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Hawaiian Surfer “Big Kahuna” Baptism & First Birthday Party

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ALOHA! Grab your bathing suits and surfboards because we’re heading down to the beautiful Hawaiian beaches for a “Big Kahuna” Baptism & First Birthday Party that has tons of totally radical ideas. Helena Chaviara of RockPaperScissors Events designed this spectacular event for birthday girl Alex, incorporating creative pineapple centerpieces, beach-friendly desserts & tropical floral arrangements. I’m stoked that this “sunshine soaked” party means that summer is still in full swing and the pineapple trend is still going strong!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Creative pineapple “palm tree” adult table centerpieces & surfboard silhouette table numbers
– Bright painted pineapple arrangements, sunglasses and piles of colorful pillows at the kids tables!
– Yellow VW van cake by JAR by sweet mates + paper umbrella and fondant shark fin topped cupcakes 
– “One Year of Endless Sunshine” invitation and party printables by Love me do
– Sweet surfboard, yellow VW van, pineapple and hibiscus flower cookies from Maria’s Cakes and Cookies

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Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table – OS Recap Part 2

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The Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table, designed by Marie of Sweets Indeed, from the latest Operation Shower Event (See the full event recap here!) is full of beautiful patterns and golden details that needed their own post to shine. The table has a smorgasbord of sweet options and the decorations will keep you lingering, especially the genius printables designed by Abigail of Paper & Cake. But truthfully, the most beautiful part of the whole table is that everything was donated – materials, desserts, and lots of time from an incredible team (all linked in the vendor credits below)!

SWEET HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Lemon blueberry cake with fondant succulents, pink watercolor tier and edible gold foil accents
– “Sweet Dreams” banner, oversized embroidery hoop “dreamcatchers” and fresh succulent clusters
Incredible dream catcher cookies made by A Twist of Cake
– Strawberries and cream scones, gold chocolate heart & salted caramel candies
– Gold painted pink & mint macarons + dipped crispy treats with mini gold leaf toppers

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Dreamy Bohemian Baby Shower – OS Recap Part 1

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If you have followed HWTM over the years, you know we love Operation Shower – an organization that throws baby showers for growing military families to help ease the stress of deployment. An amazing group of vendors and volunteers come together to throw a fabulous shower that always showcases a staggering level of creativity & care!

For the latest event, Abigail of Paper & Cake designed a beautiful, boho-chic set of “Dream A Little Dream” printables, Molly Sims (nine months along with baby #2 in these pictures!) emceed the event and Carousel Designs donated crib linens to each new mommy. The Bohemian Baby Shower theme was dramatically dreamy and had some of the cutest yarn centerpieces ever seen – as you know, one of our guilty pleasures over here! 

Check out all of the pastel and gold accent details + adorable babies and pretty mamas below… and thank you Patty Othón PhotographyMaxine Evans Photography and Paper & Cake for all the gorgeous pictures! Also, the dessert table by Marie of Sweets Indeed was incredible and deserves more than just one picture, right!? You can browse more dessert table details here.

DECOR HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chic, whimsical and wild floral arrangements by Josie’s Posey’s
– Embroidery hoop crafted “dreamcatchers” with white crochet, wrapped yarn & patterned fabrics
– Laser cut wood, patterned paper and paint dipped feather details
– Fresh succulents in wooden planters + faux succulent name card holders
– Yarn tassel chair back decoration, mini yarn wrapped vases & playful yarn garland centerpiece idea!

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Playful “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” Book Baby Shower

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Have you heard of the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book? It’s arguably one of the best alphabet books! The color block illustrations are so cute and the story is so sweet… just like how Sarah chose it as her baby shower theme: it’s her first daughter’s favorite book! Natalie Good of A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production designed the playful Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Baby Shower for Sarah, transforming the polka dots, letters, and tropical style into a lively and elegant event! See all the creativity captured by Brett Hickman Photography below…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Multi-color sprinkle letter cookies + assortment of unique & pretty cakes
– FUN dessert table backdrop with a papercut palm tree and alphabet letters set in a pink polka dot frame
– Dining table “jungle canopy” of gold hanging letters and giant palm leaves in tall vases
– Pink lanterns, lush coral peonies, ferns and dried coconut table decorations
– Chalkboard easel menu, pink polka dot straws and beautifully styled appetizer spread
– “Guess How Many” game + headband making activity

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Rustic Tangled Inspired 21st Birthday Party

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Dreams do come true! Andrea Handojo of The Beautydojo recently designed Rustic Tangled Inspired 21st Birthday – meaning a princess party refined enough for adults! While almost all the inspiration she found was for young girls, Andrea used a muted color palette and rustic details to transform this otherwise “bubbly” theme into a relaxed backyard vibe. From lemonade in mason jars and wood slice centerpieces to dried lavender bunches and macarons in skillets, catch all the simply stunning details below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Simple wood slice centerpieces with baby’s breath and carnations in mixed mason jars
– “Live every day like it is your first outside the castle wall” party sign
– Rustic burlap table runner, mason jar drinks & napkins tied with twine
– Lavender and lemon macarons + powdered mini donuts in cast iron skillet pans
– Stacked wooden crate decor display with a lantern, potted plants & wooden heart silhouette
– Sweet sunflower topped cake, lemonade in a mason jar dispenser & bushels of dried lavender

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Cool Chemistry Inspired Science Lab Birthday Party

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KABOOM! That’s my mind being blown from Paper & Cake‘s Cool Chemistry Inspired Science Lab Birthday Party (because it’s totally awesome, of course!). I can’t wait for you all to see all the brilliant photos from Missy Marie Photography with the boys geared up for wild experiments and clever/delicious dessert ideas like the Higgs Boson brownies. I highly recommend reading Abigail‘s party details (below), and if you actually need any more convincing, here is her hilarious opening line: “Science is very serious. Except when it’s a party!”

If you’re in the mood for browsing more Science Parties, check them out here!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Apple “Pi” birthday tower, Higgs Boson brownies & Schrödinger’s lemon berry cupcakes
– “GMO” fruit kabobs and “bacteria” Jello displayed in stacked petri dishes
– Jack’s Laboratory table with safety goggles and white lab coats + guest chemist, Auntie Sarah!
– Kitchen island dessert table, test tube party favors, and hanging printable science theme silhouettes
– Goggles, microscope, Erlenmeyer flask and more chemistry inspired photo booth props

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Flamingos & Pineapples Summer Birthday {Joint Party}

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Can you say tropical chic!? Cristina of Via Blossom designed an incredibly stylish Flamingos & Pineapples Summer Birthday Party for her daughter Sophia and birthday buddy, Charlotte. The “freshly picked” 5-year-olds look like they had an exciting afternoon filled with pink boas, tasty pineapple desserts and lots of happy smiles. Thanks for sharing Cristina; this party sure brightened my day! :) 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fabulous pink gourmet apples by Roni’s Sugar Creations
– “Flamingo Cafe” dessert table with yellow stripe backdrop and hand painted floral awning
– Pink and green brigadeiro “flowers” + pineapple pops and cookies
– Pineapple cups with pop-up flamingo straws, watercolor floral napkins & floating flower candle centerpiece
– Tropical leaf table runner, pink painted pineapple & DIY yellow cushioned stools
– Creative strawberry and chocolate layered cake with plastic lawn flamingo topper!

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A Sparkly & Glam Mermaid Birthday Party

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I can’t wait for you to *SEA* this party! Nancy Pfeifer of A to Zebra Celebrations designed a Sparkly Under the Sea Mermaid Birthday Party that is probably one of the cutest/happiest celebrations imaginable!

This party is swimming in creative work from talented vendors, like the incredible mermaid piñata from Etsy shop Party House Supplies and those beautiful & stylish mermaid crowns from Scarlet Harlow. (Plus, I’m smitten with how the crowns are displayed in embellished berry baskets!). But honestly, my favorite thing about this party is how HAPPY Hannah and all her friends look… those smiles and intent faces on the party activities are the real reason we love all this stuff. Am I right, or am I right?

P.S. I love how Nancy shared the details of involving her daughter in the planning process for the first time and how to please your “not so little girl” and yourself simultaneously. I loved reading about that experience (in the party details, below), as I’m sure you will too. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Mermaid inspired tutus, necklaces, personalized tanks, & flower-topped sandals
– Rhinestone bedecked party forks & table runner + glittered starfish table accents
– Incredible papercraft mermaid and seahorse cupcake toppers from Erica’s Crafties
– “Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes” party sign embellished with shells and rope
– White chocolate shells, shark gummies, goldfish crackers and “pearl” jelly beans

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Bright & BLAZING Fireman Birthday Party

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Sound the alarm! Fire truck lovin’ Thomas and his sweet family celebrated his second birthday with a Bright & BLAZING Fireman Party that just fired up my day! Don’t miss the adorable embroidered fire truck birthday outfits, a fire hydrant cupcake tower and lots more alarmingly cute ideas that Julie Verville of Crowning Details styled up for Thomas and his playful “fire chief” friends (gotta love those classic red hats!).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fire truck “wheel” Oreos, “hose” red licorice and “fire ball” cheese balls
– Fire hydrant sippy cups and fireman hat chair accessories & napkin wraps
– Red gingham kids table linen + fire truck and fireman boot “vase” centerpiece with sunflowers
– Fire truck bounce house & hand painted fireman hat/ladder dessert table backdrop
– Cute and classic fire truck cupcake toppers and fire hydrant tower + fondant fire truck cake
– “Thanks for a blazing good time” plush dalmatian dog favors

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Amazing Patriotic Army Party (Liam’s Boot Camp)

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Sound off! 1…2…3…4… Liam is five! Mommy and owner of Michelle’s Party Plan-It setup “Liam’s Boot Camp” – a.k.a. one AMAZING Patriotic Army Party – for her little military man! Stellar, rugged decorations covered the entire house – from Sarge’s Surplus Hut and an equipment station (with marshmallow shooters, helmets & binoculars!) to the camouflage covered lunch tables, this party is a BLAST to look at… so, lace up those combat boots because I’m going in! 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Army barracks dessert table backdrop, fabric camouflage garland & ammo crate risers
– Marshmallow shooters from Backwoods Toys and mini marshmallow “ammo” packets
– Grenade cake pops + “Hope you had a blast!” plush grenade favors
– Cammo cake with military figurine accents and fondant dog tags by [Desi]gn Cakes & Cupcakes
– “Liam” stencil painted mason jars and “U.S. Army Field Ration” chocolate bar wrappers
– “Liberty” banner + American flag backdrop and cookies from Creating Awesomnessity
– Creative “Thank you for completing the mission with me” custom crayon roll favors

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Ghoulish & GLAM Monster High Birthday Party

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Good morning gals and ghouls! Michelle Knox of Ellery Designs is sharing her daughter Cami’s 6th birthday today… and you guessed it – it’s a Monster High Birthday Party that is full of ghoulishy GLAM inspiration. One of my favorite details are those {amazing!} cookies from Firefly Confections, and another freakishly fun idea to look out for is the dessert table “backdrop” made up of SIX banners!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Monster High student ID cards, toilet paper mummy game & face painting
– Fabric strip, crafted paper bow, and black star garlands (galore!)
– Skull shaped birthday cake + bright pink & blue frosted cupcakes with Monster High toppers
– “Drink Up Ghouls” water bottles with pink & black tulle + mixed pattern printable wraps
– Hand painted Monster High cookies featuring Blue Lagoon, Frankie Stein & more!
– “PARTY” DIY marquee lights, matching floral arrangements & polka dot/stripe party hats

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Chic Parisian “Le Jardin” Inspired Tablescape

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We may have a case of “who wore it better” on our hands… and I’m referring to the backdrop vs. centerpieces of gorgeous flowers of course! Michelle Garibay Events teamed up with Growing Grace Floral Design for a playful “Kate Spade bride” style tablescape that works for the wedding or the bridal shower. Their Chic Parisian “Le Jardin” Inspired Tablescape is glowing… and not just from the candles! ;) From the bold black & white linen to the ultra creative (and mood setting) floral backdrop, catch all the glamorous details and a fun Q&A session with Michelle below.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Modern black and white stripe table linen + fuschia satin napkins
– Vibrant florals studded in a fresh garden wall backdrop
– White plates, pink circular menus  + lush peony and rose floral arrangements
– Matte gold flatware, candelabras, and votive candles

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Glitzy & Adorable Doc McStuffins Birthday Party

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Glittery medicine bottles and doctor’s office inspired desserts can only mean one thing: The Doc Is In! Beverley Piacente totally transformed her daughter’s play area for this glitzy, crafty, and all around ADORABLE Doc McStuffins Birthday Party…filled with ideas I *heart* like an x-ray photo prop, marshmallow Lambie cupcakes, and rhinestone + glitter embellished everything! Before we “check up” on all the impressive details – which were beautifully captured by amieKindall Photography – I recommend a new prescription of “party medicine” (aka Jelly Beans!) for your soon-to-be-realized sweet tooth daydream…

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fantastic FREE Doc McStuffins printables from Delicate Construction
– Glitter craft paper and rhinestone lined dessert trays and party signs
– Pink latex gloves, glitter & flower embellished headbands, toy stethoscopes and photo prop “x-ray”
– Cookie bandages, Lambie cupcakes, frosting shots, “cough syrup” jello cups and pretzel rod “thermometers”
– Dottie’s chocolate “Kisses For Your Boo Boos” and “Vitamin” M&M candies
– Crafted clinic sign, guest check-in sheet, “waiting area” play station and patient files

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Modern Bistro-Inspired Top Chef Birthday Party

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Grab your aprons, because we’re off to Chef Lucas’ Kitchen! Birthday boy Lucas rounded up some hungry friends (aka sous-chefs!) for his Modern Bistro-Inspired Top Chef Birthday Party… but really all the credit goes to mommy/creative party genius, Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day. Her design skills never cease to amaze, and this time she gave the kids an awesome excuse to “get messy in the kitchen” AND get photo-booth-silly for the camera – which is exactly what every kid really wants, right!? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Make Your Own Pizza activity + personalized “Chef Lucas’ Kitchen” pizza boxes
– Chef hat sugar cookie decorating activity + chocolate mustache topped cupcakes
– Colorful aprons & chef hats, herb-filled mason jars, and “Bon Appetit” drink flags
– Chalkboard style invitations & printables by Tania’s Design Studio
– Fun favor box with a kid-sized whisk, rolling pin, wooden spoon, & mini oven mitt cookie cutter
– Awesome veggie sticks presentation featuring striped candy cups + darling circle toppers

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SWEET “Le Petit” Pink Kitchen Party {Baking Inspired}

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YUMMY in my tummy… Martina Crespo of Celebrate Decor designed a SWEET “Le Petit” Pink Kitchen Party for one darling little chef! Inspired by Valentina’s favorite toys, she added batches of SWEET ideas to the occasion, like rolling pin cookies, felt cupcake embellishments & super cute toy kitchen appliance decor… grab your oven mitts because I’m going in!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Baby Buffet” of chocolate sprinkle brigadieros with mini wooden spoon toppers
–  Mini kitchen dessert table linen with a fridge, oven, and cupcake + heart curtains
– Crafted paper cupcake, measuring spoon and butter cupcake toppers
– Creative kitchen scale riser, herb table names and chalkboard (recipe, cupcake, pantry) backdrop
– Oven mitt, rolling pin & teapot cookies + colorful candy favor buffet cart
– Adorable pink & wood toy kitchen appliance decorations: toaster & stand mixer

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Cute & CRITTERful Backyard Camp Out Birthday Party

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Mommy/ business owner of Tania’s Design Studio just made me one happy camper… she brought the wilderness indoors in the most darling way! With super creative animal themed treats (which she made herself!) + stylish camping inspired printables, her son’s Backyard Camp Out Birthday Party is guaranteed to have any wildlife lover dreaming of a playful night under the stars.

Tania shares party details below that should be encouraging to anyone that wants to try their hand at DIY desserts or join in on the fun of summertime camping – one way or the other! Keep reading for lots S’MORE party inspiration…

PARTY DETAILS to look out for:

– “S’more Fun” marshmallow pops + cupcakes adorned with mini toadstools
– Scrumptious-looking chocolate cake with cool “Camp Karlo” paper silhouette toppers
– Rustic wooden dessert table risers and burlap backdrop + woodgrain patterned straws
– DIY Furry Fox Cake inspired by Handmade Charlotte’s Tutorial
– Nature Scavenger Hunt activity with mini clipboards and natural twig pencils
– Playful hedgehog cupcakes (inspired by Martha Stewart) + the cutest owl cupcakes ever!

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Boho Chic American Girl Kaya Doll Inspired Party

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You could call this party boho chic or sweet & shabby, but either way it’s quite DREAMY and incredibly fun! Right now, 5 year old birthday girl Nicole is totally into American Girl, especially the Native American doll Kaya, so that’s how this American Girl Kaya Doll Inspired Party came to be.

I love how designer/Mommy, Laila Plant of One Inspired Party, expertly paired rustic, earthy elements like wood slices & succulents with the sparkle and glam of a girls birthday party {i.e. sequined linens and gold dipped desserts}. Everything came together beautifully in this happy, colorful and naturally inspiring celebration!

P.S. See even more of Laila’s party talents in her daughter’s previous birthday parties too: “Splish Splash” Mermaid Bash (age 4) and “Wild Child” Safari Party (age 3).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Handmade dreamcatchers, teepee favor boxes, and sparkly arrow-inspired garlands
– Fantastic painted cookies from You Can Call Me Sweetie + Gold feather topped cupcakes
– Stunning photo backdrop featuring a giant dreamcatcher + sheer fabric “streamers”
– Sand art, bracelet making, and a visit from Kaya {with story time and rain dancing!}
– A thoughtful sunglasses station for guests, brigadeiros, and lots of Miami style!

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Confetti, Gold & BOLD Stripe Bridal Shower

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Treat yo self… and yo BFF! That’s exactly what Rachel Scott did for her best friend {and RV Parties business partner!} when it came time for her bridal shower. Victoria’s Confetti, Gold & BOLD Stripe Bridal Shower is bursting with color, cute hashtags and SPARKLE! The reality is, I can’t stop scrolling down and back up to keep looking at all the photos over and over again- everything is so full of personality, love and light-hearted fun. But seriously, I can’t stop… 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Make Your Own Mimosa bar with “LOVE” gold letter balloons and bold black & white stripe cups
– Jumbo gold confetti balloon + rainbow confetti window garlands
– Sweets table with gold sequin linen, sprinkle Oreos and “The Best Is Yet To Come” poster
– Charcuterie spread with “Treat Yo Self” banner and confetti heart artwork
– Cookie cutter favors, “K + V” bridal shower trivia and gold glitter guest book

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Bright & Happy “Coffee With Mom” Brunch {Mother’s Day}

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Coffee, cookies, presents, and family time… what more could mommy want, right!? Lucky for us, Valerie of Charming Touch Parties is sharing her fabulous ideas on how to make your #1 mom feel extra special for Mother’s Day this year. She designed this bright & happy Mother’s Day “Coffee With Mom” Brunch that’s irresistibly pretty with exquisite pastries from Cocoa Bean and feminine touches like bows and ruffles that will flat out impress her!

P.S. For more sweet brunch style Mother’s Day ideas, search the HWTM archives here!

PARTY DETAILS to look out for:

– Vibrant flower cookies on straw “stems”… displayed in a coffee bean filled apothecary jar
– Playful jumbo balloons with hot pink satin ribbon bows + playful “MOM” banner
– Lush spring flowers, white ruffle tablecloth, & chalkboard “Just for Mom” sign
– Monogram blanket + custom monogram phone case & coffee mug gift ideas

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Italian Bistro Inspired Dachshund Chef Birthday Party

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Birthday boy Sawyer knows there’s nothing quite like a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs! So, creative party chef/mommy/business owner Patty Smith of Sweet Treat Stands combined two of her little guy’s favorite things, and cooked up this incredibly unique & creative Italian Bistro Inspired Dachshund Chef Birthday Party! I was instantly smitten with the darling Dachshund wine cork cake topper from Divine Wine Corks, the Italian café scene with red table and chairs, all the insanely creative kitchen tool displays, and so much more – all whipped up by an incredible group of vendors. You just have to scroll through all the pictures and check it out… Grazie to Patty for sharing all this creative sauce with us today! ;)

PARTY DETAILS to look out for:

– Rustic dachshund chef party printables with Italian flair from Party Style Design Studio
– Italian herb plant party favors and “Grazie” red glitter + black & white checkered bunting banner
– Lollipops displayed in a cheese grater, flowers in a colander, and straws in an olive oil can (so clever!)
– Pint-sized chef aprons and hat decorating activity from Revelbee
– “Meatball” cake pops from Katie’s Cake Creations, red door cookies, & creative utensil “chandelier”

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A Perfectly Pink Flower BLOOM Birthday

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This next party by Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs is a sweet play on her brand that also makes me so excited for spring & summer! It was her daughter Charlotte’s eighth birthday, and the two made a deal: if there was a cotton candy machine, then mom could design the party inspired by her business name. (I think it was excellent negotiating from Charlotte because hey, what little girl doesn’t want a party all about pink and flowers anyways, right!?) So, that’s how this creative & Perfectly Pink Flower Bloom Birthday came to be! See how Jenny brought it all to life + Charlotte’s happy smiles of approval below…

PARTY DETAILS to look out for:

– Silhouette script “Charlotte” cake topper with crafted paper flowers
– Flower shaped sandwiches on a pink polka dot tray + flower adorned pink macarons
– “Bloom where you are planted” lunch table sign + adorable paper flower garland
– Petal Punch, pink tissue flower table runner… and did I mention lots more PINK!?

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Awesome Lego Ninjago Inspired Birthday Party

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If this you think some elements of this {awesome} party look familiar… it’s because they are! Jen of Banner Events used the cool Lego Ninjago printable collection from Anders Ruff Custom Designs + inspiration from Maureen’s Modern Ninjago Birthday Party for her own son Landon’s 7th birthday celebration. Jen’s Lego Ninjago Inspired Birthday Party was exploding with her own new & fabulous ideas too, of course, including an impressive Asian inspired sweets table, ninja-inspired “place card” cookies, and a budget-friendly fortune cookie toss game!

 PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Takeout Candy” boxes displayed in a printable centerpiece pagoda
– Throwing star inspired cookies, game, and candy table banner
– Creative pagoda dessert table backdrop + incredible 3-tiered cake by 4 Kids Cakes
– Sushi cake pops, ninja style favor bags, and Carver Dojo ninja gear!

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Industrial & Modern Fire Truck + Puppy Birthday Party

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Sound the alarm! Xiomara Romana from A Styled Fete mixed firefighter toughness with Dalmatian puppy cuteness for a FIRED UP birthday theme. She threw an Industrial & Modern Fire Truck + Puppy Party for her sons 5th birthday, and I promise it will make your heart melt! From the awesomely detailed fondant fire truck cake to the real fire truck that came and taught fire safety, Stacy Hart Photography captured all the creative ideas that you just have to see!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Adorable “Sound the alarm” birthday invitations from Anders Ruff
– Galvanized metal decor elements and + detailed firetruck fondant cake
– Walkie talkie juice boxes and firetruck stamped utensil bags
– Fire hydrant, Dalmatian, and fireman badge cookies from Heidi’s Sweet Shoppe
– Playful “Adopt A Puppy” Station + “I am fired up” cupcake toppers

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{Party of 5} Modern Disco, Little Pumpkin, Star Wars Baby Shower, Breaking Bad & 60th Birthday

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Modern Disco Dance Party {Eight is Great}
– Sweet Little Pumpkin Party
– Modern Star Wars Baby Shower
– Breaking Bad Party
– 60th Birthday

1. Cakewalk Baking – Eight is Great – modern disco party (pictured above) by Mwimborough

2. Sweet Little Pumpkin Party by That Cute Little Cake

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Dramatic & Glamorous Dinner Party {30th Birthday}

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With a sprinkle of glitz and a splash of edgy glamour Garrett Soong of MOOD Events + Production created a Dramatic & Glamorous Dinner Party for Hailey’s 30th birthday! Logan Walker Photography beautifully documented the modern florals and gorgeous party details. P.S. I LOVE these on trend laser cut names by Alexis Mattox Design!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gold Leaf Metallic Cake from One Sweet Slice
– Script “Love” Necklace + Gourmet Chocolate Favors
– Beautiful Burgundy and Rouge Florals and Black Sequin Tablecloth

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Darling Sweetie PIE Party {10th Birthday}

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Soft blue gingham and bright berry red is pretty much the perfect color palette for a Darling Sweetie PIE Party! And I think Jenny of Bloom Designs Online would agree. ;) She styled her daughter Hilary’s 10th birthday with delicious looking pies, cute party signs (my favorite!) and creative party activities.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Creative “Life is What You Bake It!” Party Sign
– Canopy Covered “Bakery Stand” Dessert Table with A La Mode Cups and Mini Hand Pies
– DIY Pizza Pie Lunch for the kids + “Pie is the new cupcake” Dessert
– “Thank You For Rolling With Me” Ruffled Apron Favors

cherry cupcakes

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{Geektastic!} Computer Theme First Birthday Ideas

bits and bytes

Hello World! These geektastic ideas from Khanh Le of Avec Toi Events and her Computer Theme First Birthday Party Ideas are totally modern & CREATIVE! Inspired by 3D glasses, she celebrated her sweet little Dex with Bits, Bytes and Motherboards of fun. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Bits and Bytes” Buffet Table with “Laptop” Lunch Boxes
– Floppy Disk Decorations + “Have a Byte” Utensil Baggies
– A “Motherboard” with pictures of all the moms and kids who attended (Love this idea!)
– HTTP Cookies, MACarons, Microsoft Mochi and Microchip Cupcakes

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Ratatouille Themed Birthday + Thanksgiving Dinner

ratatoulli dessert table

Bonjour! Feast your eyes on this amazing Ratatouille Themed Birthday {Family Dinner} cooked up by Sally Shin of Pretty Little Events for her son Koda’s big day! This cozy dinner has all the perfect ingredients for an inviting & warm family celebration with a decadent menu, cute family pictures & most importantly the cutest Little Chef ever! What a sweet way to celebrate a birthday, and I’m totally taking notes for my upcoming Thanksgiving dinner… :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Linguini & Remy’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles
– Store Bought Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Chef Hat, Rolling Pin & Mustache Toppers
– Iron-on Ratatouille Napkin Characters, Oval Menu & Sprig of Rosemary
– “Bon Appetite” Printable Tags from Eat Drink Chic

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{Party of 5} Lumberjack Dinner Party, Vintage Circus, Kawaii 2nd Birthday, Monster High Party & Beatles Bash

lumberjack dinner 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:

– Lumberjack Dinner Party
– Vintage Circus Soiree
– Pink & Green Kawaii Inspired 2nd Birthday
– Monster High Birthday Party
– Bright & Fun Beatle 64th Birthday Bash

1. Lumberjack Dinner Party (pictured above) by designlivelyblog

2. Circus Soiree by Vesna ~ One Lovely Day

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{Girly Halloween} All Hallow’s Eve Tea Party

halloween tea party invitation

Halloween is tomorrow, and that means you’ve probably seen tons of festive and spooky ideas by now… but I can guarantee you haven’t seen any quite like this! Inspired by Victorian-era postcards, Christie of Flaired Affairs styled this All Hallow’s Eve Tea Party! Printables from Made by a Princess Parties in Style and beautifully crafted desserts from so many talented vendors and the cutest little witches remind me that there’s always a little room for some Halloween GLAM. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Black Cat, Pumpkin & Witch Hat Cookies from Aunt Bea’s Bakery
– Spider Web Table Cloth, Kitty Cat Sugar Cubes from Edible Details and Black Tea Cups
– Pretty Tutu Dresses, Teapot Cupcake Toppers & “Witches Brew” Root Beer
– Black Paper Candelabra, Tea Pot & Vintage Style Cookie Centerpiece

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