Kite Theme

Let’s go fly a kite!

This unique and fun theme is starting to become popular and after being inspired by some beautiful real Kite parties I thought it would be lovely to gather some ideas for this theme as we head into the warmer months! It’s a perfect one for all ages and can be styled for a boy or a girl. The best thing about this theme is being able to include some kite making and kite flying as part of your party which the children and parents are sure to enjoy!

You might also want to have a look at my Aeroplane theme post here for some cloud decorations which can work into this theme. You can also incorporate pinwheels into this theme and you can view my Pinwheel theme post here.

Any colour combination can work for this party but I’ve chosen some options in blues and whites to go with the sky/clouds colour. However if you view the amazing “Real Parties” listed at the bottom of this post you will see a lovely range of colours which could work for you!

Contact me regarding my online party planning services if you want a full range of inspiration for this theme: lifeslittlec@gmail.com

Invitations/Printables

The invitations for this theme are so lovely I am not sure how you will be able to choose one!

Kite Invitation - Polkadot Prints

 

Kite invitation - Imprintables

 

Vintage Tricycle and Kite invitation and printables - Style Me Gorgeous

 

Kite Invitation (also available in blue) - Our Little Soiree

 

Archie and His Kite - Party Invitations...

Archie and his Kite invitation - The Little Humbugs

 

The Kite Collection - Mary had a little party

 

Decorations

You could use some simple paper kites for decorations or create a paper banner in the shape of kites as well. Another idea is to create a backdrop or decorations to resemble the tail of a kite – so tying litle bows with ribbon or tissue paper onto long hanging strings.

Here are some other ideas to work in with the colour scheme of blue and white:

Boy oh boy bunting - The Party Studio

Cute cloud garland which would look lovely with some kites in the background:

Cloud Garland - Gen Terro

 

Large polkadot lantern - The Party Studio

 

Jumbo 90cm balloons - Occasion by Design

 Tableware

This soft fabric table runner is light and airy, perfect for this theme:

Blue stripe fabric table runner - The Princes and the Pirate

Combine it with some lovely blue and white tableware:

Blue and white stripe partyware - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Blue and white polkadot plate - Sweet Style

 

Blue and white spot napkins - Details, Details

 

Blue dot paper straws - Little Big Company

 

How cute and classic are these mini swing top bottles? Just had to share them  – the perfect addition for any theme really!

Mini swing top bottles - The Little Big Company

 Sweet Treats

Love the little ribbon tail on this cookie cutter:

Kite cookie cutter - Details, Details

For unique cupcake toppers, these little handmade kite toppers are adorable!

12 Lets Go Fly a Kite Cupcake Toppers.... party, birthday, girl, boy, rainbow, polka dot, monogram, heart, flower

Kite cupcake toppers - Delectable Delights

Also love the idea of cloud cupcake toppers for this theme too:

Felt cloud cupcake toppers - A Continual Feast

Some lovely blue and white options for your wrappers:

Blue and white polka dot cupcake wrapper - The Party Studio

 

Trellis cupcake wrapper - Hard To Find

These items are fantastic to serve other treats in! Perfect for chips, popcorn or even fairy floss:

Scallop box - Sweet Little Birdy

Paper cone - Invite Me

 

Candy box pale blue - Invite Me

Speaking of soft and fluffy fairy floss how about adding some to the table:

Blue fairy floss - Occasion By Design

 

Persian fairy floss in vanilla - Shoppe with Lily

Scallops are such a lovely pattern, especially for a light and airy theme such as a Kite Theme:

Scallop cake stand - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Blue and white candles - Details, Details

 

Special Themed Items

The key ingredient for this theme is of course Kite’s! Whether you want some simple kite making kits, mini kites for favours, or a special kite for the birthday boy/girl or as a decoration, here are some to choose from:

The kids will definitely enjoy being able to make and decorate their own kite using a kit such as this one:

Kite kit to make a kite- Kite Site

These would make great party favours or a quick and easy option for kites on the day:

Pocket kite - Bambini Pronto

A range of lovely designs are available from this site:

Butterfly kite - Toy Empire

Another idea are these kites ready to be coloured in:

Colour Me in Kites - Toy Empire

Why not have your birthday boy/girl create a special kite for the day ahead of time. Or if they are really young you could create a special design for them:

Paint your own kite kit - Young Minds Toys

 

Seedling Design your own box kite - Design Child

Love the vibrant colours on this kite:

Licorice Diamond Kite - Toy Villa

How gorgeous are these 2 kites! These alone are enough to make me want to have a kite party!

Kite custom banner - Party Fetti

 

 

The Vintage Kite

Vintage Kite - Fanciful Kites

A few other special treats which can feature at the party and then to the bedroom after the party:

Quilted wall art kite - Kim's Crafty Apple

 

Belle and Boo Fly a Kite

Belle and Boo print - Belle and Boo

Love the whimsical nature of these wall decals. They are simple enough to work into any Kite printable range you may have chosen and are wonderful for a backdrop to a table or near a Kite making/decorating area at the party:

Boy with kite wall decal - The Alphabet Tree

Girl with kite wall decal - The Alphabet Tree

A sweet Kite mobile as a unique feature to hang over a table:

Kite mobile - Made by Mosey

Love all these themed party games from The Princess and the Pirate! Here is one which is so perfect for this party:

Pin the kite on the string party game - The Princess and the Pirate

For the birthday girl, there are a number of cute Kite designs available for a lovely birthday outfit such as this sweet top:

Girls kite tshirt - Monstar kids

Favours/Take home gift

Pinwheels work in well with a Kite theme and these pinwheels are even more perfect as they have a kite design printed on them:

Twirlable pinwheels with kite design - Pickled Parlour

These cute and simple wood toy favours are perfect for little hands to hold and wave around:

Wood Toy Fly Me party favour - Applenamos

Of course you could send all the little one’s home with a special kite such as these mini kites:

Mini kite - Toy Emporium

Another great idea for a party favour is a lollipop in the colour scheme of your party:

Light blue blueberry swirls - Little Big Company

Package your favours in one of these lovely options:

Chevron Tote box - Sweet Style

 

Polkadot candy box - {P} is for Party

 

Blue polkadot treat box - Sharnel Dollar Designs

How lovely are these Kite gift tags! They provide lovely inspiration for something you may be able to make yourself:

Kite gift tags - Etsy shop Raemj

Real Parties:

There are some truly gorgeous Kite Parties which are filled with so much delightful inspiration and demonstrate how lovely this theme is and how it can be styled for both boys and girls:

This kite party from Blissfully Sweet has to be one of my favourites! Featured on the Amy Atlas blog

Kite flying party on the Imprintables Blog

The lovely party by Style Me Gorgeous on her blog based on their printables with a lovely kite bunting idea!

Gorgeous kite party by Tracey Lau !

A lovely kite party by  Sweet Style – love the flying kite backdrop!

Cute kite party featured on the Little Sooti Blog

Vibrant orange kite party featured on the Tomkat studio blog

Beautiful kite party by Whimsical Petite Styling & Polkadot Prints featured on the Cake Events blog

Love the light yellow and pink colour palette of this Kite party shoot by The Princess and the Pirate featured on the My Little Jedi blog

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I know that this theme isn’t one that automatically comes to mind when thinking of party themes but hopefully this post has shown you that you can really do a lot with a theme like this and you’ll be able to create a day with a fun experience for all the little one’s!

 

Party Directory Page – Listing Opportunity

Life’s Little Celebrations is a blog for mum’s in the midst of their party planning – to provide them inspiration and assistance to save them time and stress!

However besides my blog posts I’d love to provide a page on my blog which lists some lovely suppliers of party items – whether it be party decor, handmade items, cake/cupake suppliers, invitation/graphic designers or event stylists! This is something that I would definitely find helpful myself and I am sure many other mums would as well.

If you would like the opportunity to be listed in this directory for a small fee/year please contact me at lifeslittlec@gmail.com.

I hope that along with my blog posts this page will be one that mum’s can easily drop into to source some lovely items and suppliers!

Lego Party Supplies Shopping guide

Most of us grew up playing with LEGO and it’s wonderful to see that it is just as loved by our little one’s too! It is a popular party theme and a fun one to put together.

You can easily use your child’s own lego collection to put together decorations and centrepieces for this party theme as well as fun activity stations for all the kids to play lego during the party. View my PINTEREST board for lots of party ideas for a lego party.

Given that lego pieces really are just made up of rectangles and circles it also makes it easy to make your own lego inspired decorations and blocks for this party as well!

Go for bright colours for this theme, and I’ve included lots of polka dot supplies as it’s a pattern which suits a lego party.

I hope you enjoy the lego party supplies I’ve included!:

 

Lego Invitations and Party Printables

 

Lego building block party printables – Crackers Art

 

Girls lego party printables – Crackers Art

 

Lego inspired printable invitation – Giggles and Grace designs

 

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Lego printables – Edgehouse Design

 

 

Lego party printables – Be Design Solutions

 

 

These are available as printed, cut and assembled for you:

Lego party invitation – Sweetheart Party Extras

 

Lego party stationery to match above invitation – Sweetheart Party Extras

 

Here is a free printable invitation to go with the latest Lego movie:

 

Free Lego City party invitation printable – Rook No.17 blog

 

A printable in the traditional yellow/red look:

 

Lego Birthday Printables – Simone Madeit

 

 

A cute idea for a DIY invitation!

 

Lego invitation – lmnop

 

Lego Party Decorations

You can create your own lego block decorations and there are lots of ideas online for inspiration:

 

DIY Lego hanging decorations – Idaho Mum blog

 

Otherwise going with a polka dot pattern works in well for a lego party:

 

Yellow spot lanterns – Little Red Chick party boutique

 

Yellow polka dot balloons – Just Party Supplies

 

There is also lego city licensed items available for decorations for a lego party:

 

Lego city balloons – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

 

Lego Party Tableware 

 

Yellow polka dot table cover – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Lego city table cover – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

For a lego party you could go with square plates for a block look:

Red square plate – The Party Parlour

 

Or continue a polka dot pattern:

 

Sambellina yellow polka dot plates – The Party Parlour

 

Or you can mix in some licenced lego partyware with non licensed items:

 

Lego city large party plate – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

This cutlery would be perfect if you are having a lego construction party:

Construction wooden cutlery – Bespoke Party Products

 

 

Sweet Treats

Some fun lego shaped candy!:

Lego shaped candy blocks – Lollies 2 Go

 

Dress up the drinks with these cute lego ice cubes!

 

Lego ice-cube tray – Lego Shop

 

Create decorations for your cakes or treats with this mould:

Lego moulds for cake decorating – Cakes Around Town

 

Use this lego head cookie cutter to make lego shaped cookies, sandwiches etc:

Lego cookie cutter – Sugar Time

 

Use baking or ice-cream cups to serve up savoury or sweet items to match with your colour scheme:

Yellow polka dot ice cream cups – Sweet Celebrations

 

Fun lego candles for your cake!:

Lego Blockz Candles – Children’s Dept on Down That Little Lane

 

 

Remember there are lots of wonderful vendors to create Lego cakes, cookies, cake pops, macarons and more for a lego party on the children’s party directory in the Cake and Desserts category. 

 

Lego cookies – One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes (Sydney based, posts Australia wide)

 

Here is a fun idea – a Lego smashcake, perfect for your child to knock down and deconstruct!:

 

Lego party smash cake – SmashCake

 

 

Special Lego party props or decor:

Some fun free Lego mask printables:

 

Free lego mask printables in different designs – Lego

 

These lego storage items are great to be used as decoration or props with a practical use for after the party:

 

Lego snack box – Howards Storage World

 

Lego storage block – Howards Storage World

 

 

These turntables are fantastic for a lego activity/play station at the party filled with different lego pieces:

 

Craft turntable in red – The Party Parlour

 

You could use this fun scene setter for a photo area:

 

Lego wall scene setter – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

 

Hire

Some fun hire items such as large lego blocks for building:

Giant building blocks for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

This lego head is a great centrepiece on your party table:

Lego head for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

The black and white checked floor would also fit into this lego party theme:

 

Black and white chequered floor for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

If you’ll be having different lego activity stations at the party, some kids table and chairs are a must. Nowadays there are lots of options to create fun kids party settings. Have a browse of the HIRE category on the children’s party directory.

 

 

Red mini panton chair replica for hire – Mini Party People (Sydney and Melbourne)

 

 

Light blue bubble chairs for hire – Sweet Celebrations (Sydney)

 

 

Kids table and chairs for hire – The Candy Tree (Perth

 

 

 

Lego party favours

The perfect take home gift for this theme is of course Lego itself! You could either buy the lego kits, or buy a large kit of lego blocks and divide them up amongst party bags.

However here are a few other novel options:

 

Blocks notebook from Rudy and the Dodo – Down That Little Lane

 

 

Lego city crayon pack – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

 

Lego blocks soap – Soap Buddies

 

Lego soap men – Soap Buddies

 

Use yellow party bags to create Lego faces on them for your take home packaging:

 

Yellow favour bags – The Party Parlour

 

Or add stick on dots to a party box such as this for a lego block look bag:

 

Yellow favour boxes – The Little Big Company

 

A few other party favour packaging options:

 

Yellow polka dot favour bags – Just Party Supplies

 

Yellow cupcake box – Little Red Chick party boutique

 

 

Lego favour bags – The Sweet Little Party Company

 

Some printable options to create your own favour boxes:

 

Free printable lego favour box – Hotcakes blog

 

Lego favour box printables – Printables by Amy

 

Real Parties

View my Pinterest board as well as the below links for more ideas for a Lego Party:

Fantastic Lego birthday party by Anders Ruff

Truly amazing lego party with lots of fun ideas from Daneve of Ah-Tissue

Lovely 4th lego birthday by Ruby May Designs

Another fantastic Lego party & table on the Modern Moments Design website

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Hopefully this post has given you some inspiration to start planning your Lego theme party – a party all the kids will delight in I am sure, as long as there is lego to play with!

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1000 liker Christmas giveaway

My initial goal when I commenced this blog in July 2011 was to reach 100 likers on a facebook page. So I am honoured and amazed that 3 months later I can launch a giveaway to celebrate 1000 of you joining the facebook page and gaining inspiration from this blog! I know you are all busy busy parents so I appreciate every second you might spend visiting Life’s Little Celebrations!

Now onto the Giveaway! This giveaway is hosted by Life’s Little Celebrations, with all items donated generously from the various vendors, and is no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Facebook.  All entries will be made directly through comments made on this blog post on Life’s Little celebrations and not via Facebook.

The winner will be notified through a post here on the blog.

Here are all the details on how to enter!

This giveaway has 13 prizes available which means there will be 13 winners!!

Main Entry: To gain one entry for this giveaway, make ONE comment on THIS blog post stating that you have visited all the vendor’s facebook pages and liked their page. There are only 10 vendors in total.

Entries close on Wednesday 26th October at 8:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) and winners will be posted on this blog on Thursday 27th October.

Entries open to Australian residents only.

Entries will be drawn by Random.org. The first winner will have first choice in which prize they want, 2nd winner will have 2nd choice for a prize and so on until each winner has chosen a prize (obviously once a prize is chosen then it can’t be chosen by another prize winner).

PRIZES: Click on the Business name links or images to be taken to the relevant facebook pages

 

From Occasion by Designs

Wooden Santa Advent Calender - Occasion By Design

From Pinwheels and Pearls:

6 Christmas Sparkle Ribbon wands in winners choice of colours, inc postage - Pinwheels & Pearls

From Giggles Cupcake Toppers

 

24 Christmas cupcake toppers (various designs available) OR a $30 voucher for Giggles Cupcake Toppers

From Pretty and Print

Christmas printable chocolate wrappers & gift tags in various designs - Pretty and Print

 

From Raindrops and Roses Children’s Fashion Emporium

2 X $40 vouchers from Raindrops and Roses Children's Fashion Emporium

From Kristy Gray Designs

2 prizes available: Personalised print yourself Christmas greeting cards from Kristy Gray Designs

 

From { P } is for Party

$40 voucher from {P} is for Party

From Charli Mae:

24 Cupcake Toppers from Charli Mae

 

From Creative Little Stars

A printable collection of your choice - Creative Little Stars

From Krystabellelane

$20 gift voucher that can be used towards any tulle or tissue paper pom poms, garlands, flowers or twinkle wands from Krystabellelane

From Life’s Little Celebrations:

An Online Inspiration boards for 2 seperate winners for parties in 2012 - Life's Little Celebrations

 

Enjoy and good luck! Remember only ONE comment is needed on this blog to enter, stating you have liked the above vendor’s facebook pages.

 

 

What’s keeping me busy (besides motherhood!)

I thought I’d share a post on some of the things I’m working on to share some of the exciting and new things happening via Life’s Little Celebrations.

Since launching my new services where I offer online inspiration boards & online party planning help & sourcing of items I’ve been busy with a few different projects for various mum’s after different party themes!

It all started when a mum approached me after I had started my blog (and before I offered this new service). She was impressed with the items I was finding and my style and enlisted my help in finding unique items for an upcoming celebration as she was quite busy herself at the time. The service I offered her is my “Complete Custom Styling Pack” which follows the format of the blog (but offers more ideas), completly customised to your theme, colours, requirements, budget etc. It includes hyperlinks for easy shopping too!

Once the party is held I can’t wait to share it with you! This was her feedback:

“Tanya, you did an EXEMPLARY job and I thank you, you are very very good, I
appreciate the time saved for me on this and I definitely think you should
do this on a professional basis.

Sourcing and research takes time and you did a wonderful job I can’t thank
you enough, you took my theme, my pitch, understood it and came back with
a great moodboard full of ideas which I can now quickly source.  Visual
merchandising and theming is a knack which doesn’t come to many people and
you certainly have it and shared my vision.

This is what encouraged me to offer these services to all of you!

I recently completed an inspiration board for a Robot theme. This mum had already found lots of unique finds which she shared with me on Pinterest but wanted to see what else I could source! Her feedback:

“Wow Tanya, thanks so much!
 You’ve found a lot of stuff I didn’t find, some of which I’ll definitely use. Fabulous!
 If you set up reviews on your FB page, I’d be happy to leave a positive review about your service. “

Fred Yumbots Robot Cupcake holders - Gigglepot Kids

Currently I am working on some Alice in Wonderland theme finds for an inspiration board, such a fun theme!

Mad Tea Party pocket watch necklace - Kaboodle Designs

I am also putting together an inspiration board for a Construction theme party with a unique colour palette.

Construction party - Juicy Bits Blog

Besides inspiration boards I also offer a “Complete Party To you” package. This is where I not only provide detailed sourcing of ideas and items for the party but also arrange to purchase all the items for you and send them to you! I am putting this together for a lovely Pirate theme party coming up.

Personalised pirate treasure map printable - Easy Invitations

I’ll also be putting together a Complete Custom Styling pack for a mum planning a twins Christening based on a Noah’s Ark theme – so lovely =)

Two by Two party - Lullaby Lubbock blog

On top of all this watch out for some upcoming contributions in the next issues of the My Little Jedi magazine, Tickle the Imagination magazine and the Bird’s Party magazine (links will take you to the current issues)!

So as you can see, I am busy busy busy! Each of these services as well as my blog posts take alot of time to put together. I have my own daughter’s 1st birthday in November and then there is Christmas and a Baby sprinkle for my sister!

Doing my best to stay on top of things while also making sure I spend lots of time with my own little daughter! =) This often means late nights (as I’m sure most of you know all too well about!!).

However it’s a joy to be able to help other mum’s in celebrating their little ones =)

Please contact me if you are interested in any of my services. As mentioned above I offer everything from Inspiration boards, complete custom styling packs to a complete party to you service. These are all offered online and all the information is sent directly to your inbox (unless you choose the “complete party to you” where products are purchased and also shipped to you). I am also offering blog sponsership packages with 2 businesses signed up already, so feel free to contact me regarding this as well!

You can email me at: lifeslittlec@gmail.com