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….
Thank you Elizabeth of Elk Prints for sharing this gorgeous party with us which was filled with so much love and personal touches!
I’m counting down the days until Spring and a ladybird / ladybug theme is perfect for a cute Spring party theme! It’s easily decorated in red and black – and you can incorporate pinks or greens for a garden feel or I also love the idea of a pink ladybug party.
Here is my round up of ladybug party supplies – nearly all of which are from businesses listed in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory which has so many fantastic vendors for all your kids parties – so make sure you go have a browse!
Hope you enjoy the round up. Remember to simply CLICK onto any of the below images to be taken directly to the relevant business page.
Ladybug Party Invitations and Stationery:
This cute ladybug invitation can be ordered with an equally adorable matching cake (cake only available if you’re in Sydney). Click on the image to be taken to the site of vendor Deliciously Yours for more details:
Ladybug Invitation and Cake – Deliciously Yours
Some more cute Ladybug party stationery:
Ladybug Invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Ladybug party printed backdrop and stationery – Jo’s Signs by Design
Ladybird party printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery
Lady bug party printables – Dream a Little Dream
Ladybug Invitation – I Will Invitations
Ladybug Party Decorations:
Ladybug foil balloon – Party Splendour
Tiny red garland honeycomb ball kit – Love The Occasion
Black and red pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess
Red paper daisy decoration – Love the Occasion
Polka dot red and black balloons – Party & Co
Ladybug Party Tableware:
Red polka dot plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Ladybug plates – Party Splendour
Black and white dotted plates – Paper Face
Red and black party kit -The Kit Source
Ladybug napkins – Party & Co
Polka dot straws – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
These cute ladybug party labels are perfect to help theme your food table to match the ladybug party theme:
Ladybug tent cards – Matchie Matchee
Ladybug Party Cake, Desserts and accessories:
Red spot baking cup – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Love these cute red/white cake pop boxes to dress up your cake pops and match them to a ladybug theme!:
Red white spot cake pop boxes – PS Made With Love
Ladybug lollopops – The Little Big Company
Make your own ladybug chocolate covered oreo biscuits!:
Ladybug chocolate oreo mould – Confectionately Yours
If you want to make your own ladybug birthday cake for your child this DIY kit is an easy way to do it:
Ladybug DIY Cake kit – Mumma Cakes
Remember to visit the Cake and Desserts category in the “Directory” part of this site to find someone in your location to create some a Ladybug party cake or desserts (cookies, cake pops etc) for your child’s party!:
Ladybug cake – Deliciously Yours (Sydney)
Ladybug cookies – Miss Biscuit (Melb)
Lady bug oreo pops – The Sweet Cart (WA)
Ladybug cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)
Ladybug Party wear:
An adorable party hat for the birthday girl:
Ladybug party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures
Gorgeous ladybug wings perfect for the party and for general dress up:
Ladybug dress up wings – Special Celebration events
Ladybug Party styling and hire:
Sharing some Ladybug dessert tables as well as items for hire from vendors in the directory:
Ladybug party setup – Lovely Occasions and Styled Events (Queensland)
Ladybug party setup and desserts – The Sweet Cart (WA)
Style your ladybug dessert table on something different by hiring a unique setting from one of the vendors on the Directory:
Black trestle table for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events Hire
Cart for hire – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melbourne)
Create a cute ladybug table setting for the kids! Visit the directory to find a vendor in your location to hire kids party table and chairs from:
Kids table and chairs – Tiny Tables and chairs (Melb)
You could also hire some props such as this hedge for a ladybug party garden feel:
Hedge for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Ladybug Party favours
Here are a few cute novelty items to suit a ladybug favour bag and some ladybug favour bag options:
Ladybug toy party favour – Party & Co
Pink Poppy ladybird wand – Party & Co
Ladybug castanets – Cheeky Chops
This cute ladybug bag could double as both a gift for the kids to take home plus you could fill it with some special treats:
Ladybug bag – Special Celebration Events
Red polka dot favour bag – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Ladybug favour box – Favor Lane
Ladybug lolly bags – Matchie Matchee
As a final cute embellishment:
Ladybug pegs – The Paper Lantern
Ladybug Real Parties:
Visit these cute parties for more inspiration:
Sweet Ladybug party by Sweet Creations by Sharms
Gorgeous ladybug party by The Sweet Cart
Such a cute Ladybug party featured on Pizzazzerie
A unique pink/white/black ladybug party from Vens Paperie
I hope you enjoyed the ladybug party finds and you have lots of fun planning a ladybug party for your little one!
One for all the little ladybug’s in our lives this sweet theme is perfect if you are after a girly theme which has a great vibrant colour palette of red, black and green rather than the traditional pink or pastel colours! Of course you can add in pinks or yellows into the colour mix for this theme as well if you wish.
It’s also a great theme if you want a garden theme but something different to Woodlands or Fairies.
Hope you enjoy this selection !
A lovely party set incorporating green and yellow/orange tones:
Ladybug party pack - Jennifer Birkhead Designs
For a bold red and black look:
Ladybug printables - Party Printables
Little Ladybug printable collection - TomKat Studio
Ladybug printables - The Candy Tree
Love this option if you are wanting the Ladybug party but with a pink colour scheme:
Ladybug invitation - Candy Tree
A sweet invitation with more of a red and green colour scheme which works well:
Ladybug invite - Mon Tresor
Such a lovely invitation with a unique shape, which also has other matching items too!
Ladybird invitation - Invite Me
A cute and subtle invitation set:
Lovely Ladybird invitation - Alannah Rose
A sweet ladybug fabric bunting incorporating a nice yellow print
Ladybug bunting - Arti Mardi
Red polka dots work with so many themes meaning you can reuse this fabric or cardboard bunting many times over:
Fabric red polka dot bunting - Occasion by Design
Red polka dot cardboard bunting - The Party Table
For something unique these pom pom garlands have a stand out effect!
Pom pom garland - Ah-Tissue
This cute printable banner has other matching printable items and is a lovely option if you want green to stand out more than black:
Printable Personalised banner - Paper Spice
Aren’t these little lady bugs so sweet? They would look so cute in the party area and lovely in the bedroom afterwards:
Ladybug stickers - The Alphabet Tree
Continue the ladybug theme with some of these hanging decorations:
Red ribbed lantern - Details, Details
Red white spot lantern - Little Big Company
Black white polka dot lantern - Occasion by Design
Green tissue fan - Mon Tresor
Red with black polka dot balloons - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Lady Bug balloons - Twiggi
For your table, mix and match red polka dots, blacks and greens for a coordinated Ladybug theme look:
Polka dot red tablecloth - Le Petit Party
Black tablecloth - The Party Parlour
Red spot table runner - P is for Party
Ladybug plates - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Ladybug plate - Little Big Company
Sambellina red polka dot plate - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
White with black polkadot plates - Little Big Company
Lime green polkadot plate - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Black plate - The Little Big Company
Red spot napkins - Details, Details
Citrus Green napkins - P is for Party
Red paper cups - The Princess and the Pirate
Love these black polka dot straws! They match this theme perfectly:
Black dot paper straws - Sweet Style
This cutter will make it easy to make your own themed cookies:
Ladybug cookie cutter - Sweet Themes
Mix and match a few of these goodies for the little one’s at the party or to take home:
Red choc beans - Sweet Style
Green bon bons - Sweet Style
Swizzle stick christmas green apple flavour - The Little Big Company
Dress your cupcakes up to match your theme with these cupcake decorations:
Baking cups black dots - Occasion by Design
Black Polka dot baking cups - The Princess and the Pirate
Red baking cup - Mon Tresor
Cupcake wrappers printables - Paperspice
Personalised ladybird cupcake toppers - Mon Tresor
Ladybug cupcake toppers - Sweet Tashie
Love these bold stands for your cake and other treats:
Red polka dot cupcake stand - Little Big Company
Red polka dot cake stand - Larkmade
Rococo Noir Footed round bowl - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Rococo Noir cake stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Small red wooden cake stand - A Fabulous Fete (US)
Top your cake off with this cute candle:
Lady bug candle - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Special Themed Items/Ideas
These grass mats have become very popular and this is a great theme to use them for, either as placemats or as a table centrepiece:
Grass Mats - P is for Party
Use these on your table to add height to some of your platters, or to display and serve cutlery, napkins etc. They make for great storage items after your party too!
Red and white polka dot suitcase - Twiggi
Your birthday girl will love to see a Birthday message on this wall sticker just for her!
Ladybug chalkboard sticker - Bright star kid
All the little one’s can get into the Ladybug theme with these fun party hats:
Ladybug party hat - Le Petit Party
Polka dot cone hats - The Little Big Company
These fun toys and items can be used as decoration on the day and also make cute play items:
Ladybird wooden bowling game - Baby vegas
Goki wooden push along ladybird - Peanut Gallery
Bouncing ladybird mobile - My Wooden Toys
Lady bug and bee mobile - Echidnas on the loose
Have some fun dressing your little girl up with some of these items:
Lady bug hair clip - Spoiled Rotten Princess
Ladybug bib - Noo Designs
Lady bird wings with antenna - Echidna on the Loose
Ladybird romper - Noo Designs
Ladybird jumper - Noo Designs
Take Home Gifts
There are just so many cute Ladybug favours which you can package up for the little one’s to take home and enjoy!
Lady bug bubbles - P is for Party
Ladybug eraser - Bubbles and Rainbows
Ladybug pencil - Oh So Party
Lady Bug pocket mirror - Iszle Store
Ladybug Castanet - Le Petit Party
Ladybug Maraca - Le Petit Party
Ladybug soap favour - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Bubble bath ladybug - The Party Parlour
Ladybird personalised lollipops - Little Dance Invitations
Ladybug lolly jar favour - Le Petit Party
Ladybug chocolates - Le Petit Party
Love the idea of giving a book as a party favour!
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle - Booktopia
Package up your choices in some of these options:
Ladybug favour box - Party kit in Kaboodle
Black and white dot favour bags - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Red Polka dot bag - The Princess and the Pirate
Polka dot noodle box - The Little Big Company
Topped off with these ultra cute embellishments!
Ladybug pegs - Le Petit Party
Wooden ladybug with self adhesive backing - Little Big Company
Ladybug ribbon - Le Petite Party
Ladybug printable tag - The Candy Tree
Red polka dot tag - The Party Table
Finally a personal favourite which I’m planning on giving my own daughter later this year, are these Award Winning wheely-bug ride on toys, shown here in the Ladybug design. Don’t you think they are just so cute? They are available in 2 different sizes and various animals but I love this one the best! Would make a great gift for your little girl if she loves lady bugs!
Wheely bug ladybird - Peanut Gallery
Here are some real parties to provide you with furtner inspiration for this theme, and as you will see there are many different ways you can theme this party:
Such a delightful Ladybug party by Suzi from Alannah Rose incorporating pink & cute garden touches!
So many cute details in this party from Paper Princess Chronicles
Lovely items in this party and I adore the cookies! Featured on Kara’s Party Ideas blog
A ladybug party with a strong red, green and white theme from the Party Dress
A way to incorporate yellow into this theme from Pizzazzerie
Gorgeous little ladybug party featured on Catch My Party
I really enjoyed putting these items together for this post as it’s such a cute theme for a little girl in a different colour palette to the usual girly themes! Hope you enjoyed it and it will help you with your planning and truly celebrating your own little ladybug!