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Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party

teenage mutant ninja turtle birthday party

Cowabunga, dude! The Ninja Turtles are back and becoming pretty popular {again}! I’m loving all the different takes on this theme, and this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party by Tania Peso of totful memories is no exception! With a little more grunge, a whole lot of green chevron, and some amazing cookie creations, this TMNT party is the perfect amount of “cool” for this little Ninja Turtle’s 6th birthday.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Green chevron dessert table with Ninja Turtles cake pops in mini brown suitcases
  • Amazing Ninja Turtle themed sugar cookies & sliced “pizza” cookies by Cookievonster
  • Fun Ninja Turtle masks & toy swords & cool black & green TMNT printables

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Awesome Monster Jam Truck Party! {Boys Birthday}

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Ladies & gentleman, start your engines! Buckle up and get ready for this Awesome Monster Jam Truck Party by Nicole {and identical twin sister, Tonia} of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations! With an amazing arena birthday cake, monster truck races, and victory doughnut trophy cupcakes Drake’s birthday was a definitely a SMASH!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Victory doughnut cupcakes with mini trophies + Spectator cake pops (decorated with different faces and t-shirts!)
  • Monster truck racing, tire track paintings & “monster truck” golf cart rides
  • Toolbox filled with cookies, utensils, plates and monster truck sippy cups + Spare tire food risers
  • AMAZING “Arena” cake with ramps, jumps & monster truck cake pops!

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Patriotic Parfait Recipe {+ Free Printable Flags}

patriotic parfait recipe

If you’re starting to plan your 4th of July menu, Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs has a perfect raspberry and meringue Patriotic Parfait Recipe to end your independence day celebration! These red and white treats are fresh and light… and even come with free printable flags to decorate (download below)! :) (more…)

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Shabby Chic Pink Pickup Truck Picnic {Bridesmaids Ask}

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If you or a friend is on their way to getting married, be sure to tell them about this super cute idea from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake! She dreamed up this adorable Shabby Chic Pink Pickup Truck Picnic for a fun “Bridesmaids Ask.” What better way to ask your best girl friends to be a part of your big day than with a girly-get-together covered in pink gingham and retro country inspired details? :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pink pickup truck cake topper by Edible Details + Pickup truck printable cupcake toppers
  • Pink popcorn boxes on a popcorn ladder display with paper flower garland!
  • “Will you ride shotgun with me?” Bridesmaid request keychains  + Personalized hangers by Delovely Details
  • Muslin napkins, gable box lunches and babys breath in pattern paper wrapped cans

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Glitz Spritzer Cocktail Party! {Recipe + Free Printables!}

pink and gold cocktail party with lemons

If you’ve seen some of the parties I’ve styled before, it’s probably no surprise that I love a little sparkle, a dash of citrus, and a great signature drink! So when BACARDI® Mixers offered to have their mixologists create a personalized signature drink for me recently, how could I not accept, right!? ;)

They sent over some questions regarding taste and party style, and said they’d develop the drink recipe based on my answers. I really didn’t know what to expect at that point, but ended up LOVING the drink recipe they sent over, right down to it’s name: the “Glitz Spritzer“! It’s fruity, refreshing, and easy to whip up for a crowd.

Glitzy Spritzer Drink Menu - pink gold citrus

Pink & Gold Cocktail Party

Now it was my turn to do the creating, so I dreamed up a playful little after-work cocktail party for the girls at HWTM, designed to match this fun new signature drink from BACARDI® Mixers! Inspired by the bright pink hue, fruit flavors and sparkling bubbles in the recipe, I decided to go for a look that was glitzy & pink with a citrus splash… perfect for a everything from a girlie birthday celebration to a casual summer get-together with friends. Glitz Spritzers with festive drink flags, a few pieces of sparkly decor, and simple appetizers were all that I needed for this fun & easy party. I’m already planning to use this theme again for a party next month!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Gold glittered box centerpiece with pink peonies, orange daisies, and lemons
  • “Let’s Toast” and “Cheers to Glitz” Party Flags + Drink Menu & Favor Tags (download them below!)
  • Muddler party favors, gold party tassel garland and playful pink stripe cocktail napkins

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Dreamy Lavender Woodland Fairy Party

dreamy purple fairy party with pretty dessert table

Lavender, moss, flower garlands and dress up wings… it’s a Dreamy Lavender Woodland Fairy Party! Styled and photographed by Amy of A Dazzle Day, it’s absolutely enchanting! From the delicate, lacy decor and whimsical floral arrangements to the toadstool chair cushions and Mia + her darling fairy friends, these are adorable DIY party ideas that would make any little girls’ special day. (P.S. Amy is offering a 10% discount on her tutu dresses to HWTM readers, use coupon code HWTM10)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Lavender dessert table with flower poms, doily banners and wood stump risers
  • Gorgeous floral & tulle fairy costumes with pastel fairy wands
  • Purple ombre layer cake with twig and floral bunting topper
  • DIY toadstool chair cushions + mini flower wreath chair backs
  • Lace tote bag, bottled “fairy dust,” bracelets and wooden peg doll party favors

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Vintage Donald Duck Inspired County Fair {3rd Birthday}

donald duck dessert table with ruffled table cloth

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! If you’re a Disney lover and a fan of county fair themes, this party is something to quack about! ;) Patty of Sweet Treat Stands styled an amazing Vintage Donald Duck Inspired County Fair for her son Colton’s 3rd birthday. With DIY carnival games, adorable birthday outfits and tons of cupcakes by Fairy Tale Cakes, this County Fair looks like such a blast!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mini “booth” Popcorn Cupcake display + Donald Duck & farm animal cupcake toppers
  • Vintage Donald Duck dessert table & homemade ruffled tablecloth with burlap rosette pin
  • Popcorn and Cotton Candy Booth, Cupcake Ferris Wheel, Soda Pop in crates & Pie Pop Favors
  • Blue & yellow ombre buttercream cake with fondant Donald Duck hat + bowtie and Carnival Marquee “C” Topper
  • Fun carnival games and Donald inspired rosette prize ribbons & pageant sashes

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Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes and how this new trend is a fabulous budget friendly option!

Buttercream frosted cakes are my FAVORITE and they just so happen to be making a big splash on the party scene with many designer finishes. They are also a more affordable option to fondant covered cakes. The versatility and creativity available now with buttercream frosted cakes is definitely a Look for Less option as opposed to pricier fondant covered cakes. Designer buttercream frosted cakes range from $70-$100 while fondant covered cakes are an average of $250.

My favorites are from My Sweet Things… they are as yummy as they are gorgeous! Check out how Kathi has transformed traditional buttercream frosted cakes into designer works of art by using these FABULOUS frosting techniques. Who knew buttercream could look this good! (more…)

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“Berry Cute” Strawberry Lemonade Stand!

Strawberry Lemonade Stand Party

Holly of Mimi’s Dollhouse styled this berry cute Strawberry Lemonade Stand for her girls to sell lemonade in the park! With adorable treats, refreshing strawberry lemonade, and cute little strawberry shortcake dresses, it looks like the girls had a great time being the cutest little lemonade entrepreneurs ever! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Wooden lemonade stand, patterned banners and rosettes & a chalkboard sign
  • Strawberry shortcake in mason jars  + Red velvet strawberry cake pops
  • Red “strawberry” buckets with hand painted seeds + Strawberry filled berry baskets
  • Red and green (polka dot) strawberry shortcake dresses!

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Vintage “Radiator Springs” Cars Themed Birthday Party

Cars Movie Themed Dessert Table

With a love for Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, & everything Cars, Max celebrated his 3rd birthday with an adorable Vintage “Radiator Springs” Cars Themed Birthday Party styled by mommy- Nikka of Triple M Good Parties! Inspired by the Radiator Springs town, she decorated with twine wrapped vases and vintage motor oil cans for a grungy, rustic vibe!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Route 66 themed cupcakes with traffic cones and stop lights + Cars character cake pops!
  • Cute Radiator Springs themed dessert table with “Tow Mater” sign & flower garland in can vases
  • Chocolate donut “Spare Tire” towers + “Spare tire” Soap party favors
  • Vintage motor oil cans, twine wrapped vases, & diamond plate cake pop holders

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Playful Doggy Party Ideas! {Girls Birthday}

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Kate of And Everything Sweet planned super cute Playful Doggy Party Ideas for her daughter’s 7th birthday! Her paw-ty has creative activities and amazingly clever puppy inspired desserts! And with dog bowl serving trays, collar name tags & “doggy bag” favors, she really hit this one out of the dog park!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Doggy birthday cake modeled after the Bailey’s dog, Charlie!
  • Red dog house sugar cookies, puppy cake pops & rainbow “chew sticks”
  • Dog bone shaped bowls & sippy cups + “Fire hydrant” drink dispenser
  • Adorable “Puppy Adoption” activity, face painting and frisbee!

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Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}

pink milk and cookies party

This Rustic Milk and Cookies Party {Pink First Birthday}, styled by Stephanie Gardner of Pretty Lovely Events, for Mya’s first birthday is just too sweet! I love all the girly pink, polka dots & ruffles paired with vintage frames + doilies… and the best part? You wouldn’t have guessed, but the party budget was kept at $100!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Vintage cookie bar with flavored milk, a tiered cookie platter & a pink polka dot cake
  • Dry Cookie Mix mason jar party favors + Pink tulle wreath with a cookie “M” monogram
  • Burlap dessert table runner, French Provincial nightstand with pink lemonade & doily garlands
  • Antique high chair painted blush pink with doily name banner + Framed chalkboard “1”

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DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

DIY watercolor popsicle stick table runner tutorial

For our new “About to POP” Popsicle Baby Shower, I used watercolor textures and popsicle sticks as key elements in the printables and the decor. And my favorite piece of decor ended up being something that combined both of these things: a Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner!

If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft for summer, this is a great one to try. You don’t even need to wait for a party to throw either – this is a fun way to dress up your everyday table too! We’re even thinking it would make for a pretty cool, artsy “chair rail” on the studio wall. ;)

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“About to POP” Popsicle Baby Shower Theme

popsicle baby shower party sign and decorations

With the weather warming up, I’ve been dreaming of doing something party-related with popsicles, which always remind me of summer! So… I thought it would be fun to use them as the inspiration for a new twist on the popular “About to POP” baby shower theme, which usually features popcorn or balloons.

Colorful paper details, popsicle sticks, and watercolor textures (reminiscent of melted popsicles) came together for a vibrant & cheery POPsicle Baby Shower! And fun side note: we’re using this theme for a blogger baby shower event that I’m helping with in New York TODAY! I actually wrote most of this post on the flight over from San Diego to NYC yesterday. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY watercolor popsicle stick table runner & party favor display
  • Clear plastic plates customized with printable paper details (my favorite new trick!)
  • Colorful floral centerpiece with hand-painted wooden initial & glittered container
  • Yellow folding chairs + chair backs and utensils embellished with buttons
  • “Popsicle” party favors make from push-up pop containers
  • Watercolor inspired POPsicle Printables!

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{40th Birthday} Sorority Themed Party

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I wish my sorority parties looked like this! I’m loving this throwback {40th Birthday} Sorority Themed Party photographed by Jen of B&G Photography with styling by Lauren of Lavender Grey Events! A college “late-night” inspired menu, fun bar games and a custom sorority + emblem named after the birthday girl- this party looks like it was a super fun night …without any exams to worry about! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Patterned & printed floating kites as ceiling decorations
  • Screen printed t-shirts, pillows, & beer koozies with the “Kappa Kappa Callie” emblem
  • Pretty paper flower centerpieces + Gorgeous teal candy dessert table
  • Beer Pong, Jello Shots, Taco + Burger Bar and “Kappa Kappa Cool-Aid” Signature Party Drinks

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{Party of 5} Something Blue, Rainbow Dedication Party, July 4th, Sweet Sixteen & Pastel Floral Dessert Table

blue bridal shower

Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Something Blue Bridal Shower
– Retro Rainbow Dedication Party
– July 4th Party
– Tiffany Blue Sweet Sixteen
– Pastel Floral Bridal Shower Dessert Table

1. Something Blue Bridal Shower (pictured above) by livesmilecelebrate

2. Via’s Retro Rainbow Dedication Party by KayeBo

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“Jewel of the Nile” Egyptian Spa Party

Egyptian themed dessert table

We already know Jen Carver of Banner Events is a party genius… but she never ceases to wow me with her incredible theme exploration and DIY creativity! For her daughter’s 8th birthday she took her mini party guests to Ancient Egypt to discover manuicures, facials and more spa style party treatment. :) Her “Jewel of the Nile” Egyptian Spa Party is a dazzling wonder with it’s gold + jewel tone tablescape, Anders Ruff printableshieroglyphic inspired desserts and gorgeous outfits that would have made Cleopatra proud!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Great Pyramid” birthday cake by 4 Kids Cakes, Nile Water and Tut’s Treats
  • DIY Egytpian style columns for the dessert table + DIY Peacock Chandelier
  • Glamorous beauty stations like “Hatshepsut’s Hairstyling”, “Pharaoh’s Facials” & “Nefertiti’s Nails”
  • Egyptian Tunic Costumes in Cleopatra’s Closet
  • Amazing 3D pyramid and sarcophagus favor boxes by Piggy Bank Parties

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Egyptian Spa Birthday Party

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DIY Patriotic Layer Cake (+ 5 Amateur Tips For An Impressive Layered Cake)

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When it comes to 4th of July, I’m always really excited to see everyone’s creative ways to sweeten up their patriotic menu! And this year, I was committed to making a DIY Patriotic Layer Cake for our “All-American County Fair” 4th of July Party. I’m really excited about how it turned out, but even happier to tell you that it wasn’t hard at all!

With literally zero experience making this kind of cake, I was definitely a little nervous – especially since it was going to be part of our shoot! Armed with a couple boxes of cake mix, lots of frosting & sparkly embellishments, I’m proud to say I made my first layered cake! Read below for my 5 Amateur Tips For An Impressive Layered Cake, so you can wow your 4th of July guests too! :)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party

teenage mutant ninja turtles birthday party

The Ninja Turtles are back & ready to party! This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party was perfectly styled & “turtlized” by Stephanie of Fourth + Hazel Photography to celebrate her son’s 3rd birthday! With homemade TMNT costumes, cute Ninja Turtle illustrations, and a whole lot of PIZZA, this party was definitely a hit with these little Ninja Turtles!

 PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • TNMT mask-colored, striped table runners for each place setting
  • Adorable (painted frisbee) turtle shells & masks for each guest
  • NYC Skyline dessert table backdrop + “Ninja Smoke Bomb” Cake Pops and “Krang” Oreo Cookies
  • Pizza box invitations with Ninja Turtle t-shirts inside!

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DIY Tutorial: Tissue Tassel Garland {Matte + Metallic}

tissue tassel garland diy tutorial - matte & metallic

Better late than never, right? Cindy’s glam princess inspired Royal Baby Shower (from earlier this year) featured pink + gold, baby inspiration and crowns! We also added affordable style with crafty (& sparkly!) diy projects like Embellished Doll Furniture and this DIY Tissue Tassel Garland!

Tassel garlands are such versatile, high-impact party decor. They’re perfect for jazzing up dessert tables, backdrops, and the overall party space – and mini tassels make a whimsical addition to a centerpiece or floral arrangement. Read on for step-by-step info on how to make them yourself!

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Cool Chemistry Inspired Science Party {9th birthday}

chemistry inspired science birthday party

In case you didn’t know… science is awesome! Finding the perfect balance between boy cool and mama style, Jenny of Peanut Butter & Jenny Photography (with assistance on styling + printables from RV Parties!) was a total genius with her son Charlie’s 9th birthday party! She designed a fun Chemistry Inspired Science Party with silly, messy and amazing lab experiments, a science class dessert table and creative “Take Home Experiment” favors for all the mini Einsteins!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Periodic Table “C for Charlie” cupcake toppers + Cupcake cake with “Happy Birthday” Bunting
  • Candy filled beaker kids table centerpiece and goggles + lab coats (large white t-shirts cut down the middle!)
  • Exploding Elephant Toothpaste, Homemade Slime & Smoky Dry Ice Experiments
  • Candy “Test Tubes of Atoms”, Double Helix Lollipops and Oreo Molecules
  • Chalkboard Dessert Table Backdrop, Test Tube Cookies + “Nine” Banner

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Plush Event Recap {+ 2 New HWTM Popsicle Party Themes}!

jennifer sbranti speaker at the 2013 plush event

This past weekend I spoke at the 2013 Plush Show in Los Angeles on “Creative Ideas & Clever Techniques to Make Any Party POP!”. I used one theme to inspire TWO totally different tables – a water-colorful baby shower and a summery kids birthday, both with POPsicle themes. :) You’ll find a little recap of my talk at the bottom of this post. Thanks again to Plush founder Jina Park for inviting me up!

And if you’ve got a sweet spot for popsicles, keep an eye out because we have a couple popsicle themed DIYs coming up soon + more pictures too! When it comes to live events, it really stresses me out not to see the final design mocked up ahead of time, so we set up & shot these tables in our backyard as well… I figured an outdoor setting during the day was more of a natural setting for them anyways! ;)

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Romantic {& Beautiful!} Bird Themed Wedding

Bird theme wedding decorations

As usual, Kristeen of Kristeen LaBrot Events is out to impress with this Bird Themed Wedding – and it is absolutely stunning! With stunning orange & green floral arrangements, gorgeous golden birdcage centerpieces, a rhinestone cake table backdrop & a little vintage romance in the air, this wedding is just perfect!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Golden birdcage centerpieces with little egg nests, orange florals, & lace wrapped votives
  • Tea-stained doily menus at each place setting + Satin napkins with big gem napkin rings
  • Wooden heart “Mr & Mrs” Champagne flute tags + Moss & Lace covered letters spelling “Love”
  • Rhinestone “curtain” backdrop for cake table + Beautiful lacy cake with “love bird” toppers

Moss & Lace Covered "LOVE" Letters

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Glitzy Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Table

great gatsby party ideas

With a little glitz, a lot of glam and some 1920’s flair, Kisha of S is for Sweet styled this beautiful Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Table! The pearl wrapped wine bottles, scattered gold confetti, and brooch embellished candles paired with the gorgeous antiqued silver votives & plates are so luxurious – Mr. Gatsby couldn’t have done better himself!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pearl wrapped & glitter covered wine bottles + Chalkboard striped tumblers
  • Rhinestone rimmed silver votives + Brooch embellished candles
  • Homemade satin flower, tulle & brooch bouquet with “Happily Ever After” ribbon

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Cute & Colorful Disney Princess Birthday Party

princess dessert table

I’m loving the trend of showcasing not just one, but all the Disney Princess into one magical party and this Disney Princess Birthday Party for Cami is colorful, cute and a perfect balance of inspiration from each fabulous princess! Michelle of I DO invitations by michelle celebrated her daughter’s 4th birthday with Rapunzel’s chocolate covered oreos, Tiana’s Mardi Gras popcorn, beautiful dress cookies… there are just too many incredible details to mention here, so be sure to read her party details and check out her incredibly talented vendors!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Enchanted Sweets Table (with desserts displayed in the order of the princesses!)
  • Colorful floral centerpieces, rainbow tissue tassel garland & Princess “Take Home Sweets” Favor Boxes
  • Cinderella cupcake toppers with fondant sewing thread, pumpkins, mice, and cheese!
  • Snow White “Poisonous Apple” red velvet cake pops + Belle’s “Red Rose” Lollipops
  • Princess crown decorating station + Story-time with Cinderella

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DIY Tutorial: Embossed Monogram Note Cards

monogram notecards

Here’s a little secret of mine: I LOVE personalized stationery! Surprising, right? ;) So naturally I’m really excited to share this super cute {and easy!} DIY Tutorial: Embossed Monogram Note Cards by Rux of Lush Prints! These embossed note cards are a great way to get crafty & creative, all the while looking super fancy & expensive. (more…)

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HUGE GIVEAWAY: FREE Family Summer Vacation {$3500+ Value}!

huge family vacation giveaway

Winner update: 6/26/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… STEPHANIE ANDERSON! Congrats and have a super fun time!


Are you ready for a super duper HUGE Giveaway? The Duttons are giving one VERY LUCKY winner a FREE Family Summer Vacation! This $3500+ value includes airfaire for 5 to Branson, MO, accommodations at The Dutton Inn and all kinds of fun vacation activities! (Think amusement parks, tours, shows and museums!) Discover all that this incredible family vacation includes + how to enter below… (more…)

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Creative Gone Fishing Birthday Party

Fishing Theme Birthday Party Ideas

This Gone Fishing Birthday Party by Lauren of Lauren Haddox Designs for her sons, William and Stewart, is REEL cute! With playful “fishing” activities, a real boat, and an awesome vintage “Bait Shop” dessert table, this party is quite the catch of the day! I love the little burlap fish & bobber paper lanterns – so creative!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Amazing “Bait Shop” Dessert Table with fish netting, life preservers, & vintage fishing signs
  • “Go Fish” activity with a real boat for the little fishermen to sit in while catching burlap fish!
  • Cute bobber garlands + paper lanterns and fish cookie favors!
  • Adorable photo timeline on a wooden palette and life preserver + tackle box cookies

Bait & Tackle Shop Dessert Buffet

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{Heavenly!} Raspberry Meringue Torte Recipe

raspberry meringue torte recipe

There are not a lot of treats that are sweeter nor lighter than a crisp and chewy meringue. Pair them with luscious berry mousse and you have the perfect summertime dessert. Tessa Huff here, from Tessa Huff Cake Design, and I have a secret to share: I love meringue. Use it to create silky smooth buttercream, whip it to make the perfect macaron, or bake it by itself. This Meringue Torte Recipe layers baked meringue cookies with fluffy raspberry mousse and sweet apricot filling to create heavenly individual desserts.

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40th Wedding Anniversary {Backyard Garden Party}

Daisy & Lemon inspired Anniversary Party

Nikki of Tikkido arranged this beautiful & sentimental 40th Wedding Anniversary {Backyard Garden Party} for her parents. The sweetest thing about this party is the re-imagining of the wedding cake that they were never able to try! Nikki did an amazing job using little details from their wedding to inspire a truly magical night!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pretty cake table canopy with baby’s breath, daisies & lemons + a hanging photo backdrop
– Name tag crafted to look like the brown & peach wedding tuxedo!
– Beautiful recreation of their original Apricot Almond wedding cake

Apricot Almond Anniversary Cake

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