DIY Friday: Spring Dinner Party

DIY Spring Soiree – Dinner Party

Want to have a Spring soiree with a few of your close friends perhaps in the comfort of your home or undeneath the beautiful stars? Today I am sharing a few DIY projects and tips for an intimate springtime evening dinner party! For this post I am going for grown and sexy, simple yet elegant!

1. Dinner Guestlist

Decide on your guest count and put together your invitee list.

2.DIY Invitations

Decide on the dinner party details – location, date, time, and theme, if any. Then find a creative way to share the deets about your event – here are a few examples:

Be “old-fashioned” and personally handwrite invitations to each of your guests on lovely paper like this from the Paper Source:

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Or you can use some creative fonts that fit your theme and simply print your invitation on lovely paper!

Another inexpesive option that I am a HUGE fan of is buy a lovely personalized printable DIY invitation (jpg) from an Etsy vendor like this one from Trinity St. Studio:

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3. DIY Decor

Decide on the ambiance and your decor for your dinner party. (In the DIY examples below I am going for a romantic spring-like ambiance.) Take a look at these inexpensive DIY projects for decor:

Save your wine or beer bottles and buy candlesticks from the Dollar Tree. DIY instructions from Happy Mundane here:

Candlelight centerpiece

DIY Flowers & Candlelights Centerpiece : DIY Instructions from My New Place here:

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If you wanted to add a little bit of color, then try something like this wear you either buy color vases or paint your own and add flowers and succulents as shared on Little Miss Momma:

colored vases

For decor you can buy elegant premium plastic dinner ware products from Party City or from the Dollar Tree:

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Buy affordable beautiful table covers from Party City or elegant linens from Linen Tablecloth! Buy or make your own table runners to add some pizzaz or use your favorite scrapbooking paper as a place mat for each dinner set.

 

4. Personalized Favors

Do something simple or even something grand, this isnt required but a special touch. You can offer something edible or useable that you make. Here is a lovely creative idea I found on HGTV – infused sugars (you can find these containers at Michaels and choose to personalize them with your guests name):

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Or how about a beautiful personalized “green” gift like this one featured on Design Sponge:

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5. DIY Food and Drinks

Food – go for a food bar like taco bar, sandwhich bar, burger bar, baked potato bar, chili bar, grilled cheese bar, etc. You just want to pick something that is cost effective for the quantity of guests but is also fulfilling and offers a lot variety – this is the fun part for your guests, to actually pick their toppings! Here is an example of a baked potato bar shared on Lucy Dylan Weddings:

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Dessert – since you are going with the food bar, you can also add a dessert bar with a myriad of desserts or focused on one particular item – cheesecake bar, ice cream bar, fruit bar, fondue bar, cookies bar, cupcake bar, etc. If you want to keep the dessert simple – make your favorite dessert – cake, cookies, pie, brownies, etc or if you aren’t a great chef opt for some awesome bakery or store bought desserts and put them on lovely plates for your guests to choose!

Drinks – if you are in the mood for libations, share your favorite wine, beer, or make a creative signature drink for your guests! Or you can go bar crazy and go with a drink bar – i.e. a Margarita, Mimosa, or Mojito bar.  If you and your guests do not drink, make a yummy and refreshing drink to share, such as this Pomegranate Spritzer shared on White on Rice Couple:

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*For more food and drink ideas and recipes, you will definitely want to check out my Food & Libation Pinterest board of over 500 delectable pins!*

I hope you found amazing inspiration and ideas in today’s dinner party Spring soiree post, enjoying this week’s DIY Friday! As always, if you LOVE this post – please LIKE IT, TWEET IT, PIN IT, and SHARE IT! If you have any ideas for a future post, I’d love to hear from you!

*Please note: Due to my current hectic schedule, I will be doing DIY Friday posts every other Friday until things settle down a bit for me. For now you can still expect Inspiration Board Tuesdays & Etsy Thursdays every week!*

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Beach Bridal Shower Inspiration Board

Beach Bridal Shower

 
You are in for a real treat – with Spring here and summer around the corner -this week’s Inspiration Board Tuesday pick is a beach themed bridal shower! Living in southern CA I must admit that I am pretty spoiled with all the lovely  local beaches to choose from + the lovely weather we usually have year-round! For those brides that love the beach and may not have one nearby or have the weather for a beach celebration, why not plan a beautiful beach bridal shower – a perfect theme to host at a venue or a private home. For this week’s beach bridal shower inspiration board I decided to stay with the blue and tan hues with white and brown accents, however depending on the season and your creativeness you can definitely change the color palette. For a beach bridal shower you will want to collect seashells, seahorses, starfish, sand (in vases/centerpieces), coral, and anything else that is representative of the beach and sprinkle around the venue to create the perfect beach decor. This theme is so simplistic yet serene and beautiful – check out my inspiration board below!

 

Beach Bridal Shower Inspiration Board

{Photo Credits: Beach Bridal Shower Table Setting by SC Events by Jennifer | *Beach Bridal Shower by Weddings* | Seahorse Cake featured on Customized Cakes by Jen | Seashell Acrylic Favors on Beau-Coup | Cream Cheese Seashell Mints featured on Smellin Coffee}

* 3D-Memoirs Sponsor – Lovely Invitations for Weddings*

 

In addition to the beautiful inspiration board above, here are a few lovely DIY projects I found across the web that would go perfect with this beach bridal shower theme!

Beach Party Fabric Garland

Beach Party Fabric Garland featured on Real Simple

 

DIY Beach Bridal Shower Centerpiece

DIY Beach Bridal Shower Centerpiece featured on Celebrations

 

DIY Beach Bridal Shower Centerpiece

DIY Beach Bridal Shower Centerpiece featured on Celebrations

 

DIY Shell Candles

DIY Shell Candles featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

 

DIY Seashell Bouquet Confetti

DIY Seashell Bouquet Confetti Day Dreams

 

SHARE WITH ME: Which color palette did you like the best? In addition to the two color palettes above you could also do pink and white, pink & ivory, & pink and fuchsia pink for a girl. For a baby boy you could do baby blue and gray, blue and ivory, gray and ivory, blue and white, gray and white, or black and white.

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Parisian Baby Shower Inspiration Board

Parisian Baby Shower

Ooooohhhh Lala! Today is Inspiration Board Tuesday and with the beginning of Spring and my love of pink, I thought a Parisian Baby Shower theme would be a wonderful idea for this week’s inspiration board. In the past I shared a Parisian Etsy Wedding post and not only is a Parisian theme amazingly beautiful for a wedding but also a creative idea for a baby shower!

 

Parisian Baby Shower Inspiration Board – Pink & Black

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{Photo Credits: Parisian Cake from Cakes by Nathalie | Parisian Invitation from Ann Lee Designs | Printable Wine Glass Name Card from The Posh Event  | Parisian Favors Table featured Paisley Petal Events | Printable Parisian Passport Invitation from Paper Candee | Parisian Dessert Table featured on On To Baby | Parisian Umbrellas featured on Hostess with the Mostess}

 

Parisian Baby Shower Inspiration Board – Pink & Gray

Parisian Baby Shower Collage - pink and gray

{Photo Credits: Parisian Dessert Table featured on Chickabug Blog | Parisian Centerpiece featured on Hostess with the Mostess | Head Band Station for the Baby featured on Hostess with the Mostess | Parisian Table Setting featured on Goosie Girl Cards | Parisian Invitation from Paper Candee}

 

SHARE WITH ME: Which color palette did you like the best? In addition to the two color palettes above you could also do pink and white, pink & ivory, & pink and fuchsia pink for a girl. For a baby boy you could do baby blue and gray, blue and ivory, gray and ivory, blue and white, gray and white, or black and white.

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DIY Event & Party Planning Resources

DIY Fridays: Event & Party Planning Resources

Grab some paper and a pen and get ready because for this week’s DIY Friday I will be sharing some of my favorite DIY planning go-to retailers for planning your next event! Welcome to my Little Black Book of retailers and make sure you make through the entire post because I have some awesome planning tips for those of you that may not know where to start!

 

DIY Vendors & Stores for Party Supplies, Favors, & Decor

Michaels: one of the largest, not to mention my favorite, online and brick and mortar crafts retailer that sells arts and craft supplies, scrapbooking materials, framing, baking materials, baskets, party supplies, decor elements, framing, and a lot more! They also offer a variety of wonderful classes – check out their website for details. They always have coupons, so make sure you grab one before you go shopping and be prepared to spend a few hours in the store!

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Dollar Tree: LOVE the Dollar Tree! You wouldn’t believe how many amazing decor and party planning supplies that I have snagged from this retailer from vases, candles, decor items, candlesticks & plate for a DIY cake stand, silk flowers, foam, children books, and so much more! This is definitely one of my go to retailers and each store may have slightly different inventory so you may have to hit up a few. Hint: If you need to buy in bulk you can purchase from them online, usually in cases of 24, and have it shipped to a nearby store for FREE for you to conveniently pick up!

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Etsy: online retailer that offers a ridiculous amount of amazing handmade goodies from talented people around the world. Any and everything handmade that you can think of is available through Etsy  – invitations, banners, signs, clothing, jewelry, etc. (For an example check out my Etsy Thursday posts – every Thursday I pick a unique and creative wedding theme and then search Etsy for the best handmade finds to fit the theme.)

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Amazon: this retailer is known for the awesome shopping experience it provides to its buyers and sellers, with great accountability, ease of purchasing, and wide variety of products. For unique party decor items I can’t find in store, I always search Amazon for the product and have had nothing but wonderful purchasing experiences!

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Save-on-Crafts: online crafts retailer with a amazing variety of craft and decor items that at times it is just overwhelming to look at all of their decor goodies. You will find a lot of wonderful items at great prices – so have fun and be prepared to spend a few hours looking!

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Party City: online and brick and mortar retailer of party supplies like paper goods (plates, cups, silverware, tablecloths), serving dishes, themed party supplies, balloons, and more!

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Joann: online and brick and mortar retailer that sells an amazing variety of fabrics plus some decor elements! If you can sew or work with fabric, this is the place to shop. I recently bought burlap and fabric for a pirate flag from Joann’s for my son’s 2nd birthday party that I did.

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Linen Tablecloth: offers a variety of quality linen for purchase at amazing low prices (less than rental rates)! Why rent linen when you can buy it for your next event?

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Beau-coup: one of the largest online favor and party supply retailers with creative items for a variety of events – weddings, baby shower, bridal shower, birthday parties, etc.

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Hobby Lobby : online and brick and mortar retailer selling arts and crafts supplies, party supplies, silk flowers, and more! (Make sure to keep an eye out for coupon codes and see if they have one available on their site.)

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Oriental Trading Company: the largest online US direct merchant of  party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties – all at great low prices!

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Event Planning Advice

Once you know the event you are planning, whether birthday party, bridal shower, intimate dinner, baby shower, etc., you will want to decide on the following:

  • Budget – Decide how much you can afford and are willing to spend for the event. If you are on a tight budget try to solicit the help of a friend or family member to help and contribute in order to maximize your budget without uncomfortably stretching your pockets.
  • Theme & Decorations – Use online resources like Google, Pinterest, & Kara’s Party Ideas to find inspiration and come up with a creative concept. It is ok to take a popular theme and add your own twist, unique color palette, or creative addition to make it your own! Or try to come up with something different that hasnt been done over and over again that is outside the box and most importantly relates to the person(s) you are celebrating! Once you have your theme start searching in local stores and online for decorations – if you are as detailed as I am you will make a few trips to a variety of stores and then search online (using the retailers I mentioned above + Google) for the items you can’t find in stores, compare item and shipping prices, and then purchase. It is ok to do a little comparable shopping before purchasing and feel free to search the web and vendor’s website for coupon codes, coupons, and deals! If you are crafty, then incorporate DIY projects into your decorations, thinking of creative elements to add to the decor.
  • Number of guests you plan on inviting
  • Invitations – Depending upon the event, theme, and person you are celebrating, you will want to decide whether to use an online invitation site like Evite or go the traditional route and mail invitations. Try to make a creative invitation that fits your theme or search online (i.e. Etsy) for a unique invitation to share the details of the event. Nowadays you can buy invitations, paying someone to personalize, make, and print them for you or on Etsy you will find alot of stores will sell you a customized pdf invitation that you can print on your own. If you purchase an invitation that you have to print on your own, buy some colorful or textured paper to print on at home or if you want to save your ink, just order it from an online print shop like VistaPrint or Overnight Prints. Recently, I used UPrinting and had a wonderful experience – they had the best pricing & shipping options, timeline for print and delivery, and I found their process really easy to use.
  • Timeline for the event – It is important to have a basic outline of the activities for the day, sequence of events, and a rough time schedule for each activity. You definitely want to plan in advance so that you don’t run out of time to do all the activities you worked so hard putting together.
  • Location – You will want to decide if it will take place in a private home or if you will rent a space.
  • Date & Time
  • Menu (food and drinks) – Keep in mind your budget, theme, type of event, time of the year, and your guests when developing a menu. It is always a lovely touch when it compliments the event. (For example: for a Super Bowl party you will probably want to serve delicious finger foods, bbq, chips & dip, and mini desserts.)
  • Games/Activities – Search the internet for creative games and activities that relate to your specific event and theme.
  • Favors/Gifts/Keepsakes – Although this is optional, it is always fun to give your guest a parting keepsake. Try to find something that represents the person you are celebrating and/or fits your theme.
  • Entertainment & Photography – Based upon the event and theme you will need to decide if you will have entertainment at the event – clown, balloon artist, caricature artist, character, vocalist, DJ, etc.  Also, you may want to hire a photographer to capture the decor and special moments or if you are lucky enough maybe you can enlist the help of a friend or family member that is a photographer or takes great photos with a quality camera to help you out.

Here are some party planning resources that I found on Pinterest and think you might find of interest! (Click on the link below, which will take you to the Pinterest pin and then you can click on the pin to get to the original resource and information.)

The Perfect Party Planner from Studio 5

The Chickabug Guide to How Much to Serve at a Party

Party Planning Guideline shared on Kara’s Party Ideas

 

Now are you ready to party? I am! Just waiting for the next event I can plan! If you are not the party planning type, don’t have the time to do it, or just don’t have a creative or DIY thumb, then call/email me! I am available to help plan your next event and/or develop the creative decor that will give your event the WOW factor and keep your guests talking for months! (Check out my most recent event that was featured on one of the largest party inspiration blogs – Kara’s Party Ideas!)

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Bridal Shower Tea Party

Bridal Shower Tea Party Inspiration Board

 

It’s Spring, which makes it a perfect time for a tea party! For this week’s inspiration board I decided to come up with a bridal shower tea party inspiration board. I love Spring, flowers, tea, and all the creative options available for a tea party inspired bridal shower. If you would like to plan a tea party bridal shower you could creative in using any of the following inspirational themes: modern & elegant, vintage, or Alice & Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party (which I did for my baby shower). I chose to go with a lovely modern & vibrant spring inspiration board!

Tea Party Bridal Shower Collage

{Photo Credits:  Tea Party Place Setting featured on The Pretty Blog | Tea Centerpiece featured on Hostess with the Mostess| Cupcake Stand featured on Plan Your Perfect Wedding | Tea Cups Decor featured on Engaged & Inspired | Unique Rhyme Book Game & Hat & Accessory Dress-Up Station featured on Ever Ours | Table Decor by Shannon Nicole Smith }

 

Decor Ideas: Books, tea cups, tea pots, lace, floral arrangements, pearls, table runner,porcelain/china, tassel garland,

Menu Ideas: small sandwiches, light finger foods, potato salad, danishes, tea cookies, cupcakes, scones, muffins, vegetable tray, fruit display, variety teas, lemonade, ice water.

DIY Favor: Lovely Tea Cup Candles by Hey Gorgeous Events

 

SHARE WITH ME: What do you think of this modern and vibrant tea party bridal shower? What other creative ideas  can you think of for a tea party bridal shower?

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Make sure you come back next Tuesday for the next Inspiration Board Tuesday, where I will share inspiration and amazing finds around the web for a new theme and event.

 

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Safari Birthday Party Inspiration Boards

Safari Birthday Party

This week’s inspiration board is for a safari birthday party – boy or girl. With this being a very popular theme, you will be able to find a wonderful variety of party supplies in various colors and patterns to suit a baby shower or variety of ages for a kid’s birthday party. The awesome thing about having a safari party is that you have a variety of ways to be creative with the decor – you can infuse inspiration from a Noah & the Ark theme, a zoo theme, animal print theme, and jungle theme. I have made two inspiration boards of party supplies you can purchase for a safari birthday party theme. There are a lot of fun things you can do with this theme, so be creative and have fun!

Safari Collage

{Vendors: Assorted Safari Balloons from Shindigz |  Safari Lion Pom Pom from The Shower Planner | Paper Pom Wheels from Simply Nesting | Safari Favor Bags from West Mama Designs | Safari Birthday Cupcake Toppers from We Bring The Party }

 

Safari Collage Zebra

 {Vendors: Safari Printables from Simone Made It Party Printables | Animal Print Drawstring Bags from Simply Nesting | Zebra Patterned Roll from Shindigz | Safari Hat & Binoculars from Shindigz }

 

Safari Birthday Party Inspiration

Here are some of my favorite safari parties I found across the web – which one is your favorite? (Click on the photo to see more photos of the party.)

Featured on Kara's Party Ideas Blog

Featured on Kara’s Party Ideas Blog

 

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Featured on A Pumpkin & A Princess Blog

 

Featured on Baby Lifestyles Blog

Featured on Baby Lifestyles Blog

 

SHARE WITH ME: What did you think of these 2 inspiration boards for a safari birthday party? Which one is your favorite? Any other creative ideas that you can think of for this theme that would be fun and doable?

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NEW SUBMISSIONS: I am looking for new submissions! If you have a DIY project/tutorial, creative ideas, or decor for an event you did, I’d LOVE to hear from you! It’s easy – find the details here! Remember, sharing is caring! :)

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DIY Fridays: Amazing DIY Wedding Projects

DIY Wedding Tutorials & Projects

Today officially kicks off the start of my new DIY FRIDAY’s series where I will be sharing amazing DIY wedding projects and tutorials that I find across the web and on Pinterest. This series will include DIY ideas for weddings and a variety of events, DIY advice, resources, vendors, and tools, DIY tutorials & projects, DIY printables, and anything else DIY I can find and think you will love!

This week’s DIY wedding projects are a reflection of a few of my favorite things – I hope you enjoy this collection!

 

Pinwheels make me happy….

DIY Ombre Pinwheels featured on Wedding Chicks

DIY Ombre Pinwheels featured on Wedding Chicks

 

Colorful & Artistic – always favorite elements of mine….

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns featured on www.curbly.com

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns featured on www.curbly.com

 

Flowers + Garland = Beautiful and Timeless….

DIY Fresh Flower Garland featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

DIY Fresh Flower Garland featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

 

I love the creativity and beauty of these napkin flowers…..

DIY Napkin Flowers created by and featured on www.danamadeit.com

DIY Napkin Flowers created by and featured on www.danamadeit.com

 

The reminds me of my love for the outdoors combined with a favorite sweet – cake ………

DIY Tree Cake Stands featured on www.oncewed.com

DIY Tree Cake Stands featured on www.oncewed.com

 

Mmmmmm…who doesnt love S’Mores? Fire, chocolate, gooey mess – definitely a favorite…..

DIY Smores Kit featured by www.TwigandThistle.com

DIY Smores Kit featured by www.TwigandThistle.com

 

Oh, I just love these tassel garlands – a new obsession – so creative and cute……

DIY Tassel Garland featured on www.PrudentBaby.com

DIY Tassel Garland featured on www.PrudentBaby.com

 

I truly LOVE Butterflies – even included them in our wedding – adorable idea…..

DIY Butterfly Rice Tosser

DIY Butterfly Rice Tosser featured on www.stylemepretty.com

 

Silver & Glitter are a great combination, especially for beautifying a plain ‘ole charger…..

DIY Metallic Glitter Chargers Featured on www.DIYWeddingsMag.com

DIY Metallic Glitter Chargers Featured on www.DIYWeddingsMag.com

 

I LOVE flowers – they truly put a smile on my face – I can’t stop staring at this lovely bouquet….

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DIY Mum Wedding Bouquet featured on www.WeddingChicks.com

 

What do you think of these DIY wedding projects? Do you have any themes or suggestions of what you would like to see next week for DIY Friday? Leave me a note below and share your feedback. If you try any of these projects, send me an email with your finished product – I’d love to see it!

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Bumble Bee Baby Shower Inspiration Board

Bumble Bee Baby Shower Inspiration Boards

 
Today’s post provides inspiration for throwing a bumble bee baby shower for the Mother to Bee and the soon arrival of the new bundle of joy that is as Sweet as can Bee! Typically most people will utilize a black and yellow color palette for this popular bumble bee theme, however I wanted to show you a couple inspiration boards for different color palettes: yellow and gray & yellow and brown!  You can even get fancy and use a variety of shades for each color i.e. charcoal gray and mustard yellow or dark brown and light yellow; add accent colors such as ivory, white, tan, gold, and silver; and/or add patterns and shapes such as chevron, circles, stripes, and floral. (Please bee kind and leave me a comment below letting me know which one is your favorite.)

 

Bumble Bee Baby Shower Inspiration Board – Yellow & Gray

Bumble Bee Baby Shower

Bumble Bee Baby Shower
(Gray & Yellow Color Palette)

Photo Collage Credits: Bumble Bee Baby Shower Invitation by Its A Fine Time | Tissue Poms by Sweet and Savvy Designs | Yellow Chevron Favor Bags from The Tomcat Studio | Circle Paper Garland from Randi Elise | Sweet As Can Bee Honey Pot Favors from Beau-Coup | Bumble Bee Cupcake Toppers from Dream Party Paperie | Lovely Tablescape with Chevron Aisle Runner (Featured by The Every Last Detail & Photographed by Brandi Welles Photographer)

 

 Bumble Bee Baby Shower Inspiration Board – Yellow & Brown 

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Bumble Bee Baby Shower (Brown and Yellow Color Palette)

Photo Collage Credits: Bumble Bee Baby Shower Invitation by Inviting Design Studio | Beehive DIY shared by True Love Ideas Blog | Bumble Bee Cupcakes by For The Love of Sugar | Bumble Bee Banner by Parkers Prints | Sweet As Can Bee Honey Favors from Beau-Coup  | DIY Spice Bee Cookies by Martha Stewart | Yellow Tablescape (Featured by On To Baby & Photographed by Amanda Bevington Modern Photography)

 

SHARE WITH ME: What did you think of these 2 inspiration boards for a Bumble Bee Baby Shower? Which one is your favorite? Any other color palettes you can think of for this theme that would be fun and doable?

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE BLOG: You may have realized by now how much I LOVE weddings, but that is not the only decor that I am in love with. This year I have decided that as a reflection of all my event decor love that the blog will feature more than wedding decor and will include creative event decor from special occasions such as baby showers, bridal showers, dinner parties, birthday parties, etc – after all this blog is about sharing lovely inspiration for event decor & design, weddings, & DIY projects. So this year my promise and commitment to you is to share more resources, tools/tips, DIY projects, and inspiration for a variety of events because I truly believe that “beauty is in the details” and LOVE it all! In return I have one little request to ask of my readers – let me hear from YOU! I want to hear more from you in comments, ideas, feedback, submissions, emails/notes, social media – whichever format you prefer, I want to hear from YOU. Hearing from my readers not only keeps me motivated to share amazing eye-candy with you, but it also inspires me to continue come up with creative content to share and let’s me know if I am providing you with what you are looking for when you come to my site. Deal?

My goal is to share creative themed event decor inspiration boards such as this with you every Inspiration Board Tuesday, continue with amazing Etsy wedding finds every Etsy Thursday, and share DIY projects/tutorials, tips & resources every DIY Friday. Of course, you can expect to find additional wedding inspiration from my guest blogger (Gail) twice a month and if anything else amazing comes up you can expect for me to write about it and share with you!  With this being a new year and my goals set on growing the blog and offering even more amazing content, I want to start with committing to these 3 posts a week and hope that you come back 3 times a week to check out these posts and share with your family and friends. Can you guys do that for me?

NEW SUBMISSIONSI am looking for new submissions! If you have a DIY project/tutorial, creative ideas, or decor for an event you did, I’d LOVE to hear from you! It’s easy – find the details here! Remember, sharing is caring! :)

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Birthday Party

Jake & The Neverland Pirates Birthday Party: Bryson DeCuir’s 2nd Birthday Party

 

I hope by now that you guys have realized what a huge arts & crafts/DIY fan I am – I LOVE working with my hands and creating things, plus it’s very therapeutic and I love to see my work come together. For those of you that missed it, last year I went DIY crazy for my son’s 1st Birthday party – a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme. Well this year, I also decided to pick one of his current favorite shows and decided on putting together a Jake & The Neverland Pirates themed birthday party for his 2nd birthday. I had one caveat though with this theme, which was to pull off a creative Neverland pirate’s theme with no skulls – personally I am not a fan of skulls, especially for kids – so if you know anything about pirate parties, skulls are everywhere. I definitely had a challenge on my hands, but I saw it as a creative challenge to create more DIY decor items for the party – fun, fun, fun!

First, I created a Jake & The Neverland Pirates invitation to mail out to close family and friends. Here is the invitation:

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After the invitations were taken care of I went to work on brainstorming and soon after began shopping for items at my favorite stores: Dollar Tree & Michaels! After a month or two of planning and DIY projects, it all came together beautifully for his 2nd birthday. I am super excited and couldn’t wait to share the amazing pictures with you – a huge THANK YOU to Danny Mariscal from The F Stop Design & Photography for taking these awesome pictures that captured all of my hard work!

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Appetizer Table
DIY Projects: Food Tent Card Labels & Water Bottle Labels

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates inspired DIY food tent card labels

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates inspired DIY Birthday Banner, Pirate’s Flag and Dessert Table Decor

 

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Homemade Birthday Cake, DIY Burlap Bunting & Pirate Ship Sail Banner Cake Toppers

 

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Birthday Cake on DIY Cake Stand

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Dessert Table
DIY Projects: Cake & Cupcake Stands, Treasure Maps, Goblets, Tent Cards, Treasure Chest & booty for guests.

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Dessert Table

 

Jake & The Neverland Pirates Cupcakes

Jake & The Neverland Pirates Cupcakes by Rebekah Zavala from Let Them Eat Cake

 

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Pirate Cake Pops by Rebekah Zavala from Let Them Eat Cake! DIY Treasure Chest filled with gold & gems!

 

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Pirate Cake Pops by Rebekah Zavala from Let Them Eat Cake! DIY Treasure Chest filled with gold & jewels + tent card label.

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Cupcakes by Rebekah Zavala from Let Them Eat Cake. DIY projects: goblet filled with gold & jewels & pirate map.

 

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Gold Doubloons, DIY tent card, and burlap table runner

 

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DIY Treasure Maps & Tent Card

 

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DIY Treasure Maps made out of Jake & The Neverland Pirates Coloring Pages

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Dessert Table

 

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DIY Pirate Booty Favors for the guests!

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Party DIY Treasure Chest Centerpiece!

 

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DIY Treasure Chest Centerpiece

 

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The Birthday Boy – Captain Bryson!

 

My Family - me, the hubby, and the birthday boy!

My Family – me, the hubby, and the birthday boy!

 

My months of planning paid off and boy did the birthday boy and his guests have a blast! The kids, and even some adults, got to enjoy inflatable slides and a foam shooting range for 1.5 hours, plus face-painting, caricature drawings, and pirate favors for all the kids. It brought joy to my heart to see all the smiles on our friends and family’s faces. I really can’t tell you how happy I am that all my DIY details came together beautifully and were perfectly captured by Danny’s photography! I am proud to say that every single detail that you see in these pictures were designed, coordinated and/or created by me, except for the Jake & the Neverland Party stickers, Jake & The Neverland Party shirt, and the gorgeous cupcakes and cake pops that were made by Rebekah from Let Them Eat Cake! (Please find the vendor credits below.) There was cutting, painting, burning, designing, tearing, purchasing, planning and many more activities involved in these DIY projects and did you notice that I was able to pull it off without any skulls?! :)

SHARE WITH ME: I want to hear from you – what do you think of this Jake & The Neverland Pirate themed party? What do you think of the details and DIY projects?

HIRE ME: Want to have a creative and unique party for your child? Baby shower? Bridal Shower? Wedding? Any other event? As you can see I take pride in my work and make sure that I plan for every detail. No matter what the event or occasion, I will make sure that your event has the WOW factor and will leave your guests talking about it for months. Let me help you create memories and celebrate your special day! Contact me today for a FREE consultation – I can’t wait to plan your next event! (See more of my decor projects here.)

 

{Vendors}| Event Decor, Details, & Styling: DeCuir Details & Designs | Photography: The F Spot Design & Photography  | Cupcakes & Cake Pops: Let Them Eat Cake | Custom Jake & The Neverland Pirates Stickers:  Lily Pads Invitations | Jake & The Neverland Pirates T-Shirt: Fun Fashions, Etc

 

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Etsy Thursday: Valentines Day Wedding

Valentines Day Wedding

With Valentines Day only a week away, it was so necessary for me to search Etsy for some loveable, red, heart-inspired wedding finds! Valentines Day, after Christmas, is the most celebrated holiday. Loved ones and couples typically exchange cards, gifts, candy, flowers, and anything else that symbolizes their love for the other. What an amazing day for any couple – struck by cupid – to choose to exchange their LOVE vows in front of their loved ones! Sounds so romantic and beautiful! Take a peek at these romantic handmade wedding finds and make sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this heart-filled collection.

 

Valentines Day Wedding Invitation

Is it too much for me to say that I LOVE these invitations? I do! :)

 

Valentines Day LOVE Address Stamp

Super cute LOVE Address Stamp!

 

Valentines Day Wedding Luminary Table Numbers

Table Number Luminaries

 

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Be Mine Burlap Banner

 

Valentines Day Wedding Decor Sign

Loving this Wedding Day Decor Sign

 

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Valentines Day Wedding Guestbook or Photo Album

 

Valentines Day Wedding, DIY Cupcake Toppers, Heart escort cards

These Valentines Day DIY Cupcake Toppers would make awesome favor tags or escort cards!

 

Valentines Day LOVE Hearts Wine Glass Place Cards

Creative LOVE Wine Glass Place Cards!

 

Valentines Day Heart Place Card Holder

Heart Place Card Holder

 

Valentines Day Red Heart Paper Straws

Valentines Day Red Heart Paper Straws

 

VAlentines Day Wedding Love Birds Cake Topper

Adorable Love Birds Wedding Cake Toppers!

 

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Valentines Day Wedding Marshmallow Pop Wedding Favors

 

Valentines Day Wedding Cake Pops

Wedding Cake Pops

 

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Valentines Day Wedding Dress (even if this dress doesn’t catch your eye, I recommend checking out the other beautiful dresses that this Etsy shop offers!)

 

Valentines Day Wedding Feather Headband

Feather Headband

 

Valentines Day Wedding Bridesmaids Dress

Valentines Day Wedding Bridesmaids Dress

 

I hope you enjoyed this collection of Valentine’s Day Etsy wedding inspiration! As a lover of DIY projects and handmade goods, I really do invest time in searching Etsy and presenting you with the best and most creative wedding finds each week! This week, I thought it would be a cool idea to share a couple of awesome DIY wedding projects that I found on Pinterest.

Kisses Candy Bar for your Guest

Kisses Candy Bar for your Guest

 

 DIY valentines day boutonniere

DIY Valentines Day Boutonniere

 

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU:  Valentines Day, Hearts, LOVE – makes me happy! I am looking forward to taking snacks and Valentines for my son’s class next week! Do you have any awesome Valentines Day DIY projects to share? What did you think of this week’s collection? Have you ever attended a Valentine’s Day wedding?

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