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Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

ALOHA! Grab your bathing suits and surfboards because we’re heading down to the beautiful Hawaiian beaches for a “Big Kahuna” Baptism & First Birthday Party that has tons of totally radical ideas. Helena Chaviara of RockPaperScissors Events designed this spectacular event for birthday girl Alex, incorporating creative pineapple centerpieces, beach-friendly desserts & tropical floral arrangements. I’m stoked that this “sunshine soaked” party means that summer is still in full swing and the pineapple trend is still going strong!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Creative pineapple “palm tree” adult table centerpieces & surfboard silhouette table numbers
– Bright painted pineapple arrangements, sunglasses and piles of colorful pillows at the kids tables!
– Yellow VW van cake by JAR by sweet mates + paper umbrella and fondant shark fin topped cupcakes 
– “One Year of Endless Sunshine” invitation and party printables by Love me do
– Sweet surfboard, yellow VW van, pineapple and hibiscus flower cookies from Maria’s Cakes and Cookies

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

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Mint & Peach Donut Party {Go Nuts!}

Let’s GO NUTS for donuts! Lisa Komer of Fancy That designed a Mint & Peach Donut Party (photographed by Katie Hickenbottom Photography) that undoubtedly gave me an early morning sweet tooth! From the donut tower “cakes” to the foiled donut plates, I’m just loving all the happy and crafty details that baked up such a *delicious* birthday party idea. Yummmmmy! ;)

P.S. Find more Donut Party Ideas Here!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

DIY Jumbo donut fringe pinata + painted sprinkle donut balloons
– Cereal “mini donut” cups, “HAPPY” candy dishes & scalloped popcorn boxes with donut party circles
– Sprinkle donut plates and napkins + donut tin party favors
– Playful donut tower “cakes” with “Happy Birthday and “I Am Three” flag toppers
– Milk bottles with donut decals, mint striped straws & mini powdered donuts!

Mint & Peach Donut Party {Go Nuts!}

Mint & Peach Donut Party {Go Nuts!}

Mint & Peach Donut Party {Go Nuts!}

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Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table – OS Recap Part 2

The Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table, designed by Marie of Sweets Indeed, from the latest Operation Shower Event (See the full event recap here!) is full of beautiful patterns and golden details that needed their own post to shine. The table has a smorgasbord of sweet options and the decorations will keep you lingering, especially the genius printables designed by Abigail of Paper & Cake. But truthfully, the most beautiful part of the whole table is that everything was donated – materials, desserts, and lots of time from an incredible team (all linked in the vendor credits below)!

SWEET HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Lemon blueberry cake with fondant succulents, pink watercolor tier and edible gold foil accents
– “Sweet Dreams” banner, oversized embroidery hoop “dreamcatchers” and fresh succulent clusters
Incredible dream catcher cookies made by A Twist of Cake
– Strawberries and cream scones, gold chocolate heart & salted caramel candies
– Gold painted pink & mint macarons + dipped crispy treats with mini gold leaf toppers

Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table – OS Recap Part 2

Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table – OS Recap Part 2

Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table – OS Recap Part 2

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Dreamy Bohemian Baby Shower – OS Recap Part 1

If you have followed HWTM over the years, you know we love Operation Shower – an organization that throws baby showers for growing military families to help ease the stress of deployment. An amazing group of vendors and volunteers come together to throw a fabulous shower that always showcases a staggering level of creativity & care!

For the latest event, Abigail of Paper & Cake designed a beautiful, boho-chic set of “Dream A Little Dream” printables, Molly Sims (nine months along with baby #2 in these pictures!) emceed the event and Carousel Designs donated crib linens to each new mommy. The Bohemian Baby Shower theme was dramatically dreamy and had some of the cutest yarn centerpieces ever seen – as you know, one of our guilty pleasures over here! 

Check out all of the pastel and gold accent details + adorable babies and pretty mamas below… and thank you Patty Othón PhotographyMaxine Evans Photography and Paper & Cake for all the gorgeous pictures! Also, the dessert table by Marie of Sweets Indeed was incredible and deserves more than just one picture, right!? You can browse more dessert table details here.

DECOR HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chic, whimsical and wild floral arrangements by Josie’s Posey’s
– Embroidery hoop crafted “dreamcatchers” with white crochet, wrapped yarn & patterned fabrics
– Laser cut wood, patterned paper and paint dipped feather details
– Fresh succulents in wooden planters + faux succulent name card holders
– Yarn tassel chair back decoration, mini yarn wrapped vases & playful yarn garland centerpiece idea!

Dreamy Bohemian Baby Shower – OS Recap Part 1

Dreamy Bohemian Baby Shower – OS Recap Part 1

Dreamy Bohemian Baby Shower – OS Recap Part 1

Dreamy Bohemian Baby Shower – OS Recap Part 1

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This post is sponsored by California Milk Advisory Board. Did you know that there’s such a thing as National Hot Fudge Sundae Day? Seriously – you can google it! And also… it’s TOMORROW. Personally, I think any day is a great day for a hot fudge sundae, but if someone wants to give me a […]

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Hello, friends! I designed these ice cream inspired printables recently to use in a Nautical Ice Cream Bar created for California Milk Advisory Board. I hope you can have some fun with them too! The food/drink labels and tent cards are included in both customized and blank versions for extra versatility. Download links are at […]

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