Friday, August 27, 2010

Custom Inspiration Board: Lion First Birthday

Hello to one and all! After a much-needed 2 week vacation with family, I'm back and ready to jump back into inspiration!

This inspiration board was created earlier this summer for a lion-themed first birthday.

Sources: lion costume, paper poms, lion invitation, paw cookies, lion coloring page, birthday shirt, lion paper plates, jungle gym, lion cake

Some ideas for this party:

- Sign saying "King of the Jungle" near a swing set or Jungle Gym (for young guests).
- Tissue paper fringe around signs, banners, even plates or other decorations to resemble a lion's mane.
- Paper poms in reds, oranges, and browns.
- Paw print cookies, party mix labeled "lion chow", or, for some playful humor , deli meats for sandwiches with a "lion food" label.
- Play music from The Lion King soundtrack
- Crafts for young guests: lion coloring pages, lion mask-making with paper plates, craft eyes, and felt. (Masks could double as favors as well).

I can't wait to share more fun ideas and parties in the next few days!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

{REAL PARTY} Pink Lemonade Birthday Party

This party is an absolutely adorable 1st birthday featured on Eat Drink Pretty that I just had to share! As if the birthday girl weren't precious enough, these details are amazing, and I just love how it's a fun twist on a girly pink party!

The invitations. Pam used the paper lemon slice as labels throughout the party.

This homemade fabric party hat is amazing! Thankfully, she only had to make one.

Yes! She made this cake herself, fondant lemons and all!

The lemonade station with fresh fruit add-ins.

Yes! Pam made and hand-painted this lemonade stand too!

What a memorable way to celebrate a memorable birthday!

Check out Pam's blog for more details by the host and party designer herself!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summer Sunflowers

I love sunflowers and even considered using them in my own late-summer wedding! I love the rustic feel and warmth they add, but it can be tricky to use as a theme because one can easily get carried away with "sunflower everything". For an elegant twist, I love the combination of sunflowers with black and white in different prints, but as always sunflowers are also beautiful when used in casual, country feel. Today I'm focusing on formal designs with sunflowers.

Check out this gorgeous sunflower and damask table decor from Project Wedding!

Or this elegant inspiration with sunflowers and black and white stripes by WH Hostess at The Party Dress

I love what Chrissy at The Perfect Palette created using yellow sunflowers and navy as an accent color!

And for real warmth, check out this Under the Tuscan Bridal Shower featured on Hostess with the Mostess, and originally designed by A Stunning Affair. So elegant - not to mention another film-themed event. :)

Stay tuned for real rustic sunflower inspiration!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Casual Beach Wedding

This time of year, as the hot summer days grow shorter, I always get to thinking of the beach. To honor that, I've created inspiration for a classic, casual beach wedding. For this inspiration board, I wanted to work with the natural colors of the beach by using white and different shades of blue as well as shells, sand, and nautical lanterns.

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How amazing are some of these details? Like this cake with chocolate shells, mini sections of picket fence and Adirondack chair toppers:

Absolutely incredible!

Or this beautiful bouquet of ribbon and sea shells:

I can't wait to be on vacation at the beach in just a few weeks; I just can't get it out of my head! I'm sure I will have more beach-inspired creations in the coming days!
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