Ultimate Pokémon Party Ideas

Pika Pika!

By now there is no doubt you’ve heard of the phenomena that is Pokémon Go. It’s done more for the US obesity epidemic in one week then what presidential efforts have done in decades. This game is taking the world by storm, with users all over getting up and moving around in hunt for their next Pokémon catch, and I can’t blame them! Pokémon has been a long time favorite game of mine since I was younger. I played up through the gold/silver days on Gameboy. If you’re not sure what that means – well it pretty much means I am a fan of the original 151.

But enough nerd talk, we’ve got an exciting board to get to! This week I’ve put together some of my most absolute FAVORITE party ideas I’ve seen thus far. I’d reckon in the future I’ll have to update this as more and more ideas pop up, but for now, I think kids everywhere will enjoy the Pokémon party ideas I’ve put together for this week’s inspiration board. And to clarify, when I say kids, I mean tiny humans and grown adults like myself that still love their Pikachu. Or Charamander in my case. And Jigglypuff. And Sandshrew. Oh and can’t forget Eevee. You know what, I need to stop or I’ll be here for a while, and there are Pokémon to be caught out there!

Here’s what I had in mind for as ultimate Pokémon party ideas:

Ultimate Pokémon Party Ideas

Ultimate Pokémon Party Ideas

A BUNCH of these elements came from talented designers on Etsy, be sure to see where each item was found by these links:

Tiered Pokémon Birthday Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Custom Kids Pokémon Birthday Party Invitation Printable – created and sold by MinishWorkshops on Etsy

Pokémon Poke Ball Cake Pop Bouquet – spotted on Pinterest

Charmander Pokémon Piñata – made and sold by AbdisPinataShop on Etsy

Team Rocket Pokémon Nerf Gun Game – shared by A Thousand Words

Pokémon Party Photo Opp Frame with Charmander – shared by Debbie M on Catch My Party

Personalized Pokémon Mini Milk Candy Box Party Favor – created and sold by MayCreationsStudio on Etsy

DIY Pokémon Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Pokémon Pokeball Girls Costume Dress – created and sold by thegeekgarden on Etsy

Need more Pokémon party ideas? I’ve got some! Check out my Pinterest board dedicated to all things Pokémon party!

Who’s your favorite Pokémon?

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

I don’t want to alarm you, but there’s roughly 165 days till Christmas!

I know, I know. We JUST had the Fourth of July. How could I possibly be thinking about Christmas?

And you know WHY I’m thinking of Christmas? Because I absolutely love the idea of hosting a Christmas in July party. Being a native Floridian, it’s hard to really wrap your head around the “white Christmas” where everyone is snuggled up by the fire. We’re usually happy if 85 is the high for the day. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a spectacular Christmas with beautiful decor!

This week I’ve taken on a challenge: to improve on my original tropical Christmas from ages ago. Back in 2012 when I was just starting to put together these party idea boards, I shared this Tropical Christmas Dinner Party. At the time, I of course thought it was great, and everything went together. Now, I look at it and see many ways to improve.

My 2016 take on this theme is create an elegant and beautiful coastal Christmas holiday party. Soft hues of blue with creamy whites, textures of shells, and strategically chic accents. What a clarified version of the same thought!

Here’s what I had in mind for the seaside beach Christmas party:

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of this week’s ideas:

Coastal Chic Designer Christmas Tree –shared by Seahorse and Stripes

Christmas Coastal Scene – shared by Sorted with Style

Beach Inspired Christmas Stockings – shared in a round up post by Indeed Décor

Shell Christmas Trees Décor – shared in a round up post by Designer Décor

Seaside Coastal Beach Santa – spotted on Ebay

Coastal Beach Tablescape – shared by Williams Sonoma

How would you celebrate Christmas by the sea?

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Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Picture a magical evening wedding under the stars: twinkling lights draping down from a massive oak tree, suspended over the place where you and your loved ones are gathered to witness your wedding ceremony…..sparklers illuminate your reception, taking focus in your centerpieces, your cake, your send off, and even your photo opps. That’s what I envisioned when putting together this starry night sparkler wedding idea board. Something magical, something different, and something truly memorable. I think this week’s wedding inspiration board captures those things and so much more. Here’s what I had in mind:

Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each of the elements for this week’s starry night sparkler wedding idea board:

Wedding Ceremony Under the Illuminated Tree – shared in a roundup post on Huffington Post

Sparkler Grand Exit – photo shared on Sparklersonline.com

Sparkler Centerpieces with Eclectic Vases – shared by Southern Living

“Let Love Sparkle” Sparkler Send Off Sign – chalkboard printable created and sold by HandsInTheAttic on Etsy

First Dance Surrounded by Sparklers – shared by weddingdream on Instagram

White Tiered Cake with Sparklers – shared in a round up post by Pop Sugar

Magical Starry Sparkler Light Wedding Photo Opp Under the Gazebo – spotted on Pinterest

Have you ever been to an outdoor wedding under the stars?

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Modern Orange and Citrus Summer Party

It’s hard to believe that 3 years ago I shared my “Lemon and Lime” summer dinner party on my original blog, A Sparkly Life for Me. I almost had forgotten about it until I was scrolling through my master wedding and party ideas Pinterest board. When I saw that original post, I was drawn back to when I was dreaming up all the possibilities. Originally, it had crossed my mind to do a general citrus party, with all sorts of varieties and colors included. I shortly thereafter realized that there were far too many ideas out there that I wanted to incorporate, and not enough time in the world to narrow down my top choices for just one board. I’m sure at the time I thought I would do the other citrus that didn’t fit the lemon or lime ballot later….. but I’ve just had too many other good ideas I wanted to share it seems!

Now, years later, I’m pleased to share with you this modern take on a citrus inspired summer party. I did not want to use TOO much of the expected orange slices, but rather, keep them as accents to the overall look. Here’s what I had in mind for this modern orange and citrus summer party idea board:

Modern Orange and Citrus Summer Party

Modern Orange and Citrus Summer Party

Be sure to see where I found each of the images in this week’s party inspiration board:

Modern Orange and White Tablescape with Orange Citrus Fruit – spotted on Pinterest

Clean White with Pops of Orange Cabana and Party Lounge – shared on Style Me Pretty

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Signature Drink – recipe shared by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

Crate Paper Backdrop in Citrus Hues – featured in a roundup post by Babble

Orange Slice Cake – recipe shared on MyRecipes

Vibrant Orange Flower Centerpiece with Orange Slices – spotted in Pinterest

Orange and White Modern Tablescape Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Citrus Dots Invitations and Request Cards – created and sold by PrettilyPrintable on Etsy

Need more citrus themed party décor ideas? You’ll love my board on Pinterest dedicated to all things Citrus Party. Check it out HERE.

What citrus hues do you gravitate to most?

Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

“Fairy dust is like love, it creates magic whenever you give it away.” I found that quote on Pinterest the other day, as I was browsing some stunning centerpieces. It inspired me to create a magical midsummer’s night wedding idea board to share with you this week. There are oh so many takes on a midsummer’s night wedding out there, filled with over grown foliage and floral blooms. I’m sure you’ve seen them all if you spend more than 5 minutes a week on Pinterest. To add my interpretation of this popular wedding theme, I opted for an ever so slightly more modern take. Instead of having blooming flowers and green vines everywhere, I decided to incorporate more aged and woven vines. You’ll see in a number of the inspirational images there are rich dark vines, often shown woven into unique shapes. And no garden party is complete without an abundance of fairy lights! Combined, I think these elements make for a spectacular evening wedding and reception.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each of these images:

Overgrown Garden Wedding Altar with Vines and Greenery – shared in a roundup post on Huffington Post

Fairy Light Wedding Bouquet Ball – spotted on Tumblr

Midsummer’s Night Vine Wrapped Swing – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Fairy Twinkle Light Arbor over Garden Estate Table shared on Bodas Y Weddings

Vines and Hanging Lights Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Hanging Vine Spheres with Fairy Lights – spotted on Pinterest

Hammock Swing Surrounded by Vines and Fairy Lights – spotted on Pinterest

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Do you like garden inspired parties and weddings?

For more garden inspired event décor, check out my Garden Party board on Pinterest.

Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Can you believe that the 4th of July is less than a month away?

With all of the tragic events that have occurred in our country in the last week, especially in Orlando, I felt as if it was necessary to create an inspired, red white and blue themed party. As our country mourns the deaths of countless individuals from the Orlando shootings, I think it’s important to highlight our ability to come together as a community, and as a nation.

This week I have created a party idea board for Fourth of July celebrations, with an emphasis for family friendly festivities. It’s so important for our country to come together and rejoice in the many freedoms we are fortunate to have, especially in times like these. This family-centered patriotic party idea board has two elements I’m quite fond of: rocket fireworks and free flowing ribbons!

I loved seeing so many great takes on fireworks as party décor, that I just knew I had to incorporate them in this week’s party idea board. To balance out their straight, rigid lines, I’ve brought in free flowing ribbons in red, white, and blue to soften the design.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of these elements in this week’s patriotic party idea board in red, white, and blue:

Fabric Rockets for the Garden – shared by HGTV

Patriotic Tissue Paper Tassel Garland – tutorial shared by Landeelu

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Centerpiece with Fireworks and Rockets – found on Pinterest (no link working)

4th of July Candy Rockets – tutorial shared by All Things G&D

Firework Photo Outdoor Stand Photo backdrop – available on Lemondrop Backdrops

4th of July Bike Parade Décor – spotted on Pinterest (link not working)

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Ribbon Garlands with Market Lights – shared in a roundup post on Babble

If you need more ideas for Independence Day, or any red, white, and blue patriotic party, check out my board on Pinterest lots of inspiration.

How do you like to celebrate Independence Day?

Golden Pineapple – Summer Party Ideas

What a colorful summer it’s been, here on the blog! I’ve been loving the combination of vibrant summery hues with strong golds lately. If you were to take a look at some of my most recent posts, you’d see all the color I’ve been incorporating in all sorts of interesting elements for each event.

This week I thought I would combine gold (in the form of golden pineapples) with bold summer hues, with a touch of elegance by incorporating black and white stripes. While it sounds like a lot, I actually think the trio is quite impressive together. There’s something about each of these elements that balances the other out, so as to not let any one element overly dominate the design. This themed party could be used for summer wedding receptions, birthday parties, or even just a fun night with friends and family. Lots of great options!

Since I could probably go on and on about how intriguing I find incorporating golden pineapples as party décor, I’d rather have you see what I had in mind. Here’s what I’m thinking for this week’s party idea board:

Golden Pineapple – Summer Party Ideas

Golden Pineapple – Summer Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each of these fantastic images:

Golden Pineapple and Tropical Green Palm Leaves – shared by HOMEPOLISH

Colorful Tiered Cake with Black and White Stripes and a Golden Pineapple – shared by MidwestBride

Outdoor Bowling with Golden Pineapples – shared in a roundup post on POPSUGAR

Golden Pineapple Layered Cake – shared by MidwestBride

Golden Pineapple with Black and White Stripes Tablescape – shared by Better Homes and Gardens

Colorful Party Food Dessert Table with a Golden Pineapple – shared in a roundup post on Happy Wedd

Party Table with Hot Pink Napkins, Palm Leaves, and a Golden Pineapple – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Could you sip an ice cold piña colada out of a golden pineapple while laying poolside?