Thursday, February 23, 2017

THURSDAY THEME | rainbow party inspiration

A friend of mine is planning a rainbow party for her daughter's 4th birthday, so I pulled together some inspiration for her, and just in time for St. Patrick's Day! This is such a fun theme to pull together, and you can make it as simple or complicated as you please.  Here are some of my favorite ideas!

Left to Right:

1.   FREE printable rainbows | Oh Happy Day!

Use these printable rainbows as gift toppers, or print enough to string on a garland!

2.   Lucky Charm Kabobs | Fête Gazette

Lucky Charm Kabobs would be adorable cupcake toppers!  

3.   Candy Rainbow Cake Topper | The Sweet Lulu Blog

So cute, right?!  It's even better that it's edible.  Yum!

4.   Rainbow Cake | One Charming Party

I have always wanted to make a rainbow cake.  Great way to add color to the party!  I have seen really cute versions of this in mason jars too.  

5.   Mini Rainbow Balloon Arch DIY | Oh Happy Day!

This would be a really cute, and inexpensive backdrop for the cake table!

6.   Rainbow Fringe Garland Backdrop | The Sweet Lulu Blog

This is one of my all-time favorite rainbow party ideas!  I love simple DIYs that make a huge impact.

7.   Rainbow Balloon Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

This is a larger-scale rainbow idea that would be fun if you have a big space to decorate, or as a fun photo booth backdrop!

8.   Rainbow Plates and Napkins | Shop Sweet Lulu | photo credit: Instagram @theoriginalpartybagcompany

Every party needs some fun paper plates and napkins!  I adore everything from Meri Meri!

9.   Rainbow Candy Favors | Catch My Party

This is such a genius party favor.  All you need is some colorful licorice and mini marshmallows!

10. Rainbow Meringue Cookies | Eugenie Kitchen

All I have to say is ADORABLE!    

11. Rainbow Mylar Balloon | Shop Sweet Lulu

What's a party without balloons?!  Shop Sweet Lulu has the cutest party supplies EVER.  

12. Edible Rainbow Flag Cupcake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day! 

Another genius idea!  Chiara always has the cutest DIYs for Oh Happy Day! They are always simple enough for non-crafters, yet make a huge impact. They always make me say, "Why didn't I think of that!"

I hope you are inspired to throw the rainbow party of your dreams!  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

THURSDAY THEME | tattoo station inspiration

So, you're hosting a temporary tattoo station at your little rockstar's next bash?  I created a roundup of ideas and inspiration to include or consider.  If you need to track down the right tattoos for your theme, try searching Tattly and Meri Meri.

Now, from left to right:

1.  Just a little inspiration, because these boys are too doggone cute with their temporary tattoos!   (source)

2.  Tattoo cake topper!  You can find the tutorial to make your own on Oh Happy Day!   

3.  Did you know you can apply temporary tattoos to bananas?  Yep, you can!  You can also put them on party cups, eggs, and who knows what else!  Get creative...and then come back here and tell me what else you tattooed!  You could have a really adorable (and healthy) snack for the kiddos, while they are patiently waiting for their turn to get a tat.  (source)

4.  Temporary tattoo balloons!  You definitely need some of these by your tattoo station.  Find the tutorial over at Aww Sam.

5.  You may need to create a sign for your tattoo booth, or even some food labels or place cards.  Soooo, you will need a tattoo font, right?  Photo credit: Etsy 

6.  Apply tattoos to your party cups to match your theme!  Photo credit: Instagram @habitatt

7.  This handmade hipster art doll is sporting some nautical tattoos.  He might make a nice gift for a birthday boy (or girl), and he inspires me to try some temp tats on fabric!  I haven't tried it yet, but it might be cute on some little canvas favor bags? 

8.  If you can't find the right tattoo for your theme, or are looking to create your own, head over to A Beautiful Mess for the tutorial.

9.  How awesome is this tattoo mural in a kid's room!  If you are an artist, or have an artistic friend, this would be a fun backdrop to create on a $10 piece of plywood from the hardware store!  

10.  These temporary tattoo application instructions come with this tattoo station in a box.  So cute!  You can purchase your own, or get inspired to DIY!   

So, there are some ideas to get you started!  I decided to start a series on here called "Thursday Themes", and I will post inspiration for a different party theme every Thursday!  If you're interested in seeing a particular theme featured, let me know in the comments, or shoot me an email.  I thought this would be a fun way to share how I get inspired while party planning.  Where do you find inspiration?