Thursday, May 27, 2010

derby perfection

I love, love, love this Derby party from Abby- so many thought-out details! She did a great job incorporating elements of the 'race for the roses.' Filing away for future Derby party inspiration!

CSI party

What a clever CSI-themed party for 10-year old Charlotte. More at confectionery concepts.

housewarming party

A very charming housewarming party from drywall and diapers. Leslie made pies for her guests, had a hand-drawn map of her home for friends to explore, and asked guests to write 'what home is' for them.

blue + pink

A fun, upbeat party (with cute favors to boot) from DecoPeques- more here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

picnic birthday

Picnic-themed first birthday for Tomas from love-ink. Even if you don't read Portugese, you'll still be inspired by this lovely affair! More here.

sex and the city bachelorette

This SATC-themed bachelorette party from Meaghan is fab! The hostesses didn't leave anything out. Among the many details...
-The bride received a SATC-themed gift from her bridesmaids, which included a gift bag for each character... each filled with character-appropriate lingerie (think conservative and classy for Charlotte; leopard print for Samantha)
-Flirtinis and cosmopolitans were the signature cocktails of the evening, served in hot pink martini glasses
-A pink-and-black New York City skyline cake was baked using the Magnolia Bakery recipe and was adorned with a Manolo Blahnik and pearl necklace
-Guests received copies of the Sex & the City Movie DVD as prizes for the night's various games

Sounds like the gals had some fun! Thanks for sharing, Meaghan.

Monday, May 24, 2010

robot party for hudson

Crafty mom Katelyn dreamed up this robot party for her son, Hudson. Look at that homemade robot (I love the button detail on his chest)! More at domestic charm.


this whole spread from Spruce designer Sarah's wedding. She, fiance, and 2 friends managed to cater the entire wedding themselves! I love the limited bar menu on the chalkboard, as well as the homespun cheese setup. (via style me pretty)

perfect teacher gifts

Melodie has spotted some super cute teacher gifts for end of year presents (I needed these about 2 weeks ago!). Mentally filing away for next year...

our house!

What an honor to be featured on design*sponge's sneak peak today! Thank you, Amy and Grace. More here.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

this one's for the girls

More girl-party loveliness from Nicole! I couldn't choose, so I'm giving you a smattering of her party creativity. Some highlights from a 'rainbow unicorn' party, a tea party, and an under the sea/ mermaid extravaganza.

reader question of the week #2

"I was wondering if anyone has altered a pinata to follow their birthday theme? I am having a party for my daughter which will be where the wild things are. My question is what is the easiest way to alter a pinata? My color scheme for the party is white, purple, and green. If anyone can give some helpful advice I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you! -Naomi"

strawberry picnic

Oohhh...some fabulous parties from mom Nicole. First up, this awesome 'strawberry picnic' themed affair for daughter, Niamh! Love the pattern on pattern, splashes of strawberry, red and gingham- and check out that cake.

reader question of the week

"My son is turning three this summer. He is very into planning a party (I dont know where he gets it) and has finally decided on a theme. "GIANT". I asked him what that meant. Giant cake. Giant balloons. Giant plata (translation- pinata). There will be more adults than kids and it will be at our home.Any ideas? Thanks! -LB"

Friday, May 21, 2010

springtime in paris

I'm sure there are more then a few girls whose hearts go pitter-patter over this 'springtime in Paris'-themed birthday! From Icing Designs.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

pink and yellow circus

Tallie's 4th birthday is looking mighty fine with the pink and yellow touches throughout her circus-inspired fete. Check out that sweet 'ticket booth' made from a refrigerator box! All this and more at TomKat Studio. (You might want to check out a recent firetruck party while you're there!).

Monday, May 17, 2010

backyard garden party

I love living vicariously through blogging friends...this garden party from Chelsea is oh so lovely!

japanese tea party

So, so, so smitten with this 'japanese tea party' from the brilliant team at LMNOP.