What could be sweeter than fairy floss? How about 2 kids enjoying a whole cotton candy milk bar?
That was the inspiration and setting of this amazing Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration shoot – bringing together many partners from the Directory for a special shoot for the latest issue of Sweet Magazine
The vision was created and brought to life by the talented ladies of Sugar Monk in Sydney who not only brought their styling expertise but also their handmade touches through the signage and tassels
I’m thrilled to share this party which made the front cover of Sweet Magazine!
The dessert table was full of colourful desserts – some of which incorporated fairy floss in many cute and unique ways! All fairy floss was supplied by Fluffy Crunch who spun fairyfloss during the shoot and also provided their wonderful fairy floss party favour tubs!:
The whole setup brought back a retro milk bar feel:
I hope you enjoy all the amazing details of this shoot and it inspires you for your next celebration!
At the end of this post you can find all the credits so you can source any similar items or desserts for yourself:
Love the foam sign with the drip effect and the fairy floss balloons!:
This ice-cream pinata was a cute centrepiece for a sit down area for the kids to enjoy:
Love this selection of fairy floss flavours…apple pie (my favourite!), cookies and cream and even salted caramel….!
Such cute tableware created this sweet milkbar setup:
There you have it – a truly ‘sweet’ party setup with so many fun props, decorations and gorgeous desserts! Here are the talented vendors that made it happen and who you can contact to source any of the items for your party!:
Photography: Captured by Kirri
Styling, Props, Painted Artworks, Tassels and Printed Materials: Sugar Monk
Fairy Floss: Fluffy Crunch
Furniture, Cake Stands, Lolly Jars and Pink Fairy Floss Machine: Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Cash Register: Sydney Prop Specialists
Main “Cotton Candy Milk Bar” Signage: Foamtastic
Fairy Floss Piñata: Party Pony Designer Pinata’s
Main Cake: Love that Lolly Bar
Cake Topper: Glistening Occasions
Donuts, Eclairs, Cake Stacks & Sweet Cups: Copper & Cocoa
Chocolates, Cake Pops, Cookies & Cupcakes: One Sweet Chick Cookies and Cakes
Macarons: Arelio Sweetbox
Balloons: Born To Party
Partyware: The Kit Source
Location: Blairgrove Pty Ltd Leichhardt – Sydney
Until next time…happy celebrating!
A classic childhood experience is enjoying the merry go round and this Carousel party captures the fun and magic of this as well as the beauty of a gorgeous carousel! Pastel colours, carousel horses and florals can all make for a beautiful setting! This theme could stand on its own or you could incorporate aspects of the carousel theme into a Carnival/Fair or Circus theme as well (have a look at one of my very early blog posts on a Circus theme). It is truly a sweet and unique theme for a little girl!
A few gorgeous invitations (which are often part of a matching set with other items) and as you can see a variety of colour combinations work well for this theme:
Magical carousel invitation – Lovely Little Parties
Carousel invitaiton – Letter D Parties & Paperie
Alannah Rose Take Me to the Fair invitation – Twiggi
Carousel Birthday party invitation – Photo Greetings
Carousels often combine beautiful colours, florals and lights. Recreate this with some of these decorative options:
Paper folding balls – Sweet Style
White ribbed lantern – Details, Details
Lavender paper fan – Little Sooti
Small ruby rose lantern – The Party Parlour
A pretty bunting would look perfect for this party theme:
Alimrose Designs bunting – Tots n Tales
Pretty in pink paper bunting – The Party Studio
Wall decals can really help create an effect and setting for your theme. Here are some beautiful ones for this theme which also is such a gorgeous theme for a girls bedroom as well, so you could definitely reuse them!
Horse Carousel wall decal – Tots n Tales
This lovely carousel horse is available in a range of colours!
Carousel wall sticker – Little Shop of Stickers
For your table, combine pretty colours and patterns for your Carousel setting. Stripes work well for a carousel/fair theme or you could work florals into your table decor as well:
Pink table runner with lace trim – I Love Parties
Pink/white stripe tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Shabby Chic pink table runner – Le Petit Party
Pink rectangle plates – Mon Tresor
Provence rose pink napkins – The Party Parlour
Classic soda bottles are perfect for the feeling of being at the fair!
Glass soda bottle – Invite Me
Combine your drinking bottles with a striking colour paper straw! These striped paper straws could also be made into a creative decoration as they are similar to the poles on a carousel. You could attach a carousel horse cut out to them for a cute touch such as the one I’ve shown below!
Purple paper straws- The Little Big Company
Isn’t this gorgeous? Perfect for straws, cake pop sticks or just to use as a decoration!
Carousel horse topper – Charli Mae
A few items for your carousel theme sweets:
Carousel cookie cutter – CW Cakes
Carousel Horse chocolate mould – Inspired by Chocolate
You can’t have a fair without fairy floss and this soft persian fairy floss is so pretty:
Persian Fairy Floss – Shoppe with Lily
For something different, serve the fairy floss (or other sweets) in these colourful icecream cups. The colourful stripes are perfect for this pretty carousel at the fair theme:
Icecream cups carnival stripe – Invite Me
If you are going for a classic carnival look then these pink and white striped options will look great:
Pale pink stripe candy box – Invite Me
Cupcake wrapper – The Party Studio
I was in awe when I saw this find….a ferris wheel cupcake holder! Could anything be more delightful? It is just gorgeous and it can be shipped to Australia. *Swoon*!
Ferris Wheel cupcake holder – Horchow (US)
This is a simpler version for your candy:
Ferris wheel candy holder – Karas Party Ideas
Special themed ideas
What is wonderful about a Carousel theme party is that any special item you purchase will look wonderful in your daughters room afterwards. Remember for a theme, you may just need one or two stand out items which really bring the theme to life. You can then carry on the theme in smaller details. Work within your budget and go for items you can reuse or display again in your child’s room.
Hiring is another great option for stand out features to match your theme and this amazing Carousel horse is a gorgeous example of that! It can be hired out and would be a great photo spot too during the party!
Carousel horse for hire – Addie and Me
A lovely carousel will not only make a beautiful centrepiece at the party table but also a precious gift for your little girl as well:
Musical Horse Carousel – I Love Parties
Musical Carousel – Flying Dreams
This beautiful music box would make another stunning gift or centrepiece:
Carousel music box – Honeybee Toys
I know rocking horses are different to Carousel horses but these two items are so pretty and could definitely work into this theme as well!
Rocking horse mobile – Kate Finn
Pick a sweet print to display behind your cake table or around another main item in your party area to carry on the Carousel theme:
Personalised carousel canvas – Bright Star Kids
Place a gorgeous welcome sign to welcome everyone to the party:
Carousel door sign – Toadally Cute Products
These carousel horse items could be used to create some of your own decorations or embellishments to attach to party favours:
9 x 17 Carousel Chipboard – Scrapbook Valley
Clip art images – Goodness and fun
Love the colour of these sweet pink carnival tickets which could be attached to party favours or given to the children to use for party games or perhaps you could come up with a creative way to use them as a hanging decoration?
Watermelon pink carnival ticks – Koko vanilla Designs
Sweet little horses you could use to hold labels for your food table:
Placecard rocking horse – Elegant Bomboniere
Cute tin toy for your little girl and as a decoration especially for a vintage style party:
Carousel spinning top – The Hip Infant
This gorgeous pony is beautiful isn’t it? It would make a lovely gift, keepsake and decoration item for this theme:
Alimrose designs jointed pony – Cheese and Pickles
Have your little one dressed for the theme in these items!
Carousel felt crown – The Rice Babies
Milky Pony Tee – Kids Boulevard
Oopsidaisi makes just gorgeous items! Keep an eye out on their page for new releases of items featuring their carousel design:
French Carousel singlet – Oopsidaisi
I just had to mention Vintage Sew and So who makes stunning creations such as this canopy used by Boutique Affairs on this dessert table. You could contact them if you were after a carousel looking canopy for over your dessert table:
Canopy on dessert table (Styled by Boutique Affairs) – Vintage Sew and So
Another option is the use of a playtent such as this one to decorate the area around your dessert table or another space in your party area. Your little one will love it for many months and years after the party!
Pink play tent – Stix and Stones
Take Home Gifts
These lovely Carousel theme gifts will be surely treasured by the little party guests!
Pink Carousel colouring book – I Love Parties
Carousel horse glitter sticker book – I Love Parties
Carousel bag tag – Katy Jane Designs
Sweet windmills and ribbon wands carry on the fun of the fair:
White windmill – Invite Me
Mini ribbon wand Mauve pale blue – Tout Mon Amour
For your sweet favours how gorgeous are these carousel favour bags?
Pink carousel favour bag – I Love Parties
These would also work in well with the party decor with a cute tag attached:
Tote box with handle and window – Mon Tresor
Dusty pink paper bag – Emerald and Ella
Finish off your packaging with some striped ribbon, pretty lace tape or this fun carousel tape!
Provence ribbon – Sweet Style
Pink lace tape – Emerald and Ella
Musical carousel tape – Huckleberry Hill
I really could not find many specific Carousel theme parties online which shows what a unique theme this is. However you must have a look at this amazing party by Sharnel Dollar Designs which is based around Mary Poppins and has lots of gorgeous Carousel features!
As you can see, this is a sweet theme and there is so much you can do with it! It really creates that magical childhood feeling and because of this makes for a memorable birthday theme to celebrate your little one!