BALLOON BIRTHDAY PARTY (click photograph for larger image)
This budget-friendly birthday party has the perfect decoration-your backyard!
Food: The outdoor setting makes it perfect for a bbq where anything goes. Izze orange soda or lemonade can be served as beverages. For dessert, cotton candy has the perfect airy texture that looks like a cloud and tastes like heaven.
Decorations: Solid colored plates in orange, green and blue-using a large white paper plate as the charger (see “Sweetest Occasion” link for more details). Multi-colored balloons (or cloud designed balloons) with flowered filled vases makes a great centerpiece. Hot air balloon hanging paper lanterns.
ALL AMERICAN PARTY (click photograph for larger image)
Perfect for any summer party including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Food: All american hot dogs and hamburgers. Items can be served in red and white paper food baskets or table-side for a more formal meal. Mason jars are perfect for holding tableware and/or drinks. Star-shaped watermelon and berry salad.
Decorations: American flag table runner and matching napkins. Red and blue handkerchiefs. Metal buckets filled with ice and Jones soda.
EASTER CELEBRATION (click photograph for larger image)
Decorations: Fresh tulips (for added color fill jar with jelly beans), egg candles and Easter place settings (Pottery Barn).
Photo Credits: PotteryBarn.com, Martha Stewart.com, Real Simple, EatDrinkShopLove.com
NOTEPAD DOODLES (click photograph for larger image)
Perfect for all ages, this doodle party theme works for the artist and/or student in your life.
Food: Pizza!. Enough said.
Decorations: Multi-colored crayons filled in glass mason jars. Yellow plates, cups, napkins and straws. Doodle stickers can be placed on gift bags, plates, etc. Placesetting cards and holders using folded lined yellow paper (or mini composition books). Doodle Balloons (PartyCity.com).
TRAIN PARTY (click photograph for larger image)
Food: Pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, candy apples, bundt cake. Jones blue bubble gum soda (custom labels available).
Favors: Kraft paper bags filled with red licorice or train-shaped cookies.
PIRATE PARTY (click photograph for larger image)
Food: Pizza, Pirate’s Booty (Trader Joe’s), cupcakes, cake or rootbeer floats.
Favors: Striped canvas bags (or tied kitchen towels) filled with goodies. Another option is metal buckets with goodies.
CHALK PARTY (click photograph for larger image)
Food: Green apples, M&M’s (blue and green), sandwiches, and cake.
Favors: Personalized mini chalk boards with chalk and ribbon.