BBQ & Outdoor Parties


Ready for S’MORE fun? Let’s hike on over to Camp Diesel for a Vintage Inspired Backyard Camping Party! Jami of Jami’s On Sweet Street collected antique camping items, set up fabric framed tents & tracked down a tent piñata to complete her vision of an old-school campsite for her son’s 3rd birthday. And, Jami herself made the inspired desserts, […]

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What do you get when you cross a milestone 30th birthday with a manly camping outing? DIRT of course! Amy of Occassions By Amy put a modern spin on this “Dirty Thirty” Camping Party with bold black & white stripes, colorful paper pendant bunting and mouthwatering camping style grub! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Edible “Dirt” […]

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Lori of LB Boutique threw a bright and festive Backyard Beer Bash for her husbands birthday (and choose the varieties based on his stations in the Coast Guard)! Photo booth props and Beer Pong cups in teal paired with yellow striped labels and local Milwaukee fresh corn on the cob provided bright dashes of color! For more brew bash […]

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Lauren, mom to birthday boy Brendan, built incredible Sesame Street Carnival Party Games (which she fully explains in her party details below!). She served homemade & easy theme inspired desserts and had so much fun thinking the entire party up… you can just feel the excitement level in her how-to instructions! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – DIY […]

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Step right up! Fall is in the air, everyone come on down to the Pumpkin County Fair! Wendy Updegraff Photography brought the gang over for a backyard bash with bundles of hay, pumpkin accents and seasonal treats + a pop of PINK to celebrate her daughter’s ninth birthday! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Carnival ticket […]

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Jenna made sure her son’s first birthday party was full of creative JUICE! She invited friends & family out to a peach orchard for a playful & gorgeous Peach Picking Party filled with peaches & ice cream, cake, drinks, and peach picking, of course! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Wood farm tables with […]

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Nicolle of Libby Lane Press (our newest contributor!) seriously gave her all to create this fantastic Up, Up and Away Balloon Party for her son Cole’s birthday, but she also has a pretty crazy back story to go along with it…. one that I think many of us can relate to on some level – […]

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What better way to celebrate fall than with a sweet Barnyard Birthday Party! This backyard bash is filled with fun activities, brunch and lots of DIY creativity to celebrate this adorable little cowgirl’s first birthday. Nicolle Spitulnik here, from Libby Lane Press, and I am beyond excited to share my VERY FIRST post as a contributor on […]

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Supporting local farmers is always a great idea… but did you know it’s a fun excuse for a party too?! ;) Stacey of Elle Belle Creative gathered friends and headed to First Fruits – a local hydroponic u-pick farm – for a fun-filled morning of breakfast and strawberry picking. The vintage and crafted elements in this adorable Farmer’s Market […]

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HWTM Guest Contributor, Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff, here to share a rustic meets crafty backyard camping party!  If you love burlap, twine, sparklers and camping themed treats, it shouldn’t be hard to “lure” you in to this adorable backyard camping party by Stephanie Monge of MonMell Designs. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Burlap […]

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This Farmer’s Market Party is downright delicious in every way! With all the beautiful desserts and fresh fruits, Lyndsey of LuLu’s harvested the perfect birthday celebration for her little Ede, who inspired this party with her naturally sweet personality. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Greens Cupcake Planter with vibrant lettuce head & pea pod cupcake toppers […]

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This stylish & retro Pink Flamingo Pool Party is one of those parties that makes me all kinds of HAPPY… unique theme, fabulous paper graphics & styling, amazing cake, glistening pool, sparkly pink drinks – what’s not to love?! ;) It also happens to be a joint birthday for two best friends… as dreamed up […]

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Sometimes, the best way to say thanks is to throw a party… I’m definitely on board with that idea! ;) Meredith of MJ Paperie & Party Design styled this fabulous Gourmet Summer Grill-Out for the Downtown South Bend Board of Directors – as a special thank you for all of their support. With a festive and perfect-for-summer palette […]

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In preparation for the upcoming school year, Jen Carver of Banner Events held an adorable (and super clever!) “Soaring to New Heights” party that’s full of great inspiration for an airplane birthday parties too. The coolest part? It was at the local airport! I’m loving the adorable, retro style printables by Birds Party too – […]

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It’s winter in Australia right now, so Daisy of Leo & Bella created this SUPER CUTE Winter Camping Party for her son Leonardo’s 3rd birthday! And even though the weather’s been nearing triple digits in my neck of the woods lately, the adorable details from this party – including wintry accents like flannel, pinecones, wood textures & […]

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Inspired by a big oval wooden mirror + her son Logan’s love for reading, Melissa dreamed up this charming Vintage Storybook Birthday Party for his 3rd birthday! Crafty lime & navy decorations, clever themed desserts, and a whimsical photo booth made for one seriously cute “storybook” of a party in the park! There’s great inspiration for a […]

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Looking to SQUEEZE every ounce of summer in before school starts? Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party whipped up a sweet Summer Lemonade Stand Theme that’s filled with fresh-squeezed styling inspiration and clever treats like pinwheel cookie pops and fondant coin-topped cupcakes. And those are definitely a steal at only “25¢” a pop! ;) This is a […]

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Iris & Chris of Sweet Metel Moments recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary in paradise style! Inspired by their love of the beach, they hosted a colorful Love Shack Luau Party (so clever!). Iris designed an adorable set of surfboard and hibiscus adorned printables for the party, which is full of great inspiration for any Luau themed […]

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It’s awesome how Nicole of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations really brings out the FUN in party planning! She acted as “deputy” for her nephew’s Western Cowboy Party & helped pull out the dynamite ;) for a “western train robbery themed day” in the 1880′s Old West Adventure Town of Rawhide. The dessert table even depicts an entire “Wild West” town […]

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“Just BEE-cause”  it’s fun to have a party, Mariah of Giggles Galore made this ADORABLE Backyard Bumble Bee Tea Party for some summertime fun! This party would also be great for a birthday party or a sweet-as-honey baby shower, don’t you think?! ;) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Cute beehive cake buzzing with […]

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