A beautiful summery lemon party found at All that is Sweet in Life! A nice party for girlfriends or would make a gorgeous Mother's Day party for your friends, bridal shower or birthday.
Lemon curd favors!
As a major fan of Goodwill, I love this idea! Two ladies found pillowcases at Goodwill and other thrift stores and repurposed them into napkins. Each had a tag that featured the word lemon in various languages.
Check out more photos of this lemony fresh party here.
Are you coming over from Hob Nob Murfreesboro? Welcome to Everyday Celebrating! This blog will show you amazing parties and wonderful ideas to celebrate every day! I plan parties in the Murfreesboro/Nashville area and I invite you to contact me for your own parties and special events. I'd love to be involved!
What little girl wouldn't be thrilled with this birthday party!? Inspired by Paris, lavender and some beautiful damask thrown in, this party is striking and has incredible details!
Click on the photos to see the details up close.
The main table featured a candy buffet. I'll go on record as saying, as I have many times, that the overall look is enhanced 100 times by adding a matching backdrop. Use paper, fabric, a sheet.. something that ties in your color scheme because let's face it, most people do not have a wall that matches their party concept.
This party, by Autumn, features this beautiful Eiffel Tower replica that she MADE by using dowel rods. Wow. I love the silhouette of her daughter and the Eiffel Tower suckers in the milk glass.
handmade cupcake toppers featuring the Eiffel Tower & chandelier images along with her daughter's name and age, plus her daughter was given the top cake to enjoy by herself.
Lavender cotton candy via Kroger. As Autumn warns, cotton candy melts quickly in open air, but wow, is it beautiful on the table before doing so!
Moving on to the drink table featuring custom straw flags and water bottle labels
The straw flags say "quench" in french
And beautifully monogrammed cookies!
Head over to Autumn's blog to see more. She has great tips and tutorials on how she put together this beautiful soiree'!
I'm thrilled to show you another Milk and Cookies themed birthday. Why? Well, my friend Dianne of Colorblind Productions threw the first Milk and Cookies themed birthday a few years ago and since then, the theme has REALLY taken off. She and I both smile every time we see another party featuring the theme. And this one is super adorable!
This party added a twist. This was a milk and cookies and BEDTIME STORIES theme! Check out the cute invitation from Tiny Prints.
of course.. there was a cookie buffet
Strawberry, chocolate and white milk...
rainbow swirl cookies
The children were asked to wear their jammies. The parents cleared out their playroom and set up a mini theatre complete with movie snacks:
And finally... LOOK at this CAKE! The chocolate chip cookie cake! Yep, it's a CAKE!
One of the most rewarding aspects of this blog is receiving emails from readers who have taken an idea they saw here and ran with it. I received a great email last week from Jill saying the following:
Hi there. I found your website on google a few months ago while searching for centerpiece ideas for my sister's engagement party, themed black damask and green apples. I used your ideas and love following your blog for other creative ideas from birthday parties to baby showers. I wanted to share some pictures with you from the event and say thank you for the wonderful ideas that helped inspire the most beautiful and memorable event. I have shared you blog with other friends and we all just love it up in Virginia! Can't wait to keep following your ideas!
Thanks again. Jill
Jill took her inspiration from my black/white damask shower and I'm thrilled to share some of the fabulous details from Jill's damask and apple green shower!
Beautiful table featuring a photo montage of the couple attached to a wonderful damask type piece of ironwork
Jill cored apples to hold tea lights and used the flourish scrapbook stickers from Target. She also used decorative initials to the cake plate and as background.
Her table before the food was added. I love the greenery around the white platters. She also used sliced green apples in the vase and damask wrapping paper.
I love this. A simple continuation of the theme and color
A great chocolate fountain! Love the use of height and she made the candy initials! More use of greenery and wrapping paper to add more damask.
Thanks to Jill for sharing an Everyday Celebrating inspired gathering! Need invitations, favors, cones, etc in the damask theme? Hop over to my etsy shop to make things easy! Need damask paper products? Visit my blog sponsor, Plates and Napkins!
Looking for a party location that's not the same ole same ole? What about on a BOAT? My friend Kelly from Eventology Weddings in Houston, recently threw this unique "Under the Sea" party for her daughter. Enjoy the photos as Kelly tells us about the party details. And for those that live in the Houston area, you're in for a treat as Kelly shares all of her vendor details. All photos by Erin Woltz.
Kendall's 4th birthday was held on a Sunday afternoon on a party boat provided by Houston Party Boats. The invitations were delivered as messages in a bottle.
As seen below, little chinese lanterns in bright turquoise blue and teal green were strung along the perimeter of the boat. Kid sized tables & chairs were rented and a royal table was set up in the middle of the boat for the kids. Bright green iridescent linens were provided by Over the Top Linens.
I used color coordinating decorative rocks to add a little color to the table
I also made cookie bouquets for centerpieces using darling custom cookies I purchased off of etsy. These doubled as party favors for the adults at the conclusion of the event.
The kids feasted on pizza & Juicy Juice (in color coordinating cans) and the parents on a huge 6 ft. long "submarine" sandwich, in going along with the nautical theme!
The paper goods were dressed up with special custom stickers I had made by my graphic designer (http://www.scarlettdesigns.biz/) and printed at zazzle.com. These gave them that personalized touch without breaking the bank.
My daughter had her heart set on a mermaid cake...and Cakes by Gina did not disappoint with this adorable masterpiece!
As an added treat, I ordered delicious french macarons to color coordinate with the party colors.
Events at the party included a make-your-own sand art picture frame, a caricature artist drawing the kids' likenesses with an under the sea theme, "Pin-the-fin-on-the-shark" (purchased at Michael's craft store), and limbo. I made a special nautical iTunes playlist which included the following songs: All Aboard, Under the Sea, Jamaican Farewell, Jammin', At the Bottom of the Sea, Day O, Sea Cruise, and Catch a Wave, which was played through the boat's speaker system throughout the party.
At the end of the party, guests departed with a special bait bucket full of "ocean" themed party favors including a package of swedish fish, a "fish-kabob", mermaid stickers, and a bag of glazed popcorn made by the birthday girl's daughter. Hand-crafted tags purchased off of etsy adored the bucket & bags of popcorn.
For thank you notes, I took the caricature drawn of the birthday girl, scanned it in, and had custom postcards printed at zazzle.
Kelly really does amazing work, right? If you're in the Houston area and are looking for a wedding planner, she's your gal. I've known her for years and she leaves no detail undone.