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Ducky party theme

Ducks were one of the first animals both my children learnt and loved – perhaps that is why this cute furry animal has become a popular 1st birthday and baby shower theme!

A great excuse to use the joyful colour yellow throughout the party and this blog post is filled with yellow party items as well as lots of rubber ducky items to help theme this specific party!

If you want something custom made – customised printables, particular paper decor or decorations, remember to visit the Directory section of this website to see more vendors to create something for you!

 

Printables & Invitations

A collection of printables and invitations in various styles and colours to give you inspiration:

 

 

Rubber Ducky printables – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Baby waddling printables – Pretty & Print

 

 

Duckie printables (also available in pink) – Style Me Gorgeous

 

 

Rubber Ducky Party paperie – PS Made with Love

 

 

 

Duck printables – Periwinkle Printables

 

 

Baby shower duck printables – Black Leaf Design

 

 

Rubber duck party printables – Love Shower

 

 

 

Alannah Rose duck invitation – The Party Parlour

 

Little Ducklings invitation – Bumpkin

 

 

 

Baby shower duck invitation – Ellison Reed

 

 

Rubber duck baby shower invitation – Modern Beautiful

 

 

 

Decorations

An array of duck themed and yellow decorations to decorate the party:

 

Ducky Shape foil balloon – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

Rubber ducky balloons – Party Kit n Kaboodle

 

 

Duck garland – Garlands galore

 

 

 

Yellow giant balloon – Ruby Rabbit

 

 

 

Yellow polka dot lantern – Little Red Chick

 

Yellow polka dot balloons – The Party Parlour

 

Yellow pom poms – Just Party Supplies

 

 

Paper lantern – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

 

 

Yellow paper sunburst decoration – Love the Occasion

 

 

Tissue paper garland – Bickiboo

 

 

 

Tableware

 

 

Yellow ruffled tablecloth – Saffy & May

 

 

 

Yellow polkadot table cover – Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

 

 

Yellow spot tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

 

Lil Quack duck plates – It’s All about Kids Gifts

 

 

 

Yellow polkadot plates – Little Red Chick

 

 

Paper Eskimo paper plates – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

 

 

Yellow spot napkins – The Party Parlour

 

 

Chevron yellow party supplies – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

 

 

 

Yellow mini milk bottle – Sweet tea party supplies

 

 

Yellow paper straws – Saffy & May

 

 

 

Sweet Treats

 

 

Yellow chocolate pearls – The Party Parlour

 

 

Yellow cupcake tower – The Party Parlour

 

 

Yellow polkadot cupcake boxes – Little Red Chick

 

 

Yellow cupcake cups – Saffy & May

 

 

 

 

Duck cupcake cases – Party & Co

 

 

Lil quack duck cupcake pics – It’s All About Kids Gifts

 

 

Duck cupcake toppers – Sweet Themes

 

 

 

 

Duck cookie cutter – Party & Co

 

 

 

Sambellina Yellow polka dot candles – The Party Parlour

 

 

Yellow duck candles – Party & Co

 

 

Rubber duck cake topper – Circle City Creations

 

 

 

Portia yellow cake stand – Leo and Bella

 

 

Special Themed Items

 

Let all the guests have fun trying to crack this duck pinata:

 

Duck Pinata – The Little Big Company

 

A fun photo prop as well as toy for after the party!:

 

Giant inflatable duck – Domayne

 

 

Hire

A snapshot of a few yellow items for hire however for all the hire businesses around Australia please view the party directory, hire category. 

These yellow bubble chairs are cute for this theme and perfect for little kids. In Melbourne you can find them from Tiny Tables and Chairs.

 

Yellow bubble chairs and table for hire – Tiny Tots Toy hire (Sydney)

 

 

 

 

Yellow canopy for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

 

Yellow ruffled tablecloth for hire – My Sweet Event Hire (Melb)

 

 

 

 

Party Favours

Bath toys are perfect for this theme, especially if a lot of the guests are quite young as well:

 

 

Rubber ducky toys – Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

 

 

Rubber duck toys – It’s All About Kids Gifts

 

Some lovely soap also works well for this theme:

 

Duck soaps – Clover Fields

 

 

Rather than lots of small items you could get one useful item for each child, such as this cute duck watering can, or a duck related storybook:

 

Duck watering can – Annabel Trends

 

 

 

Five Little Ducks – Book Depository

 

 

Some yellow items for your favour packaging:

 

Sambellina spot favour bag – The Party Parlour

 

 

Yellow polka dot favour bags – Just Party Supplies

 

 

Sambellina yellow favour bags – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

 

 

Yellow party tags – Ruby Rabbit

 

 

Yellow bakers twine – Ruby Rabbit

 

 

 

Real Parties

For more inspiration when planning this Ducky party theme, view these real parties:

Very cute duckie party on the Little Sooti Blog

Sweet pink and yellow duck birthday party on Babyology

Gorgeous rubber ducky party by Sweet Tiers on the Amy Atlas Blog

This little duckling first birthday is too gorgeous! Featured on the Kara’s Party ideas blog

 

 

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posted on 19th Jan 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Oranges and Lemons baby shower by Lettuce & Co

Today I am delighted to share with you a unique baby shower styled by Lettuce & Co. I love that it is based around a classic nursery rhyme which is always good inspiration for a baby shower. My favourite element has to be the drinks setting on the vintage pram and the sweet cake bunting to match the rhyme!

Lisa from Lettuce & Co writes – This gorgeous baby shower took us back in time. The time the nursery rhyme was sung to us by our grandmothers to the time we were singing and dancing to the rhyme ourselves with our little friends.

 

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There is just so much to love about it with its vintage rustic theme. Despite the nursery rhyme’s old history the vibrant colours of the oranges and lemons bring it to life, which is what we were celebrating after all, a new life! Our client didn’t know what she was having either, so these colours worked perfectly whether it was to be a boy or a girl.

 

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The rhyme in almost its entirety (for those that had forgotten it!) hung above the old wooden table filled with orange and lemon goodness and the vintage pram was a real find and works just beautifully as the drinks station, laden with homemade lemonade and flowers.

 

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In keeping with the themes old history but celebrating the new life, we worked the cakes and desserts around the old and the new.

 

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Tangy lemon curd mousse pots and layered orange cakes with buttercream topped with orange zest, ‘jam drop’ biscuits filled with orange marmalade and lemon curd and dusted with icing sugar had a real rustic feel to them, mini lemon meringues and the gorgeous citrus cake, with ruffles.

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A lovingly handmade bunting by us girls with cut out children signifying the ‘oranges and lemons’ game took centre of the cake.

 

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thank you wm

 

Credits:

Styling & Design, Floral & Stationery: lettuce & co 
Cake & Biscuits: Cakes & Biscuits by Lisa
Desserts: Sweet Empire
Photography: Willem dirk du Toit

 

Thank you Lettuce & Co for sharing this event with us!

 

 

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posted on 27th Nov 2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

 
 
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