Fab Friday – Halloween Party Ideas

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to start planning this year’s Halloween party!  I found a great article for you on Family Circle, with TONS of super ideas for Halloween party planning… this is just a fun place to get started!  (We’ll have more Halloween ideas next week too!)

Check out all the Family Circle party planning tips HEREThere are free Halloween printables and templates, recipes, decorating ideas and MORE.

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And get the Halloween Party recipes HERE

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And one more cute recipe… from Taste of Home… an owl “tree”:

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Another FAB shoe party post

A big “Thank-You” to Sophia for sharing these pictures from her FABULOUS shoe theme party she hosted for a client!

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Is that not an amazing cake??!
Did you know you can go to google.com/images and type in “shoe cake” for incredible shoe cake inspiration?

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Pictured above are our shoe favor bags, found HERE

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Thanks again, Sophia!

Cars Theme Birthday Parties

Last week, I posted some fun PLANES party ideas (here), and my boys saw the post and wanted to know where the CARS “stuff” was.  So… here it is!

First, from So Wonderful, So Marvelous… a..well, MARVELOUS Cars Birthday party post!  Lots of fabulous inspiration here… check out the mini pit crew bags!

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From Adorable Antics, another amazing (and adorable!) party for a 3 year old Cars buff!  Love her dessert table!

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Organized Chaos has a great post that is race cars-related, but not Disney Cars specifically.  Some great ideas here, either way you go!

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And from the Pethel Family, some incredible ideas for decorating and feeding folks at a Cars party!  LOVE the dessert table ideas…

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FAB Party Photos with Shoe Favors

We have some fun FAB pics from a recent customer – these feature a shoe party theme with some our Diva Entertains Shoe Favors.

I love the gorgeous shoe centerpiece, don’t you?  What a brilliant idea to use pillar candle holders to display the shoes. And she used the our zebra shoe place card holders.  Special thanks to Jan for sharing these pics with us!

 

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Fun Monkey Party Ideas

Mod Monkey is so, so cute… and so, so popular – for birthdays and baby showers and more!  Along those lines, I’ve got some great Monkey DIY and Monkey party inspiration for you today.

From The Simple Life, a super, duper cute Mod Monkey 1st birthday party post.  Lots of great inspiration here!!

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From Whimsy and Wise, a PINK Mod Monkey party – again, so much inspiration!  Love the centerpieces on the tables!

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From the Hostess blog, a Mod Monkey baby shower!  Love the colors and the special touches on this one!

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Check out the lovely pink and green features of the monkey baby shower, from Anders Ruff:

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And from our own Diva Entertains shop, check out these super cute monkey candles!  Perfect for a monkey themed baby shower!

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“Planes” Party Theme

With the new Disney movie, Planes, out in theaters now, I am predicting a huge increase in Planes themed birthday parties!  With that in mind, I have a few fun posts for you to check out!

From Create, Craft, Love… a quick and easy airplane craft tutorial using clothes pins!  These would make perfect party favors!

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From Max and Me, a super cute 2nd birthday party.  Love the plane-shaped sandwiches!!

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From Spaceships and Laserbeams, a post featuring some fun planes party accessories!

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My children LOVE Push-pops, but I would have never thought to use them this way.  From Armelle blog, a how-to on making airplane party favors for kids, using push-pops, gum, and life savers!  SOOOoooo cute!

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And last, but not least… FREE activity sheets from Disney on the Planes website:

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End of Summer Party Ideas

It’s hard to believe… but the end of summer is upon us already!  Kids are going back to school, or already back in school, and the weather is slowly cooling off.  We have another couple of months of warm weather in our region, but the days are clicking by quickly.  Here are some fun ideas for celebrating (our mourning) the end of summer!

From Ready, Set, Party… a fun FREE “So Long Summer” party printable kit… banner, tags, and flags included!

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Check out the Endless Summer party from One Sweet Party.  Loving the watermelon drink dispenser idea!  Click through for some great summer party food ideas!

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SUPER cute kid oriented “end of summer” party from The Bubble Hostess.  Those crab sandwiches are CRAZY cool!

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This next post is for a Hawaiian theme party from Diddles and Dumplings, but I just LOVE the idea of the nutter butter flip-flop cookies.. perfect for the end of summer party.  Check them out:

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What kind of “end of summer” party will YOU be hosting??

Ballet and Ballerina Inspired Party Ideas

We have talked about ballerina parties before (HERE), but I don’t think we could ever have too much tulle and ribbon around here.  I found some fun new additions to ballet and ballerina inspired parties… and I have some featured items from the Diva Entertains shop too!  Here are some random ballet inspired ideas…

First, from pinterest (because I can’t find the original source), a super cute idea for forks at the ballerina party place settings:

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From Kate Landers Events, a seriously AMAZING post about a Nutcracker Suite party.  Did I say amazing?

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Get FABULOUS ballet slipper cookies from our Diva Entertains shop:

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I also fell in love with these ballet cupcakes from Cute Food.  Although there isn’t a tutorial the comments under the post hints at how they can be decorated.  Personally I would print a picture of it and take it to my supermarket bakery and ask if they could recreate them – I do this all the time!how to make ballet tutu cupcakes

Another fun decor idea, again from pinterest (and I can’t find the original source on this one either, but it’s too cute to not share)… I don’t think this would be too difficult with some poster board and tulle and ribbon!

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And how about some white chocolate covered oreos, with a gorgeous ballet design… from the Diva Entertains shop:

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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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