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Party Concept: Beach/Pool Party

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Now that summer is here, there’s going to be plenty of beach and pool parties to attend.  I’ve compiled some great ideas for throwing a fabulous party, and you can see them all on my Beach Party Pinterest board.

There are really so many fun things you can incorporate into a beach or pool party.  Enjoy!


Party Obsession: Over the Rainbow Party

I’ve been seeing rainbow parties all over lately, and I think it’s such a great party theme.  Just take a look at this rainbow inspiration board I found on Divine Party Concepts.  

You can create such amazing tablescapes with this color palette.  Check out these party tables seen on Bird’s Party, Kara’s Party Ideas, and Buggie and Jellybean.

The decoration possibilities are endless as well, and they’re very easy to make yourself.  Like these yarn balloons and hanging paper mobiles by Juicy Bits, pretty rainbow paper lanterns and rainbow centerpieces from The Savvy Moms Guide, a paper “cheers” banner from I Go You Go, tissue paper filled clear bulbs from Bird’s Party, an amazing hanging banner from O Chickadee, and a rainbow balloon arch from Design Mom.

You can’t have a party without at least a few sweets, and these sweets and treats are perfect. Just look at this table of yumminess and chocolate dipped cookies by Buggie and Jellybean, or these rainbow cupcakes, the ever popular rainbow layer cake by Whisk Kid, or rainbow decorated cookies.

Serve up more rainbow treats like this rainbow candy layout, these colorful pretzels, layered jello, of course skittles need to make an appearance, and rainbow swirl lollipops too.

Kick your party up a notch by offering your guests a rainbow assortment of drinks like these one’s seen on Thoughtfully Simple.

Don’t forget about the food for your guests.  Why not give them a rainbow platter of fruit.

Or even a build your own pizza station would be cool, with the toppings to go along with your theme.  Like red tomatoes, orange pepperoni, yellow pineapple, green peppers, bleu cheese, and purple onions (okay, I know they are actually red onions, but their color is purple).

It wouldn’t be a party without the printables, and you can get them for free from Paper Glitter.

Are you seeing rainbows yet? I sure hope so.  Enjoy!

Party Concept: Day at the Fair

The family and I spent a wonderful day at the San Diego Fair yesterday.  We watched the kids go on a million rides, and my youngest was even tall enough now to go on most of the “big kid” rides – which he LOVED even though he told me “they freaked my lights out”. The kids just couldn’t get enough, and only took a break when it was time to eat.

Jace and Katie on the Swings

So in honor of the fabulous time we had yesterday, I put together a pin board on Pinterest with some great Carnival Party ideas.

If you can’t make it to the fair, bring the fair to your own back yard!  Enjoy!

Party Concept: Roast and Toast S’mores Party


I LOVE s’mores!  The ooey gooeyness of the roasted marshmallow mixed with melted chocolate, and surrounded by a delicious graham cracker – it doesn’t get much better than that! I would eat them all day long if I could just figure out a way to not gain weight.  It doesn’t help my obsession that I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately, and in all different forms – cupcakes, pies, cakes, candies, drinks, etc. You name it, and someone has probably made a s’mores version of it.

So, in honor of this great dessert, I’ve decided I’m going to throw a party.  I don’t know when I’m going to have this party yet, maybe August 10th, since that is National S’mores Day, but I’m definitely having one.  I’ve even started gathering ideas for the party already, and pinning them to my “S’mores Party” board on Pinterest.

S'mores Party Board

If you haven’t heard of Pinterest yet, it is a fabulous website where you can store all the things and ideas you like by “pinning” them. Sort of like building your own inspiration board. If you haven’t already, you should really check it out.

Anyway, I’ve got plenty of ideas and inspiration for my s’mores party, and I can’t wait to put it all together.