Today I am delighted to finally share with you the 2nd shoot which was a collaboration of Life’s Little Celebration partners for Confetti Fair magazine!
Life’s Little Celebration partners collaborated on 4 shoots inspired by air, water, earth and fire and this engagement dessert table shoot was inspired by “fire” with a modern and playful feel!
Lopa from The Pumpkin Carriage coordinated and styled this gorgeous suit, collaborating with a range of LLC partners whose details are below.! Photos were captured beautifully by Captured by Kirri.
The colour scheme was inspired by the colours of a blazing flame including lots of red, orange and yellow set against a clean white background to highlight the fiery colours.
The theme was brought to life with lots of red hearts and elements of fire on the table including heart shaped macarons and cookies, mini dessert cups with hearts on them whilst the cake and cupcakes represented fire!
The jumbo red balloons stand out as a fun element to this dessert table and I love the tassels created for them!:
The fiery effect on the engagement cake looks amazing:
I love the concept and 3D effect of this heart backdrop which also tied in with the invitation:
The fire theme and colours were really seen throughout the array of desserts which included everything from mini dessert cups to cupcakes, macarons, cake pops and cookies:
The final little details really made this engagement dessert table extra special!:
I hope this engagement dessert table inspired anyone planning an engagement party or anyone wanting to do a party using this colour scheme!
You can find all the sources and vendors involved in this shoot below:
A classic boy theme which so many little men seem to love at some stage of their childhood! It’s cute & boyish at the same time with lots of red, yellow and black & can also feature orange and blue. Tin & metal elements could also work into this theme and you could choose to go modern or vintage.
Key images you could work into your decor are fire engines, fire hydrants, fire helmets, whistles, torches, ladders, firefighters, fire alarm bell, hoses, dalmatians, sirens…just to get you started!
I hope these ideas will either contribute to your party planning or inspire you with some ideas!
Starting off with some modern and vintage printables, they really show off how different colour combination’s could work for this party:
Fire Truck printable - Style Me Gorgeous
Vintage Firetruck invitation - TomKat Studio
Vintage fire truck invite - Mon Tresor
Old Red Firetruck invitation - Paper and Pigtails
Onto your main table & decorations and I love the idea of using this brick backdrop behind the dessert table for a traditional fire station look:
Brick wall backdrop- The Party People
I honestly was in awe when I saw this vintage fire engine bunting! The images look so detailed and this would be a stand out in a party space:
Vintage Fire engine bunting - Collecting Feathers
For another great fire theme effect, try out these these string ball lights:
Red string ball lights - Mini Style
A cute garland which can be hung horizontally or vertically with a great colour combination of red, blue and yellow:
Paper garland, red, yellow, blue - The Princess & the Pirate
Paper chains are making a comeback and this red and white combo would be a cool addition to your decorations:
Red dot paper chain - The Little Big Company
These quality fabric buntings in vibrant colours would also make a great feature:
Liberty Smart garland - Little Sooti
Boo smart garland - Lovely Little Parties
These other hanging decoration options would really bring out the colours you have chosen and brighten your party space for a fire engine theme:
Honeycomb paper ball - Mon Tresor
Teal paper fan - Mon Tresor
Black Paper Lantern (Also available in orange) - The Little Big Company
Red tissue pom pom - Ah-Tissue
For the table setting I have chosen items for various colour schemes so depending on your invitations etc you can find some complimentary table decor. Make sure you also have a look at some of our other party themes where we have also featured red and yellow tableware items.
If you like any of the below designs you should be able to find matching plates/cups/napkins to go with them:
Blue white stripe table runner - Le Petit Party
Tablerunner red stars - The Party Parlour
Polka Dot Table runner - Le Petite Party
Black/White stripe Table runner - The Party Parlour
Red polka dot plates - Little Sooti
Party plates, red, aqua,white spot - Details, details
Red and white square plate - Mon Tresor
Polka dot black and white cups - The Party Parlour
Candy stripe cup - The Party Parlour
Orange spot napkins - The Party Parlour
Black tie napkins - Twiggi
Red star napkins - Twiggi
How “wow” are these mason jars with daisy cut lids? I think the metal lid would work in well with the fire engine theme. The below image is from an overseas website that does offer international shipping however you can find these in Australia from Ruby Ju. Combine them with a cool straw and wrap some twine around them for a unique look:
Mason Jar with straw - Magpie Paperworks
Charcoal Twine - Tout Mon Amour
Blue, red and white stripe straws - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Black & White stripe straws - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Orange stripe paper straws - Sharnel Dollar Designs
These chalk labels would look great for a fire engine theme to create a charcoal look. Use them to label your candy jars, drink bottles or even on your party favour packaging:
Rectangle chalkable labels - Little Sooti
Continue the charcoal effect through the use of these chalkboard placements on your table:
Chalkboard Placemat - The Princess and the Pirate
You could also pop one of the placemats on an easel and use it as a welcome sign to the party or a happy birthday message to the special boy:
Black easel picture holder - Ruby Maine
These tin buckets are so versatile and great for decoration or for holding cutlery or treats. Tie some ribbon around them or use a chalkboard label to top them off:
Bucket 12 cm Burgundy - Lily Chic Events
To incorporate more metal elements, these cute silver plated vases could be used in a myraid of ways!
10cm Silver plated cup vases - The Little Big Company
For a splash of red, this jar is sweet for a lolly buffet!
Jar Montana with red lid - The Bay Tree
Or for a more vintage feel, this rustic jar would look fantastic!
Vanders Rustic Lidded Jar - 1825 Interiors
A few other bright ways to present your sweet or savoury dishes:
Red polka dot bowl - Lark
Red plastic food basket - Mon Tresor
To dress up your cupcakes and tie them into your theme, here’s some cute cupcake decor to make sure your cupcakes don’t just drift into the background!
Fire fighter cupcake decorations - Cupcake City
Fireman cupcake toppers - Giggles Cupcake Toppers
Red Muffin Cups - Cupcake House
Cupcake tower baby blue spot - The Party Parlour
Black and white stripe cupcake stand - Mon Tresor
Isn’t this stand amazing? It could be used to house other treats as well, and again great for bringing the metal element into your party:
3 Tier silver plated trays - The Little Big Company
These bright baking cups wrappers are great even to be filled with caramel popcorn, lollies or other goodies:
Paper Eskimo baking cups black and white - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Paper Eskimo Baking Cups Red stars - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Paper Eskimo Baking Cups Blue Stripe - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
For your main cake, this wire cake stand will look fantastic if you are using blue in your theme. The wire effect will work well with other metal elements too:
Wire cake stand, french blue - Little Sooti
Or for a bold statement this black cake stand is really something!
Rococo Noir Round Cake Stand - Little Sooti
Such a lovely cake bunting! It also comes in a cream/red colour scheme as well and can be personalised:
Twirling Betty handmade cake bunting - The Little Big Company
Try these 11cm long candles for a stand out effect!
11cm long red polka dot candles - The Party Parlour
For other goodies this cookie cutter set means you can create an array of designs to match this theme:
Fireman cookie cutter set - Sweet Themes
And a few other sweet treats to keep the little firefighters happy!
Orange and yellow swirly big lollipop - The Little Big Company
Strawberry swizzle stick - The Little Big Company
Orange Swizzle Stick - The Little Big Company
Toffee Apples are a unique treat and the deep red would look great with this theme. Love these Designer Toffee Apples which make delicious favours:
Toffee Apples - Designer Toffee Apples
Here are a few other little decor touches for this vibrant and cute party theme:
How stunning is this bright amber colour ? Definitely not a bowl you’d want to put away after the party!
Crackle bowl in Amber - Dusk
Some lovely wall decor:
Fire engine canvas - Oulike Kids Decor
Wooden fire engine wall motifs - Stix and Stones
This sweet toy storage basket is great for the birthday boy and could be used on the party day as a place to keep the birthday gifts, for you to keep items in for party games etc:
Fire engine storage basket - Oulike Kids Decor
For a unique prop this fire helmet would really set the scene for a vintage inspired Fire engine theme. Although it is a bit of a splurge so it depends on your budget and whether it would work into your home decor afterwards:
Fire Helmet - Mantorque
A cute fire bell decoration:
Fire bell alarm clock - Gifts Australia
Your little man may love to dress up in this smart costume and these firefighter gumboots which he can wear on a rainy day but will make authentic decor on the day of the party:
Fireman costume - Toys Paradise
Fireman kids gumboots - Wellies Online
A great treat for the little one’s to wear during the party are these Fireman hats along with the badges, whistle or party blower.
Fireman Plastic hat - The Fire Fighters Party Shop
Fire Badges - Sweet Themes
Achilles Plastic Pea Whistle - Rebel Sport
Party Blower - Speckled Freckle
These fire engines would look so lovely on the table and your little man is sure to have fun playing with them after!
Tin metal fire engine - Nik Naxs
Tin metal fire engine - Carousel Boutique
Wooden toy fire engine - Sweet Peas
For a bit of fun during the party how cute is this firefighter pin party game!
Firefighter pin party game - Speckled Freckle
To continue this theme through to the little one’s take home gifts, here are some ideas for packaging or for favours:
Orange Lolly Bag - The Princess & the Pirate
Black Tote Box - The Princess & the Pirate
Red polka dot noodle box - Mon Tresor
Blue Red Stripe personalised chocolate bar - Le Petit Party
Tiny Tin Toy fire engine - My Tin Toys
This pocket library comes with 6 books which you could divide up to give as useful favours:
Fireman Sam pocket library - Fishpond
Fire hydrant squirters - Gorgeous Little Paries
Fire Truck Eraser - Daisy Stationary
Pull back fire engine toy - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
Lastly a sure to be adored gift for the birthday boy is this metal ride on fire engine. He will definitely feel like a true fire chief in this!
Steel toy ride on fire truck - Hip Kids
Hope you are feeling a bit inspired from this post! This theme is a real classic boy theme and definitely shows there is lots of fun ideas out there for boys parties. Hope your little man enjoys this party and feels truly celebrated!