Shark & Scuba Theme

With summer upon us, this theme is fantastic for any kids who love the beach or ocean and especially great for a pool party where you want more of a theme besides just a pool party!

You could base this party around blues and greens, along with another colour such as grey or something bright to go with a tropical feel such as red or yellow.

I have kept this post to mainly shark/scuba ideas although if you look into “Under the sea” parties online there are many more ideas out there which I’ll have to keep for another blog post!


There are some great options available for this theme:

Under the Sea Jennifer Birkhead Designs invitation - Little Sooti


Shark printable birthday range - Frog Prince Paperie


Shark and Scuba printable range - Paper and Cake


Shark attack printable range - Slindb



Being an ocean inspired theme there are many ways you could decorate for this party.

A ribbon backdrop would work well for a dessert table to give an ocean/seaweed feel in shades of blue/green ribbons. Or you could use streamers to create a seaweed effect as well. Include fish cut outs and other ocean inspired shapes hanging from the ceiling (jellyfish, seahorses etc)create the underwater feel.


Tropical fish cut outs - Lombard


Printable DIY fish paper garland - Happy Paper Hearts

A backdrop such as this one could also be used for the table or other area in the party:


Under the sea backdrop - Happy Time


The soft floaty look of pom poms would also work well into the decor for this theme:

Grass green Ah-Tissue pom poms - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations


Aqua Ah-Tissue pom poms - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

These garlands remind me of an underwater world…

Tissue garlands - Inviteme

For something a little different (and lovely to hang up after the party) these shell swags look great and could be something you could make yourself:

Shell swag - Island Collections


Or use wall decals to set the scene and then easily transfer them to your child’s room after the party:

Scuba diving wall decal - Hakuna Matata Decor



Love the colour of this tablerunner for an crystal clear water look:

Tiffany blue table runner - {P} is for Party

Or if you want to create the feel of a sandy ocean floor then you could use this Hessian tablecloth:

Dyed hessian cloth tablecloth - Occasion by Design


These paper eskimo plates come in the perfect colours for this theme:

Paper eskimo plates - Occasion by Design


Paper Eskimo apple green plates - Occasion by Design

A mix of aqua blue and green stripes make these straws perfect for an ocean inspired theme!

Aqua and green stripe straws - Sharnel Dollar Designs


The little ones will love to drink anything which have these shark fins floating in them!

Shark fin ice tray - Vivid Room


Sweet Treats

Shark fins are an easy shape to add onto any treats on your table – whether it be as cupcake toppers, or food flags. Here are some other items you could use for this theme:

Shark cookie cutter - The Spotted Apron


Sherbert blue baking cup - Sharnel Dollar designs

Shark cupcake toppers and wave wrappers - Giggle Bees


Shark Cupcake Toppers - Little Betsy Baker

Little blue jelly cups would work really well on your dessert table and I love these mousse pots to serve the jelly in which can be reused for many parties:

Mousse pots/jelly pots - Tracey Lau Art & Soul

A gorgeous teal colour cake stand (which comes in different sizes) is perfect for this theme!

Tall teal cake stand - Emerald and Ella

Themed items

Let the kids have some fun in a photo corner using a prop board such as this – perfect for a shark and scuba theme!


Shark prop photo board - Happy Time


Instead of party hats, these Shark hats would be fun to have all the little ones running around in!

Shark Hat - Echidnas on the Loose

Some ocean inspired/theme inspired toys are fantastic to keep the kids entertained. If you’re in Sydney these toys (and more ocean themed toys) are available to hire form Tiny Tots Toy Hire:

Octupus merry go round - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Angel fish rocker - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Or outside of Sydney you can buy some of these items which would be fun for any summer party in future anyway!

Great white shark rider blow up toy - Swim In


Dash n Splash shark bite ride - Mr Toys


Create the look of the ocean floor for all the little divers with shells, corals, sea urchins, star fish and more!

Baby sea urchins set - Boho beach

Or simple ocean bath toys could be used for fun kid friendly decorations (or party favours)

Sassy snap and squirt sea creatures - Baby Village

Use these shell placecard holders to hold your food labels! You can’t even tell they are placecard holders so you could display them in a nice vase after the party too:

Sea shell placecard holder - Pink Frosting


Use props around the party which double as birthday gifts for the shark and scuba loving birthday boy or girl. Using 2 water bottles you could create a scuba tank prop as well.

Kids falcon snorkelling fins - Swimwear Shack


Large shark plush - Teddy Treasures




Hang a sign such as this (which you could also make yourself) around the party area:

Shark sign - Australiana Online


Another item which could help work with an underwater theme such as this, is a Bubble Machine. This one is available for hire in Sydney from Tiny Tots Toy Hire, or outside of Sydney you can find them online and in most department stores:

Bubble machine for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire



A few cute favour ideas for this party:

Schleich scuba smurf - Playdex


These snorkel kits are quite affordable and could be given to the kids to use if you were having a pool party as part of this theme, to use during the party as well:

Kids swim mask and snorkel set - Epools


Or perhaps some swimming goggles which they can reuse many times:

Zoggs junior swin goggles - Rebel Sport


Grey shark bath gel - Parties and Gifts


Set of 4 fishy soaps - Bubble Lane


Shark plastic toys - Australian National Maritime Museum

For packaging I love the wave effect on these lovely scallop boxes:

Scallop boxes - Sweet Little Birdy

For a beach/sandy feel these 2 options would work well filled with something delicious:

Cloth bags - The Party Studio


Corked bottle - The Party Studio


Real Parties

Lots of fantastic ideas in this Shark and Scuba party featured on Hostess with the Mostess

This Shark party is filled with DIY ideas, featured on the Celebrations at Home blog

Lots of under the sea ideas in this party and the backdrop demonstrates a great way of creating an ocean feel. Featured on the Celebrations at Home blog


I hope that has given you ideas if you are planning a party for this theme, or generally a pool party or ocean inspired party! There is so many things you can do and I am sure all the little ones will love feeling like they are under the ocean at this party!






Golden Christmas (with a touch of pink!)

Gold is one of those colours I love seeing as part of Christmas decor. A colour of royalty and one that depicts something grand and special – it definitely suits the season of Christmas!

Inspired by this glittery Christmas dessert table by the talented Vesna of My Little Jedi  (make sure you have a look for loads of inspiration!) I have based this post around a golden Christmas with hints of pink for a glamorous setting.

I apologise for the long delay in my blog posts lately – so much is going on and I’m finding it a little harder to keep up! My little one is a lot more active during the day and I hardly find time to get onto the computer as much as I use to until evening (I’m sure you all can relate!)


A bit of sparkle for your printables! If you know of any other lovely gold and/or pink Christmas collections, feel free to let me know!


Be Merry Holiday invitation - Fine and Dandy Paperie


Peace on Earth Printable - Paper and Cake



These decoration options in bold golds and pinks will add a touch of festive glam to your Christmas!

Martha Stewart Gold and white pom pom set - Pink Frosting


Tulle pom poms - Sweet Little Birdy


Gold lanterns - Saffy & May


Confetti System Tassel Garland - Third Drawer Down



Love this tablerunner if you are after a bold print for your table:

Pink/Gold bazaar table runner - {P} is for Party

This gold mesh tablerunner is lovely for a softer look:

Gold mesh table runner - Le Petit Party

I haven’t included plates/cups as most of you will not use disposable plates etc for your Christmas day lunch etc however here are some other items to provide a special feel to your Christmas table and bring in touches of pink and gold:


Gold name card holders - Alfresco Emporium


Perfume jar pink - Shoppe with Lilly


Herrang block candle holder - Ikea


Oslo candle holder - Gifts at Home



Pink Coupe glass small - Sharnel Dollar Designs


Pink glass embossed pedestal bowl - The Little Big Company

Although these aren’t in gold, they would definitely look gorgeous on your Christmas table!

Lolly jar with pewter lid and base - Shoppe with Lily


Mercury glass apothecary jar - Sharnel Dollar Designs


Sweet Treats

Dress up some special Christmas cupcakes with these wrappers and sit them atop of a cute pedestal to give them extra effect!

Lulu gold/white cupcake wrapper - Cupcake House


Pink gold floral muffin case/cupcake case - Cupcake World


Pink cupcake pedestal - Sweet Little Birdy

Love this colour combination for this golden/pink Christmas theme:

Yellow and pink swizzle sticks - Tout Mon Amour


These lovely stands would be perfect to serve all sorts of cakes and scrumptious items in this colour scheme:

Hobnail cake stand in Amber - Sweet Style


Short pink cake stand - Emerald and Ella


Small gold cake stand - A fabulous fete on Etsy

You can’t get more gorgeous and glamorous on your table than a beautiful drinks dispenser such as this one:

Glass apothecary drinks dispenser - Sweet Style


Special Themed Items

To add some special glam touches to your Christmas decor or table, have a browse of some of these items! Disappointed I couldn’t find more lovely pink Christmas items though

Gold resin Christmas Tree - I Love Christmas


Gold bristle tree - House of Christmas

Love these crystal trees (bit of a splurge though!)

Crystal trees - Wheel and Barrow


Reindeer sitting nickle plated - Oxfam


Gold Christmas candle holder - Lifestyle Ensemble


Mini gold pine cone bags - House of Christmas


Pink Merry Christmas sign - Celebrating Christmas


Bird cages are often found in Christmas decor, and this beautiful gold-toned one from dusk would look beautiful anywhere!

Bird cage lantern - Dusk


Christmas white/gold feather wreath - I Love Christmas


Christmas gold bauble wreath - Christmas All Year


Love this gorgeous wreath which has sold out for this year, but I still thought I’d share it with you so if you love it, you can bookmark it for next year =)

Spruce Champagne wreath - Papier D'Amour


These lovely ribbon boards are a great unique way to display your Christmas cards during this season, and of course can be used year round for photos, notes etc! With diamante detailing it is gorgeous!

Beautiful french memo board - French Knot Designs



Package up your favours in a lovely gold item:

Gold cube box - Details, Details


Gold tin pail - Saffy & May

You could fill an elegant pink perfume bottle with some beautiful scented oils for your guests to take home:

Coloured bomboniere perfume bottle - Elegant Bomboniere

Or keep it classic and simple in a clear jar which you can embellish:

Antique apothecary jars - Sweet Style


Add something special to your Christmas gifts or favours with these embellishments:

Gold leaves ribbon - Camelot Craft


Martha Stewart Metallic tinsel with glue - Pink Frosting


Gold and ivory Christmas ribbon - Amazing Paper


Real Inspiration

Pink and gold winter glittery houses from The Sweetest Occasion blog

Pretty pink and gold christmas decor inspiration from the Citrus and Orange blog

Christmas nutcracker suite ballet party by Kate Landers featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

A gorgeous pink and gold dessert table by Sharnel Dollar Designs


I hope you’ve found some Christmas inspiration here, and as we hurtle towards Christmas at lightening speed – remember to try and not get too stressed and flustered with all the Christmas shopping, and enjoy this magical time of the year with your little ones =)





Winter Wonderland Christmas Theme

With Christmas fast approaching (almost too fast!) I know many of you are planning various Christmas gatherings – whether it’s for your family, your friends or the kids! So here is some Christmas inspiration based around a Winter wonderland theme based around white of course, with some blue and silver mixed in as possible options. Red is another possible colour to work into this theme as it looks lovely with white and ice blue. You could also incorporate gold instead of silver into this theme.

Incorporate snow flakes, white trees and reindeers, snow and lovely Christmas items which you can easily find in the shopping centres as well as online, to create a winter wonderland feel!

Hope you enjoy this selection =)


Here are some lovely options for a printable range for a Winter Wonderland Christmas party:


Cool Christmas theme - Style Me Gorgeous


Winter wonderland printables - Anders Ruff


Winter wonderland printables - Birds Party

This is a lovely collection for a winter wonderland birthday party:

Red and aqua snowflake printables - TomKat Studio

A cute range for the kids:

Penguin and Friends printable - Fairydust Stylish Stationary



There are so many ways you can decorate for this party, and your white decorations which you purchase for this theme can easily be worked into many future themes/parties in the future.

White bunting - Lovely Little Parties


White paper sunburst - {P} is for Party

The soft effect of a blue tulle pom pom would look gorgeous mixed in with white decorations:

Light blue tulle pom pom - Sweet Little Birdy


Star Lantern - Saffy & May


Big christmas snowflake - Top 3 by design


White paper fan - Little Sooti


Mini lantern kit - Occasion by Design


Hanging snowflake garland - The Party People


Snowflake hanging lights - Ikea


Tissue snowflake assortment pack - The Little Big Company


Transparent snowflake wall stickers - Bosco Bear


Snowflake wreath - Domayne


Your table would be gorgeous with a white tablecloth alone as it’s base however if you did want to use a tablerunner this pretty white and silver one would look lovely:

Christmas table runner in white and silver - Celebrating Christmas

These aqua and white Sambellina plates would look sweet with this theme:

Blue sambellina plates - Sweet Little Birdy

Or a few other options:

Silver plates - Occasion by Design


Snowflake paper plate - Pink Frosting


Meri Meri Wonderland plates - The Party Table


Snowflake cups - The Party People

Use white straws for a crisp look:

White straws - The Party Table

Some additional table decor to add as a finishing touch:

White glitter tree - The Little Big Company


Snowflake card holder - The Little Big Company

Sweet Treats

Fill your table with snowflakes with these items!


Extra large snowflake cookie cutter - Sweet Themes


Snowflake chocolate moulds - Cakes Around Town


Snowflake cupcake wrappers - The Party Table


Cupcake wrappers and picks - The Little Big Company


Meri Meri Wonderland cupcake set - The Party Table

Love the gorgeous colours of this lollipop which would work so well for a Winter wonderland party:

aqua and white lollipop - Sharnel Dollar Designs

The ice look of a rock candy stick will always suit this theme!

Light blue rock candy stick - Sweet Style

Use this cake wrapper around your stands to create an instant snowflake effect:

Snowflake cake wrapper - Significant Celebrations


Special Themed items

Some other lovely options to have your party or house looking like a beautiful winter wonderland!

Glowing ice cube decorations - Pink Frosting


Spinning top tealight holder - Dusk (sold out online, check in store)


White glitter snowflake candles - Dusk


Frosti Candle - Dusk


White snow christmas tree candle - Dusk


Reindeer snow globe - Christmas All Year


White reindeer - Carousel Boutique


Small white pear tree - Celebrating Christmas


White wire tree - Celebrating Christmas


White Christmas Tree - Christmas All Year Round

These white stems would make a lovely Christmas table centrepiece. Place in a vase and keep them as is, or hang lovely ornaments off the branches:

Mitsumata stem - Freedom Furniture


Artificial snow - The Party People


White santa sack - Hard To Find


Snowflake sack - Hard To Find


Love these scallop boxes – use the white and/or blue on your table and fill with sweets:

White and blue scallop boxes - Sweet Little Birdy

For a snowflake look these options are also lovely:

Snowflake favour box - The Little Big Company


Snowflake Christmas bauble - The Little Big Company


Cello bag with snowflake design - Cakes Around Town

Soft and white muslin bags which could be stamped with a Christmas message:

Cotton muslin bags - Sharnel Dollar Designs

These cute apothecary jars could be filled with some lovely sweets to match your colour scheme:

Mini glass apothecary jar - Sweet Style

How cute is this little snowflake gift tag! Love the snowflake punched out of it:

Snowflake wood gift tag - Pagoda Tree

Finish off your packaging with some lovely ribbon:

Snowflake ice mint ribbon - Amazing Paper


Real Parties

Gorgeous Snowflake ballerina party by Glorious Treats showcased on the TomKat Studio website

Absolutely beautiful winter wonderland table featured on Hostess with the Mostess

Stylish winter wonderland party bringing together lots of talented stylists, featured on the My Sweet and Saucy website

Elegant winter wonderland table by Ruby Ju featured on the Amy Atlas blog



Hope you have enjoyed this dose of Winter Wonderland inspiration! More Christmas inspiration will be coming to the Life’s Little Celebrations blog soon =)



Babushka Doll Theme

A lovely and bright theme which is becoming more popular but still remains unique!

Pinks and reds feature commonly this theme. Mix these in with greens, blues or yellows for a bright Babushka theme party! There are many Babushka items found easily these days due to their popularity and with Christmas coming up you will find even more items you can use!

I hope you enjoy this collection of possible items for your Babushka theme party!

Remember to visit the Party Directory section of the website to find all the vendors you need when planning this party!




Matroyshka party invitations – I Will Invitations



Babushka Printables by Style Me Gorgeous – Boutique Printables



Babushka doll printables – Pretty and Print



Babushka invitation and printables – Polkadot Prints


My Little Babushka printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationary


Some cute options for Babushka inspired buntings:

Babushka bunting – Giggleberry Creations


Babushka lights – Ministyle

Another option is to dangle a few hanging Babushka decorations:

Babushka felt decorations – Papier D’amour


Babushka dolls often have floral prints painted on them, so you could even incorporate some floral items into your decor:


Small ruby rose lantern – The Party Studio



You could use fabric to create your tablecloth (or use it as a backdrop). Here is one of many of the designs from the Kelani Fabric site:


Pink Babushka and rose fabric – Kelani Fabric

Keep things bright with your tableware with one of these options:


Raspberry Sambellina plates – Sweet Little Birdy


Lime Green paper plates – The Party Studio


Hot pink square plates – Invite Me


 Sweet Treats

How cute is this cookie cutter set to make your own set of Babushka cookies?

Babushka cookie cutter set – Party & Co

Perfect cupcake wrappers for this theme:

Babushka baking cup – Love The Occasion


Pop on some cute Babushka cupcake toppers onto your cupcakes or other sweet items:

Babushka cupcake toppers – Giggles Cupcake Toppers


Babushka Doll cupcake toppers – Charli Mae


Russian nesting doll cupcake toppers – Paper Circus



Special Themed Items

Incorporate Babushka dolls into your decorations with one of these collections:



Russian nesting dolls – Retro and Co


Turqouise Nesting Dolls – Eco Fabrics


Babushka Doll – Funky Homes




Babushka Dolls by Elfin Trail – Down that Little Lane


Babushka doll trinket box – Nest Emporium


This paint your own babushka doll set is a great party activity:


Paint your own russian dolls by Seedling – Classic Baby


Take Home Favour

There are a range of lovely Babushka inspired party favours to keep the little one’s smiling all the way home!

Babushka wooden key rings – The Little Big Company


Wooden Babushka pencils – The Little Big Company




Babushka lip gloss – Birthday Room


Babushka bath gel – Birthday Room

This is a cute favour box perfect for this party:


Nesting Doll printable craft – Fantastic Toys

Colourful Babushka printables are also fantastic to print out to stick onto your favour package or use as gift tags:

Printable Matryoshka gift tags – Seven Star

Real Parties

Matryoshka Doll Birthday Party by Steph Modo

Love the cake and bunting in this party from On To Baby

Bright Babushka party from Eye Candy Events featured on the Amy Atlas blog

A pastel and sweet Babushka baby shower on the Imprintables blog

A classic and elegant Babushka dessert table by Lou Lou Events


I hope you have found some inspiration to celebrate your little one using the Babushka theme!

If you use any of these ideas, I’d love to see them!





Christmas Colour Inspiration

What are your Christmas colours? It’s a question that seems to be getting discussed a lot lately on facebook.

Do you go traditional red, green and white? Do you like to change it up every year? Or do you stick to the same (but unique) colour palette each time?

We all know Christmas is about a lot more than just the colours we decorate in and it’s important that we don’t put pressure on ourselves as mum’s to have a Christmas tree or dessert table that is ‘magazine worthy’ – especially when you have children who want to be hand’s on in the decorating!

However I always find decorating in a colour scheme (and choosing the colours) is a fun part of the early Christmas preparations!

Here is some colour inspiration for you based starting off with what is fast becoming quite a popular colour combination – bold red and soft aqua:


Red and Aqua Christmas table – Save the Date for Cupcakes Blog


Red and Aqua christmas – Country Living


I love these soft colour palettes of blue with creams and golds for a fresh look:


Heavenly holidays dessert table featured on Hostess with the Mostess blog


With a different shade of blue and gold you can create a warm feel:


Blue and gold table – The Guardian


Blue and gold Christmas tree – Country Living


A unique pink, gold and blue colour palette makes for a bright and beautiful Christmas spread:


Vintage pastel Dessert table by Glorious Treats featured on Hostess with the Mostess


Vibrant purple is a great colour for Christmas! Team it with a bold red:


Christmas table from LMG Events featured on the Anders Ruff Blog



Pink seems to be the ‘new red’ of Christmas! A soft pink, gold and silver colour scheme would look gorgeous:


Pink and Gold tree – image via Sweet Tooth – Shauna Younge Blog


You could go rustic with browns mixed in with reds, greens or golds:


Rustic Woodland Christmas table featured on Pizzazzerie by Sandra Downie Event Designs


Rustic Christmas table – Save the Date for Cupcakes blog


Add silver to a traditional red and white combination for a stand out look:


Red, white and silver table – High/Low, Food/Drink


Isn’t this a great Christmas centrepiece using baubles? Love it!


Red christmas bauble centrepiece – Searching for Style blog


Red, white and green will always be a Christmas favourite:


Red, white and green christmas table by Anders Ruff – Image from Very Rosenberry


You could also keep things very simple and light with a white winter wonderland feel in the midst of our hot Australian summer!

White christmas dessert table – Merryl Brown Events

Another take on the pinkcolour scheme, this time with different shades of pink with gold. So elegant…

Pink Nutcracker dessert table by Kate Landers Events – Hostess with the Mostess blog

This is a stunning table! I love how they have brought in elements of traditional red ad green but also mixed in touches of creams and golds:

Candyland dessert table featured on Bakarella


For a unique touch, why not mix pink and green together this Christmas?

Pink and green tree – Kathleen Ellis Lifestyle Design blog

Pink and green baubles – Destiny Awakes blog


Perfect for an adult’s Christmas dinner is this black, silver and white Christmas colour scheme:

Black, white and silver by Bird’s Party – Peach Pizzazz


I’ve noticed some neon christmas decorations in store this year so if you want to go bright and bold this year – here is some inspiration for you!:

Neon christmas tree – Salty Pineapple



Neon christmas tree – House to Home website


Neon christmas gift wrapping – Sweet Style


I hope you have found a Christmas colour combination for Christmas.

It’s impossible to collate every possible Christmas colour combination available.  So – what are your Christmas colours? Did I include them in this selection or are you doing something different? I’d love to hear from you!