Totally Rad 80’s Bridal Shower {Neon & Lace!}

80s bridal shower decorations and totally rad cupcake toppers

This Totally Rad 80’s Bridal Shower is bound to give you a “Total Eclipse of the Heart!”. Channeling Madonna, Jeannette Rivas of J. At Your Serviceperfectly paired an electric 80’s color palette with just the right amount of glitz and glam. From a Twinkie Tower to a Polaroid photobooth and a spritz of Aquanet, this shower is bound to make any bride PSYCHED about her big day! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Neon tablescape with colorful sunglasses used for napkin rings
  • DIY crepe paper “wedding bells”
  • Party guests decked out in their favorite 80’s gear
  • An 80’s twist on a classic party game: “Pin the Bow on Madonna!”
  • Chalkboard painted wine glasses with diamond ring drink charms

80s themed dessert table and bridal shower cupcakes

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The Look For Less: Girly Circus {+ Giveaway}

girly circus birthday party
{HWTM contributor Tonya Coleman of Soireé Event Design here}, and I’m back with a Girly Circus inspired “Look for Less”, guest post where I share with you my tips on how you can have a fabulous, high-end looking party for less!

All the rage right now are parties that feature custom items that have been created by designers that match the party’s printables exactly… from the guest of honor wearing a custom-designed outfit to favor boxes to cakes. Today I’ll show you two different takes on the same party theme – a high-end designer version and a Budget Chic version – both featuring custom elements created from my new printables collection: “Girly Circus!”  And be sure to see the end of the post for a fabulous “Girly Circus Party for 8” GIVEAWAY!


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Charming UP Movie Inspired Kids Birthday Party

up balloon cake

Prepare to get carried UP, UP, and away with the many charming details in this UP Inspired Birthday Party & photo shoot! Majell of Majell del Castillo Events did such a great job bringing the sweetness of the movie to life through everything from the vintage outfits to the colorful treats. P.S. Find more Up party inspiration here (kids birthday) and here (themed wedding proposal).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Airline tickets to Paradise Falls as clever invitations
  • White paper mailboxes for place cards
  • Carl and Ellie house with giant “balloon bunch” made from macarons
  • Globe cake pops, cherry pies & cupcakes topped with balloon bunches
  • Grape soda badge as an added bonus to the adorable, kid-size Carl outfit!

UP movie inspired dessert table

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Modern “Glam-o-ween” Halloween Party

halloween party glam theme

What little girl wouldn’t love to celebrate Halloween with a more “glam” color pallette?  Glam loving guests will be in for a “treat” when you toss out the orange and black and bring in purple, lime and pinks.  HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff, here to share a fa-boo-lous Glam-o-een Party.  {Glam + Halloween = Glam-o-ween}.   (This theme would also make a great party theme for girls celebrating birthdays in October!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chocolate skeleton bones favors
– Bat marshmallow pops in baskets of popcorn
– Laser cut pink paper chandelier decor
– Precious glam witch costume with a glamorous purple pointy hat!

modern halloween party with a glamorous glitter cake


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“Sweet Sailor” Nautical First Birthday {Navy & Pink}

GIrly sailor birthday party desserts

Christine’s darling nautical themed party for her daughter’s first birthday is seriously the sweetness! Pretty details like pink lemonade with blueberries, a precious pink cloud photo prop, & soft pink hearts put such a lovely, feminine twist on this popular theme. (So fun to see my printable sweets sign in there too!) And from the rock candy to the “sandy” marshmallow pops, the treats at this Sailor Birthday set the course for “sweet” sailing into the year to come! P.S. This look would also be perfect for a nautical bridal shower!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable white birthday cake with fondant anchor, rope & soft pink hearts!
  • Navy & white striped dessert table skirt + burlap table topper
  • Handmade fabric pendant bunting banner
  • A simple & sweet smash cake with pink & navy bunting
  • Starfish, anchors & drift wood decor accents

Anchor and heart cake

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Playful {Polka Dots} Monkey Birthday Party

yellow and red monkey inspired birthday

This Monkey Birthday Party is ridiculously cute… not to mention as fun and playful as a barrel full of monkeys – just check out the party favors! ;) Hayden’s 1st birthday party was designed by mom, Alexis of Alexis Campbell Event Styling. Full of red and white polka dot decor, fun lunch box place settings and monkey face sweet treats, this party is sure to make you go BANANAS!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Red and yellow polka dot birthday cake with fondant monkey topper
  • Adorable dessert table “curtains” backdrop and ruffled streamer accents
  • Cheerful yellow and white flowers displayed in yarn wrapped mason jars
  • Handmade party hats embellished with rick rack and paper rosettes
  • Playful “barrel of monkeys” party favors

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Vintage Farmer’s Market Birthday Party

berry sugar cookies

This Farmer’s Market Party is downright delicious in every way! With all the beautiful desserts and fresh fruits, Lyndsey of LuLu’s harvested the perfect birthday celebration for her little Ede, who inspired this party with her naturally sweet personality.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Greens Cupcake Planter with vibrant lettuce head & pea pod cupcake toppers
  • Kid’s “market shopping” activity with the cutest felt fruit & veggie plushies!
  • DIY Carrot Shaped Cupcakes + Fresh Market Stand inspired by this post
  • “Plant a Seed” party favors (with hidden baby announcements!)
  • Floral & gingham shabby chic printables

veggie cupcake toppers

Farmers market shopping list printable

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Back to School Party Picnic & Book Exchange

Back to school dessert table with "Keep Calm and Read On" printables

Now here’s a clever way to your kids excited about learning: celebrate back to school with a Picnic & Book Exchange Party! I love the direction Kara of Lillian Hope Designs took for this back to school party… a book exchange is a great way to share favorite summer reads with friends and reconnect with classmates from the past school year. {This party is also full of great inspiration for teacher appreciation gifts or a schoolhouse themed bash at any time of year!}

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Scholastically inspired fondant chalkboard and A+ paper
  • “Keep Calm and Read On” Signs with apples & notebook paper lines
  • Library card style invitations + brown bag picnic lunch embellished with cute tags
  • Make own bookmark station!

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{Party of 5} Blast Back to School, Seattle Shower, Kids Halloween, Lemonade Party & Rainbow Birthday

blast off back to school 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:

– Blast Back to School
– Seattle Inspired Gender Neutral Baby Shower
– Kids Halloween Party
– Strawberries & Lemonade Party
– Rainbow Birthday Party

1. Blast Back to School! (pictured above) by Gwynn Wasson Designs

2. Seattle Themed Gender Neutral Baby Shower by BellwetherEvents

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{Super Chic!} Retro Pink Flamingo Pool Party

retro pink flamingo dessert table

This stylish & retro Pink Flamingo Pool Party is one of those parties that makes me all kinds of HAPPY… unique theme, fabulous paper graphics & styling, amazing cake, glistening pool, sparkly pink drinks – what’s not to love?! ;) It also happens to be a joint birthday for two best friends… as dreamed up and styled by their {very talented} moms: Leanne of Sweet Style and Natasha, who did the stationery graphics. What a great visual reminder to treasure these last days of warm weather, sun & outdoor fun!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink ombre cake ball tower
– Scalloped blue ombre printables + an amazing flamingo-topped cake to match!
– Adorable photo booth pictures with a retro striped backdrop
– Soft pink cake stands & decorative glass jars holding pink sweets galore
– A vintage “ice cream bar” filled with clever cupcake-y treats (No melting!)

pink flamingo pool party ideas

pink pool party photo booth

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Fantastic Modern Magic Birthday Party {Purple Chevron}

Magic hat birthday cake

Ta Da! Get ready to be wowed by this fantastic Modern Magic Party that Kelly of Eventology Weddings whipped up for her daughter’s 6th birthday. From Presto Popcorn and sparklers in the cake to lots of purple (the birthday girls’ favorite color) no magical detail was left undone! And – all decked out with caps, wands, and top hats – these magicians-in-training look ready and eager to pull a rabbit out of their hats…. or out of the cake at least! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Inflate & Celebrate” balloon invitations – already setting the tone for a magical party!
  • Magician’s rabbit birthday cake with fondant silver stars and sparklers
  • Upside down top hat centerpieces with purple flowers & silver curly ting ting
  • Abracadabra cupcakes, presto popcorn & “Magic Potion #6” drinks

Magic themed table decorations

Purple chevron favors

Rabbit out of the hat cookies


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Spooky “Black Cat Ball” {Kids Halloween Party}

Black Cat Ball themed Halloween party

The traditional black and orange palette with bright pops of vibrant purple and just the right amount of “spooky glam” takes this kids Halloween party to the next level! Paula of Frog Prince Paperie wanted to do something a little different for Halloween this year and dreamed up this “kid fancy”, glitzy Black Cat Ball! I am totally in love with those printed paper “pedestals” used for the big feather arrangements… and the stunning printed drapes and frames are the perfect “costume” for those ominous black walls, don’t you think? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS, to look out for:

– SPOOKtacular treats like ghost meringues & fish skeleton cookies
– “Beta Carotene Brooms” – (aka carrot sticks served in mini cauldrons of ranch dressing!)
– Purple feathers in white vases on “bone” pedestals
– Mini push cakes topped with edible black cats
– Butterscotch pumpkin mousse served in tiny martini glasses

Fish Bone decorated sugar cookies with Happy Halloween Printable favor bag

Carrot sticks in mini caldrons with ranch dressing and halloween inspired cookies (more…)

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Charming Mary Poppins Baby Shower {+ Penguins!}

Mary Poppins "Jolly Holiday" inspired dessert table with hydrangea centerpiece

David and Drexelle of D. Park Photography could not have been more excited to find out they were expecting their first baby… and in order to properly celebrate the joyous occasion, they planned this charming (and beautiful!) Jolly Holiday inspired Mary Poppins Baby Shower! With all the playful penguin & parasol decor, who wouldn’t have a great time celebrating such a magical moment? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Candy apple “penguins” – SO CUTE! :)
  • Penguin shaped welcome signs and drink station details
  • Super fun “Daddy Knows Best” game! (explained below)
  • Vintage Mary Poppins book cover inspired stationery set
  • Fondant parasol and bow cupcake toppers + flower truffle pops

Mary Poppins themed outfit with red and white penguin boutonniere

Mary Poppins penguin welcome sign

Mary Poppins dessert table with penguin printables (more…)

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Chic “Mossy Garden” First Birthday Party

Mossy garden themed first birthday with moss covered decorations and mini cupcake tree swing

Little Lola celebrated her first birthday with a sweet & rustic Mossy Garden Themed Partylooking absolutely darling in her pigtails and homemade lacy birthday crown, I might add! Mom (Jennifer of Dear Lillie) crafted everything from the desserts to the decorations – including the super cute mossy birdhouse and amazing cupcake tree swing!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Charming little DIY white lace crown for the birthday girl
  • A mini “tree swing” (fashioned from wood and twine) used as a cupcake display
  • Giant monogram “L” made with cupcake liners
  • Baby’s breath poms & a moss covered birdhouse

Birthday girl with DIY lace birthday crown

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Curious George Inspired “Bananas & Bow Ties” Birthday

banana birthday cake with banana cake topper

Get ready to go BANANAS over this super cute party! Thanks to mom Cara of One Swell Studio, Hudson celebrated his second birthday in style with a playful Curious George Party filled to the [yellow hat] brim with bananas and bow ties. Inspired by the classic color palette, Cara brought this stylish party to life in bright yellow and red (with hints of pale blue), but if you’re looking an even girlier spin on this theme, check out Curious Cami’s Birthday too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Playful stripes and polka dots everywhere – from the treat cups & backdrop to the printables
  • Glass milk bottles embellished with fabric bow ties
  • Instructions for guests to RSVP to the “Mom in the Yellow Hat”
  • Homemade banana shaped smash cake + a banana split bar!

curious george inspired birthday party with red and yellow dessert table

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Simple + Modern + Fun = “Numbers” Party Theme!

Number Birthday Party with paper number cut-outs

If you’re a fan of outside-the-box party themes, Hayley of Mouse House Creations has a fun ONE for you! Her 5 year old loves numbers, so she dreamed up this super cute, colorful, and fun Numbers Party! This is a great theme idea for young kids learning to count… or even for a creative baby shower with a “countdown” spin. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Paper numbers hanging from every chandelier in the house + the fireplace mantle!
  • Water bottle labels with different numbers for each guest
  • A giant 5 cake with multi color number candles
  • Number & polka dot banner & chocolate bar wrappers

Water bottle numbered printables and 5th birthday shirt

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Photography Tips: Capturing “Golden Hour Moments”

Outdoor Photography Tips from Jen CYK - Golden Hour Moments

Happy summer everyone! I hope you have enjoyed these days to their fullest! This is Jen from Jen CYK Photographyand I’m back {as a new contributor, check out my about me page!} to inspire you to take some beautiful pictures as this season winds down.

Who doesn’t love glorious summer evenings? It stays light out super late. It stays warm out all night. And there’s a sweet glow in the sky that cannot be duplicated. With all of these elements, let me inspire you to get outside, and take some pictures, during the Beautiful Moments At Golden Hour!

Pictures At Golden Hour


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{Party of 5} Vintage Romance, Elephant Baby Shower, Natural Dessert Table, Ice Cream Shop & Penguin Party

pink strawberry cake

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 Parisian Romance
– Neon & Neutral Elelphant Baby Shower
– Natural Dessert Table
– Vintage Ice Cream Shop Birthday Party
– Penguin Pool Party

1. Vintage Parisian Romance (pictured above) by hellomysweet

2. Neon & Neutral Elephant Baby Shower by Emmy’s Events

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Darling Pink Vintage Circus Birthday Party

vintage circus party ideas

What a fun day in the park for a sweet birthday girl (and friends!)… Lucy’s mom Simone co-owns inviteme & designed this totally darling Pink Vintage Circus Party for her birthday celebration. I love the super girly + vintage twist that Simone put on the popular circus theme – with fabulous printables and feminine details like ruffled cupcakes, a pink gauze canopy, and dainty treat dishes!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable cake adorned with a cool vintage edible image graphic + scalloped fondant
  • Mini pink ombre cakes with little pink banner toppers
  • Muslin favors bags, clown cupcake toppers + printable vintage circus animal bunting

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Colorful & Contemporary Geometric Fox Party

geometric fox dessert table

Zoe’s got serious style already! Thetis Sardo of Little Sooti Events combined her daughter’s big personality with “Scandinavian Style” inspiration to produce this fashion-forward and super colorful Geometric Fox Party! I love how she used cool toys to add big pops of color to the dessert table – and to help fill it up without going overboard on the amount of desserts. As usual, Ham and Pea Design & Paperie totally nailed all of the paper details too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • An AWESOME and super colorful geometric backdrop
  • Felt fox masks at each place setting + muslin favor bags filled with goodies!
  • Colorful geometric triangle patterned cake
  • Cardboard lunch boxes with colorful fox labels + a bold black & white striped table runner

fox rainbow cake

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Charming Yellow & Gray First Birthday Party

yellow and white hot air balloon pinata

Yellow & Gray is such a fabulous color combination… it works well for all kinds of occasions, including weddings, baby showers and even first birthday parties! Speaking of which… check out this {super chic} Yellow & Gray First Birthday Party by Nadia of mamemima. The handmade decorations for this summery, indoor/outdoor party are so charming and sweet… and I’m pretty sure that hot air balloon piñata (made by the birthday boy’s Aunt) is way too cute to break! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Handmade fabric birthday bunting, paper pinwheels, fringed party hats & more
  • Tolsby IKEA frames ($1 each!) used to spell out birthday boy’s name on the dessert table
  • Darling homemade hot air balloon piñata trimmed in tissue fringe
  • Yellow & gray monogrammed paper birthday crown

yellow and gray decorations with patterned bunting and pinwheels

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Gourmet {& Stylish!} Summer Grill-Out Party

summer grill-out

Sometimes, the best way to say thanks is to throw a party… I’m definitely on board with that idea! ;) Meredith of MJ Paperie & Party Design styled this fabulous Gourmet Summer Grill-Out for the Downtown South Bend Board of Directors – as a special thank you for all of their support. With a festive and perfect-for-summer palette of aqua & orange + seriously delicious looking food by Chic Eats Catering, I’m guessing this gesture of appreciation was VERY well received! {P.S. This design would also make for a lovely bridal shower or adult birthday!}

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Mini weber grills used as a pedestals for decor & mouth watering mac-n-cheese!
– Orange dipped wooden utensils (LOVING this trend!)
– Table centerpieces accented with mini “thank you” chalkboards
– Cute custom dry rub favors with labels reading “Spice up your next cookout on us!”

orange bamboo utensils

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Navy & Yellow Chevron Party {Graduation + Birthday}

graduation and a birthday party

The new school year is just starting, but if you’re one of those early planners, we’ve already got inspiration for the end! This fantastic Navy & Yellow Chevron Party by Shawna of Event Styling by Shawna Marie is actually a joint graduation party and birthday party – and really – it’s full of great styling inspiration for ANY type of celebration you have coming up. Isn’t the combo drink and dessert station (pictured above) just lovely? Don’t miss the incredibly creative invitations either… Shawna’s got some serious graphic design skills! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Rootbeer floats served in mason jars with chevron “YUM” tags
  • Die-cut graduation cap cupcake toppers
  • Simple & chic blue chevron cake accented with a band of yellow
  • Creative backdrop idea: large white frames filled with paper + a chevron bunting overly

mason jar rootbeer floats

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DJ “Jazzy Jad” & The Fresh Prince {80s Hip Hop Party}

DJ Party dessert table with neon garland

Using 80’s hip hop and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as inspiration, Dina of Deliciously Darling Events whipped up this INCREDIBLE  DJ “Jazzy Jad” & The Fresh Prince themed birthday party for her son Jad, who happens to be a big fan of music and DJs already. And even though this is a third birthday party, I’m pretty sure there are lots of “grown-ups” that would LOVE a little Fresh Prince flair at their party too…myself included! After all, this party looks pretty HOPPIN’! ;)

Sidenote: I thought about trying to rap a clever intro for this party, then quickly realized it would be best to just let the pictures do the talking – although if you’re like me you’ll start to hear Will Smith rapping when you look at them anyways! “Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down …”

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Graffiti “DJ Jazzy Jad” cake with AMAZING fondant work + 3 layers of neon-cakey-goodness!
  • Colorful cake pops with (homemade) tiny fondant microphones
  • Clever “Tag Your Cupcake” activity with cans of edible dessert spray
  • Paper Boom Box garlands & centerpieces + cassette tape lunch boxes
  • A “graffiti” wall, DJ dance floor, “Pimp Your Chain” station & more outdoor fun!

Microphone cake pops and boom box cupcake toppers

"Tag Your Cupcake" cupcake decorationg station

Fresh Prince of Bel Air themed party with neon decorations (more…)

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Playful “Beer & Bra” Bachelorette Party Theme

Bachelorette party with beer and bra decorations

Clever party themes always make me so happy! And here’s a perfect example… Aubrey of Bride Meets Wedding crafted this fabulous Beer & Bra Bachelorette Party for all the ladies who prefer sipping ice cold beer to martinis, but still love a feminine touch. I love how this playful bachelorette theme manages to be both a little bit rowdy and a little bit sweet. CHEERS to a great idea!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Bra garland + bra “guest book”
  • Beer tasting bar with stylish “Rate the Beer” comment cards
  • Easy beer bottle centerpieces with fresh garden roses!
  • Pink clothespin food labels for a sweet popcorn bar
  • Cheeky bra inspired cake pops ;)

Pink and gray bachelorette party invitations

Bachelorette party lingerie cake pops (more…)

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*CHEERS* to a Happy Labor Day {with Free Printables!}

labor day cocktails + free printables

We thought it would be fun to get in the USA spirit for Labor Day this year, and guess what that means? Yep… FREE Labor Day Party Printables for you to enjoy too!

Scroll down to preview and download our drink flags, cupcake toppers/party circles, and a couple decorative signs featuring Lady Liberty herself toasting the holiday + a Labor Day “agenda” that shouldn’t exactly be tough to follow! ;)

And since party hostesses shouldn’t be logging extra hours on Labor Day either, we kept things easy for the food & drinks too. The cupcakes pictured here are {unabashedly!} store-bought, and the drinks are pour-and-serve Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light Piña Coladas. The color of the piña coladas also ties in quite nicely to the other popular theme for Labor Day – White Parties!

labor day cocktails + free patriotic party printables

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Soaring to New Heights Party {Back to School Event}

Vintage milk jars with airplane propeller straw flags

In preparation for the upcoming school year, Jen Carver of Banner Events held an adorable (and super clever!) “Soaring to New Heights” party that’s full of great inspiration for an airplane birthday parties too. The coolest part? It was at the local airport! I’m loving the adorable, retro style printables by Birds Party too – how cute are those “Pilot Fuel” labels with the “propeller” straws?!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Boarding pass invitations
  • Apples embellished with “In-Flight Snack” stickers + mini suitcases filled with peanuts!
  • Flight themed placemats for coloring and “Flying Supplies” for crafting
  • super cute 3-D airplane fondant cupcake toppers
  • All the kids getting their wings :)

Airplane themed back to school party

Airplane party snack food with sticker printables

Airplane cake with pilot wings and clouds (more…)

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Super Cute {Backyard} Winter Camping Party

Winter camp party with an archery target

It’s winter in Australia right now, so Daisy of Leo & Bella created this SUPER CUTE Winter Camping Party for her son Leonardo’s 3rd birthday! And even though the weather’s been nearing triple digits in my neck of the woods lately, the adorable details from this party – including wintry accents like flannel, pinecones, wood textures & the birthday boy’s beanie! – are getting me really excited for the upcoming fall and winter seasons… and for more rustic & nature inspired parties to come!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Woodgrain textured cake + woodgrain washi tape drink wrappers
  • Incredible camping inspired sugar cookies in the shape of s’mores, lanterns, bug spray & more
  • Clever felt “campfire” + kid size teepee with a “Wipe Yer Paws” sign
  • Darling bear cake pops, s’mores kits and mini canteens
  • Scavenger hunt activity with adorable “checklist”

Kids camping party with scavenger hunt printables

Campfire and teepee cake toppers and bear cake pops

Dessert table with camping inspired cookies (more…)

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Charming Vintage Storybook Birthday Party

Story party dessert table with "Once Upon a Time" Invitation

Inspired by a big oval wooden mirror + her son Logan’s love for reading, Melissa dreamed up this charming Vintage Storybook Birthday Party for his 3rd birthday! Crafty lime & navy decorations, clever themed desserts, and a whimsical photo booth made for one seriously cute “storybook” of a party in the park! There’s great inspiration for a storybook or “once upon a time” themed baby shower here too. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Once Upon a Time…” stamped wooden utensils
– Goldilocks inspired oatmeal porridge cookies in mason jars with chalkboard labels
– DIY vintage scrap fabric bunting banner
– Little Golden Books as party favors, packaged in kraft bags with mini buntings

Mason jars with painted chalkboard labels

Mason jars and cupcakes on mini cupcake stands

Cake stand with vintage storybooks (more…)

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{Patriotic} Red, White & Blue Aussie Party!

Australian party decorations
Patriotic parties aren’t just for designated holidays! And here’s a FANTASTIC example… Lucinda created this beautiful Red, White & Blue Aussie Party (inspired by the Australian flag) for her two sons, who happen to celebrate their birthdays just 3 days apart. Fabulous red, white, and blue desserts and creative decorations were just the beginning… scroll through her full album (link below) to see all the fun had at COOP too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cool birthday cakes with Australian flag inspired cookie toppers
– Vegemite sandwiches + recycled Vegemite jars used as flower vases!
– Berry parfaits served in mini jars embellished with red & white ribbons
– Rainbow swirl “lollies” with kangaroo silhouette labels
– A margarita station (and ice cold Fosters!) for the adults to enjoy ;)

red white and blue fruit cup dessert

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