Ahoy! This popular boys theme suits little men of all ages!
You can go rustic and wooden, or pick from a range of colours to combine such as black, white, red, blue and brown. Incorporate pirate elements into the party through the use of props to represent a wooden plank, treasure chest & pirate ship mast and include items such as treasure maps & pirate eye patches & hats. The only limit is your imagination for this fun theme. Make sure you also have a look at our Nautical theme for a few ocean inspired ideas as well.
Here is a sample of great items you can use! For loads more ideas and unique finds please contact me for an Inspiration board or Custom Styling pack!
Love this range of invitations and printables which are all unique and showcase the different ways you can begin to style this theme:
Pirate invitation - Jennifer Birkhead Designs
Pirate Invitation - The Candy Tree
Pirate invitation in a bottle - Le Petit Party
Pirate Invitation - The Princess and the Pirate
Paper Eskimo Shipwrecked invitation - P is for Party
Pirate Printables - Fairydust Stylish Stationary
Decorate to theme with these options incorporating skulls:
Pirate bunting - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Skull and Crossbones Garland - Lark
Black and White Pirate bunting - Giggleberry Creations
Your hanging decorations can make a huge impact in the overall look of your party space and really contribute to highlighting the colour scheme:
Paper lantern - Occasion by Design
Balloon pack - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Brown pom pom - Ah - Tissue
Gold Lantern - Vivid Room
Carry on your colour scheme in your tableware options. Have a look at our ‘Special Themed Ideas’ section below for some items you can also use to decorate your table for this theme such as gold coins and rope elements!
Red and white table runner - P is for Party
Love this unique gold mesh table runner to bring in an element of treasure into your tableware:
Gold mesh table runner - Le Petit Party
This selection of other tableware items are chosen to showcase how you can find different items out there to work with any colour palette you are going for. I particularly love working in the wooden aspects for this theme:
Polkadot plate - The Party Studio
Candy stripe red plate - Sweet Style
Rectangle palm leaf plate - The Party Studio
Pine food boat, wooden cutlery and stamp - Sweet Style
Meri Meri Pirate Napkins - Design My Party
Skull paper cups - Lark
Red and white stripe straws - The Inspired Occasion
There are lots of ways to provide and decorate treats for this theme that all the little one’s will love, and will ensure your dessert table/food table looks coordinated:
I am sure these lollipops will be a great feature!
Frosted pirate Lollipops - The Little Big Company
Skull cookie cutters - Details, Details
So many options for ways you can dress up even the simplest of cupcakes:
Pirate cupcake toppers - The Candy Tree
Cupcake flags - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Pirate cupcake toppers - Mon Tresor
Meri Meri pirate cupcake set - Design my Party
Red and white baking cup - Occasion By Design
Candles - Occasion by Design
Rococo Noir Skirted cake stand - Little Sooti
Special Themed Items
These flags are great to use all around the party area!
Pirate flag - The Little Big Company
These pirate ships would make a great table centerpiece and a lovely gift for your little one as well:
3D build and colour pirate ship - The Little Big Company
Pirate table centrepiece - Design My Party
Wooden pirate ship - Twinkle Kids
Pirate ship table centrepiece - Le Petit Party
Some unique pieces which you could also use around the party area to bring this theme to life:
Pirate brass compass - The Little Big Company
Handpainted wooden pirate - Twinkle Kids
Such a sweet block set that would look lovely afterwards in your little one’s bedroom:
Pirate name blocks - Retro Ragamuffins
Fabric such as this could be used as a tablecloth or backdrop, or if you are crafty you could make it into anything at all – buntings, party hats etc:
Treasure Map fabric - Sarah J Home Decor
Get your little one in the pirate look with these items! Also great for the other little guests at the party:
Pirate Eye Patch - P is for Party
Pirate cap and eye patch set - Latoriana
Pirate telescope - Heaven Costumes
This treasure map could be used for a range of things, whether for decoration or for a treasure hunt activity! It can be personalised to include locations, names etc:
Personalised Treasure map printable - Easy Invitations
A cute modern version of the traditional pin the tail on the donkey game!
Pin the patch on the pirate game - The Princess and the Pirate
Team these coasters with simple cups as another way to dress up your tableware:
Coasters - Roller Coaster
Tin pails work well in this theme, either on your table to serve items, as party favours, or purely for decoration:
Silver tin pail - Occasion by Design
Use rope to dress up your table or work into your backdrop for this theme. Gold coins help finish the look off:
Pirate rope table decor - Le Petit Party
Pirate gold coins - Once Upon a Party
Crates like these can work into many party themes and really help recreate the pirate ship feel for this party! You could turn them over and place your party favours or drinks on them:
Lime wash wood box crates - Sharnel Dollar Designs
These fun play tents are a cute way to bring the pirate theme to life and would be lots of fun after the party too:
Pirate play tent - Bambini Pronto
You can also hire an item such as this if you don’t wish to keep a tent for after the party!
Pirate ship for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Favours/Take Home Gifts
These cute party favours would work well for this theme! You could also purchase some of the gold coin chocolates available from most grocery stores and combine them in with these:
Pirate chocolates - The Party Parlour
Pirate party favour kit - The Spotty Napkin
Skull and crossbone bouncing balls - Le Petit Party
Package your favours in matching options:
Paper Eskimo party bags - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Chevron tote box - Sweet Style
Pirate party lolly sack - Le Petit Party
Muslin cloth bags are perfect to fill with gold coin chocolates:
Cloth bags - Lovely Little Parties
These cute options are great for topping off your pirate theme!
Pirate treasure favour box - The Little Big Company
Mini Treasure Chests - The Little Big Company
Gold bar lolly box - P is for Party
Loving twine – not only for embellishing packaging but you could use it to dress up other items as well such as glass bottles:
Black licorice twine - Sweet Style
This cute peg brings in the black and wooden look. Scribble a cute Thank You message on here and attach to your party favour packaging:
Chalkboard pegs - The Party Studio
For a more novel look, attach your thank you tag with a cute pirate peg:
Pirate pegs - P is for Party
A wonderful Captain Hook party by Australian based Whimsy Petite Styling & Polkadot prints, featured on Kara’s Party Ideas. I love the pirate ship mast and the walk the plank game!
If your little girl wants a pirate party, then have a look at this Girly Pirate Party on Kara’s Party Ideas!
Love the rustic wooden look of this pirate party featured on Celebrations At Home
Lots of great details in this pirate party. Especially love the mixed fabric backdrop !
I hope you enjoyed these selections for a Pirate party and they provide a starting point to inspire you in planning this celebration for your little one!
Please contact me if you would look further inspiration and ideas custom sourced for you, as this blog post is truly only scratching the surface of what could work for this theme.
Enjoy the planning & the celebrating!
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
Popsicle Party invitations – Dream a little Dream
Vintage ice cream printable backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs
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
Printed ice cream party invitation – Love JK
Ice-cream party printables – 2 Love Birds
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 & 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
Peach honeycomb fancy decoration – Poppies For Grace
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
This is a fun garland to combine both an ice-cream and popsicle theme:
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
Very cute ice-cream and popsicle balloons to really brighten up the party:
Ice-cream 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
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
Some colourful tableware selections starting with this amazing pastel tablecloth!:
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
Pink stripe plate – Little Kite
Confetti plates – Love The Occasion
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
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. Party by ‘It’s a cake thing by Jhoanee’
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
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
Ice cream van and cups – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
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
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
Popsicle cookies – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)
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
Ice-cream cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
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)
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)
Ice-Cream party – Dream a Little Dream
Popsicle Party – Styling and desserts by Savvy Cakes by Lena
Ice cream party – Red Wagon Events
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
A few novelty items:
Ice cream sticky note set – Kawaii Kids
Ice Cream lollipops – The Little Big Company
Ice-cream party favor bag – Small Favours
Ice cream popper favor – Lark Store
Love these cute printable favour boxes!!:
Ice cream truck favour box printable – Jo Studio
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
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!