Eli's Water Party!

Cool, or maybe I should say "cold" weather is upon us so I'm going to take us back to the dog days of summer and this refreshing and fun swim party for Eli's sixth birthday.  Lots of bright, cherry colors coupled with a lot of pattern make this little man's birthday fun and happy.  Take a look at how a variety of everyday water and beach toys can create a unique and clever party!


Event styling and photography: Party Pretty Design

Printables:  Pink Peppermint Custom Party Printables

Cupcakes: The Treatery Best Blogger Tips

Gary's County Fair

One day only!  Gary's County Fair!  And what a day it was...we battled Mother Nature and her fierce winds, but in the end, it was a great event.  Party host wanted to throw a special event for her husband's  40th birthday but with it falling in the heart of the holiday season, she decided to go with 39 1/2.   Take a look at the beautiful evening that was served up.

Vendor Credits: 

Event Styling, Photography and select printables: Party Pretty Design

Invitation and select printables: MERRY HAPPY by cake events

Cupcakes: Cupcakes by Kelly Lewark

Chocolate Ribbon Suckers:  Cherished Chocolates
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It's Derby Time!

Get your bets on!  It's almost time for the 139th Kentucky Derby!  It help inspire your Derby event, take a look at this party I designed last year.   This client and her husband host their close friends annually for this famous horse race.  She asked me to combine her existing decor elements with some fresh, new designs to style up a fun and festive event.    If you recall, the argyle pattern and the royal blue, red and kelly green color palette were iconic for the 138th Kentucky Derby.  Utilizing that theme and a free printable from hwtm.com, I styled up this simple, budget-friendly party. 

I created oversized jockey jerseys for table centerpieces.  Adding a simple rose bouquet in mint julep cups kept the design classic and spoke to the Kentucky Derby design. 

The front doors welcomed guests with oversized horseshoes embellished with more iconic Kentucky Derby symbols...horses, roses, and "Run for the Roses" banners (again, from hwtm.com)

I love how the food buffet turned out.  I recreated the argyle pattern to emphasize the theme for the 138th event.  Spray painting horse cut-outs to match the color scheme made for such a fun garland across the front of the table. 

The betting table!  

Start planning your Derby party now... it's such a fun reason to get your friends to get dressed up and celebrate.  Get your bets in!

Vendor credits:

Event design/styling, photography: Party Pretty Design

"Run for the Roses" printable: hwtm.com
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