BBQ & Outdoor Parties


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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Glamping (a.k.a. “Glam Camping”) is such a fun, trendy theme for girls birthday parties right now, so for my latest guest post over at Glam I thought it would be a fun to mix things up with a GROWN UP version! Get ready to glitz up your “campsite” – wherever it may be – with […]

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Happy Birthday America! Paige from Paiges of Style totally knows how to throw a beautiful birthday picnic… with stars, stripes and patriotic flair for our beloved USA! Her “Happy Birthday America” 4th of July Picnic is charming and rustic and such a sweet way to celebrate our beautiful country – hotdogs, an amazing flag cake and adorable picnic moments captured by Sprout […]

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Attention: vintage loving, summer swooning, patriotic party people! Lia Griffith is sharing some seriously amazing, creative ideas for a Vintage Fourth of July Party! I love the charming, rustic feel of the ripped fabric garland, crates, and classic American treats… so who else is craving watermelon now? ;) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – DIY felt pinwheels, […]

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Suzanne of Fanciful Events did a fabulous job with these Seersucker Bow Inspired 4th of July Party Ideas for the upcoming holiday (and yes, it is less than 2 weeks away)! So, let the inspiration begin: pinstripe decor, seersucker bows, patriotic desserts and super cute little girls in tutus! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Seersucker bows […]

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Nikki of Tikkido arranged this beautiful & sentimental 40th Wedding Anniversary {Backyard Garden Party} for her parents. The sweetest thing about this party is the re-imagining of the wedding cake that they were never able to try! Nikki did an amazing job using little details from their wedding to inspire a truly magical night! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to […]

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A relaxing day by the pool with friends is a fabulous way to kick off the summer — especially when it’s a Tiffany Theme Pool Party! Laura of Laura’s Little Party styled this simply glamorous “summer kick-off” party for her daughter with extra glitz and glam. The black, aqua & diamond decor is so fun & girly… and I […]

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Since we already covered lots of 4th of July party food & drinks… let’s talk activities! These 4th of July County Fair Games are from our “All-American County Fair” 4th of July Party for Hebrew National. Inspired by the classic fair games, we crafted a homemade Ring Toss, Balloon Darts and Gunny Sack Race… and even […]

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STEP RIGHT UP to our newest party theme! Hot dogs, cotton candy, ferris wheels, blue ribbons, stars & stripes… can you see what I’m getting at? Yep, it’s an All-American County Fair Inspired Party – just in time for summer… and Independence Day! We partnered with Hebrew National again this year to bring you TONS […]

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Atten-HUT! Forward & march on up to this awesome Army Boot Camp Birthday Party by Teresa & Ben of Hugs and Punches. Per Cadet Anton’s request, they created “Kidruck Boot Camp,” where there was an amazing mini {kid-friendly} training course! With a little face paint, some camo-cake, and a great drill sergeant, this party successfully formed the CUTEST […]

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