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A Wickedly Sweet Witch Inspired Halloween Party

{Quick Note from HWTM} To celebrate the first day of October (cue flabbergasted confusion as to where summer went), Jennifer Carver, a regular here on the blog, is sharing her take on Halloween with the perfect mix of trick & treat…

Here at Banner Events, we are huge Halloween fans! Planning a Wickedly Sweet Witch Inspired Halloween Party was a dream come true. Conjuring up a mix of cute and creepy decorations, sweet & scary treats and spellbinding favors was so much fun!  We hope you find delight from the spooky festivities captured by the talented Karina Rigtrup of A Fresh Take Photography.

P.S. We’d like to wish Jennifer a very happy birthday today!

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PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Custom couture witch tutus, appliquéd shirts & fascinator style hats for the little witches
– Gorgeous ruffled cake with edible chocolate topper and flower accents + Witch broom candy kabobs
– Bottled creepy treats like “eerie eyeballs,” “bat droppings” & “magic worms” + ghoulish cake pops
– Oversized witch silhouette backdrop centerpiece + spooky forest & skull inspired poison apples
– Bewitching Halloween tablescape including potion bottle beverage glasses & spider leg cupcake holders

A Wickedly Sweet Witch Inspired Halloween Party

A Wickedly Sweet Witch Inspired Halloween Party

A Wickedly Sweet Witch Inspired Halloween Party

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Cheery Little Miss Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

Babies can be tough at times, there’s no denying that. But then they smile and you remember just how much joy they bring into your life! For their daughter’s first birthday, Virginia Yu of Designs by Yu and her husband celebrated the light of their lives with this Cheery Little Miss Sunshine 1st Birthday Party. Their whole extended family came out to become a Little Miss or Mr., enjoy the summer eats & soak up some sunshine ;). Make sure to check out the seriously heartwarming video below to see all of the party details & more of little Carli!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY wooden lemonade stand & mini stand for Carli to smash her cake made by Mom & Dad
– Display for each month of Carli’s 1st year with her favorite things + milestone chalkboard signs
– Little Miss & Mr. Men button name tags & custom shirts for family + large Little Miss Sunshine photo booth
– Pink & yellow dessert table with a Little Miss Sunshine topped birthday cake & Nilla wafers in her likeness

Cheery Little Miss Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

Cheery Little Miss Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

Cheery Little Miss Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

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How to Make Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza {Video} + Free Farmers Market Party Printables

Have you ever tried grilling flatbread directly on the BBQ? There’s something so great about seeing those beautiful grill marks on the bread…especially when you’ve made them yourself!

Grilling flatbread is surprisingly quick to do, but there are definitely a few small-yet-impactful tricks that will make the process a LOT easier – and I’m speaking from personal trial and error here! I recently teamed up with Krusteaz® to create a little video tutorial that highlights some of these helpful flatbread grilling tips, which you can watch below. Pay special attention to the method of oiling the grill and the style of baking pan used to get the dough on and off the grill grates… it’s a life saver. ;)

The video features a Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza using one of the brand new Krusteaz Flatbread Mixes (in the Garlic and Onion flavor), which makes it super easy to whip up the dough. This simple recipe is a tried-and-true favorite in my book, but of course you can change up the toppings on your own grilled flatbread however you like!

Free Farmer’s Market Party Printables + Weber Grill Giveaway

Another fun idea for grilling your own flatbread is to set up a little “Flatbread Social” station with all sorts of fresh toppings, then let your dinner guests create their own personal sized flatbread pizzas using their favorite toppings.

And… inspired by this fresh toppings idea, I also designed some Farmer’s Market Inspired Party Printables to go along with it! Scroll down to check them out, along with a few coordinating DIY party ideas like cut burlap “placemats”, kraft bag utensil holders, and a quick & easy veggie centerpiece that packs a very HEALTHY dose of color. ;)

You’ll find the download links for the printables at the bottom of the post, along with info on a Weber Grill Sweepstakes that you won’t want to miss!

How to Make Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza {Video} + Free Farmers Market Party Printables

How to Make Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza {Video} + Free Farmers Market Party Printables

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Gametime! Twin Boys Football Birthday Party

He’s at the 30…the 20…the 10…TOUCHDOWN!! Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties styled DOUBLE the fun for her “Gametime!” Twin Boys’ Football Birthday Party! The whole day was centered around the big game — Alex’s team vs. Jack’s team in a flag football match. I love that the color palette focuses on the team colors rather than the traditional green & brown, everything would be so cute for a Super Bowl party! I’m sure both teams went home happy with dirt on their knees & cake in their bellies :).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chalkboard style, flag decorated printables + matching cookies & ‘penalty flag’ yellow napkins
– Flag topped football textured birthday cakes with frosting laces + Rootbeer floats & caramel corn
– Concessions stand with game day lunches + personalized game day jersey shirts for team & family members
– Floral centerpieces with football paper chain links & team flags in jars filled with color coordinating sand

Gametime! Twin Boys Football Birthday Party

Gametime! Twin Boys Football Birthday Party

Gametime! Twin Boys Football Birthday Party

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Meow! Woof! All pets are welcome here :). Louisa Kopp from the adorable blog, Ice Cream off Paper Plates, styled this equally adorably Playful Puppy and Kitten 2nd Birthday Party for her son’s big day! Louisa put lots of love into this party, creating all of the food & sweets, the invitation AND just about every bit of decor! Using lots of yarn, […]

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We are so honored that the incredibly talented Marie Dannettelle of Sweets Indeed  decided to use one of our own party collections in her Under the Sea Bubble Guppies Birthday Party! Of course, it’s always fun to see your designs in use, but I especially love all of the creative ways she incorporated them into the table — with patterned […]

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