Summertime Watermelon Party Ideas

Happy National Watermelon Day! August 3rd marks National Watermelon Day each year, did you know that? It’s ok if you didn’t, neither did I. When I found out about it, I was instantly inspired to create the perfect summertime watermelon party idea board for you this week. Whether it’s for a kid’s birthday party, or a backyard BBQ with friends and family, you can’t go wrong with a watermelon theme. The cool, watercolor hues of a natural watermelon are easy on the eyes during the heat of the summer, while the refreshing fruit and juices of the watermelon itself are delicious to consume in a host of different ways.

Here’s what I envisioned for this week’s watermelon themed party idea board:

Summertime Watermelon Party Ideas

Summertime Watermelon Party Ideas

Be sure to check out where I found each of the elements from this week’s party inspiration board:

Refreshing Watermelon Mixed Drink – shared by Tastebook

Pink Floating Balloons Pool Décor – shared in a roundup post by How Does She

DIY Watermelon Party Favors – tutorial shared by Oh Happy Day

“Hello Summer” Watermelon Tiered Cake – shared by The Cake Blog

“You’re One In A Melon” Printable for Watermelon Food Station – shared by Tell Love and Party

Frozen Fruit and Floral Ice Bucket – shared by eHow

Watermelon Pink Hues Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared in a roundup post by Room for Dessert

Watermelon Summer Party Invitation – created and sold by BloomberryDesigns on Etsy

Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Yard Game with Watermelon Theme – shared on Project Nursery

What’s your favorite time of melon?

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?

Golf Partee Party Ideas

Do I have any golfers here? How about anyone who needs a father’s day party idea? You’re going to want to pin this week’s party idea board for future reference!

This week’s party idea board is more of a partee than a party! With father’s day around the corner, it’s time to start planning something special for the special guy in your life. Now you know I love a good themed event, but I’m a sucker for unconventional materials, and you know there’s nothing more un-traditional for event décor then golf balls and AstroTurf.

It’s amazing how these two simple materials with a few tees can be used in escort cards, centerpieces, place settings, and event décor. This week I put together a golf party idea board for you with some of my favorite ideas. Here’s what I had in mind:

Golf Partee Party Ideas

Golf Partee Party Ideas

Be sure to stop by where I found each of the images from this week:

Wooden Golf Ball Door Hanger Welcome Sign – created by MyBelovedReclaimed on Etsy

Golf Ball on Tee Escort Cards in Green Moss – shared by Rachel McCauley

Place Setting with Golf Ball on Tee – shared in this roundup post on One Stop Party Ideas

Golf Party Invitations – created and sold by SDezigns on Etsy

Golf Themed Centerpiece with Grass, Balls, Tees, and Flowers – shared on Pinterest

Wheat Grass and Golf Ball Long Centerpiece – shared on Pinterest

Golf Partee Printable Birthday Party Package – created and sold taniasdesignstudio on Etsy

Need more ideas for your golf party or luncheon? You’ll want to check out my golf themed party idea board on Pinterest for all sorts of things to get your design started. Check out my board here!

Are you a sports fan?

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls

Girls like dinosaurs too!

I never got why boys were always the ones having the dinosaur and ninja themed parties, and girls always had to have the spa or princess themed parties. That is just absurd! Girls can like dinosaurs, ninjas, and event racing themed parties too.

And so to honor the strong, confident girls around the world who want to celebrate among dinos, I have put together this week’s inspiration board, for them. The concept was to have a colorful dinosaur birthday party for girls, which was not completely pink, purple and full of gentility.

But you know what I found? It’s actually pretty hard to find dinosaur themed birthday party posts for girls that are not full of princess crowns, tutus, and bright pink. So I thought I would incorporate lots of vibrant colors throughout to make this event perfect for the dino loving little girl that could care less about a tiara and a doesn’t mind what color her dinosaur friends are.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls by Unique Pastiche Events

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls by Unique Pastiche Events

 

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

“Girls like dinosaurs too” T-shirt – sold via CafePress by WhiteDogBlackDog

Printable Dinosaur Food Signs – created and sold by iwedfred on Etsy

Dino Tails Favors – shared by Buggie and Jellybean

Dinosaur Party Cutlery and Napkin Flatware Set – created and sold by MadHatterPartyBox on Etsy

Dinosaur Birthday Cake Video Tutorial – shared by My Cake School

Krispy Colorful Eggs (Dino Eggs) – recipe shared by The Pioneer Woman

Digital Girl Dinosaur Birthday Party Invitation in Green and Orange – created and sold by ZoeyBlueDesigns on Etsy

Green, Blue, and Purple Polka Dot Balloons with Dinosaur Weights as Table Décor – shared by Craftiness is not Optional

Dinosaur Birthday Party Hat – created and sold by PoshBoxParties on Etsy

Colorful Dinosaur Track Print Biscuits / Cookies – recipe shared by Tesco

Personalized Dinosaur Birthday Party Favor Bags – created and sold by ShopPsychobaby on Etsy

DIY Dinosaur Party Plate Tutorial – shared by Spaceships and Laser Beams

I think there is just the right balance of femininity in this week’s birthday party idea board, what do you think?

Oh – if you need more ideas: stop by my Pinterest board dedicated to all things dinosaur party ideas.

**UPDATE** Check out my DIY decor and party site A Sparkly Life for Me to see some cute DIY Dino party tablescapes!

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Winter Penguin Party Ideas – for Kids

Did you know that today is Penguin Awareness Day? According to a few places, January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day. So to celebrate the best way that I know I can, I thought I’d make penguins the theme of this week’s party board!

Since we are having a cold front (if that’s what you want to call mid-fifties in Florida), I thought I’d do a cute, stylized penguin party that is perfect for kids with winter birthdays. This party is also VERY DIY friendly, and I’ve been sure to link to all of the places I found these items and the tutorials below.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Winter Penguin Party Ideas – for Kids

Winter Penguin Party Ideas – for Kids

Be sure to stop by these lovely sites where the images in today’s idea board were found:

Penguin Party Invitation Set – created and sold by bellybeancards on Etsy

DIY Penguin Party Balloons Tutorial and Printable – shared on Hostess with the Mostess

Penguin Cups – shared by Whirligig Bug

Penguin Winter Party Goodie Boxes Set – created and sold by PaperPartyParade on Etsy

Winter Penguin Cake Pops Tutorial – shared by Niner Bakes

Snowy Penguin Cake Tutorial – shared by Kara’s Couture Cakes

Winter Penguin Party Favor Bags – created and sold by CraftyCue on Etsy

Did you know that today is Penguin Awareness Day?

Soft Rose Quartz Pink – Baby Birthday Party Ideas

Cuteness incoming!

Yup, that’s right. Cute, baby smashing birthday party ideas are in this post.

Not to mention….TRENDY ideas. This week’s inspiration was of course, the other color of the year – Rose Quartz. I had to! Last week I shared an over the top Serenity blue wedding. If you missed it, check it out here. I’m going to keep this week’s introduction short and sweet – just like this party inspiration.

Here’s what I had in mind for this soft, rose quartz inspired baby birthday party:

Soft Rose Quartz Pink - Baby Birthday Party Ideas

Be sure to check out where I found each of these images:

Soft Rose Quartz Floral Rose Birthday Number One – shared on Kara’s Party Ideas

Amazing Pink Rose Cake – shared via Violeta Glace V on Catch My Party

Soft Pink and White Birthday Cake Smash Set Up – shared on Jeneanne Ericsson

Oversized Paper Roses Backdrop in White and Rose Quartz – shared by Modern Luxury Brides California

Girl’s First Birthday ONE Party Invitation with Watercolor Roses – created and sold by SimplySweetPrintShop on Etsy

Are you a fan of baby cake smashing parties?

2016 – Year of the Monkey….. and BANANAS – Baby Shower Ideas

Did you know 2016 is the year of the monkey?

Well, if not, now you know!

I know it isn’t a literal meaning, as in monkey themed things will just pop up, but I couldn’t help being inspired by cute little monkeys and bananas. I thought I’d put together an adorable baby shower (or birthday party) inspired by cute jungle monkeys and bananas. Lots of brown and yellow elements of course, but I would love to incorporate a banana scent into the party room so it was just subtle enough to be noticed. And of course, if space permitted: large, leafy tropical foliage plants.

Here’s what I had in mind:

2016 - Year of the Monkey….. and BANANAS - Baby Shower Ideas

Be sure to stop by where I found each element in this week’s party idea board:

Banana Baby Shower Invitation – shared in a roundup post on Invitesbaby.com

Monkey Baby Shower Cake Display – spotted on Pinterest

Yellow Centerpiece with Lemons and Bananas – shared on Floret Cadet

Monkey Jungle Diaper Cake Decor – created and sold by PrincessAndThePbaby on Etsy

Frozen Chocolate and Sprinkle Banana Sticks – shared in a roundup post by babycenter.com

Banana Party Favor Box – shared on Oink! The Blog of Piggy Bank Parties

Monkey and Banana Cupcakes – shared by Cocoa Claudia on Flickr

Monkey Juice Drink Dispenser – shared on The Howard Family Blog

Did you know 2016 is the year of the monkey?

Rainbows and Butterflies….with a Side of Chocolate – Soiree Party Ideas

How perfect would you consider your birthday if you had pretty butterfly decorations, colorful fruit to nibble on, and decadent chocolate brownies to savor? I know I’d be thrilled.

You really can’t go wrong with these three elements being the center of attention at your next bash. Be it a bridal, birthday, baby, or just a get together with the girls, rainbows and butterflies…..with a side of chocolate, how can you go wrong? Here’s what I had in mind for this upbeat, sweets filled soiree:

Rainbows and Butterflies….With a Side of Chocolate - Soiree Party Ideas

Here are the individual images that I found and the fantastic sites I found each of them on:

Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Invitation – created and sold by CharlesAlexDesign on Etsy

Fruit Heart Kebobs – shared on a roundup on 100 Days of Real Food

Colorful Berry Spring Tart – recipe shared on My Little Expat Kitchen

Raspberry and White Chocolate Bites – shared on New Nostalgia

Blue and White Chocolate Butterflies – shared via How To Cook That on YouTube

Summer Berry Cones – shared on The Cottage Mama

Bite Size Rainbow Brownie Kabobs – recipe shared Cake Whiz

Stacked Chocolate Brownies with Flowers and Butterflies – shared Louise’s Kitchen …. & Other Rooms

If you could add ONE more thing to this party, what would it be?

My Favorite Harry Potter Party Ideas

Each week I try and share my latest inspired party or wedding idea board with you. This week, however, I’m sharing something I can’t get enough of. I’m sharing with you my all-time, favorite Harry Potter party ideas. If you follow either of my accounts on Pinterest you are most likely familiar with this board, this one, or maybe even this one. I’m a huge fan, to say the least. This week is all of my favorite Harry Potter party ideas combined into one magical party.

Someday I hope to be able to throw a party in my own home as themed out as this:

My Favorite Harry Potter Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to find all of the details for each image on the links below the pictures:

Marauder’s Map Harry Potter Birthday Invitation Printable – created and sold by PrintyMuch on Etsy

Harry Potter Caramel Sorting Hat – tutorial shared on Candy Bar Cupcakes

Galaxy Night Sky and Floating Candles Décor – shared on Eating Bender

3 Tier Harry Potter Cake – shared by Oakleaf Cakes on Flickr

“Have You Seen This Wizard?” Harry Potter Photo Booth – shared on Fun-Filled Flicks

Harry Potter Personalized House Ribbon – created and sold by didgeandstitch on Etsy

Harry Potter House Banner Décor – shared on Home Stories A to Z

Mandrake Cupcakes – spotted on Pinterest

In Case of Dementor Attack Eat Me Candies – shared on See Suzy Spin

Printable Halloween Book Covers – shared on Little House on the Corner

Hogwarts Cookies – shared by Lucy Samuels on Flickr

Hogwarts House Colors Checkered Cake – recipe and tutorial shared by Bakingdom

Glitter Potion Bottle – tutorial shared on Scrapbook.com

Fold Your Own Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Box with Wizard Cards Printable – created and sold by RockYourWalls on Etsy

 

Who is your favorite Harry Potter Character?

 

Hobbit Day Woodland Party Ideas

Did you know yesterday was Hobbit Day? Apparently my nerdy-ness level has been down ranked since I just found out about it myself. But you know what? That’s why we have sites like Pinterest, so we can bookmark ideas for future use. With that in mind – I put together this party inspiration board for Hobbit Day 2016 (and beyond!) and all your future Lord of the Rings party needs. Here’s what I had in mind for this outdoor party:

Hobbit Day Woodland Party Ideas

Oh- and if you were looking for something a little more refined, say for a wedding, check out this woodsy inspired wedding idea board I put together a few weeks ago.

Check out where the fantastic creations from this week’s idea board were found:

Forest and Woodsy Party Food Station Buffet – spotted on Pinterest

Forest and Woodsy Party Food Station Buffet – spotted on Pinterest

Wood Chalk Board – shared in a roundup post on DCWV Diary

Wood Chalk Board – shared in a roundup post on DCWV Diary

Gold Coin Treasure Favor – shared on Mommy’s Little Peanuts

Gold Coin Treasure Favor – shared on Mommy’s Little Peanuts

Enchanted Forest Lounge – shared on The Knot

Enchanted Forest Lounge – shared on The Knot

Speak Friend and Enter Door Décor – shared on India Loves Texas

Speak Friend and Enter Door Décor – shared on India Loves Texas

Hobbit Party Yard Sign Décor – shared on Pinterest

Hobbit Party Yard Sign Décor – shared on Pinterest

Woodsy Table Display – shared on You Paid More Than Me

Woodsy Table Display – shared on You Paid More Than Me

Ferns, Candles and Glass Tablescape – shared on Ruffled Blog

Ferns, Candles and Glass Tablescape – shared on Ruffled Blog

“No Admittance Except On Party Business” Quote – shared on Storyboard Wedding

“No Admittance Except On Party Business” Quote – shared on Storyboard Wedding

Vintage Entertaining Toldeo Cocktail Swords on Cocktails – shared by Ode to Awe

Vintage Entertaining Toldeo Cocktail Swords on Cocktails – shared by Ode to Awe

Rosie Cotton’s Apple Tarts – recipe shared on When Geeks Wed

Rosie Cotton’s Apple Tarts – recipe shared on When Geeks Wed

Lord of the Rings Party Menu – shared by Michelle Paige

Lord of the Rings Party Menu – shared by Michelle Paige

Hobbit House Cake – shared on Pinterest

Hobbit House Cake – shared on Pinterest

Mountain Cookies – shared on Sweet & Saucy

Mountain Cookies – shared on Sweet & Saucy

Lord of the Rings Hobbit Second Breakfast Brunch Invitation – created and sold by MirkwoodScribes on Etsy

Lord of the Rings Hobbit Second Breakfast Brunch Invitation – created and sold by MirkwoodScribes on Etsy

 

There are SO many fantastic ideas out there; I wish I could have included them all. Check out my “Nerd It Out” Pinterest board that I pin all of my favorite geek themed party ideas. Fair warning- there is a lot of Marvel, so if you’re a fan, enjoy!

What’s your geeky indulgence?

Fan art? Movie memorabilia?