4th of July Game Idea: DIY Patriotic Gunny Sack Race

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For our “All-American County Fair” 4th of July Party shared earlier this month, we styled a few fun game ideas too – one of them being a Patriotic Gunny Sack Race with DIY Gunny Sacks! These were so fun and easy to make… look for a few behind the scenes pictures and decorating ideas below! (And download the free printable race + start and finish signs here.)


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Sweet Seersucker Bow Inspired 4th of July Party Ideas

popcorn stand for a july 4th party

Suzanne of Fanciful Events did a fabulous job with these Seersucker Bow Inspired 4th of July Party Ideas for the upcoming holiday (and yes, it is less than 2 weeks away)! So, let the inspiration begin: pinstripe decor, seersucker bows, patriotic desserts and super cute little girls in tutus!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Seersucker bows & ruffle garlands wrapped around cupcakes & snack caddies
– Cute sweets concession stand with cookies, soda and popcorn + “Sweet Treats” Sign
– Pretty red, white and blue chocolate covered oreos with bow & star fondant toppers
– Mini cake with paper straw & tinsel “sparkler” toppers

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HWTM “Little Sailor” 1st Birthday Party for Pottery Barn Kids + Free Printables!

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I’m thrilled to finally be able to share this Little Sailor 1st Birthday theme that I styled for Pottery Barn Kids! We actually shot this theme in Northern California with the PBkids team – at the same time as our Ice Cream Shoppe Party featured earlier this year… so it was fun to focus on something more boy oriented for the 2nd day of shooting. I’m sure the room attendants were completely confused by the random array of craft explosions happening in our hotel room though. ;) Alyssa & I even frosted & decorated the cookies for this shoot in there… so I figure they should be a breeze for you to do at home!

Head on over to the Pottery Barn Kids website for full details on this theme – including recipes, party details, and LOTS of free printables! We also have matching invitations, custom items and a girl version of this collection available in our Etsy Shop.

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DIY Tutorial: Wooden Peg Fairy Dolls

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Didn’t you just love this Dreamy Lavender Woodland Fairy Party styled by the incredible Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day from earlier this week? It was such a whimsical party with so many gorgeous handcrafted elements. Her DIY Wooden Peg Fairy Dolls are surprisingly easy to make and are perfect for enchanting little party favors or as a beautiful cake topper! P.S. We’ll be sharing a few more tutorials from this party within the next few weeks- including those adorable toadstool chair cushions and elegant napkins! ;)

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{Party of 5} Patriotic Party, Purple Wedding, Red Balloon Birthday, Wonderland Tea Party & Spring Garden

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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:

– Lovely Liberty 4th of July Party
– Purple Wedding
– Red Balloon Birthday
– Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
– Green Spring Garden Party Workshop

1. Lovely Liberty Patriotic Party (pictured above) by katarinaspaperie

2. Stephanie & Troy’s London Wedding by cloud9bysteph

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Monster Themed First Birthday {Korean Dol}

blue and green monster sugar cookies

This Monster Themed First Birthday {Korean Dol} by Hanna & Christina of One Sweet Day is just too cute with all the little scary monster faces peeking out from every corner! I love the creative ways they crafted simple themed party decor, like the google-eyed monster candle wraps & the craft monster favor bags!

PARTY HIGHLIGHT to look out for:

  • Googly-eye monster face candle wrappers {with party hats, too!}
  • Cute blue & green monster sugar cookies + Polka dot monster cake with fondant bunting!
  • Tiered dessert table with crepe paper streamer backdrop, monster printables & monster treats!

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Cute & Crafty Summer Popsicle Birthday Party!

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So… you might have noticed that we’re going a little crazy with POPSICLES over here lately. ;) And as much as I do love to eat them, the main reason was that (at a recent speaking engagement) I wanted to demonstrate how the exact same theme can be brought to life in two totally different ways. So the first popsicle party design we dreamed up was a watercolor-inspired popsicle baby shower, and the 2nd one is what you see here: a playful & modern Popsicle Birthday Party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • A fabulous (and inexpensive!) sheet from Target used as the “tablecloth”
  • Washi tape used to make paper plates look like “presents”
  • DIY Popsicle Stick Cake Centerpiece + Glittered Frame “Cake Topper”
  • Folded napkins + washi tape-embellished forks combined to look like “popsicles”
  • “Dreamsicle” orange flavored drinks and “Orangesicle” cupcakes!
  • Printable popsicle silhouettes embellished with sticks to create a fun garland!

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{Rainbow Camp} Arts & Crafts Birthday Party

Arts and Crafts Rainbow Party

Rainbow art parties are such fun party themes & I LOVE the camping twist that Melissa of Buckets of Grace incorporated into her {Rainbow Camp} Arts and Crafts Birthday Party! With a trail-mix making station, great crafting activities and personalized party favor craft caddies, these little campers were able to let their creativity flow!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Dessert table with big rainbow paper rosette backdrop & “Camp Grace” rainbow letters
  • Rainbow striped cake with a tent and painter’s palette topper & mini bunting
  • Washi tape wrapped spoons for chocolate s’mores cakes in jars
  • “Mix Your Own Trail Mix” Station + Rainbow colored noodle jewelry making station
  • Crafty personalized party favor caddies with markers, crayons, and colored pencils

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Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party

teenage mutant ninja turtle birthday party

Cowabunga, dude! The Ninja Turtles are back and becoming pretty popular {again}! I’m loving all the different takes on this theme, and this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party by Tania Peso of totful memories is no exception! With a little more grunge, a whole lot of green chevron, and some amazing cookie creations, this TMNT party is the perfect amount of “cool” for this little Ninja Turtle’s 6th birthday.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Green chevron dessert table with Ninja Turtles cake pops in mini brown suitcases
  • Amazing Ninja Turtle themed sugar cookies & sliced “pizza” cookies by Cookievonster
  • Fun Ninja Turtle masks & toy swords & cool black & green TMNT printables

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Awesome Monster Jam Truck Party! {Boys Birthday}

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Ladies & gentleman, start your engines! Buckle up and get ready for this Awesome Monster Jam Truck Party by Nicole {and identical twin sister, Tonia} of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations! With an amazing arena birthday cake, monster truck races, and victory doughnut trophy cupcakes Drake’s birthday was a definitely a SMASH!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Victory doughnut cupcakes with mini trophies + Spectator cake pops (decorated with different faces and t-shirts!)
  • Monster truck racing, tire track paintings & “monster truck” golf cart rides
  • Toolbox filled with cookies, utensils, plates and monster truck sippy cups + Spare tire food risers
  • AMAZING “Arena” cake with ramps, jumps & monster truck cake pops!

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Patriotic Parfait Recipe {+ Free Printable Flags}

patriotic parfait recipe

If you’re starting to plan your 4th of July menu, Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs has a perfect raspberry and meringue Patriotic Parfait Recipe to end your independence day celebration! These red and white treats are fresh and light… and even come with free printable flags to decorate (download below)! :) (more…)

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Shabby Chic Pink Pickup Truck Picnic {Bridesmaids Ask}

pink truck bridesmaid party

If you or a friend is on their way to getting married, be sure to tell them about this super cute idea from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake! She dreamed up this adorable Shabby Chic Pink Pickup Truck Picnic for a fun “Bridesmaids Ask.” What better way to ask your best girl friends to be a part of your big day than with a girly-get-together covered in pink gingham and retro country inspired details? :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pink pickup truck cake topper by Edible Details + Pickup truck printable cupcake toppers
  • Pink popcorn boxes on a popcorn ladder display with paper flower garland!
  • “Will you ride shotgun with me?” Bridesmaid request keychains  + Personalized hangers by Delovely Details
  • Muslin napkins, gable box lunches and babys breath in pattern paper wrapped cans

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Glitz Spritzer Cocktail Party! {Recipe + Free Printables!}

pink and gold cocktail party with lemons

If you’ve seen some of the parties I’ve styled before, it’s probably no surprise that I love a little sparkle, a dash of citrus, and a great signature drink! So when BACARDI® Mixers offered to have their mixologists create a personalized signature drink for me recently, how could I not accept, right!? ;)

They sent over some questions regarding taste and party style, and said they’d develop the drink recipe based on my answers. I really didn’t know what to expect at that point, but ended up LOVING the drink recipe they sent over, right down to it’s name: the “Glitz Spritzer“! It’s fruity, refreshing, and easy to whip up for a crowd.

Glitzy Spritzer Drink Menu - pink gold citrus

Pink & Gold Cocktail Party

Now it was my turn to do the creating, so I dreamed up a playful little after-work cocktail party for the girls at HWTM, designed to match this fun new signature drink from BACARDI® Mixers! Inspired by the bright pink hue, fruit flavors and sparkling bubbles in the recipe, I decided to go for a look that was glitzy & pink with a citrus splash… perfect for a everything from a girlie birthday celebration to a casual summer get-together with friends. Glitz Spritzers with festive drink flags, a few pieces of sparkly decor, and simple appetizers were all that I needed for this fun & easy party. I’m already planning to use this theme again for a party next month!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Gold glittered box centerpiece with pink peonies, orange daisies, and lemons
  • “Let’s Toast” and “Cheers to Glitz” Party Flags + Drink Menu & Favor Tags (download them below!)
  • Muddler party favors, gold party tassel garland and playful pink stripe cocktail napkins

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Dreamy Lavender Woodland Fairy Party

dreamy purple fairy party with pretty dessert table

Lavender, moss, flower garlands and dress up wings… it’s a Dreamy Lavender Woodland Fairy Party! Styled and photographed by Amy of A Dazzle Day, it’s absolutely enchanting! From the delicate, lacy decor and whimsical floral arrangements to the toadstool chair cushions and Mia + her darling fairy friends, these are adorable DIY party ideas that would make any little girls’ special day. (P.S. Amy is offering a 10% discount on her tutu dresses to HWTM readers, use coupon code HWTM10)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Lavender dessert table with flower poms, doily banners and wood stump risers
  • Gorgeous floral & tulle fairy costumes with pastel fairy wands
  • Purple ombre layer cake with twig and floral bunting topper
  • DIY toadstool chair cushions + mini flower wreath chair backs
  • Lace tote bag, bottled “fairy dust,” bracelets and wooden peg doll party favors

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Vintage Donald Duck Inspired County Fair {3rd Birthday}

donald duck dessert table with ruffled table cloth

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! If you’re a Disney lover and a fan of county fair themes, this party is something to quack about! ;) Patty of Sweet Treat Stands styled an amazing Vintage Donald Duck Inspired County Fair for her son Colton’s 3rd birthday. With DIY carnival games, adorable birthday outfits and tons of cupcakes by Fairy Tale Cakes, this County Fair looks like such a blast!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mini “booth” Popcorn Cupcake display + Donald Duck & farm animal cupcake toppers
  • Vintage Donald Duck dessert table & homemade ruffled tablecloth with burlap rosette pin
  • Popcorn and Cotton Candy Booth, Cupcake Ferris Wheel, Soda Pop in crates & Pie Pop Favors
  • Blue & yellow ombre buttercream cake with fondant Donald Duck hat + bowtie and Carnival Marquee “C” Topper
  • Fun carnival games and Donald inspired rosette prize ribbons & pageant sashes

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Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes and how this new trend is a fabulous budget friendly option!

Buttercream frosted cakes are my FAVORITE and they just so happen to be making a big splash on the party scene with many designer finishes. They are also a more affordable option to fondant covered cakes. The versatility and creativity available now with buttercream frosted cakes is definitely a Look for Less option as opposed to pricier fondant covered cakes. Designer buttercream frosted cakes range from $70-$100 while fondant covered cakes are an average of $250.

My favorites are from My Sweet Things… they are as yummy as they are gorgeous! Check out how Kathi has transformed traditional buttercream frosted cakes into designer works of art by using these FABULOUS frosting techniques. Who knew buttercream could look this good! (more…)

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“Berry Cute” Strawberry Lemonade Stand!

Strawberry Lemonade Stand Party

Holly of Mimi’s Dollhouse styled this berry cute Strawberry Lemonade Stand for her girls to sell lemonade in the park! With adorable treats, refreshing strawberry lemonade, and cute little strawberry shortcake dresses, it looks like the girls had a great time being the cutest little lemonade entrepreneurs ever! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Wooden lemonade stand, patterned banners and rosettes & a chalkboard sign
  • Strawberry shortcake in mason jars  + Red velvet strawberry cake pops
  • Red “strawberry” buckets with hand painted seeds + Strawberry filled berry baskets
  • Red and green (polka dot) strawberry shortcake dresses!

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Vintage “Radiator Springs” Cars Themed Birthday Party

Cars Movie Themed Dessert Table

With a love for Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, & everything Cars, Max celebrated his 3rd birthday with an adorable Vintage “Radiator Springs” Cars Themed Birthday Party styled by mommy- Nikka of Triple M Good Parties! Inspired by the Radiator Springs town, she decorated with twine wrapped vases and vintage motor oil cans for a grungy, rustic vibe!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Route 66 themed cupcakes with traffic cones and stop lights + Cars character cake pops!
  • Cute Radiator Springs themed dessert table with “Tow Mater” sign & flower garland in can vases
  • Chocolate donut “Spare Tire” towers + “Spare tire” Soap party favors
  • Vintage motor oil cans, twine wrapped vases, & diamond plate cake pop holders

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Playful Doggy Party Ideas! {Girls Birthday}

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Kate of And Everything Sweet planned super cute Playful Doggy Party Ideas for her daughter’s 7th birthday! Her paw-ty has creative activities and amazingly clever puppy inspired desserts! And with dog bowl serving trays, collar name tags & “doggy bag” favors, she really hit this one out of the dog park!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Doggy birthday cake modeled after the Bailey’s dog, Charlie!
  • Red dog house sugar cookies, puppy cake pops & rainbow “chew sticks”
  • Dog bone shaped bowls & sippy cups + “Fire hydrant” drink dispenser
  • Adorable “Puppy Adoption” activity, face painting and frisbee!

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Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

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This Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}, styled by Stephanie Gardner of Pretty Lovely Events, for Mya’s first birthday is just too sweet! I love all the girly pink, polka dots & ruffles paired with vintage frames + doilies… and the best part? You wouldn’t have guessed, but the party budget was kept at $100!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Vintage cookie bar with flavored milk, a tiered cookie platter & a pink polka dot cake
  • Dry Cookie Mix mason jar party favors + Pink tulle wreath with a cookie “M” monogram
  • Burlap dessert table runner, French Provincial nightstand with pink lemonade & doily garlands
  • Antique high chair painted blush pink with doily name banner + Framed chalkboard “1”

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DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

DIY watercolor popsicle stick table runner tutorial

For our new “About to POP” Popsicle Baby Shower, I used watercolor textures and popsicle sticks as key elements in the printables and the decor. And my favorite piece of decor ended up being something that combined both of these things: a Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner!

If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft for summer, this is a great one to try. You don’t even need to wait for a party to throw either – this is a fun way to dress up your everyday table too! We’re even thinking it would make for a pretty cool, artsy “chair rail” on the studio wall. ;)

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“About to POP” Popsicle Baby Shower Theme

popsicle baby shower party sign and decorations

With the weather warming up, I’ve been dreaming of doing something party-related with popsicles, which always remind me of summer! So… I thought it would be fun to use them as the inspiration for a new twist on the popular “About to POP” baby shower theme, which usually features popcorn or balloons.

Colorful paper details, popsicle sticks, and watercolor textures (reminiscent of melted popsicles) came together for a vibrant & cheery POPsicle Baby Shower! And fun side note: we’re using this theme for a blogger baby shower event that I’m helping with in New York TODAY! I actually wrote most of this post on the flight over from San Diego to NYC yesterday. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY watercolor popsicle stick table runner & party favor display
  • Clear plastic plates customized with printable paper details (my favorite new trick!)
  • Colorful floral centerpiece with hand-painted wooden initial & glittered container
  • Yellow folding chairs + chair backs and utensils embellished with buttons
  • “Popsicle” party favors make from push-up pop containers
  • Watercolor inspired POPsicle Printables!

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{40th Birthday} Sorority Themed Party

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I wish my sorority parties looked like this! I’m loving this throwback {40th Birthday} Sorority Themed Party photographed by Jen of B&G Photography with styling by Lauren of Lavender Grey Events! A college “late-night” inspired menu, fun bar games and a custom sorority + emblem named after the birthday girl- this party looks like it was a super fun night …without any exams to worry about! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Patterned & printed floating kites as ceiling decorations
  • Screen printed t-shirts, pillows, & beer koozies with the “Kappa Kappa Callie” emblem
  • Pretty paper flower centerpieces + Gorgeous teal candy dessert table
  • Beer Pong, Jello Shots, Taco + Burger Bar and “Kappa Kappa Cool-Aid” Signature Party Drinks

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{Party of 5} Something Blue, Rainbow Dedication Party, July 4th, Sweet Sixteen & Pastel Floral Dessert Table

blue bridal shower

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:

– Something Blue Bridal Shower
– Retro Rainbow Dedication Party
– July 4th Party
– Tiffany Blue Sweet Sixteen
– Pastel Floral Bridal Shower Dessert Table

1. Something Blue Bridal Shower (pictured above) by livesmilecelebrate

2. Via’s Retro Rainbow Dedication Party by KayeBo

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“Jewel of the Nile” Egyptian Spa Party

Egyptian themed dessert table

We already know Jen Carver of Banner Events is a party genius… but she never ceases to wow me with her incredible theme exploration and DIY creativity! For her daughter’s 8th birthday she took her mini party guests to Ancient Egypt to discover manuicures, facials and more spa style party treatment. :) Her “Jewel of the Nile” Egyptian Spa Party is a dazzling wonder with it’s gold + jewel tone tablescape, Anders Ruff printableshieroglyphic inspired desserts and gorgeous outfits that would have made Cleopatra proud!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Great Pyramid” birthday cake by 4 Kids Cakes, Nile Water and Tut’s Treats
  • DIY Egytpian style columns for the dessert table + DIY Peacock Chandelier
  • Glamorous beauty stations like “Hatshepsut’s Hairstyling”, “Pharaoh’s Facials” & “Nefertiti’s Nails”
  • Egyptian Tunic Costumes in Cleopatra’s Closet
  • Amazing 3D pyramid and sarcophagus favor boxes by Piggy Bank Parties

Desert Oasis & Spa Sign

Egyptian Spa Birthday Party

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DIY Patriotic Layer Cake (+ 5 Amateur Tips For An Impressive Layered Cake)

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When it comes to 4th of July, I’m always really excited to see everyone’s creative ways to sweeten up their patriotic menu! And this year, I was committed to making a DIY Patriotic Layer Cake for our “All-American County Fair” 4th of July Party. I’m really excited about how it turned out, but even happier to tell you that it wasn’t hard at all!

With literally zero experience making this kind of cake, I was definitely a little nervous – especially since it was going to be part of our shoot! Armed with a couple boxes of cake mix, lots of frosting & sparkly embellishments, I’m proud to say I made my first layered cake! Read below for my 5 Amateur Tips For An Impressive Layered Cake, so you can wow your 4th of July guests too! :)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party

teenage mutant ninja turtles birthday party

The Ninja Turtles are back & ready to party! This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party was perfectly styled & “turtlized” by Stephanie of Fourth + Hazel Photography to celebrate her son’s 3rd birthday! With homemade TMNT costumes, cute Ninja Turtle illustrations, and a whole lot of PIZZA, this party was definitely a hit with these little Ninja Turtles!

 PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • TNMT mask-colored, striped table runners for each place setting
  • Adorable (painted frisbee) turtle shells & masks for each guest
  • NYC Skyline dessert table backdrop + “Ninja Smoke Bomb” Cake Pops and “Krang” Oreo Cookies
  • Pizza box invitations with Ninja Turtle t-shirts inside!

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DIY Tutorial: Tissue Tassel Garland {Matte + Metallic}

tissue tassel garland diy tutorial - matte & metallic

Better late than never, right? Cindy’s glam princess inspired Royal Baby Shower (from earlier this year) featured pink + gold, baby inspiration and crowns! We also added affordable style with crafty (& sparkly!) diy projects like Embellished Doll Furniture and this DIY Tissue Tassel Garland!

Tassel garlands are such versatile, high-impact party decor. They’re perfect for jazzing up dessert tables, backdrops, and the overall party space – and mini tassels make a whimsical addition to a centerpiece or floral arrangement. Read on for step-by-step info on how to make them yourself!

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Cool Chemistry Inspired Science Party {9th birthday}

chemistry inspired science birthday party

In case you didn’t know… science is awesome! Finding the perfect balance between boy cool and mama style, Jenny of Peanut Butter & Jenny Photography (with assistance on styling + printables from RV Parties!) was a total genius with her son Charlie’s 9th birthday party! She designed a fun Chemistry Inspired Science Party with silly, messy and amazing lab experiments, a science class dessert table and creative “Take Home Experiment” favors for all the mini Einsteins!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Periodic Table “C for Charlie” cupcake toppers + Cupcake cake with “Happy Birthday” Bunting
  • Candy filled beaker kids table centerpiece and goggles + lab coats (large white t-shirts cut down the middle!)
  • Exploding Elephant Toothpaste, Homemade Slime & Smoky Dry Ice Experiments
  • Candy “Test Tubes of Atoms”, Double Helix Lollipops and Oreo Molecules
  • Chalkboard Dessert Table Backdrop, Test Tube Cookies + “Nine” Banner

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Plush Event Recap {+ 2 New HWTM Popsicle Party Themes}!

jennifer sbranti speaker at the 2013 plush event

This past weekend I spoke at the 2013 Plush Show in Los Angeles on “Creative Ideas & Clever Techniques to Make Any Party POP!”. I used one theme to inspire TWO totally different tables – a water-colorful baby shower and a summery kids birthday, both with POPsicle themes. :) You’ll find a little recap of my talk at the bottom of this post. Thanks again to Plush founder Jina Park for inviting me up!

And if you’ve got a sweet spot for popsicles, keep an eye out because we have a couple popsicle themed DIYs coming up soon + more pictures too! When it comes to live events, it really stresses me out not to see the final design mocked up ahead of time, so we set up & shot these tables in our backyard as well… I figured an outdoor setting during the day was more of a natural setting for them anyways! ;)

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