color coded candy

June 2, 2011

This very sweet celebration caught our eyes while we were flipping through the summer issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. The gumball garland and color coded favors would especially translate well to a children’s party. Check out the candy glossary for a list of where to buy the prettiest of treats.
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[images: Martha Stewart Weddings]


party by color: yellow

June 1, 2011

We love the idea of choosing a color for the theme of your party. What birthday boy/girl wouldn’t want to be surrounded by their favorite hue on the big day? Danyelle will be joining us regularly to share her color inspiration boards. Today’s spotlight is on cheery yellow.

[images: ribbon wands, striped straws, popcorn, lemonade, cupcakes, packages]

See more of Danyelle on her blog, Dandee.


real party: monster bash

May 31, 2011

Who knew a monster bash could be so incredibly cute and stylish?  We’re totally loving this party by Jennifer, of Nounces Design, who put this party together for her 3 and 4-year-old sons.

Fun streamer numbers inspired by Jordan.

How fun is the table setting and the monster mural?

Fun marshmallow pops, a simple way to dress up the drinks and fantastic monster cupcakes!

Check out even more details on Jennifer’s blog.  And be sure to check out Jennifer’s shop on Etsy where the monster package is available for download.


happy memorial day

May 30, 2011

We hope you’re having a wonderful long weekend and summer is kicking off to a great start.  Wouldn’t this “kids’ car wash” be fun for a party this summer?

[image via the San Francisco Chronicle]


yarn invitations

May 26, 2011

Danyelle never fails to deliver clever party ideas. She put together these fun yarn invitations for a craft night but we think you could easily interpret them for a kid’s party. The guests would have a fun time unraveling the surprise.


icy treats

May 25, 2011

Memorial Day seems to mark the beginning of outdoor parties and with it comes a season of cold treats. These homemade popsicles are pretty and delicious and we think they’d be a hit among all your guests.
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lemonade pops, mango and strawberry, layered pops, strawberry shortcake


real party: lego pirate party

May 24, 2011

One of our favorite (and very talented!) food bloggers, Ashley of Not Without Salt, threw a fantastic Lego and pirate-themed birthday party for her two little boys, turning five and three.  Of course, the food and photography were fantastic but we also adore the very thoughtful and handmade details.  What little boy wouldn’t love this? Among the details we love, Ashley made the piñata, the sweet Lego cupcake toppers and hand painted pennant bunting.

How sweet are these photo flags Ashley and her husband made?  As well as the simple numbers made out of tissue?  Such a great way to add a pop of color!  See more details here.

And of course, we’re not surprised the food was fantastic!

And to end the party, each little guest walked away with a treasure of goodies.

Thank you, Ashley, for letting us share!  To see more of the party go here.


DIY pops

May 23, 2011

We’re all about trying to keep things simple but fun and personal.  That’s why we love these pops.   You can use store-bought Oreos, marshmallows or brownies and add some melted chocolate and some pretty sprinkles and you’ve got a quick, fun and pretty treat!


Sources: Oreos, marshmallows and brownies


homemade sprinkles

May 20, 2011

Homemade sprinkles?  Why, yes!  Here are a couple of tutorials we found for DIY sprinkles — and based on these DIY instructions, it seems a little easier then it may sound.

Love the bright sprinkles and this fun cake!

And sweet pink sprinkles found here.


mr boddington’s nephew

May 19, 2011

While we are big fans of good old fashioned mailed invitations, the colorful Mr. Boddington’s Nephew, a new line for Paperless Post, is certainly tempting us to go digital the next time a party is in order. You can not go wrong with simple stripes.
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