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Charming Southern Tea Party Wedding Shoot

an outdoor dining table for the bride and groom at their wedding

Ready for some seriously gorgeous wedding inspiration? Jessica Guevara of OhSoPrintable brought some of the best parts of Southern living to this Charming Southern Tea Party Wedding Shoot. From the beautiful white historical home venue and vintage furniture, to the pops of romantic colored florals and a whimsical tea party vibe, this wedding shoot has so many different elements to pull inspiration from!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Beautiful outdoor setting with a tea party table for the bride & groom + DIY chair back signs
  • Mini pecan pies & glittered peach panna cotta jars + delicate floral China stands & place settings
  • Vintage furniture & decor on the dessert table, like suitcases, a milk crate & a beautiful owl-knobbed desk
  • Pearl-draped mint wedding cake with lace imprint detailing & a coral flower topper + bride’s matching mint heels
  • Mermaid lace wedding dress with vintage birdcage veil + a bridal bouquet of blush toned hydrangeas & peonies

peony and hydrangea floral arrangement wedding centerpiece

vintage dessert table furniture like suitcases and dressers

pearl draped mint wedding cake with a coral flower topper

vintage southern wedding and the bride's mint heels


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Sound of Music Inspired “Bloom & Grow” Birthday Party

yellow floral dessert table

The hills are alive…with an amazingly beautiful party! Nicole Gould of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations celebrated her daughter’s birthday with this Sound of Music Inspired “Bloom & Grow” Party, filled with movie-inspired decor, activities and the cutest floral sweets! One of my favorite things is the emphasis on the song, “Edelweiss,” (my favorite of the movie). The full “Bloom & Grow” setup for guests to plant their own blooms is so clever! There are so many thoughtful details that are not to be missed!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Floral painted cake pops, blooming yellow macaron tower & hand-stitched aprons to keep guests “clean & bright”
  • Girly goat topped cupcake, twig wreath topped cupcakes + DIY twig & flower head wreaths
  • Picnic baskets filled with tea, to drink with jam & bread + brown paper packages tied up with string
  • “Bloom & Grow” station with vials of raindrops on roses, mini pots, seeds & soil to grow your own Edelweiss
  • Bright copper kettle floral vase centerpiece + “So long, farewell…” pansy filled lollipop party favors

copper kettle floral vase

floral party aprons

picnic basket food for a sound of music party

bloom and grow cookies and party invitation


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{Party of 5} Springtime in Paris, Minnie Mouse, Glam Safari, Baking with Love, Little Red Wagon

Springtime in Paris Party 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:

Springtime in Paris Dessert Table
 Minnie Mouse Birthday Party
Glam Pink Safari Birthday Party
– Baking with Love Bridal Shower

 Little Red Wagon First Birthday Party

1. Springtime in Paris Dessert Table (pictured above) from The French Confection Co.

2. Minnie Mouse Birthday Party by Sugarena

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party


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Joint Pirates & Mermaids Birthday Party

pirate ship and mermaids birthday cake

What do you do when one of your kids wants a pirate party, and the other a mermaid party? Throw one big Joint Pirates & Mermaids Birthday Party of course! Shana Rosenheck of POMP once again brought her A game to this swashbucklin’ celebration, which included tons of cute balloon animals, pirate & mermaid themed desserts and a goldfish cracker bar (with a very clever way to serve fish and chips)! If you’re looking for more pirate party ideas, go here, and for mermaid parties, go here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pirate ship & mermaids birthday cake with ocean waves, jumping fish & the birthday boy & girl’s initials
  • Brown sugar ‘sand’ & chocolate seashell topped cookies + pirate ship & sword cookies
  • Shark infested blue ocean drink + octopus & starfish balloon animals throughout the party
  • Pirate cake pops, mermaid tail topped cupcakes & Lifesaver ‘life preserver’ napkin rings
  • Pirate & treasure chest coloring activity & a visit from a pirate’s best friend — parrots!

octopus balloon animal topped blue ocean party drink

brown sugar sand cookie and life preserver napkin rings

ocean balloon animals


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AMAZING Medieval Castle Cake & Dessert Table

medieval knight birthday party castle cake

This kind of feature is a little unorthodox for us since we don’t typically focus on just cakes, but when a masterpiece like this pops up, you don’t turn it away! Alex Narramore of The Mischief Maker is clearly an incredibly talented baker, as she constructed this AMAZING Medieval Castle Cake & Dessert Table all by hand! The details are simply jaw-dropping, Alex even thought to throw in a few fun surprises! :) I’m sure this little knight was absolutely stoked to be the King of this castle.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Bright red chocolate covered Oreos, yellow macarons & beautiful silver knight helmet cake pops
  • Amazing red & yellow fondant dragon, mini knights manning the towers & individual fondant ‘bricks’
  • Piñata pillars filled with candy + life-sized armored knights flanking the dessert table
  • Royal crest backdrop + a matching crest outfit, royal crown & knight’s helmet for the birthday boy

fondant dragon cake topper

knight armor cake pops and party decor

medieval knight and castle cookies


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Bright & Colorful Painting Birthday Party

art party crafting table for kids

Art inspired parties aren’t just for the girls, and this Bright & Colorful Painting Birthday Party that Tabitha Blue of Fresh Mommy Blog created for her adorable son is the perfect example! Plus, what little boy could resist getting messy with paint and then chowing down on the yummy cupcakes that they decorated… which of course translates to “piled on as much frosting and sprinkles as possible”. ;) In addition to being beautifully styled, this bright & happy celebration looks like a blast all around!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Colorful paper lantern garlands + cool rainbow apron garland backdrop for the dessert table
  • Bright chocolate dipped pretzel rode & rice krispie treat ‘paint brushes’ + primary color layered cake
  • Paintbrush themed printables + a tablescape stocked with all of the necessary painting supplies
  • “Decorate your own cupcake” activity station with a buffet of colorful frostings & sprinkles

kid's art birthday party bottle label wraps

painting party dessert and snack ideas

rainbow number 4 piñata

cupcake decorating birthday party


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Woodland Creatures & Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party

woodland creatures dessert table with toadstools and apple macarons

Hey there Little Red Riding Hood…this party’s lookin’ good! Dorothy Teng of Mints & honey styled up this beautiful Woodland Creatures & Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party full of furry little animals and forest friendly treats. How cute is that little hedgehog & those acorn macarons? Not to mention every other adorable detail! This party would have even the Big Bad Wolf enjoying himself! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Spotted deer cookie pops, hedgehog meringues & toadstool topped chocolate dirt cakes
  • Bird & toadstool ornament painting + a mini tree to display them on
  • Tree stump cake surrounded by Red & her animal friends + real tree stumps for seating
  • Hanging moss filled terrariums & wooden birds’ nests + moss & tree rounds covering the dessert table
  • Beautiful forest scene backdrop + glow in the dark fairy dust necklace party favors

woodland creatures 2nd birthday backdrop

toadstool painting party activity

little red riding hood birthday party cake

acorn macarons and hedgehog meringues


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Cupcake Baking & American Girl Doll Birthday Party

cupcake birthday party invitation

Grab your wooden spoons and get ready for a sprinkle of sweetness and a dash of fun! Michelle Samardzija of Mad Momma Events & Styling cooked up this Cupcake Baking & American Girl Doll Birthday Party for the cutest little birthday girl and friends! I am loving all of the cupcake liner decor. Plus, doesn’t it sound so fun to bake up a big batch of cupcakes with your friends, decorate however you choose and then take some home to enjoy later? Clearly, Michelle and I are on the same page! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cupcake liner topiary centerpiece + cupcake liner ‘flowers’ with chocolate candy centers
  • Monogrammed milk bottles topped with cookies & a white ruffle birthday cake + fruit & marshmallow skewers
  • DIYed pom topped felt & sequin cupcake party hats for the American Girl Dolls & chef’s hats for the guests
  • Personalized pink aprons, pink cupcake lip glosses & wooden spoon party favors

american girl doll party decorations

pink birthday party tablescape with pom backdrop

white ruffle birthday cake


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Pillow Fights & Brunch Sleepover Birthday Party

girl's sleepover birthday party

Growing up, we did the same thing every year for my birthday — invite over a bunch of girlfriends, watch some movies, eat junk food & then finally fall asleep in the wee hours of the morning (much to my parents’ dismay). This Pillow Fights & Brunch Sleepover Birthday Party from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake reminds me of all those birthdays, except way kicked up a notch! With a full brunch table filled with yummy breakfast treats, tons of fun activities for the girls and some midnight snacks for late-night movies, I’m betting they had plenty to talk about on Monday morning! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Brunch foods like glazed donuts, strawberries & nutella, bacon & eggs ramekins & granola parfaits
  • Hanging feather silhouettes over the brunch table + dessert foods silhouettes as photo booth props
  • Rainbow looms, board games & spa essentials for some pampering + a karaoke machine!
  • A rainbow frosted layer birthday cake + ‘Pillow Fight’ pillowcase party favors

sleepover birthday party breakfast table

midnight snacks party food

rainbow frosting layer birthday cake


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{Party of 5} Kitchen Bridal Shower, Despicable Me, Star Wars, Skylanders, Giants Baseball

retro kitchen bridal shower

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:

Retro Kitchen Bridal Shower
 Despicable Me Minion Birthday Party
Star Wars Jedi Birthday Party
– Skylanders Giants Birthday Party

 SF Giants Baseball 1st Birthday Party

1. Retro Kitchen Bridal Shower (pictured above) from MayDetails Printable Celebrations

2. Despicable Me Minion Birthday Party by Giggledust Parties

despicable me minion birthday party


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April Showers Bring May Flowers Birthday Party

april showers bring may flowers themed birthday party tablescape

Although we didn’t have many showers in April, this party is absolutely dripping with beautiful details. Juliet Boydstun of the COOP planted the seeds (so to speak) for this April Showers Bring May Flowers Birthday Party for her son. I am loving all of the super cute DIYs in this party, AND that this theme could be used for a boy or girl’s party (or even a super cute ‘Showered with Love’ baby shower)! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Raincloud topped umbrella cake with a tower of rain boot cupcakes + rainbow macarons
  • DIY paper flower centerpiece in a rain boot vase + umbrella with strung raindrops in a colorful floral arrangement
  • DIY felt clouds with gold glitter lightning bolts & raindrops + felt bowler hats with sprouting daisies
  • Rubber bracelet ‘raindrop’ cup wraps + sprouting flower snacks

raincloud topped umbrella birthday cake and rain boot topped cupcakes

sprouting flower bowler hat

DIY felt rain clouds with lightning bolts

raindrop strung umbrella in a bright floral centerpiece


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Modern & Chic Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

alice in wonderland birthday party signs

Down the rabbit hole we go! At this Modern & Chic Alice in Wonderland Birthday PartyShana Rosenheck of POMP included tons of Wonderland inspired sweet treats for a mad tea party, red painted roses, and even a bunny petting zoo (for the bunny-loving birthday girl). No need to look out for the evil Queen of Hearts, she’s stuck as a (scrumptious) sugar cookie! Don’t be late!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Moss-covered ‘Eat Me’ letters, a moss table runner & a red rose garden Queen of Hearts’ crown topped cake
  • Wonderland cupcakes with the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum & Alice falling down the Rabbit Hole
  • Tea Party treats like macaron filled mugs, teapot cookies & suit-shaped tea sandwiches
  • Which way direction sign & deck of cards birthday banner + silhouette photo booth props
  • Mad Hatter’s hat piñata & cupcakes + ‘Drink Me’ vial cupcake & ‘Take Me’ party favors

alice in wonderland themed cupcakes

garden moss-covered 'eat me' letters

wonderland's queen queen of heart's crown topped rose garden cake

painted red roses for an alice in wonderland party


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Pink Royal Barbie Princess First Birthday Party

barbie princess dress cake

If you’re a Barbie girl, you’re going to absolutely LOVE this Barbie world! Jane Alison planned this extremely girly-girl Pink Royal Barbie Princess First Birthday Party for her adorable little girl. I am absolutely loving the homemade pink Barbie doll box photo booth — such a creative and cute idea! For other Barbie-inspired party ideas, check out these parties: here, here and here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pink balloon entryway arch + a beautiful fabric tent with pink & purple balloons
  • Barbie princess pink ruffled ball gown cake + gold pearl studded cupcakes with Barbie party circle toppers
  • Black & white Barbie silhouette print + mini cupcakes topped with Barbie silhouettes & flowers
  • Basket bouquet centerpieces & gold royal themed toy decor & centerpieces

pink first birthday party decor

DIY barbie doll box photo booth

barbie doll birthday party decor and family photo


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Ice Cream Shoppe Birthday Party Scoopery

ice cream cone birthday cake

I scream, you scream, we all scream for an Ice Cream Shoppe Birthday Party Scoopery! San Diego is having quite the heat wave this week, so a big bowl of ice cream sounds like the perfect way to cool off. Johann Marie Torres of Design, Create, Craft scooped up lots of adorable little details for her son’s first birthday, including tons of creative DIYs, a sprinkle of family fun, & an adorable ice cream cone cake that is the cherry on top to this delicious party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Old school decor & printables, like red gingham table runners, soda jerk party hats & retro invitations
  • Build your own ice cream sundae bar with lots of toppings + melty ice cream cone topped cake
  • Ice cream sundae cupcakes & ‘ice cream’ cupcakes in a cone + ice cream cone cookies
  • DIY ‘Milkshake’ centerpieces with tissue pom ‘whipped cream’ & long paper straws
  • DIY ice cream cone piñata & handmade cardboard ice cream truck photo booth

ice cream cone cupcakes

ice cream sundae cupcakes

retro soda fountain party decor


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Tropical Oasis Hawaiian Luau Birthday Party

hawaiian luau birthday party ideas

Aloha! Dreaming of a tropical paradise getaway? We’ve got just the thing! Jenny Santoso of Party Made Easy crafted together this fantastic Tropical Oasis Hawaiian Luau Birthday Party! I am absolutely loving that homemade Ferrero Rocher chocolate ‘pineapple’ — SO creative! With lush greenery, colorful floral leis and delicious luau food, I feel like I just spent some quality time on a white sandy beach ;).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Tiki shack topped beach birthday cake with chocolate sea shells & ombre waves
  • Tiki torches + a mini tiki bar with blue drinks & lots of colorful drink umbrellas
  • Grass skirt & bikini decorated drinks + a grass skirt dessert table skirt
  • Bright paper flower & lei flower ‘6’ backdrop + entryway ‘Take a Lei’ table for guests
  • Hawaiian themed food & fresh tropical fruit + fresh coconut water

hawaiian beach birthday cake with ombre waves and a tiki hut

aloha hawaiian birthday party invitation

ferrero rocher homemade chocolate 'pineapple'


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{Party of 5} Hot Air Balloon, Girly Pink Farm, Tinkerbell Birthday, Summer Love, Elephant Party

the sky is the limit hot air balloon themed first birthday 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:

– ‘The Sky is the Limit’ Hot Air Balloon First Birthday
 Sweet Girly Pink Farm First Birthday
Tinkerbell Inspired Fairy Birthday Party
– Summer Love Wedding Dessert Table

 Elephant Themed First Birthday Party

1. ‘The Sky is the Limit’ Hot Air Balloon First Birthday (pictured above) from Thecupcakelicious

2. Sweet Girly Pink Farm First Birthday by Kristin Cser

sweet pink girly farm first birthday party


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Celebrating One is Fun with Thing 2 & Thing 1 {Cat in the Hat}

cat in the hat and thing 2 & thing 1 birthday cake

“Those Things ran about with big bumps, jumps and kicks and with hops and big thumps and all kinds of bad tricks!” It’s no secret that baby twins can cause all kinds of mischief, so for this baby boy and girl, a Celebrating One is Fun with Thing 2 & Thing 1 {Cat in the Hat} first birthday party was the perfect way to play! Anne-Marie Johnson of Elianna Noelle Events did an amazing job tying together details from all different Dr. Seuss books while including some of the twins’ personalities. I just love that Thing 1 has a hair bow & Thing 2 has a bow tie — too cute! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fishbowl centerpieces with 1 fish, 2 fish, a red fish & a blue fish + “Up, Up & Away” inspired ‘hot air’ balloon centerpieces
  • Whimsical Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 & Thing 2 birthday cake + illustrated Dr. Suess marshmallow stacks
  • Dr. Seuss quote cookies + cupcakes topped with mini Dr. Seuss books, Lorax trees & the orange goldfish
  • Customized Thing 1 & Thing 2 framed monograms, Thing 1 & Thing 2 ballon sculptures & personalized wooden blocks

thing 2 & thing 1 twins' first birthday party

min dr. seuss books topped cupcakes

dr. seuss party decor ideas

dr. suess fishbowl table centerpiece


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“Good Morning Sunshine” Breakfast First Birthday Party

DIY first birthday chalkboard sign and highchair decor

As most new parents know, babies’ favorite time to be wide awake just happens to be at the crack of dawn ;). So when you’ve got a sleepy (sometimes cranky) baby in the evenings, a “Good Morning Sunshine” Breakfast First Birthday Party is the perfect solution! Beautifully photographed by Brittany of Moncrief Photography and stylishly put together by the birthday boy’s mom, this party is a great example of how you can skip the same old bowl of granola and make breakfast a truly enjoyable experience for your guests. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Traditional breakfast food like berry & yogurt parfaits, doughnut holes & mini french toast & maple syrup cups
  • Homemade chalkboard first year sign + DIY twine and mini bunting wreath & simple twine wrapped milk bottles
  • Lots of homemade rag-tie bunting & sunny birthday banners + sunny yellow frosted cupcakes
  • Banana & blueberry topped mini pancake skewers + mini chicken & waffle skewers

banana and blueberry topped mini pancake skewers

DIW twine, mini bunting and sun wreath

breakfast or brunch party food ideas


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“Calling All Superheroes” Birthday Party

boy's red blue and yellow super hero dessert table

Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and Captain America are all invited to this  “Calling all Superheroes!” Birthday Party, beautifully styled by Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day! With bright pops of red, blue and yellow & tons of pop art labelled super treats, this party totally saves the day! I am loving all of the creatively crafted party favors, not to mention those awesome superhero masks — do they make those in adult size? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pop art name cards, labels & party flags + a DIY skyline & pop art decorated party hat
  • Lightning bolt & star cake pops & cookies + red, blue and yellow pop art & superhero topped birthday cake
  • Red, blue & yellow balloon & streamer garland + a red, blue & yellow sprinkled marshmallow pop tower
  • DIY lollipop superheroes & lightning bolt place mat party favors + DIY red & blue superhero capes & masks
  • Homemade nighttime skyline photo booth with pop art props + lightning bolt piñata & superhero coloring

DIY super hero felt masks

super hero birthday party ideas

red, blue and yellow balloon and streamer garland

DIY super hero skyline photo booth


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{Party of 5} Pinwheel Party, Race Car Birthday, Basketball Half Birthday, Precious Moments, Dinosaur Party

pinks, peaches & pinwheels first birthday 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:

– Pinks, Peaches & Pinwheels First Birthday
 Vintage Formula 1 Race Car Birthday Party
Varsity Basketball Half Birthday Party
– Precious Moments Party Dessert Table

 Dino-mite Dinosaur Birthday Party

1. Pinks, Peaches & Pinwheels First Birthday (pictured above) from SweetopiaCandy

2. Vintage Formula 1 Race Car Birthday Party by Barbara Neely Designs

vintage formula 1 race car birthday party


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Make Your Own Dreamcatcher Crafting Night

handmade dreamcatchers

One of my absolute favorite things to do with friends on a cozy night in is some sort of crafting (usually something found on Pinterest) ;). I’m going to have to add a Make Your Own Dreamcatcher Crafting Night to the list because this looks like SO much fun! Ashley Thunder Carson of Ashley Thunder Events hosts a monthly craft night where all you have to do is bring yourself over for a great time with beautiful craft supplies and even more beautiful treats! Sounds like a dream to me! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Intricately detailed & glittered dreamcatcher cookies + suede wrapped berry & chocolate skewers
– Colorful crafting supplies like blue & gold beads and sequins + vibrant feathers, string & yarn
– Dreamcatcher art print & mini crystal dreamcatcher tablecloth tie + DIY tie-dyed tablecloth
– Mini tee-pee, feather garland & hanging mini yarn pom garlands

crafting party table decor

dreamcatcher cookie

native american themed party decor


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Bright & Festive Fiesta Birthday Party

outdoor fiesta drinks table with big letter and cactus balloons

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, this Bright & Festive Fiesta Birthday Party by Juliet Boydstun of the COOP is the perfect source of inspiration if you’re thinking of throwing a little fiesta of your own! If you remember this Psychedelic Party from not too long ago, you’ll know that this is one Mom that is not afraid of DIY. From glittered limes to paper flowers and piñata confetti, no surface was left untouched! For more Cinco de Mayo inspiration, check out these other parties: here, here and here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Día de los Muertos inspired decor like painted skulls & mustache, cactus & skull topped cupcakes
  • Sombrero wearing soda pop bottles + sombrero & piñata confetti decoration party favors bags
  • DIY candy Margarita glasses with a sprinkled ‘salt’ rim, gummy lime & cactus stem
  • Glittered ‘FIESTA’ letters & a “fiesta like there’s no mañana” party sign + mini maracas & piñatas
  • Colorful tulips, kumquat branches & succulents in bean cans + bright floral napkins & table runner

DIY candy margarita glasses with a sprinkled rim and gummy lime

dia de los muertos party decor

mexican fiesta birthday cupcakes


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Yellow Bumblebee Themed Honeycomb Baby Shower

honeycomb themed dessert table and honeycomb cake

Sunny yellows, sweet honey and vintage decor — not to bee a pest but you just have to see this Yellow Bumblebee Themed Honeycomb Baby ShowerDorangela of Two Prince Bakery Theater did an amazing job combining styles to create a vintage-meets-elegant feel, while still remaining so inviting! No stings here! ;) To see other kinds of bumblebee parties, click here, here or here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Vintage drinks cart with Arnold Palmer dispenser, yellow roses & wood grain paper straws
  • Yellow swirl cake & a honeycomb shaped lemon & honey cake decorated with little bumblebees
  • Individual honeycomb topped panna cotta + a picnic basket filled with mini honey jar party favors

bumblebee themed baby shower invitation

honey flavored baby shower drinks on a vintage bar cart

yellow vintage honeybee baby shower


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{Party of 5} Ready to Pop, Jungle Cruise, Panda Party, Little Man Mustache, Oh the Places You’ll Go

ready to pop baby shower

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:

– Ready to Pop Baby Shower
 Disney’s Jungle Cruise Birthday Party
Panda Bear Birthday Party
– Little Man Mustache Birthday Party

 Oh the Places You’ll Go Birthday Party

1. Ready to Pop Baby Shower (pictured above) from Craftstruck

2. Disney’s Jungle Cruise Birthday Party by Cutie Putti Paperie

disney jungle cruise themed birthday party


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Sailing Away Nautical First Birthday {Korean Dol}

nautical themed dessert table with anchor and sail boat cookies

A first birthday is sort of like setting sail on life’s big adventure (cheesy but true, right?), so this Sailing Away Nautical First Birthday {Korean Dol} is perfectly fitting! For this special little guy’s first birthday, Angie Bae of Angi & Co was inspired by a hanging sail boat mobile in his room to create this seaworthy party! With a color palette of blues and golds and lots of natural textures like wood and rope, I feel totally transported to the high seas! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Blue & yellow striped cake pops, sail boat & anchor cookies + golden rope & anchor decorated cake with birthday boy topper
  • Formal tablescape with hydrangea floral arrangements & mini wooden sail boat seat number
  • Blue candy buffet with takeaway jars + colorful nautical chocolate favors in personalized anchor bags
  • Lifesize wooden helm birthday sign + nautical golden anchor decorated place cards
  • Traditional Doljabi career choosing game & a beautiful gold and blue Doljabi outfit

first birthday family photo with the cake

sailing themed place cards table

nautical formal place setting and tablescape


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Neutral Jake & the Neverland Pirates Birthday Party

neutral jake pirate ship birthday cake

Xiomara Roman of A Styled Fete has a son who loves the Disney show, Neutral Jake & the Neverland Pirates, so she claimed her #1 Mom title and threw this awesome Neutral Jake & the Neverland Pirates Birthday Party! This party has a treasure chest FULL of cute ideas — most of which would be so easy to replicate! Like that treasure map table runner, so clever and you know kids would go crazy over it! If you’re looking for more Neverland Party inspiration, be sure to check out these other posts as well: here, here, here and here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pirate dress up station with eye patches, Jake’s bandanas & pixie dust necklaces + ‘Walk the Plank’ game
  • DIY painted cardboard pirate ship, wooden ship centerpieces & a pirate ship cake sailing through choppy waves
  • Treasure chest lunch boxes with a compass inside, map napkins & golden compass cookies
  • Party popper ‘Pirate Ammunition,’ chocolate Cannonball malt balls & gummy crocodiles
  • Neutral Jake storybook banner & an appearance by a real Pirate — Captain Jack Sparrow!

pirate tablescape and ship centerpiece

captain jack sparrow party character and compass cookies

neutral jake and the neverland pirates party dessert table

walk the plank pirate party game


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Gender Neutral Garden Bunny Baby Shower

garden bunny gender neutral baby shower cake

For her sister’s first baby, Jessica Ludwig of The Bake Boutique styled and baked all of the beautiful desserts to create this Gender Neutral Garden Bunny Baby Shower. I am just loving the whole look of this shower, which would be so perfect for any kind of Springtime party! With tons of bright and fresh desserts, florals and decor, this shower is a sweet welcome for baby and a lovely afternoon for friends and family. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fresh fruit desserts like mini strawberry tarts & individual cake & berry trifles
  • Blooms of pink roses, white hydrangeas & lettuce + a floral crown to make mom-to-be feel extra special
  • Chalkboard, garden flower & bunny cookies + a bunny silhouette garland & centerpiece
  • Sophisticated 3-tier cake decorated with fresh flowers, fondant leaves & a bunny cameo silhouette

garden bunny gender neutral baby shower invitation

garden bunny gender neutral baby shower dessert table

garden bunny silhouette garland


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Quirky Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat First Birthday Party

cat in the hat first birthday cake

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes styled this classically popular Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat First Birthday Party for her nephew’s big day. I absolutely love the drawn look of the cookies & the (AMAZING) cake — totally transports you into Dr. Suess’ world! With SO much creative inspiration that can be taken from Dr. Seuss, Clair did an amazing job bringing his characters to life!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Red fish topped blue jello ‘fish bowls’ & individual red strawberry jello pots
  • Cat in the Hat & Thing 1 and 2 topped cupcakes + cartoon style smash cake
  • Dr. Seuss multi-tiered cake with the Cat’s Hat base & 3-D details from the book on top (like the fishbowl & kites)
  • Dr. Seuss quote arrows + watercolor painting & bright bounce house activities

cat in the hat first birthday party ideas

cat in the hat first birthday cookies and cupcakes


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Whimsical Tangled Inspired Rapunzel Birthday Party

tangled inspired rapunzel birthday party dessert table

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair… and get ready to party! Heather Equitz of Heather Equitz Designs whipped up a truly magical celebration with this Whimsical Tangled Inspired Rapunzel Birthday Party for two adorable little girls. Tangled fans will certainly appreciate all of the thoughtful touches from the movie – from pretty purple wildflowers, tons of lanterns, and long braids of golden hair to a cameo from Rapunzel herself. I am especially loving that amazing ivy covered tower donut cake — it definitely defies the laws of gravity!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Beautiful hand-written, flower & braid adorned invitation + viking helmets & Rapunzel braids at each place setting
  • Glittering flower topped cake pops, rose chocolate covered Oreos & apple pie!
  • Felt sun banner + super cute Pascal the chameleon plush party favors
  • Streamers decorated with yellow braids, flowers & gold chains + ‘floating’ lanterns

tangled themed tablescape

tangled rapunzel themed birthday party invitation

tangled inspired rapunzel photo frame

towering rapunzel castle cake


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{Party of 5} Minecraft Birthday, Harry Potter Party, Doc McStuffins, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Under the Sea

minecraft birthday 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:

– Minecraft Birthday Party Dessert Table
 Harry Potter Birthday Party
Doc McStuffins Birthday Party
– Planes, Trains & Automobiles Birthday Party

 Under the Sea Mermaid Birthday Party

1. Minecraft Birthday Party Dessert Table (pictured above) from A Stylish Affair by Jessie

2. Harry Potter Birthday Party by Claudia A.

harry potter birthday party


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