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Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

This summer, we have seen so many flamingo parties. From crafty to retro, tropical to glam, there seems to have been a never-ending stream of that stylish, pink bird! But as summer comes to an end, I think we may have saved one of the best for last. ;)

Dozens of party mavens lent their talents create this Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party styled by Marie of Sweets Indeed. Marie’s daughter, Avie, wanted her 10th birthday party to focus on celebrating her younger cousin, Lily, instead, who had recently begun her battle with leukemia. In my opinion, there couldn’t have been a better, BRIGHTER way to celebrate life… and hope!

To donate or acquire updates on Lily’s progress, you can go here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pineapple cake pops & pineapple candy skewers + fruit shaped macarons & fondant fruit topped cupcakes
– Bright Oh Joy! place settings + pineapple cups & flamingo straws under a tropical tiki hut
– Mini fruit piñatas & large fruit honeycomb pom clusters + plastic fruit decorated party hats
– Sorbet station with fruity sorbet push pops & color blocked ‘Sorbet’ letters + bright sunglasses decorating
– Tropical flower & flamingo topped birthday cake, lollipic party favors + a fruit & photo garland

Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

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Party on a Dime Charity Challenge {Cast Your Vote!}

Hey, Party People… I’ve got a special announcement today that involves 3 fantastic things: creativity on a budget, a great cause, and YOU!

Balloon Time has challenged 8 talented party stylists to host a real event with one Balloon Time helium tank + a budget of only $100! I don’t know how many of you have ever attempted to stick to a tight party budget, but let me tell you, what these ladies pulled off is SO impressive and really shows what you can accomplish when you find creative ways to utilize the things you already have.

Now here’s the part where you come in! Check out some highlights from each party below, then go to Balloon Time’s Facebook right here and vote for your favorite party. The winner will receive $5,000 for the charity of their choice.

Some of the charities are particularly near & dear to my own heart, and ALL of them are wonderful causes. You can vote once a day, so make sure to check back often to see how your favorites are doing! We will also be featuring each one of these amazing parties in full detail on the blog once the contest is over. Voting ends on September 30th. Scroll down for a quick peek at the contenders!

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Fairy Tea Party from Design Dazzle

Party on a Dime Charity Challenge {Cast Your Vote!}

Party on a Dime Charity Challenge {Cast Your Vote!}

Garden Birthday Party from Smashed Peas and Carrots

Party on a Dime Charity Challenge {Cast Your Vote!}

 

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Lalaloopsy Birthday Party {with Budget Friendly Tips!}

When styling a party centered around a popular character, it can be tempting to get everything from 3rd party vendors, since you know they’ll more than likely have things that will match. Nancy Pfeifer of A to Zebra Celebrations thought outside of the box by adding in a hefty dose of DIY details, like the glittered signs, button themed centerpieces & that amazing piñata for her daughter’s Lalaloopsy Birthday Party! I would say she struck the perfect balance between store-bought details (a huge timesaver) and budget friendly crafts, which add that personal touch :).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY button & ribbon table garlands + DIY button decorate yarn balls & glitter button centerpieces
– Button topped cupcakes, simple button decorated utensils & ribbon wrapped drink dispenser
– ‘Hannahloopsy’ birthday cake with fondant sewing details & button topper + Lalaloopsy birthday shirt
– Pin the Owl on Lalaloopsy game + Lalaloopsy doll & lunch box party favors

Lalaloopsy Birthday Party {with Budget Friendly Tips!}

Lalaloopsy Birthday Party {with Budget Friendly Tips!}

Lalaloopsy Birthday Party {with Budget Friendly Tips!}

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Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party

We have been so busy lately working on a party, which of course means tons of baking. I didn’t think I’d be able to look at one more cupcake, until this delicious party came along! Amy Grout of SmashCake & Co. enlisted the help of her always adorable girls to create this Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party! With pretty pastels and picture perfect treats, this party serves as a great reminder to celebrate the sweeter things in life (family, friends and cupcakes) ;)!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cupcake cookies & matching strawberry topped cupcakes + sprinkle rimmed milk glasses
– Yellow polka dotted patterned paper table runner + hanging tissue poms & pom decorated chair backs
– Giant swirl frosted ‘cupcake’ cake, mini cupcake topped cake pops & meringue topped yogurt parfaits

Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party

Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party

Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party

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Painting parties don’t always have to be messy (though some kids might disagree with that statement)! Monica Thomas of Discovery Lab styled everything while Cristina Gagliano of Studio Four 13 Photography photographed this wonderfully Modern Rainbow Art Studio Birthday Party for little Bella’s birthday. I love all of the clean lines of the set-up contrasted with the bright, rainbow colored flowers, decor […]

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Pulling off the perfect tea party theme requires lots of dainty details! Kristen Janes of Kio Kreations included an assortment of vintage teacups, cake plates, bobbins and tea tins topped with decadent cakes, pies and cupcakes for this Shabby Chic Garden Tea Party Wedding Inspiration photo shoot. Filled with lush flowers and foliage, you’ll feel transported to a secret garden! Top it […]

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