Monday, April 25, 2016

Paris Themed Painting Party

Who else loves Paris in the Spring time? Paris themed parties are always so sweetly decorated with pretty shades of pink, Eiffel towers, and even pink poodles! I've always wanted to throw a Paris themed party, and I was thrilled to finally have that chance. I also wanted to incorporate a fun activity for the party guests so I created a Paris themed painting party. Ooh la la!

The Pink Paris Passport Standee was the perfect backdrop for our dessert table. So many sweet details topped the darling Party in Paris Table Cover. Black Paper Lanterns, and Pink Tissue Balls hung from above, and looked super festive!

Parties are the perfect place to enjoy sweet treats! Our dessert table had pretty pink cupcakes topped with mini Eiffel towers, and pink poodles, from Meri Meri. The cupcakes looked so chic with personalized Pink Paris Cupcake Wrappers.

We served popcorn in plastic striped popcorn boxes, and the guests sipped on pink lemonade. I added Black Eiffel Tower cutouts throughout the party table and attached one to the drink dispenser. 

A perfect pairing of pink & black paper straws were displayed in a Mason jar from Just Add Glitter By Marla. I left a small stack of Party in Paris Cups nearby for the guests to help themselves.

One of my favorite things about our Paris Themed Painting Party were these adorable Party in Paris Treat Boxes! I displayed them on cake stands after they were filled with sweet treats. 

Across from our Paris party dessert table, I set up a painting area for our little artists. I covered the painting table with Pink Flat Paper. This was ideal for any possible paint mishaps. I decorated the pink paper table cover with fun French words, hearts, and sketches of the Eiffel tower.

Each guest got a chance to paint their own works of art! I sketched out an Eiffel tower on each small foam board, and set the boards out to resemble painting easels. I left a black Wool Beret on each "easel" for our little artists to wear. Some of the guests even enjoyed wearing a Self Adhesive Mustache - Oui Oui!

Each Pink Gable Favor Box served as a painting kit for the guests. I added Party in Paris Stickers, and attached paint brushes with Black Grosgrain Stripes Ribbon. I filled little paper baking cups with just enough paint to get their creative juices flowing.

I also set out a Mini Art Canvas and a Mini Wooden Easel for our artists to take home and continue their creativity!

We didn't want any starving artists, so we made sure to keep the Party in Paris Plates & cups nearby so they could nibble on party treats & snacks, as they painted their Eiffel towers.

Our little artists had a great time spending the day in Paris! They left with full tummies, painting kits filled with goodies, and their own special artwork.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Fiesta Party Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

Serapis, bright bold colors, and festive decor are a few things you'll need to throw a Fiesta Party for Cinco de Mayo. If you're looking for some colorful party ideas, you'll want to stick around to see what I've created!

Let's start with this amazing Fiesta arch. It works great as a walkway into your party, but I really wanted to use it as part of my Fiesta table decor! It was so much larger than I expected - I fit a 4' table inside perfectly. Then, I hung a gold metallic curtain in the background.

The neat part about ordering from Shindigz is that you can personalize some of their party decor with any message - I chose "let's fiesta"! I added some teal colored lace paper lanterns for an added pop of color. I hung a Del Sol banner, and gold metallic fringe in front of the arch and it all looked so festive!

I also added colorful Fiesta themed paper fans to the front of the arch.

One of the first things I enjoy doing after I pick my party theme is to shop for party decor! When it comes to fiestas, you can't go wrong with vivid colors, and pinatas!  

For a festive table setting, I used a serapi as my tablecover. I added some gold chargers, and bold red plates. I took a pair of maracas that I spray painted gold, and set them on each plate.
Right before my party, I went down to the flower district in Los Angeles, CA. There I found a wonderful selection of beautiful, fresh flowers! I even bought a few succulent plants. They added a great element to our celebration.

I used sombreros as part of my cinco de mayo decor as well. I attached a hat to the backs of each guest's chair. 

While your party guests are waiting for the main course, satisfy their appetite with tasty treats of pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread), cups of fresh fruit, sweet peppers topped with fresh guacamole, and of course... Margaritas! The gold sequins runner brought a sparkly touch to the food display. 

Even drinks look festive when decorated with fun drink stirers like this one, from Creativities Galore
The sweet pepper & lime are a fun touch that your party guests will love. 

Shrimp ceviche is one of my favorites! I served the seafood mixture in clear tumblers, over tortilla chips, and topped with lime and avocado slices. 

Sweet peppers were sliced lengthwise and filled with guacamole. They were the perfect appetizer for a sweet, crunchy, and bold kick!

Who's ready to Fiesta?! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired Quinceanera

Do you know someone that will be celebrating their 15th birthday? I've got some pretty Quinceanera celebration ideas with a Breakfast at Tiffany's twist!

I just adore this fabulous Tiffany store front backdrop from Type & Love Paperie. I added black tulle netting to the sides of the backdrop.

Once I chose the theme for our special celebration, I searched for the perfect party items! I was looking for diamonds, pearls, and everything fancy. 
The Audrey Hepburn Standee helped set the tone for a fabulous party, Dahling! 

This Happy 15th Birthday Tiara was every bit dainty, sparkly, and perfect for the birthday girl! 

Precious Princess Tiaras added sparkle & elegance to our dessert table, and also throughout the party.
Our cupcakes looked fancy with the Pretty Present personalized cupcake toppers, and personalized candy bars & wrappers.
Once I personalized everything on the site, I was able to choose my color of choice. I was so pleased with how the personalization turned out!

Beautifully decorated chocolate apples were a showstopper on our dessert table. Arlene, from She Wears The Crown always creates the prettiest desserts! I added Black Grosgrain Striped Ribbon to the bases of each black cake stand. 

Nicole, from Bella's Bakery created little works of art in the form of chocolate covered Oreos. She added fabulous edible embellishments that coordinated perfectly with our Tiffany theme.

We set out pretty gift bags for all the party guests to fill with fun party favors! We decorated the bags with striped ribbon, pearl beads, and cute Holly Golightly printable tags.

I used David Tutera Diamond Place Card Holders to display this fun quote from Audrey Hepburn, and for a few of the Holly Golightly printables.

The party guests were able to select nail polish, pearl bead necklaces, engagement ring favors, and black sunglasses!

I added diamond rings to the stems of clear plastic wine glasses. I set them out on a shiny silver tray, and added more pearl beads - fabulous!

Our dinner table was also adorned with pearl necklaces, Princess tiaras, Tiffany boxes, and darling dinner plates & paper cups from the Pretty Present party collection. Silver plastic cutlery was the perfect addition to our fancy table. 

For an added touch of fancy, I attached pearl bead strands to the chair backs.

Above the dessert table, I suspended black paper lanterns, gray paper lanterns, and bermuda blue tissue poms. They added a fun & festive touch!

I hope our Breakfast at Tiffany's theme has helped inspire you to start planning your special celebration!