Real Parties


Love, Set, Match… PARTY! If you “love” preppy and colorful parties, then this French Open inspired tennis party is the perfect “match” for you! Katie of Petite Social styled this playful pink and green party with exquisite detail. Some of my favorite sweet elements include: the “Racket Candy” (rock candy), French Open macarons, and tennis […]

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Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line  created the most amazingly creative Mail / Post Office Party for her son’s birthday! She utilized lots of packing and shipping supplies as decorations – check out the fun “shipping box” backdrop on the dessert table! There are tons of clever ideas here that can easily be adapted to […]

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This party holds a special place in my heart. Angelina is the daughter of a couple I went to college with, and was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Cancer in October of 2010, when she was only 9 months old. She’s had a rough past couple years, to say the least – chemo treatments and hospitals and […]

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Oh the places Caleb will go! For her son’s Dol celebration, Cindy created a beautiful & whimsical Modern Dr. Seuss First Birthday inspired by the Seuss classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!“. This party is filled with sweet, sentimental touches… how cute is the idea of a “Book Buffet?! I read this book to my […]

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Earlier this year, one of my favorite charities – Operation Shower – asked me to design a tablescape for their Sunshine Safari event that was to be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Of course I said YES in hearbeat! Eleven different designers participated in the event, and every single table was […]

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Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White and Ariel ALL graced this fabulous “Royal Ball at the park” beautifully styled by Lilly of iheartsugarsugar. Yep… this fairytale Princess Birthday Party included not just one, but five of the Disney Princesses! From whimsical treats to an incredible dress-up station, every guest at this party was definitely given the […]

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I love it when submissions come in that remind us that simple & budget-friendly styling can still result in a wonderfully creative, beautiful celebration! Vanessa from Little Pear Events put this Art Deco Inspired Wedding together, and it has such a warm and inviting vibe. I’m especially loving all the vintage doily details and the DIY […]

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This simple, yet “out of this world” Toy Story Birthday Party by Jessica from OhSoPrintable would make any boy want his birthday to last to infinity and beyond… especially when he is wearing a pair of super cool homemade Buzz Lightyear gloves! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Lime green, blue and sparkly silver color […]

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What a hoot! Gayle‘s daughter Imogen loves owls, so for her birthday, Gayle created a  super sweet and dreamy Owl Love Dessert Table. Macy adores owls too (actually, we all do!); I can picture her loving this, especially the adorable owl cakes and owl cake pops with heart shaped faces. This is great inspiration for Valentine’s […]

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This bright and colorful Ladybug Birthday Party by Shannon is full of adorable ladybug treats and so many crafty DIY details… just check out those fabulous hanging paper plate “lanterns” for starters! ;) PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Cute picnic-inspired treats and drinks including “Ladybug Bites” and “Bug Juice” – Black ladybug spotted WALLS […]

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If taking a trip to Sesame Street means getting to attend this cute and colorful Abby Cadabby and Elmo First Birthday Party by Adriana, then my bags are packed! Nothing could be cuter than this incredible birthday cake (besides the birthday girl herself, of course), which is simply decorated with fondant colored dots, but oh […]

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Kate of And Everything Sweet did a truly MAGICAL job on this entire Disney Carnival Birthday Party for her daughter, Olivia, but can you believe the incredible 7 TIER topsy turvy Mickey and Friends Cake that she made? WOW! If you haven’t already guessed, Kate is a cake designer by trade… and a very talented one at […]

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Sugar rush? Check. Creative high? CHECK! Get ready for one seriously DREAMY and creative Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party, complete with rock candy cupcakes, fabulous gumball necklaces, and pretty treats galore! Paige of Paiges of Style baked up all this yummy party goodness for her own sweet birthday girl – Charley. Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party Highlights include: […]

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As the mom of a toddler that sings the popular nursery rhyme all the time, this sweet party feels especially near and dear right now, but I’m pretty sure that ANYONE can appreciate the major cuteness factor of this adorable Mary Had a Little Lamb birthday party! In addition to the happy color palette and […]

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Talk about “high style”! Is this bright yellow and champagne Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser fantastic or what? I am seriously in LOVE with the mason jar “chandelier” over the buffet.  And speaking of mason jars, they also look super cute embellished with festive drink tags, twine, and yellow stripey straws for the Mint Juleps served […]

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Jacqui of Buttons and Beau Event Design put a charming vintage twist on this whimsical, Alice in Wonderland inspired children’s tea party! The edible “tea cups” made of big marshmallows with candy loop handles are such a clever addition to the tea party menu! Also loving the vintage flag bunting backdrop, “drink me” bottles embellished with […]

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Get ready for a magical underwater world of sparkly mermaids, giant bubbles, and ocean-inspired desserts! Christina from Dolce Designs Studio transformed her living room into a fabulous underwater oasis for her daughter’s Under the Sea birthday party with a “Princess Mermaid” twist! Shimmery fabrics and ocean blue ribbons covered the walls, while a cool “Seahorse Guard […]

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Being a creative girl at heart, I always love seeing art themed parties come through the inbox – and this beautiful version that Stephanie from Couture Parties whipped up for her daughter has a fun twist: PASTELS! Art parties usually come to life in bold, bright colors, but the pastel palette that Stephanie used here has […]

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Update: Meleka was kind enough to send over a copy of her {amazing} quiz! Download it here! ***** Inspired by the joy of classic children’s books, Meleka of MMJ Events created a whole baby shower centered around a collection of everyone’s childhood favorites. All the inspiration for the food, drinks, and desserts were taken from […]

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Oh. My. GOODNESS! I am so in love with all the charming & crafty details of this shabby chic style Princess and the Pea Birthday Party by Michelle of Maddycakes Muse! In keeping true to the classic fairytale, Michelle created an ADORABLE “bed table” for all the little princesses to dine at – complete with […]

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