Party planning comes with the territory once you’re a mum. For some of us, we love it! Others find it stressful and aren’t sure where to start for something that will look coordinated but also be EASY!
Thankfully there is a business like Party Pax – which is a one-stop shop that makes DIY party planning fun and simple, so you can share in the delight of hosting for your loved ones.
You can choose from 16 different themes and you get everything you need in a box, delivered to your door. In this post, the images share what could be created using the Ballet party theme box.
Party Pax offer DIY cake packs, DIY cupcake packs, decorations, tableware, balloons, invitations, lollies, and a little inspiration! Today they share their 5 simple tips to give your party the wow factor!
- Choose a theme
Choosing a theme will help with planning and styling your party. Consider choosing a colour, character, or activity. Integrate your theme throughout each element of your party – invitations, decorations, tableware, food and games.
- Plan, plan, plan
Having a plan (and sticking to it) will ensure your preparations and party run smoothly, and you keep to your budget. Make as many elements of your party before the big day so you can enjoy a stress-free, fun-filled party!
- Add personal touches
Little details will make your party stand out and make the party personalised and special.
Whilst your little one may not remember all the details of the party, they will remember the effort you went to. Have a go at making the birthday cake or personalise the decorations.
- Organise games and activities
Party games will make your party come to life. Traditional party games can be loads of fun for kids of all ages (like musical chairs, pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey) and having a chill-out area with craft activities can be a hit too, especially with older kids.
- Say “Thank you”
Don’t forget to thank your guests for helping to make your party special, and for their gifts. Hand out pre-prepared lolly/loot bags, and follow up with a thank you note and even a photo from the day.
For an easy way to style and decorate your kids party for a wow factor, view the range of party packs available at Party Pax to suit a range of themes!
The gorgeous party featured above is using their ballerina party pack – and as you can see a beautiful result can be achieved without too much stress!
Mermaid party photoshoot – Life’s Little Celebrations shoot for Confetti Fair Magazine. Styled by Sprinkled Events (Melb)
A mermaid party is a truly gorgeous theme to plan for and one that has become even more popular and on trend in recent times! I believe in 2017 we are going to see even more mermaid parties – and it doesn’t surprise me – as you can do so much with the desserts and decorations for an underwater mermaid theme and colour schemes are endless
We’ve curated a gorgeous selection of Mermaid party decor and ideas – remember to CLICK on any of the below images to be taken to the source to see more or purchase
These mermaid dessert tables by Event stylists on the Life’s Little Celebrations directory provide inspiration to inspire a mermaid party colour scheme:
Mermaid birthday party by Dream a Little Dream Events (Perth)
Mermaid party – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth)
Mermaid party by The Little Big Company
Mermaid party – Kiss With Style (Melbourne)
Mermaid Party Invitations, Backdrops and Printables:
Your mermaid party stationery is a great way to set the colour scheme and look for the party so here are some designs to inspire you. Keep in mind that many of these can be modified to a different colour scheme by the designer:
Mermaid party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Design
Mermaid invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Mermaid party printables -Jo Studio
Mermaid party invitations – Dream a little dream
Mermaid – Under the sea party invitation – Pretty and Print
Mermaid party backdrop – Stylish Paper
Paper Eskimo Mermaid invitation – Emiko Blue
Mermaid Party Decorations:
Decorate the mermaid party space with hanging decor to match the colour scheme and create an underwater feel:
Malibu paper lanterns – The Little Event Company
Mermaid garland and mermaid cake topper – Sugarlicious Parties
Tassel garland – DD Brand
Lavender leaf tissue garland – Emiko Blue
Teal honeycomb balls- Love The Occasion
Lavender paper fan – Emiko Blue
Blue tulle pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pale blue giant number balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Poppies for Grace streamer backdrop – Favor Lane
Teal paper fan set – The Party Parlour
Balloon garland kit – Favor Lane
Create a beautiful dessert table or kids sit-down table setting with these Mermaid inspired party supplies:
Scalloped ombre tablecloth – Saffy and May
Hessian tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Mint marble plates – The Little Event Company
Mint napkins – The Little Event Co
Paper Eskimo Blue confetti plates – The Party Parlour
Mint and silver plates – Love The Occasion
Lavender party plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Aqua lace plates – The Party Parlour
Green and aqua straws – Emiko Blue
Coral gold foil straws – The Little Event Co
Fancy blue disposable cutlery – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
These paper handpainted shell decor would be perfect to keep scattered along the table or on top of each plate to theme them to a mermaid party theme:
Handpainted paper shell decor – ELK Prints
There is an array of HIRE businesses on the Directory in various states. Here is a snapshot of a few and what they offer for a mermaid party:
A dresser in a gorgeous colour such as this would make a beautiful setting for a Mermaid dessert table:
Mint Dresser for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire (Sydney)
Cake stands are a perfect way to highlight the gorgeous colour scheme of a Mermaid party:
Cake stands for hire – Petite Events Hire (Sydney)
Kids mermaid party chairs for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)
Kids chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)
Cute props help bring the mermaid party theme alive!:
Gold shell for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Mermaid party favours:
The little girls would love a necklace such as this to take home:
Mermaid party favour necklace – Little Event Company
The perfect mermaid edible party favour:
Fairy Floss – Fluffy Crunch (posts Australia wide)
An array of options and items you can pick and choose from:
Mermaid party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs
These bags in gorgeous colours could be embellished with a mermaid themed thank you card or shell decorations:
Tiffany blue party bags – Love The Occasion
Lavender stripe treat box – The Party Parlour
Powder blue paper bags – Emiko Blue
Mermaid Party Cake & Desserts
My favourite aspect of a Mermaid party are the unique desserts and cakes which can be created incorporating seashells, mermaid tails and more! Here is a snapshot of some of what could be ordered from vendors you can find on the Directory:
Mermaid party donuts – Sweets with Love (Sydney)
Mermaid tail cookie pops – One Sweet Chick Cookies and Cake (Sydney)
Strawberry tower – Chocobon Melbourne
SweetP Cakes and Cookies – Posts Australia wide
3D Mermaid cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Mermaid cake – Niknaks Sweetest Treats (Perth)
Petite desserts – Velvetier (Qld)
Mermaid donuts – Niknak Sweetest Treats Perth
If you love to DIY, here are a few mermaid items to assist:
Mermaid moulds – Confectionately Yours
Edible shell toppers – Something For Cake
Sprinkle mix purple pizzaz – Something For Cake
A few finishing touches for a Mermaid party cake:
Mermaid cake topper – Stylish Paper Shop
Mermaid cake and cupcake toppers – Chumblebee
Ombre blue candles – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Mermaid Party dress up
Toddler Mermaid dress – Paper Face Party
Mermaid onesie – Miss La Vie
Mermaid Party Entertainment:
Your little one would love to have her very own mermaid at her party! The Melbourne venue Carnival for Kids will ease the stress allowing you to have a mermaid party at their venue and provide a mermaid entertainer for your child to enjoy!:
Mermaid party entertainer / venue – Carnival for Kids Melbourne
Oh this really is such a delightful party theme and I hope this post has given you a head start on your party planning
I am looking forward to planning for this theme myself for my daughter this year – and know I can source all I need from the Life’s Little Celebrations vendors who truly have the best party decor in the industry!
A jungle or safari theme has always been a popular choice for baby showers or first birthdays, but lately we’re seeing a digression from the traditional colour palette of bright colours and cute characters to a more sophisticated and modern interpretation, which I’m just loving!
Keeping to a monochrome theme, it’s easy to build on your theme with highlights of gold or tropical fauna for a big impact just like these beautifully styled occasions by some of our talented LLC vendors.
Remember to CLICK onto any of the images below to find more details or where to purchase/order the items!:
Styled by The Sugar Topped Table
Modern Jungle Safari – styled by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling
Monochrome Safari – style by The Sugar Topped Table
This is one theme that can be so easily achieved with what is readily available, and to help you I’ve pulled together a few of my favourite items from some of our LLC vendors to get you started.
A great place to start when setting your theme! Choose a black and white colour palette with touches of gold, or turn those accents into show stopping starting blocks like this gorgeous Inka print and sunrise invitation from Loulou Pie Creative. These colours can then be picked up throughout your tableware and decorations for an impressive effect.
Safari invitations – Loulou Pie Creative
Although I am showcasing the whole dessert table setup for these gorgeous safari parties below I want to particularly highlight the gorgeous backdrop designs which would also be available for use as an invitation and other party stationery:
Monochrome Safari – style by The Sugar Topped Table. Stationery design by Style Me Gorgeous
Styling by The Little Big company. Backdrop design by Jo Studio
For a monochrome look use black and white as your base for the majority of your tableware, then add highlights of gold, blush pink or tropical fauna using some of these finds.
Black chevron plate – Love The Occasion
Black and white birthday plates – The Little Event Company
Geo dessert plates – The Party Parlour
Troppo dessert plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Napkins – The Little Event Company
Tropical Jungle napkins – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Gold geometric napkins – My Party boutique
Tropical jungle baking cups – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Gold foil straws – Emiko Blue
Zebra Print Straws – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Bamboo cutlery – Love The Occasion
Jumbo Confetti – Love The Occasion
Jungle themed food wrappers – Confectionately Yours
This tablecloth is perfect if you want to go with a rustic look:
Hessian gathered tablecloth – Saffy and May
If you want to go for a monochrome look then stick to the rule of using only black and white for the majority of your decorations and choose a few stand out items such as jumbo confetti balloons, cake toppers or the use of tropical foliage to bring it all together, or simply stick to all black and white if you wish!
You could also stick to a basic colour scheme of mainly white, or rustic brown and then use gold highlights in the decorations or desserts. Safari animals spray painted gold are an easy DIY to help give the dessert table a fun and modern look!
These items are perfect to decorate a safari cake and make it a stand out!:
Gold Animal Cake Toppers
Gold Cake Topper – A la Roch
You can see how the above acrylic embellishments were used on this stunning cake in a party by The Pumpkin Carriage
Gold Sunset Safari cake – Styling Pumpkin Carriage. Acrylic animals by A La Roch. Cake by JK Cake designs
For your room decorations, a few items to really fit the Safari style is all you need. You can then mix them in with more neutral items such as honeycomb decorations or plain coloured balloons:
Zebra foil balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Jumbo palm tree balloons – One Magic Day
Wild One foil balloons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Willow balloon tail – DD Brand
Gold triangle garland – The Little Event Company
Gold confetti balloon – Emiko Blue
These jungle animals for hire bring the safari to your party! These are available to hire in Sydney:
Jungle animals for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Browse the directory section of this website to discover Hire businesses in your state where you can hire relevant items!
Kids stools for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Queensland)
2m x 2m foliage wall for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events (Sydney)
Safari Party Desserts
Browse the Directory to find a cake or dessert maker in your area to create something modern for a Safari party, such as these gorgeous creations!:
Safari cake – The Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
Gold giraffe cookies – Savvy Cakes (Sydney). Styling by Sweet Finesse Event Styling
Giraffe cake – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne) in party styled by The Little Big Company
These candles are a fun finishing touch if you want to add an extra bit of gold to a modern safari cake:
Meri Meri gold glitter candles – Emiko Blue
Send little party guests home with a bit of the jungle with some of these favour ideas and packaging:
Party Favours – fairy floss from Fluffy Crunch. Styled by The Sugar Topped Table
Lollipop party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs
Gold treat bag – Love The Occasion
Treat boxes – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Cupcake boxes – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
White with gold foil dots favour bag – The Little Event Company
Some final modern safari party inspiration for you in this amazing party styled by The Pumpkin Carriage in Sydney:
Modern safari party – The Pumpkin Carriage
You can literally let your imagination run ‘wild’ with this theme, and the beauty of keeping it to a minimal monochrome palette wth luxe touches is that you don’t need to be a stylist to pull it off either!
A unicorn theme is a popular kids birthday party theme at the moment so I am delighted to share this gorgeous Unicorn party by Nicola of Party Pony Designer Pinata’s for her daughter
She collaborated with some talented vendors including some from the Life’s Little Celebrations directory to put together this colourful and bright Unicorn dessert table! The details and colours work together to bring this magical Unicorn birthday party theme alive!
If you’re planning a Unicorn birthday party you can view Unicorn party supplies on my blog here
Enjoy and swoon over this beautiful party!:
Styling, concept and balloon tails: Party Pony Designer Pinata’s
Styling assistance: Perfectly Sweet
Partyware – Unicorn headband, giant unicorn balloons and confetti: Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Rainbow cake, macarons, unicorn cake pops, unicorn cookies, meringues: Delicious by Sara
Photography: Ducky Professional Photography
Unicorn garland: Merc and Jones
Unicorn backdrop and tent cards for buffet: Ps Made with Love
Fairy Floss: Fluffe
Cake Topper: Wishling and Co
Unicorn flower crown: Puddle Ducklings
I really love this whole setup and how all the elements work together to create this fun Unicorn party setting!
Are you inspired and ready to start planning a Unicorn birthday party theme for your child? Start here on the Unicorn party supplies blog post!
Paw Patrol is hugely popular at the moment and many a child is choosing this for their birthday party theme. My girls both love paw patrol and it was a theme that my soon to be 4year old was tossing up for her birthday.
It is a party theme which can suit both boys and girls with many girls having a “Skye” or “Everest” paw patrol party. Your child may choose to have all the characters featured in their invitation and decorations or just their favourite pup – meaning that anything goes for the colour scheme!
However for this blog post I have stuck with the more common blue/red and some black/white/
Below I am sharing a range of paw patrol party supplies to suit a paw patrol birthday. Here is some styling inspiration to get you started:
Paw Patrol birthday party – Sweet finesse event styling (NSW)
Paw patrol party – Memories Are Sweet (QLD)
Paw Patrol Invitations
There is a huge range of paw patrol invitations available online for you to print yourself. Here are a few on offer or you can contact one of the LLC partners in the “invitations and printables” category and have a custom design made for your child’s party!:
Paw Patrol party invitation – Event Printables
Paw Patrol invitation – Dalimi Creative
Paw Patrol Skye and Everest party invitation – Eez designs
Paw Patrol Party Decorations
Mix and match some paw patrol licensed decorations with more neutral items for a fun but more unique setup!
This huge paw patrol chase balloon will be a centrepiece that the kids will love!:
Paw patrol chase balloon – Party Splendour
Paw patrol foil balloon – Fantasy Kids Parties
Love the cute paw print balloons which suit a paw patrol party. Mix these decorations in with basic coloured decorations to decorate a paw patrol party!:
Paw print balloon – Character Parties
Tassel garland – DD Brand
Modern blue and green confetti balloon – Love The Occasion
Blue tissue pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blue paper fan – Emiko Blue
Mix and match paw patrol licensed partyware with more neutral items:
Red candy cane plates – Emiko Blue
Black and white chevron plate – Love The Occasion
Red polka dot plate – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blue star cups – Hip and Hooray
Star straws – Hip and Hooray
These paw patrol party buffet labels will help theme your dessert table!:
Paw Patrol party table placecards – DIY Parties by Renee
Blue and green modern confetti – Love The Occasion
Love all these paw accessories you could use to make your own paw patrol sweets and desserts and also dress up other table items for a paw patrol party!:
Paw Print baking accessories – Confectionately Yours
Paw Patrol party cake and desserts:
There are a range of businesses on the Directory who can make paw patrol cake and desserts for a paw patrol party! Here are some of the paw patrol party food and desserts some of the businesses have created in the past. Click on the image to be taken to the relevant business!:
Paw patrol chocolate coated strawberry tower – Chocobon
Paw Patrol cake – JK Cake Designs (Sydney)
Paw Patrol cupcakes – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)
Paw Patrol cookies – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)
Paw Patrol cake – Pretty n Ash Cakes (Melbourne)
Paw Patrol skye cake – JK Cake Designs Sydney
Paw Patrol cookies – Petite Cookies Melbourne
Paw Patrol cookies – Velvetier (Qld)
A custom paw patrol cake topper is an extra cute finishing touch for any paw patrol cake!
Paw Patrol cake topper – Glistening Occasions. Cake by Velvetier (Qld)
Paw Patrol Party extras
An extra cute party game specifically for a paw patrol party:
Paw patrol party game – Just Party Supplies
Rather than party hats, the kids will have fun with their very own paw patrol mask:
Paw Patrol party masks – Fantasy Kids Parties
Create a cute kids party table for a paw patrol party with these red bubble chairs for hire:
Kids red bubble chair for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney
Paw Patrol Party Favours:
Love these edible favour ideas for a paw patrol party:
Paw patrol party favour – Glitter and Glue Designs
Paw patrol party favour chocolate bar wrappers – Emajine Designz
This cute tin could be filled with a few items or even stand alone as a favour gift !
Paw Patrol favour tin box – Just Party Supplies
A few other packaging ideas to fill with items for a paw patrol favour.
Paw Patrol loot bags – Fantasy Kids Parties
Red coloured treat boxes – The Little Big Company
Sambellina red favour bags – The Party Parlour
Hope this blog post got you started for your paw patrol party planning! Enjoy the celebrating!