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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Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Oh la la! This week I present to you a spring wedding in milky shades of pink Rose Quartz (Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016). I almost put together a wedding in this color family a few weeks ago when I was preparing the Soft Pink Rose Quartz Baby Birthday Party Ideas post, but couldn’t find all of the elements I was looking for.

But I kept searching, and found some perfect pictures to really capture what I am looking for in this wedding inspiration board. I wanted to put an idea board together that was soft and feminine, just like Rose Quartz, but also had the slightest touches of natural wood elements, balanced out by light amounts of dangling crystal elements.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Be sure to stop by and visit where I found each of these elements:

Pink and White Wedding Favor Rose Magnets – created and sold by EtenIren on Etsy

Pink Rose Heart Shaped Wreath Wedding Chair Decorations – share by Bridal Musings

Light Pink Roses and Carnation Wedding Bouquet with Crystals – share in The Vault of Style Me Pretty

Pink Rose Printable Wedding Invitation Suite – created and sold by GardenofLovebyFarrah on Etsy

Light Pink Rose Petal Wedding Aisle Runway – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pink Velvet Cake – recipe shared by I Am Baker

Pale Pink Floral and Ivory Wedding Chuppah / Alter – shared by Andrea Eppolito Weddings & Events

Flowy Pink Chair Cover Decorations – shared by Elegant Wedding

Pink Hydrangeas, Roses and Eucalyptus Filled Urns – shared on Elizabeth Anne Designs

Crystal, Roses and Vines Tablescape – shared in a roundup post on ModWedding

Large Folk Art Heart Cookies in Pink – created and sold by MarinoldCakes on Etsy

Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail – recipe shared on Lauren Conrad

Pink Rose Cupcake – shared by Vesna on Catch My Party

What is your idea of a perfect springtime wedding?

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?

Enchanted Birch Forest – Winter Wedding Ideas

Are you in an area that doesn’t have the traditional white Christmas landscaping that all the holiday songs sing about? I am. Having never seen snow myself, it’s hard to imagine winter wonderland weddings, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. This week I thought I would challenge myself with putting together a winter wedding inspiration board that would work not only up north, but also here in the south, all while not looking out of place.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Enchanted Birch Forest - Winter Wedding Ideas

How’d I do?

Check out where I found the images in this week’s wedding idea board:

White Woodland Lace Wedding Invitations – created and sold by PerfectFavours on Etsy

Forest Wedding Photography – shared by Tessa Barton

White Birch Branched Wedding Arch – shared in a roundup post on Flirty Fleurs

Soft White Wildflower Handmade Alternative Wedding Bouquet – created and sold by TheSunnyBee on Etsy

Enchanted Winter Forest Cake – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Rustic Birch Paper Party and Wedding Straws – created and sold by RocheleauDesigns on Etsy

Pine Tree Fingerprint Wedding Guest Book – created and sold by AlwaysAboveandBeyond on Etsy

Can you see this wedding taking place up north or down south?

Champagne, Metallic, and Pearl Wedding Ideas

One of the best sounds at a wedding is the sound of champagne glasses clinking. There’s always a light hearted laugh following and some sort of toasting happening in the background. Just thinking about that inspired today’s wedding inspiration board. I’ve envisioned lots of mixed metallic accents with just enough pearl decoration to bring a sense of sophistication to this wedding, without being too formal.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Champagne, Metallic, and Pearl Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and explore where each of these images were found:

Champagne Bubbles Metallic Wedding Cake – created and shared by Sugarland

Embellished Rose Gold Letters for Wedding Décor Tutorial – shared on Fancy Pants Weddings

6 Inch Pearl and Rhinestone Monogram Cake Topper – created and sold by hotpinkhannah on Etsy

Blush, Gold, and White Place Settings – spotted on Pinterest

Pearl Wedding Gown – shared on Southern Weddings

Champagne Flowers and Pearl Gold Centerpieces – shared on Something Turquoise

Silk Pocket, Pearl and Crystal Rhinestone Glamorous Wedding Invitation – part of the Elizabeth Collection by EngagingPapers sold on Etsy

Pearl Table Number Frame – shared on Elizabeth Ann Designs

Pearl Brooch Wedding Bouquet – created and sold by RubyBloomsJewelry on Etsy

Silver Metallic Mesh and Champagne Sequin Wedding Ceremony Alter – shared as a styled shoot on WedLuxe

When do you think is the perfect time of year for this wedding?

A Rustic Foodie’s Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

On most days, I would not consider my style anywhere along the descriptive terms: chic, country, or rustic.

But this week I make an exception for that. This week I am sharing with you my idea of a rustic, foodie’s dessert party. A party that is farm-to-table fresh, cooked and prepared with love, and boasts great company and delicious wine. I love the emphasis of salted caramel desserts lining a lace and burlap table, allowing guests to graze on delicious treats as they mingle with other attendees. The only thing that’s missing would be a handful of accent candle lights, in mason jars, of course, scattered around.

Keep in mind as you are enjoying this party idea board, that this set of inspirational images could easily translate to a birthday party theme, or even a wedding.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Rustic Foodie's Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

Take a look at where I found each of these images for more information:

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake – shared by Half Baked Harvest

Rustic Dessert Table – shared on Style Me Pretty

Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Honey Glaze – recipe shared on Hungry Rabbit

Rustic Burlap Lace Birthday Invitation – created and sold by SunshinePrintables on Etsy

How To: Candy Feathers – tutorial shared on About.com

Lace and Twine Kraft Paper Favor Boxes – created and sold by AnnaLouAvenue on Etsy

Caramel Dipped Pears – recipe shared on Just Between Friends

Rustic Shabby Chic Pom Pom Décor – created and sold by pomtree on Etsy

Are you a caramel fan? Or do you prefer something more along the lines of chocolate to satisfy your sweet-tooth?

Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

You know I love a fun, unusual wedding. I pin a LOT of great ideas for that couple who wants something….a little more unique.

But I feel like I ALWAYS see comments or responses along the lines of, “I could never do that,” or “it’s too far out there for me,” or any variation along those lines. And to that, I always think: is it?

Is it really that far out there? Is there REALLY that big of a difference if a color is blue not white? Can it really have a detrimental effect on your wedding? Or at your next party?

For some, it seems that way. Others, have no second thoughts about it. The debate will go on forever, and there is no wrong or right answer. But with increased socializing and media sharing, I believe it will become more and more socially acceptable to trade in some traditions to see new ideas brought to the wedding world. Or at least I hope so!

This week I’ve challenged myself to come up with something that falls halfway between the traditional white wedding, and the all-out goth wedding. White and gold, with subtle touches of black raven make for a very interesting design. The perfect detail that I think brings it all together is the unusual invitation.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

Check out the links below to find out where I found all of these pieces:

Black and Gold Table Design – created and shared on Hey Gorgeous Events

White, Gold, and Black Masquerade Bird Masks – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather and Peacock Bouquet – created and sold by ColorOfmay on Etsy

“The Birds” Raven Cookies – tutorial shared on Camille Styles

Black and White Raven Cake – shared in a round up post on MODWedding

White and Crystal Lounge with Black Raven Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather Décor – spotted in this round up post on Deco Crush

Crow Décor and Black Feathered Wreath – shared on Midwest Living

Feather Neckpiece – spotted on Cultivnation Tumblr

“Crack Me” Black Raven Egg Invitations – custom made and sold by LittleElephantCrafts on Etsy

Could you do a Halloween wedding like this?

Modern Magnolia Wedding Ideas

Let’s celebrate Wedding Wednesday today with this modern magnolia infused wedding. I am absolutely crazy about this simplistically elegant wedding. The botanical accents scattered lightly throughout are a nice alternative to the traditional floral arrangements and décor.

Not only are the design elements in this week’s wedding idea board beautiful and affordable, but they are also fairly easy for a DIY bride to take on herself, should she choose to accept a challenge like this.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern Magnolia Wedding Ideas

See where these wonderful, inspirational images were found:

Over-sized Paper Magnolia Bouquet – shared on a roundup post over on Wedding Party

Modern Magnolia and Linen Wedding Alter – shared on Style Me Pretty

Letterpress Wedding Invitation Magnolia Design – created and sold by CHATHAMandCARON on Etsy

White on White Magnolia Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Magnolia Boutonniere – shared on Snippet and Ink

Magnolia Leaves in a Silver Bowl Centerpiece – shared on Elizabeth Anne Designs

What do you think of this week’s modern and simplistic wedding?

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?

 

Taco and Tequila Tuesday Party Ideas

Who loves tacos? Let me rephrase: who DOESN’T love tacos? And really, what could go better with tacos then tequila?

Did you think of anything yet?

Fresh made guacamole was a close second in my mind… but that’s just the healthy one in my talking.

This week’s inspiration board is all about color, fun, and yummy food inspired by the always loved, taco Tuesday celebration. I’ve included the best taco bar, nacho bar, salsa bar AND tequila bar I could find on the internet in this inspiration board.

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

Taco and Tequila Tuesday Party Ideas

See where I found these fantastic ideas at:

Colorful Fiesta Tablescape – shared on Be Lovely Events

Colorful Fiesta Tablescape – shared on Be Lovely Events

Colorful Taco Bar Printable – created and sold by SunshineInkStudio on Etsy

Colorful Taco Bar Printable – created and sold by SunshineInkStudio on Etsy

Textured Succulent Place Setting – shared on Ruffled

Textured Succulent Place Setting – shared on Ruffled

Acrylic Drink Dispensers and Display – shared on The Kitchn

Acrylic Drink Dispensers and Display – shared on The Kitchn

Colorful Food Display – shared on Street Scene

Colorful Food Display – shared on Street Scene

Felt Taco Party Banner – created and sold by Tastefully Mismatched on Etsy

Felt Taco Party Banner – created and sold by Tastefully Mismatched on Etsy

Salsa Bar Station – shared on Paper and Party Love

Salsa Bar Station – shared on Paper and Party Love

Chalkboard Menu – shared on SaveOnCrafts

Chalkboard Menu – shared on SaveOnCrafts

Taco and Tequila Fiesta Invitation Printable – created and sold by TownleyDesigns on Etsy

Taco and Tequila Fiesta Invitation Printable – created and sold by TownleyDesigns on Etsy

Tequila Bar Station – shared on Wedding Chicks

Tequila Bar Station – shared on Wedding Chicks

Taco Bar Food Spread – spotted on Pinterest

Taco Bar Food Spread – spotted on Pinterest

Individual 7 Layer Bean Dips – recipe shared on Cooking Classy

Individual 7 Layer Bean Dips – recipe shared on Cooking Classy

Mini Taco and Tequila Spread – shared on Pinterest

Mini Taco and Tequila Spread – shared on Pinterest

What’s your favorite kind of taco?