A few years ago when I first started planning my own kids parties….the range of partyware was limited to polka dots, stripes and chevrons. Now the kids party scene is bursting with fun partyware and “Party! she said” newly renovated online store has a huge range of Licensed Character parties, Themed parties and Party bundles which allow customers to pick and choose and stay right on trend with designer partyware !
They have so much to offer and if you can’t see it, just ask and they will be happy to try to source it for you.
“Party! she said” is now an online mother and daughters venture who used to be called Fantasy Kids Parties. Starting way back in 1985 it started as a catering and party styling service when the daughters were very young and it was a relatively new idea and because they loved to party, that’s all they knew and we love all the ranges they are now stocking:
Trending is their new stock from Daydream Society in the USA and Glitz & Glam a very versatile range just coming through their store now – suited to adult celebrations, baby showers and Christenings.
Their bundles are varied and they can also bundle up a pack of partyware that is just right for you.
Party! she said is a small business and small business is such a lovely way to feel like family, which is what they try to make their customers feel. Old fashioned customer service, but mixed with an online presence! Based in Adelaide they offer shipping Australia wide. Party! She Said is on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
They also have a range of fun and stylish decorations and backdrops:
As well as licensed partyware and a range of party supplies to suit popular kids themes such as a ballerina party:
They have also recently launched a new venture “Lollygraze” in Adelaide metro which you can book via their website as well as “Abelia Flower Crown” workshops with information also on their website with the aim to offer flower crowns to purchase and also in DIY kits in the future!
As you can see – their range is bright and stylish and they have so much happening! They are definitely a store you want to involve when you’re party planning for your next kids party or celebration! So head to their website now to start your planning!
There isn’t a kid I know who hasn’t marvelled at a Superhero and their incredible powers, and thanks to the talented folk at Pixar, Marvel, Disney and the like, Superheros have morphed beyond the traditional stereotypes, making them more appealing than ever to both boys and girls.
The best part? Superheros make great kids party themes!
Superhero Party Inspiration, Sweet Heavenly Events, Sydney
Not only is a Superhero party a popular theme for kids, it’s also popular with parents as it’s super easy to pull together. Take inspiration from the Superhero stylists and go beyond the primary colours with girly pastels or monochrome black and white, and insert some comic book fun with speech bubbles, city landscapes and monograms to create something special – maybe even your own Superhero! We’ve also included some traditional red/blue/white superhero partyware in this blog for you if you love the classic look!
As always – the items showcased are all from our wonderful network members that are also listed in our Directory section of our website!
Girls Superhero Party Theme, Pumpkin Carriage Events, Sydney
Monochrome Superhero Party, Sugar Coated Mama
Monochrome superhero party – Ruby Rabbit Party
Superhero Party Invitations
KA-POW! Sending an invitation that packs a punch and makes a statement will have your guests washing their favourite costume and practicing their moves in preparation.
Personalised Superhero Invitations, Emma Smith Stationery
Girls Superhero Party Invitations, Emma Smith Stationery
Custom Superhero Invitations, Jellyfish Prints
Black and White Superhero Invitations, Lou Lou Pie
Superhero Party Kit including invitations, Mooi Co
Superhero party decorations
Bring your child’s favourite comic book or Superhero movie to life by creating a scene or colour and action using decorations in bold colours, black and white or the traditional costume colours of their hero, and go to town with adding accents of sound effects in speech bubbles, lightning bolts and catchy phrases everyone will be able to recognise.
Paper Fans, The Party Parlour
Superhero bolt printed balloons, Little Boo-Teek
Black honeycomb ball, Emiko Blue
Bolt pinata, Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Black and white tissue garland – The Party Parlour
Black and white balloon garland, Poppies for Grace
Superhero party labels, Kel’s Gift Labelling
Superhero party tableware
GULP! YUM! Your table can be just as exciting (and easy) to decorate by continuing your colour theme and coordinating the tableware, or using these pieces to add some more punch to your theme with themed items.
Black and white plates, Emiko Blue
Lightning bolt plates, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Superhero party plates, Little Boo-Teek
Super Girl Plates, Party! She Said
Superhero Dessert plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Superhero plates, The Party Parlour
Spiderman Dessert plates, Instant Party Packs
Superhero styling package, My Little Party, Perth
Superhero party cakes and desserts
If you’re avoiding using anything overtly branded but want to inject a little hero in your styling, your desserts and cake are a great way to do it. Cupcake toppers with logos, a show-stopping cake and colour coordinated treats are easy to source and make a great impact.
Striped baking cups, Emiko Blue
Superhero Zap Cake toppers, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Batman cake topper, Etched
Superhero macarons, Aurelio Sweetbox, Sydney
Batman cake, My Cake Studio, Melbourne
Avengers cake, Dellecious by Elle, Sydney
Spiderman cookies, One Sweet Chick, Sydney
Superhero cookies, Petite Cookies, Melbourne
Batman cake, SweetP Cakes and Cookies, Brisbane
Superhero themed party favours
Let the action continue well after the party by sending guests home with something sweet and a Superhero accessory they can play with long after the party is finished.
Black chevron treat bags, Emiko Blue
Striped treat bags, Little Boo-Teek
Super Girl temporary tattoos, Party! She Said
Caped Crusaders favours and box, The Loot Lab
Super girl treat boxes, Party! She Said
Superhero temporary tattoos, Party! She Said
ZAP party masks, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Comic superhero treat boxes, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Bolt swing tags, My Paper Planet
Favour boxes, The Party Parlour
Superhero baking mix favours, Sweet Health
Superhero baking mix favours, Sweet Health
Superhero party extras
Every Superhero needs a surprise or two in their capes! Add props, costumes or photo booths to your event for an event they won’t forget!
Superhero phone booth for hire, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Pink Superhero photo booth props, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
DC Comics photo booth, Little Boo-Teek
Reversible superhero mask – Special Celebration Events
Bat Cape, Special Celebration Events
Your little Superhero will love this party theme and you’ll be surprised by how easily it all comes together by focusing on a colour palette instead of sourcing licensed products. You’ll be guaranteed a good night’s sleep too after all the Superhero action of the day!
A Christening is such a joy and special occasion to celebrate and we’re delighted to showcase this amazing Christening in blues, gold and rose gold styled by the team at Sweet Heavenly Events in Sydney – also using their gorgeous range of props!
You can view the full range of credits at the end of this post to find all the amazing vendors involved! For now – enjoy the images!
I just love the plinths and the design used on them. Plinths and decal wraps are one of the latest trends in styling and you can see what an impact they can have on a setup:
A milestone chart such as this is such a gorgeous way to capture important details and upon on this easel from Sweet Heavenly Events is the perfect way to display it:
This Christening cake is just spectacular!
Don’t you just love these rose gold cake stands from Sweet Heavenly Events?
You can never underestimate the impact amazing balloon decor will have to a whole room. The mix of garlands and jumbos creates such a gorgeous effect:
As you can see – the whole room and setup was styled so elegantly by Sweet Heavenly Events to create an elegant Christening celebration:
The little touches and details of this Christening also help guests to know how much thought has gone into hosting them for this celebration:
This Christening celebration is *amazing*..am I right?
I hope these photos have inspired your own celebration – whether it’s a first birthday or Christening or even an adult celebration! Sweet Heavenly Events in Sydney can create something just as amazing for your own celebration or you can use their gorgeous range of props to style your own event.
Styled, Chanel Chairs, Charger Plates, Cutlery & Props by us @sweetheavenlyeventshire
Goblets by @royaltea_hightea
Graphics by @eveandcostationery
Printing by @jossignsbydesign
Balloons by @bubblemooballoons
Florals by @dots_flower_shoppe
Cake , cupcakes, cookies & Cakepops by @cakecentral_sydney
Cake topper @meliciouscakehouse
Strawberry & macaron tower by @strawberriesandco_
Desserts by @sweets_withlove
Captured by @zoomimages
by Kelly of Sweet Moment’s Co
When planning a child’s party, it makes things easier if you have a theme in mind as it will help guide you when choosing partyware, décor, entertainment and food.
There are many themes you can choose from including Mermaids, Unicorns and Bunny Rabbits or you can go with a colour theme such as mint and gold or the ever popular, pink and gold.
Inspiration on choosing a theme can come from many places. Here are some examples:
- -Movies: popular kids’ movies like The Little Mermaid, Peter Rabbit and Cars can help you pick a theme to base your party around.
- -Season: the time of the year can be your inspiration. Summer is great for Ice-cream themed parties, Autumn can be themed around picnics, Spring can be a themed around tea-parties etc.
- -Colours: your favourite colour combinations can be an easy way to theme a party.
- -Gender Neutral: if you want to keep the theme gender neutral, some great party themes include “Carnival” or “Circus” a Pizza Party, or a colour scheme of mint and gold or silver.
Using some of the above examples, I will show you how easy it is to plan your party around that theme using some party decor available at Sweet Moments Co.
Partyware Lay the table with Shell Dessert Plates with matching Shell Napkins along with iridescent party cups.
Decor String up a Mermaid Garland as a backdrop for the dessert table and scatter the table with seashells and starfish. If you’re feeling creative you can make your own table centrepieces using a fishbowl; put blue/purple glass pebbles on the bottom of the bowl and add some plastic plants normally used for fishtanks, pop in a small mermaid doll and fill with water. For something quick and easy, simply layer the fishbowl with sand and seashells.
Entertainment Dig for buried treasure – fill a clam shaped baby’s pool with sand and bury plastic jewellery in the sand. Provide little beach spades for the kids to dig up the buried treasure.
Food Make ‘seaweed skewers’ by threading grapes onto wooden skewers. Use a star cookie cutter to cut fruit or sandwiches into “Starfish”. Make “Seashell Pasta Salad” using the shell shaped pasta. Rock candy becomes “Coral” and blue cordial in a glass drinks dispenser becomes “Sea Water”. For an easy way to decorate the cake, top with Mermaid themed toppers or use our Mermaid Party Kit for cupcakes.
The finishing touch is a Queen of Mermaids Shell Crown for the Birthday girl.
Bunny rabbits are a popular theme for baby showers, christenings and Birthday parties due to their symbol of innocence. The recent release of the movie Peter Rabbit has made it even more popular!
With a standard bunny rabbit theme you would normally use a combination of white, pink and gold or silver. For this example, I’ve provided more of a Peter Rabbit theme using a combination of blues and greens with items from Sweet Moments Co.
Partyware Lay the table with Blue and Silver Confetti Dessert Plates with matching napkins and cups. Co-ordinating Blue & Silver Confetti Cupcake boxes add a decorative and functional touch and can be used as a takeaway gift box for cupcakes or, by simply removing the insert, can be filled with lollies or a small gift. Beech wood cutlery adds a lovely rustic outdoor feel.
Décor Drape the dessert table with a pastel blue tablecloth and decorate with small white flower pots filled with greenery like white daisies. Use an old gate or fence posts (left natural or painted white) as a backdrop and showcase cupcakes baked in Baby Blue Baking Cups on decorative cut wooden logs or wooden crates.
An easy and inexpensive way to highlight the Peter Rabbit vegie patch atmosphere is to fill wooden crates or wicker baskets with vegetables like cauliflower, radishes, potatoes and of course….bunches of carrots.
Entertainment Along with bunny rabbit ears used as photo props, you can get the kids to do a hopping race, pin the tail on the bunny or provide bubble wands for the kids to play with.
Food Small ceramic flower pots filled with carrot and celery sticks, and broccoli and cauliflower florets is healthy and on theme. “Bunny Tails’ can be made using marshmallows on a skewer dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.
Fill wicker baskets lined in gingham fabric with sandwiches, sausage rolls and mini quiche. You could even use old picnic baskets to add to the ‘outdoor’ feel. For the cake, Silver Glitter Blue & Green candles add some sparkle and ties the colours together.
We hope you can see how using a few various items you can really bring a kids party theme to life, along with using theme based activities and food!
You can find all the above party supplies and more for various themes at the lovely online party boutique Sweet Moments Co.
Head to their website to begin your party planning!
Today I am delighted to share with you my daughter Leah’s 1st birthday – a floral flamingo themed party! You may have already seen this on social media as it was from February however I have finally got around to blog about it now that the whirlwind of the Celebrate conference day is over (which by the way went really fabulous!).
I love a flamingo theme but rather than go tropical, I decided to go with something very floral and pretty as I wanted to create something unique and special for Leah’s first birthday!
Unlike with my first child where I probably planned everything over 9 months…Leah’s party was planned more in the last 2 months before her party!
However everything really came together on the day – from the table decal on the acrylic table…to those amazing balloons…and that flamingo cake! Leah just looked SO adorable (if I do say so myself!) in her cute dress and flamingo party hat!! She was so happy and enjoyed all the attention and balloons!
I chose all vendors from the Life’s Little Celebrations network for the party and Shelley from Paperface Party styled it all on the day so beautifully along with styling the florals! The balloons by Party Splendour framed the whole setup beautifully. Vanessa Verchiani photography was amazing at capturing the setup AND photos of family and friends and Leah which we valued so much. I absolutely loved the way the table decal designed by Eve and Co (printed and applied by Jo’s Signs by Design) looked on the acrylic table from Sweet Heavenly Events – and I wished I could have taken it home with me to put in her room!
At the end of this post you will find all the links to the vendors involved:
Do you think first birthday parties are a bit OTT these days? I know some people do….but my view?
It’s their first birthday! It IS special! No they won’t remember it…and no they won’t care! And no it doesn’t matter HOW you celebrate it…do a small bbq, do a big bash, do an afternoon tea, do a garden party….anything and everything is fine! Just make sure you do celebrate it because a first birthday is not only a celebration of your child…it is a celebration of all you as parents have enjoyed and learnt and overcome in the first 12 months with a new baby. Lets not underestimate the joys and the challenges you as parents have experienced in the first 12 months..adjusting to new sleep patterns, recovering from pregnancy etc. So take the time to celebrate your child AND what YOU as parents have achieved!
I absolutely love being creative in this way and it isn’t something I get to do often – so I really enjoyed being able to put this together! My other kids will have much simpler parties this year as Leah’s first birthday was the larger celebration. So I was certainly happy to indulge a little bit for Leah’s party. So my advice? Don’t feel guilty whether you’re doing something big OR small for your child’s party! You know your true intentions and heart and what is best for your family…so celebrate it how you want to!
Now…back to the party pics!
I love this shot of Leah in front of the setup. We ensured we got some photos before the party started and she got tired – which is a great tip for any first birthday party to ensure you get some photos of a happy birthday child!
This high chair was a last minute decision…and one I am SO glad I made! It really made such a sweet spot for photos of Leah!
The flamingo cake by Quincy Lane was something special! I wanted something unique and I love the brushstrokes and the flamingo head cake topper (by Eve and Co)
Desserts included flamingo cookies, flamingo macarons, lollipops and meringue kisses. The details were really incredible and full credit goes to the talented vendors:
All the florals on the day were also by Paper Face Party and the colours were just stunning! Yes they were all real but with spray painted copper leaves!
The kids table with the pink tiffany chairs from Tiny Tots Toy Hire and balloons from Party Splendour looked amazingly cute!:
I found the most perfect floral flamingo partyware at Ruby Rabbit Partyware which is where I sourced all the partyware for this party including the lovely tablecloths for the kids table (I always find it hard to find tablecloths which are disposable but still still cute…I know, first world problems!)
We just had to use this Flamingo prop also from Tiny Tots Toy Hire but of course dressed her up in a floral crown by Paperface Party!:
I chose to have a milestone board created for Leah and kept it small so I could also display it in her room after the party…and Eve & Co designed a gorgeous board with rose gold foil and such pretty details.
For favours I used these gorgeous rose gold favour bags from Ruby Rabbit Partyware finished off with favour tags by Eve and Co:
A few other details by Eve and Co which cannot go without sharing – starting with the invitation design which brought the theme of the floral flamingo to life!
It was carried through into all the details as seen above such as the table decal, cake topper and the party hat for Leah which is also now displayed in her room:
A few other flamingo touches at the party I couldn’t resist like this jumbo flamingo balloon from Party Splendour, and fun flamingo glasses for the kids from Ruby Rabbit partyware:
For entertainment at the party we had a ball pit from Tiny Tots Toy Hire and a puppet show which included a flamingo puppet! It was great fun!
We truly enjoyed celebrating Leah and this milestone! Being our 4th child we’ve been able to relax more as parents with a newborn and thanks to her being such a easy going baby…it truly was SUCH an enjoyable first 12 months with Leah.
Click on any of the below links to find the vendors used for Leah’s Floral Flamingo party:
Life’s Little Celebrations: Concept & Coordination
Styling & flowers: Paper Face Party
Photography: Vanessa Verchiani Photography
Stationery: Invitations, Table decal, Party Hat, Milestone print, Favour tags: Eve&Co
Balloons: Party Splendour
Partyware (tableware, favour bags, flamingo glasses, kids party hats, favour bags) : Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Flamingo Cake & meringue kisses: Quincy Lane
Macarons: Arelio Sweetbox
Cookies: SweetP Cakes and Cookies
Props: Acrylic table, cake stands, high chair – Sweet Heavenly Events
Props: Kids tables/chairs, flamingo prop, ball pit – Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Acrylic table decal – printed and applied: Jo’s Signs by Design
Puppet Show: The Party Puppets
Thanks for taking the time to view my daughters first birthday party! I hope it inspires your own flamingo or first birthday party planning!