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Kids Thanksgiving Craft: Colorful Pinecone Turkeys

pinecone turkeys

You know how some things just take a year to get to? Ya… me too. ;)

Last year I made these fun Stuffed Glove Turkeys, which were a great craft for the kids that also doubled as kid-friendly party decor. But I also made one more Thanksgiving craft that never got posted… until now! These cute Pinecone Turkeys are a breeze to make and you can use any color or pattern of paper to make them perfectly match your own Thanksgiving decor.

Added bonus: depending on where you live – you can make this project even more fun by kicking it off with an outdoor scavenger hunt for fallen pinecones! Whoever finds the biggest one gets a fun little prize. But don’t worry – craft store pinecones work just as well… being a San Diegan myself, that’s where these little guys started out! (more…)

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An Adorable Little Sailor Girl Party {Nautical First Birthday}

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Hey all you amazing party planners, it’s Jen, your favorite Orange County family photographer. On this cool fall morning, I’m dreaming of summer (I’m a California native, and you know how we’re spoiled and all, hehe). So I thought why not take it back to this past summer, with an adorable Little Sailor Girl First Birthday Party at a beach house? …Enjoy ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Carboard “Ship” Photo Booth Set (on the beach!)
– Sailboat Cake Pops + Crafted Paper Sailboat Dessert Table Backdrop
– Nautical High Chair Silhouette Banner, Chalkboard Signs & Wooden Sailboat Decorating

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Dreamy & Retro Cotton Candy Carnival

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Hi there! It’s Amber here, from Amber Lay Events and our newest venture you are about to find out about, Cotton Clouds For A Cause! I hope you are ready to be ‘spun’ up in the sweet goodness of fluffy cotton candy and the classic carnival past time we all love so much with my Dreamy & Retro Cotton Candy Carnival! Be sure to click through to read more about the photo shoot and how the idea for Cotton Clouds For A Cause came to life!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Babys Breath + White Hydrangeas in Gold Mason Jar Vases on Carnival Ticket Risers
– Cotton Candy Lollipops with Rhinestone Ties and Cotton Candy Topped Mini Cupcakes & Mason Jars
– Pastel Preppy Outfits: Fancy Bow Ties and Pretty Floral Dresses!
– Gold Mylar Fringe Backdrop, Quilt Batting Clouds and Stripe + Glitter Bunting Banner

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Ratatouille Themed Birthday + Thanksgiving Dinner

ratatoulli dessert table

Bonjour! Feast your eyes on this amazing Ratatouille Themed Birthday {Family Dinner} cooked up by Sally Shin of Pretty Little Events for her son Koda’s big day! This cozy dinner has all the perfect ingredients for an inviting & warm family celebration with a decadent menu, cute family pictures & most importantly the cutest Little Chef ever! What a sweet way to celebrate a birthday, and I’m totally taking notes for my upcoming Thanksgiving dinner… :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Linguini & Remy’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles
– Store Bought Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Chef Hat, Rolling Pin & Mustache Toppers
– Iron-on Ratatouille Napkin Characters, Oval Menu & Sprig of Rosemary
– “Bon Appetite” Printable Tags from Eat Drink Chic

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Bright Pink & Green Butterfly Party Ideas

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Cris of Crissy’s Crafts has a knack for bright colors, playful ideas and the cutest party themes! Her Bright Pink & Green Butterfly Party Ideas is a girly explosion of pink and green flowers, pretty butterflies and garden party decorations that have me all aflutter! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Tissue Paper Medallion Fans as Backdrop Flowers + Pink Lemonade “Nectar”
– White Desk Dessert Display, Butterfly Cake Pops and Butterfly Cracker Sandwiches
– Polka Dot Favor Bags and “Thank You For Fluttering By” Party Favors

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Charming Mickey & Friends First Birthday

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WOW! Anne-Marie Johnson of El’uccellino Designs did such a FABULOUS job planning this Mickey & Friends First Birthday …and in just 10 days! That is seriously impressive. Her creative Disney character themed silhouette favor bags and place setting embellishments + crafted dessert table boast excitement and inspiration from mouse ear to mouse ear! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

Incredible Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake and Paper Plate Dessert Table Backdrop
– Minnie Mouse, Pluto & Daisy Themed Favor Bags and Cupcake Toppers
– Ribbon Wreath from Rae of Sunshine and Mickey Mouse Ear Party Hats

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Super Cute Little Sailor Birthday Party ;)

lil captain sign from the lil sailor hwtm printable collection

This party makes all of us at Hostess soo HAPPY! Mommy & photographer Ardita Kola Photography purchased the Little Sailor Collection from HWTM a couple months back for her birthday boy Jake. We are over the moon and flat out impressed with her Super Cute Little Sailor Party… so much so that we’re giving her a $50 credit to spend in our new printed shop, Hostess Ink! She beautifully crafted the centerpieces, flawlessly styled the dessert table, and Sophisticakes made an amazing cake. Thank you for sharing your pictures Ardita, you totally rocked it!!

P.S. Find all the FREE Printables on Potterybarn Kids here, the custom printed versions at Hostess Ink. here and the custom printables in our Etsy shop here! And see our blog post using this collection here

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Anchor & “1st Voyage” Banners, “Captain Jake” Drink Flags and “Dive Right In” Drink Table Sign
DIY Lifesaver Candy Cups and “Catch of the Day” Favors
– Fishnet Decoration, Blue Wrapping Paper Table Runners & Sand Filled Centerpieces

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Cheerful Japanese Kimmidoll Themed Party

Japanese dessert table

Konnichiwa! Gorgeous Cherry Blossom inspiration, playful Kimmidoll designs and tasty Pocky snacks are my favorite parts of this Cheerful Japanese Kimmidoll Themed Party from Justine of  Pretty Little Vintage Melbourne and Parties Party Planner. There are really so many things to touch on though- traditional inspired sweets, plenty of paper lanterns and a Japanese style kids table… this cheerful party is just so cute and blooming with inspiration!

P.S. If you loved the Cherry Blossoms in this party, then you NEED to see this “Love In Blossom” Wedding… and learn how to make the decor here and here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Candy “Sushi”, Lilly Pad Cupcake Toppers and Pink Pocky Favors
– Furoshiki Favors (Japanese traditional fabric gift wrapping!)
– Geisha Face Painting and Custom Coloring Sheets
– Paper Medallion Room Decor, Ruffled Tablecloth and Origami Paper Cranes


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{Party of 5} Lumberjack Dinner Party, Vintage Circus, Kawaii 2nd Birthday, Monster High Party & Beatles Bash

lumberjack dinner 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:

– Lumberjack Dinner Party
– Vintage Circus Soiree
– Pink & Green Kawaii Inspired 2nd Birthday
– Monster High Birthday Party
– Bright & Fun Beatle 64th Birthday Bash

1. Lumberjack Dinner Party (pictured above) by designlivelyblog

2. Circus Soiree by Vesna ~ One Lovely Day

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An Adorable Donut Party {Vintage Shop Inspired}

donut party

This is a party you DONUT wanna miss! With vintage shop flair (and an adorable birthday boy smile!), Lane celebrated his 3rd birthday with a Donut Party dreamed up by Lauren Haddox Designs. Decked out in sprinkles and delicious party decorations this party is so cute… I just want to eat it all up!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Green Ruffle Birthday Cake with a Chocolate Glaze Donut
– Donut Toss, “Eat A Donut On A String” & Coloring Sheets + Donut Crayons
– “Decorate A Donut” Sugar Cookies with “Sprinkle” Toppings
– Iced Coffee, Cupcakes, Apple Fritters & more tasty treats!

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Playful Art Inspired Rainbow Paint Party

painting party

Alexis Campbell of The Pear, Event Styling & Planning has our daily dose of eye candy covered… with colorful paints, art easel name cards, personalized aprons and more. Her son’s 2nd birthday was clearly going to be a Rainbow Paint Party, but the question was how to make it feel boyish? See how she whipped up FUN backyard activities, refreshing party eats and a kids tablescape that is quite the masterpiece! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Rainbow Chevron Oreo Toppers, Paint Palette Cookies & Paint Spill Cake
– Sand Art, Coozie Decorating and Watercolor Canvas Painting Activities
– Washi Tape Push Pops with Colorful Fruit and Multicolor Popcorn in Paint Cans

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Apple Pie Pops & Sparkling Harvest Punch {Low Sugar!}

apple pie pops recipe with NECTRESSE

Hello from the BIG APPLE! I’m here for a couple days to work on a project with NECTRESSE® Natural No Calorie Sweetener, who I’ve teamed up with this holiday season to develop and share some creative holiday entertaining tips, including recipe ideas that are sweet like we love, but also lower in sugar! That’s exactly what NECTRESSE is about – it’s made from a perfect blend of natural sweeteners and monk fruit extract, so it sweetens things up without all the extra calories of sugar.

And speaking of apples, one of my favorite recipes (which I’ll actually be sharing with some news and morning programs today) is Cinnamon Apple Pie Pops Recipe, which is pictured above. These little pops are so cute and make for a great homemade holiday gift idea or addition to a holiday dessert spread. If you’ve never made pie pops before, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy they are!

The other recipe I’m excited to share today is a Sparkling Harvest Punch, which is made with spiced tea, cinnamon, a variety of juices and fruit. Club soda adds a lot of sparkle and allows us to cut back significantly on the amount of juice used, and NECTRESSE sweetens it without all the extra calories of added sugar! This recipe is really tasty and kind of feels like a non-alcoholic sangria, so it’s a great option for the whole family… but of course you can easily turn it into a festive cocktail for adult guests by simply adding a splash of spiced rum!

Non-Alcoholic Sangria Recipe

Scroll down for the recipes, and if you’re interested in learning more about NECTRESSE or curious about what the heck monk fruit is, you can find out right here. :) (more…)

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Bar Cart Party Styling Tips + {Simple!} Spiced Fall Cocktail

bar cart styling for a fall party cocktail


While sitting in a restaurant having cafe in Vegas a couple years ago, I noticed a server pushing a bar cart around the restaurant that was filled with lots of different ingredients for mixing up a Bloody Mary or Mimosa to your liking. I remember thinking how a “mini mobile bar” like that would be such a fantastic element for a party too…. simply because it would add an element of out-of-the-ordinary FUN!

Well, I’m finally trying out a version of this idea myself, using a cool Wood and Brass Finish Bar Cart from Target. The concept is not exactly the same idea as what I first had in mind that day in the restaurant… because my house is about a football field or so smaller than that Encore cafe + has a couple stairs between all the rooms on the bottom floor, so “pushing a cart around the party” isn’t exactly super practical. ;) I still love the idea of having a mini bar station with a special drink in an unexpected spot that’s set apart from the rest of the drinks though – even if it needs to stay in one place! Added bonus – bar carts will double as fantastic home decor before and after your parties (styled up however you like)… and I’m pretty sure they’d be extra SWEET as the foundation for mini dessert stations too!


Since fall holidays are in the air right now, I decided to start with a simple & festive fall party look here +  a signature drink that’s perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, not to mention so easy it’s almost ridiculous. (which I’m pretty sure is a good thing!) Here are some easy tips on how to pull this look together:

DIY metallic gold confetti


This cart is already pretty on its own, but I felt like it needed a detail added that definitively yelled “PARTY!”. The solution? Metallic paper circles punched from a sheet of gold scrapbook paper. I used glue dots to adhere them to the cart in random spots for a look reminiscent of giant gold confetti. (And yes, I’m already thinking this needs to reappear for a New Year’s Eve champagne toast too!)

spiced fall cocktail menu sign free printable from hwtm


It goes without saying that a bar cart should have a great drink to boast! And not only that – it should be the star of the show. I chose a super simple, yet tasty fall cocktail featuring spiced rum, sparkling apple cider, and pomegranate juice, then designed a quick signature drink sign to give guests instructions on how to mix it up. You can download the sign for free right here if you’d like to use it too! (more…)

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Crafty & Playful Star Gazing Party

star gazing party

Grab your telescopes and flashlights because Sara Schmutz of Confetti Sunshine organized 15 vendors to collaborate on a Crafty & Playful Stargazing Party that looks like such a BLAST! With free printables, tons of kid-friendly craft ideas {+ DIY instructions} and creative activities, these ideas are fantastic for a fun family night even if a party isn’t on your calendar. 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY Galaxy Pillows and 3D Star Garland
– Fringed Star Centerpieces, Star Game and Crafted Star Cupcake Toppers
– Stacked Vintage Trunk Display with Paper Garlands
– Free Printables Invitations, Star Crown & Constellation Coasters


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SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: The Big O Key Ring from O.Venture

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Winner update: 11/13/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… commenter #26 SARA MAYO! Congrats!


I don’t know about you but I am constantly digging through my bag to find my keys… so much so that I often think I lost them! That’s why I’m in love with The Big O Key Ring! It comes in 9 fabulous & bright colors and is made of water resistant leather so you can throw it in your bag, wear on your wrist or even stash it on your wristlet. :) And for one lucky HWTM reader, O. Venture is giving away two Big O Key Rings ($110 Value)! These jumbo key rings are chic, colorful and even have a manicure-friendly clasp. I know exactly what I’ll be giving for Christmas this year! (more…)

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Adorable “Sweetie Pie” County Fair {Fall Themed First Birthday}

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Lucy’s First Birthday Party is one darlin’ celebration! Mommy, Carlie of DimplePrints, choose a “Sweetie Pie” County Fair theme with adorable Fall flair! From pretty pink frames and plump seasonal pumpkins to ruffly ribbons and classic carnival eats every detail is impeccable SWEET!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink Frames with Chicken Wire and Birthday Girl Photos
– Ripped fabric garland, First Place Ribbon Backdrop & Red Gingham Tablecloth
– Caramel Apple Bites, Buttered Popcorn and Hot Apple Cider

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Modern Dumbo First Birthday {+ Down Syndrome Awareness/Fundraiser}


“The very things that held you down are going to carry you up and up and up.” Inspired by this quote and what it means for their son Knightly, David and Drexelle Park celebrated their son’s first birthday with a Modern Dumbo Theme Party. Their company D. Park Photography designed all the inspirational quotes and captured the day wonderfully organized by Bzzy Bee. Be sure to see all of the sky high creativity, playful ideas and read the details to learn more about Knightly and “play” for a purpose.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Whimsical & Pretty Cloud Smash Cake by Mr. & Mrs. Creamery
– Circus Train Carts full of Milk & Balloon “Bubbles”
– Doljabi Raffle and Milestone Picture Display
– Dumbo Movie Quote Signs and Popcorn Ice Cream


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Precious & PINK Winter ONEderland Party

winter onederland

Liezl Del Castillo of Zelicious styled this precious Pink Winter ONEderland Party for her sweet niece Chantelle (and made that amazing snow man topped cake)! Dotted with penguins and snowmen and lots of pretty snowflakes I’m already excited for the next season. ;) 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hanging “Snowflake” Balloon Sculptures + Polar Bear Centerpiece
– Cute Snowman Face Cupcakes, Penguin Toys & “Snow” to play in!
– Stamped Dessert Spoons, Snowflake Cookies and Shimmery Macaron Tower

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Haunted Halloween Dinner Party (Spooky & Vintage)

halloween dinner party with burlap candy bags

Cracked mirrors and life size mummies, what could be spookier? This Elegant Haunted Halloween Dinner Party from Kim White of TWOS A PARTY is scattered with white pumpkins, Ravens and more bone-chilling ideas for an October 31st celebration!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Eerie Cotton Centerpiece in Damask Vases + Burlap Linens
– Spooky Sweets (Ghost Cupcakes and Witches Boots) by Rossmoor Pastries
– White Tulle Draped Overhang, Cracked Mirror Backdrop & Raven Accents

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Dreamy Pink Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party

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A dreamy day filled with pastel satin bows and classic Minnie Mouse Ears? How could you not love this!? Kristen Bound of Sweetly Chic Events & Design beautifully styled a Dreamy Pink Minnie Mouse Party with DIY styrofoam ball centerpieces, crafted Minnie plates, washi tape decorated mason jars and more charming elements for sweet birthday girl Gwyneth. 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pastel Pink Yogurt Cups, Dipped Pretzels & Strawberry Marshmallows
– Printable Popcorn Boxes, “ONE” Centerpiece and Polka Dot Wrapped Chocolate Bars
– Baby’s Breath, Pink Roses and Crafted Minnie Mouse (black painted styroforam balls & a pink satin bow!)
– Mouse Ear & Polka Dot Party Hat + Minnie Plates with Satin Bows

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Marvelous Hogwarts Inspired Harry Potter Party

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Posting a Harry Potter Party on Halloween just feels too perfect doesn’t it ;) From the Honeydukes candy display and owl cupcakes to the Potions Class Activity and Hogwarts House banners, Emily Waltenbaugh of Smarty Parties worked her magic for her adorable junior wizards-in-training!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hogwarts Dessert Table with hanging candles, “Nimbus 2000” Treats & Hagrids Vegetable Patch
– Hedwig Cake, Potions Display, Transfiguration Photo Booth + Honeydukes Candy Display
– Wand Making Activity, Quidditch and Cauldron Experiments
– Gillywater, Pumpkin Juice and Butterbeer at “The Three Broomsticks”

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{Girly Halloween} All Hallow’s Eve Tea Party

halloween tea party invitation

Halloween is tomorrow, and that means you’ve probably seen tons of festive and spooky ideas by now… but I can guarantee you haven’t seen any quite like this! Inspired by Victorian-era postcards, Christie of Flaired Affairs styled this All Hallow’s Eve Tea Party! Printables from Made by a Princess Parties in Style and beautifully crafted desserts from so many talented vendors and the cutest little witches remind me that there’s always a little room for some Halloween GLAM. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Black Cat, Pumpkin & Witch Hat Cookies from Aunt Bea’s Bakery
– Spider Web Table Cloth, Kitty Cat Sugar Cubes from Edible Details and Black Tea Cups
– Pretty Tutu Dresses, Teapot Cupcake Toppers & “Witches Brew” Root Beer
– Black Paper Candelabra, Tea Pot & Vintage Style Cookie Centerpiece

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8 Creative Star Wars Party Games and Activities

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And now for the FUN part right!? Party activity ideas are sometimes harder to come by than cake ideas or clever food names, but the incredibly talented Smita of The Party Wall invited some intergalactic friends to bring this party to life! 

Her son’s Legos & Lightsabers “Sith” Birthday, has literally so many ideas that the activities alone deserve it’s very own post! So if you’re having a Star Wars Party (or just love anything Star Wars like I do!) keeping reading for 8 Creative Star Wars Party Games and Activities.

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Legos & Lightsabers Star Wars Birthday Party {Part 1}

star wars dessert table

A short time ago in a galaxy not so far away, the great Jedi Smita of The Party Wall created this seriously unbelievable Legos & Lightsabers Star Wars Birthday Party for her little Youngling’s “Sith” Birthday! With some bright building blocks, clever treats and a little help from our favorite Droids, Smita used the Force to create this incredible party saga {beautifully captured by Kathie Tam Photography}. You could probably fill the Death Star with all of her fabulous ideas – I mean, we can’t even fit them all in one post. ;) See an entire post on 8 Creative Star Wars Party Games and Activities in Part 2 HERE!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Clever Lightsaber Napkin Rings and Lego Block Placeholders
– Green Yoda Soda & “Creature Cantina” with Vader-ade for the adults!
– Han Solo Birthday Boy Outfit + AMAZING Tie Fighter Paper Lanterns
– Embossed Cupcake Wrappers, Mini Lightsabers & Toppers by MJ Tabush Sweet Designs
– Crafted Lego Favor Bags, Backdrop & Embellished Dessert Displays

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Jessie the Cowgirl Themed Birthday {Toy Story Party}

jessie the cowgirl party

Yodelaheehoo! Brush the dust off those cowgirl boots and gather ’round for this rootin’ tootin’ Jessie the Cowgirl Themed Birthday {Toy Story Party} by Ashley Whitlow Photography and family! I am a big Toy Story fan, and I LOVE that this party focuses on our favorite lil’ cowgirl! I am obsessed with all the precious details –  the amigurumi Jessie doll, the adorable “Yard Sale” photo booth, the cute cow-print milk bottles, and those AMAZING handmade sock-puppet horses! It’s all just too darn cute!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– S’mores Pops Displayed In A Mini Hay Barrel
– Potted Flowers, Painted Horses and Horseshoe Centerpieces
– Water The Horse and Lasso The Horse Games
– Party Favor “Loot”, Bandana Bunting Garlands & Jessie’s Lasso Candy

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Playful Fox Inspired Hot Chocolate Bar {+ Free Printables!}

playful fox inspired hot chocolate station


I was recently asked to dream up some fall entertaining inspiration incorporating a few items from Targetokay, twist my arm! ;)  I wanted to have a little fun with this, and my mind instantly jumped to some fox themed items that had caught my eye earlier this month while shopping in-store: a wooden fox figural (that was just screaming for a few embellishments!) and a cool wood serving tray with brass fox handles. SO, I decided it would be fun to design a Playful Fox Inspired Hot Chocolate Station that could work for any sort of fall celebration, as well as for kids and grown ups alike.


Of course, every time I hear the word “fox” lately, the song What Does The Fox Say by Ylvis instantly plays in my head! My little ones are constantly asking for it lately thanks to this {seriously amazing!} Halloween Lights Show video on YouTube. I realize that if you’re not familiar with this song, the choice of words I used on the 8×10 party sign might seem a little strange… so now you know the inspiration behind them. :) And for those of you that are familiar with this song and get it stuck in your head lately like me, I’m including a special 2nd variation of the (free) “talk bubble” printables below that includes some of the actual lyrics from the song! ;) You can also see this variation pictured in last 2 table shots below.

Anyways, I hope you have some fun with these ideas and get inspired to set up a hot chocolate bar of your own this season! Scroll down for more images and details + links to the products that inspired this project.

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Spooky Scooby Doo “Haunted Carnival” Birthday Party

haunted carnival party

Zoinks! Buckle up & get ready for a spooktacular ride in the Mystery Machine to this awesome Scooby Doo “Haunted Carnival” Party by mommy Alejandra Morin of The Marshmallow Studio for her 4th birthday boy Aiden! With lots of fun games, delicious carnival snacks and beautiful photographs by Wendhy Jeffers Photography, this haunted celebration looks like a groovy good time!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cute Circus Tent Cake, Party Prizes and Hot Sauce Bar
– Fun Mystery Team Photo Booth Props by Kitty Dune Cuts
– Marshmallow Ghost Treat Bags + Scooby Snack Cupcakes
– Gum Ball Guess, Ring Toss and more Carnival Games!
– Amazing “AIDEN” Scooby Doo Themed Banner by Deliciously Darling

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Pretty, Pink & Royal Cinderella Birthday Party

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With satin, tulle and all the royal fixings, Missy LoFaso of Sweetly Chic Events & Design whipped up a fairytale birthday bursting at the seams with creativity! Her Pretty, Pink & Royal Cinderella Birthday Party is striking & magical with royal details like the Princess Dress “Sophia” Banner and Cinderella Slipper Cookies. (For more Cinderella inspiration look here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Royal Pink & Blue Tablescape with Monogram Mason Jars & Napkin “Roses”
– Dainty Party Printables from  Styling the Moment
– Blue Tutu and Sparkly Silver Wand Favors + “Princess Jewel” Candy Necklaces
– Blue Bird Cake Pops + Cinderella Slipper Petite Fours by The Perfect Cake by Shirley
– Pink Pumpkin Carriage Cake Topper and Felt Flower Embellished donut Tower


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“Bone Appetit” Halloween Dinner Party

halloween dinner

Some people just blow my mind with their creativity- and Tammy Mitchell of Pink Peppermint Prints and Parties is one of them! Her “Bone Appetit” Halloween Dinner Party is playfully spooky and rustic. Antique books, skulls in all forms and pops of vibrant orange (pumpkins, cocktails and candy) bring on the “scary” in a stunning way.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Speared Donut Holes, Mini Tombstone Cupcakes and White Chocolate Skulls
– Vintage Door Tabletop, Cheese Cloth Table Runner and Black Chairs
– Skeleton Stamped Muslin Bags and Spider Web Coasters
– Black Roses, Silver Skulls, Dripping Candelabras and Skull Pattern Plates
– Black Cherry Soda + a Unique Spider Inspired Drink Dispenser Stand


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“Let’s Dance” Pop Star Birthday Party

rockstar party

Pops of pink, disco balls and rockin’ desserts… sounds like a blast right? That’s exactly what Jamila Watson of Parties On Purpose dreamed up with this “Let’s Dance” Pop Star Birthday Party beautifully photographed by Terah Lake Photography! I love the modern, clean look with a tween girl twist (tie dye purple backdrop and rhinestone tanks!)… and those Juju’s Tutus look absolutely dazzling!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Party Balloons, Black Fringe, Shimmery Disco Ball & Pattern Paper Bunting
– Tie Dye Purple Backdrop (Shower curtain from Target!)
– Headphone, Disco Ball and Record Cupcake Toppers
– Pretty Whoopie Pies, Dress Up Station and Cute Cotton Candy Cups

disco ball for a girls dance birthday

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