{Party Themes} Sweet Lil’ Cowboy Baby Shower

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Howdy folks!

You’ve heard it said that inspiration can come from anywhere right?

When the mom-to-be bought an adorable pair of baby cowboy boots early on in her pregnancy  the western cowboy theme was born.

Today’s sweet baby shower comes from Tammy of Meghily’s Party- In- Style.

Tammy took her cue from the little cowboy boots

and the colors of the nursery which are brown, turquoise and green

to develop the theme for the shower.

I not only love the theme of this party but love how Tammy so cleverly incorporated so many of her own items into the shower.

So pull up a chair folks and enjoy!

 Tammy made the backdrop from a piece of wood,  an old frame she had, and added some unfinished letters from Michaels craft store and wrapped up the look with a white rope and turquoise fabric.

Not liking tissue paper much, she cleverly made poms from napkins.

After living in Texas for six years, she says she had accumulated several rustic items and used them throughout the party.

Additional inspiration came from her daughters love of horses also.

I love the use of burlap here and for the tablecloth!

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Love the use of horse-look fabric and the tubs to display food.

Adorable onesies and riped fabric hanging from clothes pins on a robe make great decoration.

 

 

 

Thank you so much Tammy for sharing your incredible Cowboy Baby Shower with us!

Credits:

Vendors
Elaine Citro – Sweet as Sugar Candy Buffets, http://www.sweetassugarcandybuffets.com/
Sarah Watkins – Sweet Sarah Cakes, https://www.facebook.com/sweetsarahcakes
Tammy Mutter – Party Styling & Printables, Meghily’s Party In Style, http://meghilys.blogspot.com or

{Sweet Treats} Star Spangled Drinkies

It is 90 degrees here in Chicago today and my mind is definitely on something cool and refreshing.

Since we’re heading into the  holiday weekend,

I thought these beautiful drinks would be fun and festive to serve the adults.

Of course, we want to be patriotic, so how about this RED, WHITE and BLUE TRIO ?

FIRST UP:  How about a Frosty Raspberry-Lime Margarita ?  Yes, yes!

 

Or, maybe a Frozen White Chocolate ?   Did someone say Chocolate?

 

 Or finally, a Blended Blue Hawaiian   Love the blue, so  tranquil.

( which is what I will  be after I drink a few:)

 These ought to quench your thirst and make your guests pretty happy! (and you too!) :)

As pretty as these choices are, maybe you’re thinking a little more dessertie. (is that a word?)

If so, I thought I’d bring back my Blueberry and Strawberry Smoothies.

I served these last year on the 4th of July and they were a huge hit with everyone. Yes, even the kids.

(Straws available in Party Patisserie Shop)

So simple to make:

Strawberry Smoothie:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (10-oz. package)
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

For the BlueBerry Smoothie follow the same recipe or leave out the banana. (your preference)

Add a fruit garnish and you’re in a “happy place”.

For shakes, just substitute the yogurt for vanilla ice cream. YUM YUM!!

Hope you enjoyed our Star Spangled Drinkies and will give them a try this weekend.

Have a fun and safe Memorial weekend!

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{Party Themes} First Class Post Office Mail Party

What child doesn’t love delivering and receiving mail?

Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line  said it hit her one day that a mail party would make such a fun theme after seeing  an old rusty neighborhood Post Office mailbox. (inspiration can come from the most unlikely places).   She asked the wonderful duo at Piggy Bank Parties to create a party collection for her and she was on her way.

 The colors would be Red, White, and Blue and accents of mail carrier uniform blue of course.
I love the “shipping box” backdrop on the dessert table and all the ways she utilized packing and shipping supplies as the decorations.

Notice how she cleverly placed the cake plate right inside an official Post Office mail bin filled with mail as the main focal point of the dessert table.

The cake was topped with a glittery “Post Office 41608” (her son’s birthday makes a great zip code!) cake billboard and a fondant mail truck.

 

 The table runner was made from kraft paper and mini envelopes while the centerpieces were made
 out of boxes and packing peanuts. Large manila envelopes were used as place mats and mini envelope buntings were strung from Airmail Divine Twine and red and blue balloons were anchored in boxes of course!
  Fondant stamps and envelopes were placed on top of lemon and raspberry Chambord petit fours.

The most coveted dessert on the table was “Owney’s treats”, graham crackers shaped as dog biscuits.

Pick Your Own Favor: The children each got to pick a special Post Office Mascot dog named Owney to take home. Owney wore lots of metal tags on his collar to show all the special places he had visited so I made collars adorned with metal tags for each dog and piled the dogs on top of a mail bag (Owney’s favorite nap spot).

Activities included a mail sort game using a mail box that she crafted out of cardboard. The kids got to work stamping, sorting, and delivering mail. At the end of the game each child had a mailbox full of mail.
Each party guest received a mail carrier name badge.
This party was definately first class!

Thank you so much Jennie for sharing your son’s adorable party with us!

Credits:

– Photography: Allison Kaharick
– Mail Party Collection, envelopes, ribbon, printed banners, food labels, and signs- Piggy Bank Parties
– Wreath- The Knock Knock Factory
– Balloons and Paper Rosettes- Polka Dot Market
– Fondant Mail Truck and Petit Four Toppers: Edible Details
– Cookies: Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design
– Cake billboard and Noah banner: The Purple Pug
– Kraft Tubes with colored pencils: Sweet Lulu
– Educational Resource and stamp printable: Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Color Splash: Raspberry and Tangerine

We at Party Patisserie  know life is made more magical by color.

Every party girl has her favorite hues, and we want to share some of ours.

Whether you’re looking for a dress to wear to your next party, decorating inspiration, or a fun theme for your next soiree, we hope these color boards will spark some sweet ideas.

To kick off our color splash column, we present one of our all time favorites:

Raspberry and Tangerine! Crayons, bonjour, chair and pillows, popsicles, orange sleeve, felt pom, watch, nightstands

skirt, Moroccan table

Do you love raspberry and tangerine as much as we do?

We’d love to hear all about how you use this delicious color combo!

Sure hope you enjoyed our first Color Splash feature!

{Party Themes} Dance and Twirl with a Special Little Girl

Today I’m thrilled to feature a very sweet party by Emily from Candy Couture.

She wanted all things sweet and all things pretty just like her daughter, Amani, and I think she accomplished just that.

The theme, Dance and Twirl with a Special Little Girl,  was brought to life with ballerinas …

… blooms and lots of tulle.

The cupcakes were decorated with handmade paper ballerinas embellished with pearls and tulle.

The glass beverage dispenser is filled with raspberry lemonade …

… and little glass milk bottles are decorated with tulle floral embellishments and pink and white striped straws to serve.

The Cake has more beautiful flowers and Swarovski crystals.

Favors were customized Lindt chocolate bars complete with a tulle flower. How pretty!

Sweets included vanilla macaroons, raspberry & white chocolate tarts, strawberry truffles …

… strawberries & cream jelly in little glass pots with wooden spoons tied on with twine and …

… skewered strawberries and marshmallows. How fun are these?

This party has so many pretty details and such a sweet little birthday girl!

Thank you Emily for sharing your special party with us!

Credits:

Candy Couture: party styling and complete dessert table
Raspberry Lime Paperie: stationary / bunting / invitations
  Nicole Duncan Photography: photography
Crystal Couture: ballerina cake topper with Swarovski tutu
Prop Shop Boutique: custom party hats

{Sweet Inspiration} Pinwheel Pretty

Pinwheels are such a fun summertime decoration.

  I’ve always loved them and it seems I’m seeing them everywhere these days.

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They’re not just a child’s toy anymore.

  People are getting pretty creative with their uses for this colorful, twirly paper on a stick.

Whether it’s a birthday party,  shower,  wedding favor, yard or table decor, they are certainly making a splash in the party world.

How about gift or favor box toppers?

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I’m in love with this idea!

Here, it’s used as a shower favor, but a child’s gift would be fun to top off.

In fact, why not put it on a package for mom. I know I’d love to receive it.

Using the Pinwheel in weddings is becoming more and more popular.

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I can certainly see why.

Playful wedding invites to adorable seating cards to table markers and boutannere.

Why not forgo the flowers,  this is so much more fun!

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Party food.

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Outdoor decor too!

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Hope you enjoyed our little picture show on Pinwheel Pretty

and that it inspires you to come up with some fun new ways to use the pinwheel.

Here’s a simple tutorial for making your own pinwheels.

Have fun!