Birthday Party Ideas


For our 2nd Balloon Time contestant feature, we’re excited to share this adorable Girly Garden Birthday Party, styled by Maggie Brereton of Smashed Peas and Carrots. Maggie searched through thrift stores & her own vintage collection so that she could stay under the $100 budget (spending just $89.36 to be exact)! I love the relaxed mismatched chairs & bench […]

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As we previously mentioned, 8 talented party stylists were recently challenged by Balloon Time to design/host a real celebration using just one of their helium tanks + a budget of $100. The grand prize? A $5K donation to the winning stylist’s charity of choice! Now that the contest is over, we’d like to share each party in […]

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We’ve been having a bit of a heat wave here in San Diego, so while I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures & bringing out my fall wardrobe, I’m thinking one last afternoon in the sun will be a wonderful send-off to summer, and this Lovely Ladies’ Garden Tea Party by Lisa Lundqvist of Sockerrus is the perfect inspiration! With a lush garden […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Day of the Dead Parties. Day of the Dead parties are so hot right now they are everywhere and today I’m […]

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Down, Set, Hut Hut Hut! Hello everyone! Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here. Today, I’m excited to share my Neutral & Rustic Style Football Party, which kicks off football season in style. Vintage styled graphics in neutral tones helps make this setup versatile for any team that you may be rooting for. Mix in your own team colors, […]

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Looking at pictures of this whimsical photo shoot is like dreamily falling down the rabbit hole…landing right smack dab in the middle of the Mad Hatter’s Alice in Wonderland Tea Party! Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events & Design expertly styled this shoot to have a vintage, avant-garde feel to it — with ornate pastel sweets, garden floral tea sets & […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Fondant Letter Toppers. Whether you use them as an initial or get all the letters of your name, these fondant cake […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Monster High Parties. Have you heard of Monster High? If not, I’m sure your little girls know them all too well. […]

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We have been seeing a ton of flamingo parties lately (we even threw one ourselves!) and pineapples have been a huge trend this summer! Since both are tropical, it makes perfect sense to combine them and create one big stylish Flamingos & Pineapples Weaving Craft Party! Ashley Carson of Ashley Thunder Events hosts monthly craft parties for whoever signs up (an idea I just love), […]

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We all live in a….is it stuck in your head now too? ;) When a dose of inspiration struck, Tali Burress of A Party Studio styled this Classic Yellow Submarine Birthday Party as a cute way to showcase some downright adorable party ideas! Polka dots & chevron stripes adorned the printables while a neutral palette of light […]

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Looking for a fun way to entertain the kiddos this summer? Jessica from Everyday Party Magazine created this adorable Kites & Pinwheels Outdoor Summer Party to kick off their summer vacation! Kids don’t need a ton to create their own fun, so I love that they took this party to a nearby park and let them just run around blowing […]

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Although it’s one of the most beloved Disney movies of all time, Bambi parties are pretty few and far between (maybe because parents don’t want their kids to see the super sad part at the beginning?) So it’s a treat that Lauren Borquez of Capes & Crowns is sharing this Vintage Bambi Twitterpated Dessert Table full of springtime elements […]

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Tea parties aren’t just for little debutantes, and since Lauren Borquez of Capes & Crowns is a mother of two little boys, she wanted to create something that they could enjoy as well! In argyle vests, bow ties and the cutest paige boy hats, the boys got all dressed up for this Little Gentlemen’s Croquet & Tea Party, complete […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Barbie Dreamhouse Experience™ Birthday Party! Little girls across America have dreamed of Barbie birthday parties for years and years, however, today’s […]

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Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share our recent Royal Swan Princess Party. Bright and whimsical trellis patterns mixed with a gorgeous hanging backdrop and ruffle decorations help set the tone for a “royally” gorgeous princess party! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – DIY Tea Cup Ombre Mousse Desserts (Simple glass cups transformed into […]

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Tea for two? How about tea for a whole party?! Carla Rippstein of Paper & Party Love stirred up a gorgeous spread with this Spring Florals & Brunch Birthday Tea Party! I love how she mixed pretty pastels with bright pops of color for a modern twist on the signature shabby chic tea party look. Plus, is […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Girly Boy Themes! Themes that are traditionally thought of for boys are getting some serious girly makeovers lately – from girly […]

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YOU GUYS!!! I can’t hold back any longer, I’m so excited to share these ideas with you! Hello lovely ladies! It’s Jen, your Orange County photographer here at Hostess With The Mostess. I adore working with you and your families. You always trust me to come up with creative ideas, and execute the most stunning photo shoots […]

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Ooh la la! Inspired by the dreamiest city in the world Ivana & Michal of Petit Gateau Concept Parties whipped up this Chic and Pink Parisian Dessert Table! Feast your eyes on the delicious, traditional French treats and beautiful styling… I know I am! ;) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Pink Éclairs and a Gorgeous Flower Embellished Croquembouche – Eiffel Tower and “Paris” Cookies […]

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Hello World! These geektastic ideas from Khanh Le of Avec Toi Events and her Computer Theme First Birthday Party Ideas are totally modern & CREATIVE! Inspired by 3D glasses, she celebrated her sweet little Dex with Bits, Bytes and Motherboards of fun. ;) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – “Bits and Bytes” Buffet Table with “Laptop” Lunch Boxes – Floppy Disk Decorations […]

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