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“Go Baby, Go!” Operation Shower {Baby Shower Recap}

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I’m so excited to bring you a visual recap of a recent Operation Shower event held in my hometown of San Diego, CA… at the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course, nonetheless! Operation Shower baby showers are always amazing – for different several reasons (learn more about them here) – but this one is especially near and dear because the event’s theme was inspired by the Go Baby, Go Baby Shower Collection from HWTM!

DESIGNERS & SWEETS VENDORS

There were lots of incredibly talented designers and sweets vendors involved, all who generously donated their own time/effort for the event, and it was so much fun to see how each of them incorporated the transportation themed printables into their work and put their own unique twist on the theme. You can also see how we styled this same theme for a home baby shower right here.

Because there is so much to see, we’re splitting this recap into 3 parts. Scroll down for a peek at the overall event and awesome dessert table – complete with suitcases and puffy felt clouds! – and stay tuned for the table recaps coming in Part 2 and Part 3. One thing is for sure… if you’re on the lookout for transportation themed baby shower ideas, you’re in LUCK – because there’s definitely no shortage of them here. Ready, set, GO……! ;)

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{SUPER Hero} Avengers Party Ideas

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Want SUPER party inspiration? Jessica Guevara of OhSoPrintable celebrated her sons’ 4th birthday with an amazing Avengers Party! Just one look at those adorable felt dolls, chalkboard backdrop, kids costumes, and all incredible details will have you powered up!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hulk Drinks, Avengers Masks & Cape Kits
– Wooden peg avengers for a “skyscraper” centerpiece
– Felt Avengers Dolls: Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Hulk and Thor!
– A “Smash” Cake, “Hero Up!” Cupcakes and arrow sugar cookies

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Clever & Healthy Fruit Snack Ideas {Web Round Up}

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Being a party inspiration resource, we feature a lot of sweets and decadent treats here at HWTM… and I mean a LOT! That’s one of the reasons I was excited to be asked to participate in a program with Naked Juice highlighting unique ways to increase your intake of fruits and veggies – you know… the good-for-you stuff. :)

I thought this would be a great excuse to finally feature a round up of cute, creative, and HEALTHY “treats” from ’round the web made completely from fruit. You won’t find a drop of frosting or a pat of butter in these clever treats, and there’s a good chance that kids will even greet them with the same enthusiasm usually reserved for the beloved chocolate chip cookie. There are also some presentation ideas here worthy of grown up celebrations too… including an amazing Fresh Fruit Cake and the “Traffic Light” Smoothie Flight drink display from a transportation themed baby shower that I styled last year.

Here goes with the full round-up, starting from the top:
1. Very Hungry Caterpillar Snack by Jill Dubien {via Canadian Family}

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Cool & Beachy Ice Cream Birthday Party

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An Ice Cream Party with a beachy spin? Yes, please! Sundae bars are so trendy right now, and I love seeing all the creativity that this classic dessert inspires! Monique of Darling Details used casual coastal style, an ocean inspired color palette (with fun pops of yellow + coral) and modern serving containers for 11-year-old Maya’s Cool & Beachy Ice Cream Birthday Party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yellow stripe dessert table ice cream “cart” with ice cream & plent of toppings!
– Pink sorbet served in lemon peel bowls + sprinkle covered ice cream cones
– Beachy, pastel tiered cake with extra long, blue candles

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The Look for Less: Noah’s Ark Baby Shower

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Look for Less” series sharing my Noah’s Ark Baby Shower with a Milk and Cookies Bar featuring Girl Scout Cookies!

Candy and dessert bars have become a must-have item at many parties, however, they can get pretty pricey! A less expensive alternative to candy is cookies. Girl Scout cookies just so happen to be my favorite AND it’s the only time of year you can buy them, so I’ve designed a high-end looking Milk and Cookies Bar for a Noah’s Ark themed baby shower featuring my top 3 favorite Girl Scout cookies: Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Samoas! Be sure to scroll down for my 3 Look for Less Tips to creating a high-end looking dessert table for less.

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Glamorous “Breakfast with Tiffany” Baby Shower

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If you have a gorgeous mommy-to-be named Tiffany… you are obligated to throw her a glitzy and glamorous “Breakfast with Tiffany” Baby Shower! ;) Jen Carver of Banner Events flawlessly styled this chic brunch with pops of silver, exquisite desserts, and gorgeous printables by Anders Ruff!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

–  Tiffany’s jewelry box cake + baby bottle, flower & carriage cupcake toppers
– Onesie sugar cookies, 3D printables baby carriages & “Sweet Baby” drink station
– Embroidered vest onesies and baby bow ties
– Addorted muffins, pancakes, bagels + cream cheese & yogurt parfaits
– Decorated diaper cake and pearl embellished entry wreath

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Adorable Pastel Kids Easter Garden Party

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This Kids Easter Garden Party by Bird’s Party has all of the essentials: classic bunny rabbits, a pastel color palette and spring “flowers!” Those potted puffy tissue paper flowers, kids table centerpiece and printable egg hunt baskets all have DIY tutorials to make your Easter celebration crafty and contemporary! (For more Easter ideas go here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Colorful yarn wreath with rolled crepe paper roses + Potted paper flowers
– DIY Easter egg centerpieces with chocolate eggs wrapped in bright napkins
– Printable bunny ears & Easter egg hunt baskets
– Upcycled egg cartons as favor boxes with yarn & printable paper bows

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A “Headline-Worthy” Newsies Theme Baby Shower

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This creative Newsies Theme Baby Shower by Jane of Olive Hue is styled with newspaper embellishments, mustaches, bow ties and plaid of course! Desi and Tammy of Dez and Tam Photography beautifully captured all the headline-worthy touches inspired by the costumes, photo booth faces and themed decorations (like those amazing felt bow tie and newspaper fringe balloon tassels!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hot chocolate station with mustache mugs & personalized mustache swizzle sticks
– Rustic mason jar centerpieces with glittered newspaper flowers & billy balls
– Giant “Wish” Board
– Adorable felted baby name bunting cake topper
– Mustache & bow-tie photobooth props + “Name that Mustache” game

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Bright, Pink & Shiny! Spring Easter Party

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Spring is officially in full bloom with this Pink & Shiny Easter Party by Ellen Bessette Events! Using Anders Ruff printables, cheery tulips, festive chocolates and sequin bunny centerpieces, her annual Easter celebration has never been brighter!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Multicolor fringe dessert table backdrop & Sparkly Easter Egg “Chandelier”
– Pink polka dot table runner, matching napkins and printable pattern paper
– Baby chick cake pops, pink bunny topped cupcakes & pastel chocolate tulips
– “Want S’more? I Won’t Say A PEEP!” Treat Bag Toppers
– Pink and blue sequin bunny centerpieces on cake stands and grass

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A Fairy Tale First Birthday (Dol Celebration)

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Step into a luscious purple & yellow celebration with enchanting desserts and breath taking forest inspired greenery to celebrate A Fairy Tale First Birthday for sweet Olivia! Sophia Kim Park of Petite Productions dreamed up all the details and Enchanted Florist created the gorgeous floral arrangements to truly make this day a magical “ever after”!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Dessert Table “Giving Tree” with hanging glass bulbs showcasing flowers and pictures
– Head table framed with an intricate curly willow arch embellished with fresh blooms & greenery
– Dance competition with Snow White & Cinderella as judges!
– Earthy green table runners and whimsical floral centerpieces wrapped in birch on stacks of children’s storybooks
– Illustrations by Olivia’s mom served as inspiration for adorable stationary by Cherish Paperie

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{Party of 5} Sunny Easter Brunch, Goldfish, Curious George, Horse Theme & Modern Geometric Party

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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:

– Sunny Side Up Easter Brunch
– Goldfish First Birthday
– Curious George Birthday
– Horse Theme Dessert Table
– Modern Geometric Party

1. Sunny Side Up Easter Brunch (pictured above) by S is for Sweet

2.  Goldfish Theme First Birthday by PhotoramaMama

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SWEET Ice Cream Party {Birthday “A La Mode”}

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From the felt ice cream sandwiches to the “Thank you with a cherry on top!” favors, Deanna Moore Design created a super sweet Ice Cream Party to celebrate her daughter’s birthday “A La Mode” style. And contributor, Jen CYK Photography, captured the creative activities at “Lulu’s Ice Cream Shop” + all the cute and colorful (felt) ice cream dripping all over the house! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pom pom “sprinkles” and tissue paper ice cream scoops (with a cherry on top!)
– Invitations with play money for the kids to bring & “buy” their own ice cream
– Smorgasboard of sprinkles and more toppings to build your own sundae!
– Build-A-Cone Castle, Photo booth Ice Cream Shop & “Design Your Own Flavor” coloring activity

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Magical Purple Fairy Makeover Party

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Transform into a fairy with sparkly wings, purple tutus and flower headbands for this Magical Fairy Makeover PartyIris Metel of Sweet Metel Moments designed printables and styled this fairy pretty party for her daughter’s birthday party, with spring flowers, butterflies and more enchanting details! (To see Skylar’s “Princess and Knight” joint 3rd birthday party with her older brother go here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Decorate Your Wand Activity & Singing Session
– Pink rose frosted birthday cake, marshmallows and daisy cookies
– DIY Floral Centerpieces with pictures of the birthday girl!
– Nail painting + hair braiding and fairy dress up activities

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Tips for Mixing Different Patterns & Colors in Your Home

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I was recently asked to share some insight on how to mix and match different patterns and colors in your home. This is actually a topic I’ve been thinking about recently, because – while standing in a very slow line at the fabric store this past weekend – I had a really nice conversation with the lady behind me, who just happened to be struggling with this exact “patterns” issue on her quest to redecorate the family room.

 

WORKING WITH PATTERN & COLOR

While I don’t claim to have any formal interior design training (full disclosure!), I can definitely call on my graphic design background and experience styling event spaces to share some easy color and pattern pairing techniques. The overarching principles of designing a stylish everyday space are actually very similar to those of a well thought out party or event space. You want to make sure the entire color palette is carried consistently throughout the space, and that patterns are introduced in different ways that make the space look interesting and fun, but not overwhelming to the eye (although I’ll admit you can take a few more liberties at a temporary event than you can in your everyday living room!). You can definitely use a few different types of patterns as well – as long as the colors and styles of the patterns coordinate well. Variety is one of the things that keeps a space design interesting!

Here are the 4 simple rules I personally use when it comes to working with color and pattern:

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1. Start with a few inspirational pieces.
This step is so incredibly important, and I’ve found that – at least in my personal experience – inspirational pieces are most often things like textiles or accent decor (pillows, artwork, vases, etc). I’m using the above accent pillows (Printed Flower and Yellow Geometric) and Zig Zag Chair from Target as my “inspiration” for the purposes of this example. It’s best to keep your inspirational pieces minimal, to somewhere between 1-4 items. (more…)

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Easter Rose and Orange Cupcake Recipe

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I am not only excited to share a delicious recipe with you all today, but I am thrilled to be sharing my first official post as a monthly contributor for HWTM! Tessa Huff here, from Tessa Huff Cake Design, and I have a perfectly spring Easter Rose and Orange Cupcakes Recipe for you. With spring on the horizon and Easter just around the corner, I was inspired by light citrus flavors and beautiful florals. A hint of spice and stunning sugar work make these cupcakes the perfect centerpiece for any Easter celebration. (more…)

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Gorgeous Pink & Teal Modern Dol {First Birthday}

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For a beautiful baby you have to have an equally stunning first birthday party to match! ;) Angie Bae of Angi & Co designed Eliana’s Gorgeous Pink & Teal Modern Dol Celebration with unbelievable cakes and elegant photos displays! The soft mix of colors and paper, fresh & fondant florals brought a clean, vintage style to the day!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink flower embellished white ruffle cake, small pink cake and tiered teal cake
– Wooden chalkboard heart escort cards and manzanita branch photo tree
– Pink Crepe Paper Flowers and Doljabi Raffle Charms
– Pink Pocky, Teal Rock Candy, Strawberry Milk & Heart Cookies

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{Budget Friendly} Vintage Outdoor Wedding

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Hi there! It’s HWTM Contributor Amber, of Amber Lay Events, here! Today I am so honored to be  sharing one of my favorite weddings! Not only does it reflect my personal style aesthetically, but this wedding was truly focused on the most important thing: Marinda and Jesse’s love and commitment to one another. They are not only a drop dead gorgeous couple on the outside, but also on the inside, so it was such a pleasure to work on their wedding!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– A surprise flash dance mob (by all the guests) for bride and groom
– Lace wrapped, upcycled wine bottles holding pastel pink roses
– Endless dessert station with homemade pies, cake, candies, and baked treats
– Paper doily placemats and handmade place cards at each place setting and vintage dish ware at the head table

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Wine & Cheese Party Pack Giveaway {What You Win!}

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If you haven’t entered our $500 Wine & Cheese Party Pack Giveaway yet – courtesy of Glad’s One Bag Party initiative – there’s still time… but hurry! The Giveaway ends at midnight this Friday (March 22nd). You can enter by posting a comment over on the original post mentioning your favorite element from the party OR a favorite eco-friendly party tip!

While you’re at it, you can also check out all of these same items in use at my own recent wine & cheese party AND download the free chalkboard-style printables that we created for the party! (more…)

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Trend Alert: Girl Scout Cookies Into Designer Desserts!

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with a brand new series “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning and give you my twist on how to use it in your next party!  Today’s guest post is all about Girl Scout Cookies Transformed Into Designer Desserts! As a former Girl Scout troop leader, I saw first hand the amazing number of people who purchase boxes and boxes of these popular cookies to stock up since they are only sold once a year! Now what to do with all those boxes of cookies?

Jamie from My Baking Addiction has created some FABULOUS & YUMMY desserts from the top 3 most popular flavors of Girl Scout Cookies – Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas! These fabulous desserts are as gorgeous looking as they are yummy! Designer looking dessert recipes using these popular cookies are popping up all over the web.

I’m sure we all have extra boxes of Girl Scout Cookies laying around and if not, it’s still cookie season and can still pick some up… now you’ve got just the excuse to buy more!  Check out these fabulous desserts and then click over to My Baking Addiction for the recipes. Enjoy! (more…)

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Fantastic Spongebob Squarepants Birthday Party

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I’m ready! I’m ready! My friend Stacie {from Inspired Smart Success} celebrated her son’s 7th birthday with a super fun Spongebob Squarepants Birthday Party that I think you’re going to LOVE! And with lots of creative ideas and top-notch execution, Amy of Amy’s Party Ideas managed to style up a Spongebob theme that was anything but cheesy. Between the fantastic “Crabby Patty” cupcakes, clever streamers-and-fishnet backdrop, and ridiculously cute character cake pops, this “Geordie Squarepants” party looks like something every party planning mom (who has a Spongebob loving kid) would be excited to recreate!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Ocean Water, Crabby Patty Cupcakes & Gummy Fish Skewers
– Spongebob Squarepants Piñata and Silly Photo Booth!
– Yellow Chevron Invitations, Fishnet Draped Backdrop & Cupcakes (under a pineapple topper!)
– Squidqward Tentacles, Patrick Star, Sheldon Plankton & Mr. Krabs Cake Pops

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SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: Cheryl’s $100 Shopping Spree

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Winner update: 4/5/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #39 GWYNNE! Congrats!

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The first day of Spring is tomorrow and Easter is at the end of the month (so early right?), and we have a sweet giveaway to start off the season! Cheryl’s is giving one lucky winner a $100 Shopping Spree to their Gourmet Cookie Gifts full of special frosted cookies and brownies!

Their Easter Baskets have adorable egg shaped cookies (that can even be delivered in egg cartons!), cute chicks and bunnies. But they have adorable options for any occasion too: Birthday, Thank You, Cookie Bouquets and even Create Your Own assortments!

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Crafty You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party

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Wendy of Moments DR crafted this You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party to celebrate her little miss sunshine! Full of sun paintings, yellow fabrics + flowers and smiling faces, this take on a sunshine theme just brightened up my day! (For more sunshine party ideas go here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Sunshine Paintings, balloon + fringe garlands and paper fan decorations
– White furniture with pulled out drawers displaying sweets, treats and pretty yellow flowers!
– Pink chevron favors bags, doily bunting and yellow gingham tablecloths

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DIY Tutorial: Marbled Easter Egg Cake Balls

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We LOVE creative Easter ideas over here and today Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake has a festive and fun tutorial for DIY Marbled Easter Egg Cake Balls! These are extra special (no pro needed!) cake balls, with an effect that can easily be applied to your standard round cake balls… and made in all colors for a rainbow birthday party! (Check out our pinboard to see more creative Easter inspiration!) (more…)

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Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

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If your a lover of lace and vintage this 1950s inspired Vintage Paper Doll Party is cut out for you! Larissa of Sweet on Parties knew her birthday girl Aubrey loves dolls and anything pretty, so she used Betsey McCall Dolls, doilies and pink fabrics to create a party room straight out of a dollhouse! (Aren’t those DIY picture frame “windows” just so creative!?)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Giant chocolate + raspberry buttercream cupcake with rose swirls, fondant flowers & pearls
– Pastel and polka dot sweets labels, lace inspired dessert displays and faux windows with fabric curtains
– Mini blueberry cheesecakes topped with marshmallow hearts
– Scalloped favor boxes with doilies and paper dill decoration
– Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Kids Kitchenette & Blue Ruffle and Rose Piñata

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Free Lunch Bag Printables {for lunch & other “tweets”}

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Our friend Bird’s Party hit 30,000 Facebook fans recently, and to celebrate she’s hosting 30 Days of Free Printables! When she asked us to join in on the virtual celebration, we knew exactly what we’ve been itching to make… free lunch bag printables! And in honor of Bird, we decided to give the designs a “tweet” little twist. ;)

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{Party of 5} Over the Rainbow, Monkey & Banana, Anthropologie Baby Shower, Carnaval & St. Patrick’s Day

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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:

– Over the Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Party
– Monkey & Banana Party (using printables from HWTM!)
– Anthropologie Inspired Baby Shower
– Brazilian Carnaval Party
– St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

1. Over the Rainbow… (pictured above) by Dollhouse Paperie by Dolce Drive

2.  Matthew’s 3rd “Go Bananas” Birthday Party by Michele King

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{Eco-Friendly} Rustic Wine and Cheese Party + $500 Party Package Giveaway & Free Printables

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Winner update: 4/2/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #329 LINDA SCHWARTZ! Congrats!

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I have a really fun Rustic Wine & Cheese Party party recap to share with you today… this is a backyard party that Sonny & I recently hosted at home, and it just so happens to include a $500 PARTY PACKAGE GIVEAWAY (woo-hoo!) in addition to eco-friendly party ideas, recipes, and FREE wine and cheese party printables!

THE “ONE BAG” CHALLENGE

To give you a little back story on how this party came about, we were asked to participate in Glad’s One Bag party challenge – which encourages hosts & hostesses to take a proactive role in reducing waste by limiting the amount of trash produced at their party to just ONE bag destined for the landfill, with everything else going to recycling or compost.

It was really fun dreaming up a few easy upcycled DIY decor projects for this party – and designing printable signs that could easily double as kitchen/dining decor after the party… they have a rustic chalkboard vibe and a bit of cheeky humor. You can download them for free below. ;)

Since we were given a lot of creative freedom as far as what kind of party to host, I chose a Rustic Wine & Cheese theme. The weather’s been beautiful so I thought an evening backyard party sounded like fun – and truth be told – as much as I love my 15 month and 3 year old, I really wanted a good excuse to invite some adult friends over for a little wine and grown up conversation! So that’s exactly we did… scroll down to see how it turned out!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Upcycled wine bottles & tin cans – painted and embellished with twine & raffia
– DIY Wine Cork Frames and Wine Cork Hurricane
– Printable Trash, Compost, and Recycling station signs
– DIY bunting banners made from scrap fabric & twine
Temporarily personalized plates (silhouette chalkboard stickers + chalk)

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$500 PARTY PACKAGE GIVEAWAY

Selected items from cool stores like Potterybarn, Crate and Barrel and World Market make up this amazing $500 Party Package Giveaway, courtesy of Glad®! One lucky winner will receive several of the exact items shown in this party – from the 3 different styles of wine glasses and various slate/ceramic serving trays to the Sangria pitchers, silver cheese knives & spreaders, wine rack, 100 pack of recycled wine corks for DIY projects, and more!

HOW TO ENTER

To enter, simply post a comment below mentioning your favorite element from this party OR your favorite eco-friendly party tip. {Must enter by midnight PST on Friday, March 22nd} Good luck!!

 

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Pink & Teal Beach Themed Birthday Party

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I’m so ready to hit the sand after seeing this adorable Pink & Teal Beach Themed Birthday Party! From the coastal style sweets to the blue chevron printables, mom and photographer Katie Cassidy, made everything for her daughter’s 4th birthday feel like a treasured day at the beach!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink yarn embellishments + “May The Beach Be With You” sign
– Crispy Treat Starfish on “Beach” stamped popsicles sticks
– Clam cookies on a bed of brown sugar “sand”
– Waffle cones rimmed with pastel sprinkles and filled with popcorn!

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Lucky Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Party

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Today is your LUCKY day! The talented Kenna of Miss Party Mom and Hannah’s Cookies and Treats have vibrant and fun ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day “Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow” Party for the kids. And they only used FREE Printables to create this look (links to download below in her party details), so it’s totally doable with whatever rainbow sweets you bake or buy last minute! ;) Want more free St. Patrick’s Day printables? Go here and here!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Rainbow dessert table with rainbow circle strands, pot of gold coins and a DIY felt cloud backdrop
– TONS of utilized FREE Printables from Love the Day, TomKat, Kara’s and more!
– Pot of Gold sugar cookies, Rainbow cupcake towers & green shamrock lollipops
– Super cute kids in festive green and rainbow St. Patrick’s Day outfits

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Modern Italian “Little Chef” Pizza Party

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Maureen Anders, of Anders Ruff, here to share my son’s recent Modern Italian “Little Chef” Pizza Party! Our breakfast and family room were transformed into a modern Italian Pizzeria where the children got to be little chefs and make their own pizzas. This party is full of DIY crafts for dramatic decorations that make a big impact. Pizza themed games and activities were perfect to keep the kids busy while their pizzas were baking!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Dramatic DIY Wooden Utensil Chandeliers hanging over the children’s tables
– Personalized Pizza Making Kits with ingredients, graphic muslin bags, dough, chef mustaches & rolling pins
– DIY Paper Chef Hat hanging decor over the dessert table, tables and game areas.
– “Pizza Hole” game (also known as corn hole): toss bean bag pepperonis into the hole of the pizza (printable!)
– 12 ft Little Italy street scene coloring wall Poster (Economical + dramatic decoration + activity all in one!)
– Candy Caprese: Red Chocolate Covered Oreo “Tomatoes”, Marshmallow “Mozzarella” & Green Candy “Basil”

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