Birthday Bear Picnic Ideas for National Teddy Bear Day

I just love it when I discover unusual holidays I never knew existed. In fact, today’s party idea board was inspired by “Teddy Bear Day”, which is apparently celebrated today, September 9. I took it one step further and turned this into a picnic party. Originally I wanted to go for a sleep over theme, but after reading about how there is actually a Teddy Bear Picnic Day (in July) I just had to create something marvelous around that.

Just about all of these elements could easily be translated indoors or outdoors. A few white sheets and some kid friendly snacks can make for quite the play party out in a local park, or even in your back yard. This is a classic, year round party theme you can’t go wrong with.

Here’s what I had in mind, and be warned….cuteness incoming!

Birthday Bear Picnic Ideas for National Teddy Bear Day

Birthday Bear Picnic Ideas for National Teddy Bear Day

See where I found all of these inspirational images from:

Cuddly Teddy First Birthday Teddy Bear Cake – created by Tricia at Something Sweet Cakery

Cuddly Teddy First Birthday Teddy Bear Cake – created by Tricia at Something Sweet Cakery

Cuddly Teddy First Birthday Teddy Bear Cake – created by Tricia at Something Sweet Cakery

Wool Felt Bear Ears Headband – created and sold by TheThreadHouse on Etsy

Wool Felt Bear Ears Headband – created and sold by TheThreadHouse on Etsy

Wool Felt Bear Ears Headband – created and sold by TheThreadHouse on Etsy

Teddy Bear Cookie Tutorial and Recipe – shared on DIY & Crafts

Teddy Bear Cookie Tutorial and Recipe – shared on DIY & Crafts

Teddy Bear Cookie Tutorial and Recipe – shared on DIY & Crafts

Set of Party Favor Teddy Bear Favor Bags – created and sold by whitetulipboutique on Etsy

Set of Party Favor Teddy Bear Favor Bags – created and sold by whitetulipboutique on Etsy

Set of Party Favor Teddy Bear Favor Bags – created and sold by whitetulipboutique on Etsy

Vintage Teddy Bear Party Printable Kit – created and sold by worldwideparty on Etsy

Vintage Teddy Bear Party Printable Kit – created and sold by worldwideparty on Etsy

Vintage Teddy Bear Party Printable Kit – created and sold by worldwideparty on Etsy

Handmade “Honey” Teddy Bear – created and sold by thistllebarbears on Etsy

Handmade “Honey” Teddy Bear – created and sold by thistllebarbears on Etsy

Handmade “Honey” Teddy Bear – created and sold by thistllebarbears on Etsy

Printable Teddy Bear Party Invitation – created and sold by DaysignsbyDay on Etsy

Printable Teddy Bear Party Invitation – created and sold by DaysignsbyDay on Etsy

Printable Teddy Bear Party Invitation – created and sold by DaysignsbyDay on Etsy

 

What type of cute party would you throw themed out with teddy bears? A birthday party, a sleep over? How about a baby shower?

It’s Written in the Stars – Astronomy Themed Wedding

A few weeks ago I shared a party idea board for an under the stars backyard movie night. If you missed it, check it out here.

I absolutely loved the theme of the party, and just couldn’t stop thinking about how beautiful a wedding in a science museum or planetarium would be. Something under the stars, but without the bugs and heat. That was all I needed for inspiration – the next thing I knew I had found some fabulous inspirational images and compiled them into this idea board:

It’s Written in the Stars – Astronomy Themed Wedding

It’s Written in the Stars – Astronomy Themed Wedding

Find more about the images that create this week’s inspiration board:

Constellation Stars Midnight Blue Wedding Invitation – made by HipHipHoorayStudio on Etsy

Constellation Stars Midnight Blue Wedding Invitation – made by HipHipHoorayStudio on Etsy

Constellation Stars Midnight Blue Wedding Invitation – made by HipHipHoorayStudio on Etsy

Navy and Gold Wedding Setting and Menu – featured on Every Last Detail

Navy and Gold Wedding Setting and Menu – featured on Every Last Detail

Navy and Gold Wedding Setting and Menu – featured on Every Last Detail

Astronomy Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest here

Astronomy Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest here

Astronomy Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest here

Stars and Moon Photo Booth Backdrop – featured on After Yes Weddings

Stars and Moon Photo Booth Backdrop – featured on After Yes Weddings

Stars and Moon Photo Booth Backdrop – featured on After Yes Weddings

Planetarium Wedding Alter – featured on The Offbeat Bride

Planetarium Wedding Alter – featured on The Offbeat Bride

Planetarium Wedding Alter – featured on The Offbeat Bride

Navy and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest here

Navy and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest here

Navy and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest here

Time to Drink Champagne and Dance Under the Stars Poster – shared on Love My Dress

Time to Drink Champagne and Dance Under the Stars Poster – shared on Love My Dress

Time to Drink Champagne and Dance Under the Stars Poster – shared on Love My Dress

 

Looking for more star, galaxy or astronomy inspired ideas? Check out my board dedicated to just that on Pinterest!

Would you get married in a science themed museum?

Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

This week I knew exactly what I wanted to create when I sat down to make this week’s party idea board. I wanted something that would be fun for kids, boys and girls, and would be a hit this summer. I came up with the idea of having a mer-people (that’s mermaids and mermen) inspired party. Naturally, it would be fantastic if this was based around a beach location, but I think a pool party would be just as fun.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

Check out where this week’s inspirational images were found:

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

 

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

 

Need more inspiration for your under the sea and/or beach party or wedding? Check out my dedicated Pinterest board for more ideas.

 

What do you think on this take of a traditionally feminine party?

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

Is there a better way to celebrate Independence Day then on the beach with sparklers, cold drinks and evening fireworks? I don’t think there could be!

Here’s how I’d like to celebrate:

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

See where I found all of these fantastic ideas:

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

 

How do you celebrate Independence Day?

Blue + Gold Agate Wedding Ideas

Refined, but natural. Elegant, but effortless. Those were some of the words I kept in the front of my mind when putting together this week’s idea board. It had to be a wedding, no doubt about that, but it had to be something easy spirited, relaxed even. Having said that, here’s what I ended up with:

Blue + Gold Agate Wedding Ideas

Blue + Gold Agate Wedding Ideas

Be sure to check out where I found all of these inspirational wedding photos:

Gilt Agate Invitation – shared by Kaydi Bishop on Minted

Gilt Agate Invitation – shared by Kaydi Bishop on Minted

Gilt Agate Invitation – shared by Kaydi Bishop on Minted

Green and Floral Tent – shared by Aaron Delesie on Style Me Pretty

Green and Floral Tent – shared by Aaron Delesie on Style Me Pretty

Green and Floral Tent – shared by Aaron Delesie on Style Me Pretty

Agate Tablescape – styled an shared by Rae Marshall on Swoon

Agate Tablescape – styled an shared by Rae Marshall on Swoon

Agate Tablescape – styled an shared by Rae Marshall on Swoon

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Printable Agate Blue Wedding Table Numbers – made by RigbyAndFable On Etsy

Printable Agate Blue Wedding Table Numbers – made by RigbyAndFable On Etsy

Printable Agate Blue Wedding Table Numbers – made by RigbyAndFable On Etsy

Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses – shared by Jennifer Wilson

Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses – shared by Jennifer Wilson

Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses – shared by Jennifer Wilson

 

Do you get a free spirited, relaxed vibe from this wedding idea board?

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Good Morning!

Today’s inspiration board is spring inspired! I’ll be honest; I had a tough time with this board. Not the concept, no that was easy, I had a hard time narrowing down the TYPE of event. I really wanted to do a “speckled egg” inspired board. But what type of event to choose? My gut tells me it would be an adorable play on the traditional “love birds” engagement party, especially during the spring time. Other runner up ideas included this as a baby shower, bridal shower, luncheon, and a birthday party. Really the sky is the limit!

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

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Check out where I found all of these inspirational images found in this week’s idea board:

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

 

What type of “speckled egg” party would you throw?

Lime and Turquoise Spring Luncheon

Happy Wednesday!

Today I am so excited to share with you this vibrant inspiration board. I was channeling bright and bold colors, but wanted the softness of a spring function. After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with a luncheon in turquoise and lime, with hints of paisley. Here’s what I had in mind:

Lime and Turquoise Spring Luncheon by Unique Pastiche Events

Lime and Turquoise Spring Luncheon by Unique Pastiche Events

Check out where all of the elements of today’s idea board were found:

Editable Instant Download Turquoise and Lime Paisley Party Kit – made by FiddleSticks Boutique on Etsy

Editable Instant Download Turquoise and Lime Paisley Party Kit – made by FiddleSticks Boutique on Etsy

Editable Instant Download Turquoise and Lime Paisley Party Kit – made by FiddleSticks Boutique on Etsy

Green Paisley Pillow Boxes for Party Favors – made by CreativeHolidays on Etsy

Green Paisley Pillow Boxes for Party Favors – made by CreativeHolidays on Etsy

Green Paisley Pillow Boxes for Party Favors – made by CreativeHolidays on Etsy

Lime Green and Turquoise Cake Pops – shared by Taartjes Vanan

Lime Green and Turquoise Cake Pops – shared by Taartjes Vanan

Lime Green and Turquoise Cake Pops – shared by Taartjes Vanan

Colorful Turquoise and Lime Lounge – shared on House of Turquoise

Colorful Turquoise and Lime Lounge – shared on House of Turquoise

Colorful Turquoise and Lime Lounge – shared on House of Turquoise

Turquoise and Lime Tablescape – shared on Style Me Pretty

Turquoise and Lime Tablescape – shared on Style Me Pretty

Turquoise and Lime Tablescape – shared on Style Me Pretty

Vertical Pear Salad – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

Vertical Pear Salad – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

Vertical Pear Salad – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

What are your favorite colors for spring?

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Hello!

This week is all about colors! Not just bright and bold, but those sought after spring tones. I’m lucky to not have any sort of serious winter season here in Florida, but still appreciate spring themed parties. We tend to enjoy the few days out of the year it is not excessively hot and humid out.

This week I’m introducing you to a navy, mint and peach bridal shower, with the slightest hint of gold mixed in.

I really think the navy with a touch of gold helps welcome the fresh mint and peach tones into this inspiration board theme. I’m loving this color scheme as a baby shower, or bridal shower, but really think it could be used in a ton of functions. Hellloooo ladies luncheon!

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Check out where I’ve spotted all of the elements in this week’s design board:

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

How do you start transitioning spring colors into your winter wardrobe?

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?

 

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Don’t you just love it when inspiration comes to you when you least expect it?

I was on Pinterest the other night, pinning away fantastic ideas for future events, and came by a great board that was full of gorgeous food that was plated absolutely picture perfect.

A particular dish caught my eye – one with blues, yellow and a hint of brown.

I thought it would be such an interesting take on “wedding colors” to have food that matched your palette. So without further ado, here is what I had in mind:

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Don’t forget to check out where I found all these incredible inspirational images:

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Blue and White Tablescapes - found on Pinterest

Blue and White Tablescapes – found on Pinterest

Blue and White Tablescapes – found on Pinterest

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

What do you think about incorporating your event colors into your food?