Spring Party trends

As we head into the latter half of 2017 it’s time for a party trend update with boutique party store owner Alex of Ruby Rabbit

As one of the leading online party boutique’s Ruby Rabbit provides it’s customers – quality and stylish partyware from a range of well known & more unique brands. So owner Alex is always on top of the trends and in this post she shares what party decor and colour schemes are most popular and trending at the moment! CLICK on any of the images below to shop!

What themes are you seeing as selling out at the moment in your store ? 

Timeless shades of pink and gold remain our top selling products at Ruby Rabbit with the rose gold trend continuing on into the latter half of 2017 and beyond!








Unicorns and pretty pastel themes are also a close second and we are forever ordering in more and more stock to keep up with their popularity. Balloons are by far our most popular item in the #partyshop with two large deliveries per week arriving in.….it’s not a party without a balloon!!!





What themes do you think will be most popular this summer for kids parties and baby showers ? 

Hmmm I would say pretty pastels and floral prints for girls, shades of blues for boys (creeping away from the monochrome!), and for baby showers lots of peach, rose gold and silver.





What decoration items are your customers loving at the moment ? 

Balloon garlands! Everyone loves a little DIY and seeing their very own creations come to life. At Ruby Rabbit we sell hundreds of balloons each week and with our new balloon garland decorating strips creating your own garland is super easy.



What are some of the extra little details popular with your customers ?

Paper straws are always a staple item in most of our orders. They are an inexpensive way to pretty up party drinks and add a little pop of colour to tie in to a party theme.



Do you have a favourite range out this year ? 

My personal favourite is the cactus range from Meri Meri. I love the fun plate shape and colours.


What colour schemes are trending at the moment ?

Rose gold, blush, peach and metallic silver.





To find the most on-trend and up to date partyware, head to Ruby Rabbit to shop for your next kids’ party! They also now offer after-pay so you can party now and pay later! Browse their website here!






Kids party theme inspiration

Inspiration for a kids party theme can come from anywhere! Sometimes if your child is old enough they can tell you what theme they would like. However if they are little (or perhaps indecisive) you may need more ideas – whether it be from looking online at parties, invitation designs or even cakes and desserts!

Today I am sharing some amazing cookies from Flyawaypineapple to inspire you with some popular kids themes. Rhian’s amazing cookie creations can be posted Australia wide and are perfect for kids parties as you will see.

Summer party themes:

With the warmer months coming up around the corner, now is the time to be dreaming up inspiration for all those summer parties! You can’t go wrong with bright colours and fruity themes as well water-related themes for that time of the year!:








On-trend themes

Popular themes featuring teepees, cactus and donuts have been high on trend this year, along with unicorns, carousels, modern safari and mermaids! The advantage of picking a theme such as this is that it is much more easier to source partyware and decor to suit:




Character Parties

Then of course there are all the much-loved parties based around specific characters, toys and movies that your child loves! Simply seeing what your child loves to play with or read or watch will give you inspiration for a theme such as this!:




Themes for older kids

For kids 8+ it can get a bit trickier when it comes to party planning! Science parties, bowling parties or sports based parties (eg soccer, gymnastics) can work very well not to mention parties involving craft or a cooking based activity or a movie party!:





First Birthdays

For the little ones and their first birthdays – the sky is truly the limit! However I have loved the rise of animal based themes which suit a first birthday perfectly. Go with a cute Deer, bright Flamingo or pretty Giraffe…or for boys you could go with a monochrone Panda theme, a woodland fox or bear or a modern safari animal!





I hope these stunning cookies have inspired you ! Flyawaypineapple post their amazing cookies Australia wide so contact them via their website to enquire on an order!






Batman Party Supplies

Ka-Pow! Splat! Oooff!

How cool were the pop culture Batman comics back in the day? Like all good Superhero’s, he’s morphed over time but never really gone out of style, making a Batman party a popular choice for children’s birthday parties of all ages, and an easy one to source and style for.


Batman theme party

Batman party – Sugarcoated Mama


batman party

Batman Table – The Sweet Cart


Superhero table - Sweet Bits and Pieces

Superhero table – Sweet Bits and Pieces


Whether you choose the bold and bright colours of the comics as your inspiration, or colour blocked black and white or yellow, the options are endless with this theme, as are the supplies available to pull it all together. So we’ve rounded up a few finds from our LLC vendors to give you a head start.


Batman Party Invitations

When I think of Batman, his iconic bat signal instantly comes to mind, as does a lot of black and the comic book speech bubbles. Of course not everyone is expected to be Batman, so you can also  extend the invitation to all Superhero’s (or Villains) with a more general superhero invite:


Batman invitation - Giggles and Grace Designs

Batman invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs



batman invitations

Lou Loupie Creative




Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Batman Party Decorations

Pick your colour palette and have some fun decorating your space with plenty of punch (pardon the pun!) and props for the Superhero’s to act out their alter egos.


batman party

Dream A Little Party – backdrop



batman decorations

Sugarlicious Parties – Batman garland


batman bunting

Favor Lane Party Boutique



Do you have a little batgirl instead?


Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


batman decorations

Emiko Blue – Giant round balloon


batman party decorations

Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Giant moon balloon


Black paper fan - Emiko Blue

Black paper fan – Emiko Blue


superhero balloons

Favor Lane Party Boutique – Superhero balloons

batman theme

Emiko Blue – Honeycomb ball



batman party decorations

Theme It – Custom table top pom pom



superhero photo booth props

Favor Lane Party Boutique – Photo booth props


This cool batman pinata also doubles as a great decoration:


Batman pinata - Party Pony Designer Pinatas

Batman pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinatas



Perfect for the younger ones, a pint sized Bat Mobile!


batman party

Tiny Tots Toy Hire – Bat Mobile


batman party decorations

Tiny Tots Toy Hire – Batman cutout



To ensure Batman plays the lead role in his own show, keep the tableware to a minimum of two colours, or use coordinated plates, napkins and cups for the comic book effect.


superhero party supplies

Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Comic party boxes


Yellow paper eskimo plates - Emiko Blue

Yellow paper eskimo plates – Emiko Blue


batman party supplies

Favor Lane Party Boutique – Dinner plates


batman party theme

Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Yellow stripe napkins


Superhero plates - Little Event Co

Superhero plates – Little Event Co


superhero party supplies

Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Zap cups


batman party supplies

Ruby Rabbit Partyware – Silver star straws


yellow cake stand

Petite Events Hire – Sydney hire


Cake, cookies and toppers

If you’ve predominately used block colours to decorate, cake toppers, the cake itself and custom cookies are a great way to incorporate the Batman logo into your theme, and likewise if you’ve chosen the comic approach, as it will ensure Batman is still in the spotlight.


batman cake

Savvy Cakes – Sydney


Batman cake topper

DIY Parties – Batman cake topper


batman cake

Cake topper by Glistening Occasions Cake by The Bride & Stork


batman party

A la Roch – Batman cake topper


batman cake

Batman cake topper – Glistening Occasions Cake by Cup Cup and away


batman cupcake toppers

Sugarlicious – cupcake toppers


batman cookies

A la Roch – Batman cookies


batman cake inspiration

Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)


batman party theme

Petite Cookies (Melbourne)


Cookies make a great take home gift too when wrapped in cellophane and tied off with black ribbon or twine.



batman cookies



batman cookies

Cookie Queen Kitsch’n


batman macarons

Arelio Sweetbox (Sydney)


batman cookies

Savvy Cakes



Keep the excitement going well after the party with these great finds.


batman party favours

Glitter & Glue Designs


batman party bags

Favor Lane Party Boutique


batman party favour boxes

Ruby Rabbit Partyware


batman party favours

Batman movie rings – Cookie Queen Kitsch’n



batman party pags

Batman party bag – Sugarlicious


Superhero favour bags- The Little Event Co

Superhero favour bags- The Little Event Co


Last but not least, for our mini Batman fans – this post would not be complete without a costume! Perfect for first birthday photos, smashing into their first bite of cake. Too cute!!


first birthday batman costume

Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures


Phew! With so much to choose from for this theme and so many ways of interpreting it, I hope this post has taken out some of the leg work out of it for you!


See you next time at the same Bat time on the same Bat channel…..(couldn’t help myself!).



Prop it like a pro – A sparkling first birthday

Twinkle twinkle little star, oh how truly talented our LLC Vendors are!

Continually inspired by the imagination and collaboration within our creative industry, this first birthday celebration I’m sharing with you today is of no exception.

Styled by the team at Sydney’s Tiny Tots Toy Hire, using their gorgeous hire items – Petra’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star birthday celebration was a sparkling display of creativity and clever use of party props, all available to hire for your next event too!


Twinkle twinkle party theme


A simple, modern colour scheme of silver, black, white and aqua brought this nursery rhyme to life with the help of star prop accents and incredible balloon displays.

event prop hire




I’ve always said that it’s the finer details that help bring a theme together, but if those finer details are oversized numerals, light boxes and props on a grand scale, then you’ve got yourself a winning formula! In this case, the props from Tiny Tots Toy Hire were the shining light, and every other little detail worked in seamlessly to create the perfect party.


party prop hire

How great is this life size number 1 – perfect for photos!





star themed party props






Entertainment for this age group can be a little tricky, but from the looks on the guest’s faces, a jumpy castle, ball pit and pint sized toys were just the ticket – all available for hire from Tiny Tots Toy Hire.

party toy hire






Older guests were also kept busy with a star cookie decorating table.


Start birthday party theme


The simple use of the right props for your next celebration can really take your event to the next level, and if you’re in Sydney it’s nice to know you can source them all from the one place too! Be sure to check out the Tiny Tots Toy Hire website for a full list of items available, from infant and baby toys, games and sports, playhouses, tables and chairs and themed props – you’re sure to exactly what you need!


Full vendor credits

Concept, styling, props and toys by Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Photography by Captured by Kirri 

Cakes by Art of Baking

Cake Topper by Merc+Jones

Balloons by Bubble Moo Balloons

Star Macarons by Arelio Sweetbox

Cake Pops by Devour Cakes

Mini desserts by The Pumpkin Carriage

Chevron plates by Love the Occassion

Star garland by Paper Face

ONE highchair bunting by Sugarlicious Parties

Star stickers (backdrop) by Sack Me




What’s trending in party themes

Just like the world of fashion – party theme trends seem to come and go, but there’ll always be your classics.

If you love styling, events and party planning then I’m sure you enjoy seeing the latest party decor which is available!

Making it easy to keep up with the trends and find everything you require to execute the theme of your choice is LLC vendor, Ruby Rabbit Partyware. Owner Alex has her finger on the pulse when it comes to sourcing new supplies, so who better to ask a few questions on what we should be looking out for than the party Queen herself!


T: What are some of the most popular colour schemes you are noticing for boys and girls parties at the moment ?

A: Trending this season for boys’ parties is the ‘Little Camper’ theme with the use of teepees, monochrome colour choices and a touch of green cactus fun! Outdoor fun with lots of space for energetic little boys to run wild! Unicorns and rainbows continues to be our most popular girls’ birthday party theme followed closely by Alice in Wonderland.

These themes are whimsical and timeless keeping both Mum and birthday girl happy with being able to add a personal touch when it comes to styling the party. These themes suit a broad range of ages from first birthdays up to around eight year olds.



Little Camper party theme


unicorn balloon

Unicorn party theme



Unicorn balloon kit


T: What unique decorating ideas and theme ideas would you suggest for a baby shower? 

A: I’m loving the green palm leaf with luxe gold for something a little different, or for a softer touch with baby pink.

I’m a sucker for palms and have a ridiculous amount of cushion covers in my home in just that! Yes, I may have a cushion obsession, a rather large one my hubby would say!


tropical baby shower

Baby shower theme




T: What are your top picks for spring / summer party trends ? Any particular themes or looks? 

A: The party shop is busy with lots of fun bold colourful orders heading out the door as we move into Spring. Plus we can’t get enough of those green palm leaf and gold pineapple party pieces!



Pineapple plates



Watermelon balloon




Colour splash party styled by Tiny Little Pads


T: What are some of the well loved kids themes you have noticed from your most popular  customer buys? 

A: It seems that pale pink and gold isn’t fading, especially for little girls’ 1st birthdays.

Unicorns and rainbows are a close second and then super cool monochrome for the boys, plus colourful confetti spot orders are always strong and work perfectly for both girls and boys.

The ever popular donuts theme has faded away this year.



Paper Eskimo pink and gold partyware



modern-camp party theme

Little camper partyware




Confetti + polka dot madness party by Lucinda Gould



T: Are there any must have items you would suggest for mums planning their first kids party? 

A: Balloons and a fun cake topper! Balloons are such simple happy party decorations, and cake toppers can add that little special something to your cake. Both are definite must haves!



Jumbo confetti balloon and fringe




Poppies for Grace cake toppers


Thank you so much for these tips Alex!

You can shop all of these items and loads more on the Ruby Rabbit website.