Summer time = summer themes and we love this two-ti fruitti party theme which was a collaboration magazine shoot for our latest magazine which you can view here!

Styled by Aman Kaur Events in Melbourne who collaborated with other Celebrate Society members – this is a theme which is bright and fun and playful and so cute for a 2nd birthday party!



The balloons and backdrop added a huge splash of colour in this gorgeous white space





There was a super fun Pineapple entertainer character and an amazing pineapple cake which looks so realistic you would think it was a prop until you cut into it!



Summer fruits were carried through into all the desserts including the gorgeous cookies and cupcakes:







The table styling incorporated gorgeous splashes of colours in the florals and fruit based paperie and favours:











A fruit theme is definitely a fun one for summer and we hope this magazine shoot inspired you for your next two-tti fruitti party!





Styling, Concept Design & Photography
Aman Kaur Events
Props, Florals & Balloons
Rustic Balloons Melbourne
Graphic Design, Stationery & Favour Boxes
Minsik Co
Favour Box Fillings
Style Me Pretty Creations
Clear Candy Boxes
Karamela Candy Boxes
Regnier Cakes
Cake and Cupcakes
Valery’s Delights
Baked By Aka
Acrylic Signage
Xlent Events
The Enchanted Studios

A delightful “in the orange garden” party

We love original and unique party themes which develop out of a child’s favourite things so today we’re delighted to share this gorgeous party with you!



Elizabeth from Elk Prints designed this Orange Garden party for her son Aiden, explaining: For Aiden’s 3rd Birthday party we set a theme of “In the Orange Garden”. My son has always loved oranges, both the fruit and the colour. The French animation show “Miniscule” was his first favourite television series to watch and he particularly loves the ladybugs and bees from the show. I combined these loves together to create a bright, fresh party in our garden filled with pops of citrus colour and little insects scuttling amongst the leaves.”

The theme was set by these gorgeous invitations which were foil-pressed and finished off with hand-painted watercolour details:


The verandah and garden backdrop already makes for a lovely natural setting for the party but Elizabeth added in some special decor touches to enhance the setting and lift it into “party status”. Born to Party provided magnificent jumbo balloons with garden foliage tails and Elizabeth also had lemon slice mylar balloons.


For the main dessert table Elizabeth chose some beautiful white marble platters as a base to reflect the coastal Italian and Spanish citrus orchards that inspired her. Sprigs of cumquats and orange branches were used to decorate the spaces in-between. She also commissioned some beautiful desserts to go with the theme – cheesecakes, cookies and orange scented marbled meringues from Quincy Lane.

The central cake was a homemade affair – a citrus spice cake with buttercream and marmalade. Elizabeth experimented with using some of the Edible Art paints to recreate one of her watercolour paintings onto the cake and to add colour to the sugar flowers, leaves, fruit and insects.

She also designed the cake topper to also reflect the theme and carry on the theme and style set by the initial invitations.






Arelio Sweetbox made the cutest little bee and ladybird meringues with some orange jaffa meringues and pandan green ‘leaves’ in-between. Elizabeth carried on the bee and ladybird touches with some of her custom designed cupcake toppers to add to the cheesecakes and pannacotta jelly cups.




Aiden also loves cheese so together they chose a selection from Ocello in Surry Hills and paired it with some candied cumquats Elizabeth had found earlier in the year at a deli. Elizabeth designed the little cheese labels so that guests would know what type of cheese, it’s origin and also what type of milk it used (cow/sheep/goat/buffalo).





Elizabeth created some of her custom hand-painted watercolour bunting of lemon slices and orange slices with leaves to string between the verandah posts to emphasise the theme and we think all the touches work together beautifully to bring this theme truly alive! It really demonstrates how even with a unique theme…some custom pieces can help to style to match the theme.




We love this custom milestone board that Elizabeth created:

For the take home thank you gifts there were little marmalade jars for the adults and empty jam jars filled with lollies for the children. Each was tied off with a watercolour orange tag.



This really seems like such a perfect party and enjoyable day for Aiden in the orange garden….


Styling/Stationary/Decor (hand-painted watercolour bunting, cupcake toppers, cheese cards, take home gifts): ELK Prints – Design and Illustration Studio

Photography: Amelia Soegijono Photography

Desserts (meringues/cheesecakes/cookies): Quincy Lane

Desserts (macarons): Arelio Sweetbox 

Balloons (Jumbo with leaf tassels): Born to Party

Flowers: Ipsen Botanica & Beecroft Flower Shop

Decorations, Partyware and Balloons (lemon slices): Favor Lane

Partyware: Ruby Rabbit


Thank you Elizabeth of Elk Prints for sharing this gorgeous party with us which was filled with so much love and personal touches!



Summer Pastel Fruity Kids Party

A fruity theme is always popular in Summer…and there has been many a bright tutti frutti party showcased online – so for this summery setup for the 3rd issue of Celebrating Little One’s e-magazine , stylists Mooi. Co decided on more of a pastel colour scheme with fruits of lemons, and limes and other summery fruits.

The result is a delightful setup with a relaxed table for the kids, lemonade stand and dessert table filled with desserts inspired by summery fruits! I love the mix of colours of yellows, peach, mint green and pinks for a fruity kids party theme!

This was a collaboration of Life’s Little Celebration members and you can find the talented vendor list at the end of this blog post!





















Vendor Credit

Styling and Stationery & Paperie – Mooi Co ( Invitation, thank you tags, place cards, food labels, table poster, chocolate bars, lolly bags, cake topper)

Photography : Captured by Kirri

Props (Cake Stands, Low line picnic table, Cushions, Vases) : Petite Events Hire 

Props (Lemonade Stand, Lolly Bar) : Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Cake & Cupcakes : Love that lolly bar

Macarons & Donuts : One Bite

Fruity Party Plates : Fantasy Kids Parties 

Party Goods : The Party Parlour (Balloon Garland, Foil plates, Cups, Napkins, Tassels, Mini Umbrellas, Straws, Wooden Cutlery, Honeycombs, Paper Fans)




Going Bananas: Tropical Party Theme Inspiration

If I was to do a poll on the most popular party themes for 2016, Tropical would be one of the clear winners by a mile. Not a day goes by without spotting another beautifully styled, colourful tropical party on my Instagram feed. What’s not to love about bright colours, cheeky fruit, sunglasses, flamingos, palm leaves and inflatable pool toys? Bring on Summer!

Tutti Frutti pool party - Sugar Coated Mama and Sweet + Styled

Tutti Frutti pool party – Sugar Coated Mama and Sweet + Styled


Styling - Paper Face (Sydney)

Tropical party. Styling – Paper Face (Sydney)


With so many new and tempting partyware options available for this theme however, it can be hard to know where to start, so I’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up a few supplies and inspo ideas from our LLC Vendors to get the party started.


tropical party - sweet bits and pieces

Styling – Sweet Bits And Pieces


Tropical Party Invitations

When I think of a tropical party, the vibrant colours of summer fruits and lush green palms always spring to mind. So use this as your inspiration for colour and design in your invitations, and have some Rio Carnevale style fun by adding some pink flamingos!


tropical party theme invitations - elk prints

Invitation – ELK Prints


flamingo invitation - that little creative co

Flamingo Invitation – That Little Creative Co


tropical party invitation - eve and co

Invitation – Eve & Co


Tropical party backdrop design - Giggles and Grace Design

Tropical party backdrop design – Giggles and Grace Design


custom tropical party invitation - bonjour berry

Fruity invitation – Bonjour Berry


flamingo party invitation - bonjour berry

Flamingo invitation  – Bonjour Berry


flamingo party invitation - emma smith stationery

Flamingo invitation – Emma Smith Stationery


tropical party invitation - emma smith stationery

Tutti Frutti invitation – Emma Smith Stationery


A lovely keep sake idea is a custom print recording all the special details of your child at the age they are at the moment! This fun tropical themed custom print would be perfect for this theme:

Tropical custom print - Edge House Design

Tropical custom print – Edge House Design


Tropical party decorations

You can literally go bananas (pardon the pun) decorating with this theme. Go bold with lush foliage or create your own palm or Monstera leaves using large pieces of paper, include plenty of fruit and florals as props, and don’t forget a flamingo or two for a bit of fun!


tropical party style inspo = opulenticity

Tropical party dessert table – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth)



tropical party - opulenticity

Tropical party – Opulenticity Party and Buffet Styling Perth

Tropical dessert table - Perfectly Sweet (Qld)

Tropical dessert table – Perfectly Sweet (Qld)


How gorgeous is this floral chandelier by Hanging Pretty?

floral decorations - hanging pretty

Floral Chandelier – Hanging Pretty


This garland would make a fun backdrop or centrepiece!:


Fruit garland - Emiko Blue

Fruit garland – Emiko Blue


These hand painted water colour decorations by ELK Prints are perfect for table settings or the sweets buffet.

tropical party decorations - elk prints

ELK Prints


Of course what’s a party without balloons!

pineapple balloon - ruby rabbit

Pineapple balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware



flamingo balloon - ruby rabbit

Flamingo balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware



flamingo balloon - love the occasion

Flamingo balloon – Love The Occasion


Giant palm tree balloon - Peppermint Sunday

Giant palm tree balloon – Peppermint Sunday



tropical flower garland - fantasy kids parties

Tropical garland – Fantasy Kids Parties


Teal paper fan - Emiko Blue

Teal paper fan – Emiko Blue



The use of natural or artificial flowers is also a great idea, and I love how Kirei Handmade has used them on giant letters.

floral lettering - kirei handmade

Floral letters – Kirei Handmade


You can also hire a foilage wall such as this for a tropical feel backdrop:


Foilage wall - Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire

Foilage wall – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire (Sydney)


Flamingos or pineapples? Can’t decide? Go for both!:


pineapple and flamingo garland - sugarlicious

Tropical garland -Sugarlicious



Giant honeycomb balls in abundance and a selection of bold colours also looks fabulous.


tropical party - saffy and may

Tropical party styling – Saffy & May. Backdrop from Giggles and Grace Designs


Pink honeycomb balls - The Little Event Company

Pink honeycomb balls – The Little Event Company


Pineapple honeycomb centrepiece - The Little Big Company

Pineapple honeycomb centrepiece – The Little Big Company


Can’t go past these flamingo pinatas for some fun or decoration:


Flamingo pinata - Party Pony Designer Pinatas

Flamingo pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinatas



Tropical party tableware

Is it getting balmy in here yet? Let’s turn the heat up a notch with the perfect table setting for guests to sip on tropical punch and enjoy sweet fruit treats.

You’ll find an abundance of bright tableware perfect for this theme, including these fun finds.


flamingo ice cream cups - confectionately yours

Confectionately Yours


pineapple plates - ruby rabbit

Ruby Rabbit Partyware



floral party plates - the little event co

The Little Event Company


tropical party plates - favor lane party boutique

Favor Lane Party Boutique


Sunrise party plates - The Little Event Company

Sunrise party plates – The Little Event Company


Sorbet fruits plate - Hip and Hooray

Sorbet fruits plate – Hip and Hooray


floral napkins - ruby rabbit

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


flamingo napkins - confectionately yours

Flamingo napkins – Confectionately Yours




pineapple drinking cups - favor lane party boutique

Tropical partyware – Favor Lane Party Boutique


flamingo drink stirrers - favor lane party boutique

Flamingo swizzle sticks – Favor Lane Party Boutique



Flamingo straws - Deer Little Parties

Flamingo straws – Deer Little Parties



This fun lemonade stand from Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney) is perfect for a cool drinks bar at a hot tropical party and seen in the below tropical setup:


lemonade stand - tiny tots toy hire

Lemonade stand for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)



tropical party - elk prints

Styling – ELK Prints


Hire some flamingos for extra decorating fun!:



Flamingos for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

Flamingos for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)




Tropical cakes, cookies and desserts

With a theme that takes it’s cues from food, it’s fair to say that your sweets table will be the centrepiece of this occasion. Think cakes and desserts decorated with tropical flowers or fruit, and cookies shaped as exoctic birds, monstera leaves and tropical fruits. Don’t forget the real thing either!

Here is some of what has been created for this theme from LLC vendors around Australia who you can order from:


cake flowers - hanging pretty

Cake – Sweets With Love with paper flowers by  Hanging Pretty


Tropical cake - Velvetier (Qld)

Tropical cake – Velvetier (Qld)


Tropical cookies - Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)

Tropical cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)


Tropical macarons - Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)

Tropical macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)



tropical printed chocolate pyramids - chocobon

Chocolates – Chocobon (Melbourne)



tropical themed cookies - frosted by nicci

Tropcial cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)



tropical themed cake - frosted by nicci

Cake – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)


pineapple cake toppers - diy parties

Pineapple cupcake toppers – DIY Parties by Renee


tropical themed cookies - petite cookies melbourne

Petite Cookies Melbourne


tropical themed cupcakes - love that lolly bar

Tropical cupcakes – Love That Lolly Bar (Sydney)


pineapple themed cookies - flyaway pineapple

Pineapple cookies – Flyaway Pineapple


flamingo cookies - sweetcheeks cookies and cakes melbourne

Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes


tropical themed cake - custom icing

Tropical edible print – Custom Icing


custom flamingo cake topper - a la roch

Flamingo cake topper – A la Roch



Tropical desserts – The Pumpkin Carriage (Sydney)



Petite Sweets & Co


Tropical party favours

From fruit inspired cookies to whacky flamingo foam glasses, your guest will go home feeling like they’ve been on a tropical holiday with these finds and packaging!

water melon favour bags - love the occasion

Watermelon favour bag- Love The Occasion


Fruity tattoos - The Little Event Company

Fruity tattoos – The Little Event Company


flamingo glasses - favour lane party boutique

Flamingo glasses – Favor Lane Party Boutique


fruit stickers - ruby rabbit partyware

Fruit stickers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware



tropical party favours - glitter and glue designs

Glitter & Glue Designs


Before the little guests head home – why not have them stamp their fingerprint on this unique guest book idea! This ceramic hand painted tile will make the perfect keepsake for after the party!:


Guest book alternative - Pinta Craft

Guest book alternative – Pinta Craft


With so many partywares available, you can see why the tropical theme is just so hot right now, and a really easy one to pull together. I hope this has helped narrow the search down a little for you and provided the inspiration you need for your next occasion!



Watermelon Party Supplies mini board

I’m obviously really missing Summer after recently doing a pineapple party supplies mini board and now a watermelon party supplies board. Honestly Spring and Summer could not come quicker enough right now and this fruity theme is perfect for the warmer months.

Here is my round up of some fab watermelon party supplies – all sourced from the vendors in the Life’s Little Celebration’s directory! Source links below:


watermelon party supplies


Watermelon Party Supplies source list: 

Tutti Frutti printables

Watermelon garland

Watermelon paper plates

Watermelon giant balloon

Watermelon lollipops

Watermelon cake and cookies

Watermelon chocolate coated strawberries

Handpainted Watermelon pops/toppers

Watermelon straw tags

Watermelon coloured tassel garland

Watermelon pinata

Watermelon cake topper

Watermelon party bags

Watermelon acrylic cake topper