BBQ & Outdoor Parties


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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Alison of The English Pea Studio hosted a wonderfully modern, Americana style Low Country Boil Party earlier this year, and it’s absolutely bubbling over with creative details. While nautical designs & colors naturally lend themselves to patriotic celebrations (like this one, held on Memorial Day), crab feasts really are a fun way to ring in any […]

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I was recently sent a party pack filled with some fun entertaining goodies and asked to describe how I’d use them to throw a “Classic American Party” featuring the new Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light, which is available in Mojito and Pina Colada flavors. The party pack had a kind of a rustic-American vibe to it, […]

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Abigail of Paper & Cake always comes up with clever & unique party ideas, and with the weather heating up right now – we’re especially loving her newest reason to celebrate: a Summer Popsicle Party! She partnered with The HOPEFULL Company which provides products and recipes for nutritious popsicles for those (mainly children) who are undergoing chemotherapy, or […]

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After the last day of school this year, Taber Lacie Photography captured all the fun & excitement of Party Like Paula‘s festive Welcome Summer Party! Most parties are focused on either the kids or adults, but I love how this celebration really caters to both age groups with its creative food, drink stations, and activity ideas. […]

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Frog Prince Paperie & Tikkido got together and dreamed up TONS of super creative Balloon Themed Party Ideas! (And if you’re on the hunt for even more, here’s a train themed party with great balloon centerpiece and decor ideas too.) It’s summer right now, so even if you don’t have a birthday to celebrate, all the fun activities from this […]

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For her son’s first birthday celebration, Tori of Tori Johnson PR hosted a Vintage County Fair Party that – as she describes it – “transported all attendees back a couple decades to the good ol’ blue ribbon bake sale days“. After checking out these pics, I’m so ready for a flashback too! This party just looks like […]

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Everyone out of the house… there’s an AMAZING party out in the yard! Abigail of Paper & Cake put together this incredibly creative Fire Truck Birthday Party for her son. With a real fire truck that doubles as a “Mobile Pizza Unit” taking center stage, the entire celebration took place outside in the front yard, and […]

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Don’t you just love it when things are easy?! There’s something kind of fantastic about simplicity, especially when it still manages to look – and taste – as great as these yummy White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Bites. Drumroll, please… there are only TWO ingredients in this “recipe”. That’s pretty much music to the ears of […]

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Mindy from Creative Juice loves celebrating the 4th of July, and that passion definitely shows through in this fantastic Vintage Americana 4th of July Picnic she dreamed up. From good ol’ fashioned BBQ food to patriotic cakes and layered red/white/blue drinks, I think Uncle Sam would be very proud! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: […]

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HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here, and I’m getting super excited for the upcoming holiday! Last year we created a patriotic pinwheel inspired party for Independence Day (check out the full party album here), and this year we were inspired by nautical details like ropes, anchors & ship wheels. I hope you like how […]

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Deanna from Mirabelle Creations hosted this Pub Style Grillers & Growlers Party for her Supper Club with the boys in mind. Utilizing decor she already owned + recycled materials (newspaper “bow ties” on paper bag “lanterns”!) meant this design didn’t cost her the pretty penny you might think… which is another factor her husband loved about […]

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I’ve had a few people email me about the “mini grills at the place settings” from our Summer Grilling Party theme, so here are the details! They’re actually really easy to create and are fashioned from tiny stainless steel bowls ($4.99/4 pack at IKEA), lollipop sticks, buttons, and hot glue. Scroll down for complete details […]

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These refreshing, perfect-for-summer “Popsicle Cocktails” are SO easy and totally delicious! You can make them with any flavor you like – we used strawberry and tangerine fruit bars here. Make sure to use popsicles made with real fruit for the freshest taste. SAY CHEERS! – To create a light spritzer, combine equal parts champagne & […]

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Summer is pretty much synonymous with firing up the grill at backyard get-togethers around here – it’s one of my very favorite things about this time of year! That’s why I was really excited when Hebrew National asked us to partner with them on a new Summer Grilling Party theme to compliment their “Better-Than-A-Hotdog Hotdogs“… […]

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Lots of new FREE printables to share with you today! I designed this collection for the new SUMMER GRILLING PARTY theme we recently created for Hebrew National. You can check out full party details and see all of these printables in use right here. Just click on an image or link to download the associated […]

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Winner update: 6/4/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #11 – ROCIO. Congrats, have fun picnicking! ***** We have a fun new GIVEAWAY up for grabs today! If you love cider AND good excuses to celebrate outdoors, this fun Summer Picnic Pack starring the brand new Michelob ULTRA […]

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I really wanted to feature something creative & unique as the table centerpiece for our brand new Summer Grilling Party theme (posting later today!!), so my first thought was to go REALLY literal and create some miniature charcoal grills. Luckily, the shape of charcoal grills makes them very easy to emulate using inexpensive & easily […]

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