Farm Parties – for kids of all ages!

Ok, most farm parties are for kids, BUT some of the fabulous party ideas I’ll be showing today COULD be used for adult birthday parties, or even rustic wedding or baby showers!  I’m telling you, these themed parties are getting more and more amazing all the time!

First up, from Aesthetic Nest, a modern farm birthday party that is simply stunning!  With fall and apple picking just around the corner, this is a lovely inspiration!

For a more traditional farm party, check out the 1st birthday party post on the Hostess blog:

And from Kara’s Party ideas, check out this Chic Farm birthday party!  Farm and Chic aren’t usually words that you think of together, but totally pulled this one off!

Now purple is not a color you normally think of when planning a farm party, but check out this fab post from Parties by Kaci.  She totally nailed it!  Make sure you scroll to the end of the post – that’s where all the sources and instructions are!  I love all the little extra touches she did – each makes an impact.

And finally, from Amy Atlas.. a rustic vintage farm party.  You will NOT BELIEVE this party and all the extras that went into it.  And there  are some good descriptions to help with planning your OWN party.

Summer Baby Shower Themes and Ideas

I have some super, super sweet baby shower ideas for you today.  Beaches, books, and BRIGHT colors are what these themes are all about…

From Aesthetic Nest comes some FABULOUS inspiration with a Golden Book Baby Shower theme.  These vintage books are easy to find in used-book stores, and what a perfect palate for a party!

Another great BOOK theme idea comes from Martha Stewart.  How about throwing a Mother Goose baby shower, with recipes like Mary Quite Contrary Garden Salad, Peter Piper Pickled PrawnsLittle Boy Blueberry Scones, and Miss Muffet’s Lemon Curd. I recommend setting out a menu card (or menu cards at each item if served buffet) since the recipe names are so cute!

And how about those BEACH baby showers?  Check out the fun ideas from the Hostess blog, with favors, centerpieces and food ideas!  You’ll want to read her entire post because she has fabulous, low cost ideas!

And going along with that, check out this INCREDIBLE sand castle baby shower cake from  It actually isn’t that hard to make yourself (although a bakery could do it easily) – the cake contains two different size cake layers.  The sand can be made from crushed graham crackers (I like crushed Captain Crunch cereal too).  And flip flop cookie cutters can be purchased at most baking stores and online.

And one last inspiration for you, from Pizzazzerie… a preppy pink beach baby shower:  I just loved the hot pink with lime green!

What are your inspirations this summer?  We’d love to hear about them!

Fab Friday – Inspiration for a GLAM party

I don’t have tutorials for you today, (well, ok, maybe one), but I DO have some fab, fab, FAB inspiration photos as you think about your next Bachelorette, Birthday, or Bridal party.  I hope you are in the mood for GLAM parties, because we are BRINGING it today!

First up, a fabulous BIG FLOWER party…  hot pink, silver, sparkle ribbon and backdrop…LOVE!


And speaking of silver and sparkle, check out this gorgeous wreath! (If you are interested, you can purchase it HERE)

Source: via Janice on Pinterest


How about a little Hollywood Glam with a Vintage Chanel party theme??


Who knew burlap and candles could be so PRETTY?!


Need ideas for everything? A color scheme, favors, centerpieces… here you go!


And last, but not least… I promised you a tutorial! Check out this how-to on making a pair of Jewel Embellished Party Shoes!

Source: via Emma on Pinterest


Happy FAB FRIDAY, everyone!