Backyard S’mores Party Ideas

It’s crazy to think that the summer is just a few weeks away from being over, and even harder to think about how this time last year, I was designing a party idea board for a backyard movie party under the stars. With today being National S’more’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to add a new party idea board to our growing collection of summertime celebration themes. Why not combine a movie night under the stars with a s’mores campfire session? Seems like the perfect way to say goodbye to summer.

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

Backyard S’more’s Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Backyard S’more’s Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to find out where I found each of the party elements in this week’s party inspiration board:

Bonfire and S’more’s Birthday Invitation Printable – created and sold by Invites2Adore on Etsy

Hay Seating Around a Fire Pit – spotted on Pinterest

S’mores Station – also spotted on Pinterest

Outdoor Bench Seating with Market String Lights – shared by The Home Depot Blog

Backyard Scavenger Hunt – shared on Apartment Therapy

S’mores Menu Printable Download – created and sold by SweetFestivity on Etsy

Campfire Cake – shared by Hallmark

Bonfire in Forest Near Party – shared by Capital Romance

 How to do you like to celebrate the end of summer and welcome the fall season?

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End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

Yes, I realize that TECHNICALLY summer isn’t over for a few more weeks. But you know what? It’s hot. It’s realllllly hot here in Florida. Low to mid-90s, high humidity, all sunshine, minimal rain. It’s brutal. So to take my mind off the heat, I thought about what I would do to make the most of this weekend, leading me into this week’s party ideas board. I was thinking how great it would be to have a beautiful patio, with nice rich shades of dark purples and plums. This fairytale patio would be the perfect setting for my end of summer, dinner party soiree.  Delicious berries would be the highlight of the menu. From cool drinks to sweet treats, a hint of berry could be found throughout the evening. Simple centerpieces near a vibrant, living wall of succulents with candlelight shimmering from hanging lanterns, would just make for a wonderful evening among friends and family. While I’m waving my magic wand to dream this up, I throw in an extra swish and flick to get a personal chef who would prepare this meal. Oh and a helpful staff that would help tidy up after!
Here’s what I had in mind for this berry hued summer dinner party:

End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

Be sure to see where I found each of the different elements from this week’s summer dinner soiree:

Berry and Plum Modern Outdoor Living Room Patio – shared by the Seattle Times

Plum and Purple Party Invitation Printable – created and sold by Time4TeaParties on Etsy

Purple, Plum, and Berry Food Display – spotted on Pinterest

Vertical Succulent Wall (to be used as a photo backdrop) – spotted on Tumblr

Red Wine Berry Spritzer – recipe shred by Aggie’s Kitchen

Purple Plum Submerged Wisteria Centerpieces – shared by Desiree Banka on Flickr

Blackberry Ombre Popsicles – recipe shared by Tutti Dolci, All Sweets

Purple Plum Petal Photo Booth Backdrop – shared by blkbridalbliss on Instagram

What is your favorite end of summer tradition?

Glow in the Dark Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Is it hot out where you are? It’s getting hot here! Warm summer nights are really heating up around here, especially as our daytime temperatures are reaching triple digits. Those high heat numbers during the day can be somewhat of a deterrent for outdoor kid’s parties. It’s hot, you’re sweating, it’s hard to stay hydrated and keep up your energy levels.

So why not throw an overnight kids birthday party with a glow in the dark theme? Grab a few black lights and tidy up your backyard, and get ready for a good time! There are lots of great ideas out there. Here’s what I had in mind:

 

Glow in the Dark Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Glow in the Dark Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Make sure you check out my Glow in the Dark party board on Pinterest for even more inspiration:

 

Check out where these awesome images were found:

Glow in the Dark Birthday Party Invitation with Dots – made by yourblissfulday on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Birthday Party Invitation with Dots – made by yourblissfulday on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Birthday Party Invitation with Dots – made by yourblissfulday on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Party Banners – made by SweetLemonsDesigns on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Party Banners – made by SweetLemonsDesigns on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Party Banners – made by SweetLemonsDesigns on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Party Ring Toss & Hop Scotch – shared by Momma Did It

Glow in the Dark Party Ring Toss & Hop Scotch – shared by Momma Did It

Glow in the Dark Party Ring Toss & Hop Scotch – shared by Momma Did It

Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Glow – shared on Coffee Cups and Crayons

Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Glow – shared on Coffee Cups and Crayons

Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Glow – shared on Coffee Cups and Crayons

Glow in the Dark Floating Luminaries – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Floating Luminaries – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Floating Luminaries – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Ceiling Decorations – shared on Flickr

Glow in the Dark Ceiling Decorations – shared on Flickr

Glow in the Dark Ceiling Decorations – shared on Flickr

Glow in the Dark Yard Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Yard Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Yard Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Are you a fan of the glow in the dark or neon parties?

Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Inspiration

Looking for a fun new theme for your next party? If you are looking for ideas for your next celebration, fundraiser, or anything else in between, say no to the done (and overdone!) Night in New York or Derby themes, and try something new!

The rainforest jungle theme is so versatile, and can be used for so many different types of events.  For those willing to go all out at their events will be sure to leave their guests saying WOW!

Now, if you are not in Florida like I am, this event will probably only make sense during the summer time. But if you COULD host it, and you COULD go all out, wouldn’t it be awesome?

In the perfect setting, guests would be welcomed in through an outdoor butterfly habitat, and walk through luscious tropical plants as they make their way into the party. Light fog and background music true to the sounds of the rainforest would welcome them into the jungle of a party. Oh, and lots of fruity drinks for everyone! Umbrellas optional.

Key elements to this event would be:

  • The surrounding- The more tropical foliage, the better!
  • The palate – fruity fun drinks and tropical flavors are a must.
  • Linen prints – keep the prints to a select few of your favorite animal prints that are roughly the same scale for a cohesive look. Use them as accents if possible, so to not overwhelm the look.
Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Party Inspiration

Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Party Inspiration

 

You can see where I’ve used these beautiful images from here….

Images used:

Butterfly Habitat – shared on Flickr by Black Diamond Images

Green Bamboo Paper Straws – by Jazzy Apple Gal on Etsy

Jungle Drink Station – shared by Charlene on Catch My Party

Zebra Cake Pops – by Creative Cakepops

Parrot from Pineapple – seen on this pin

Palm Tree Food Spread – seen on this pin

Palm Tree Leaf & Pink Tablescape – seen on this pin

Tropical Leaf Green Tablescape – seen on this pin

Animal Print Place Settings & Napkins – by The Jewish Hostess

 Would you attend a rainforest themed fundraiser party?