Shoe Diva Birthday Party!

A big thanks to Tabatha for sharing pictures from the fab party she threw for her wonderful aunt/business partner!

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First – we have to share the beautiful decor.  Like these amazing flower filled shoe vases.  You can purchase our shoe centerpieces for your own party!

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And how about her BEAUTIFUL dessert display.   Tabatha used our Shoe Cupcake Wrappers,  Zebra Stiletto Place Card Holders AND Shoe Favor Tags!

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 Planning a party for your favorite Shoe Diva?  Come check out our Shoe Birthday Party Favors & Decor!

 

 

 

 

 

“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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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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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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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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Teen Birthday Ideas

We talk a lot about adults… and little ones… but rarely do I post about the tweens/teens!  Today… we’ll fix that with some great ideas and inspiration!

First up, from Kara’s Party Ideas… a teen girl birthday party, with a Bunco theme!

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Another fabulous idea for this time of year… a teen pool party!  Check out the gallery of awesome pics from the Hostess blog… with a Hawaiian theme:

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For the fashionista party, how about edibleNail Polish Bites .. from luuux.com:  You will not believe how easy it is to make these – marshmallows, frosting and tootsie rolls!

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From Lollipops and Paper, check out the fab Glow in the Dark Sweet 16 party:  In a bit of self-promotion, Diva Entertains is now offering Glow In The Dark Grippy Socks!

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From Because Love is a Lifestyle, an entire DIY party… with homemade pizza, crafts and cake!  A great party doesn’t have to be a LOT of work…. just lots of fun!

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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