Now onto this weeks blog party supplies round up! One of the fondest memories I have from my childhood is of a music box that mum would wind up at bedtime, and I’d listen to it before falling asleep, watching the carousel of horses go round and round. It was pink and white and I thought it was just magical.
These days, the song still plays in my head when I see the gorgeous vintage carousels at the carnival, and I’m equally delighted when I see so many talented stylists using it as inspiration for a magical party theme. It’s the perfect mix of vintage nostalgia, horses (everyone’s favourite animal!) and girliness.
Take a look at some of these beautiful examples.
Like all good party themes, the carousel provides a great foundation of elements to be inspired by. Using striped candy cane poles, elegant horses and your choice of colour scheme, we’ve found some great items from our LLC vendors to inspire you and help pull it all together.
Carousel Party Invitations
Invite your guests on a magical ride with gorgeous invitations that evoke a sense of fantasy.
Carousel Party Decorations
This is a beautiful theme for baby showers or first birthday’s, leaving the decorating and styling to be focused on a dessert buffet or set table for afternoon tea. Get creative with a custom backdrop, props and colour using some of these special finds based around some gorgeous colours and colour schemes for a Carousel themed party:
This carousel horse would make THE most stunning prop to hire if you’re in Sydney!:
Some gorgeous items for the birthday girl to wear too:
Pretty desserts deserve to be enjoyed off equally pretty tableware, don’t you think?! Continue your theme with striped, gold foiled and coordinated pieces in your colour scheme and continue the vintage glamour of the magical carousel.
Cakes and dessert accessories
With your dessert table taking centre stage, take inspiration from The Sweet Cart in Perth and coordinate your tasty treats into your theme using colour, carousel horse toppers, candy stripes and florals.
And don’t forget the cake! How amazing is this one from Taylor Made Gourmet?
Add a few finishing touches!:
Send your guests home spinning with excitement after their carousel encounter with pretty favors
I hope this theme evokes as much nostalgia for you as it does for me! It’s quite a simple theme once broken down – what would you do differently?