An under the sea theme is ALWAYS popular with kids – because what kid doesn’t love the water? Confetti Party Hire blew me away with this Under the Sea themed shoot for our magazine: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_20little_20ones_20magazine_20nov_20202
Starting with that balloon backdrop which blew me away!! The backdrop totally set the stage for this under the sea party with the balloon wall and floating balloons which looked like bubbles! Mixed in are the fun under the sea foil balloons and the “4” balloon mosaic…and all combined together creates a truly incredible under the sea party setup!!
The cake was just a stunning under the sea inspired cake with gorgeous details of shells and coral by Dous Dolce in Sydney! Topped with a fun topper supplied by Favor Lane party – this is truly a cake to inspire other Under the sea themed cakes to come!
Juicy strawberries by Dom’s Strawberries Delight added to the delicious desserts for this shoot!
The kids table setting was setup with net draping centerpiece, custom party bags and party hats by Eve and Co Stationery and all styled with tableware from Favor Lane:
For entertainment you can’t get more perfect than a Bubble Entertainer for an under the sea themed party! Bubbleheads in Sydney did not disappoint with her amazing bubble show and bubble entertainment to create an amazing array for bubbles to entertain the kids!
I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as these boys enjoyed being part of this shoot!
Remember to view our full magazine here:
Well done and thank you to all the vendors involved!
Item Provided: Concept, styling, props and balloons
Business Name: Confetti Party Hire
Item Provided: Photography
Business Name: Raquelle Lorraine Photography
Item Provided: Partyware, cake topper and confetti
Business Name: Favor Lane
Item Provided: Party bags and party hats
Business Name: Eve & Co
Item Provided: Strawberries
Business Name: Doms Strawberries Delights
URL: Instagram: @doms.strawberries.delights
Item Provided: Cake
Business Name: Dous Dolce
Item Provided: Entertainment
Business Name: Bubble heads
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We are so privileged to be surrounded by so many beautiful beaches in Australia, aren’t we? There’s not a kid I know who doesn’t enjoy spending their summer swimming in the surf, rolling in sand and building sandcastles. Just add ice cream and you have the perfect day out!
For those lucky enough to be celebrating a birthday or special occasion during the warm summer months, a beach party theme is a fun way to turn everyone’s favourite day out into a party – whether it’s at the beach with a BBQ lunch, at home on the deck or by the pool. Just add umbrellas, bright zinc and away you go! Of course it doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy the beach either – turn up the heat indoors, get the deck chairs out and bring the outdoors in! Just like this fantastic set up by Party In A Package.
Beach Party – Party In A Package
Wherever you’re hosting a surfing or beach theme party or a pool party, we’ve sourced some great partyware and party supplies to help set the mood – just add sand!
Beach party invitations
Depending on the age group and event type, draw inspiration from marine life, retro surfboards, colours and props commonly used at the beach to bring together your theme.
Surfer Girl Invitation – Joyful Invitations
Ocean party invitation – Bonjour Berry
Vintage surf party invitation – Sassaby Parties
Beach Party Invitations – Joyful Invitations
Having a beach themed Christening or First birthday? Subtle nods to the beautiful colours like these gorgeous watercolour designs by Emma Smith Event Stationery add a more sophisticated touch.
Beach them wedding invitations – Emma Smith Event Stationery
Beach party decorations
When it comes to decorating your venue for a beach themed occasion, get creative with items you already have at home and would normally accompany you to the beach, add balloons and hey presto! We’ve found some fun items for adding colour, fun and style to your event from our LLC Vendors.
Styling by Sugar Coated Mama
Love these gorgeous summery colours together:
Oasis Fan Mix – The LIttle Event Company
Honeycomb Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Yellow Paper Fan – Emiko Blue
Tassel Garland – DD Brand
Teal jumbo balloon – Emiko Blue
Shark Splash Scatters – Fantasy Kids Parties
Teal Honeycomb Fancy – Poppies For Grace
Emoji sunglasses balloon – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Poolside confetti – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
This tablecloth provides the perfect base for a beachy themed dessert table:
Hessian Table Cloth – Saffy & May
You could also hire a table such as this (love the teal legs!) for a beachy feel. You can see it in use in the first beach party setup shared at the start of this post!
Trestle table with teal legs for hire – Petite Events Hire Sydney
Cute summery chairs for the kids will help style your kids party table:
Kids cane chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)
Hessian Covered Stools – The Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)
Kid’s Yellow Stools – Little Giggles Party Hire (Melbourne)
Beach theme tableware
Colour blocking your tableware is a fantastic and easy way to achieve a coordinated beach theme. Incorpating a scened backdrop or props to complete the look around a seated table or dessert buffet, your guests will be transported to a sandy tropical island!
Striped Plates – The Little Event Company
Sunrise plates – The Little Event Company
Rollerskates and Rainbows plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Yellow dessert plates – Hip and Hooray
Pastel ice cream cups – Emiko Blue
Sunshine Cups – Fantasy Kids Parties
Yellow Paper Straws – The Little Event Company
Love the beachy look of these napkins:
Mint Green Napkins – The Little Event Company
Outdoor Party Kit – The Kit Source
Beach theme cakes and desserts
The best part about a beach party? The BBQ picnic lunch of course! But this is a party, and it wouldn’t be a party without cake now, would it?
There are some seriously talented patissier’s out there who can make some clever dessert options to tie in with your theme. Think macaron crabs, summery themed desserts and fun surfboard cookies! Here is a sample but browse the Directory if you need someone specific in your location:
Beach themed cookies – Sweets with Love Sydney
Crab macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (sydney)
Beach themed cake – Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
Beach themed cookies – Dous Dolce (Sydney)
Mini desserts – Velvetier (Qld)
Watermelon fudge pops – My Petite Sweets (Perth)
Create your own treats with this fun surfboard mould!:
Surfboard Chocolate Moulds – Confectionately Yours
A few extra accessories:
Turquoise Cupcake Baking Cups – Little Kite
Shell handpainted cupcake toppers – ELK Prints
Beach themed party favours
Send the little ones home with some treats in these beach coloured favour bags along with some fun beach themed favors:
Sunrise treat bags – The Little Event Company
Sweet soiree party bags – Emiko Blue
Yellow tin bucket – The Party Parlour
Thong notepad beach party favour – Children’s party supplies
Mini beach deck chair favours – The Little Big Company
Mini beach balls – Party Kit n Kaboodle
With summer well and truly on our doorstep now, this is such a fun theme for your next occasion and can really be as relaxed and casual as you like, with plenty of fun.
One of the party styling trends which is still going strong is the bold pink flamingo.
Tutti Frutti dessert table – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling
Lots of people are loving this fancy bird for a theme for a birthday party or baby shower.
You could use it as a stand alone theme or incorporate it into a tropical/Hawaiian theme or a pool/water based theme. Flamingos also work well into an Alice in Wonderland themed party.
You could go mainly with pinks, or incorporate greens/oranges for tropical, blues for a water feel or a stylish black & white to mix in with the hot pink!
Since this is quite a unique theme which you may not easily find decorations for – make sure you browse the businesses in the Handmade Decor” category of the party directory. Some of the talented ladies there will be able to make you some flamingo garlands, flamingo toppers or other custom designed flamingo items!
I’ve also been pinning away some ideas on my flamingo pinterest board so make sure you check it out
Your invitations and printables set the colour scheme and theme so here are a few with different looks to choose from:
Flamingo Party invitation – Bonjour Berry
Flamingo party printables – Paper Blossom Creations
Flamingo printables – Sweet Scarlet Designs
Flamingo invitation – Say it loud designs (ETSY)
Pink flamingo invitations – Punky Prep
Flamingo Party Decorations:
Some fun party decorations to work in the Flamingo party theme:
Giant pink flamingo balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Flamingo and Pineapple garland – Sugarlicious parties
Flamingo Pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Incorporate feathers to go with the bird theme:
Feather garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pheasant tail feathers – Feather.Com.Au
Mix these in with some general pink decorations:
Pink paper fan – Emiko Blue
Pink honeycomb balls with tassels – The Little Big Company
Flamingo Party Tableware
Loving this pink ruffled tablecloth for a Flamingo dessert table:
Pink ruffled tablecloth – Saffy and May
Other party tableware which would work with a pink flamingo party:
Pink chevron tablerunner – Love The Occasion
Flamingo dot paper plates – Favor Lane
Pink stripe plate – One Kite
Flamingo napkins – Favor Lane
Flamingo party straws, spoons and toppers – Merc + Jones
Flamingo party picks – Party Splendour
Pink dot wooden spoons – Love The Occasion
These flamingo straws are must haves for this party!:
Flamingo straws – Favor Lane
Gorgeous coloured confetti to sprinkle on the kids table for a truly festive feel!:
Flamingo Confetti – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Flamingo Party Dessert Table items:
A few items to work into a Flamingo dessert table:
Flamingo lollipops – The Little Big Company
Perfect toppers to help theme your food:
Flamingo toppers – Glistening Occasions
Create your own lollipops using this Flamingo mould:
Flamingo lollipop mould – Confectionately Yours
These gorgeous pink ombre chocolates would work well into this Flamingo colour scheme:
Pink ombre chocolates – Winnow Chocolates
You can create your own cute Flamingo birthday cake using this fantastic DIY cake kit!:
Flamingo DIY Cake kit – Mumma Cakes
Find vendors in the Directory to create custom Flamingo cookies, cake pops, and more for this Flamingo party! A lot of the cookie makers can post Australia wide. How gorgeous are these Flamingo cookies?:
Flamingo Cookies – Frosted by Nicci
The perfect candles to add a Flamingo touch to a cake!:
Flamingo candles – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
A gorgeous pink cake stand for a Flamingo party!:
Pink cake stand – Petite Portions
Such a fun cake topper with colours which would well for a Flamingo party theme:
Mini tassel cake topper – Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Special themed items
Add some real flamingo touches to this party with these party props such as this sign which would make a fun prop at the party entrance:
Flamingo gold foil print – Sugarlicious Parties
Flamingo yard decorations – The Little Big Company
Mini 1 inch flamingos – Doris Dotz (ETSY)
Some of the vendors on the Directory have gorgeous Flamingo prints which are perfect for bedroom decor but you could display on the day of the party:
Flamingo watercolour print – ELK Prints
Flamingo print – Fairydust Stylish Stationery
Flamingo print – Paper Blossom Creations
Flamingo Party Hire
There are plenty of fantastic props you can hire for your kid’s parties to help theme the party. Here are a few ideas but browse the HIRE category on the Directory to find some party hire businesses in your state.
Garden flamingos for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Such cute pink chairs for the kids in Sydney! For Melbourne try Tiny Tables and Chairs
Pink bubble chairs for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Flamingo props for hire – Party Prop Hire (QLD)
Flamingo Party Favours & Packaging
Love this glittery flamingo favour bag!:
Click the image for a tutorial on how to make this fantastic flamingo favour bag!:
Flamingo party bag tutorial – Oh Happy Day blog
Or some other packaging options which would look sweet with a flamingo gift tag:
Pink favour bag – Love The Occasion
Hot pink favour bag – Little Kite
For more party inspiration check out these flamingo themed parties:
Such a fun tutti frutti setup incorporating flamingos by Opulenticity Party and Buffet Styling
Love this retro flamingo pool party by Sweet Style
Gorgeous and bright orange and pink flamingo first birthday featured on Kara’s Party Ideas
Some clever decorating and food ideas on this flamingo birthday party from the Jacinda Hale-Yeah blog
Lots of fun DIY ideas in this flamingo party from the Confetti Sunshine blog
Hope you enjoyed the flamingo selection!
Make sure you browse the children’s party directory to find some quality party suppliers when planning this celebration!
I LOVE a Mermaid party theme….I think it’s because of the gorgeous colour combinations that you often find with this theme….coral pinks, aqua blues, mint green, lavender…I love it all.
It is very easy to style with shells and other sea related decorations however I don’t even think you HAVE to go overboard with lots of sea related decor. You can just go with a very sea inspired colour scheme and using lots of these colours throughout your party alone can create a sea feel.
Here are some mermaid party supplies which will help you on your way to dreaming up a mermaid celebration for your child – many of course are from vendors listed in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory!
Let the invitation set the colour scheme for your party – I’m loving these designs and colours!:
Mermaid party printables – MillyBoo designs
Mermaid Party printables – Jo Studio
Mermaid party printables – Paper Blossom Creations
Mermaid party invitation – I Will Invitations
Mermaid party invitations – Jellyfish Prints
Love JK Personalised mermaid invitation – The Party Parlour
These are perfect if you like your party stationery printed and assembled for you:
Mermaid party stationery – Matchie Matchee
Mermaid Party Tableware
These gorgeous tablecloths really set the underwater look and can be hired or purchased!:
Ruffle tablecloth – Wild Rose Sweets and Styling (NSW)
A hessian tablerunner would also suit a beachy Mermaid party:
Hessian table runner – The Party Parlour
For something simpler you can use this aqua chevron tablerunner on your kids table:
Aqua chevron tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Some fantastic plate options to suit a Mermaid party:
Sambellina aqua plate – The Party Parlour
Turquoise tableware pack – Little Kite
Mermaid plates – Just Party Supplies
Wooden cutlery again would work in with a mermaid party theme:
Paper Eskimo Wooden cutlery set – Emiko Blue
Blue and green straws – Butterfly Kisses celebrations
These sea colours would look great scattered on the dessert table:
Modern confetti – Love The Occasion
These breezy decorations really suit this theme:
Confetti balloon – Favor Lane
Blue balloon petite tassel tail – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Modern tassel garland kit – Love The Occasion
Teal honeycomb ball – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Turquoise Paper fan – Emiko Blue
Use shells and other coastal decor for decorating your jars, bottles, party favours – anything really!
Arca shell tassel – Boho Beach
Mermaid Party Desserts & Cake Accessories:
Sea Critters – The Party Parlour
Shimmer gumballs aqua – The Party Parlour
Mint and gold cupcake cases – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Love these unique custom candles and this colour scheme would be perfect for a mermaid party:
Purple cake stand – Emerald and Ella
A great cake kit if you like to DIY your kids cakes!:
Mermaid DIY cake kit – Mumma Cakes
For mermaid party cakes and desserts you can also contact one of the vendors on the Directory. Here are some examples of some of the creations by businesses you can find on the directory – simply click on the image to be taken to their site!:
Oyster macarons – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)
Mermaid Party Favours
Scallop party box – Sweet Celebrations
Lavender tin bucket – Party Splendour
I’m sure the party guests will love going home with a pom pom wand in matching theme colours. So pretty!
Tulle pom pom wands – Pom Pom Princess
Also I’m loving these necklaces:
Mermaid necklaces – These Tiny Treaures on ETSY
A few items to embellish the favour packaging:
Teal twine – Butterfly Kisses celebrations
Turquoise pegs – Butterfly Kisses Celebrations
There are many amazing Mermaid Parties you can find online. Here is just a small selection:
Amazing Mermaid party by The Little Big Company
A bright colourful Mermaid party by Events By Nat
A sweet Mermaid dessert table setup by I Heart Table Art
A gorgeous sea princess party by Memories Are Sweet
Gorgeous neutral & coral colour scheme in this mermaid party by Kate Landers Events
A link to a Mermaid theme photoshoot I was involved with for Tickle the Imagination magazine with lots of lovely vendors!
Hope you enjoyed all the mermaid party supplies! Enjoy planning this party for your little one’s next celebration!