Creative + Glam Thanksgiving Cocktail Bash

a modern thanksgiving turkey sculpture

Since I still have to wait 2 whole weeks for my favorite holiday ever, I’m just going to have to gobble up all these stylish Thanksgiving ideas to hold me over! 

Courtney of When Pigs Fly Events cooked up this Creative + Glam Thanksgiving Cocktail Bash with vibrant colors, creative clay wishbones and shimmery holiday flair. These modern touches seem like the perfect way to spice things up!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY Clay Wishbones, Pink Bows, Gold Utensils and Green Sequin Tablecloth
  • Stylish Party Dresses & Melted Crayon Dripped Pumpkins + Cocktail Glasses
  • Gorgeous Laser Cut Invitations & Stationery by Paper and Home
  • AMAZING Pumpkin Turkey Design by Layers of Lovely

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“Kreative & Krafty” Spongebob Birthday Party

blow up sponge bob and krusty krab sign

Splish Splash! Come have a blast as we head over to the pineapple under the sea for a Sponge Bob Square Pants Birthday PartyMirosleidys of Chiquita Party Boutique brought the Krusty Krab to life with the perfect amount of Squarepants flair for Demi’s special day!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Sea Horse Lollipops, “Pop Kelp” and Patrick Inspired Cupcakes
  • Treasure Chest with a Jumbo Anchor and Pineapple Favors
  • Krabby Patty Birthday Cakes + Silly Spongebob Faces Banner

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Playful Art Inspired Rainbow Paint Party

painting party

Alexis Campbell of The Pear, Event Styling & Planning has our daily dose of eye candy covered… with colorful paints, art easel name cards, personalized aprons and more. Her son’s 2nd birthday was clearly going to be a Rainbow Paint Party, but the question was how to make it feel boyish? See how she whipped up FUN backyard activities, refreshing party eats and a kids tablescape that is quite the masterpiece! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Rainbow Chevron Oreo Toppers, Paint Palette Cookies & Paint Spill Cake
  • Sand Art, Coozie Decorating and Watercolor Canvas Painting Activities
  • Washi Tape Push Pops with Colorful Fruit and Multicolor Popcorn in Paint Cans

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Jessie the Cowgirl Themed Birthday {Toy Story Party}

jessie the cowgirl party

Yodelaheehoo! Brush the dust off those cowgirl boots and gather ’round for this rootin’ tootin’ Jessie the Cowgirl Themed Birthday {Toy Story Party} by Ashley Whitlow Photography and family! I am a big Toy Story fan, and I LOVE that this party focuses on our favorite lil’ cowgirl! I am obsessed with all the precious details –  the amigurumi Jessie doll, the adorable “Yard Sale” photo booth, the cute cow-print milk bottles, and those AMAZING handmade sock-puppet horses! It’s all just too darn cute!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • S’mores Pops Displayed In A Mini Hay Barrel
  • Potted Flowers, Painted Horses and Horseshoe Centerpieces
  • Water The Horse and Lasso The Horse Games
  • Party Favor “Loot”, Bandana Bunting Garlands & Jessie’s Lasso Candy

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Creepy & Kid-Friendly Zombie Apocalypse Party

zombie brain cookies

Protect your brain! Myles’ 8th birthday is all about ZOMBIES! {Talented} Mommy, Sunny Duran of Sunny by Design kept it not too gross or scary, but totally cool. In just two weeks, she attacked this Creepy & Kid-Friendly Zombie Apocalypse Party with creative ideas for a deathly dessert table, favors (for survival!) and party activities in this popular theme… that might just be perfect for Halloween. 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Deadly Dirt Cups, Funny Bones and Brain Cake Pops
  • Survial Kits, Zombie Hands & Wooden Planks
  • Camo Face Paint , Zombie Brain Toss (Hot Potato!) & Nerf Gun Games
  • Coffin Brownies, Green Skeleton Pops & Oreo Eyeballs

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Terrifyingly CUTE Halloween Monster Bash!

cute monster halloween bash

Cristy of Pretty My Party knows how to put it all together! With her fabulous team of vendors (Cupcake With CharacterHot Pink & Chocolate and Jessica Standish Photography to name a few!) she styled a Terrifyingly CUTE Halloween Monster Bash! Watch out, these googly eyes, fun monster faces and chevron printables take a spooky Halloween twist!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Purple, Orange & Red Candy & Googly Eye Desserts!
– Eyeball Plates + Napkins and Glitter Utensils
– Adorable Monster Necklace, Purple Tutu & Custom Monster Party Shirt
– Monster Munch and  Fabric Dessert Banner from Crafting a Fairytale


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Epic Grave Digger Themed Monster Jam Party

monster truck cake

Are you ready to Monster Jam!?! Anne-Marie of El’uccellino Designs revved her creativity engines for some wild ideas to celebrate Kyan’s 4th birthday! With a vibrant and youthful twist on the popular Grave Digger truck, his Epic Monster Jam Party is totally crushing with cool tire favors, rad balloon centerpieces and an awesome party logo from Printed Ink.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Grave Digger Monster Truck Cake Pop and “Built Tough” Favors Bags
  • Skull Ribbons, Cross Bone Flag Cookies and Checkered Plates
  • “Spare Tires” Themed Soap Favors on multicolored paper shred
  • “Kiss My Dirt” Decorated Chocolate Kisses + Monster Gum Balls

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A Haunted Mansion Graveyard Inspired Halloween Table

ghost meringue cupcake topper

Oh my ghosts-ness! With a bit of magic potion and a talent for terror, Erika of The Hopeless Housewife concocted this AMAZING Haunted Mansion Graveyard Inspired Halloween Party {…and I am haunted by the fact I didn’t get to eat any those spooktacular treats}! I am absolutely losing it for those mummy push cakes & cutesy ghost meringues. Halloween is still a couple weeks away, so you still have plenty of time to try out all these recipes & free printables linked below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Candy Corn Crème Brûlée and Mummy Milk Bottles
– Risotto Jack-O-Lanterns, Mummy Chicken Tenders & Cheese Ball Bats
– Ghost Meringues, Eyeball Cake Pops and a “Boo” Banner Garland

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Girly Pink Gingham Farm Party

cardboard farm

Grab your cowboy boots for a gallopin’ good time at Eden’s 3rd birthday! Mommy, Alison Solomon of Baby Buns Design, styled a Girly Pink Gingham Farm Party with lots of feminine flair and creative activities- perfect for a casual day for  the adults and plenty of rowdy fun for the kids. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mini ( kid-friendly plastic!) Daisy Mason Jars for Pink Lemonade
  • Cute “Piggies in the Mud” Cake & Pink and Orange Fruit Cups
  • Pink Frosted Cupcakes with Chicken + Horse Scalloped Toppers from Bag Talk
  • DIY Cardboard Barn Theater and Animal Paper Bag Puppets

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Colorful “First Fiesta” Celebration

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¡Bienvenidos! With bold, bright colors and some latin flair, Kelin spiced up her daughter Sutton’s First Birthday with a Colorful “First Fiesta” Celebration. This charming little fiesta has gorgeous Mexican Folk Art inspired decor – I just love the tiny crocheted embellishments on the photo banner, the sweet dolls and hand painted maracas! And Topped off with an amazing “1” piñata and some delicioso mexican food {my favorite!} this is definitely my kind of party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Yarn Wrapped “UNO” Birthday Sign + “1” Pinata
  • Birthday Photo Banner with Colorful Crocheted Embellishments
  • Hand-painted Maracas + Luchador Action Figure Party Favors
  • Pretty Mexican Folk Art Inspired Dresses and Sombreros + Mustache Photo Props


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Cute Garden Gnome Party {First Birthday}

Gnome Theme Birthday Party

When picking a theme for her son’s birthday, Nikki Hernan realized that a Garden Gnome Birthday couldn’t be more perfect… and I think it’s pretty much the cutest idea she could’ve decided on! With the help of a few little friendly gnomes, she transformed the yard into a Woodland Wonderland studded with toadstools and bright polka dot decorations {and I just LOVE the oversized ric-rac bunting}.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Garden Gnome Pillow Party Favors + Fairy Floss “Gnome Beards”
  • Adorable Toadstool and Illustrated Gnome Cookies
  • Cute Toadstool Birthday Shirt and Hand Sewn Felt Mushrooms

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DIY Balloon Pumpkin Patch {Easy & Fast!}

halloween pumpkin patch craft

This is one absolutely JACK-O-TASTIC tutorial! Sara Schmutz of Confetti Sunshine came up with the brilliant idea of how to craft up some spunky little pumpkins! Enjoy this DIY Balloon Pumpkin Patch for yourself or the older kids… it’s an easy Halloween craft (they take no time at all!) and festive party treat idea in one.

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FUN & Colorful Backyard First Birthday!

Chalkboard Dinner Menu

With bright colors & lots of style, mommy Erin Wakeman, created this super FUN & Colorful Backyard First Birthday for her sweet little Zoey! Balloons and charming bunting transformed the yard, guests enjoyed a lovely dinner buffet (+ a gourmet s’mores bar!) and how could I not mention Zoey’s adorable handmade party dress from Vivi’s Jewels!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Coral High Chair + Smash Cake with Colorful Balloon Topper
  • Red Gingham Fry Cones, Pretty Berry Cups and Rainbow Bambo Utensils
  • Gourmet S’mores Bar, Wheelbarrow Soda Station and Take Out Box Dinners
  • Framed & Handwritten Chalkboard Party Sign

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AWESOME Legend of Zelda Birthday Party!

zelda video game party

Every mystical kingdom needs a timeless hero… and every hero deserves to be celebrated! With bow & arrows in tow, some hard work and a handful of Rupees, Mayra of In Flight Celebrations LLC dreamed up this magical Legend of Zelda Birthday Party for her little hero’s 10th birthday! So grab a Life Heart Cookie {or two} and your slingshot and get ready for a journey full of creative surprises!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Hourglass Cake Pops, Cuccos Cupcakes and Stained Glass Cookies
  • Forest Water, “Will Cut Grass For Rupees Sign” and more amazing printables from Hello My Sweet
  • Link Inspired Color Palette and “Lost Woods” Style Dessert Table Backdrop
  • Watermelon Juice Potion Drink and Zelda Wallet Favor Bags by Vanessa Grant Events

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{Dia de los Muertos Inspired} Natural & Neon Wedding

Dia De Los Muertos Inspired Cake

From fashion and style to birthday parties and weddings, neon really hit it big this year… and I can’t get enough of it! I’m a huge fan of bright and bold decor and this Natural & Neon Wedding Look creatively pairs vibrant colors and neutral tones with a little Dia de los Muertos flair! Enjoy all the details from Courtney of A Savvy Event… and in case you missed it, check out the Mint & Gold and Steampunk looks from earlier this week! (And you can read more about the Pinterest Design Challenge here.)

HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Black cake table backdrop with abstract patterns and bright, neon geometric shapes
  • White wedding cake with neon patterned panels + Dia de los Muertos skeleton topper
  • Modern black vase and lantern centerpiece with bright floral arrangements
  • Neon dipped silverware, striped table linen and black Chivari chairs with burlap seat covers

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Girly Halloween “THRILLER” Party

Zombie Thriller Inspired Party Decor

It’s not so close to midnight, but there is definitely something awesome lurking in this Girly Halloween “THRILLER” Party by Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs! As a big fan of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” I just love this creative spin on a classic zombie theme! The bright colors and feminine patterns paired with the creepy decor and the “Thriller” dancing zombie printables is just perfect for this spooky celebration!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Girly and fun green zombie & tombstone party printables
– “Primp a Pumpkin” & “Glam a Glove” decorating stations
– Green glittered skulls, spiderweb welcome wreath and other spooky decor
– Cemetery inspired treat table with marshmallow ghosts & tombstone mousse parfaits

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{Dangerously Cute!} Construction Party Ideas

yellow hard hats

Grab your hard hats, tools and fuel up for some dangerously cute Construction Party Ideas from Cris McGrath of Crissy’s Crafts! Join Joey and his crew and “dig in” to the adorable themed treats, creative signs and classic work zone decorations like caution tape, construction cones, yield signs and more!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “One Way” and “Detour” Arrow Shaped Cake Pops
  • “Dig In” Food Table with utensil “tools”, “lunch break” boxes and pretzel “nails”
  • Yellow & Orange Cones and “It was loads of fun!” Favors
  • Construction Site Sticker Scenes, Cone Toss and Digging Station Activities
  • Caution Tape, Truck Topped Cake and “Dump Gifts Here” Sign

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Bold NYC Subway Map Themed Birthday Party

subway cake

Pull out your metro cards and get ready for a New York City style ride with this Bold NYC Subway Map Themed Birthday Party! Amelia Anwar cleverly navigated the Big Apple for her son’s 3rd birthday in an ultra unique way with an awesome snack table and lots of colorful directional graphics! Can this fun birthday train please pick me up & take me to the city!?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cotton Candy Favors with Metro Card Tags
  • Subway Map Inspired Cake by Cinderella Cakes
  • Drink Labels with Yellow Arrows, Colorful Circles and Subway Train Graphics
  • Subway Inspired Dessert Table with an “Exit” Backdrop

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MONSTERously Cute 4th Birthday Party!

monster theme birthday cake

From the dozens of googly eyes and colorful candies to adorable felt monsters, Deliene of Belo Papel designed the cutest Monster Themed Birthday Party for her son Pedro’s 4th birthday! A red, purple, orange and blue color palette is so vibrant and fun- especially in the backdrop and mini dessert cups! (For more Monster Party Ideas go here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fuzzy headbands, monster lollipops, color coded candies and multicolor layered jello cups
  • Incredible cake with lots of teeth, googly eyes and colorful polka dots
  • Sticker decorated buckets with MONSTERously cute felt dolls by Maria Jujuba

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DIY Tutorial: Princess Jasmine’s Magic Carpet

DIY Tutorial - Magic Carpet Party Decorations

When I was little, Aladdin was my absolute favorite movie… honestly, I still really love it! I was always enamored with the idea of flying around that magic diamond sky, so naturally I was super excited to make our very own DIY Magic Carpets for our Disney Princess Birthday Party! Plus, we thought it was high time Jasmine got her own prettier, sparklier magic carpet! ;) Read below for the easy instructions.

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Red & Gold Snow White Themed Dessert Table

snow white dessert table

Olívia Campos of Invento Festa in Brazil created this beautiful Red & Gold Snow White Themed Dessert Table! With gorgeous gold candy apples, Snow White characters and rustic woodland elements, this charming dessert display is definitely the fairest of them all! (For more inspiring Snow White party ideas look here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Gold candy apples displayed on a vintage framed mirror
  • Blue and gold “quilted” cake with red fondant bow
  • Apple inspired cake pops with fabric leaf toppers
  • Rustic tree stump + apples centerpiece with Snow White figurine

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“Barkery Bistro” Doggie Birthday Party

DoggIe Birthday Party

It’s always great to celebrate your loved ones, especially those that love you unconditionally & smother you with slobbery kisses ;) Aimee Broussard is one creative lady, and with this backyard “Barkey Bistro” Doggie Birthday Party her little furry friends, Stella & Milo, just became the most pup-ular dogs on the block! This party is un-bark-ably cute, with great inspiration for a doggy themed party for humans, too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Paws for a sip” mason jar tags + dog bone appliquéd napkins
– Adorable custom “The Barkery” apron created by Aimee
– Homemade dog-friendly treats like frozen yogurt pupsicles and pupcakes
– Cute doggie birthday cake with bone cookies, a doghouse frame & mini name banner
– Muslin favor bags with take home puppy treats for doggie guests

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Sunshine & Lollipops First Birthday Party

yellow and orange cake

What’s sunny, sweet and covered in cute little polka dots? Alice’s cheery Sunshine & Lollipops First Birthday Party by mommy, Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes! The vibrant orange and yellow dessert table, homemade drink station and outdoor activities are perfect for celebrating an especially bright birthday girl. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Sun Cookies, Lollipop cupcake toppers & jars filled with color coordinating candy
  • “Our Little Sunshine is One” Lollipop Sign + Polka Dot Dessert Table Backdrop
  • Sunshine Water Bottles Labels and matching Cake Topper!

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Vintage Strawberry Ice Cream Social

Vintage Strawberry Ice Cream Social

With dainty doilies and a whole lot of strawberries, Melissa of Buckets of Grace styled this unbelievably cute Vintage Strawberry Ice Cream Social for her neighborhoods’ 3rd annual ice cream get-together. I love the vintage crates & palette board decor combined with the super sweet strawberry printables by Dimple Prints 

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Ice cream toppings in doily lined berry baskets
– Ruffled burlap table linens, palette board backdrop and wooden crate risers
– Strawberry plants in mason jars + Daisies in Berry Baskets
– Strawberry shortcakes in mason jars and cupcakes with doily liners in mini garden pots

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Gorgeous & Green Wedding Dessert Table

Green Chevron Cake

From sparkly cake pops and lacy emerald cookies to a whimsical chevron cake, this Gorgeous & Green Wedding Dessert Table is pretty, rustic & impressive! Stephanie Brown & Izabela Chmielewska of Sweet Table give us just a taste of their talent, beautifully showcasing romantic white flowers (fresh & fondant!) and an assortment of sweets, making us fall in love with the Pantone color of the year! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Emerald cake pops with sparkly sprinkles and gold chevron sticks
  • Green chevron wedding cake with romantic fondant flower topper
  • Stamped heart and green doily cookies
  • White dresser dessert display, chalkboard backdrop, and Kraft paper risers

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Funky & FUN Sesame Street Birthday Party

Cookie Monster Balloon Animal

Charlene of Chäkoda Design is at it again with her bold styling & impressive set design in this Funky & FUN Sesame Street Birthday Party! With amazing props, exciting activities and character themed cakes + centerpieces… can you tell me how to get, how to get to her backyard? :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Abby Cadabby lollipop wands and “D is for Drinks” Station
  • Red bucket filled with rainbow gum balls and adorable Elmo lollipops
  • Bert & Ernie, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch inspired birthday cakes
  • Character themed table centerpieces & AMAZING Sesame Street photo booth set up

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Gold & Sparkly Fairytale Princess Party

Sparkly Princess Dessert Table

Once upon a time the lovely Nikka Morell of Triple M Good Parties styled the most beautiful Sparkly Fairytale Princess Party for a sweet Princess Stella’s 2nd birthday. With a magic wand cookie in hand and a ruffled tutu, this little princess had the happiest birthday ever after!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Elegant pink & gold dessert table with ruffles, gold castle sillhouettes and a tulle table skirt
  • Pink banner with ruffled ribbon & glittered “happy birthday” letters
  • Adorable carriage, magic wand and princess crown cookies by The Cookie Jar
  • DIY dessert stands with glittered bases and vintage plate platters

Pink Magic Wand Cookie

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Stellar Space Themed Birthday Party

Boys Outer Space Birthday Party Ideas

Three, two, one… Blast off! With a rocket ships and sparkly stars galore, Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day takes us to the moon and back with this stellar Space Themed Birthday Party! An amazing homemade rocket ship photo booth and super fun space inspired games kept these little earthlings entertained, while the awesome planetary decor launched this party out of this world!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Modern solar system chandelier + glittered star garlands
  • Amazing homemade rocket ship photo booth
  • DIY rocket ships from paper tubes and felt rocket party favors
  • Cute space themed birthday printables with sparkly pipe cleaner embellishments

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Yellow & Gray Bird Themed Baby Shower

Nesting love bird theme baby shower

Flavia Bonfadini of Fête à Fête built the sweetest little love nest with this Yellow & Gray Bird Themed Baby Shower! The charming gray and yellow paper decorations, adorable bird figurines and lovely cupcake filled birdcages, chirped a sweet hello to this new baby bird! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cupcake party favors in mini birdcages
  • Cute yellow & gray water bottle labels with sweet “Baby Facts”
  • Patterned bird wooden figures & cute bird’s nest candy bowls
  • Gold and silver bird silhouettes food toppers + glittered dessert spoons
  • “It’s a Girl” cotton candy champagne party drinks

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Bright, Pink & Chevron Girls Glamping Party

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Stephanie Gardner of Pretty Lovely Events planned this Bright, Pink and Chevron Girls Glamping Party for Lainey’s tween sleepover birthday! Inspired by Ricki Maynard’s Glam Camping Birthday Party, Stephanie’s version of a girly “glamp out” looks super fun with creative camping inspired snacks, outdoor activities and a night under the stars in adorable DIY a-frame tents!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Washi tape decorated trail mix jars displayed in a sixlet filled skillet
  • DIY woodand paint “Glamping” party sign + pink, turquoise, purple and lime green fabric a-frame tents
  • S’mores favors, Cake Batter Popcorn and “Firewood Bundles”
  • Ruffled tablecloth, colorful lanterns and paper rosette embellished party wreath

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