Dolphin Under the Sea Party Ideas…

Little Miss Mia recently celebrated her 7th Birthday Party with a Dolphin’s Under the Sea party……

The draped blue fabric, hanging Jellyfish Pom Pom’s
and fish prints (Mia’s favorite fish in color prints)
created a magical setting for all the delicious snacks and beautiful birthday cake.

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Kiddies sushi platter: flavored wraps with cream cheese, thinly sliced carrots, cucumber and lettuce….

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Pesto, cream cheese and salami sarmie stars….yummy!!!

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Cocktail Vienna octopus snacks served with ketchup

(or any dipping sauce of your choice)

…….lots of fun ways to fill hungry tummies!!!

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Jello and Sailing Boat Cups in different shades of green.

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“Gone Fishing”  salted pretzel rods in silver beach pails and bright jelly worms….

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Sparkly Octopus Cake Pops with pretty little bows!

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DAZZLING…… loved the vanilla layered sponge filled with aqua butter cream,

adorned with a jeweled dolphin lolly and shiny pearls

and mini bunting added a dash of color…….couldn’t wait to tuck in!!!

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Ready Steady Go……beach time!!!!

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Getting ready to blow out the candles……

Happy Birthday to a very special little treasure, we hope you and all the little starfish had a funtastic day…..

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and  splish splashed in blue bubble’s at bath time!!!!


 The featured  ’Happy Birthday’ Banner, Mini Cake Bunting, Cupcake Toppers and Decorative Food Labels
are available at  SunshineParties on Etsy and can be edited to suit your special day.

Wild Flower Party

Our special friend Catherine’s little one, Sophia, turned two this month and we created a Wild Flower birthday party theme for her in the most beautiful pastel colors. Many wild flowers and these lovely party printables set the scene for this special birthday party. We used a pink and white polka dot fabric for the background and decorated it with a banner and flower pom poms made from tissue paper. The table was adorned with sweet jars, lots of beautiful flowers and the most beautiful peony naked cake and floral cake pops. We used a simple white table cloth and decorated it with a shabby chic floral runner and pink fabric bunting on the front. It was just perfect for little Sophia!

 Party Table2So many pretty flowers everywhere…


WildflowerPrint The design of the beautiful printables brought this party to life.

Wildflower Birthday Party-7524 This lovely naked cake with fresh peony was the perfect birthday cake for our birthday girl. Soft and pretty, just like her!

Wildflower Birthday Party-7547Yummy chocolate flower cake pops made the birthday table look so special and was almost too pretty to eat.

Wildflower Birthday Party-7531There were so many treats to enjoy, like these little flower pot cupcakes…

Wildflower Birthday Party-7554sugar blossom meringues,

Wildflower Birthday Party-7552flower cushion nougat,

Wildflower Birthday Party-7550pastel petal lolli pops,

Wildflower Birthday Party-7536decorate your own biscuits,

Wildflower Birthday Party-7526and marshmallow field mice!

Wildflower Birthday Party-7558Refreshing pink lemonade to quench our flower fairy’s thirst.

Party Table2Fun was had by all, but most of all, our special girl Sophia had the best time!

To purchase this full printable party set, you can do so at our Etsy shop, SunshineParties, HERE

Come dig with me – Construction Party

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We recently celebrated the 4th birthday of our little guy Thomas, with this fantastic construction party!!
So much fun was had by all our little construction workers! Here are some pics of our party…

Construction Party-7247This is what our table looked like. Full of delicious goodies to keep our construction workers fuelled and happy.

Construction Party-7288The gear and warnings that greeted the kiddies (and parents!)

Construction Party-7232Every construction party needs a construction cake. How adorable is this cake with chevron tape and diggers diggin’ away?!

Construction Party-7256The kids loved all the tasty treats and their classic name cards!! We had such fun coming up with “construction names” for all our food!

Construction Party-7257Juicy watermelon slices as a healthy treat!

Construction Party-7268 The kids were ready to dig in to all the tasty treats…

collage2 Nothing like some insulation, backfill and beams to give a construction worker the energy that he needs?!!

collage4Just in case that was not enough, there was also some hard hat cake pops, wood filler, spare parts, rafters and drill bits to chew on!

Construction Party-7248 As soon as energy levels were up, there were many activities for all the construction workers to get stuck into!

Construction Party-7245Our little construction area…

Construction Party-7253 Wet paint (aka water and paint rollers) was a source of great entertainment (and a very good way to have your walls washed!)

collage6Such fun, messy play – real boy stuff!

Construction Party-7259 And when all the digging, blasting and painting made our construction workers oh so hungry – boulder sarmies for lunch break!

collage8… and then it was back to digging and painting and blasting and playing!!

Construction Party-7358Time for Thomas the foreman to cut his cake!

Construction Party-7299The party has come to an end and everyone get’s paid for all their hard work!

We hope you enjoyed looking at our party pics. We had a great time putting it together, but most of all our little boy Thomas had a BLAST!!

See you soon!

ComeDigWithMe_PartyPrintablesTo purchase our party set click HERE

For more printables, be sure to check out our little shop on Etsy…

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

It is that time of the year when we are all thinking what to get our nearest and dearest for Christmas. Whether you are looking for a stocking filler, hostess gift or teacher’s gift – we have just the thing for you!!

Here at Sunshine Parties we have been very busy cooking up a storm and coming up with some easy, tasty recipes which you will be able to make in a flash! We have designed these stunning labels to make your gift extra special. When you purchase the labels you will receive the recipes absolutely free!

Take a look at these tasty treats

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 Who doesn’t like a good cookie? And yes, they are Reindeer approved! These would make excellent teacher’s gifts!!


More yummy baked goodies. Lovely shortbread as a stocking filler perhaps?


Some delicious biscotti to go with that quiet relaxing holiday cup of tea – nice gift for granny!

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This lovely banana bread will make a fantastic Hostess Gift and look how lovely and happy they look!!

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This lovely homemade strawberry jam is enough to make anyone’s mouth water…..  look how special these labels make a bottle of jam!!


Everyone LOVES a truffle!

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Candied Pecans! This is the perfect little after dinner treat and a great addition to someone’s Christmas table!

collage2Homemade Pesto

Lovely homemade pesto is the perfect gift to add with a cheeseboard or some homemade pasta!

It is all in the packaging, and these labels are sure to impress anyone!


For more printables, be sure to check out our little shop on Etsy…

Dr. Seuss Friday Freebie…

All the way from sunny South Africa, we have decided to treat you with a very, very nice Friday FREEBIE!! We are giving away a Dr. Seuss full printable party set for you to enjoy!!


This party set includes:

1. Themed Party Invitation (7.6″ x 5.2″)
2. 2″ Cupcake Toppers (make tags and labels with these too)
3. Decorative Food Labels (3.7″ x 4.7″)
4. Decorative Food Tags (2.4″ x 3.4″)
5. Water / Drinks Labels (7.8″ x 2″)
6. Favor/Thank-you Tags (1.5″ x 3.4″)
7. A Fun Welcome Sign (hang this on the front door or in the party area) (7.4″ x 10.8″)
8. ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ Banner (Each letter panel is 5.3″ x 6.2″ – Total 14 Panels)
8. Straw Kites
9. Cupcake Collars
10. Mini Cake Bunting
11. Chocolate Wrappers (3.2″ x 4.7″)
12. Party Game Signs (6.8″ x 5″) – ‘Pin the Hat on the Cat’ & ‘One Fish Two Fish Fishing Game’
13. Red Fish & Blue Fish Cut-out Templates
14. Large Kite Cut-out Template
14. Pillow Box Template for Thank you favours
15. ‘This Way, That Way’ Party Sign

You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader to edit these files. To download our How To Guide for all  our tips and tricks on how to make your printables amazing, click HERE

Here are a couple of photo’s to inspire you to create your very own amazing Dr. Seuss party…

Dr Seuss_drinks Fish for your fish bowl and food tent cards…

Dr Seuss_party snacks3 Cut your food tent cards in half to make labels…

Dr Seuss_cupcakes Fun cupcake toppers…

Dr Seuss_favours Cupcakes in a jar with our very cute thank you tags…

Dr Seuss_candy Chocolate bar wrappers…

Dr Seuss_thank yous Make your own favor boxes…

Dr Seuss_drinks straws Straw kites to make your drinks look so cute…

dr seuss_invite layout The Invitation…

Dr Seuss_Party Sign Party signs…

Dr Seuss_door signDoor Sign…

Dr Seuss_party game2 Pin the Hat on the Cat PARTY GAME!!

Dr Seuss_party gameFishing game…


GREAT!!! To download this full party set, you can do so by clicking HERE

For more printables, be sure to check out our little shop on Etsy…

Halloween Candy Bats!

Always thinking of ways to make our Halloween fun, fun fun!! Have a look at our super cute Halloween Candy Bats! So easy to make and perfect to make any Halloween party oh so spook-tacular!!

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 Here is how to create these little fun creatures…

You will need:
Black card
Bat template which you will be able to purchase at our Etsy store HERE
Googly eyes
Chocolate bar


Download the bat template and trace it onto your black card.
Cut out your bat and glue the wings together
Stick your googly eyes onto the head of the bat – we used two different sizes to make it more fun.
Now glue your chocolate bar into the body of the bat by using scotch tape, double sided tape or glue stick.
Fold the wings over the chocolate bar and there you have it!! Your very own Halloween Candy Bat!!



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Halloween trick or treat bag tutorial

Halloween coming up this weekend, we thought we would share our cute Halloween trick or treat bag idea with you. These are super cute and very easy to make and your kiddies will adore running around the neighbourhood with them!

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You will need:

1 x piece of black card
2 x googly eyes
a black paper gift bag

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You are able to download the wing template from our Etsy shop here

 1. Once downloaded, print your template and cut it out. Now trace it on your black card and cut out the black wings.
2. Put glue on the inside of the wings like so……

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3. and stick them in the fold of the black gift bag when opened.

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4. you are now able to stick on the googly eyes and add the tag which you are able to purchase at our Etsy store HERE

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And there you have your very own, quick to make, adorable trick or treat bags! Enjoy!

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FREE Minion Party Printables…

Well today is Freebie Friday…and even though Minions have been around for some time now, we still can not get enough of those sweet little yellow guys that just make us giggle! So for today’s freebie we are giving away a Free Minion Invitation Design as well as the matching printable Minion Tent cards for free!  These files are editable with the latest version of Adobe Reader which you can download for free (http://get.adobe.com/reader/)

If you would need some help editing your invitation please visit our FAQ + Instructions page…

For more matching Minion Printables please follow the below link to our SunshineParties Etsy store:
Free Minion Party Printables

For more matching Minion Party Printables have a look at our SunshineParties Etsy store:

Minion Favor Tags
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Minion Favor Cookie JarsMinion Cookie Favors
Minion Cupcake Toppers
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Minion Happy Birthday BannerMinion Party_Full Banner layout
We hope these party printables were just what you were looking for to make your little Minions Party extra special!

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend… x

Camp Sunshine Camping Party

This week I held a holiday camp at our house for 8 kids ranging from 20 months to 5 years old. We called it Camp Sunshine and it was an absolute blast, the kiddies loved it! The week was full of fun art activities and outdoor play but the best part of the camp was the party we threw for them on the Friday – A Camp Sunshine Camping Party. Hopefully the photos will provide lots of ideas and inspiration for your little one’s camping birthday party!

The full printable set for this party is available in our Etsy shop here
Ants on a Log Camping Food Ideas

Bear Poop Camping Party Food Ideas

Beware Bears SignWe had to have some Bug juice!!

Bug Juice Camping Party Idea
Bugs in a Jar…a little colourful table décor! :)

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Camp Sunshine Sign 2Signs stuck to a branch….

Camp Sunshine Sign
How adorable are these campfire cupcakes?!

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Fire Pit Cupcakes

Campfire Popcorn

Campfire Sign

Taaadaaaaa! The rustic camping cake!…

Camping Party Cake with Tent 3Complete with a campfire!

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What’s a camping party without a little freshly grilled corn?!

Camping Party Corn
The mini trees added the earthy feel to the party, as did the hessian background!

Camping Party Table Decor

Colorful Camping Sign
Favors on a stick! We wrapped up a single portion of Smore’s for each child to take home.

Favors on a Stick Camping Party

Thank-You Favors Camping Party

A rustic tin with some fishing supplies was a big hit!

Fishing Supplies Camping Party Food Ideas

Fruit Stick Camping Party Food

Mud Puddles Camping Party Food Ideas

Homemade Pizza Bagels…

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Sandwiches Camping Food

Smores on a Stick

Squirrel Snacks

The trail mix station! Needless to say the M&M’s got finished first!

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Sky’s Sunshine and Lemonade 1st Birthday Party

Our friend’s little one, Sky, turned one last month and we created a Sunshine and Lemonade theme for her in pinks, yellows and a dash of orange. We used a yellow and white polka dot fabric for the background and decorated it with a banner and flower pom poms made with tissue paper. The table was adorned with sweet jars, flowers and the most beautiful frilly pink cake with lemon slices (made with fondant). We used a simple white table cloth and decorated it a pink chevron runner and bright pink bunting on the front.

Enjoy the photos!


The welcome sign!


We decorated paper straws with assorted tags..


What’s a sunshine and lemonade party without a little colored popcorn!


The Cake. Need we say more. Made by the amazing Marlise Ross.


Mini bunting for the cake suspended from yellow paper straws.


Yummy heart-shaped chocolate cake pops.


Cloud puffs! (nougat)


Sunshine drops (candy coated jelly eggs)


The best lollies ever.



Rainbow chews, just for an extra dose of sugar! :)




The cute party favors – glass jars full of alphabet candy.


Happy Birthday little Sky! We hope you had lots of fun!


The full printable set for this party is available in our Etsy shop here