Sweet Watermelon Picnic {2nd Birthday}

watermelon birthday party

It is sweet to be two! Especially when mommy, Tracy Allen of Sweet Peach Paperie, celebrates your birthday with a Watermelon Picnic! Charming red gingham, eyelet napkins, watercolor printable graphics and more meaningful details all pulled together by a loving family, created a simply sweet birthday afternoon. :) 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Watermelon Dress and Fruit Slice Cookies by PeaPods
  • Printable summer fans, dessert stand and red tulips in pitchers
  • Red polka dot wrapped cupcakes, watermelon slice snacks and “sweet” drink flags
  • Darling watermelon birthday dress and red ribbon embellished details

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Blue & Red Mickey Mouse Soccer Party

Mickey soccer party

From the oh so cute “mouse eared” soccer ball treats to the locker room inspired party space, this Blue & Red Mickey Mouse Soccer Party is a GOAL! Mommy Fredricka called on Wendy of Green Beansie Ink for cute paperie, Velvet Bake Shop for one impressive cake, snapshots of the day from Mandy Lilly Photography and Mickey of course came to referee the kids soccer game!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Team Zachary’s Locker Room” with balloons and red lockers
  • Amazing Jersey, Winners Cup & Soccer Ball Cookies by Baked Perfection 
  • “Thanks for kickin’ it with me” soft soccer ball favors!
  • Mickey shaped sandwiches, polka dot placemats and “Mouseka Cup” trophies
  • Blue jerserys & Mickey Mouse ear soccer “uniforms”

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{Party of 5} Star Wars Birthday, Ice Cream Party, Summer Games, Princess Charity Event & Gender Reveal

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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:

– Star Wars Birthday
– Ice Cream Party
– The Summer Games (8th Birthday Party)
– Princess Charity Event
– Gender Reveal Party

1. star wars (pictured above) by OOH LALA EVENTS

2. Ice-cream Party by skye1

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Rainbow Bubblegum Themed Birthday Party

Rainbow Gumball Birthday Cake

Rainbows, gum balls and all things sweet! This Rainbow Bubblegum Themed Birthday Party by Jo Anne of oh goodie designs is absolutely POPPING with bright & clever ideas! From colorful bubblegum filled dessert trays to the amazing mini gum ball cupcake toppers by Edible Details, this party is so cute I could burst!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Bubblegum filled acrylic dessert trays + gum ball garland chair backs
  • “I Chew-s You” bubblegum party favors, pink polka dot balloons & bubble gum machine banner
  • Mini gum ball machine cupcake toppers & rainbow chevron party invitation
  • Confetti cake pops with gum ball topped sticks, gum ball necklaces

Gumball Art Party Activity

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DIY Tutorial: Metallic + Chevron Fringe Risers

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Let’s get fringetastic! Today we have another fabulous DIY tutorial from our Royal Baby Shower that involves metallic tissue paper and chevron pattern, so get excited people! These fun Fringe Risers are crafty, affordable and playful… perfect to showcase your favorite desserts or make your centerpieces pop! (more…)

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Nautical Sailboat Birthday Party

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Ships Ahoy! Let’s sail away with this cute & summery Nautical Sailboat Birthday Party styled by Lauren McKinsey. I’m loving the bright colors, bold patterns, and adorable sailboat inspired birthday treats – what perfect conditions for an out-to-sea adventure! 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cute Rice Krispie Treat sailboats with printable sails & gumball buoys
  • Nautical inspired round Hershey Kiss labels + blue jello ocean cups with apple sailboats
  • peanut butter & jelly sandwich bar with squeezable PB&J, marshmallows and chocolate chips

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Ombre Purple Spa Themed Birthday Party

Spa Party Cupcake toppers

Sit back, relax & enjoy! This Ombre Purple Spa Themed Birthday Party by Sammy Hassan of Oh It’s Perfect is a mix of luxury and relaxation with it’s glitzy gold decor & soft purple hues. Sweet treats with cute fondant beauty products and a decadent ombre purple birthday cake make this celebration a perfect day of pampering!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pretty ombre purple dessert table with a gold frame table & golden make-up decorations
  • Party pinwheels, gold jars with purple flowers and tulle circle dessert table backdrop
  • Ombre purple birthday cake with mini name banner + Ombre purple Oreos
  • Lipstick cake pops, purple ombre bubble bath cookies & spa themed cupcake toppers

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Traditional & Elegant Vintage Wedding

Terrier dog shaped wedding cookies

I’m so excited to share this sweet wedding today! Dan is an old friend of mine, and his Traditional & Elegant Vintage Wedding is almost as breathtaking as his new bride, Beth. Bash! A Special Events Firm laced the day with perfect, while Akil Bennett Photography captured all the timeless tradition, romantic decor and heartwarming memories. (Read Beths details to below for the wonderful meaning behind all the sophisticated, organic decorations!) 

WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Sophisticated dessert table with vintage risers & fabric covered dessert trays
  • Heart shaped escort cards, blush floral centerpieces & elegant table settings with monogrammed menus
  • Beautiful lace inspired wedding cake & child portrait chair backs for the bride and groom
  • Scottish Terrier shaped cookie favors, modeled after the newlywed’s dog!

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“Having a Ball Since 1923” Mason Jar Inspired 90th Birthday Celebration

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A 90th birthday is definitely a reason to throw a party! Kelli Hart of Lizzie Bella Weddings & Events dreamed up this “Having a Ball Since 1923” Mason Jar Inspired 90th Birthday Celebration for Jean’s big day! The pretty blue hues, embellished mason jars & nostalgic balloon photo display made this already special milestone feel like a truly marvelous occasion!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mason jar sugar cookies & blue cupcakes with pearly sprinkles
  • Stacked vintage books topped with bundled mason jars
  • Babys breath + white peonies and framed quotes
  • Ribbon and floral wrapped mason jar drinking cups
  • Nostalgic pearlescent balloon suspended photo display

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AMAZING Lego Construction Party

Lego inspired construction party

Hold onto your hard hats because Daneve Frankish of Ah-Tissue built an AMAZING Lego Construction Party for her son Tahlin’s 5th birthday! With creative construction zone activities like build your own pizza and a lego car race, the “hardworking” party guests refueled on Oreo boulder pops, traffic cones and a homemade lego cake!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Paper tool box snack caddies, lego head pillows and “Guess How Many” Lego Pieces Game
  • Lego construction inspired dessert table with truckloads of sweets!
  • Construction zone kids table with traffic cone sippy cups & cinderblock stools
  • Workers Pass (Play at your own risk!) and party zone yellow hard hats
  • “Build Your Best Lego Car” Activity followed by lego car races

Lego pillow party decorations

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DIY Tutorial: Toadstool Chair Cushions

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Today we have a special treat! A DIY tutorial from Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day that is just darling for a woodland party themeToadstool Chair Cushions. These cushions are an easy sewing project and totally affordable, plus what’s better than cute and comfortable party decor?! (more…)

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DIY Tutorial: Popsicle Stick “Cake” Centerpiece

popsicle stick craft party centerpiece - washi tape popsicle cake

We had lots of fun coming up with some popsicle stick party crafts recently – and I’m excited to share one of my favorites with you today!

This Popsicle Stick Cake Centerpiece is surprisingly easy and super versatile. We dressed this one up in sherbet-inspired hues to match our Popsicle Birthday printable collection, but with the abundance of washi tape patterns (and other embellishments) out there, the sky is the limit as far as customizing this design! Read on for all the details, and be sure to check out the matching popsicle tablescape for coordinating party ideas. ;) (more…)

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“La Dolce Vita” Italy Inspired Twins Birthday Party

Tiramisu Cake

Que bella!! Li-Ann Scott of Ham & Pea Design & Paperie always throws her boys phenomenal country inspired birthday parties (like last years Fiesta Mexicana), so of course this “La Dolce Vita” Italy Inspired Twins Birthday Party is remarkable and full of unique ideas. With a beautiful venue, hanging cookware, pasta + tomato can decor and classic Italian eats, I am completely transported to Italy – and I am in total amore!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Creative uses of tomato cans, pasta noodles, herbs & cookware as party decor
  • Italian cannolis & tiramisu cake + gelato and beverage bar
  • Amazing fondant spaghetti & pizza cake toppers and tomato macarons by Kiss My Cakes
  • Pasta & custom tea towel adult party favors and pizza box trivia games for the kids

Italy inspired sugar cookies with a scooter and ferrari

Twins Italy birthday party

Homemade Italian Gelato with Italian inspired printables

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10 Creative Glamping {Glam Camping} Party Ideas

Glamping Party Ideas

Glamping (a.k.a. “Glam Camping”) is such a fun, trendy theme for girls birthday parties right now, so for my latest guest post over at Glam I thought it would be a fun to mix things up with a GROWN UP version! Get ready to glitz up your “campsite” – wherever it may be – with these 10 fabulous ideas for a girly, adult camping party. ;)

View the full post with all 10 ideas right here, and check out lots more inspiration in our Glamping Party Ideas Pinterest board.

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“Let’s Play Ball” Sports Party {Boys Birthday}

Sports Party Lunch Buffet

Let’s Play Ball! From football and basketball to tennis and soccer (and even handball!) Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online creatively covered all the bases with this Sports Party for her son’s 7th birthday!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Raulli Field Concessions” Dessert table with peanut filled votives & Cracker Jack cones
  • Baseball and football sugar cookies + basketball cupcake toppers
  • Fun sporty party activities and ball cap party favors with embroidered “7”
  • Golf “Hole in 1” birthday cake + tiered cake with fondant sports balls & “Luke is Seven” banner

Concession Stand Dessert Table

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Polka Dot Puppy Pawty {2nd Birthday}

Cute Puppy Party Dessert Ideas

Cristy Mishkula of Pretty My Party styled this adorable Puppy Pawty for her puppy-loving son, Carter! And it’s pawsitively perfect with all of the playful paw print decor, clever puppy treats and the cutest little doggy party mascot! (For more Puppy Inspired Party Ideas go here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Puppy inspired dessert table with a paw print tablecloth & polka dot balloons
  • Paw print, puppy and dog tag cupcake toppers + dog bone cake pops
  • Fetch Sticks, Puppy Chow, Puppy Punch and “Lolli Pups”
  • Cute polka dot printables with puppies in party hats and red dog houses
  • “Wipe Your Paws” napkin holder + “Let’s Pawty” cupcake wrappers

Cute & Crafty Dog Party Centerpieces

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Birdie Inspired “Pretty as a Peony” First Birthday Party

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If fresh flowers make you smile, then this vision of girly elegance by Jasmine Shah of IDEA! event + style will pretty much make your day! :) Kate Parker Photography beautifully captured moments of the day, the playful decor and dramatic desserts by Dot’s Delights for Aleksandra’s special Birdie Inspired “Pretty as a Peony” First Birthday Party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Peony Wreath Dessert Table Backdrop and Ombre Ruffle Cake
  • Bird Nest Name Card, Pink Plates & Doily Chargers
  • Sweet Little Birdie Favors in White Cages + Pink Balloons
  • “Pretty As A Peony” Water Bottle Wraps

pretty peony dessert table

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Playful & Girly Sesame Street Themed Birthday Party

Sesame Street Birthday Cake

This Girly Sesame Street Themed Birthday Party designed by mommy, Christine of Fancy That! Events, and beautifully photographed by Melody of Melody Melikian Photography, is a playful mix of crafted and professional details. The colorful balloons, whimsical florals and cute character favor bags are just a few of the sites to look forward to on Sophia Street. :) (For more Sesame Street party inspiration click here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cookie Monster inspired birthday cake with fondant “123 Sophia” street sign
  • Pretty sprinkled cupcakes and cake pops & pinwheels in striped candy cups
  • Face painting and balloon animals + cute character inspired party hats
  • Yellow flowery “2” chair decoration and fringe vase floral centerpieces

Sesame Street Birthday Party Ideas

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Red, Blue & Yellow Picnic Theme Dessert Table

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I love the modern, country feel of this Red, Blue & Yellow Picnic Theme Dessert Table by Kim Foren for Skeeter Snacks. A ribbon suspended cake (like a tree swing!), red gingham details and an all around creative dessert display with more than a few chips of inspiration! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS  to look out for:

– Suspended glass & ribbon cake display + vintage blue ladder dessert stand
– Red cookie favor tins with gingham & glitter monogram tags
– Hanging cookie jars with polka dot ribbon & gerber daisy toppers

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{Sweet & Girly} French Inspired Baby Shower

Elegant gold and pink tablescape

Très chic! If you love glitter, glamour & all things French, you will love this {Sweet & Girly} French Inspired Baby Shower forever! With A breath-taking dessert display {complete with a Parisian café backdrop}, parasol ceiling decoration and feminine printables, Lilly of I Heart Sugar Sugar flawlessly brought France to life to welcome her sweet bébé into the world!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Gold & pink tablescape with beautiful centerpiece: ornate, gold hat box filled with flowers
  • Amazing “Parisian Cafe” dessert display + Pretty white wooden chests for a lunch buffet
  • Gorgeous mint and pink cakes, pink ombre ruffle cake pops & glittery monogram cookies

Parisian Baby Shower Ideas

Pink ruffle ombre cake with pretty fondant flowers

Pretty monogram and bow cookies

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Magical Rainbow Unicorn Party!

Whimsical rainbow dessert table

Rainbows, glitter & unicorns… what could possibly be more AMAZING?! I can’t deny that I am absolutely obsessed with this Magical Rainbow Unicorn Party by Gretchen of Three Little Monkeys Studio! There are so many cute ideas here- from the glittery unicorn headbands and gold unicorn figurines to the awesome rainbow tissue tassel birthday banner and DIY paper lunch baskets! If this party isn’t the definition of fantasy, magical and PERFECT, then I don’t know what is. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Magical pink & gold unicorn oreo toppers by Love & Sugar Kisses
  • Pretty donut tower studded with flowers + rainbow “5” topper
  • Cute fuzzy unicorn birthday hat and unicorn “horn” headbands
  • Rainbow polka dot ribbon garland & matching wreath by Sweet Georgia Sweet
  • Magical rainbow unicorn party printables & sparkly pink rainbow cupcake toppers

Pink & gold unicorn desserts

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Beautiful {French Inspired} Little Ballerina Tea Party

Ballerina dessert table

Ooh la la, this beautiful French Inspired Little Ballerina TeaParty is très magnifique! Mommy Fredricka creatively designed her daughter Zoe’s 4th birthday party with pretty pink decor & sweet, fancy tulle details! (For more amazing ballerina party ideas click here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pink dresser Dessert “Barre” with pretty point shoe cookies & lace wrapped cupcakes
  • Ombre cake with a darling tutu cake topper!
  • Doily inspired printables, balloons tied with lace & tea bag cookies
  • Tulle pom swizzle stick toppers and tulle tied ballet slipper chair backs
  • Personalized tutu party favors + gold glittery “ballerina” hanger

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Ballerina ballet bar

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{Party of 5} Shopping Queen, Hungry Caterpillar, Peter Pan Party, Backyard Woodland & Gone with the Wind

shopping queen 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:

– Shopping Queen Party
– Hungry Caterpillar Twins First Birthday
– Peter Pan Party
– Backyard Woodland Party
– Gone with the wind Birthday

1. Shopping Queen (pictured above) by Shawna

2. Jaxon & Harper’s 1st Birthday Celebration by ldunnigan

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{Adorable Animal} Twins First Birthday Party

Sweet yellow and blue twins giraffe birthday cake

Let’s double the fun & get wild with this {Adorable Animal} Twins First Birthday Party by Bob Gail Special Events with an amazing cake & more desserts by Vanilla Bake Shop! The birthday boys had a darling blue & white celebration full of cute little animal faces, polka dots and pretty daisy flower decor!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pretty yellow & blue animal print birthday cake with twin giraffe toppers
  • Beautiful daisy & moss covered entrance monograms
  • Yellow & blue candy buffet, cute polka dot dessert bar & wild animal cake pops!

Aqua and yellow candy buffet

Twins wild animal party

Wild kingdom party favor boxes

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Ninja Themed Party {Boys 8th Birthday}

Ninja Party Ideas

Hiya! Watch out for this Ninja Birthday Party by Abigail of Paper & Cake because it’s highly trained in AWESOME. ;) With red and black paper lanterns, ninja costumes & a super cool “Ninja Weaponry” cardboard sword making station, this party is quite the work of {martial} art!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Awesome “Bento Box” inspired dessert buffet
  • “Ninja Sword” & “Nunchuck” making station + “Ninja Star” origami station
  • Cool ninja inspired printables & cupcake toppers + Oversize ninja cut-outs

Ninja Birthday Party

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Playful Monsters University Themed Party

sulley cake

This party earns an A+! I just love the Petite Party Studio and their playful colors, DIY elements and selection in party themes. Inspired by the new movie release, this Playful Monsters University Party has frighteningly cute door inspired details, fancy party fringe and creative character inspired sweets.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Sulley Cake with Scare Door Garland + Sulley Favors
  • DIY Tissue Fringe Chandelier and Fringe Lined Printable Placemats
  • Mike Wazowski Oreo Pops, Cupcakes and Utensil Packages

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Whimsical First Birthday Party {Pinwheels & Elephants}

Elephant and Bunny party decorations

This Whimsical First Birthday Party by Harper’s talented mommy + dreamy photography by Jennie Tewell Photography is downright darling with colorful pinwheel and elephant decor! And I just love the pretty watercolor birthday paintings, pink, mint & purple colors and of course the crafty monogram made from buttons!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pretty framed “H” button monogram + book page & tissue pom welcome wreath
  • Adorable, whimsical birthday dress with cute elephants, people & balloons
  • Birdhouses, pinwheel cupcake toppers and pink drinks in mini daisy mason jars
  • Pink smash cake, felt princess crown and high chair with colorful rag-tie fringe

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Tricycle Inspired Gender Reveal Party

gender reveal dessert table

This old-timey Tri-cycle Inspired Gender Reveal Party by Kenna of Miss Party Mom is too cute with it’s teal and yellow decor, desserts by Hannah’s Cookies and Treats + sweet silhouette printables! With cool eclectic decorations and a fun “Baby Name” voting activity this gender reveal party is full of great ideas… and how cute is a “tri-cycle” theme for celebrating a 3rd pregnancy!?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Teal tricycle, “Dream Big Little One” Sign & large balloon with tassel fringe
  • Silhouette Printables in Teal Frames and Baby Name Voting by World Wide Party
  • Reveal Cake + Gender Stamped Cookie Favors

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Sweet & Simple Baby Shower, Inspired By Flowers

bow tie garland

Hi Everyone! It’s Jen, your photographer that brings lots of smiles (feel free to see a few of them right here). So when I’m not taking pictures of you lovely people, I can often be caught planning events.

But here’s the thing. I see these amazing events that you all submit here for the world to see, and I can’t help but think to myself, “how do they do it?” I mean you nail every. single. detail! Where do you find the time? So kudos to all of you talented people, a lot of work goes in to your gorgeous events.

I’m a busy gal. And I know I can’t be the only one. So it’s important for my events to be beautiful, but a little more simple.  I wanted to share this lovely baby shower for a dear friend of mine. When planning events, I always start with the centerpieces, and work from there. For this event, my centerpieces and starting point, was flowers.

Flowers make everything prettier. And they can make a simple shower, jaw dropping. So please enjoy this Simple Baby Shower, Inspired by Flowers. I hope these pictures inspire you to make things beautiful, while keeping it simple, and happy, with hopes of not adding too much additional stress to your plate. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Centerpieces with mason jars and various yellow & white blooms
  • Succulent favors for each guest and lots of happy ladies
  • Yellow chevron gift bag with Birthday Cake Rice Krispy Treats inside

succulent stroller

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Modern “Love is Blind” Engagement Shoot

save the date

This is a really special post- I don’t think I’ve ever featured an engagement photo shoot before! Events by Kate and Photography by Taqueesha created this Modern “Love is Blind” Engagement Shoot for Kayla & Dave, that really caught my eye. The creative theme paired with fun props, made the session feel like a sweet little party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Stationary with optical graphics by Ginger Creative
  • Vintage trunks + engagement ring in colorful gumballs
  • Sweet Props: rainbow lollipop and “Eye Heart U” Cookies
  • Red chairs with chevron cushions & matching cupcake wrappers!

i heart u cookies

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