I was very excited and grateful that my daughter’s Baptism celebration was been featured on the Party Inspirations blog!
My daughter Naomi Grace had her Baptism celebration one week after my elder daughters birthday party – so in order to avoid too much stress I kept it very simple and small!
Everything was based around a floral garden look/feel.
Sharon from Cakes by Sharon created the gorgeous ruffle Christening cake. I had seen this ruffle cake design by Sharon and loved it and knew I wanted it for my daughter’s Christening.
To match the floral feel, Dunne with Style made an absolutely gorgeous fabric flower garland as well as toppers which I used atop the little jars of white chocolate mousse. To say these were gorgeous is an understatement! The mousse was served with some floral spoons – image and more details further down this post.
Another favourite item of mine were the pink picket fences I used around the platters which I sourced from Saffy & May and were perfect for the floral/garden feel.
I used floral printed pop sticks from Polkadot Prints for the oreo pops I made.
I had a little drink area set up and reused the pink ruffle garland I used at Rebekah’s birthday party from Emerald and Ella. The drink dispenser is from Leo & Bella and I just added a doily decoration onto it to dress it up a little.
I set up a little area where I had the party favours – chocolate bars & wrappers for the adults from Bespoke Party Products and goodies for the kids in beautiful floral favour bags from Sweet Celebrations. The floral garden mat I placed my daughter’s picture frame on is also from Sweet Celebrations.
I used the gorgeous pom poms from Rebekah’s party again here too. They were made by Pom Pom Princess.
Here is a close up of the chocolate bars and wooden spoons from Bespoke Party Products. I thought they were just divine! I loved that I could purchase the chocolate bars with wrappers all together because with Rebekah’s party the week before I simply didn’t have time to cut printables and prepare these myself!
A close up of the name print & name blocks, Baptism Candle and a special gold cross gift she received.
The name print & blocks were from Retro Ragamuffins and I LOVE them! They are now in her room which she will eventually move into once she outgrows her bassinet. On the name print I had “Naomi” as well as the meaning of her name underneath: delightful, pleasant, beautiful!
And here is my little darling….my favourite picture of the entire day =)
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!