Safari or Jungle Party Supplies

Kids love animals so a jungle or safari theme is always a popular birthday party choice.  It’s an easy party to style – lots of fun and there are so many supplies online or in stores you could use!

You could either style it with very natural tones and textures, or go bright and colouful – browns and greens or add in reds, yellows and oranges. You can incorporate fun animal prints to really help theme this party.

There is so many items online for this them – here are some of my picks for this theme mainly from vendors on the Life’s Little celebration’s children’s party directory.




Party in the Jungle printable range – Fairydust Stylish Stationery



Jungle party printables – Little Dimple Designs



Jungle/Safari invitation and matching stationery available – I Will Invitations



Jungle Safari party printables – Sassaby DIY Printables



Jungle backdrop printable – Giggles and Grace Designs


Jungle Safari backdrop printable – 2 Love Birds



Jungle party stationery and toppers – Charli Mae




Jungle safari balloons – The Little Big Company



Jungle safari balloons – Party and Co


Pink zebra balloons – Just Party Supplies


Jungle safari lanterns – The Little Big Company


Zebra print lanterns – Just Party Supplies


Giant round balloon – Emiko Blue


Jungle animal parade garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


In the jungle garland – Emiko Blue


Hessian bunting – Paper Face



Tissue garland – Magical Parties



Jungle pinwheel printables – Sassaby DIY Printables


Orange honeycomb ball – Love The Occasion


Tiny honeycomb green garland – Love The Occasion



Some ideas for whether you want to style the party with a more natural feel, or with bright and fun decor or a mix of both!:


Hessian roll – The Party Parlour


Kraft natural tablerunner – The Party Parlour


Leopard print table runner – The Party Parlour


Bamboo plates and bowls – Love The Occasion


Brown kraft favour or meal box – Style Party Love


Zebra print party plate – Deer Little Parties


Leopard print plates – The Party Cupboard


Giraffe print plates – The Party Cupboard


Jungle safari party cutlery – Bespoke Party Products


Jungle print Picnic paper – Confectionately Yours



Bamboo straws – Butterfly Kisses Celebrations



Leopard print straws – Confectionately Yours



Desserts and Accessories


Jungle animal parade cupcake toppers and cases by Meri Meri – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Jungle safari cupcake toppers and tent cards – Matchie Matchee



Zebra print cupcake cases – Party and Co


These rustic stands are perfect to put to use for this theme!:


Forest cake stand – Confetti and Cake


Jungle Cake – Devour Cakes (Sydney)



Animal print cake pops – Sugar Pop Bakery



Jungle cake and desserts – Savvy Cakes by Lena Macarons by – Moreish Macarons



Jungle cake pops – Cake Pops and More (Melb)


Special Themed Items


A few fun items! All the kids would love to be given these at the party. Set up a kids table with all their jungle wear displayed! You could also get other items such as some toy binoculars from a $2 shop etc:


Safari Hats for kids – Party Kit n Kaboodle



Safari jungle dress up costumes – Special Celebration Events


Colour in jungle masks – Party and Co



Safari Jungle printable activity sheets – Sassaby DIY Printables



Jungle animal masks – Bubbles and Rainbows

Some fun HIRE items you could use for this theme. View the party directory for all the kids party hire companies across various states.

How amazing would these life size jungle animals be at a jungle or safari party? Kids would love them!:

Jungle animal props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Green bubble chairs – Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Tables and props for hire – Boo Boo and Bear (Sydney)


Tiki bar for hire – Lovely Occasions and Styled Events (Qld)


Kids cane chairs and table for hire – Parties and Prints (WA)


You can also view the Entertainment and Venues category on the Directory to help when planning this Jungle / Safari party. Here are a few of the vendors you will find:


Apples and Jam kids party venue – Melbourne


Jungle face painting entertainment – Fantasy Faces by Belle (Sydney)


Safari Jungle kids party entertainers – Fairy La La Land




Party Favours


There are lots of jungle theme party favours online and in the shops. Here are just a few along with some packaging options for your goodies!

Jungle animal pencils – The Party Parlour


Jungle lolly tubes – Matchie Matchee


Jungle safari chocolate bar favour – Sweet Art


Jungle Safari Chocolate wrapper printables – Emajine Designz


Jungle safari favour box available in other prints – Bespoke Party Products


Jungle safari print favour bags – The Little Big Company


Natural jute favour bags – Butterfly Kisses Celebrations


Scalloped kraft favour box – Little Red Chick


Paper Eskimo green party bags – Little Red Chick

Real Parties

Need some real jungle or safari party inspiration? View these amazing parties for lots of creative ideas!:

Amazing Jungle safari party by Boo Boo and Bear

Love the jungle decorations and styling by Opulenticity Party and Buffet styling

Lots of fantastic ideas in this Jungle 1st birthday by El Evento

Incredible jungle safari party by Miss Deliciouza

Gorgeous Jungle Safari party by Simple Elegance Melbourne

Fun and amazingly styled Jungle party based around Raa Raa the Noisy Lion by I Heart Table Art

Absolutely amazing Jungle/Monkey party by Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations. Lots of ideas and inspiration!



Hope you have fun planning this party! Your little ones are sure to love it!








Bee Theme

As we enter the warmer months and garden parties are being planned I thought I’d do a post on a Bee theme which is lovely for the outdoors.

This is cute for boys or girls, baby showers or even for mixed gender twins birthdays! The most common colour scheme seen is yellow/black/white but you could incorporates blues or pinks, or perhaps add some green for a garden feel.

You can combine this theme with a general garden theme, butterfly theme or ladybug theme.

Here are some finds for this theme. Contact me if you would like to order a personalised inspiration board for this theme:



Alannah Rose invitations - The Party Parlour


Bee invitations - Invite Me


This lovely printable also includes butterflies. You can see ideas for a Butterfly theme party here.

Bee and butterfly printables - Style Me Gorgeous


Bee printables - Party Printables


Bumble bee printables - The TomKat studio

A cute design for a girls bee party:

Bee printables - Pink Peppermint Prints


Tableware & Sweet Treats


Bee tablecloth - Little Nest


Bumble bee plates - Pink Frosting


Paper eskimo black tie plates - Sweet Celebrations


Bee wooden cutlery - The Bakers Confections


The perfect drink dispenser for this party is this beehive dispenser! However it’s stylish design means you can still use it for other parties as well:


Beehive drink dispenser - Leo & Bella


Black cherry crystal stick - The Little Big Company


Yellow giant marshmellows - Strawberries and Cupcakes


Black and White swirl pops - The Little Big Company

Bee cupcake wrappers - Cake a doodle doo


Some simple ways to dress up your cake:

Bumble bee cake bunting - Sew Sweet Violet

Personalised clay Bee cake topper - Clayqts


Lovely yellow stands for your cake:

Yellow cake stand - Emerald and Ella

The above cake stand can also be hired from Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney) as well as the below stand:


Cake stand for hire (Sydney) - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Buttercream milk glass cake stand - Kashaya




Beehive lantern - Papier D'Amour


Black and white stripe lantern - Occasion by Design


Bumble bee garland - Mara May

Yellow paper garland - Invite Me


Bee foil balloon - Once upon a party


It can be useful to have a kids table at your party and hiring this along with some coloured chairs to match your theme is another fun way to decorate the party in it’s theme and colours! If you’re in Sydney these yellow and white kids chairs can be hired from Tiny Tots Toy Hire:

Yellow and white kids chairs for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Another item you can hire is this yellow canopy which is perfect for your dessert table! This is available in Sydney from Tiny Tots Toy Hire and I am sure you could find something similar for hire in some other states as well:


Yellow lolly shop canopy display - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Themed Items

Bumble bee pinata - Pink Frosting


Instead of party hats, why not give the kids these headbands to wear that can also double as party favours:

Bumble bee headband - Let's Celebrate Parties


Perfect for a bee party to give it a garden feel are these grass mats and picket fences:

Grass place mat - Sweet Celebrations

Grass mats can also be hired from Tiny Tots Toy Hire if you are in Sydney!


Mini picket fence decor - Saffy & May


To continue a garden feel you could use these watering cans as centrepieces with flowers inside:

Watering can decor - Saffy & May


Picket fence and Topiary tree for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Garden set for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


A cute hat for the birthday girl:


Bee party hat - Shop Lissy



Favour & Packaging:

Here are some cute favour ideas for your Bee party!

Crochet bees in a pack of 20 - Creation Faeries


Chocolate bees - The Party Parlour


Bee pencils - It's All About Kids Gifts


Bee Castanets - Baby vegas


Honey Dipper - T2 tea


Pop and honey dipper - Mi Mother and Child


These honeycomb jars are perfect for filling with treats as party favors:

Honeycomb jars - Sweet Style


These tote boxes are perfect for this theme:

Black and white tote box - The Party Parlour


Lemoni candy box - Saffy & May


Or for something a bit more specialised you could go with these favour bags from ETSY:

Bee favour bag - Kandy Oh

Real Parties

A lovely soft bumble bee party on the Imprintables blog

A cute party incorporating green into the colour scheme on the Enchanted Events blog

A stylish bee party by Chelle’s Lolly Buffets featured on the Amy Atlas Blog

Lovely gender reveal bee party by Sharnel Dollar Designs


Hope you enjoyed this Bee party collection round up and it helped you with your party planning or helped you find some new suppliers for other themes you might be planning for!


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Theme

Books are such an important part of childhood and I am loving seeing the parties which are being based around a much loved children’s book – such as the Very Hungry Caterpillar which is a book my daughter is just starting to enjoy at the moment!

This party theme can involve bright and bold decorations and also gives you the chance to serve some delicious fruit as an option for your dessert table to match the fruits in the book.

Given that there are so many party themes relating to TV characters, I think that any party theme related to reading/books is a winner in my eyes!

Hope you enjoy my selection of ideas =)


There is a large range of invitations and printables for this theme. Here are a few I’ve chosen to showcase:

Very Hungry Caterpillar invitation - The Little Soiree



Party printables - Ham & Pea Design and Paperie


Very Hungry Caterpillar invitation - Imprintables



Very hungry caterpillar printables - Petite Party Studio


Party printables - Luv Bug Design

Decorations and Tableware

Fabric such as this could be used for backdrops, to make tablecloth from or anything that you creative mum’s can come up with!


Very Hungry Caterpiller fabric - Fabric Love


Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric - Fabric palette Australia


These Very Hungry Caterpillar themed pom poms could be hung, or could be used to make a caterpillar as seen below:

Very hungry caterpillar tissue pom poms - Ah-Tissue


Caterpillar idea using tissue pom poms - Mondocherry blog


Here are a few other decorating items:

Party banner - The Party Hub


Rainbow tissue garland - Elke and Me


Green accordian lanterns - Pink Frosting


Very Hungry Caterpillar bunting - Stix and Stones


Very Hungry Caterpillar garland - Suzy is an artist


Very Hungry Caterpillar mobile - Booktopia


Very Hungry Caterpillar wall decals - Booktopia

A simple but colourful balloon decorating idea using the below balloons:

Balloon decoration idea - Craftmumship blog


Very Hungry Caterpillar balloons - The Party Hub


These balloons would also make for fun decorations:

Caterpillar balloons - The Party Hub


This tablecloth could be used on the table or even as a backdrop:

Very Hungry Caterpillar tablecloth - Party Kids

Love these platters for something special on the table. There are more styles to choose from too if you follow the links:

Party plate - Peters of Kensington


Very Hungry Caterpillar melamine tray - Belinda Janes

Some cute partyware for the food:


Very Hungry caterpillar plates - Party Hub


Very Hungry Caterpillar plates - Party Kids


Very hungry caterpillar wooden cutlery - Sucre Shop


Sweet Treats

This set of cupcake wrappers and toppers is all you need to theme some simple cupcakes:

Cupcake cases and toppers - The Party Hub

Then pop them onto a bright cupcake stand:

Red cupcake holder - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

These lollies are perfect for this theme:

Sour Crawlers - Marysville Lolly Shop


If you are making cake pops then this is a great idea for how you could arrange them:

Cake pop idea - Bronnie Bakes

Love these cake toppers for an easy way to decorate a simple cake! They can be kept as momentos for after the party as well:

Very Hungry Caterpillar topper set - Jade Stone Studio

Set your cake atop a red cake stand such as this wooden one:

20cm red cake stand - Emerald and Ella


Or since we are talking about red cake stands, I can’t help but share these gorgeous ones coming into Sweet Style:

Red cake stands - Sweet Style

Special theme items

A special hat for the birthday child:

Very Hungry Caterpillar party hat - Dainty Couture

Use a soft or wooden toy as a decoration item. There is even a giant 1.2m caterpillar you can buy ! Perfect for the bedroom/playroom after the party:

Very Hungry Caterpillar plush - Toys Paradise


Giant plush - Peter's of Kensington


Very Hungry Caterpillar pull along - Kids Central


Butterfly hand puppet - Discount Toy Company

Favour Packaging


12 pack of favour bags - Crafts by Diana


Very Hungry Caterpillar loot bags - The Sugar Box


Green polka dot favour bag - Harry Brown Designs


Green gelato stripe box - Sweet Little Birdy

Some favour ideas for this theme include these cute fruit stamps work in well with the fruit foods in the Hungry Caterpillar story even though they don’t match completely:

Tiger Tribe fruit stamp kit - Urban Baby


Very Hungry Caterpillar crayons - Liddle and Boo


Very Hungry Caterpillar badges - The Party Hub


Very Hungry Caterpillar coin purse - Oranges and Lemons Boutique

A book set such as this is great as you can divide up the books and give one to each child:

Very Hungry Caterpillar little learning library - Mighty Ape


Real Parties

This party theme has had some great parties styled around it. Find more party inspiration here:

A sweet party on the Hello Naomi blog

Some cute food and decorating ideas on the Pink Pistachio blog

Healthy fruit used creatively in this Hungry Little Caterpillar party on Hostess with the Mostess blog

A lovely, simple fruit based dessert table on the Mom Tog diaries blog

Lots of ideas from Pottery Barn kids for the Very Hungry Caterpillar theme


Hope you enjoy this selection and your child enjoys celebrating their birthday along with their favourite book =)





Dorothy the Dinosaur gender-neutral theme

One of Life’s Little Celebrations followers requested a ‘Dorothy the Dinosaur for a boy’ blog post! This is a difficult one since a lot of Dorothy the Dinosaur items are for girls or have pink involved.

However I’ve tried to put together some ideas here of how you could perhaps decorate for this theme – however I apologise as I couldn’t find too much!

When decorating for a party based around a particular character, you don’t need to go down the track of having the licensed character’s plates, cups, decorations etc. You can base the decorations around the colour scheme of the character or some other aspect of the character.

So I’ve based the choices for this party around green and yellow and yellow polkadots with a few Dorothy the Dinosaur items. This is an easy way to style the party while still bringing the theme out.

I have done a previous theme on a general Dinosaur theme and you could incorporate elements from this also into this party theme. You can find that blog post here.


It was quite difficult to find Dorothy the Dinosaur invitations which had no pink! This was the only one I could source:

Dorothy the dinosaur personalised invitation - Greeting Cards for Kids

These bottle cap printables could be used on cups, mini bottles, gift tags or as toppers:

Dorothy the dinosaur bottle caps - Bottle Cap me



Decorate using the main colours of green and yellow polka dots. You could also choose another colour to mix in with this colour combination (possibly red, or perhaps brown/natural tones). Just a few Dorothy the Dinosaur items can be used around the party to emphasise the theme such as this Dorothy the Dinosaur balloon:

Dorothy the Dinosaur foil balloon - Party to Go


Yellow polkadot balloons - Saffy & May


Emerald green latern - Occasion by Design


Lemon polka dot lantern - Saffy & May


Yellow and white tablerunner - The Party Parlour

Paper eskimo apple green plates - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Forrest green plate - The Party Studio


Paper Eskimo limoncello napkins - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations


This Dorothy the Dinosaur tail and plush toy (which both come in different sizes) could be used as decorations/props at the party as well as fun gifts for the birthday child after the party too:

Dorothy the Dinosaur tail - The Wiggles Shop


Large Dorothy the Dinosaur plush toy - The Wiggles Shop

I’d suggest having a look around the shops as well as it might be easy to find some Dorothy the Dinosaur items which you cannot find online or even things such as Dorothy the Dinosaur wrapping paper or cards which you could cut out and make some decoration items from.

Sweet Treats

These Dorothy the Dinosaur cupcake toppers can be ordered  as a way of decorating your cupcakes:

Wiggles cupcake toppers - Sugar and Spice Cupcakes


You could also use green icing for your cupcakes and then pop them in these baking cups and use the yellow polka dot cupcake toppers shown below:

Paper eskimo baking cups - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations


Paper eskimo cupcake toppers - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

These cute cake pops look fantastic! Click on the link for the receipe:

Dorothy cake pops receipe - Manu's menu

These green and yellow polkadot cups are perfect for this colour scheme – you could fill them with various treats on the table:

Green and yellow icecream cups - Sweet Little Birdy

Favour bags:

For favours you could use general Dinosaur theme favours (some ideas are found in my Dinosaur theme post) or go with a musical feel such as mini musical instruments. Use a packaging option to match in with your colour scheme:

Paper eskimo apple green favour bags - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Yellow polkadot favour box - Occasion by Design

These jute sacks are cute and great if you are adding a natural element into the Dorothy the Dinosaur theme:

Jute bag - Occasion by Design

Cute dinosaur cookie favours with a Dorothy the Dinosaur colour scheme:

Dinosaur cookie favours - Little Dance Invitations

Rather than a few little novelty items or lollies you could give each child a Dorothy the Dinosaur book such as this one:

Dorothy the Dinosaur sparkle book - The Wiggles Shop


Real Parties

Dorothy the Dinosaur tea party by The Inspired Occasion on their blog

Some gorgeous cake ideas for this theme from the Blissfully Sweet blog


I hope this has helped somewhat for any of you planning a gender neutral Dorothy the Dinosaur party!



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!


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


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


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


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


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!