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 !
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
What could be sweeter than a sweet shop party for your darling little one? Such a fun theme with lots of beautiful colours, candies, candy jars and more!
You could set this party up based on a traditional lolly store, a girly sweet shop with pastel colours or a bright modern candy store! Dream up different ways of displaying/serving the candies or treats (I’ve provided some unbreakable options in this post too!) and try not to eat too much of the candy before the day of the actual party!
Hope you enjoy….
Lanch your party with a gorgeous invitation
Sweet Shoppe Printables - My Little Jedi
Lollipop invitation - My Little Jedi
Candy land invitation - Imprintables
Sweet Shop party invite - Invite with Style
Sweet shoppe invitation printable - Sweet Bambinos
Candy land invitation printable - Anders Ruff
Printable Lollipop invitation - TomKat Studio
You could make your own candy store awning, however this cute scalloped border could be used to help create a bright feel for your candy store for an easier option:
Pink scalloped border - Australian Teaching Aids
Another sweet option is this border wall decal which you could use to frame your sweet table setting:
Ribbon candy border - Giggle smile Designs
A lovely backdrop for the table with custom wording available:
Candyland wallpaper - Imprintables
For a bright candy feel, these wall stickers will really liven up your party space and can then be transferred into the playroom/bedroom after the party:
Candy Factory wall sticker - Lilly & Lolly
Cute printable banner with candy stripe lettering:
Candyland printable custom banner - Dimple Prints
The soft colours of this bunting would help create a pretty feel to your candy shop:
Alimrose bunting - Three Little Owls
Or try this garland for a fun look!
Spring smart garland - P is for Party
Love this bunting as you can pick/choose which flag designs you like when you hang it up and can decide the order of the patterns as well. So if one of the designs don’t work into your theme you can leave it out:
Paper Eskimo bunting flags - Born to Party
These sweet paper chains can be easily made yourself with this kit of pre-cut paper which is adhesive and makes creating a unique and fun decoration easy!
Candy Hues Paper linkits, precut strips with adhesive to make a paper chain - Linkits
The orange,pink and yellow colours of this garland is perfect for a sweet store feel!
Mini cotton garland - Imprintables
Imagine the room decorated with these pastel pom pom’s! Just gorgeous!
Pastel tissue pom poms - Ah-Tissue
Mix and match your hanging decorations for a cute look:
Lemonade lantern- Details, details
Pink tissue paper fan - Little Sooti
Lime green giant balloon - Little Sooti
Set your table with these bright colours:
Candy pink tablecloth - P is for party
Yellow table cloth - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Pale pink tablerunner - P is for Party
Candy stripe table runner - The Party Parlour
Candy stripe table runner - The Petite Party Company
Paper eskimo pink spot table runner - Details, Details
Pink striped plates - The Little Big Company
Purple, pink and blue polka dot plates (matching cup & napkin available) - Lovely Little Parties
Marshmellow pink napkins - Occasion by Design
Napkins Limocello - Occasion by Design
Sambellina party cups - Details, Details
Polkadot lime party cups - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Such cute polka dot straws for the cups/bottles!
Pink polka dot straws - Poppie Lane Emporium
To add to the fun of a sweet shop theme, try this straw holder to display all the pretty straws:
Davis & Waddell Glass Straw dispenser - Robin's Kitchen
Yellow and pink are so beautiful together for this theme, and these custom wrappers would be lovely on poppers, glass bottles or juice bottles!
Custom Printable bottle wrapper - Mon Tresor
You could make a variety of coloured cookies with this sweets cookie cutter. They would look great on the table or could be used to make some cookie take home gifts:
Sweets cookie cutter - Details, Details
If you are having cupcakes in your sweet shop, keep them within the theme with these cute cuptake toppers and wrappers:
Multi polkadot cupcake flags - Brown Paper Packages
Scallop cupcake toppers - Twiggi
Candy stripes cupcake wrapper - Enchanted Creations
Pink & white stripe cupcake wrappers - Details, details
Instead of a cupcake stand, try displaying your cupcakes in a sweet cupcake carrier such as this one. Tie a ribbon around the top to dress it up and I think it would look really sweet!
Cupcake carrier - Sweet Little Birdy
For your main cake these candles which have wording on them such as “Sweet” and “yum yum” are just perfect for this theme!
Pink n Mix Yummy Candles - Little Sooti
Also loving the yellow and white combination of these cuties:
Lemon and white candles - Details, Details
The scalloped look of this cake stand would work in so well with a sweet shop theme, besides the fact that it is just gorgeous and could be used for many parties to come!
Square cake stand with scalloped edge - Lily Chic Events
Now onto some items to display and serve your candy if you are having a candy buffet.
I have included some glassware as well as some unbreakable options as well, so depending on the age of your guests you can choose what is most appropriate! If most of the little one’s are very very young and it is mainly the adults you are having the dessert table for, then you can’t go past the beautiful glass jars for a classic sweet shop look!
However there are still fun options for displaying your sweets if you are worried about the kids around the candy jars!
First off I love these selections for a traditional sweet shop style:
Glass ribbed jars, set of 3 - Sweet Style
Parnella Glass Jar - Sweet Style
Ryder Candy Jar - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Bormioli Rocco preserving jar - Peters of Kensington
Just adore these selections of elegant and modern candy jars:
Tatiana Candy Jar - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Samantha candy jar - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Chrissy glass jar - Sweet Style
Emmy glass jar - Sweet Style
If you are after some more affordable options, Ikea has a few simple but cute candy jars available such as this one:
Mogden jar with lid - Ikea
Or these sets of 3 are another great idea:
Set of 3 Apothecary jars - Little Big Company
Candy Jar set of 3 - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebration
For easy candy access (perfect for kids who you think can handle the glass but you still want to make it a bit easier for them) these candy bowl options are great!
17cm Conic Vase - Sweet Little Birdy
Glass bowl small - Sweet Little Birdy
Myles Candy Bowl - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Onto some fun unbreakable options and as you’ll see there are plenty of cute ways you can display your sweets/treats which are safe for tiny hands!
Love this turntable which can be used after the party too, to store all sorts of items!
Pink turntable with buckets - Sweet Little Birdy
Dress up these cones with some pretty paper:
Paper cone cup - Mon Tresor
These tin buckets which come in a range of colours (but I love this colour!) can be used to display lollipops as shown, as well as other treats:
12cm bucket - Lily Chic Events
Icecream cups and cupcake wrappers could also be used if you have a smaller group and hence less volume of lollies to serve
Dixie Cups - Sweet Little Birdy
These sweet melamine bowls come in such lovely colours and can be part of your kitchenware after the party!
Miniamo pastel melamine bowls - Belinda James
Another simple option is a tray such as this from Ikea which is easy for the little one’s to access and useful to display a few different lollies:
Krus jar with lid - Ikea
These colourful trays would look great for serving your other treats on, displaying cake pops or your drinks:
Smula tray - Ikea
To make it even more fun to serve the candy, try one of these cute scoops or tongs:
Candy Scoop - Mon Tresor
Candy Scoop 3oz - The Princess and the Pirate
Wooden Lolly scoop - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Bamboo tong - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Miniature tongs - Occasion by Design
Labels for your sweets not only help your guests know what they are, but also is an extra way to pretty up the table. Here are some lovely labels and stands to help you do just that!
Card holders - Occasion by Design
Elegant tags - Sweet Style
Buffet label - Occasion by Design
Chalkboard labels - The Princess and the Pirate
Miniature Wooden Black labels - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
You can’t have a sweet shop without sweets! Here are some of my favourites:
Baby swirl blueberry pops - The Little Big Company
Candy heart red lollipop - Occasion by Design
Yellow bon bons - Sweet Style
Yellow and pink swizzle stick - The Little Big Company
Choc beans - Sweet Style
Rock candy strawberry hearts - Occasion by Design
If you want to buy more lollies online here are a few candy stores to have a peek at:
The Sugar Boy online
The Candy Store
Special Themed decorations/ideas:
For a classic sweet shop look, one of these bubblegum machines would look fantastic on the table:
Gumball machine - Retro Antiques
Gumball machine - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Another lovely way to display your lollies is to place some of the jars on this tiered stand – wouldn’t they just look even sweeter?
Jolie Two Tier Stand - Malmaison Botanical Interiors
Pinwheels are SO cute for any theme, and these pinwheels (available in other colours too) could be used as extra decoration on your sweet table for a fun look:
Tangerine pinwheels - Paper Polaroid (US)
To create a sweet shop feel, perhaps use a welcome sign such as this printable one and place in a pretty frame:
Custom Sweet Shoppe Welcome sign printable - Evelyn Kate Design
Or for a more traditional feel this vintage shop sign:
Open & closed metal sign - Lark
This bright chalkboard sticker could also be used to write a welcome sign or birthday message!
Grape chalkboard stickers - Giggleme Designs
Love this print! I’ll happily follow it’s advice =)
Keep Calm Print - Poster Pop
If you are creating different levels on your sweet table, this colourful wrapping paper would look great wrapped around the boxes you might be using to place your other candy jars on:
Pink Stripes wrapping paper - The Birthday Company
To really make the kids feel they are in a sweet shop, these toys are lovely as decorations and for your little one to play with after the party too!
Haba cash register - That's My Toy
Pink electronic cash register - Dilly Dally
Wooden food scale - Learning House
Pink butterfly scale - Larkmade
Wooden sweet house - Cheeky Junior
Janod box of 9 treats - Lime Tree Kids
Take Home Gift
If you are using sweets/candy as the dessert and wish to give the little one’s something novel to take home instead, here are a few cute picks:
Lollipop pencil - The Hip Infant
Miniature gumball machine - Occasion by Design
Jellybean pinwheel - The Little Big Company
Bubblegum princess ribbon wand - Pinwheels and pearls
Slide tin, girl & sweets - The Kawaii Notebook
The kids will absolutely love picking their treats from the sweet shop table either to take home, or to enjoy at the party! Here are some packaging ideas to carry on the fun:
Clear cellophane bag - Mon Tresor
Candy Tote box - Candy Soirees
Candy Stripe paper bag - The Party Studio
Pink and lime green spot bags - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Treats lolly bag - Pepes Paperie
Pink gingham fabric bag - The Petite Party Company
To top off the favour bags, this ribbon is too sweet!
Sherbert striped ribbon - Ribbons Galore
Or try this cute sticky tape!
Sweets sticky tape - Candy Stripe Cloud
These sweet pegs are adorable to attach to the top of a lolly bag!
Little patterned peg set - Candy Stripe Cloud
Some sweet tags to say thank you to the little one’s for coming!
Pink gift tags - Poppie Lane Emporium
Specklefarm light pink stripe tag - Details, Details
These striped tags come with a variety of numbers to match the age of your child. Love the colours!
Gift Tag - The Birthday Company
If you are needing further sweet shop inspiration have a look at these real parties for some more ideas:
Bethany’s sweet shoppe party from Karas Party Ideas
A sweet shoppe party for twins on the Celebrations at home blog
Love the use of tissue pom poms in this sweet shoppe party on the Save the date for cupcakes blog
An amazing sweet shoppe party featured on the Little Sooti Blog
A unique way of spreading out the sweets in this sweet shoppe party featured on Hostess with the Mostess
Packed full of inspiration is this photoshoot based around the Lollypop printables from the TomKat Studio
Hope you have enjoyed these sweet shop finds and they give you some inspiration for the Sweet Shop theme or for any candy buffet you are planning!
Enjoy & may your little one be truly celebrated!
If your child would love to have Super powers a Superhero party is the perfect chance for them to at least pretend for a day, that they do!
As you can see from the printable designs below – a generic superhero theme or one based on a comic book look, are popular rather than only a specific character (ie superman, batman etc) party.
Remember to visit the Party Directory section of this site in the midst of planning for this party to find all the items and suppliers you need! You can view my PINTEREST board for this theme here.
Invitations and Printables
A range of superhero printables for boys and girls:
Comic Book Superhero printables – Giggles and Grace Designs
Superhero printables available in pinks or blues – Upon a Time Designs
Superhero Paperie – Memories are Sweet
Superhero invitation with matching backdrop and printables – 2 Love Birds
Superhero printable set – Amity Invites
Photo Superhero invitation – Edgehouse Design
Girl superhero party printables – Paper Blossom Creations
Coon nee chiwa hero stationery – I Will Invitations
If you are crafty you can make your own bunting out of comic book pages! Love the look of this and I’m sure your little one will too! Follow the link to see the tutorial!
Tutorial for superhero comic bunting – One Charming Party
Here are some hanging decoration ideas which could work into this theme:
Set of blue hanging fans – Just Party Supplies
Perfect for a girls superhero party:
Giant balloons for a super effect!
Here are some bright options for your kids table which you could mix and match. Some of the plate designs below often have matching sets so follow the link if you want to find the matching items.
Superhero tablecloth – Just Party Supplies
Red and white tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Marvel superhero plate – Just Party Supplies
Superman plates – Just Party Supplies
Red star glass milk bottle – Love the Occasion
Sucre shop star wooden spoons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
The little one’s are going to love these! Follow the link to get the template so that you can make these superhero lollipops! A simple way to transform a sweet treat for your theme!
Superhero lollipop template – Zakka Life blog
Clever idea from the Mon Tresor blog to fill a push pop with coloured lollies to match this superhero party theme! You can purchase these push pops here
Push pop – Mon Tresor
Another unique find are these Kaped Kandy Kones (from the US but can be shipped)! You could even make a similar design yourself. Fill them with lollies, popcorn, chips – anything you like!
Kaped Kandy Kones – Post Party Pretties (USA)
Some items to use as toppers on sweet or savoury items:
Star and flag toppers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Fill your candy buffet with these red, blue and yellow treats!
Red chocolate buttons – The Party Parlour
Yellow lemon Fizzoes – The Party Parlour
Blue fruit choc balls – The Party Parlour
Blue candy scoop – Just Party Supplies
You can find lots of vendors on the Directory in your state to create a Cake, cake pops, cookies and more to suit this theme such as these Superhero cookies from The Iced Biscuit (Melb):
Some items for your birthday cake!:
There are some fun items you can hire for a superhero party. How fun would this phone booth be at to hire out?:
Lifesize phone booth for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
There are a few vendors on the directory which hire out similar canopies in other states. Contact me if you need referrals or browse the HIRE category on the childrens party directory.
Red and white lolly canopy for hire – My Sweet Event Hire (Melbourne)
Props/Special themed items:
Love the idea of a personalised comic book covered letter to use as part of the party decor. If you are wanting a local supplier for these, chat to Shell at Hanging Pretty to create one for you:
Personalised comic book letters – Hayley’s Paper Love (ETSY)
A special customised cape for the birthday boy or girl for their party (and after!):
Personalised superhero cape – Spatz
Superhero capes, masks and bags – Bee Stitched (photo from party by Tiny Tots Toy Hire)
Or you could involve the birthday boy or girl in designing their own cape for the day with this fun kit:
Seedling Design your own superhero – Hipkids
Another cute gift idea for the birthday boy:
Superhero brother print – My Sweet Prints (Down That Little Lane)
Here are some ideas for masks for the kids on the day:
Colour your own superhero mask kit – Just Party Supplies
A tutorial to create these masks yourself:
Tutorial for Superhero masks – Cutesy Crafts
Printable superhero masks – Hilltop Custom Design
Superhero comic tattoos – Just Party Supplies
How cute are these peg dolls?:
Superhero peg dolls – Peg Buddies (ETSY)
Superman pencils – The Party Parlour
Cute favour packaging idea:
Superhero jar idea – Tortoise and the Hare blog
A superhero tag would look great on one of these options:
Red star favour bags – Little Red Chick
Need more inspiration? Here are some Superhero parties filled with ideas which you can then tailor to your unique little superhero and how you wish to celebrate them!
Fantastic ideas in this amazing Superhero party by Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Love the cake toppers and backdrop in this party by staff from Little Red Chick
Dessert table for a girls Superhero party by Sugar Coated Candy and Dessert Buffets
Love this amazing Superhero Party by Thetis of Sooti Event Styling + Design
Clever backdrop and great ideas in this superhero party by Barbe a Papa
Vintage pop art superhero party on Hostess with the Mostess blog
Hope you enjoyed the Superhero selections and they help you plan the next celebration for your little one!
‘Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away….’! This sweet Aeroplane theme is so cute and perfect for little boys!
Let images of planes (vintage or modern), clouds, pilots, wings, airports, luggage & travel inspire you!
You could use a blue/white/red colour palette however I love some recent Aeroplane parties (see the end of this post) which have used the unique colour scheme of blue/white/orange and so I’ve incorporated some of my choices around this selection. However some of our previous posts such as the Nautical Theme & Fire engine theme have cute ideas for red decor.
You can have a lot of fun with this theme with the use of boarding passes, a luggage claim area (where the kids can collect their meal boxes or party favours), paper aeroplane making activities and more! I hope this collection below inspires your ideas and sets you on a fun journey of planning for this theme.
Invitations & Printables
To launch this post, here are a few printables and invitation collections which I thought were really cute for this theme:
Alannah Rose aeroplane invitation - Twiggi
Aeroplane party invitation - The Candy Soirees
Aeroplane invitation - Imprintables
Paper Eskimo Plane party invitations - Significant Celebrations
Plane invitation & printables - PolkaDot Prints
A vibrant vintage invitation which is really unique!
Vintage plane invitation - Katy Jane Designs
These cute airplane printables can be used for lots of different items at the party and I love the boarding pass invitation!
Airplane Birthday printables - Anders Ruff
Boarding pass invitation - Anders Ruff
The Aeroplane theme is perfect for hanging decorations of clouds and flying planes and you can really be creative in creating a sky effect which you can then transfer into the bedroom/nursery after the party for a cute style:
This cloud and plane paper garland is too sweet for words!
Paper cloud garland - Meggy Green Handmade crafts
Buntings always look great at parties and here are a few lovely options which would work for this theme:
Aeroplane banner - Ben and Jess
Aeroplane Bunting- The Kids Room by Kate
Happy birthday banner - The Green Grass Grows (USA)
Little plane garland - Paperklip Designs
Paper Eskimo blue bunting flags - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
I’ve featured this delightful cloud mobile (which comes in various colour raindrops) in my Nautical theme post as it can be worked in for a few different themes and would look great in creating a cool sky effect!
Cloud Mobile - My Little Jedi
I also love this unique paper cloud balloon! It would look fantastic suspended with some clear string:
Cloud Paper Balloon - Upon a fold
Another great effect could be created using these colourful Aeroplane mobiles above your dessert/cake table!
Tiger Tribe Vintage plane mobile - Just Toy n Around
Wooden Airplane Mobile - Unique Kids
Wall motifs and stickers continue to be a unique decoration which can be moved into the bedroom after the party:
Aeroplane Wall motifs - The Paperchain
Vintage plane wallpaper cutouts - Unique Kids
White cloud wall stickers - Giggleme Designs
Paper plane peel and stick - Giggle me designs
Tissue pom pom’s would be ideal for a cloud effect. You could bunch them together to create cloud clusters or spread them out throughout the room for a gorgeous cloud scene. The best thing is – they are white so they could be reused many times over for different themes!
White Tissue Pom poms - Ah-Tissue
Hang a bunch of these blue paper fans together for a blue sky backdrop that you could then mix the white pom pom’s into as well!
Light blue paper fan - Mon Tresor
To incorporate balloons into this theme, these blue and white polka dot GIANT balloons would look sensational in the party area!
90cm Blue spot giant balloons - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Your table decor can be worked around the colour scheme you have chosen, but here are a few different options to have your party table flying high!
Light Blue Tablecloth - Le Petit Party
Orange table runner - The Party Parlour
Paper Eskimo blue table runner - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
These chalkboard placemats could be used in the centre of the table to create a tarmac centrepiece! You could draw runway lines onto the placemat and place some toy planes on them for a great look!
Chalk board placemat - The Princess and the Pirate
Another unique way of dressing the table is this fun world map tablecloth to connect the idea of travelling into your plane theme!
World Map Tablecloth - Melbourne Map Centre
Some colourful tableware choices which we are sure will make the food taste even nicer!
Polka-dot multi plate - P is for party
Orange square plates - The Princess & the Pirate
Baby blue plates - Occasion by Design
Blue Rectangle Plate - Mon Tresor
Orange Napkins - The Princess and the Pirate
If you are incorporating orange into your colour scheme then these stripy straws look fantastic in this colour!
Orange stripe straws - Mon Tresor
A cute alternative to the milk bottle is the use of small glass milk carton’s! They are so fun and different and I am sure all the kids will love drinking out of them!
Half pink glass beverage creamer - The Little Big Company
A nice cupcake wrapper can instantly dress up the simplest of cupcakes! Here a few choices which could work for you:
Blue plane cupcake wrapper - Let's Get Personal
Paper Eskimo baking cups - Occasion by Design
Blue and orange look so great together don’t they?
Polka dot candy cups - Mon Tresor
These pom pom cupcake toppers are adorable! They look like little mini fluffy clouds – just perfect for this party!
White pom pom cupcake toppers - Ah Tissue
Also loving these cupcake toppers with a cute design and colour scheme:
Aeroplane cupcake toppers - Giggles Cupcake toppers
It’s easy to have Aeroplane theme cookies using these cutters!
Cloud cookie cutter - Biskart
Plane cookie cutter - Biskart
For your main cake, these blue details will ensure it takes centre stage on your table!
Blue spot candles - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Wire cake stand french blue - Little Sooti
Square scalloped cake pedestal in blue heaven - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Special Themed Decorations/Ideas:
Your little boy may have some cute toy aeroplanes you can use to help decorate the party table/area however if not, or if you want some more, here are some really lovely choices which will be great for the Birthday boy to keep and play with after the party too!
Sevi miniature plane - Entropy
Janod Magnetic Wooden Toy Plane - Urban Baby
Bajo red wooden plane - Earthology
Mimmo Vintage Toy plane - Entropy
These vintage planes would really stand out wouldn’t they? Just lovely!
Curtis Jenny plane - Kids rooms by Kate
Red Baron plane - Kids rooms by Kate
Now for a few other unique items which may be useful for this theme. If I had a boy I wouldn’t be able to resist this cute pilot hat! It is just gorgeous and would make a great beanie too in winter months!
Pilot ear flap hat - Kawaii Kids
These pilot accessories are great for decoration or for your little one to wear:
Pilot cap - The Party Shop
Aviator Pilot set for boys - Costume Direct
An aeroplane theme compliments a travel decorations/items as well, and these unique notebooks could be used for the little one’s to obtain stamps during the party (for example when they they complete a party game). If you wanted you could even have different “Country” stations set up at each game area, so they are “flying” to different countries for each game and receive their stamp on arrival! These notebooks would also make great party favours too!
Toy Passport notebook - The Toy Place
Mini map notebooks - Hard To Find
Cardboard suitcases are great to be used for decoration for this theme or as a way of displaying your tableware for the kid’s to collect (cutlery, plates etc), or to display your other unique items such as the above notebooks! They work as fantastic storage for after the party too!
Blue Suitcases - Fairydust Stylish Stationary
You could decorate the suitcases (or other items for your party) using these cute plane and travel stickers:
Puffy Funny plane stickers - Stickers n Fun
Travel stickers - Birch Haberdashery & Craft
How lovely is this globe (and not as pricey as it may look)! It would make a unique decoration for this theme and an educational toy for your little boy for later on too!
10cm Antique World Globe - Maps Plus
For a personal touch this stamp with a vintage plane means you can personalise a range of items for your party! Your little one is sure to love this and it could be used to label all sorts of items for him in the future too!
Aeroplane stamp with personalised name - Imprintables
It’s great to have a hands on activity at a party and these kits to create your own planes/gliders are sure to keep the little one’s busy. You could also have your little boy work on this before the party and then use the plane as a decoration for a personalised touch!
Seedling Create your own Glider plane - Style Aficionado
Build it plane kit- Unique Kids
Flight school make your own glider - Oo.com.au
Love the vintage look of this Aeroplane carousel which would be a unique table decoration and look lovely as room decor as well:
Aeroplane carousel - Lily Chic Events
Another centrepiece idea which would make a fun toy as well is this toy airport! Really liking the wooden look!
Toy Airport - Tiny Polkadots
Take Home Gift
All the little one’s at the party are sure to be in love with aeroplanes by the end of this party! So here are a few cute ideas for take home gifts for them:
Aeroplane Bookmark - Just For Kids
Helicopter frisbee - The Party People
Foam Gliders - Toys Paradise
Tiger Tribe Zing Glider - Cradle Rock
Glider plane - The Party Parlour
Bubbles - P is for Party
To package these items or some sweet treats there are lots of cute options for this theme! First off are these fantastic luggage favour boxes! They would look so good all packaged up and ready for the kids to take home!
Suitcase favour box - Favour Makers
Another adorable option are these unique milk carton favour boxes which match with the invites/printables shown at the start of this post. The clouds look so sweet and the personal touch of the name is a really nice extra!
Milk carton favour boxes - Polkadot Prints
To go along with the travel theme are these cute mailbox favours ! If you have travel related crafts at the party ( eg. creating a postcard or drawing on some letter paper) the kids could take these home along with this favour box:
Mini mail box party favour - The Little Big Company
These suitcase favour tins could also be used for some unique decorations too! You could even stick your food labels onto them and place them on your table!
Suitcase favour tin - Pink Frosting
Also loving these other cute options which you could embellish with ribbons, tags, mini pegs or stickers.
Gingham is such a sweet pattern which we don’t see enough of in partyware even though it looks so lovely here in blue and white!
Blue gingham favour bags - Sweet Style
You can never go wrong with polka dots. They always look good!
Blue Polka Dot Treat Box - Sweet Style
Blue polka dot noodle box - Mon Tresor
A touch of orange if you are working this into your colour scheme:
Orange paper bag - Occasion by Design
This carry box could also be dressed up to look like a suitcase, which makes it another great option for this theme!
Gable carry box Kraft - Occasion by Design
Can’t go past these luggage tags to top off your favour packaging! They could also be used to label your food or as an embellishment on your drink bottles too:
Luggage tag - Sweet Style
This airmail twine really compliments the Aeroplane theme and would finish off your packaging nicely:
Airmail twine - Sweet Style
Or to bring in a touch of orange, this vibrant ribbon would do the trick!
Sunset orange Grosgrain ribbon - Lily Chic Events
And finally some special items for the Birthday boy! I love that these ride on planes are wooden – they have a really unique feel about them and would make an extra special gift for your little man!
Wooden ride on plane - Junior Journey
Moulin Roty ride on - Send a Toy
Real Party Inspiration
I wanted to end this post off by providing you some links to some real parties using this theme as they can be a great source of inspiration and ideas! However just like every child is unique, so should every party be unique. So pick and choose the elements and ideas you love and then work in your own touches!
Hope you enjoyed this post on this adorable theme! I have enjoyed sourcing these various items for you and would love to hear from you if you use any of these ideas for your little one’s celebration!