Magazine Feature: Summer Pool Party



You will be counting down til summer once you view this amazing pool party by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n featured in Issue 13 of our latest FREE Online magazine which you can view HERE.

The amazing balloons by Pretty Bangin’ Balloons framed this whole setup so well with a burst of colour!



All the designs by Pink Pom Pom Kids were SO fun and bright to suit this theme:



The cake and desserts suited the fun and summery theme so well:



This cake by Buttercup creations was truly SO fun!!! Topped with toppers by Lavorato Designs












The customised backdrop and plinths from Kids Party Co created an amazing pool feel to the whole setup!



How fun are these foil balloons from The Party Parlour? They also provided all the summery partyware!




Teepees aren’t just for slumber parties! They can provide a perfect spot of shade at a pool party as seen here!












Everything from the customised magnum pop sticks to tent labels and acrylic name sign were all by Lavorato Designs:











Bubble entertainment was provided by Bubbleheads and the effect was amazing!!











It truly was such a summery display of fun and bright party vibes! I hope you LOVED this shoot! Head here to view the whole free magazine!





Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

Concept & Stylist, Kids Table Pkg with Chairs, Cookies, MagnumPops, Donut Wall and Savoury Snackboxes.


Pink Pom Pom Kids

Illustrations & Design work


Vanessa Verchiani Photography



Pretty Bangin Balloons

Balloon Garland and fruit foils


Kids Party Co

Backdrop & Plinths with Printing



Bubbles Entertainment



The Party Parlour

Plates, Cups, Kids Sunnies, Treatboxes, Cones and Foil & mini balloons on boxes


Buttercup Creations

Cake, Choc Bars, Dessert Cups


Lavorato Designs

Lasercut Acrylics – Name Signs, Cake Topper, Drink Stirrers, Bag Tags and Teepee




Teepee Adventure Parties

Teepee Pool Cabana Package


Casa Blanca Location House

Venue & Hairstylist


Flamingo Party Theme Supplies

Want to create a fabulous flamingo festivity? Lots of people are loving this fancy bird for a theme for a birthday party or baby shower and we have some incredible flamingo inspired products. From cookies to cake toppers, teepees to party favours, check out the fab choices in this blog for some flamboyant ideas for your next kids party thanks to our amazing Society Members!

Styling by Paper Face Party
My Little Party Perth –
Styling Flamingo Package
Styling by Opulenticity Party and Buffet in Perth
Styling by Opulenticity Party and Buffet in Perth
Styling by Paper Face Party

Flamingo Invitations & Stationery

It all starts with an invitation! So set the colour scheme and theme of this flamingo party right by choosing one of these fun invitations.

Efstathia Creative – Flamingo Invitation
Eve and Co – Flamingo Invitation
Frankii Styles – Flamingo Invitation
August-Eight Celebrates – Flamingo Invitation
Pink Pom Pom Kids – Flamingo Invitation
Eve and Co – Decor Milestone chart
Pink Pom Pom Kids – Decoration Milestone Board
Oh My Party – Decoration Milestone Board

Flamingo Decorations & Tableware

Kids and adults alike will love this fun, fantastical theme full of colour and excitement! Use some of the below decoration ideas to create your flamingo party theme!

Oh my Party – Pink Flamingo Balloon
Party! She Said – Pink Flamingo Balloon
Ruby Rabbit – Flamingo Balloon
Party! She Said – Flamingo Straws
Favor Lane Party – Tableware Flamingo Plate and Napkins
Ruby Rabbit – Flamingo Stirrers
Party! She Said – Flamingo Tableware
Oh My Party – Flamingo Party Kit

Flamingo Party Props & Hire

Kids will be endlessly entertained and excited about these flamingo themed hire items to match your party theme!

Angels Teepees (NSW) – Flamingo Slumber Party Package
The Slumber Boutique (QLD) – Flamingo Tropical Slumber Party Setup
Print Candy (QLD) – Hire Flamingo Props
Tiny Tots Event Hire – Flamingo prop with floral headband
Take Me Hire (Sydney) – Hire Mason Jars

Flamingo Cakes, Desserts and Accessories

Our members have such gorgeous flamingo themed deserts and accessories on offer to truly ensure the desserts are matched to your child’s theme:

Cake from the Heart (Sydney) – Flamingo Tropical Cake
Quincy Lane (Sydney) – Flamingo Cake
Lovelle Creations (Sydney) – Blue Flamingo Bird Cake
SweetP Cakes and Cookies (Qld) – Flamingo Cake
The Cupcake Effect (QLD) – Flamingo Cake
Cave Cookies (Sydney) – Flamingo Cookie
Little Biskut – Flamingo Tropical Biscuit Cookies (Aust wide)
Lovelle Creations Sydney (inspired by Miss Biscuit) – Flamingo Cookies
Mar-Valicious Bites (Sydney) – Flamingo Cookies
SweetP Cakes and Cookies (Qld) – Flamingo Cookies
Arelio Sweetbox (NSW) – Flamingo Macaroons
Mooi Co – Flamingo Cupcake Toppers
Love and Etch – Palm Leaf and Flamingo Cake Toppers
Foote and Flame – Flamingo Cake Topper
Favor Lane Party Boutique – Cake Topper
Alison Caroline Designs – Cake Topper

Flamingo Favours

Ruby Rabbit – Flamingo Glasses

Flamingo Other

Here are a few other items from our members to create a truly dazzling flamingo party!

Eve and Co – Flamingo First Birthday Hat
Design by Eve and Co Stationery & Printing by Jo’s Signs by Design

These great ideas featured here can be found on our members websites. Remember you can CLICK on any item above to be taken to that business’s website or Facebook page! You can find all these vendors and more in our Directory section!

Want to join? Email me at to sign up to our membership program!

Get celebrating this summer!

There’s something about Summer and entertaining…the long sunlit days and warmer weather just puts everyone in a better mood for a celebration!

We’ve curated gorgeous summer-perfect party supplies for you from online party store Love The Occasion that are bound to inspire a summer celebration starting with this fun fiesta range – just love the cactus balloons!:




Summer celebrations are a favourite at Love the Occasion with so many vibrant and fun party themes at your fingertips.  Think beach, poolside and icecream, tropical, palm trees and tutti frutti, fiesta, flamingos, sunshine and rainbows! Or throw in gold, silver and rose gold metallics for a stylish summer soirée:




This gorgeous collection of party supplies would be perfect for a Valentines day soiree!:


You can’t get more summery than pineapples and I can imagine the fun party setups which could be created with this whole range from Love the Occasion!:




Or…go for a tropical party theme by mixing and matching various bright colours and fruit inspired partyware!:



What’s Love The Occasion’s top tips when planning a celebration?

  • Keep it simple and plan ahead!
  • Prepare party decorations a week or two before and plan food that can be prepped in advance.
  • Do a practice run of your table (or draw a sketch so you have something to follow on the day).
  • Set up as much as you can the day before.
  • And most importantly, allow yourself plenty of time to get ready and have a moment to relax before your guests arrive!

For more inspiration on party themes, pop by their website where you can shop by ‘theme’, ‘occasion’ and ‘colour’

Happy summer celebrating!






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!