Category Archives: Real Parties

1950’s Housewife Themed Bridal Shower

You know I love me some theme parties, and this shower on Hostess With the Mostess is just so colorful and fun!

Bride to be Kristen described the party as inspired by a combination of “1950’s housewife meets Katy Perry and Dita Von Teese” and held it at a real-life vintage soda fountain. (TIP: try to find a venue that already emphasizes your theme for no-brainer decorations) Enjoy the full post with more special details HERE.



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“Shabby Chic Easter Picnic”

I’ll be honest…I’m not someone who’s usually into anything described as “shabby chic.” I can appreciate it, but it’s just not my vibe. However, I can get behind this “Shabby Chic Easter Picnic” from Melissa of Ever So Pretty Events! I love the sweet, mellow tones and how she uses ruffled tulle to add a touch of glamor to the already beautiful picnic spot. Be sure to visit her site HERE for more photos and descriptions.

On a related note, if you want to make your own ruffled garlands but can’t seem to master a sewing machine (come join my boat), learn how to make your own very cute ruffled garlands out of a plastic tablecloth by checking out this Cupcakes and Cutlery tutorial HERE! I promise they aren’t–(ahem)–ghetto like they sound.

{all photos courtesy of Sasha de Almagro}


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Camping Theme Baby Shower

To round up baby shower week, here is a delightful camping-themed shower from Jesi Haack Design. Can’t you also see it as a fun birthday party theme? Click HERE for the full post on On to Baby. Enjoy!

{all photos courtesy of Carlie Renee for Gabriel Ryan Photographers}

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About to POP! Bubbles-Themed Baby Shower

While elegant baby showers are nice, maybe you’d prefer something a little more lighthearted and fun. This “She’s going to POP!” themed shower certainly fits that description! Created by Jessica of Hostess with the Mostess, this party is full of creative details and fun surprises. They even had a bubble machine! My favorite decor-on-the-cheap idea is using plastic plates as wall decorations. Click HERE to see the full post.

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“Vintage Owl” Baby Shower

As soon as I discovered this adorable owl-themed baby shower on Bump Smitten, I knew there was going to be a problem. Everything was so darn cute that I couldn’t decide what to feature! The shower was a collaboration between Jesi of Jesi Haack Weddings, Carissa of JL Designs, Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop and Carlie from Gabriel Ryan…who was also the mama-of-honor. Take notes on all the charming details, such as the owl lemonade stirrers, vintage mismatched flower vases, and, my personal favorite: bringing indoor furniture outside! LOVE. Be sure to check out the full post HERE, which has way more pictures than I had room for. Enjoy!

{all photos courtesy of Gabriel Ryan}

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“Office Party” 1st Birthday

Last week I started my first ever full-time job as a Special Events Assistant at Chapman University! This is a very exciting personal monument, and in honor of my accomplishment I’ve chosen to feature this adorable “office” themed 1st birthday party! Jessica at Modern Moments Designs went all out for her son Emerson’s big day, even creating the graphic design elements of the invitation. Click HERE for Jessica’s site and more pictures of this unique party. Enjoy :)

{All images courtesy of Courtney Jade Photography}



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St. Patrick’s Day “Over the Rainbow” Party

How do you feel about this fun twist on the traditional green St. Patrick’s party? I love it! This colorful table was created by JoAnne of oh goodie designs and featured by Courtney on Pizzazzerie. Click HERE for the full shoot!

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