Theme Parties


Flashback to 1982! Alanna Andes Events + Parties + Design threw a super RAD 80′s Themed 30th Birthday Party covered in DIY decorations that TOTALLY ROCK! From old school Ninenteno and Atari inspired details to Pac-Man garlands and slinky toy backdrops, read on to check out tons of fun 80s party ideas… PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to […]

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Photographer (and Hunger Games fan!) Wendy Uppergraff hosted this super creative Hunger Games Premiere Party to celebrate the release of the movie. Who was invited? Her book club of course! Everyone brought a creative food dish inspired by the book to share, and after filling up on Mockingjay Wings, Rue’s Berries, Haymitch’s Drunken Noodles, Capital […]

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Premiere parties are so fun to create, especially when they’re for a mega-popular series like the Twilight Saga. The night before Breaking Dawn Part 1 released, Erin from Bringing Up Burns hosted this amazing and super-creative Pre-Premiere Twilight Party for 30 of her girlfriends! If you’re in search of ideas for your own Twilight celebration […]

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Angry Birds has not only taken the gaming world by storm, but the party planning world too! Jen of Mesmerizing Moments created this super cool Angry Birds Birthday Party for her son Connor’s 5th birthday. It’s bursting with modern & handmade touches, bright colors, and delicious goodies! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Colorful 2-tier cake […]

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I’m so excited to be sharing with you this colorful and whimsical Dr. Seuss themed First Birthday party, brought to you by the super talented Laura of Events In The City! (You may remember Laura’s incredible Cirque du Bebe Baby Shower). I remember drooling over that baby shower and wishing I could have another baby, […]

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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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It really does seem like Hugo won the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for his birthday! Sarah of Crackers Art & Design created just about everything in this magical, colorful and amazing party. What’s your favorite part? Mine is a tie between the incredible backdrop and the hilarious photo booth props! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS […]

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This time last year, I was getting ready to board a flight to New York for a Kentucky Derby Party Ideas segment on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Wow… it’s hard to believe that was already a year ago! Since then I have a brand new sweet daughter that’s currently sitting next […]

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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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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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Looking for a crafty Kentucky Derby Party idea? Here you go! These paper rose adorned chalkboard horses are super cute and easy decorations that can be used everywhere from the table centerpiece to the buffet to the “Watering Hole” (i.e. “party drink station”). SUPPLIES: You’ll need chalkboard paint, toy horses, paper roses, satin ribbon, and […]

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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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I’m not sure if it’s just me or if most of the creative/blogging world is like this, but I always seem to get to my own stuff last, because there’s always something else that needs priority attention: client work, party submissions from others, inbox, toddler, baby, husband, life in general… you get the picture. :) […]

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This next party feature seriously makes me HAPPY just looking at it! :) And with Cinco de Mayo coming up soon, the timing of this fabulous, Skippyjon Jones inspired “FOUResta” 4th birthday party by Brittany of GreyGrey Designs couldn’t be better… I’m definitely seeing lots of  taco shell garlands being created in the near future! I […]

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Everything from the napkin rings to the sweets to the darling birthday girl was adorned in jewels and sparkly metallics for this fabulous Arabian Nights / Princess Jasmine birthday party! Angela of Oh, Sugar! Events and Ryam of The Inspired Mama did such a great job playing creative “genies” and bringing this festive Aladdin-inspired theme to […]

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In continuation of today’s earlier post, here are links to download all of the FREE Kentucky Derby Party Printables from the brand new Taste of Derby party theme! You’ll find previews of everything below, followed by links to download the high resolution PDFs. Visit the Taste of Derby party album for ideas on how to utilize […]

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One of these years I’m determined to make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby! It’s quite the trek from San Diego to Louisville though, so in the meantime I will happily continue celebrating the Derby at home with friends & family. :) And along those lines, I’m excited to bring you the brand […]

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