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Pink, Mint, Peach, + Gold : Color Inspiration

{Photo by Photographer Stacey Windsor}

The weather is rainy and dreary here today in Ohio. So today I am inspired by light pastel hues with a splash of elegant gold.

I stumbled across this GORGEOUS photo on Pinterest, of course. I pinned to my MINT GREEN wedding inspired wedding boards and have adored it ever since.

If you are looking for soft colors for an elegant spring wedding or event. These hues are for YOU.

Comprised of Minty Green, Soft Metallic Gold, Peachy Orange, Soft Blush Pink, and Light Mauve Pinks. Perfect for a wedding or bridal shower. So VERY LOVELY!

Unique Zebra Party Ideas

I stumbled upon this ADVENTUROUS and FUN zebra party dessert buffet photo by Leslie Gilbert Photography today. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVED how it matched my recently designed zebra themed bat mitzvah invitations. The amazing desserts are by the fabulous The Couture Cakery. Florals by Splint and Daisies.

Fourth of July Party Ideas

One of my favorite holidays is Independence Day! Food, fun, cheer, and last but certainly NOT least family and friends. My favorite July 4th party food is, you guessed it! CAKE, cupcakes, white chocolate covered strawberries, cake pops, and more!

July 4th white chocolate covered strawberries

Last year at our annual July 4th party, I made these. White chocolate covered strawberries. Many smiles and they didn’t last long! Yummm. PLUS strawberries are GOOD for you, right?

july 4th cake pops

 

red white blue layered flag cake

{ Yummy Sources: White Chocolate Covered Strawberries / July 4th Cake Pops / Red, White, and Blue Layered Cake }

I have many MORE July 4th party ideas pinned on Pinterest! Check it out!

I love this holiday so much, I’ve created FREE printable banner downloads for you!!! Just download, print, and cut out. Then glue or tape where ever you see fit. Then CELEBRATE!

july 4th free download

Enjoy friends! And have a safe and fabulous July 4th holiday!!

{Free printable July 4th banners are for your personal use only. Not to be sold. If you would love to share this download, you may post about it, then link to the blog post here, not to the download. Thank you love.}

Pretty Purple Party Decorating Ideas

purple party ideas

fun purple party decorating ideas

Pretty Purple Party Decorating Ideas! Say THAT 3x.

What a FIND! I stumbled upon this fabulous little purple party on Pinterest! The balloons caught my eye immediately. Now if you are going to use balloons to decorate your party, this is the way to do it. Hats off to Shannon over at 8footSIX.

I love that this intimate party has limited seating with colorful decorations that POP! (no pun intended) Even though it is a small party, the decorations scream *LET’S CELEBRATE!* Perfect for a bridal shower, birthday party, luncheon, and more.

Now go celebrate something!!! AND if you think you threw a fancy party, send your professional (or almost) photos to me to feature on my blog.

10 Ideas On How To Throw The Perfect Party

How to make a party perfect!

At our annual lakeside July 4th party our neighbor/friend broke out his guitar and started playing and singing. What a surprise! And our guests just sat in awe of his talent. Smiling. Enjoying. No matter the size of your party or event, live music is a must. Even if you have a smaller budget, you can find a lovely acoustic guitarist and set an amazing mood for your celebration! If you are having a Christmas open house have the guitarist seated at your entrance on the right side for a WOW factor! You will set the mood and your guests will be thrilled and truly impressed.

I asked our friends on Facebook what they thought made a perfect party. Here’s the list and can you guess what topped it?

1. Wonderful friends.
2. Background music.
3. Delicious food. Creative dishes to start conversations.
4. Gorgeous flowers.
5. A party planner to make the party fabulous!
6. Good wine.
7. A “token” gift / favor for your guests, as they leave.
8. Cocktail hour at the start.
9. Lovely dinner.
10. Candles.

I would love to add “custom invitations“, “a theme” and “entertainment” to this list.

Years ago, I threw what people said was the BEST party they have ever been to. A Hawaiian Luau. They still talk about the Luau today!! Several keep their Bottle Invitations displayed in their homes as a reminder of the fun they had. The highlight of the party was the entertainment. I had professional Hawaiian Luau hula dancers and an amazing fire dancer! Not only did they dance. They inspired our guests to learn the hula and dance as well!!

I *HIGHLY* recommend them to EVERYONE who wants to share the very best Hawaiian entertainment for their guests. Visit their website now HAWAIIAN SHOWS / ENTERTAINMENT or watch a small sample of them in action…

Pineapple, Coconut! Pineapple, Coconut! Pineapple, Coconut! So much fun!

Tuika Faumuina and his dancers are truly amazing.

Enjoy and have fun!!!