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{Teacups & Tutus} Delightful Girls Tea Party

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Inspired by ruffles, lace and floral prints The Pear, Event Styling & Planning set up a {Teacups & Tutus} Delightful Girls Tea Party! Adorable outfits and “tea time” treats are perfect for a sweet birthday or simply a special day in the park!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Mason jars with dainty lace trim + party flags, cupcakes in teacups and yellow fabric chair backs
– Boutique style headband, pastel tutu and gum ball necklaces
– Adorable vintage style sign by Three Little Monkeys Studio paired with floral teacup favors

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{Fancy Nancy} Pink & Purple Dress Up Party

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For all the little girls who prefer boas and pearls to sneakers and tees, Keona knows where it’s at! For her 5th birthday, mommy Victoria of Vixen Made decorated the day with a {Fancy Nancy} Pink & Purple Dress Up Party, perfect for her butterfly and lace accented fashionista fantasy!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Lace wrapped pink pudding and vanilla cupcakes
– Desk doubling as a dessert table filled with pink + purple candies and fluttering butterflies!
– Purple ruffle cake, teapot cookies & butterfly lollipops
– Hat Decorating, Crafting and Dress Up Activities
– Fancy mini purple frames with paper butterflies as name cards

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“Queen of Cabo” Mexican Inspired 50th Birthday Party

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Maria of Amy abbott Events threw her friend Gloria (the “Queen of Cabo” as she calls her!) an incredible Mexican Inspired 50th Birthday Party! Rich in culture, colors and gorgeous flora and fauna inspired by the old Mexican film “La Cucaracha”, this was the party of the year! From the eclectic tequila bar to the numerous seating options and lively music there, I’m feeling so inspired to host an outdoor celebration! (Cinco de Mayo at my house anyone?) :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Homemade Tamale Bar, Churro Cart and “Bubbles and Beer” Bathtub Bar
– Mexican painting, cowhide bar stools, wheelbarrow of drinks and cowboy hats on cacti
– Horseshoe entry arch with giant paper flowers & “La Gloria” Custom Chalupa with vibrant, fresh florals
– Cigar Lounge, Personalized Tequileros and Mexican crafted pillows for the firepit
– Entrance lined with “Papel picado luminaries” and gold birdcages hanging from trees

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Bright & Bold Circus Party Ideas

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Inspired by clowns, Olívia of Invento Festa styled a Bright & Bold Circus Party for Vitor’s second birthday! Vibrant desserts, bold patterns and gold accents compliment the colorful tablescapes and roaring animals treats! (For more circus party ideas go here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Lion and clown hat cookies, gold cake pops & pinwheel topped brigadeiros
– Elephant, seal and magic bunny hat cupcakes
– Clown noses, “Grand Circus” party sign, top hats with flowers & ticket reels!

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Cute Kids Easter “Play Date” Ideas

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Emily Felts of A Silver Nutmeg invited her playgroup to a sweet Kids Easter Play Date! The spring chick and bunny treats and gingham-clad kids tablescape (with adorable bunny tail chairs) made the day in park extra playful! (For more kids Easter ideas go here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yellow polka dot bunny water bottle wraps & yellow stripe straws
– Carrots and hummus in mini tera cotta pots and bunny grilled cheese
– Coconut nest cupcakes, egg frosted sugar cookies and candy in apothecary jars

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{Party of 5} Easter Egg Hunt, Pastel Baby Shower, Easter Soiree, Rainbow Birthday & Super Hero Party

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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:

– Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt
– Pastel Baby Shower
– Easter Soiree
– Rainbow Birthday
– Super Hero Party

1. Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt (pictured above) by Giggles Galore

2.  Summer Pastel Baby Shower by The Couture Candy Buffet Company

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Shabby Chic Little Birdie Themed Baby Shower

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Shabby chic, pink and birdcages combined has me head over heels, but throw in ruffle tutus, banana cream shooters & a bubbly bar, and I’m in LOVE! Taleen of Simple Little Details threw her sister-in-law a beautiful Shabby Chic Little Birdie Themed Baby Shower that has the perfect combination of rustic, glam and delicate pretty details! (For more beautiful birdcage inspired party ideas go here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pink bird escort cards with glitter clothespins on a birdcage display
– Mini cupcakes topped with pink bows, baby bottles and ruffle poms
– Pink napkins + tissue flower poms, chalkboard table numbers & birdcage centerpieces with roses + hydrangeas
– Pink ruffle tutu dessert table backdrop, “It’s a Girl” cake bunting with crochet heart edges
– Nursery rhyme game and headband making activity

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{SUPER Hero} Avengers Party Ideas

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Want SUPER party inspiration? Jessica Guevara of OhSoPrintable celebrated her sons’ 4th birthday with an amazing Avengers Party! Just one look at those adorable felt dolls, chalkboard backdrop, kids costumes, and all incredible details will have you powered up!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hulk Drinks, Avengers Masks & Cape Kits
– Wooden peg avengers for a “skyscraper” centerpiece
– Felt Avengers Dolls: Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Hulk and Thor!
– A “Smash” Cake, “Hero Up!” Cupcakes and arrow sugar cookies

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Glamorous “Breakfast with Tiffany” Baby Shower

Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired baby shower

If you have a gorgeous mommy-to-be named Tiffany… you are obligated to throw her a glitzy and glamorous “Breakfast with Tiffany” Baby Shower! ;) Jen Carver of Banner Events flawlessly styled this chic brunch with pops of silver, exquisite desserts, and gorgeous printables by Anders Ruff!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

–  Tiffany’s jewelry box cake + baby bottle, flower & carriage cupcake toppers
– Onesie sugar cookies, 3D printables baby carriages & “Sweet Baby” drink station
– Embroidered vest onesies and baby bow ties
– Addorted muffins, pancakes, bagels + cream cheese & yogurt parfaits
– Decorated diaper cake and pearl embellished entry wreath

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A “Headline-Worthy” Newsies Theme Baby Shower

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This creative Newsies Theme Baby Shower by Jane of Olive Hue is styled with newspaper embellishments, mustaches, bow ties and plaid of course! Desi and Tammy of Dez and Tam Photography beautifully captured all the headline-worthy touches inspired by the costumes, photo booth faces and themed decorations (like those amazing felt bow tie and newspaper fringe balloon tassels!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hot chocolate station with mustache mugs & personalized mustache swizzle sticks
– Rustic mason jar centerpieces with glittered newspaper flowers & billy balls
– Giant “Wish” Board
– Adorable felted baby name bunting cake topper
– Mustache & bow-tie photobooth props + “Name that Mustache” game

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{Party of 5} Sunny Easter Brunch, Goldfish, Curious George, Horse Theme & Modern Geometric Party

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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:

– Sunny Side Up Easter Brunch
– Goldfish First Birthday
– Curious George Birthday
– Horse Theme Dessert Table
– Modern Geometric Party

1. Sunny Side Up Easter Brunch (pictured above) by S is for Sweet

2.  Goldfish Theme First Birthday by PhotoramaMama

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SWEET Ice Cream Party {Birthday “A La Mode”}

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From the felt ice cream sandwiches to the “Thank you with a cherry on top!” favors, Deanna Moore Design created a super sweet Ice Cream Party to celebrate her daughter’s birthday “A La Mode” style. And contributor, Jen CYK Photography, captured the creative activities at “Lulu’s Ice Cream Shop” + all the cute and colorful (felt) ice cream dripping all over the house! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pom pom “sprinkles” and tissue paper ice cream scoops (with a cherry on top!)
– Invitations with play money for the kids to bring & “buy” their own ice cream
– Smorgasboard of sprinkles and more toppings to build your own sundae!
– Build-A-Cone Castle, Photo booth Ice Cream Shop & “Design Your Own Flavor” coloring activity

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DIY Tutorial: Marbled Easter Egg Cake Balls

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We LOVE creative Easter ideas over here and today Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake has a festive and fun tutorial for DIY Marbled Easter Egg Cake Balls! These are extra special (no pro needed!) cake balls, with an effect that can easily be applied to your standard round cake balls… and made in all colors for a rainbow birthday party! (Check out our pinboard to see more creative Easter inspiration!) (more…)

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Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

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If your a lover of lace and vintage this 1950s inspired Vintage Paper Doll Party is cut out for you! Larissa of Sweet on Parties knew her birthday girl Aubrey loves dolls and anything pretty, so she used Betsey McCall Dolls, doilies and pink fabrics to create a party room straight out of a dollhouse! (Aren’t those DIY picture frame “windows” just so creative!?)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Giant chocolate + raspberry buttercream cupcake with rose swirls, fondant flowers & pearls
– Pastel and polka dot sweets labels, lace inspired dessert displays and faux windows with fabric curtains
– Mini blueberry cheesecakes topped with marshmallow hearts
– Scalloped favor boxes with doilies and paper dill decoration
– Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Kids Kitchenette & Blue Ruffle and Rose Piñata

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{Party of 5} Over the Rainbow, Monkey & Banana, Anthropologie Baby Shower, Carnaval & St. Patrick’s Day

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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:

– Over the Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Party
– Monkey & Banana Party (using printables from HWTM!)
– Anthropologie Inspired Baby Shower
– Brazilian Carnaval Party
– St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

1. Over the Rainbow… (pictured above) by Dollhouse Paperie by Dolce Drive

2.  Matthew’s 3rd “Go Bananas” Birthday Party by Michele King

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Lucky Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Party

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Today is your LUCKY day! The talented Kenna of Miss Party Mom and Hannah’s Cookies and Treats have vibrant and fun ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day “Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow” Party for the kids. And they only used FREE Printables to create this look (links to download below in her party details), so it’s totally doable with whatever rainbow sweets you bake or buy last minute! ;) Want more free St. Patrick’s Day printables? Go here and here!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

– Rainbow dessert table with rainbow circle strands, pot of gold coins and a DIY felt cloud backdrop
– TONS of utilized FREE Printables from Love the Day, TomKat, Kara’s and more!
– Pot of Gold sugar cookies, Rainbow cupcake towers & green shamrock lollipops
– Super cute kids in festive green and rainbow St. Patrick’s Day outfits

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{Je T’aime Paris} Chic Ballerina Party

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Let’s twirl our way over to Paris! Sasha Kirby of Little Chiyo Dreamy Designer Tutus and sweets buffet designer, Tara Pearson of Cupcakes by Tara, teamed up for a {Je T’aime Paris} Chic Ballerina Party. Sweet pinks, black lace, French inspired treats and precious girls in tutus have me swooning for a visit to the Eiffel Tower.. and a macaron treat wouldn’t hurt either! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Strawberry Macarons and Raspberry Truffle Eiffel Tower Cupcakes
– Pink Tutu Dessert Table Skirt + adorable black and pink tutus for all the pretty girls!
– Cheesecake Pops and Heart Shaped Coconut Ices
– White iron bodice with a black tutu, pink sweets in apothecary jars and decorative lace trimming

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Charming Snow White Birthday Party

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest birthday girl of them all? Snow White-dressed Nadia is of course! Her Charming Snow White Birthday Party crafted and photographed by Aunt, Amy of A Dazzle Day & Amy L.B. Photography, is brimming with red bows, lace accents and sweet details that translate this classic fairytale into a modern and adorable party!

 PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cupcake liner “5” wreath and thumb print canvas embellished with lace and red ric rac
– Magic Mirror (gold painted Ikea frame) photo booth!
– Apple juice and doily wrapped glass bottles + apple cupcakes
– Red bow and lace tied favor boxes with mini vintage mirror, handmade bow hair clip, felt apple & an apple bracelet

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Kids St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas {+ FREE Printables!}

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With St. Patrick’s Day less than a week away, Cris of Crissy’s Crafts has colorful, creative and all around fantastic ideas to share for a Kids St. Patrick’s Day Party! And since she teamed up with Amanda’s Parties To Go there are more than just ideas for this party, but FREE Printables too! (For more inspiration, visit our St. Patrick’s Day Ideas here.)

 PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Leprechaun cake pops, hershey kisses and rainbow fruit skewers
– Rainbow necklace activity and backyard gold coin hunt
– Cinnamon popcorn, whole wheat sandwiches & veggie cones
– “Lucky You” rainbow notebook and shamrock headbands party favors

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{Party of 5} St. Patrick’s Day, Eloise Dessert Table, Lego Party, Superhero & Vintage Bridal Shower

st. patrick's day 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:

– St. Patrick’s Day Party
– Eloise Dessert Table
– Lego Party
– Superhero Birthday Party
– Vintage Bridal Shower

1. So Lucky :: St. Patty’s Day Party (pictured above) by MakeLifeCute

2.  Eloise @ the Plaza Dessert Table by LisaCandyBuffet

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Vintage Railroad Train Birthday Party

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All aboard! Party PRO Member, Kelly of kellyallison photography designed the invitations, gathered up amazing vendors and photographed her son’s a Vintage Railroad Train Birthday Party! I’m loving the muslin juice box bags, “3” piñata and and those adorable choo choo train sandwiches!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Railroad crossing cupcakes displayed in vintage suitcases and red train cookies
– “Station Masters Office” colored on a cardboard box
– Toy trains, blue tripe hats + red bandanas & railroad “loot” favor bags
– “Veggie Train”, hot dogs + pickles and chips in paper cones

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Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

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Welcome to Wonderland where jumbo cards fall from the sky, the cheshire cat is always smiling and everyone wishes you a very merry un-birthday! Patty Liu co-hosted this Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party full of DIY ideas and cute food inspired by the magic of Wonderland!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Card Soldier Rice Krispie Treats and Cheshire Cat Tales
– Jumbo Card Invitations, “Take Me” candy favors & a manzanita branch with hanging keys
– Homemade queen of hearts inspired tutu and matching card headband
– “Drink Me” tags and sweet treat crafted “tea cups” from candy and ice cream cones

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{Party of 5} Favorite Things, Pink St. Patrick’s Day, School Bus Party, Baby Shower & Pink Zebra 30th

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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:

– Silhouette Favorite Things Party
– {Pink Kissed} St. Patrick’s Day Party
– School Bus Birthday Party
– Rustic Chic Baby Shower
– Pink Zebra 30th Birthday

1. Silhouette Favorite Things Party (pictured above) by jennycollier

2.  St. Patrick’s Day – with a touch of PINK by Party On! Designs

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“Slam Dunk” Indiana Basketball Party

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One of our PRO members, Jamee Bryant of Setting the Mood, was in the zone with her “Slam Dunk” Indiana Basketball Party to celebrate their amazing basketball season this year (they are currently #1!). Let’s go court side and check out all the creative ideas that Jamee used in her spirited food table!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Basketball court food table with a basketball bowl full of ice cream with mini megaphone toppers!
– “Jump Shot O’Beer” paired with tiny “Free Throw” Tacos
– Pantry organizer stadium seating: mini chairs holding basketball peanut butter cups + IU petite fours
– Cola bottles with red stripe straws and mini coach whistles!
– Mini hotdogs, mini caprisi skewers, mac-n-cheese cups, cheeseburger sliders & fries

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Beachy Blue Starfish Inspired Wedding

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Khalilah of A Boxed Event styled this Beachy Blue Starfish Inspired Wedding for Ben and Taylor Bayless. Pairing fresh florals, fun elements (like a starfish decorated corn hole game) and a teal and bright blue color palette made this North Carolina wedding feel almost beachy! But this best thing about this celebration is the couple- they look beautifully in love and absolutely stunning!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Stunning Cupcake Tower (topped with cute black & white bow embellished starfish!)
– Hydrangea centerpieces paired with candles and teal lanterns
– White crackled “Love is Sweet” Candy Bar sign + starfish stamped boxes

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Fabulous Chanel & Sex and the City Dessert Table

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If you’re a glitz and glam kind of gal, then Melissa’s 30th birthday party is going to have you daydreaming for classy martinis, sweet pearls and romantic perfume bottles! Her Fabulous Chanel & Sex and the City Dessert Table by Kiss Me Kate has all of the delicacies of sweet luxury… pink cupcakes, ruffled fondant flower toppers, jewelry boxes and the famous new york skyline!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pearl filled martini glasses with chocolate “olive” cake pops
– Black and pink skyline cake with a sparkly silver high heel topper
– Sex and the City inspired party sign and Coco Chanel quotes
– Chanel & martini cookies + skyline cupcakes

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Sporty “Home Run” Baseball Baby Shower

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Jasmine of The Couture Cakery hit it out of the park with her all-American styling & gorgeous baked goods for a Sporty “Home Run” Baseball Baby Shower to welcome Cindy’s “little slugger” into the world! For more creative baseball party ideas go here and here

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Clothespin garland with a baseball “uniform” onesie, hat and socks
– Beautiful blue ruffled cake with mini “Baby” bunting
– Chalkboard backdrop with decorative baseball board with tissue paper balls & rosettes
– Peanuts, Baby Ruth, Cracker Jacks and baseball, bat & red star cookies
– Baseball Game “Ticket” Invitations + Free Baseball Baby Shower Printables!

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Darling “Princess and the Frog” Birthday Party

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Dreams do come true in the Bayou! Anne-Marie of El’uccellino Designs crafted a playful, darling “Princess and the Frog” Birthday Party for her daughter’s 2nd birthday. Rich purples, earthy greens, stars, frogs, lily pads and more inspiration from the newest Disney princess movie are a delightful spin to a kids princess birthday party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Evangeline’s Sugar Dusted Grapes (creatively displayed on a spice rack!)
– Log style birthday cake with a lily pad, purple flower and a frog
– “Bee’s Knees” Sugar Cookies & Prince Naveen’s “Stick in the Mud” Dirt Pies
– Tarot Card Reading, “Give Tiana her Frog” Activity & Dr. Facilier’s “Transformation Central”
– DIY Paper Flower and Star Shaped Birthday Banner

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Chic Pajamas & Pearls Oscars Party

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Are you tuning in to watch the Oscars tomorrow? If you haven’t planned a party yet, this chic idea from SaucyPants has me smitten! They designed a Pajamas & Pearls Oscars Party with Victorias Secret style romance and glam for Lauren Conrad! What could be more fun than wearing your PJs, finest jewelry and an Oscar-worthy hairdo while filling out free printable ballots and watching the awards with some of your favorite ladies?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Popcorn Bar with rosemary salt, all natural caramel sauce + more assorted toppings!
– Healthier macarons + coconut cake, and an organic anti-inflammatory flourless dark chocolate cake
Cute swag bags and boxes + printable tags and black leaves
Printable Oscar Score Card, DIY Popcorn Bags & Vintage Gold Leaf Rimmed Glasses

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{Party of 5} St. Patrick’s Day, Oscar Party, Tea Party First Birthday, Silver & Pink Baby Shower & Enchanted Forest

st. patrick's day 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:

– St. Patricks Day Party
– Oscar Party
– Tea Party First Birthday
– Silver & Pink Baby Shower
– Enchanted Forest Dessert Table

1. St. Patrick’s Day Party (pictured above) by Double The Fun Parties

2.  Oscar Party by ezontho

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