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

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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! ;)

popsicle stick cake

popsicle baby shower tablescape

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POPSICLE THEMED BIRTHDAY TABLE:

popsicle party ideas

popsicle napkin folding idea

popsicle garland

hwtm popsicle birthday party printables

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“ABOUT TO POP” BABY SHOWER TABLE:

printable collections

jennifer sbranti founder of hostess with the mostess

popsicle stick table runner for a popsicle themed baby shower

baby onesie sign

personalized centerpiece

plush event

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CUSTOM PRINTABLE COLLECTIONS

Shop both collections + matching invitations in the Hostess INK Shop! (Not all of the pieces in the images are up in the INK shop yet… some are still only available via Etsy…  but message us in the meantime if there’s something you see on Etsy but not in the shop. We’ve got ’em all over here. ;)

about to pop summer baby shower with a popsicle theme

summer birthday party with a popsicle ice cream theme

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“Creative Ideas & Clever Techniques to Make Any Party POP!”

I knew this audience of brand new & expectant parents would have a lot of celebrations in their future… kids birthday parties, holiday celebrations, hopefully still some adult get togethers in there too ;) – so I wanted to break my favorite party tips down into 5 simple, easy-to-remember steps.

1. Get INSPIRED with a theme: A well thought out party theme has 3 elements:
–––1) the specific idea (i.e. Alice in Wonderland, Paris, trucks, ombre stripes)
–––2) color palette
–––3) style (i.e. vintage, modern, retro, elegant, playful, chic, bohemian)
Addressing all of these will give you a great starting point for your party. Get inspired and have fun with your party details!

2. Be PLAYFUL: Give regular items fun names (for example chocolate donuts can become “tires” for a truck party, or a signature cocktail can be named after the bride & groom at a wedding), and ask yourself what clever things can you do to bring your theme to life. For example, napkins aren’t just for function, they can make a tablescape look extra special. On the birthday table pictured here, I created “popsicles” by folding the kids table napkins into rectangles an