Host a Cupcake Party!

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layer cake shop

Host a Cupcake Party This is one of my favorite party ideas - CUPCAKES! Make up some simple cupcakes in a variety of flavors - vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and provide guests with an array of frostings and toppings for a fun "build your own cupcake bar"! Pamela Smerker of Party Starters shared this party with me that she created and styled. This new DIY printable Cupcake party collection … { Continue Reading }

Planning the Big Day: “The Venue”

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Planning the Big Day: Choosing a Venue Ok, I’m a WEE bit of a planner ;) so I must say I had an idea of where I wanted to get married before I even had the ring. They tell you that you can’t really start too much until you have that date booked so I figured I should get on it asap. I pictured a bright and beautiful venue with gardens, water and a lot of light. I wanted ducks, an outdoor … { Continue Reading }

7 Valentine’s Freebies & DIYs

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Valentine's DIY Crafts and Free Printables

Yes, you just hauled your Christmas tree outside and finally packed up the last ornaments, so why are we already talking about Valentine's Day?! Well, it's our job to inspire you so we're planting the seed with these cute ideas so you have time to get crafting before this romantic holiday rolls around next month! We will also have lots of additional posts on Valentine's Day including a few … { Continue Reading }

Airplane Birthday Party Inspiration

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airplane birthday party by amy atlas

Airplanes make quite a fun birthday theme for little ones! It is also a theme I get asked about on a regular basis so I thought I'd share some of the "best of the best" when it comes to airplane birthdays to give you a bit of inspiration if you are planning on hosting a "high flying" party this coming year. This first party above was designed by the well known sweets designer Amy Atlas for her … { Continue Reading }

DJ Music Themed Birthday Bash

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DJ Music Themed Birthday Bash It's not often we see a fabulous adult birthday party theme so we had to share this DJ Music Birthday Bash thrown by Nicole Anderson of Dough a Deer doughnuts for her husband. A DJ/Music theme is perfect for teenagers and adults who are addicted to their ipods, love great music, and want a birthday party to remember! How creative to have the food labels as … { Continue Reading }

Lemon Love: Top 5 Luscious Lemon Desserts

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Lemon Love: 5 Luscious Lemon Desserts What's not to love about fresh lemon desserts?! It's bitterly cold across the country this winter so I'm dreaming of ocean water, palm trees, and fresh citrus! Good thing lemons are available year long so you can lighten up the New Year with these luscious lemon desserts! Serve a lemon dessert as a favor at your next brunch or dinner party! Simply wrap … { Continue Reading }

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year This is one of my favorite inspirational pictures for New Years! I love the crisp white, glowing candles, and glitter banner! Simple white dishes adorn a table with a variety of fun chairs. Simply gorgeous. Taking time to reflect on a year that will go down in the books for me and gear up for 2011! So not many words today, just the inspirational images below. I wish you a … { Continue Reading }

New Years Eve Party: Little Rascals Style

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New Years Eve Party: Little Rascals Style Earlier this week, I shared the East Coast Challenge New Years Design. So now I'm showcasing the West Coast! A talented group of party and design bloggers collaborated on this design too. Natalie Robles of Little Shindigs! They decided on a Little Rascal theme complete with an Old Hollywood flair. They left no detail untouched from camera props, … { Continue Reading }