Adult Birthday Party


Congrats to the happy couple! Abigail of Paper & Cake and her husband Richard have been married for TWENTY YEARS! To celebrate the huge milestone, they hosted an awesome “Cabin-versary” – aka Rustic Cabin in the Woods Wedding Anniversary Party – inspired by a generations-deep family tradition of vacationing in a lakeside cabin. From plaid and […]

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Aloha to 90 years! When Jose turned the big 9-0, his granddaughter, Gizelle Perry of Party Pieces by Perry, threw him a Vintage Hawaiian Luau Party inspired by his roots – he grew up and served in the Hawaiian military! From the roasted whole pig and tropical flavored desserts to the vintage Hawaiian signs and island style outfits, Jose’s […]

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ALOHA! Grab your bathing suits and surfboards because we’re heading down to the beautiful Hawaiian beaches for a “Big Kahuna” Baptism & First Birthday Party that has tons of totally radical ideas. Helena Chaviara of RockPaperScissors Events designed this spectacular event for birthday girl Alex, incorporating creative pineapple centerpieces, beach-friendly desserts & tropical floral arrangements. I’m stoked that this “sunshine soaked” party […]

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This post is sponsored by California Milk Advisory Board. California dairy farms produce 20% of the entire nation’s dairy supply, and 99% of them are family-owned! Learn more about them here. As the saying goes – I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream”  – and that includes the grown-ups! And being one […]

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Dreams do come true! Andrea Handojo of The Beautydojo recently designed a Rustic Tangled Inspired 21st Birthday – meaning a princess party refined enough for adults! While almost all the inspiration she found was for young girls, Andrea used a muted color palette and rustic details to transform this otherwise “bubbly” theme into a relaxed backyard vibe. From lemonade in […]

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Gatsby + Derby + First Birthday… who knew that combo could be so EPIC! If you’re looking for unexpected inspiration, Loriann Serna of Wife Of The Party is sharing some of her incredible party styling magic today with Ryder’s Roaring Gatsby + Derby Style First Birthday. From the gilded Art Deco desserts and fresh red […]

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We may have a case of “who wore it better” on our hands… and I’m referring to the backdrop vs. centerpieces of gorgeous flowers of course! Michelle Garibay Events teamed up with Growing Grace Floral Design for a playful “Kate Spade bride” style tablescape that works for the wedding or the bridal shower. Their Chic Parisian “Le Jardin” Inspired Tablescape is […]

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Peace, Love, and BIRTHDAY Cake! For Cathleen’s 60th birthday, friends and family cozied up in piles of pretty pillows – and amidst beautiful, boho chic decor – for a Groovy & HIP Backyard Bash to celebrate her special milestone… 60’s style! From lace tambourines to floral party crowns and a wild child edible flower cake, Katie Webb […]

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Feeling freshly inspired from this year’s BASH Conference, Wendy of Moments by Wendy Larrauri styled her best party yet! For her client’s 25th birthday, Wendy created a Colorful Country Chic Bash that’s radiating with creativity. From wood palettes and hay bales to vibrant centerpieces and metallic balloons, I’m loving this playful mix of rustic elements and colorful-chic! […]

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When I was recently hired by Seagram’s Escapes to be part of their Keep it Colorful campaign for spring, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to dream up something fun and unexpected! Spring party themes almost always have lots of flowers and whimsical, garden-style details, so I decided to try out a very modern […]

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I’m so excited to share this gorgeous, Rustic-Glam Wine Tasting Party with you today! And my personal affinity for a good vino only has a tiny something to do with it. ;) This beautiful party was dreamed up by Silvia Lucena of Classy Detailed Events & Creations, and it’s absolutely filled to the brim with […]

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I always love a fun party that’s intertwined with a great activity for the guests, and this gorgeous 50th Birthday Cooking Party is the perfect example! Beautifully styled by Amy of Amy Nichols Special Events, Karyn’s milestone birthday celebration took place at the famous San Francisco Tante Marie cooking school. Party guests were treated to cooking lessons, […]

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Gears, glitter & cool vintage oddities — this party has something for everyone! Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It DIYed her tail off for this Stopping Time – Forever Thirty-Nine Steampunk Birthday Party. Just about everything you see was “steampunked” by Michelle or one of her awesome vendors. I love the clever idea of stopping time before the big […]

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Our 5th Party on a Dime feature comes from Vanessa Diaz of The Queen of Swag, and after checking out these pics, she also looks like the queen of FUN to me! I mean, there is seriously SO much creativity in this budget-conscious Pineapple Birthday Party Fiesta, and it’s bursting with happy colors at every […]

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There is not a whole lot in party decor that I love more than a neutral color palette with pops of gold. Tali Bar-Netzer of Revelry Street hit the nail on the head with this Classic & Chic Black, White & Gold 30th Birthday. Since it was her ‘golden birthday,’ this sparkling look is an even better fit! I […]

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Everyone knows Coco Chanel is easily one of the most chic women of all time, so it makes perfect sense why this Coco Chanel Meets Cabaret 30th Birthday Party looks so effortlessly stylish! Vasso Vantali of My Best Wishes Events fashioned this party to have a more grown up feel — with glamorous decor, classy desserts & of course, the iconic Chanel logo throughout! […]

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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 + […]

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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 […]

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Michael Jackson, the Brat Pack and a whole lot of sugary candies…we’re flashing back to the 80s! For her big 3-0 celebration, Stephanie Nestor put a whole lot of elbow grease into making this Born in the 80’s Neon 30th Birthday Party the perfect tribute to her favorite things from those totally rad years. I am digging that bright […]

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When a tropical vacation for all your family and friends isn’t necessarily in the cards, a Tropical Hawaiian 70th Birthday Party is definitely the next best thing! Belinda Ramanauskas of Styled By Belle brought the beach to the party with a low-key luau vibe, including a grass skirted dessert table & plenty of surfing-inspired details (like that flashback photo invitation)! Now […]

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