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Creative Mr. Potato Head Pirate Party

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Stop for BAARGH-B-Q eats or Walk the Plank at this Creative Mr. Potato Head Pirate Party! Mom, Cineca of Dreamin’ N Details threw “Captain Lennon” a fourth birthday full of swords, hooks, nets and golden treasure with a unique spud inspired spin!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– ‘Build your own Spud’ Bar with yummy toppings: shredded cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, & ranch
– Mr. Potato Head cake pops & pirate themed Oreo fondant toppers
– Pirate punch (for the kids) & Rum Punch (for the adults)
– ‘Pin the Pieces on the Potato Head’ game
– Eye patch, pirate mask & a treasure chest favor box full of candy gold coins

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Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Party {Adult Birthday}

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Inspired to celebrate her inner child, Elisa of Events by Elisa, whipped up a Vibrant Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party! Rainbow chevron designs, fabulous friends and colorful sweet & savory edibles made this a bright birthday that her 8-year-old self would have loved (and that her adult self should be super proud of)! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Rainbow layered birthday cake with unicorn topper
– ‘Unicorn Horn’ swirl lollipop sticks + rainbow pinwheels on a bed of colorful gum balls
– Rainbow fruit & roasted veggie platters
– ‘Leave Your Mark’ paint activity + ‘Pin the Horn on the Unicorn’ game
– DIY paper flowers & silver spray painted unicorns

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Rustic American Gothic Rehearsal Dinner

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After marrying her midwest love, Aubrey of Bride Meets Wedding discovered her ‘Iowa Pride’, inspiring her to style this Rustic American Gothic Rehearsal Dinner. The rustic decor of weathered wood, dried corn husks, and denim details paired with beautiful sunflower corn centerpieces is absolutely stunning on this private countryside! (The creative DIY corn bar would be great for an adult dinner party or barnyard party!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY ‘Corn Bar’ with labeled condiments and festive bowls
– Pitchfork and corn husk photograph display with twine and clothespins
– Jean pocket utensil holders, burlap table runner & ripped denim tassel garland
– Gorgeous centerpiece full of corn kernels, sunflowers, dried corn husks and solidago

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Bright & Fabulous Girly Circus Birthday Party

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Welcome to the main event celebrating Nadia’s birthday with a Fabulous & Bright Girly Circus Party by mom, Tiffany of Taste{Full}! Creative and budget friendly DIY elements like the “ticket cake” and teal paper elephant backdrop steal the show! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink Polka Dot Smash Cake + a matching pink tutu dressed elephant topper!
– Chocolate ice cream cone cake pops, caramel apples & a ferris wheel of popcorn cups!
– Mason jar centerpieces with lollipops, gum balls & carnival tickets
– Clown Noses (clowning around encouraged!)
– Painted mason jar party favors filled with animal crackers

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Surf Shack Style Beach Birthday Party

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Johanna & Angela brought the ocean breeze home for Ritter’s first Surf Shack Style Beach Birthday Party! Guests dove right in to shark watch with shark fin cupcakes, fondant shark decorated sugar cookies and the great white piñata!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Adorable custom surfboard cookies + beach ball cake pops!
– Tiki huts, fishnets, buckets and beach balls
– Shark piñata & DIY foam surfboard decor
– Surfer’s Punch + Sangria for the adults!

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Modern Hansel and Gretel Inspired Woodland Birthday

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Mariah of Giggles Galore had a sweet idea for a joint party for her twins Parker and Piper: a Modern Hansel & Gretel Inspired Woodland Birthday (in the local park)! Taking advantage of an outdoor party, she prepared a ‘hobo’ sack lunch, an incredible life sized witch house (matching the adorable sugar cookies!) and a ‘Follow the Crumbs’ scavenger hunt into the woods!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY cardboard Hansel and Gretel witch candy house
– Tree stump cupcake stands on candlestick holders
– ‘Follow the Crumbs’ scavenger hunt & paper candy cottage decorating activity
– Themed Hansel and Gretel Birthday cake, mini cinnamon buns & Make your own trail mix!

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Glam 50 Shades of Grey Themed Birthday

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We have another 50 Shades of Grey Themed Birthday to share for the EL James’ fans out there! With glam glitter cake pops, fabulous favors and gorgeous guilty pleasures on the dessert table… Ashley of Sole Luxe Events would have me tied up at this birthday party all night! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Amazing ombre & striped tiered cake with detailed fondant tie, handcuffs & key
– Guilty Pleasures chocolate handcuffs & Soft Limit sugar cookies
– “Laters Baby” goody bags with “Quit Biting That Lip… Gloss,” and “Like to Be Bad” nail polish
– DIY Ombre Scallop Backdrop
– Ice cream sundae bar with S & M Sprinkles + M&Ms and Foreplay Fudge

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Modern Little Gentleman First Birthday

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Take out your top hats, spectacles & suspenders for this Modern Little Gentleman First Birthday! Valerie of Top It Off Designs supplied milk boxes, photo booth props, polka dot covered oreos and decorated with hydrangeas, wrapped boxes and festive mustache balloons… and she handed out fabulous favors to match!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Button down & bow tie fondant cupcake toppers
– Mustache and bow tie sugar cookies!
– Creative button + ric rac “suspender” decorated can with fabulous felt bow tie, spectacle & mustache photo props
– “Got Milk Stache” wrapped chocolate milk boxes
– Favor ties for the boys, bowtie headbands for the girls and mustache glasses for the adults!

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Awesome Retro 50s Inspired Diner {2nd Birthday}

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Belinda of Styled By Belle rocked some serious style together for her son’s Retro 50’s Diner Party! She really brought a diner setting to her own home, from the classic diner lunch food, retro serviette dispensers and table numbers to the amazing macaron hamburgers & milkshakes for dessert!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Make your own milkshake station with red milk jug & four syrup flavors
– Adorable sundae cupcakes with a striped straw & fondant cherry on top!
– Soda jerk costume for the birthday boy & black Ray Ban glasses for the “greaser” party guests
– Checkerboard vinyl flooring sheet & red + white checkered tablecloths
– Awesome custom take-out gable boxes for party guests!

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{Party of 5} Teddy Bear Party, Construction Desserts, Book Tea Party, Citrus Brunch & Vintage Bridal Shower

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events:

– Adorable Pilot Teddy Bear Party
– Cute Construction Party Dessert Table
– Dream Big, Read! Tea Party
– Fresh Citrus Brunch & Dessert Table
– Vintage Floral Bridal Shower

1. Pilot Bear (pictured above) by olivia

2. Construction Party by sofi p

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{Party of 5} Reindeer Games, Sunshine Party, Glam Holiday Table, Teddy Bear Picnic & Pink Zebra 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:

– Holiday Reindeer Games Breakfast
– Sunshine & Bubbles Birthday Party
– Golden Glam Holiday Table
– Teddy Bears Picnic Birthday Party
– Pink Zebra Party

1. Reindeer Games Breakfast (pictured above) by Sweeten Your Day

2. “Sunshine & Bubbles” by IDEA! event +style {Jasmine}

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Chic & Rustic Cheese Tasting Table

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Normally my mouth is watering for all things sweet on a dessert table… but these cheeses, crackers and french rolls have me excited for savory treats this time! Melanie wanted to formally thank all her friends and family in supporting her company, All The Frills, so she threw a Rustic Cheese Tasting and invited them all! (This would be perfect for a casual New Year’s Eve Party or a fun Adult Birthday Party!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Rosemary trees in glass vases wrapped with paper and burlap
– Waffle crackers stacked in glass jars
– “Enjoy” banner drawn on a black chalkboard backdrop
– Chic black food labels for the creamy white & yellow cheese selection
– Wooden boards add a rustic touch to the sophisticated black and white color scheme

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Favorite Detail: Carnival Ticket Cake Bunting

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I’ve found a winner! This Carnival Ticket Cake Bunting by Kendra of My Insanity is SO creative! Using simple striped straws, baker’s twine, scrapbook sticker letters & of course carnival tickets (Paired with an adorable award winning ribbon crafted from a coffee filter, ruffled ribbon and cupcake liners!) made for a clever cake topper that would be adorable for any carnival or circus themed celebration!

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Stylish Ariel Inspired Princess Mermaid Party

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Heather of Sweet Boochie transformed her backyard into a super stylish and super cute “Under the Sea Wonderland” with a dress up station, hidden treasures and a crafted dessert table for her daughter’s Ariel Inspired Princess Mermaid Party! Each girl dressed up as mermaid princess with their very own adorable homemade mermaid costumes and satin purple, starfish embellished headbands. The little mermaids dined on ‘bottom of the sea desserts’, made pearl bracelets and more fabulous party fun!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– ‘Sand dunes’ with white washed picket fencing, tall grass and signs to mark each activity station
– Make your own pearl bracelet, ‘Find the Pearl’ in the sand, dress up activities & story time!
– Bottom of the Sea Desserts: Sand Dollar Oreos, Starfish Brownies & Sandy Shell Cupcakes
– Leave a message in a bottle for the birthday girl!
– Nail painting station with a pearl strand chandelier

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Dreamy Pink Dessert Table (Butterflies & Polka Dots)

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This Dreamy Pink Dessert Table just took my breath away! Helen of Kiss My Cakes paired dainty desserts in delicate pink and crisp white with a sweet butterfly and polka dot theme… which would be perfect for a baby shower or first birthday!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gorgeous cake with polka dots and butterflies and topped with a pastel pink fondant bow
– Fondant butterfly cupcake toppers & paper polkadot butterfly cakepop decorations
– Vintage white candy bowls and various white, pink & glass cakestands

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Whimsical Under the Sea Baby Shower (Gender Neutral)

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This Whimsical Under the Sea Baby Shower truly looks like a ‘Whale of a good time!’ With celebrity baby name match-up, adorable mini soap favors and cute sea creature onesies. Jen of Woolston + Grace Weddings dreamed up a gorgeous, outdoor gender neutral shower with precious details and adorable party signs doubling as sweet nursery decor!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Adorable whale cake topper spouting beads of water
– Stunning watercolor invitation set tied in pink twine
– Paper ‘mamma and baby whale’ straw toppers + glass jar drinks for “Sweet Baby Woolston”
– “Dear Baby” note cards and bingo!

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Clever 30th Backyard Beer Tasting Party

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This party’s pint glass is half full with all kinds of creativity! Jessica of iblog4-u did a lot of planning to make this 30th Backyard Beer Tasting Party come to life for her husband’s big day (and for their 2nd anniversary!). With a BBQ style menu and delicious beer plus the ridiculously clever party signage (including the beer bucket signs: Ale yeah!, India Who You Callin’ Pale Ale & Does this make me look Stout), I score Jessica a 5 for a FABULOUS ‘Libation Celebration!’

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– ‘Good People Drink Good Beer’ poster & custom corn hole game for guests to sign
– BBQ Buffet: ribs, pulled pork, sour kraut & bratwurst, coleslaw, mac n’ cheese & cornbread
– Tasting sheet with area to list ‘beers to remember’ & ‘beers to forget’ :)
– Custom logo pint glass for beer tasting (doubling as party favors!)
– Amazing “hoppy” beer bottle cap 30th birthday cake

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{Party of 5} Santa Breakfast, Wedding, Wine & Cheese, Christmas Sweet Shoppe & Circus Dessert Table

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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:

– Breakfast with Santa
– Black & White Homemade Wedding
– Wine & Cheese Graduation Party
– Christmas Sweet Shoppe Dessert Table
– Circus Dessert Table

1. Breakfast with Santa (pictured above) by laurenhaddox

2. Homemade Wedding by Lindsan

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Spectacular Aviator Airplane Party

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Eric shares a passionate bond with his grandfather for their love of airplanes, so mom Marisol of Modishly Delish Events Inc., took-off organizing an Aviator Airplane Party for his birthday! In a local museum with beautiful historic planes (as a fabulous party backdrop), Marisol decorated with ‘3rd fighter squadrons’ drawing inspiration from the miliary for a high-flying, spectacular party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Aviator flight cookies + Mini Cheesecake cups with F-16 planes painted on spoons
– Birthday cake with textured blue skies cake, puffy white clouds & jet plane figurines
– ‘AV8R’ treat bags + pilot crew name tags on gold chains
– Visit from Captain America and kids face painting activities

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Christmas Dessert Table & Cocoa Bar {+ FREE Printables}

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“All is Calm, All is Bright” from Silent Night inspired this serene Christmas Dessert Table & Cocoa Bar. Wanting to slow down the rush of the holiday season, Deanna of Mirabelle Creations, crafted a peaceful holiday party full of easy DIY elements like a coffee filter garland and homemade sweets including dainty flower topped sugar cookies. (And in the spirit of giving, she is even sharing her printables! Click here to download!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yummy powdered sugar doughnut hole wreath with a big green bow!
– Modern Greek key pattern fabric backdrop
– Key lime parfaits, Mini Vanilla Ruffled Cakes & Oreo Truffle Pops
– Hot cocoa bar garland made from brown & white coffee filters and doilies

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Dramatic Black and White Dessert Table

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With just the image of the cake design, Betty of P&J by Design, created a dramatic dessert table inspired by the lace detailing for a Black & White Engagement Party. With the delicacy of lace, she hand crafted the beautiful fabric table cloth & backdrop as well as the pretty paper flowers! (For matching black & white tablescape ideas click here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Custom made rosette linen table cloth and lace fabric backdrop + handmade large paper flowers
– Black and white fondant cupcake decor & frosted sugar cookies
– Vintage white candy bowls & tableware
– Vanilla macarons with chocolate drizzle & printable lace pattern chocolate wrappers

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Favorite Detail: Edible Princess Crown

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Louise of Sunshine Shabby put a cool spin on the special details of a Princess Party turning it Vintage Shabby Chic. And I absolutely love her rendition of the Edible Princess Crown! This royally delicious decor detail serves ice cream in cans (on vintage saucers) and crowned with a sprinkle and mini fondant flower embellished waffle cone!

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“Pop Into Summer” Bright Backyard Party

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For just a moment, I just want to POP back into all the vibrant colors of summer! This Bright Backyard Party by Kristin & Lauren of Bellafare and Raquel Reis Photography was a clever “Pop Into Summer” Theme with a fun popcorn bar, “poppy” cocktails and Pop Rock Ice Cream Cups!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink labeled paper bags for an assorted flavor popcorn bar (garlic, truffled, spiced & more!)
– Orange striped fabric + mod circle pattern vases filled with peonies
– Bright pink pillows on chic white furniture + white lanterns with colorful candles
– Specialty cocktails: “The Rock ‘N Pop” & “Lollipop”

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Playful Noah’s Ark Twins First Birthday {Korean Dol}

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This Noah’s Ark First Birthday is double the fun! It’s a Korean Dol Celebration for twins Jacob & Jayden, dreamed up by friend Jennifer of May Details. The playful giraffes and fun colors just make me feel like a bright ball of cheer! For more twin first birthday ideas click here and here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Apothecary jars filled with party hats & custom candy bars on blue crinkled kraft paper
– Birthday Cake with candy balloons + printable topper tied with a purple bow
– Giraffe stuffed animals in embellished plant pots with paper balloons
– Dol raffle jars tied with orange, blue & purple ribbons

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{Party of 5} Christmas Caroling, Hot Cocoa Party, Christmas Dinner, Shoe Party & Strawberry Shortcake

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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:

– Christmas Caroling Dinner Party
– Hot Chocolate Party
– Modern & Bright Christmas Dinner Party
– Shoe Designing Birthday Party
– Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Table

1. Christmas Caroling Party (pictured above) by Debby Kennedy Events & Design

2. Hot Chocolate Party by strawberrymommycakes

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Awesome Vintage Race Car Dessert Table

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Start your engines! Helen of Kiss My Cakes pulled out all the stops for this awesomely retro Vintage Race Car Dessert Table! Crisp white cake stands bright red, graphic vintage race car cans & an incredible Red Race Car Cake flag this party as a winner!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Mini car cupcake toppers (with an adorable tiny silver steering wheel!)
– Black & white checkered racecar flag linens, party flags & paper lining
– Cans with vintage graphic labels, stacked as backdrop
– “#1” blue sugar cookies lined in sparkly edible glitter

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Kids Farm Animal Barnyard Party {Joint Birthday}

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Since her kids were born on the same day, Bird of Bird’s Party wanted to settle on a theme for a joint boy + girl birthday. Living in the country near lots of farms, she new exactly what popular theme she would recreate this time… a Kids Farm Animal Barnyard Party (with some serious creativity)! “Hatching Chicks” cake pops displayed in egg cartons labelled with “Free Range Eggs” box labels, printable red barn favor boxes and mini metal milk churns filled with candies!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cupcakes inside mini metal pails, with green frosting & shredded wheat cereal “hay”
– Milk bottles topped with mini straw hats and printable cow inspired bottle wraps
– Mini “Farm Orchard” with homemade apple cake pops displayed in a stand covered with hay
– “Pigs in Mud” chocolate pots with “Made on the Farm” labels
– Mini white picket fence, hay bales & grass “tablecloth”

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{Party of 5} Vintage Boxing, Dinner Party, Minecraft Birthday, Tiffany’s Bridal Shower & Pink Cowgirl

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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:

– Vintage Boxing Party
– Darling Dinner Party
– Minecraft Themed Birthday Party
– Tiffany’s Inspired Bridal Shower
– Pink Cowgirl Party

1. Vintage Boxing Party (pictured above) by Lauren Borquez

2. Darling Doily Dinner Party by Fujiko’s Flowers

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Funky & NEON Graffiti First Birthday

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Get ready for some funky beats & eats! Set in the cool FroYo shop, YoLove, aunt DJ $mile (Nicole) of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations brought in a crazy colors and spray paint fun for her niece’s Funky & NEON Graffiti First Birthday. Those  “aluminum spray can” cupcakes with rock candy “paint spray” are amazing!! (To see more of Nicole’s incredibly creative party ideas click here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Graffiti tagged sugar cookies, pillows, lanterns & cupcake toppers
– White patterned cake pops on neon silly straws & dipped mallows on glow sticks!
– Neon green frame with hand painted spoons hung by chicken wire
– Airbrush artist with take-home canvas art + silly string favors
– Neon rainbow layered cake, silver + hot pink filled macarons and graffiti cookie dessert labels

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Favorite Detail: “Jackson Pollock” Painted Cookies

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Krisha of Jacks and Kate crafted an eclectic art studio for her son’s paint party with talent from the master artist himself: Jackson created and named his edible artwork! The “Jackson Pollock” Painted Canvas Cookies (colorful paint splatters on on a white frosted canvas!) stole the show, especially on their adorable individual mini art easels!

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