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summer party package

June 22, 2011

I really love putting together fun packages for friends mostly because I love receiving fun things in the mail and I hope other people do too. This is the contents of my most recent package that I put together with an ice cream party theme. I included mini invitations, ice cream toppings, cups, scoops, a popsicle mold and decorations like those colorful paper pinwheels and a happy summer sign made with die-cut letters and washi tape. Hip hip hooray for summer!
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[sources: paper pinwheels, metal scoops, ice cream cups]

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dad’s day crafts

June 17, 2011

Father’s Day is this weekend and if you need a last minute idea for your little one there are lots of fun ideas over on Martha Stewart. Here are a few of our favorites!

Happy weekend, everyone!  We hope you have lots of summer fun planned and a happy father’s day to all the dads out there!

4 COMMENTS CATEGORIES: DIY, Holidays
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parties from the bookshelf: the very hungry caterpillar

June 16, 2011

All of Eric Carle’s books lend themselves well to party inspiration but we have a sweet spot for the colorful pages of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Search the pages of what the little guy ate and you’ve got the entire menu planned. Yum. Picnik collage
[sources: cupcakes, strawberry cups, dot cups, strawberry pinata, paper butterflies, fruit cookies, pinwheel garland, flower crown, watermelon pops]

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a sparkle party

June 15, 2011

Any girl knows you can’t go wrong by adding a little sparkle. That’s why we can’t help but love this party dedicated to just that, sparkle. The metallic pinata and sparkler cake toppers are the type of details we’d like to see at every party.
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[images: Belinda Graham]

4 COMMENTS CATEGORIES: Theme Ideas
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real party: ice cream party

June 14, 2011

Summer is here and so is the heat!  We don’t know about you but we’re ready for some outdoor parties and to soak in all the goodness that comes with summer.  We thought we’d kick off summer by sharing this fantastic sherbert & spice party that the super talented and sweet Victoria of A Subtle Revelry put together last year.  There are so many fun details – we had to post here.

We love this canopy of dangling circles (575 to be exact!) – the perfect backdrop for a sweet party.


How fun is this handmade ice cream stand? And we adore the kite garland!

Darling ice cream sandwich wraps – so easy but festive!  You can also download the wrap on Victoria’s blog here.

And lots of great activities for the kids, including individual handmade pinatas filled with treats for each of the little guests.

Now, doesn’t this make you want to have a summer party?

All photography by Jackie Wonders

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handmade felt party hats

June 13, 2011

Words can’t express how much we love these felt party hats.  We want one for ourselves!

Just darling!  See here for a full DIY and more photos.

2 COMMENTS CATEGORIES: DIY, Decor
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paper rocket garland

June 10, 2011

Well, if this isn’t a great DIY, we don’t know what is!  We have some more paper goodness for you today.  Check out this cute rocket garland DIY.

This would be darling for the little space/rocket loving boy or girl in your life.

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origami butterflies

June 9, 2011

We’ve admittedly had our fair share of origami disasters (fold down what, where?!) but these butterflies are too cute not to try. Here’s a video tutorial that will help you achieve this look. Now if we just position our mouse over the pause button, we might just get it.
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[sources: Ohdeedoh, Green Wedding Shoes, Shak Shuka]

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snack mix station

June 8, 2011

You know when you buy trail mix from Costco and the chocolate candies are the first thing to go? This snack mix station is perfect because you can load up with the good stuff and forget the raisins. We have a feeling your party guests would be fond of it too. space party food allergy sign
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See the rest of this Ziggy Stardust themed party on Cupcakes and Cutlery.

 

2 COMMENTS CATEGORIES: Party Food
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boating party

June 6, 2011

Its time to get outside and enjoy all the goodness that summer brings!  Wouldn’t a fishing / boating party of sort be fun?  There are so many things you could do.  Here are a few ideas to start.

Image sources and for tutorials, click on each of the links:

Fishing game

Paper boats

Homemade goldfish crackers!

Nautical cupcakes

Rad boat invitations

Beach plates

2 COMMENTS CATEGORIES: Theme Ideas