Styling by Sugarcoated Mama
Besides the obvious perks of long days at the beach, swimming and ice cream, the Summer months lend themselves to lots of opportunities for occasions to be enjoyed outdoors, and lots of bright party themes too!
With an abundance of colour on display, the tropical tutti frutti party has grown in popularity and for all kinds of occasions, and for good reason! So here’s our fun finds and inspiration to make a splash and go a little bananas with fruit for your next party.
Styling and Backdrop by Jo Studio
Watermelon party styling, Saffy & May
Styling by Sugar Coated Mama
Tutti Frutti Party Invitations
Choose to hero a favourite fruit or mix up an entire fruit salad with your invitation, giving guests a delicious taste of what to expect on the day.
Tutti frutti invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs
Watermelon Party Invitations, The Party Parlour
Fruit Salad Invitations, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Tutti Frutti Invitations, Jo Studio
Tropical Party Invitations, Camilla Events
Party Like A Pineapple Invitations, Giggles & Grace
Tutti Frutti Invitations, Eckles Invites
Tutti Frutti Party Stationery, Emma Smith Event Stationery
Fruit Salad Party Invitations, Pretty & Print
Tutti Frutti Party Decorations
Summer fruits really do speak for themselves when it comes to colour, so go bananas and splash as much colour around as you like for a tropical fruit salad vibe, or lots of shades of the one or two colours if crushing on just one, such as watermelon.
Gold pineapple balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Peach Paper Fan, Emiko Blue
Pineapple Party banner, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Honeycomb fruit garland, Emiko Blue
Pineapple centrepiece, Little Boo-Teek
Giant Watermelon balloon, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Yellow paper fans, The Party Parlour
Mixed fruit garland, Fantasy Kids Parties
Honeycomb fruit, Poppies for Grace
Pineapple pinata, Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Honeycomb fruit, Poppies for Grace
Tutti Frutti Party Tableware
All that fruit has to be eaten off something, right? Continue your colour explosion to the table with coordinated tableware and fun finds like watermelon napkins or pineapple printed straws!
Watermelon paper table runner, The Party Parlour
Gold pineapple plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Candy Striped plates, Emiko Blue
Watermelon plates, Little Boo-Teek
Pineapple plates, Little Boo-Teek
Pineapple napkins, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Fruity Sorbet plates, Fantasy Kids Parties
Watermelon napkins, Hip & Hooray
Yellow plates – Oh Sunny Day Party
Pineapple paper straws, Party Splendour
Tutti Frutti Party Cakes, Desserts & Accessories:
As pretty and as tasty as Summer fruits are, a party wouldn’t be a party without a few sweet treats made to look as good as the real thing as well as a few finishing touches to bring this theme alive!
Candles, Emiko Blue
Watermelon candles, Little Boo-Teek
Fruit picks, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Tropical fruit picks, Party Splendour
Acrylic cake topper, A la Roch
Fruit sticks, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Tutti Frutti cookies, Flyaway Pineapple
Fruit kebabs, Petite Cookies
Tutti Frutti cake, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Pastel tutti frutti cake, SweetP Cakes and Cookies
Mini desserts, Cream n Soda
Watermelon party, Perfectly Sweet
Rice paper – Something For Cake
Watermelon cake sprinkles, Something for Cake
Tutti Frutti Party Favors
Summer parties might be known for continuing well after the sun goes down, but for the little ones heading home after a fun-filled day, gift them with something sweet and slightly coconutty crazy after their fruit frenzy with these fun and colourful finds.
Striped party bags, Emiko Blue
Pineapple treat boxes, Favor Lane Party Boutique
Fruit glasses, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Watermelon treat bags, Little Boo-Teek
Fruit tattoos, Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Fruity favors, Glitter and Glue Designs
The perfect party favour…one that the kids get to create themselves with a ceramic painting party with a fruity theme! Perfect for slightly older kids!:
Paint your own ceramic bowls – Pinta Crafts (Sydney)
All you need now is one of those fancy tropical headpieces and you’re ready to party!
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!
Today I am sharing with you some party themes on trend at the moment and ways you can decorate for these themes using some of the fun party decor by LLC partner Sugarlicious!
Gold and glitter are huge at the moment in kids and adult parties and if you love yourself a bit of glitter and shine then you will love what Sugarlicious can create!
Sugarlicious custom designs cake toppers, party decorations / accessories and foil prints so customers can create amazing parties.
Script cake toppers are very popular at the moment to place on top of both home made cakes or professional cakes. As you can see they really add that extra sparkle!:
A first birthday is always a special celebration and if you’re planning a first birthday party then Sugarlicious has some gorgeous “One” cake toppers available (cake in pic by Art of Baking) and I also love these iron on decals which can be used to customise any birthday outfit!
Sam, the owner of Sugarlicious, is a mum who has always had a passion for parties. Even before her 1st baby boy was born, she used to daydream about his birthday parties. She loves lollies, chocolate, cake, parties, the odd glass of champagne & glitter!
She has always been the friend / family member that gets excited about planning amazing parties, whether a birthday, baby shower, christening, wedding or kids backyard birthday.
She would love to help add some sparkle to your next event and as you can see Sam creates gorgeous party decor which are on trend!
Despite heading into winter there is still plenty of pineapple and flamingo items around – this is one trend that is not going away! So whether you’re planning ahead for a summer tropical party or adding some pineapple or flamingo party items to a winter party – you will love these toppers and garlands!
Most cake toppers / accessories are hand made from glitter / plain cardstock and since a commercial electronic cutting machine is utilised it allows Sugarlicious to custom cut ANY number, letter, word or image up to 30cm.
With the release of the new Alice in wonderland movie this is another popular party theme and I love these toppers that Sugarlicious has created for a fun Alice in Wonderland party theme!:
If you are looking for a special themed cake topper, party accessory, iron on glitter decal or foil print, Sugarlicious can custom design party products to suit any theme.
You may still be seeing lots of gorgeous unicorn parties floating around as this is still a loved theme at the moment! These custom items add all the finishing touches to a Unicorn party !
Planning a mexican fiesta? Another fun and popular party theme at the moment and you may have noticed all the cactus items appearing in stores and decor sites! I’m loving this cactus glitter garland by Sugarlicious:
Gold foil prints are appearing everywhere lately in kids room decor and Sugarlicious also covers this range of items! These lovely prints could also work into some party decor and then be placed in your child’s room after the party:
On a personal note I have used Sugarlicious a few times for various party items and have met Sam in person – she is down to earth, humble and dedicated to providing wonderful service to her customers! It is wonderful to know you can support a small business while also making your child’s party extra special!
Sugarlicious Parties glittery custom made decorations will make your next party stand out from the rest and cake toppers will add that WOW factor to your cake!
Find the Sugarlicious website HERE and on facebook HERE
I can’t wait for you to see the 4th photoshoot in the Confetti Fair magazine feature series of bird inspired shoots where Life’s Little Celebration partners (who you can find on the Directory pages) collaborated to create an inspiring party setting ! I hope you’ve loved seeing the amazing party shoots which have emerged from the inspiration of a flamingo, swan and magpie and today the bright and tropical Toucan inspired 10th birthday party shoot!
Inspired by the colours of the toucan and the tropical habitat it occupies this party was about being fun and colourful but also a little bit grown up for a 10th birthday. This summer party is full of vibrant deep rich colours and splashes of tropical fruits. Lush and sophisticated this is a party that could easily be held poolside to capture that resort-style vibe.
I love the handpainted party decor, the fun and fruity partyware and amazing tropical inspired desserts!
Elizabeth from ELK prints styled and coordinated this shoot (and created the gorgeous invitation & handpainted leaf decor) and brought the colourful Toucan bird to life. Photos are by Captured by Kirri and all other fabulous Life’s Little Celebration partners involved are listed at the end of this post!
ELK Prints (paper mango and monstera leaf decorations, invitation design & overall styling)
Tiny Tots Toy Hire (table, chairs, lemonade stand and grass runner)
Love the Occasion (honeycomb balls, plates, cups, spoons, confetti, cupcake toppers, balloons)
The Pumpkin Carriage (Buttermilk pannacottas with peaches and passionfruit & Mango mousse topped with mango puree and pomegranates)
Sweets with Love (large centrepiece cake)
Hanging Pretty (paper flowers for centrepiece cake)
One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes (cake pops, cupcakes, decorated cookies)
Prop My Party Events Hire (acrylic dessert stands)
Fiddlesticks Floral Design (flowers)
All other props used were stylists own.
Hope you loved this shoot and it has inspired a summery celebration! See it all in the gorgeous Confetti Fair magazine!
Even though we are heading into colder months here, the pineapple trend is not going away any time soon!
So here is a quick round up of some fun Pineapple party supplies to help you plan a pineapple or tutti fruitti or hawaiian themed party! As always these are all from the fabulous businesses listed on the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory – so make sure you browse the categories there when party planning! All the source links are below the collage:
Pineapple party supplies sources:
Tutti frutti party by Sugar Coated Mama
Pineapple gold cupcake toppers
3D pineapple cake topper
Pineapple cake pops
Pineapple honeycomb decorations
Pineapple favor box
Pineapple themed drink station (props to hire)
Pineapple honeycomb hanging decorations
Pineapple 3D invitation
Enjoy the party planning! xx