Invitation: Vintage Rail by Smudge Design Co. via Minted.com.
Decorations: This vintage themed birthday party is packed with all the details including a baggage claim (use crates and old suitcases for showcasing favors and/or food). A fueling station houses all the drinks including lemonade and root beer.
Food: Finger sandwiches in the shape of trains, and cupcakes frosted with railroad crossing emblems are just a few of the edible items perfect for this party.
Favors: Wooden train whistles, conductor hats and bandanas displayed in kraft paper bags are the perfect accompaniment to send home with your party guests.
For additional photos and links, visit Vintage Rail Birthday Party on Pinterest.
Photo Credits: LayalaGrace.com, Kelly Allison Photography via HWTM, WhimsicallyDetailed.com via All Things Great and Small Photography.
Invitation: Wild Adventure by Smudge Design Co. via Minted.com
Decorations: Great for either a boy or girl, this party would be perfect outdoors.
Food: Pretzel sticks make for an edible bowl of twigs and Cheetos as lion tails. For a younger crowd, you could also use animal crackers.
Favors: Make your own binoculars (using toilet paper rolls) or safari jacket (with paper grocery bags).
For additional photos and links, visit Safari Birthday Party on Pinterest.
Photo Credits: Katie from Katie Takes a Picture via Kara’s Party Ideas, Charlene Freelance Photographer via Catch My Party, Paper Glitter via Catch My Party, SavvyMom.ca, Anna E via Spoonful, Ebay.com.au.
Invitation: Celebrations.com or FineStationery.com
Decorations: Purchase some old comic books at a thrift store and make your own comic book banner and paper fan. These hanging swirls or polka dot balloons are also very festive.
Food: Cake/confetti frosted cupcakes and “pop” corn. Water bottles with printables. If you don’t have time to decorate bottles, you could always go with Pellegrino sparkling water or Sprite (already using the blue and green color palette) as seen here.
Favors: Trim out the burst on invitation and glue onto blue (or green) bags.
For additional photos and links, visit Superhero Birthday Party on Pinterest.
Photo Credits: Nicole Hill Gerulat via One Charming Party, Party Pinching, Wants and Wishes via Hostess with the Mostess, Fishly News.
If your little girl loves dolls, then this party is for you!
Decorations: Multi-colored dot garland, gold paper straws, and mini suitcases.
Food: What’s better than a tea party with finger sandwiches and cupcakes for dessert?! Party tips here.
Activities: Make your own birthday hats for the dolls.
Favors: Send off your little ones with these adorable suitcases. Fill with pink crinkle paper for toting home their handmade hat in.
For additional photos and links, visit American Girl Inspired Doll Party on Pinterest.
Photo Credits: Let’s Party Creations, Pretty Little Things Photography, Suzy is an Artist, Becca Bond via Anders Ruff.
Whether it’s your backyard, the family room or an actual campsite, this fun and interactive camping party is sure to please.
Decorations: Burlap or plaid tablecloths decorated with mini potted trees, pinecones and lanterns. Purchase a few tents for decoration or for hiding scavenger hunt items in (they could also serve as a birthday present when party is over). Instructions for making your own tent here.
Activities: Encourage children to learn about nature with a scavenger hunt using twig pencils from World Market.
Food: Keep it simple with “campfire chili.” If the party is off-site, chili is also easy to transport and heat over a fire or grill. Serve drinks with these woodland colored straws or birch straws.
Dessert: This fireside cake (made with Twix bars for logs) or s’mores cupcakes will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Favors: Encourage kids to ‘go green’, by supplying mini trees or seedlings wrapped in burlap as a gift to plant at home. Another option is personalized gift bags or canteens.
For additional photos and links, visit Camping Birthday Party on Pinterest.
Photo Credits: Laura Cioccia via Hostess with the Mostess, C, Me & E! Camping Party, A Girl Can Dream, Angela Brinkley via Apartment Therapy, Petite Party Studio via Hostess with the Mostess, Herman Miller Lifework, Enduring Impressions via Pretty My Party, Green Apple Paperie.
This fun and rustic engagement party can be thrown during the day or in the evening.
Decorations: The beach, a winery, a barn, or your backyard would be the perfect backdrop for this boardwalk themed party. I envision rustic wood tables with steel chairs (Cost Plus World Market). A DIY sequin photo backdrop is perfect for taking photos of your guests (you could even have them write words of advice on the back of each photo or digital instagram for keepsakes (also a great way to remember who attended, rather than the traditional guestbook). This diamond shaped piñata is fun for added decoration or as an activity for the kids that may be attending. Floral centerpieces are made from wildflowers that are arranged in old wooden crates.
Cocktails: For that added lightbulb look, these champagne floats with drops of ice cream are the perfect touch for dessert (instead of cake). Raspberry and champagne cocktails are another option that are color coordinated with the invite.
For additional photos and links, visit Engagement Party on Pinterest.
Party Favors: This DIY heart tote bag is perfect. Also, custom artwork for the couple provides a memorable keepsake of the event.
Photo Credits: Kamee June Photography for The Wedding Chicks, Kate Ann Photography for StyleMePretty.com, CuteandCompany.com