Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Abracadabra! Magic Party Ideas| Shindigz

"Dylan the great" is about to perform his magic trick, as he hosts his first ever traveling magic show! We had so much fun creating this celebration for all of our little magic-loving guests.

The rest of our Magic themed party is over on the Shindigz blog! Be sure to check out all the fun details + the old trunk that I transformed. Presto, change-o!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Wild at Heart Valentine's Day Party

My boys have such a wild and carefree spirit. They love to play outside and dig in the dirt for hours, ride their scooters, and help with yard work. When I thought about my Valentine's party theme for this year, I definitely had my boys in mind. They keep me on my toes, and I truly enjoy planning little celebrations for them.

My friend Donna from Swish Printables whipped up the cutest printable set for me. I shared my vision with her and she effortlessly brought it to life - like she always does! You may remember the printables she created for my Donut Pinch Me St. Patrick's day party from last year.

I used arrows, hearts, and feathers throughout my Wild at Heart Valentine party. I made a couple simple dream catchers to use as party decor and used one of the many teepees that my boys like to play in. 

I set up a small party table and filled it with "wild" party decor and a few sweet treats. I took a solid black plate and hand drew teepees and arrows with a chalk marker. This was so easy to do and helped tie everything together for my Wild at Heart Valentine Party.

With the printable feathers file, I made the boys a small feather headband by hot gluing them onto black ribbon. I also constructed a couple tabletop teepees with black card stock, a chalk marker, and twigs from our backyard. 


Next to the boys' teepee, I set out some apples on a wooden crate. I added a small teepee banner, and a table sign. I also hung the dream catchers that I constructed from embroidery hoops, ribbon, and printable feathers. 

With twigs, twine and printables, I made a bow and a couple arrows for the boys to play with. The boys laughed as they tried to shoot their arrows like cupid. 

Notice the dirty hands... the boys were digging and playing on the dirt hill. You may also notice that one of my little free spirits is missing from my photos. He was having too much fun playing and didn't want his picture taken. 


My boys and I had a fun afternoon of snacking and playing in the yard. I love that they're Wild at Heart and full of energy and creativity. Do you have any special plans for your little Valentines?

 Pin this for inspiration and create your own Wild at Heart Valentine's Party! And don't forget to check out our friends over at Swish Printables.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Paris Themed Painting Party

Do you love Paris in the Spring time? Paris themed parties are one of my favorite themes. They're often decorated in 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.