Theme Thursday: Zebra Print

As a theme, and as an accent, we’ve posted about Zebra Print before, but it’s so, so popular, we just have to share again (and again).

From Jessicakes, check out this Zebra birthday cake

 

From DesignDazzle, a Black, Pink, and White Zebra Party:  Make sure you scroll through all her pictures – such inspiration and ideas!

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From Girly Gatherings, a Girls Night Out Dessert Table, in all-out Zebra theme:

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Want to make your own zebra birthday cake?  This how to make a zebra cake video tutorial is *fantastic*.  And you can easily purchase fondant from a craft store, a bakery or use this marshmallow fondant recipe to make your own!

If you are just interested in making the cake batter in a zebra stripe – view this short zebra stripe cake tutorial.

 

And thanks to Cindy V. for these photo’s from the Fab bridal shower she gave.  Thanks for letting Diva Entertains be a part of it!

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Theme Thursday – Shabby Chic Garden Party

I’m going super specific with today’s Theme Thursday post… specifically shabby chic… and garden or tea parties!  When thinking about shabby chic and garden parties and tea parties, we are looking at LOTS and lots of pastels, flowers, and loveliness. Can’t wait to share what I’ve found!
From Kara’s Party, a shabby chic tea party baby shower – lots of FABULOUS ideas for sweet, pink, and shabby chic! Serving cupcakes in vintage tea cups is a beautiful presentation.  And who would have thought that big rosettes (easy to do) would look so amazing on a cake?

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From OntoBaby.com, a Butterfly Garden themed party… LOVE the butterflies on the wall as a backdrop!  Make sure you click through to the post for inspirational photos and ideas!

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From A Bubbly Life, a DIY No Sew Ruffle Tablecloth tutorial… I specifically like the words “no sew”, don’t you?

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From Prudent baby, an incredible idea – a sugar cookie centerpiece cone!  What a beautiful centerpiece for a garden party, and so original and fun!

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And finally, I ran across a lovely British company when looking for shabby chic tea party ideas… check out CakeStandHeaven.com.  They offer hand crafted cake stands and tea party sets.  cakestandheaven

Theme Thursday: Rainbows

I did a post a couple of weeks ago about My Little Pony, and it include a couple of rainbow ideas… but I found so many more great rainbow projects, I just had to devote an entire post to the subject!

First up, from the Purple Pug, an post full of Rainbow goodness.  I love how many different ways they used rainbows – a true theme party!

From Icing Designs, a super sweet tutorial on how to make a Rainbow Birthday Hat complete with ruffles!  I will be making some of these… no doubt!


We’ve linked to rainbow cakes and cupcakes before, I know.. but I love this very easy to follow tutorial from The Blushing Bride – DIY Rainbow Cake:


Looking to add a rainbow touch to your table?  Check out this DIY Rainbow Felt Table Runner from Say Yes to Hoboken:


And finally, I just loved the inspiration from this Rainbow themed wedding, from rock n roll bride:

Theme Thursday – My Little Pony Party Ideas

It’s that time of year again… all three of my children have birthdays in the next several weeks, so I’m in busy (crazy) planning mode.  My daughter can’t decide on a theme, so I’m rounding up ideas and more ideas to (hopefully) help her finalize the plans!  Today’s post includes all the fun “My Little Pony” ideas I’ve found!  Just in case you don’t know… the key to a My Little Pony party? RAINBOWS….and MORE Rainbows!

From Life with Moore Babies, a lovely post about her daughter’s My Little Pony party.  LOTS of great ideas for decorations, food, and favors!

 

From Munchkin Munchies, Rainbow Cake Pops – perfect for My Little Pony parties! How cool are these ? (wait ’til you click through and see the tutorial and finished products)

From Maddycakes Muse, a FAB My Little Pony party post with super ideas on decor, favors, games and more!

From The Travelling Chaplins, a simple but lovely My Little Pony party.  And I especially love the rainbow covered “4” cake; what a great idea to make an M&M rainbow!

This is probably WAY more work than I might do for a party favor…. but, if you were so inclined, you could make PLUSH My Little Pony dolls, with this Tutorial/Video from
Oh Sew Geeky:

 

 

 

Theme Thursday – Purple and more purple! (and a little leopard too)

We have more customer photos to share again today, and I decided to make it a “Theme Thursday – Purple Style”, since the photos are from a purple themed wedding and a purple themed party.

First up, one of our products was featured in Baltimore Bride.  The pictures and wedding features are fabulous – please do click through to enjoy. Thanks to Meaghan and Pete, and to Irene, mother of the bride, for sending us these fab photos.  The artwork featured in our product below is by artist Robert McClintock.

Love these purple clothes pin touches…

And secondly, very special thanks to Chanae at Event Executives in Boston for letting us be a part of their event!

 

For a little more purple, check out this fabulous ruffles and pearls cake from I Sugar Coat It.  Personally the skill to decorate this cake is beyond my capabilities – but I could do something similar with white and purple M & Ms.

And a lovely Purple Picnic reception idea from Project Wedding.  So many little touches with BIG impact

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And one last photo (none purple related)… a special thank you to Minnie C. for sharing THIS fabulous photo of her son at his 7th birthday party and for letting Diva Entertains be a part of his celebration!

Theme Thursday – Silver and Gold

I used to think I was a little weird because I loved the combination of silver AND gold together, but I’ve since realized I’m not the only one.  (I’m know I’m weird for other reasons, but we won’t go there).  Today I bring you inspiration ala “Silver and Gold”… because really, you can never have enough sparkle!

From Style at Home, a lovely idea for table centerpieces… with silver and gold.  (And yes, I realize they discuss it as a holiday option, but I do think these would be perfect ANY time of year for wedding reception centerpieces).

Here is a lovely silver wedding cake from Love Wed Bliss, that I think would be FAB with a touch of gold… maybe with the flower or with one of discs?

And even Martha Stewart agrees with me about silver and gold… check out an entire show dedicated to using the lovely metals for your party:

 

Theme Thursday – Thinking about 2013 Weddings!

I don’t have a specific theme for today, but rather some general info for getting started with your wedding and reception plans for 2013!  Some of these topics we will discuss in more detail in the coming weeks (like the colors listed below), but for now, here’s a “quick start” to 2013 wedding planning!

Wedding Colors:

According to a couple of wedding trends websites I’ve visited recently, some of the most popular wedding colors for 2013 will be aqua, tangerine, lilac, mustard, antique blue, deep red, latte, lavender, charcoal, and sage.  What do you think?

Wedding Themes:

Traditional church weddings still exist of course, but more and more it seems that couples are choosing “theme” weddings.  Destinations like Hawaii and Mexico seem to be HUGELY popular… outdoor, folksy weddings… vintage and shabby chic (also usually outdoors)…. Las Vegas (of course).  Check out this video from Martha Stewart – she and her Darcy Miller share some lovely trends and ideas. (you’ll have to bear through a 30 second advertisement first).  She also is offering a destination wedding sweepstakes!

Wedding DIY:

Here at Diva Entertains we talk A LOT about DIY (or do-it-yourself).  All of our posts are chock-full of DIY ideas for parties and entertainment.  Over the last few months, the best place to go to find wedding DIY is Pinterest.  We have set up Pinterest boards with links to recipes, DIY ideas, themes, and just plain fun stuff.  If you aren’t on Pinterest, you should be!  You can follow Diva Entertains by clicking HERE…. and click on over to see the latest “pins” under “wedding, diy”:

Wedding Favors:

We love wedding favors – designing them, making them, selling them, sharing them.  It is a wonderful feeling to be a part of a bride’s special day, and we have some AMAZING favors in our Diva Entertains shop.  We try not to be blatant with “selling” our own goods here on the DE blog, but if you are looking for niche favors, theme favors, specific color favors – well, we have them!

Click on over and see what you can find!

Theme Thursday – Blue and White

It’s time for another Theme Thursday, and today I’ve chosen blue and white themes… these colors together make a wonderful backdrop for winter weddings and events.

From Bentley Meeker comes an incredible display of blue and white.  I especially love the trees as decor.  If you want LOTS of eye-candy, you have to spend some time on their site.

From Blissique, a BEAUTIFUL blue and white bridal shower, with some fab ideas for decorating and favors.  I love the little bits of blue surrounded by white.  So lovely and easy to do!  Perfect for a blue and white baby shower too!

 

How about decorating with branches?  They make such a fabulous touch, and they really aren’t that hard to make!  Check out Save-On-Crafts for the tutorial:

And finally, from the Hostess blog, check out this FAB gallery of Winter Wonderland in blues and whites.  Included in the post are several links to DIY tutorials, so you can re-create a look like this for YOUR event.

Thursday Theme – (Chocolate) Browns

Happy November 1st!  To celebrate the glory of autumn and fall, I thought I’d do our Thursday Theme post on Browns and Golds.  You will be amazed at the lovely cake and decor ideas there are for a Brown Wedding.  It certainly helps that CHOCOLATE is the color of brown… oh, the possibilities!

From Project Wedding, look at this GORGEOUS cake with brown ribbon fondant.  It’s a simple white cake made fabulous by the ribbon.  I definitely will remember this idea when planning future events.  I also LOVE the rose bouquets – the rust tips and brown wrapping around the stems look great!

 

And from Martha Stewart, a chocolate (I told you!) topper on a lovely cake…Make sure you scroll through all 19 pics of her post because she has some great brown wedding ideas for favors, decor and invites.


I could NOT pass up sharing this next item.  For a gold and brown wedding (a very popular color combination) An incredible golden brown bouquet made with brooches – talk about gorgeous.. and BLING!

Wondering if brown is a good color for your bridesmaids?  Wonder no more!  Just look at the lovely ladies in this Santa Fe Wedding, from Melissa Schollaert:

As the picture above shows, brown goes wonderfully with POPS of color.  Oranges, golds, turquoise… and of course pink.  And thinking about fun ways add touches of brown, check out this lovely seat card table with perfectly arranged pinecones, from Martha Stewart.  POP of brown!


And finally, one last CHOCOLATE brown inspiration… check out this beauty of a wedding cake, from Wilton.  The post includes INSTRUCTIONS… so you can share with your bakery, or attempt it yourself.

Looking for inspiration for brown weddings ideas (invitations, decor, cakes, dresses, bouquets, etc)?  Don’t forget to use Google.com/Images to garner *FABULOUS* ideas!  Click through and search for what you are interested in,  for example:

 

Theme Thursday – Peacock Colors

We’ve been talking about a lot of different themes for weddings and parties on our Theme Thursdays.  This week, I thought I would do a little more on the topic of PEACOCK color schemes, since it’s such a popular theme lately.  We’re talking royal blues, deep purples, greens, teals and turquoise…

From Brides.com, an incredible tiered wedding cake, with all the fabulous peacock colors:

The easiest way to get TONS of peacock cake inspiration is to go to Google.com/Images and type in “peacock cakes” or some derivative of that (ex: peacock wedding cake).  Then print out the pics of the cakes that you love so that when you meet with your baker you can share your likes (and dislikes).
Also found on Brides.com, a FAB feather clip for your wedding shoes:

Etsy.com is a fabulous source for peacock feather shoe clips (that’s where the above was from) and peacock feather hair accessories.  Just type in those words when you get there!

I found these amazing peacock gown on eDressMe:

And some very original (and gorgeous) peacock ring bearer pillows, from Bronze Budget Bride:

And finally, from our Diva Entertains shop, some gorgeous Save the Date postcard designs:

 

 

Happy Theme Thursday!