We found this adorable dinosaur themed party on one of our favorite blogs, Kara’s Party Ideas. The post was submitted by the celebration shoppe and has some of the most creative dinosaur stationary (including invitations, cupcake toppers, napkin holders, etc.) we’ve ever seen.
This is one of the most adorable baby showers that I’ve found. The tablescapes is adorable and who doesn’t love cookie mix favors?
So today was a big day in our house - my baby girl started kindergarten! While I am excited about all that she has in front of her, it was in truth a little bittersweet. Everyone tells you how fast kids grow and I know it’s true, but watching my little girl walk into that big school had me choking back a few tears.
So like any party planning mommy, I swallowed my tears and went home to design a special table for a back to school family dinner. Using a yellow and black color scheme with apples and hydrangeas thrown in, I created a whimsical little table for us to hear all about Ava’s big day. I called my friend Deb of Yummy Delicious Cookies to see if she had any of her awesome apple cookies on hand (she did!) and I used black paper and yellow chalk to create the name cards at each seat. I even remembered how to use paper bags to cover books for the centerpiece – remember that?
Does your little one have a fascination for locomotives? Here is an inspiration board with great images and ideas to get you started. So all aboard and off we go!
Having a magical party for your little one? Who wouldn’t love that? Here’s an inspiration board with a magic theme to help you out! Think stars and top hats in shades of red and black.
The Old Ball Game
Who doesn’t love baseball? The boys of summer are in town again and it’s a great time to throw a baseball themed party. Why not embrace the Vintage trend and apply it to the All American pastime? The options are endless. Start with a vintage styled invitation and search out old time baseball fabric to make table cloths, napkins and banners. For food you can serve hots dogs with a gourmet condiment bar. Cracker Jack snack packs make a great favor and adorable baseball cupcakes will satify any sweet tooth. Play Ball!
Vintage Baseball Fabric on Ebay, Invitation by Charmed Beginnings, Bottlecap Magnets on Etsy from Stuck Together, Favor bags by Zumi, Cracker Jack favors from Tried & True, Cupcakes by Wicked Cake Chick
I have become infatuated with custom birthday hats lately and have included them in two of my most recent parties including Hollis’ 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Party and Ellie Critz’s 2nd Birthday Vintage Carnival. Today I was poking around one of my favorite inspiration blogs, Bella Grace Party Designs and I saw this ADORABLE hat. Seriously, does it get any cuter?
An Alice in Wonderland Inspired Party
I am working on an Alice in Wonderland theme for a new client with a color scheme of Hot Pink, Turquoise and Green and a bold, fresh and ultra girly feel. The invitations will be designed by the ultra talented Whimsical Originals and will set the scene for an ultra posh affair. Stay tuned for details from the real event. In the meantime, here is a bit of inspiration.
Nicola’s un-Birthday photographed by Jessica Claire, Alice in Wonderland party photographed by Gwendolyn Grace Photography, Alice in Wonderlandia party by Lollipop Events & Designs, Mad Hatter Tea party by Party Wishes, Custom Glittered Croquet Sets, Drink Me tags, and Alice in Wonderland Ballet Flats available at Etsy.com
Bears and Flowers and Cupcakes for a Teddy Bear Picnic Party
One of my clients recently contacted me to put together a Teddy Bear Picnic theme for her daughter’s 2nd birthday. Using a color scheme of chocolate, white and yellow gingham we are developing a fun and girly teddy bear party for little Allesandra. Here is the inspiration board that I put together while planning her May birthday party. Pictures of the real event will come after the party!
Monkey-ing Around with Lilly Pulitzer
My friend Barbara emailed me this weekend with a sweet idea for her daughter’s upcoming 5th Birthday. Chiara (don’t you love that name?) is really into Lilly Pulitzer prints (how posh!) and wants to use the new party decor they are selling in the specialty stationary shops like Swoozies to be the focus of her party. But to make it her own, she wants to incorporate her love of the Oooh Ahh Monkeys into the mix. Her dad is very musical and her mom is super posh and hip so it’s no surprise this kid has come up with a party theme so unique! So here’s what I am thinking. A Posh Lilly Table Setting with Bananas and Straw Hats, A Decorate Your Own Headband station, Musical Chairs with Monkey Music and to top it off, A Banana Split Bar! YUMMY. Happy Birthday Chiara!
Fall for this Posh Party Idea!
Falling into a Fall party is simple with these easy steps. Orange, chocolate and red stem flowers create a perfect pair for setting the table and the mood. These same colors flow like leaves in the wind when used to decorate your fabulous fall invitations. Make sure the leaves land on the cake as well, but make sure their the edible sugar kind and all will Fall for the perfect Fallscape! Custom FALL parties are available from Posh Tot Events.
Unique Ideas for a Boo-rific Halloween Bash!
On all Hallows eve, you’ll need some things to make it spooky right? Fill to the brim these noodle carriers with creepy candies that are sure to offend. Tie them off with orange and white polka dot bows and tags that keep tabs on the ghouls and goblins. Don’t forget to light the way with candle holders decorated to look like a forest excursion and last, but not least, create a few creepy dessert for the crew to consume. Custom Halloween Parties are available from Posh Tot Events.
Refreshing Drinks without the Alcohol for Baby Showers and Moms-to-Be
Today a friend asked for a few summer “Mocktail” ideas and I was inspired to include a few of my favorites – designed for baby showers and moms-to-be. These concoctions are so delicious, you won’t even miss the alcohol. For more ideas visit www.drinktoglow.com. Cheers!
3 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce mandarin orange juice
1/2 ounce orange-flavored syrup
1 lime twirl
Directions: Shake juices and syrup with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime twirl.
10 Large Mint leaves
1 oz Lime juice
1 oz Soda Water
Directions: Muddle mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in the bottom of a highball glass. Pour in soda water and garnish with mint leaves.