Tribal Inspired Party Theme Ideas

boho luxe party theme

Dream A Little Dream Events Perth


If there’s one thing I admire the most about this industry, it’s the creativity of taking a bespoke theme so unrelated to the industry, and turning it into something magical that spreads like wildfire.

A great example is the luxe boho theme that has taken over my Instagram feed. Just add unicorns and suddenly it’s a children’s party! I have seen so many magical versions of this theme, ranging from pastels, feathers and unicorns for a pretty and feminine feel, to a more tribal vibe for boys – and I love them all!

So where do you start if you want to give this a go yourself? As always, we’ve sourced some great finds from our LLC Vendors from the Directory to make it easy for you to shop and plan for your kids party! Simply CLICK on any image in the blog post to be taken to where you can source/order the item!


Boho Party Theme Invitations

To set the bohemian vibe, start with the magical elements of dreamcatchers, feathers, unicorns and tee pees, and choose a colour palette of pastels for a more whimsical influence, or rustic, earthy tones for a more tribal feel.


boho luxe party invitations

Boho Invitations, Eve & Co



tribal theme party invitations

Tribal Invitations, Giggles & Grace


Wild and free invitations – Mooi Co.



tee pee invitation

Custom Camping Invitation, Jo Designs



boho party theme invitations

Dreamcatcher Invitations, Joyful Invitations



tribal party invitation ideas

Tribal Stationery, Kel’s Gift Labelling



boho party ideas

Boho Luxe Invitations, Pretty & Print



feather theme invitations

Feather Invitation, That Little Creative Co


tribal theme invitations

Bow and Arrow Invitations, Emma Smith Stationery



Indian theme invitations

Tee Pee Invitations, Lou Lou Pie



Boho Party Theme Decorations

This is one theme you can really let your imagination go wild with. If you’ve chosen more of a tribal vibe, why not set up camp, Pocohontas and The Lost Boys style? Prefer pastels and feathers? Introduce cushions, lots of macrame, draped fabrics and lace for a bohemian retreat.


gold alphabet balloons

Wild One Balloons, Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Feather Garland – Poppies for Grace (available in different colours)


mint paper fan

Mint Paper Fan, Emiko Blue


peach and gold tassel garland

Tassel Garland, DD Brand


Gold triangle garland – The Little Event Company



feather tassels

Feather Balloon Tassels, Elk Prints




tribal theme decorations

Tribal Garland and Props, Kreate A Dream



paper garland

Pink Leaf Tissue Garland, Emiko Blue



feather garland

Wooden Feather Garland, Party for Stella



tribal garland decorations

Arrow Garland, The Party Parlour



paper fan decorations

Paper Fans, The Party Parlour


I love the idea of using themed keepsakes of these occasions too and including them in the decorations.


tribal themed keepsake

Keepsake, Lou Lou Pie

tribal themed keepsake

Jo’s Signs By Design, Sydney

Boho Theme Prop Hire

A tee pee isn’t something most of us have lying around the house, but if you can borrow or hire one and accessorise it with cushions and throws, it really helps bring this theme together.


tribal party prop hire

Prop Hire, Fairy Godmother Events Hire, Sydney


Teepee package for hire – Petite Events Hire Sydney


party prop hire sydney

Rustic table, platters, stumps and crates – Tiny Tots Toy Hire, Sydney


How about making it a slumber party with guests having their own individual tee pee? I love this idea for older girls.


slumber party prop hire

Sweet Dreams and Goodnight, Perth


A gorgeous idea for this party is to have a floral crown making workshop which Bella Fiore Floral Designs (Sydney) run:


Floral crown – Bella Fiore Floral Design


Other gorgeous headpiece ideas for the birthday boy/girl or their friends!:


feather crown

Feather Crown, Emiko Blue




feather crown

Feather Crown, Kirei Handmade




feather crown

Tribal kids headpiece – Kreate A Dream




feather crown

Tribal kids headpiece – Kreate A Dream




kids indian costume

Indian Costume, Special Celebration Events




Boho Tableware

Set picnic blankets or low coffee tables with coordinated tableware, and opt for cushions in replace of chairs for the complete experience!



hessian tablecloth

Hessian Tablecloth, The Party Parlour


blush tablecloth

Blush Tablecloth, Ruby Rabbit Partyware


tee pees

Tee Pee Table centrepieces, Elk Prints


tribal theme plates

Arrow Plates, Ruby Rabbit Partyware


blush plates

Blush Hexagonal Plates, The Little Event Company


modern camp theme

Modern Camp Plates, Favor Lane Party Boutique


modern camp tableware

Modern Camp Cups, Favor Lane Party Boutique




bamboo tableware

Bamboo Plates, Love The Occasion


kraft straws

Kraft Straws, Ruby Rabbit Partyware



bamboo cutlery

Bamboo Cutlery, Love The Occasion

Boho inspired sweet treats & styling

These cakes and sweet treats will do all the decorating for you if you’ve kept things to a minimum – they are amazing!



boho themed cake

Bites By D, Perth



dreamcatcher cookies

Flyaway Pineapple, Sydney



feather themed cookies

My Petite Sweets, Perth



tribal themed lolly buffet

Perfectly Sweet Lolly Buffets, Brisbane



tee pee cookies

Petite Cookies, Melbourne


boho theme styling

Saffy & May Styling, Brisbane


indian inspired party

Styling – Sugar Monk, Sydney



dreamcatcher cookies

Sweetcheeks Cookies & Cakes, Melbourne



feather cookies

Sweetest Jubilee, Melbourne



feather theme cake

SweetP Cakes and Cookies, Noosa



feather themed cookies

Velvetier, Queensland


Tribal cake – Cake Pops and More (Melbourne)


Boho inspired cake decor & accessories:


Tribal cake accessories – Mooi Co



arrow cake toppers

Arrow Cupcake Toppers, Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Feather cake pop sticks – Sweet Sticks






feather cake toppers

Cake Toppers, Something for Cake




dreamcatcher cake topper

Dreamcatcher Cake Topper, A La Roch




arrow cake topper

Wooden Arrow Cake Topper, Communicake It



feather cake toppers

Born Wild Feather Cake Toppers, Favor Lane Party Boutique




Boho inspired take home favours

Send home any left over treats and crafts made at the party in some stylish favour bags and boxes for the perfect end to a magical party.


kraft paper bag

Kraft Treat Bags, Emiko Blue



rose gold treat bags

Rose Gold Favor Bags, Love The Occasion



kraft treat boxes

Kraft Treat Boxes, The Party Parlour



kraft thank you tags

Thank you Tags, The Little Event Company



I hope these finds have inspired you  and given you a great head start on pulling this theme together!









American Indian 1st Birthday Celebration

An American Indian theme has become so popular this last year and I love this gorgeous party we are showcasing today as the colours are bright and vibrant and the theme has really come to life through the props and styling from Sydney based Sweet Heavenly Events Hire!


As Mary from Sweet Heavenly Events explains: “Vicky came to us and told us what she had in mind for her daughter Valentina’s Birthday.  We jumped at the chance of styling something unique and amazing. We got to work with our crazy and talented bunch of vendors to design something gorgeous. Using our Marble timber stands and our copper table ware it was a true masterpiece.”

Enjoy the incredible images and details and you will find all the vendor credits at the end of this post with many vendors you can find on our Directory!:

















If you need some amazing props or gorgeous styling for your kids or adult celebration in Sydney, be sure to visit Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire to see their amazing work and range!



Styling , design & concept and props by Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire

Pallet Backdrop & Teepees by Petite Events Hire

Cake , cakepops, cupcakes & cookies by Stella Bella Cupcakes

Strawberry Tower by Dom’s Strawberries Delight

Macaron Tower by One Bite

Milestone Sign by Jo’s Signs by Design

Stationery by Edge House Design – Graphic Design & Event Paperie

Balloons by Bubble Moo Balloons

Balloon Feather Tassels by ELK Prints

Photography by Captured By Kirri







Little Indian party supplies

There has been a recent trend in kids party themes based around a Little Indian theme – or similar – with an aztec/tribal feel, teepee’s, dream catchers etc.

It’s one of those unique themes that as far as colour schemes go – anything goes! However I’ve included lots of partyware to go with a rustic colour palette as that can mix in with any other colours you’ve chosen for this theme. I’ve also attached a few chevron items which would work in with the arrow shape.

The vendors in the Handmade decor category on the Directory are perfect to use for a theme like this where you can’t find items in regular party stores. You can find people to create a custom cake topper for you, cupcake toppers, garlands – anything really! Printables are also fabulous to use for this theme as you can purchase your printable decorations all in one spot.


Printables & Invitations

Since most of these printables are custom designed, if you need a different colour scheme they can easily be changed for you and many are available in “boy” and “girl” printable sets:


Dream catcher invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs


Little Indian/Aztec invitation (matching items available) – Edge House Design



Aztec dreams invitation – Pretty and Print



Aztec inspired invitation – 2 Love Birds


Little Tribal girls printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery



Camping/ teepee printable collection – Jo Studio



A gorgeous feather garland is perfect for this theme, and these are available in various colours at the tip!:


Feather garlands by Party Pony Pinata – Love The Occasion


This is a colourful paper feather bunting option:


Feather bunting – Six Things


A gorgeous idea is using a wall decal such as this one as a backdrop for a dessert table –  that you can then use in your child’s room:


Dream catcher wall sticker by Love Mae – Love Mae


Another dessert table backdrop idea is a stag head such as this one:


Cardboard stag head in wood or natural colour – Cotton On


Feathers are a great decorating accessory for this theme. You can use them to attach to favour bags or candy jars, or the kids can use them to make their own headress:


Glitter tipped feathers (available in various colours) – Love The Occasion



Feather packs –


Printed feathers –


You can also incorporate arrow heads into your decor and they can be found in various colours online:


Grey arrowheads – Millinery Online


These other hanging decorations could work into this theme and colour scheme:


Taupe polka dot lantern – Little Red Chick


Teal honeycomb ball – Emiko Blue


Chevron lanterns – Party and Co


Tissue garland – Magical Parties


If you like a bit of DIY, you can use this tutorial to create some no sew triangle garlands which would suit this theme! Otherwise contact a vendor in the Handmade Decor category on the Directory to create one for you!


DIY No sew triangle garland tutorial – Shoes Off Please




You can find a range of patterned table runners at The Party Parlour which could work into this theme for your kids eating table:

Kraft natural tablerunner – The Party Parlour



Orange lattice table runner – The Party Parlour



Square bio wood plates – The Little Big Company


Black chevron plates – Illume Design


Bamboo cones – The Little Big Company


Wooden cutlery – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Wooden party scoops – The Little Big Company


Wooden mini chalkboard stakes – Little Red Chick


Mini antler placecard holders – Wedding Star


Black chevron straws – Just Party Supplies


Cake and Dessert Table accessories

Some gorgeous cupcake toppers for this theme in arrows, antlers and feather shapes! As they are custom made you could have them created in any colour scheme:


Feather and arrow cupcake toppers – Sugalicious Parties


Deer and antler cupcake toppers – Sugalicious Parties


These heart with feather toppers may also match your decor:


Heart with feather cupcake topper – Love The Occasion



Another DIY idea is this tutorial for feather cupcake toppers:


DIY Feather cupcake topper tutorial – The Craft Hunter


Some cute Antler toppers you can attach to candy jars:


Antler toppers – Sugalicious Parties in a party by Sweet Heavens Lolly Buffets


Love these arrow head cake pop sticks to help theme your cake pops!:


Arrowhead cake pop sticks - by Glistening Occasion in party by Emma Lee Cake Design (see link under "real parties" at the end of this post)

Arrowhead cake pop sticks – by Glistening Occasion in party by Emma Lee Cake Design (see link under “real parties” at the end of this post)


You can use this mould – particularly the canoe – to create some sweets for this party:


Camping kit with canoe mould – Confectionately Yours


These natural cupcake cups are great for a rustic look for your cupcakes, or fill them with other items such as chips, popcorn, fruit etc!:


Kraft cupcake cups – Paper Eight


For your cake – this amazing wooden dream catcher cake topper could sit atop a simple homemade cake or a professionally made cake! The fabulous cake is made by Sugarart Cakes (Nsw)


Wooden dream catcher cake topper – Glistening Occasions


Another option is this sweet wooden cake topper again to go along with the rustic feel:

Wooden cake flag – Grain and Co


The talented vendors in the CAKE AND DESSERT category on the Directory can create items for you to match this theme such as these cute little indian cake pops!


Little Indian cake pops – Sugar Pop Bakery (Sydney but ship Aust Wide)


Feather cookies – Best Dressed Cookies


Indian Headress cookie – Miss Biscuit (Melb)


Special themed items

A special costume for the birthday boy:

Little Indian costume – Special Celebration Events


A sweet tutu or dress could be created for the birthday girl!:


Owlet tutu dress – Sweet Pirouette


There are plenty of vendors in states around Australia in the HIRE category on the Directory for you to hire some rustic props from for this party! You can also find places to hire kids table/chairs from which is perfect for some craft activities to suit this theme (eg: indian headress making etc). Here are a few of the hire items available through some vendors:


Wooden tree stump risers for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Rustic boxes/risers for hire – Sara Jade Wedding and Events (Melb)


Set of 3 mini wooden stools for risers for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)


Wooden cupcake holder for hire – Sweet Celebrations (Sydney)



These tee pee favour boxes are gorgeous!!:


Printable tee pee favour box – Jo Studio


Some simple kraft favour boxes would work well and you can add to them them with a cute gift tag, feathers etc:

Kraft natural party bags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware



Kraft scallop favour box – The Party Parlour


Or use natural material favour bags such as jute, muslin etc to match with this theme:


Jute sack favour bag – Confetti and Cake



Feather muslin favour bags – Penny Lane Studio


Real Parties

Some real party inspiration for a Little Indian party or aztec inspired dessert table!:

A gorgeous dreamcatcher party featured on the Amy Atlas blog

A modern camping party by Jo Studio involving lots arrows, teepees, antlers and other ideas to suit this theme

A gorgeous and bright girl’s Little Indian party with lots of creative ideas for activities/stations for the kids – by Emma-Lee cake design

Stylish modern aztec birthday by Styled by Belle on The Little Big Company blog

A subtle way to incorporate this theme can be seen in this pretty PJ, Popcorn and Pillow party by Nicole from Pretty and Print who incorporated teepee’s and dreamcatchers into her daughter’s slumber party.