Those of you with summer babies may just be starting to plan and think about your next birthday celebration and the Nautical theme is sweet & cool for little boys, although I think it could be tailored to be a cute girls party theme too!
If you want more ideas make sure you click on the image to take you to the store these items are from as there were many other products out there for this theme!
I hope you enjoy these Nautical finds….
Navy nautical collection – Ham & Pea Design & Paperie
Classic Nautical Invitation – The Little Soiree
Love the different colour combination of yellow and navy blue for this theme:
Nautical shower printables – Love the Day
Gorgeous printables for the little ladies!
Girls nautical invitation – Lollipopink
Preppy nautical invitation – Sweet Peach Paperie
So starting off with some tablesetting ideas, here are a few products which you could either use together or with other items to create a perfect Nautical look:
Navy Flag Blue Tablecloth – The Party Parlour
Red and white striped tablerunner – Le Petit Party
Blue, red and white tablerunner – Le Petit Party
Red and white plate – Invite Me
Palm leaf plates – The Party Studio
Blue and white striped napkins – The Party Table
Striped cups – Tiny Me
Some simple white straws would be perfect with a navy or red cup:
White retro paper straws – Mon Tresor
Or you could use these these navy, red and white stripe straws to compliment glass milk bottles instead:
Blue & Red mixed stripe straws – Piece of Cake parties & celebrations
A few ideas for your desserts and sweets:
Blue check baking cups – Little Styles
Red and white cupcake wrappers – How Divine
Red Flag picks – Piece of cake parties & celebrations
How gorgeous are these little chairs to use as cupcake holders! Love it!
Mini deck chair – The Little Big Company
Cookie cutter set – Urban Baby
Popcorn boxes – Occasion by Design
Navy swirl lollipop – The Little Big Company
Navy sixlets – Sweet Style
Now for the main cake, you can’t go wrong with a classic white cake stand. It fits into the nautical colour scheme and the scallop pattern on this cake stand reminds me of the ocean- which is an added bonus for this theme.
Rosanna cake stand – Leo & Bella
Another option could be these navy blue stands for either a main cake or other treats:
Navy cake stand – Leo & Bella
Now onto some decorations & lovely extras! There are just so many great things out there – hope you see something which inspires you!
These buntings are perfect for your Nautical theme:
Alimrose Finn bunting – Little Styles
Blue and red fabric bunting – The Complete Kids Party
The deep red paper fan featured here also comes in white so you could definitely combine the colours together for a unique backdrop! The shape of this fan reminds me of a ship rudder which is why I chose it as a great hanging decoration for this theme.
Red paper fan – The Little Big Company
Balloons are still a much loved party decoration and this nautical design is simple and stylish!
Nautical Balloons – Born to Party
How unique and cute is this cloud mobile? It would add a great touch to your Nautical setting and could then be hung in the bedroom after the party!
Cloud mobile – My Little Jedi
White rustic star – Island Collections
This fish netting would be fantastic as a backdrop or perhaps even placed over a white or navy blue tablecloth:
Fish Netting – The Party People
These mini tin pails could be used to hold favours or small items such as cutlery or straws or perhaps some small sweets:
Tin pails – Saffy & May
Another sweet way of presenting some treats is in these little metal boats. They are adorable!
Metal Boats – How Divine
Now for some extra special items which would really help create a Nautical feel for your party! However obviously your budget isn’t limitless so as I’ve mentioned before I think it’s important to pick special items which could be used again in your home, nursery, playroom etc.
Barbarossa Brass Compass – The Little Big Company
Wooden sailboats – The Little Big Company
Driftwood party sign – Sweet Style
Lighthouse – Nautical Replicas
Glass floats – Alfresco Emporium
Wooden oar – Alfresco Emporium
Life Saving ring hanging decoration – Le Petit Party
Wooden anchor with rope – Click shop
Lastly are a few items for take home favours. These little sailboats could be combined with some lollies to take home and could also be used as table decorations as well.
Sailboat favour – Le Petit Party
How great are these treatboxes in this unique pyramid shape and Nautical design? Love it!
Pyramid Treatbox – Polkadot Prints
Love the look of these handstamped bags:
Anchor favour bags – What She’s Got
A starting point to find some more inspiration….
A stylish Nautical party by Polkadot Prints
This Vintage Nautical party featured on the Amy Atlas blog showcases a great way of styling various nautical props
Another great use of props and styling in this Nautical Party by the Little Big Company on their blog
One for the girls – a pink and navy nautical party on the Sweet Peach Paperie blog
I’ve had a lot of fun finding these many and varied items for a Nautical theme party and hope it will help in your party planning so it’s a little less stressful. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing our little one’s how special they are and celebrating this! That is what matters most so enjoy the journey!
Roll up! Roll up! A fantastically FUN theme for either a boy or girl of any age is a circus theme! There is so much you can do with this theme with games and stations to create a carnival atmosphere. I hope these finds may inspire you when planning for a Circus party. You can find more items via the vendors on the children’s party directory here! Also visit my Pinterest board for this theme here.
Printables & Invitations
Your printables and invitations help set theme your event so I’ve included a range of different colour schemes and looks whether you want a traditional red/white/blue look, a girly pink circus party or a vintage or modern carnival party! Remember when it comes to printables – colours can often be changed and customised by the designer for a fee, simply ask them!
Circus is in town printables – 2 Love Birds
Girly vintage carnival printables – Giggles and Grace Designs
Circus printables – Memories are Sweet
Circus Spectacular – I Will Invitations
Circus printable collection – Upon a Time Designs
Circus Printables – Style Me Gorgeous
Girly vintage carnival printed stationery – PS Made with Love
Circus printable package – The Little Soiree
Vintage Circus clown printable – Penny Lane Studio
Circus customised invitation – Edgehouse Design
Printed vintage circus invitation – Love JK
Hanging decorations can create the carnival mood and colour scheme for your circus party:
Red paper fan – Saffy & May
Yellow honeycomb ball – Love the Occasion
Carnival striped lanterns – Little Red Chick
Red, white and blue paper fans – Just Party Supplies
Circus parties and balloons definitely go hand in hand! One of these balloons would look fantastic next to the dessert table, photo area or entrance!:
Studio Mucci Giant balloon and tassel tail – Ruby Rabbit
For a bright carnival feel:
Circus pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess
Rainbow tassel garland – Bickiboo
Love this unique decoration which could hang in your child’s room after the party:
Carnival paper chandelier – Hanging Pretty
Pinwheels are another great item to incorporate as it fits in with the circus theme and can be used on your dessert table:
Customised paper pinwheels – Dunne with Style
Keep your circus party theme going throughout your tableware for your kids table:
Red and white striped tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Circus party pack – Ruby Rabbit
Circus party pack – Little Red Chick (also available in blue)
Little Circus partyware – Trains and Tutus
Circus party plates – Just Party Supplies
Carnival dessert plate – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Carnival spots plate – My Party Boutique
Carnival stripe party plate – Sweet Celebrations
Sambellina Candy stripe plates – The Party Parlour
Carnival partyware – Fantasy Kids Parties
Red star straws – Just Party Supplies
Robert Gordon carnival milkshake cups – Party & Co
These gorgeous ceramic bottles would look great as a prop – perhaps holding some pinwheels inside?:
Robert Gordon ceramic carnival bottles – Peppermint Sunday
Fun items to use for your desserts for a circus party:
Meri Meri Ferris wheel cupcake holder – Party & Co
Grand circus big top cupcake holder – The Little Big Company
Clown cupcake toppers – Piece of Cake Parties and celebrations
Vintage circus cupcake toppers – Heads and Tales
Circus tent cookie cutter – Party & Co
Popcorn boxes – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Red and white popcorn boxes – The Party Parlour
Red star baking cups – Sweet Celebrations
Paper Eskimo Carnival baking cups – Little Red Chick
What’s a circus party without fairy floss?:
Fairy floss – Candy bar sydney
There’s a range of cake and dessert suppliers in the Life’s Little Celebration’s party directory if you wish to outsource a circus party cake, cake pops, macarons or cookies! Browse here by state to find someone near you!
Circus cake pops – Minnie’s Sweet Creations (Sydney)
Circus party items and props:
A collection of circus party items to inspire you and help theme the party with a carnival atmosphere!:
Carnival ticket stickers – Fantasy Kids Parties
Carnival signs – Fantasy Kids Parties
Carnival photo prop – Let’s Celebrate Parties
Pin the nose on the clown game – Fantasy Kids Parties
Vintage circus elephant ball game – My Tin Toys
Love this special hat for the birthday boy or girl!:
Circus spots customised party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
These hats are perfect for the little guests at the party:
Meri Meri Toot toot sweet party hats – Ruby Rabbit
A photo booth is lots of fun and really suits a carnival party!:
Circus photobooth printable props – Sweet Scarlet Designs
Clown noses – Occasion by Design
Love these confetti pops which can be customised for your theme, and would suit the fun carnival feel!:
Customised confetti party pops – Paper & Style Co
A lovely prop that the birthday boy/girl can play with after the party:
Circus paper theatre – Pukaca, Down That Little Lane
These mini circus decals could be used as a backdrop for a small party table or drinks table:
Mini circus wall decal – Love Mae
Some fantastic circus themed props available for hire. Browse the full hire category on the directory here.
Carnival props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Carnival props to hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Carousel horse for hire – Party Prop Hire (Brisbane)
Vintage circus package for hire – The Candy Tree (Perth)
Ferris wheel cupcake stand for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)
Favours & Packaging
Circus cookie mix bottles – Sweet Health
Circus clown soaps – Soap Buddies
Lion chalk – Chalk Chook
Juggling balls – Perfect Kids Party Shop
Wooden clown whistle – The Party Parlour
Circus character stamps – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Circus tattoos – Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Handmade circus favour box – Bespoke Party Products
Carnival spot gift bag – Sweet Tea Party Supplies
Carnival stripe treat bag – Little Red Chick
Paper Eskimo candy cane party bags – Sweet Celebrations
Carnival favour bags – Sugarlicious Parties
Sambellina scalloped favour box – The Party Parlour
Party bags and tags – Matchie Matchee
One of my favourites – a vintage peach and mint circus party by Dunne with Style!
Amazing circus setup with a red/white/blue colour scheme by Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets
So much inspiration for a circus party and various activities, stations and props you could include in this magnificent party from Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Love the clever activity ideas (like the ‘clown dressing up station’) in this party on the Babyology site
Gorgeous girly pink circus party on the Hostess with the Mostess blog
Bright and fun carnival party by Pure Bliss Creations on the Hostess with the Mostess blog featuring a few vendors from the Directory!
A theme which has become quite popular lately for children’s celebrations is a Woodland/Enchanted Forest theme! Such a wonderful neutral theme that you can tailor towards a boy or a girl. Create a colour scheme of red, white, green and brown – think mushrooms, deers, fairies, trees…and a little magical scene for your little one’s party is set!I have done a seperate blog post on a Fairy Theme so have a browse there for some specific fairy ideas =)
Here are some cute finds you may love if you are planning a celebration for this theme! Click on the image to take you directly to where you can purchase it.
Some lovely Woodland printables to make sure your party is easily styled for this theme:
Enchanted woodland - Style Me Gorgeous
Woodland printables - Love the Day
These are lovely for a vintage look:
Vintage fawn invitation - The Little Soiree
Vintage woodland party - Love Creation Gal
For something more personalised, I thought this one was lovely:
Beautiful fairy forest invitation - Little Dance Invitations
Love all the little creatures in this invitation:
Woodland invitation - Adyl Owl Invitations
The little mushroom on this grass mat are so cute. These mats are perfect for table centrepieces and placemats:
Toadstool grass mats - Bickiboo
To create a woodland feel, use these or similar for table coverings:
Hessian rolls - Simply Sweet Soirees
Tablerunner Kraft Chrysanthamum Blossom - The Party Parlour
This tableware will keep you in the woodland theme:
Red polka dot plates - Simply Sweet Soirees
Brown paper straws - Saffy & May
Wooden cutlery - Simply Sweet Soirees
These berry baskets are perfect for a woodland theme, either to serve/display food or to use as favour baskets:
Paper berry baskets - Instyle Parties
Such a sweet mushroom garland! Perfect for a bedroom or playroom after the party:
Mini toadstool garland - Radish and Ruth
I love all the creations by Dunne with Style. The flower garlands and various decorations she creates in various colour options are amazing and are perfect for a woodland theme:
Garland - Dunne with Style
Woodland Bunting - Sweet Celebrations
Giant 90cm polkadot balloons - Bickiboo
Dark green honeycomb ball - The Party Table
The paper garlands and mobiles by Hanging Pretty look fantastic and could be custom made to suit your woodland theme:
Hanging pretty mobile & garlands - Hanging Pretty
This sweet cake bunting would easily dress up a lovely cake for this theme:
Woodland cake bunting - My Little Blue Designs
Popped onto this wooden cake stand for a perfect woodland feel!
Wooden pedestal cake stand - Occasion by Design
Sugar toadstools - Wheel and Barrow
Robert Gordon mushroom toppers - Instyle Parties
Toadstool cookie cutter - Sweet Themes
Special Themed Items
Use various woodland creatures on your party dessert table etc to bring the woodland theme to life! These creatures are so cute and I’m sure would look great in a bedroom after the party :
Set of 3 wooden deers - The Little Big Company
Deer ornament - Deer Little Parties
Standing and crouching squirrels - The Little Big Company
Moss rocks - Occasion by Design
These wooden props are great to use for a woodland theme on your table, and can be used for many parties/themes afterwards as well:
Wooden tray set - Sweet Style
Wooden crates to use as risers - Saffy & May
Mushroom Stool -MiniStyle
Love these Woodland theme props by our lovely sponser Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney):
Mushroom table and chairs set for HIRE - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Woodland props for HIRE - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Tree trunk risers for HIRE - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (sydney)
Favours and Packaging
A few cute items to use as party favours:
Mini mushroom pencils - Little Muse
Mushroom erasers - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Gnome noteboks - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Tiger tribe stamp set - Urbanbaby
Packaged up with some cute toadstool ribbon!
Toadstool ribbon - Ribbons Galore
I’m seeing tape used more and more in decorating and unique packaging at parties. Here is some green floral tape perfect for this theme:
Green flower tape - The Party Table
These sweet baskets would be lovely for a woodland theme:
Mini wired baskets - Saffy & May
Also loving this green scalloped box to fill with treats:
Scalloped box - Sweet Style
Love the natural elements used in this Toadstool party featured on Babyology
Very cute outdoor Woodlands party on the Mandy Lynee blog. Love the log risers!
A stunning woodlands party on the Celebrations at Home blog by White Room Events.
This Woodland Fairy Party on the Kate Landers Event blog will fill you with ideas and inspiration!
Hope you enjoyed the finds for this theme. It is a really fun theme to plan for and there is so many items available to suit this theme and I’ve really just chosen a few to give you some ideas and get you started.
Enjoy the planning!
Thanks for stopping in to visit Life’s Little Celebrations! I hope you will find some inspiration for the party you are planning to celebrate your little one!
Ever since I had my first little one 7 months ago I have love love loved seeing all the gorgeous party ideas and products for kids celebrations! This blog is a way that I can share some of what I find to help inspire others!
Often I have seen amazing parties but have felt overwhelmed at the thought of even trying to put something so unique together myself! Can you relate?
I am what you would call “craft challenged”! =) So I love finding things on the web (I am definitely not ‘online shopping challenged’ to the dismay of my husband!) which are beautiful, different and add those extra special touches to a party.
Hopefully sharing what I find for different celebration themes will help you in putting together something special to celebrate the little one/s in your life who are SO worth celebrating! Please pop into my “About” page to read a little bit more about me and “Life’s Little Celebrations”.
Now time to start sharing my first party theme….