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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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

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!

 

Cake Decorating Tutorials, Fun AND Simple

Have you always wanted to make simple cakes for birthday parties, but felt like it was too difficult to make something cute and fun?  Well, we found a great birthday cake decorating video for you to check out, from Sweet Art Factory.  The cake she decorated in the video would probably work best for a gir’s party, although I bet if you did it with camo or blues/greens frosting, it would work well for a boy’s party as well.  Check it out:

 

Another fabulous cake decorating tutorial is a Shabby Chic Rose cake:

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Here’s an beautiful way to decorate a sheet cake – you won’t believe it til you see it!

Here’s a fun rainbow cake! Not a lot of time involved but big impact!

Here’s a great short simple cake decorating video that shows how to frost a cake so the sides and tops are smooth. Then add these great billowy decorations!

 

Pool Party DIY

It’s time for some Pool Party fun!  How about some summer pool party ideas?  Splish.. splash…here we go!

From Lovely Party Things, a DIY tutorial on a FAB Pool Noodle Garland.  I LOVE THIS!!  So easy you won’t believe it!

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There are several great ideas for Pool Party DIY over at The NapTime Reviewer.  I especially like the Beach in a Vase centerpiece idea.  Each project lists supplies needed.  All quite easy too!  (wait ’til you see the cocktail umbrella wreath:)

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From the Hobby Mommy, a surfin’ party with Mermaids… perfect theme for a birthday pool party!

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In case your wondering what to have at a pool party, Party Like Paula provides plenty of ideas… check out all the wonderful ideas for a dessert and food bar:

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Baseball Party Ideas

Baseball is a great theme for spring and summer birthdays (well, even for fall too!).  Here are some great baseball birthday party ideas I found while looking around!

From Itsy Belle, a fabulous array of photos from a Vintage Baseball party.  She offers some great tips on doing this on a budget, and you can purchase the printables used in her photos from the Itsy Belle etsy shop:

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Martha Stewart has a article on planning a Baseball Birthday Party.  Tutorials included are Table Setting, Sandwiches, Favors and How To Make Baseball Cupcakes!

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From the Hostess blog, a great photo album of pics from a Baseball party.  It includes great ideas for favors, decorating the food table, and more!

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And a super cute baseball cupcake cake idea, from Nelson Corner:

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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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Campfire Party – inside and out!

Summer is going to be here in two blinks of an eye, and it’s time to start thinking about campfires and s’mores!  Now, for the “delicate” among us, not all campfire events have to be OUTSIDE in the wild… some can be inside with A/C and s’mores can be made in more ways than one. (Click HERE to read our s’mores post!)  I’ve got a variety of ideas for you to check out today!

From Juli Jacklin’s Cupcakes, a cute photo of campfire cupcakes – perfect for indoors or out:

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From Frosted Events, a visual post with lots of campfire party ideas:

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From Kara’s Party Ideas, a cute camping party:

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From TSJ photography, check out the AMAZING camping party set-up!

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And because I can’t post about campfires and camping parties without mentioning s’mores (again)… check out the recipe/ideas for two different kind of s’mores from Moore Minutes.  The post if full of other dessert buffet goodness too… AND you need to check out her original post about the entire campfire/camping birthday party HERE.

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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

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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