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!
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!