Real Parties


Today’s real party feature is ridiculously fun!! It’s a birthday pool party created by Maureen Anders (and biz partner Adria Ruff) for her son Jeff’s birthday. This refreshing take on the backyard pool party has great contemporary style and includes tons of creative details like cupcake “ice cream cones”, bagged lunches served in sand pails, […]

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So… even though July just ended, I couldn’t resist sharing this ADORABLE “Christmas in July” photo shoot that Victoria from The City Cradle recently created.  Between the water balloon “snowballs“, mini “Christmas trees” planted in birdcages, cherry “mistletoe“, gift delivery via bicycle, and more – this concept is so much fun! P.S. There’s lots of […]

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Get ready for a serious dose of adorable! Sarah from a Very Story Photography created this whimsical, dress-up “Vintage-Inspired Tea Party” for her daughter Emma’s birthday… and fans of the vintage-eclectic style of Amy Butler, Liberty of London, and Anthropologie should especially love this one! From pink lemonade served in mason jars and handkerchief “napkins” […]

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Oh my goodness… this dinosaur-themed party by Kim from The Celebration Shoppe is SO amazing! Such a fun theme for a birthday boy too! Absolutely loving it…from the happy colors and treats to the kids photo booth. Read on for tons of great photos and party details below, as told by Kim. (Added bonus: to […]

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Melisa from the ultra-creative Little Apple Design and Project Nursery sent in this adorable party she created for her son’s 3rd birthday that features a Thomas the Train theme with a modern, updated twist. This is such a great example of how you can “style up” any sort of theme to fit your own personal […]

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In continuing with the recap of the Festival Du Bebe baby shower, here’s Part 3 – the Favors, Menu, & Activities… The party favors were fun to put together… Clear plastic boxes were filled with colorful candies, tied with a ribbon and embellished with a 3″ artificial butterfly & personalized Festival Du Bebe favor tag […]

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Bird from Bird Crafts created such a fun, vibrant celebration for her wedding anniversary this year!  The party had an ultra-colorful “BOLLYWOOD BLING” theme that would actually work great for all kinds of summer celebrations – birthday parties, bridal showers, cocktails parties, etc. I’m especially loving the giant paper pom poms hanging above the dessert […]

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Instead of having a “signature drink” at the Festival Du Bebe shower, we had a Signature Drink STATION! This is a fun idea that you could really tailor to any sort of theme or occasion. To play up the Mardi Gras/Masquerade element of this particular theme, I focused on SPARKLING drinks and COLORFUL containers… The […]

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I’m so excited to share this party with you! This is a masquerade/carnival-inspired baby shower – dubbed “Festival Du Bebe” – that I created for my close friend Jen earlier this year to celebrate the pending arrival of her new baby boy (who has since arrived… healthy & adorable!). When everything was spread out around […]

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Esther Kim from My Bride Story Weddings & Events recently sent over pics from this fabulous “Summer Bicycle Inspired” wedding that she created… doesn’t it look like so much FUN?! Along with the help of some talented vendors, Esther transformed the church courtyard where the wedding took place into a colorful, whimsical “playground” complete with […]

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If you liked last week’s Sherbert and Spice Birthday Party feature, here’s some additional inspiration for you from the same adorable event… a recap of the fabulous decorations and activities, as told by party hostess/creator Victoria of The City Cradle… “A chandelier made entirely from hand-cut felt circles was centered above the dessert table and […]

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Patty from Corona, CA sent over these pictures of a Twilight dinner party that she recently co-hosted, utilizing the HWTM Twilight printables and New Moon printables as party decor. It’s seriously so much fun to see the printables in use at your parties – I just love it!! (Free Eclipse quotes and party embellishments are […]

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Can you believe that 4th of July is already coming up this weekend?! If you’re on the lookout for some creative ideas for an Independence Day party – or for a nautically themed summer bash – check out this fun Crab Shack Birthday Party by Kim of TomKat Studio! Festive party details included a life […]

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I am constantly blown away by the creativity that exists amongst our readers… and today is a perfect example! This Sherbert and Spice Birthday Party is another wonderful creation from the amazingly talented Victoria of The City Cradle. I seriously want to BE at this party… doesn’t it make you feel like a kid again […]

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This BRIGHT & SUNNY Bumble Bee Birthday Bash is one of the latest adorable creations from Kelly Lyden of WH Hostess! I’m loving the modern simplicity of this theme – there are tons of creative details, but it still feels very approachable, and Kelly gives great details below on how you can easily recreate this […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is an absolutely GORGEOUS Shabby Chic Baby Shower created/hosted by Kristeen from Kristeen LaBrot Events. From the fabulous color palette and whimsical floral designs to the pretty milk glass vases and creative fabric decor (check out the guest of honor’s stunning chair!), this party is a buffet of eye candy and […]

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As a huge fan of Mad Men myself, I was so excited to see this fabulous Mad Men-inspired birthday party created by event planners Lauren and Kristin of Bellafare! From classic cocktails and vintage photo props (remember those typewriter thingys?!), to custom “Jim & Missy” menus, gorgeous floral designs, and more… I think even the […]

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Julie and Alex from In Good Company recently sent over tons of fabulous soccer party inspiration in the form of both a kids table/party and a more adult-friendly “Soccer Sweets” buffet! These ideas are especially timely with the World Cup going on right now, but will also translate well for any soccer themed celebration… birthday […]

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I’m seriously blown away by the level of creativity in this adorable Woodland Fairy Birthday Party created by Kate Landers Events, LLC! From custom fairy frocks and toadstool seats to fairy-friendly treats like “Gnome-Made Granola“, “Pink Acorns“, and “Chipmunk Chips” served in chocolate “nest bowls”, the attention to detail here is AMAZING! Fun Extra: Kate […]

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Photographer Caroline Tran recently sent over these gorgeous images that she shot of a fabulous LA Lakers-themed 40th Birthday Party designed by the talented Carolyn Chen of The Special Day (whom you might remember from this stunning Gossip Girl-Inspired Bridal Shower). Party overview from Caroline: “The birthday boy is a HUGE LAKERS FAN!! The entire […]

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