Celebrating the impending arrival of a new baby is such a joyous event but by no means an easy one! So hopefully my previous post on Baby Shower Cakes and Desserts has given you a great head start on planning this special occasion by ordering those ah-mazing cakes and frosted cookies, and now it’s onto the finishing touches to pull it all together!
Once you have your theme or colour chosen, shopping for the finishing touches is the easy part! To make it even easier for you though, we’ve searched the LLC partners for you and found some gorgeous items to complete the look no matter what your theme. You can search our full list of Directory pages for more ideas and finishing touches from our fabulous partners.
Baby Shower Invitations
These baby shower invitations are just oh so cute and really provide some gorgeous inspiration for baby shower themes!:
Shop the Baby Shower Invitations here:
Foxy Mama Baby Shower Printable invitation, $12 – Giggles & Grace
Rocking Horse Personalised Baby Shower invitations, $2.49 each – The Party Parlour
It’s Raining Personalised Baby Shower invitations, $2.49 each – The Party Parlour
Baby Love Baby Shower invitations, $18 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Bonjour Bebe Personalised Printable, $20 – Pretty and Print
Dream Catcher invitations, $19.95 – Love The Occasion
Baby shower partyware
Style a fun baby shower with this gorgeous range of baby shower partyware!:
Shop Baby Shower Partyware here:
Jumbo Gender Reveal Confetti Balloons, $19.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Wishing Birds, $4.17 – Party & Co
‘hello little one’ large balloon $16.95 – Love The Occasion
Baby Shower Decorator Kit $60 – The Kit Source
Tiny Honeycomb Balls, $9 – Love The Occasion
Hot Air Balloon Garland, $14.95 – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Pink Honeycomb Diamond, $6.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Glittered Mint Feather Garland, $19.95 – Love The Occasion
Baby shower tableware
Set up a lovely table setting for the baby shower guests with these sweet selections!:
Shop Baby Shower Tableware here:
Gold Foiled ‘Hello Little One’ Napkins, $15.50 – Love The Occasion
Confetti Dot Paper Straws, $5.75 – Love the Occasion
Pink Geometric Plates, $6.50 – The Party Parlour
Linen Embossed Square Paper plates, $5.96 – My Party Boutique
Pink ‘Enjoy’ Straw Flags, $8.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Honey Paper Dish, $16.95 – Poppies For Grace
Noah’s Ark Blue Dessert Plate, $5.99 – Illume partyware
Eyes & Dots Ice Cream Cups, $11.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Cake & baking decor and accessories
Give your baby shower cake and desserts the special finishing touches with these items:
Shop baby shower Cake decor here:
It’s A Girl Cake Topper, $50 – Glistening Occasions
Yellow Rubber Duck Cupcake Baking Cups, $5.50 – Little Kite
Gold Glitter ‘Baby’ Cake Topper, $15 – Sugarlicious
Baby Cupcake Patties, $7.50 – Emiko Blue
Rocking Horse Cupcake Baking Cups, $5.50 – Little Kite
Gold Safari Animal Sticks, $21.95 – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Oh Baby cake topper, $34.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Playful Animals Party Picks, $7.95 – Emiko Blue
Baby Shower Favours & Games:
Send the guests home with something sweet to remember the baby shower with! The baby shower bingo card is wonderful to use during the baby shower for a little bit of fun!:
Shop baby shower favours here:
Onsie Gift Tags, $12 – Style Party Love
Retro Swirl Lollipop, $1.50 each – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Moustache Thank You tags, $5.99 – Style Party Love
Baby Shower Bingo, $30 -ELK Prints
Buzz BaBee Favor Bags, $6.97 – Party & Co
Baby Boy Rattle favors, $3.47 – Party & Co
Baby Girl Nappy Pins, $3.47 – Party & Co
Baby Shower styling props
For some extra special items at a baby shower, use some stylish and cute props:
Find the Props here:
Blush Wooden Scoops, $16.95 – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Vintage Pram, POA hire charge – Two Little Jays
Glass Candy Jar, $23.95 – The Party Parlour
Ornate Rocking Horse, $30 hire charge – Sweet Heavenly Events Hire
Teacups and Saucers, POA hire charge – Two Little Jays
Grass Flower Mat, $3.50 hire charge – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Drinks Dispenser, $20 hire charge – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
I hope you’ve found the inspiration and items you’ve been looking for to make this an unforgettable baby shower for the new mum!
I have some wonderful businesses advertising on my blog and I’ll be introducing you to them over time so you can discover some of the fantastic items which exist for your child’s parties and celebrations.
I love handmade items in a celebration and if you aren’t one for DIY there are some talented women who can create handmade decor for you such as Michelle – owner of Hanging Pretty. Michelle is based in Brisbane and works from her home studio, which she established in 2012 as a way to work from home while her kids were still little, making handmade prettiness.
Originally making unique mobiles for children’s rooms after not being able to find what she loved for her own daughter’s room a few years earlier she set about making her own bespoke creation and then went on to establish Hanging Pretty.
This beautiful mobile below really shows how Michelle’s business name “hanging pretty” aptly describes her creations!:
Michelle has previous work experience with events/functions so Hanging Pretty gradually transitioned from bespoke mobiles to custom papery for all aspects of events, boutique displays or photo-shoots where Michelle creates prettiness from a variety of mediums which are as unique as the person they are intended for. As part of this transition Michelle drew on her experience and love of styling to offer styling ideas for boutique window displays, celebrations for any occasion and weddings.
Can you believe these are handmade flowers made by Michelle? Absolutely gorgeous!
Hanging Pretty has a wide range of possible items for your child’s celebration such as: Sewn silhouette garlands, Cake bunting, backdrops, toppers, embellishments for straws and bottles, tassels, favour boxes and more!
Hanging Pretty Services also include (On Location from Brisbane to Gold Coast): Photo-shoot Styling, event planning, boutique window displays, sourcing of products and more!
Michelle is really lovely to deal with and is fantastic at brainstorming ideas for your celebration and designing something unique for your child’s party theme.
If you have an idea and need someone to make it happen then make sure you contact Michelle at Hanging Pretty.
Phone: 0412 965904
Facebook Gallery: www.facebook.com/hangingpretty
Thanks Michelle for sharing some of your beautiful work with all of us!
One for all the little ladybug’s in our lives this sweet theme is perfect if you are after a girly theme which has a great vibrant colour palette of red, black and green rather than the traditional pink or pastel colours! Of course you can add in pinks or yellows into the colour mix for this theme as well if you wish.
It’s also a great theme if you want a garden theme but something different to Woodlands or Fairies.
Hope you enjoy this selection !
A lovely party set incorporating green and yellow/orange tones:
Ladybug party pack - Jennifer Birkhead Designs
For a bold red and black look:
Ladybug printables - Party Printables
Little Ladybug printable collection - TomKat Studio
Ladybug printables - The Candy Tree
Love this option if you are wanting the Ladybug party but with a pink colour scheme:
Ladybug invitation - Candy Tree
A sweet invitation with more of a red and green colour scheme which works well:
Ladybug invite - Mon Tresor
Such a lovely invitation with a unique shape, which also has other matching items too!
Ladybird invitation - Invite Me
A cute and subtle invitation set:
Lovely Ladybird invitation - Alannah Rose
A sweet ladybug fabric bunting incorporating a nice yellow print
Ladybug bunting - Arti Mardi
Red polka dots work with so many themes meaning you can reuse this fabric or cardboard bunting many times over:
Fabric red polka dot bunting - Occasion by Design
Red polka dot cardboard bunting - The Party Table
For something unique these pom pom garlands have a stand out effect!
Pom pom garland - Ah-Tissue
This cute printable banner has other matching printable items and is a lovely option if you want green to stand out more than black:
Printable Personalised banner - Paper Spice
Aren’t these little lady bugs so sweet? They would look so cute in the party area and lovely in the bedroom afterwards:
Ladybug stickers - The Alphabet Tree
Continue the ladybug theme with some of these hanging decorations:
Red ribbed lantern - Details, Details
Red white spot lantern - Little Big Company
Black white polka dot lantern - Occasion by Design
Green tissue fan - Mon Tresor
Red with black polka dot balloons - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Lady Bug balloons - Twiggi
For your table, mix and match red polka dots, blacks and greens for a coordinated Ladybug theme look:
Polka dot red tablecloth - Le Petit Party
Black tablecloth - The Party Parlour
Red spot table runner - P is for Party
Ladybug plates - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Ladybug plate - Little Big Company
Sambellina red polka dot plate - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
White with black polkadot plates - Little Big Company
Lime green polkadot plate - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Black plate - The Little Big Company
Red spot napkins - Details, Details
Citrus Green napkins - P is for Party
Red paper cups - The Princess and the Pirate
Love these black polka dot straws! They match this theme perfectly:
Black dot paper straws - Sweet Style
This cutter will make it easy to make your own themed cookies:
Ladybug cookie cutter - Sweet Themes
Mix and match a few of these goodies for the little one’s at the party or to take home:
Red choc beans - Sweet Style
Green bon bons - Sweet Style
Swizzle stick christmas green apple flavour - The Little Big Company
Dress your cupcakes up to match your theme with these cupcake decorations:
Baking cups black dots - Occasion by Design
Black Polka dot baking cups - The Princess and the Pirate
Red baking cup - Mon Tresor
Cupcake wrappers printables - Paperspice
Personalised ladybird cupcake toppers - Mon Tresor
Ladybug cupcake toppers - Sweet Tashie
Love these bold stands for your cake and other treats:
Red polka dot cupcake stand - Little Big Company
Red polka dot cake stand - Larkmade
Rococo Noir Footed round bowl - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Rococo Noir cake stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Small red wooden cake stand - A Fabulous Fete (US)
Top your cake off with this cute candle:
Lady bug candle - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Special Themed Items/Ideas
These grass mats have become very popular and this is a great theme to use them for, either as placemats or as a table centrepiece:
Grass Mats - P is for Party
Use these on your table to add height to some of your platters, or to display and serve cutlery, napkins etc. They make for great storage items after your party too!
Red and white polka dot suitcase - Twiggi
Your birthday girl will love to see a Birthday message on this wall sticker just for her!
Ladybug chalkboard sticker - Bright star kid
All the little one’s can get into the Ladybug theme with these fun party hats:
Ladybug party hat - Le Petit Party
Polka dot cone hats - The Little Big Company
These fun toys and items can be used as decoration on the day and also make cute play items:
Ladybird wooden bowling game - Baby vegas
Goki wooden push along ladybird - Peanut Gallery
Bouncing ladybird mobile - My Wooden Toys
Lady bug and bee mobile - Echidnas on the loose
Have some fun dressing your little girl up with some of these items:
Lady bug hair clip - Spoiled Rotten Princess
Ladybug bib - Noo Designs
Lady bird wings with antenna - Echidna on the Loose
Ladybird romper - Noo Designs
Ladybird jumper - Noo Designs
Take Home Gifts
There are just so many cute Ladybug favours which you can package up for the little one’s to take home and enjoy!
Lady bug bubbles - P is for Party
Ladybug eraser - Bubbles and Rainbows
Ladybug pencil - Oh So Party
Lady Bug pocket mirror - Iszle Store
Ladybug Castanet - Le Petit Party
Ladybug Maraca - Le Petit Party
Ladybug soap favour - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Bubble bath ladybug - The Party Parlour
Ladybird personalised lollipops - Little Dance Invitations
Ladybug lolly jar favour - Le Petit Party
Ladybug chocolates - Le Petit Party
Love the idea of giving a book as a party favour!
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle - Booktopia
Package up your choices in some of these options:
Ladybug favour box - Party kit in Kaboodle
Black and white dot favour bags - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Red Polka dot bag - The Princess and the Pirate
Polka dot noodle box - The Little Big Company
Topped off with these ultra cute embellishments!
Ladybug pegs - Le Petit Party
Wooden ladybug with self adhesive backing - Little Big Company
Ladybug ribbon - Le Petite Party
Ladybug printable tag - The Candy Tree
Red polka dot tag - The Party Table
Finally a personal favourite which I’m planning on giving my own daughter later this year, are these Award Winning wheely-bug ride on toys, shown here in the Ladybug design. Don’t you think they are just so cute? They are available in 2 different sizes and various animals but I love this one the best! Would make a great gift for your little girl if she loves lady bugs!
Wheely bug ladybird - Peanut Gallery
Here are some real parties to provide you with furtner inspiration for this theme, and as you will see there are many different ways you can theme this party:
Such a delightful Ladybug party by Suzi from Alannah Rose incorporating pink & cute garden touches!
So many cute details in this party from Paper Princess Chronicles
Lovely items in this party and I adore the cookies! Featured on Kara’s Party Ideas blog
A ladybug party with a strong red, green and white theme from the Party Dress
A way to incorporate yellow into this theme from Pizzazzerie
Gorgeous little ladybug party featured on Catch My Party
I really enjoyed putting these items together for this post as it’s such a cute theme for a little girl in a different colour palette to the usual girly themes! Hope you enjoyed it and it will help you with your planning and truly celebrating your own little ladybug!
‘Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away….’! This sweet Aeroplane theme is so cute and perfect for little boys!
Let images of planes (vintage or modern), clouds, pilots, wings, airports, luggage & travel inspire you!
You could use a blue/white/red colour palette however I love some recent Aeroplane parties (see the end of this post) which have used the unique colour scheme of blue/white/orange and so I’ve incorporated some of my choices around this selection. However some of our previous posts such as the Nautical Theme & Fire engine theme have cute ideas for red decor.
You can have a lot of fun with this theme with the use of boarding passes, a luggage claim area (where the kids can collect their meal boxes or party favours), paper aeroplane making activities and more! I hope this collection below inspires your ideas and sets you on a fun journey of planning for this theme.
Invitations & Printables
To launch this post, here are a few printables and invitation collections which I thought were really cute for this theme:
Alannah Rose aeroplane invitation - Twiggi
Aeroplane party invitation - The Candy Soirees
Aeroplane invitation - Imprintables
Paper Eskimo Plane party invitations - Significant Celebrations
Plane invitation & printables - PolkaDot Prints
A vibrant vintage invitation which is really unique!
Vintage plane invitation - Katy Jane Designs
These cute airplane printables can be used for lots of different items at the party and I love the boarding pass invitation!
Airplane Birthday printables - Anders Ruff
Boarding pass invitation - Anders Ruff
The Aeroplane theme is perfect for hanging decorations of clouds and flying planes and you can really be creative in creating a sky effect which you can then transfer into the bedroom/nursery after the party for a cute style:
This cloud and plane paper garland is too sweet for words!
Paper cloud garland - Meggy Green Handmade crafts
Buntings always look great at parties and here are a few lovely options which would work for this theme:
Aeroplane banner - Ben and Jess
Aeroplane Bunting- The Kids Room by Kate
Happy birthday banner - The Green Grass Grows (USA)
Little plane garland - Paperklip Designs
Paper Eskimo blue bunting flags - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
I’ve featured this delightful cloud mobile (which comes in various colour raindrops) in my Nautical theme post as it can be worked in for a few different themes and would look great in creating a cool sky effect!
Cloud Mobile - My Little Jedi
I also love this unique paper cloud balloon! It would look fantastic suspended with some clear string:
Cloud Paper Balloon - Upon a fold
Another great effect could be created using these colourful Aeroplane mobiles above your dessert/cake table!
Tiger Tribe Vintage plane mobile - Just Toy n Around
Wooden Airplane Mobile - Unique Kids
Wall motifs and stickers continue to be a unique decoration which can be moved into the bedroom after the party:
Aeroplane Wall motifs - The Paperchain
Vintage plane wallpaper cutouts - Unique Kids
White cloud wall stickers - Giggleme Designs
Paper plane peel and stick - Giggle me designs
Tissue pom pom’s would be ideal for a cloud effect. You could bunch them together to create cloud clusters or spread them out throughout the room for a gorgeous cloud scene. The best thing is – they are white so they could be reused many times over for different themes!
White Tissue Pom poms - Ah-Tissue
Hang a bunch of these blue paper fans together for a blue sky backdrop that you could then mix the white pom pom’s into as well!
Light blue paper fan - Mon Tresor
To incorporate balloons into this theme, these blue and white polka dot GIANT balloons would look sensational in the party area!
90cm Blue spot giant balloons - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Your table decor can be worked around the colour scheme you have chosen, but here are a few different options to have your party table flying high!
Light Blue Tablecloth - Le Petit Party
Orange table runner - The Party Parlour
Paper Eskimo blue table runner - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
These chalkboard placemats could be used in the centre of the table to create a tarmac centrepiece! You could draw runway lines onto the placemat and place some toy planes on them for a great look!
Chalk board placemat - The Princess and the Pirate
Another unique way of dressing the table is this fun world map tablecloth to connect the idea of travelling into your plane theme!
World Map Tablecloth - Melbourne Map Centre
Some colourful tableware choices which we are sure will make the food taste even nicer!
Polka-dot multi plate - P is for party
Orange square plates - The Princess & the Pirate
Baby blue plates - Occasion by Design
Blue Rectangle Plate - Mon Tresor
Orange Napkins - The Princess and the Pirate
If you are incorporating orange into your colour scheme then these stripy straws look fantastic in this colour!
Orange stripe straws - Mon Tresor
A cute alternative to the milk bottle is the use of small glass milk carton’s! They are so fun and different and I am sure all the kids will love drinking out of them!
Half pink glass beverage creamer - The Little Big Company
A nice cupcake wrapper can instantly dress up the simplest of cupcakes! Here a few choices which could work for you:
Blue plane cupcake wrapper - Let's Get Personal
Paper Eskimo baking cups - Occasion by Design
Blue and orange look so great together don’t they?
Polka dot candy cups - Mon Tresor
These pom pom cupcake toppers are adorable! They look like little mini fluffy clouds – just perfect for this party!
White pom pom cupcake toppers - Ah Tissue
Also loving these cupcake toppers with a cute design and colour scheme:
Aeroplane cupcake toppers - Giggles Cupcake toppers
It’s easy to have Aeroplane theme cookies using these cutters!
Cloud cookie cutter - Biskart
Plane cookie cutter - Biskart
For your main cake, these blue details will ensure it takes centre stage on your table!
Blue spot candles - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Wire cake stand french blue - Little Sooti
Square scalloped cake pedestal in blue heaven - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Special Themed Decorations/Ideas:
Your little boy may have some cute toy aeroplanes you can use to help decorate the party table/area however if not, or if you want some more, here are some really lovely choices which will be great for the Birthday boy to keep and play with after the party too!
Sevi miniature plane - Entropy
Janod Magnetic Wooden Toy Plane - Urban Baby
Bajo red wooden plane - Earthology
Mimmo Vintage Toy plane - Entropy
These vintage planes would really stand out wouldn’t they? Just lovely!
Curtis Jenny plane - Kids rooms by Kate
Red Baron plane - Kids rooms by Kate
Now for a few other unique items which may be useful for this theme. If I had a boy I wouldn’t be able to resist this cute pilot hat! It is just gorgeous and would make a great beanie too in winter months!
Pilot ear flap hat - Kawaii Kids
These pilot accessories are great for decoration or for your little one to wear:
Pilot cap - The Party Shop
Aviator Pilot set for boys - Costume Direct
An aeroplane theme compliments a travel decorations/items as well, and these unique notebooks could be used for the little one’s to obtain stamps during the party (for example when they they complete a party game). If you wanted you could even have different “Country” stations set up at each game area, so they are “flying” to different countries for each game and receive their stamp on arrival! These notebooks would also make great party favours too!
Toy Passport notebook - The Toy Place
Mini map notebooks - Hard To Find
Cardboard suitcases are great to be used for decoration for this theme or as a way of displaying your tableware for the kid’s to collect (cutlery, plates etc), or to display your other unique items such as the above notebooks! They work as fantastic storage for after the party too!
Blue Suitcases - Fairydust Stylish Stationary
You could decorate the suitcases (or other items for your party) using these cute plane and travel stickers:
Puffy Funny plane stickers - Stickers n Fun
Travel stickers - Birch Haberdashery & Craft
How lovely is this globe (and not as pricey as it may look)! It would make a unique decoration for this theme and an educational toy for your little boy for later on too!
10cm Antique World Globe - Maps Plus
For a personal touch this stamp with a vintage plane means you can personalise a range of items for your party! Your little one is sure to love this and it could be used to label all sorts of items for him in the future too!
Aeroplane stamp with personalised name - Imprintables
It’s great to have a hands on activity at a party and these kits to create your own planes/gliders are sure to keep the little one’s busy. You could also have your little boy work on this before the party and then use the plane as a decoration for a personalised touch!
Seedling Create your own Glider plane - Style Aficionado
Build it plane kit- Unique Kids
Flight school make your own glider - Oo.com.au
Love the vintage look of this Aeroplane carousel which would be a unique table decoration and look lovely as room decor as well:
Aeroplane carousel - Lily Chic Events
Another centrepiece idea which would make a fun toy as well is this toy airport! Really liking the wooden look!
Toy Airport - Tiny Polkadots
Take Home Gift
All the little one’s at the party are sure to be in love with aeroplanes by the end of this party! So here are a few cute ideas for take home gifts for them:
Aeroplane Bookmark - Just For Kids
Helicopter frisbee - The Party People
Foam Gliders - Toys Paradise
Tiger Tribe Zing Glider - Cradle Rock
Glider plane - The Party Parlour
Bubbles - P is for Party
To package these items or some sweet treats there are lots of cute options for this theme! First off are these fantastic luggage favour boxes! They would look so good all packaged up and ready for the kids to take home!
Suitcase favour box - Favour Makers
Another adorable option are these unique milk carton favour boxes which match with the invites/printables shown at the start of this post. The clouds look so sweet and the personal touch of the name is a really nice extra!
Milk carton favour boxes - Polkadot Prints
To go along with the travel theme are these cute mailbox favours ! If you have travel related crafts at the party ( eg. creating a postcard or drawing on some letter paper) the kids could take these home along with this favour box:
Mini mail box party favour - The Little Big Company
These suitcase favour tins could also be used for some unique decorations too! You could even stick your food labels onto them and place them on your table!
Suitcase favour tin - Pink Frosting
Also loving these other cute options which you could embellish with ribbons, tags, mini pegs or stickers.
Gingham is such a sweet pattern which we don’t see enough of in partyware even though it looks so lovely here in blue and white!
Blue gingham favour bags - Sweet Style
You can never go wrong with polka dots. They always look good!
Blue Polka Dot Treat Box - Sweet Style
Blue polka dot noodle box - Mon Tresor
A touch of orange if you are working this into your colour scheme:
Orange paper bag - Occasion by Design
This carry box could also be dressed up to look like a suitcase, which makes it another great option for this theme!
Gable carry box Kraft - Occasion by Design
Can’t go past these luggage tags to top off your favour packaging! They could also be used to label your food or as an embellishment on your drink bottles too:
Luggage tag - Sweet Style
This airmail twine really compliments the Aeroplane theme and would finish off your packaging nicely:
Airmail twine - Sweet Style
Or to bring in a touch of orange, this vibrant ribbon would do the trick!
Sunset orange Grosgrain ribbon - Lily Chic Events
And finally some special items for the Birthday boy! I love that these ride on planes are wooden – they have a really unique feel about them and would make an extra special gift for your little man!
Wooden ride on plane - Junior Journey
Moulin Roty ride on - Send a Toy
Real Party Inspiration
I wanted to end this post off by providing you some links to some real parties using this theme as they can be a great source of inspiration and ideas! However just like every child is unique, so should every party be unique. So pick and choose the elements and ideas you love and then work in your own touches!
Hope you enjoyed this post on this adorable theme! I have enjoyed sourcing these various items for you and would love to hear from you if you use any of these ideas for your little one’s celebration!