Moana party – Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffets
It’s time to make way for one of the most popular kids party themes so far this year. The songs from this movie are played constantly in our house and I am sure we’re not the only ones!
Moana party – Styling and desserts by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
This is a truly fun party to plan for as you can incorporate lots of fun tropical themed partyware which is showcased in this blog post along with Moana partyware.
Tropical party – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling
It’s quite easy to find Moana licensed partyware around so I’ve attempted to also showcase more generic party items which can work in with a Moana theme – from our talented vendors on the LLC children’s party directory
Go with bright colours and a tropical feel when it comes to the party decorations and you’ll be set for a true island feel!
Your kids will love it and you’ll be surely saying “you’re welcome!” to them at the end of the party!
Moana Party Decorations and Partyware
Tropical balloons – Born To Party (Sydney)
Pineapple balloons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Malibu tassel garland – The Little Event Company
Paper flowers – Hanging Pretty
Palm tree balloon – Fantasy Kids Parties
Green paper fan – Emiko Blue
Yellow fringe garland – The Party Parlour
Pineapple balloon – Love The Occasion
Floral garland bunting – Emiko Blue
Tropical paper flowers – Stylish Paper
Pineapple garland – Love The Occasion
This foilage wall would make a great backdrop!:
Green foilage wall for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire (Sydney)
These hire items help to bring out the beachy feel:
Low pallet table for hire – Fairy Godmother Events (Sydney)
Rustic a frame shelf for hire – Saffy and May (Qld)
Kids wicker chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)
Some fun tableware will help bring the Islands to your kids party!:
Palm leaf plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pineapple plates – The Little Event Company
Tropical plates – Fantasy Kids Parties
Moana plates – Fantasy Kids Parties
Palm frond paper plates – Favor Lane
Moana napkins – Fantasy Kids Parties
Pineapple napkins – Love The Occasion
Floral escape plates – The Little Event Company
Rose gold floral plate – The Party Parlour
Green and gold plates – Party For Stella
Paper Eskimo troppo baking cups – The Party Parlour
Handpainted styling pieces – ELK Prints
Jumbo confetti – Happy Little Soiree
Palm tree stirrers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Hibiscus toppers – Fantasy Kids Parties
Floral paper straws – Hip and Hooray
Toot Sweet candles- Emiko Blue
Moana Party dress up
These fun items and costumes will ensure the birthday girl fits the part!:
Felt flower crown / headband – Kirei Handmade
Moana Costume – Costume Box
Silk flower lei’s – Deer Little Parties
Moana Desserts and Cake Decor:
There is a whole host of talented vendors on the Directory who could create a Moana themed cake or cookies, cake pops, cupcakes or more for a Moana party! Here are some examples to give you inspiration!
SweetP Cakes and Cookies (Qld)
Tropical cookie pops – Petite Cookies (Melb)
Cupcakes – Love That Lolly Bar (Sydney)
Cupcakes – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melb)
Keep your edible goodies Moana themed with these cake decor items with a tropical feel!:
Cake and cupcake toppers – Sweetheart Creative
Edible icing – Custom Icing
Palm tree moulds – Confectionately Yours
Palm fronds wafer sheets – Something for Cake
Moana Party Favours and Packaging
How fun is this range of party favours?:
Moana party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs
Or how about a fun coconut cup for the kids?:
Coconut cup with straw – Costume Box
Or fill a lolly bag up with treats and Moana novelty items using these bright party bags!:
Paper Eskimo bags – Emiko Blue
Mint green favour boxes – Emiko Blue
Perfect for a beachy feel:
Cotton bag – Hip and Hooray
I hope this post has inspired your Moana party planning and helped you on your way to sourcing partyware for a Moana themed party! Remember to view the Directory to source even more great party vendors when planning!
Milk, cookies and donuts – what better combination could there be for little ones to enjoy?
This was the inspiration behind this delightful birthday party by Mon Soiree Event Styling who created a feast in a gorgeous colour palette for this fun celebration!
It all started with the beautiful invitations by Eve and Co which then came to life with the dessert table!
Enjoy the beautiful images of this setup which I am sure will leave you with some serious donut cravings!:
Now I am sure I have you salivating at the thought of some delicious donuts – so to put together your own donut party for your little one, here are the talented vendors used to create this amazing party setup!:
Styling by Mon Soiree – Dessert Tables & Candy Buffets
Balloons by Born to Party https://www.facebook.com/borntopartyaustralia/
Invitations by Eve&Co. https://www.facebook.com/eveandcostationery/
Cake by All Things Sweet https://www.allthingssweetbycarissa.com.au/
Topper by Glistening Occasions http://www.glisteningoccasions.com.au/
Waffles by Sugar High Desserts www.sugarhighdesserts.com.au
Strawberry Tower by Strawberries & Co. https://www.facebook.com/StrawberriesandCo/
Mini Donuts by Petite Sweets & Co https://www.facebook.com/petitesweetsandco/
Sugar donuts by stylists mother
Fondant Cookies by Short & Sweet Designs https://www.facebook.com/shortandsweetdesigns/
Chocolate Chip Cookies by Vanilla B Baking https://www.facebook.com/vanillabbaking/
Photography by Marie McDermid Photography
“Mum? Can I have a slumber party for my birthday?”
At some point, your child is going to ask for a slumber party. This CAN be a source of stress for many mums but today we’re sharing some must know tips from a sleepover specialist to ensure yours is a roaring (or snoring) success.
If anyone knows how to throw a great slumber party, it’s Mel Jacobs. Her business, Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, is putting a new spin on a birthday favourite and bringing delight to parents and kids alike. Whilst Mel is offering something new to the kids’ party scenes in Perth and Melbourne in terms of setup, here are her old style hints to ensure your party doesn’t turn into a nightmare.
We don’t mean stock the Tim Tams and the popcorn (although these are pre-requisites for any successful sleepover). Before the party starts, it’s important that you, as the parent in charge, have some basic details for each child in your care. You can either ask for this information before the party, or grab a notepad and speak to the person dropping them off. As a minimum, you should have the following:
- Contact number of someone in case of emergency
- Any allergies the child might have
- Any medication they may need during their stay
- Any other relevant details (sleep walkers, fear of the dark etc.)
Set the Ground Rules
No need to go all Sergeant-Major on the kids. Ease them into the rules of the house with a quick tour to point out all the necessary areas – toilet, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom.
Show them where you will be throughout the night, so you can be found if needed.
Throughout the walk-around, make it clear what is and isn’t allowed, so boundaries are set early and everyone can have a great time.
Leave a Light On
Remember you are going to have kids sleeping in a house that is strange to them.
To a lot of little humans, being in the dark in unfamiliar surroundings is scary and a small nightlight can make it seem just that little bit safer.
Where possible, try to leave a light on that can direct the way to the bathroom/toilet. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, in the dark, having to stumble and feel your way to the loo!
Keep an Ear Out
No need to helicopter parent, but stay close by so you can keep an ear and eye on what’s happening.
Sometimes unfortunate situations can occur (homesickness, bedwetting or even bullying). It’s good for the kids to know that you are close by if needed.
Gain agreement about social media
Finally, and this isn’t an old hint, but certainly one that should be discussed in this day and age – gain consent to post pictures of the party-goers. While you may be happy to have pictures of your children on your social media feed, not every parent feels the same. As a matter of courtesy, check first with the parents/guardian of each child attending to see how they feel before posting pictures containing their image.
A little planning goes a long way
Sleepovers are almost a rite of passage in childhood – staying up all night, sharing secrets and tucking into a midnight feast (don’t forget those Tim Tams). Sure you may not get any sleep until the wee small hours, continually telling them to “Turn it down!”. Yep, you’ll probably have tired and grumpy little people for the rest of the day. But with a few easy steps, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll help to make memories they won’t forget in a hurry.
Now of course slumber parties don’t have to always be kept for the young ones! Relive the fun from your childhood with a gorgeous slumber party setup to celebrate a special girls weekend away or hens party setup before heading out to town! The gorgeous teepees from Sweet Dreams and Goodnight can tailor for all sorts of celebrations!:
If you’re interested in having Sweet Dream and Goodnight help you with your next slumber party, contact Mel on0402 463 812 or visit www.sweetdreamsandgoodnight.com.au. Franchises are now available.
Mel Jacobs is the founder of Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, Australia’s original and best slumber party specialist. Originating in Perth and with franchises now available, visit the website to see why this great company is being nationally recognised as a leader in kids’ party entertainment.
Styling by The Sweet Cart, Perth
For an 89 year old, Minnie Mouse still has everything going for her.
Not only is she lovely, stylish, great with kids and has a shoe wardrobe any female would be jealous of, she has the uncanny ability to just keep reinventing herself!
All jokes aside, the coveted Minnie Mouse has never gone out of fashion in my book, but is proving to be super popular with little girls lately. Of course when you’re as famous as Minnie you have your face branded on pretty much anything you can think of, so finding supplies shouldn’t be too hard for the die hard fans! But if you’re after something a little more boutique (or is that bowtique?) then I’ve found the perfect pieces to pull together a soiree even Minnie would happily attend!
This party can be styled with the traditional red/white/black or pink/white – or for something different go with a floral look or a unique colour scheme. Anything works as long as you work in the Minnie Mouse head silhouette!
Let’s get our polkadot on!
Minnie Mouse Invitations & Stationery
Pink or red, black and white makes a great colour palette for a Minnie Mouse party, and don’t forget the polkadots! Just add the instantly recognisable Minnie Mouse outline with bow and you have yourself a theme.
Minnie Mouse party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Design
Easy Breezy Parties
Design by Edgehouse Design and printed by Jo’s Signs by Design
Emma Smith Stationery
Pretty and Print
Paper Face Party
Minnie Mouse Decorations
We’ve seen a really big trend in backdrops playing more of a role in room decoration instead of just for photo backdrops, so why not give one a go and use in conjunction with coordinated balloons, tassels and other accessories.
DD Brand Tassel backdrop
Minnie Mouse balloon arch – Party Splendour (Sydney)
Paper Face Party Wall Backdrop
Paper Face Party Wall Backdrop
Foamtastic Party Decor
Red and White Polkadot balloons, Emiko Blue
Paper Fan Heart, Emiko Blue
Jumbo Balloon & Tassel Tail, Party for Stella
Giant balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Giant Number Balloons, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Polkadot Bunting, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pink Honeycomb Mix, The Little Event Company
Polkadot Lantern, The Party Parlour
Polkadot Tablerunner, The Party Parlour
Paper Fans, The Party Parlour
Love these sweet Minnie Mouse pom poms!:
Theme It Party Boxes, Perth
The perfect props to add to a Minnie Mouse party!
Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Enchanted Party Hire, QLD
Minnie Mouse Tableware
Continue your theme of colour choice and polkadots to the table, set perfectly for afternoon tea! How cute are these labels to coordinate back with the invitations from Edgehouse Designs!
Polkadot Plates, Emiko Blue
Polkadot Plates, Happy Little Soiree
Candy Stripe Plates, Love The Occasion
Floral Plates, The Little Event Company
Ice Cream or Treat Cups, Emiko Blue
Food Boxes, Love The Occasion
Polkadot Straws, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Minnie Mouse Cakes & Desserts
A Minnie Mouse party wouldn’t be complete without some delicious treats, all with her face on them of course!
Styling and desserts – The Sweet Cart, Perth
Saffy & May Styling, Brisbane
Minnie Mouse Macarons – One Bite (Sydney)
Frosted by Nicci, Melbourne
Frosted by Nicci, Melbourne
Petite Cookies, Melbourne
Petite Cookies Melbourne
Minnie Mouse Cupcakes, Sweet Treats by Jules, Sydney
Sweet Cheeks Cookies & Cakes, Melbourne
The perfect finishing touches for any Minnie Mouse cakes or desserts!:
Acrylic Cake Topper, A la Roche
Pom Pom Cake Toppers, Love The Occasion
Polkadot Candles, The Little Event Company
Polkadot Baking Cups, Emiko Blue
Minnie Mouse Party Favours
What better way to say farewell and thank you to your guests than with a little slice of Minnie herself! Headbands with ears, bows and oh so sweet treats.
Minnie Mouse Bow Headband, Fantasy Kids Parties
Minnie Mouse Ears Headband, Fantasy Kids Parties
Fluffy Crunch Fairy Floss, Sydney
Minnie Mouse Favours, Glitter and Glue Designs
Polkadot Favour Bags, Emiko Blue
Candy Stripe Treat bags, Love The Occasion
Polkadot Party Box, The Party Parlour
You can have a lot of fun with this theme, and your Minnie Mouse fan will no doubt have a few ideas of her own! I hope our finds have inspired you and we see the Minnie Mouse appeal alive and well for generations to come.
I love myself a good magazine to flip through – they provide me with party ideas, keep me inspired and I just simply ENJOY seeing so much fantastic content all in one place (rather than having to scroll through a newsfeed)!
Although I’ve had a lot of business owners in the event industry encouraging me to launch a party magazine – I had other projects I was focusing on. However THIS year I felt ready and passionate about launching an online magazine specifically focusing on children’s celebrations!
Hence I’ll be releasing “Celebrating little ones” FREE online magazine in May! Please make sure you subscribe to this website using the space on the sidebar so you are notified when the magazine is released.
*promo image – NOT the official cover*
Now the above is a SAMPLE cover only however the first issue WILL have interviews with Katherine Sabbath and Jordan Ferney which is truly exciting..along with never before seen parties, fantastic tips, tutorials, product ideas and more!
The free online “Celebrating little ones” magazine will be a place where you can
– get inspired by gorgeous kids parties
– find tips/advice for party planning
– enjoy interviews by talented creatives
– view products and businesses that you can click on and source directly from the magazine as you’re browsing
So watch this space – the new free ‘Celebrating – little ones’ online magazine is coming this May!
I can’t wait to share it with you! Subscribe to our website using the form on the sidebar to ensure you receive your copy!