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!



posted on 7th Oct 2011 | Tags: , , , ,

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