Party Supplies wrap up – Peach & Lemon

As the weather warms up it’s time to bring out the lovely sorbet coloured party decorations, serve up some cool lemonade and enjoy some spring and summer soirees!

This party supplies wrap up is inspired by lemon, peach and pink (how lovely do they look together?!).

All links to items are included below the collage and as always most are from businesses who are members of Life’s Little Celebration’s and listed on the directory page!:

 

 

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1.Invitation, 2. favour bags, 3. cake stand, 4. lemon balloons, 5.laser cut lemon bunting, 6.peach pom pom, 7.lemonade dispenser, 8. peach/lemon paper fan, 9. sorbet confetti balloon, 10. peach paper plates 

 

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Ladybug Party Supplies

I’m counting down the days until Spring and a ladybird / ladybug theme is perfect for a cute Spring party theme! It’s easily decorated in red and black – and you can incorporate pinks or greens for a garden feel or I also love the idea of a pink ladybug party.

Here is my round up of ladybug party supplies – nearly all of which are from businesses listed in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory which has so many fantastic vendors for all your kids parties – so make sure you go have a browse!

Hope you enjoy the round up. Remember to simply CLICK onto any of the below images to be taken directly to the relevant business page.

 

Ladybug Party Invitations and Stationery:

This cute ladybug invitation can be ordered with an equally adorable matching cake (cake only available if you’re in Sydney). Click on the image to be taken to the site of vendor Deliciously Yours for more details:

 

Ladybug Invitation and Cake - Deliciously Yours

Ladybug Invitation and Cake – Deliciously Yours

 

Some more cute Ladybug party stationery:

 

Ladybug Invitation - Giggles and Grace Designs

Ladybug Invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Ladybug party printed backdrop and stationery - Jo's Signs by Design

Ladybug party printed backdrop and stationery – Jo’s Signs by Design

 

 

Ladybird party printables - Fairydust Stylish Stationery

Ladybird party printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery

 

Lady bug party printables - Dream a Little Dream

Lady bug party printables – Dream a Little Dream

 

Ladybug Invitation - I Will Invitations

Ladybug Invitation – I Will Invitations

 

 

Ladybug Party Decorations:

 

Ladybug foil balloon - Party Splendour

Ladybug foil balloon – Party Splendour

 

Tiny red garland honeycomb ball kit - Love The Occasion

Tiny red garland honeycomb ball kit – Love The Occasion

 

Black and red pom pom garland - Pom Pom Princess

Black and red pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess

 

Red paper daisy decoration - Love the Occasion

Red paper daisy decoration – Love the Occasion

 

 

Polka dot red and black balloons - Party & Co

Polka dot red and black balloons – Party & Co

 

 

Ladybug Party Tableware:

 

 

Red polka dot plates - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red polka dot plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Ladybug plates - Party Splendour

Ladybug plates – Party Splendour

 

 

Black and white dotted plates - Paper Face

Black and white dotted plates – Paper Face

 

 

Red and black party kit -The Kit Source

Red and black party kit -The Kit Source

 

 

Ladybug napkins - Party & Co

Ladybug napkins – Party & Co

 

 

black dot straws

Polka dot straws – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

These cute ladybug party labels are perfect to help theme your food table to match the ladybug party theme:

 

Ladybug tent cards - Matchie Matchee

Ladybug tent cards – Matchie Matchee

 

 

Ladybug Party Cake, Desserts and accessories:

 

 

Red spot baking cup - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red spot baking cup – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Love these cute red/white cake pop boxes to dress up your cake pops and match them to a ladybug theme!:

 

Red white spot cake pop boxes - PS Made With Love

Red white spot cake pop boxes – PS Made With Love

 

Ladybug lollopops - The Little Big Company

Ladybug lollopops – The Little Big Company

 

Make your own ladybug chocolate covered oreo biscuits!:

 

Ladybug chocolate oreo mould - Confectionately Yours

Ladybug chocolate oreo mould – Confectionately Yours

 

If you want to make your own ladybug birthday cake for your child this DIY kit is an easy way to do it:

 

Ladybug DIY Cake kit - Mumma Cakes

Ladybug DIY Cake kit – Mumma Cakes

 

Remember to visit the Cake and Desserts category in the “Directory” part of this site to find someone in your location to create some a Ladybug party cake or desserts (cookies, cake pops etc) for your child’s party!:

 

Ladybug cake - Deliciously Yours (Sydney(

Ladybug cake – Deliciously Yours (Sydney)

 

Ladybug cookies - Miss Biscuit (Melb)

Ladybug cookies – Miss Biscuit (Melb)

 

 

Lady bug oreo pops - The Sweet Cart (WA)

Lady bug oreo pops – The Sweet Cart (WA)

 

 

Ladybug cookies - Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)

Ladybug cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)

 

Ladybug Party wear:

 

An adorable party hat for the birthday girl:

 

Ladybug party hat - Little Miss Charlie's Treasures

Ladybug party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures

 

Gorgeous ladybug wings perfect for the party and for general dress up:

 

Ladybug dress up wings -  Special Celebration events

Ladybug dress up wings – Special Celebration events

 

Ladybug Party styling and hire:

Sharing some Ladybug dessert tables as well as items for hire from vendors in the directory:

 

Ladybug party setup - Lovely Occasions and Styled Events (Queensland)

Ladybug party setup – Lovely Occasions and Styled Events (Queensland)

 

 

Ladybug party setup and desserts - The Sweet Cart (WA)

Ladybug party setup and desserts – The Sweet Cart (WA)

 

Style your ladybug dessert table on something different by hiring a unique setting from one of the vendors on the Directory:

 

Black trestle table for hire - Sweet Heavenly Events Hire

Black trestle table for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events Hire

 

Cart  for hire - Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melbourne)

Cart for hire – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melbourne)

 

Create a cute ladybug table setting for the kids! Visit the directory to find a vendor in your location to hire kids party table and chairs from:

 

Kids table and chairs - Tiny Tables and chairs (Melb)

Kids table and chairs – Tiny Tables and chairs (Melb)

 

You could also hire some props such as this hedge for a ladybug party garden feel:

 

Hedge for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

Hedge for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Ladybug Party favours

 

Here are a few cute novelty items to suit a ladybug favour bag and some ladybug favour bag options:

 

Ladybug toy party favour - Party & Co

Ladybug toy party favour – Party & Co

 

Pink Poppy ladybird wand - Party & Co

Pink Poppy ladybird wand – Party & Co

 

Ladybug castanets - Cheeky Chops

Ladybug castanets – Cheeky Chops

 

This cute ladybug bag could double as both a gift for the kids to take home plus you could fill it with some special treats:

 

Ladybug bag - Special Celebration Events

Ladybug bag – Special Celebration Events

 

 

Red polka dot favour bag - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Red polka dot favour bag – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Ladybug favour box - Favor Lane

Ladybug favour box – Favor Lane

 

Ladybug lolly bags - Matchie Matchee

Ladybug lolly bags – Matchie Matchee

 

As a final cute embellishment:

Ladybug pegs - The Paper Lantern

Ladybug pegs – The Paper Lantern

 

Ladybug Real Parties:

Visit these cute parties for more inspiration:

Sweet Ladybug party by Sweet Creations by Sharms

Gorgeous ladybug party by The Sweet Cart

Such a cute Ladybug party featured on Pizzazzerie

A unique pink/white/black ladybug party from Vens Paperie

I hope you enjoyed the ladybug party finds and you have lots of fun planning a ladybug party for your little one!

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Colour your party: Peach

With winter nearly over it’s a perfect time to start thinking of Spring and Summer celebrations.

A gorgeous peach colour palette is a perfect choice for the warmer weather

Here is some inspiration and products to get you started. Make sure you visit the children’s party directory as well to find the best vendors when you are planning.

 

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Find more details here:

Fizzoes peach lollies: The Party Parlour

Peach cake stand: Emerald and Ella

Peach and Tangerine 1st birthday by Little Sooti on the Style Me Pretty blog

Peach honeycomb paper daisy from Occasion by Design

Rustic garden collection invitation: The Little Soiree

Peach polka dot straws: The Social Boutique

Peach spotty favour bags: Emerald and Ella

Ribbon and fabric mobile: Max and Me homewares on Down That Little Lane

Peach and gold tassel garland available from Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Peach drinking jar: Rainy Sunday

 

Enjoy the planning!

 

 

 

 

Ladybug theme

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 !

Invitations/Printables

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

 

Decorations

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

Table Decor

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

 Sweet Treats

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

Real Parties

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

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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!

 

 

 

 

Garden Tea Party – Styled by Whimsy Petite Styling

Spring is in the air, and now is the perfect time to get to planning for a sweet garden tea party {of course any time of year is a wonderful time for a tea party don’t you think?}.
I know a lot of you loved the Tea Party Theme post we shared recently and now I am excited to share with you exclusive images and details of a sweet Springtime Tea party styled by Whimsy Petite Styling, Brisbane. Don’t miss also a special offer for our Life’s Little Celebrations readers at the end of this post! =)

For Tash, stylist at Whimsy Petite Styling, Spring evokes images of blue skies & green grass, pretty spring blooms & summer dresses, sophisticated garden soirees and afternoons filled with casual delight!

These images were her inspiration behind this gorgeous  4th birthday party.
As Tash explains “This was to be a sophisticated tea party for little ladies, not sparing any of the trims.  From beautiful handmade linens, to antique fine china, luscious floral arrangements and a homemade menu to delight the tastebuds. The little guests were to enjoy an afternoon of good old fashioned high society living”.

Guests arrived in pretty dresses with beautiful spring inspired accessories – instantly setting the tone for a delightful afternoon soiree.
Despite the best laid plans the day of the party did not in fact bring blue skies for the most part – thankfully a well sized deck was at hand to allow the soiree to go ahead.

I love the look of this table dressed with linen tablecloths and pretty pastel colour tableware! Oh and how lovely are those pretty personalised party hats which doubled as place settings?


Antique tea cups were the perfect vessel for jelly cups.  Topped with a dollop of cream and raspberry, the little guests felt quite grown up using their “grown up” tea cups which is a great way of using pretty teaware for the little one’s!

The menu consisted of old fashioned homemade treats: Fruit Kebabs {with dipping marshmallow}, chocolate brownies, lemon tarts, finger sandwiches, jelly cups, and individual serves in Robert Gordon cups of old fashioned sweets and caramel popcorn.
Adults also enjoyed a selection of cheese and fruit platters at their table.

Despite the disappointment of not having the table set up under the shade of the trees on the beautiful green lawn as planned, the weather did manage to hold out long enough for guests to enjoy old fashioned lawn games of egg and spoon races,a  three legged race, an egg hunt and relays. A bunting created start and finish lines which added sweet character to the lovely back yard – what a great idea!

4 year olds love getting crafty don’t they!  Whimsy Petite Styling came up with a quaint idea of each of the girls decorating their own flower pot which would be their take home gift.  Each guest received their own apron, brushes and ready to paint pot.  Seedling trays were used as paint pallets and painted old tins for the water to wash the brushes off in.  You can just imagine the wonderful time they would have had creating bright pots which dried while they enjoyed other party activities.  The girls then took these home with a packet of spring flower seeds to plant and enjoy in the coming weeks. What a unique party favour!

For those of you planning a tea party theme here are Whimsy Petites top tips for a great tea party:


•    It doesn’t have to cost you the earth!  You’d be surprised what you probably already have around the house to use as tableware, props etc.  And if you don’t have any…it won’t take long to find someone who does!
•    The best way to use your fine china….is to actually use it!  Dust off Grans old tea set and get some joy out of it! Not using your old china makes it brittle – then no one will get to enjoy it {I always say there’s no point saving it for the queens visit…I don’t think she will ever come!}
•    Consider safety and practicality too….we use melamine plates at children’s place setting to reduce likely hood of breakage { other platters and teacups on the setting in this party are all antique china}
•    If you don’t have any old cups and saucers you can find them easily enough at second hand stores.  A mismatched setting always adds character and interest to the table so don’t be too worried about finding complete sets.
•    Be sure to press your table linen – a crisp clean cloth lays the foundation for a beautiful, sophisticated table setting.
•    Coordinate your colour palette and be sure to flow it throughout the event
•    Flowers are a must! They are an essential element to creating a beautiful spring atmosphere to a tea party, and there are so many beautiful blooms to choose from!  Place a number of arrangements around the party to create atmosphere and bring the delight of a spring garden to all corners of the party
•    Use items like cookie jars, ornate glasses or recycled jars as vessels for pretty spring blooms.
•    Keep your menu simple.  Bite sized finger foods is ideal for this type of party….and traditional homemade foods are the perfect option for this theme
•    Be sure not to forget the adults at the soiree – provide a simple range of refreshments and nibbles for them too
•    Keep games simple and fun – they don’t have to be about winning prizes – children love old fashioned games like, relay races, hoola hoops or scavenger hunts..these keep them giggling and occupied for ages
•    Hang reusable decorations like pom poms, lanterns or buntings – they all look fabulous rehung in a little ones bedroom or playroom; and are a lasting reminder of the celebration they had
•    Keep thank you gifts simple and in keeping with the theme – a garden pot with seeds; a single tea set with cookies; a pretty headband and accessories….something that will last and bring joy to your guests which will generally last longer than the car ride home.

Exclusive LLC reader offer

If you loved the pretty bunting and just gorgeous party hat’s used in this tea party then you are going to love this special offer available to YOU!

Whimsy Petite would like to offer the readers of Life’s Little Celebrations a wonderful Tea Party themed discount to celebrate the coming of spring and the successful launch of their business this year.
Start styling your own spring themed tea party with this wonderful offer of a 3m handmade fabric bunting plus a custom styled party hat in coordinating colours of your choice. Normal price of $55.  LLC special only $40. {based on a cardstock hat with fabric trim – reinforced fabric hats also available at an additional cost}

This exclusive special is only valid to Lifes Little Celebration readers and is valid from date of blog post until September 15th 2011. Please allow up to 28 days for production of goods ordered, limited to the first 20 orders received.
Email Tash {whimsypetite@hotmail.com} before September 15th to order your exclusive pack, be sure to quote the special code of LLC TEA PARTY to get your discount.
If you would like inspiration or help in creating a fabulous Tea party or any other soiree of your own,  contact Tash to discuss Whimsy Petites event styling services, party packs or inspiration boards.

Thank you Tash for sharing this wonderful party with us and this beautiful bunting & party hat offer !

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