Host a Backyard Camp Out Party!

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Do your kids LOVE to camp out in the backyard? I used to love pitching my little tent and pretending to camp out in far away lands. Host a CAMP OUT party for your kids like Leslie Kerrigan did for her son’s birthday party. I met Leslie at Folio Love where I was a speaker recently. I absolutely ADORE her cute camping themed decorations, signs, and sweet camp out treats.

Leslie incorporated lots of DIY elements into the party.
- Party Banner
- Treat Bags + Tags
- Camp Postcards
-  Camp Wooden Sign

The super cute camping themed cake was made by The Bakery in Greenville, SC.

Want to plan a camp out themed party?! Check out this fun, camping themed invitation!

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Use elements in your own backyard in your party! Pick up twigs + sticks to serve as sign holders as seen in the pics above. Print off card labels yourself. For a camping themed free font, download + install PINEWOOD FONT. It’s GREAT for making signs, banners, party favor tags, etc.

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Love this camping themed party? Check out this CAMP OUT TREAT TABLE, Pink 1st birthday CAMPING PARTY, + Camping Dinner Party

{Recipe} Mini S’mores Cakes

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Serve up Mini S'mores Cakes for a twist to the traditional s'more! Little individual cakes are too cute for birthday parties so let each guest have their own. Hosting an outdoor patio party or children's camp-out party? No matter the occasion, these mini s'mores cakes would make a sweet dessert! ADD SOME FUN: Try topping these little sweet s'mores with crushed nuts, sprinkles, or chopped toffee … { read more }

Southern Nashville Wedding: Historic Cedarwood

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Southern Nashville Wedding Are you wedding planning now for a fall 2011 wedding? We have lots of inspiration for you in this wedding showcase! This past fall, I attended the wedding of my friends Austin and Jenni at historic Cedarwood in Nashville, Tennessee. Jenni looked absolutely stunning in her Alvina Valenta dress from Panache in Beverly Hills, California. I knew immediately that it would … { read more }

{Love Bites} A “Bittersweet” Valentine’s Party (and a Giveaway!)

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A "Bittersweet" Valentine's Party Jen of Blush Printables and I teamed up for a dreamy yet humorous take on this romantic holiday. Inspired by lyrics of popular love songs and common "love" phrases, Jen designed all the party printables and paper goods for this shoot. I almost squealed when I saw it all - her work is outstanding. From the shimmer paper to the tiny details on each design, her … { read more }

DIY: Homemade Marshmallows & Smores

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Homemade Marshmallows This holiday season, surprise neighbors and friends with homemade marshmallows! Marcie Lenick shared these gorgeous images of her homemade marshmallows. Want to try your hand at making homemade marshmallows? Marcie used Alton Brown's recipe for Homemade Marshmallows. They're really quite easy and you can flavor them with various extracts like peppermint for hot … { read more }

Interview with Jeanne Benedict

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing party expert Jeanne Benedict,and I loved talking all things parties with her! Below is a summary of all the fabulous entertaining topics we discussed on our phone chat! Hope you enjoy learning more about Jeanne, she's a rockstar! Where did you first develop your love for entertaining? "I've always had a passion for parties, I really like the joy of … { read more }