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Pink & Gold Confetti Bridal Shower + DIY Party Decor

Earlier this summer, Jacque made some DIY centerpieces and decorations for her friend’s pink and gold bridal shower that turned out so super cute and are also budget-friendly (yay!). She wasn’t able to photograph the party, so I asked her to bring one of the centerpieces in afterwards so we could still share it with you guys. That’s one of them above, in case you were wondering. ;)  And the flowers are made out of coffee filters – how awesome is that?!

She also incorporated some of the elements from our Hostess INK Confetti Bridal Shower Collection into the party, so we decided to set up a little post-party inspiration gallery to highlight some of our favorite DIY party decor tips & tricks that work for all sorts of occasions. Here goes!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY coffee filter flowers (with a mix of plain & dyed filters) + golden pom centers
– Simple white gift boxes embellished with decorative paper, washi tape and baker’s twine
– “Love is Sweet” napkin wraps + a gold chevron paper table runner & tray liner
– Tissue confetti decorated frames + DIY tissue tassel chair backs & garlands
– Plastic champagne flutes decked out with gold bases, pink rhinestones, & personalized party flags

Pink & Gold Confetti Bridal Shower + DIY Party Decor

If you’ve followed HWTM for a while, chances are good that you’re very familiar with the good ol’ $0.99 Ikea Tolsby frame. The ones pictured here are dressed up for the occasion with gold spray painted bases + a band of glitter tape.

Pink & Gold Confetti Bridal Shower + DIY Party Decor

Photos are the perfect way to personalize any event! We just added a few pieces of tissue confetti + a party circle to make this everyday gold frame (above) match the party’s confetti theme.

Pink & Gold Confetti Bridal Shower + DIY Party Decor

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Printable Flamingo Party Silhouettes {+ Summer Blog Hop}

I’m a fan of flamingos all year round, but there’s no denying that they fit in especially well during the warm summer months… which is probably one of the reasons I’ve seen flamingo parties (and flamingo everything else!) popping up so much lately.

So for this month’s (Summer Themed) Free Printable Blog Hop, I decided to offer up these cute & girlie Flamingo Party Silhouettes, as seen on the charger plates in our recent Flamingo Fiesta Party theme. I’m thinking they would also be really cute strung into a banner, used on chair backs, or attached to gift bags. You can now download these silhouettes over on the flamingo party recap post, along with the 8×10 Drink Sign and Blank Tent Cards. (You’ll find download links for all 3 items at the bottom of the post.)

Printable Flamingo Party Silhouettes {+ Summer Blog Hop}

P.S. Make sure to scroll down for lots more (free) summer inspired printables from the other Blog Hop participants below… the designs are all so cute! Here are a few hints on what you’ll find: rootbeer floats, lemonade, summer bucket lists, watercolor, retro sunshine, pool party… sounds a lot like summer fun to me! Enjoy :)

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Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 2: Crafting & Desserts}

In continuation of today’s Flamingo Fiesta Part 1 post, here we go with Part 2: Crafting and Desserts!

Just like the Sauza® Sparkling Margarita bar and dinner table from Part 1, the dessert station features playful flamingo-inspired colors and elements + an ample dose of sparkle. The treats were simple and easy: homemade watermelon cupcakes + grocery store goodies that were given a little creative presentation. (For example: a freezer-section key lime pie was cut into mini squares for a modern “small bites” look, then garnished with quarters of lime!)

COCKTAILS + CRAFTING

I also set up a craft table with “ingredients” for guests to make their own set of ceramic tile drink coasters, which tie in well to the cocktail theme of the night. Added bonus: the plain white tiles used for the coasters were only .13 each! The original plan was to focus on decoupaging them with patterned paper, but I got sidetracked by my washi tape bin and ended up loving that idea even more! {Added bonus – it’s SUPER easy. More on the craft project below.}

P.S. If you’re looking for additional crafting ideas, check out Sauza’s cheeky “Make Anything with a Cowboy” craft video series featuring fun projects like Sparkly Acorns, Margarita Charms, and even Jorts. Who knew cowboys were so crafty?! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Red velvet & marbled cake shooters served in disposable “cheers” themed shot glasses
– Bright pink, accessorized flamingo + simple feather garland & pink honeycomb wall backdrop
– Cupcake toppers made from flamingo themed stir sticks + paper party circles
– Pink toothbrush-holders-turned-craft-supply-holders, embellished with a metallic gold Y-A-Y!
– Mini notebook party favors (only $1 for 3!) dressed up with favor tags & baker’s twine

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 2: Crafting & Desserts}

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 2: Crafting & Desserts}

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 2: Crafting & Desserts}

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Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

You can never go wrong with crafting, cocktails, and a little sparkle …at least in my book! So when I was recently asked to dream up some creative inspiration for a fun Girls Night In featuring Sauza® Sparkling, last month, this tried-and-true combo is exactly where I started. ;)

The weather is warm and summer fun is in the air right now, so I decided to focus on a Flamingo Party theme that’s playful, girlie, and a little bit cheeky! Retro lawn flamingos were given glam makeovers, flamingo-stemmed cups were brushed with glitter, and pale pink feathers were accented with gold and strewn into garlands. I added some bold black & white stripes for contrast, plus some simple white string lights for added twinkle behind the bar. YAY! This theme would translate REALLY WELL to a milestone birthday, flirty bridal shower, or bachelorette party too. Lawn flamingo with a veil, anyone? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Painted feather-and-glitter-tape garland + YAY letters dressed up with patterned paper & glitter
– Flamingo party glasses with gold glitter bases & monogram sticker “drink markers”
– Chilled Wild Berry & Original Lime Sparkling Margaritas + colorful Strawberry Cucumber Mint Water
– Painted plastic lawn flamingos decked out with necklaces, flower “barettes”, boas, and tutus
– Playful flamingo themed paper details, {including a free printable 8×10 drink sign & tent cards!}

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Look for Less” where I share with you some ways to achieve a high-end looking event for less by using my tips. Today’s post is all about Candy Buffets versus Dessert Tables and how you can save hundreds of dollars by creating a fabulous looking Candy Buffet […]

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Bonjour mon amis! Love is in the air, and not just between the bride & groom, but from the bride’s love of planning beautiful parties as well! Ester Mezhlumyan of EM Designs got right down to business for her own Romantic Parisian Bridal Shower, with garden-inspired decor, gorgeous desserts fit for any French Boulangerie and tons of tiny […]

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