What little girl wouldn’t love to grab all her little friends and enjoy an outdoor party filled with cake, teepees and hammocks to enjoy?
This fun Glamping party by Silk and Cedar Events was a collaboration of Life’s Little Celebration members for Issue 4 of Celebrating Little One’s Magazine!
There are so many unique elements to inspire you from the Chatterbox invitations, to the amazing caravan setup, pretty outfits and fun timber signs….enjoy browsing the images and find the full list of vendors at the end of the post to source your own items for an upcoming celebration, kids party or other event!
I just love this unique and gorgeous caravan used to display the desserts!
How amazing are all the desserts?!
I hope this shoot inspired you and also showcased some vendors and items you could use in your own upcoming event or party you’re planning!
A thank you to the talented vendors involved – many of whom are Life’s Little Celebration members who you can find on our Directory !
Silk and Cedar Events: Planner and stylist
Silvergum Photography: Photographer
Sweet Dreams and Goodnight: Glamping TeePee’s and slumber party accessories
Benny & Co: Vintage Caravan
Vivalicious Sweets: Cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and donut tower
Petite Cookies: Tee Pee and individual feather place card cookies
Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe: Custom Deer Headbands
Eckles Invites: Chatterbox invitation, menu and thank you tags
Molossi Designs: All wooden signage, Cake topper, individual names for place settings and thank you bag dream catchers
The Little Event Company: Tableware (plates, cups, straws)
Coco Blush Boutique: Dresses and flower crowns
“Mum? Can I have a slumber party for my birthday?”
At some point, your child is going to ask for a slumber party. This CAN be a source of stress for many mums but today we’re sharing some must know tips from a sleepover specialist to ensure yours is a roaring (or snoring) success.
If anyone knows how to throw a great slumber party, it’s Mel Jacobs. Her business, Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, is putting a new spin on a birthday favourite and bringing delight to parents and kids alike. Whilst Mel is offering something new to the kids’ party scenes in Perth and Melbourne in terms of setup, here are her old style hints to ensure your party doesn’t turn into a nightmare.
We don’t mean stock the Tim Tams and the popcorn (although these are pre-requisites for any successful sleepover). Before the party starts, it’s important that you, as the parent in charge, have some basic details for each child in your care. You can either ask for this information before the party, or grab a notepad and speak to the person dropping them off. As a minimum, you should have the following:
- Contact number of someone in case of emergency
- Any allergies the child might have
- Any medication they may need during their stay
- Any other relevant details (sleep walkers, fear of the dark etc.)
Set the Ground Rules
No need to go all Sergeant-Major on the kids. Ease them into the rules of the house with a quick tour to point out all the necessary areas – toilet, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom.
Show them where you will be throughout the night, so you can be found if needed.
Throughout the walk-around, make it clear what is and isn’t allowed, so boundaries are set early and everyone can have a great time.
Leave a Light On
Remember you are going to have kids sleeping in a house that is strange to them.
To a lot of little humans, being in the dark in unfamiliar surroundings is scary and a small nightlight can make it seem just that little bit safer.
Where possible, try to leave a light on that can direct the way to the bathroom/toilet. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, in the dark, having to stumble and feel your way to the loo!
Keep an Ear Out
No need to helicopter parent, but stay close by so you can keep an ear and eye on what’s happening.
Sometimes unfortunate situations can occur (homesickness, bedwetting or even bullying). It’s good for the kids to know that you are close by if needed.
Gain agreement about social media
Finally, and this isn’t an old hint, but certainly one that should be discussed in this day and age – gain consent to post pictures of the party-goers. While you may be happy to have pictures of your children on your social media feed, not every parent feels the same. As a matter of courtesy, check first with the parents/guardian of each child attending to see how they feel before posting pictures containing their image.
A little planning goes a long way
Sleepovers are almost a rite of passage in childhood – staying up all night, sharing secrets and tucking into a midnight feast (don’t forget those Tim Tams). Sure you may not get any sleep until the wee small hours, continually telling them to “Turn it down!”. Yep, you’ll probably have tired and grumpy little people for the rest of the day. But with a few easy steps, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll help to make memories they won’t forget in a hurry.
Now of course slumber parties don’t have to always be kept for the young ones! Relive the fun from your childhood with a gorgeous slumber party setup to celebrate a special girls weekend away or hens party setup before heading out to town! The gorgeous teepees from Sweet Dreams and Goodnight can tailor for all sorts of celebrations!:
If you’re interested in having Sweet Dream and Goodnight help you with your next slumber party, contact Mel on0402 463 812 or visit www.sweetdreamsandgoodnight.com.au. Franchises are now available.
Mel Jacobs is the founder of Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, Australia’s original and best slumber party specialist. Originating in Perth and with franchises now available, visit the website to see why this great company is being nationally recognised as a leader in kids’ party entertainment.
Dream A Little Dream Events Perth
If there’s one thing I admire the most about this industry, it’s the creativity of taking a bespoke theme so unrelated to the industry, and turning it into something magical that spreads like wildfire.
A great example is the luxe boho theme that has taken over my Instagram feed. Just add unicorns and suddenly it’s a children’s party! I have seen so many magical versions of this theme, ranging from pastels, feathers and unicorns for a pretty and feminine feel, to a more tribal vibe for boys – and I love them all!
So where do you start if you want to give this a go yourself? As always, we’ve sourced some great finds from our LLC Vendors from the Directory to make it easy for you to shop and plan for your kids party! Simply CLICK on any image in the blog post to be taken to where you can source/order the item!
Boho Party Theme Invitations
To set the bohemian vibe, start with the magical elements of dreamcatchers, feathers, unicorns and tee pees, and choose a colour palette of pastels for a more whimsical influence, or rustic, earthy tones for a more tribal feel.
Boho Invitations, Eve & Co
Tribal Invitations, Giggles & Grace
Wild and free invitations – Mooi Co.
Custom Camping Invitation, Jo Designs
Dreamcatcher Invitations, Joyful Invitations
Tribal Stationery, Kel’s Gift Labelling
Boho Luxe Invitations, Pretty & Print
Feather Invitation, That Little Creative Co
Bow and Arrow Invitations, Emma Smith Stationery
Tee Pee Invitations, Lou Lou Pie
Boho Party Theme Decorations
This is one theme you can really let your imagination go wild with. If you’ve chosen more of a tribal vibe, why not set up camp, Pocohontas and The Lost Boys style? Prefer pastels and feathers? Introduce cushions, lots of macrame, draped fabrics and lace for a bohemian retreat.
Wild One Balloons, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Feather Garland – Poppies for Grace (available in different colours)
Mint Paper Fan, Emiko Blue
Tassel Garland, DD Brand
Gold triangle garland – The Little Event Company
Feather Balloon Tassels, Elk Prints
Tribal Garland and Props, Kreate A Dream
Pink Leaf Tissue Garland, Emiko Blue
Wooden Feather Garland, Party for Stella
Arrow Garland, The Party Parlour
Paper Fans, The Party Parlour
I love the idea of using themed keepsakes of these occasions too and including them in the decorations.
Keepsake, Lou Lou Pie
Jo’s Signs By Design, Sydney
Boho Theme Prop Hire
A tee pee isn’t something most of us have lying around the house, but if you can borrow or hire one and accessorise it with cushions and throws, it really helps bring this theme together.
Prop Hire, Fairy Godmother Events Hire, Sydney
Teepee package for hire – Petite Events Hire Sydney
Rustic table, platters, stumps and crates – Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
How about making it a slumber party with guests having their own individual tee pee? I love this idea for older girls.
Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, Perth
A gorgeous idea for this party is to have a floral crown making workshop which Bella Fiore Floral Designs (Sydney) run:
Floral crown – Bella Fiore Floral Design
Other gorgeous headpiece ideas for the birthday boy/girl or their friends!:
Feather Crown, Emiko Blue
Feather Crown, Kirei Handmade
Tribal kids headpiece – Kreate A Dream
Tribal kids headpiece – Kreate A Dream
Indian Costume, Special Celebration Events
Set picnic blankets or low coffee tables with coordinated tableware, and opt for cushions in replace of chairs for the complete experience!
Hessian Tablecloth, The Party Parlour
Blush Tablecloth, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Tee Pee Table centrepieces, Elk Prints
Arrow Plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blush Hexagonal Plates, The Little Event Company
Modern Camp Plates, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Modern Camp Cups, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Bamboo Plates, Love The Occasion
Kraft Straws, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Bamboo Cutlery, Love The Occasion
Boho inspired sweet treats & styling
These cakes and sweet treats will do all the decorating for you if you’ve kept things to a minimum – they are amazing!
Bites By D, Perth
Flyaway Pineapple, Sydney
My Petite Sweets, Perth
Perfectly Sweet Lolly Buffets, Brisbane
Petite Cookies, Melbourne
Saffy & May Styling, Brisbane
Styling – Sugar Monk, Sydney
Sweetcheeks Cookies & Cakes, Melbourne
Sweetest Jubilee, Melbourne
SweetP Cakes and Cookies, Noosa
Tribal cake – Cake Pops and More (Melbourne)
Boho inspired cake decor & accessories:
Tribal cake accessories – Mooi Co
Arrow Cupcake Toppers, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Feather cake pop sticks – Sweet Sticks
Cake Toppers, Something for Cake
Dreamcatcher Cake Topper, A La Roch
Wooden Arrow Cake Topper, Communicake It
Born Wild Feather Cake Toppers, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Boho inspired take home favours
Send home any left over treats and crafts made at the party in some stylish favour bags and boxes for the perfect end to a magical party.
Kraft Treat Bags, Emiko Blue
Rose Gold Favor Bags, Love The Occasion
Kraft Treat Boxes, The Party Parlour
Thank you Tags, The Little Event Company
I hope these finds have inspired you and given you a great head start on pulling this theme together!
A popular kids party trend recently for little boys is a little camping theme incorporating teepees, arrows and feathers !
So today I am sharing some fun party supplies to suit this theme – all from businesses you can find on the kids party Directory pages
I hope this gets you started in your kids party planning for this theme!
While you’re here…if you’re a business owner in the party industry, make sure you check out the Celebrate conference happening in August in Sydney HERE!
All links are included below so you can shop these party supplies easily!:
Shop these party supplies here!:
First birthday invitation
Arrow ice-cream spoons
Little camper cups
Little boys headress
Teepee treat boxes
Pow wow straws
Black paper fan
Gold glitter arrow and feather toppers
Teepee event hire
There has been a recent trend in kids party themes based around a Little Indian theme – or similar – with an aztec/tribal feel, teepee’s, dream catchers etc.
It’s one of those unique themes that as far as colour schemes go – anything goes! However I’ve included lots of partyware to go with a rustic colour palette as that can mix in with any other colours you’ve chosen for this theme. I’ve also attached a few chevron items which would work in with the arrow shape.
The vendors in the Handmade decor category on the Directory are perfect to use for a theme like this where you can’t find items in regular party stores. You can find people to create a custom cake topper for you, cupcake toppers, garlands – anything really! Printables are also fabulous to use for this theme as you can purchase your printable decorations all in one spot.
Printables & Invitations
Since most of these printables are custom designed, if you need a different colour scheme they can easily be changed for you and many are available in “boy” and “girl” printable sets:
Dream catcher invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Little Indian/Aztec invitation (matching items available) – Edge House Design
Aztec dreams invitation – Pretty and Print
Aztec inspired invitation – 2 Love Birds
Little Tribal girls printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery
Camping/ teepee printable collection – Jo Studio
A gorgeous feather garland is perfect for this theme, and these are available in various colours at the tip!:
Feather garlands by Party Pony Pinata – Love The Occasion
This is a colourful paper feather bunting option:
Feather bunting – Six Things
A gorgeous idea is using a wall decal such as this one as a backdrop for a dessert table – that you can then use in your child’s room:
Dream catcher wall sticker by Love Mae – Love Mae
Another dessert table backdrop idea is a stag head such as this one:
Cardboard stag head in wood or natural colour – Cotton On
Feathers are a great decorating accessory for this theme. You can use them to attach to favour bags or candy jars, or the kids can use them to make their own headress:
Glitter tipped feathers (available in various colours) – Love The Occasion
Feather packs – Feathers.com.au
Printed feathers – Feathers.com.au
You can also incorporate arrow heads into your decor and they can be found in various colours online:
Grey arrowheads – Millinery Online
These other hanging decorations could work into this theme and colour scheme:
Taupe polka dot lantern – Little Red Chick
Teal honeycomb ball – Emiko Blue
Chevron lanterns – Party and Co
Tissue garland – Magical Parties
If you like a bit of DIY, you can use this tutorial to create some no sew triangle garlands which would suit this theme! Otherwise contact a vendor in the Handmade Decor category on the Directory to create one for you!
DIY No sew triangle garland tutorial – Shoes Off Please
You can find a range of patterned table runners at The Party Parlour which could work into this theme for your kids eating table:
Kraft natural tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Orange lattice table runner – The Party Parlour
Square bio wood plates – The Little Big Company
Black chevron plates – Illume Design
Bamboo cones – The Little Big Company
Wooden cutlery – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Wooden party scoops – The Little Big Company
Wooden mini chalkboard stakes – Little Red Chick
Mini antler placecard holders – Wedding Star
Black chevron straws – Just Party Supplies
Cake and Dessert Table accessories
Some gorgeous cupcake toppers for this theme in arrows, antlers and feather shapes! As they are custom made you could have them created in any colour scheme:
Feather and arrow cupcake toppers – Sugalicious Parties
Deer and antler cupcake toppers – Sugalicious Parties
These heart with feather toppers may also match your decor:
Heart with feather cupcake topper – Love The Occasion
Another DIY idea is this tutorial for feather cupcake toppers:
DIY Feather cupcake topper tutorial – The Craft Hunter
Some cute Antler toppers you can attach to candy jars:
Antler toppers – Sugalicious Parties in a party by Sweet Heavens Lolly Buffets
Love these arrow head cake pop sticks to help theme your cake pops!:
Arrowhead cake pop sticks – by Glistening Occasion in party by Emma Lee Cake Design (see link under “real parties” at the end of this post)
You can use this mould – particularly the canoe – to create some sweets for this party:
Camping kit with canoe mould – Confectionately Yours
These natural cupcake cups are great for a rustic look for your cupcakes, or fill them with other items such as chips, popcorn, fruit etc!:
Kraft cupcake cups – Paper Eight
For your cake – this amazing wooden dream catcher cake topper could sit atop a simple homemade cake or a professionally made cake! The fabulous cake is made by Sugarart Cakes (Nsw)
Wooden dream catcher cake topper – Glistening Occasions
Another option is this sweet wooden cake topper again to go along with the rustic feel:
Wooden cake flag – Grain and Co
The talented vendors in the CAKE AND DESSERT category on the Directory can create items for you to match this theme such as these cute little indian cake pops!
Little Indian cake pops – Sugar Pop Bakery (Sydney but ship Aust Wide)
Feather cookies – Best Dressed Cookies
Indian Headress cookie – Miss Biscuit (Melb)
Special themed items
A special costume for the birthday boy:
Little Indian costume – Special Celebration Events
A sweet tutu or dress could be created for the birthday girl!:
Owlet tutu dress – Sweet Pirouette
There are plenty of vendors in states around Australia in the HIRE category on the Directory for you to hire some rustic props from for this party! You can also find places to hire kids table/chairs from which is perfect for some craft activities to suit this theme (eg: indian headress making etc). Here are a few of the hire items available through some vendors:
Wooden tree stump risers for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Rustic boxes/risers for hire – Sara Jade Wedding and Events (Melb)
Set of 3 mini wooden stools for risers for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)
Wooden cupcake holder for hire – Sweet Celebrations (Sydney)
These tee pee favour boxes are gorgeous!!:
Printable tee pee favour box – Jo Studio
Some simple kraft favour boxes would work well and you can add to them them with a cute gift tag, feathers etc:
Kraft natural party bags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Kraft scallop favour box – The Party Parlour
Or use natural material favour bags such as jute, muslin etc to match with this theme:
Jute sack favour bag – Confetti and Cake
Feather muslin favour bags – Penny Lane Studio
Some real party inspiration for a Little Indian party or aztec inspired dessert table!:
A gorgeous dreamcatcher party featured on the Amy Atlas blog
A modern camping party by Jo Studio involving lots arrows, teepees, antlers and other ideas to suit this theme
A gorgeous and bright girl’s Little Indian party with lots of creative ideas for activities/stations for the kids – by Emma-Lee cake design
Stylish modern aztec birthday by Styled by Belle on The Little Big Company blog
A subtle way to incorporate this theme can be seen in this pretty PJ, Popcorn and Pillow party by Nicole from Pretty and Print who incorporated teepee’s and dreamcatchers into her daughter’s slumber party.