Enchanted Fairy Garden Party Ideas

I would like to have an enchanted fairy garden party. As an adult.

There, I said it.

There is something so fantastically magical about a garden filled with little fairies and butterflies floating around, with toadstool mushrooms and gnomes hidden here and there. With all of the seriousness that being a good grown up involves, I think a nice dose of whimsy should be a prescribed stress reliever.  Something fun, and out of the ordinary. In the case of our enchanted fairy garden party, an outdoor setting doused in plenty of greenery will do the trick.

Of course, in the great party idea bank– also known as Pinterest – there are so many amazing ideas to choose from. I’ve put some of my favorite party ideas together for this themed event, but have pinned nearly 500 other ideas, all along a butterfly, fairy, and garden party –esque theme. Feel free to browse them here.

Here is what I had in mind for this enchanted fairy garden party:

Enchanted Fairy Garden Party Ideas

Enchanted Fairy Garden Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element in this party idea board:

Butterfly and Vines Tiered Cake – shared by Hannah on CakesDecor

Enchanted Flowering Garden Gate Party Entrance – spotted on Pinterest

Butterfly, Fairies, and Vines Dessert Bar – shared by Tasya T on Catch My Party

Woodland Garden Fairy Table Decor and Log Stools – shared in a roundup post by Artistic Odyssey

Enchanted Forest Food Buffet with Fairy and Butterfly Accents – shared by Effi Tsoukatos on Kara’s Party Ideas

Mushrooms and Moss Garden Centerpiece – shared in a roundup post by Mix and Chic

Woodland Fairy Party Favor Wings, Wand, and Flower Garland Set – created and sold by Revelbee on Etsy

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

 

As an adult, do you have any themed parties you’d like to throw?

 

 

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Spring Wedding at a Winery

I’m told that spring “officially” starts on March 20th, but I have a hard time with that date. You see, as a Floridian, our seasons, if we are even going to call them that, are limited, short lived – and rather sporadic. Spring is an occasional day that it’s in the 70’s. And I think so far this year, we are up to maybe 5 of those days, spread out and often followed by a week of low 80s. So the concept of spring, with its new life bringing and bright blossoming flowers, is a bit far-fetched sounding for this part of the world. Everything is always green here. Even when we are low on our rain quotas, the sun still shines and the palm trees just live on.

So to a native Floridian, the idea of spring is not so much the rebirth of nature. It’s more about savoring those few, previous days that bring slightly cooler temperatures, and lower humidity rates. Simple, easy, and yet so hard to come by. It’s a fairly well kept secret that Florida has a number of wineries in its growing wealth of attractions. Snagging one of the beautiful properties on a sunny spring day would make for a perfect wedding setting. Letting the natural green landscape that Florida provides be the highlight of the decor, with a few wine themed accents, and simple spring flower accents, you’ve got all the makings to a natural-elegance inspired outdoor wedding. Why not have a spring wedding at a winery?

Here’s what I had in mind:

Spring Wedding at a Winery

Spring Wedding at a Winery

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s spring wedding at a winery ideas board was found:

Wine Bottle Seating Charts with Spring Flowers – shared by Melani Lust Photography in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Outdoor Wedding in a Vineyard – shared on Martha Stewart Weddings

Oversized Champagne Bottle Ring Toss Game – shared on BizBash

Lawn Reception with Vines – captured by Katie Harmsworth

Please Don’t Take My Drink, I’m Dancing Custom Drink Coasters – available by Wedding Paper Divas

Round Wooden Barrel Bar with Vine Accents – shared by Easton Events

Wine Bottle Table Number – shared by Jessica Burke in the Style Me Pretty Vault

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

Be sure to check out my other party and wedding idea boards featuring a wine element here, and for even MORE inspiration, check out my board on Pinterest dedicated to wine here.

Have you ever been to a Florida winery before? Which is your favorite?

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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?

 

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Eclectic and Colorful Mother’s Day Party Ideas

Bright and bold, full of sunny colors and vibrant accents, this week’s party idea board is the perfect eclectic mix to celebrate mother’s day this year. Mixed florals and textures combine to create this color heavy summery party inspiration board while still looking cohesive and put together.

The balance is in the black and white accents you see here and there. The white table highlights the bright floral centerpieces, while a black and white background helps amplify the fresh flowers in their summer shades. The flat black and white elements really work well together to help make the mix of textures and colors stand out.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Eclectic and Colorful Mother’s Day Party Ideas

Eclectic and Colorful Mother’s Day Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each of this week’s inspirational party pictures:

Dessert Macaroon Display in Colorful Shades of Chartreuse, Hot Pink, Lemon and Lime – shared on Bridal Musings

Vibrant Flowers “MOM” Food Buffet with Black and White Stripes – spotted on Pinterest

Eclectic and Colorful Photo Booth Back Drop – shared by Rock N Roll Bride

Bold Tropical Inspired Flower Centerpieces – shared by Alchemy: Fine Events and Invitations

Tall, Eclectic Focal Centerpiece Décor with Colorful Bud Vases – shared on Ruffled

Of course I think this week’s party idea board is fantastic for any mother’s day celebration, but why stop there? I could easily see this design translated into a birthday party, a fun summer wedding theme, or even a women’s luncheon.

What other type of celebration could you see a colorful design like this featured?

 

 

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

I’m dreaming of a whiiitttteeeee…wedding! I’m actually dreaming of a white wedding with pops of purple. Something beautiful, with lots of fresh flowers in shades of white and cream with pops of purple. I’m thinking lilac purple with an occasional darker shade of purple mixed in. Don’t you think that would be a lovely wedding to attend on a nice spring afternoon? Imagine it, a wedding on a sunny countryside side estate, tons and tons of fresh floral flowers is everywhere, and there’s white flowy fabrics blowing in the breeze. I invasion nothing short of graceful and chic. Here’s what I had in mind:

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

Be sure what to stop by and see where I found each of these images:

Purple and White Tent Tablescape with Crystal Chandeliers – shared on Hostess with the Mostess by Fresh Events Company

Gardenias and Lavender Rose Satin Wrapped Bouquet – shared by Mindy Weiss

Wedding Invitations with Embossed Roses with Lilac Ribbon – made by Violet Wedding Invitations

White and Lilac Purple Rustic Centerpiece with Fresh Flowers and Candles – shared on WedLuxe

Purple Rose Wedding Cake on Flower Tablescape – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

Romantic Lilac Outdoor Spring Wedding with Purple Flowers – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Purple French Macarons – shared in a roundup post by MODwedding

Would you love to have a countryside wedding like this?

Moss and Bunnies Inspired Easter Morning Brunch

What age does Easter stop being fun? Is it when you too old to be invited to the egg hunts? Or when you realize that you can get Reese’s year round, they just aren’t shaped like eggs?

Living in Florida, we have a very short month or two (January and February, MAAAYYYBE a little of March) where we don’t need to run the air condition, and it’s actually pleasant to go outside. I consider that both winter and spring for us. Kind of like a two for one season! You can imagine the number of Easter egg hunts I grew up with where there were mosquitoes out in full force, or the sun had already melted the chocolate, even early in the morning. Sure, as a kid it was fun and what did we care there was chocolate; but in retrospect I find myself wondering what an Easter up north would be like.

I expect there would be lots of fresh, colorful flowers that would be welcomed after a proper winter. And, of course, somehow everyone would have cute, moss covered bunnies around, because what else would you decorate for spring with, right? Mostly I just really want to decorate my home with them, but they always seem so out of place. So I thought it would be a great combination for this week’s party idea board to mix the softly textured moss bunnies, with vibrant yellow elements, found in the daffodil table décor and napkins. The moss covered rabbits are adorable, aren’t they?

Here’s what I had in mind:

Moss and Bunnies Inspired Easter Morning Brunch

Moss and Bunnies Inspired Easter Morning Brunch

Be sure to check out where I found each of these images:

Moss Covered Spring Bunnies – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Spring Easter Bunny Wreath Moss Wreath – made by donnahubbard on Etsy

Topiary Bunny Yard – shared on POPSUGAR

Spring Party Food Buffet – shared by StoneGable

Yellow Bunny Napkin Folding Material – tutorial shared by Tortelina

Spring Daffodil and Moss Easter Table Setting – shared by Between Naps on the Porch

Digital Easter Brunch Invitation – created and sold by SugarSpiceInvitation on Etsy

Rustic Realistic Moss Bunny Cookies – tutorial and recipe shared by Semi Sweet Designs

Bunny Rabbit Party Favors – shared on Kara’s Party Ideas

 

Do you still have fun at Easter as an adult? Or do you just enjoy visiting with family and friends?

Pink Carnation Inspired Spring Soiree – Party Ideas

Does it feel like spring near you, or is it starting to feel more like summer? This week we have been in the mid 80’s all week, and we are already having to run our AC. I’m trying SO hard not to get into “summer clothes” mode so early in the year, but it is hard with this weather!

So to help me try and cherish whatever spring we have left here in Florida, I’ve put together an adorable pink carnation party idea board. This soiree can be used for any get together you have coming up. I’m thinking baby showers, a bridal party, or even a birthday party with the girls. Carnations are such a versatile flower, and hold up very well. The sphere arrangements you see throughout the party inspiration board give this idea board a more modern vibe, don’t you think?

Here’s what I had in mind:

Pink Carnation Inspired Spring Soiree - Party Ideas

Pink Carnation Inspired Spring Soiree – Party Ideas

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

Pink and White Carnation Floral Sphere Centerpieces – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Carnation Flower Photo Backdrop Tutorial – shared by A Practical Wedding

Pink Carnation Flower Cupcakes – spotted on Pinterest

Champagne Glass Tower Station – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Pink Carnation Flower Escort Card Bed – shared on Elizabeth Anne Designs

Pink Cocktail Tables with Pink Carnation Centerpiece Wreath – spotted on Pinterest

Champagne Bottle Display with Frozen Flowers in Ice – shared in a round up post on OMG Lifestyle Blog

Pink Ruffle Cake –created and shared by Christina of Sweet Escape Cakes

Pink and Glass Sweet Dessert Table – shared on Catch My Party

Pink Floating Carnation Flowers Pool Spheres – spotted on Pinterest

Pink and White Carnation Flowers Sphere Table Décor – shared on United with Love

Are you a fan of carnations at your party? Or do you prefer different flowers at your celebrations?