Mermaid Birthday Party

Mermaid Themed 3rd Birthday Party

One of my talented dear friends just celebrated her daughters 3rd birthday party last month. Marsinah (from Blushing Pearl) did an amazing job styling this super cute and adorable birthday party – perfect for a little mermaid. Believe me when I say that this under the sea mermaid themed birthday party was full of creative details and I won’t tease you any longer with the suspense – check out the photos below and let us know what you think?

Here is the initial inspiration for the party – a lovely invitation Marsinah created for her daughter’s mermaid birthday party:

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The Mermaid Birthday Girl

 

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Mermaid Centerpiece

 

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Mermaid Decor Details

 

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Gift Bags

 

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Cake Pops

 

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Creative Activity for the Kids

 

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Cake Table Decor

 

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Mermaid Photo Props

 

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Mermaid Photo Props

 

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Mermaid Photo Props

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The Party was a Success – a Happy Birthday girl!

{Vendors} Photo Backdrop, invitation, cake pops, favor bags – designed and created by Marsinah from Blushing Pearl | Cake topper & Sea Creatures – designed and created by A Paper Playground | Paper Poms – created by Pomtree

What I love about this party is that there were just enough details to pull off the mermaid theme but she didn’t break the bank to bring this sea dream to life. The color theme was fabulous and I adored the crepe paper/streamers backdrop and props for photos! (If you can’t afford a photo booth, this is a great alternative!) What was your favorite detail? What inspiration did you get from this party? What creative ideas do you have to fit this theme? Leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear your ideas and feedback!

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1920’s Great Gatsby Birthday Party

Great Gatsby 30th Birthday Party 

My brother, his wife, and their close friend had the fun idea of throwing themselves a birthday party to say goodbye to their 20’s and hello to their “Dirty 30’s”! With the rage of the roaring 20’s following the release of the Great Gatsby last year, they decided no better way to celebrate in style and class than with a 1920’s Great Gatsby themed party.

PART’Y DETAILS

They booked the perfect venue for their event – Diamond’s Billiards in Brea, CA – not only did they have the perfect space to accommodate this creative party theme, but they were super flexible and easy to work with in planning the logistics, food and drinks, and music selection. Next, the party planning begin – guest list, invitation, 1920’s wardrobe, menu planning, details, and all of the other wonderful details that went into pulling off this elegant adults affair. Take a look at the end result – you’ll just love the FABULOUS details!

 

1920s invitation

I wish I could take the credit for the beautiful and creative party decor, but the credit rightfully goes to the talented decorating sister duo – Nena & Lydia Banuelos.  Inspired by the creative invitation above designed by Computer Art Nerd (Etsy shop), the elegant 1920’s Great Gatsby styled black and gold decor and a stunning dessert table and creative backdrop greeted dressed-up partygoers. These two ladies ran with the birthday couple’s vision and ideas, infusing creative elements (such as my brother’s unique vintage drink menu), and transforming the intimate space into a scene right out of the roaring 20’s.

 

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1920's party decor

1920's party decor

1920's party decor

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1920's party decor

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 I was blown away by the fact that every single person was uniquely dressed to fit the theme – I really felt like I went back in time and was in attendance at a Great Gatsby party or at a 1920’s popular nightclub. Besides the awesome decor – the music, food, and drinks were great! Not to mention the fabulous photo booth that was big hit and awesome addition to the party. Apparently some of us were addicted to the photo booth! Check out our photo obsession! We had such a blast, who would have thought a photo booth could be so much fun?!

{Vendors:} Venue: Diamonds Billards | Photography: Natalie Isabel Photography | Photo booth: Red Curtain Photo Studio | Decor & Dessert Table: Nena Chavez from In the Now Weddings & Events | Dessert: Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes | 1920’s inspired Invitation: Computer Nerd Art Etsy Shop

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Vintage Carnival Theme Inspiration Board

Vintage Carnival Theme: Perfect for a Baby Shower or Birthday Party

(Did you guys miss me? Thanks so much for being patient as I spent last week moving – things were way too hectic for me, but I’m back!)

As a kid an even as an adult, I just LOVE the carnival! I think it is an adorably creative idea to do a vintage carnival theme for either a baby shower or birthday party! You could really go all out with the decor, games, and menu for this theme – adding all your childhood carnival favorites to the celebration! Pinwheels, prize ribbons, popcorn, cotton candy, bean bag toss, apple bobbing, big tops, elephants, balloons, tickets, and so much more would just make this party F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! You can choose a pastel color palette or the traditional red and white stripes with kraft brown colored elements. In addition, if the party is for a girl you can do different pink hues or for a boy you can use different blue hues – sky’s the limit in pulling off this adorable vintage carnival theme.

Vintage Carnival Collage

{Photo Credits: Vintage Carnival Dessert Table featured on Romeo & Mae | Vintage Carnival Menu featured on Style Me Pretty | Vintage Carnival Table Setting by Loralee Lewis | Vintage Carnival Centerpiece featured on 100 Layer Cake  | Vintage Ticket Invitation featured on Anders Ruff | Vintage Carnival Favor Bags featured on Hola Mama | Vintage Carnival Popcorn featured on Love the Day}

 

I actually did a DIY vintage carnival party for my nieces birthday party a couple years ago – check out the inspirational photos! (See more photos in my FB album.) Everyone had a blast and it was so much fun orchestrating the party and seeing it come together! Here is some more vintage carnival inspiration that I think you’ll love!

 

SHARE WITH ME: What did you think of this week’s inspiration board? Are you loving that this theme is interchangeable – birthday party or baby shower? Do you have any creative ideas that would work for this theme?

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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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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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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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