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?

Milestone Memories Birthday Celebration Ideas

Do you have someone in your family that has a milestone anniversary or birthday coming up, who doesn’t really need anything in regards to presents, doesn’t really want anything in particular, but you still want to do something special for them?

I’m going through that right now. I’ve been doing my darndest to think of something, but really there is not much in way of options. Having said all that, I think the effort and time of putting together something special and unique, like this week’s inspiration board shares, is a great idea. It’s personal, it’s meaningful, and it’s something you can’t just buy off the shelf. Here’s what I had in mind:

Milestone Memories Birthday Celebration Ideas

Milestone Memories Birthday Celebration Ideas

Get all the details where these inspirational images were found:

 Photograph Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared on Ruffled
Photograph Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared on Ruffled

60th Black and White Photo Birthday Numbers – shared by Sarah Dawn Designs
60th Black and White Photo Birthday Numbers – shared by Sarah Dawn Designs

Photo and Chalkboard Milestone Birthday Party Invitations – made by nowanorris on Etsy

Photo and Chalkboard Milestone Birthday Party Invitations – made by nowanorris on Etsy

Black and White Photo Birthday Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Photo Birthday Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Photo Background – shared on Scrappy Sugar Girl

Black and White Photo Background – shared on Scrappy Sugar Girl

Ages to Perfection Milestone Birthday Cupcake Picks – made by simplifiedlivingshop on Etsy

Ages to Perfection Milestone Birthday Cupcake Picks – made by simplifiedlivingshop on Etsy

Custom Personalized Wine Bottle Label – made by LushLabel on Etsy

Custom Personalized Wine Bottle Label – made by LushLabel on Etsy

 

Candle Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Candle Cake – spotted on Pinterest

How would you want to celebrate a milestone birthday in your life?

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?

Vintage Travel Inspired Wedding Idea Board

Now boarding! Fabulous wedding inspiration board ahead!

It doesn’t matter where you are when you are getting married. It doesn’t matter what season it is. It doesn’t even matter what time of day it is, or even what day of the week it turns out to be.

The most important thing is that you are marrying your other half. Your best friend. Your partner for life. Remember that you have each gone on a journey that has led you to that very day, and very specific pieces of the cosmic puzzle have had to work out for the miracle that is love to occur.

On your wedding day- a new adventure awaits you both. An adventure you will take on together. So for the couples that have traveled great distances to come together, or just for the couple that plan on seeing the many wonders of the world together, I present to you this vintage travel wedding idea board:

Vintage Travel Inspired Wedding Idea Board

Vintage Travel Inspired Wedding Idea Board

You can get all of the details for the images found in this week’s inspiration board here:

Old World Map Travel Wedding Invitation – made and sold by merrymint on Etsy

Old World Map Travel Wedding Invitation – made and sold by merrymint on Etsy

Old World Map Travel Wedding Invitation – made and sold by merrymint on Etsy

Globetrotter Glam Wedding Traveler Guestbook – captured by Kelly Benton Photography on Ruffled

Globetrotter Glam Wedding Traveler Guestbook – captured by Kelly Benton Photography on Ruffled

Globetrotter Glam Wedding Traveler Guestbook – captured by Kelly Benton Photography on Ruffled

Gold Coast Backyard Wedding Rustic Photo Backdrop – captured by Bek Grace on Ruffled

Gold Coast Backyard Wedding Rustic Photo Backdrop – captured by Bek Grace on Ruffled

Gold Coast Backyard Wedding Rustic Photo Backdrop – captured by Bek Grace on Ruffled

Travel Map and Pinwheel Cake – created by Plum Tree Cakes

Travel Map and Pinwheel Cake – created by Plum Tree Cakes

Travel Map and Pinwheel Cake – created by Plum Tree Cakes

Friends and Family Mean the World / Thank You Goodie Party Favor Bag – shared by Peckled on Hostess with the Mostess

Friends and Family Mean the World / Thank You Goodie Party Favor Bag – shared by Peckled on Hostess with the Mostess

Friends and Family Mean the World / Thank You Goodie Party Favor Bag – shared by Peckled on Hostess with the Mostess

Vintage Travel Themed Wedding Menu – created and sold by ConteurCo on Etsy

Vintage Travel Themed Wedding Menu – created and sold by ConteurCo on Etsy

Vintage Travel Themed Wedding Menu – created and sold by ConteurCo on Etsy

Travel Map Table Number – shared by Light Love Laughter Photography on Style Me Pretty

Travel Map Table Number – shared by Light Love Laughter Photography on Style Me Pretty

Travel Map Table Number – shared by Light Love Laughter Photography on Style Me Pretty

Escort Card Table with Globe and Florals – captured and shared by Ohana Photographers

Escort Card Table with Globe and Florals – captured and shared by Ohana Photographers

Escort Card Table with Globe and Florals – captured and shared by Ohana Photographers

Clear Globe Centerpiece - available for rental on Event Options

Clear Globe Centerpiece – available for rental on Event Options

Clear Globe Centerpiece – available for rental on Event Options

 

Looking for more travel or adventurer ideas? Look no further – I’ve got a whole board dedicated to it on Pinterest – check it out here!

Are you a fan of destination weddings?

Puppy Party Ideas for Mutt’s Day 2015

Hello and happy Wednesday! The inspiration board for this week is inspired by Mutt’s Day. Apparently, July 31 is the official day to celebrate your mutt! When I read about this unusual but fun holiday, I knew there was going to be an idea board put together inspired by the holiday.

This week’s idea board could really go a few ways: as a party for welcoming a new mutt to your home, an adoption party (for stuffed animals of course!), or a puppy party – with the kids getting to wear cute puppy ear headbands, play puppy games, etc.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Puppy Party Ideas for Mutt’s Day 2015

Puppy Party Ideas for Mutt’s Day 2015

See where all of these inspirational images were found:

Puppy Party Invitation – shared on the Patten Family Blog

Puppy Party Invitation – shared on the Patten Family Blog

Puppy Party Invitation – shared on the Patten Family Blog

Puppy Piñata – shared by Kara of Kara’s Party Ideas

Puppy Piñata – shared by Kara of Kara’s Party Ideas

Puppy Piñata – shared by Kara of Kara’s Party Ideas

Dog Bone Rice Crispy Treats – shared on Spaceships and Laser Beams

Dog Bone Rice Crispy Treats – shared on Spaceships and Laser Beams

Dog Bone Rice Crispy Treats – shared on Spaceships and Laser Beams

Paw Print Walkway Tracks – shared by Swish Printable Parties

Paw Print Walkway Tracks – shared by Swish Printable Parties

Paw Print Walkway Tracks – shared by Swish Printable Parties

Dog Shaped Cake Tutorial – tutorial shared by The Experimental Home

Dog Shaped Cake Tutorial – tutorial shared by The Experimental Home

Dog Shaped Cake Tutorial – tutorial shared by The Experimental Home

Paw Print Cupcakes – recipe shared by Manu’s Menu

Paw Print Cupcakes – recipe shared by Manu’s Menu

Paw Print Cupcakes – recipe shared by Manu’s Menu

Need more ideas for your puppy party? I’ve got you covered! Check out my puppy party board on Pinterest where I’ll keep adding more cute ideas as I find them!

My question to you is: are you a dog person or a cat person?

Hot Pink and Orange Summer Wedding Ideas

Looking for some inspiration for a modern summer wedding? Look no further then this bright and bold inspiration board. Beach side or on the yard, this hot pink and orange combination creates a lively and high energy celebratory mood. Here’s what I had in mind:

Hot Pink and Orange Summer Wedding Ideas

Hot Pink and Orange Summer Wedding Ideas

See where I found all of these inspirational images:

Wedding Aisle and Alter Decor in Orange and Pink Roses – shared by Celebrate Flowers and Invitations

Wedding Aisle and Alter Decor in Orange and Pink Roses – shared by Celebrate Flowers and Invitations

Wedding Aisle and Alter Decor in Orange and Pink Roses – shared by Celebrate Flowers and Invitations

Orange and White Lounge Area Tents – shared on Inspired by This

Orange and White Lounge Area Tents – shared on Inspired by This

Orange and White Lounge Area Tents – shared on Inspired by This

Pink and Orange Tiered Wedding Cake – shared by ModWedding

Pink and Orange Tiered Wedding Cake – shared by ModWedding

Pink and Orange Tiered Wedding Cake – shared by ModWedding

Floating Pink Flower Water Décor – featured on PopSugar

Floating Pink Flower Water Décor – featured on PopSugar

Floating Pink Flower Water Décor – featured on PopSugar

Luxurious Pink and Orange Lounge Tent – spotted on The Bridal Detective

Luxurious Pink and Orange Lounge Tent – spotted on The Bridal Detective

Luxurious Pink and Orange Lounge Tent – spotted on The Bridal Detective

Pink and Orange Lily Wedding Bouquet – shared by Simple Maui Weddings

Pink and Orange Lily Wedding Bouquet – shared by Simple Maui Weddings

Pink and Orange Lily Wedding Bouquet – shared by Simple Maui Weddings

 

Looking for more pink summer wedding ideas? Check out this HOT HOT HOT pink wedding inspiration board I shared last year.

What do you think about the combination of a bright pink and orange like this for a summer wedding?

Extravagant Summer Wedding in Green Florals

This luxurious summer wedding I’ve dreamed up is one that I consider to be the top of the modern wedding vibe, but still keeps elegance and wow factors at the peak of your mind throughout the event.

This wedding not only has a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, with linens dramatically draped over the alter, but it also has 3 other stops it takes the guests to. After the ceremony – the guests head indoors for a cocktail hour, welcomed as they walk through the doors by strands of hanging orchids. After cocktail hour, they move out to a garden in a complete oasis of green. Green florals and silks are cascading and covering every inch of your visual field. No area is left bare. After a scrumptious meal, the music of a local band in the background, and good conversation of tablemates, it’s time for guests to move into the tent for the party to continue into the night! This tent has been transformed into the ultimate custom party lounge, complete with bars, desserts, lounge areas, and of course the hottest music played over a dance floor complete with club lighting.

This is what I had in mind:

Extravagant Summer Wedding in Green Florals

Extravagant Summer Wedding in Green Florals

Here are some of the images I found online that, together, sparked this idea:

Cascading Green and Cream Floral Bouquet – shared on Wedluxe

Cascading Green and Cream Floral Bouquet – shared on Wedluxe

Cascading Green and Cream Floral Bouquet – shared on Wedluxe

Dreamy Draped Wedding Alter with Greenery Accents – shared on Style Me Pretty

Dreamy Draped Wedding Alter with Greenery Accents – shared on Style Me Pretty

 

Dreamy Draped Wedding Alter with Greenery Accents – shared on Style Me Pretty

Floral Decorations Hanging From Ceiling – spotted on Pinterest

Floral Decorations Hanging From Ceiling – spotted on Pinterest

Floral Decorations Hanging From Ceiling – spotted on Pinterest

Luxurious Green Tablescape – shared on Wildflower Linen

Luxurious Green Tablescape – shared on Wildflower Linen

Luxurious Green Tablescape – shared on Wildflower Linen

Green and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

Green and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

Green and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

 

What do you think of a green and white wedding like this?

 

Pink + Lime Green – Paisley Summer Party Ideas

Textures. Patterns. Layers. Those are some of my absolute favorite design elements to work with when coming up with themes for events. I love playing with the sizes and colors of these elements to create dynamic design concepts that pop. This week I’m channeling a little Lily Pultizer, a little southern charm, and a little inner girly girl.

This is what I’m going for:

Pink + Lime Green – Paisley Summer Party Ideas

Pink + Lime Green – Paisley Summer Party Ideas

Here’s where I found all of these incredible products:

Pink Paisley Baby Shower Digital Invitation – made by digibuddhaPaperie on Etsy

Pink Paisley Baby Shower Digital Invitation – made by digibuddhaPaperie on Etsy

Pink Paisley Baby Shower Digital Invitation – made by digibuddhaPaperie on Etsy

Multi-layer Pastel Colored Roses Cake – shared on Cakes and Cupcakes Mumbai

Multi-layer Pastel Colored Roses Cake – shared on Cakes and Cupcakes Mumbai

Multi-layer Pastel Colored Roses Cake – shared on Cakes and Cupcakes Mumbai

Green and Pink Paisley Cookies – shared on Simply Bloom by Joy McMillan

Green and Pink Paisley Cookies – shared on Simply Bloom by Joy McMillan

Green and Pink Paisley Cookies – shared on Simply Bloom by Joy McMillan

Hydrangeas Tablescape with Pink and Green Tablecloth – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Hydrangeas Tablescape with Pink and Green Tablecloth – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Hydrangeas Tablescape with Pink and Green Tablecloth – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Pink Flowers on Green Grass Tablescape Décor – shared on P Is For Party

Pink Flowers on Green Grass Tablescape Décor – shared on P Is For Party

Pink Flowers on Green Grass Tablescape Décor – shared on P Is For Party

Pink Paisley Butterfly in a Grass Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Pink Paisley Butterfly in a Grass Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Pink Paisley Butterfly in a Grass Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Who do you know who would love to throw a party like this? Would you?

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

It’s later in the day – the sun is still shining. The guests are starting to arrive, and the music is the background to great conversation. The drinks are cold and the aromas of sensational food are sifting through the air. The mood is light and upbeat, with the sun shining in through the windows. A bottle of champagne is popped and the toasts for the guest of honor start.

That’s the sort of mood I’m envisioning for this week’s inspiration board. I really want something bright. Something up beat. Something high energy with a relaxed undertone. Here’s what I had in mind:

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

Be sure to see where I found all of the images in this week’s idea board:

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

I think this would be a perfect color scheme for a woman’s birthday party this summer, but how else could you see this theme working for? Maybe a bridal shower? A wedding?

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?