A mermaid kids party is still one of the popular themes for girls this year, and today Tina from Camilla Events shares her daughters mermaid party with us….
“Camilla’s love for all things under the sea began with Finding Dory. Somewhere between movie viewings, helping dad feed her pet fish “Atticus Nobu”, and visits to the aquarium, Camilla discovered mermaids. This obsession would trump all others. The brief for her second birthday theme was confirmed when she dug my bra out of the clothes basket, wrapped it around her chest and proclaimed, “Mummy! Look, mermaid!”
I’m not a stylist, but as the owner of my boutique invitation business, Camilla Events, I’ve seen my fair share of parties. I know every kids birthday needs five little touches to really make waves; The invitation, signage, party favours, decorations, and of course the cake. The trick is to try and find creative ways for these items to match the theme, and put it all together on a budget.
I always say, the invitation sets the tone for the guests. Camilla’s 2nd birthday invite included all the mermaid theme must haves; the tail, a clam shell, fish and bubbles. I chose Lilac as the hero colour, with teal and a touch of peach. Printed double-sided on luxe 350gsm silk paper stock, Camilla squealed with delight when she first saw them, and that was all the validation I needed.
With a gorgeous rock garden feature at home as a perfect under the sea backdrop, my styling requirements were minimal. The talented Jo from Jo’s Signs by Design printed a giant 1.2m wide clam shell, an element I chose from my invitation design. This sat next to the clear cake plinth from Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire, dressed with a fishing net I purchased on ebay.
A 1.8m coral and bubble inspired balloon installation tied it all together. I created this with help from my father who built the structure (bless him!) and my dear hubby who pumped 90 balloons (with the footy on in the background).
Our party was an intimate one, so I wanted something a little customised, and on-theme. The double cookie clams by Sweet Couture were as delicious as they look. I finished them with personalised favor tags to match the invitations.
Of course, the main event of the party is the cake, and this masterpiece was on point, courtesy of my dear friend Sarah from Sweet Cheeks Cakes.
Camilla’s excitement melted my heart, and the party was a huge success. All the hard work was worth it, and I hope it gives inspiration to other mothers of little mermaids.
Invitations, favour tags, clam cut-out design, foam name, styling – Camilla Events
Cake – Sweet Cheeks Cakes
Cookie Favours – Sweet Couture
Clam cut-out print & production – Jo’s Signs by Designs
Cake Plinth – Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire
Hope you found inspiration for your child’s own mermaid party! Head to Camilla Events for your own custom Mermaid party invitation and stationery to start your mermaid party planning!
Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.
Peter Rabbit party – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
If there’s any other rabbit that can outdo the Easter bunny in popularity, it’s Peter Rabbit. The cheeky bunny in a blue peacoat and his friends are stealing the lime light these Easter school holidays with a film that I personally cannot wait to see, recreating the children’s classic story by Beatrix Potter.
The Beatrix Potter characters come alive in an action animated comedy directed and co-written by Will Gluck, based on the mischievous Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) and his feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson). This much loved bunny party theme will last well after the Easter bunny goes back to his burrow for another year.
A Peter Rabbit theme is perfect for baby showers, first birthdays and christenings as you can take as little or as much of the classic story as inspiration as you like. Think shades of his pretty blue peacoat, natural earthy tones and textures, vegetables and of course Peter himself! Here’s our wrap up of finds from our LLC Vendors to help inspire and shop from for your upcoming Peter Rabbit party.
Peter Rabbit party invitations
There are so many ways of presenting this party theme, with as little or as much reference to the characters as you like. But Peter is just so cute, he’d have to make an appearance somewhere, surely!
Peter Rabbit invitation – Eve & Co Stationery
Girls Petter Rabbit part invitation, Dream a Little Party
Boys Peter Rabbit party invitation, Dream a Little Party
Peter Rabbit invitations, Elk Prints
Hand painted Peter Rabbit invitations, Elk Prints
Peter Rabbit party decorations
Peter’s playground is Mr McGregor’s vegetable patch, so take inspiration from the colours and textures of the garden and have a little fun with your decorations by incorporating elements of the story (and garden!) into your theme.
Large brown balloon, Emiko Blue
White tulle pom poms, Ruby Rabbit Party
Jumbo pastel blue foil number one balloon, Little Boo-Teek
Blue honeycomb ball, Fantasy Kids Parties
Sky blue paper fan decorating kit, The Party Parlour
Handsome balloon garland, Little Boo-Teek
Mint honeycomb garland, The Party Parlour
Decorative Vines, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Grass centrepiece, Fantasy Kids Parties
Handsome streamer set, The Party Parlour
Chevron blue bunting, Instant Party Packs
Jungle leaf banner, My Paper Planet
This timber sign would work well for a Peter Rabbit theme with your child’s name which you could then put in their room:
Timber sign, Molossi
Peter Rabbit birthday sign, Eve & Co
Peter Rabbit party hire items
It’s the little details that help bring a theme together, so hiring items you don’t readily have on hand (or want to keep!) is a great way to achieve the look you’re after. From extra tables and chairs, play equipment and cake platters, we’ve found some great items that will do the trick.
White mesh backdrop – The Treasure Room Sydney
Tree Stumps, Saffy and May, Queensland
Gathered round hessian tablecloth for hire, Saffy and May, Queensland
Furniture hire, Saffy and May, Queensland
Vintage high chair hire, Tiny Tables and Chairs, Melbourne
Grass table runner, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Soft play adventure package, Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney
Peter Rabbit party tableware
Whilst it’s easy enough to find branded Peter Rabbit tableware and accessories, it’s always nice to pair them up with other coordinating items in keeping with your theme. Take colour cues from the veggie patch, Peter’s peacoat and add a touch of gold for something pretty.
Blue striped cake plates, Emiko Blue
Mint and gold plates, Little Boo-Teek
Blue Gingham plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blue chevron plates, Fantasy Kids Parties
Peter Rabbit plates, Ready to Party
Green leaf napkins, Design My Party
Brown stripy straws, Emiko Blue
Wooden teaspoons, The Party Parlour
Peter Rabbit menu cards, Elk Prints
Peter Rabbit party cakes and desserts
As much as Peter enjoys Mr McGregors veggies, a party isn’t a party without a few sweet treats! Pretty them up in coordinated cupcake wrappers, add a few bunnies on biscuits and we bet Peter would swap the carrots in a heart beat.
Blue patterned baking cups, Emiko Blue
Green chevron cupcake wrappers, Instant Party Packs
Peter Rabbit cupcake holders, Ready to Party
Bite sized vegetable chocolate mould, Confectionately Yours
Rabbit cupcakes – Sweetly Baked Perth
Peter Rabbit cake topper, A la Roch
Blue and white macaroons, Cakes by Sarah, Perth
Peter Rabbit dessert table, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Peter Rabbit themed cookies, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Peter Rabbit cake figurines, Sugar Cloud Cakes, Sydney
Peter Rabbit cookies, Fly Away Pineapple
Peter Rabbit cookies, Frosted by Nicci, Melbourne
Strawberry carrots, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Peter Rabbit themed cake, Sweet Treat by Jules( (Qld)
Mr McGregors veggie cookies, Sweetest Jubilee
Peter Rabbit Cake, Sweetest Jubilee
Peter Rabbit party favours
It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific’.
Best not send your guests home with lettuce then! Instead, opt for handmade gifts and packaged sweets in pretty treat bags or go with a more rustic look for a garden feel:
Kraft favour boxes, Emiko Blue
Duck egg blue party bags, Little Boo-Teek
Blue stripe treat bags, Emiko Blue
Kraft treat boxes, The Party Parlour
Polka dot loot bags, Fantasy Kids Parties
Blue chevron treat bag, Instant Party Packs
Peter Rabbit favour bags, Ready to Party
Peter Rabbit favour pack, Glitter and Glue Designs
Peter Rabbit favour tags, Elk Prints
Peter Rabbit Party Extras
A few Peter Rabbit party hats and finishing touches to help bring the theme alive!
Custom Peter Rabbit party hats, Eve & Co
Custom Peter Rabbit party hat, Eve & Co
Peter Rabbit letter – Lil Treasures
Handmade crowns, Schooza
Handmade bunny ears, Schooza
Lace bunny ears headband, Sweet Moments Co
Peter the Rabbit table centrepiece (can also be created as a cake topper) – Communicake It
I’ll be watching Instagram closely for all the Peter Rabbit parties that will soon be flooding our feeds after everyone watches this delightful movie over the holidays. If you’ve been inspired and found some items from this post, be sure to tag us @lifeslittlecelebrations so we can see your beautiful work!
At last, Peter Rabbit made his way back to the cozy burrow where he lived with his family. He was a very tired bunny indeed!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter! This Easter Monday I wanted to share an Easter Celebration with a riot of Spring colours and a country twist.
Sweet gingham-print plates, cups and napkins paired with pretty daisies adorning copper-toned paper straws sets the tone for a little picnic fun full of delicious treats…cakes with rabbit faces, egg-shaped cookies with dainty flowers, bunny macarons that were almost too cute to eat…where to start??
The gorgeous balloons with gold fringes swayed above our bunnies’ pretty floral crowns while the beautiful flowers leads towards the Easter Egg Hunt where our little bunnies Marley and Ashanti run amok with the bigger bunnies Zahra and Imaan, finding the ultimate trophy of the day – rabbits and chocolate eggs and oh, so much more!
All styled by the talented Paper Playground in collaboration with a range of vendors including many Life’s Little Celebration members! The result is oh so sweet!
Enjoy the browsing…..
Styling, Concept & Paperie @paperplayground
Furniture & all prop hire @thetreasureroom_
Cake stands @prettypedestals
All partyware @rubyrabbitparty
Baby wear @aya_and_tot
Carrot Bunny Cake, Cake pops, mini egg cookie cakes & meringue nests @lapetitepops
Bunny Macarons, Bunny cupcakes, daisy macaron-pop & Oreo pot plants @dous_dolce
Bunny Cake & Egg Nest Cake @sugarcloudcakesbyjuny
Cake topper @communicakeit
With Easter a skip, HOP, and jump away…it’s time to share more from this gorgeous Easter shoot from our Celebrating Little One’s Magazine which you can still view HERE for free!
This shoot was a collaboration of Life’s Little Celebration members and styled and coordinated by Stylish Soirees in Perth!
Enjoy the browse and view all the vendors involved at the end of this post!
Source any of the above items or services from these talented vendors who contributed:
Concept, and styling- Stylish Soirees Perth
Photography – Tania Gray
Party ware (cups, plates, straws, cutlery, favor bags), balloons and styling assistance
Favor Lane Party Boutique
Headbands, wings and masks – Arabella’s Vintage Wardrobe
Dresses – Coco Blush Boutique
White signage and cake topper – La Serenity
Cake, cake pops, cookie pops, cupcakes and biscuits – 2makeitsweet
Clear acrylic kids Tiffany chairs – Allegra and Grace chairs
Venue – Darling’s Day out
Easter hunt sign, place cards and thank you cards – Camilla events
Chaise lounge and mini chaise – Posh props
Children’s styling – Styledbymumma
Handmade ceramic pots – 3 Hearts Ceramics
Hope you’ve enjoyed this Easter party inspiration!
For more party inspiration head to our free online magazine HERE!
I know there are many of you who *love* making your child’s birthday cake….then there are others of us who *do not*…(*ahem*me!).
I am always happy to make a simple cake for my child on their actual birthday but cake decorating is not something I enjoy OR do well..so I much prefer to order a cake for their birthday party and I know that I’m not alone.
It helps to ease some stress or is also useful if you’re serving a larger crowd for a first birthday or Christening
However when ordering a cake there are many things to consider and discuss with your chosen cake artist. So today we’re chatting to Sydney cake artist Juny of Sugar Cloud Cakes today who is sharing her tips for you to keep in mind when choosing a cake style for your child’s birthday or Christening!
1. Cake Flavour
Ordering a custom made cake is similar to ordering your style of coffee. Best to go for the flavour you like best and build the icing or filling from there.
Especially for kids birthdays it is always good to ask children what they like instead of what we think they would like.
However if you like to try their signature flavour or try something completely out of the ordinary – then of course suggestions from the cake artist is always great.
2. Type of party, theme and design
When speaking to your cake maker it is important to mention what type of party you are ordering the cake for ( Christening, Birthday, Wedding, bridal or baby shower) and the theme or style that you’re looking for.
It will be a bonus as well if you have some sort of inspiration pictures of the style.
3. Number of guests
Let your cake artist know the number of guests you would like to serve the cake to. This would help the cake artist or baker to determine what cake size is best to quote you.
Be mindful with the price that you’ll hear back.
Of course people setup their party with a budget in mind but when it comes to custom made things it does come with a custom price tag.
As you would when buying a custom made dresses or suits – the same concept applies to your special occasion cake as well.
Do read up on the reviews that past clients have posted about the cake artist through their website or Facebook page.
Word of mouth is very powerful and it shows the calibre of the cake artist that you have chosen to make your cake.
5. Special dietary requirements
It can be difficult to cater for all dietary requirement for all customers but make sure if you do have a special dietary request please make sure you let the cake artist know.
Keep in mind there will always be traces of nuts in people’s kitchen. This could be through some ingredients, which might contain them or some kitchen share tools.
Cake by Sugar Cloud Cakes. Styling by Paper Playground. Rabbit ears topper by Communicake It
I hope these tips helps you all choose the cake artist you trust to make your special occasion extra special.
All the amazing cakes you have seen above are by Juny of Sugar Cloud Cakes so if you’re in Sydney, then head over to check out Sugar Cloud Cake’s for your next celebration as her cakes are truly divine!