Candy Land Party Theme

So, who doesn’t love candy?  And the Candy Land theme for parties is HUGE!  I actually found an adorable photo on pinterest yesterday that sparked the inspiration for this post.  It was a DIY gumball machine on HGTV.com.  Actually – the post is 30 pictures of great party themes – be sure to check it out!

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We have a great post from one of our customers with photos from a Candy Land baby shower she put together:

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From How Does She, an amazing post full of colors and inspiration, AND plenty of tips for doing it yourself Candy Land Birthday Party style!

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Check out the inspiration from Catch My Party – those ice cream pinatas/decorations are to die for!  There are 17 fabulous pics to scroll through!

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This isn’t specifically Candy Land, BUT it could totally be used for a candy land themed party, or any colorful theme!  It would be easy to adapt it to your specific color scheme too.  From Hopscotch Studios Design, a DIY for making a cupcake stand:

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We have some fun Candy Land products in the Diva Entertains shop too… click here to see a few!

Carnival and Circus Party DIY

One of the MOST popular party themes for kids lately is the Carnival or Circus party theme!  Now, Carnivals and Circuses are a little different…BUT, most any idea from one theme can be used for the other.  I’ve found some great DIY ideas and inspiration if you are planning one of these fun, action packed parties.

For a gorgeous vintage carnival party, check out the McClure Family blog post.  She has some FAB photos, and links to tutorials and help with your DIY planning.

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For some SERIOUS carnival planning, check out this series of posts from Striking Keys.  This is a HUGE production (large-scale carnival), but there are some super ideas that could be incorporated into any carnival or circus theme event.  Carnival Post ONE…. Carnival Post TWO…. and Carnival Post THREE.  Make sure you read through all the posts – so much *great* information!

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From East Coast Mommy, check out a post full of fun carnival party games, from her son’s 6th birthday party:

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From Landee See, Landee Do… a great post full of fun carnival ideas.  I especially love that it’s a summer-outdoor party WITH a carnival theme!

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And, we designed and uploaded a FREE Circus printable here on the blog awhile back.  Get the free Circus Printables HERE

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Gorgeous Peacock Theme Wedding!

I have a special post today..thank you SO MUCH to Crystal and Joseph for sharing their fabulous pictures from their peacock theme wedding!

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Look at the GORGEOUS tutu dresses and headbands on these girls!

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Love her bouquet!

 

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This is a great DIY sign for a beach wedding.  It could be done in any theme, really:

 

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Peacock Cupcake Wrappers from Diva Entertains shop

 

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Ok, this photo did me in… how cute is this!!

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Thank you again, to Crystal and Joseph!

DIY Luau Party Ideas!

I haven’t ever been to Hawaii, but it’s on the top five of my “I want to visit there” places list!  So when I happened across a fun Luau party post, and, well… this post happened!  Here are some great DIY and recipe ideas for Luau parties!

The post that inspired me to think LUAU… from Glorious Treats.  You can check out her tutorial for the cookies HERE.

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Super cute “crab” sandwiches, made from croissants – from Catch My Party:  She has 58 pictures to scroll through including lots of great luau party food ideas!

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Check out this fabulous post from Nikkiikkin.  The backdrop is amazing, and I don’t think it would be TOO hard for a DIY’er to pull off!  She even shows a step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to make the pineapple cake pop centerpiece!

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From Key Ingredient, a VERY simple, but colorful way to add pizzazz to your Luau punch bowl. Food coloring, lemons, freezer… EASY!

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And finally, get some AMAZING Luau Tiki party and inspiration from Bird’s Party.  I don’t think the free printables are still available, but it’s worth clicking over for the cute hibiscus flower tutorial:

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Rock Star Birthday Parties!

We’ve got some GREAT ideas for you today… with a ROCK star theme!  Lights, glitter, glamour… COLOR, loud noises…and more glitter!  Check out the inspiration for your next guitar rock star party!

First, check out the great video on how to make a rock star cake!

A super cute Rock Star DIVA birthday party photo album, from Dreamers to Doers (Martha Stewart):

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Check out the Girly Themed Rock Star post from the Hostess blog – love how girly AND rock it is at the same time!  Scroll to the end of the post for tips and ideas on recreating some of what you see.

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A FAB DIY on how to make a centerpiece bowl (or candy bowl?) using old records – from Cut Out and Keep:

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AND, from our own Diva Entertains shop, some fun favors for the Rock Star birthday or event!

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Grippy Socks ~ Guitar Cookies ~  Guitar Hero Chocolate ~  Rock Star Candy Wrappers

Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower

Today’s theme is FULL of color and fun!  I’ve found a ton of inspiration for baby showers based on the very popular book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

From Make Life Lovely, an incredible post full of FAB “hungry caterpillar shower” ideas!  Love the wood rustic stands for fruit and more!

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School teachers designed a Very Hungry Caterpillar shower for their co-worker, from Talented Terrace Girls.  What a great idea for poms!

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And speaking of great ideas, check out THIS caterpillar design, from That’s So Cute.  There are some great photos in the album, so be sure to click over!  Great Very Hungry Caterpillar party ideas!

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And from Catch My Party, another great photo album full of caterpillar goodness! There are 50 fabulous photos to look through – filled with inspiration!

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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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Despicable Me Party Ideas

“Despicable Me 2″ is our family’s new FAVORITE movie, so I just had to do a search for party ideas!  Check out what I found – lots of minion love out there!!

From One Lucky Pickle, a super cute idea for making Minions with twinkies and fondant! You could also frost with blue frosting instead of using fondant.

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From Fabulously Smitten, a great party post – love the dollar store cups turned into minions!  (I told you lots of minion love out there!)  Read through the posts for some great ideas!

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From Create, Celebrate, Explore…. a SERIES of posts on Despicable Me Party ideas! (see the links at the end of the post for tutorials).  Check out the first post HERE!

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And from Plucky Momo, a tutorial on making a Minion Bowling game, Pin the Goggles game… and more!!

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If you haven’t seen Despicable Me 2, I highly recommend it.  My kids LOVED it, and I did too – I might have even laughed more than they did!

 

Baby Bump Baby Showers

A fun theme for baby showers these days is the “baby bump” theme!  Cakes shaped like a bump…

From Cake Central, check out the super fab Green and Zebra print baby bump, WITH accessories too!

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Check out the adorable baby shower cookies at The Decorated Cookie… and yes, she has a “bump” design!

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You have to click over to Super Mom Moments to see the VERY unique BUMP baby shower!

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From Parents.com, a video about how to play the Baby Bump game at your next shower!

 

And a great tutorial on how to make your OWN baby bump shower cake, over at Make, Bake and Sew!  It is way easier than you would think!

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Not baby bump related, but birthday… thanks to Iris for sending these pics – she certainly is FABULOUS!  The pics show off our cake toppers!

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