What is the perfect first birthday theme for a summer baby? A flamingo party of course!
So when it came time for Pam – one half of styling duo Willow and Duck Event Styling – to choose a theme for her daughter’s first birthday, a fun and colourful flamingo theme was at the top of the list! The result as you can see – is amazing!:
As you can see, this fun flamingo first birthday transported guests to a tropical paradise with the decor and desserts!
You can find them any time also on the Directory under “Event Stylists” in Melbourne
Gone are the days of boring baby showers that no one wanted to attend! These days they are quite the social event social and fill our social feeds with gorgeous images that can make even this mother of 4 want to do it all over again!
One trend we’ve been paying close attention to is the rustic baby shower theme. So, so divine and works well as a gender neutral theme, or can be adapted to a slightly more masculine or feminine feel with colour if required.
Key features to include in a rustic baby shower are natural, earthy tones, natural elements such as wood, florals and even fauna, and a few vintage elements like lace and mason jars. You can also work in some metallics for a special pop of colour!
To get your inspiration flowing, we’ve found some great items you can easily source from our LLC Vendors to get a head start.
Styling and props by Sweet Heavenly Events Hire, Sydney
Rustic Baby Shower Invitations
Set the tone of your event with beautiful invitations that the mum-to-be can add to her keepsake box. We love these ones printed on wood by Eve & Co which could be customised to suit a baby shower theme:
Rustic Baby Shower Stationery, Eve & Co
Rustic Floral Baby Shower Invitations, Giggles & Grace Design
Rustic Tribal Baby Shower Invitation, Emma Smith Stationery
Rustic Baby Shower Decorations and Tableware
Sometimes starting with a blank canvas can be a little daunting and sometimes end in a creative block! But in this case, you can’t go wrong by starting with a neutral colour palette of woods, kraft paper, hessian, florals and adding muted, pastel colour for a gorgeous layered rustic theme or throwing in some metallics for some extra wow factor!
A gorgeous authentic chalkboard sign such as this suits the rustic feel perfectly and is a special way to welcome guests and personalise the baby shower decor:
Chalkboard sign – Scripts with Style
‘Baby’ Script balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blossom Paper Lantern, The Little Event Company
Hessian Table Runner, The Party Parlour
Recycled Wood Trestle Table Hire, Petite Events Hire, Sydney
Decorative Vines, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
‘Hello World’ Rose Gold Bunting, The Little Event Company
Gold neutral balloon tails – Favor Lane
Enviro Party Kit, Party Kit Co
Blossom & Brouges Paper Plates, The Little Event Company
Champagne Candy Stripe Plates, The Party Parlour
Rose Gold Floral Plates, Love The Occasion
Square Bamboo Plates, Love The Occasion
Hello world rose gold plates – The Little Event Co
Deluxe Wooden Forks, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Rose Floral Paper Straws, Hip & Hooray
Kraft Straws, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Rustic Baby Shower Finishing Touches
Favour bags, themed props and cake toppers add those final touches to any event, and you’ll find plenty available in your neutral theme colour palette.
Scalloped Kraft Favour Box, The Party Parlour
Kraft Paper Party Bags, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
These cookie mix bottles (which can have customised labels) are a gorgeous favour for guests to take home and enjoy and they also suit the rustic decor!:
Rustic Themed Cookie Mix Favours, Sweet Health
To add some rustic flare to your cakes and baked treats, try these items!:
Kraft Natural Baking Cups, Hip & Hooray
Custom Cake Topper – A la Roch
Bunting Cake Topper, DIY Parties by Renee
Baby shower gold cupcake toppers – Sugarlicious Parties
A few more rustic props to help theme your event!:
Tree Stump Platters, Petite Events Hire, Sydney
Three tier rustic cake stand – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney
Wooden Signage, Jo’s Signs By Design, Sydney
Troy Wooden Rocking Horse, Sweet Heavenly Events Hire, Sydney
Pallets for hire – Saffy and May Qld
This theme is a real classic and easy to pull together, assuring a timeless event the mum-to-be and guests will look back on fondly and want to do all over again!
“Watermelon…watermelon..I love…you love…watermelon! ”
Most kids love watermelons which have made it a popular kids party theme in recent times which has also led to a range of fun watermelon partyware
Inspired by this gorgeous summer fruit comes this fantastic new range of edible art paint by Sweet Sticks in collaboration with Alisha Henderson of Sweet Bakes
Alisha Henderson of Sweet Bakes started her cake journey in 2013, quickly establishing her unique, untraditional style of sweet making.
Her obsession with edible illustrations & love for watermelons have finally united with this watermelon paint set!
So now you can have your paint and eat it too!
You can find this delightful range on the Edible Art Paint website for $24 and have fun with your own watermelon creations!:
You can also view an amazing range of other colours available in edible art paint which has taken the baking world by storm with many bakers sharing their creations on social media using the edible art paint from Sweet Sticks
So although we have headed into Autumn, bring some summer back into your life with this fun watermelon range!
Party planning comes with the territory once you’re a mum. For some of us, we love it! Others find it stressful and aren’t sure where to start for something that will look coordinated but also be EASY!
Thankfully there is a business like Party Pax – which is a one-stop shop that makes DIY party planning fun and simple, so you can share in the delight of hosting for your loved ones.
You can choose from 16 different themes and you get everything you need in a box, delivered to your door. In this post, the images share what could be created using the Ballet party theme box.
Party Pax offer DIY cake packs, DIY cupcake packs, decorations, tableware, balloons, invitations, lollies, and a little inspiration! Today they share their 5 simple tips to give your party the wow factor!
- Choose a theme
Choosing a theme will help with planning and styling your party. Consider choosing a colour, character, or activity. Integrate your theme throughout each element of your party – invitations, decorations, tableware, food and games.
- Plan, plan, plan
Having a plan (and sticking to it) will ensure your preparations and party run smoothly, and you keep to your budget. Make as many elements of your party before the big day so you can enjoy a stress-free, fun-filled party!
- Add personal touches
Little details will make your party stand out and make the party personalised and special.
Whilst your little one may not remember all the details of the party, they will remember the effort you went to. Have a go at making the birthday cake or personalise the decorations.
- Organise games and activities
Party games will make your party come to life. Traditional party games can be loads of fun for kids of all ages (like musical chairs, pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey) and having a chill-out area with craft activities can be a hit too, especially with older kids.
- Say “Thank you”
Don’t forget to thank your guests for helping to make your party special, and for their gifts. Hand out pre-prepared lolly/loot bags, and follow up with a thank you note and even a photo from the day.
For an easy way to style and decorate your kids party for a wow factor, view the range of party packs available at Party Pax to suit a range of themes!
The gorgeous party featured above is using their ballerina party pack – and as you can see a beautiful result can be achieved without too much stress!
Swan ballet party – Dream a little Dream events
With so many girls loving to dress up or dance as ballerinas it is no wonder a ballerina party is a popular theme that never goes out of trend. With the new Ballerina movie out this year and many girls starting up their ballet lessons again, we’re sure many will be wanting to twirl away with their friends in tutu’s at their very own ballerina bash!
This party theme is a lovely time to lash out in prettiness, tulle and all things soft and lovely! Incorporate feathers, bows, swans if you wish!
We’ve curated the best from our LLC vendors from the Directory to bring you a gorgeous selection of invitations, decorations, tableware and more for a ballerina party!
Remember to CLICK on any image below to be taken to the source.
So lets get twirling…starting with some inspiration from my own daughters 3rd “ballet and bows” party a few years ago and a few other beautiful ballerina parties:
Ballet and bows party – Life’s Little Celebrations
Tutu party – Mooi Co Sydney
Swan ballet party – Dream a little Dream Events Perth
Tutu cute party – Silk and Cedar Events
Ballerina Party Invitations
Set the scene with one of these sweet invitations to give out to the other little ballerinas:
Ballerina party invitations – Paper Blossom Creations
Giggles and Grace Designs
Fairy ballerina invitation – Eve and Co Stationery
Ballerina invitations and stationery – Mooi Co
Ballet invitation – Emma Smith Stationery
Ballerina invitation – Hoot Invitations
Ballerina invitation – Pretty and Print
Ballerina party printables – Amity Invites
Ballerina Party Decorations
Oh I love this range of soft and pretty decorations – some of which you could reuse in your little girls room after the party:
Pom pom pack – The Little Event Company
Pink streamer set – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Giant blush balloon – Emiko BLue
Tassel garland kit – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink garland – The Party Parlour
Tulle garland – DD Brand
Pink paper fan garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink feather garland – Hip and Hooray
Floral letters – Lavender Honey & Co
3D Ballerina backdrop – Emma Smith Stationery
Tulle balloons are perfect for a ballet party and if you’re having a dessert table – even just one large tulle balloon standing pretty next to the table will look gorgeous!
Jumbo tulle balloons – Party Splendour Sydney
Ballerina Party Tableware
A tulle tablecloth creates the perfect base for a ballet dessert table:
Tutu tulle tablecloth – Saffy and May
Pink damask plate – The Party Parlour
Tutu ballerina plate – Fantasy Kids Parties
Pink foil princess napkins – The Little Event Company
Pink and mix pretty plates – Emiko Blue
Pastel pink plates – Love The Occasion
Dusty pink toot sweet dessert plate – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink cutlery – The Party Parlour
Ballerina party cake decor:
Make any dessert a prima ballerina dessert with this range of decor and accessories and toppers!:
Pink lace cake stand – The Little Big Company
Ballerina cake topper – Mooi Co
Ballerina cake topper – A La Roch
Tutu and pom pom cupcake toppers – The Little Event Company
Swan cupcake topper – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Ballerina cupcake toppers – Emma Smith Event Stationery
Pink and white pom pom toppers – Love The Occasion
Ballet party kit with cupcake icing toppers – Party Pax
Ballerina cake topper – Chumblebee
Cupcake tutus – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Ballerina cupcake toppers – Deer Little Parties
Pink cupcake stand – Emiko Blue
Paper Eskimo pink cupcake cups – Emiko Blue
Let your desserts get in on the act! Either base them around ballerina inspired items or simply go with pretty and beautiful designs to match the colour scheme! Here is a selection from some of the talented Australian vendors on the Directory:
Ballerina cookies – The Sweetest Jubilee Melbourne
Pink couture cupcakes – Sweets with Love Sydney
Ballet cookies – Petite Cookies Melbourne
Ballerina cookies – Sweet Treats by Jules Sydney
Bow cakepops – My Petite Sweets
Ballet cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Ballerina cookies – FlyawayPineapple
Ballerina Party Partywear
Ballerina tutu dress – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture
Ballet dress – Paper Face
Glitter tiara – The Little Event Company
Fluffy tiara – Paper face party
Ballerina party favours
A few lovely options of party bags to fill with all things sweet for the little ballerinas to take home…or perhaps give them their own tutu and personalise it with some lovely gift tags:
Ballerina gift tags – Mooi Co
Pastel party bag – Love The Occasion
Pink and gold spot favour bags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink and gold cupcake boxes – The Party Parlour
Pink and gold favour bags – The Little Event Company
Sambellina scallop favour box – Emiko Blue
Ready to set the stage? Enjoy the party planning and remember if you have seen something you loved – CLICK on the image to be taken to the source!