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It is the time of year — here in the states at least — where beach themed parties become wildly popular, much like our pink and yellow beach baby birthday party. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of working with an amazing party crafting mom, Zoe, on a special coral and yellow beach baby party for her little girl izzy. some of my favorite things frontiers party:

  • Octopus pops-so cute
  • Darling handmade  paper party hats presented in a bouquet
  • Oyster cookies with little eyes
  • A pretty and feminine ombré cake
The beautiful photography seen here is by the talented Milk and Honey.
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Zoe’s dessert display is so breezy and perfect – just like a day beside the seaside!
Printables : Frog Prince Paperie
Photography: Milk and Honey
lemonade stand party-1

When the weather gets warm thoughts turn to cool drinks, sunshine and all things undeniably summer. In celebration of brighter days, Dina from Deliciously Darling Events gave the classic lemonade stand a modern ombre update that is sure to make it the most popular watering hole in the neighborhood. Thanks to  Lauren Nicole Studios  for the wonderful photography  seen here.   Lemonade stands { Read More! }


Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight... We probably all knew this memorable little poem by heart from about the time we are old enough to have a sense of whimsy about us. Which makes it the perfect thing to inspire a party for little ones! Wishing on a star while laid out on a blanket gazing up at the heavens sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening while making a few { Read More! }

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Star Wars is NOT just for boys. I would venture to say I know about as many little girls in love with these movies as little boys. And what I adore about little girls who love Star Wars is that they totally take a very masculine movie and twist into something very much their own. Like Amanda...who wanted a Star Wars Spa Party. Jedi training, nail painting and Princess Leia all in one fun package. { Read More! }


Nathalie from Angelina's Dream Parties contacted me about helping with her daughter's birthday party to be held in Colombia. She flew from New York to have this beautiful party for her daughter among family. Even with all the travel, there was no detail left undone. I love her fabulously colorful and airy backdrop and the bugs, butterflies and birds all over. How cute { Read More! }

Shake It Up Party


One of my favorite things is getting fabulous party pics from talented moms out there! When Alexis adapted our Dance Party printables seen in the last post for a Shake It Up birthday party (that her daughter Isabella LOVED!) I was excited, but these pictures were the frosting on the cake. How fabulous are those hot pink tablecloths and glittery balls? I also loved the creative way { Read More! }


Nothing beats a balloon at a party, so what could be better than making it the overall theme of your next celebration?  It's another sure-fire party delight for guests young and ah...not-so-old. Nicole at created this spectacular event for the first issue of Festivities Magazine. There is nothing tricky to creating a banner and printing a few cupcake toppers. You can { Read More! }

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One of our goals in creating Festivities Magazine was to provide some inspiration for parties that don't go all the way over the top and only take a few hours to craft. And will fit into about any budget! For our breakfast-based "Pancake and Pajamas" birthday party, I started with a pretty blank canvas -- white walls and furniture.  I added in some stands and Blumeboxes I had topped with plates, { Read More! }

maddies spa party-5

After seeing everything that goes on with mom's job all year long, my daughter Madeline takes her birthday very seriously. All the bells and whistles must be pulled out and there must be much celebrating--and cake--involved in whatever we do. This year, Maddie wanted to do something besides the at-home parties we've done for the last few years. Of course this was a bit scary for me, as { Read More! }