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Little Bohemian Theme from Social Couture

I adore this party theme! What a perfect fit for all ages, toddler to grown woman- I think it is fitting for all. Check out this Little Bohemian Theme from the fabulous Social Couture.

The colors and textures are amazing and the grass and butterfly centerpiece is my favorite part of this theme! You can host a laid back Bohemian Party yourself because the brilliant minds over at Social Couture have everything you need to pull it off!

Check out the mix and match Bohemian Party Supplies, or make it simple and order the Bohemian Party pack and get your party on! {Fabulous!}

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Tiny Two Party Theme

I totally think that 1st birthdays are attention hoggers. Sure they are important milestones– but come on, how often does the 2nd birthday get complete attention and an awesome theme? Time for a change parents because Michelle from The Creativity Room is sharing this spectacular Tiny Two Party theme that will have you looking forward to that #2 milestone year.

Of course this “tiny” party theme idea can be used for birthdays other than the 2nd, however like Michelle says “everything is cuter tiny” and I think that goes for kids to :). At two they are like tiny big people and I think this theme is so fitting.

Michelle designed her own “Tiny Two” party invite, sharing how she did this over on her blog. You can easily make your invite in any format, just as long as it is tiny! I love the pink and teal color scheme she used throughout this tiny event, however you can select any colors that suite your desires.

For decor, the color scheme was carried through in every detail. From the hanging paper lanterns (not so tiny- but really cute), to the mini water bottle labels.

This tiny food is perhaps my favorite party theme detail! Adorable mini hot dogs and hamburgers (the tiny buns were homemade) are perfect for a tiny toddler’s hands! You can serve up any menu you fancy, just be sure to shrink it.

Tiny party favors were made up of mini activity pads, coloring books, crayons, and tiny candies.

Sweet birthday treats in tiny party fashion! Mini cupcakes baked using mini baking cups and bite size ice cream cups. The birthday girl had her own special birthday cake… a tiny one of course!

Check out all the tiny party details I left out over at The Creativity Room where Michelle is coming up with new fabulous ideas on a regular basis!

Artsy Partsy! Get Inspired and Create Your Own!

Do you have a little art lover in the family? Check out these art party ideas! They would work well for any art themed birthday party or arts and crafts party.

These art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!

Set the tone for your colorful party, with these fun art party themed invitations! They are a perfect fit for this art party theme, right? I love that you can get matching thank you cards as well.

These art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!

Your art party should have a couple art-themed activities for the kids to do. Here are a few ideas:

1. Let your little artists decorate their own edible art using food coloring and sugar cookies, Martha Stewart gives you the how-to here.

2. Have a project they can make, like these DIY party crowns. They will be party favors too that they can take home and continue to enjoy.

3. Set out a giant box of crayonsThese art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!  and a roll of white butcher paperThese art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!  and let kids color their heart out. This is such a simple party activity! I like to use the white paper as a table cloth so kids can make the table their own (bonus, your table will be protected!).

These art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!

4. Keep party guests occupied (and intrigued) by having them help make crayons from broken pieces. You can even ask guests to bring broken crayons to the party. Check out the scoop on safely making your own crayons here. Once they have cooled, wrap crayons in small plastic bags, tie with a bow and send home as party favor! Aren’t they cool looking?

These art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!

Don’t want to make them at the party? You can buy them premade and still have adorable favors.

These art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!

Another favor idea is to gift guests with their own personalized art smockThese art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!  when they arrive to the party (bonus: this will make for darling photos of the party!)

These art party ideas are perfect for any art birthday party or arts and craft party you are planning. Simple ideas and a lot of fun elements!

Don’t forget the cake! This rainbow cake is the perfect addition to any art themed party. Yes, you can make this! Get all the instructions over at the Omnomicon Blog and get started! or make these rainbow cupcakes.

You might also like this baking and craft party I hosted for my daughter! 

Party: Create a Chic Hawaiian Feel

If you are hosting a party soon {whether it be a birthday or just a get-together}, why not add some Hawaiian flare? Adding tropical touches can really set the mood of your party. Instead of throwing your typical Luau themed party {you know with those plastic leis} try adding just a few Hawaiian inspired touches. This will make your party feel more classy and authentic.

To serve your drinks or appetizers, set up a unique table/bar in a snap! Use a surfboard instead of a table! You can set it atop a small table (for support) or even use two TV trays to prop it up on.

Some simple party food ideas are shrimp skewers, grilled pineapple, and maybe coconut flavored desserts. If you are serving adult drinks, try this cocktail recipe:

{courtesy of Hostess With The Mostess}

Tidal Wave

1½ ounces Malibu (or other coconut-flavored rum)
1 ounce blue curacao
¾ ounces fresh lime juice
½ ounce amaretto
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 teaspoon superfine sugar lime slice

As for decor, the key here is to keep it simple. No need for tall paper palm trees. You can pull off a Hawaiian feel without crepe paper fish and plastic leis. For table decor, try gathering a few colorful votive candles. Place them on top of random glass cake stands and place a few stemless orchids to add that paradise feel. You can also use items such as sea shells and sand dollars to make your theme come together.

Add simple touches throughout your event space. I love this idea of using a fresh tropical flower to serve as a napkin ring. You can even tie a single flower around items such as a glass pitcher, basket of silverware, or hand towel in the restroom.

In order to have a successful Hawaiian themed party, simple and thoughtful touches really are key. When I think of Hawaii, I think of a natural and easy going flare. If you plan your party with “natural” and “easy going” in mind– you will have stunning results that don’t require a lot of effort!

Photography Credits: Surfboard Bar Karren Bussen, Decor Images The Knot.

A Party for Your Little Monkey

Do you have a “little monkey?” Plan their next party in this modern monkey theme and let the Monkey business begin!

First step to your monkey party theme is to dress the part (well for the birthday boy or girl at least)! Mod Monkey Tee for the guest of honor, party hats and monkey masks for all the little monkey guests!

Of course, solid yellow and brown would be fitting, but how cute are these monkey paper goods?!

Have this monkey pinata hanging around for some fun party decor. Fill with banana flavored candy, yellow M&M’s, Lemon Heads, and yellow suckers! To keep guests occupied, play barrel of monkeys, monkey in the middle, or monkey see monkey do (just like Simon says).

Blend up banana smoothies or serve kids banana flavored milk. Have a tray of bananas, bowl of yellow candies, and dried banana chips out for guests to munch on.

Create this adorable Monkey cake as Martha Stewart did or for multiple monkeys, make these monkey cupcakes!

Send your guests home with some monkey memorabilia! Purchase these monkey favor bags  or make banana cookies to send home with guests. aYou can also check out this monkey party favor kit available at Martha Stewart Crafts.

For the Girls! Spa Party Theme

Looking for slumber party ideas? Just putting this fabulous kids’ spa party theme together has got me longing for a day at the spa! A spa party theme would be perfect for any girlie-girl’s birthday party theme ranging from age 7 to well, adult! What little lady (or grown woman for that matter) doesn’t love some good pampering?

slumber party ideas

Choose a group of girls to invite, keeping it to under 10 girls will make the spa treatments run a bit more smoothly. Decide if your spa party will be an overnight slumber party or a simple “day at the spa.”

spa party theme

Here are two darling invites:  ‘Painted Toes’ invite and  ‘Spa Girls’ invite. Or, if you want to make them yourself,  these spa mask invites from Martha Stewart are adorable too

. Ask girls to bring their favorite bath robe for a true “luxury” feel. When they arrive, have them put on their robes and welcome them to the spa.

A great party spa treat would be to get each girl a pair of spa slippers. They’ll love that they all match and the slippers will also serve as a fabulous party favor. Here’s a cute spa slippers kit that they can actually make. So it’s a bonus activity too!

Let the pampering begin with pedicures! Place chairs in a circle and grab some paint trays from you local home store to serve as water basins. Fill with warm water tossing in bath fizzies and a few rose petals for that extra touch. Consider recruiting Grandma, Auntie, or a friend to help you with your spa duties. Let each girl pick their polish color and get to work!

After the pedis, give each girl a facial scrub. I like this home facial scrub recipe which you can premake and store in small canning jars. You can slo try chocolate facial which I am sure the girls will be eager to lick off if it should drip!

Chocolate Facial Mask

1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
2 teaspoons Cottage Cheese
¼ Cup Honey
3 teaspoons Oatmeal
Directions:
Mix all ingredients together using a small blender then smooth onto face. Relax for ten 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Enjoy baby soft skin!

spa party theme - cookies

Wouldn’t these make the cutest dessert? I spotted these face mask shaped cookies and thought they were perfect! You could even personalize them with the spa guests names! For beverages, serve up yummy fruit smoothies and for eats how about small sandwiches?

spa party favors

Make each girl a spa pampering toiletry bag that she can use during her spa visit and also take home as a party favor. Include mini sized items like a nail file, nail polish, lip gloss, and scented lotion.

Now you have your spa party inspiration– add your own details and enjoy a little girl time during a spa party!

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