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“Jewelry Jungle” Glam Wild Animals Birthday Party

girly jungle animal smash cake and cupcake tower

We have been loving the jungle themed parties lately… and this one has an unexpected twist! What’s the perfect way to add some glamour and pizzazz to a girly jungle animal birthday? Throw in some BLING! Juliet Boydstun of the COOP did just that for this creative “Jewelry Jungle” Glam Wild Animals Birthday Party, styled in celebration of a little girl that loves dress up and jungle animals. With rustic burlap, sparkly cocktail jewelry and lush pink blooms, this incredibly fun party (which was beautifully captured by Greg Fiore Photography) has a little something for everyone!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Burlap elephant draped with bright pink chunky necklaces & elephant teapot centerpieces with pink flowers, cocktail rings & pearls
– Blue sprinkle cake pops & pink sprinkle rice krispies + pink lemonades draped with candy necklaces
– Pink & blue tablescape + a sweet pink tulle birthday girl party dress & pink feather decorated party hat
– Jungle animal, butterfly & flower topped cupcakes & a pink giraffe topped jungle vine smash cake

pink first birthday party with chalkboard welcome sign and pink drinks

pink tie dye balloons and burlap elephant party decor

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Sweet Mummy to Bee Spring Baby Shower

honey bee themed dessert table

I just love the fun play on words in this sweet Mummy to BEE” Spring Baby Shower from Jennifer and Philippa of Little Party Company! The dessert table is buzzing with cute (and approachable!) ideas, from stylish honeycomb and bumble bee paper details to pretty yellow desserts. This is another great example of how – when it comes to welcoming a baby in style – the combination of bumble bees, fresh daisies, and charming fabrics is just sweet as honey. ;)  P.S. For more fabulous bumble bee baby shower inspiration, click here and here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– White chocolate dipped strawberries & cake pops topped rolled in yellow Pop Rocks!
– Honeycomb & beehive cupcake toppers and party flags + individual pudding pots
– Scalloped ‘Mummy to Bee’ signage + pretty yellow & black rag tie bunting

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{Party of 5} Born to Rock, Lalaloopsy, Buttons & Bow Ties, Glinda the Good Witch, Chevron Baby Shower

born to rock rock n' roll boy's birthday 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:

– Born to Rock Birthday Party
 Lalaloopsy Birthday Party
Buttons & Bow Ties Baby Shower
 Glinda the Good Witch Birthday Party
Rustic Chevron Baby Shower Brunch

1. Born to Rock Birthday Party (pictured above) from GreyGrey Designs

2. Lalaloopsy Birthday Party by Amanda Green

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{Amazing!} Angry Birds in Space Birthday Party

boy's angry birds themed 5th birthday party

3, 2, 1… blastoff! Joelle Penafiel of The Party Starters Events was inspired by her son’s love of Angry Birds to create this AMAZING Angry Birds in Space Birthday Party! With angry bird and king pig inspired desserts and activities, these little cosmonauts were kept busy and happy up in “outer space”. This party is so out of this world creative, you might even say it’s one small step for man, one giant leap for Angry Birds! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Super cool Angry Bird spaceship & moon rock topped cake + angry bird & king pig inspired cake pops & cupcakes
– Nests of handmade glittering golden eggs, king pig terrariums & wooden block demolition area
– Feather topped angry bird party hats & angry bird party favor boxes filled with an angry birds book & sweet treats
– A huge Saturn wall mural, black starry tablecloth + hanging planet & star shaped lanterns

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Magical Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party

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When I was little, rainbows and unicorns were a couple of my favorite things, especially with the huge popularity of Lisa Frank (remember that?!). Well… the talented Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers, Inc. brought these two fun elements together with an adorable Magical Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party for her daughter, who happens to love them too! And I’m guessing she’s not alone in that. ;) One of the party activities, “Paint by Party” cookies, looks SO fun, and the really great news is that Jessica is also sharing a step-by-step tutorial on those with us today! Click here to check it out.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Lovely rainbow confetti birthday cake with pastel rainbow layers and a blue unicorn topper!
– Rainbow confetti cookies + pink frosted cupcakes topped with shimmery rainbow pearls
– “Paint by Party” Rainbow cookies, a rainbow castle bounce house, and rainbow gumball bracelet making activities
– Darling unicorn party favors + candy cups filled with “Rainbow Shimmer Unicorn Hearts”

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DIY Tutorial: “Paint by Party” Cookies {Rainbow Party}

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As promised in our Rainbow Unicorn Party post, here are the step by step instructions to create your own “Paint by Party” cookies! As Jessica suggests, these could take on any form — they would be super cute as baby carriages or colorful POPsicles for a baby shower, jungle animals or Princess wands for a kid’s birthday party, or even holiday themed cookies like Christmas trees or Easter eggs! Let your creativity run wild! See all the details on how to get this for your next party below… (more…)

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Aqua Little Man Mustache Baby Shower

baby shower carriage topped cupcakes and dessert ideas

Lilieth O. Betancourt of Fetes de Lili Event Planning and Design created this boyishly fun Aqua Little Man Mustache Baby Shower for the first grandson of her client’s family! With bright aqua blues, playful mustaches & an adorable baby animals cake, this party is the perfect way to welcome a little boy into the family!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Mustache and baby carriage topped cupcakes + nautical flag toppers & meringue ‘boats’
– Framed thumbprint family tree picture as a keepsake & photo booth with mustache props
– ‘Cheers’ party circle drink tags, blue tissue pom centerpieces & mustache & doily decorated treats bags

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Elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party

ocean message in a bottle party favors

Anchors away! Morgan Bayard of Morgan Bayard Photography captured this elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party, in which all of the pretty details were lovingly made by the guest of honor’s mom. The {super cute} bow-tie bedecked birthday boy had a very big day celebrating both his first birthday and his christening into the Greek Orthodox Church! What a great way to set sail on your future! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gold anchor adorned place cards & ship’s helm stamped place setting bags wrapped in nautical striped twine
– Message in a bottle party souvenirs + a charitable donation made in lieu of traditional party favors
– Elegant green & white floral centerpieces featuring roses, orchids, hydrangea, & blue thistle
– Striped grosgrain invitation wrap + striped bow tie for the birthday boy!

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Animal Print Backyard Safari First Birthday

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Grab your hats and binoculars, we’re going on a Wild Safari! Lauren Mace and Ruthie McDonald of Eutopia Events created this darling Backyard Safari First Birthday for an adorable baby boy who just loves jungle animals! They definitely succeeded in bringing the jungle to their backyard, with tropical plant centerpieces, bright animal prints and spider monkeys just hanging around :). Don’t blink or you might miss something wildly cute!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Zebra & giraffe print cake with jungle animals & greenery + lion, zebra & monkey cupcakes & cookies
– Orange pom topped party hat with zebra print ‘1,’ cheetah print cupcake liners & zebra print bottle wraps & linens
– Burlap wrapped tropical plants, table runners & cups + straw safari hat party favors
– Green ‘Swamp Water’ juice + green, orange & zebra first year photo board

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first birthday safari invitation and photo board

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Pink & Paisley Birthday Party Sweets Table

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Have we got a sweet treat for you today! Jasmine Clouser of The Couture Cakery designed this Pink & Paisley Birthday Party Sweets Table and boy did she deliver! Bright and colorful candies JUMP right off the table and the whimsical topsy-turvy, three tiered cake (inspired by the party’s invitation) is beautifully decorated with polka dots, butterflies & fondant flowers!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Candy filled dishes topped with tall pink swirl lollipops & rock candy + delicate flower topped cupcakes
– Bright arrangements of green + roses & hydrangeas with glittery pink ribbon & wire curls
– Caprese skewers on a pipette filled with balsamic & olive oil + mini pulled pork sliders
– Pink & green paisley banner, cupcake toppers & other paperie perfectly matching the birthday cake invitation

styled birthday party sweets table

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Gorgeous Pink & Gold Wild Animals First Birthday

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This pink, gold, and flower be-decked Wild Animals First Birthday is such sweet and lovely twist on the ever-popular “wild animals” theme! Every detail was beautifully captured by Melody Melikian of Melody Melikian Photography and styled by Fancy That Events. From the cuddly wild animals and girly pastel colors to the gorgeous floral designs, what a fantastic way to kick off a baby’s wild second year! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Plush wild animal nestled amongst soft pink blooms and greenery in the centerpieces
– Amazing multi-level cake – flanked by fondant animals & topped with a cute balloon-toting giraffe!
– Giant pink, gold & white balloons streaming down from the ceiling + incredible ‘1’ sign fashioned from flowers
– Rhinestone & flower embellished party hat for the birthday girl + hand stitched baby animal party hats for guests

floral '1' first birthday sign

large ceiling balloons and rose bouquet centerpieces

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“Sweet Surprises” Candy Baby Shower {Recap Part 1 – General Event Overview}

Candy Baby Shower Centerpiece by Hostess with the Mostess

Hi, Everyone! I’m really excited to share some details with you today on one of the larger projects I worked on earlier this year: a “Sweet Surprises” Candy Baby Shower for Operation Shower! This event was held on March 4th, 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood and made possible by Babies R Us, the Operation Shower team, and lots of generous vendors and volunteers that donated their time and resources. From the months of planning before to the actual day of the event, it truly took a village!

DOING IT UP RIGHT…

My role was theme concepting, graphic design, printing, and styling/centerpiece design for the tables… speaking of which – there were 33 of them! Yep, with 125 expectant military moms and nearly 300 guests total, this was by far the largest event Operation Shower has held yet, and there are a few other extra cool things to note about it too:

1) The Hostess

The event hostess was fashion designer/model/mom Heidi Klum (!), who was incredibly gracious about greeting and interacting with every guest of honor…. she visited the tables to chat, posed for pictures, and even held some of the babies and signed a pregnant belly. ;) Each guest of honor also received TONS of cool stuff – including a crib and a stroller! – from Heidi’s Truly Scrumptious baby and kids line.

Operation Shower Hostess Heidi Klum

I also can’t resist posting this next pic… simply because it’s not exactly often that I have a picture of Heidi Klum speaking behind a poster I designed… and I’ll admit that it kinda makes me happy. ;)

Heidi Klum speaking at Operation Shower's Sweet Surprises Event

2) The Location

The shower was held in The Globe Theater at Universal Studios, so even stepping outside the venue was pretty neat, with all the movie-set like decor and music nearby! I especially loved seeing those little Minions around. :)

Operation Shower Universal Studios

3) The Team

There were tons of people from all over that helped pull the event together, and it truly felt like Santa’s Workshop on set-up day… except in March and with “elves” that were making centerpieces and chair backs instead of toys. Thank you to everyone (including Dayna and Jacque) that patiently embellished wire baby carriages with jelly beans, strung a zillion gum balls on bakers twine for chair backs, sustained “hot glued teddy bear” burns, and so on, to bring my crazy candy-embellished centerpiece visions to life! ;) Thanks also to my husband Sonny for going to literally every Michaels and Target in San Diego county for me the week before getting more detail stuff that we needed!

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While we’re on the subject of Thank Yous, there are a few very important vendors that I want to recognize too… As I mentioned earlier, there were lots of vendors that donated products to help make this event extra special, but these are the 4 that I reached out to and worked with personally. I’d like to sincerely thank them again from the bottom of my heart:

1) Wildflower Linen

Wildflower Linen generously provided amazing matte satin table linens in 4 candylicious colors for all 33 lunch tables, the side tables, and the sweets station. The linens instantly brought the room – and our entire candy theme – to life. It would definitely not have looked the same without them!

Candy Baby Shower - Table Linens by Wildflower Linen

2) Empty Vase

The gorgeous floral arrangements displayed on 8 of the tables were designed and provided by talented LA-based florist, Empty Vase. I love the vibrant mix of colors and striped medallion vases they used to create delicious, rainbow-esque centerpieces that matched the candy theme perfectly!

Rainbow Candy Flower Arrangements by The Empty Vase

3) Candy Galaxy

“Candy” was our theme, and of course with a baby shower this large we were going to need a LOT of it! Thank you to Candy Galaxy for providing all of the candy used throughout the table decor (centerpieces, chair backs, etc) – as well as tons of jelly bellies for the candy ring making activity. Since I used gummy bears as a key element in the paper details, I was especially excited to see their amazing assortment of gummy bear colors and ordered those in 6 different colors! Couldn’t resist the adorable giant gummy bear either! :)

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Cuddly Snow Bunny First Birthday Party

rabbit or bunny themed first birthday smash cake and birthday girl in high chair

For those of you still stuck in a snow storm, Kirstin Gentry of kojodesigns has the perfect thing to warm you right up — grilled cheese and hot cocoa! (Sounds good right?!) For her sweet niece Josie’s first birthday, Kirstin created this Cuddly Snow Bunny First Birthday Party to combine all of Josie’s favorite things, including her beloved (and absolutely adorable) stuffed bunny rabbit. Hop on down to check out all of the cute & cozy details!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fluffy white bunny smash cake + 4 different kinds of the birthday girl’s favorite food for a grilled cheese bar!
– Adorable stuffed bunnies in all different outfits + matching bunny rabbit printable toppers, wands & party blowers
– Snowy powdered donuts, snow covered peppermint chocolate covered Oreos + snowflake sprinkled cookies
– Bunny approved foods like carrot crudités & bunny shaped crackers + a rabbit topped pink ombre swirl cake
– A cozy rabbit stories corner, rolling wooden rabbit favors & a regal gold party hat wearing bunny

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{Bright & Sunny} Boys will be Boys First Birthday Party

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Paper airplanes, fantastic treats, bright colors and lots of fun activities — what little boy could resist?! Ngoc Nguyen Lay of Skybox Event Productions planned this super stylish Boys will be Boys First Birthday Party for her adorable ‘little rascal’. All of the details of this party are so sunny & happy — the perfect way to celebrate your little’s one’s big day! P.S. This look would also be super cute as a gender neutral baby shower.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– ‘Sandbox’ cake stand on a grassy table mat + DIY bright felt clouds backdrop
– Adorable pom topped party hats & burlap wooden block letters
– ‘Jenga’ style french toast stacks, mini fruit & ‘cloud’ meringue tarts + other brunch finger foods
– Cleverly designed career predicting game + kid-approved ball pit & play area
– Paper airplane and notebook style sketches carried throughout all of the party details

boys birthday party welcome sign and name letters

brightly colored kids place setting and flowers

boys travel and notebook paper themed first birthday cake

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{Party of 5} High Tea Party, Ahoy it’s a Boy, Police First Birthday, Nautical Christening, Carnevale

high tea 2nd birthday 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:

– High Tea Second Birthday Party
 Ahoy it’s a Boy! Baby Shower
Police First Birthday Party
 Nautical Christening Dessert Table
Italian Carnevale Dessert Table

1. High Tea Second Birthday Party (pictured above) from Sugarcrumb Parlour

2. Ahoy it’s a Boy! Baby Shower by Elle’s Couture Events

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Modern Batman Birthday Party {with DIY Gotham City!}

DIY cardboard buildings gotham city skyline for a batman party

Holy birthday cake, Batman! Elizabeth & Karrie of Posh Paperie saved the day with this insanely AWESOME Batman Birthday Party for Karrie’s own little Super Hero, Frankie. What a fun way to make a little guy’s crime fighting dreams come true! I love the modern twist that they put on the decor and stationery details, which highlighted those iconic beams of light and a cool custom Batman graphic that looks like he means business. ;) So hop into your Batmobile and cruise on down to see all the SUPER creative party details…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Amazing DIY Batman piñata & Gotham City skyline buildings
– Batman capes (hand-sewn by Karrie) for each little Super Hero… even the very littlest one!
– “Batman is Brave” sign, Batman logo cookies, & lots of other black & yellow treats
– Custom Batman (or “Frankman”) invitations with super cool envelope liners
– Black & Yellow honeycomb pom garland +  tissue paper Bat logo with ‘Frankie’ banner
– Batman bubbles, masks, Bat Signal flashlights & other crime-fighting necessities for the guests

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Butterflies & Rainbows Girly Garden Party

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What has hundreds of legs, a rainbow of colors and is buzzing with awesome ideas? This Butterflies & Rainbows Girly Garden Party! Supriya of Horseshu Magic planted the seeds for this amazing party, leaving no flower pot unturned in creating all of the adorable sunny details! Since today is the official FIRST day of Spring, what better way to celebrate than with this colorful party?! Spring has definitely sprung :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chocolate covered Oreo ‘snails’ on cookie crumb ‘dirt’ + a bright cake covered in happy bugs, rainbow & flowers
– Hanging parasols, amazing butterfly & rainbow balloon sculptures + a garden of pinwheel ‘flowers’
– Watering cans filled with bright blooms, a sunny yellow teepee & bright red toadstool cake pops
– Color your own garden activity, picnic basket party favors & a wishing tree with flower notes from guests

DIY garden snail desserts

rainbow balloon party sculpture

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Bring in Spring GIVEAWAY! {Cedar Play Set, Camera & More}

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Spring is around the corner and let’s celebrate it by giving away some AWE.SOME. prizes!

Win a Cedar Play Set or a Canon Camera or 1 of 5 cotton candy machines.

That’s a total of 7 winners. SEVEN.

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower

twinkle twinkle little star baby shower dessert table

One of the first songs that many little ones learn is ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,’ so this increasingly popular theme (which I am absolutely loving) is perfect for a baby shower or even a first birthday! Shannon Rocha of Very Pretty Parties was so excited for her niece to arrive, so she lovingly planned this Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower for her sister, the mommy-to-be! I am especially loving all of the sparkly golden star accents and adorable ‘wish upon a star’ charm party favors. This party has definitely put stars in my eyes! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Lace & burlap wrapped diaper cake topped with gold glitter stars + twigs, pearls & stars welcome sign wreath
– Adorable girly baby clothes line, framed clothespin baby’s dress & headband making activity
– Golden star topped cupcakes, pink scalloped star cookies & white and gold sprinkle star cookie pops
– Gold stars and striped paper straws, golden glitter dipped mason jar vases + burlap gold star stamped banner

twinkle little star party dessert ideas

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Baby’s One Month Sesame Street Party Dessert Table

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Elmo, Oscar, Big Bird & the Cookie Monster — gang’s all here! As part of Chinese tradition, Rena Tan of Sugarena :: Candy Buffet Stylist created a Sesame Street Party Dessert Table for her sweet baby Varian, who had recently reached the one month milestone! The Sesame Street characters were included so creatively in the backdrop and throughout the dessert table treats. Rena certainly makes it look as easy as 1, 2, 3, but we all know how much love and time she put into it!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cookie Monster Oreo packs, Oscar the Grouch candy dish + Elmo and Big Bird Balloons
– Character themed bottle and candy wrappers + creatively decorated poms to look like the Sesame Street gang
– Red, blue, yellow & green marshmallow pops, scalloped circle tags & patterned ‘Varian’ banner
– Three types of cupcakes: frosted wide-eyed characters, flat fondant characters & 3-D fondant characters

oscar the grouch and big bird cupcakes

Chinese one month baby shower

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Fancy Farmgirl Birthday Party {Pink & Ponies!}

girly pink and gold horse themed dessert table

Giddy up ya’ll! Stacy Rackley of Olivia Grace Paperie has got the cutest stinkin’ Fancy Farmgirl Birthday Party to share today! Filled with cowgirl inspired treats and DIY touches, you’ll be looking for an excuse to throw a farm party! And since they set up right next to the horses’ paddocks, the whole theme was truly brought to life. What a rootin’ tootin’ good time! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– ‘Haystack’ rice krispie treats + a simple & sweet pink cake topped with a gold painted horse
– Horse rides, pony painting, a golden horseshoe game & hats for all the little cowboys and girls
– DIY paper pinwheel & painted horse wooden backdrop + hanging gold mason jar floral arrangements
– Adorable printables like cowgirl & horseshoe cupcake toppers + horse & doily bottle wraps

pink and gold birthday party tablescape and centerpiece ideas

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A Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful Cinderella Birthday

cinderella's royal call and gown costumes for kids

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream… For her 4th birthday, Princess Madison was gifted the most Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful Cinderella Birthday from the Queen (aka Mom), Dana Nussbaum. Dana recreated Cinderella’s entire world, from a dressing room stocked with gowns to get ready for the Royal Ball, to Prince Charming’s castle, where Cinderella lived happily ever after. And with a visit from Cinderella herself, this party was a reminder that {birthday} dreams do come true!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Castle cake & cupcakes tower, golden star fairy wand cookies + a Princess Madison cupcake topper
– Pink & blue tablescape with candy-filled Cinderella slippers, sparkly place mats & balloon bouquet centerpieces
– “Once Upon a Dream” photo booth backdrop, magical carriage cutouts & Fairy Godmother wand making activity
– Disney Princess tote bags, Princess bubble party favors & custom Cinderella outfits for Madison & her baby sister

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Free Printables: Shabby Chic Easter Bunnies {+ Blog Hop!}

Free Easter Printables from HWTM - Shabby Chic Bunny Silhouettes

Well… somehow the year is flying by, spring will have sprung by this weekend, and we’re already on month #3 of the Free Printable Blog Hop! Our theme for this month is Easter, and since I’m just wrapping up a brand new Shabby Chic Easter party collection and my brain is totally in that mode, I thought it would be fun to make this month’s free printables match!

There are lots of fun uses for these little Shabby Chic Bunny Silhouettes… my original intention was to create a decorative paper garland (as shown in image #3, below) – but I also discovered that they look pretty dang cute as gift bottle tags (champagne brunch, anyone?) or party favor bag accents… especially when decked out with a cute little craft pom “cotton tails”! Download the bunnies here, and make sure to scroll down for links to lots more FREE Easter Printables from all the lovely ladies participating in the Blog Hop. Enjoy! :)

Free Easter Printables from HWTM - Bunny Treat Bags

For the Paper Bunny Garland {pictured below}, I used a 1″ flower shaped craft punch + mini yellow poms to make small flower dividers for in between the bunnies… it felt like they needed a cute little accent. If you don’t have a flower punch, little paper or ribbon flags would do the trick too! (more…)

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Charming Little Man Bow Tie First Birthday

first birthday boy in his bow tie onesie outfit

When your little guy turns one, suddenly your lil’ bundle can seem like a lil’ man! Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties styled this adorable Little Man Bow Tie First Birthday for her client’s adorable smiley son, Coleton! I love that she mixed in touches of the Winter season as well — since Coleton was born near Christmas — including a snowy Wishing Tree, snowflake cookies and touches of white sparkle. They say wearing a bow tie is a statement, but I think it’s safe to say this whole party makes an even bigger one!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Framed silhouette backdrop, ‘Lil Man’ Banner & 1st year board with pinwheels & photos of the birthday boy
– Birch tree stump risers, glittering snowflake topped candy dishes, snowflake cookies & snowflake framed signs
– Blue ruffle smash cake topped with a gray polka dot bow tie, beautifully detailed cookies + striped cake pops

blue and gray first birthday dessert table

bow tie topped blue ruffle smash cake

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Adorable St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Party

DIY cloud rainbow wands for a party

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! I am over the rainbow excited to share this fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Party with you today. Not only did Shawna Brockmeier – party stylist extraordinaire – create all of the fun details you see at this adorable party (hosted for her daughter & friends), but she also used some very familiar looking paper details as well… we customized our Retro Rainbow collection from Hostess with the Mostess to work for her party theme!

Filled with lots of super cute DIYs and creative rainbow-themed treats, this colorful party will bring you a pot of golden ideas for any rainbow themed party you might be hosting too… now isn’t that LUCKY. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Awesome rainbow tissue fringe streamers & DIY felt clouds dessert table backdrop
– Homemade felt rainbow crowns (LOVE!) + cute rainbow and felt cloud wands
– Rainbow cake pops + cloud label topped cupcakes cleverly displayed in decorative wraps
– Pom-topped rainbow striped party hats, pom garland chair backs + rainbow pom decorated chandelier
– Giant rainbow confetti balloons, a balloon filled pool + rainbow bead necklace making activity

rainbow party st. patrick's day dessert table

DIY rainbow crowns and rainbow cloud printables

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“Lucky in Love” St. Patrick’s Day Engagement Photo Shoot

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Need a little more inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day? We’ve got just the thing! On the other side of this bride-to-be’s rainbow, not only was there a pot of gold (filled with flowers!), but there was also a sparkling engagement ring! Jeanette of Candy Crush Shop styled this St. Patrick’s Day Engagement Photo Shoot for two lucky in love individuals. From the bride-to-be’s sparkling gold dress, to the glittering gold confetti, this photo shoot is sure to put a sparkle in your eye!

P.S. This is also fabulous inspiration for a “Lucky in Love” themed Bridal Shower or Engagement Party at any time of the year!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Diamond ring shamrock cookies, four leaf clover confetti, & large confetti balloon with gold & green tassel
– Beautifully written calligraphy on the invitations & place settings + “Love is my only Gold” table card
– Yummy treats like gold striped macarons & green dipped cake pops, sealed with a champagne toast!

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{Party of 5} Pink Ballet Party, Brave Birthday, Rainbow Art Party, 007 Gender Reveal, Strawberry Shortcake

modern gold feather and pink ballet birthday 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:

– Modern Feather Gold & Pink Ballet Party
A Very Brave Birthday Party
Rainbow Art Birthday Party
007 James Bond Gender Reveal
Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party

1. Modern Feather Gold & Pink Ballet Party (pictured above) from Bree Johnson Classically Quirky

2. A Very Brave Birthday Party by Favor Boutique by Angelique

disney's movie, brave inspired birthday party dessert table

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Royal & Grand Princess Sofia the First Party

girly purple princess sofia the first birthday party ideas

Calling all Princesses in training… we’ve got quite the royal treat for you today! As you may have noticed, Sofia the First has been a huge trend in parties lately. And when the daughter of event designer Aline Menezes of Pink Ateliê de Festas was turning two, she knew exactly what kind of party her own little Sofia would have. For this Princess Sofia the First Birthday, Aline recreated the world that Princess Sofia lives in – off screen – complete with the castle, royal garden, Sofia’s bedroom, and all of her animal friends! There is SO much inspiration to be found here for any Sofia the First party — not to mention incredible handiwork to admire by some very talented vendors – take a look! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Outdoor style picnic area for a tea party with Sofia’s furry friends + ivy covered castle walls
– A dessert table filled with treats inspired by the Royal Academy’s Headmistresses: Fauna, Flora & Spring
– Lilac, ruffles & crown adorned birthday cake + matching Sofia the First purple gown for the birthday girl
– Fondant royal owl cupcake toppers and a frog prince patiently waiting to be kissed ;)
– Cinderella’s glass slipper cake pops, magic pumpkin topped cupcakes & fondant mice friends

woodsy picnic tea party

sofia the first bedroom decor

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Top of the Morning St. Patrick’s Day Brunch {+Free Printables!}

st patrick's day brunch and breakfast party ideas

Top of the morning to you! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and Rachel Scott of RV Parties has got the cutest St. Patrick’s Day Brunch ideas to celebrate! A delicious breakfast filled with adorable green and gold treats sounds like a fun way for any loved one to start the day… and Rachel is also very generously giving away her festive printables to all of you! You might even say it’s your LUCKY day. ;) Thanks, Rachel!  Scroll down to check out all the clever details and to grab the FREE Printables below.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Green stack of pancakes (colored with spinach!) topped with a green & gold fruit salad and mini bunting
– Pot of golden scrambled eggs & ‘gold filled clover’ green bell peppers + clover topped cupcakes
– Green & gold striped printables, gold glitter table runner + ‘LUCKY’ banner & 4 leaf clovers garland
– Shamrock chocolate pretzels, gold coin favors & amazing gold coin & shamrock shaped macarons

leprechaun inspired st. patrick's day food

green spinach pancakes stacked for a st. patrick's day brunch

st. patrick's day top of the morning free printables

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Trendy One Direction Movie Viewing Party

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Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to rock out this One Direction Movie Viewing Party that we recently styled for Sony Pictures. Teen and tween 1D fans went “crazy, crazy, crazy” over the karaoke activity, photo wall, themed dessert table and of course the movie watching snacks. Check out all of the gorgeous photos (taken by Becca Bond Photography) and read on for more of our party styling tips, FREE printables and 1D Movie Viewing Party ideas!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Microphone Cake Pop desserts using cake cones and silver sanding sugar
– IPod Touch Cookies (made from Chessmen Cookies + Licorice ear bud cords + an edible photo of 1D!)
– One Direction photo garlands hung with binder clips
– Individual movie viewing snack boxes with printable popcorn box, candy wrappers, gum wrappers and more!

movie party invitation

popcorn box printable

girls night movie party

movie party snacks

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