Summer Stripes Tablescapes {Part 1}

thumb summer stripes
girls night in tablescape 3
girls night in tablescape 2

Yesterday was a HUGE day - we announced the winner + runner-up for our Summer Stripes Tablescape Contest! Eeeeh! Lots of our readers have asked to see the additional entries, and we are super thrilled to oblige because they were all absolutely over-the-top hands-down AMAZING. We certainly win for most creative readers, that's for sure! Our jaws dropped every time a new entry was submitted. Without … { read more }

Colorful + Fun Bug Birthday Party!

thumb bug party
thumb bug party
bug birthday party picture 8

It's a BUG-tastic Birthday PARTY! Have you ever heard the expression: Cute as a bug in a rug? Well....this is cute as a bug on a table! Kids love playing outside so this party is right down their adventure-loving alley. From chasing butterflies to hunting grasshoppers, this party has all lots of....you got it... BUGS! Take a walk in the backyard with us as we show you how to throw your own BUG … { read more }

Monster Bash Birthday Party

thumb monsters
monster birthday bash party 6
monster birthday bash party 5

Are you ready for one of the coolest party themes around?! This Monster Birthday Bash is full of spooky treats and lots of one-eyed goblins. Orange + green were the perfect colors for this monster fete designed by Jacob's mom who happens to be a fabulous designer and owner of Shindig Diva! I have so many faves from this party that I don't even know where to start! From the cake to the monster … { read more }

Planning the Big Day: The Best Fiancé

saidyesthumb
Engagement, wedding photo

Planning the Big Day: The Best Fiancé Slacker! Ok, there I said it, I know I haven’t posted anything in ages, but I blame it on this crazy wedding planning! As any of you who have also done so know, no matter how many events you have planned in your life, there is nothing that compares to putting together your OWN WEDDING. It’s insane. Especially for someone like me, who focuses so much on … { read more }

French Inspired Wedding Shoot by JCF Events

thumb french wedding styled shoot
table setting french
wedding chandelier black and white

Are you ready for some serious eye candy? Sit back and enjoy these gorgeous images from a French Inspired Wedding Shoot that will have you dreaming of Paris romance and French macarons for days! Designed by Jessica of JCF Events, who shares my love for gorgeous tablescapes + simple beauty, this wedding shoot has "dreamy" written all over it!  This is just one of the reasons I've booked her to … { read more }

Surfer Boy’s Birthday Party!

rp_Andrew-surfer-party1-e1310501687906.jpg
surfer-party-cake-e1310502841209
surfer-boy-party-2

Surf's Up! Sara De St. Jean of The Homespun Hostess is an up and coming party blogger that you  must check out! Full of creative ideas, Sara planner her 7 year old son Andrew's birthday party all around one of his favorite activities, SURFING! The colors were blue and orange with a little pop of green. I love the originality of this theme and the bright summer colors! Check out the details from … { read more }

Jungalow Bungalow Baby Shower

rp_jungalow-bungalow-baby-shower2-e1310444794317.jpg
jungalow-bungalow-baby-shower-3-e1310443995765
jungalow-bungalow-baby-shower2-e1310444794317

This sweet jungle-themed baby shower includes many lovely, handmade details that all came together for a very special mom-to-be. The shower took place on a perfectly sunny day in May at the The Roswell Teahouse - a 1920’s house in a hidden corner of the historic district of Roswell, GA. Designed by the talented Cloud 9 Events, you'll see lots of sweet baby shower details for decorating at a … { read more }

Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party

rp_little-red-riding-hood-party2-e1310354729576.jpg
little-red-riding-hood-party-5-e1310354445239
little-red-riding-hood-party2-e1310354729576

Little Red Riding Hood One of my favorite childhood stories, Little Red Riding Hood makes for a classic children's theme for a birthday party! Full of adventure and excitement, the story has lots of unique elements that can be incorporated into the party design from the scary wolf to Little Red Riding Hood's gingham basket. This party designed by Terri of Terri's Party Treasures has it all from … { read more }

Blush Pink Beach Wedding

rp_pink-beachside-wedding-2-e1310319342286.jpg
rp_pink-beachside-wedding-2-e1310319342286.jpg
VanPragg_Vonpragg_Jana_Williams_Photography_IMG96672_low-e1310319981138

Beachside weddings are a favorite of mine. Beach weddings are full of romance and this wedding is no different. Alex and Aileen planned their destination wedding all the way from Hong Kong! I'm having a hard enough time planning my own wedding in the same city I'll wed so I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to design this gorgeous blush pink beachside soiree from overseas! … { read more }

She’s About to Pop Baby Shower

rp_shes-about-to-pop-party-2-e1310130162435.jpg
shes-about-to-pop-party-3-e1310130363258
shes-about-to-pop-party-2-e1310130162435

I absolutely adore this baby shower theme that has been "popping" up around the party world! "She's About To Pop" is perfect for a baby shower theme with a little whimsy! Designed by Jennifer Faught of Something Detailed, she was inspired by May 2011 Martha Stewart Living magazine's cover story on poppies. We loved that cover too! The bright colors of hot pink, orange, and yellow made the perfect … { read more }