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“An ELFIN’ Good Time” Kids Backyard Holiday Party

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Are you ready for an ELFIN’ good time!? Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party captured the Christmas spirit in her casual Kids Backyard Holiday Party with classic red and green decorations, a cookie painting activity and an elf adoption center. So, *GET COZY* and sip up all the holiday inspiration + yummy hot cocoa below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Plaid “Get Cozy” mugs, plush blankets & cute (and custom!) wrapped Christmas presents
– Playful paint your own cookies from Blue Sugar Cookie & Co + elf adoption activity
– “Happy Holidays” gable boxes with elf stockings – matching the adorable invitations!
– Christmas tree pattern straws, red and white swirl frosted cupcakes & cheerful holiday napkins

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“A Dream Come True” Glamorous Cinderella Birthday Party

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This party is literally “A Dream Come True” for my 4-year-old self, so I’m guessing that Kamryn and her princess-clad party guests had the BEST time at her Glamorous Cinderella Birthday Party! Mommy, Krista O’Byrne of Hoopla Events, and partner-in-planning Jennifer Carver of Banner Events, gathered a talented team of vendors for her daughter’s (golden!) 4th birthday. After Loralee Lewis brought “royal style” in her party printables, everything else *fit* into place: the Cinderella carriage inspired dessert table, the playful salon stations and glitzy “ballroom” tables too. There are so many bibbity-bobbity-beautiful highlights to touch on, but I’ll just let you get to the magical pictures from Lauren Oliver Photography below and read Krista’s party details for specifics on activities, play stations and decorations… ENJOY! 

P.S. How ADORABLE is Birthday Princess Kamryn and her handsome Prince Wesley!?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fairy God Mother created (aka Vy Passetti Cake Pops) princess carriage cake balls
– “Wish Upon A Star” dessert table garland + “Dreams Come True” and “Make A Wish” chairback banners
– Blue sparkly tutus, Cinderella carriage shirts, gold star wands & blue shoes with butterfly accents
– Gold sequin linens, bunched pink overlays, gold candelabras & painted pumpkins
– Butterfly cookie towers and a beautiful 3-tiered cake with a princess crown topper!

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Girly Pink & Green Doggy Birthday Party

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Pretty pink bows, dog bones galore, tennis ball party favors and the cutest pack of BFFs ever can only mean on thing: It’s Cubby’s 2nd “barkday” today! Bonnie Dutka of Mobella Events celebrated her beloved pup, Cubby, with a Girly Pink & Green Doggy Birthday Party combining all of her favorite, toys, treats and puppy pals for a fun day in the backyard. Read party details (below) from Cubby herself(!), and hear what a *barking* good time everyone had playing in the doghouse, dressing up in colorful bows and eating tableside!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Decorated doghouse with bone-shaped “Cubby” sign and DIY fabric wreath
– Jumbo pink bow chairbacks with raw hide embellishments + cute doggy illustrated place cards
– Striped dog bone placemats, pink dog bowls & toilet water in champagne glasses garnished with a mini bone
– Milkbone “pupcakes”, bacon strip treats, sweet potato bones and playful a “Bone Appetite” sign
– “Hope you had a ball” pink and classic neon yellow tennis ball party favors

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Rustic & JOYful Christmas Party Dessert Table

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This Rustic & JOYful Christmas Party Dessert Table is exactly what I’m looking forward to as all the holiday feels start *snowing* in! A Sweet Touch by Rachelle Grace designed, baked, and styled one beautiful holiday spread. Her festive flavor profiles and seasonal decorations are full of merry Christmas spirit and winter party ideas that look SO cozy, yummy and cute… I just want to eat them all up! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chocolate dipped candy apples with cinnamon stick handles + peppermint chocolate truffles
– Wood cake plates and tree slice risers, red snowflake pillows and red “JOY” sign
– Cranberry pecan tart with festive reindeer and Christmas tree shape toppers
– Bundled cinnamon sticks + creative (and fragrant!) mini pinecone and cinnamon stick garland
– Burlap balls with twine and jingle bells, decorative burlap Christmas trees & festive red bow adorned wreath

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A Nutcracker Ballet Inspired Party {Winter Sparkle!}

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Are you ready for winter whites and holiday sparkle!? Via Blossom designed A Nutcracker Ballet Inspired Party that is all about that “snowflake glam” and classic Sugar Plum Fairy sweets... meaning almost too pretty to eat! The pop of bright pink lollipops, gold glitter star shaped cookies and whimsical ballet inspired dessert table curtains are just the beginning of the show, see every magical detail that deserves its’ own curtsy below.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gold and sparkly holiday mantle with Christmas trees, nutcracker dolls, paper fans and custom stockings
– Pretty pink ballet outfits and mini DIY gold lace crowns (follow a tutorial here!)
– Ballet shoe and Nutcracker face cupcake toppers + scalloped and metallic gold cupcake wrappers
– Pink “Christmas tree” candy kabobs, gold glitter star cookies & candy embellished pastel pink cake
– Peppermint candy and nutcracker face cake pops from Vypassetti Cake Pops

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Modern & Bright “One In A Minion” Themed Birthday Party

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It’s Minion Madness over here! Actor Donald Faison and wife CaCee Cobb’s celebrated their son Rocco’s second birthday with a Modern & Bright “One In A Minion” Themed Party designed by none other than Lucinda Gould of The COOP! I’m going *bananas* for the bright-yellow, goggle-eyed and jean-overall-wearing little guys that have literally taken over: jean pocket snack bags, “Go Bananas” spoons from Sucre shop and an unbelievable (super cute!) minion cake!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Minion face bags with plush minion doll favors + “One In A Million” mini mylar balloon letter backdrop
– Clear plastic cups with yellow stripe ribbon bows, yellow straws & goggle eye embellishments
– Playful paper fans + jumbo yellow balloon with a banana charm and life-size minion balloons
– Blue and white stripe table runner, yellow stripe plates, mini mason jar cups and minon eye headbands
– Banana, “2” and minion face fondant cupcake toppers + adorable minion cake from Blue Cupcake

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Whimsical & Boho Chic Dreamcatcher First Birthday‏

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DREAM BIG little one! This Whimsical & Boho Chic Dreamcatcher First Birthday‏ designed by June of Cana’s Miracle is full of sweet moments, pretty pink & gold desserts and romantic printables beautifully captured by Story by Mia. The crochet designs, feminine florals and rustic vintage props are just a few *dreamy* details that I’m obsessing over!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Dreamy watercolor, feather and flower-filled party printable gable box labels, seating chart & welcome sign
Gorgeous gold and pink cakes with pink flower and succulent details on mint stands from Lael cakes
– Doljabi Celebration with a beautiful pink and gold hanbok dress
– Rustic dessert table furniture and styling + lush pink peonies and bright yellow florals

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Black, Gold & Champagne-Inspired Bridal Shower

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“Sip Sip Hooray,” we’ve got bridal shower inspiration today! For a trendy and modern bride-to-be, Kameela Lewis of Tutus & Bowties Events, dreamed up a Black & Gold Bridal Shower design that’s sparkly, tasteful & chic. The DIY engagement ring glasses give a fun nod to the occasion, while girly polka dot menus and mini champagne bottle cookies add a playful touch.

Take a peek at all the pretty pictures from Carr Cormier Photography and give a shout out to your favorite idea below – mine has to be the oh-so-cool geometric wall decal backdrop!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “What’s in Your Purse?” Game with (invitation matching!) printable checklists
– “Sip Sip Hooray” calligraphy sign by Kristara Calligraphy + champagne chilled in a matte gold ice bucket
– Pretty engagement ring, champagne and geometric shaped sugar cookies from Miss J’s Sugar Cookies
– DIY gold engagement ring champagne glasses + playful confetti invitation
– Black chargers, gold polka dot dishes, bold black & white striped bow napkins & dainty dot place cards
– Modern gold vases with white whimsical florals, gold sequin table linen and gold geometric decor accents

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Sweet & Sparkly Cinderella Princess Birthday Party

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With a sprinkle of sparkle and a splash of sweet, Stefanie of Orange Blossom Special Events whipped up a special “ball” for the little birthday “princess”, Bea! Pamela Joy photographed the Sweet Cinderella Princess Birthday Party, which is overflowing with beautiful blue ribbon accents, gold glittery stars and more *magical* ideas, including those amazing DIY pipe cleaner princess crowns!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY gold and silver pipe cleaner princess crowns, star-shaped swizzles & cupcake toppers
– Cute carriage cookies from The Butter End Cakery and candy-filled cinderella glass slippers
– Pink party popcorn, ribbon embellished crispy treat pops & darling pink frosted cupcakes
– Powder blue lace tablecloths, gold glitter pumpkin centerpieces and gorgeous tissue paper flower runner
– Sparkly gold star fairy godmother wands with pink and blue ribbons + framed blue glitter Cinderella silhouette
– Make Your Own Wand or Shield decorating activity with stickers, gems & markers

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Vintage Victorian Baby Shower {Gender Neutral}

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If you think this Vintage Victorian Baby Shower might be a little bit spooky, well…. you’re absolutely right! Inspired by the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney, Mallory Rajan of The French Confection Co. designed a gender neutral shower for her best friend with twins on the way! Pairing romantic lace linens and beautiful floral arrangements with a touch of creepy – bold black ribbons and empty pictures frames – is ultra chic, perfect for Fall and a refreshing divergent from the common pink and blue gender reveal party color palette.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Vintage black and white china, black lace overlay, tarnished gold candelabras & old stacked books
– “Cast your vote” + TWO intricate Victorian style decorated gender reveal cakes!
– Vintage white wicker baby carriage, a flower-filled basket and a sweet lace-strung “welcome” banner
– Brooch and picture frame inspired cookies and gold macarons + black and gold dessert display dishes
– Gold glittered and splattered chocolate and caramel covered apples from Sugar Studio

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Bold, Fast & Classic Race Car Birthday Party

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For a little one who loves cars, Abby Ayeh of Pretty Posh Events has *gallons* of ideas – after all, she just designed her son Preston a Bold, Fast & Classic Race Car Birthday Party to celebrate his third birthday! Using a palette of red, blue and yellow, plus cars featured in the Fast & Furious movies, Abby created a party that was a fast-lane to FUN! From the checkered flag printables by Bushel and Peck Paper to the yummy & bold sweets by Whimsical Baker, buckle up and join me for the exciting ride…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Check-in counter with mini trophies, race car driver helmets and “pit pass” badges
– White chocolate car shaped pretzel rods, “P” cake pops (for Preston!) & check and stripe pattern Oreo pops
– “Pit Stop” racers refuel drink station and race flag printed cups + “Happy Birthday” wrapped water bottles
– Mini Corvette, Mustang and Camero yellow and blue lunch food boxes
– Black and white checker table linens, playful balloons & red gable favor boxes

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Over the Top FROZEN Birthday Party {PART 2} – Ice Castle Party + Dazzling Desserts

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Prepare to be *frozen in your tracks* by One Inspired Party and Bambini Soiree‘s dazzling & Over the Top Frozen Birthday Party for Emily! Dripping in sparkly icicles and dusted in shimmery snowflakes, this frosted birthday tent is quite literally Queen Elsa’s ice castle come true! Don’t miss the incredible Anna, Elsa and Olaf cookies from You Can Call Me Sweetie + one of the most beautiful winter cakes I’ve ever seen from Cakes by R.C.. You’ll also find a a sparkly sleigh photo booth, chic white lounge areas, and lots more fabulous, movie-inspired details, all beautifully captured by Alan Phillip.

P.S. If you missed it see PART 1 featuring Emily’s Frozen Fever Salon & a “Do you wanna build a snowman?” activity.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Intricate snowflake embellished sweets in pretty pastel hues from the talented O Pop By Angie
– Olaf, Elsa & Anna cookies + AMAZING frozen castle topped snowflake cake
– Frosty white lounge furniture, teal table linens and silver sequin accent pillows and chair covers
– Jumbo white balloons, fluffy pink + white trees and custom snowflake decal flooring
– Winter wonderland sleigh photo booth with big sparkly snowflakes and white silhouette trees

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Over the Top FROZEN Birthday Party (Part 1) – Frozen Fever Salon + Ice Castle Entrance

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What’s shimmery, glittery and frosty FROZEN all over!? This birthday celebration designed by Laila Plant of One Inspired Party, in collaboration with Bambini Soiree! This Dazzling Frozen Birthday Party is magical as can be, and actually has so many fantastic ideas that you’ll have to check out PART 2 for the amazing snowflake-covered cake, whimsical frosty tent, and special guest appearance from Anna, Elsa & friends.

But first, guests were welcomed into “Emily’s Frozen Fever Salon” featuring sunflowers, palm trees and a fun snowman building activity…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Amazing palm tree balloon sculpture, whimsical blue topiaries & painted sleigh
– “Do you wanna build a snowman” kids craft activity + hair, makeup and nail painting stations
– Bright yellow linens, hot pink ruffle chairs and green mirrors all studded with bright sunflowers
– “Let’s get frozen in fun!” custom sunflower and snowflake floor decal from Tents N Events
– Ice castle entrance with blue frosty bricks, white icicles & a glam silver sequin curtain entrance

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Playful & Bright “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” First Birthday

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Playful blues hues and fancy metallics paired with whimsical garlands and star topped treats are just some of the sparkly (but still boyish!) details in Graham’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” First Birthday. Designed by mommy, Ashley Cain, the at-home celebration looks like a 5-star event (ha!) with adults-only champagne and funny “Cheers! We survived the first year!” tags. See more star-studded details that will surely put you in a happy STAR gaze below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Whimsical star-studded and ombre blue cake from Ambrosia Bakery
– Playful blue and white window stars, gold star party garland & striped “Happy Birthday” banner
– Yarn wrapped “G” and “We love you more than all the stars in the sky” printable party sign
– “Graham’s favorite foods” table with mini ice creams and blue star stamped spoons!
– Star sunglasses and party crowns + mini blue felt birthday boy crown
– “ONE” blue felt high chair banner and jumbo gold mylar “1” balloon

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Dreamy Backyard “Under the Stars” S’mores Bar

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S’mores are one of my favorite desserts, and when paired with cozy blankets and a yummy hot cocoa station, it pretty much makes a perfect night… at least I think so! Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party put together this Dreamy Backyard “Under the Stars” S’mores Bar that looks… dare I say relaxing!? See all the navy and silver decorations, fire pit fun and star-studded snacks below.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– S’mores and hot cocoa station with galvanized lanterns and metal star string lights
– Custom “Let’s Snuggle” pillow and herringbone throw blanket
– Mini milk shots with star pattern straws + mini s’more bars with edible silver star sprinkles
– Mini star marshmallows and hot chocolate cups with silver star charms
– Beautiful blue and white script “Under the Stars” theme cookies from Blue Sugar Cookie Co.

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Kooky, Spooky & Playful Pumpkin Halloween Party

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I’m excited to kick off the first featured Halloween party post of the year with this super fun Kooky, Spooky & Playful Pumpkin Halloween Party from Jennifer Perkins! Creative desserts and *haunting* decorations pop out of every corner, including mirrors with peering ghosts and an eerily monochromatic mantel. Throw in the Dracula cookie sandwiches, spider pretzels and skeleton cookies and I wish this was my trick-or-treat destination!

P.S. Can you spot all the pumpkin candy buckets used as vases and hidden in book shelves? What a playful, affordable & easy way to dress up the house for the holiday!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Orange, black & white “Happy Halloween” photo booth banner + spooky tree backdrop
– Creative owl cupcakes, witches finger & eyeball cookies and graveyard pudding parfaits
– Pumpkin vases, mirror ghosts, potion bottles, black cats and crow decorations
– Witches boot utensil holder, “BOO” pillow & orange paper lanterns
– Spider, skull, bat and ghost felt treat buckets + DIY popcorn cones in assorted Halloween themed paper

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Sweet & Vibrant GREEN APPLE of My Eye Bridal Shower

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While most Fall celebrations and apple-inspired parties play off of the classic red variations, Christina Christian of Something Chic used the tart, delicious green ones! Her Bright GREEN APPLE of My Eye Bridal Shower will light-up any bride-to-be with sweet satin ribbon bow details and healthy-ish dessert table goodies. *Eye* can’t wait for you to see Jonathan Gibson Photography‘s vibrant pictures below…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Apple silhouette chairback name cards, tissue pom accents & pink scallop trim menu
– Pink and white polka dot linen napkins + “You’re the apple of my eye” green ribbon tied tags
– Colorful floral arrangement centerpiece, bright crepe pink linens and bush hanging ribbons
– White lanterns with green apple “flames” and “L + A” pink chocolate dipped candy apples

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Rustic & Romantic Lavender Inspired Wedding Ideas

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Talk about timeless romance! Eleni Balkouli of Love4Wed coordinated a dream team of vendors, including designer Rock Paper Scissors Events, for a shoot alluring us with the smell of lavender and equally lovely decor: A Rustic & Romantic Lavender Inspired Wedding. In the name of #WeddingWednesday {and LOVE!} take a peek at the wooden “Mr. & Mrs.” signage, simple & chic tablescape and enjoy the sweet flower girl fun captured by George Pahountis!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Wooden “Here Come’s The Bride” and “Mr. & Mrs.” wedding signs and purple ribbons
– Silver pitchers with lavender bunches, satin lavender linens & white Chivari chairs
– Adorable flower girls in sweet dresses from Monsoon Children collection
– Assorted naked layer cakes with blueberries, cranberries, lavender & sugar “snow”
– Playful lavender ribbon maypole + burlap lavender “Thank You” bags from Love Me Do

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Mint, Peach & Gold “Blooming” Baby Shower

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April Maura Photography is sharing a Mint, Peach & Gold “Blooming” Baby Shower that I think (as we move into Fall) feels perfect for any season of the year! Best Friend Borrowed helped design Jenn’s shower to steer clear of “pink or cheesy” and more along the lines of “chic and dreamy” i.e. that beautiful photobooth backdrop! From the adorable confetti-balloon and garland decorated rocking chair to the “blossoming” cake pop “flower bunches” and even mom-to-be’s perfectly matching party dress, Jenn’s shower is totally on-trend.

P.S. Baby Deklynn is already preparing for her stylish arrival – that mini fedora she was gifted is just precious! 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Sweet Baby” doily banner, playful paper fan “flower”  backdrop & tufted and flower frosted cupcakes
– Headband decorating activity and “It’s A Girl” ripped fabric photo booth
– Burlap, pink fabric & blue daisy-decorated diaper cake
– Cute “Fill Your Sippy Cups” drink station + baby onesie garland
– Rope-wrapped vases with shabby-chic style floral arrangements + mint party utensils
– Gold glitter trim terracotta pot and sunflower seed packet party favors

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Magical Mother-Daughter Garden Tea Party

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Cupcakes and flowers, Oh my! Gloria Mesa Photography shared the most Magical Mother-Daughter Garden Tea Party from Luna Garden Events with a world of whimsical flowers, the prettiest pastel sweets, and the most adorable girls and mama’s that have {finally} made me serious about getting my hands on a floral crown! Just imagine all the wonderful smells – tea, cake, and all those flowers… pure heaven! 

P.S. I love how this idea not only works for a party, but that it can also translate to a smaller scale. I think even in my adult years, a “date” with my mom drinking tea and arranging flowers would be so much fun!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gorgeous floral crowns and updo arrangements, tulle skirts and happy smiles!
– Feminine teacups and saucers with pastel pink macarons
– Pink and blue cake pops with gold bows and dreamy pastel swirl cupcakes
– Watercolor ombre cake with gold splatter top tier + jumbo “hot air balloon”
– Whimsical spring flowers in mason jars, bird cages and tea pots

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Spectacular “Sophie in Wonderland” Bat Mitzvah

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From the incredible upside down tulip centerpieces and floral “SOPHIE” hedge wall backdrop to the dreamy chandeliers and chessboard dance floor, I feel like I’m in the Red Queen’s glorious garden… and it is beyond charming! Liz Stotz, owner and florist of Parsonage Events, (+ a dream team of other talented vendors including Elm Events at the helm), *dealt* up a winning hand of glam table settings, curiously creative floral arrangements and classic “Alice” details with an edgy and modern twist for this sophisticated & decidedly grown-up “Sophie In Wonderland” Bat Mitzvah.

Kate Saler Photography beautifully captured every dreamy detail – so join me down the rabbit hole for the whimsical celebration…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Say Cheshire Cheese” photo booth sign + key place cards in a jumbo moss and gold frame display
– Enchanting upside down tulip centerpieces, hot pink napkins & clock” chargers
– Card cake pops, “We’re all mad here” t-shirts & whimsical striped pink invitation
– “Curiosity often leads to trouble” cocktail napkins and “Drink Me” champagne glass tags
– Queen of Hearts chessboard dancefloor + hedge wall with pink “SOPHIE” spelled in daises

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Colorful “Fiesta de Arte” Twins Birthday Party

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Creative mommy, Melissa Wilson, painted up a Colorful “Fiesta de Arte” Twins Birthday Party for her newly TRES year-olds Mason y Victoria! Some of my favorite details are the incredible matching party theme cookies from You Can Call Me Sweetie, adorable Mexican style birthday outfits, and “The Earth without Art is just Eh” custom sign-in from Whatchawant Design. Melissa’s combination of two different themes is truly a *masterpiece*, so I can’t wait so see where her imagination leads her next year!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Gourmet Street Food” Brigaderia and covered Oreos truck (with paint palette, sombrero and flower toppers!)
– Paint palette cookie cake, rainbow piñatas and jumbo confetti balloons
– Bright “Aguas Frias” station with tissue paper flowers + mini cacti in candle votives centerpiece
– Oversized kids painting easel with rainbow aprons, brushes and paints in ice cube trays
– “Tres” naked layer confetti cake with mini painted wooden Kokeshi style peg dolls

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“Beau the Brave” Tribal Inspired First Birthday Party

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Mommy, Whitney Beachy, celebrated her little Beau turning one with a creative (and SUPER cute!) “Beau the Brave” First Birthday Party. Inspired by a print from his nursery, she whipped up a wonderful afternoon of outdoor fun for Beau and his “mighty warrior” friends + adorable tribal inspired party decorations in vibrant orange and blue.

I’m especially loving the orange ombre smash cake with its playful paper silhouette topper (and that sweet & messy birthday boy face!), Native American naming “ceremony” and the “Treats for the Tribe” dessert table.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Galvanized potted plant with a printable sign, orange arrow & framed birthday boy picture centerpieces
– Ombre arrow cupcake toppers, orange stripe painted macarons, tee pee cookies & “Chippewa Chips”
– Birch straws, big bright orange balloons, wood slice risers and geometric pattern printable party signs
– Black and white stripe tee pee with jumbo “1” mylar balloon and yarn pom garland
– “Little Chief” Table with bubbles, paper feather headdresses and framed baby pictures

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Playful & Bold New York City First Birthday Bash

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From the skyscrapers and fresh pretzels to the taxi cabs and liberty chips, Bingham’s party screams “I Heart NY”! Brandy Rammel of Pretty Plain Janes captured the lively city for her son’s New York City First Birthday Bash with playfully inspired graphic invitations and one of the cutest photo booths around – complete with a DIY Empire State Building prop/picture display. There are so many creative, bustling, bold city “sites” and street fare eats that I’m suddenly craving an NYC style slice (of pizza!) right about now!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Welcome To NYC” chalkboard sign + Empire State building with window square pictures
– Giant photo booth pizza prop, broadway sign, hot dog and taxi cab cutouts
– Fondant skyscraper cake and taxi cab topped smash cake + rad bright red dresser dessert table
– DIY cardboard box skyscraper buildings & First Avenue Tattoo Shop with “I Heart NY” tats
– Fresh pretzels, “Bingy’s Weenie” hot dogs & “Liberty Snack” potato chips

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Colorful, Chic & Fruity SUMMER Kids Party

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Whether you’re at the beginning of the season or nearing the end, nothing says SUMMER like a party with balloons, fruits and a *refreshingly* cute dessert table! Speaking of which, Natalie Grant of BOOMBALOO & Cindy Dueck of Confetti & Sparkle Party Shop dreamed up this chic & colorful, pineapple-bedecked SUMMER Kids Party this year, which was beautifully captured by Kristel Danielle.

The team mixed yellow and white stripe table runners with flamingo cookies, fruit balloons (Cindy has so many different cute balloons in her shop, like this one and this one.) and more on-trend party inspiration that makes me wish summer weather and style would stick around all year long!

 PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yellow and white sunray and scalloped napkins + bright stripe table runners
– Wooden crate risers, mini floral arrangements & pineapple dessert table decorations
– Adorable pineapple and flamingo cookies from Love Sugar + yummy sprinkle donuts and layered cake
– Playful watermelon, unicorn & gold “SUMMER” letter mylar balloons
– Whimsical pineapple fruit bowls, blue Jones sodas and favor-filled berry baskets

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Cool Coachella Inspired First Birthday Party

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Flower crowns, VIP wristbands, and flash tattoos… are we at Coachella!? I’m so stoked about this Cool Coachella Inspired First Birthday Party styled by Donna Beglarian of Celebrating Life and crafted by Ami Desai (mommy, blogger and OWN Show host). If you’re looking for an on-trend and unique party theme idea – I have to say this bohemian chic bash is going to rock your world!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– VIP Wristbands, shades, flash tattoos & live festival music!
– “Wear grace in your heart and flowers in your hair” Boho Braid Chalk Sign
– Pink and white stripe tee-pee photo booth + #Michella2015 party hashtag
– Rainbow sprinkle cake, daisy accents and paisley “MILA” letters
– Wooden VIP Lounge arrow signs, blue dreamcatcher & boho lanterns

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Bright & Colorful Flower Fiesta Party

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Feliz cumpleaños, Hannah! Courtney Portner designed a Bright & Colorful Flower Fiesta Party for her daughter’s 9th birthday with insanely creative fringe napkin wraps & favor bags, amazing fondant fiesta skirts by Edible Details, and so many more vibrant details that shout FIESTA! And don’t forget about the activities – Courtney has such a festive lineup including mini piñata decorating and passed the “hot potato” sombrero.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Floral headpiece, patterned purse and handmade colorful fiesta style skirt
– Rainbow ruffled cake and cake pops + cactus cupcakes with fondant flower toppers
– Beautiful floral cookies by The Baked Equation + Cascarones (confetti filled eggs!)
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Cactus pot painting activity, Mexican Hat Dancing and mini piñata decorating
– Tissue fringe napkin wrappers and favor bags + custom Papel Picado drink flags

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Girly Flamingos & Lemons Summer Birthday Theme

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Lindsey Faye squeezed out the cutest Girly Flamingos & Lemons Summer Birthday Party for her daughter Olivia’s 2nd birthday. It’s a full glass of DIY charm, outdoor activities & playful ways to incorporate your party theme: flamingo drink straws, a homemade decorated cake, and party coordinating pool floats! There’s a lot more delicious fun, so dive in and drink up! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

Entirely hand painted photo booth backdrop with lemons and flowers + matching decorated birthday cake!
– Lemon slice pool float + darling watercolor flamingo bathing suit!
– Lemon filled berry basket with flamingo figurine topper centerpiece idea
– Watercolor flamingo and lemon pattern invitations + lemon silhouettes on party favor bags
– Flamingo face painting, swimming & flamingo handprint art activity

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Whimsical Gold Safari First Birthday Party

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I’m going wild for Jenny Pak‘s Whimsical Gold Safari First Birthday for her son Josiah! She beautifully balanced elegant gold calligraphy, sophisticated cakes from Bitter Sweet Pastry, and charming boyish accents like animal figurines. On top of the Doljabi celebration being a special milestone, the venue itself was extra meaningful to Jenny and Tony: it was their wedding location six years prior! How neat! See more thoughtful decor and exquisite photos from Dowoo Lee below – they’re roaring with inspiration!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fondant gold lion cupcake topper + wood slices, burlap table runners and gold painted safari animal figurines
– Naked layer cake and gold “Josiah” and “One” laser cut calligraphy toppers
– Calligraphy chalkboard table numbers, welcome sign & escort cards
– DIY Gold ribbon highchair garland + safari animals with mini party hats and gold wrapped presents
– Jumbo plush giraffe, animal face painting and safari party hats

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Modern Pink & Gold Birthday Party {Gallery Wall Inspired}

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If you love gallery walls like Jesi Celeita of Dolce Designs, then you’re going to adore the clean & pretty dessert buffet she designed for her daughter’s Modern Pink and Gold Birthday Party! Personally, I think it’s so cute it could stay on the wall permanently! She also included stunningly packaged macaron favors, playful gold foil silhouette decorations, and a fabulous gold sequin photo booth backdrop for Bella and her BFFs! Enjoy all the stylish, girly details in all the photos from FJCPhotography below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gold foil bow “Yay” and “Happy Birthday Bella” cupcake/cake topper silhouettes from Perfect Lemonade
– Pretty pink macaron favor boxes with confetti tags + pink, gold & grey tissue tassel garland
– Gold and white striped placemats (aka tab folders from Hobby Lobby!)
– Glittery “Happy Birthday” banner, gold scalloped cupcake wrappers and gold sequin photo booth backdrop

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