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> April 2010


I’m totally smitten with the contemporary-meets-tropical vibe of this “Paris in the Pacific” wedding! {via Pacific Weddings} From the color palette and fabulous presentation of the drinks & desserts to the dazzling tropical setting and creative floral details, this is Maui-based wedding makes for some serious eye candy! Check out the decorative accents on this […]

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With the great response everyone had to the gorgeous food presentation from the Contemporary Urban Baby Shower, it reminded me of one of my favorite pretty “party desserts” from Bite-Size Desserts that I’d love to share with you… These Raspberry & Lemon Cream “Martinis” are served in mini martini glasses and look as good as […]

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For everyone that loves a good party AND swoons over the hip, modern style of Jonathan Alder… GOOD NEWS! J.A. has some fabulous new partyware that will enable you to add his famous signature style to your next soirée at an affordable price. These designs are perfect for summer get-togethers and include: paper dessert plates […]

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In continuing with Part 1 {Drinks & Decor} of the Contemporary Urban Baby Shower designed by Melissa Paul of Evantine Design, here’s Part 2, which covers the gorgeous appetizers and decadent Sweet Sugar Bar… The attention to presentation is fantastic here – from lobster mac-n-cheese served in asian soup spoons to grilled cheese triangles displayed […]

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I’m totally blown away by this absolutely gorgeous & wonderfully contemporary baby shower created by Melissa Paul of Evantine Design! The theme of this party – which has a fabulous tropical/jungle/modern vibe – could easily translate to a wedding, bridal shower, engagement party, or really any contemporary-themed event for that matter. I love how the […]

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Don’t you just love it when you stumble on something fabulous by accident? For example, while doing some research on parasol-themed centerpieces for a summer party, I came across this ultra-clever Paper Parasol Tutorial from Craft Stylish that utilizes inexpensive drink umbrellas in a party-perfect new way!

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Just in time for Mother’s Day celebrations, Vicky from The City Cradle sent over some fabulous party inspiration! This truly lovely Mother’s Day Brunch is “inspired by vintage yellow bikes and the like…” Read on for all the pretty details, as told by Vicky…  (P.S. The labels & signs that Vicky designed for this party […]

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Who wouldn’t love a party centered around cupcakes?! That’s exactly what Jessica from Party Box Design thought when she created this adorable “My Little Cupcake” baby shower for her friend, featuring personalized paper details, a bright color palette inspired by baby-to-be’s nursery, and gourmet cupcakes, of course! (Side note: “My Little Cupcake” would also be […]

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Go bright & colorful for Mother’s Day this year! Here are 11 gorgeous ideas from ’round the web that Mom is sure to love… Pictured at top: For an easy way to get creative with floral centerpieces, start with interesting vessels that double as gifts! For example: Gardening Gloves & Tools wrapped around a bouquet […]

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Clau! is back with another fabulous dessert buffet (check out her Colorful Candy Buffet here). This time she’s created an adorable Pink Elephant theme featuring a pink, white & chocolate color palette and lots of homemade treats that’s full of great inspiration for a Pink Elephant Baby Shower and or a circus-themed kids party! The […]

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Looking for some fresh spring or summer party ideas? Check out this beautiful “Hello Spring” party theme that Charm Event Design recently put together! From the vibrant color palette & mason jar drinking glasses to the playful “Lemonade Stand” Dessert Buffet, you’ll find wonderful inspiration here for everything from wedding celebrations to Mother’s Day Brunch. […]

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Jasmine from The Couture Cakery recently sent over some images of the absolutely fabulous dessert buffet that she created for JDK Weddings. I’m especially loving the contemporary rasberry & lime green color palette – which really pops against the black and white damask print…and how gorgeous is this cake?! Read on for lots more images […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a wonderful example of how character-inspired kids parties can be both super cute for the kids and stylish enough for adults to appreciate too! Jaclyne of Heavenly Blooms created this adorable Olivia the Pig themed party as a special Valentine’s Day celebration for her daughter Kate, but this theme would […]

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I’m still waiting on some images from the Masquerade/Festival themed baby shower that I recently created for my friend Jen before I can do the full theme post, but I received some of the images from the (brilliant) photographer and was too excited not to at least do a little sneak peek =) This theme […]

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These Smitten Sticks by le papier studio look like so much fun! A clever way to create cheeky, playful memories for everything from birthday parties to weddings… and a great prop for DIY Photo Booths too! Each handmade paper expression is printed on extra thick cover cardstock using archival ink, and there are 4 different […]

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