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Chic {& Affordable} Spring Bunny Theme

Some Bunny Loves Me Easter Brunch Ideas

There’s beauty in both the sweet simplicity of this pretty “Some Bunny Loves Me” theme – and also in its {much appreciated} budget-friendliness! Designed by Stefanie of Anna and Blue Paperie, this party is a wonderful visual reminder of how smart choices in paper, color palette, and presentation can make for a very pretty party that’s easy on both the your eyes AND your wallet!

{Added bonus – at the time that I’m writing this, the custom invitation and collection of party printables pictured here are both on sale for only $10 in Stefanie’s Etsy Shop!}

Some Bunny Loves Me Easter Brunch Ideas

Read on for more pretty pics + all the budget-friendly party details from Stefanie… (more…)

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“Green Army Men” Themed Birthday Party

Army Themed Birthday Party

Military-inspired themes are always popular for birthday boys, and Stephanie from Stephanie J Designs did such a great job bringing her son’s “GREEN ARMY MEN” birthday party to life in a fresh and super STYLISH way!

If you check out the cool {and modern} invitation design below, I think it will be immediately apparent that Stephanie has some serious design skills! And then of course there are the fantastic handmade labels featuring paper star medallions, adorable camo canteens that the invites were stuffed in {personalized with little “dog tags” of course!}, “atomic sugar cookies” iced with metallic gold stars, creative cake pop “grenades“, etc… and I think the ridiculously cool Jeep cake pretty much speaks for itself! {Love the DIY cake stand it’s featured on too!}

Army Themed Birthday Party

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{Charming & Fresh} Spring “Baby Sprinkle”

Baby Sprinkle Baby Shower Ideas

The oh-so-talented Paige from Paiges of Style is back with an incredibly charming & fresh “BABY SPRINKLE” that she recently hosted for a close friend. This entire party has such a lovely, springtime feel to it – from the sweet color palette of pale pink, green & yellow to the {real!} grassy table runners adorning the food & dessert tables.

One of the first things to catch my eye was of course the fabulous upside-down kids umbrella suspended over the dessert table with “raindrops” (a.k.a. clear glass ball ornaments) sprinkling down! That artistic display tied in so nicely with the pretty stationery details, which included invitations, bottle labels, and cupcake wrappers that also donned a chic umbrella/raindrops motif. {P.S. All of these paper elements are available in Paige’s etsy shop!}

Baby Sprinkle Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Sprinkle Baby Shower Ideas

Read on for lots more gorgeous images {as captured by Carly Taylor}, plus all the pretty – and surprisingly budget-friendly! – party details from Paige(more…)

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A Celebration of LOVE {Engagement Party}

Love & Valentine's Day Themed Engagement Party

Alexandra Rembac of Sterling Engagements is not just a planner, but a bride-to-be too! And from the looks of this fun engagement party celebration with friends and family, it definitely looks like she’s feeling the LOVE! The party was held near Valentine’s Day this year, so of course the love-inspired theme tied in perfectly with the holiday – but when it comes to engagement parties & bridal showers, LOVE is always an appropriate theme, which means there’s lots of great inspiration here for celebrations year-round!

For example, one of my favorite details is from the beautiful dessert display – where darling “cookie toppers” were used to spell outThe Best Is Yet To Be. A♥J” across 4 different cakes. Cute + clever! And then of course there are the fabulous lace-adorned table runners, chic stationery details (I just adore their invite!), gorgeous black & white anemones, and an overall vibe that’s charming and homespun.

Love & Valentine's Day Themed Engagement Party

Read on for LOTS more fun party images + all the details from Alexandra – including the super cute ways that she and Jonathan “officially” invited their bridal party to be in the wedding {during the party}! (more…)

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DIY: “Lighted Hearts” Photo Booth Prop

Here’s a fun little lighthearted DIY project that I’ve been meaning to share for a while… these are large styrofoam hearts that I decorated to resemble “Las Vegas lights signage“. Pretty simple idea, but they added SUCH a fun element to our milestone Anniversary Party last year! {And to the photo memories after!} We did a Wedding Hangover cocktail party in Las Vegas inspired by the movie, so these were the perfect kind of prop for this particular party, but they’d also be a great addition to engagement parties or couples wedding showers with a “Old Hollywood Glam” or general “Vegas-inspired” theme.

The hearts were surprisingly easy to make thanks to those little glass ball ornaments that come with the wire already attached to them. All I did was cover the heart with red velvet ribbon, then poked the wire that was attached to each of the ball ornaments through the ribbon and into the styrofoam. So easy! (more…)

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Drum Set Cake {Heavy Metal Themed Party}

Heavy Metal Birthday Party

I wanted to share a few pics we took of the awesome DRUM SET birthday cake that my friend ordered for her husband’sHeavy Metal” themed {surprise} 40th birthday party – pretty cool, right?!! This design could actually work well for a variety of themes – from Heavy Metal to Rock Star to any music-based theme. The cake was created by OC-based bakery The Cupcake Store, and they even incorporated fondant drumsticks and made fondant LP records {remember those?!} for the cupcakes! (more…)

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Vintage Airplane Inspired Birthday Party

Vintage Airplane Boys Birthday Party

Chrystal Guyette did such an AMAZING job bringing this VINTAGE AIRPLANE theme to life for her son Gavin’s birthday – from the “boarding pass” invitations mailed out envelopes fashioned from old atlases, to clever “in-flight meal style” lunches and bags of blue cotton candy adorned with cloud shaped marshmallows!

The party was actually held inside a historic KC-97 airplane that sits at their local airport (what a fun venue for the kids!), and guests participated in creative activities that were outlined in their “Junior Pilot Training Manuals“. Dad even dressed up as “The Captain” and stamped their manuals every time they completed a task!

Vintage Airplane Boys Birthday Party

Vintage Airplane Boys Birthday Party

Read on for lots more fun, inspiring imagesincluding adorable “Jumping Geronimo” toy parachuting frogs! – plus all the creative party details from Chrystal(more…)

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