Party Planning…again!

What is your favourite part of planning your kids parties?

Is it deciding a theme? Is it scouring pinterest for ideas or perhaps purchasing all the party supplies?

We recently celebrated Naomi’s 3rd birthday (I’ll be sharing the pics soon – my comp decided to crash the night of the party so it’s delayed me in editing the pics!) and I’ve started thinking ahead to my eldest daughter’s 5th birthday (November) and son’s 1st birthday (January)

My favourite part of party planning would have to be the initial stages – deciding a theme, colour scheme and overall look of the party!

Now the “theme” aspect is not as much in my control anymore now my girls are getting older and have more specific ideas of the party they want. As much as I have ideas of themes I would LOVE to plan for…it is their party after all.

My eldest wants a Doc McStuffin’s party – if you don’t know, Doc McStuffin’s is a show on Disney Junior about a little girl who pretends to be a doctor to all her toys. It’s a cute show and to be honest although I would love to plan a non-character based party I don’t mind this theme so much – I’m just grateful we aren’t doing yet another Princess party!

As you can see, it can look quite cute and there are lots of fun ideas you can incorporate with this theme:

 

Doc McStuffin’s inspired party – Kara’s Party Ideas

 

The main colours are pink and purple but I’ll be adding in some aqua blue which is featured on the Doc Mcstuffin’s logo and I’ve seen incorporated into Doc McStuffins parties – I think it will work well to break up the pink and purple! Love this inspiration for a pink/purple/aqua combo:

 

Pink, purple and aqua colour palette – Chickabug

 

I’m also thinking of mixing it with an Icecream theme as it’s a summer party and I think an icecream buffet with toppings will be lots of fun for the kids. You can also have a lot of fun setting up a spread of toppings. How lovely is this setup?:

 

Ice cream party by Red Wagon Events – The Hostess with the Mostess blog

 

I love how this Doc McStuffin’s party was mixed in with a cupcake theme so I think I can somehow make the icecream theme fit in!:

 

Doc McStuffin’s cupcake party – The Hostess with the Mostess

 

Now for my son’s 1st birthday in January – deciding a theme is a little trickier given that really all he is into right now is milk…Sophie the Giraffe…and rolling everywhere and of course he has no care about his party theme or his party whatsoever – he just wants to be fed and burped!

However I’ve always thought if I had a boy I would LOVE to do a cute vintage tricycle party as I’ve always been inspired by this gorgeous one:

 

Vintage Tricycle and Kite first birthday by Style Me Gorgeous – featured on Chic Cheap Nursery

 

What do you think? Lovely right?!

I am thinking I could make it work perhaps with even a mint green/brown or mint green/grey/yellow colour scheme as I love the idea of some mint green rather than blue for a boy – but I also think the blue/brown look so classic together.

This cute theme really reminds me of the innocence of childhood!

The other theme I have always loved is a Milk and Cookies party ! The idea of a little milk station with flavoured milk and a cookie bar is such a quaint idea. Just look at this sweet setup:

 

Milk and Cookies birthday – Anders Ruff

 

However as it is his 1st birthday and will be slightly larger than our normal parties (and won’t be at home) the logistics of having to setup a milk and cookies bar for a larger group and with a limited setup time at a venue is putting me off…perhaps I may use this for his 2nd birthday.

The other theme I was contemplating was a cute Under the Sea party theme. I love this theme as there is so much you can do with decorating and desserts and it’s perfect for summer.

I was finding it hard to find any Under the Sea parties for boys that I liked. Everything I found used more brighter colours and I was aiming for more pastel or lighter colours to inspire me but I finally came along this small but sweet setup:

 

Under the Sea party – Lola and Lace

 

I love the colour scheme chosen and everything is so fresh looking and cute – perfect for a 1st birthday:

 

Under the Sea birthday party – Lola and Lace

 

Under the sea party – Lola and Lace

Such a sweet theme and perfect for a January party.

So that is where I’m at with my party planning.

I find now I’ve got 3 kids I plan and organise my kids parties a lot quicker than I use to – but I always start brainstorming early but end up leaving the real party preparation a bit last minute.

As always I’ll be drawing on the vendors on the Life’s Little Celebration’s kids party directory for all the items I need for my kids parties. As a busy mum I really believe we need easy ways to plan our kids parties (amongst other things) online and that’s what the kids party ddirectory is all about – helping you connect with some wonderful small businesses quickly and easily when planning your kids parties!

However as I said – I LOVE the brainstorming / dreaming up ideas part of the process!

I’ll keep you posted and hopefully soon I’ll get my daughter’s Snow White party pics ready to share!

 

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posted on 26th Jul 2015 |

Ladybug Party Supplies

I’m counting down the days until Spring and a ladybird / ladybug theme is perfect for a cute Spring party theme! It’s easily decorated in red and black – and you can incorporate pinks or greens for a garden feel or I also love the idea of a pink ladybug party.

Here is my round up of ladybug party supplies – nearly all of which are from businesses listed in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory which has so many fantastic vendors for all your kids parties – so make sure you go have a browse!

Hope you enjoy the round up. Remember to simply CLICK onto any of the below images to be taken directly to the relevant business page.

 

Ladybug Party Invitations and Stationery:

This cute ladybug invitation can be ordered with an equally adorable matching cake (cake only available if you’re in Sydney). Click on the image to be taken to the site of vendor Deliciously Yours for more details:

 

Ladybug Invitation and Cake - Deliciously Yours

Ladybug Invitation and Cake – Deliciously Yours

 

Some more cute Ladybug party stationery:

 

Ladybug Invitation - Giggles and Grace Designs

Ladybug Invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Ladybug party printed backdrop and stationery - Jo's Signs by Design

Ladybug party printed backdrop and stationery – Jo’s Signs by Design

 

 

Ladybird party printables - Fairydust Stylish Stationery

Ladybird party printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery

 

Lady bug party printables - Dream a Little Dream

Lady bug party printables – Dream a Little Dream

 

Ladybug Invitation - I Will Invitations

Ladybug Invitation – I Will Invitations

 

 

Ladybug Party Decorations:

 

Ladybug foil balloon - Party Splendour

Ladybug foil balloon – Party Splendour

 

Tiny red garland honeycomb ball kit - Love The Occasion

Tiny red garland honeycomb ball kit – Love The Occasion

 

Black and red pom pom garland - Pom Pom Princess

Black and red pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess

 

Red paper daisy decoration - Love the Occasion

Red paper daisy decoration – Love the Occasion

 

 

Polka dot red and black balloons - Party & Co

Polka dot red and black balloons – Party & Co

 

 

Ladybug Party Tableware:

 

 

Red polka dot plates - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red polka dot plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Ladybug plates - Party Splendour

Ladybug plates – Party Splendour

 

 

Black and white dotted plates - Paper Face

Black and white dotted plates – Paper Face

 

 

Red and black party kit -The Kit Source

Red and black party kit -The Kit Source

 

 

Ladybug napkins - Party & Co

Ladybug napkins – Party & Co

 

 

black dot straws

Polka dot straws – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

These cute ladybug party labels are perfect to help theme your food table to match the ladybug party theme:

 

Ladybug tent cards - Matchie Matchee

Ladybug tent cards – Matchie Matchee

 

 

Ladybug Party Cake, Desserts and accessories:

 

 

Red spot baking cup - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red spot baking cup – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Love these cute red/white cake pop boxes to dress up your cake pops and match them to a ladybug theme!:

 

Red white spot cake pop boxes - PS Made With Love

Red white spot cake pop boxes – PS Made With Love

 

Ladybug lollopops - The Little Big Company

Ladybug lollopops – The Little Big Company

 

Make your own ladybug chocolate covered oreo biscuits!:

 

Ladybug chocolate oreo mould - Confectionately Yours

Ladybug chocolate oreo mould – Confectionately Yours

 

If you want to make your own ladybug birthday cake for your child this DIY kit is an easy way to do it:

 

Ladybug DIY Cake kit - Mumma Cakes

Ladybug DIY Cake kit – Mumma Cakes

 

Remember to visit the Cake and Desserts category in the “Directory” part of this site to find someone in your location to create some a Ladybug party cake or desserts (cookies, cake pops etc) for your child’s party!:

 

Ladybug cake - Deliciously Yours (Sydney(

Ladybug cake – Deliciously Yours (Sydney)

 

Ladybug cookies - Miss Biscuit (Melb)

Ladybug cookies – Miss Biscuit (Melb)

 

 

Lady bug oreo pops - The Sweet Cart (WA)

Lady bug oreo pops – The Sweet Cart (WA)

 

 

Ladybug cookies - Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)

Ladybug cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)

 

Ladybug Party wear:

 

An adorable party hat for the birthday girl:

 

Ladybug party hat - Little Miss Charlie's Treasures

Ladybug party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures

 

Gorgeous ladybug wings perfect for the party and for general dress up:

 

Ladybug dress up wings -  Special Celebration events

Ladybug dress up wings – Special Celebration events

 

Ladybug Party styling and hire:

Sharing some Ladybug dessert tables as well as items for hire from vendors in the directory:

 

Ladybug party setup - Lovely Occasions and Styled Events (Queensland)

Ladybug party setup – Lovely Occasions and Styled Events (Queensland)

 

 

Ladybug party setup and desserts - The Sweet Cart (WA)

Ladybug party setup and desserts – The Sweet Cart (WA)

 

Style your ladybug dessert table on something different by hiring a unique setting from one of the vendors on the Directory:

 

Black trestle table for hire - Sweet Heavenly Events Hire

Black trestle table for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events Hire

 

Cart  for hire - Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melbourne)

Cart for hire – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melbourne)

 

Create a cute ladybug table setting for the kids! Visit the directory to find a vendor in your location to hire kids party table and chairs from:

 

Kids table and chairs - Tiny Tables and chairs (Melb)

Kids table and chairs – Tiny Tables and chairs (Melb)

 

You could also hire some props such as this hedge for a ladybug party garden feel:

 

Hedge for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

Hedge for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Ladybug Party favours

 

Here are a few cute novelty items to suit a ladybug favour bag and some ladybug favour bag options:

 

Ladybug toy party favour - Party & Co

Ladybug toy party favour – Party & Co

 

Pink Poppy ladybird wand - Party & Co

Pink Poppy ladybird wand – Party & Co

 

Ladybug castanets - Cheeky Chops

Ladybug castanets – Cheeky Chops

 

This cute ladybug bag could double as both a gift for the kids to take home plus you could fill it with some special treats:

 

Ladybug bag - Special Celebration Events

Ladybug bag – Special Celebration Events

 

 

Red polka dot favour bag - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red polka dot favour bag – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Ladybug favour box - Favor Lane

Ladybug favour box – Favor Lane

 

Ladybug lolly bags - Matchie Matchee

Ladybug lolly bags – Matchie Matchee

 

As a final cute embellishment:

Ladybug pegs - The Paper Lantern

Ladybug pegs – The Paper Lantern

 

Ladybug Real Parties:

Visit these cute parties for more inspiration:

Sweet Ladybug party by Sweet Creations by Sharms

Gorgeous ladybug party by The Sweet Cart

Such a cute Ladybug party featured on Pizzazzerie

A unique pink/white/black ladybug party from Vens Paperie

I hope you enjoyed the ladybug party finds and you have lots of fun planning a ladybug party for your little one!

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posted on 22nd Jul 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , ,