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Colorful, Cutie & Tutti Frutti 2nd Birthday Party!

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Strawberries, oranges, pineapples and more fresh & fondant fruits sweetened up Bella’s 2nd birthday. Mommy, Daisy Kelvin of Leo & Bella, created this Colorful, Cutie & Tutti Frutti Party using bright and pastel colors in such a playful way, adding mix-n-match backyard chairs and styling modern dessert table made it even more fun! P.S. See Bella’s Whimsical & Vintage Summer Garden First Birthday here!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fruit Paper Lanterns, Multicolor Tables & Chairs + Colorful Party Banners
  • Custom Invitation and matching Drink Table “Bella” Bunting
  • Pineapple Cake Pops, Bubblegum Macarons and White Cake topped with Rainbow Ruffled Fondant
  • Strawberry, Apple, Watermelon & more Fruit Butter Cookies by Dessert Menu, Please

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“Tying the Knot” A Beautiful Nautical Wedding

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I feel an overwhelming sense of love and happiness looking at these stunning photographs from Rebekah J. Murray Photography. The moments captured from this “Tying the Knot” Nautical Wedding are some of the most beautiful, and I’m really excited to share them with you!

The navy and whites stripes, rope table numbers and preppy party fashion and all everything is just fabulous, Events in the City really put together a magical day- just look at all those smiles! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us Sean & Jackie!

WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Lighthouse Escort Card Display with Sailor Knot Keychains
  • “Road Trip” Snack Station (Church to the reception treats!)
  • Monogram Drink Flags and 4-tier Square Cake
  • Ruffled Navy Bridesmaid Dresses and Navy Polka Dot Groomsmen  Ties
  • Navy Blue and White Stripe Table Runners, White Hydrangea Centerpieces & Rope Table Numbers

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Pretty Rainbow Dash Birthday Bash {My Little Pony}

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I’m so into the girly vibrant pastels Virginia of Hooray to Celebrate incorporated into her daughter’s 4th birthday party! Inspired by My Little Pony, she designed a Pretty Rainbow Dash Birthday Bash for her sweet little Taylor with a colorful fruit bar, fantastic face painting and a super cute {custom} birthday dress by Chibi Design Shop!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Rainbow Cookies, Mini Cupcakes and Rainbow Striped Popcorn Boxes
  • Beautiful (rainbow layered!) Birthday Cake from Plumeria Cake Studio
  • Bellini Bar for the adults + Fresh Fruit Bar displayed in rainbow order ;)

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[Electrifying!] Young Frankenstein’s Lab Party

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IT’S ALIVE… and it doesn’t take a mad scientist to conclude that it’s abnormally incredible! Gretchen of Three Little Monkeys Studio doctored up this electrifying Young Frankenstein’s Lab Party for Halloween this year. This little lab is equipped with the most spooky & fun treats {mmmbrain cake balls} that Igor himself would beware!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Abnormal Brain” Cake Balls and Pumpkin Face Mason Jars
– Frankenstein Cookies, Igor’s Eyeballs and a Cute Burlap & Black Stripe Wreath!
– Decorate A Monster Mask Activity & Frankenstein Needs A Brain Game

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Rustic Duck Hunting Birthday Party

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This Duck Hunting Birthday Party by Lauren Haddox Design is seriously quack-tastic, especially for all the Duck Dynasty fans out there! The cute little duck hunters chowed down on “Duck Call Donuts” and more clever named breakfast foods (including a “Duck Feed” Cereal Bar!), played “Duck, Duck BUBBLES” and even got their own color-in hunting licenses. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Duck Call Donuts, Decoy Spread and Ducktail Coconut Macarons
  • Swamp Water and MARSHmallows
  • Burlap, Orange & Brown Color Palette and Rustic Wood Patterns
  • “Duck Feed” Cereal Bar with Rice, Oats & Grain (and “Mallard Milk!)
  • “Duck, Duck Bubbles” and Hunting License Coloring Activity

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Adorable Vintage Puppy and Kitten Party

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Candance McMaster of Candy and Cake Sugar Designs not only handmade the brilliant desserts, but dreamed up the purr-fect party for her daughter’s second birthday! Ava’s adorable Vintage Puppy and Kitten Party is filled with pretty doilies, charming animal faces (with cute little bows!) and dreamy floral patterns. Great job Candance!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Tissue Pom Garland and Dainty Floral Backdrop
  • Adorable Party Circles with Glitter & Tissue Fringe Embellishments
  • Puppy and Kitten Face Scalloped Square Cookies
  • Doily & Lace White Birthday Cake with a Fondant Rose Topper
  • Berry Basket Favor Boxes with Glitter Clothespins & Custom Tags

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Girly Pink Gingham Farm Party

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Grab your cowboy boots for a gallopin’ good time at Eden’s 3rd birthday! Mommy, Alison Solomon of Baby Buns Design, styled a Girly Pink Gingham Farm Party with lots of feminine flair and creative activities- perfect for a casual day for  the adults and plenty of rowdy fun for the kids. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mini ( kid-friendly plastic!) Daisy Mason Jars for Pink Lemonade
  • Cute “Piggies in the Mud” Cake & Pink and Orange Fruit Cups
  • Pink Frosted Cupcakes with Chicken + Horse Scalloped Toppers from Bag Talk
  • DIY Cardboard Barn Theater and Animal Paper Bag Puppets

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Lavender “Better Together” Twin Girls Baby Shower

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Oh my goodness, talk about two cute! Rachel of R&R Event Designs created this lovely Lavender “Better Together” Twin Girls Baby Shower for her expecting sister-in-law. To emphasize the theme throughout the party, Rachel came up with 7 things that are “better together” with corresponding baby gifts, like the ocean & the beach, where the twinsies got little swimsuits! Not only is the theme original and creative, but the decorations are equally as stunning… just look at those intricate party circles!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • 7 “Better Together” Stations with Corresponding Baby Gifts
  • Purple Tutu Diaper Cakes and Adorable “Twinsies Trivia” Party Sign
  • AMAZING Watermelon Twin Stroller Fruit Display
  • Mantle Better Together Banner + “Mommy’s Cravings” Food Sign

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“When I Grow Up” Party {Gender Neutral Kids Birthday Idea}

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Teachers, Astronauts, and Scientists, oh my! Erin Williams of Strawberry Mommycakes designed this creative “When I Grow Up” Party for her daughter’s 4th birthday. I love the UNIQUE theme combined with its (gender neutral!) primary color palette. P.S. I think this idea would be so cute for a Dol First Birthday Celebration!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Ruler Inspired Banner, Gray Polka Dot Backdrop and Themed Silhouettes
  • Printable Photo Props: Graduation Cap, Fire Chief Helmet & more!
  • Ranbow Drizzle Cake Pops topped with Blue Yarn Poms
  • Fruit Skewers, Sandwiches, Cookies and Folded Printable Favor Bags

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Pretty Pastel & Chevron Crafting Party

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Christine of Pure Joy Events sure knows the way to my heart… with a Pretty Pastel & Chevron Crafting Party! She created it for her daughter’s 9th birthday and I mean, can you really go wrong with glitter, chevron & crafting – It’s all my favorite things! A fun yarn pom station, some bead glam-ifying and an adorable pinwheel birthday cake, this creative celebration is really something sweet. (This is also a great idea for a friendly get together or a fun family day.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pinwheel birthday cake with purple fondant bunting
  • Chevron favor bags embellished with plush hanging yarn poms
  • Bead painting & necklace making station
  • Chevron baking cups and a modern + girly invitation

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Girly & Glitterful Peter Pan Party

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Come on everybody, here we go! With the help of a little pixie dust, Carla Thomas of Palm Beach Parties leads the way to Neverland with her Girly & Glitterful Peter Pan Party! A darling dessert table (with that gold polka dot burlap that I love!), pretty pastel printables and the cutest “Lost Girls” are just the start to this sweet adventure. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Gorgeous Peter Pan hat cake topper with AMAZING glittery gold feather!
  • Baker’s Twine wrapped Gable Boxes + Lily centerpieces
  • Pastel fabric tassels + polka dot burlap dessert table backdrop
  • Gold feather favor embellishments and dainty printable favor tags
  • “Tick Tock Toss” crocodile themed bean bag game

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Adorable Red & White Hello Kitty Birthday Party

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HELLO Issey! Kate of Kiss Me Kate Events styled this classic red and white Hello Kitty Birthday Party for her daughter Isabella’s 4th birthday. I am giddy over her super cute dessert table of course (it’s her specialty!)… and I particularly LOVE those super creative kitty shaped donuts from Big Lou’s Donuts!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable Hello Kitty Sugar Cookies & Hello Kitty donuts with red ribbon bows
  • Printable Chocolate Bar Wrappers + Cute Dessert Table Backdrop designed by Envy Anvi
  • Hello Kitty Tissue Paper Craft  and Milk jars with pink bunting

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{Party of 5} Spooky Halloween, Star Wars Birthday, Lemonade Stand, Titanic Party & Cute as a Button First Birthday

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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:

– Spooky Halloween Party
– Star Wars Birthday Party
– Cute Yellow Lemonade Stand
– Titanic Themed Party
– Cute As a Button First Birthday

1. Eat, Drink, and Be Scary (pictured above) by Craft That Party

2. Star Wars Party by unforgettablepartiez

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Teen Twilight Halloween Party (Vampires VS Werewolves)

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So, what side are you on- team vampire or werewolf? This mouthwatering Teen Twilight Halloween Party by Frog Prince Paperie is creepy, delicious and dazzling! From the savory {Fried Mushroom Ravioli} to the sweet {Candy Apples}, all of the food looks incredible- especially those macabre Bloody Good Milkshake Shots. (Paula is a genius with shooter desserts, see more of them here, here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Werewolf Kibble and “Hot Hot Hot Lasagna Rolls”
– Blood Type Red Drinks, Forks Fried Mushroom Ravioli & Candy Apples
– Werewolf Cake Template + Free Printables (links below!)
– Sparkly Vampire Brownie Bites, “Fangs For Coming” Favors and Bloody Good Milkshake Shots

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Dreamy Watercolor Baby Shower {Pastel & Perfect!}

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Pastel & perfect! Kiira Turnbow of Eye Heart Pretty Things crafted this Dreamy Watercolor Baby Shower for her dearest friend Amy. This beautiful (gender neutral!) backyard celebration looks like the kind of event I wouldn’t want to miss! Witty stationery, gourmet eats, chocolate milk {with donuts!} and some fun activities… honestly sounds like a perfect afternoon to me. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Beautiful blue & pink watercolor invitation, banners and party decor
  • Champagne “Bubbly Bar” with fresh fruit & juices to create your own delicious drink!
  • Pastel rainbow layer cake + Milk and donut desserts

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{Pink & Gold} Royal Princess Birthday Party

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Gold, glitter and pearls… this beautiful Royal Princess Birthday Party by Anne-Marie Johnson of El’uccellino Designs is a sparkly dream come true! The romantic, almost vintage style centerpieces, pretty hanging orbs filled withe pink roses and floral petite fours are just a few of the magical details…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Beautiful Candelabra Centerpieces with Drapped Pearls, Crystals and Hydrangeas
  • Magic Wand, Princess Dress and Regal Carriage Cookies
  • Incredible Princess Castle Birthday Cake with candle topped turrets by Dania’s Cakes
  • Vintage Mirror Macaron Display + Frame Dessert Trays

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Colorful “First Fiesta” Celebration

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¡Bienvenidos! With bold, bright colors and some latin flair, Kelin spiced up her daughter Sutton’s First Birthday with a Colorful “First Fiesta” Celebration. This charming little fiesta has gorgeous Mexican Folk Art inspired decor – I just love the tiny crocheted embellishments on the photo banner, the sweet dolls and hand painted maracas! And Topped off with an amazing “1” piñata and some delicioso mexican food {my favorite!} this is definitely my kind of party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Yarn Wrapped “UNO” Birthday Sign + “1” Pinata
  • Birthday Photo Banner with Colorful Crocheted Embellishments
  • Hand-painted Maracas + Luchador Action Figure Party Favors
  • Pretty Mexican Folk Art Inspired Dresses and Sombreros + Mustache Photo Props


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Flower Inspired Shoot + Creative Family Photos


Hey fall lovers! It’s almost time to take a new annual family photo to send with your holiday card isn’t it? Well, I’ve got an idea for you this season. It’s Jen, of Jen CYK Photography and creating stunning pictures of families, like yours, is my speciality. But this time, I was stumped. How was I going to top the Anthropologie Inspired Family Photo Session from last year? Simple, with FLOWERS!

What I love about this Flower Inspired Family Session, is it’s completely representative of Deanna and her family. The colors, the creativity, the fun. I challenge you to think about what things describe YOU and your family. Incorporate them into your pictures! Have fun, be creative. You’re reading this blog, so I know you’re up for it.

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Frankenstein’s Halloween Wedding {How Cute!}

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In “Holy Monstermony” these two {darling} little monsters wed! Lauren Borquez of Capes & Crowns sure knows how to dream up a the cutest creepy ceremony! ;) With all the details of tradition, Frankenstein’s Halloween Wedding has a lovely tulle bouquet, a to die for ring {it might be in cookie form!} and more monsterously cute ideas. (Looking for Wedding Inspiration with hints of Halloween? Find it here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Spider Web Fabric Bow Tie and Tulle + Fabric Rose Bouquet
– Cold Feet Cookies, “Mr.” & “Mrs.” Cupcakes and Creepy Candy Apples
– Neon Bubbling Brew Drink and “Tricks and Treats” Muslin Favor Bags

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Cute Garden Gnome Party {First Birthday}

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When picking a theme for her son’s birthday, Nikki Hernan realized that a Garden Gnome Birthday couldn’t be more perfect… and I think it’s pretty much the cutest idea she could’ve decided on! With the help of a few little friendly gnomes, she transformed the yard into a Woodland Wonderland studded with toadstools and bright polka dot decorations {and I just LOVE the oversized ric-rac bunting}.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Garden Gnome Pillow Party Favors + Fairy Floss “Gnome Beards”
  • Adorable Toadstool and Illustrated Gnome Cookies
  • Cute Toadstool Birthday Shirt and Hand Sewn Felt Mushrooms

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{Camo Covered} Halo Themed Birthday Party

Halo Themed Birthday Party

This is one mega awesome, very boy-ish party, that will make you the coolest mom ever!  ;) I have to admit that I am pretty unfamiliar with Halo (Mom of 2 little girls over here!), but Lori of Littlebeane Boutique designed a Halo Themed Birthday Party that pretty much looks like the ULTIMATE party for her 11 year old birthday boy! Basically, if you’re little Master Chief is a Halo fanatic, well then, he’s GOT to see this!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Spartan-tacular” Favor Bags + Burlap Silkscreened Halo Sacks
  • UNSC Lollipops, Cortana Popcorn & Jelly Bean Halo Grenades
  • Confidential “Top Secret” Mission Birthday Invitation
  • Camouflage Cupcakes with Spartan Figure Toppers

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Trend Alert: Graphic Vinyl Backdrops


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 GRAPHIC VINYL BACKDROPS! Vinyl backdrops are showing up everywhere in parties recently.  They have long been used on the red carpet and at corporate events but are now making their way into smaller, more intimate parties and creating huge wow factor moments!

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Playful & Healthy Yoga Themed 2nd Birthday

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YAY for yoga! Party guru, Nicole Gould of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations, rolled out her mats and stretched her creative muscles for a Playful & Healthy Yoga Themed 2nd Birthday filled with bright, earthy & girly decorations. Grace and her yogi buddies partied with healthy (shout out to the watermelon cake!) treats and a tot-friendly yoga session. I’m all for practicing healthy habits and kindness – Namaste! :) 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Yoga Pose flash cards, mini yoga mats & nourishing granola bar take home treats
  • Tot-friendly yoga session with color coordinated bracelets to help with the moves!
  • Healthy dessert bar with a bright hanging flower garland backdrop
  • Gluten Free Macarons, Healthy Fruit Kabobs & Fresh Fruit Cake

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Cinderella’s Modern Bibbity Bobbity Boutique {Princess Party}

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Bibbity Bobbity BOUTIQUE! Morgann Perry of Adisten’s Closet by Modern Chic Tots, styled a lovely Modern Cinderella Party for her daughter’s 5th birthday. If you’re little princess loves to play dress up, then she would LOVE this party theme (so take notes, mom!) ;) A bright white salon pampered all of little Adisten’s pint-sized party guests with Fairy Godmother Sparkles, outfits for the Royal Ball and beautiful carriage inspired sweets. I can’t get over how precious all those little cuties look!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Royal White Pumpkin Carriage Topped Cake by The Crimson Cake
  • Pretty Party “Slippers”, Powder Blue Polka Dot Skirts and Matching Headbands!
  • Cinderella Silhouettes, Doily Decorations & White Doves

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{Party of 5} Doc McStuffins, Pancakes and Pajamas, Woodland, Thanksgiving & Vintage Concession Stand

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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:

– Doc McStuffins Birthday Party
– Pancakes and Pajamas Party
– Enchanted Woodland First Birthday
– Thanksgiving Dinner
– Vintage Drive-In Movie Concession Stand

1. DOC MCSTUFFINS Birthday Party (pictured above) by YMKEvents

2. Trinity Pancake & Pajama Birthday Bash by sugafootevents&rentals

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Dreamy Little Lamb Party {Vintage & Girly}

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I don’t think I’ve ever oggled over vintage style as much as in this Dreamy Little Lamb Party by Christy of Itsy Belle for her daughter’s 4th birthday. Filled with of sweet girly ruffles, darling lamb decorations and dainty pastel treats… what’s not to love!?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Charming Pink Scalloped Favor Bags, Rosette “Lamb” Bunting & Tulle Pom Chair Backs
  • Ruffled Pink and White Crepe Paper Wreath and “4” Piñata
  • Tassel Balloons and White Chocolate Lambs
  • Fondant Flower Embellished Cake Pops displayed in a blue egg crate

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Dainty Vintage Paper Doll Themed Party

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I love this idea from Festa com Gosto! This Dainty Vintage Paper Doll Themed Party is just so creative & absolutely darling. The pastels, doilies and girly details captured my heart… specifically the vintage dress cookies strung as a dessert table garland! 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pink Ombre Ruffle First Birthday Cake with Navy Accents
  • Favors displayed in a Vintage Style Carriage, Bright Cotton Candy & Pastel Macarons
  • Cupcakes Topped with Paper Doll Dresses + Doily Table Runner

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Rustic Fall Apple Picking Party

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If parties could smell… this one would be of cinnamon, pie crust and a warm apple pie in the oven! Valerie of Charming Touch Parties styled this Rustic Apple Picking Party with the crisp, fall air and memories of home in mind. I love the idea of getting outdoors and celebrating this beautiful season, especially in such a cozy way. (Enjoy all the creative sweets and crafty embellishments captured by Jennifer Kaye Photography!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “made with LOVE” Mini Apple Pies and Apple Cake Pops
– Decorated Favor Bags and Button & Burlap Embellished Drink Bottles
– Chalkboard Style Printables by Beth Kruse-Custom Creations
– Red Floral + Apple Studded Centerpiece and Rustic Red Gingham Fabrics

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DIY Balloon Pumpkin Patch {Easy & Fast!}

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This is one absolutely JACK-O-TASTIC tutorial! Sara Schmutz of Confetti Sunshine came up with the brilliant idea of how to craft up some spunky little pumpkins! Enjoy this DIY Balloon Pumpkin Patch for yourself or the older kids… it’s an easy Halloween craft (they take no time at all!) and festive party treat idea in one.

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Monster’s Ball Halloween Party {Bats, Witches & More!}

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It’s officially October! Are your ready for the spooky, scary, eerie celebrations to begin? I thought so! Jessica Bender Photography and Design created this freakishly amazing Monster’s Ball Halloween Party with all our favorite creepy guys in tow… witches, bats, Frankenstein, you name it! They’re all on the guest list. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY Donut Witches Brooms (from dowel rods and raffia!) and Frankenstein Crispy Treats
– Witch Hat Cake Pops and Cupcakes and Witches Finger Pretzels
– Black Bat Silhouette Backdrop, Rhinestone & Painted Pumpkins + an Awesome Brain Cake
– Heavy Castle Stones + Witch Hat Steeples (Inspired by A Monster’s Castle & Frankenstein’s Laboratory)
– Magic Potion Vials, Slimy Gummy Bugs and Scary Skulls!

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