VINTAGE RAIL BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Invitation: Vintage Rail by Smudge Design via Minted.com.

For additional photos and links, visit Vintage Rail Birthday Party on Pinterest.

SAFARI BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Invitation: 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.

SUPERHERO BIRTHDAY PARTY

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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 PinchingWants and Wishes via Hostess with the Mostess, Fishly News.

GIRL DOLL PARTY

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If your little girl loves dolls, then this party is for you!

Invitation: Celebrations.com

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.

CAMPING BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Whether it’s your backyard, the family room or an actual campsite, this fun and interactive camping party is sure to please.

Invitation: Celebrations.com

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.

MARQUEE ENGAGEMENT PARTY

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This fun and rustic engagement party can be thrown during the day or in the evening.

Invitation: Celebrations.com

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

SURF BIRTHDAY PARTY (click photograph for larger image)Life’s a beach with this all-ages birthday party.
Invitation: Celebrations.com or FineStationery.com
For additional photos and links, visit Surf Birthday Party on Pinterest.

SURF BIRTHDAY PARTY (click photograph for larger image)
Life’s a beach with this all-ages birthday party.

Invitation: Celebrations.com or FineStationery.com

For additional photos and links, visit Surf Birthday Party on Pinterest.

BALLOON BIRTHDAY PARTY (click photograph for larger image)This budget-friendly birthday party has the perfect decoration-your backyard!
Invitation: Celebrations.com or FineStationery.com
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.
Photo Credits: The Sweetest Occasion, Hostessblog.com, Birthday Express, Oriental Trading.

BALLOON BIRTHDAY PARTY (click photograph for larger image)
This budget-friendly birthday party has the perfect decoration-your backyard!

Invitation: Celebrations.com or FineStationery.com

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.

Photo Credits: The Sweetest OccasionHostessblog.comBirthday Express, Oriental Trading.

ALL AMERICAN PARTY (click photograph for larger image)Perfect for any summer party including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Invitation: Celebrations.com (this particular invitation is no longer available, but please check my updated collection for new designs).
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. 
Photo Credits: PotteryBarn.com, WestElm.com, Design Sponge.com, MartaWrites.com, WitandWhistle.com.

ALL AMERICAN PARTY (click photograph for larger image)
Perfect for any summer party including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Invitation: Celebrations.com (this particular invitation is no longer available, but please check my updated collection for new designs).

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. 

Photo Credits: PotteryBarn.com, WestElm.com, Design Sponge.com, MartaWrites.com, WitandWhistle.com.

EASTER CELEBRATION (click photograph for larger image)
Invitation: Celebrations.com
Food: What brunch wouldn’t be complete without quiche and mimosa’s.  For dessert (or as party favors) serve up potted cupcakes (which could also double as place card holders).
Decorations: Fresh tulips (for added color fill jar with jelly beans), egg candles and Easter place settings (Pottery Barn).
For additional photos and links, visit Easter by Design on Pinterest.
Photo Credits: PotteryBarn.com, Martha Stewart.com, Real Simple, EatDrinkShopLove.com

EASTER CELEBRATION (click photograph for larger image)

Invitation: Celebrations.com

Food: What brunch wouldn’t be complete without quiche and mimosa’s.  For dessert (or as party favors) serve up potted cupcakes (which could also double as place card holders).

Decorations: Fresh tulips (for added color fill jar with jelly beans), egg candles and Easter place settings (Pottery Barn).

For additional photos and links, visit Easter by Design on Pinterest.

Photo Credits: PotteryBarn.com, Martha Stewart.com, Real Simple, EatDrinkShopLove.com