BBQ & Outdoor Parties


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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Let’s fly away together & celebrate Eliza’s 3rd birthday with this Vintage Inspired Barnyard Kite Party by Katie of Katie Rebecca Events! I love the cute weather & kite cookies, mini lunch boxes and rustic sweets table – everything is just perfect for a whimsical, kite-flying birthday picnic! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Adorable kite-shaped […]

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This bright & fun Beachy Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Party by Lauren Borquez of Capes and Crowns has me dreaming of ocean breezes and the summer sun! I love all the yellow polka dots and the bikini inspired desserts… plus those itsy bitsy models are the cutest little beach babes around! ;) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out […]

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Casual-chic style + the beauty of the outdoors set the scene for a Vintage Style Picnic Baby Shower. Aleisha Balle of Pretty My Love styled this fun caravan with high tea treats, roses in lace wrapped mason jars and a beautiful blessing circle for mommy Rachel! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Vintage Car and Caravan + Drink […]

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Inspired by ruffles, lace and floral prints The Pear, Event Styling & Planning set up a {Teacups & Tutus} Delightful Girls Tea Party! Adorable outfits and “tea time” treats are perfect for a sweet birthday or simply a special day in the park! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Mason jars with dainty lace trim + party […]

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I  just love entertaining outdoors… there’s something about being outside in a beautiful spring or summer day that seems to put everyone in a happy mood right from the get-go, so now that the weather is warming up, our next backyard party is definitely on my mind! And speaking of outdoor entertaining, I’ve also been […]

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Step right up for a Gorgeous Vintage State Fair Rehearsal Dinner by Kelly Oshiro of SB Chic! From the hot & delicious popcorn to the seating cards in crates of peanuts, Jose Villa captured all the prize winning details of this special (pre wedding) night! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Lemonade in mason jars with red stripe straws […]

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Maria of Amy abbott Events threw her friend Gloria (the “Queen of Cabo” as she calls her!) an incredible Mexican Inspired 50th Birthday Party! Rich in culture, colors and gorgeous flora and fauna inspired by the old Mexican film “La Cucaracha”, this was the party of the year! From the eclectic tequila bar to the numerous seating options […]

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I’m seeing stars for this gingham covered Sparkly Pink Star Party {Backyard Birthday} by Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online! For her daughter, Audrey’s 11th birthday, she took inspiration from her girly and glam personality and celebrated with a spa treatment, super star photo booth and more 5-star party ideas! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Shooting Stars, […]

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After marrying her midwest love, Aubrey of Bride Meets Wedding discovered her ‘Iowa Pride’, inspiring her to style this Rustic American Gothic Rehearsal Dinner. The rustic decor of weathered wood, dried corn husks, and denim details paired with beautiful sunflower corn centerpieces is absolutely stunning on this private countryside! (The creative DIY corn bar would be great for […]

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This party’s pint glass is half full with all kinds of creativity! Jessica of iblog4-u did a lot of planning to make this 30th Backyard Beer Tasting Party come to life for her husband’s big day (and for their 2nd anniversary!). With a BBQ style menu and delicious beer plus the ridiculously clever party signage (including the beer bucket signs: Ale yeah!, […]

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For just a moment, I just want to POP back into all the vibrant colors of summer! This Bright Backyard Party by Kristin & Lauren of Bellafare and Raquel Reis Photography was a clever “Pop Into Summer” Theme with a fun popcorn bar, ”poppy” cocktails and Pop Rock Ice Cream Cups! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Pink labeled paper bags […]

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