Don’t you just love seeing a unique party theme come along?

A panda theme is just that – and mixed with on trend tropical party supplies and monochrome partyware you can have yourself quite a fun party setup as Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling  (Perth) demonstrates in this gorgeous shoot!

If you’re planning a Panda party you can also shop the Panda party supplies blog post here.




A close up of the gorgeous setup :





Loving this cute Panda invitation!:




A cute cake topper can help coordinate any cake into your party theme:




All the desserts look so scrumptious!:








The kids table setting is stylish and cute and I just love the mix of the tropical partyware with the black and white:







This whole Panda party setup goes to show you can do a lot with a unique party theme – it’s about being creative and mixing and matching items to create a fun look!

Want to recreate this Panda party? Here are the talented vendors to contact and source items from:

Vendor Credits:

Styling, Co-orindation and concept by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling

Photography Lana Pratt Photography

Partyware including balloons,favor bags & plateware Favor Lane Party Boutique

Cookies,Cakepops & Fudge Niknaks Sweetest Treats

Cupcakes & Macarons Sweet tooth Macarons and cupcakes

Bunting, Cake Topper & Favor Tags Little Glitter Co

Invitation and Welcome Sign True Style Designs 

What a year!

Oh what a year it has been at Life’s Little Celebrations!

The new website was launched which was hugely exciting to see come to fruition.

The ‘Celebrate’ conference day was hosted for the first time which was another leap of faith – and I’m so happy I took that leap after hearing the feedback about the positive impact the conference had.


Life’s Little Celebrations was grateful to be featured in various publications such as Donna Hay Magazine, Practical Parenting Magazine, Little One Magazine, the Babyology website, the LENZO blog, Sweet Magazine and Confetti Fair magazine – truly such an honour!

Life’s Little Celebrations also hit 55,000 followers on Instagram which was really a testimony to the LLC partners whose work and products I share daily on the @lifeslittlecelebrations Instagram account.



However the highlight each year is always the connections I make with the LLC partners throughout the year and the connections and networks I see evolve amongst them – I love seeing the Life’s Little Celebrations community grow and assisting business owners in this industry to flourish!

Personally falling pregnant with our 4th child was a huge highlight and one that will make 2017 another exciting year (with baby due in March). Due to the pregnancy I kept my own kids parties quite low key this year but I’ll be doing a blog post soon on how we did celebrate their birthdays soon.

Running a business and planning the Celebrate conference while also being pregnant definitely challenged me at times and so this was the year I took the step to finally outsource aspects of my business. For those of you running a small businesses reading this – I can only encourage you to do the same when you feel as though you are not getting enough sleep and you don’t have enough time anymore. Yes it means sacrificing some of your income – but the sanity and sleep you receive in return is worth it!

So what is to come in 2018..besides a new baby?

Life’s Little Celebrations is excited to be launching a new digital magazine – ready to inspire and equip those mums who love to party plan AND those business owners running a business in the event industry.

I also hope to host the Celebrate conference later in 2017 after the wonderful response it received this year.

There are a few other exciting involvements for LLC in the new year which I’ll announce in time.

However for now it is time to wish you all a wonderfully joyful Christmas with your family and friends


I hope 2017 is a fantastic year where you can reach the goals you may have and also overcome challenges which come your way

Thank to all the Life’s Little Celebration partners who are part of this wonderful network as well as all those who have partnered with LLC this year in various ways!

Life’s Little Celebrations will still be posting some inspiring and gorgeous parties & products on Facebook and Instagram and have a few blog posts over this wonderful season to share with you all.

However I’ll also be taking a break to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with my family, celebrate my son’s 2nd Birthday and head off on a short family getaway – so we will be back in the full swing of things on Monday 16th January

Merry Christmas!




















Let’s go surfing! Beach party ideas

We are so privileged to be surrounded by so many beautiful beaches in Australia, aren’t we? There’s not a kid I know who doesn’t enjoy spending their summer swimming in the surf, rolling in sand and building sandcastles. Just add ice cream and you have the perfect day out!

For those lucky enough to be celebrating a birthday or special occasion during the warm summer months, a beach party theme is a fun way to turn everyone’s favourite day out into a party – whether it’s at the beach with a BBQ lunch, at home on the deck or by the pool. Just add umbrellas, bright zinc and away you go! Of course it doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy the beach either – turn up the heat indoors, get the deck chairs out and bring the outdoors in! Just like this fantastic set up by Party In A Package.

beach theme party - party in a package

Beach Party – Party In A Package


Wherever you’re hosting a surfing or beach theme party or a pool party, we’ve sourced some great partyware and party supplies to help set the mood – just add sand!


Beach party invitations

Depending on the age group and event type, draw inspiration from marine life, retro surfboards, colours and props commonly used at the beach to bring together your theme.


surfing party invitations - joyful invitations

Surfer Girl Invitation – Joyful Invitations


beach theme invitations

Ocean party invitation – Bonjour Berry


Vintage surf party invitation – Sassaby Parties



beach party invitations - joyful invitations

Beach Party Invitations – Joyful Invitations


Having a beach themed Christening or First birthday? Subtle nods to the beautiful colours like these gorgeous watercolour designs by Emma Smith Event Stationery add a more sophisticated touch.


beach theme wedding invitations

Beach them wedding invitations – Emma Smith Event Stationery


Beach party decorations

When it comes to decorating your venue for a beach themed occasion, get creative with items you already have at home and would normally accompany you to the beach, add balloons and hey presto! We’ve found some fun items for adding colour, fun and style to your event from our LLC Vendors.


beach theme styling - sugar coated mama

Styling by Sugar Coated Mama



Love these gorgeous summery colours together:



paper fan decorations - the little event company

Oasis Fan Mix – The LIttle Event Company






beach theme decorations - ruby rabbit partyware

Honeycomb Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


beach theme decorations - emiko blue

Yellow Paper Fan – Emiko Blue




beach theme decorations - DD Brand

Tassel Garland – DD Brand


Teal jumbo balloon – Emiko Blue



shark party decorations - fantasy kids parties

Shark Splash Scatters – Fantasy Kids Parties




beach theme decorations - poppies for grace

Teal Honeycomb Fancy – Poppies For Grace



Emoji sunglasses balloon – Favor Lane Party Boutique


Poolside confetti – Ruby Rabbit Partyware




This tablecloth provides the perfect base for a beachy themed dessert table:

beach theme decorations - saffy & may

Hessian Table Cloth – Saffy & May


You could also hire a table such as this (love the teal legs!) for a beachy feel. You can see it in use in the first beach party setup shared at the start of this post!



Trestle table with teal legs for hire – Petite Events Hire Sydney


Cute summery chairs for the kids will help style your kids party table:


Kids cane chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)



hessian covered stool - the enchanted party hire

Hessian Covered Stools – The Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)



childrens chair hire - little giggles party hire

Kid’s Yellow Stools – Little Giggles Party Hire (Melbourne)


Beach theme tableware

Colour blocking your tableware is a fantastic and easy way to achieve a coordinated beach theme. Incorpating a scened backdrop or props to complete the look around a seated table or dessert buffet, your guests will be transported to a sandy tropical island!



beach theme plates - the little event company

Striped Plates – The Little Event Company


Sunrise plates – The Little Event Company

summer party plates - ruby rabbit partyware

Rollerskates and Rainbows plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Yellow dessert plates – Hip and Hooray

icecream cups

Pastel ice cream cups – Emiko Blue




beach themed tableware - fantasy kids parties

Sunshine Cups – Fantasy Kids Parties



yellow paper straws - the little event company

Yellow Paper Straws – The Little Event Company

Love the beachy look of these napkins:

mint green napkins - the little event company

Mint Green Napkins – The Little Event Company


bamboo tableware - the kit source

Outdoor Party Kit – The Kit Source



Beach theme cakes and desserts

The best part about a beach party? The BBQ picnic lunch of course! But this is a party, and it wouldn’t be a party without cake now, would it?

There are some seriously talented patissier’s out there who can make some clever dessert options to tie in with your theme. Think macaron crabs, summery themed desserts and fun surfboard cookies! Here is a sample but browse the Directory if you need someone specific in your location:


Beach themed cookies – Sweets with Love Sydney


custom macarons - arelio sweetbox

Crab macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (sydney)


beach themed cake - sweetest jubilee

Beach themed cake – Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)




Beach themed cookies – Dous Dolce (Sydney)


Mini desserts – Velvetier (Qld)


Watermelon fudge pops – My Petite Sweets (Perth)



Create your own treats with this fun surfboard mould!:


surfboard moulds - confectionatley yours

Surfboard Chocolate Moulds – Confectionately Yours


A few extra accessories:


turquoise cupcake baking cups - little kite

Turquoise Cupcake Baking Cups – Little Kite


Shell handpainted cupcake toppers – ELK Prints



Beach themed party favours

Send the little ones home with some treats in these beach coloured favour bags along with some fun beach themed favors:



Sunrise treat bags – The Little Event Company


Sweet soiree party bags – Emiko Blue



Yellow tin bucket – The Party Parlour


Thong notepad beach party favour – Children’s party supplies


Mini beach deck chair favours – The Little Big Company


Mini beach balls – Party Kit n Kaboodle


With summer well and truly on our doorstep now, this is such a fun theme for your next occasion and can really be as relaxed and casual as you like, with plenty of fun.

Surfs up!



Unicorn party planning

Unicorns have everyone in a spin at the moment with unicorn parties, desserts and partyware still being so popular!

If you’re planning for this theme and looking out for items, Deer Little Parties is a gorgeous party boutique which makes shopping for this theme easy with their range of Unicorn partyware. Today we are showcasing a few of their Unicorn party supplies but you must pop onto their website to explore their themes which make party shopping so much easier for a range of kids parties.

Here are our top pics of Unicorn party supplies to bring together a fun unicorn bash for your little one!:



Giant unicorn balloon

Giant unicorn balloon



Unicorn streamer set

Unicorn streamer set



Jumbo confetti balloon

Jumbo confetti balloon


Lavender lantern

Lavender lantern



Fantasy unicorn paper plates

Fantasy unicorn paper plates

Toot ombre plate

Toot ombre plate


Pastel paper cups gold border

Pastel paper cups gold border


Rainbow cake topper

Rainbow cake topper


Gold foil straws

Gold foil straws


Pastel party box

Pastel party box


If you happen to live in Ballarat, Victoria you can also visit the delightful Deer Little Parties venue where you can pick up supplies, hire partyware or have them host your child’s party in their venue!:


Venue - Ballarat

Venue – Ballarat



Visit the Deer Little Parties store online to browse their extensive range of party supplies for kids parties! They stock well known brands as well as sourcing some unique items to match various party themes


Happy party planning! x



Rainbow Birthday Party Supplies

A rainbow party theme has to be one of the brightest, happiest party themes for any age, wouldn’t you agree? There’s just something about so much colour that makes you smile, even on a gloomy day.


Rainbow party - paper face

Rainbow party – Paper Face Party

This is one theme you can’t go wrong with when coordinating your tableware and decorations – just think bright, bold colours and as much of it as you can find! Yes, your room may end up looking like a rainbow exploded, but that’s what we’re aiming for!

We’ve seen some gorgeous examples of rainbow party theme styling this year, and to help you save time finding all the bits and pieces you’ll need to bring it all together, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite items for you to simply click and add to cart. Your welcome!


So let’s get this party started – and remember to CLICK on any image to be taken to where you can purchase / order that partyware from!


Rainbow party invitations

Turn an ordinary day into a bright one when your guests open an invitation full of colour and the fun of a rainbow party to look forward to. Choose from preprinted or customised invitations and send them in brightly coloured envelopes filled with confetti for a n added surprise.


Preprinted Rainbow Invitations - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Preprinted Rainbow Invitations – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Rainbow confetti invitations - Emiko Blue

Rainbow confetti invitations – Emiko Blue


rainbow invitations - dream a little party

Rainbow Party Invitations – Dream A Little Party


rainbow invitations - emma smith stationery

Rainbow Party Invitation – Emma Smith Stationery


rainbow party invitation - eve & co

Watercolour Rainbow Invitation – Eve & Co


rainbow party - paper blossom creations

Rainbow Party Printables – Paper Blossom Creations

Rainbow party decorations

Remember, we’re aiming for an explosion of colour, so think bold and don’t be shy. Alternatively, a table covered in a crisp white tablecloth will ensure your colourful treats and decorations shine bright, and doubles as a fluffy white cloud!


rainbow party - dream a little dream events

Styling – Dream A Little Dream children’s parties (Perth)


Love the concept of setting a rainbow dessert table against the black chalkboard look to make the colours really stand out!:

Rainbow party - The Sweet Cart (Perth)

Rainbow party – The Sweet Cart (Perth)


Recreate a rainbow party setting with these items to inspire you:


hiPP tablerunner - The Party Parlour

hiPP tablerunner – The Party Parlour


Jumbo rainbow confetti balloon - Emiko Blue

Jumbo rainbow confetti balloon – Emiko Blue


rainbow balloon - ruby rabbit partyware

Rainbow Balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Bright pom pom mix - The Little Event Company

Bright pom pom mix – The Little Event Company



Rainbow honeycomb garland kit - Love The Occasion

Rainbow honeycomb garland kit – Love The Occasion


rainbow party decorations - fantasy kids parties

Rainbow Paper Fan – Fantasy Kids Parties






rainbow chairs - enchanted party hire

Rainbow Stools – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)


Rainbow chairs for hire - Little Giggles Party Hire (Melbourne)

Rainbow chairs for hire – Little Giggles Party Hire (Melbourne)


rainbow party - saffy & may

Rainbow Table Skirt – Saffy & May (Purchase or hire QLD)



rainbow party decorations - my party boutique

Rainbow streamers – My Party Boutique


This milestone poster will be a gorgeous keepsake and a centrepiece decoration!:


Birthday milestone poster - Jo's Signs by Design

Birthday milestone poster – printed by Jo’s Signs by Design




Rainbow party tableware

A rainbow explodes in my head when I think of how many table setting options this theme lends itself to! From cups and plates in bold primary colours, spread across the table and littered with confetti, to striped coordinated tableware on a crisp white table cloth – let your imagination go and get creative with this one. There is no such thing as too much colour!


Sambellina rainbow stripe plates - Emiko Blue

Sambellina rainbow stripe plates – Emiko Blue


Summer bow plates - The Little Event Company

Summer bow plates – The Little Event Company



Toot ombre dessert plate - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Toot ombre dessert plate – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


rainbow plates

Paper eskimo carnival plates – The Party Parlour




rainbow tableware - love the occasion

Rainbow Cups – Love The Occasion


Rainbow cups - Deer Little Parties

Rainbow cups – Deer Little Parties


Rainbow cups - The Little Big Company

Rainbow cups – The Little Big Company



rainbow party tableware - fantasy kids parties

Coloured Wooden Cutlery – Fantasy Kids Parties




rainbow party tableware - fantasy kids parties

Rainbow Star Plates – Fantasy Kids Parties


rainbow partyware - love the occasion

Rainbow Milk Bottles – Love The Occasion



rainbow straws - one magic day

Rainbow Straws – One Magic Day


Rainbow confetti - Love The Occasion

Rainbow confetti – Love The Occasion


Rainbow party pack - Party Pax

Rainbow party pack – Party Pax


A few items for the birthday child!:

rainbow frist birthday - little miss charlie's treasures

Rainbow Party Hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures


Friendship rainbow fairy dress - Paper Face

Friendship rainbow fairy dress – Paper Face



Rainbow party treats

Let your food shine as bright as a rainbow with platters full of brightly coloured fruits, treats and desserts.


rainbow cookies - flyaway pineapple

Rainbow Heart Cookies – Flyaway Pineapple


rainbow cookies - flyaway pineapple

Rainbow Cookies – Flyaway Pineapple


Desserts - The Sweet Cart (Perth)

Desserts – The Sweet Cart (Perth)


rainbow cake topper - chumblebee

Rainbow Cake Topper – Chumblebee


rainbow cookies - frosted by nicci

Rainbow and Cloud Cookies – Frosted by Nicci


rainbow cake - love that lolly bar

Rainbow Cake – Love That Lolly Bar (Sydney)


Rainbow macarons - Niknak's Sweetest Treats (Perth)

Rainbow macarons – Niknak’s Sweetest Treats (Perth)


rainbow cake topper - favor lane party boutique

Meri Meri Rainbow Cake Topper – Ruby Rabbit Partyware



bright rainbow cake - sweetest jubilee

Rainbow Cake – Sweetest Jubilee


rainbow cake pops - sweetest jubilee

Rainbow Cake Pops – Sweetest Jubilee


rainbow layered cake - sweetcheeks cookies and cakes

Rainbow Layered Cake – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes


Rainbow party favours

When all the fun and games are over, what better way to finish a party than sending your guests home with bright smiles and a box of treats.


rainbow party treat boxes - kels gift labelling

Rainbow party Favour Boxes – Kels Gift Labelling


rainbow chocolate wrappers - kels gift labelling

Rainbow Party Themed Chocolate Wrappers – Kels Gift Labelling


rainbow lollipop favours - lavor lane party boutique

Rainbow Lollipop – Favor Lane Party Boutique



rainbow crayon party favours - favor lane party boutique

Rainbow Crayons – Favor Lane Party Boutique


Rainbow pencils - Party Ideas in a Box

Rainbow pencils – Party Ideas in a Box



Sambellina rainbow treat boxes - Emiko Blue

Sambellina rainbow treat boxes – Emiko Blue


Rainbow party favour box - Hip and Hooray

Rainbow party favour box – Hip and Hooray

So there you have it – our finds for the BRIGHTEST rainbow party on the planet, one to surely put a smile on everyone’s face.




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