Paris Themed Bridal Shower

Paris, and all things Parisian, is a VERY HOT theme for baby showers, bridal showers, and birthday parties!  I’ve got some great bridal shower ideas for you Paris fans today!

From Every Last Detail, check out my inspiration for this post… FAB, FAB Paris themed shower!

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A simple, but fun way to bring a Parisian feel to a bridal shower… a chalkboard menu!  This one from Sips, etc.

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From Moms and Munchkins, some amazing inspiration for favors, decor and more – PARIS themed!

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And from Celebrations.com, a fun DIY Paris Themed Bridal Shower favor box!

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And Diva Entertains also has a beautiful line of Paris Favors – please take a look!

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Mermaid Party Ideas

Today’s theme is perfect for summer time and ocean and beaches…. MERMAID birthday party ideas!

From Meaningful Mama, some DIY mermaid party ideas.

Inside her post there is a link to a Mermaid Menu – don’t miss it if you are look for mermaid party food!

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From Catch My Party, an INCREDIBLE display of mermaid goodness – scroll through all the photos!

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A GORGEOUS mermaid party from Amy Atlas blog – love, love the colors in this one!!  Her sources are at the bottom of her post!

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From Enchanted Events and Design, another fab mermaid party theme.  Love the jelly fish ideas!! And they had 3 mermaid games and activities.

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From Oh Happy Day, a Barbie Mermaid party.  The female guests received mermaid costumes, and the boy guests received pirate gear!  SMART!

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And from chickabug, a great DIY tutorial for making an easy barnacle backdrop!!

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Ice Cream Soda Fountain Party Ideas

What’s better for summer parties, than ICE CREAM and ice cream sodas?  I just love the fun ideas I found for ice cream soda fountain parties!

From Pizzazzerie, a super fab Ice Cream Parlor party!  Check out the craft and favor ideas… and look at those adorable ruffle aprons!  (yes, click on over!).  So many wonderful ideas for setting up an ice cream buffet!

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From “A little birdy told me”, a super cute 1st birthday, all in soda fountain theme!

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From Kara’s Party Ideas, an Ice Cream Social party.  LOVE all the details on this one!

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From Celebrations, a great post about how to set up an Ice Cream Soda bar:

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And from Amy Atlas, an INCREDIBLE post about a FAB ice cream party.  I’m in AWE!

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Mason Jar Wedding Centerpieces

Mason Jars have been around for a very long time, most often used for canning jams and jellies (and they are really good for use as a mug when drinking sweet tea)… but they are also getting a HUGE comeback as a wedding favor decoration and wedding favor centerpieces.  Some of my favorite finds are listed below!

From Quasi-Crafty – DIY Flower Centerpieces – she explains the very simple steps in creating floral centerpieces in mason jars for your event!

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From 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt… a DIY tutorial on making Glitter Mason Jar centerpieces:

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From Shanty Chic, a DIY mason jar project – candle holders with frosted vinyl!  If you have a Silhouette Cameo or other cutting tool that cuts vinyl, well… these are lovely in every way!

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From Kiss Wedding, some FAB inspiration for using mason jars as centerpieces.  There are a couple of questions/answers in the post about how they created these:

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Photo by Chelsea Nicole Photography | KISS Wedding

And from the Diva Entertains shop, brand NEW Mason Jars for your wedding!

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Outer Space Birthday Parties

Both of my boys are obsessed with space… probably because their dad is too.  The movie Star Wars came out in 1977 when my husband was 7 years old, and the obsession began that year.  Today I have some super fun ideas for outer space birthday parties… for all YOUR space obsessed boys too!

From Catch My party, a super cute album of outer space birthday photos with a fabulous dessert buffet:

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From A Styled Fete, a “To The Moon and Back” party.  I love the different dessert items donut holes as meteorites and small candies as asteroids!

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From Life Frosting, an Astronaut Training party.  She includes some GREAT space shuttle party activity ideas:

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And from the Hostess blog, a super colorful BLAST OFF party!  Be sure to scroll down and get details on how to make some of the dessert items and the decorations!

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Sunflower Wedding and Party Themes

I love sunflowers as a wedding or party them.  They are so bright and cheerful and fun… check out some fab ideas and inspiration for incorporating a sunflower theme into your next event.

From CakeCentral.com, an amazing sunflower wedding cake:

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 Want to find more sunflower inspiration? Simply go to Google.com/Images and type in “sunflower wedding cakes”.

Check out the simple, yet lovely silk sunflower centerpiece from bridecraft.com She provides a terrific step by step photo tutorial.

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Craftionary has a great tutorial for making handmade nylon flowers – love these!

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From Sweet Sugarbelle, a DIY tutorial on making sunflower cookies – these would be great for party favors or a reception!

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And of course, we have an entire section devoted to Sunflowers in the Diva Entertains shop… check out some of our favorites:

Sunflower-Favors Sunflower Lottery Ticket Holders | Sunflower Favor Boxes | Sunflower Wedding Fans

Martha Stewart Wedding DIY

I have so, SO many links to fab DIY projects from Martha Stewart and Martha Stewart Weddings, that I decided to dedicate an entire post to them!  Here are some of the most recent DIY wedding project finds, all from Martha Stewart!

Super easy, incredibly elegant Rosette Chandelier decorations:  Make sure that you scroll through the pics – their are actually 32 FAB DIY wedding projects.

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How about more Martha Stewart DIY decorations?  This tissue paper project is both favor and decoration!  Tissue paper flower template – perfect for place settings or centerpieces:

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Check out these fab doily decorations!  What a fun and pretty way to create a garland!

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Another super easy project, that adds such a special touch to your tables – ruffly crepe paper table runners:

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And look at these Fabulous Fringe Martha Stewart Favor boxes... she includes a great tutorial and photos for making them yourself!

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Thanks to Janissa for sharing pics from her FAB party using our shoe cake topper:

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Lemon and Lime Wedding Inspiration

I collect links to all kinds of wedding (and party) inspiration, and often I realize that themes are emerging among all my collected links.  Today is a post based on one of those themes – lemons and limes!  The golden yellow and lovely green of lemon and lime make a perfect accents for summer weddings, I think… and I’m not alone!

Check out the GORGEOUS wedding cake gallery of Dream Day Cakes… lots of colors and amazing designs, and I especially love this lime green wedding cake – there are several more in the gallery:

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From Bower Power, a beautiful post about a Lemon Lime Wedding… there are some fabulous photos and inspiration, but my favorite are the candy buffet jars.  Beautiful fruit filled centerpieces too!

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From the Knot, a beautiful lime and floral centerpiece idea:

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From a Good Affair, a fabulous yellow and gray theme wedding, with amazing lemon centerpieces:

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And Emmaline Bride shares how to make some beautiful lemon centerpieces:

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And from The Frosted Petticoat, an INCREDIBLE Italian Lime wedding post… full of lime goodness in every way!

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When Life Hands You Lemons….

You make Lemonade, right?  I’ve got some SUPER fab lemon and lemon-related ideas for you today… just in time for Summer!

Check out the adorable Lemonade Stand Party, from The Frosted Petticoat:

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Ok, this is really a Pinkalicious party post from vixenMade, but oh my goodness… check out the lemonade stand, based on one of the Pinkalicious books.  From a recent posts – here’s how to make Pink Popcorn.

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An absolutely FAB lemon/lime cake… from a gallery on Catch My Party:

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And a recipe for Strawberry Lemonade popsicals, from Willow Bird Baking… because… yum!

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Boy Baby Shower – Mustaches and Ties, Oh My!

I don’t know if you are aware… but mustaches and neck ties are the new “IT” thing when it comes to baby boy baby showers.  I have found some super cute ideas for you with mustaches and neck ties… and blue, blue, blue!

Check out the super sweet pics in the “Little Man Baby Shower” photo album on the Hostess blog:  There are 16 pics to scroll through.

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I found cute printable mustaches from PaperSeed – she has them for cute novelty pics with baby, but you COULD use them as party favors or party “wearables” for your baby shower guests too! She has lots of fun mustache styles

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Here’s another great round of pics and ideas for a Mustache Baby Shower, from the Frosted Petticoat:

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And we can’t forget the ties, man!  Look at the bow-tie pics from this “little man” baby shower, from Gabriela and Belle.  They did some adorable necktie favors too!!

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And a super cute photo album for a little gentleman baby shower, from the Hostess blog: 9 fun pics to scroll through!

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Lastly, check out this Baby Shower Checklist from Parents.com – so helpful!