21st Birthday Party Ideas

21st birthdays are usually full of energy and a tiny (cough) bit of craziness, and I found some cute ideas and inspiration for making the event FAB!

From Pretty My party, a super cute idea playing off the “99 bottles of beer on the wall song”… 21 Pink Bottles of Beer on the Wall (and there is a LOT more to the post, so be sure to click on through!)

Looking for a fab 21st birthday cake? Check out the AMAZING.. AMAzING.. Vegas Gambling Cake, from Sandy’s Cakes (and while you are there, click around on her other posts – you will be stunned!  Her archive is on the right side of the blog):


For an incredibly classy and elegant party idea, check out the Chanel Themed 21st birthday party from Celebrations At Home:


And from Dormify, a DIY post on how to make a 21st Birthday Bouquet… using a plastic sand bucket, some bedazzling, and.. well, mini bottles of alcohol.


Theme Thursday – Red and White Weddings & Parties

We started a new series last week, called Theme Thursday, with a tribute to yellow and gray.  THIS week we are celebrating Red and White together.  Birthday parties, bridal showers, and even weddings – red and white as a theme is hot, hot HOT!

To get us started off with a bang, check out this post from the Ruffled blog – a vintage red and white and black wedding:

And Pacific Weddings shares an INCREDIBLE red and white butterfly theme wedding… scroll through the photos and read their description of how this was styled.  The red bridal bouquet is gorgeous and the little touches of black and red throughout the celebration are knock-out!

I know we haven’t even gotten through Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas and winter holidays.  From the Hostess blog, a lovely and joyful red and white holiday tablescape for inspiration:

I went back to Living Locurto once again, because she has fabulous printables for $15.95 that are so gorgeous, I had to share!

And finally, from Kara’s Party Ideas, a lovely red and white bridal shower.  Lots of great ideas for pulling reds and whites together… love it!

For more fab pictures and inspiration for red and white parties, go to Google.com/Images and type in, for example:

  • red and white wedding cakes (or ‘red and white cakes’)
  • red and white decorations
  • red and white bouquet

What other ways could you use reds and whites together?  We’d love to hear your ideas!

May Day Inspiration

I’m sure you’ve noticed in recent posts that I’ve been OVER THE TOP about flowers and spring.  I just can’t help it.  And you can expect more… like today!  As April starts to wind down (already!), it’s time to start thinking about May Day and Mother’s Day!  Now, I know May Day is traditionally more for “kids”, but as I was looking at gorgeous May Day bouquets, I realized what great inspiration they would be for a spring bridal or baby shower… or a Mother’s Day tea.  So, are you ready for more flowers??  (Even if you aren’t, here they come…)

First up, from A Bit of Sunshine, an absolutely lovely tutorial on making Fancy Felt Baskets for May Day.  These would ALSO be good for centerpieces at a shower, or even gifts for party guests.

A very simple and shabby-chic-esque idea comes from Martha Stewart.  Simple cans made into May Day baskets:

I just have to share one for the kids… I can’t help it. From Rage Against the Minivan, a great tutorial for making cone baskets… again, these could be embellished and made into lovely centerpiece bouquets!

And finally… one more “shabby chic” idea.. from Patina White.  Peat pots turned into LOVELY baskets for May Day… or any day!