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
The Party Parlour
Plates, Cups, Kids Sunnies, Treatboxes, Cones and Foil & mini balloons on boxes
Cake, Choc Bars, Dessert Cups
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
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!
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
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.
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!
Invitation – ELK Prints
Flamingo Invitation – That Little Creative Co
Invitation – Eve & Co
Tropical party backdrop design – Giggles and Grace Design
Fruity invitation – Bonjour Berry
Flamingo invitation – Bonjour Berry
Flamingo 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 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 dessert table – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth)
Tropical party – Opulenticity Party and Buffet Styling Perth
Tropical dessert table – Perfectly Sweet (Qld)
How gorgeous is this floral chandelier by Hanging Pretty?
Floral Chandelier – Hanging Pretty
This garland would make a fun backdrop or centrepiece!:
Fruit garland – Emiko Blue
These hand painted water colour decorations by ELK Prints are perfect for table settings or the sweets buffet.
Of course what’s a party without balloons!
Pineapple balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Flamingo balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Flamingo balloon – Love The Occasion
Giant palm tree balloon – Peppermint Sunday
Tropical garland – Fantasy Kids Parties
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 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 (Sydney)
Flamingos or pineapples? Can’t decide? Go for both!:
Tropical garland -Sugarlicious
Giant honeycomb balls in abundance and a selection of bold colours also looks fabulous.
Tropical party styling – Saffy & May. Backdrop from Giggles and Grace Designs
Pink honeycomb balls – The Little Event 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
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.
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
The Little Event Company
Favor Lane Party Boutique
Sunrise party plates – The Little Event Company
Sorbet fruits plate – Hip and Hooray
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Flamingo napkins – Confectionately Yours
Tropical partyware – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Flamingo swizzle sticks – Favor Lane Party Boutique
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 for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Styling – ELK Prints
Hire some flamingos for extra decorating fun!:
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 – Sweets With Love with paper flowers by Hanging Pretty
Tropical cake – Velvetier (Qld)
Tropical cookies – Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (Melbourne)
Tropical macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)
Chocolates – Chocobon (Melbourne)
Tropcial cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Cake – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Pineapple cupcake toppers – DIY Parties by Renee
Petite Cookies Melbourne
Tropical cupcakes – Love That Lolly Bar (Sydney)
Pineapple cookies – Flyaway Pineapple
Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes
Tropical edible print – Custom Icing
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!
Watermelon favour bag- Love The Occasion
Fruity tattoos – The Little Event Company
Flamingo glasses – Favor Lane Party Boutique
Fruit stickers – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
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
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!