Vintage Tricycle Theme

I thought it was time to do a boys theme and one theme which I really love is that of a vintage tricycle inspired by the printables from Style Me Gorgeous. So I’ve decided to do this post on a tricycle or bicycle theme – a great theme if you want to do a classic traditional theme for a boy =)

You could combine this theme with another item as well. For example on the Style Me Gorgeous printables they are combined with a kite. Other printables combine a tricycle with other vintage toys. I also saw a vintage tricycle and ice cream party. So really anything could work and the vintage feel could tie it together.

I’ve based most of my selections on blues and brown/cream tones and vintage items however I know all of you fab blog readers of mine could make any colour work well =)


These are the gorgeous printables which originally inspired this post! I love the colour scheme and the classic look:

Vintage tricycle printables - Style Me Gorgeous


If you want to inject some red into your colour scheme, here is another lovely set of printables:

Lets Ride vintage tricycle printables - M Bradley Designs


These two bring a few other vintage toys into the mix, which I think are just lovely!

Vintage toy printables - The Little Soiree


Childhood toys printables - Spaceship and Laserbeams


Some classic tricycle invitations:

Vintage tricycle invitation - Mon Tresor



Trucks, stars and trikes invitation - Katy Jane


Who said girls can’t have a tricycle party? Check out this cute vintage invitation for a girl:

Little Red Tricycle invitation - Serendipty Creative



A few ideas in blue and brown tones:

Tissue paper garland - Invite Me



Happy Birthday hessian bunting - Collecting Feathers


Pale blue tissue garland - Emerald and Ella


Caramel pom poms - Ah-Tissue



A gingham tablecloth could work in really well for this theme:

Blue gingham tablecloth - Peters of Kensington

Or you could use this jute material for a vintage feel tablecloth:

Jute by the roll - Occasion by Design

For paper based invitations this tablerunner in brown would suit – and it has polka dots on the back if you want to change the design!

Brown paper reversible tablerunner - The Little Big Company


Brown striped plates - The Little Big Company


Blue white and red polka dot plate - Invite Me


Palm leaf plates - The Party Studio


How cute is this – pre-stamped personalised wooden cutlery ! Saves you the hassle of purchasing the name stamp yourself:

Stamped wooden cutlery - Red Elephant Creative


Baby blue straws - Saffy & May


Yes these popular straws now come in brown and white! Perfect with some chocolate milk I think =)

Brown paper straws - Saffy & May


Sweet Treats

Use some old fashioned treats to go with this vintage theme:

Old fashioned lolly sticks - The Little Big Company


Lollipops - The Little Big Company


Brown polkadot candy cups - Sweet Style


Some cute options for cake toppers:

Red bicycle cake topper - Lulus Cupcake Boutique


Personalised bicycle topper - Heather Boyd

Love these blue cake stands:

Navy blue cake stand - Leo & Bella


Aqua blue cake stand - Mums Little Party Secret


Special Items

I’ve seen some images where people have used actual tricycles as props at their child’s party, and this one could certainly work into this theme and double as a birthday gift:

Classic red tricycle - Tox Xperts

You could use a custom nursery print such as this for an extra decoration on your party table and a special keepsake:

Tricycle nursery print - Simply Sublime Baby


Perfect options for table risers:

Brown kraft suitcases - Send a Toy


Mini wooden stools - Chic By Accident


A few other vintage props and accessories for your party table:

Wood crate box - Sweet Style


Wooden rustic glass box - Chic By Accident



White wash wooden tray - Lifestyle Home & Living


Rustic cutlery tray - Lifestyle Home & Living


Wooden mini blackboard pegs - Saffy & May


Wooden candy scoop - Leo & Bella



Blackboard easel - The Party Parlour


You can pick up some cute tricycle props here and there – I even saw a large tricycle planter in Target a while back. Here are two options I found online which are the perfect size forĀ  small prop.

Little red tricycle 4cm high - Love and Clutter


20cm high tricycle planter - Cottage Corner


If you’re in Sydney you can hire this one from Tiny Tots Toy Hire:

French bike for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Also loving these hire item for this vintage theme!

Rustic wooden crate for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Wagon wheel for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire



How sweet is this tricycle favour container?:


Bicycle favour - Baby barhar collection


A stylish tricycle favour bag with a vintage feel:

Tricycle favour bag - Piccolo & Poppi


A lovely pastel blue to go with this theme:

Pastel blue party box - Saffy & May

These jute bags really suit a vintage feel:

Jute sacks - Occasion by Design


Cute tricycle favour bags available in other colours too:

Tricycle favour bags - Little Lemonade


Top off your favours with some of these sweet tags:

Retro tricycle bag tag - Katy Jane


Thank you tags - Paint Robot


Tricycle wagon tags - 33 Paper Lane



Real Parties

The vintage tricycle party by Sarah from Style Me Gorgeous using her printables, on her blog

Amanda from the Kawaii Notebook styled this party based on the Style me Gorgeous Printables, featured on the Amy Atlas blog

This baby shower mixed vintage & modern tricycle together – featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

A cute pink tricycle party on the Frosted Events blog


I can’t wait until I can use this theme for hopefully a future son…or grandson if I have to wait until then!!

It’s definitely on my “to do” list of party themes and doing this blog post made me love it more!

Hope you enjoyed the finds =)


1 Comment to “Vintage Tricycle Theme”

  1. Ledingham Paper & Party Supplies November 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Some gorgeous invitations. Love the personalised printables.


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