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Pink Donut Inspired Boy Party!

Birthday Boy Domenic Turns Five!

Our little one turned five this week!  As a lover of all things feminine, I struggle every year to find ideas (that I like) for little boy parties.  I know it isn’t long before my sweetie starts requesting action figure themed parties so I’ve been taking advantage of his love for everything and styling seriously fashionable parties for him 🙂

This year is no exception.  I found inspiration out shopping; pink glazed donuts at the grocery store, confetti and pastel party supplies at Target.  Once I had the colors, I began to collect the pieces for the table starting with the stationery.

Confetti inspired invitations with matching RSVPs and pastel pink envelopes.  Sending out RSVP cards for a little kid’s Birthday party may seem like overkill but I fully enjoy getting things in the mail; the more the merrier.  I also like the way a full suite looks as opposed to one piece so I always say go big with stationery 😉  It’s all in the details…

 For the table, I used a 4 person desk and re-purposed it with painted pink dining table legs. Each place setting started with an opaque glass charger topped with a pink linen napkin, and birthday hats.  White depression milk glasses with paper straws and donuts + ceramic ice cream cone cups with homemade pink glazed mini donuts.A mini spoon for ice cream tasting on one side and a confetti stick on the other in place of a knife.  KID friendly place settings.  I made two cakes.  One was inspired by my favorite donut, powdered sugar: yummmmm… and the other was this mini pink donut inspired naked and pink drip cake.  I added blue cupcake toppers and candles to all of the treats to add another pastel color to the mix.  These pink bow ties were custom made for the boys by my friends at Z Create Design!  They are easy to clip on, magnet backs.  The boys LOVED them.

Party by Color!

Out of ideas for themed dinner parties?
Try our party by color idea!  Giving a simple guideline for dinner party items narrows the possibilities to a not so overwhelming task of choice.  And everyone loves at least a hint of inspiration.

We started the series with the premiere of Game Of Thrones and the color choice, BLACK.  You can read all about our food and styling choices for that party in our last blog post!

For Week Two, we chose the color, GREEN.  There are so many ways to style with this particular color.  Since it is summertime, we naturally went tropical!  We love everything philodendron leaves this year… pair that with gold and watercolor for a super trendy summer party!  Bonus: this proved to be the healthiest color inspiration with ideas like:

Zoodles in Pesto with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Kale Chips with Green Salsa
Cucumbers and Tuna Salad
Green Curry Chicken
Pistachio Ice Cream
Pistachio & Lime Macarons
V8 Vegetable & Fruit Juice

For Week Three, we chose PURPLE.  A seemingly difficult food color to work with but ideas were abundant!  Light purple can feel like Springtime while deep purple has the feeling of winter.  We blended the two with our tablescape and stationery details in a floral print and modern touches.

Eggplant was the first idea within the group and yet nobody cooked with eggplant!  Here were our purple inspired menu items:

Purple Chips and Dip
Purple Spaghetti with Purple Pesto Sauce
Purple Roasted Potatoes and Onions
Blackberry Ice Cream
Blackberry Macarons
Blackberry Lemonade

Next up, WHITE.  What should our next color choice be!?  You can keep up with the rest of our Party By Color nights on IG!

Watermelon Summer Party Inspiration!

A Watermelon Summer Party!

What better way to cool off from this summer heat than a poolside party with your gal pals!  This watermelon themed summer party is just the ticket for a fabulous and refreshing day with friends.  Thanks to stylist guru, Sassy A La Mode, this party collaboration is perfectly put together and full of steal worthy ideas.

Collaborating Stylist: sassy a la mode
Cake: CakeKrush
Macarons: House of Pastel
HMUA: Dash + Opal Beauty
Outfits: The Salty Shack
Catering: Two Chicks and a Pot
Jewelry: Manière De Mer
Models: Katelyn Correia , Lexi, and Autumn Taylor!
& Bella Fleur for the loose flowers

Set the table in whites and pinks and you have an instant light and airy backdrop for your watermelon decor…

Look around your house for existing plants like this pink planter box of succulents.  Add a few fresh flowers like pink peonies for an easy spruce up and table centerpiece. It’s all in the details!  These fondant cupcake toppers and watercolor stationery are too sweet! You can find this amazing flatware set in different colors, HERE.  You can find this watermelon float on amazon, here!  There are a million ways to serve watermelon to your guests.  Here are a few cute ideas!  Pink lemonade with watermelon slices are the perfect summer drink!  Tassel earrings <3  and pink apparel = perfect summer combo!  Mini watermelons from your local grocery store turn into smoothies!

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