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Lovely & Sweet Vintage Wedding Dessert Bar

I think I’m in LOVE with Spin Spin Sugar‘s oh-so-SWEET Vintage Wedding Dessert Bar! Christina Vizcarra designed a charming outdoor display with an awesome assortment of desserts, whimsical details, and a vintage twist that is undeniably romantic. From the playful ruffled linen and craft paper candy labels to the creative whirly pop and cupcake tower displays, there is so much eye candy to share here, and I can’t wait to get started…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Vintage luggage & candlestick holders uses as risers for the cupcake display
– Styled vintage tea cart with typewriter, old shutters and blue mason jar flower vase
– Candy-filled apothecary jars with handcrafted labels + music sheet popcorn cones
– White ruffle linen, “Love is Sweet” burlap banner and “BLISS” Scrabble letters
– Incredibly detailed “bride and groom” cake pops by Moochie pops

Lovely & Sweet Vintage Wedding Dessert Bar

Lovely & Sweet Vintage Wedding Dessert Bar

Lovely & Sweet Vintage Wedding Dessert Bar

Lovely & Sweet Vintage Wedding Dessert Bar

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Nautical Bridal Shower Drink Station + WIN A TRIP for 2!

Hello, friends! I’m SO excited to share today’s post with you for a couple very specific reasons…

1. #ShareaCokeContest with a BIG prize
First of all, it comes with a fun contest and perhaps one of the greatest contest prizes ever… someone is going to WIN (2) United Airlines Tickets to visit friends & family (and #ShareaCoke with them in person!) + a $500 Visa Gift Card. The approximate retail value of this prize is $1700. See full details & contest rules at the bottom of this post.

2. SIPS AHOY
And secondly, it’s full of playful DIY ideas for a Nautical Bridal Shower Drink Station, complete with scoop-your-own Coke Floats and the new personalized Coke bottles, which you can now order online. These custom bottles are such a fun way to make someone feel extra special! Case in point: even though this is a styled inspirational shoot, I used the name of my close friend that’s actually getting married this year, and she teared up when she saw the bottles, which were customized with her name and “The Bride”. ;)

P.S. You can also download all the printables that I designed for this drink station for free! The download links are directly below the last image. Here we go…

Nautical Bridal Shower Drink Station + WIN A TRIP for 2!

I wanted this drink station to feel equal parts playful and glam. Gold sequins and metallic accents added the perfect touch of glam, while fun elements like nautical rope, oversize plastic rings, and casual script fonts kept things light and fun.

The personalized Coke bottles were front-and-center on the table, and were further customized for the theme with little “sailor knots” tied around the neck of each bottle to symbolize “tying the knot”. The ribbon used for the knots was gold and white, so there’s a hint of glam in them as well. ;)

Nautical Bridal Shower Drink Station + WIN A TRIP for 2!

I displayed the bottles in a vintage wood basket decked out with nautical rope, check fabric, and DIY flowers, which I made by pulling individual petals off faux hydrangeas & hot gluing rhinestones and beads in the center. (You can make TONS of smaller flowers out of one faux hydrangea stem this way!)

To add symmetry to the table and include a variety of drinks to sip on, I placed beverage dispensers on both sides. Each dispenser was decked out with various trims, an oversize faux flower, and a script paper word. The paper words came in black, so I spray painted them red and blue to match the table.

Nautical Bridal Shower Drink Station + WIN A TRIP for 2!

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A Sparkly & Glam Mermaid Birthday Party

I can’t wait for you to *SEA* this party! Nancy Pfeifer of A to Zebra Celebrations designed a Sparkly Under the Sea Mermaid Birthday Party that is probably one of the cutest/happiest celebrations imaginable!

This party is swimming in creative work from talented vendors, like the incredible mermaid piñata from Etsy shop Party House Supplies and those beautiful & stylish mermaid crowns from Scarlet Harlow. (Plus, I’m smitten with how the crowns are displayed in embellished berry baskets!). But honestly, my favorite thing about this party is how HAPPY Hannah and all her friends look… those smiles and intent faces on the party activities are the real reason we love all this stuff. Am I right, or am I right?

P.S. I love how Nancy shared the details of involving her daughter in the planning process for the first time and how to please your “not so little girl” and yourself simultaneously. I loved reading about that experience (in the party details, below), as I’m sure you will too. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Mermaid inspired tutus, necklaces, personalized tanks, & flower-topped sandals
– Rhinestone bedecked party forks & table runner + glittered starfish table accents
– Incredible papercraft mermaid and seahorse cupcake toppers from Erica’s Crafties
– “Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes” party sign embellished with shells and rope
– White chocolate shells, shark gummies, goldfish crackers and “pearl” jelly beans

A Sparkly & Glam Mermaid Birthday Party

A Sparkly & Glam Mermaid Birthday Party

A Sparkly & Glam Mermaid Birthday Party

A Sparkly & Glam Mermaid Birthday Party

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Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

Marie of Sweets Indeed is a brilliant party stylist and incredible person all around, so I was thrilled when she recently asked to use our Confetti Bridal Shower Collection for her sister’s shower, except customized to match a palette of red, white, and blue! Her sister (Julie) is marrying a marine, so sticking to the theme of the wedding, she designed a darling Americana Bridal Shower that has a great vintage-modern vibe and also feels subtly nautical… or is that just me and my love for all things nautical? ;) Marie also included a BRILLIANT fabric backdrop, creative non-floral (but equally beautiful and way more affordable!) centerpieces, and more fun ideas that deserve three cheers and a salute!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Here’s To Love” CandyfettiTM favors + “Cheers To Love” drink flags
– Patriotic  brigadeiros from Simply Brigaderio
– DIY ripped-and-dyed fabric backdrop + “SIPS” and “SWEETS” banners
– Personalized centerpiece featuring framed pictures & signs, honeycomb balls, & wooden crates
– “MR & MRS” banner + “He Said She Said” bridal shower game
– Vanilla panna cotta with blueberry brulee + layered s’mores in mini glass jars

Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

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Looking to kick up your creative game at the next tailgate party? Good news: you’re in the right place! From boatloads of game day inspired printables to tips for setting up a make-your-own hot dog buffet that looks as good as it tastes, this post is packed with lots of FREE goodies and easy-to-recreate ideas […]

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I’m excited to share a brand new set of free printables with you today! This paper collection is from our recent Pet-Friendly TAILgate Party with Petco®, which you can check out in full detail here. All of the printables are set up on 8.5×11 sheets for easy printing at home. You can download all of the […]

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