School Themed Baby Shower

This school themed baby shower is clever and stunning. I have been meaning to share this post with you for a while now- sorry for holding out! Whitney Smith put this fabulous shower on for her friend, a teacher of course! Check out these smart details:

Chalkboards offer a simple yet creative flair to party decor- fitting for this school themed shower.

Great idea for an inexpensive centerpiece. These would be perfect for a school themed graduation party as well. Books + Paper + Ribbon = thoughtfully simple centerpiece!

Love these vintage over sized flashcards hanging as decor, don’t you?

The water bottles have that simple apple stamp design like the ones on the invitations. Ties together perfectly!

Like the cafeteria, only classy and with good food.

The individual cartons of milk are perfect!

Brown bags to go!

Thanks again to Whitney Smith for sharing this great school themed shower! I immediately began thinking of a pregnant teacher I could host this for- darn, none come to mind :).

Day of the Dead Wedding

This unique themed wedding came to be via Eva with Catalyst Ranch, a one of a kind wedding venue in Chicago, IL. Catalyst Ranch tends to cater to couples who are fairly eclectic and really do some unusual things and this couple –Martha and Julio, don’t disappoint. Here are some great shots of their Day of the Dead themed wedding.

This photo of the bride and groom swinging makes my heart flutter.

Did you notice the Bride’s red shoes? LOVE them!

The bride handmade these Day of the Dead cookies herself!

Okay, I could go on and on posting photos of this unique wedding- but I’ll stop here. Visit Jeremy Lawson Photography to see the rest of these gorgeous images from Martha and Julio’s wedding. Thanks to Eva and Catalyst Ranch for sharing this one-of-a-kind event with us!

{Play} House Warming Party

This party was submitted by friend Julie Burke and it such a delight to share with you. Julie planned a playhouse warming/4th birthday party for her daughter that will tickle you pink! Her husband made this Victorian playhouse for their daughter and it offered as the perfect party inspiration. Take a look:

Could this be any cuter? What a lucky birthday girl! Take a peek inside:

Love the ribbon cutting gesture- pink ribbon even!

Sweet treats for the guests {love the cake stand of hostess cupcakes}.

Lemonade, chocolate milk and cupcakes…..what more could a little girl want?

I love the drink stirrers and the cone flower arrangements, what thoughtful touches!

Cake and tea anyone?

Hope you enjoyed this darling party. Thanks Julie for sharing it with all of us, fantastic job!

{Real} Party Feature: I Want Candy!

This candy themed party came to me via Glory of Glorious Treats. She planned this party for her daughter Grace’s 6th birthday. I love her use of pink and green- a perfect color scheme for a sweet party!

Check out the polka dot fabric runner under the candy buffet- perfect!

Even the tray of pinwheel sandwiches and fruit look like candies!

There’s the cute birthday girl! And lollipops to line the driveway like I did for my girls’ candy party.

Bright paper lanterns mimic the polka dots on the fabric runner.

Cookies and cookie cupcake toppers that replicate large pieces of candy- adorable!

For a ton of more fabulous photos of Grace’s candy themed party, head on over to Glory’s blog and check them out!

Love is Elementary

I spied this wedding over on The Bride’s Guide and can’t stop gushing over it. Perhaps it is the innocence of this school themed wedding, or the simple romantic idea of marrying your best friend from 4th grade- regardless, I have to share it with you! Here is the one of a kind nostalgia wedding of Minhee and Truman.

A teacher’s desk held the guests’ place cards.

Which were apples adorned with a numbered stickers. Each apple sat atop a hand printed piece of graph paper which included the guests’ names.

Chalkboard table runner? What screams elementary school more than that? This couple created theirs using black rolled paper and chalk- simple!

I love this fussy-free hand tied bouquet.

Guests posed for polaroid pics in front of a large chalkboard then inserted them into this guest book. Writing messages to the happy couple, this idea has that “yearbook” feel that is just so fun!

For more of this elementary school themed wedding (including their school themed favors, vintage cafeteria styled serving trays and to see how they incorporated that dreaded pop quiz, check out all the wedding pics on Martha Stewart Weddings: Minhee and Truman.

Garden Fairy Party

Just in time for Spring! This magical garden party theme was designed by my friend Kim of TomKat Studios for her daughter Kate’s 3rd birthday. If you have a garden fairy of your own, this just might be the perfect party theme for her!

Kim designed these fairy invitations herself- they seems to set the tone of the party perfectly!

Stunning garden cake with the perfect fabric backdrop, right?!

This is just a sneak peek….you’ll have to head on over to the TomKat Studio blog to see the rest of this magical garden fairy party!

{images via Vicki Lynn Photography}

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