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Fabulous Neon + Neutral “So Glad You Were Born” Birthday Party

Neutral is the new black. Lately, it’s one of my favorite “colors” to design with, and Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery created the most fabulous Neon + Neutral “So Glad You Were Born” Birthday Party by cleverly pairing it with neon pink and yellow! How unique to take your traditional “Happy Birthday” saying and turn it on it’s head!

This party just looks like a blast…  Traditional birthday elements like cookies, balloons, cupcakes, and flowers are mixed in with fun & not-so-traditional retro items like disco balls, embellished roller skates, mad libs, and more. Even the pool deck area is the perfect backdrop for this incredibly bright birthday party.

How perfect are the large wood cut-out “E’s” to recognize the birthday girl? Spray paint was definitely Sharon’s best friend when putting together this birthday bash. Everything looks better with a coat of spray paint. Don’t you agree? I just can’t get over all the little vignettes, complete with throwback details like the paper fortune teller, jar of mad libs, and disco balls. There’s such a fabulous quirky element to this party that already has me excited for what Sharon will come up with next!

Keep reading for more BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT photos, (as captured by Jackie Culmer) + all the creative details…  (more…)

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A Classic & Rustic Kids Halloween Party

I’m loving the classic color combinations and traditional feel of this Rustic Halloween Party by Kim of The Celebration Shoppe! With adorable Frankenstein, Jack-O-Lantern, and Ghost candy dish pedestals, cookies, and more. . . it’s definitely a TREAT of a party! Kim’s inspiration came from the oldie-but-goodie classic Halloween costumes that many of us wore then we were children. There’s something really nostalgic and timeless about this party. The old barn doesn’t hurt either {wink}

Oh, and did you notice the adorable little screech owl that Kim used throughout? It looks amazing on everything from the party invitations to the cookies, and the place cards to the chair back covers and table runner. Don’t forget that you can get your hands on all of these amazing party printables at The Celebration Shoppe.

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Mavrick’s Vintage Newspaper Boy Birthday

Newspaper Boy Birthday Party

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Mavrick’s Vintage Newspaper Boy Birthday Party that Kelly of Blush!nk created for her son’s birthday is so fresh and fun! Kelly is an incredibly talented designer and has a knack for throwing creative, outside-the-box parties. I’m really loving the color palette she selected here – it’s so simple and clean.

Every detail was well thought out and executed perfectly – from the vintage newspaper print fabric to the mason jars and stripy straws.  Other favorite details include the beautifully styled “vintage” food, whimsical banner cake topper, paper lanterns, basket of bundled newspapers, mini “Mavrick’s Chronicles” signs, and coordinating colored streamers. The newspapers will be writing about this party for months to come!

Keep reading for LOTS of INCREDIBLE photos + party details. . . (more…)

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{Wicked Cool} “Bewitching” Halloween Bash

October is just around the corner and that means that Halloween isn’t far behind! Personally, it’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, and Paula of Frog Prince Paperie definitely shows us how to do Halloween right with this amazing, silhouette-style “Bewitching Halloween Bash. All I can say is… “WOW!”

From the darling spider cake pops and intricate sugar cookies to the wicked-cool “perfectly poisonous parfait“, Paula’s attention to detail and styling is absolutely SPOOK-tacular!! {wink} Some of my favorite details include the Bewitched Bookpage Wreath, the muslin treat bags adorned with witch silhouettes, and the perfect little chocolate chip pumpkin face cakes. The donut broomsticks are beyond creative too! (I’m going to borrow this idea for my son’s class Halloween party.) And don’t forget about all the perfectly coordinating paper details, which you can purchase in the Frog Prince Paperie Shop!

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Super Cute & Creative Golf Themed Birthday

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Courtney of Pizzazzerie truly hit a hole in one with this impressive and way-too-cute GOLF Themed Birthday Party! Everything about this celebration is so well thought out and just bursting with creativity

One of my favorite elements has got to be the blue lunch baskets with golf ball “feet” – so cute! Did you notice that the sandwiches were held together with a golf tee?! And then of course there are the wonderfully detailed golf club and putting green sugar cookies, fantastic cupcakes topped with mini fondant golf clubs and golf balls, (why am I a sucker for anything mini?!), and the wayward rye grass, which was grown just one week before the party was the perfect addition. I’m also loving how Courtney created an incredible cake centerpiece by embellishing a simple store bought cake with fondant toppers.

golf themed birthday party

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1950s Inspired Bridal Shower Theme

1950's Bridal Shower

These adorable women certainly are not Desperate Housewives. In fact, these beauties were inspired by the iconic 1950’s housewives, but with a modern twist and a more vibrant color palette! Thanks to Kio Kreations, La’Di Events, & RBK Creations for styling this amazing shoot. This is such a creative way to celebrate a bridal shower or a birthday party. What women doesn’t like to get all dolled up and celebrate?!

1950's Bridal Shower

1950's Bridal Shower

The retro diner atmosphere and vintage-style clothes, aprons, makeup and hair-dos were accompanied with gorgeous flowers, colorful hair accessories, and scrumptious cupcakes to make this theme unique and memorable. Did you notice the super cute mini-soap aprons? Click here for the DIY on these little keepers! This theme is such a great way to get your guests really involved in the party. You can use this idea for kids parties too – I’m actually planning on throwing one of my little ones a “diner” inspired birthday party!

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Lulu’s Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Invitation, Milk and Farm Fresh Items

Yee-haw parters! Ya’ll ready to see a darling Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party by Jill of Peas & Thank You’s? Saddle on up and ride on over for this adorable birthday bash… it’s creative, colorful, and bound to bring out your inner cowgirl/cowboy!

I’m totally obsessed with the amazing “Lulu” rope backdrop sign. Not only was it hand braided by the hostess herself, it sets the tone of the party perfectly, even making the garage doors part of the party decor. Brilliant! When you have a large space, making it work for you is key and Jill nailed it! And don’t even get me started on the ridiculously cute hen cake balls… I had no idea they were even cake balls until I read the description!

Main Table Cowgirl Party

Other touches that I just can’t get enough of: gourmet “Dirty”Apples {caramel & sprinkles}, hinged milk bottles with regular and strawberry milk, fabulous ruffled table skirt, and all the amazing food. Every time I see a pink ruffle cake, my heart skips a beat! The touch of pink used here makes this western party just girly enough, but not overdone. To think all of this started from a pink pair of cowboy boots!

Name in rope, hats, horse

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Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday Party

It probably has something to do with working on this post, but nothing sounds better right about now than indulging in some good Scotch and Chocolate. Since I don’t actually have either of them on hand, I will just have to settle for this incredibly fresh and creative Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday Party by the talented Stephanie of Spaceships & Laser Beams. She adapted her vintage car theme collection to use for her husband’s birthday party and I just love every bit of it (even the little boy peaking behind the cake…see below)!

Everything about this party is unique & different…a.k.a. refreshing! I love that the guests came to the party for some fun, but also got a good dose of Scotch “education”, as well! The vintage cars, beautiful floral arrangements, wooden pedestals, bunting banners, and vibrant color palette all came together beautifully. Oh, and don’t get me started on all the beautiful chocolates – from truffles to the fudge, they all look delicious! Even the bite-sized food (which happens to all be vegan) was perfectly displayed!

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A Romantic, Beach-Inspired Wedding Theme

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Want to know a little secret? A Designer/Stylist + a vintage Paper Specialist + Cupcake/Bake shop = an Amazing Beach Wedding TableScape (at least it does in this case!). Lisa, of Fancy That and her friends definitely have a recipe for success… I’m loving how they incorporated a serene “beach-life” vibe into this romantic dessert table, which is lovely creative inspiration for everything from weddings to bridal showers and engagement parties!

Everything about this theme is incredibly creative: from the graham cracker sand scattered on top of the cake & cupcakes, to the beautiful hand stamped sea-shells with the bride and grooms names to  the message in a bottle cake topper (complete with a little distressed vintage love note of course!). Also loving the edible sea-shell & distressed paper flag cupcake toppers… Even the party favors are adorned with frayed “rope” and a distressed star-fish tag to complete the soft, beach-y feel.

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

Beach Wedding or Bridal Shower

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Preppy Pink Polka Dot “Crabby” Birthday

Pink Crabby Birthday Party

What’s not to love about this adorable Preppy Pink Polka Dot Crabby Birthday Party from Jess of Party Box Design?! There’s nothing “crabby” about this party, except for the Crabs themselves, of course! I can’t stop looking at the amazing fondant cupcake toppers and crabby cookies. They have to be one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen and who knew crabs could look so cute?

I love how this isn’t your traditional girl’s birthday party theme, but it’s still oh-so-feminine and stylish! There are so many colorful & creative details to admire – from the wooden crab mallets and the clever “crabby bar and beach” sign (made by Jess’s husband) to the simply stunning refurbished hutch that was adorned with pink fishing net and sparkly pink crabs!

Fondant Crabby Cupcakes, Hat, Cookies

And we can’t forget about the matching birthday hat made especially for the birthday girl of course! Speaking of the birthday girl, her adorable tutu and matching shirt and little bare feet are just too cute. The incredibly preppy color palette of pink, blue, and white was spot on. I love it all!!!!

Crabby girl & party decor

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Stunning Vintage-Modern Bridal Shower {Pt. 2}

Vintage Modern Pink & Gray Bridal Shower

In continuing with Part 1 of the Stunning Vintage-Modern Bridal Shower posted earlier today, here’s Part 2… which covers every delicious detail of the gorgeous food & drinks!

Prepare to get hungrier as you browse through this gallery of decadent eats – including adorable stacks of mini buttermilk pancakes, amaretto & cream cheese filled strawberries, delicate chocolate fruit cups, shot glass yogurt parfaits, and more!

Vintage Modern Pink & Gray Bridal Shower

Vintage Modern Pink & Gray Bridal Shower

Check out lots more delicious images below, plus all the creative & DIY details, as told by one of the party’s co-hostess, Jessica Wilcox(more…)

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Good Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Party

Fancy That Ice Cream Dessert Table

I’m just giddy writing about this incredible Good ‘Ole Fashion Ice Cream Party, styled by Lisa of Fancy That, who I have the wonderful pleasure of knowing! Lisa has an adorable shop setup inside Bliss Bake Shop, a local cupcakery in my hometown! Her products are super colorful and creative (also available online) and it turns out, she is a fabulous stylist too!

Every “sweet” detail of this party was styled to perfection. One of my favorite details is the upside down ice cream cone cake which is as adorable, as it is delicious. It’s the perfect focal point for this darling dessert table. I’m even loving how the sundae toppings are styled so beautifully! The color pallet is bold, vibrant, and blissful . One of my favorite party tricks is pre-scooping ice cream into individual portions like Lisa did, so they can be handed out quickly and easily. Oh, and don’t forget about how cute the label is around the ice cream cups! I could go on and on. . .

Ice Cream Toppings

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Summer Kick-off: Crab & Lobster Party

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Let’s celebrate the beginning of summer with a PARTY! That’s exactly what Shawna of Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events did as she kicked-off summer with a Crab and Lobster Themed Party. This party looks like it could grace the pages of a Pottery Barn Kids catalog. It was styled perfectly!

I’m loving the patriotic color palette and nautical influences, including the crab and lobster touches. Using the pirate ship to hold snacks is not only creative, but also practical. I just love the blue fish ice-sculpture too! The fabric touches throughout including the whale pillows, welcome sign, and table runners gives the party a warm and inviting feel. After looking at this, I’m thinking we should “kick-off summer” EVERYDAY so we can celebrate in style and eat sweets too!

Lobster Party Decor

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{Clever & Modern} “MILKaholic” Sip & See

Milk Bottles and Dessert Table

Got Milk? Now all you need to do is add the baby! We are totally addicted to this ultra creative MILKaholic” Sip & See Baby Shower by Carrie Sellman of Half Baked. Using an array of patterns like swiss dots and cow print, plus a basic black and white palette accented with pops of bright turquoise, this non-traditional and oh-so-modern baby shower came to life!

What do babies love the most? Milk, of course. So making milk the main focus – well… aside from the new baby! – was so obvious, but at the same time absolutely brilliant.

Milk Shooters and Cake

Every detail was perfect… from the clean, modern style to the amazing cake (created by the hostess herself!), the super cute Starbucks-style milk bottles, the cute assortment of cookies, all of the incredible paper details… and let’s not forget about the incredible hand painted canvas to match. This has got to be one of my favorite babies showers yet!

Milk and Cookies

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Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

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“He shoots, He SCORES!!” and we are going wild about this Basketball Themed Slam Dunk first birthday party by Andrea of Coquette Events. Following her clients lead, Andrea incorporated the family’s love for basketball and modern sense of style, while still keeping the party fresh and youthful.

From the basketball cake pops and fondant cupcake toppers, to the concession stand food which included fried chicken wings and hot dogs with all the trimmings and much more, the “first season highlights” photo bookshelf, to the amazing Mini Air Jordan Cookies, this party was a slam dunk! We’re also loving the super fun mini basketball and popcorn party favors and athletic storage bins which displayed them.

Cake Smash and Dessert Table

Basketball Cakepops and Mini Cupcakes

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CAUTION: Sharks! & Scuba Birthday Party

Du-na, Du-na, Du-na... que the dramatic Jaws music for this amazing Shark/Scuba Birthday Party by Abigail of Paper & Cake. Abigail took inspiration from her son’s new obsession – sharks – and created this ultra-creative & colorful birthday party!

A few of my favorite details include the homemade scuba tanks, the huge cardboard shark cutout in the front lawn, and the adorable felt shark fins that all the party-goers wore. I also LOVE the addition of the Scuba symbolgenius! The sand-and-sea-shell centerpiece and beach towel table runner were the perfect details to complete this party.

shark and scuba birthday party

Scuba Straws and Shark Tea

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Vintage-Style “Red Scooter” Birthday Party

Darling Dessert Table

I’m seriously OBSESSED with this adorable, vintage-style Scooter Birthday Party that Laurie of Gallamore West created for her son’s fourth birthday. Every single detail just makes my heart skip a beat!

The details of this party were perfectly designed, from the mini fabric buntings used throughout, to the distressed “Jake” letters adorning the mantel and the simply stylish berry baskets, to the incredibly creative “Sugar Cookie Speed Bumps” and the Scooter Decorating Station. I just can’t get enough of this charming little party. One of my favorite details is the “Build your own Scooter,” that the kids created from cookies and pretzels, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Jake name sign

Scooter Berries, Cookies, & Cake

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Modern Beer Tasting Birthday Party

beer tasting 30th birthday party

You had me at “Beer Here“…and I’m just loving everything about this BEER TASTING birthday party by Ashley. The concept is so simple, but super fun! What a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday and sample a bunch of unique beers all at the same time!

From the cool signage and pub food, to the amazing bottle cap cake – (great minds think alike, I had a similar cake made for my hubby’s 29th birthday!) – to the fully stocked drink stations, Ashley incorporated every guy’s favorite things: BEER and FOOD. She obviously knows the way to a man’s heart!

beer tasting 30th birthday party

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Clever Crossword Puzzle Dessert Table

Crossword Puzzle Birthday Party

What’s black, white, and red all over? This incredibly creative Crossword Theme Dessert Table, styled by Sarah, of Dreamers Joy Events & Design. Sarah did an awesome job playing on words to incorporate the crossword element and tie the theme together with “What’s black, white, and READ all over.” Very clever!

I’m loving how simple & smart this party concept is – from the classic color palette to the creative crossword puzzle elements and the use of recycled newspaper. This theme would be such a creative theme for family game nights, milestone birthdays, and more!

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TRASHing the Birthday Party {in STYLE!}

Trash Inspired Birthday Party

There’s creative people, and then there’s Annika of Cakes Like a Party – who threw this incredibly unique “TRASHY” 2nd Birthday Party for her son {who happens to be “obsessed” with trash & trash trucks!}. I’m a huge fan of thinking outside the box when it comes to party themes, but Annika took that box and used it as decoration! From the trashy garland and garbage picker-uppers (which she turned into a kids game… simply brilliant!), to the dirt cupcake table and matching waste management attire, Annika seriously nailed this theme.

I’m loving that this party was not only incredible, but eco-friendly too. What a great way to “recycle” all of your recyclables by using them as birthday decor. {GENIUS!} In addition to the trashy garland, more fun details include things like JUNK food, a “Don’t Get Trashed” sign on the drink station, and a birthday invitation what was mailed out in brown paper bags along with the opener: “We’re talking trash… for Brooks’ 2nd birthday.” I love how this party was not only creative, but humorous too!

Trash Inspired Birthday Party

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Colorful & Creative “Race Car” Birthday Party

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{posted by HWTM contributor Jessica Wilcox}
Being a Mommy of three boys, I love to see creative and colorful birthday parties for BOYS. This incredibly inspiring Race Car second birthday party sent in by Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs gets my creative wheels turning, so to speak! From the super fun “race car” themed activities to the delicious red & yellow dessert table Gwynn thought of everything…this party takes the checkered flag!!

No birthday party is complete without an amazing cake (or cupcakes, which happen to be my personal favorite), and this party is no exception. Gwynn did a wonderful job adding creative touches throughout such as the race car speedway and the blow-up race car filled with cushy pillows. I’m also loving the super fun bubble tins and crayon caddie party favors that the kids can enjoy after the party is over! What little boy wouldn’t love this fun birthday party?!

Race Car Party Decor

Party Favors

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“Cowboy Cookie Corral” Birthday Party

Cowboy Corral

Yee-Haw partner. . .saddle up and ride on down to check out the incredible Fourth Birthday Party put on by the one-women show Julie Cox of A Reason To Get Together! Julie was the brains and beauty behind this entire birthday party. From fruit skewers and s’mores pops to saw-horse horses and a hay-bale corner complete with western photo props, she did it all!

I’m especially obsessed with the clever, budget-friendly centerpieces, which Julie created by placing tall grass (which she cut from across the street) into tin cans tied with rope. Super easy, but this made a HUGE statement! It just goes to show you that GREAT party decor doesn’t always have to be expensive. I’m also loving that there were activities and party favors for the kids AND adults alike! Makes going to a kids birthday party all the more fun when adults can participate too.

Cowboy Decor and Drinks

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Sunny “Lemonade Stand” Birthday Soirée

Lemonade Stand Soiree Tablescape

You make me HAPPY when skies are grey…” and so does this southern inspired Lemonade Stand Soiree First Birthday Party! Aimee with Lulu Pink Parties put her heart and soul into this super special party. After all, the guest of honor was her adorable little niece, Emery.

Some of my favorite details include the simply incredible “You Are My Sunshine” cake, a custom-made lemonade stand built by the birthday girl’s Daddy and Grandpa, the perfectly paired color palette of pink and yellow, vintage touches used throughout the party, and of course the “cupcakes to-go” party favor.

Dainty Cake and Flowers

Lemonade Stand and Lemon Treats

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Real Parties: Rock Star Birthday Party {Part 2}

Guitar Picks

Are you ready for Part 2 of Jackson’s awesome Rock Star Birthday Party? I know, you’ve been dying to see the rest of the photos and to get every last detail, right? *wink* Well, I won’t keep you waiting any longer. Here goes…

{DIY FAUX DRUM SET}
I wanted to include some other “rock” elements in the party! I first saw this DIY Drum Set on Oh Dee Doh. I thought it was such cool way to add a bit of height and functionality to the Dessert Table. For the “Faux” Drum Set, I sent my hubby to Ace Hardware to pick up some empty paint cans. I had originally thought about painting them, but I love the look of the shinny metallic metal. The large bucket in the middle was white and we (my husband does all the spray painting because I tend to be a little wild and untrustworthy with spray paint) painted that to match. Then I cut out some nautical rock stars with my vinyl cutter and used them to embellish the buckets.

Faux Drum Set

{DIY CUSTOM GUITAR PICKS}
These have to be one of my favorite elements from the party! I looked into having custom guitar picks made, but it was way out of my budget. My husband mentioned he had heard about a “guitar pick punch” and I knew I had to track it down. To my surprise and delight, I found a Pick Punch and all the supplies at a really reasonable price! I printed out photos and other designs that matched the theme on full sheet label stock. I trimmed the sheet into strips (I could fit two rows across) and applied the full sheet label stock to the pick plastic. Then I used the pick punch, just like you would a paper punch, and punched out each pick! I loved each and every one. (more…)

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Real Parties: Rock Star Birthday Party {Part 1}

Rock Star PArty Dessert Table

Okay… I’m SO very excited to share this new “Rock Star” real party with you today for a 3 reasons: 1. It’s RIDICULOUSLY fun/cool/creative/clever! 2. It was designed by one of our wonderful new HWTM contributors – the super-talented & creative Jessica Wilcox – mom of 3 boys and graphic designer/party stylist extraordinaire! {Jessica created this birthday party for her middle son, Jackson.3. I’m pretty sure you’re going to LOVE it, and I really love to show you things that you’ll love! =)

Jackson the ROCK STAR

Aside from the adorable Rock Star himself {see proof of adorableness above}, some of my favorite details from this birthday party include the custom guitar picks” made with a pick-shaped craft punch, the “Backstage Passes” that each kid received upon entry to the party, the super-cool DIY drum set on the AMAZING dessert table, and even the featured activity… a jam session at the party’s music school venue!

Star Cake Pops

Because there’s so much great stuff to share, we’re breaking this feature into 2 parts. Read on for lots of fun images & creative details on the invitations, venue, decor, and more… and stay tuned for all the rockstar dessert table details in Part 2! (more…)

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Gorgeous “Five Senses Inspired” Bridal Shower

Five Sense Bridal Shower

Delicious Desserts

Tantalize your senses with this incredibly gorgeous bridal shower created by Carolyn Chen of The Special Day Carolyn used the five senses as her inspiration for this unique shower theme. My sense of SIGHT is definitely in overdrive due to the delicious eye-candy photos alone!

From the calming aesthetic to the classic decor, every bride deserves this kind of pampering at her bridal shower. The “big day” is stressful enough, right?! The use of all-white flowers, tropical greenery and white/clear vessels and serving trays creates the same sense of serenity you might find at a spa. And then there’s the food… which could more accurately be described as “little edible masterpieces“. They are almost too pretty to eat!

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Bird-Inspired Baby Shower {Yellow & Gray}

Amazing Yellow & Gray Bird Inspired Baby Shower

Baby on the brain? GOOD… because Julianne of A Modern Proposal Event Planning knows just how to throw an amazing baby shower! Even if you’re nowhere near “nesting” mode right now though, you can still enjoy this wonderfully modern & fresh Bird-Inspired Baby Shower, complete with a fabulous (and gender-neutral!) yellow & gray color palette.

Julianne did an amazing job creating an oh-so chic shower by incorporating one of the mom-to-be’s loves: birds. I’m definitely a passenger on the bird theme bandwagon. From owls to robins, you can’t go wrong with a bird themed party. The use of designer fabric throughout the party does a nice job tying everything together. Say bye-bye to streamers and hello to felt flowers and tissue paper pom-poms! The modern baby shower is here to stay…

Bird Cookies and Felt Flower Details

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Real Parties: Curious Charley’s Monkey Party

Paper Lantern Adorn Arbor

I literally went BANANAS for this incredible little girls “Curious George Inspired” Monkey Birthday Party! Paige from Paiges of Style didn’t miss a beat with the vintage-modern celebration that she created for her daughter, Charley. From the use of the old saying “Keep Calm and Carry On” (which she changed to “Keep Calm and Go Bananas“), to the addition of the classic throwback kids game barrel of monkeys“, to the modern pink and yellow color palette, this is a major upcycling of your traditional monkey theme birthday party!

Some of my favorite elements include the “outdoor living space” that was created, the hanging “Keep Calm and Go Bananas frame over the dessert table, and the fabric flower cupcake toppers. Incredibly, Paige even threw this party together in just two weeks! Just goes to show that you don’t have to spend months planning to host an unforgettable party…

Amazing Monkey Party Dessert Table

Read on for more inspiring, colorful images from the party, as captured by Marla from Sprout Photography. I just can’t get enough of these amazing photos! We know you will love them too. . . (more…)

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Las Vegas Style Casino 40th Birthday Party

Las Vegas Casino Birthday Party Dessert Table

Turning 40 should be a blast if you can celebrate in true “Las Vegas” fashion like this modern Casino themed 40th Birthday Party! Brittany of GreyGrey Designs was the fabulous designer behind this classic, yet stylish Casino birthday party. I love the eye-catching, ostrich feathers. They are totally “Las Vegas” and a wonderful way to add height to the dessert table!

Brittany thought of every little detail to make this Casino party, truly over-the-top. I love how the iconic Las Vegas sign was used throughout on everything from the incredible birthday cake to the place cards. The playing card garland on the dessert bar was ingenius!

Ostrich Plums and Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pops

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