Starting with that balloon backdrop which blew me away!! The backdrop totally set the stage for this under the sea party with the balloon wall and floating balloons which looked like bubbles! Mixed in are the fun under the sea foil balloons and the “4” balloon mosaic…and all combined together creates a truly incredible under the sea party setup!!
The cake was just a stunning under the sea inspired cake with gorgeous details of shells and coral by Dous Dolce in Sydney! Topped with a fun topper supplied by Favor Lane party – this is truly a cake to inspire other Under the sea themed cakes to come!
Juicy strawberries by Dom’s Strawberries Delight added to the delicious desserts for this shoot!
The kids table setting was setup with net draping centerpiece, custom party bags and party hats by Eve and Co Stationery and all styled with tableware from Favor Lane:
For entertainment you can’t get more perfect than a Bubble Entertainer for an under the sea themed party! Bubbleheads in Sydney did not disappoint with her amazing bubble show and bubble entertainment to create an amazing array for bubbles to entertain the kids!
I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as these boys enjoyed being part of this shoot!
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Well done and thank you to all the vendors involved!
Item Provided: Concept, styling, props and balloons
Dive right into this Under the Sea themed birthday idea for a boy or a girls party.
Using blue, green, white and even purple hues, with the help from our inspiring Celebrate Society members, you can make an underwater theme come alive on land that the kids will love.
CLICK on any image to be taken to that business!
Under the Sea Party Styling by Dream a Little Dream Events (Perth)
Whale Party Styling by Sassy Snaps (Perth)
Under the Sea Party Styling by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n (Sydney)
Under the Sea Kids Party Invitations & Stationery
A beautiful seaside setting or a big friendly whale, there are so many options to set the tone for your under the sea theme with custom invitations.
Under the Sea Invitation by Eve & Co
Under the Sea Invitation by Fairydust Stylish Stationery
Under the Sea Invitation by Joyful Invitations
Under the Sea Event Stationery by Fairydust Stylish Stationery
Under the Sea Party Decorations
Bring sea creatures and colours to life by immersing your child and their friends in an underwater wonderland with these incredible decorations.
Shark Balloon from Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Coral Garland Decorations from Mooi Co
Dolphin Balloon from Favor Lane
Streamer Decorations from Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Shell Balloon from Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Balloons from KF Party Couture
Blue and Green Ombre Balloons from Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blue Balloon Tails from KF Party Couture
Unicorn Dolphin Balloon from Favor Lane
Under the Sea Party Tableware
Create a delightful table setting with coordinated butterfly napkins, cups and plates. With so many prints and colours, there is an abundance of gorgeous butterfly partyware and tableware… so we’ve found the best for you, mixed in with some others, to match in with your colour scheme, especially purple pastels.
Shell Napkin by Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Blue Plate from Favor Lane
Under the Sea Party Cakes, Desserts and Accessories
Make waves with these delicious cakes and sweets, and why not top them off with amazing sea life inspired toppers.
Under the Sea Cake by JK Cake Designs (Sydney)
Whale and One Cookies by SweetP Cakes and Cookies (Queensland)
Fish Shaped Cookies by MaR-Valicious Bites
Whale Cookies by SweetP Cakes and Cookies (Queensland)
Under the Sea Cookies by MaR-Valicious Bites
Clam Shell Cookies by Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Under the Sea Cooking by Sweet Avenue (Sydney)
Whale Cookies by Sweetly Baked (Perth)
Whale Cake Pops by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n (Sydney)
Fish Shaped Macarons by One Bite (Sydney)
Shark Cake Topper from Favor Lane
Shells Topper from Foote & Flame
Boat Topper from Foote & Flame
Under the Sea Party Favours
Let your guests take home an ocean full of goodies with these favour ideas and bags.
Under the Sea Favour Bags from Mooi Co
Chocolate Favours with Stationery from Fairydust Stylish Stationery
Sea Life Notebooks from KF Party Couture
Under the Sea Party Hire and Miscellaneous
Make a real splash with these under the sea themed hire items and other wonderful ideas to match your party theme!
Seahorse Prop Hire from Tiny Tots Event Hire (Sydney)
Boat and Ball Pit Play Area Hire from Tiny Tots Event Hire (Sydney)
Shell Shaped Crown from Mooi Co
Tutu Dress for Hire from Wishful Playground
These great under the sea partyware and party supplies featured here can be found on our members websites. Remember you can CLICK on any item above to be taken to that business’s website or Facebook page! You can find all these vendors and more in our Directory section!
A mermaid kids party is still one of the popular themes for girls this year, and today Tina from Camilla Events shares her daughters mermaid party with us….
“Camilla’s love for all things under the sea began with Finding Dory. Somewhere between movie viewings, helping dad feed her pet fish “Atticus Nobu”, and visits to the aquarium, Camilla discovered mermaids. This obsession would trump all others. The brief for her second birthday theme was confirmed when she dug my bra out of the clothes basket, wrapped it around her chest and proclaimed, “Mummy! Look, mermaid!”
I’m not a stylist, but as the owner of my boutique invitation business, Camilla Events, I’ve seen my fair share of parties. I know every kids birthday needs five little touches to really make waves; The invitation, signage, party favours, decorations, and of course the cake. The trick is to try and find creative ways for these items to match the theme, and put it all together on a budget.
I always say, the invitation sets the tone for the guests. Camilla’s 2nd birthday invite included all the mermaid theme must haves; the tail, a clam shell, fish and bubbles. I chose Lilac as the hero colour, with teal and a touch of peach. Printed double-sided on luxe 350gsm silk paper stock, Camilla squealed with delight when she first saw them, and that was all the validation I needed.
With a gorgeous rock garden feature at home as a perfect under the sea backdrop, my styling requirements were minimal. The talented Jo from Jo’s Signs by Design printed a giant 1.2m wide clam shell, an element I chose from my invitation design. This sat next to the clear cake plinth from Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire, dressed with a fishing net I purchased on ebay.
A 1.8m coral and bubble inspired balloon installation tied it all together. I created this with help from my father who built the structure (bless him!) and my dear hubby who pumped 90 balloons (with the footy on in the background).
Our party was an intimate one, so I wanted something a little customised, and on-theme. The double cookie clams by Sweet Couture were as delicious as they look. I finished them with personalised favor tags to match the invitations.
Of course, the main event of the party is the cake, and this masterpiece was on point, courtesy of my dear friend Sarah from Sweet Cheeks Cakes.
Camilla’s excitement melted my heart, and the party was a huge success. All the hard work was worth it, and I hope it gives inspiration to other mothers of little mermaids.
It’s been an exciting week with the launch of Issue 4 of our Celebrating Little One’s online magazine! Have you seen it yet?
If not, head over HERE to view it as it is filled with party inspiration you will love!
However onto this weeks blog post, sharing some party supplies for this always popular theme – a Nautical party!
Style it in classic colours of navy, red and white….or add a dash of pink for a little girl’s Nautical party!
Our Life’s Little Celebrations directory vendors have a range of items to suit a Nautical themed kids party…so get on board and sail on down through this blog to view all the finds – remembering you can CLICK on any to be taken to the source!
Nautical party inspiration, Oh la la Balloon Bar, Perth
Nautical Party Invitations & Stationery
Nautical invitation – Eve and CO
Nautical invitation – Pretty and Print
Nautical party invitation – Carmen Rocha Paperie
Girl nautical invitation – Dimple Prints
Nautical party invite – The Party Parlour
Anchor pinata – Party Pony
Custom letter decor – Paper Face Party
Boat shelf and props – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney
Wooden plinths for hire – Petite Events Hire Sydney
Navy pom pom – Fantasy Kids Parties
Navy and blush tassel garland – Design My Party
Jumbo confetti balloon – Little Boo-teek
Navy jumbo balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Navy paper fan, Favour Lane Party Boutique
Anchor balloon sculpture, Born To Party, Sydney Styling by Dianne Khoury Events
Nautical Backdrop, Lou Lou Pie, Sydney
Nautical Party Tableware
Layer your table with navy blues, reds, white….and some natural and neutral colours for a real Nautical party feel!
Hessian roll – The Party Parlour
Sambellina navy stripe plate – Emiko Blue
Naut so navy plates – Little Boo-teek
Erika large party plate – The Little Event Company
Navy stripe plate – The Party Parlour
Navy stripe plate – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Red chevron napkins, Fantasy Kids Parties
Navy ice cream spoons – The Party Parlour
Navy stripe tableware – Little Boo-teek
Ship ahoy straws – Confectionately Yours
Nautical Baking Accessories & Desserts
An easy way to theme your desserts and food to a Nautical theme is by using accessories, baking cups, toppers etc and having a few Nautical themed desserts to pop onto the table!:
Navy chevron baking cups – Emiko Blue
Navy and white stripe candles- Emiko Blue
Nautical cupcakes, Cookie Queen Kitsch’n, Sydney
Yacht cookies, Petite Cookies, Melbourne
Ahoy wafer cupcake toppers, Something for Cake
Blue sprinkle mix, Something for Cake
Anchor cookie cutter, Something for Cake
Nautical themed cake, Sweet Fingers, Sydney
Nautical themed cookies, The Cookies Star, Sydney
Nautical Party Extras
If you’re going this far out to sea, why not add a little something extra for your little sailor that doubles as a keepsake.
Nautical party hat, Paper Face Party
Blue felt crown, Schooza
Nautical Party Favour Packaging
Send all the little sailors home with a bag full of goodies…in some packaging to match the Nautical party colour scheme!
Navy stripe party favour boxes – Emiko Blue
Navy tin bucket – The Party Parlour
Sambellina Enjoy favour box – Little Boo-teek
Red Chevron treat bags, Fantasy Kids Parties
Blue stripe treat boxes, Fantasy Kids Parties
Nautical party favours, Glitter and Glue Designs
Hope you enjoy the party planning for your little sailors!
My daughter Naomi loves to swim and so of course her favourite Princess is Ariel. For her 5th birthday she requested a mermaid party – which I was secretly delighted about as it is a theme I really love too!
I’m no stylist…just a mum who loves children’s parties like all of you! However I definitely had fun putting this together and all the pieces from various Life’s Little Celebrations members really made the theme come alive.
Naomi was SO excited about her birthday. As a mum – it always gives me great joy to see the birthday excitement that comes about around party time from my kids! Now that we have 4 little one’s I don’t go all out for every party however after keeping things low key for Joshua’s 2nd birthday and Rebekah’s 6th birthday during my pregnancy I wanted to do something a little special for Naomi’s 5th birthday.
As far as decor I decided to incorporate the iridescent trend starting from the invitations and stationery, to the plates and tableware to the decorations via the wall tassels and balloon tassels and the beautiful desserts. I went with clear plinths, cake stands and chairs which helped all the colours to stand out. Enjoy the photos by Captured by Kirri and all the vendor credits are listed at the end of this post!
The layers and iridescent touches in this invitation by Eve and Co were truly gorgeous!:
Here is the dessert table setup and as you can see the clear plinths and cake stands from Sweet Heavenly Events really help the backdrop and balloons to stand out!:
The details on the cake and desserts by Sweets with Love were nothing short of amazing! The colours and iridescent touches were featured beautifully on the cake, cheesecakes, tarts and donuts!:
I love all the amazing balloon touches and decor from Party Splendour!
The iridescent look continued onto the kids table through the partyware and and tablecloth:
These cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health were the perfect extra party favour for the kids to take home, bake and enjoy!
The kids also took home these iridescent party bags from Favor Lane with cute shell tags by Eve and Co, filled with some edible goodies and a few mermaid themed items:
Ariel of course had to be a part of the day which Naomi was so excited about!
Thank you to these Life’s Little Celebration members involved in Naomi’s celebration!