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Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

Marie of Sweets Indeed is a brilliant party stylist and incredible person all around, so I was thrilled when she recently asked to use our Confetti Bridal Shower Collection for her sister’s shower, except customized to match a palette of red, white, and blue! Her sister (Julie) is marrying a marine, so sticking to the theme of the wedding, she designed a darling Americana Bridal Shower that has a great vintage-modern vibe and also feels subtly nautical… or is that just me and my love for all things nautical? ;) Marie also included a BRILLIANT fabric backdrop, creative non-floral (but equally beautiful and way more affordable!) centerpieces, and more fun ideas that deserve three cheers and a salute!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Here’s To Love” CandyfettiTM favors + “Cheers To Love” drink flags
– Patriotic  brigadeiros from Simply Brigaderio
– DIY ripped-and-dyed fabric backdrop + “SIPS” and “SWEETS” banners
– Personalized centerpiece featuring framed pictures & signs, honeycomb balls, & wooden crates
– “MR & MRS” banner + “He Said She Said” bridal shower game
– Vanilla panna cotta with blueberry brulee + layered s’mores in mini glass jars

Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

Darling {Vintage Modern} Americana Bridal Shower

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Pet Friendly TAILgate Party + Make Your Own Hot Dog Buffet

Looking to kick up your creative game at the next tailgate party? Good news: you’re in the right place!

From boatloads of game day inspired printables to tips for setting up a make-your-own hot dog buffet that looks as good as it tastes, this post is packed with lots of FREE goodies and easy-to-recreate ideas for both sports fans and pet parents alike. Why pet parents, you ask? Well… we all know that it’s way more fun to tailgate with friends, so of course that includes your BEST friends of the 4-legged variety too, right?! I know that Layla definitely thinks so:

Pet Friendly TAILgate Party + Make Your Own Hot Dog Buffet

As a longtime pet parent myself, and a big animal lover in general, I was thrilled to collaborate with Petco – whose name also happens to grace our awesome downtown ballpark here in San Diego – on this Playful and Pet-Friendly TAILgate Party Theme. Whether you utilize just 1 or 2 quick ideas from this post or recreate something similar from start to finish, I hope it’s helpful in making your next game day get-together feel like even more of a WIN. ;)

And with 4th of July celebrations just around the corner, you might find the red, white, and blue color palette of the sporty style printables especially handy right now too!

Pet Friendly TAILgate Party + Make Your Own Hot Dog Buffet

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN THIS POST:
Since there’s lots of stuff to cover, here’s a little overview of the different sections you’ll find in this post – in order – so that you can quickly find what you need:

– General Overview (intro images)
– Make Your Own Hot Dog Buffet
– Refreshments Cooler
– Doggy Treat Buffet
– GAME ON! Activity Table

(And click here to access all of the free Tailgate Printables that I designed for this theme.)

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July 4th Party Bundle Freebie Hop with Jane.com

Since the 4th of July is always buzzing with barbeques and fun get-togethers, the crew at Jane.com decided to round up a group of designer and blogger friends for a festive Patriotic Printable Party Hop, and I’m excited to be participating today! From cupcake toppers to napkin rings, each designer/blogger created a unique printable element, so there’s a little something for everyone… in lots of different styles!

I’ve been on a bit of a nautical kick lately, which naturally leans very red, white, and blue, so for my printable element, I decided to create a set of patriotic party signs with a bit of a nautical twist! Click the following links to download the: 8×10 Drink Station Sign and (2) 4×6 Decorative Signs. I love to use these small 4×6 signs as easy table centerpieces or quick decorative accents on food and dessert buffets!

July 4th Party Bundle Freebie Hop with Jane.com

July 4th Party Bundle Freebie Hop with Jane.com

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Vibrant Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party {+ Adorable Food Truck Centerpiece}

I am LOVING the tiny “gourmet street food” truck parked right in the middle of this party… or should I say FIESTA! Let’s dig right in to the mini Mexican eats, playful pineapple treats and truckloads of vibrant colors in this 9th birthday party that was inspired by the guest of honor’s favorite food: tacos! Cristina and Maggie of Via Blossom definitely crafted up a storm for their niece/daughter’s Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party, and they brought all the fun to life in their own mother’s backyard! Talk about a {creative} family affair. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Giant tissue pom flowers with paper leaves + mini tissue pom garlands
– Jello served in mini margarita glasses with pineapple “drink stirrers”
– Bright & bold DIY table linens made from long strips of colorful fabric
– A bouquet of cake pop “flowers” displayed in a festive painted terracotta pot
– Adorable homemade “Taqueria” stand with mini tacos and bite size burritos
– Mexican wedding cookies in Petite Blossom Cups + mini churros with dipping sauce

Vibrant Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party {+ Adorable Food Truck Centerpiece}

Vibrant Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party {+ Adorable Food Truck Centerpiece}

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In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m excited to share this oh-so-SWEET and charming Mother’s Day Garden Party by Bethany Gist of Auntie Bea’s Bakery! And as much as I can appreciate all of the sweet nods to motherhood that she included here, there are also LOTS of great ideas that could work well […]

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Coffee, cookies, presents, and family time… what more could mommy want, right!? Lucky for us, Valerie of Charming Touch Parties is sharing her fabulous ideas on how to make your #1 mom feel extra special for Mother’s Day this year. She designed this bright & happy Mother’s Day “Coffee With Mom” Brunch that’s irresistibly pretty with exquisite pastries from Cocoa […]

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