Pinwheels theme

This cute and unique theme is perfect to bring out the joy and fun of being a child! Little one’s love holding a twirling pinwheel in their hand so why not base a celebration around this?

Pinwheels are also great to team up with another item for example balloons, ribbons or lollipops. They are also versatile little items which you could work into most party themes!

Given the uniqueness of this theme, there is not a lot of specific party items available however all you really need are some pinwheels to really bring this theme alive!

I haven’t included some of my usual categories of tableware and favour packaging in this post as this theme could take on any colour scheme and doesn’t have as many theme related items available – however please see my previous posts for many different tableware and favour packaging ideas!

Invitations/Printables

Choosing a great set of printables can really help you with decorating your party, especially for a theme such as pinwheels where there isn’t alot of theme specific items available.

 

Pinwheels and Balloons printables - My Little Jedi

 

Pinwheels & Balloons printables - My Little Jedi

 

Pinwheel invitation - Imprintables

 

Baby shower pinwheel - Imprintables

 

Party boy invitation - The Princess and the Pirate

 

Photo birthday invitation - Tambo Creations

 

Pinwheel personalised invitation - Little Sugar Bean

 

Pinwheels and Polka Dots - Dimple Prints

Decorations

Besides pinwheels themselves, these various shaped paper fans would work well into this theme as they mimic giant  pinwheels:

Tissue paper fan in aqua - Little Sooti

 

Red paper sunburst - {P} is for Party

 

Paper flower pinwheels - 508 Baldwin

Sweet Treats

A fantastic way to incorporate pinwheels into your food or dessert table is through the use of these cupcake toppers which could be inserted into a variety of treats:

Felt pinwheel cupcake topper - Cupcake House

A truly gorgeous cake topper for this theme!

Cake topper - Sweetie Pie Cake Toppers

Special Themed Items

Some lovely items which you could work into your party decor if you wanted something extra special:

Pretty pinwheel print - Poppy Studio

 

Pinwheel Girl print on wood - Infant Boutique

 

Pinwheel mobile - MaMax2

Cute themed party game for the little one’s!:

Pin the wheel on the pinwheel - The Princess and the Pirate

Gorgeous pinwheel paper you could use for placing on your food platters:

Ashtyn paper pinwheels - Scrap Needs

 Pinwheels

The most important decorative element for this theme is of course, Pinwheels! Here are a range of options, some of which could be used as party favours, some could be bunched together for a centrepiece, or displayed creatively for a backdrop:

Rainbow mini pinwheels - Bubbles and Rainbows

 

Paper pinwheels - Lovely Little Parties

 

Yellow windmill - Invite Me

 

Pinwheel wand - How Inviting

 

Twirlable pinwheels - KlipsnScraps

 

Fabric pinwheels - Sugar Owl Designs

 

Pinwheels - Paper Magnolia

Love the cute personalised message on these pinwheels!

Twirling pinwheel birthday centrepiece - Crossroads Cottage

Fabulous DIY kit with all you need to make your own pinwheels:

DIY Spinning paper pinwheel kit - Crossroads cottage

These tall buckets are fantastic for displaying some pinwheels:

20cm bucket - Shoppe with Lily

Tutorials

Click on the below images to take you to some tutorials for how to make your own pinwheel items:

Paper pinwheels tutorial - Martha Stewart

 

Paper pinwheel tutorial - Style Me Pretty

 

 

Pinwheel wreath tutorial - Spotlight

Real Parties

Stylish navy blue and green pinwheels party by Sharnel Dollar Designs

Also loving this soft blue and green pinwheel party by The Princess & the Pirate featured on the Party Inspirations blog.

Love the cake in this vintage style Pinwheel party from Kara’s Party Ideas

Clever use of pinwheels to create a cute and simple backdrop in this Pinwheels and Pearls party on Kara’s Party Ideas

Sweet idea of having pinwheels on the candy jar lids in this 1st birthday also featured on Kara’s Party Ideas

Pink and orange pinwheel party with lovely pinwheels pinned onto the food labels, featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

Bright and colourful pinwheel party table featured on the Love the Day blog

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Hope you enjoyed these pinwheels find and they give you some inspiration for this theme or incorporating them into a different theme. I am sure all the little ones will love them!

 

 

Ballerina Theme

Twirling & tutu’s are some girl’s most favourite things – and if that sound’s like your daughter then perhaps this theme is perfect for her.

I’ve focused mainly around pink items in this blog post but pink goes with so many other colours so feel free to experiment and choose a colour scheme and combination your little girl would love!

I hope you find some inspiration and products in this blog post for your girl’s ballerina celebration.

Enjoy!

 

Invitations

There are some gorgeous ballerina invitations and printables available, showing off various colour combinations with different shades of pink:

 

Pretty Ballerina invitation available with teddy or little girl – I Will Invitations

 

 

2 Love Birds_Ballerina_Printables

Ballerina printables – 2 Love Birds

 

 

Prima Ballerina printables set – One Magic Day

 

 

Ballerina printables – Amity Invites

 

 

Ballerina printables – Be Design Solutions

 

 

 

Ballerina printables – Paper Blossom Creations

 

 

Bella ballerina printables – Pretty and Print

 

 

 

Ballerina invitation with matching printables available – Upon a Time Designs

 

 For a fill in invitation, this collection is extra sweet:

 

Pretty ballerina invitation and envelopes – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 Decorations

For decorations you can’t go past tulle pom poms for this theme. They are almost made for this party theme, and will look so pretty dangling in your little girl’s room after the party.

Tulle poms – Pom Pom Princess

 

This ruffled backdrop would be perfect for behind your dessert table or for a photo area:

Ruffled backdrop – Vintage Sew and So

 

Other hanging decorations will work well to emphasise the colour scheme and pretty up the whole space. This gorgeous lantern is a great starting point!:

 

Lantern with ribbon and pearls – Any Occasion Invitations

 

 

Pink honeycomb daisy – Occasion by Design

 

Tri-colour pom – Occasion by Design

 

Robert Gordon pale pink lantern – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Pink fluffy garland – Just Party Supplies

 

 

Pink and white tissue garland – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Meri Meri The Ballet Theatre party garland – Party and Co

 

 

 

Tableware

For a gorgeous tablecloth that will last you many parties, these beautiful ruffle tablecloths will dress up any Ballerina party!

Tulle tablecloth for sale or hire – Saffy & May

 

However – depending on your budget and also the age of the guests you may prefer these pretty disposable options)

Meri Meri The Ballet Theatre tablecloth – Party and Co

 

 

Ballerina tablecover – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

I just love this pretty plate:

Pink doily paper plates – Occasion by Design

 

The following Ballerina plates have matching cups/napkins and other partyware:

 

Large ballerina plate – Bickiboo

 

Ballerina tutu much fun dinner plates – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Meri Meri The Ballet Theatre plates – Party and Co

 

Or a simpler pretty plate would work just as well with a pretty napkin:

Pastel pink border plates – Ready To Party

 

Sweet spoons such as these are great for kids to use and look fantastic in mini pots/jars:

Pink dot spoons – Mini Party People

 

Solid pink straws which would look pretty with some pink ribbon tied in a bow at the top perhaps?:

Solid pink paper straws – Saffy & May

 

 

 Sweet Treats

Fill your table with delightful and pretty goodies using some of these items:

 

Pink and white lollipops – The Little Big Company

 

These cupcake tutus and cupcake tiara’s are all you need to dress up your cupcakes for this theme! They are gorgeous aren’t they? You can also buy a larger size to wrap around your cake!

Cupcake tutus – Tiny Tutu Cake Couture

 

Other options for cupcake decor:

Ballerina cupcake wrappers – Bickiboo

 

Ballerina cupcake wrapper – Confectionately Yours

 

Some lovely toppers to use on sweet or savoury food:

 

Ballerina toppers – Bespoke Party Products

 

Petite tulle pom toppers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Your cupcakes will look gorgeous atop these sweet pedestal stands:

Pink petite cupcake pedestal – Ready To Party

 

 

If you love to DIY your children’s cakes then this pom pom themed DIY Cake kit would be fantastic for this theme:

DIY pom pom cake kit – Mumma Cakes

 

Sit your cake atop this lovely cake stand to make sure it stands out!:

Blossom pink cake plate – Little Red Chick

 

 

Hire:

Some fantastic hire options for this theme:

 

Kids table tulle tablecloth and chairs – Little Wish Parties (Sydney)

 

Ruffled tablecloth for Hire – Style My Table (Melbourne)

 

Love the little pink ruffles under the stools:

Table and stools with ruffles for hire – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations (Perth)

 

Love these pretty items and the idea of putting a tutu around a wire mannequin:

 

French dresser and mannequin for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Wire metal bodice for hire – Party Prop Hire (Brisbane)

 

 

 

 

Favours/Take Home Gifts

These pom pom wands are perfect as special take home gifts for a Ballerina theme:

pom pom wand

Pom pom wand – Pom Pom Princess

 

These sweet skirts could be given as favours and the girls could wear them at the party:

 

Fairy skirt with jewel and bow – Little Miss Runway

 

Gorgeous tutu chocolate bars:

Ballerina chocolate bars – Bespoke Party Products

 

Love these ballerina favour ideas as well:

 

Petite sitting ballerinas – Little Red Chick

 

Pink Poppy ballerina notepad – Party & Co

 

Ballerina stickers – Party and Co

 

Ballerina soaps – Soap Buddies

 

Ballerina button bow – AnK Bowtique

 

 

Some sweet favour packaging:

Pink favour boxes – Just Party Supplies

 

Marshmellow pink favour bags – Sweet Celebrations

 

Top the favour bags off with these lovely pom pom gift tags:

Pom gift tags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Real Parties

Absolutely stunning ballerina party styled by Tiny Tots Toy Hire featured on Babyology

Truly amazing ballerina party by Leo & Bella featured on The Hostess with the Mostess

Very pretty ballerina party by Jodie from Little Red Chick showcased on the Hello Love Designs blog

Love the ribbons hanging from the ceiling in this Ballerina snowflake party by Glorious Treats

Beautiful Ballerina Bakery party with pink and grey by Icing Design Online. Love the tulle around the candy jars!

Another pink and grey ballet party, this time styled outdoors and featured on the Amy Atlas blog

A lovely home made Ballet Party by Lou and Jane! The ballet wall decals look gorgeous!

Simply stunning Pink Nutcracker suite party filled with inspiration by Kate Landers events, featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

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Hope you haven’t overdosed on pink from this theme post! Lots of Ballerina inspiration for you to get started with your party planning!

I hope your little one enjoys this celebration and feels truly celebrated!

 

Halloween Theme

Although Halloween isn’t as huge in Australia as it is in America, I know alot of you still do put something together for Halloween (or maybe you’d like to try it for the first time this year?) so I have gathered some options out there into this mini post for you all to help with your planning and just as a starting point for some inspiration. Also make sure you have a look at my recent Owl Theme post if you want to incorporate Owl’s into this theme as well!

This is also perfect if you have a little one’s birthday around Halloween and are doing a Halloween style birthday party.

Of course most party shops at this time of year will be stocking lots of Halloween novelty items so I haven’t included alot of these types of items in this post because they are easily found at these party shops as well as shops such as Spotlight etc.

Invitations/Printables

 

These printables are really cute:

Printable invitation – TomKat Studio

How fantastic is this? If you want to do a halloween party but want it to still be girly – these are a terrific option:

Pinkoween printables – Anders Ruff

Perfect for a birthday party around the time of Hallloween – a Little Pumpkin printable set!

Our Lil’ pumpkin printables – Frog Prince Paperie

These invitations could be used for a halloween party or birthday party around halloween. A simple classic option:

Alannah Rose spooky spider invite – The Party Parlour

 Decorations

Set the scene with a spiderweb backdrop such as this one:

Spider web backdrop – Imprintables

Or use wall decals to help set up the space:

Halloween wall stickers by Bosco Bear – Ekidna Kids

A halloween bunting is one you can use each year – as unlike Christmas, the main halloween colours tend to stay the same each year:

Halloween Bunting – Giggleberry Creations

Hanging decorations are a simple way to create a great effect all over your party area:

 

 

Halloween pom poms – Ah-Tissue

 

Sweet Treats

Get your treats into the Halloween spirit with these items which are often also available in other colours that you can mix in:

 

Black choc beans – Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Purple rock candy stick – Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

 

Halloween cupcake toppers – Charlie Mae

 Special Themed Items:

I haven’t included much in this section because as I mentioned you can easily find alot of props for this theme in shops such as Spotlight and party shops, and this is only a mini-blog post. But here are a few ideas:

 

Witches Cauldron – Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Witches broom – Let’s Celebrate Parties

 

A mirror such as this from Ikea (and you might be able to find cheaper options elsewhere) are perfect for a centrepiece option:

Ikea Ung Drill Frame – Ikea

Favours/Take Home Gifts

I haven’t included novelty options in this Halloween mini-post because there are many widely available at this time in the shops. However here are some packaging options for either your novelty favours or sweet take home gifts, starting with these cute cauldrons which make a really unique packaging option:

 

Violet treat box – Sharnel Dollar Designs

 

Another perfect option for a vintage style halloween party:

Halloween owl vintage gift tag – Mulberry Muse

Or use these chalkboard labels as your thank you tags for a simple but effective look!

Chalkboard labels – The Princess and the Pirate

Real Parties

Gorgeous Halloween dessert table by Mon Tresor featured on Amy Atlas

A pink theme Halloween party using the Anders Ruff printables at the start of this post – featured on Amy Altas

If you are planning a vintage halloween theme, then this party from the Hostess with the Mostess blog is amazing! So many details and check out the backdrop!

Love all the treats on this spooky theme children’s party on the Celebration’s at home blog

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I hope you have found some starting point inspiration for your Halloween themed party – whether you are hosting one for the first time, using it for a birthday or just as another excuse to host a party – I hope you enjoy it and your little one’s do too

 

 

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Owl Theme

For all the wise little one’s out there, an Owl party theme is gorgeously cute and perfect for boys, girls and twins!

I love the idea of incorporating browns and natural colours and textures into this party theme, but really you can style this party with a range of colours depending on your chosen invitations.

Team this theme with birds (see our Little Birdy theme ), woodland features (see our woodland party theme) or it is perfect to stand as it’s own theme as well.

 Invitations/Printables

Love the colour scheme used in these printables for boys and girls:

Owl and bird printables - Style me Gorgeous

 

Girl owl and bird printables - Style me Gorgeous

Fairydust Stylish Stationary has loads of cute owl printable options. Here is one of them, but there are many with other colour choices:

Owl printables - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

Love the idea of combining owls with buntings as opposed to branches:

Owl bunting invitations - Poppiseed Designs

A few other sweet owl invitations:

Owl Themed Birthday - Little Dance Invitations

 

Owl pink invitation - Illume Designs

 

Turqouise hoot invitation - Invite Me

 

Ingrid and friends invitation set - Kikki. K

 Decorations

A cute owl themed bunting in your party area would look delightful!

Hoot Owl bunting - Merry Go round

 

Life's a hoot bunting - Giggleberry Creations

 

Owl Bunting - Magnolia Nursery Decor

The pastel shades of these Alimrose buntings work well with this theme and are perfect for future themes and use in the nursery:

Alimrose bunting - Tots n Tales

Alimrose Designs bunting - Three Little Owls

The natural look of this paper bunting would work in well if you are using a wood element to this theme:

Natural bunting - Lily Chic Events

A cute hoot birthday banner perfect for behind the cake:

Owl Banner - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

Love these colours together in this paper garland. Perfect for an owl party in blues and browns:

Tissue paper garland - Invite Me

To incorporate balloons I thought these one’s were really lovely and simple! Also available in pink shades as well:

Owl balloons - Let's Celebrate Parties

You could mix them in with these cute polka dot balloons:

Polka Dot Balloons - The Princess and the Pirate

Tableware

For your tableware I was delighted to see that these new coloured linen options are now available from Occasion by Design in a range of colours. It makes setting the base of your table so easy to match with your colour scheme!

Solid coloured linen tablecloths - Occasion by Design

 

Colour choices for tablecloth - Occasion by Design

If you are using plastic tablecloths, then this sweet owl tablerunner could help bring your owl theme to life.

Owl Hipp table runner - Le Petit Party

This tablerunner (also available with pink stripes) is great in incorporating the natural/wood look into your table:

Blue/Kraft tablerunner - The Party Parlour

I thought these plate options were really cute and stylish if you are looking for theme based plates:

Little Owl Dinner plate - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Owl blue plate - Bubbles and Rainbows

You can incorporate natural textures through these items:

Square palm leaf plates - The Party Studio

Pine food cups, bowls and cones - The Princess and the Pirate

Or find another option to work in with your colour scheme:

Fuschia pink paper plate - The Party Studio

 

Paper Eskimo party plate - Details, details

 

Blue rectangle plate - Mon Tresor

 

Polkadot raspberry plates - Sweet Style

Complete your tableware with a colour matching or theme based napkin:

Pale blue polka dot napkin - Invite Me

 

You're a hoot napkins - The Little Big Company

 

Soft pink dots napkin - The Little Big Company

 

Owl napkins - Leisure Time

 

Sweet Treats

For your sweet treats, themed based cookie cutters are great not only for cookies but you could use them on sandwiches or other items too:

Owl Cookie Cutter - Sweet Themes

Cute cupcake toppers (available in other colours too) to add a personal touch:

Personalised Mr Owl cupcake topper - Mon Tresor

 These baking cups add a touch of brown to your decor:

Chocolate polka dot baking cups - Little Dance Invitations

 

Pink and brown polka dot baking cups - The Raspberry Butterfly

 

Plain brown cupcake wrapper - The Little Big Company

 Cocoa colour candles could be mixed in with other colours to also carry on a wood feel on your cake:

Cocoa and white candles - The Party Parlour

Love these cake stands as they make sure your cake stands out and a sweet owl would be lovely atop one of these!

Milk glass cake stand - Sweet Style

Special Themed Items

Some lovely wall decals to decorate your party area:

Owly Wall decal - Mini Mecca

 

Owls on a branch wall sticker - Oulike

A cute print can create a special touch and memory of this birthday:

Owl print on wood - Brown Paper Packages

 

Personalised owl print - Lollipop Baby

Love these cute (and educational) blocks, also available in other colours. Would make a nice extra on the food table:

Owl ABC blocks - Retro Ragamuffins

Another option for decorations which can be transferred to the nursery afterwards:

Owl mobile - Kinder Kamoodle

 

Hanging owls - Magnolia Nursery Decor

These sweet personalised carry cases can be used on the day of the party to display favours, plates/cutlery, water bottles or other items you want to display in a unique way:

Owl carry case - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

Grass flower placemats are perfect for this theme as well as any future parties which are based around outdoors/gardens/woodlands etc

Grass flower mat - Sharnel Dollar Designs

For a unique way to display some of your food items, these mini stools can be placed on your dessert table to create the natural wooden feel:

Mini stool set - Sharnel Dollar Designs

A lovely wooden stool as a special seat for the birthday boy/girl and a garden feature for after the party:

Wood (fake) stool - Third Drawer Down

Some lovely ornamental owls as a special feature at the party:

Hoot Porcelain owl - The Little Big Company

 

Ceramic owl - Shoppe with Lily

If you are hosting this party in the cooler months, these cute sleeping owl beanies would look gorgeous on your little one!

Sleepy Little Owl beanie - Three Little Owls

Feature some lovely delightful owls as part of your party decor. Here are a few choices:

Owl wall hanging - Razzle Dazzle 4 U

 

Felt owls, wooden trees and owl cage - Fairydust Stylish Stationary

 

Handmade hanging owl - Amber Dreams

 

Jolie Petite Owl cushion - Baby be Natural

 

Brown crochet owl - Baby Pebbles

 

Russ jungleloo owl - Tarbea

 

Bubble the scrappy soft owl - Fabric Jungle

Favours/Take home gifts

There are so many cute options for party favours for this theme. Here are a few of them:

Ingrid and friends gel pens - Kikki.K

 

Owl yo yo - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Owl bubbles - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Tiger Tribe mini stamps - The Peanut Gallery

 

Owl eco torch - Kids Stuff

 

Little owl perfume in a tin - Twinkietwink

Package your treats up in one of these cute options:

Owl lolly bags - Ben and Jess

 

Kraft gable box - Little Sooti

 

Pink polka dot party bag (also available in blue) - Twiggi

Some options for packaging embellishments:

Blue and brown stripe ribbon - Le Petit Party

 

Ingrid and friends ribbon - Kikki.K

 

Natural jute twine - Little Sooti

 

Mini wooden pegs - Little Sooti

 

Owl party tag - Little Indigo

Real Parties

A sweet girls owl party from Stamp with Kim

Want to go vintage? Have a look at this beautiful vintage owl baby shower on Kara’s Party Ideas

Absolutely gorgeous boys Owl party by Sugarcoated Events

Simply amazing Night Owl party from Snowybliss

Beautiful Baptism party on the Style Me Gorgeous blog based on her owl printables

Love all the tree trunk elements in this hoot party featured on Amy Atlas

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I hope you have found some inspiration for this gorgeously cute theme – whether you use it for a birthday, baby shower or Christening or even a starting/finishing school party!

Remember to contact me if you need more customised inspiration for the party you are planning: lifeslittlec@gmail.com

Enjoy the celebrating of your little one =)

 

 

 

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