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Kate Spade Inspired Baby Shower {Gender Neutral}

kate spade inspired baby shower dessert table

When I first saw this Kate Spade Inspired Gender Neutral Baby Shower, I knew you guys were going to love it as much as I do! The talented Rachel Pettit-Scott of RV Parties combined aqua, pink and gold + vibrant multicolor stripes to create the perfect gender neutral color palette for this cheery, fashion-forward baby shower. This would be so cute as a bridal shower or birthday party too… for any age!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Golden polka dot & rainbow striped cupcakes + white chocolate covered & gold glitter topped Oreos
– Rainbow striped streamer backdrop & party flags + a trail of rainbow spades adorning the table cloth
– Lots of gold & spade shaped confetti + bright bottle wraps, party flags & polka dotted wooden utensils
– ‘F’ candy dish for Baby Franklin + pink & aqua macarons and white chocolate cake pops

kate spade gender neutral baby shower party printables

rainbow stripes cake pop party flags

kate spade inspired baby shower invitations

gold glitter white chocolate covered


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{Party of 5} Skunk Birthday, Rustic Engagement Party, Twin’s Fiesta, Mustache Bash, Twinkle Little Star

little stinker skunk 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:

– Little Stinker Skunk First Birthday
Rustic Engagement Party Dessert Table
Twin’s Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party
Mustache Bash Birthday Party
Twinkle Little Star Party

1. Little Stinker Skunk First Birthday (pictured above) from Party Envy by Charlene

2. Rustic Engagement Party Dessert Table by P&J by Design

rustic engagement party dessert table


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Jungle Animal Themed Carnival First Birthday {Korean Dol}

big 5 jungle animals and carnival themed first birthday party

Lions and tigers and…rhinos! Jessica Lee Davis planned this Jungle Animal Themed Carnival First Birthday for her adorable baby boy, Jonathan, with help from the talented stylists of Cana’s Miracle. We are always amazed by the creativity that goes into Korean Dol celebrations, and this one is just bursting with incredible details! I especially love the tradition of the baby choosing an item indicative of his or her future, also known as dol-ja-bi.  And with beautiful, illustrated paper details and hand-painted jungle animals floating around a stunning dessert table, I’d say everyone’s a winner at this celebration!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Three tier circus elephant topped striped & ruffles birthday cake + a balancing elephant topped smash cake
– Watercolor animal labels & table numbers + a beautiful pop-up, hand-painted jungle animals invitation
– Party hat wearing Rhino, Lion & Tiger topped cupcakes + a penguin nestled in ‘snow’ frosting
– Beautiful tall blooms, confetti filled balloons & floating balloon place cards
– Plush animal & feather boa photo booth props + amazingly intricate balloon creations

hand-painted carnival animal party invitation

amazing, 3 tier, circus elephant topped birthday cake

formal dining tables with animal print table numbers

balloon place cards

first birthday pom-topped party hats and entrance photos


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Magnificent Royal 60th Birthday Party

royal crown and castle dessert table

All hail the Queen! This Magnificent Royal 60th Birthday Party by Jennifer Carver of Banner Events is absolutely brilliant! Queen Elizabeth II greeted guests as they entered the posh celebration, where grandchildren received their very own knight and princess costumes as well as swords and magic wands! Family members from all over travelled to celebrate their matriarch’s milestone birthday — such a noble thing to do!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Crown topped cupcakes & cake pops + a pale pink, crown-topped pillow cake with gold tassels and rope
– DIY castle wall backdrop with large golden crown + glittering golden party flags & banners
– Flower filled mini carriages, beautiful crystal stemware & DIY gold lace crowns line the table
– Pink ribbon & pearl door wreath + mini pearl topiaries + crown & ’60’ cookies on a bed of pearly sixlets

royal gold crown 60th birthday party

pink and gold royal 60th birthday party decor

kids knight and princess costumes

yoral crown topped pillow cake


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Bright and Cheerful Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party

bright girly fiesta tablescape decor

Viva la Fiesta! Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes did an amazing job creating this Bright and Cheerful Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party for her daughter’s birthday, which included a whole lot of DIY… like those awesome taqueria and drinks stands, which she made using pallets and fence palings! From traditional Mexican food and live Mariachi music to a gorgeous ruffled dessert table, piñata, and so many more colorful details, mom did a fabulous job getting everyone in the fiesta spirit. Feliz cumpleaños, Maia!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Beautiful bright pink, orange & yellow floral design in the printables, decor, on cookies & face paintings
– Tons of jars filled with festive candies, layered pink & orange jello, and rainbow layered cake
– Tablescape adorned with bright poms, laser cut party flag drink stirrers & DIY striped wooden utensils
–Colorful ruffle & rosette cake + a ruffled dessert table skirt & potted geranium accents
– Taco salad bar at the DIY Taqueria stand + fresh made fruit juices and chalkboard food & drink menus

mexican fiesta birthday party ideas

pink, orange and yellow ruffles and flowers fiesta cake

stamp cut party flags

FIY taqueria taco food stand


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{Party of 5} Preppy Whale, About to Pop, Teddy Bear, Soccer Party, Fun & Fiery Birthday

a preppy whale themed summer pool birthday party for kids
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:

– Preppy Whale Summer Party
About to Pop Balloon Themed Baby Shower
– Teddy Bear Picnic First Birthday

Soccer Birthday Party
Fun & Fiery Birthday Party

1. Preppy Whale Summer Party (pictured above) from Happy Wish Company

2. About to Pop Balloon Themed Baby Shower by Mimi’s Dollhouse

about to pop balloon themed baby shower


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Storybook First Birthday Bash {Goodnight, Little Bear}

first birthday blue ombre smash cake

Once upon a time, there lived the cutest Baby Bear. To celebrate his big first birthday, Brittany Fullwood, also known as Momma Bear, planned this delightful Storybook First Birthday Bash (with lots of help from Papa Bear). Set in a lovely forest thicket, Bear was showered with lots of love… and a scrumptious smash cake that was just right! I’m sure this party made all 3 bears very happy. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Ombre blue smash cake with storybook page “1” topper + vintage storybook party favors
– Beautiful woodsy setting with homemade rag-tie fabric bunting stretching from tree to tree
– Woodsy cake pedestals, wooden picket welcome sign, and “Once Upon a Time” wooden utensils
Goodnight, Little Bear circles banner, happy yellow bear piñata, tasty “Bear’s BBQ” lunch spread!

first birthday boy's party outfit

fairytale party printables and wooden spoons

outdoor photo booth party props

yellow bear piñata


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Very Merry 16th Unbirthday {Alice in Wonderland}

alice in wonderland 16th unbirthday party

We’re late, we’re late, for a very important date!! Aw man, we missed it, but good thing Melody Melikian of Melody Melikian Photography did a wonderful job capturing all of the details of this Very Merry 16th Unbirthday Alice in Wonderland Party! The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and many other Wonderland friends joined Alice Ciel for her 16th Unbirthday! This tea party has whimsical inspiration coming out of it’s ears! Don’t be late!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hanging teacups, ivy wall backdrop with framed ‘CIEL’ letters & lopsided, Mad Hatter topped cake
– Small floral arrangement terrariums + tall, bow topped flower arrangements of roses & hydrangeas
– Silver macarons, crystal chargers, sleek black table decor & pink chocolate dipped cookies
– Guests all dressed up in Wonderland Character costumes + a pocket watch necklace party favor

alice in wonderland mad hatter cake

alice in wonderland whimsical table decor

cake stand floral terrariums

whimsical, colorful wonderland inspired desserts


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Beautiful Bright & Cheery Tangled Birthday Party

princess crown topped rapunzel cake

Anyone else not at all tired of seeing lovely Tangled inspired parties?! They’re always done so well. Case in point: check out this incredible Bright and Cheery Tangled Birthday Party, which was hosted by mom, Kelly Farmworth, and beautifully photographed by Meredith Gradishar of Zoom Theory Photography. From Rapunzel’s magnificent tower – complete with cascading layers of yellow tulle to represent her magical golden hair – to a couple of very special guests that stopped by to celebrate, this is one party that’s very easy to get all tangled up into!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pascal the chameleon cake pops, Maximus the horse rice krispies, & a hand-painted Rapunzel backdrop
– Tons of details from the movie, like hanging vines & flowers and the sun emblem in the outdoor banners & tablescape
– Beautiful princess dress for the birthday girl + matching dress cookies & ‘Tangled Tower’ ice cream cone cupcakes
– Faux grass & flowers table top, tissue paper ‘forest’ ceiling & a fondant crown topped Rapunzel cake

tangled party dessert table

tangled sun emblem party decor

rapunzel and flynn for a tangled party

tangled tower ice cream cone cupcakes


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{Party of 5} Go Bananas, Panda Party, Sunshine Birthday, Paper Airplane Baby Shower, Demi Lovato

curious monkey go bananas first birthday party
Happy Valentine’s Day!! 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:

– Go Bananas Birthday Party
Panda Bear Birthday Party
– Sunshine First Birthday Brunch

Around the World Paper Airplane Party
I Heart Demi Lovato Party

1. Go Bananas Birthday Party (pictured above) from Mimi’s Dollhouse

2. Panda Bear Birthday Party by Tempo di Festa

panda bear birthday party ideas


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Bodacious Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party

teenage mutant ninja turtles birthday party ideas

Cowabunga! Claudia Orlando of Little Pieces of Heaven styled this Bodacious Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party for her adorable little dude, Guili. The TMNT were represented in just about every delicious way imaginable — cake pops, jello cups, cookie pops, Jelly Beans, and more! Ninja Turtle Michaelangelo even stopped by to teach the young Ninjas some awesome TMNT moves… now that’s what I call a totally radical time!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Two Ninja Turtles (Leonardo & Donatello to be exact) standing guard of the dessert table
– Amazing 4 tiered birthday cake representing each Ninja Turtle + ‘pizza’ cookie party favors
– Healthy snacks like rainbow fruit skewers, yogurt & granola parfaits, and caprese bites
– Lots of balloon swords for the mini TMNTs to practice their Ninja moves & painted ‘TMNT’ block letters

teenage mutant ninja turtles (TMNT) birthday cake

italian party foods like caprese skewers and pizza cookies

ninja turtle party jello


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Rustic & Homemade Apple of My Eye Baby Shower

rustic, homemade apple of my eye baby shower

For this Apple of My Eye Baby Shower, the mommy-to-be said she wanted something with a homemade, rustic feel, so that is exactly what Linsey Herrera of Lux Events and Design delivered! I love all the touches of vintage decor (how cool is that green dessert table bureau!) as well as all of the handmade decor, like the chalkboard kitchen cupboard welcome sign and darling seersucker cake topper. And of course there are bunches of bright green apples everywhere… I bet you’ll never look at a simple basket of green apples the same way again after scrolling through these lovely pics! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Rustic wooden palette dessert table backdrop with a hand-painted apple design
– Adorable Granny Smith apple ‘dessert card holders’ embellished with twine
– Caramel & fondant apple topped ‘candy bar cupcakes’, mini apple pies & fruit cheesecake parfaits
– ‘Guess That Baby Food’ game and ‘design your own onesie for baby’ activities for the guests
– Wooden bushel filled floral centerpieces + caramel apple party favors accented with twine & a baby clothespin

gender neutral baby shower invitation

granny smith apple of my eye baby shower dessert table

apple of my eye baby shower chalkboard instagram sign

green apple bushel floral centerpiece


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{Floating to One} Balloon Themed First Birthday Party

first birthday pink balloon cookies

This party’s got me up, up, up on a {pretty pink} cloud! Anne-Marie Johnson of Elianna Noelle Events dreamed up this whimsical Floating to One First Birthday Party for little girl, Tiya. I’m loving the silhouette of the little girl holding a balloon that’s used throughout several of the details – it ties the whole theme together perfectly. From the treats to the balloon inspired centerpieces, there’s actually great inspiration here for any balloon themed birthday party – whether it’s age one or beyond!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Super cute mint, pink, & white hand-written chalkboard first year sign
– Bow topped pink smash cake + ruffled tier cake adorned with a birthday girl silhouette
– Ribbon topiary ‘balloon’ centerpieces + giant confetti filled balloons with tissue tassel garlands
– Fondant balloon cupcake toppers + personalized mini balloon cookie pops

pink balloon dessert table with a pink smash cake

outdoor bright pink and white balloon themed party

girl's chalkboard first year birthday sign


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Inspector Gadget Birthday Party {Go, Go Gadget Birthday!}

inspector gadget birthday party dessert table

Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh Inspector Gadget. This Go Go Inspector Gadget Birthday Party by Katelyn Meekel of Events by Kate looks like so much fun! Like Katelyn, I too grew up watching Inspector Gadget and had no idea that it was considered ‘retro’ nowadays (feeling a little old now) ;). Gadget is a lovably optimistic and sometimes slightly aloof secret agent who always manages to save the day. Equipped with their spy badges, magnifying glasses & tummies full of yummy treats, these party-goers are sure to do the same! Gadget himself would definitely say, “Wowsers” for this party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Personalized spy outfit for the birthday boy + a gadget arm & gear birthday cake
– Simple but adorable snacks like ‘bits & gadgets’ chex mix and whipped cream & sprinkles topped Oreos
– Gadget Mobile party favor boxes, Inspector Gadget & gear cookies, + healthy veggie bar
– Silhouette wall decal, Inspector Gadget themed buttons & “Wowsers!” party flags

birthday boy with a magnifying glass for his inspector gadget birthday party

gadget mobile party favor boxes

inspector gadget silhouette wall decal


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{Party of 5} V-Owl-entine’s Day, Love Doesn’t Melt, Sweet Exchange, Hearts of Gold, Modern Valentine’s Day

Owl inspired valentines day (or v-owl-entines) day kids 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:

– V-Owl-entine’s Day Kid’s Party
Love Doesn’t Melt Hot Cocoa & Sweets Bar
– Sweet Exchange Valentine’s Day SweetsTable

Hearts of Gold Vintage Valentine Decor
Modern Black & White Valentine’s Dessert Table

1. V-Owl-entine’s Day Kid’s Party (pictured above) from Kate Petronis

2. Love Doesn’t Melt Hot Cocoa & Sweets Bar by Charming Touch Parties

love doesn't melt snowy valentines day hot cocoa and sweets bar


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Playful & Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

valentines day DIY XO marquee sign

Thinking of cooking up a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day? Kristi Murphy has given us some super cute ideas (and recipes) for the perfect date night at home with this Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two. From simple appetizers and desserts, to love-inspired decor and fun surprises, she’s got you covered! Thanks for taking the pressure off Kristi! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cool DIY ‘XO’ Marquee Sign, simple hot pink bouquets, & bright and fun party printables
– A delicious menu of vegetarian spaghetti, bite-sized charcuterie skewers & organic caramel apples
– Hot cocoa garnished with heart shaped marshmallows + chocolate hearts “shot” with Cupid’s arrow
– Beautiful setting with framed greenery & a super fun surprise that pops out of a giant box!

vegetarian spaghetti recipe for a romantic valentines day dinner date

a romantic valentines day dinner date

dark chocolate hot cocoa stirrers and homemade heart shaped marshmallows


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Amazing Monopoly First Birthday Party {Korean Dol}

monopoly themed first birthday party ideas

Wait until you see this. Sophia Kim Park of Petite Productions went all out for this incredibly creative Monopoly First Birthday Party. One of the best parts of “Kadenopoly” is the amazing, custom backdrop featuring the Monopoly Man himself, surrounded by bags of money, a giant game board and a 3D ‘Kaden’ sign. Some of the more formal details were also inspired by the Monopoly Man, like the bow tie folded napkins, top hat centerpieces and chocolate dipped tuxedo strawberries. This is one game of Monopoly that I would be happy to play for hours!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Themed cake decorated with fondant replicas of the game pieces, Monopoly Money and a top hat
– A rainbow of tablescapes to coordinate with each of the game’s property zones
– Chocolate coin-filled ‘Community Chest’ + Property and Chance card sugar cookies
– Clever invitations & paper details inspired by different elements of the game
– Money bag table centerpieces + shimmery golden money bag cake pops!
– Giant dice featuring photos of the birthday boy + a Monopoly Board printed on the cocktail tablecloths

monopoly themed korean party front table

monopoly game themed desserts like dice cake pops

monopoly board table linen and party ideas

monopoly money bag centerpiece


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Plaid & Pine Outdoorsman Party {Camping Theme}

outdoors inspired camping desserts table

I grew up going camping with my family every Summer, so it’s no wonder why I love this Plaid & Pine Outdoorsman Party from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake! Abigail’s family went to Green Valley Lake every Summer growing up and they’ve now started to continue that tradition with the youngest generation of their family. Besides what looks like a super fun vacation, I love the look of the rustic set up she’s created. Her adorable printables would be perfect for a campout party, boy or girl scout troop event, or even just an excuse to enjoy some quiet time outdoors with your loved ones.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Gummy Evergreen trees & delicious looking S’mores cookies, because what’s a campout without S’mores?!
– Snacks perfect for powering hours of activity, like trail mix and chocolate dirt cakes
– Explorer themed silhouette cupcake toppers: binoculars, campfire & a compass
– Lots of fun activities like fishing, climbing, exploring & just goofing around in the great outdoors ;)

camping party printables and cupcakes

green sour gummy evergreen trees

family fishing at an outdoors lake party


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Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration {Round Up}

valentine's day surprise marriage proposal box

Happy February! We’re kicking off our Valentine’s Day content this year with this beautiful guest round-up of inspiration from Inspired By This. Even though these are all moments from various weddings, the ideas can definitely be adapted for your own everyday love-filled celebrations – from a simple dinner date to a fun night with the girls! And I’m pretty sure the lovely heart and monogram “chalkboard” cookies below would fit right in at any bridal or baby shower. ;)

chalkboard and heart cookies for valentine's day or a wedding

a romantic pink wedding lounge and drinks area (more…)

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{Party of 5} Birds Baby Shower, Love Letters, Vintage Shower, Winter ONEderland, Paint the Runway

shabby chic bird and birdcage themed 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:

– Shabby Chic Birds Baby Shower
Vintage Love Letter Dessert Table
– Vintage Baby Shower

Winter ONEderland First Birthday
Paint the Runway Birthday Party

1. Shabby Chic Birds Baby Shower (pictured above) from Moments by WL

2. Vintage Love Letter Dessert Table by The French Confection Co.

vintage love letters valentine's day dessert table


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Modern Fire Truck Party {Chevron & Polka Dots}

fireman and truck red chevron striped birthday cake with glittery topper

Sound the alarm — this party is on fire! Enjoli Bennett of Sugar Shack Crafts created an amazing Fire Truck Party for her son Brayden, who’s obsessed with all things fire truck. Mom definitely turned up the heat when she included clever treats like red chocolate covered ‘matchstick’ pretzels & designed all of the awesome printables! I’m sure the birthday boy got his fill of fire trucks, at least for one day. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chevron & firetruck birthday cake with an AWESOME personalized (and glittered) cake topper
– Polka dot balloons & ribbons garland + coordinating fire truck shirt for the birthday boy
– Brownie parfait push up pops, personalized fire truck cups & big fire truck shaped mylar balloon
– Amazingly detailed fire truck and red chevron ‘B’ cookies + adorable ‘Fireman in Training’ sign

fireman in training sign and mylar balloons

chevron striped cupcake toppers on coconut cupcakes with gold stars

red and yellow fire truck birthday party decorations


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{Bluegrass and Bourbon} Manly 40th Birthday Party

bluegrass and bourbon manly 40th birthday party

When you’ve got your man in mind, forget the ruffled cakes and cutesy garlands! That’s exactly what Jenny Raulli from Bloom Designs Online did when she styled this surprise {Bluegrass and Bourbon} Manly 40th Birthday Party for a friend. With a bourbon and cigar bar, easy to grab snacks and live music, what man (or anyone for that matter) could say no?! Everything in this party is all about keeping it simple and classy, which is the perfect representation of any Southern gentleman. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Bourbon bottle & banjo-topped cupcakes, individual bourbon bread puddings and caramel cheesecake parfaits
– Burlap table runner & twine-wrapped hydrangea centerpieces + simple votive-filled mason jar lanterns
– Wooden ’40’ cake topper, a wood grain frosted cake & rustic iron ‘M’ monogram
– Personalized matchbooks, wood grain printables, 3 kinds of cookies & 3 kinds of bourbon

burlap table runner and hanging mason jar lantern

bourbon and cigar tasting bar

manly wooden dessert table and cookies

bourbon bottle topped cupcake


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Creative & DIY Sesame Street First Birthday

sesame street kids birthday party printables and backdrop

♫ Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Zayne’s Street? I am awfully fond of this Creative & DIY Sesame Street Birthday by Aurora Mejico of Everything but the “I Do”, which she lovingly planned for her son Zayne’s first birthday. This party features tons of super cute DIY details, like the dessert table backdrop featuring Elmo’s World and the iconic Sesame Street lamppost sign. With Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and the rest of the Sesame Street crew, this birthday was sure to be a success! Be sure to check out all of Aurora’s DIY details below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Oscar the Grouch chocolate dirt & ‘trash’ dessert push up pops, complete with {gummy} worms
– Cookie Monster & Elmo furry party hats + goldfish cracker and cookie filled fishbowls
– Clever Oscar the Grouch trash can centerpieces created from big green tissue poms
– Super cute Big Bird, Elmo & Cookie Monster cupcake display + adorable Sesame Street party printables

oscar the grouch table decor and centerpieces

furry muppet lollipop holder


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{Party of 5} Rustic Winter, Rainbow First Birthday, Football Shower, Mickey Mouse, Rainbow Robot

rustic winter cardinal 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:

– Rustic Winter Cardinal Dessert Table
A Rainbow of Fun First Birthday Party
– Football Baby Shower

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Dance Party
Rainbow Robot Birthday Party

1. Rustic Winter Cardinal Dessert Table (pictured above) from MayDetails Printable Celebrations

2. A Rainbow of Fun First Birthday Party by Laila Plant

rainbow hearts birthday party


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{Baby, Let’s Cruise} Funky & Feminine Classic Car Party

birthday girl photo in front of a classic car

I am super keen on this hoppin’ 50’s style party! Nicole Gould of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations geared up for this {Baby, Let’s Cruise} Funky & Feminine Classic Car Party for her daughter Evelyn, a 3 year old grease monkey in the making, who happily accompanies her family to car shows (and has picked up a thing or two!) I love the combination of the black and white houndstooth with the bright floral patterns. Guests admired old school rides while dancing the night away — I would say this party was quite the bash!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hand painted cookies, flower-topped cake pops & houndstooth macarons — all set up in the hood of a car!
– Painted license plate garland, hub cap seating, & coke bottle flower vase centerpieces
– Treats inspired by the floral and houndstooth printables + a classic diner-style dinner
– Pink T-Bird topped polka dot cake & mini T-bird party favors filled with old school candies
– In lieu of gifts: thoughtful donations from guests to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

pink t-bird car cake topper

vintage red truck party

hamburger and french fries party food

flower decorated birthday cake


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Lemon & Tuscany Inspired Breakfast Bridal Shower

lemon bridal shower yellow candy bar

Rita Al-Shaikh of Simply Sienna combined the bride Natasa’s Italian heritage, love for the color yellow and lemons to create this Sunny Lemon Inspired Breakfast Bridal Shower. Almost all of the desserts were homemade by friends and family, which I think is so sweet and something you don’t see very often anymore. This shower seems to be the perfect sendoff to an especially sweet marriage. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yellow candy bar with a lemon tree painting backdrop and filled with vintage knick knacks
– Cast iron lemon press for guests to make their own lemonade & lemon cake pops
– Cookie Bar with homemade Italian cookie filled apothecary jars + lemon candy topped cupcakes
– Contrasting greenery & lemon tea name cards with flavors based on Italian lemon sorbet

a lemon and breakfast themed bridal shower welcome table

cast iron lemonade press for homemade drinks for party guests

white and yellow Italian tablescape (more…)

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Super Cute Pink & Yellow Lemonade Stand Party

when life hands you lemons magnet party favors

When life hands you lemons, throw a super adorable party! Brooke Pratt of Sucre Shop did just that with this Cute Pink & Yellow Lemonade Stand for her daughter Margot’s 5th birthday. I love the sweet pink & yellow color palette, which the birthday girl matches perfectly, and that mom and dad came together to build the perfect pint-sized lemonade stand. As an added bonus — Margot can use the stand again in the summer! Find more lemonade party inspiration here, here and here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Little wooden tokens for the guests to trade for lemonade + homemade pink & white striped cookies
– Lemonade-flavored cookie sandwiches & a pink velvet sprinkle-covered birthday cake
– Handwritten lemon printables, pink & yellow paper goods and plenty of kid-sized painted chairs

pink and yellow lemonade stand themed birthday party

pink velvet sprinkles covered cake and cookies


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Nautical “Love Boat” Bon Voyage {Going Away} Party

nautical love boat cruise ship cake and cupcakes

Kenna O’Brien of Miss Party Mom does it again with this Nautical “Love Boat” Bon Voyage Going Away Party! I love how this party ties in the guest of honor’s favorite TV show (The Love Boat) with a Bon Voyage theme — so clever! Kenna went above and beyond to make sure the guests felt like they were stepping on board the Pacific Princess cruise liner, including creating casino and lido deck areas, putting all the staff in costume and even watching the show’s old episodes for inspiration! Now that’s dedication!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– ‘Bon Voyage’ cake pop party flags + nautical flag-topped ‘ocean’ jello
– Lifesaver napkin wraps made to look like actual ‘lifesavers’ & mini cruise ship centerpieces
– Anchor shaped cookies, tropical foods + an awesome Pacific Princess inspired cruise ship cake

love boat bon voyage themed going away party
nautical love boat oarty with staff costumes and theme song

cruise ship, flag and sandy party centerpiece


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{Party of 5} Space Invaders, Strawberry Shortcake, Astronaut Birthday, Carnival & Confetti, Chic Shower

the video game space invaders themed 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:

– Space Invader Baby Shower
Strawberry Shortcake First Birthday
– Little Astronaut
 Birthday Party
Vintage Carnival & Confetti Birthday Party
Modern & Chic Baby Shower

1. Space Invader Baby Shower (pictured above) from Cherish Paperie

2. Strawberry Shortcake First Birthday by Lillian Hope Designs

strawberry shortcake first birthday party


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Bright and Bold Construction Party (4th Birthday)

blue, yellow and red construction party dessert table

Okay… let’s DIG IN to this Bright and Bold Construction Party, which Gwynn of  Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs cleverly assembled for her son’s 4th Birthday! All of the guests got to enjoy a kids-sized bulldozer and wrecking ball, complete with “brick walls” to knock down! As if that isn’t enough fun on its own, they also got to strap on their personalized tool belts and go wild in the dig zone (which is a brilliant way to avoid digging up your yard). ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Colorful party entrance, complete with saw-horse construction signs, giant balloons, and orange pylons
– Dumptruck & Tractor sugar cookies + Chocolate “Dirt Mounds” (cupcakes) & “Boulders” (donut holes)
– A super bright dessert table with adorable cement truck cake pops & AWESOME construction site cake
– Personalized Tool Belts for all the pint-sized construction workers

dirt mounds cupcakes and tractor and dump truck cookies


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