Do you remember going to gymnastic classes as a child? So much fun!
Tumbling, jumping and climbing make it a popular choice of extra curricular activity for lower primary school aged children, and the perfect party option for this age group too.
For the full experience (and safety of your household items) many gymnastics venues offer party packages on the weekend, making it a great option for catering to larger numbers too. You’ll find many provide a room or separate area (and sometimes tables and chairs) for you to set up and bring your own catering, and they’ll take care of the rest. Too easy!
Here is some inspiration to get you started!:
Modern Gymnastics Party – Red Wagon Events
Gymnastics Party – Styled by The Little Big Company, backdrop by Jo Studio
Regardless of where you host your gymnastics party, we’ve done a little search of our LLC partners for some inspiration and general partyware you might need to help bring it all together for you.
Get your guests excited with a fun and creative invitation that will have them bouncing with anticipation. I love the idea of including a photo of the birthday boy or girl as a gymnast!
Gymnastics Invitation – Jellyfish Prints
Gymnastics Invitation – Pretty & Print
Gymnastics Invitation – Jo Studio
Gymnastics Invitation – Pretty & Print
If hosting it at a venue, you may be limited to the decorations you can bring in and the allocated time to set up, so stick to some fun balloons and coordinated tableware for a quick and easy set up and clean up. Or if at home, go all out and let your imagination run wild! Choose bright primary colours, pink and gold or even metallics just like a gymnast’s leotard!
A styled table with customised cookies, wrapped chocolates or cupcakes with toppers is also an easy way to achieve your look.
Giant Rose Balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Yay balloons -Love The Occasion
Lilac and pink swirl balloons – Favor Lane
Gold Happy Birthday Bunting- Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Cake and Desserts
Although it is hard to find Gymnastic specific partyware and decorations, theming your cake and desserts to match a Gymnastics theme is a fun way to bring the theme out :
Gymnastics Cookies – Petite Cookies
Gymnastics Cake Topper – A la Roch
Gymnastic Cake Toppers – Glistening Occasions
You know I love a coordinated table – whatever the occasion! This theme allows for plenty of play with creativity, choice of colours and degree of detail, so here’s a few finds to get you started. How cute are these individual boxes?
Gymnastics party – Styling by Red Wagon Events
Here are a range of fun and colourful options for tableware depending on what colour scheme you go for:
Table runner – The Party Parlour
Happy Birthday Plate – The Little Event Co
Meri Meri Charms Plates – Emiko Blue
Ombre pink party plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Red with white stars plate – One Magic Day
Metallic pink ruffle plates – The Little Event Co
Paper Eskimo Napkins – Emiko Blue
Meri Meri Charms Cups – Emiko Blue
Pink and Gold Cups – The Little Event Co
Rose Gold Straws – Love The Occasion
Custom party horns – Lavender Honey & Co
When all the gymnasts have tumbled themselves tired and it’s time to go home, what better way to say ‘thanks’ and reward them for their outstanding ability, than to award them all them with their own gold medals or trophies! Kids go wild for these and they’re easy enough to find and be added to a goodie bag with a customised cookie, treats or other personalised gifts.
Gymnastics Party Favours – Glitter & Glue Designs
Dancing ribbons – Party Ideas in a box
Chocolate bar favours – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Raspberry stripe favour bags – Love The Occasion
Sorbet pink party bags – The Little Big Company
Honey pink favour bags – Hip and Hooray
This is such a fun party theme for both boys and girls of all ages, and with a few small customised touches, an easy one to style too. Have fun!
We’ve all seen those stunning party setups in glossy magazines or top entertaining blogs.
They’re stylish, perfectly constructed and seemingly out of reach when setting up our own table or lolly buffet. Today we’re chatting to the talented team behind online party boutique The Kit Source who share five top tips to get that editorial look for your next party.
Choose bright, contrasting colours
Coming into summer, bright pinks, greens, golds and blues are the most effective and eye-catching way to create a striking spread.
Don’t be afraid to choose bold and mismatching patterns or shapes, just make sure the colours are of a similar tone – e.g. jewel tones, fluoro tones, or even all pastel tones – but the brighter the better.
The Kit Source’s Fluoro Floral Party Kit (below) is a perfect example of a stylish summer party)
Be messy, but on purpose
If you’re not the most precise person, or simply don’t have the time to measure the gap between each plate and tasty treat, don’t stress.
Being purposefully messy with some of your pieces will deliver that perfectly ‘thrown together’ look without too much effort. We’re not saying to chuck piles of plates on a table and be done with it, think about how you can arrange some items perfectly, and then balance it out with some purposeful mess!
Always get extra supplies
Think you’ll need ten balloons to line the back of the lolly buffet? Get twenty.
It’s no secret that abundance will create a more luxurious look, even if it’s just so you have a few extra balloons for background photos, or to attach to the letterbox, having more is better than not enough.
Flowers are your friend
As you can see from these gorgeous shots, flowers are pretty much the only accompaniment required for this party setting! A few vases of bright flowers, even if they’re purchased from the supermarket, will lift your theme to the next level.
Enlist some help
If you have a friend that’s great at baking or balloon-blowing, ask for help.
The more hands you have on deck on the day to set up, the more likely you are to check everything off your styling to-do list.
The most important person to get in this category though, especially if you want mag-worthy shots, is a photographer.
If you’re not that confident in taking your own pics, get a professional. There are a range of photographers available on the LLC directory and they’ll ensure they get gorgeous shots of every one of your party elements. And if you need a styled party setting in a few clicks, make sure you check out the themed Party Kits available from The Kit Source.
Party Supplies and Decorations: The Kit Source
Photographer: Jess Dunn @jessdunnthis
It’s taken me nearly 2 months to catch my breath, but I’ve finally come back down to earth after our incredible Celebrate conference in August, and I’m so excited to share some moments with you over a series of posts I’ll publish over the next month, giving you all the vendor details to steal for your next event (big or small!).
After months of planning, scheduling, sourcing, coordinating and back-to-back days fuelled only by caffeine and croughnuts, this day was never going to be anything short of ah-mazing, and from all reports, it didn’t disappoint. Bringing together some incredibly talented guest speakers and industry guests, the room was a huge buzz and brought me great joy knowing we were all there to support, learn and grow our businesses and make great friends along the way.
As much as I’d like to take full credit for this event, let’s just say my attempts at floral arrangements are nothing less than dismal, so like any good event, the details were left to the experts (aka LLC Vendors)! And boy were there a few of them! So let’s get started.
Our table centrepieces
From the very beginning, I had a vibrant colour scheme in mind which I wanted brought to life with plenty of floral arrangements, balloons, gold and white accents for a fun, modern and glamorous room – not a huge request!
To help bring this all together, I worked with LLC Vendor Shelley of Paper Face Party who styled the venue and florals and who enlisted the assistance of Rochelle from A la Roch who instantly understood the brief and created our gorgeous topper signs as part of the custom table centrepieces.
How incredible are they?!
Using plywood, our theme colours and various fonts, Rochelle instantly understood the vision and delivered above and beyond – THANK YOU!!!
Cake toppers are a huge trend at the moment and Rochelle can create any design you like out of wood or acrylic – but think above and beyond using them for just cakes! Think wall art, table centrepieces like ours, name places and more. Edible images are also available to customise your wedding, engagement, birthday or special occasion.
So there you have it – your first closeup glimpse of our HUGE day and the details that made it memorable. I can’t thank you enough for your hard work on this event A La Roch!
Next on our list of details to reveal are the mini pinata’s we used on the tables (not for smashing in case you were wondering!). Stay tuned!
Just like a great artist, an event stylist has a signature style that you can recognise on each and every one of their creations. From the vision to the execution of the candy buffets, the finest of details have a way of being brought together that leave a lasting impression on those lucky enough to capture the moment.
I’ve always admired the work of Melbourne stylist ,Victoria of Miss Deliciouza for her attention to detail and unique spin she puts on some of the more popular themes you think you’ve already seen every possible adaptation of!
Collaborating with many of our LLC directory vendors, Victoria’s candy buffets are a complete feast for your senses, and I can only imagine the gasps of delight from guests as they take in every detail and taste every last bite.
Eva, you were one lucky girl to receive a third birthday party like this!
A Safari theme is a popular choice for first birthday’s but I particularly like how Miss Deliciouza added more organic, earthy colours rather than the brights – and that backdrop!
The Disney masterpiece, Frozen continues to capture the imagination of young girls, making the work of a stylist extremely difficult, trying to create new designs each and every time. Using the Coronation Day colours and return of Spring in Arendale rather than the popular blue, white and snow (can you tell I’ve had my fair share of the movie too?!) looks absolutely gorgeous.
I could keep going for days with all the beautiful images from Miss Deliciouza events, but I won’t! Instead, jump on over to her Facebook page to see more of her incredible work and contact details for you to lock her in for your upcoming event if you’re in Melbourne!
Special occasions don’t roll around that often, which makes it totally acceptable to go all out and make them memorable in my opinion!
But regardless of it being up to a year between parties, choosing the where and the what just doesn’t come easily.
So for an event stylist, staying on trend and having a bag full of ideas is a must for those SOS calls for help, and I’ve dived into the gorgeous portfolio of Sera from Sugared Events in Melbourne for a few ideas you can draw inspiration from if short for ideas – and if you’re in Melbourne you are lucky enough to be able to call on Sera to style your own party!
Sugared Events is a sponsor for the Celebrate conference in August in Sydney – providing business owners within the party industry with incredible inspiration and business tools! So be sure to join us to connect and network with other business owners in the party and event industry and purchase your tickets here.
I love Sera’s diverse range of ideas when it comes to themes and styling, particularly this geometric Christening and first birthday.
Sometimes a theme can be as simple as a colour scheme, like this gold and pink Christening. Who can resist an opportunity to incorporate pink glazed doughnuts?!
Using pastels to create this gorgeous pony carousel theme allows plenty of pretty colour and a vintage touch for an alternative to a simple pony or Saddle Club theme.
Whilst dinosaur themes are always popular, a Jurassic Park movie theme opens up the styling variations and entertainment options too with a little imagination!
Feeling inspired? I hope so!
As you can, the work of Sugared Events is gorgeous and sure to add that extra special sugared touch to any celebration!
To see more of Sera’s work or to enquire about her styling services if you’re in Melbourne, visit the Sugared Event’s facebook page here.