party supplies we’ve found from our LLC Vendors.
Swan princess party, My Petite sweets, Perth
Swan themed Christening dessert table – Life’s Little Celebrations
Swan Party Invitations
Pinks, white and a touch of gold make a great colour palette for a swan party, and your invitations make a great base for the rest of your styling. Here are some pretty swan party invitations and stationery to get your swan party planning happening!:
Swan themed invitations – Pink Pom Pom Kids
Swan Princess Invitations, Emma Smith Stationery
Swan Party Printables, Joyful Invitations
Swan Party Decorations
Continue your colour palette through to your decorations and add a touch of feathers and swan themed supplies. We’ve selected a range of white and gold decorations as well to work in with a swan theme:
Swan garland, The Party Parlour
Small white swan foil balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Gold foil curtain, Little Boo-Teek
Swan themed backdrop, Dream a Little Party
Swan backdrop, Joyful Invitations
Gold foil balloons – Party! She Said
Swan inspired slumber party setup – Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, Perth & Melbourne
Table hire, Sweet Heavenly Events, Sydney
Swan Party Tableware
Create a whimsical table setting with coordinated swan tableware and plenty of fresh flowers as centrepieces. With the popularity of this theme lately,there has been an abundance of gorgeous swan partyware and tableware hitting the online party boutiques…so we’ve found the best for you mixed in with some others to match in with the colour scheme:
Swan paper plates, The Party Parlour
Gold and pink plates, Little Boo-Teek
Pastel pink plates, Party! She Said
Princess swan plates, Party! She Said
Swan napkins, The Party Parlour
Gold and white plates, The Little Event Company
Swan party plates – Party for Stella
Pink iridescent swan plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Swan Party Cakes, desserts and accessories
Delicate sweets speckled with gold, crowns and swan shaped accessories completes the perfect swan party dessert table.
Glitter swan cake topper, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Gold baking cups, Little Boo-Teek
Gold foil cupcake wrappers, Party! She Said
Swan cake toppers, The Party Parlour
Swan cake topper, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Swan cake topper – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Swan cake toppers, Sugarlicious Parties
White and gold desserts mixed in with Swan themed delicacies will lead to a scrumptious swan feast!:
Ice creams, Cakes by Sarah, Perth
Swan cookies, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n, Sydney
Copper and Cocoa, Sydney
Dellecious by Elle, Sydney
Dome’s Strawberries Delights, Sydney
Swan cookies, Frosted by Nicci, Melbourne
Swan cookies, Little Biskut, Sydney
Swan party desserts, My Petitie Sweets, Perth
Swan cupcakes, My Petite Sweets, Perth
Swan choc pops, Suck at Parties, Melbourne
Swan cookies, Sweet Avenue, Sydney
Swan cookies, Sweet Eve, Melbourne
White and gold donuts – Sweetly Baked, Perth
Swan cake, Vivalicious Sweets, Melbourne
Swan Party Favours and added extras
The added extras are what set this theme apart, with feathered crowns for guests, bespoke favours and keepsakes from this special occasion such as a gorgeous pair of swan inspired wings for the birthday girl:
Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe, Perth
A gorgeous feather crown would also be totally fitting for your little swan princess to wear for her birthday!:
Feather crown – Kirei Handmade
No one can ever say no to this fairy floss! We think it’s so delicious and fluffy and soft it totally works in for a Swan themed party favour!
Gourmet fairy floss, Fluffy Crunch, Sydney
And no one can resist a bit of chocolate either! These are perfect especially for adult guests for example at a Christening or Baby Shower:
Swan themed chocolate bar wrappers – Joyful Invitations
For the kids, some swan themed lollipop holders or crayon holders like these are perfect and so pretty!:
Swan favour box, Glitter and Glue Designs
So if it’s a whimsical, feminine and modern theme you’re after for your next special occasion, a swan party theme ticks all the boxes with these finds!
Balloons have well and truly taken over the party scene and Balloon Garlands are the perfect way to create that wow factor at your celebration and kids party. Whether you are wanting to create a party backdrop or dress up a dessert or cake table, a garland is certainly the way to go and Favor Lane have a gorgeous range of balloon decor to choose from that we’re pleased to give you a sneak peek of tonight!
Now thanks to the One Styling Party DIY Balloon Garland Kits, you can easily create your own beautiful garland in under an hour.
The DIY Balloon Garland kits from Favor Lane are available in 14 colourways, each of which includes all you need to make a 2 metre garland.
They have recently introduced matching Balloon Bouquets which include 12 x 30cm balloons which can be filled with helium. Half of the balloons included in the kits are double layered (one balloon inside another) to create a unique and appealing colour.
Inside each the kit, you will receive:
12 x 30cm balloons (including a minimum of 3 confetti filled)
36 x Mini 12cm balloons
A Hand (air) pump
A balloon decorating strip
Step by step instructions for assembly
If you are wanting to add other colours to your garland, they sell individual 12cm Mini Balloons and 30cm Standard Size balloons in a broad range of colours from just 0.40c each.
STYLING TIP: The addition of 2-3 of their Jumbo (60, 75 or 90cm) Balloons will really take the garland to the next level. A touch of foliage will also add a beautiful finishing touch.
(Styled Shoot Image Credits: Snow White DIY Balloon Garland Kit on Dessert Table. Styling by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling. Image by Love Her Photography.)
Favor Lane suggest inflating your balloons the day/evening before your event. This will take approximately 20 minutes. When you are ready to start assembling the garland, lay out the balloon decorating strip and begin inserting the tied balloons into the pre punched holes. It is best to alternate the direction of which you push the balloons through however our packaged instructions will explain this further. Allow at least 30 minutes to assemble the garland.
(Styled Shoot Image Credits: Rose Gold DIY Balloon Garland Kit on Drinks Cart. Styling by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling. Image by Lifa Wall Photography.)
So if you’re wanting to add some fun balloons and balloon garlands to your next kids party and enjoy the process of a bit of DIY then I encourage you to head over to Favor Lane and browse their full range of balloon decor and balloon garlands and try them! They certainly add a huge element of style and ‘wow’ to any party!