Flamingos make SUCH a fun party theme or a great inclusion into a tropical or pool party, or even an Alice in wonderland party!
I love the influx of Flamingo party items out at the moment and on the blog you can find loads of Flamingo party inspiration in this Flamingo inspired 1st birthday shoot, Flamingo Dessert table and Tiki Flamingo party supplies board.
Today I’m sharing this fun Flamingo 2nd birthday party by Emma, mother of 2 who shares snippets of her life and loves on the blog Sophie and Millie
Emma used some fantastic Flamingo decor from various LLC partners and I loved how all the pieces worked together to create a casual, festive party! See the end of this post for the vendors involved as well as some fun Flamingo party supplies to help you recreate a fun flamingo fiesta!
When it came to organise Millie’s second birthday party Emma wanted to keep it (relatively) simple but had no idea what theme to choose.
As Emma explains:
“Then one day on instagram I saw a fabulous flamingo piñata from Party Pony Piñata. And it was a done deal! It helped that there are so many fabulous flamingo products on the market. Milly loved it and called it her “mingo party”
They decided on an afternoon tea celebration with their family and friends in their yard. Being January Emma was expecting lovely warm and sunny weather. Instead the weather forecast was for warm and stormy weather! After stressing all week about it, they thankfully got 2 hours of party in before the massive storm clouds rolled in.
The kids ran around, played in the cubby house and jumped on the jumping castle while adults enjoyed finger sandwiches and drinks watching them.
Such a cute celebration right? You just can’t go wrong with flamingos!
Thank you Emma for sharing – see more of Emma’s blog here!
See all the vendors involved below and then shop some fun Flamingo party supplies using the inspiration board and source list below!:
Poppies for Grace – party hats, honeycomb decorations, flamingo temporary tattoos, feather garland
Party Pony Piñata – flamingo piñata and balloon with tassel
Ruby Rabbit Partyware – flamingo balloons, confetti balloons, pink/gold confetti, favour bags, dessert plates
Piccolo Studio – Invitations and other decorations
LoveLauren – Cake and biscuits
TasteeTreats4u – Cupcakes
Shop the party:
Want to plan your own Flamingo party? Shop these fun party supplies to bring it all together for your next kids party!:
Flamingo party supplies source list:
Flamingo Cake topper
Flamingo lollipop party favours
Blush and gold flamingo balloons
Today I’m sharing a fun Unicorn party for 3 yr olds, using many Life’s Little Celebration’s directory vendors – based around the book ‘Thelma the Unicorn’ by Aaron Blabey.
This is a really sweet and simple setup making it perfectly do-able for mum’s wanting to throw something together for their unicorn loving child! The pink sequin tablecloth looks amazing but you could make a similar setup work with a white tablecloth for another option.
Those pretty white tassels are from Love the Occasion and could work into so many party themes!
A lot of the creations on this table were handmade by vendors in the Life’s Little Celebration’s party directory – meaning that they can custom create similar items to suit your child’s particular party theme.
The cupcakes were dressed up in these pretty glitter Unicorn toppers by Sugarlicious Parties:
Gorgeous custom cutlery was created by Bespoke Party Products:
I love these muslin favour bags by Glitter and Glue design with a glittery unicorn print! :
You really can’t get any prettier than glittery tulle poms – from Pom Pom Princess:
The cluster of tulle poms looks so pretty together and teamed with the cute unicorn head from K-Mart make an easy backdrop:
This is such a cute theme and really popular at the moment and I hope this setup has inspired you!
If you’re planning a Unicorn party you can find more Unicorn party ideas and supplies by visiting my previous Unicorn party supplies blog post here.
Photography – Jodi Griffin Photogrqphy
Cupcake toppers – Sugarlicious
Bespoke Cutlery – Bespoke Party Supplies
Unicorn Lolly Bag – Glitter & Glue
White Tassels – Love the Occassion
Pom Poms – Pom Pom Princess
Unicorn Head – Kmart
I can finally blog about Rebekah’s 4th birthday party which was recently shared on Kara’s Party Ideas here.
As always when planning this party I used only vendors from the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory and the main reason I share these party photos is to credit them and share their items so if you are looking for anything I’ve used you know where to find it!
All photos are by Nikki from Nikki Fitt Photography. Nikki always captures such beautiful shots and is great with kids. Despite also being 34 weeks pregnant on the day Nikki still went over and above to capture all the details and moments we wanted which I have now made into a photobook for Rebekah and us to enjoy to remember her birthday.
Rebekah being a typical 4 year old girl wanted a Princess party and pink and gold was an obvious colour choice! We started with these watercolour pink/gold invitations from Jo Studio which I thought were so pretty and I used the matching printables throughout the party:
Being 34 weeks pregnant with #3 I wanted to keep the dessert table simple so I could easily set the desserts out on the day. The decorations made everything sparkle but it was quite an easy setup!
The gold sequin tablecloth from Any Occasion Events really made the table special. The quality is gorgeous and I know it is a tablecloth I can reuse for other special occasions.
The tablecloth was complimented by the backdrop with the words “Born to sparkle” being a custom decal made by PS Made with Love. I’ve always wanted to use a wall decal as a backdrop and it was a fun concept to try out.
The gorgeous crown pinata was by Party Pony Designer Pinata’s and we used it more as a decoration rather than a pinata – so that we could hang it in our daughter’s room after the party. It really was a stunning decoration so cleverly made by Nicola!
The tassel tail was also by Party Pony but sourced from Ruby Rabbit Partyware for a previous party – always great when you can reuse your party decorations!
The absolutely stunning cake was made by Minnie of Minnie’s Sweet Creations who I have used a few times as her cakes always taste as good as they look! The cake matched the watercolour look on the invitation and honestly tasted delicious!
The princess cake topper was by Glistening Occasions who created it beautifully with glitter on the tiara and number 4!
You can see the glitter detailing in this close up and it was beautifully made!:
Minnie from Minnie’s Sweet Creations also made these sweet princess cookies. They were the perfect size cookies for little ones and were snapped up in seconds!:
I made some oreo pops for the party which always go down well and dressed them up with some pink and gold glitter cake pop sticks from Glistening Occasion.
Jelly is a must have at my kids parties and I dressed the little jelly pots up with a glitter wooden spoon from Butterfly Kisses Celebrations:
Fruit is another item I always like to include on the dessert table and I used these pretty crown cupcake toppers in pink/gold cupcake cases all sourced from Ruby Rabbit Partyware:
The kids table is always fun to setup and my daughter gets excited about sitting there and eating with her friends. This year I decided to use stylish pink mini ghost chairs for something different! Mini Party People have these in a range of colours along with the kids tables for hire and they were wonderful to work with!
Besides the plates/cups I don’t like putting too much on the kids table because you need room for the food/platters!
However I popped the cute kids party glitter crowns from Ruby Rabbit Partyware on the table along with the gorgeous pink and gold chevron partyware from Illume Designs! I thought the pink and gold of their range worked so well together.
You can only just see them here….but I found these cute straws with pink crowns on them from Devour Cakes :
These glitter bottle/vases were actually from Naomi’s 1st birthday party – glad I was able to reuse them!:
I again used the pink/gold chevron range from Illume Designs for the favour bags and thank you tags, with cute mini gold pegs from Ruby Rabbit Partyware:
Inside the bags were various items depending on whether they were for girls or boys (eg: hair clips, cars, bangles, playdough etc) however one special item I included for the girls were some princess carriage soaps from Soap Buddies:
Now this day was a 40 degree day in Sydney so thank goodness we booked Cinderella to come along from Fairy Fun! I actually lengthened her booking on the day as the kids were having SO much fun and in the heat they couldn’t play outside anyway!
My daughter always gets so excited when an entertainer comes to a party as she is still young enough to believe that it REALLY is Cinderella! It also gives all the parents a chance to sit back and chat to each other while the kids have fun. We were so happy with Cinderella and would definitely recommend Fairy Fun for party entertainment in Sydney!
Rebekah honestly had such a fun time at her party and I’m so glad I had booked Nikki Fitt photography to take photos as she captured precious shots such as this….love this photo of me and Rebekah as you can see my baby bump as well!:
I should also mention that Rebekah’s party outfit is also sourced from vendors in the directory! Her gorgeous pink tutu with gold ribbon is from Sweet Pirouette. We gave it to her on her birthday and she was SO excited to wear it and do her little poses!
She is also wearing a pink and gold chain made by Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures:
We all had such fun celebrating with our family and friends ! I can’t believe it will be a 5th birthday I’ll be planning for her later this year!
Thanks for reading and make sure you visit the Directory page when you are party planning to find all the vendors I have used and many more!
I’m thrilled to be able to share Rebekah’s 3rd birthday Ballerina party with you after it has been featured in the recent Confetti Fair magazine which you can buy at the show, news-agencies or subscribe online!
We held the party in November 2013 and went with a “Ballet & Bows” party theme as Rebekah’s daily outfit of choice at the time was always a tutu and bow and she loves to pretend she is a ballerina! I went with the colours of pink, peach and ivory and held a small party at home for her with a few friends.
When planning this ballet & bows party I chose to only use vendors from the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory! I do genuinely believe you can plan a wonderful party through using the directory and I didn’t need to look elsewhere.
All photos are by Nikki Fitt Photography who I highly recommend and I’ll talk more about the photography later.
Here is the setup of the Ballerina dessert table and children’s table:
The gorgeous ruffled backdrop, as well as the kids party table, chairs, kids tulle tablecloth and ballerina centrepiece were all hired from Little Wish Parties, and gave a lovely ballerina feel to the party! I just loved that ruffled backdrop which perfectly matched the colour scheme as well!
I love tassel garlands but wanted something a bit different for this party. The wonderful Sara of Pom Pom Princess designed the tulle tassel garland you see at the front of table along with the tulle pom pom spoons on the jelly cups:
I kept the table quite simple and symmetrical – it meant an easier setup which is important for me when I have 2 toddlers running around on the day.
The gorgeous cake along with the bow macarons, ballerina slipper cake pops and cookie stacks were all created by It’s a Cake Thing (by Jhoanee) and tasted as good as they looked!:
To keep the ballerina party theme going I used mini tutu’s from Tiny Tutu Cake Couture to wrap around the jelly cups and milk bottles. It created a really pretty effect – they are designed to be used on cupcake wrappers but I think they can work on a range of items!
The paper bows on the table were created by Penny Lane Studio who always creates such lovely decor.
I incorporated bows wherever I could to continue the “Ballet & Bows” theme, so hanging over the drink dispenser is a bow garland by PS Made with Love who created bow balloon tails as well (see photo further down):
Above the children’s table I created a cluster of hanging decorations – lanterns, paper fans and tulle poms which I bought from various party boutiques in my directory (Ruby Rabbit Partyware, Occasion by Design, The Party Parlour, Pom Pom Princess).
This was a lot more time consuming than I realised, trying to get the cluster/spacing just right! Thankfully this party was held at home and I could set this up the day before.
On the children’s table I used lace paper plates, and pretty bow spoons created by Bespoke Party Products. Around the milk bottles I wrapped the mini tutu’s from Tiny Tutu Cake Couture (you must visit their range if you’re planning a ballerina party!).
The girls loved having their own table to sit at and it actually made them stay in one spot and eat their lunch!
I loved the bow balloon tails made by Liv of PS Made with Love to continue the bow theme.
Liv also created a “Pin the tutu on the ballerina” poster along with personalised little tutu’s for the girls to stick onto the poster! They were stunning with tulle and bows attached :
I had organised a little tutu for each of the girl’s on the day so they could each feel like a little ballerina.
Nicole from Pretty and Print created the customised printables for this party
Personalised swing tags were made for each of the tutu’s with the girl’s name and character image:
For the invitation I wanted a mini story book to be created as Rebekah loves storytelling with people she knows. Nicole of Pretty and Print created this lovely story with her friends, telling the story of them being invited to her 3rd birthday party and Rebekah really enjoys this little invite/book we can still read after the party.
I cannot speak more highly of Nicole’s designs and service!
I printed these invitations and then bound them with twine to create a little book:
For the party favour along with the tutu, each girl received a tutu ballerina bag (from The Party Parlour) along with a bow and some ballerina goodies I purchased from Party & Co and Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations. I always enjoy putting together something lovely for the kids to take home.
As mentioned before Nikki from Nikki Fitt Photography was the photographer. I couldn’t recommend her more highly as we were so happy with the photos she took of the party and the friends and family there.
She had wonderful rapport with Rebekah to be able to take some lovely single shots of her at the start of the party as well. She captured lots of special and fun moments. I’m always careful not to share too many personal images of my children on my blog otherwise I would love to show you all the gorgeous moments she captured!
By the way the cute little tiara party hats you can see my youngest Naomi wearing below were from Party & Co and were such unique pretty hats – highly recommend them for any girly party theme as the kids enjoyed wearing them!
Fairy Crystal from Diamond Fairy Parties entertained and enchanted the girls with her fairy ballet. I am so glad I booked someone for the party. With only 6 girls I was going to skip on paid entertainment. However having Fairy Crystal there meant that the parents could eat lunch in peace while the kids were entertained and enchanted and Rebekah absolutely loved the dancing, facepainting and games.
I did also run pass the parcel and pin the tutu on the ballerina (as mentioned above) however running these games with a group of toddler age children definitely wasn’t as easy as I expected which made me grateful I had organised extra entertainment.
We also had a table setup with some ballerina colouring in sheets and crayons for an extra activity and PS Made with Love designed the ballerina colouring sheets.
We honestly had a wonderful day celebrating Rebekah’s 3rd birthday! It was the smallest birthday celebration (numbers wise) we have had for one of our girls and it made the party very relaxed. Rebekah really enjoyed the company of her sister and 5 friends.
I hope you enjoyed the photos! It was a lot of fun to put this party together and with Rebekah turning 3 it was the first party she truly understood and appreciated.
As I was setting it up she kept saying “mum, it is so beautiful!”. Those words made everything so worth it because she is so beautiful and I hope the party reflected her.
Happy party planning!
Minnie Mouse is one of those classic characters that seems to continue being so popular for a girl’s party! It is easy to style based around either pinks or reds and polka-dots. Think bows, mouse ears, minnie mouse silhouettes and spots.
I hope you enjoy these selections! A lot of what I’ve chosen are from the vendors in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory so make sure you have a browse of the categories there when planning your party!
You can also view my Minnie Mouse pinterest board here.
Invitations and Printables
Minnie Mouse inspired invitation and printables – 2 Love Birds
Minnie Mouse party printables – Edgehouse Design
Vintage minnie mouse party printables – Pretty and Print
Minnie Mouse party stationery – I Will Invitations
Minnie Mouse Paperie – Memories are Sweet
Minnie Mouse inspired printables – Giggles and Grace Design
Printed Minnie Mouse party pack (bunting, favour tubes, chocolate bars etc) – Barbe a Papa
This cute design is available in red or pink:
Minnie Mouse printable invitations – Upon a Time Design
Minnie Mouse photo invitation – Sweetheart Party Extras
Some cute fill in invitations:
Minnie Mouse invitations – Just Party Supplies
Minnie Mouse 1st birthday invitation – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
On my Minnie Mouse pinterest board I pinned a great decoration idea during a black lantern for Minnie’s head and 2 black paper pom poms on the sides for Minnie’s ears with an attached pink bow in the middle! Easy to re-create using these black lanterns (the same store also has black pom pom’s):
Black lanterns – Just Party Supplies
Polka dot pom pom – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Black polka dot paper fan – Sweet Celebrations
Pink and white polka dot lantern – Little Red Chick
Wildberry giant round balloon – Ruby Rabbit
Polka dot balloons – Saffy & May
Red and white polka dot lantern – Sweet Celebrations
Teeny tiny red honeycomb garland kit – Love The Occasion
Cute spot garland would look great in the party theme colours:
Custom made spot garland – Hanging Pretty
Love this tassel garland look! If you’re looking for someone local to create something similar try Ruffles and Bells
Minnie Mouse tassel garland – The Paper Jar (ETSY)
Tulle pom pom’s are always pretty – this trio of colours is perfect for a Minnie Mouse party:
Tule pom pom trio – Pom Pom Princess
Streamers are always an easy party decoration:
Pink and white polka dot streamers – Just Party Supplies
Ruffled crepe paper Minnie Mouse – Have Your Party (ETSY)
Pink polka dot table runner – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Mini dot red tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Minnie Mouse tablecloth – Just Party Supplies
Minnie Mouse large paper plates – Just Party Supplies
Minnie Mouse plates – Fantasy Kids Parties
Sambellina Red and white polka dot plates – Just Party Supplies
Cake plate raspberry and white polka dots – Little Red Chick
Minnie Mouse napkins – Piece of Cake Parties and celebrations
Red and white polka dot napkins – Little Red Chick
Pink polka dot napkins – Ruby Rabbit
Customised wooden spoons – Bespoke Party Products
Wooden dessert spoons – Love The Occasion
Red spot straws – Party & Co
Black polka dot cupcake cases – Ruby Rabbit
Baking cups red and white polka dot – Little Red Chick
Square spot patty cups – The Party Parlour
Red polka dot cupcake stand – Ready To Party
Minnie Mouse toppers – Sweetheart Party Extras
Polka dot cupcake pics – Penny Lane Studio
Personalised minnie mouse cake topper – Ginger Babies on ETSY
Pink polka dot candles – Sweet Celebrations
Jansen + Co red cake stand – Leo & Bella
Special Themed Items & Props
Some sweet party masks for the kids:
Minnie Mouse face masks – Fantasy Kids Parties
Classic figurines like this one are lovely props and keepsakes to use on your dessert table:
Minnie Mouse Figurine – Peters of Kensington
These cardboard suitcases are wonderful as risers on your dessert table:
Pink polkadot suitcase set – Bickiboo
How about a Minnie Mouse cardboard prop to hire? Perfect for photos!
Minnie Mouse prop to hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Cute tubes customised for your theme and filled with special treats:
Minnie Mouse favour tubes – Sweetheart Party Extras
These soap favours are definitely unique and practical and can be customised for this theme:
Mickey or Minnie soap favours (can be made in pink) – Soap Buddies
The girls might enjoy some Minnie headbands:
Minnie Mouse headbands – Fantasy Kids Parties
Minnie mouse headband – Fantasy Kids Parties
Minnie Mouse tattoos – Just Party Supplies
Love these packaging ideas for your favours. You could fill them with bows, bangles, hair clips etc for the girls:
Favour bows and bags – Penny Lane Studio
Black polka dot favour bags – Ruby Rabbit
Pink polka dot favour bags – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Red polkadot gift box – Sweet Celebrations
Black and white polka dot gift box – Just Party Supplies
Enjoy more inspiration from these real parties:
Super sweet Minnie Mouse party by Saffy & May
Lovely Vintage Minnie Mouse party styled by Kouzina Events
Very pretty Minnie Mouse 3rd birthday styled by Sensationally Sweet Events