free printable party planner and a pretty parties round up

After all of the party planning goodness these last ten days, we’re certain that you are itching to put a fabulous fete together yourself. To assist you in that endeavor, we’ve put together a Party Planner just. for. you. (well, to be honest, I use this planner to, so it’s not just for you). It [...]

DIY crepe paper flower cupcake toppers (pretty parties guest)

Oh how I love the party goodies by Hank and Hunt. Lu-urve doesn’t even communicate it strongly enough. Jenny’s pretty garlands and cupcake toppers wow me every time. Also, I want to move to Seattle just so I can hang out with her and go to one of her fabulous Meet and Greet Fetes (you [...]

DIY balloon garland (pretty parties guest tutorial!)

The first time I visited Bump Smitten, I got lost in the loveliness for an hour. Picture after picture, idea after idea for gorgeous baby showers? Umm, yes please!A few of my favorites? (left to right, top to bottom)The Coco Chanel ShowerHot Air Balloon ShowerModern Boy ShowerWoodlands Baby ShowerTeeny Tiny Itty Bitty ShowerPink Baby Blocks [...]

pinwheels and polka dots party by lemontree creations

We love Tiffany from Lemontree Creations (so much so that she could be considered a Frequent Guest Poster around here… see her other guest posts here, here and also coming in November)! She is a kindred spirit, a great friend, someone we look up to as a mama.  And she plans FANTASTIC parties. A couple [...]

dressing up a white cake

We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome today’s guest, Brittany from One Charming Party. If you’ve spent any time at her gorgeous site, then you are surely in awe of her ability to put together a seriously fabulous fete (or One Charming Party, whatever the case may be). She has a fantastic eye for party [...]

the glitter party (and a step-by-step party planning how to)

Have I mentioned my love for my sister-in-law? Having her (and my brother) in Denver has been SO fun! So when Tricia was putting together a “Throw Some Glitter, Make it Rain” (yep, those are Ke$ha lyrics- ha!) bachelorette party for her BFF, I was super excited to help with some of the details. Even [...]

torn fabric garland tutorial

There are lovely examples of these fabric garlands all over the internet. They’re just so gorgeous. To make one of these lovelies yourself, you’ll need -fabric -a ribbon or strip of fabric for the base -scissors 1. Tear thin strips of fabric (mine were about 2″ wide). You can make these as long as you’d [...]

fabric bow cupcake topper two ways

We’ve never met a cupcake topper that we didn’t like. Seriously. And even though we have four or five “must make” cupcake toppers on our list, we just keep coming back to these fabric bow cupcake toppers. They’re easy to make, they look terrific, and they can be made from fabric scraps- fabulous on all [...]

Pretty Parties- a mini-series with C.R.A.F.T.

Pretty Parties are our eye candy- we could look for hours at favors ideas, pretty packaging, paper details, dessert tables and lovely party decor! With that said, what could be better than ten whole days full of Pretty Party goodness? There will be tutorials and real parties and guests and, of course, all sorts of [...]