BBQ & Outdoor Parties


I’m excited to share a different sort of post with you today – one that I hope will inspire you to start planning your own day of fun in the sun! I was recently asked to help style a Pool Party Playdate sponsored by Huggies® Little Swimmers, and with the weather heating up and summer […]

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I grew up going camping with my family every Summer, so it’s no wonder why I love this Plaid & Pine Outdoorsman Party from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake! Abigail’s family went to Green Valley Lake every Summer growing up and they’ve now started to continue that tradition with the youngest generation of their […]

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When you’ve got your man in mind, forget the ruffled cakes and cutesy garlands! That’s exactly what Jenny Raulli from Bloom Designs Online did when she styled this surprise {Bluegrass and Bourbon} Manly 40th Birthday Party for a friend. With a bourbon and cigar bar, easy to grab snacks and live music, what man (or anyone for that […]

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Tweet Tweet! A little bird told me about this AMAZING Flirty Birdie Forest Party by Angela DiVincenti of Angela Marie Events, and I am just swooning. The bright colors really pop against the natural scenery, from bright patterned printables and candies, to the cupcakes and table runner. Being outdoors, Angela made sure to include plenty of natural touches as well, like […]

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This story of how Jordan McBride of Jordan McBride Events found her lovable pup, Teddy, just warms my heart. Make sure to read Jordan’s story below to see why Teddy definitely deserved to be showered with so much love at his Doggy Picnic. Guests (people and pups) enjoyed all kinds of yummy treats and plenty of playtime. […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here, from Amber Lay Events and our newest venture you are about to find out about, Cotton Clouds For A Cause! I hope you are ready to be ‘spun’ up in the sweet goodness of fluffy cotton candy and the classic carnival past time we all love so much with my […]

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In the spirt of Halloween and Fall, Nichole Wardle designed a Crafty Fall Harvest Party. With gorgeous photos from friend, Erin of Erin McGinn Photography, the seasonal dessert table, kids activities and icons of fall look effortlessly beautiful! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Make Your Own Bird Feeder and Apple Stamp Crafts – Potato Sack Races, “Don’t […]

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If parties could smell… this one would be of cinnamon, pie crust and a warm apple pie in the oven! Valerie of Charming Touch Parties styled this Rustic Apple Picking Party with the crisp, fall air and memories of home in mind. I love the idea of getting outdoors and celebrating this beautiful season, especially in such a […]

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With bright colors & lots of style, mommy Erin Wakeman, created this super FUN & Colorful Backyard First Birthday for her sweet little Zoey! Balloons and charming bunting transformed the yard, guests enjoyed a lovely dinner buffet (+ a gourmet s’mores bar!) and how could I not mention Zoey’s adorable handmade party dress from Vivi’s Jewels! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out […]

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It’s officially Fall {when did that happen?} and I couldn’t be more excited! In celebration of the cooling weather, autumn colors and on-coming holiday season filled with sweet family traditions, I’m happy to share this charming Apple Picking Party by Jessica Billings of Party Pants, celebrating her annual family apple picking trip! I just love the warm colors, […]

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Isn’t this BERRY Cute Birthday Bash just too sweet!? I absolutely love charming, backyard celebrations – especially one with so many tasty looking treats {hello blueberry trifle}! Nikka of Triple M Good Parties crafted up this 2nd birthday party for her son, Miles, and she certainly didn’t miss a beat with all the mason jar inspired decor, fun gingham patterns and BBQ […]

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Surf’s up dude! Let’s head on out for Jack’s first birthday: A Backyard Beach Bash with the coolest shark photo booth, surf board inspired sweets and gorgeous floral centerpieces by Jill Sanger of Isari Flower Studio + Event Design. To match the magnificently styled day (by Allison Noelle Events), BellaLuz Photography captured all the details, including lots of fun activities for […]

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For her parents that eloped 30 years ago, Kristen Forgione of THE LifeStyled COMPANY planned A Romantic Backyard Anniversary Dinner giving Danna and Bob those long lost traditional elements of a wedding. Her daughter acted as a darling “flower girl”, they dined at dusk at a beautifully styled tablescape and even displayed the original wedding dress! What a lovely way […]

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Jen Carver of Banner Events threw A Nautical Backyard Bash for her “Carver Crew” with casual + cool party ideas and lots of cute pictures of the kids! Trendy blue mason jars, red lantern centerpieces, star spangled treats, burlap runners, scalloped popcorn boxes, red fishing nets… there are seriously so many fun details to point out! (Check out this […]

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Red gingham, yellow stripes and lots of burlap brought the party in this Fresh & FUN Farm Inspired Birthday by Danielle Ellis of Gemini Celebrations. From the baby chick cake balls and peach cookies to the caramel corn and moo moo milk, my mouth is watering for all adorable, local and homemade treats in this darling, sunflower dotted 2nd birthday […]

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Melanie Monroe of Gypsy + Hippie Mama and her friend Ani celebrated their sons’ special one year with an Elephant & Indian Inspired First Birthday! It was a vibrant joint party in the park with bright colors, ethnic food & sweets and totally cute party ideas! The candy coated fennel seeds, gold elephant smash cake toppers and pink + orange […]

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It’s always great to celebrate your loved ones, especially those that love you unconditionally & smother you with slobbery kisses ;) Aimee Broussard is one creative lady, and with this backyard “Barkey Bistro” Doggie Birthday Party her little furry friends, Stella & Milo, just became the most pup-ular dogs on the block! This party is un-bark-ably cute, with […]

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With dainty doilies and a whole lot of strawberries, Melissa of Buckets of Grace styled this unbelievably cute Vintage Strawberry Ice Cream Social for her neighborhoods’ 3rd annual ice cream get-together. I love the vintage crates & palette board decor combined with the super sweet strawberry printables by Dimple Prints !  PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Ice cream […]

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Flamingos and pool parties just seem to go perfectly together, don’t they? :) Cris McGrath of Crissy’s Crafts made me want to dive right in and try on those silly sunglasses, snack on pink wafer “rafts” and enjoy the summer time fun at her Bright & Girly Flamingo Pool Party!  PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: […]

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As a lover of local farmers markets and summer barbecues, Kiira Turnbow of Eye Heart Pretty Things stole my heart with her Farmer’s Market Inspired Backyard BBQ to celebrate her son Judah’s first birthday! Full of affordable DIY projects and thrifted pieces, this is one of those parties that would be so fun to recreate…  and I just have to say, […]

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