A new month brings six new themes styled by Aussie parents and small businesses.
Popular Kids Party Themes Part Two
When I put the call out on Party Mums I’m always inundated with so many fabulously styled parties. Choosing just six parties to feature is always such a difficult task. One of the themes I chose this month was superheroes but as I had nine differently styled parties to choose from, I’m going to do a whole separate feature on superheroes! You see, incredibly difficult. Without further ado, here are this month’s five themes, as styled by members of Party Mums.
1. Tropical Party
Last month, we saw Isabelle from Glitter & Glue Designs‘ (Rockhampton, QLD) gorgeous rainbow pops in Amber’s daughter’s Rainbow Party. This month I’m sharing a tropical themed party that Isabelle put together for her daughter. Isabelle says, “Our little girl turned 4 and I think every little girl at this age love princesses. We decided that she would have a pink, and purple princess party. As the party got closer, I found a lot of tropical inspiration around and decided we would have a Tropical Princess party! Alannah was quite excited because she loves pineapples, and hibiscuses. Our main colours were pink, yellow and green. Our little guests had fun on the water slide we set up in the backyard, and I enjoyed painting their faces when they were finished. They all went home with a small bag of mixed lollies, some tropical pens, and tropical stickers. Our tropical princess party was magical! And most of all, my little girl loved it.”
2. Teddy Bears Picnic Party
Imagine Event Styling (Melbourne, VIC) styled a gorgeous Teddy Bears Picnic was for a very sweet little girl’s second birthday party! The brief for this set up was red and white gingham, girly, and a little bit country. Mel, one of the creatives at Imagine Event Styling says, “We just loved the little details amidst the dessert platters in this table ~ teeny picnic baskets, fresh flowers, gingham bows, little elements of high tea, and of course our Teddy Bear friends! The birthday girl’s mummy did a fantastic job on the beautiful desserts to finish off a delicious looking table!” For more pictures, see the extended album here.
3. Winter Wonderland Party
What do you do when your sister asks you to to help plan your Frozen-crazy niece’s fourth birthday? You oblige accordingly, of course! Brisbane mum and aunt, Tamsyn (of Tamsyn Riley Photography, whose ice cream party was featured last month) styled the most incredible Winter Wonderland party for niece Emily’s birthday. Says Tamsyn, “Emily doesn’t eat wheat so everything we served was gluten free, the layered vanilla sponge, buttercream frosted cupcakes, even the marshmallow filled ice-cream cone trees. At most parties she attends Emily can’t enjoy most of the food, so a key part of my sister’s brief was to make sure that everything we served was perfectly safe for her little tummy. For weeks leading up to the party Emily would come up to me all excited and say something like ‘Aunty Tamsyn, I’m going to be able to eat cake at my party!!’” Isn’t that just adorable?! I hope you enjoyed your party, Emily!
4. Sprinkle/Confetti Party
Jane from Jane’s Cake Cottage (Sydney, NSW) threw a sprinkle/confetti party for her daughter’s seventh birthday. Jane says, “This party was for my daughter’s seventh birthday. I had wanted to try and make a more simple party as I usually go overboard. For the place settings each girl had a little cup of freckles (for bingo), their plate, a bag of rainbow beads as they made bracelets, and their milk bottles. I dipped the top (of the milk bottles) into white chocolate and then into sprinkles. The girls drank milk pink. For the dessert table, I used helium confetti balloons as my backdrop. Foods included fresh fruit (placed in colours like a rainbow), white and milk chocolate freckles, cupcakes with a sprinkle Paddle Pop topper, pink doughnuts with sprinkles, cookie pops, and the main cake. The girls also had sandwiches for lunch (not shown). The birthday cake was just a vanilla cake, covered in buttercream and rolled in sprinkles. When the cake was cut, it showed lots of multi coloured cake spots. We played ‘old school’ games like hanging the doughnuts from the washing line, pass the parcel and musical statues in the backyard. The girls also played bingo and used freckles as their counters.” For more information on suppliers, see the full album here.
5. Boho/Tribal Party
Jayne from Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth, WA) is awaiting the arrival of her second baby any day now, and to celebrate his pending arrival she styled herself a gorgeous boho/tribal baby shower. I love the raw look mixed with the blue, black, and white. And of course, who can ignore what looks like perfect weather for an outdoor occasion? Jayne, I hope that little man of yours doesn’t keep you waiting too much longer!
Thank you to this month’s contributors from Party Mums for letting me share your images with my readers.
If you’d like more party inspiration from Aussie mums, go and join the Facebook group, Party Mums, a group started by two gorgeous ladies, Mandy of My Lovely Little Nest, and Kate of Confetti Mumma.
If you’re a mum with a small business and are looking for a like-minded group of supportive ladies, head to Mums with Hustle where you’ll find a link to the private biz group page, as well as an abundance of business resources.
Do you like to theme your child’s party? Are they old enough to pick their own theme? Let me know, I’d love to hear your favourites!