Trend to watch: Rustic Baby Shower

Gone are the days of boring baby showers that no one wanted to attend! These days they are quite the social event social and fill our social feeds with gorgeous images that can make even this mother of 4 want to do it all over again!

One trend we’ve been paying close attention to is the rustic baby shower theme. So, so divine and works well as a gender neutral theme, or can be adapted to a slightly more masculine or feminine feel with colour if required.

Key features to include in a rustic baby shower are natural, earthy tones, natural elements such as wood, florals and even fauna, and a few vintage elements like lace and mason jars. You can also work in some metallics for a special pop of colour!

To get your inspiration flowing, we’ve found some great items you can easily source from our LLC Vendors to get a head start.

 

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Styling and props by Sweet Heavenly Events Hire, Sydney

 

Rustic Baby Shower Invitations

Set the tone of your event with beautiful invitations that the mum-to-be can add to her keepsake box. We love these ones printed on wood by Eve & Co which could be customised to suit a baby shower theme:

 

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Rustic Baby Shower Stationery, Eve & Co

 

 

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Rustic Floral Baby Shower Invitations, Giggles & Grace Design

 

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Rustic Tribal Baby Shower Invitation, Emma Smith Stationery

 

 

 

Rustic Baby Shower Decorations and Tableware

Sometimes starting with a blank canvas can be a little daunting and sometimes end in a creative block! But in this case, you can’t go wrong by starting with a neutral colour palette of woods, kraft paper, hessian, florals and adding muted, pastel colour for a gorgeous layered rustic theme or throwing in some metallics for some extra wow factor!

A gorgeous authentic chalkboard sign such as this suits the rustic feel perfectly and is a special way to welcome guests and personalise the baby shower decor:

 

Chalkboard sign – Scripts with Style

 

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‘Baby’ Script balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

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Blossom Paper Lantern, The Little Event Company

 

 

hessian table runner

Hessian Table Runner, The Party Parlour

 

 

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Recycled Wood Trestle Table Hire, Petite Events Hire, Sydney

 

 

 

decorative vines

Decorative Vines, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

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‘Hello World’ Rose Gold Bunting, The Little Event Company

 

Gold neutral balloon tails – Favor Lane

 

 

 

enviro tableware

Enviro Party Kit, Party Kit Co

 

 

floral paper plates

Blossom & Brouges Paper Plates, The Little Event Company

 

 

neautral paper plates

Champagne Candy Stripe Plates, The Party Parlour

 

 

 

floral paper plates

Rose Gold Floral Plates, Love The Occasion

 

 

bamboo disposable plates

Square Bamboo Plates, Love The Occasion

 

Hello world rose gold plates – The Little Event Co

 

disposable wooden forks

Deluxe Wooden Forks, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

floral paper straws

Rose Floral Paper Straws, Hip & Hooray

 

 

 

kraft straws

Kraft Straws, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Rustic Baby Shower Finishing Touches

Favour bags, themed props and cake toppers add those final touches to any event, and you’ll find plenty available in your neutral theme colour palette.

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Scalloped Kraft Favour Box, The Party Parlour

 

 

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Kraft Paper Party Bags, Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

These cookie mix bottles (which can have customised labels) are a gorgeous favour for guests to take home and enjoy and they also suit the rustic decor!:

 

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Rustic Themed Cookie Mix Favours, Sweet Health

 

 

To add some rustic flare to your cakes and baked treats, try these items!:

 

 

natural coloured baking cups

Kraft Natural Baking Cups, Hip & Hooray

 

 

 

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Custom Cake Topper – A la Roch

 

 

baby shower bunting cake topper

Bunting Cake Topper, DIY Parties by Renee

 

Baby shower gold cupcake toppers – Sugarlicious Parties

 

 

A few more rustic props to help theme your event!:

 

timber tree stump platters

Tree Stump Platters, Petite Events Hire, Sydney

 

Three tier rustic cake stand – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney

 

 

wooden signage

Wooden Signage, Jo’s Signs By Design, Sydney

 

 

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Troy Wooden Rocking Horse, Sweet Heavenly Events Hire, Sydney

 

Pallets for hire – Saffy and May Qld

 

This theme is a real classic and easy to pull together, assuring a timeless event the mum-to-be and guests will look back on fondly and want to do all over again!

 

Earth inspired Bridal Shower

So many exciting things have been happening with Life’s Little Celebrations recently! Only a few more weeks until tickets officially go on sale for the “Celebrate” conference day for business owers in the party, event and baking industry!

The recent features in the latest Confetti Fair Magazines have also been a highlight and I am thrilled to share with you today a gorgeous rustic Bridal shower shoot inspired by the theme “earth” as part of the latest Confetti Fair Magazine photo shoots which were a collaboration of Life’s Little Celebration partners!

You can catch up here on the water inspired birthday shoot, fire inspired engagement shoot and air inspired baby shower.

 

This gorgeous shoot was coordinated and styled by Jillian of The Simple Party.

Captured by Kirri photographed all the details beautifully of the various items contributed by Life’s Little Celebration partners.

Drawing from the colours and textures of the earth, Jillian created a relaxed bridal shower table. Set outside in a gorgeous courtyard, the table was laid with and eclectic mix of display stands and platters incorporating natural elements such as stone, wood, paper and metal.

Upon the display sat proudly the beautiful desserts in shades of greens, greys and sandy whites. The earthy tones on the table are contrasted by pretty floral arrangements featuring orange and peach. Guests could take home party favours – created in little glass bottles, labelled & filled with organic tea.

Hand painted leaves and feathers scattered around the table symbolising items in life that may have been collected or walked over on the path to find that one true ‘love’.

This truly is a beautiful Bridal shower shoot which could also provide inspiration for a rustic christening, first birthday or baby shower!

All details of  vendors involved are mentioned at the end of this post

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VENDOR CREDITS:

Thank you and well done to all the businesses involved in this gorgeous shoot:

 

The Simple Party Concept & Styling www.thesimpleparty.com.au

Captured by Kirri Photography www.capturedbykirri.com.au

Props & Cake stands www.sweetheavenlyeventshire.com.au

I Will Invitations Menu cards, place cards Joyful Invitations

Cake topper DIY Parties by Renee

Elk Prints Feathers, Leaves, typewriter page www.elkprints.com

 
Labels & tags for tea gifts www.kelsgiftlabelling.com.au

 
Party Splendour Balloons www.partysplendour.com.au

Foam sign Foamtastic Party Decor

Floral Fix Flowers www.floralfix.com.au

Naked Cake Sweets with Love

Cookies Best-Dressed Cookies

Strawberry Tower Dom’s Strawberries Delight

 
Macaron tower One Bite 

 
Cake pops / Chocolates One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies & Cakes 

 
Inspired Health by Dee Loose Leaf Tea www.facebook.com/inspiredhealthbydee

 

I hope you enjoyed the soft and rustic setting of this Bridal Shower – you can see more in the latest Confetti Fair Magazine!

 

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A sweet Teddy Bear’s Picnic party

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic theme is so sweet for a first or second birthday party and today I’m sharing an adorable setup using LLC partners (who you can find on the Directory pages):

 
I love classic party themes such as this for kids birthday parties as they really reflect the innocence of childhood !:

 

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The rustic touches such as the mini apple tubs and vintage suitcase and the gingham pattern really bring the picnic theme to life!:

 

 

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How sweet is this Teddy Bear cake? I just love the hand painted details!:

 

 

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Such cute Teddy Bear cake pops and cookies!:

 

 

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Hope you found some gorgeous party inspiration for your little ones birthday party!

 

 

tanya

Peter Rabbit party supplies

Peter Rabbit is such a classic story which I’m sure was part of all our childhood’s – so it’s wonderful to see it well loved even today and used as a birthday party theme especially for 1st birthday’s as well as baby showers or to base an Easter party around.

Here is my round up of Peter Rabbit party supplies and items based around a mix of blues and rustic items – most of which are from businesses listed in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory:

 

Peter Rabbit Invitations and Party Printables

 

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Peter Rabbit printables – Paper Blossom Creations

 

Peter Rabbit baby shower printables – Designs by Cassie

 

Peter Rabbit invitation – Concept Party Prints

 

Peter Rabbit invitations – Ready to Party

 

Peter Rabbit party decorations

A few decorations which would suit a soft Peter Rabbit party colour scheme:

 

Blue and green tassel garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Giant brown balloon – Emiko Blue

 

Pale blue honeycomb ball – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Ivory honeycomb ball – Love the Occasion

 

A cute idea is to incorporate carrots into your Peter Rabbit party decorations!:

 

Carrot garland DIY tutorial – Butterfly Kisses celebrations

 

You can find some cute Peter Rabbit garlands such as this online or ask someone in the Life’s Little Celebration’s directory (in the Handmade Decor category) to create one for you:

 

Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit garland – Donum Vindemia

 

 

 

Peter Rabbit party tableware

Gorgeous tablecloth and tablerunner for a rustic Peter Rabbit party:

 

Hessian ruffled tablecloth for purchase or hire – Saffy & May (Qld)

 

Hessian jute table runner – Style Party Love

 

Love these cute Peter Rabbit party plates:

Peter Rabbit plates – Ready to Party

 

Peter Rabbit dessert plates – Ready to Party

 

These party plates would also suit a Peter Rabbit colour scheme:

 

Toot sweet blue stripe plate – Emiko Blue

 

Pattern plate in mint green – Little Kite

 

Paper Eskimo blue and white tableware – Favor Lane

 

This tableware is perfect for a rustic garden feel for a Peter Rabbit party:

 

Enviro party kit – The Kit Source

 

Cute boxes which could be used for lunch boxes or favours:

 

Brown kraft gable picnic box – Style Party Love

 

 

Blue ombre wooden spoons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Custom wooden blue spoons – Bespoke Party Products

 

Blue and green straws – Emiko Blue

 

Peter Rabbit cakes and desserts

These cupcake toppers are gorgeous for cupcakes or as food picks:

 

Cupcake toppers by Barbe a Papa in a party by Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffet’s

 

Peter Rabbit cupcake kit – Love the Occasion

 

 

Picket fence cupcake wrappers – Saffy & May

 

 

Blue polka dot cupcake cases – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Blue cardboard cupcake stand – Little Kite

 

View the businesses in the Cake and Dessert category on the Directory to order a Peter Rabbit cake or desserts like these gorgeous handpainted cookies:

 

Peter Rabbit hand painted cookies – Best Dressed Cookies (posts Australia wide)

 

Love these macarons (yes can you believe they are macarons?) which would work into a Peter Rabbit theme for a Mr McGregor’s garden look:

 

Macarons – Moreish Macarons (NSW)

 

Peter Rabbit party hire items:

There is a large range of props available to hire which would suit a Peter Rabbit party theme such as rustic props, chairs in blue and green, picket fences and more! Visit the Hire category on the Directory to view more businesses to hire from. Here is a small sample with a mix of rustic items and garden and blue/green items:

 

Kids table, chairs and hessian table runner for hire – Saffy & May (Qld)

 

Mini white picket fence for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Table and blue toned chairs for hire – Tiny Tables and Chairs (Melb) in party styled by Mama Alpha

 

Rustic props for hire – Prop my Party (Sydney)

 

Blue console table for hire – Sweet Heavenly Party Hire and Events Styling

 

 

Mint green kids chair for hire – Mini Party People (Melb, Syd)

 

Rustic drink station for hire or full setup with drinks provided – Drink Station (Sydney)

 

Peter Rabbit party props:

A few other props which you could work into a dessert table such as these mini picket fences which can be wrapped around food platters:

 

Mini white wooden fence – Saffy and May

 

Brown chalkboard – The Paper Lantern

 

Rustic mini blackboard – Special Celebration Events

 

Peter Rabbit initial – Peters of Kensington

 

Peter Rabbit tin box – Lime Tree Kids

 

Peter Rabbit favour bags

A range of favour packaging options which would suit a Peter Rabbit party. Gifting a small Peter Rabbit book would also be a fantastic party favour idea for this theme:

 

Peter Rabbit party bags – Ready to Party

 

Hessian bags – Saffy & May

 

Kraft favour bags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Small jute sack – The Paper Lantern

 

Mini baskets – Saffy & May

 

Blue mini tin bucket – Butterfly Kisses celebrations

 

Real Parties

Find more inspiration and ideas by browsing some real Peter Rabbit parties here:

A pretty Jemima Puddle duck and friends party by Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffet’s

A cute Peter Rabbit Christening setup by Allison from Utterly Organised

A gorgeous first birthday by Liz of Bizzy Days blog using an inspiration board I created for her

Love the soft colour scheme of this Peter Rabbit party on Kara’s Party Ideas

Amazing Peter Rabbit first birthday with beautiful illustrations on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

 

I hope you enjoy the planning of this Peter Rabbit party theme!

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Where The Wild Things Are Party Supplies board

Rebecca from Little Sweet Styling is sharing another of her fantastic party branding boards today on the blog – this time for a theme based around the popular children’s book – “Where the wild things are”.  However these items could work into any party theme involving a rustic or woodland look!

The source list for all these fantastic party supplies can be found at the end of this post. If you’d like a board such as this (with links to the products) for your next celebration, contact Little Sweet Styling at littlesweetstyling@gmail.com

 

 

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Source List

Follow the below links to purchase any of the above items:

 

  1.  Custom Invitation $P.O.A – Paper Face
  2. Tissue Paper Fans $6.60 – Leo and Bella
  3. Honeycomb Tissue Paper Balls $4.50-6.60 – Leo and Bella
  4. Hessian Bunting $15.00 – Paper Face
  5. Moon Pinata $80.00 – Party Pony
  6. Kraft Drink Carry Tray $1.50 – Style Party Love
  7. Memo Blackboards $3.00 – Special Celebration
  8. Custom Cake Topper $P.O.A. – Glistening Occasions
  9. Small Square Bamboo Plate $9.95/10 pack – Love The Occasion
  10. Macaron Tower $P.O.A. – One Bite Macarons
  11. Drink Station $50 hire/weekend (Sydney) – Ruffle Me Tablecloths
  12. Wooden Cake Stand $54.96 – Confetti And Cake
  13. Wire Tiered Basket Stand $59.99 – Leo & Bella
  14. Berry Basket $9.95/10 pack – Ruby Rabbit
  15. Wood Rounds $25 hire/weekend (Sydney) – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
  16. Fabric Crown $25.00 –  Party Pony
  17. Brown Hessian Fabric Runner $2.95/m – Party Ideas In A Box
  18. Moss in a Bag $5.99 – The Little Big Company
  19. Kraft Party Bag $12.95/10 pack – Ruby Rabbit
  20. Wooden Scoop $4.95 – Party & Co
  21. Scalloped Kraft Favour Box $4.95/6 pack – Little Red Chick
  22. Jute Twine $9.99/9m – Style Party Love
  23. Pocket Compass $6.45 – Party Ideas In A Box
  24. Lolly Jar 42cm $49.00 – Leo & Bella
  25. Lolly Jar 32cm $35.00 – Leo & Bella
  26. Lolly Jar 30cm $36.00 – Leo & Bella

Thank you Little Sweet Styling for your inspiration and product ideas for a Where the Wild things are party!

 

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