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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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!

Gorgeous Peacock Theme Wedding!

I have a special post today..thank you SO MUCH to Crystal and Joseph for sharing their fabulous pictures from their peacock theme wedding!

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Look at the GORGEOUS tutu dresses and headbands on these girls!

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Love her bouquet!

 

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This is a great DIY sign for a beach wedding.  It could be done in any theme, really:

 

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Peacock Cupcake Wrappers from Diva Entertains shop

 

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Ok, this photo did me in… how cute is this!!

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Thank you again, to Crystal and Joseph!

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

Mermaid Party Ideas

Today’s theme is perfect for summer time and ocean and beaches…. MERMAID birthday party ideas!

From Meaningful Mama, some DIY mermaid party ideas.

Inside her post there is a link to a Mermaid Menu – don’t miss it if you are look for mermaid party food!

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From Catch My Party, an INCREDIBLE display of mermaid goodness - scroll through all the photos!

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A GORGEOUS mermaid party from Amy Atlas blog – love, love the colors in this one!!  Her sources are at the bottom of her post!

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From Enchanted Events and Design, another fab mermaid party theme.  Love the jelly fish ideas!! And they had 3 mermaid games and activities.

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From Oh Happy Day, a Barbie Mermaid party.  The female guests received mermaid costumes, and the boy guests received pirate gear!  SMART!

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And from chickabug, a great DIY tutorial for making an easy barnacle backdrop!!

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Picnic Party Theme

I just love picnics and parties in the park, and I have found some fab ideas for those of you who might like them too!  My children and I are vacationing in the midwest, and enjoying cooler weather than our normal 110-115 degrees of Las Vegas, and I think we need to have one of these parties before we head back to the desert!

From Aesthetic Nest, a gorgeous Woodland Picnic Party theme…

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This next picnic party post is in GERMAN from blogger Liebesbotschaft, and you can click to have the post translated…BUT even if you don’t, the photos of this woodland picnic party are FAB, and I just had to share!

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Check out the Americana Picnic Baby Shower photo album from the Hostess blog.  Lots of INCREDIBLE photos for inspiring your own picnic shower:

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And from Onto Baby, a sweet bunting and checkered 1st birthday picnic party!

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Lemon and Lime Wedding Inspiration

I collect links to all kinds of wedding (and party) inspiration, and often I realize that themes are emerging among all my collected links.  Today is a post based on one of those themes – lemons and limes!  The golden yellow and lovely green of lemon and lime make a perfect accents for summer weddings, I think… and I’m not alone!

Check out the GORGEOUS wedding cake gallery of Dream Day Cakes… lots of colors and amazing designs, and I especially love this lime green wedding cake – there are several more in the gallery:

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From Bower Power, a beautiful post about a Lemon Lime Wedding… there are some fabulous photos and inspiration, but my favorite are the candy buffet jars.  Beautiful fruit filled centerpieces too!

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From the Knot, a beautiful lime and floral centerpiece idea:

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From a Good Affair, a fabulous yellow and gray theme wedding, with amazing lemon centerpieces:

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And Emmaline Bride shares how to make some beautiful lemon centerpieces:

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And from The Frosted Petticoat, an INCREDIBLE Italian Lime wedding post… full of lime goodness in every way!

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Cherry Blossom Parties

I love, love, LOVE cherry blossoms.  Several years ago, I was able to go to Washington, DC in spring to SEE the gorgeous cherry blossoms of that area… and I’ve been in love ever since. Today, I’m bringing you some lovely cherry blossom PARTY ideas!

From Bump Smitten, an incredible baby shower, with a cherry blossom theme:  The cherry blossom diaper cake is beautiful!

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Click on over to Creations by Kara for a fab DIY Cherry Blossom tutorial!  These beautiful faux cherry branches are oerfect for party decor… or anytime!

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Martha Stewart has a great recipe for Spring Shower Almond Petite Fours, in cherry blossom theme!  She includes the source for the lovely gum-paste cherry blossoms that grace each bite!

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And while this isn’t specifically Cherry Blossom… I think the PINK Popcorn recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic would make a PERFECT snack at a Cherry Blossom themed event:

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And finally, we offer some amazing cherry blossom favors in the Diva Entertains shop:

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