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Evolution of a birthday party theme

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:

Milky Summer 2013 collection – Little Red Chick Party Boutique

 

Too sweet!

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:

Balloon day party invitation – Penny Lane Studio

 

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!

“Wish” themed birthday party by Frog Prince Paperie featured on The Hostess with the Mostess

 

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?

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posted on 15th Aug 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

Kite Theme

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!

Contact me regarding my online party planning services if you want a full range of inspiration for this theme: lifeslittlec@gmail.com

Invitations/Printables

The invitations for this theme are so lovely I am not sure how you will be able to choose one!

Kite Invitation - Polkadot Prints

 

Kite invitation - Imprintables

 

Vintage Tricycle and Kite invitation and printables - Style Me Gorgeous

 

Kite Invitation (also available in blue) - Our Little Soiree

 

Archie and His Kite - Party Invitations...

Archie and his Kite invitation - The Little Humbugs

 

The Kite Collection - Mary had a little party

 

Decorations

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:

Boy oh boy bunting - The Party Studio

Cute cloud garland which would look lovely with some kites in the background:

Cloud Garland - Gen Terro

 

Large polkadot lantern - The Party Studio

 

Jumbo 90cm balloons - Occasion by Design

 Tableware

This soft fabric table runner is light and airy, perfect for this theme:

Blue stripe fabric table runner - The Princes and the Pirate

Combine it with some lovely blue and white tableware:

Blue and white stripe partyware - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Blue and white polkadot plate - Sweet Style

 

Blue and white spot napkins - Details, Details

 

Blue dot paper straws - Little Big Company

 

How cute and classic are these mini swing top bottles? Just had to share them  – the perfect addition for any theme really!

Mini swing top bottles - The Little Big Company

 Sweet Treats

Love the little ribbon tail on this cookie cutter:

Kite cookie cutter - Details, Details

For unique cupcake toppers, these little handmade kite toppers are adorable!

12 Lets Go Fly a Kite Cupcake Toppers.... party, birthday, girl, boy, rainbow, polka dot, monogram, heart, flower

Kite cupcake toppers - Delectable Delights

Also love the idea of cloud cupcake toppers for this theme too:

Felt cloud cupcake toppers - A Continual Feast

Some lovely blue and white options for your wrappers:

Blue and white polka dot cupcake wrapper - The Party Studio

 

Trellis cupcake wrapper - Hard To Find

These items are fantastic to serve other treats in! Perfect for chips, popcorn or even fairy floss:

Scallop box - Sweet Little Birdy

Paper cone - Invite Me

 

Candy box pale blue - Invite Me

Speaking of soft and fluffy fairy floss how about adding some to the table:

Blue fairy floss - Occasion By Design

 

Persian fairy floss in vanilla - Shoppe with Lily

Scallops are such a lovely pattern, especially for a light and airy theme such as a Kite Theme:

Scallop cake stand - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Blue and white candles - Details, Details

 

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:

Kite kit to make a kite- Kite Site

These would make great party favours or a quick and easy option for kites on the day:

Pocket kite - Bambini Pronto

A range of lovely designs are available from this site:

Butterfly kite - Toy Empire

Another idea are these kites ready to be coloured in:

Colour Me in Kites - Toy Empire

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:

Paint your own kite kit - Young Minds Toys

 

Seedling Design your own box kite - Design Child

Love the vibrant colours on this kite:

Licorice Diamond Kite - Toy Villa

How gorgeous are these 2 kites! These alone are enough to make me want to have a kite party!

Kite custom banner - Party Fetti

 

 

The Vintage Kite

Vintage Kite - Fanciful Kites

A few other special treats which can feature at the party and then to the bedroom after the party:

Quilted wall art kite - Kim's Crafty Apple

 

Belle and Boo Fly a Kite

Belle and Boo print - Belle and Boo

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:

Boy with kite wall decal - The Alphabet Tree

Girl with kite wall decal - The Alphabet Tree

A sweet Kite mobile as a unique feature to hang over a table:

Kite mobile - Made by Mosey

Love all these themed party games from The Princess and the Pirate! Here is one which is so perfect for this party:

Pin the kite on the string party game - The Princess and the Pirate

For the birthday girl, there are a number of cute Kite designs available for a lovely birthday outfit such as this sweet top:

Girls kite tshirt - Monstar kids

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:

Twirlable pinwheels with kite design - Pickled Parlour

These cute and simple wood toy favours are perfect for little hands to hold and wave around:

Wood Toy Fly Me party favour - Applenamos

Of course you could send all the little one’s home with a special kite such as these mini kites:

Mini kite - Toy Emporium

Another great idea for a party favour is a lollipop in the colour scheme of your party:

Light blue blueberry swirls - Little Big Company

Package your favours in one of these lovely options:

Chevron Tote box - Sweet Style

 

Polkadot candy box - {P} is for Party

 

Blue polkadot treat box - Sharnel Dollar Designs

How lovely are these Kite gift tags! They provide lovely inspiration for something you may be able to make yourself:

Kite gift tags - Etsy shop Raemj

Real Parties:

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

Love the light yellow and pink colour palette of this Kite party shoot by The Princess and the Pirate featured on the My Little Jedi blog

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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!

 

posted on 24th Oct 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

 
 
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