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Children’s party themes are never black and white. As children evolve – ideas for their party theme evolve as well to reflect their personality and interests.
Some of you have older children who themselves are constantly changing their mind about what they want for their birthday party theme.
My eldest Rebekah is only 2.5yrs so although she doesn’t really have an opinion on a theme, I try and match her theme with her interests and personality.
For her 2nd birthday it was an “I’m a little teapot” theme as she loved nursery rhymes and playing with her teaset.
I was thinking of a storybook theme or a care bears theme for her 3rd birthday as she was showing interest in both of those. However recently she has become obsessed with being a ballerina and wearing a tutu every.single.day.
So plans have changed to a ballerina party. This is such a popular theme for little girls and I had wanted to do something a little different, but my tutu wearing daughter would love nothing more than this party theme – so a ballerina party it is (which has grown on me now and I’m enjoying planning it!).
However I was trying to think of a slightly different take on it and was going to make it a “tulle and tassels” theme.
However my daughter really has no idea what tassels are (is she really my child?) but is loving bows! Something to do with a bow song by the new Wiggles. So now I’m thinking of a Ballerina and bows party.
Anyways you get the drift. Either way it will be a ballerina party.
In the end I’m trying to follow her lead when it comes to a party theme and what I think she would be excited to see at her party.
I need to decide on a colour scheme and this image of a coral, peach and blush dessert table is inspiring me at the moment:
We’ve just finished celebrating Naomi’s 1st birthday and I really was not going to start planning her 2nd birthday for a while now. However this Dreaming Collection from Kikki.K has really inspired me
I am loving rainbows, clouds and balloons right now. They remind me of sunny and carefree days in childhood. Who knows what this theme would be called but I am just loving the idea of planning a party based around whimsical images like these.
I am loving the colour combination as well of mint, orange and fuschia:
Is it weird to get a party theme inspiration from stationery?
Well I also felt inspired for this theme when I saw this cute “Milky” t-shirt with rainbows and clouds being sold at Little Red Chick in Sydney:
I also saw this invitation the other day which caught my eye from Penny Lane Studio and also got me thinking that something with clouds and balloons would be really cute:
I will wait and see as Naomi gets a bit older if there is any particular theme based around her interests or personality. In the end she is the ultimate inspiration for her own birthday party theme.
However at 2 yrs old the theme could really be anything and I figure what little child doesn’t like clouds, balloons and rainbows?
It reminds me of this gorgeous “WISH” party by Frog Prince Paperie (click the image below to see more). Whimsical and magical!
So that is where I’m at with Naomi’s 2nd birthday which by the way is 11 months away so I am way ahead of myself here!
Sometimes I find if I start planning things in detail too early I get ‘over’ the theme before the birthday party even arrives. But these are just some of the images which are inspiring me at the moment.
How have your children’s party themes evolved over the year?
How many times do your children change their mind before their birthday? Do you have a cut-off date before the party that the theme can not be changed?
Let’s go fly a kite!
This unique and fun theme is starting to become popular and after being inspired by some beautiful real Kite parties I thought it would be lovely to gather some ideas for this theme as we head into the warmer months! It’s a perfect one for all ages and can be styled for a boy or a girl. The best thing about this theme is being able to include some kite making and kite flying as part of your party which the children and parents are sure to enjoy!
You might also want to have a look at my Aeroplane theme post here for some cloud decorations which can work into this theme. You can also incorporate pinwheels into this theme and you can view my Pinwheel theme post here.
Any colour combination can work for this party but I’ve chosen some options in blues and whites to go with the sky/clouds colour. However if you view the amazing “Real Parties” listed at the bottom of this post you will see a lovely range of colours which could work for you!
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The invitations for this theme are so lovely I am not sure how you will be able to choose one!
You could use some simple paper kites for decorations or create a paper banner in the shape of kites as well. Another idea is to create a backdrop or decorations to resemble the tail of a kite – so tying litle bows with ribbon or tissue paper onto long hanging strings.
Here are some other ideas to work in with the colour scheme of blue and white:
Cute cloud garland which would look lovely with some kites in the background:
This soft fabric table runner is light and airy, perfect for this theme:
Combine it with some lovely blue and white tableware:
How cute and classic are these mini swing top bottles? Just had to share them – the perfect addition for any theme really!
Love the little ribbon tail on this cookie cutter:
For unique cupcake toppers, these little handmade kite toppers are adorable!
Also love the idea of cloud cupcake toppers for this theme too:
Some lovely blue and white options for your wrappers:
These items are fantastic to serve other treats in! Perfect for chips, popcorn or even fairy floss:
Speaking of soft and fluffy fairy floss how about adding some to the table:
Scallops are such a lovely pattern, especially for a light and airy theme such as a Kite Theme:
Special Themed Items
The key ingredient for this theme is of course Kite’s! Whether you want some simple kite making kits, mini kites for favours, or a special kite for the birthday boy/girl or as a decoration, here are some to choose from:
The kids will definitely enjoy being able to make and decorate their own kite using a kit such as this one:
These would make great party favours or a quick and easy option for kites on the day:
A range of lovely designs are available from this site:
Another idea are these kites ready to be coloured in:
Why not have your birthday boy/girl create a special kite for the day ahead of time. Or if they are really young you could create a special design for them:
Love the vibrant colours on this kite:
How gorgeous are these 2 kites! These alone are enough to make me want to have a kite party!
A few other special treats which can feature at the party and then to the bedroom after the party:
Love the whimsical nature of these wall decals. They are simple enough to work into any Kite printable range you may have chosen and are wonderful for a backdrop to a table or near a Kite making/decorating area at the party:
A sweet Kite mobile as a unique feature to hang over a table:
Love all these themed party games from The Princess and the Pirate! Here is one which is so perfect for this party:
For the birthday girl, there are a number of cute Kite designs available for a lovely birthday outfit such as this sweet top:
Favours/Take home gift
Pinwheels work in well with a Kite theme and these pinwheels are even more perfect as they have a kite design printed on them:
These cute and simple wood toy favours are perfect for little hands to hold and wave around:
Of course you could send all the little one’s home with a special kite such as these mini kites:
Another great idea for a party favour is a lollipop in the colour scheme of your party:
Package your favours in one of these lovely options:
How lovely are these Kite gift tags! They provide lovely inspiration for something you may be able to make yourself:
There are some truly gorgeous Kite Parties which are filled with so much delightful inspiration and demonstrate how lovely this theme is and how it can be styled for both boys and girls:
This kite party from Blissfully Sweet has to be one of my favourites! Featured on the Amy Atlas blog
Kite flying party on the Imprintables Blog
The lovely party by Style Me Gorgeous on her blog based on their printables with a lovely kite bunting idea!
Gorgeous kite party by Tracey Lau !
A lovely kite party by Sweet Style – love the flying kite backdrop!
Cute kite party featured on the Little Sooti Blog
Vibrant orange kite party featured on the Tomkat studio blog
Beautiful kite party by Whimsical Petite Styling & Polkadot Prints featured on the Cake Events blog
I know that this theme isn’t one that automatically comes to mind when thinking of party themes but hopefully this post has shown you that you can really do a lot with a theme like this and you’ll be able to create a day with a fun experience for all the little one’s!