Sweet Helena’s Portugal Birthday Party

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Blue, Pink, & Yellow Birthday This birthday party is one of my favorites, it just has a perfect whimsical and happy feeling to it.  Which was totally carried through by the balloon elements throughout the day designed by one of my favorites Sofia in Portugal for her niece Helena's birthday.  The image of the child with the balloon and umbrella was used on the drink straws as well as the … { read more }

Birdie Baby Shower!

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Pink and Yellow Birdcage Baby Shower Picture

There seem to be so many different ways to celebrate a new mommy, but I thought this Birdie Themed Baby Shower from Kio Kreations was truly unique! Inspired by mom-to-be Monica’s choice for nursery bedding, the incorporation of pink and green birdies was just precious. Centerpieces were overflowing with Monica’s favorite flower, Gerbera daisies, as well as germini, viburbum, feathers, lily grass … { read more }

Isaac’s 1st Birthday Bash

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Isaac's 1st Birthday Bash I don't have kids of my own (yet!), but I love this sweet boy like my own. Isaac holds a special place in my heart so I was thrilled to help design his 1st birthday party! Isaac's Mom loved these striped melamine plates from Target. I love the blue, yellow, and green! We designed the entire party around this pattern. We loved this banner made by Paula of Frog … { read more }

Pink & Purple Birthday Luncheon!

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Pink and Purple Birthday Luncheon Birthdays are best spent with good friends and good food! This fun luncheon table is a pink and purple party theme! Making the day memorable for the guest of honor, an old family heirloom quilt was used as a tablecloth and the colors matched perfectly! The birthday girl's favorite rose, the Purple Rain rose, decorated the table. My favorite part are the … { read more }

Daisy Teal Birthday Party

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Daisy Teal Birthday Party I love Daisies and I love Teal! So this party is a fun one! As you saw with the Berries & Bellinis Party this week, I'm loving cupcake skewers (or cupcakes-on-a-stick, whatever you want to call them). They're so fun and so cute! They'd make a great centerpiece themselves! Have you made any? Send us your pics! These stand up napkins are too cute! ThemeNaps makes … { read more }

Dinner in “Tuscany” and Almond Biscotti!

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Tuscan Dinner Party

Dinner in “Tuscany” and Almond Biscotti! After a spring trip to Florence and a fabulous Tuscan cooking class, I was inspired to re-create this unique Tuscan theme for a recent dinner party. I just loved incorporating the rich gold and greens, reminiscent of the beautiful Italian countryside! The yellow daisies are a super-easy and inexpensive way to create fun napkin rings (just tuck the stem … { read more }

Berries & Bellinis Birthday Party!

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Berries & Bellinis Favorite is a strong word, I know, but this is (hands down!) my favorite party (that I have designed so far!). It was an absolute blast - from one of my best friends helping me finish last minute touches the night before it was filmed for our local NBC affiliate to first coming up with the idea while brainstorming with the birthday girl in the Vanderbilt bookstore. Joy … { read more }

Cool Cat Dinner Party

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Cool Cat Dinner Party This cool cat is so happy it is his birthday! I love a black and white table. Adding pops of color with silver and green are a fun way to jazz up the black & white decor. This is a very easy party to throw at home in your own house.  Use silver candles, hats, and curling ribbon hanging from the chandelier - and let the celebration begin. The cool cat vase came from TJ … { read more }

Thomas the Train Party

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Thomas the Train Party

Thomas the Train Party All aboard!  Thomas The Train is having a birthday party and you're invited!  Red and blue are always a fun color theme. The blue polka-dot plates came from Sur La Table and the glasses from Party City. The Thomas and friends train books have lots of adventures - so why not give each guest their very own book as a party favor? The Thomas Bathtub Squirters are a fun gift … { read more }

Tips for Vintage Parties

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Make it Vintage A great way to put a new spin on a popular theme is to make it "vintage". We are seeing this trend show up in everything from weddings to kids events. Flea markets, antique shops, Ebay and even rummaging through your own garage can turn up treasures to make your event one of a kind. Images (from top left): Venice Glam, Cupcakes, Vintage Basket, Bird Cages, Letters (painted by … { read more }