Welcome to our fourth Party Time Linky! There were so many great ideas shared last week, I can't wait to see what everyone shares this week! I know you will find lots of great ideas and inspiration. Now, let's get the party started.
With all the warm weather lately, we've been spending lots of time outdoors. Even though we love to grill and spend time in our yard, we've also taken Sam on several little adventures. One of his favorite things is for us to pack up a basket full of delicious food and head off on a picnic. It's fun to bike or hike on the trails around our house together. This week, we packed up a basket with food and books to enjoy. I also included a bug sticker book for Sam. He loved creating some buggy artwork while I enjoyed a book of my own after we ate.
Do you know anyone who doesn’t like brownies? Me neither. That makes this confection a fabulous kid’s party food! You can imagine the smiles of delight when these babies are offered on a birthday dessert table; the colorful toppings and sprinkles shout “party time”! Megan, at Somewhat Simple, conceived of the idea and she assures us this is truly simple to put together.
I have to tip my hat to this cowboy-themed baby shower - it’s as cute as a speckled pup on a little red wagon! Coline and Nicole, of Sans Soucis Events, put together a delightful country celebration for mom-to-be Julia and her husband, in anticipation of the arrival of their own little cowboy, John. Adorable western party decorating ideas, a catered meal with a themed dessert table, and a fun old-west photo booth meant this party looked amazing, while guests had a great time. Little details and original themed party favors made this event extra special. So saddle up and check out all the creative cowboy-themed party ideas that were captured by Imagination Photography by Laurent Khoury.
Are you making the most of summer? I hope you’re having wonderful times. Sunshine and good weather make it even easier to invite family and friends over to celebrate happy birthdays, so take advantage of the blue skies. Set up an outdoor dessert buffet, light the candles on the birthday cake and sing real loud! But first—check out theme inspiration ideas in these super parties from around the neighborhood this week: modern camping; beach fun; Legos; police; Angry Birds; construction; ninjas; world traveler; Toy Story cowboys; and a first garden.
Think trash only belongs in one place? Think again—this Trash King boy’s birthday party, styled by Vesna of One Lovely Day, might have you rummaging through your rubbish for your next party theme! Magnificent photos by Kat Cvet Photography show how Vesna turned her son’s love of garbage trucks into a unique party theme with decorations and favors, delicious looking cake and treats plus fun activities for party guests. You won’t believe the creative trash-with-taste ideas Vesna came up with to celebrate her little “trash king”!
Lizards and crocodiles and frogs, oh my! This boy’s reptile themed 5th birthday party is made up of fun details that little boys just love! Sensationally Sweet Events did a fabulous job of styling all of the creepy, crawly specifics using printable designs by Concept-Designs. Come take a peek at the creative ideas in these photos by Mr & Mrs Smith Photography.
With the warm temperatures of summer, it's hard to believe that back to school is just around the corner. While I'm enjoying these sunshine filled days, the cool days of fall will soon be here. To be honest: it's my favorite time of year. I absolutely adore back to school supplies. Probably a little too much if I'm being honest. :) If you're getting ready for Back to School, you will love these free printables! There is a little something for everything as you prepare for your kids to head back to class.
Any time the kids are happy doing the same thing for more than two minutes makes me a happy mom! Imagine my amazement when the boys wanted to do this little race again and again! As long as your little ones will keep the marbles out of their mouths, you can set them up with this run and get something done! A big “Thank-you” goes to Amy at Serving Pink Lemonade for coming up with this idea…and sharing it…and to Home Spun Threads where I first found this post.
This gender neutral baby shower, by Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff of Anders Ruff Custom Designs, is absolutely breathtaking! The sea breeze inspired color palette of mint, aqua, lime and yellow set the stage for a stunning display of pretty desserts and lovely decorations, many of which are DIY ideas. Anders Ruff is known for fashioning dazzling parties with careful attention to detail and these fabulous photos by Becca Bond Photography showcase the exceptional party supplies that Maureen and Adria created.