Candyland Birthday Party

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Candyland Bithday Party This 1st Birthday Party for birthday girl Gabriella was so a little kid's CANDY dream!  Tiffany and Amanda from EventsLuxe in St. Louis designed this birthday party for Gabriella using a Candyland theme that they definitely went all out for!  The name banner behind the candy buffet is even covered in real candy with each letter a different kind of candy!  My absolute … { read more }

Pretty Party Decoration: Garlands

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Pretty Party Decorations: Garlands Garlands aren't a new trend by any means, but with the rush of DIY ideas across the blogosphere, wedding and party enthusiasts are finding more and more ideas for creating these darling decorations! From paper flower garlands to metallic confetti dots strung across pretty strings, garlands add height and drama to your party or wedding! String them across the … { read more }

Host a Cupcake Party!

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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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Airplane Birthday Party Inspiration

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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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }