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?

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?

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?

 

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?

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?

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?

Comic Book Party Ideas

So it turns out tomorrow, September 25th, is National Comic Book Day! Who knew? I didn’t know they had this holiday, but apparently it’s been around for a while. Did you know it was an official day?

I thought I would put together an inspiration board to help get your creative juices flowing if you were throwing a little get together to celebrate. This could also be a helpful resource if you were having a super hero party, a hero party, a villains party….or really a lot of kid party ideas. Here’s what I’m thinking:

Comic Book Party Ideas

Comic Book Party Ideas

 

See where these fantastic images were found:

Superhero POW! Comic Book Piñata – made and sold by LaLasParty on Etsy

Superhero POW! Comic Book Piñata – made and sold by LaLasParty on Etsy

Superhero POW! Comic Book Piñata – made and sold by LaLasParty on Etsy

Comic Book Favor Tags – made and sold by cakeadoodledoo on Etsy

Comic Book Favor Tags – made and sold by cakeadoodledoo on Etsy

Comic Book Favor Tags – made and sold by cakeadoodledoo on Etsy

Superhero Photo Invitation Printable – made and sold by DigiGoose on Etsy

Superhero Photo Invitation Printable – made and sold by DigiGoose on Etsy

Superhero Photo Invitation Printable – made and sold by DigiGoose on Etsy

DIY City Skyline Photo Backdrop – shared on the Evite blog

DIY City Skyline Photo Backdrop – shared on the Evite blog

DIY City Skyline Photo Backdrop – shared on the Evite blog

 

Super Hero Comic Book Food Labels – my and sold by DizzyDesignStudio on Etsy

Super Hero Comic Book Food Labels – my and sold by DizzyDesignStudio on Etsy

Super Hero Comic Book Food Labels – my and sold by DizzyDesignStudio on Etsy

 Want even MORE ideas for a super hero or villain party? Check out my Pinterest board dedicated to this theme HERE.

A Holographic Birthday Party

…..Let it shine, let it shine let it shinnnnneeeee!

This birthday party inspiration is for the young girl who is alive and full of life! High energy and excited to celebrate are what this birthday girl is all about. And how could you blame her, with a custom holographic dance floor, iridescent balloons everywhere, lots of great music pumping, and lights flashing all over the room?

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

A Holographic Birthday Party

A Holographic Birthday Party

Check out where I found these great images:

Iridescent Meringues – spotted on Pinterest

Iridescent Meringues – spotted on Pinterest

Iridescent Meringues – spotted on Pinterest

Holographic Curtain Panels – sold on Koyal Wholesale

Holographic Curtain Panels – sold on Koyal Wholesale

Holographic Curtain Panels – sold on Koyal Wholesale

ASOS Skater Dress in Holographic Sequins – spotted on ASOS

ASOS Skater Dress in Holographic Sequins – spotted on ASOS

ASOS Skater Dress in Holographic Sequins – spotted on ASOS

Holographic Party Floor – shared on PartyFloor

Holographic Party Floor – shared on PartyFloor

Holographic Party Floor – shared on PartyFloor

Happy Birthday Star Balloon – sold on OEMPROMO

Happy Birthday Star Balloon – sold on OEMPROMO

Happy Birthday Star Balloon – sold on OEMPROMO

Qualatex Holographic Foil Star Balloon – sold on The Lincolnshire Balloon & Party Company

Qualatex Holographic Foil Star Balloon – sold on The Lincolnshire Balloon & Party Company

Qualatex Holographic Foil Star Balloon – sold on The Lincolnshire Balloon & Party Company

Holographic Star Gift Tags – made by artbybarri on Etsy

Holographic Star Gift Tags – made by artbybarri on Etsy

Holographic Star Gift Tags – made by artbybarri on Etsy

Holographic Waves Gift Bag – sold on Card Factory

Holographic Waves Gift Bag – sold on Card Factory

Holographic Waves Gift Bag – sold on Card Factory

What makes you shine at a celebration?