Baby in Bloom | Spring Baby Shower

This baby shower theme screams Spring! Hosted outside, this spring baby shower had a fresh and carefree feel to it. We knew the mom-to-be loved bright green so, it was paired with bright orange which created a fun twist on typical baby boy color palette. Perfect for a boy or girl themed shower– this theme would work great for any occasion.

Let’s start with the centerpieces, shall we?

The centerpieces were white rectangular boxes filled with a form of moss. Vibrant orange Gerbera Daisies looked as if they had sprouted from the lush moss.

The orange flowers popped from the green moss just perfectly!

Above the table hung white, orange, and green tissue pom poms. These are my favorite go-to party decor item. They can be used to create a dramatic touch and are so cost effective and easy. The total cost to make these tissue poms was under $10 and took about 20 minutes. Simple!

The placemats were green gingham 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper. Scrapbook paper is a simple way to tie in color and make great DIY table placemats. The water bottles were covered with labels that read “Baby in Bloom” and set at each plate. The napkin rings were also made from scrapbook paper; orange strips secured with tape. The favors were wildflower seeds wrapped in a hemp bag. Each bag was secured with a bow of twine and had two tags, one on the front and on on the back. On tag read “Baby in Bloom” and the other had a scripture on it that related to nurturing a baby, which was perfect!

A couple other decor touches.

A wishing tree hosted a momma bird and her nest of baby birds. Guests wrote mom and baby a wish on a tag and then hung it on the tree.

Even though this was a spring baby shower theme, these colors and decor ideas could easily work for a garden party, bridal shower, etc. Thanks to Kaci, the guest of honor’s sister for the amazing photos!

Unique Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Looking for Cinco de Mayo drink recipes? We have 3 unique unique margaritas that are sure to please!

These classic margaritas will quench your thirst! I know, water will too– but these are way more fun.

recipe via Real Simple

The name of this margarita makes me giggle on it’s own, forget about the tequila consumed in drinking it. For a fun twist, try this prickly pear margarita.

recipe via My Sweet and Saucy

I like oranges, I think this margarita is yummy. Try a blood orange margarita (with ginger). Let me know what you think.

recipe via Food and Wine

You might also like these unique fruit margarita recipes!

A Modern Safari Themed Dinner, for the Ladies!

The Modern Safari Themed Party {a night in for a few special ladies} was designed by Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home. I love the unexpected pink zebra stripes used here to pull off a modern feel.

See that pink zebra tablecloth and backdrop? Chris used a patterned sheet- proof that inspiration can be found anywhere!

These ceramic animals add the perfect safari flair. They are simply spray painted white to match the modern decor. A cocktail table was set up with a mosquito netting hanging above, and lemonade/lemoncello cocktails were set inside of a small suitcase.

A few more details. See the safari animals hanging from the glass? It’s all in the details! I can see this theme working perfectly for a bridal shower or baby shower as well.

You can see more photos of this modern dinner party over at Celebrations at Home. Thanks for sharing Chris!

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!

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