Nautical Theme

Those of you with summer babies may just be starting to plan and think about your next birthday celebration and the Nautical theme is sweet & cool for little boys, although I think it could be tailored to be a cute girls party theme too!

If you want more ideas make sure you click on the image to take you to the store these items are from as there were many other products out there for this theme!

I hope you enjoy these Nautical finds….

Invitations/Printables

 

Navy nautical collection – Ham & Pea Design & Paperie

 

Classic Nautical Invitation – The Little Soiree

 

Love the different colour combination of yellow and navy blue for this theme:

Nautical shower printables – Love the Day

Gorgeous printables for the little ladies!

 

Girls nautical invitation – Lollipopink

 

Preppy nautical invitation – Sweet Peach Paperie

 

Tableware

So starting off with some tablesetting ideas, here are a few products which you could either use together or with other items to create a perfect Nautical look:

Navy Flag Blue Tablecloth – The Party Parlour

 

Red and white striped tablerunner – Le Petit Party

 

Blue, red and white tablerunner – Le Petit Party

 

Red and white plate – Invite Me

 

Palm leaf plates – The Party Studio

 

Blue and white striped napkins – The Party Table

 

Striped cups – Tiny Me

Some simple white straws would be perfect with a navy or red cup:

 

White retro paper straws – Mon Tresor

Or you could use these these navy, red and white stripe straws to compliment glass milk bottles instead:

Blue & Red mixed stripe straws – Piece of Cake parties & celebrations

Sweet Treats

A few ideas for your desserts and sweets:

Blue check baking cups – Little Styles

 

Red and white cupcake wrappers – How Divine

 

Red Flag picks – Piece of cake parties & celebrations

How gorgeous are these little chairs to use as cupcake holders! Love it!

Mini deck chair – The Little Big Company

 

Cookie cutter set – Urban Baby

 

Popcorn boxes – Occasion by Design

 

Navy swirl lollipop – The Little Big Company

 

Navy sixlets – Sweet Style

Now for the main cake, you can’t go wrong with a classic white cake stand. It fits into the nautical colour scheme and the scallop pattern on this cake stand reminds me of the ocean-  which is an added bonus for this theme.

Rosanna cake stand – Leo & Bella

 

Another option could be these navy blue stands for either a main cake or other treats:

Navy cake stand – Leo & Bella

 

Decorations

Now onto some decorations & lovely extras! There are just so many great things out there – hope you see something which inspires you!

These buntings are perfect for your Nautical theme:

Alimrose Finn bunting – Little Styles

 

Blue and red fabric bunting – The Complete Kids Party

The deep red paper fan featured here also comes in white so you could definitely combine the colours together for a unique backdrop! The shape of this fan reminds me of a ship rudder which is why I chose it as a great hanging decoration for this theme.

Red paper fan – The Little Big Company

Balloons are still a much loved party decoration and this nautical design is simple and stylish!

Nautical Balloons – Born to Party

How unique and cute is this cloud mobile? It would add a great touch to your Nautical setting and could then be hung in the bedroom after the party!

Cloud mobile – My Little Jedi

 

White rustic star – Island Collections

This fish netting would be fantastic as a backdrop or perhaps even placed over a white or navy blue tablecloth:

Fish Netting – The Party People

These mini tin pails could be used to hold favours or small items such as cutlery or straws or perhaps some small sweets:

Tin pails – Saffy & May

Another sweet way of presenting some treats is in these little metal boats. They are adorable!

Metal Boats – How Divine

 

Now for some extra special items which would really help create a Nautical feel for your party! However obviously your budget isn’t limitless so as I’ve mentioned before I think it’s important to pick special items which could be used again in your home, nursery, playroom etc.

 

Barbarossa Brass Compass – The Little Big Company

 

Wooden sailboats – The Little Big Company

 

Driftwood party sign – Sweet Style

 

Lighthouse – Nautical Replicas

 

Glass floats – Alfresco Emporium

 

Wooden oar – Alfresco Emporium

 

Life Saving ring hanging decoration – Le Petit Party

 

Wooden anchor with rope – Click shop

 Favours

Lastly are a few items for take home favours. These little sailboats could be combined with some lollies to take home and could also be used as table decorations as well.

Sailboat favour – Le Petit Party

How great are these treatboxes in this unique pyramid shape and Nautical design? Love it!

Pyramid Treatbox – Polkadot Prints

Love the look of these handstamped bags:

Anchor favour bags – What She’s Got

Real Parties

A starting point to find some more inspiration….

A stylish Nautical party by Polkadot Prints

This Vintage Nautical party featured on the Amy Atlas blog showcases a great way of styling various nautical props

Another great use of props and styling in this Nautical Party by the Little Big Company on their blog

One for the girls – a pink and navy nautical party on the Sweet Peach Paperie blog

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I’ve had a lot of fun finding these many and varied items for a Nautical theme party and hope it will help in your party planning so it’s a little less stressful. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing our little one’s how special they are and celebrating this! That is what matters most so enjoy the journey!

 

 

Circus Party theme

Roll up! Roll up! A fantastically FUN theme for either a boy or girl of any age is a circus theme! There is so much you can do with this theme with games and stations to create a carnival atmosphere. I hope these finds may inspire you when planning for a Circus party. You can find more items via the vendors on the children’s party directory here! Also visit my Pinterest board for this theme here. 

 

Printables & Invitations

Your printables and invitations help set theme your event so I’ve included a range of different colour schemes and looks whether you want a traditional red/white/blue look, a girly pink circus party or a vintage or modern carnival party! Remember when it comes to printables – colours can often be changed and customised by the designer for a fee, simply ask them!

 

 

Circus is in town printables – 2 Love Birds

 

Girly vintage carnival printables – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Circus printables – Memories are Sweet

 

Circus Spectacular – I Will Invitations

 

Circus printable collection – Upon a Time Designs

 

 

 

Circus Printables – Style Me Gorgeous

 

 

 

Girly vintage carnival printed stationery – PS Made with Love

 

Circus printable package – The Little Soiree

 

Vintage Circus clown printable – Penny Lane Studio

 

Circus customised invitation – Edgehouse Design

 

Printed vintage circus invitation – Love JK

 

 

 

Decorations

Hanging decorations can create the carnival mood and colour scheme for your circus party:

 

Red paper fan – Saffy & May

 

 

Yellow honeycomb ball – Love the Occasion

 

 

 

Carnival striped lanterns – Little Red Chick

 

 

Red, white and blue paper fans – Just Party Supplies

 

Circus parties and balloons definitely go hand in hand! One of these balloons would look fantastic next to the dessert table, photo area or entrance!:

Studio Mucci Giant balloon and tassel tail – Ruby Rabbit

 

 

For a bright carnival feel:

 

Circus pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess

 

Rainbow tassel garland – Bickiboo

 

Love this unique decoration which could hang in your child’s room after the party:

Carnival paper chandelier – Hanging Pretty

 

Pinwheels are another great item to incorporate as it fits in with the circus theme and can be used on your dessert table:

Customised paper pinwheels – Dunne with Style

 

 

 

Tableware

Keep your circus party theme going throughout your tableware for your kids table:

 

Red and white striped tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

 

Circus party pack – Ruby Rabbit

 

 

Circus party pack – Little Red Chick (also available in blue)

 

Little Circus partyware – Trains and Tutus

 

Circus party plates – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

Carnival dessert plate – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

 

 

Carnival spots plate – My Party Boutique

 

Carnival stripe party plate – Sweet Celebrations

 

Sambellina Candy stripe plates – The Party Parlour

 

 

 

 

Carnival partyware – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

Red star straws – Just Party Supplies

 

Robert Gordon carnival milkshake cups – Party & Co

 

These gorgeous ceramic bottles would look great as a prop – perhaps holding some pinwheels inside?:

Robert Gordon ceramic carnival bottles – Peppermint Sunday

 

 

 

Sweet Treats

Fun items to use for your desserts for a circus party:

 

Meri Meri Ferris wheel cupcake holder – Party & Co

 

Grand circus big top cupcake holder – The Little Big Company

 

Clown cupcake toppers – Piece of Cake Parties and celebrations

 

 

Vintage circus cupcake toppers – Heads and Tales

 

 

Circus tent cookie cutter – Party & Co

 

 

Popcorn boxes – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

Red and white popcorn boxes – The Party Parlour

 

 

Red star baking cups – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Paper Eskimo Carnival baking cups – Little Red Chick

 

What’s a circus party without fairy floss?:

Fairy floss – Candy bar sydney

 

There’s a range of cake and dessert suppliers in the Life’s Little Celebration’s party directory if you wish to outsource a circus party cake, cake pops, macarons or cookies! Browse here by state to find someone near you!

Circus cake pops – Minnie’s Sweet Creations (Sydney)

 

Circus party items and props:

A collection of circus party items to inspire you and help theme the party with a carnival atmosphere!:

 

Carnival ticket stickers – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Carnival signs – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Carnival photo prop – Let’s Celebrate Parties

 

Pin the nose on the clown game – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Vintage circus elephant ball game – My Tin Toys

 

 

 

Love this special hat for the birthday boy or girl!:

 

Circus spots customised party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures

 

These hats are perfect for the little guests at the party:

Meri Meri Toot toot sweet party hats – Ruby Rabbit

 

A photo booth is lots of fun and really suits a carnival party!:

Circus photobooth printable props – Sweet Scarlet Designs

 

 

Clown noses – Occasion by Design

 

Love these confetti pops which can be customised for your theme, and would suit the fun carnival feel!:

Customised confetti party pops – Paper & Style Co

 

A lovely prop that the birthday boy/girl can play with after the party:

Circus paper theatre – Pukaca, Down That Little Lane

 

These mini circus decals could be used as a backdrop for a small party table or drinks table:

Mini circus wall decal – Love Mae

 

 

 

Hire

Some fantastic circus themed props available for hire. Browse the full hire category on the directory here. 

 

Carnival props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Carnival props to hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Carousel horse for hire – Party Prop Hire (Brisbane)

 

Vintage circus package for hire – The Candy Tree (Perth)

 

Ferris wheel cupcake stand for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)

 

 

Favours & Packaging

 

 

Circus cookie mix bottles – Sweet Health

 

Circus clown soaps – Soap Buddies

 

Lion chalk – Chalk Chook

 

Juggling balls – Perfect Kids Party Shop

 

Wooden clown whistle – The Party Parlour

 

 

Circus character stamps – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Circus tattoos – Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

 

 

 

 

Handmade circus favour box – Bespoke Party Products

 

 

Carnival spot gift bag – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

Carnival stripe treat bag – Little Red Chick

 

Paper Eskimo candy cane party bags – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Carnival favour bags – Sugarlicious Parties

 

 

Sambellina scalloped favour box – The Party Parlour

 

 

Party bags and tags – Matchie Matchee

 

Real Parties

One of my favourites – a vintage peach and mint circus party by Dunne with Style!

Amazing circus setup with a red/white/blue colour scheme by Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets

So much inspiration for a circus party and various activities, stations and props you could include in this magnificent party from Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Love the clever activity ideas (like the ‘clown dressing up station’) in this party on the Babyology site

Gorgeous girly pink circus party on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

Bright and fun carnival party by Pure Bliss Creations on the Hostess with the Mostess blog featuring a few vendors from the Directory!

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Woodland Theme

A theme which has become quite popular lately for children’s celebrations is a Woodland/Enchanted Forest theme! Such a wonderful neutral theme that you can tailor towards a boy or a girl. Create a colour scheme of red, white, green and brown – think mushrooms, deers, fairies, trees…and a little magical scene for your little one’s party is set!I have done a seperate blog post on a Fairy Theme so have a browse there for some specific fairy ideas =)

Here are some cute finds you may love if you are planning a celebration for this theme! Click on the image to take you directly to where you can purchase it.

Invitations/Printables

Some lovely Woodland printables to make sure your party is easily styled for this theme:

 

Enchanted woodland - Style Me Gorgeous

Woodland printables - Love the Day

 

These are lovely for a vintage look:

Vintage fawn invitation - The Little Soiree

 

Vintage woodland party - Love Creation Gal

 

For something more personalised, I thought this one was lovely:

Beautiful fairy forest invitation - Little Dance Invitations

Love all the little creatures in this invitation:

Woodland invitation - Adyl Owl Invitations

 

Tableware

The little mushroom on this grass mat are so cute. These mats are perfect for table centrepieces and placemats:

Toadstool grass mats - Bickiboo

 

To create a woodland feel, use these or similar for table coverings:

Hessian rolls - Simply Sweet Soirees

 

Tablerunner Kraft Chrysanthamum Blossom - The Party Parlour

 

This tableware will keep you in the woodland theme:

Red polka dot plates - Simply Sweet Soirees

 

Brown paper straws - Saffy & May

 

Wooden cutlery - Simply Sweet Soirees

 

These berry baskets are perfect for a woodland theme, either to serve/display food or to use as favour baskets:

Paper berry baskets - Instyle Parties

Decorations

Such a sweet mushroom garland! Perfect for a bedroom or playroom after the party:

Mini toadstool garland - Radish and Ruth

 

I love all the creations by Dunne with Style. The flower garlands and various decorations she creates in various colour options are amazing and are perfect for a woodland theme:

Garland - Dunne with Style

 

Woodland Bunting - Sweet Celebrations

 

Giant 90cm polkadot balloons - Bickiboo

 

Dark green honeycomb ball - The Party Table

 

The paper garlands and mobiles by Hanging Pretty look fantastic and could be custom made to suit your woodland theme:

Hanging pretty mobile & garlands - Hanging Pretty

 

Sweet Treats

This sweet cake bunting would easily dress up a lovely cake for this theme:

Woodland cake bunting - My Little Blue Designs

 

Popped onto this wooden cake stand for a perfect woodland feel!

Wooden pedestal cake stand - Occasion by Design

 

 

Sugar toadstools - Wheel and Barrow

 

Robert Gordon mushroom toppers - Instyle Parties

 

Toadstool cookie cutter - Sweet Themes

 

 Special Themed Items

Use various woodland creatures on your party dessert table etc to bring the woodland theme to life! These creatures are so cute and I’m sure would look great in a bedroom after the party :

Set of 3 wooden deers - The Little Big Company

 

Deer ornament - Deer Little Parties

 

Standing and crouching squirrels - The Little Big Company

 

Moss rocks - Occasion by Design

 

These wooden props are great to use for a woodland theme on your table, and can be used for many parties/themes afterwards as well:

Wooden tray set - Sweet Style

 

Wooden crates to use as risers - Saffy & May

 

 

Mushroom Stool -MiniStyle

 

Love these Woodland theme props by our lovely sponser Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney):

Mushroom table and chairs set for HIRE - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Woodland props for HIRE - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

Tree trunk risers for HIRE - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (sydney)

 

 

Favours and Packaging

A few cute items to use as party favours:

Mini mushroom pencils - Little Muse

 

Mushroom erasers - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

 

Gnome noteboks - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

 

Tiger tribe stamp set - Urbanbaby

 

Packaged up with some cute toadstool ribbon!

Toadstool ribbon - Ribbons Galore

 

I’m seeing tape used more and more in decorating and unique packaging at parties. Here is some green floral tape perfect for this theme:

Green flower tape - The Party Table

These sweet baskets would be lovely for a woodland theme:

Mini wired baskets - Saffy & May

Also loving this green scalloped box to fill with treats:

Scalloped box - Sweet Style

 

Real parties

Love the natural elements used in this Toadstool party featured on Babyology

Very cute outdoor Woodlands party on the Mandy Lynee blog. Love the log risers!

A stunning woodlands party on the Celebrations at Home blog by White Room Events.

This Woodland Fairy Party on the Kate Landers Event blog will fill you with ideas and inspiration!

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Hope you enjoyed the finds for this theme. It is a really fun theme to plan for and there is so many items available to suit this theme and I’ve really just chosen a few to give you some ideas and get you started.

Enjoy the planning!

 

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Thanks for stopping in to visit Life’s Little Celebrations! I hope you will find some inspiration for the party you are planning to celebrate your little one!

Ever since I had my first little one 7 months ago I have love love loved seeing all the gorgeous party ideas and products for kids celebrations! This blog is a way that I can share some of what I find to help inspire others!

Often I have seen amazing parties but have felt overwhelmed at the thought of even trying to put something so unique together myself! Can you relate?

I am what you would call “craft challenged”! =) So I love finding things on the web (I am definitely not ‘online shopping challenged’ to the dismay of my husband!) which are beautiful, different and add those extra special touches to a party.

Hopefully sharing what I find for different celebration themes will help you in putting together something special to celebrate the little one/s in your life who are SO worth celebrating! Please pop into my “About” page to read a little bit more about me and “Life’s Little Celebrations”.

Now time to start sharing my first party theme….

 

 

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