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Summer Entertaining Essentials

We’ve launched into the new year and for anyone planning a celebration in these early months I’ve put together a collection of Summer entertaining essentials

For more summer inspiration – check out my Flamingo themed blog post for some ideas,  my Ice Cream themed post here , my Mermaid theme blog post, or  my blog post on the Oh It’s Perfect blog for ideas for a garden party 

 

Enjoy!

 

Invitations/Printables

 

Inspiration for a few summery themes:

 

 

Pool beach party printables – Penny Lane Studio

 

 

 

Pool party printables – 2 Love Birds

 

 

 

Surfer girl Invitation – I Will Invitations

 

 

Ice cream party invitation – Paper & Style Co

 

 

Mermaid printables – Jo Studio

 

 

Decorations

 

Lanterns are great for outdoor decorations – easy to hang, light and they look good no matter where the wind blows them:

 

Pink chevron lantern – Saffy & May

 

 

 

Yellow polka dot lanterns – Little Red Chick

 

 

Robert Gordon floral lanterns – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

 

 

Can’t beat some ice-cream cone decorations for a summer feel!:

 

Ice cream cone lanterns – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Speaking of ice-cream, even if you’re not doing an ‘ice-cream themed’ party, ice-cream is a must have when entertaining in summer with kids! So here are some fun finds to use when serving up your ice-cream!:

 

Ice cream scoop (matching spoons available) – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

 

Pastel stripe ice cream cups – Little Red Chick

 

 

Robert Gordon ice cream cups and spoons – Occasion by Design

 

 

 

Chevron wooden spoons – Little Red Chick

 

 

Gelato spoons – Occasion by Design

 

 

Mini gelato bowls – Limetree Kids

 

 

Love these ice-cream cone stands!:

 

Bamboo wood ice cream cone stand – Party & Co

 

 

Ice-cream cone stand – The Little Big Company

 

 

I just had to share this fabulous ice-cream parlour stand for hire in Sydney for a perfect ice-cream serving area at any summer themed party:

 

Ice cream parlour stand for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

When entertaining with kids disposable partyware is a must have! This confetti design fits into any bright and summery party:

 

Confetti Dot plates – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Also love these bright options:

Striped partyware – Sweet Little Soiree

 

 

If you’re doing a tropical feel, I love these tableware ranges:

 

Hawaiian partyware – Ready to Party

 

 

 

Flamingo plates – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

 

These gorgeous pastel chevron napkins are perfect for summer entertaining:

 

Chevron pastel napkins – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

 

Summer entertaining is a great time to use drink dispensers.

Love the colour pop on this one (also available in pink!):

 

 

Apothecary drink dispenser (also available in pink) – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

Fantastic 2 part dispenser where you can display some tropical fruits at the bottom:

 

2 part drink dispenser – Leo & Bella

 

 

A drinks tub is essential and I’m loving the colour of this one:

 

 

Blue party tub – Peters of Kensington

 

Also loving the bright’s in this bamboo collection:

 

Bamboo drinks tray and outdoor essentials – Bed, Bath and Table

 

Perfect way to keep the flies away but your table still looking pretty – food covers in gorgeous summer colours:

 

Domed food cover – Bed, Bath and Table

 

 

So there you have it – a summer entertaining round up! Hope your next summer soiree is full of fun!

 

 

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Teddy Bears Picnic Theme

If you go down to the woods today…..this classic rhyme is the perfect inspiration for a child’s birthday party. So cute for a 1st birthday theme or for a toddler who loves all their teddies! It’s also a perfect theme for a baby shower.

I’ve based the choices in this blog post mainly around browns/naturals, yellows, reds and greens and incorporating some gingham to give it a picnic feel.

Visit the Life’s Little Celebrations party directory to find more vendors to help in the planning of this party including cake makers, party shops, hire businesses and more including handmade decor businesses to create decorations based specifically on the theme/colour scheme!

 

Invitations & Printables

 

 

Teddy Bears Picnic delux invitation – I Will Invitations

 

 

Teddy Bears Picnic printables – I Will Invitations

 

 

Teddy bears picnic printables – La Designs (ETSY)

 

 

Teddy Bears Picnic invitation – The Little Humbugs – vintage inspired childrens art

 

Teddy Bears Picnic party set – Bumpkin

 

 

Teddy bears picnic invitation – Anista Designs (ETSY)

 

 

 

Teddy Bear Picnic printables – Anders Ruff

 

A gorgeous backdrop really sets the scene for the dessert table. These two backdrops would be perfect for this theme:

 

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Teddy bear and garden picnic backdrop – Ham & Pea Design & Paperie

 

Decorations

 

 

Lanterns with taupe stripe – Occasion by Design

 

These tissue balls now come in an ultra mini size! Very cute either to hang up or to place on a table or on the floor:

MINI (12.5cm) tissue balls – My Garden Party

 

 

Yellow gingham pom pom – Ah-Tissue

 

 

Teddy Bears picnic bunting – Betty and Barclay (ETSY)

 

 

Tableware

 

 

Cotton table runner – Occasion by Design

 

Grass mat – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Red gingham plastic tablecloth – The Party Parlour

 

Apple green plates – Sweet Celebrations

 

Eco serving ware dinner plate – Occasion by Design

 

Sambellina champagne striped plates – Party & Co

 

Teddy bear plates – The Party Cupboard

 

 

Me to you teddy bear plates – The Party Cupboard

 

 

 

 

Wooden Cutlery – Occasion by Design

 

The perfect drink dispenser for a picnic theme:

Blairgowrie Drinks Dispenser with Removable Wicker Basket – Sweet Style

 

 

 

Brown paper straws – Saffy & May

 

Wooden candy scoops – Little Red Chick Party Boutique

 

 

 

Sweet Treats

A few items to help theme your treats:

Such cute teddy lollipops!:

Teddy bear lollipops – Lindsay & Edmunds

 

Or create your own using these chocolate moulds:

Teddy bear chocolate moulds – Confectionately Yours

 

 

Wilton stackable teddy cookie cutter – The Spotted Apron

 

 

Teddy bear cookie cutter – Chalet

 

 

A perfect cutter to make some teddy bear sandwiches:

 

Teddy bear sandwich cutter -Zakka Box

 

 

Red gingham baking cups – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Robert Gordon teddy bear cupcake toppers – Party & Co

 

 

The perfect stand for your teddy bear picnic cupcakes or other desserts:

 

3 tiered wooden stand – Leo & Bella

 

How sweet is this cake topper? Love it!

 

Personalised teddy cake topper – Cherry Red Toppers (ETSY)

 

I normally don’t include images of actual desserts in my blog post but couldn’t resist showing you these teddy bear macarons from Moreish Macarons!:

 

Teddy bear macarons – Moreish Macarons (NSW)

 

 

Special themed items & props

Some great items to use as risers on the dessert table to keep with the rustic/outdoor look:

 

Wooden box risers – Saffy & May

 

 

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Tree stump risers – Leo & Bella

 

 

 

Brown cardboard suitcase/risers – Vintage Baby

 

 

Set of wooden pedestals – Pottery Barn

 

Cute teddy bread board which could be used as a tray:

Teddy bear bread board – Brown Paper Packages

 

These mini picket fences are fantastic to wrap around your risers as they are bendable. Great for a picnic theme:

 

Mini picket fences – Saffy & May

 

Perfect wooden stakes to use for your buffet labels:

Peg stake clips – The Party Parlour

 

 

Love this menu sign in a gingham/blackboard print:

Matching chalkboard and gingham menu – Bespoke Party Products

 

 

These picnic baskets perfectly suit this theme, with different sizes to use for various items:

 

Large and mini woven picnic baskets – Occasion by Design

 

 

Cute party hats for the kids:

Teddy bear party hat printable – Put a crown on it (ETSY)

 

Such a sweet teddy bear tin set you could use as a gift for the birthday child as well as use it as a prop as part of the party to set up a real teddy bear’s picnic area!

Bear tin tea set- Green Envy on Down That Little Lane

 

 

Hire

Some great items to use for this theme that you could hire to set the scene:

 

Mini picket fence and topiary tree for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Wooden risers – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Can imagine this table being used for a great rustic Teddy Bears picnic setting:

Vintage coffee table for hire – My Sweet Event (Melbourne)

 

A few ideas for kids table/chair hire:

 

Teddy Bear picnic table, chair and decor to hire – Sweet Celebrations (SYDNEY)

 

Wooden kids chairs for hire- My Garden Party (Sydney)

 

Wicker children’s chair for hire – Little Chair (Melbourne)

 

 

White tiffany child’s chair with red cushion for hire- Little Wish Parties (Sydney)

 

Crates such as these are perfect to use as props and to place items/plates etc on top of – and if you hire items such as these there is no worry about finding more storage space after the party!:

Wooden crates for hire – Party Prop Hire (QLD)

 

 

 

 

Favours

Some really sweet party favours for this theme:

 

Teddy bear cookie cutter favors – Swig Shoppe

 

Teddy bear soap – Crimson Hill

 

Teddy Bear badge favours – Badges 4 Kids

 

 

Crystal teddy favours – Favors Plus

 

This cookie mix favour with a rustic look would be a unique favour for this theme:

Cookie mix in a bottle – Sweet Health

 

 

Gorgeous teddy bear bags to fill with party favours:

Teddy muslin bags – Jacquelyn Vaccaro (ETSY)

 

Wood berry boxes – Blank Goods

 

 

Party bags and boxes to tie in with a gingham feel:

 

Pink gingham treat boxes – The Little Big Company

 

Yellow gingham treat boxes – Party & co

 

Gingham fabric party bags – The Petite Party Shop

 

Gingham ribbon in various colours – The Party Parlour

 

 

Brown stitch ribbon – Occasion by Design

 

 

 

Green apple twine – Sweet Celebrations

 

Such cute peg gift tags for a teddy’s bear picnic!:

Teddy bear peg gift tags – Brown Paper Packages

 

 

 

Real Parties

Find more inspiration for a Teddy Bears Picnic party here:

Amazing Teddy Bears picnic party with rustic & gingham elements by Studio Cake

Gorgeous girly teddy bears picnic on the Anders Ruff blog

Sweet Teddy bears picnic party with a lot of handmade elements from Mondocherry

Lovely Teddy Bears Picnic featuring pink gingham by Calamity Cakes on the Little Big Company blog

Teddy Bear baby shower on the Oh It’s Perfect blog with some great teddy bear inspiration

Delightful Teddy Bear’s Picnic by Ms Deliciouza on the Kara’s Party Ideas blog

 

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posted on 26th Aug 2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

 
 
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