This vintage COOKIE RECIPE EXCHANGE PARTY was submitted by Gemma Touchstone of Party Style.
This whole adorable printable collection (banner, straw toppers, cupcake tags, thank you cards, recipe cards & more) is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD HERE! Thank you so much, Gemma!
Some of the highlights of this fabulous cookie recipe exchange party are:
The cookies packaged in cupcake liners
The cupcakes topped with mini cookies and paper straws holding printable tags
The assorted milk glass cake stands used to display the cookies and cupcakes
I love how the simplicity of this theme is taken up a level in this party by all of the unique items that were brought in from various Etsy shops. I think this Alphabet ABC theme would be so fun for a back to school party or a baby shower too! Some of the ideas and elements I like best in this party are:
The chalkboard printables
The small cake made to look like a toy block with fondant letters on the sides and striped paper straws along the edges
The mini composition book party favors
The alphabet cereal served in cupcake liners
The fork, knife and napkin packaged together in notebook paper favor bags
Tierney said this about the party- “Planning birthday parties is an art, an adventure and a memory in the making. As our youngest son turned 2, we decided to put a modern spin on an ABC Party. As the owner of Tints and Prints by Tierney, I challenge myself to create unique birthday parties for my boys. And when I need those unique, one-of-a-kind ideas, I shop on Etsy for just about everything. My parties start with the invitation design, of course, and everything falls into place from there. ABC decorations, books, crayon favors, notebook paper bags, chalkboard and chevron accents…need I say more? Adding these modern twists to a traditional ABC party sounded like fun and were a hit with the school of cousins we had over.
Aside from the birthday party invitation and coordinating party items, this Alphabet ABC Chalkboard Birthday Party features 5 other products from other Etsy shops. Personalized crayons, adorable fabric buntings, custom made fondant for the cake, party straws and paper bags, and the cutest Tooth Fairy pillow gift you’ve ever seen…all wonderful products. Each custom and personalized item made our party one for the books!”
Items used in this party available in the Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Baker’s Twine Notebook Paper and Chevron Print Paper Favor Bags Balloons #2 Candle Clear Cellophane Bags Decorative Paper Shred “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” Square Paper Plates Burlap
This unique MOROCCAN MIDNIGHT MOTHER’S DAY AFFAIRE was submitted by Charlene of Chakoda Design. What an elegant way to celebrate mom or to make any woman feel special!
A few of the ideas and elements that I like best in this Moroccan Mother’s Day party are:
The brightly colored satin pillows, drapes and table cloths
The assorted colorful candle holders
The various brass elephants incorporated throughout the party displays
Here’s what Charlene said about planning the party- “This was a celebration for my mom. I wanted to make it a little different than expected. I was picturing something that was a little bit sophisticated and fun at the same time, so a Midnight Moroccan theme is what I came up with. All of the guests had a great time.”
Party Concept and Rentals- Chakoda Design
Food- Darna Cuisine in Fountain Valley
Photography- Charlene Freelance Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cake Icing Icing Decorating Bags Mini Cordial Cups
This beautiful MERMAID UNDER THE SEA THEMED 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Zehra Taskin of Couture Event Styling.
What a stunning celebration! Scroll through the photo’s slowly because there are SO many fabulous party ideas that you could use for so many different parties! A few of my favorite elements from this beautiful ocean party are:
The amazing ruffle cake
The aqua, coral, mint & peach color scheme
The tassle garlands
The hanging nets & jellyfish
The fish party favors
The mermaid themed desserts
The clam / pearl macaroons
Zehra said this about planning the party- “Our colors were Coral, Turquoise, Mint and peach
The children really enjoyed themselves with under the sea animals, learning so much about them and touching them…They had beautiful lunch and sweets :)
After the Party was over instead of lolly bags they had fishes to take home, which all the children were delighted about.”
This is what Natalie said about planning the party- ”I’m sending you the latest table I styled for a little girl’s 1st birthday and Christening. My client approached me seeking something soft and delicate for her daughters christening. When I suggested Pinwheels, my client was hesitant at first as she pictured the really colourful pinwheels we come across in carnivals. I assured her that we can make these pinwheels soft and delicate. I love it when a client puts their faith in me, which is exactly what she did.
We chose pastels for the colour scheme with an emphasis on feminine pastel colours.
I made 4 pinwheels which sat towards the back of the table and bought the concept to life. I tried to incorporate as many pinwheels as possible though out the entire table. Desserts on the table included pinwheel cupcakes, pinwheel cookies, pinwheel cake pops, pinwheel marshmallows and candy in the chosen colour scheme.
Overall, the dessert table was so delicate and sweet, fit for any little princess.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Pinwheel toppers Apothecary Jars Cupcake wrappers Lollipop / Treat Sticks Ribbon Fondant Fondant Press used to make designs Sugar Pearls Honeycomb Tissue Balls