Carousel Party

A classic childhood experience is enjoying the merry go round and this Carousel party captures the fun and magic of this as well as the beauty of a gorgeous carousel! Pastel colours, carousel horses and florals can all make for a beautiful setting! This theme could stand on its own or you could incorporate aspects of the carousel theme into a Carnival/Fair or Circus theme as well (have a look at one of my very early blog posts on a Circus theme). It is truly a sweet and unique theme for a little girl!

Invitations/Printables

A few gorgeous invitations (which are often part of a matching set with other items) and as you can see a variety of colour combinations work well for this theme:

Magical carousel invitation – Lovely Little Parties

Carousel invitaiton – Letter D Parties & Paperie

Alannah Rose Take Me to the Fair invitation – Twiggi

Carousel Birthday party invitation – Photo Greetings

Decorations

Carousels often combine beautiful colours, florals and lights. Recreate this with some of these decorative options:

Paper folding balls – Sweet Style

White ribbed lantern – Details, Details

Lavender paper fan – Little Sooti

Small ruby rose lantern – The Party Parlour

 

 

A pretty bunting would look perfect for this party theme:

Alimrose Designs bunting – Tots n Tales

Pretty in pink paper bunting – The Party Studio

Wall decals can really help create an effect and setting for your theme. Here are some beautiful ones for this theme which also is such a gorgeous theme for a girls bedroom as well, so you could definitely reuse them!

Horse Carousel wall decal – Tots n Tales

This lovely carousel horse is available in a range of colours!

Carousel wall sticker – Little Shop of Stickers

Tableware

For your table, combine pretty colours and patterns for your Carousel setting. Stripes work well for a carousel/fair theme or you could work florals into your table decor as well:

Pink table runner with lace trim – I Love Parties

 

Pink/white stripe tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

Shabby Chic pink table runner – Le Petit Party

 

Pink rectangle plates – Mon Tresor

Provence rose pink napkins – The Party Parlour

Classic soda bottles are perfect for the feeling of being at the fair!

Glass soda bottle – Invite Me

Combine your drinking bottles with a striking colour paper straw! These striped paper straws could also be made into a creative decoration as they are similar to the poles on a carousel. You could attach a carousel horse cut out to them for a cute touch such as the one I’ve shown below!

Purple paper straws- The Little Big Company

Isn’t this gorgeous? Perfect for straws, cake pop sticks or just to use as a decoration!

Carousel horse topper – Charli Mae

 

Sweet Treats

A few items for your carousel theme sweets:

Carousel cookie cutter – CW Cakes

Carousel Horse chocolate mould – Inspired by Chocolate

You can’t have a fair without fairy floss and this soft persian fairy floss is so pretty:

Persian Fairy Floss – Shoppe with Lily

For something different, serve the fairy floss (or other sweets) in these colourful icecream cups. The colourful stripes are perfect for this pretty carousel at the fair theme:

Icecream cups carnival stripe – Invite Me

If you are going for a classic carnival look then these pink and white striped options will look great:

Pale pink stripe candy box – Invite Me

Cupcake wrapper – The Party Studio

I was in awe when I saw this find….a ferris wheel cupcake holder! Could anything be more delightful? It is just gorgeous and it can be shipped to Australia. *Swoon*!

Ferris Wheel cupcake holder – Horchow (US)

 

This is a simpler version for your candy:

Ferris wheel candy holder – Karas Party Ideas

 

Special themed ideas

What is wonderful about a Carousel theme party is that any special item you purchase will look wonderful in your daughters room afterwards. Remember for a theme, you may just need one or two stand out items which really bring the theme to life. You can then carry on the theme in smaller details. Work within your budget and go for items you can reuse or display again in your child’s room.

Hiring is another great option for stand out features to match your theme and this amazing Carousel horse is a gorgeous example of that!  It can be hired out and would be a great photo spot too during the party!

Carousel horse for hire – Addie and Me

A lovely carousel will not only make a beautiful centrepiece at the party table but also a precious gift for your little girl as well:

Musical Horse Carousel – I Love Parties

Musical Carousel – Flying Dreams

 

This beautiful music box would make another stunning gift or centrepiece:

Carousel music box – Honeybee Toys

I know rocking horses are different to Carousel horses but these two items are so pretty and could definitely work into this theme as well!

Rocking horse mobile – Kate Finn

Pick a sweet print to display behind your cake table or around another main item in your party area to carry on the Carousel theme:

 

Personalised carousel canvas – Bright Star Kids

 

Place a gorgeous welcome sign to welcome everyone to the party:

Carousel door sign – Toadally Cute Products

 

These carousel horse items could be used to create some of your own decorations or embellishments to attach to party favours:

9 x 17 Carousel Chipboard – Scrapbook Valley

Clip art images – Goodness and fun

Love the colour of these sweet pink carnival tickets which could be attached to party favours or given to the children to use for party games or perhaps you could come up with a creative way to use them as a hanging decoration?

Watermelon pink carnival ticks – Koko vanilla Designs

Sweet little horses you could use to hold labels for your food table:

Placecard rocking horse – Elegant Bomboniere

 

Cute tin toy for your little girl and as a decoration especially for a vintage style party:

Carousel spinning top – The Hip Infant

This gorgeous pony is beautiful isn’t it? It would make a lovely gift, keepsake and decoration item for this theme:

Alimrose designs jointed pony – Cheese and Pickles

Have your little one dressed for the theme in these items!

Carousel felt crown – The Rice Babies

Milky Pony Tee – Kids Boulevard

Oopsidaisi makes just gorgeous items! Keep an eye out on their page for new releases of items featuring their carousel design:

French Carousel singlet – Oopsidaisi

I just had to mention Vintage Sew and So who makes stunning creations such as this canopy used by Boutique Affairs on this dessert table. You could contact them if you were after a carousel looking canopy for over your dessert table:

Canopy on dessert table (Styled by Boutique Affairs) – Vintage Sew and So

Another option is the use of a playtent such as this one to decorate the area around your dessert table or another space in your party area. Your little one will love it for many months and years after the party!

Pink play tent – Stix and Stones

 

Take Home Gifts    

These lovely Carousel theme gifts will be surely treasured by the little party guests!

Pink Carousel colouring book – I Love Parties

 

Carousel horse glitter sticker book – I Love Parties

 

Carousel bag tag – Katy Jane Designs

Sweet windmills and ribbon wands carry on the fun of the fair:

White windmill – Invite Me

Mini ribbon wand Mauve pale blue – Tout Mon Amour

For your sweet favours how gorgeous are these carousel favour bags?

Pink carousel favour bag – I Love Parties

These would also work in well with the party decor with a cute tag attached:

Tote box with handle and window – Mon Tresor

Dusty pink paper bag – Emerald and Ella

Finish off your packaging with some striped ribbon, pretty lace tape or this fun carousel tape!

Provence ribbon – Sweet Style

Pink lace tape – Emerald and Ella

Musical carousel tape – Huckleberry Hill

Real Parties

I really could not find many specific Carousel theme parties online which shows what a unique theme this is. However you must have a look at this amazing party by Sharnel Dollar Designs which is based around Mary Poppins and has lots of gorgeous Carousel features!

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As you can see, this is a sweet theme and there is so much you can do with it! It really creates that magical childhood feeling and because of this makes for a memorable birthday theme to celebrate your little one!

 

Hot Air Balloon Theme

Up, up and away! This theme has become popular recently and I am not surprised! Such an enchanting theme and one that captures the wonder of all little one’s. A sky filled with hot air balloons is certainly an amazing sight and this theme gives you the opportunity to share that amazement with your little one!

This round up of party supplies includes many items from vendors on the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory – make sure you visit if you are planning a celebration!

This theme can work for a boy or a girl (I have some lovely girl selections to show you in this post!) and looks gorgeous as a vintage style party, or you could make it modern and bright!

Think hot air balloons & clouds as well as travel inspired items such as globes and maps! Use stripes to create a classic hot air balloon look or other patterns for a unique look.

Make sure you also check out our previous Aeroplane Theme post  and the Peppa Pig theme post which has ideas for some cloud and travel related items as well!

 

Invitations/Printables

There is no shortage of amazing designs in this theme. Here are a few I found, some of which are also available in other colour schemes:

 

 

Girls Hot Air Balloon party printables – 2 Love Birds

 

 

 

Hot Air Balloon baby shower invitation – Coco and Ella Designs

 

 

Girls hot air balloon printable invitation and other items – The Paper Lantern (boys set available)

 

 

Hot air Balloon party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Decorations

For your hanging decorations you can’t go past hot air balloons themselves!

The talented vendors in the “Handmade Decor” category of the children’s party directory can easily create some Hot Air balloon garlands, toppers and other decorations for you.

Here are a few other options you could use:

I also love these handmade hot air balloon mobiles available in different fabrics:

Hot Air Balloon mobile – Down That Little Lane

 

 

Some other options for hanging decorations are these lanterns:

Hot air balloon lantern – Celebrating

 

This is a fun hot air balloon foil balloon!:

 

Hot Air Balloon foil balloon – Just Party Supplies

 

Some more garlands and mobiles which can then be used in your child’s bedroom after the party:

 

Hot Air Balloon paper garland – Young hearts love

 

Hot air balloon mobile – Trailofivy (ETSY)

 

 

Hot Air Balloon mobile – The Bear and the Whale

These vintage paper fans are great for incorporating maps into this theme. They are so lovely!

 

Vintage map paper fans – Elizabeth St

 

Lovely hot air balloon garland available in various colours:

Printable hot air balloon garland – Prettiest Print Shop (ETSY)

 

Of course you could use balloons to create your hot air balloon themed decorations. Love this idea:

 

Balloon decoration idea – Green Wedding Shoes website

 

 

You could use these berry boxes as the base of your hot air balloon decorations.

 

Berry baskets / boxes – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Gorgeous white pom poms can help create a cloud effect for decorations:

 

White tissue pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Wall stickers are another fantastic way to decorate and there is an abundance of fantastic wall stickers available for the hot air balloon theme!  These are often easy to remove which means they can be transferred to the bedroom after the party:

 

Hot Air Balloons – My Munchkin Home

 

 

Bosco bear art Hot Air Balloon – Ekidna Kids

 

 

Hot Air Balloon wall stickers – French Key

 

Table Decor

Some options for your table decor incorporating stripes to match a hot air balloon pattern:

 

 

Pink stripe table runner – The Party Parlour

 

Blue reversible table runner – Just Party Supplies

 

Hot Air Balloon party plates – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

Powder blue striped plates – Sweet Celebrations

 

Pink striped plates – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

Hot Air Balloon Dessert Table Items

For your Hot Air Balloon dessert table, you can use some of the above printable packages to create your cupcake toppers and buffet labels etc to help theme your table!

You can use this mould to create your own chocolate coated oreos with a balloon shape:

 

Chocolate coated oreo moulds balloons – Confectionately Yours

 

For some extra special treats, use these moulds for some cute hot air balloon chocolates and cookies!

 

Hot Air Balloon chocolate moulds – Inspired by Chocolate

 

 

If you’re going with a striped look you could use these small favour boxes to fill up with savoury or sweet items:

 

Striped favour box – The Party Parlour

 

This gorgeous hot air balloon fabric (also available in other colours) could be used as a tablerunner, tablecloth or backdrop for your dessert table:

 

Beautiful balloon fabric in various colours – The Elephant Room

 

Use these suitcases (available in different colours) to create extra layers on your dessert table while also tying into a travel theme:

Cardboard suitcases – Bickiboo

 

Some amazing cake and cupcake toppers you could use to decorate and theme your Hot Air Balloon party cake!:

 

Hot Air Balloon cake toppers – Glistening Occasions

 

Remember to visit the Cake and dessert category on the Directory to search for a vendor in your location to create a Hot Air Balloon cake or other items (cookies, macarons, cake pops etc). Some of our vendors also post their items such as cookies Australia wide.

 

 

Hot Air Balloon cookies – Miss Biscuit

 

 

 

 Favours/Take Home Gifts

 

Hot Air Balloon favour box – Just Party Supplies

 

Gorgeous muslin bags for a vintage feel:

 

Hot Air balloon muslin bags – Penny Lane Studio

 

Unique favour boxes:

 

Hot air balloon printable favour boxes – Piggy Bank Parties (ETSY)

 

Hot Air Balloon milk carton favour boxes – My First Paper Love

 

 

Top off your packaging with a tag such as these attached with twine or a cute peg for a vintage look.

 

Hot Air Balloon gift tag – Koko Vanilla Designs

 

Blueberry twine – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

 Real Parties

Here are some amazing Hot Air Balloon themed parties to provide more inspiration for you, some of which are by stylists in the Event Stylist category of the Directory:

A gorgeous Up Up and Away party by Kiss With Style

A fresh and stylish Hot Air Balloon 1st birthday party by Red Wagon Events

A pretty pastel Hot Air Balloon party by Opulenticity Party and Buffet Styling

Amazing Hot Air Balloon party setup by Sweet Bambini Event Styling for Confetti Fair

This party which combines Hot Air Balloons and a fruit theme has some fun styling ideas by It’s a Cake Thing by Jhoanee

Simply stylish hot air balloon dessert table styled by Lou Lou Events

A classic and sweet pastel girly dessert table by Little Sooti, featured on Amy Atlas

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I hope you have enjoyed this inspiration for a Hot Air Balloon theme and your little one enjoys this enchanting theme! Don’t forget to visit the Children’s Party Directory for all the fabulous vendors you will need when planning this party theme!

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Rainbow Theme Party Supplies

Rainbows remind us all of dreams, hopes and great things to come so no wonder they have become a popular theme recently for boys and girls celebrations! Such a positive & bright theme and an easy one to put together because you can mix and match a range of colours of any item to create create your rainbow effect.

However in this post I have mainly featured items which already have the rainbow colour palette.

To put together something unique, combine other cute items in with the rainbows such as clouds, unicorns, umbrellas or a pot of gold!

Invitations & Printables

Beautiful and bright, these sets will help set the colourful mood for this celebration!

Wrap me in rainbows printables – Alannah Rose

 

Colour my world printables – Style Me Gorgeous

 

Retro rainbow printable invites – Cake Ink

 

 

 

Decorations

There is an array of multicoloured buntings, garlands and hanging decorations to really make your party area bright for this rainbow party! Enjoy this selection…

 

Pretty party bunting – Paperklip Designs

 

Happy Birthday rainbow banner – Paperklip Designs

 

Rainbow bunting – Giggleberry Creations

 

Rainbow ribbon garland – Giggleberry Creations

 

Rainbow themed fairy lights – Little Dance Invitations

 

Multicoloured tissue fan – Bubbles and Rainbows

 

 

Rainbow pom pom – Ah-Tissue

 

Table decor

Brighten up your table with a choice of colourful table decor:

Multicoloured dots and stripes tablecloth – Bubbles and Rainbows

 

Multicoloured stripes tablerunner – The Party Parlour

Sweet Treats

Just love this rainbow wrapper which is a printable that you can make yourself:

 

Printable rainbow cupcake wrappers – Wants and wishes designs

 

Or for readymade wrappers, combine these cute cups together for a rainbow look:

 

How sweet are these rainbow cupcake topper printables? Another way of decorating your cupcakes with the rainbow theme:

 

Rainbow cupcake toppers – Charlie Mae

 

 

Rainbow toppers – Giggles Cupcake Toppers

 

Continue the rainbow look with these sweet choices:

 

Chocolate freckles – Pink Frosting

For your cake, these adorable cake toppers are a cute way of dressing up a simple cake:

 

Origami stars cake decoration – The Unbirthday Party

 

Your little one will enjoy blowing out the candles on this cake!

 

Tiny rainbow candle – The Candle Shop

If you are planning on doing a rainbow cake I thought I’d share this idea – a little bit different to the typical rainbow cake with layers going horizontal instead of vertical!

 

20 layer rainbow cake – Chocolate Suze blog

 

Since alot of your decor will be quite bright, a simple white cake stand will look lovely on your table and allow all the other bright colours on the table to stand out. However for some extra fun this funky cake stand I spotted will add another boost of colour to the table!

 

Colourful cake stand – Make a Cake (US)

 Special Themed items/ideas

This inspiring quote is a wonderful reminder of the joy of rainbows and could feature in the part area and then would be a special print in your child’s bedroom after the party:

Somewhere over the rainbow print

 

These balloon balls are a simple and great way to dress up a balloon to make it a fun toy. You could have a few on the day for the little one’s to play with:

 

 

 Take Home Gifts

For your the little one’s to take home some colourful goodies, here are some fun items they are sure to enjoy!

 

Rainbow pad and pen set – Bubbles and Rainbows

 

Rainbow wooden bell – Teddys Wooden Toys

Tiger Tribe stamp set – The Hip Infant

For edible items I love these vibrant rainbow party favour bags:

Confetti favour bag – Emiko Blue

Rainbow favour bag – Emiko Blue

 

Topped off with a cute tag and some embellishments to finish off your rainbow theme right to the last detail!

Rainbow favour tag – Emiko Blue

 

Rainbow stripe ribbon – Sweet Desires

 

Real Parties

The Rainbow theme party has become very popular recently and there are many different ways you can decorate and create a rainbow effect for a little one’s celebration! Here are some real parties to give you some more inspiration!

So many great ideas at this Rainbow of Ribbons party by Giggleberry Creations

A virbrant Rainbow summer party featured on Kara’s Party Ideas blog

An amazing rainbow and unicorns party which was featured on the Little Sooti Blog

Such a sweet Over the Rainbow party featured on Pizzazzerie

Very cute rainbow party over at Buggie and Jellybean

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Hope you enjoyed this colourful post and it will help inspire you for your little boy or girl’s celebration! With rainbows evoking such great feelings of joy and hope it is such a fitting theme to celebrate any little one!

 

 

Ice cream & Popsicle Party Supplies

With summer coming up what could be better than an ice-cream or popsicle party? Definitely a theme your little one and their friends are going to love!

This is such a fun theme to plan for as you can do so much with a ice cream bar with a range of toppings and sauces or with a bright and fun assortment of popsicles to choose from! Suitable for either a boy or girl and another theme with a range of colour scheme options!

Remember to visit the Directory section of the site to find a range of suppliers Australia wide for your next celebration!

Remember to click on any of the images below to be taken directly to where you can purchase the item from! 

Ice Cream & Popsicle party invitations and printables

Here are a few invitations, printables and backdrops in various styles to set the scene:

 

Ice Cream Invitation - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Ice Cream Invitation – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Popsicle Party invitations - Dream a little Dream

Popsicle Party invitations – Dream a little Dream

 

Vintage ice cream printable backdrop - Giggles and Grace Designs

Vintage ice cream printable backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Ice-cream parlour sign - Jo's Signs by  Design

Ice-cream parlour sign – Jo’s Signs by Design

 

 

 

Ice Cream party social printables – Jo Studio

 

 

 

Ice cream parlour invitation printable – Amity Invites

 

 

 

Ice Cream party invitation printable - Paper Blossom Creations

Ice Cream party invitation printable – Paper Blossom Creations

 

 

Printed ice cream party invitation – Love JK

 

 

Ice-cream party printables - 2 Love Birds

Ice-cream party printables – 2 Love Birds

 

 

Ice-cream party invitations - I Will Invitations

Ice-cream party invitations – I Will Invitations

 

This sweet print could be displayed at the party and hung in your child’s room afterwards:

 

Ice- cream print - Fairy Dust Stylish Stationery

Ice- cream print – Fairy Dust Stylish Stationery

 

 

Ice Cream & Popsicle party decorations

To set up your party area, you’ll definitely want some bright pastel colours to continue the fun feeling that an icecream or popsicle party should invoke!

 

Happy Day Tassel Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Candy pink honeycomb ball - Love The Occasion

Candy pink honeycomb ball – Love The Occasion

 

 

Peach honeycomb fancy decoration - Poppies For Grace

Peach honeycomb fancy decoration – Poppies For Grace

 

 

Diamond honeycomb decorations - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Diamond honeycomb decorations – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

How sweet and unique are these tulle pom pom ice-creams made into a garland?:

 

Ice Cream pom pom garland - Pom Pom Princess

Ice Cream pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess

 

This is a fun garland to combine both an ice-cream and popsicle theme:

 

Ice-cream and popsicle Garland - Small Favours

Ice-cream and popsicle Garland – Small Favours

 

These ice cream honeycomb decorations are a must for any ice cream party and come in a few different colours!:

 

Mint ice cream honeycomb decoration - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Mint ice cream honeycomb decoration – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Very cute ice-cream and popsicle balloons to really brighten up the party:

 

Ice-cream balloon  - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Ice-cream balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

Popsicle balloon - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Popsicle balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

This fun ice-cream pinata not only provides a fun party activity but could make a fantastic decoration at an ice cream party!

 

 

Ice-cream pinata - Party Pony Designer Pinata's

Ice-cream pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinata’s

 

 

Love these colourful ice-cream and popsicle wall decals which could be used to create a fun backdrop!

 

Ice cream popsicle wall decalls - Kid Candy

Ice cream popsicle wall decalls – Kid Candy

 

 

Tableware

Some colourful tableware selections starting with this amazing pastel tablecloth!:

 

Pastel ruffled tablecloth - Saffy and May

Pastel ruffled tablecloth – Saffy and May

 

Some paper tablerunners which would also suit:

 

Polka Dot Pastel tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

 

Red/White stripes tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

 

You could have lots of fun with tableware for an Icecream or Popsicle party! Here are some options:

 

Aqua stripe plate - Love The Occasion

Aqua stripe plate – Love The Occasion

 

 

Pink stripe plate - Little Kite

Pink stripe plate – Little Kite

 

 

Confetti plates - Love The Occasion

Confetti plates – Love The Occasion

 

Pink dot plates  - Favor Lane

Pink dot plates – Favor Lane

 

 

Fill these cute pine cones with snacks or fairy floss as a themed way of displaying some food:

 

Pine food cone - Deer Little Parties

Pine food cone – Deer Little Parties

 

 

Some cute spoons the kids can use to eat their ice-cream:

 

Wooden ice cream spoons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Personalised ice cream spoons - Bespoke Party Products

Personalised ice cream spoons – Bespoke Party Products. Party by ‘It’s a cake thing by Jhoanee’

 

 

 

Plastic gelato spoons - Deer Little Parties

Plastic gelato spoons – Deer Little Parties

 

 

Ice Cream Party Dessert Table Items

 

These ice-cream tubs are fantastic for either filling with favours or a cute way of serving/display some sweet items:

 

Ice-cream tubs - Butterfly Kisses Celebrations

Ice-cream tubs – Butterfly Kisses Celebrations

 

Such cute ice cream toppers which could be used on your savoury food as well as cupcakes etc:

 

Ice-cream toothpick toppers – Party and Co

 

Some of the cute ice cream cup designs available for an ice cream party which you can use for ice-cream or these pretty acrylic bowls could be used for some toppings:

 

Gelato dessert bowl - Kitchenware Direct

Gelato dessert bowl – Kitchenware Direct

 

 

 

Ice cream van and cups - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Ice cream van and cups – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

Pastel stripe ice-cream cups - Love The Occasion

Pastel stripe ice-cream cups – Love The Occasion

 

 

Toot Sweet ice cream cups – Emiko Blue

 

Pink n mix ice cream cups – Emiko Blue

 

 

Lavender stripe ice cream cups – The Party Parlour

 

Sambellina confetti ice cream cups – The Party Parlour

 

 

 

Ice cream van cupcake stand - Confectionately Yours

Ice cream van cupcake stand – Confectionately Yours

 

 

 

For your ice-cream and popsicle themed desserts, make sure you visit the Directory to find a vendor in your location ! Here are some examples of creations by vendors on the Directory:

 

Ice cream sundae cake - JK Cake Designs

Ice cream sundae cake – JK Cake Designs

 

 

Popsicle cookies - Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)

Popsicle cookies – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)

 

Ice-cream cookie - Love Every Detail

Ice-cream cookie – Love Every Detail

 

 

 

Popsicle Cake pops - Sugar Pop Bakery (posts Australia wide). Party/styling by Dream a Little Dream children's parties

Popsicle Cake pops – Sugar Pop Bakery (posts Australia wide). Party/styling by Dream a Little Dream children’s parties

 

Ice-cream cookies - Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)

Ice-cream cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)

 

 

HIRE/STYLING:

Hire one of these stands for a cute ice-cream parlour setup at the party! Just visit the Hire category on the Directory if you are looking for something similar in a different state:

 

Ice cream stand for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

 

Candy cart for hire - Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)

Candy cart for hire – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)

 

These real party pics from vendors on the Directory will be sure to inspire your ice-cream and popsicle party planning!:

 

Popsicle party - Dream a Little Dream (Perth)

Popsicle party – Dream a Little Dream (Perth)

 

 

Ice-Cream party - Dream a Little Dream

Ice-Cream party – Dream a Little Dream

 

Popsicle Party - Styling and desserts by Savvy Cakes by Lena

Popsicle Party – Styling and desserts by Savvy Cakes by Lena

 

 

Ice cream party - Red Wagon Events

Ice cream party – Red Wagon Events

 

 

Ice-cream party  - Emiko Blue

Ice-cream party – Emiko Blue

 

 

Ice Cream or Popsicle Party Favours

 

This is actually a craft kit that the kids can use to create a cute wall hanging to take home and double as a party favour!:

 

Ice-cream craft kit - Free Range Living

Ice-cream craft kit – Free Range Living

 

A few novelty items:

 

 

Ice cream sticky note set – Kawaii Kids

 

 

Ice Cream lollipops - The Little Big Company

Ice Cream lollipops – The Little Big Company

 

 

Ice-cream party favor bag - Small Favours

Ice-cream party favor bag – Small Favours

 

 

Ice cream popper favor - Lark Store

Ice cream popper favor – Lark Store

 

Love these cute printable favour boxes!!:

 

Ice cream truck favour box printable - Jo Studio

Ice cream truck favour box printable – Jo Studio

 

Real Parties:

One of my favourite Ice cream parties, styled by Sugar Coated Mama

Amazing pastel pink ice cream social by Red Wagon Events

This fun Frozen inspired ice cream buffet has great inspiration for a ice cream buffet setup, by Butterfly Kisses Celebrations

I adore this icecream parlour table from the Eat, Drink, Chic blog

The amazing icecream social party styled by Kara herself from Karas Party Ideas

A lovely light and fresh icecream party from Style Me Gorgeous

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Hope you have found some inspiring ideas to help you in your planning for this fun summer theme for your little one’s celebration! Enjoy!

 

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Circus Party theme

Roll up! Roll up! A fantastically FUN theme for either a boy or girl of any age is a circus theme! There is so much you can do with this theme with games and stations to create a carnival atmosphere. I hope these finds may inspire you when planning for a Circus party. You can find more items via the vendors on the children’s party directory here! Also visit my Pinterest board for this theme here. 

 

Printables & Invitations

Your printables and invitations help set theme your event so I’ve included a range of different colour schemes and looks whether you want a traditional red/white/blue look, a girly pink circus party or a vintage or modern carnival party! Remember when it comes to printables – colours can often be changed and customised by the designer for a fee, simply ask them!

 

 

Circus is in town printables – 2 Love Birds

 

Girly vintage carnival printables – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Circus printables – Memories are Sweet

 

Circus Spectacular – I Will Invitations

 

Circus printable collection – Upon a Time Designs

 

 

 

Circus Printables – Style Me Gorgeous

 

 

 

Girly vintage carnival printed stationery – PS Made with Love

 

Circus printable package – The Little Soiree

 

Vintage Circus clown printable – Penny Lane Studio

 

Circus customised invitation – Edgehouse Design

 

Printed vintage circus invitation – Love JK

 

 

 

Decorations

Hanging decorations can create the carnival mood and colour scheme for your circus party:

 

Red paper fan – Saffy & May

 

 

Yellow honeycomb ball – Love the Occasion

 

 

 

Carnival striped lanterns – Little Red Chick

 

 

Red, white and blue paper fans – Just Party Supplies

 

Circus parties and balloons definitely go hand in hand! One of these balloons would look fantastic next to the dessert table, photo area or entrance!:

Studio Mucci Giant balloon and tassel tail – Ruby Rabbit

 

 

For a bright carnival feel:

 

Circus pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess

 

Rainbow tassel garland – Bickiboo

 

Love this unique decoration which could hang in your child’s room after the party:

Carnival paper chandelier – Hanging Pretty

 

Pinwheels are another great item to incorporate as it fits in with the circus theme and can be used on your dessert table:

Customised paper pinwheels – Dunne with Style

 

 

 

Tableware

Keep your circus party theme going throughout your tableware for your kids table:

 

Red and white striped tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

 

Circus party pack – Ruby Rabbit

 

 

Circus party pack – Little Red Chick (also available in blue)

 

Little Circus partyware – Trains and Tutus

 

Circus party plates – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

Carnival dessert plate – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

 

 

Carnival spots plate – My Party Boutique

 

Carnival stripe party plate – Sweet Celebrations

 

Sambellina Candy stripe plates – The Party Parlour

 

 

 

 

Carnival partyware – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

Red star straws – Just Party Supplies

 

Robert Gordon carnival milkshake cups – Party & Co

 

These gorgeous ceramic bottles would look great as a prop – perhaps holding some pinwheels inside?:

Robert Gordon ceramic carnival bottles – Peppermint Sunday

 

 

 

Sweet Treats

Fun items to use for your desserts for a circus party:

 

Meri Meri Ferris wheel cupcake holder – Party & Co

 

Grand circus big top cupcake holder – The Little Big Company

 

Clown cupcake toppers – Piece of Cake Parties and celebrations

 

 

Vintage circus cupcake toppers – Heads and Tales

 

 

Circus tent cookie cutter – Party & Co

 

 

Popcorn boxes – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

Red and white popcorn boxes – The Party Parlour

 

 

Red star baking cups – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Paper Eskimo Carnival baking cups – Little Red Chick

 

What’s a circus party without fairy floss?:

Fairy floss – Candy bar sydney

 

There’s a range of cake and dessert suppliers in the Life’s Little Celebration’s party directory if you wish to outsource a circus party cake, cake pops, macarons or cookies! Browse here by state to find someone near you!

Circus cake pops – Minnie’s Sweet Creations (Sydney)

 

Circus party items and props:

A collection of circus party items to inspire you and help theme the party with a carnival atmosphere!:

 

Carnival ticket stickers – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Carnival signs – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Carnival photo prop – Let’s Celebrate Parties

 

Pin the nose on the clown game – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

Vintage circus elephant ball game – My Tin Toys

 

 

 

Love this special hat for the birthday boy or girl!:

 

Circus spots customised party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures

 

These hats are perfect for the little guests at the party:

Meri Meri Toot toot sweet party hats – Ruby Rabbit

 

A photo booth is lots of fun and really suits a carnival party!:

Circus photobooth printable props – Sweet Scarlet Designs

 

 

Clown noses – Occasion by Design

 

Love these confetti pops which can be customised for your theme, and would suit the fun carnival feel!:

Customised confetti party pops – Paper & Style Co

 

A lovely prop that the birthday boy/girl can play with after the party:

Circus paper theatre – Pukaca, Down That Little Lane

 

These mini circus decals could be used as a backdrop for a small party table or drinks table:

Mini circus wall decal – Love Mae

 

 

 

Hire

Some fantastic circus themed props available for hire. Browse the full hire category on the directory here. 

 

Carnival props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Carnival props to hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Carousel horse for hire – Party Prop Hire (Brisbane)

 

Vintage circus package for hire – The Candy Tree (Perth)

 

Ferris wheel cupcake stand for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)

 

 

Favours & Packaging

 

 

Circus cookie mix bottles – Sweet Health

 

Circus clown soaps – Soap Buddies

 

Lion chalk – Chalk Chook

 

Juggling balls – Perfect Kids Party Shop

 

Wooden clown whistle – The Party Parlour

 

 

Circus character stamps – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Circus tattoos – Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

 

 

 

 

Handmade circus favour box – Bespoke Party Products

 

 

Carnival spot gift bag – Sweet Tea Party Supplies

 

Carnival stripe treat bag – Little Red Chick

 

Paper Eskimo candy cane party bags – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

Carnival favour bags – Sugarlicious Parties

 

 

Sambellina scalloped favour box – The Party Parlour

 

 

Party bags and tags – Matchie Matchee

 

Real Parties

One of my favourites – a vintage peach and mint circus party by Dunne with Style!

Amazing circus setup with a red/white/blue colour scheme by Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets

So much inspiration for a circus party and various activities, stations and props you could include in this magnificent party from Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Love the clever activity ideas (like the ‘clown dressing up station’) in this party on the Babyology site

Gorgeous girly pink circus party on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

Bright and fun carnival party by Pure Bliss Creations on the Hostess with the Mostess blog featuring a few vendors from the Directory!

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