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{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

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Talk about STYLE! Incorporating family tradition into her party theme, Kristin Austin of Paige Simple Studio designed this {Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party as a joint celebration with her son! Bold stripes + polka dots, preppy party drinks & adorable Tie Shop Stations are so unbelievably cute… I just can’t even handle it!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Navy & White Stripe Ribbon Wrapped Vases with Hydrangeas & Striped Number Signs
– Pink Bow Wrapped Presents, Cupcake Toppers and Sugar Cookies!
– DIY Polka Dot Wreath, Corn Hole Game and Activity Kits in Gable Boxes
– Candy Gum Ball Necklaces, Preppy {Bow Tie!} Pasta & Twine Tied Macarons
– “Chase’s Preppy Tie Shop” Bow Ties, Neckties and Hair Bows

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Jewelry GIVEAWAY: $100 to 31 Bits {Fashion For Good}

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Winner update: 10/2/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… commenter #33 JESSICA! Congrats!

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YOU GUYS! I’m sooooooo excited today! It’s me, Jen of Jen CYK Photography! I’ve been trying to keep this under wraps on my Facebook page, but the day has finally come that you get to share in my joy!! I want to introduce you to some of my most FAVORITE jewelry, made by the fabulous fashion for good company, 31 Bits (check out their beautiful necklaces and other amazing designs right here).

And guess what! We want you to have the opportunity to rock these awesome pieces for your next photo shoot, event, or outfit of the day and be able to support a “Fashion For Good” company at the same time! We’re giving one lucky winner $100 Shopping Spree to 31 Bits!

P.S. We have one more goodie for you! Get 15% off your purchase from 31 Bits, now through September 30th! Just use the code HOSTESS15. Enjoy!

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Wendy’s & HWTM Ultimate Premiere Party for Professional Dancer Cheryl Burke! {Event Recap}

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Last Monday was definitely not my average start to the week…this one was filled with sequins, sparkle, washi tape, free printables, camera flashes, and all kinds of YUM! ;)

What could bring about all this fun stuff on a Monday night, you ask? Well…… I had a blast styling the Wendy’s® Ultimate Premiere Party for pro dancer Cheryl Burke up in LA that evening! We celebrated the return of 2 favorites: fall television and Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, which are back on the menu for a limited time.

Viewing party guests – which included HWTM readers (yay!) and lots of great media attendees – watched the Season 17 premiere of Cheryl’s show while it aired (hence all the sequins & sparkle!) – and Cheryl came by to watch the episode with us. It’s not everyday that you watch a show WITH one if its stars in the room, right?!

Cheryl Burke & Jenn Sbranti

“PRIME TIME” FOR SOME FUN!

My role at the Premiere Party was to style the atmosphere and share some easy ways that anyone can take their own TV parties to the next level, without a ton of effort or expense. And YES – it really is possible to weave a healthy dose of playfulness and style into your get-together without totally stressing yourself out.

For example, instead of spending hours cooking & cleaning in the kitchen before the party, just pick up some quick, accessible options to serve your guests – like the Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches that we dined on at this party – then give them a quick “costume change” with cute little food picks and festive serving trays. Done!

I’ve eaten quite a few of both flavors of these tasty sandwiches over the past couple weeks (figured it was part of my “research” for the party!) and am a big fan of the multigrain flatbread they come wrapped in… it’s toasted but still just the right amount of soft. I’m sure my own viewing party friends will gobble them up too, especially when they learn that the sweet & savory Smoky Honey Mustard Flatbread has only 370 calories. You know what that means… pass the dessert! ;)

Wendy's Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

ELEVATING THE EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE

Although I showcased several different ideas at this event, it’s important for me to note that you do NOT need to do all of them! Just 1 or 2 quick party DIY tricks will turn any everyday get-together into a unique & more memorable experience for your guests. Maybe it’s the sparkly food picks and embellished trays that you like – or maybe the semi-circle party garlands and paper table runners are more up your alley. The point is that life is too short not to weave in a little extra fun here and there – and when it comes to parties – there are lots of fun things that can be done in seconds flat!

Read on to check out pics from the party + a recap of all the different tips…

HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Washi tape, washi tape EVERYWHERE! Utensils, trays, cups, paper cones, & more…
– Easy gold dipped feather garlands inspired by costumes from Cheryl’s show
– DIY “TV” Centerpieces made from $1 frames + Free Printable sign inserts
– Show inspired phrases woven throughout the decor. i.e. “CHANNEL your inner disco queen”
GIVEAWAY! 4 people that chime in on this post will receive a $25 gift card to Wendy’s :)

Clear Plastic Cups with Glitter, Sequins, and Washi Tape

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Totally Cool Backyard Beach Bash {First Birthday}

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Surf’s up dude! Let’s head on out for Jack’s first birthday: A Backyard Beach Bash with the coolest shark photo booth, surf board inspired sweets and gorgeous floral centerpieces by Jill Sanger of Isari Flower Studio + Event Design. To match the magnificently styled day (by Allison Noelle Events), BellaLuz Photography captured all the details, including lots of fun activities for the kids!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Surf Board Cupcake Toppers and Bunting Banner Inspired Printables
– Shell & Starfish Cookies, Goldfish Marshmallow Pops
– Board Short Banner + Mini Surf Smash Cake
– Shark Photo Booth and Sandcastle Bucket Favors

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Pinterest Design Challenge {5 Inspired Wedding Looks}

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Who loves Pinterest? We do! (And I’m guessing a lot of YOU guys do too!). Demonstrating the powerful effect Pinterest has had on her business, Kelly McLeskey-Dolata of A Savvy Event created a Pinterest Design Challenge and invited their favorite local vendors to accompany the team on this creative project! Read below for a mini Q&A session with Kelly about the challenge and sneak peeks of each look we’ll be sharing throughout the week!

– Mint & Gold by Courtney Cargile
Steampunk by Brittany Westerman
Neon & Natural by Courtney Cargile
– Modern Turquoise & Gray by Meren Dehaze
– Gold Feather by Danielle Parra

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Reminder: Enter the Frito-Lay “Fire Up for Football” Pinterest Sweepstakes by this Friday, 9/27!

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Just wanted to share a quick reminder that the amazing “Fire Up for Football with Frito-Lay” Pinterest Sweepstakes ends this Friday, 9/27! Don’t forget to enter this week and pin your favorite NFL inspired recipe for a chance to win some AMAZING prizes! Here’s a refresher on the all-important details:

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

– 2 tickets to the 2014 Pro-Bowl in Honolulu, HI
– round-trip airfare to Honolulu
– 3 nights of hotel accommodations
– meals for the weekend
– a Frito-Lay “Fire Up for Football Party Pack”

Three Runners Up will also receive a Fire Up for Football Party Pack filled with a lot of great swag! (more…)

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Free Printables! “Dancing with the Stars” Inspired Viewing Party {Fall 2013 Season}

Free Printables - Dancing with the Stars Viewing Party Season 17

I’m excited to share some FREE PRINTABLES with you that I recently designed for a tv viewing party celebrating the fall premiere of Dancing with the Stars!

You’ll find download links below for the following items:
– 4×6 Party Signs featuring the entire DWTS Season 17 cast, including the hosts and judges!
– Party Silhouettes with names of the celebrity contestants
– Party Flags (4 different designs)
– “Guess the Score” Activity Cards and Activity Sign

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“Sailing Deeper Into Motherhood” Nautical Baby Shower + Name Reveal

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Anchors Aweigh! Laila Plant of One Inspired Party casts off her own “Sailing Deeper Into Motherhood” Nautical Baby Shower + Name Reveal in a sea of bright colors, bold patterns and origami sailboats! I love the modern, colorful hues paired with the rustic nautical decor and earthy succulent accents. Sailing into motherhood is quite fabulous when you have a creative captain!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Bright & Colorful Wavy Nautical Inspired Cake
– Shell, Rope and Origami Boat Frame Embellishments
– Yarn Lifesaver Raft Wreath + Knotted Rope Bunting
– Stripe Food Table Backdrop, Fishnet Overlay and Polka Dot Paper Rosettes

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Girly Halloween “THRILLER” Party

Zombie Thriller Inspired Party Decor

It’s not so close to midnight, but there is definitely something awesome lurking in this Girly Halloween “THRILLER” Party by Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs! As a big fan of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” I just love this creative spin on a classic zombie theme! The bright colors and feminine patterns paired with the creepy decor and the “Thriller” dancing zombie printables is just perfect for this spooky celebration!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Girly and fun green zombie & tombstone party printables
– “Primp a Pumpkin” & “Glam a Glove” decorating stations
– Green glittered skulls, spiderweb welcome wreath and other spooky decor
– Cemetery inspired treat table with marshmallow ghosts & tombstone mousse parfaits

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{Party of 5} Indiana Jones, Luau Bridal Shower, Frankenweenie, Pink + Red Dessert Table & Beatles

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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:

– Indiana Jones Party
– Luau Themed Bridal Shower
– Frankenweenie Party
– Pink + Red Dessert Table
– Beatles Inspired Rehearsal Dinner

1. Indiana Jones Adventure Birthday Party (pictured above) by Amy Mattes

2. Hawaiin Luau Bridal Shower by WhenPigsFlyEvents

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{Dangerously Cute!} Construction Party Ideas

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Grab your hard hats, tools and fuel up for some dangerously cute Construction Party Ideas from Cris McGrath of Crissy’s Crafts! Join Joey and his crew and “dig in” to the adorable themed treats, creative signs and classic work zone decorations like caution tape, construction cones, yield signs and more!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “One Way” and “Detour” Arrow Shaped Cake Pops
– “Dig In” Food Table with utensil “tools”, “lunch break” boxes and pretzel “nails”
– Yellow & Orange Cones and “It was loads of fun!” Favors
– Construction Site Sticker Scenes, Cone Toss and Digging Station Activities
– Caution Tape, Truck Topped Cake and “Dump Gifts Here” Sign

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Owl Inspired Dessert Table {Baby Shower Event}

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I think this gender neutral color palette is so pretty… the lavender, blue & green mix feels so fresh and fun! And little adorable owls are paired with it, so really the whole thing is just too stinkin’ cute! Montrilla of Lavender Pudding created the Owl Inspired Dessert Table for a Big City Moms Baby Shower Event in Hollywood. Be sure to look out for DIY details like the crib cake stand embellishment, candy hangers and painted letter blocks!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Painted Letter Blocks & DIY Candy and Cupcake Closet!
– Owl Cookies in Lavender, Blue and Green
– Mini Donuts, Pastel Colored Candy and Swirled Cake Pops
– Striped Cake in a “Crib” + Ruffled Cake with a Glittered “Baby” Topper

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5 Cute {& Homeamde} Back To School Inspired Treats

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Back to school is in full swing right now, and for my latest post over at Glam I rounded up 5 Cute {& Homemade} Back To School Party Dessert Ideas to try out! From clever edible “pencils” to cute school bus cake pops, these are all super creative ways to get your kids (and you!) ready for class. Added bonus: these make for really cute homemade teacher gift ideas too!

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EXCITING GIVEAWAY: Crystal Faye $100 Shopping Spree

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Winner update: 10/2/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… commenter #81 EMILY S.! Congrats!

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Don’t you just LOVE when you find a shop that is brimming with countless adorable knick-knacks and accessories? Well, Crystal Faye is exactly that – an amazing shop with super cute monogram hairbowsart prints and tons of graphic phone cases!

I absolutely love how much personality each product has, so I thought it would be fun to show 3 different ways our one lucky winner can spend their $100 Shopping Spree! Keep reading to see the “Preppy” and “Modern” selected items + find out how to enter this fabulous giveaway!

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Elegant, Sparkly & Romantic Dessert Table

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I think I just fell in love! Blushing pinks, delicate desserts and a rustic + retro feel styled by Melissa Johnson of Best Friend For Frosting are paired in her Elegant, Sparkly & Romantic Dessert Table for the vintage fashion powerhouse, Modcloth. With a beautiful wedding cake by (our own contributor!) Tessa Huff and dreamy photos by Caroline Winata of Milou And Olin Photography, I have to say I’m head over heels. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gold Sparkle Fortune Cookies + Pink Candy in Wooden Berry Baskets
– Glitter Heart Cupcake Toppers, Gold Dipped Feather Garland & Pastel Pink Tablecloth
– Mini Strawberry Trifles and Frosted Donuts with Gold Star Sprinkles
– Pearl Dust Tiered Wedding Cake with White Sugar Roses & Sweet Pea Bunches

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Crafty Vintage & Rainbow Carnival Party

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A multicolor yarn pom backdrop is one of my favorite designs in this incredible Vintage & Rainbow Carnival Party by Kiira Turnbow of Eye Heart Pretty Things! Could you guess ;) Mini food, colorful desserts and tons of thoughtful crafted details celebrated her son’s 3rd birthday in a totally playful way! (And for more Colorful Carnival Ideas look here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Colorful Popcorn Balls, Rainbow Jello Jars and Mini Donuts
– Rainbow Layer Cake & Super cool photo collage!
– Mini Hotdogs and Sliders + Labeled Mustard and Ketchup
– Yarn Pom Backdrop, Framed Chalkboard “3” Sign & Rainbow Banner

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Darling Honey Bee Twins First Birthday

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Buzzing with creative ideas, this Honey Bee Twins First Birthday by Karen Peel is absolutely precious! Choosing a theme is always so fun, and if you’re like me, you will play around with it until it’s perfect. ;) I love what Karen had to say about finding her theme and using inspiration to carry out her vision…

“I knew I wanted a bee theme, but also wanted something a bit different from the traditional yellow and black bumblebee. On the verge of changing themes, I came across the “Honey, I love You” Table in Amy Atlas’ book, Sweet Designs and decided on a more delicate look of soft yellow, white and grey “honey” bees– that was when it all came together!”

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Flower Headbands + Pretty Party Dresses
– Ombre Yellow Butterceam Smash Cakes & Tissue Pom Decorated High Chairs
– Chocolate Bar & Honey Favors with “We’re so glad you could bee here” tags
– “Our Little Bees Are One” Bumble Bee Cake Pops

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Pinterest Sweepstakes: Chance to Win a Trip to the 2014 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii from Frito-Lay!

Chance to Win a Trip to the Pro Bowl from Frito-Lay!

When it comes to giveaway prizes, I don’t think it gets much better than THIS!

And even though I can’t enter the “Fire Up for Football with Frito-Lay” Pinterest Sweepstakes myself, I’m super excited to work with Frito-Lay this football season and help campaign that’s guaranteed to make someone VERY HAPPY in the end. Not just a little bit happy… but the “I just won a crazy amazing trip!!!” kind of happy. The campaign kicks off at 9am CT today – September 16, 2013 – and runs through 11:59pm CT on September 27, 2013.

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

– 2 tickets to the 2014 Pro-Bowl in Honolulu, HI
– round-trip airfare to Honolulu
– 3 nights of hotel accomodations
– meals for the weekend
– a Frito-Lay “Fire Up for Football Party Pack”

Three Runners Up will also receive a Fire Up for Football Party Pack filled with a lot of great swag!

Ready to enter? Just follow these steps:

1. Complete the online entry form and click “submit.”
2. At http://pinterest.com/FritoLay, click “Follow All” to follow Frito-Lay on Pinterest.
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{Cheer’s to Summer} Surfer Style Kids Pool Party Ideas

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Grab a ball, board or hang on to a fin! Celebrating summer fun, Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It beat the heat with a little tropical fun! ;) Her Surfer Style Kids Pool Party Ideas look like such a blast! From the orange & blue scalloped cupcake toppers and beachy van shaped cookies to fishnet draping and surfboard tags, this party made a BIG splash with the boys.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Shark Fin Cupcake Toppers, Green Rock Candy “Palm Trees” and Surf Board Cookies
– Cowabunga Cupcakes, Oyster Pearl Candy + Gummy Bait
– Beach Ball Lanterns, “Tubular Treats” Snack Bar and “Beach Bum Bites” Goldfish Baggies
– Fish Shaped Platter with Brown Sugar “Sand” and Umbrella Topped Piña Colada Cupcakes

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Trend Alert: Hunger Games Inspired Costumes

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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 THE HUNGER GAMES! These Katniss & Effie Couture Tutu Dresses were designed by Atutudes and are making their debut right here on HWTM… just in time for your Hunger Games Catching Fire movie premiere parties coming this November!!

Be sure to scroll down for an awesome giveaway and if you are planning a Hunger Games premiere party, HWTM has free Hunger Games printables you can download here and here.

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Star Wars 16th Birthday Party {Yoda VS. Vader}

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With the force on her side, Sherry Turley of Sweet Festivity designed this totally awesome Star Wars Themed Party (and her husband built the amazing AT-AT Walker model)! With nods to all our favorite movie characters and lingo, Jedi Micah’s 16th birthday bash is out of this world! (And if you’re on a quest for lots of Star Wars Party Ideas look here, here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Candy “Thermal Detonators” and Wookie Cookies
– “Episode IV A New Hope” Centerpiece, Silver Plates & Black Tableclothes
– Leia’s Buns (Chocolate covered Oreos drizzled with peanut butter!)
– “Yoda Soda” and “Vaderade” Party Drinks
– Silver “Death Star” Painted Lanterns, Crispy Treat “Rebel Pops” and Galactic Cupcakes

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Pretty Bunting Themed First Birthday!

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Pink & turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations lately… and playing it up with festive party bunting and really cool furniture pieces make it that much more fun (how cute is that yellow table and painted high chair)! New mommy, creative crafter and brilliant photographer Erin (of Erin Harris Photography) planned a Pretty Bunting Themed First Birthday for her sweet little one. The handcrafted treats, polaroid portraits and more homemade details are the icing on the cake for Cecilia’s big day!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Polka Dot “ONE” Water Bottle Wraps, Pink Lemonade in Mason Jars & Chevron Food Labels
– Bunting Pattern Cake and Ombre Pink Smash Cake
– Present Opening Area Canopy, Patterned “Happy Birthday” Banner and Pink & White Flowers
– First Birthday Party Hat + Turquoise Painted High Chair
– Photo Bunting Framed Backdrop and Ribbon & Lace Front Door Garland

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Princess Belle Inspired Beauty and the Beast Party

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Irene Sarantakos of Cake 5 Sweet Designs celebrated her daughter’s 3rd birthday with a Beauty and the Beast Party inspired by Princess Belle herself! Iconic roses, royal crowns and teapots are sprinkled throughout, just as in the movie, and if you haven’t seen it, this is one Disney Classic that you’ve gotta see! (And for more inspiration, check out this post.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Macaron Wands, Pink Petite Fours & Sparkly Cake Pops
– Thoughtful “Chipped” Teacup Cupcakes and a pretty yellow tutu skirt for the birthday girl!
– Mrs. Potts Cake Balls, Framed Belle Silhouette and A Princess Cake
– Rose Candy Kabob Favors, Teapot Sugar Cookies & Regal Printables by Dollhouse Paperie

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Clowns, Magic & A Carnival Spectacular!

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Peta Camilleri of Pure Bliss Creations has quite a show-stopping affair to share! For her son Jack’s 4th birthday she combined his favorites: Clowns, Magic & A Carnival Spectacular! And you know I’m a fan of carnival + circus, especially when there are vibrant patterns and creative themed embellishments involved, like those decorative pinwheel bottles and magical cookies by MaR-Valicious BiteS! ;) (Find more inspiration here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Jack is 4” Balloon Shaped Cookies and Amazing Balloon Cake
– Ecclectic & Colorful Cake Stand and Crate Risers, Clown Balloons & Circle Pattern Fabric
– Pinwheels in Wrapped Bottles tied with Red Ribbon Bows
– Black Hat & White Rabbit Cookies + Red & Blue Clown Cake Pops
– “Admit One” Ticket Utensil Wraps & Custom Circus Tent Backdrop by Sweet Scarlett Designs

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{Party of 5} One Rocks, Trick or Treat Carnival, Italian Pizzeria, Peppa Pig & Mickey Mouse Halloween

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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:

– {One Rocks} Concert Inspired Party
– Trick or Treat Carnival
– Italian Pizzeria First Birthday
– Peppa Pig Themed Party
– Mickey Mouse Halloween

1. ONE ROCKS {Bladen’s 1st Birthday} (pictured above) by lifeinmommywood

2. Trick or Treat Carnival by Sara : Confetti Sunshine

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Pink & Blue Mermaid Inspired Birthday Party

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Let’s dive under the sea to celebrate Aubrey’s bubbly 5th birthday! This pink, blue and girly bash by Auntie Bea’s Bakery is full of Adorable Mermaid Party Ideas including cute food ideas, themed activities and inspired decor. Bethany styled, photographed and baked darling treats (yes that cake included!), Swish Printables designed artwork and all the kids had oceans of fun!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pearl Pops, Rock Candy “Mermaid Tails” and Jell-O Fish
– Jellyfish Lanterns + Twisted Crepe Paper Streamer Backdrop
– Shell Salad, “Catch of the Day” Goldfish and Cookie Shells
– Treasure Hunt, Fishing Fun & Message In A Bottle Activities

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Blue Ombre Dessert Table {Boys Birthday Party}

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I can totally understand Mandy (of House of Rose), mom to 3 boys (with over 10 themed boy parties behind her), wanting to dream up a modern and chic party for once! She incorporated her son Parker’s favorite color into his party, essentially making the color the theme itself- which I absolutely love!

The Blue Ombre Dessert Table turned out so so cute. The local bakers did a fabulous job on the cake and the crafted fabric garland and tissue poms were perfect. Overall anyone who loves the color blue may just feel like they’re in heaven! :) P.S. An ombre inspired dessert table could work in any color and for any occasion, like this pink first birthday and purple baby naming!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Blue Ombre Ripped Fabric Garland
– Ruffled Blue Birthday Cake + Ombre Cupcakes
– Framed “Happy Birthday” Sign on a Wrapped Box Tower Display
– Tissue Pom Decor and Blue Chevron Tablecloth

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Bold NYC Subway Map Themed Birthday Party

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Pull out your metro cards and get ready for a New York City style ride with this Bold NYC Subway Map Themed Birthday Party! Amelia Anwar cleverly navigated the Big Apple for her son’s 3rd birthday in an ultra unique way with an awesome snack table and lots of colorful directional graphics! Can this fun birthday train please pick me up & take me to the city!?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cotton Candy Favors with Metro Card Tags
– Subway Map Inspired Cake by Cinderella Cakes
– Drink Labels with Yellow Arrows, Colorful Circles and Subway Train Graphics
– Subway Inspired Dessert Table with an “Exit” Backdrop

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Bright & Cheerful Island Style Luau Party

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Aloha! Grab your leis and grass skirts and get ready to join in the fun at Isabella’s Tiki Hut for a Bright & Cheerful Island Style Luau Party by BellaGrey Designs! With a creative volcano cake, yummy chocolate “coconuts” and classic Hawaiian decor, Jennifer created the perfect tropical paradise to celebrate her daughter’s 7th birthday! (Find more Luau Inspiration here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Paper Palm Tree Toothpicks with Brown Pom Pom “Coconuts”
– Hawaiin Punch in Shell Dishes + Personalized Palm Tree Plastic Cups
– Pig Roast Candy, Candy Kabobs, Totem Bites and “Sandy” Donut Treats
– Sun, Sea Shell, Hula Skirt and Flip Flop Cookies by Roni’s Sugar Creations

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Cool Mint & Metallic “Baby Love” Shower

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This Mint & Metallic “Baby Love” Shower by mommy-to-be Tali is so cool! The gorgeous collection of photos by Erin of Hello Pinecone Photography reveal animal accents, loads of delicious food and whimsical flair! There really is something fun about finding all of your party elements, and Tali did a fabulous job of matching vendor items with store bought elements and DIY projects to make this party feel fun, lighthearted and full of LOVE!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Oh Baby” Chalkboard Door Sign & Baby Love Onesie
– Cool Fringe Lantern from Studio Mucci + Framed “Baby” Print from Sugar Paper 
– “Watch Me Grow” Succulent Favors and Wishes For Baby Cards with custom aqua pencils!
– Mint Macarons with Gold Shimmer, About to POP Lollipops & Yogurt Covered Pretzels
– Whimsical Centerpieces: gold animal in mini glass globes with sprinkled confetti

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