A Holographic Birthday Party

…..Let it shine, let it shine let it shinnnnneeeee!

This birthday party inspiration is for the young girl who is alive and full of life! High energy and excited to celebrate are what this birthday girl is all about. And how could you blame her, with a custom holographic dance floor, iridescent balloons everywhere, lots of great music pumping, and lights flashing all over the room?

Here’s what I had in mind for this party:

A Holographic Birthday Party

A Holographic Birthday Party

Check out where I found these great images:

Iridescent Meringues – spotted on Pinterest

Iridescent Meringues – spotted on Pinterest

Iridescent Meringues – spotted on Pinterest

Holographic Curtain Panels – sold on Koyal Wholesale

Holographic Curtain Panels – sold on Koyal Wholesale

Holographic Curtain Panels – sold on Koyal Wholesale

ASOS Skater Dress in Holographic Sequins – spotted on ASOS

ASOS Skater Dress in Holographic Sequins – spotted on ASOS

ASOS Skater Dress in Holographic Sequins – spotted on ASOS

Holographic Party Floor – shared on PartyFloor

Holographic Party Floor – shared on PartyFloor

Holographic Party Floor – shared on PartyFloor

Happy Birthday Star Balloon – sold on OEMPROMO

Happy Birthday Star Balloon – sold on OEMPROMO

Happy Birthday Star Balloon – sold on OEMPROMO

Qualatex Holographic Foil Star Balloon – sold on The Lincolnshire Balloon & Party Company

Qualatex Holographic Foil Star Balloon – sold on The Lincolnshire Balloon & Party Company

Qualatex Holographic Foil Star Balloon – sold on The Lincolnshire Balloon & Party Company

Holographic Star Gift Tags – made by artbybarri on Etsy

Holographic Star Gift Tags – made by artbybarri on Etsy

Holographic Star Gift Tags – made by artbybarri on Etsy

Holographic Waves Gift Bag – sold on Card Factory

Holographic Waves Gift Bag – sold on Card Factory

Holographic Waves Gift Bag – sold on Card Factory

What makes you shine at a celebration?

Seaside Summer Birthday Party

As we get closer to ending the summer season, I thought it would be nice to share some final inspiration boards that would be perfect for summer. This week I was envisioning a birthday party (though I was torn between turning this into an anniversary party!) around sunset by the sea. The waves are crashing as the sun is setting. The temperatures are cooling down and the drinks are chilled. Relaxing music plays in the background as people mingle barefoot in the sand. Here’s what I had in mind:

Seaside Summer Birthday Party

Seaside Summer Birthday Party

See where I found all of these beautiful images for this week’s inspiration board:

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

What are some of your favorite memories at the beach?

 

Golden Summer Wedding

To me, no color combination is as timeless and elegant as dark green and rich gold. The two go effortlessly well together, and look chic and perfect for any celebration – any time of the year. In the summer, when the greens have those deep shades to their leaves, and they have grown in nice and full with all of the rain from summer showers- that is when an outdoor wedding with these colors would be PERFECT!

I love the idea of a lush green outdoor wedding, with hints of crisp whites and bright golds. This sophisticated color scheme is a classic; you really can’t go wrong with it. Here’s what I had in mind:

Golden Summer Wedding

Golden Summer Wedding

See where I’ve found these beautiful images:

Printable Gold Wedding Program Fan Template – sold by WeddingPrintablesDiy on Etsy

Printable Gold Wedding Program Fan Template – sold by WeddingPrintablesDiy on Etsy

Printable Gold Wedding Program Fan Template – sold by WeddingPrintablesDiy on Etsy

White and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

White and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

White and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Green and Gold Tablescape – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Green and Gold Tablescape – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Green and Gold Tablescape – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Lush Green Wedding Alter – spotted on Pinterest

Lush Green Wedding Alter – spotted on Pinterest

Lush Green Wedding Alter – spotted on Pinterest

What’s your all-time favorite color combination?

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

Welcome back!

Today’s inspiration channels classic wedding elements with a modern and elegant touch. I was inspired by the “1000 paper crane” traditions, and loved reading about them on Pinterest. As I was reading about it, I thought it would be such a fun theme for a summer wedding.

I see this wedding being outside, with paper cranes hanging everywhere- so when the breeze rolls in you see them flying in the wind. A neutral color palette is ideal, especially if in a lush green lawn. The bright crisp whites and nudes will really pop against the natural surroundings. Here’s what I had in mind:

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

 

See where these awesome ideas were found:

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

 

Do you think that this neutral color scheme is a good fit? Or do you think this theme would work better with a more colorful color set?

 

 

 

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

If I see another “rustic burlap” wedding tutorial I may just give up going on Pinterest.

Hahaha, that’s a lie. I’m addicted to Pinterest. I can never give that up.

But in all seriousness, the “rustic burlap” wedding trend bores me. I don’t respond positively to brown (or tan, if that’s what it is) mesh-y material just to get that country vibe.

When I think country, I think fresh produce, beautiful wild flowers, good food, and comfortable with curtains blowing in the breeze. And I think that country can be done well. Beautifully even. It could look delicate and put together, and not look hodgepodge and craft time gone wrong. That’s the inspiration for this week’s wedding idea board. A simply beautiful country wedding.

Here’s what I had for this breezy outdoor wedding:

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

Find out where all these beautiful ideas came from:

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

 

How do you stay cool at a summer wedding?

Confetti Themed Gender Reveal Baby Shower

Welcome back!

Today I’ve got a fun gender reveal party theme to share with you! It’s based around confetti. I’m a huge fan of confetti because it is so versatile. It could be made in any size, shape, color or finish. It can also be used in celebrations year round. It doesn’t take a lot of prep, and isn’t expensive either.

I love the idea of having a confetti themed gender reveal party. The confetti does more than just say celebration at this party; it helps annouce the good news with friends and family!

Here’s what I had in mind:

 

Confetti Themed Gender Reveal Baby Shower

Confetti Themed Gender Reveal Baby Shower

 

All of the items used in this week’s inspiration board were found on Etsy. Go check out their shop pages to get more details and order yours:

Confetti Gender Reveal Party Invitation – made by meaganadair on Etsy

Confetti Gender Reveal Party Invitation – made by meaganadair on Etsy

Confetti Gender Reveal Party Invitation – made by meaganadair on Etsy

Confetti Filled Gender Reveal Push-Pop – made by thimblepress on Etsy

Confetti Filled Gender Reveal Push-Pop – made by thimblepress on Etsy

Confetti Filled Gender Reveal Push-Pop – made by thimblepress on Etsy

Colorful Confetti Wall Decals – made by trendypeasdecals on Etsy

Colorful Confetti Wall Decals – made by trendypeasdecals on Etsy

Colorful Confetti Wall Decals – made by trendypeasdecals on Etsy

Giant Balloon with Tassel and Confetti – made by PomJoyFun on Etsy

Giant Balloon with Tassel and Confetti – made by PomJoyFun on Etsy

Giant Balloon with Tassel and Confetti – made by PomJoyFun on Etsy

What’s the cutest way you’ve been told a baby’s gender?

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Colorful, warm, inviting, and delicious. All are the words that come to mind when I was developing this colorful summer dinner party. I envision a group of friends, gathering around the grill near the pool. Great tasting food fresh off the grill is served alongside sweet and refreshing cold drinks. Bright pops of color decorate the backyard and bring a new burst of life to the already green and vibrant area.

An eclectic, mix and match table with lots of bright summer hues and textures await guests, and sets the tone for a great evening.

Here’s a snippet of what I had in mind:

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Here’s where I found these pretty pictures:

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Do you have a favorite summertime dish? What is it?