“Just living is not enough” said the Butterfly Fairy, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
– Hans Christian Andersen
Hi DD readers! Jen here from the blog Sweeten Your Day Events and I am SO EXCITED to be back again this year as a camp counselor! Today I wanted to share a supe
Hi Design Dazzle readers-
I’m so excited to be here today to share a party we just had!Since Summer is such a great time to celebrate, I love any and all excuse to do so!
We just had the most FUN party with our kids:
a Taste Test party!
It was a total blast!
Our entire family fr
Sometimes time gets away from you (especially with kids in the house!) and the next thing you know it’s almost birthday time and you have nothing planned. It’s OK. It happens to even the best party planners sometimes. I know a few amazing gals who throw tremendous parties for a living and yet somet
We showcase a lot of gorgeous and amazing parties. We’ve shown you amazing dessert tables and backdrops worthy of their own magazine spreads. And while I’ll admit that I love to see the phenomenal creations that some party planners stage, the reality is that the phrase “money is no object!” rarely
I scream, you scream…we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream parties are budget-friendly crowd-pleasers. A few gallons of ice cream, some yummy toppings, a few colorful decorations and you’ll be on your way to a truly memorable party. Here are over 10 fabulous ice cream parties to inspire YOU!
Planning a party can be time consuming and also lots of fun! Making the food can be stressful. I shared this adorable Fairy Tea Party on a budget where the Easy Fairy Party Treats and Edible Fairy Wings party treats were served. Fairy cookies and fairy wings are easy and simple to create and no
I’m thrilled to share with you this Fairy Tea Party I created for less then $100! Balloon Time asked me to participate in a party contest – Party on a Dime Charity Challenge along with a total of 8 party bloggers. The challenge?? To create a party for $100 or less and use their Balloon Time heli
It’s an adorable Little Birdie Birthday Party. Try saying that 3 times fast. 🙂 Perhaps I need to get out more? At any rate, this super cute party was put together by Jenny at Northwest Lovelies. It’s full of beautiful, simple details and rustic touches that work together to create a look that is
Adorable! Lindi at Love the Day put together a Polka Dot Birthday Party to celebrate the birthday of one very special little lady. I love that this colorful, simple theme packs an amazing amount of punch for a small budget. The colors are lively and fun and they carry through the room from the cei
Back to school is a time of mixed emotions for both parents and kids. It’s exciting and yet scary. Happy yet sad. While there is no doubt that I will be quite happy to get back to routine, I will miss the little buggers when they head back. The great thing about Back to School parties is that th
A great party doesn’t have to be elaborate or cost a lot of money….or contain gluten, for that matter! Dorangela from Two Prince Bakery Theater threw together this delightful Mickey Mouse Gluten-Free Birthday Party for her son. Since the party was just for family, Dorangela kept it simple wi
My sweet friend Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations put together a delightful Back to School Party. Nancy says, “I have one girl who is super excited to start school and the other one well…..not so much. I thought it’d be fun to host a little party to get them and their little friends ex
I’m sharing how to make a party backdrop with paper window shades. These rosettes are made from temporary pleated paper shades
the kind you get when you move (and you use temporarily) to cover the windows until real blinds get installed. Repurposing paper window shades into something beautiful w
Renee’s Soirees created this super fun Hot Wheels Party. Doesn’t this party shout, “Rev Your Engines”?? Renee says, “My son, Colin, turned 8, and we threw him a race car themed party. He has enjoyed Hot Wheels since he was 2 years old, when he wouldn’t wear pants without pockets, because he needed
I’m sharing how to make a simple fourth of July party backdrop in 10 minutes and for only $5! Sometimes we don’t need to go all out and spend a lot of money and time creating a fancy party. I’m all about fancy but sometimes it’s good to simplify. This is such a great thing to make with your kids – i
Why spend a lot of money on a photo prop when you can make one yourself? Especially one as fabulous as this Balloon Backdrop Photo Prop. Simply get a white poster board, blow up lots of colorful balloons and staple (or tape) them all over this poster. Gives a great, fun feel to any photo shoot a
When I think of baseball I think of watching a game while enjoying hot dogs, lemonade, popcorn, peanuts, ad of course, Cracker Jacks! Michelle from Chalkboard Blue captured all of my baseball favorites with a Baseball Party for her 16 year old son, McKay. She says, “We kept it small, just
I’ve spent the last couple years helping people design all kinds of different parties, but the one thing that people ask about time and time again is how can I stay on budget and still get the “Wow” factor? Let’s be honest, we all want to throw gorgeous parties without regretting it when
Sweet and adorable are words to describe this farm chic birthday party for a three year old little girl! Some of my favorite, favorite colors were used – red, aqua and pink. Jennifer from Social Butterfly Ink created this one of a kind party. Jennifer describes some details: “The Favor Baskets
Family movie night is an easy night to plan and can be a fun tradition to start for your family – even teens can get into a family movie night. It is a great way to bond with your kids and start a new tradition. Make it a monthly or weekly event or even a birthday party theme.
Anneliese created this super sweet modern farm party for her little girl Scarlett. Anneliese says, “We celebrated Scarlett’s second birthday with a “Modern Farm” party–a cleaner, updated take on the farm theme with a little of the apple harvest season mixed in. Scarlett, not uniquely, made all th
Lindi Haws is quite clever. She created this sweet yellow and cream “sunshine” themed first year birthday party for her little girl Ella. She even had a playlist of sunshine songs. Lindi describes the party,
“COLORS: an array of yellows and cream
SETTING: my backyard patio
Amy Wilges came up with this creative idea for her sons birthday. The Wii themed party started off with guests arriving and getting their mii badges to wear during the party. Clever idea!
Hung around the room were 8 x 10″ mii images of all the guests.
Goodie bags: Amy found some Wii controllers
Party goers will laugh and giggle just like Elmo at this whimsical party designed by Stephanie Frazier Grimm of Couture Parties. These Oreo Cookies with Elmo cake toppers look too cute to eat!
Look at these adorable cupcakes frosted with white frosting dipped in red sugar then topped with marshmall