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Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

This summer, we have seen so many flamingo parties. From crafty to retro, tropical to glam, there seems to have been a never-ending stream of that stylish, pink bird! But as summer comes to an end, I think we may have saved one of the best for last. ;)

Dozens of party mavens lent their talents create this Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party styled by Marie of Sweets Indeed. Marie’s daughter, Avie, wanted her 10th birthday party to focus on celebrating her younger cousin, Lily, instead, who had recently begun her battle with leukemia. In my opinion, there couldn’t have been a better, BRIGHTER way to celebrate life… and hope!

To donate or acquire updates on Lily’s progress, you can go here.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pineapple cake pops & pineapple candy skewers + fruit shaped macarons & fondant fruit topped cupcakes
– Bright Oh Joy! place settings + pineapple cups & flamingo straws under a tropical tiki hut
– Mini fruit piñatas & large fruit honeycomb pom clusters + plastic fruit decorated party hats
– Sorbet station with fruity sorbet push pops & color blocked ‘Sorbet’ letters + bright sunglasses decorating
– Tropical flower & flamingo topped birthday cake, lollipic party favors + a fruit & photo garland

Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

Colorful Fruity Flamingo End of Summer Party

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Lalaloopsy Birthday Party {with Budget Friendly Tips!}

When styling a party centered around a popular character, it can be tempting to get everything from 3rd party vendors, since you know they’ll more than likely have things that will match. Nancy Pfeifer of A to Zebra Celebrations thought outside of the box by adding in a hefty dose of DIY details, like the glittered signs, button themed centerpieces & that amazing piñata for her daughter’s Lalaloopsy Birthday Party! I would say she struck the perfect balance between store-bought details (a huge timesaver) and budget friendly crafts, which add that personal touch :).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY button & ribbon table garlands + DIY button decorate yarn balls & glitter button centerpieces
– Button topped cupcakes, simple button decorated utensils & ribbon wrapped drink dispenser
– ‘Hannahloopsy’ birthday cake with fondant sewing details & button topper + Lalaloopsy birthday shirt
– Pin the Owl on Lalaloopsy game + Lalaloopsy doll & lunch box party favors

Lalaloopsy Birthday Party {with Budget Friendly Tips!}

Lalaloopsy Birthday Party {with Budget Friendly Tips!}

Lalaloopsy Birthday Party {with Budget Friendly Tips!}

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Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party

We have been so busy lately working on a party, which of course means tons of baking. I didn’t think I’d be able to look at one more cupcake, until this delicious party came along! Amy Grout of SmashCake & Co. enlisted the help of her always adorable girls to create this Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party! With pretty pastels and picture perfect treats, this party serves as a great reminder to celebrate the sweeter things in life (family, friends and cupcakes) ;)!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Cupcake cookies & matching strawberry topped cupcakes + sprinkle rimmed milk glasses
– Yellow polka dotted patterned paper table runner + hanging tissue poms & pom decorated chair backs
– Giant swirl frosted ‘cupcake’ cake, mini cupcake topped cake pops & meringue topped yogurt parfaits

Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party

Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party

Cute as a Cupcake Girly Sweets Party

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Modern Rainbow Art Studio Birthday Party

Painting parties don’t always have to be messy (though some kids might disagree with that statement)! Monica Thomas of Discovery Lab styled everything while Cristina Gagliano of Studio Four 13 Photography photographed this wonderfully Modern Rainbow Art Studio Birthday Party for little Bella’s birthday. I love all of the clean lines of the set-up contrasted with the bright, rainbow colored flowers, decor & desserts. And seriously, those dessert could not have been done more perfectly — possibly one of the best rainbow layer cakes I’ve ever seen!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chocolate dipped rice krispie treat paint brushes + a rainbow layered birthday cake ‘masterpiece’
– ‘Bella’ painted paint can garland + lots of frames & art supplies as decor & for the photo booth
– Rainbow paint palette cookies + rainbow cupcakes, cake pops & pantone cookies on palettes
– Felt flower decorated aprons + a My Little Pony painting activity

Modern Rainbow Art Studio Birthday Party

Modern Rainbow Art Studio Birthday Party

Modern Rainbow Art Studio Birthday Party

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{Quick Note from HWTM} We are thrilled to have Rachel Scott from RV Parties here today as our newest guest contributor, kicking off an exciting new series — Parties in a Pinch! It’s easy to feel a lot of pressure to put together a Pinterest-perfect event and then become overwhelmed by the planning process. Rachel’s advice will equip you with some […]

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Although you never need an explanation for why you styled a party after an adorable bunny rabbit, Rena Tan of Sugarena :: Candy Buffet Stylist explains that Nijntje (more popularly known as Miffy) is to the Dutch what Hello Kitty is to the Japanese. So when a Dutch friend of hers wanted to include Miffy in her son’s first […]

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