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Modern Yellow and Gray Wedding {+ DIY Ideas}

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Remember the Hawaiian Luau Style Wedding Rehearsal Dinner we featured a while back? Well… JoAnna & Jesse finally had their special day!

I’m so happy to share their wedding that Mindy Kaisner (the groom’s sister) designed & coordinated… not only is it super creative and budget-friendly, but it also happens to be a Modern Yellow and Gray Wedding. This is one of my very favorite color combos and, judging from the images pumping through my Pinterest feed, I’m not alone! ;) P.S. Mindy gives AMAZING tips below on how to recreate this look, which would work well for so many types of occasions.

WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Hand crafted paper flowers & rosettes in the centerpieces and bridal bouquets
  • DIY monogram wall art featuring Amy Butler fabric
  • DIY “lamp” centerpieces & white ceramic vases filled with modern florals
  • DIY backdrop in the reception room topped with giant tissue poms and paper flowers
  • Sentimental touch: family photos artfully displayed on a pretty white bookshelf

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“Something Blue” Bridal Boutique Event {Recap}

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A boutique bridal show, charity event & girls night all in one… this inspirational wedding event – appropriately dubbed “Something Blue” – definitely looks like something FUN! (Just check out those sparkly henna tattoos!) Dreamed up and coordinated by Karla Randolph of The Card Lady, “Something Blue” featured entertainment, beauty treatments, wedding inspiration, blue martinis…& more, as beautifully captured in these images by A Girl and a Camera Photography. And the party isn’t over yet… look for more Something Blue events coming to a city near you!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Napkins adorned with giant diamond rings
  • Fun activities like hair & makeup stations, henna tattoos, and dance lessons
  • Glitzy gold manzanita centerpiece adorned with glass baubles & tea lights
  • Sprinkles cupcakes, mini rainbow macarons & other pretty-meets-tasty treats

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Little Man First Birthday Party {Mustache Bash}

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Proud Mom, Jessica, celebrated her son Bodhi with a super cute {and mustache bedecked} Little Man First Birthday Party. I just can’t get enough of the clever framed prints using the trendy “mustache” rephrasing, and the super cool backdrops she made, featuring modern stripes and playful zig zag streamers.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable smash cake with fondant bunting + bow tie topper
  • Auntie’s sugar cookies in the shape of ties decorated with different patterns
  • Thoughtful “a wish for Bodhi” station with keepsake notes from loved ones
  • Ridiculously cute “little man” outfit on the birthday boy!

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{Modern Ninjago Style} Ninja Birthday Party

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Hi-ya! HWTM Contributor, Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here – excited to share my son’s recent Modern Ninjago Style Party (with lots of  creative ninja birthday party ideas)!  Bamboo, lanterns and red lacquer tables for floor seating gave the party an Asian influence.  Creative desserts such as candy sushi, “edamame” jelly beans and Ninjago themed treats set the tone for a kid-friendly Ninja party.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Bamboo + lantern lined entrance and ceiling decor
  • Candy “Sushi To-Go” party favors
  • Shuriken “Chinese Star” attacked cake
  • Ninja themed games and activities, including a “Lego Ninjago Battle” and “Fortune Cookie Toss”
  • Candy “Take-Out” Station

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Pink Princess Cooking Party {Twins Birthday}

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Inspired by the Pink Princess Cookbook, twin birthday girls Ashlyn & Adyson decided they wanted a “Princess Cooking Party” for their 5th birthday… how fun! With activities like pizza dough rolling, cupcake decorating, and working up an appetite taking cracks at the giant crown-shaped pinata, Mom (Shelley of Divine Party Concepts) definitely whipped up a cooking party fit for a princess… or two! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • HUGE pink princess crown piñata!
  • Princess crown chef hats, jewel-embellished aprons, & rolling pins for each guest
  • Mini tiara-topped “Princess” cakes for each birthday girl
  • Giant decorative “5” made out of pink cupcake liners

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{Super Amazing} Fire Truck Birthday Party

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Everyone out of the house… there’s an AMAZING party out in the yard! Abigail of Paper & Cake put together this incredibly creative Fire Truck Birthday Party for her son. With a real fire truck that doubles as a “Mobile Pizza Unit” taking center stage, the entire celebration took place outside in the front yard, and you know what that means… WATER gun fights! Or in this case, mini “fire hose” fights. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Colorful paper flames decorating the upstairs windows, porch railings, & grass
– “Fiery Fruit Kabobs” & “Flaming Jello”
– An AWESOME Fire Truck complete with party and chef cams, pizza & a photo booth!
– DIY cupcake stand with colorful flames + a fireman hat as the base

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Beauty and the Beast Inspired Princess Party {Part 2}

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And now for Part 2 of the magical Beauty and the Beast Theme Princess Party styled & coordinated by Lilly of I Heart Sugar Sugar! Here we see the main attraction of the castle: the incredible ballroom… not to mention the playful “Princess Boutique” and delicious Beauty and the Beast inspired sweets! (In case you missed it, here’s Part 1 of this party – featuring the hand delivered invitation, West Wing & French Village.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Princess Alexa’s Boutique with mirror makeup stations & dress up party outfits!
  • “Be Our Guest” Dessert Table with rose embellished cupcakes & yellow gown cookies
  • A pink armoir casing more sweets and back splashed with “dishes”
  • Tables with candle stick centerpieces, yellow table cloths lifted up with
    fabric flowers & adorned with clocks and white wire tea pots!

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Beauty and the Beast Inspired Princess Party {Part 1}

beauty and the beast theme with a rose invitation

Lilly of I Heart Sugar Sugar made this INCREDIBLE Beauty and the Beast Theme truly come to life for little Alexa. From hand delivered rose invitations to story time with Bell, this magical princess party has so many thoughtful elements that push the envelope in party planning. (P.S. When you’re finished here be sure to check out Part 2!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Paper rose invitations (delivered by a handsome prince!)
– Entrance to “West Wing” with a greeting from the wilting rose and magic mirror
– Village shops, including a Boulangerie with fresh baguettes & more
– Story time with Belle in the French village

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{Party of 5} American Pie, Hoedown, Olivia the Pig, Robots, and Pink Baptism

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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:

– American Pie
– Hoedown
– Olivia the Pig 1st Birthday Party
– Robot Themed Birthday
– Pink Baptism & Full Moon Celebration

1. American Pie Fourth of July (pictured above) by FreshlyBaked

2. Hoedown by All Set

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{Sporty & Gold} Olympics Party Theme

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The London 2012 Olympics begins on July 27th, and to get you ready, Bird’s Party has a Sporty Olympics Party Theme that definitely qualifies as creative GOLD! Bird wanted to create a collection that could be used every year, in any city, and I think she succeeded… this Olympics inspired design feels timeless, fresh & fun!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– 3D Olympic Rings backdrop  (+ DIY pictorial in the last photo below!)
– Gold cupcake liners flattened & used as “medals”
– Olympic torches made from paper & felt
– Super cute ticket style invitations

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Amazing Jungle Themed First Birthday Party

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Welcome to the {super adorable} Jungle! Linda of Harper Event Design styled this fabulous Jungle Themed Birthday Party for a milestone first birthday celebration. The illustrated backdrop and fondant work by Kiss My Cakes is just incredible! Which fondant animal is your favorite? It’s a tough call, but I’m leaning towards that precious lion peeking out of the bottom of the cake. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Yellow lunch boxes embellished with playful animal illustrations
  • Burlap, moss & bamboo decor + giant monstera leaves used as placemats
  • Amazing fondant cake & cupcake toppers featuring giraffes, snakes, monkey’s & lions!
  • Lion & zebra sugar cookies displayed on beds of aqua jelly beans
  • “Jungle Juice” and “Animal Ale” beverages

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Stylish {Alice In Wonderland} Mad Hatter Tea Party

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Cupcake liner flowers, paper butterflies & beautiful tea party treats! This charming Alice in Wonderland inspired Mad Hatter Tea Party by Dorangela of Two Prince Bakery Theater is absolutely filled to the brim with whimsy and wonder… not to mention some serious STYLE!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Chandelier-turned-cake-stand on the table & tissue tassel chandelier overhead
  • Colorful bouquet of cupcake liner “flowers” displayed in a tea pot
  • “Mad Macarons, Cheshire Cat Biscotti Bites, & tea with rose shaped sugar cubes!
  • Paper butterflies perched on “Queen of Hearts Tarts”

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{Magical & Nostalgic} Circus Birthday Party

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Wants and Wishes created the AMAZING printables for this {Magical} Circus Birthday Party – starring Ella the elephant and her sidekick Squeak, the mouse…how fun! Circus themes can be carried out in so many different ways, ( vintage, glam, girlie, etc), but I love how this one goes classic and nostalgic. Scroll down and get ready to feel like a kid under the big top again! 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Creative “Ella the Elephant” centerpiece …eyeing the bags of peanuts, of course! :)
  • Red & white striped popcorn bags, soda labels & party hats
  • Chocolate covered cherry mice with almost sliver ears!
  • Giant animal cookies with the requisite frosting & sprinkles

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DREAMY Princess Safari First Birthday Party

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Amy from A Dazzle Day crafted, baked, and photographed such a DREAMY celebration for her daughter’s first birthday! With its sweet, feminine details & soft color palette, this beautiful Princess Safari First Birthday Party is full of lovely inspiration for safari themed baby showers too.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pastel tissue paper rosettes embellished with sparkly jewels
  • Elephant & giraffe themed sugar cookies, canvas favor totes & felt tree ornaments
  • Darling safari themed printables from totful memories
  • A sweet thumbprint canvas “guest book” keepsake!

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{Mary Poppins Theme} Jolly Holiday Dessert Table

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I can’t believe it, but I don’t think we’ve ever featured a Mary Poppins theme before! I’m so glad Danielle of Cutie Putti Paperie had one to share with us… check out this fantastic Mary Poppins inspired “Jolly Holiday Dessert Table” she dreamed up. With it’s whimsical illustrations and clever treats, this glittery birthday party is “practically perfect in every way”!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable penguin & “spoonful of sugar” cake pops
  • Amazing invitations with fantastic illustrations of Mary & the kids!
  • Detailed carousel horse fondant toppers with golden poles & jeweled saddles

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{Elmo & Dorothy} Sesame Street Birthday Party

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When it comes to a toddler’s birthday party, you can’t go wrong with coloring activities, Elmo shaped pizza & outdoor fun! Jennifer J Designs designed the paperie for this playful {Elmo & Dorothy} Sesame Street Birthday Party, which was appropriately held on “Caprice Street”.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Chalk drawings, just like on the tv show!
  • Goldfish topped cupcakes + Dorothy’s (blue) juice
  • Elmo birthday girl dress & matching party hat
  • Fruit and veggie platters shaped like sesame street characters! :)

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4th of July Party Ideas: Food, Drinks & DIY Decor

creative 4th of july food ideas - rocket dogs, corn, strawberries & cupcakes

It’s hard to believe that 4th of July is only 2 days away… which means hooray for a 2-day work week! ;) If you’re going to be a 4th of July hostess this year though, 2 days ALSO means that there’s not a lot of time left for planning your celebration. Are you ready? And please don’t feel bad if the answer is no… I’m right there with you this year!

11 CREATIVE IDEAS FOR 4TH OF JULY

With all the amazing minds pumping out creative content these days, there’s definitely no shortage of fabulous 4th of July party ideas to be found. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by it all, here are a few of my favorite creative, yet approachable patriotic party ideas for everything from food & drinks to decor – streamlined into one spot. Here we go…

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Peace & Love Themed Baby Shower

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Want to spread some peace, love, and happiness for mom-to-be? Stephanie of Pretty Lovely Events styled this creative Peace & Love Themed Baby Shower with a great mix of bright colors and feminine details like ruffles and lace. This look would translate beautifully to playful kids birthday or bridal shower too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pretty aqua ombre ruffle photo backdrop (It’s really a shower curtain from Anthropologie!)
  • Bright yellow cake trimmed in tie dye, retro flowers, and peace signs
  • Fabulous yarn wreath with colorful felt-and-rhinestone flowers

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{Party of 5} Cookie Monster, Pinwheels & Poms, Pink Tea Shower, Rainbow Art Party, Nautical Shrimp Boil

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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:

– {Cookie Monster} Milk and Cookies First Birthday
– Pinwheels and PomPoms
– Pink Tea Baby Shower
– Art Theme Birthday Party
– Nautical Shrimp Boil {Red, White & Blue}

1. Cookie Monster Cookies and Milk First Birthday Party! (pictured above) by Lauren Borquez

2. Pinwheels and PomPoms by chphoto

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{Recipe} Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles

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Can you guess the 3 key ingredients in these TRIPLE Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles? Exactly: chocolate, chocolate, and – one last time – more chocolate! And yes, they do happen to be as rich and creamy and all around YUMMY as they look. Not bad for a no-bake, 3-ingredient treat, right? ;)

triple chocolate cheesecake truffles with philadelphia indulgence

To be a little more specific on the ingredients list, the 3 types of chocolate used here are: chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos or similar), semi-sweet chocolate, and Milk Chocolate PHILADELPHIA INDULGENCE cream cheese spread. This is actually a fun twist on the ever-popular Oreo Truffles recipe, which is always a huge hit at the dessert table! Scroll down for the full recipe & instructions.

P.S. Next time I’m planning to try a “white chocolate” version of these using Golden Oreos + White Chocolate Indulgence + white chocolate coating. Doesn’t that sound good? Ya… I think so too. :)

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{Whimsical & Wonderful} Magic Faraway Tree Party

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Oh. My. GOODNESS. Talk about charming! Louisa from The Little Big Company took inspiration from Enid Blyton’s book The Magic Faraway Tree to create this whimsical, artistic, and downright MAGICAL birthday celebration for her daughter. What a treat for these pint sized party guests to get whisked off to the Lands of Topsy Turvy, Toys, Dreams & more for the day! I invite you to scroll down and do the same. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • An AMAZING cake by Just Call Me Martha – featuring Moonface, the Saucepan Man & Silky the Fairy
  • Treasure hunt to to find fairies around the Enchanted Garden
  • Creative gnome & fairy terrarium centerpieces
  • Party hats trimmed with fabric, berries, and flowers
  • Gorgeous handpainted cookies that look like mini watercolor paintings!

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Chic Masquerade Inspired 40th Birthday Party

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Hello, GORGEOUS! Debbi hosted this fabulous “Masquerade Chic” 40th birthday bash at home and celebrated in style with her closest friends. Her company – Studio Cake –  provided a grand assortment of sweets for the feté, including an eye catching black & white tier cake topped with ruffled flowers and a {rhinestone-and-feather bedecked} Venetian mask!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cool pink & black bird cage motif gracing the sugar cookies and dessert labels
  • Glass apothecary jars with bird shaped handles (LOVE these!)
  • Stylish sweets like Parisian fairy floss, pastel pink cake pops & a chocolate fountain
  • Decorative black wire bird cages & a striking fuchsia backdrop

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Rustic + Patriotic: 4th of July Party & Sweetscape

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Emily of A Silver Nutmeg is celebrating the upcoming holiday with a Rustic 4th of July Party starring a patriotic dessert table and adorable chevron-draped kids table!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Vanilla cupcakes with “sparkler” toppers, pinwheels, & star sprinkles
– Creative use of vintage furniture for displays (love the mix-n-match chairs too!)
– Cool gingham picnic basket (used as cupcake stand) + modern striped drink dispenser

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{School’s Out!} Summer Pool Party Ideas

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Are you ready for some summer fun?! Laura of LAURA’S little PARTY designed this Summer Pool Party for her daughter and her friends – to help them celebrate what is likely one of their favorite times of the year. ;) And something most moms will appreciate too: this budget-smart bash features lots of $1 items and FREE printables from Amanda’s Parties To Go!

(P.S. If you’re looking for inspiration for a budget-friendly Adult poolside bash, my “Color Your Summer” Party has decor ideas & free printables that would match this party perfectly!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • $1 steals: pineapple cups, bubble wands, flip flops & goggles
  • Colorful polka dot pool party printables
  • Clever use of sand castle buckets “risers” and treat holders

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Glam Beach Party: Old Hollywood + Tiffany Blue

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We’ve featured Tiffany-themed parties before (here and here for example) but this is the first one that’s taken place at the beach… how FUN! Shawna of Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events took her daughter’s simple “beach party” birthday request and made it the most dazzling beach party ever. Inspired by the classic styles of Old Hollywood, this Glam Beach Birthday Party not only lives up to its name (lots of sparkle & Tiffany blue), but also remains sweet and age-appropriate (candy necklaces, beach balls & hula hoops)!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– A homemade black & white beach tent for some giggly girly time in the shade
– Adorable Tiffany inspired party invitations packaged with sea shells and “diamonds”
– Wooden sail boats for each guest with monogram-embroidered sails
– Tray service of “treats” including candy jewelry in Tiffany & Co. necklace pouches

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“Little Southern Gentleman” Baby Shower Soirée

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It’s definitely a year of big celebrations for the Bosh family! Jackie Ohh Events coordinated this stunning Little Southern Gentleman Baby Shower to help Adrienne and Chris celebrate the arrival of baby Jackson. Everything was beautifully captured in detail by Unique Design Studio. With it’s Southern charm, gorgeous florals & vintage decor, this soirée would translate beautifully to a rustic bridal shower or wedding as well!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Chic rosette and ombre ruffle cakes topped with fondant bow ties
  • Tuxedo-style napkin folds embellished with custom bow ties
  • Mustache-adorned canvas totes, name cards & stationery details
  • Adorable tuxedo sugar cookies and “Little Man” cookie jar favors

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DIY Tutorial: Neon Bottle Table Numbers

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Happy Wedding Wednesday Everyone! It’s Amber here again from Amber Lay Events! This week I am excited to share a DIY Neon Wedding Table Number Idea!

NEON BOTTLE TABLE NUMBERS

I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with neon right now, so I wanted to integrate those colors into this fun and easy recycled bottle project. I know that neon may not be at the top of every brides’s color palette list so keep in mind that you can change the colors to match your wedding (or milestone birthday party, engagement party, etc)! Also, a big thank you to Camryn Clair for shooting this tutorial!

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AMAZING {Rainbow} Muppets Themed Birthday Party

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Everything about this AMAZING {Rainbow} Muppets Themed Birthday Party by  Deliciously Darling Events screams colorful, creative, and downright FUN! From classic Muppet song inspired signage to good ol’ fashioned jokester props á la Fozzi Bear, Dina (a self-proclaimed party-plan-aholic) incorporated so many favorites into this fantastic celebration that will leave you singing “mahna mahna”! I’m also really loving the trendy washi tape adorning the white ceramic vases,  gum ball machine & more.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Fozzi Bear Joke Shop” with rubber chickens, huge glasses & more silly stuff :P
  • Layered rainbow jello in decorative cups, complete with fondant eyeballs
  • A gorgeous ruffle cake with incredible fondant “muppet letters”
  • Build your own banjo station, a muppet show & “Gozno the Great’s” obstacle course
  • Clever table centerpieces featuring an “M” {for Malik} decorated as Kermit the Frog!

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{Bright & Girly} Paint-Inspired Art Party

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Jen Carver, the creative mind behind Banner Events, dreamed up a true masterpiece of an Arts & Crafts Party for her adorable daughter Kaylee! I just love all the clever details (check out those paint brush cake pops!) in this colorful, activity-packed party… not to mention sweet & girly twists like handmade ruffled artist aprons that look fit for the windows of Anthropologie. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Wooden art mannequins holding paintbrushes & adorable fondant artist palettes
  • Jewelry making, painting, paper crafts & all the necessary supplies for budding Picassos!
  • Handcrafted ruffled aprons with mix-and-match fabrics
  • Candy-filled paint cans, fondant crayons, paint palette sugar cookies & more

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Red, White & Blueberry Ice Cream Flag Cake

4th of July American flag ice cream cake with blueberry sauce

Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – The Cake Blog, excited to share a fun new recipe for your 4th of July celebrations.  Sometimes when it’s hot outside, you simply don’t feel like cranking the oven up to 350!  So today we’re doing a different kind of cake – an ICE CREAM cake – created especially for Independence Day. It’s a new spin on the classic berry flag cake… one that I hope you enjoy!

ABOUT THIS CAKE

Smooth and tangy raspberry sorbet is layered with sweet vanilla ice cream, creating a delicious berries and cream flavor in this Red, White, & Blueberry Ice Cream Cake.  A spoonful of homemade blueberry sauce adds to the berry goodness while giving the plated dessert a playful flag effect. This no-bake treat is both refreshingly light and cool.  Plus, you can make it several days in advance. Perfect summer party food! (Full recipe & instructions are below.)

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