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{Party of 5} Star Wars Birthday, Ice Cream Party, Summer Games, Princess Charity Event & Gender Reveal

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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:

– Star Wars Birthday
– Ice Cream Party
– The Summer Games (8th Birthday Party)
– Princess Charity Event
– Gender Reveal Party

1. star wars (pictured above) by OOH LALA EVENTS

2. Ice-cream Party by skye1

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Nautical Sailboat Birthday Party

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Ships Ahoy! Let’s sail away with this cute & summery Nautical Sailboat Birthday Party styled by Lauren McKinsey. I’m loving the bright colors, bold patterns, and adorable sailboat inspired birthday treats – what perfect conditions for an out-to-sea adventure! 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cute Rice Krispie Treat sailboats with printable sails & gumball buoys
– Nautical inspired round Hershey Kiss labels + blue jello ocean cups with apple sailboats
– peanut butter & jelly sandwich bar with squeezable PB&J, marshmallows and chocolate chips

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Traditional & Elegant Vintage Wedding

Terrier dog shaped wedding cookies

I’m so excited to share this sweet wedding today! Dan is an old friend of mine, and his Traditional & Elegant Vintage Wedding is almost as breathtaking as his new bride, Beth. Bash! A Special Events Firm laced the day with perfect, while Akil Bennett Photography captured all the timeless tradition, romantic decor and heartwarming memories. (Read Beths details to below for the wonderful meaning behind all the sophisticated, organic decorations!) 

WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Sophisticated dessert table with vintage risers & fabric covered dessert trays
– Heart shaped escort cards, blush floral centerpieces & elegant table settings with monogrammed menus
– Beautiful lace inspired wedding cake & child portrait chair backs for the bride and groom
– Scottish Terrier shaped cookie favors, modeled after the newlywed’s dog!

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“La Dolce Vita” Italy Inspired Twins Birthday Party

Tiramisu Cake

Que bella!! Li-Ann Scott of Ham & Pea Design & Paperie always throws her boys phenomenal country inspired birthday parties (like last years Fiesta Mexicana), so of course this “La Dolce Vita” Italy Inspired Twins Birthday Party is remarkable and full of unique ideas. With a beautiful venue, hanging cookware, pasta + tomato can decor and classic Italian eats, I am completely transported to Italy – and I am in total amore!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Creative uses of tomato cans, pasta noodles, herbs & cookware as party decor
– Italian cannolis & tiramisu cake + gelato and beverage bar
– Amazing fondant spaghetti & pizza cake toppers and tomato macarons by Kiss My Cakes
– Pasta & custom tea towel adult party favors and pizza box trivia games for the kids

Italy inspired sugar cookies with a scooter and ferrari

Twins Italy birthday party

Homemade Italian Gelato with Italian inspired printables

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Birdie Inspired “Pretty as a Peony” First Birthday Party

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If fresh flowers make you smile, then this vision of girly elegance by Jasmine Shah of IDEA! event + style will pretty much make your day! :) Kate Parker Photography beautifully captured moments of the day, the playful decor and dramatic desserts by Dot’s Delights for Aleksandra’s special Birdie Inspired “Pretty as a Peony” First Birthday Party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Peony Wreath Dessert Table Backdrop and Ombre Ruffle Cake
– Bird Nest Name Card, Pink Plates & Doily Chargers
– Sweet Little Birdie Favors in White Cages + Pink Balloons
– “Pretty As A Peony” Water Bottle Wraps

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Red, Blue & Yellow Picnic Theme Dessert Table

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I love the modern, country feel of this Red, Blue & Yellow Picnic Theme Dessert Table by Kim Foren for Skeeter Snacks. A ribbon suspended cake (like a tree swing!), red gingham details and an all around creative dessert display with more than a few chips of inspiration! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS  to look out for:

– Suspended glass & ribbon cake display + vintage blue ladder dessert stand
– Red cookie favor tins with gingham & glitter monogram tags
– Hanging cookie jars with polka dot ribbon & gerber daisy toppers

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Magical Rainbow Unicorn Party!

Whimsical rainbow dessert table

Rainbows, glitter & unicorns… what could possibly be more AMAZING?! I can’t deny that I am absolutely obsessed with this Magical Rainbow Unicorn Party by Gretchen of Three Little Monkeys Studio! There are so many cute ideas here- from the glittery unicorn headbands and gold unicorn figurines to the awesome rainbow tissue tassel birthday banner and DIY paper lunch baskets! If this party isn’t the definition of fantasy, magical and PERFECT, then I don’t know what is. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Magical pink & gold unicorn oreo toppers by Love & Sugar Kisses
– Pretty donut tower studded with flowers + rainbow “5” topper
– Cute fuzzy unicorn birthday hat and unicorn “horn” headbands
– Rainbow polka dot ribbon garland & matching wreath by Sweet Georgia Sweet
– Magical rainbow unicorn party printables & sparkly pink rainbow cupcake toppers

Pink & gold unicorn desserts

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{Party of 5} Shopping Queen, Hungry Caterpillar, Peter Pan Party, Backyard Woodland & Gone with the Wind

shopping queen 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:

– Shopping Queen Party
– Hungry Caterpillar Twins First Birthday
– Peter Pan Party
– Backyard Woodland Party
– Gone with the wind Birthday

1. Shopping Queen (pictured above) by Shawna

2. Jaxon & Harper’s 1st Birthday Celebration by ldunnigan

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{Adorable Animal} Twins First Birthday Party

Sweet yellow and blue twins giraffe birthday cake

Let’s double the fun & get wild with this {Adorable Animal} Twins First Birthday Party by Bob Gail Special Events with an amazing cake & more desserts by Vanilla Bake Shop! The birthday boys had a darling blue & white celebration full of cute little animal faces, polka dots and pretty daisy flower decor!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pretty yellow & blue animal print birthday cake with twin giraffe toppers
– Beautiful daisy & moss covered entrance monograms
– Yellow & blue candy buffet, cute polka dot dessert bar & wild animal cake pops!

Aqua and yellow candy buffet

Twins wild animal party

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Whimsical First Birthday Party {Pinwheels & Elephants}

Elephant and Bunny party decorations

This Whimsical First Birthday Party by Harper’s talented mommy + dreamy photography by Jennie Tewell Photography is downright darling with colorful pinwheel and elephant decor! And I just love the pretty watercolor birthday paintings, pink, mint & purple colors and of course the crafty monogram made from buttons!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pretty framed “H” button monogram + book page & tissue pom welcome wreath
– Adorable, whimsical birthday dress with cute elephants, people & balloons
– Birdhouses, pinwheel cupcake toppers and pink drinks in mini daisy mason jars
– Pink smash cake, felt princess crown and high chair with colorful rag-tie fringe

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Tricycle Inspired Gender Reveal Party

gender reveal dessert table

This old-timey Tri-cycle Inspired Gender Reveal Party by Kenna of Miss Party Mom is too cute with it’s teal and yellow decor, desserts by Hannah’s Cookies and Treats + sweet silhouette printables! With cool eclectic decorations and a fun “Baby Name” voting activity this gender reveal party is full of great ideas… and how cute is a “tri-cycle” theme for celebrating a 3rd pregnancy!?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Teal tricycle, “Dream Big Little One” Sign & large balloon with tassel fringe
– Silhouette Printables in Teal Frames and Baby Name Voting by World Wide Party
– Reveal Cake + Gender Stamped Cookie Favors

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{Pearls & Lace} Gatsby Themed Bridal Shower

Beautiful burlap, lace, and paper cake

This {Pearls & Lace} Gatsby Themed Bridal Shower styled by Dona Beglarian of Celebrating Life by Dona is absolutely beautiful with its pretty vintage decor & sentimental details. I love the “Traditions” table with the generational family wedding photos & pink heirloom linen – what a sweet way to celebrate with family!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Beautiful paper and fabric “cake” with pretty doily rosettes, burlap bows & pearl strands
– Gorgeous framed generational family wedding photos and vintage pink family heirloom tablecloth
– Romantic Florals by Pink Ginger Designs + doily dessert decorations
– Nail polish escort cards & wine bottles with table number wraps

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Pink & Yellow Twin Girls Baby Shower

pink dessert table

Laura Stagg of Forevermore Events styled this pretty Pink & Yellow Twin Girls Baby Shower for sweet little twin girls, Brynlee & Braylee! With tandem bicycles, pink pom poms, tasty treats & all things girly, this sweet celebration is perfectly built for mommy-to-be (times TWO)!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink & yellow crepe paper streamer backdrop & tandem bicycle welcome sign
– Lemon cupcakes with pink fabric pom toppers, pudding parfaits and dipped marshmallows
– Pink tissue pom centerpieces + mason jars with pink polka dot straws
– “Scentsy Oil” Station & party favors with “it’s a girls’ thing” wrappers
– Yellow bicycle, jumbo pink balloon & white rocking chair for gift opening!

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{Oh Dear} Pink & Yellow Woodland Birthday Party

pink woodland party

Woodland themes are so magical in the first place, but when Kerri of Big K, little k paired it with pink deers and fun yellow frames, I just fell in love! Keniston’s 2nd birthday has loads of girly {Oh Dear} Woodland Birthday Party inspiration with adorable snacks + treats… not to mention the cutest little birthday girl around. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cute Pink Cake stand and Paper Banner + Chevron Straw Topper
– Modern Wood Grain Dessert Table Backdrop, Pink Tissue Tassel Garland and Plush Deer Head
– Chalkboard Sign Favors & “You’re A Dear” Favor Tags
– Adorable Wood Grain and Deer Frame Cookies by Bambella Cookie Boutique
– Mixed Nuts, Kiwi Lollipops, Pink Punch and Fruit Pops!

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“Lucky Rodeo” Pink Cowgirl Birthday Party

pink cowgirl party

Saddle up for this sweet country style “Lucky Rodeo” Pink Cowgirl Birthday Party by Kristina of A Petite Soiree! With burlap details, sweet pink gingham printables by Lauren Haddox Designs & lucky horse shoe cookies, this little rodeo is a round up of cute ideas! (For more adorable cowgirl party ideas go here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink & burlap dessert table with rag-tie bunting + cute red-headed cowgirl cookies ;)
– Burlap wrapped mason jars with baby’s breath & cowgirl party signs
– Cow print birthday cake with fondant cowgirl boots and cowgirl hat
– Adorable burlap birthday sign with horseshoes, a prize ribbon & a pink wooden “C”
– Burlap and pink “Happy Birthday” banner on hay bales

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{Party of 5} You Are My Sunshine, Away We Go!, Graduation Celebration, Paint Birthday & Safari Party

sunshine dessert table

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:

– You Are My Sunshine Dessert Table
– Away We Go! Book Launch Celebration
– High School Senior Night (Graduation Celebration)
– Paint Birthday Party
– Amazon Adventure Safari Party

1. You Are My Sunshine Chevron 1st Birthday (pictured above) by Sugar Shack Crafts

2. Away We Go! Book Launch Celebration by Chiêu Anh Urban

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Classic Cracker Jack Theme Party

cracker jack theme party

Buy her some peanuts & Cracker Jacks… and Kisha of S is for Sweet will show you exactly how to style the perfect Classic Cracker Jack Theme Party! With red, white & blue decor, a vintage inspired Cracker Jack Bar, beautiful photography by Divian Conner and some adorable nautical themed outfits, this birthday party sure is a treat!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Adorable Cracker Jack sailor costume with vintage snack tray
– Red star sprinkled cookies, peanuts, donuts and rolled cherry taquitos
– Vintage Cracker Jack signs & Coca Cola boxes
– Cracker Jack snack bar + Red, white & blue dessert table
– Vintage Coke cups with red straws & pinwheel toppers

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Creative Firecracker Birthday Party!

Ribbon wreath & felt banners

To celebrate energetic Avery’s 3rd birthday, (the always creative!) Margit of Dot & Dash styled this amazing Firecracker Birthday Party with a BANG! With an awesome firecracker birthday cake + sparkler candles & fun firecracker printables, this birthday party looks like it was a blast!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Place mat circle banner with felt letters & ribbon + Ribbon “Firecracker” Wreath
– Red, blue & purple firecracker birthday cake + Number “3” birthday lollipops
– “Firecracker Fuel” juice box wraps, “Popping Practice” bubble wraps & “Thanks for Popping By” favor tags
– Creative Firecracker Birthday Hats and Fire Cracker Snack Bar

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Pretty Princess Cupcake Decorating Party!

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Nothing sounds better than decorating cupcakes and painting your nails, especially if you’re a birthday princess! Robin of Fabby-Shabby Grab Bag Co. dreamed up this Pretty Princess Cupcake Decorating Party with girly and glam decor, adorable favors and cupcakes + assorted toppings of course!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink boas, lacy skirts and shimmery princess hats!
– Cupcake decorating with sprinkles & sweets + sticker, ribbon & rhinestone pedestal decorating
– Nail Painting Station, Mirrors and dryers (like in the salon!)

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Monsters Inc. Themed Birthday Party

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Screams, scares and monsters galore! Blair Dean designed this adorable Monsters Inc. Themed Party for her son Lincoln’s 3rd birthday! Streamers, ombre and DIY elements (streamer backdrop, hard hats & “scream canisters”) make this party frighteningly sweet! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Boo’s Cupcake Bites, George Sunderson’s Cuties and Mike Wazowski’s Grapes
– Purple & blue ombre birthday cake topped with a Funko bobble head Sully!
– “Scarer of the Month” Poster + DIY Hard Hats

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Pink Pixie Fairytale Birthday Party

Pink Pixie Party Ideas

With a pinch of Pixie dust, a few butterflies & a splash of pink, Bird of Bird’s Party styled this awesome Pink Pixie Fairytale Birthday Party! It’s full of great inspiration for a fun, girly birthday with easy decor ideas & adorable printables!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pretty & pink toadstool birthday cake with fondant butterflies and flowers
– Grassy table runner & placemats + daisy garland chair backs
– Giant paper lantern chandelier with paper butterflies
– Personalized toadstool & butterfly favor boxes and coloring books

Pink Toadstool & Butterfly Birthday Cake

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{Party of 5} Vintage Wedding, 4th of July, Wild West Twins Baby Shower, Rubber Ducky & Soccer 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:

– 1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding Vow Renewal
– 4th of July Party
– Wild Wild West Twins Baby Shower
– Rubber Ducky Party
– Soccer Birthday Party

1. Sweet Yabby’s 1920s Wedding (pictured above) by SweetYabby

2. DIY 4th of July by All Set

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Robin, The Boy Wonder! Themed 4th Birthday Party

Robin themed dessert table

Every superhero needs a birthday party… especially when you’re Batman’s super sidekick! This Robin ,The Boy Wonder! Themed 4th Birthday Party by Jeannette of J. At Your Service is totally AWESOME! With cool costumes and amazing colorful treats like the Robin cake made by (talented friend) Silvia Morales, little Nate’s party was a SUPER day! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Awesome Robin costume cake with yellow cape + Robin themed sugar cookies with the birthday boy’s initial
– Robin themed dessert table with “Nate, The Boy Wonder” chevron backdrop
– Clear plastic plates with Robin images and yellow centerpiece with Robin cut-out & lollipops
– Robin Suit inspired gable boxes, masks, “Caped Crusaders” green & gold capes and bubble “Super Favors”

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{Rustic & Sweet} Yellow Summer Wedding

yellow wedding cake with fondant flowers

Being an absolutely amazing baker & stylist, Clair of Calamity Cakes cooked up this beautiful {Rustic & Sweet} Yellow Summer Wedding for her sister-in-law’s big day! This wedding is such a sweet celebration of love (and the photos from J&J Brusie Photography prove it) with charming decor, a beautiful dessert table & incredible wedding cake with beautiful fondant flowers (which came on a 26 hour flight from Australia!) – all made by a loving family. Which, to me, sounds like the perfect day! …Oh, and can we talk about how cute that dog is in that little tuxedo? I just can’t handle it. :) 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pretty centerpieces with floating candles in mason jars & hand-picked daisies on a wood platform
– Rustic dessert buffet with cupcakes & yellow candies in apothecary jars tied with polka dot ribbons
– Breathtaking yellow & white wedding cake with ribbon & gorgeous fondant flowers

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{Vintage Sparkle} Cupcakes & Carousels Birthday Party

cupcakes and carousels birthday party

You can never go wrong with a little pink, gold and cupcakes… and Stephanie Hanna of Brag About Baby knew just the right spin to put on little McKenzie’s big day with this adorable Cupcakes and Carousels Birthday Party! I just love the glitz & vintage sparkle of this carousel theme – it feels so pretty and magical! 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink polka dot trimmed with tickets + gold scallop cupcake wrappers with carousel pony toppers
– Rhinestone embellished ticket cake and Chalkboard Favorite Things Sign
– Pink & aqua vintage ticket booth with felt carousel banner
– Glittery “2” sugar cookes, pink rice krispie pops, & pretty white chocolate carousel lollipops


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Amazing Vintage Style Fourth of July Party

watermelon star skewers

Attention: vintage loving, summer swooning, patriotic party people! Lia Griffith is sharing some seriously amazing, creative ideas for a Vintage Fourth of July Party! I love the charming, rustic feel of the ripped fabric garland, crates, and classic American treats… so who else is craving watermelon now? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY felt pinwheels, crepe paper sparklers, and fabric windsocks
– Vintage inspired 4th of July printables + Stripey straws embellished with mini pinwheels
– Berry Pies, Strawberry Lemonade and Star shaped Watermelon Pops
– Vintage hot dog caddy with patterned paper hot dog wraps & gingham jarred ketchup

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{Party of 5} Patriotic Party, Purple Wedding, Red Balloon Birthday, Wonderland Tea Party & Spring Garden

patriotic 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:

– Lovely Liberty 4th of July Party
– Purple Wedding
– Red Balloon Birthday
– Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
– Green Spring Garden Party Workshop

1. Lovely Liberty Patriotic Party (pictured above) by katarinaspaperie

2. Stephanie & Troy’s London Wedding by cloud9bysteph

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{Rainbow Camp} Arts & Crafts Birthday Party

Arts and Crafts Rainbow Party

Rainbow art parties are such fun party themes & I LOVE the camping twist that Melissa of Buckets of Grace incorporated into her {Rainbow Camp} Arts and Crafts Birthday Party! With a trail-mix making station, great crafting activities and personalized party favor craft caddies, these little campers were able to let their creativity flow!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Dessert table with big rainbow paper rosette backdrop & “Camp Grace” rainbow letters
– Rainbow striped cake with a tent and painter’s palette topper & mini bunting
– Washi tape wrapped spoons for chocolate s’mores cakes in jars
– “Mix Your Own Trail Mix” Station + Rainbow colored noodle jewelry making station
– Crafty personalized party favor caddies with markers, crayons, and colored pencils

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Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party

teenage mutant ninja turtle birthday party

Cowabunga, dude! The Ninja Turtles are back and becoming pretty popular {again}! I’m loving all the different takes on this theme, and this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party by Tania Peso of totful memories is no exception! With a little more grunge, a whole lot of green chevron, and some amazing cookie creations, this TMNT party is the perfect amount of “cool” for this little Ninja Turtle’s 6th birthday.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Green chevron dessert table with Ninja Turtles cake pops in mini brown suitcases
– Amazing Ninja Turtle themed sugar cookies & sliced “pizza” cookies by Cookievonster
– Fun Ninja Turtle masks & toy swords & cool black & green TMNT printables

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Patriotic Parfait Recipe {+ Free Printable Flags}

patriotic parfait recipe

If you’re starting to plan your 4th of July menu, Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs has a perfect raspberry and meringue Patriotic Parfait Recipe to end your independence day celebration! These red and white treats are fresh and light… and even come with free printable flags to decorate (download below)! :) (more…)

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