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“Spooky Sideshow” Halloween Theme {Red, Black, White}

halloween black and white centerpiece ideas

As someone that adores circus and carnival inspired parties, I was totally drawn to the cool top-hat-wearing skeleton character featured in the centerpiece above. He reminded me of an eerie version of the ringmaster at an old fashioned carnival, and decided to use him as the inspiration for my third HomeGoods Halloween look.


I’ve always wanted to do a “Spooky Carnival” inspired Halloween party that leaned way more “spooky sideshow” than horror-esque, so it was fun to play around with that theme a little and bring parts of it to life with this tablescape and hutch display mockup! The red, black and white palette also lends a playful 40s/flapper vibe that’s a fun change from the traditional Halloween looks. :)

Theme Highlights to look out for:

– “Sideshow” table centerpiece featuring a trio of festive Halloween characters dressed up with bow ties
– bold patterned sheet used as tablecloth + matching pillowcase used as “backdrop” in hutch
– felt bow ties on red soda bottles + napkins folded into bow ties at every other place setting
– Alternating napkins embellished with “squishy skeletons” + red ribbon
– giant ring of vintage skeleton keys (LOVE these!)

Halloween tabletop in black and red

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{Party of 5} Owl Party, Military Birthday, Purple Ombre Baby Naming, Awesome 80’s & Hello Kitty Movie Night

owl dessert table

Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Owl Themed Party
– Military Party
– Purple Ombre Baby Naming
– Totally Awesome 80’s Party
– Hello Kitty Movie Night

1. Lucia’s Owl Themed Party (pictured above) by dvelasquez

2. Davis’ Military Party by Lauren

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DIY Tutorial: Halloween Marshmallow Pumpkin Garnish

pumpkin marshmallow garnish tutorial

Halloween is almost here! Time to start thinking about all kinds of yummy treats, funny tricks, awesome costumes, spooky decorations and crafts. I’m particularly excited about all the cool marshmallows that start to become available around this time of the year. You guessed it! This fun DIY involves marshmallows.

Hi, Alejandra Morin here from The Marshmallow Studio, and I’m super excited to be back today with another unique marshmallow tutorial. Garnishing your drinks can go past the typical lemon twist or slice of orange. Now you can also garnish your cup, mug, glass or mason jar using marshmallows. I’m going to show you how to take your drink to the next level with a Marshmallow Pumpkin Garnish! Let’s have some fun… (more…)

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1920s French Bistro Inspired Parisian Batmitzvah

french bistro inspired parisian bat mitzvah

On a summer trip, Reese was inspired by the Parisian lifestyle & architecture, so for her Bat Mitzvah Lisa of Step Brightly Creative Group created a 1920’s French Bistro Inspired Parisian Party to celebrate her special day! Brown polka dots, pink sweets & mini wrought iron dress centerpieces are just a few of the many charming details guaranteed to have guests saying ooh la la! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Iron Eiffel Tower centerpiece wrapped in pink & brown ribbon
– Vintage books, pink feathers & silver trays
– “Gateu au chocolat” (brownie bites skewered with striped straws)
– Marshmallow pops dipped in chocolate and white sprinkles tied with silky pink ribbons
– A vintage style venue with aged mirrors, worn wallpaper & rustic table settings

Paris themed centerpiece

french batmitzvah desserts


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The Look For Less: “Bitten” The Gold Trend

gold snow white inspired party

{HWTM contributor Tonya Coleman of Soireé Event Design here}, and I’m back with a “Look for Less” post where I share with you my tips on how you can have a fabulous, high-end looking party for less! Today’s post is all about the GOLD trend! Gold is everywhere—in home decor, on the runways and in party design! No need to go out and purchase lots of gold decor for your next party which can be very pricey!

My “Budget Chic” Tip to get in on this trend for less: GOLD SPRAY PAINT!
Two cans of spraypaint for $7 each totally transformed these inexpensive items into fabulous decor for less:

— 3 artificial apples $3 (Dollar Tree)
— 1 large artificial apple $4 (TJ Maxx)
— Ung Drill frame $29.99 (IKEA)
— candlesticks, metal tissue box, ice bucket $6 (flea market)
— 8 martini glasses $8 (Dollar Tree)

See how I incorporated these inexpensive items into my party design: “Bitten” The Snow White Witch’s Lair, inspired by the glamourous and fashionable witch from the movie “Snow White & The Huntsman”. How fabulous would this be for your upcoming Halloween dinner party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Snowy white backdrop encrusted with gold spiders and crystals
– Custom glitzy “Bitten” handbags & accessories
– Gold cake pops topped with shiny gold fondant apples
– Scattered “glass” (for some added sparkle!) & apples on gold chandelier pedestal centerpieces

golden apples and gold spiders

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Black & Blue Halloween: Evil Science Theme

evil science collection with blue halloween ideas

Remember these printables from last year? Well… with all the glitzy ICY BLUE Halloween decorations I was seeing on my trips to HomeGoods I decided to switch the accent color to blue! (Purchase all the labels in our shop here!) It’s always fun & refreshing to try alternative color palettes for holidays, and I’m loving the black and blue trend for Halloween this year.


This inspirational “Evil Science” table features both decorative Halloween items from HomeGoods AND everyday items like pretty mercury glass and mirrored candlesticks for a glam party set-up with a touch of icy spook that kind of reminds me of a mad scientist’s laboratory!

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{Capitol Inspired} Hunger Games Bridal Shower

hunger games bridal shower tablescape

May the odds be ever in your favor! And if you’re looking to host a Hunger Games party, then they already are… because Holly of Simply Sweet Weddings is here with some amazing inspiration for you; check out the beautiful Hunger Games Bridal Shower that she styled! With gorgeous flame inspired floral centerpieces and menus styled like the book cover (not to mention the awesome location!) you’re sure to fall in love with everything, including “Katniss” herself. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Panem “Capitol” inspired tablescape
– Fiery centerpieces with flowers, apples, and spray painted bird of paradise “flames”
– Ruffled “Girl on Fire” chair back and bow & arrow for the bride
– Homemade “Nightlock Berry Jam” Favors

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Haunted House Halloween Party {Playful & Modern}

glam haunted halloween dessert table

Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead! Debbie of Wants And Wishes made darn sure of it before planning her vibrant and playful Haunted House Party for Halloween. If you’re still uncertain, just take a closer look at those ding dongs… she’s melting! ;) I’m also loving the cool DIY broom hanging on the backdrop. (You’ll find a tutorial for it on Debbie’s soon!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Ruffled, green & black striped paper backdrop
– Patterned coffin boxes with Dracula sugar cookies
– Haunted house milk cartons – SO CUTE!
– Wax monster leg candles
– “Haunted House” graham cracker building activity

cupcake ding dong the witch is dead toppers

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SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: MagnetStreet Weddings

magnetstreet giveaway for hwtm

Winner update: 10/02/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #5 ANDREA! Congrats!


We always love giveaways that can help a bride {and groom!} out, and today’s surprise giveaway will help a lucky couple get the word out about their wedding date in style… not to mention boost the bottom line!

MagnetStreet is offering up 150 Save the Dates in any of their easily customizable designs! (Retail value of $179 + free UPS ground shipping.) There are so many different types of Save the Date options to choose from – including magnets, photo booth style cards, large flat cardsclassic cardsfolded cards, postcards and more. {MagnetStreet also carries a wide variety of wedding invitationsrehearsal dinner invites if you’ve already sent yours out!} (more…)

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Vintage Mad Hatter Tea Party {Pink & Red}

alice in wonderland mad hatter party

Don’t be late, don’t be late for this very important date! Rebecca of Melbourne Lolly Buffets & Events took us down a {very merry} rabbit hole with this fantastic, pink & red Mad Hatter Tea Party for her daughter’s 7th birthday. The charming, vintage style Alice in Wonderland printables and delicate teacup & teapot inspired desserts are the perfect ingredients for a lovely tea party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Charming dessert stands made from stacked teacup & saucers
– Oversize Queen of Hearts inspired “Playing Card” party invitations
– Framed Alice in Wonderland quotes & illustrations
– Beautiful teacup & playing card cake + darling teapot cake pops!

alice in wonderland party sign

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Charming Vintage Cinderella Birthday Party

Cinderella dessert table

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! This party is downright magical, but it wasn’t a fairy godmother’s touch – the credit for this one goes all to mom! Jennifer of Dear Lillie made her little Lola feel like Cinderella for the day by celebrating with this super cute Vintage Cinderella Birthday Party on – get this – a $50 budget! By focusing on creative paper decor (like fluffy tissue poms, glittery stars, and cute silhouettes of Cinderella & Jaq the mouse) – Jennifer managed to whip up a magic-slipper-of-a-party on a shoestring budget!

PARTY HIGHTLIGHTS to look out for…

– Homemade mini pink lace crown for the birthday girl
– “Magic wand” straws and Cinderella die cuts on milk glasses
– Glittered paper slippers and gowns hanging from branches lit with twinkle lights
– Giant “L” made from white cupcake liners
– Ceramic pumpkins spray painted white & embellished with vintage carriage labels

Whimsical cinderella party

Cinderella costume


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Royal First Birthday Bash {Little Prince Theme}

Royal birthday party invitation

Once upon a time, Cristina of Le Partie Sugar was summoned to created a Royal First Birthday Bash fit for a little prince… and that’s exactly what she did! From the regal purple & gold palette to the whimsical chalkboard art birthday sign and “enchanted kingdom” play area, this celebration truly catered to regal guests of all ages. The creative crown themed floral arrangements have got to be one of my very favorite details… not to mention a great centerpiece idea for any royalty inspired event!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Fabulous gold crown centerpieces filled with with purple & red flowers
– Photos of the birthday boy displayed in cool paper baroque-style frames
– Whimsical Chalkboard Art welcome sign
– Jeweled crown birthday cake atop a quilted pillow with gold tassels
– A Royal Birthday Feast with decadent omelet and fruit stations

Floral crown centerpieces

Royal crown birthday cake


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Vendor Spotlight: Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake

Abigail Barnes of Paper and Cake Printable Partyware

Our friend Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake has some big news… she’s a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! We thought it would be fun to introduce her to you today and share a little first-hand insight on what the fuss is all about. ;) Not only is Abigail a super talented graphic designer and party stylist, but this hard working mom of 2 also donates a lot of time & effort to a certain charity that’s near and dear to me personally… and is just an all around great person. That last party never hurts, right?!

Click here to cast your vote – it only takes a second and it ENDS TOMORROW (Monday, 9/24)!

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DIY Tutorial: Wine Cork Succulent Magnets {Gift Idea}

homemade hostess gift idea: wine cork succulents

Hello my fellow hostesses! Jen here from Jen CYK Photography, and I’m back with an awesome little DIY gift that you will want to give to everyone you know! Trust me, I know this from personal experience!


I love giving small but thoughtful gifts to people. So I figured out how to make these lovely little wine cork succulent magnets.  I’ve given them as part of birthday gifts, I’ve given them to people for no reason at all, and I’ve given them to the lovely hostesses around me. And every single person loves, loves, loves them!


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Hello Kitty Birthday Party + Vintage Sundae Bar!

hello kitty birthday party with a sundae bar

Kerri of BigKlittlek said HELLO! to this cute Hello Kitty Birthday Party for her daughter Karlie. Avoiding pink this time around (simply because it’s been a consistent color palette in all of her parties), she used red and teal for a fun twist on the classic kitty and gave a sweet vintage vibe to her sundae bar!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Waffle cones on mini pastry pedestals & red buckets filled with sweet sundae toppings
– Teal striped straws with darling little Hello Kitty bows
– Red ruffle streamer backdrop with “Hello Karlie” bunting + a birthday girl picture!
– Chevron utensil bags, red polka washi tape & teal stripe straws
– Cute Hello Kitty nail art activity (preparty), special for the birthday girl

hello kitty birthday party invitation

hello kitty birthday party sundae chocolate syrup and whipped cream

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{Sparkly} Vintage Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party Ideas

halloween kids party - costumed drinks and decorations

I’m excited to share some new Halloween party ideas with you today! This VINTAGE TRICK OR TREAT theme is the first of 3 Halloween looks I’m going to share over the next week that were inspired by a recent shopping trip to HomeGoods. (Check out the overview on all 3 looks over at the HomeGoods blog.) All of the treats from this dessert table were inspired by the look of the {very affordable!} decorations and are “semi-homemade” using grocery store treats & ingredients, so they’re very easy to recreate… which is always a treat in itself, right? ;)


I instantly fell in love with the costumed jack-o-lanterns statue pictured above and thought it would be really fun to decorate drink bottles, dessert trays, and candy jars with the same crepe paper and pom trim used on their outfits, so that piece is what inspired this entire look!

You could really go all out with this concept for an actual party and add crepe paper fringe trim to so many things, but since this was an “idea shoot”, I only did the drink bottles (which are actually recycled Starbucks frappuccino bottles!) for the sake of time. Here’s how they turned out:

DIY project - kids halloween party drink ideas

These would make a cute addition to any kids halloween party, right? ;)  Just pinch crepe paper “accordion style” and hot glue it around the neck of the bottle, then add a thin strip of felt. Add a thicker band of felt + craft poms to the body of the bottle, and done!


Since I was in a pinch for time, these sweet wide-eyed cupcakes were actually made from store bought Hostess cupcakes – no baking required! Of course you could use this concept with any of your favorite regular cupcake recipes too. You’ll need chocolate frosting, Oreos for the eyes and Reese’s Pieces or Halloween colored M&Ms for the eyes and beak. I found the tutorial for these cute little guys here.

easy homemade owl cupcakes recipe

And next up is the Halloween decoration that inspired the cupcakes… $12.99 at HomeGoods! {Check out the cute “bat on a stick” the owl is holding too – that’s a great DIY treat topper idea in itself!} (more…)

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{Party of 5} Vintage Luau, Cute Halloween, Rainbow Time Flies, Soap Box Derby & Chevron Sesame Street Party

hawaiin luau party

Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Vintage Luau
– Cute Halloween Party
– {Rainbow & Chevron} Time Flies Party
– Soap Box Derby Birthday
– Chevron Sesame Street

1. Vintage Luau Party (pictured above) by Oh My! Creative

2. Classic Cute & Sweet Halloween Party by Sweet Threads Clothing Co

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Old West Inspired Cowboy Party {Super Cute!}

Cowboy party food table

Yee-haw! Round ’em up and take a look at this here Old Western Cowboy Party cooked up by Kelly of Kelly Allison Photography. With a hearty breakfast bar spread, cool boot shaped piñata, mommy-made riding ponies, and more playful details – it’s safe to say the wild west has never been CUTER!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Homemade {sock puppet} riding ponies
– Screen-printed muslin juice box cozies & “loot bags”
– Coloring station & adorable kid-made cowboy cards
– Old West inspired photo booth + bandana, mustache & sheriff badge props

DIY sock puppet riding horse

Photo booth props


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Nutcracker Themed Birthday Party {Playful & Modern}

Nutcracker party table decorations

I know it’s a little early for Christmas… but this adorable Nutcracker Themed Party was actually a SUMMER birthday celebration! And if you do happen to be on the lookout for a cool winter party theme already, then this is one fabulous act to follow! Styled by Courtney for her daughter’s birthday, every detail was designed to make the little ballerina guests jete with joy… from the sky-high Christmas tree cupcakes and fabric wrapped centerpieces to the creative Nutcracker inspired activities.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Mouse King party piñata (that doubled as great party decor!)
– Colorful wrapped “presents” used as risers on the dessert table
– Felt nutcracker character masks + matching tutus
– Adorable Nutcracker inspired cookies and fondant cake toppers
– Candy cane cake pops and silver snowflake cupcake toppers

Snowflake cupcake & drink toppers

Mouse King Piñata


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Kara’s Party Ideas – The Book! {Sneak Peak + Interview}

kara's party ideas book

If you’re someone that loves a good party AND a good book, then I’ve got some REALLY good news to share!

Party guru Kara Allen (of the popular Kara’s Party Ideas blog) is releasing her very first book in just a few short weeks… on October 9th to be exact! Kara’s Party Ideas is filled with delicious photography and in depth “how to” info on 13 wonderfully creative party themes, including 7 never-before-seen and 6 fan favorites. Added bonus: the book comes with a CD of matching invitations and party printables!


I included a few sneak peeks from the book below and can confirm that it’s just as creative and full of eye candy as you’d expect.  I actually thought it would be really fun to shed some light on the author though too… so scroll down for some insight from Kara, straight from the hostess-turned-blogger-turned author herself! ;)

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Royally Sweet & JUICY Sixteenth Birthday Party

Juicy Couture inspired dessert table

If you’re fashion forward & like your parties to match, get ready to fall head over heels! Inspired by the royal style of Juicy Couture, Jamee of Setting the Mood designed this Sweet & JUICY Sixteenth Birthday Party for a very special birthday girl. Between the signature crown accents and “Sweet-n-Juicy” candy buffet starring chocolate nail polish, gumball pearl bracelets & more, this celebration is definitely dressed to impress! {P.S. Speaking of sweet, check out the first part of Jamee’s party details below regarding how this party came about… and just a warning that you might need a tissue!}

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Bold black, white & pink with a hint of zebra!
– Lipstick chocolates displayed in Lucite lipstick holders
– A Juicy Couture inspired party logo featuring the birthday girl’s initials
– Candy bar with a giant black stiletto holding “shopping bags”

Juicy party centerpiece

Chocolate nail polish party favors


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Delightfully SPOOKY Haunted House Party

Haunted Halloween party desserts

With a few zombie brains, monsters and spooky details galore, Justine of Sensationally Sweet Events concocted the perfect potion for a spine-chilling Haunted House Halloween Party! And while this party was originally created as a creative birthday celebration for her son, the sinfully delicious treats and ghoulish decor are bound to awaken your Halloween spirit!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Clever “zombie graveyard” mousse pots with cookie tombstones
– Caged green eyeball cake pops + creepy dried blood drops
– Skull Crusher brownies on a DIY trapped skull platter
– Vampire’s blood + mummy poison beverage station

Zombie mousse desserts

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{Anime Inspired} Dragon Ball Z Party

Dragon ball Z party

If your little boy and husband are smitten with anime, then you’ve got to take a look at this party! Maria Olivia Campos of Invento Festa created an amazing father/son birthday party based on the popular manga series & Cartoon Network episodes of Dragon Ball Z. This festive blue and orange Dragon Ball Z Party was covered with stars, balloons, and a whole lot of style!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Kids lunches packaged in cardboard boxes with chopsticks attached
– Two Dragon Ball Dolls holding a mini birthday banner!
– Candies packaged & embellished with stars in orange and blue
– Monogram “G” chocolate pops inspired by Goku

Dragon ball z party favors

Orange star dessert


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Sweet & Preppy Nautical Birthday Party

Sailor party dessert table

Let’s set sail together and explore the seven seas… right after we stock up on all the beautiful sweets at this adorable Nautical Birthday Party by Stefanie of Anna and Blue Paperie! I’m loving the bright pops of fuchsia and yellow paired with navy & white stripes… the perfect combo for a sweet & girly sailor party.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS, to look out for:

– White ruffled backdrop with a tiered cake to match (+ cute origami sailboat cake topper!)
– Lifesaver mint & twine napkin rings
– Anchor sugar cookies and sailboat lollipops + a simple & sweet donut tower!
– Pink Lemonade with lemon slices in mason jars & striped blue straws

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Playful & Rustic Backyard Camping Party

camping party dessert table

swedish fish for a backyard camping party

HWTM Guest Contributor, Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff, here to share a rustic meets crafty backyard camping party!  If you love burlap, twine, sparklers and camping themed treats, it shouldn’t be hard to “lure” you in to this adorable backyard camping party by Stephanie Monge of MonMell Designs.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Burlap wreaths embellished with lures, bobbers and toasted marshmallows
– Fishing Tackle Box dessert table display
– Handmade tents and movie screening setup
– Custom embellished burlap pillows that coordinate with the printable elements

burlap pillows and wreath

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DIY Tutorial: {Glowing} Halloween Paper Lanterns

Halloween DIY paper lantern

Looking for that eerie glow to help make your Halloween Party really spooky? Abigail of Paper & Cake has a delightfully EASY Halloween Paper Lanterns Tutorial to share with us today! All the elements in this project are customizable, so you can use any patterned paper you like + add your own embellishments like stickers & glitter.


Abigail is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! Not only is this an amazing honor – but it’s so well deserved! If you have an extra minute to help a fellow hostess out, please go here to cast your vote & support her. That would be the perfect way to thank her for all her donated work for Operation Shower… or for sharing this tutorial! ;) The voting for the contest ends on the 24th (and you can vote once a day). Good luck, Abigail! And now onto the paper lantern instructions… (more…)

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“Go Bananas!” Curious George Birthday Party

Curious George themed birthday party

If you’re looking to have a swingin’ good time, this fantastic Curious George Birthday Party by Heather is the perfect party to “Go Bananas” over! From all the creative homemade desserts to the charming Curious George inspired stationery details, this red & yellow outdoor bash is easy to recreate at home for your own little monkey! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Go Bananas” Chalkboard backdrop with a giant yellow tissue pom
– Chocolate & Nilla Wafer monkey cupcakes
– Chocolate dipped bananas + Rice Krispie Treat Pops with Curious George inspired flags
– Yellow chevron  printables, a polka dot monogram “M” & framed pictures of George

Money cupcakes

Lemonade stand and water bottle wrappers


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“Darling Dino” Girly Dinosaur Birthday Party

Dinosaur themed dessert table

Finally, a dinosaur party especially for GIRLS! This Darling Dino Birthday by Pamela Smerker Designs is full of adorable dinosaur toys and treats all dressed up with ribbons and fabric flowers! Modern party decor in a palette of purple, green and aqua – combined with vintage elements like mason jars & a framed chicken wire backdrop – create such a cute and feminine twist on this typically boyish theme.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Darling dinosaur shaped sugar cookies + fondant Whoopie pie toppers
– Fabric flower pom garland and treat toppers + large hanging poms
– Painted dinosaur figurines used as place card holders
– Archeology egg hunt activity

Girly dinosaur party favors

Dinosaur party plant acitivities


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Charming Rustic + Shabby Chic Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower Cake

Looking for a bridal shower that manages to marry all-things-feminine with some simple natural charm? You will be swept off your feet with this gorgeous Rustic meets Shabby Chic Bridal Shower brilliantly styled by Bre Kirkland! Knowing the bride-to-be is classy and cute, Bre set out to blend the two characteristics and incorporated things like beautiful floral arrangements and soft patterned papers tied with bits of burlap, sweetly kissed with pearls.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY Paper Party Decor used throughout the shower
– Delicate pink cupcakes displayed on The Pastry Pedestal™
– Strips of burlap with pearls on the floral centerpieces
– Feathers and Lace to keep things sweet and feminine
– Custom-made monogram lollipops and suckers to match the occasion perfectly
– Pearls used in all aspects of the bridal shower decor
– “Can of Dates” Activity/Keepsake for the bride-to-be

Bridal Shower Decor

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DIY Tutorial: Paper Flowers {Gift Wrap Idea}

diy paper flower gift wrap tutorial

As a photographer, I love all things visually beautiful. This translates not only through my pictures over at Jen CYK Photography, but through many aspects of life. This happens to include one of my favorite things to make pretty…. packaging!


Now days, it seems like I give a lot of gift cards to the lovely people in my life. I love doing this, but I don’t love that it leaves me without something to wrap up and make glamorous. So I decided to come up with a simple way to dress up gift cards, make them look fancy, and most importantly make the person receiving the gift, feel just a little more special!


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