Summertime Unicorn Piñata Party

Higher temperatures = more outdoor parties!

While the temperatures are rising to meet their summer highs, so does the number of amazing outdoor party themes you have the option to choose from when getting ready for your next soiree. And what kid doesn’t love a fun party in the backyard over the weekend?

This week’s party idea board is a summertime unicorn piñata party, filled with pinatas of all sizes, and of course: the classic unicorn rainbow. I love the layered texture the pinatas naturally bring, but layering rainbows of colors just makes it that much more fun. It goes without saying, that plenty of colorful candy, treats, decorations, and drinks are a must for a successful unicorn party. I often think that a unicorn party is a lot like throwing a candy party, but with more of a whimsical and make believe element to it.

Quick tip: as the summer continues to heat up, I suggest going with warmer, more vibrant hues when selecting your unicorn piñata party decor.

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

Summertime Unicorn Piñata Party

Summertime Unicorn Piñata Party

Be sure to see where I found each element of this summertime unicorn piñata party:

Unicorn Pinata Cake Topper – created and sold by LulaFlora on Etsy

Unicorn Pinata Table Centerpiece – shared on Kara’s Party Ideas

Miniature Unicorn Pinata Tutorial (for favors!) – tutorial shared on A Subtle Revelry

Unicorn Parade Balloon Photo Backdrop in Pink – shared by The Alison Show

Rainbow Unicorn Bacon Treat Bag Toppers – created and sold by SunshineParties

Custom Unicorn Pinata – created and sold by angelaspinatas on Etsy

Gold Glitter Name Sign Display – created and sold by HoorayPartyCo

Rainbow Treat Boxes – shared by Craftiness Is Not Optional

Oh, and if you need more ideas for throwing a unicorn party – be sure to check out my other posts inspired by the majestic creature, and enjoy my unicorn party board on Pinterest.

Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements of this week’s mood board:

What was your favorite party to attend over the summer when you were a kid?

** UPDATE: Check out how to create a set of DIY rainbow unicorn place mats AND a fabulous unicorn inspired centerpiece in my two new video tutorials, walking you through each DIY step by step!**

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Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

The cuteness! It’s taking over Pinterest. Unicorns are EVERYWHERE, like an adorable plague of happiness and glitter. And to be honest, I’m not even mad! While we are being honest, I’m not even a super unicorn fan. I mean, I don’t HATE unicorns, no, but I was never like “OH MY GOSH UNICORN EVERYTHING”. But the idea of having a young child’s birthday with a full on, unicorn-fever theme….sounds like something I want to be part of.

Now me being me, I like a bit of bling at my events, thus the gold glitter element of this kid’s birthday party decor. Spectacularly shiny, gold glitter unicorns are found in each element, from the invitation, to unicorn party games, to the cake and dessert display, to even the goodie bags and photo backdrop. Cohesion is what it’s all about!

To balance out all that sparkles and shines, the rainbow colors are all along the pastel shades family, so as to not fight with the sparkling gold glitter unicorns. From what I can tell, based on my extensive unicorn party pinning, (check out my unicorn board on Pinterest if you need more ideas for a unicorn party!), an abundance of rainbows are a must for proper unicorn party, birthday or otherwise. Choosing which shade directions, warm or cool, you choose to go can greatly influence the feel of the event, so be sure to have a clear idea of your event mood before you start your shopping!

Here’s what I had in mind for this gold glitter and pastel shades unicorn birthday party ideas board:

Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element of this week’s kid’s birthday party ideas board:

Gold Glitter Unicorn Party Dessert Buffet Table with Pastel Accents – spotted on Pinterest

Pin the Horn on the Unicorn Printable Party Game – created and sold by SunshineParties on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn Cupcake Topper – created and sold by ShinySoiree on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn and Pink Roses Birthday Cake – shared by All That Glitters

Pastels and Gold Glitter Unicorn Invitation – created and sold by propshopboutique on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn Favor Bags – created and sold by twinepaperscissors on Etsy

Unicorn Rainbow Pastels and Gold Sequin Garland Photo Backdrop – created and sold by ohMycharley on Etsy

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for future reference:

What do you think of Unicorns, THE trending party theme on Pinterest right now?

 

** UPDATE: Check out how to create a set of DIY rainbow unicorn place mats AND a fabulous unicorn inspired centerpiece in my two new video tutorials, walking you through each DIY step by step!**

 

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Spring Peach Blossoms and Ribbon Bridal Shower Party Ideas

Did you know that March 3 is Peach Blossom Day? Or that February 28 is Floral Design Day?

That’s ok, I didn’t either. But after finding out that the two holidays were so close to each other, I thought, why not combine the two? They do go hand in hand.

And with that idea in mind, I put together this springtime peach blossom bridal shower party idea board with accents of flowy ribbon and fabric strands to balance out the organic nature of the flowers and food. This is a very soft and feminine soiree, just like the peach blossoms celebrated- and absolutely perfect for a springtime bridal shower.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Spring Peach Blossoms and Ribbon Bridal Shower Party Ideas

Spring Peach Blossoms and Ribbon Bridal Shower Party Ideas

 

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

Peach Filled Cake with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Recipe – shared by Smells Like Home

Pink Maison Stock Flowers – shared by Maria Starzyk on Flickr

Country Chic Peach Blossom Bridal Shower Invitation – created and sold by LifeOnPurpose on Etsy

Peach, Pink, and Gold Ribbon Chandelier – shared by Maine Season Events on WeddingWire

Peach Pashmina Guest Wrap Party Favor – shared on Bridal Musings

Haru’s Cherry Blossom Cocktail – recipe shared by Polka Dot Made Weddings

Coral Verbena Stems Table Settings – shared on EAB Designs

Blush, Nude, Rose Quartz, Peach, with Silver Sparkle Sequin Fabric Ribbon Backdrop – created and sold by ohMYcharley on Etsy

Whimsical Floral Menus – created and sold by BoJackStudios on Etsy

Peach and Pink Flowers in Mason Jars – spotted on Pinterest

Blush, Peach, and Emerald Wedding Centerpiece – shared on Wedding Sparrow

Rosette Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies – recipe and tutorial shared by Simply Suzanne’s

Spring Blossom Bridal Shower Date Jar Card Printable – created and sold by MaggieJDesigns on Etsy

Did you know that March 3 is Peach Blossom Day? Or that February 28 is Floral Design 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?

Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?

If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. The 2016 Pantone Color of the Year is actually two colors: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Check them out here if you haven’t seen them already.

I can’t say I normally would have opted to use either of those colors in anything I normally do, but you know I like a good challenge. This week I set forth with the challenge to do an elaborate wedding in the tricky color: Serenity. From what I see, Serenity is a periwinkle blue-purple that is cool and very soft. Loving the softness of the color, I decided to put together an over-the-top wedding inspiration board for you this week, full of soft colors and delicate hydrangeas.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where each of the images from this week’s idea board were found:

Romona Keveza’s Stunning Fall 2016 Hydrangea Wedding Gown –shared on The Knot

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Blue Watercolor Floral Escort Cards – created and sold by PaperbyCharmCat on Etsy

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Floral Arrangement – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Blue and Purple Hydrangea Wedding Aisle Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Custom Wedding Invitations with Hydrangea Flowers – shared on Mospens Studio

Serenity Periwinkle Rose Petal Flower Basket Petals – available on Advantage Bridal

Lavish Blue and White Wedding Reception Table Centerpieces and Décor – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?

 

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans – Baby Shower Ideas

Ahhhhh yes. The smell of sugar.

You know what I’m talking about. At some point in your life you’ve opened up a bag of your favorite sweet treat and inhaled the sugary scent that was released. And you totally loved it. I would go so far as to say you even had a smile on your face after.

A lot of mommy-to-be ladies out there share a similar smile, for obviously more legitimate reasons – I mean they are making a tiny human after all – but they still are happy and smiling and full of positivity.

Those emotions are what sparked the inspiration for this sugary sweet baby shower inspiration board. Here’s what I had in mind:

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans - Baby Shower Ideas

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans – Baby Shower Ideas

Check out where all of these ideas were found:

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

What’s your favorite sweet treat?

Pastels and Jewels – Girly Birthday Party Ideas

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you celebrated today with a little wine Wednesday action this evening. I did! This week’s inspiration board is actually inspired by Megan Trainor’s video “All About That Bass”. It’s such an adorable color scheme, wouldn’t you agree?

For this week I wanted to do a girly birthday party inspiration board. Sometimes a girl just wants to throw a cute party!

This is what I had in mind:

Pastels and Jewels -  Girly Birthday Party Ideas

Pastels and Jewels – Girly Birthday Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found all of this awesome inspiration from:

Gem Love Invitation Suite – made by KeeksPaperCo on Etsy

Gem Love Invitation Suite – made by KeeksPaperCo on Etsy

Gem Love Invitation Suite – made by KeeksPaperCo on Etsy

Chocolate Jewels in Rainbow Sherbet – made by TheFrostedPetticoat on Etsy

Chocolate Jewels in Rainbow Sherbet – made by TheFrostedPetticoat on Etsy

Chocolate Jewels in Rainbow Sherbet – made by TheFrostedPetticoat on Etsy

Glitter Gem Place Names Tutorial – shared by Love My Dress

Glitter Gem Place Names Tutorial – shared by Love My Dress

Glitter Gem Place Names Tutorial – shared by Love My Dress

Large Diamond Glittery Cupcake Toppers – made by 1PixiePlace on Etsy

Large Diamond Glittery Cupcake Toppers – made by 1PixiePlace on Etsy

Large Diamond Glittery Cupcake Toppers – made by 1PixiePlace on Etsy

Fizzy Sorbet Cocktail – recipe shared by Woman’s Day

Fizzy Sorbet Cocktail – recipe shared by Woman’s Day

Fizzy Sorbet Cocktail – recipe shared by Woman’s Day

Pretty Pastel Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Pretty Pastel Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Pretty Pastel Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Meringue Kiss Cookies – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

Meringue Kiss Cookies – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

Meringue Kiss Cookies – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

So are you a wine Wednesday celebrator or is that just me?