To make a party theme idea request please visit the “need ideas?” page to fill out the super simple form!
One feature that I think you guys are going to find really cool is the ability to reply to comments that people leave. So often people will leave questions for the original party host and this will be a great tool to get those questions answered. So, if you get featured remember to check back and look at all the comments to see if there have been questions about the party! People are always looking for details, details, details!
Requests for theme ideas and inspiration are always welcome, but I would get waaay too many, so I just limit it to the weekends. Check out the “need ideas?” page to fill out the form if you are looking for some ideas. Then come back on Monday for Mr. Linky Monday where people will link up and share their parties relating to the requests.
Don’t forget…grab your new buttons and update your favs, bookmarks, readers and feeds.
Have you noticed that there is a new button? Please be sure to grab it and add it to your site and if you have the old button please update it with the new one! Also, for those of you who have previously been featured….there is a new button for you to grab on the sidebar as well.
I’d like to point out a new feature of the site to you. It’s the Simply Fabulous Things section. If you scroll down you will find it at the bottom center of the page. These are items that I will update every week or two. All the items are items that can be found on Etsy. They are simply a collection of fabulous things that I’ve found while cruising around Etsy that I thought ya’ll might love! Enjoy!
Check out this Horton Hears a Who Birthday party from Anna
Birthday party for my nieces (both turned 2) and nephew (turned 4) I made everything by hand. All of the character were drawn freehand on cardboard then cut out and painted. We turned our fence archway into a ‘who’ house that led to the games. I have tons more photos if you’d like to see them! Thanks!
Welcome to the new site! There are lots of fun new changes so please be sure to take some time to look around and see what’s new! I will be highlighting the new additions over the next few days! For starters be sure to visit the section under special features labeled “Party Planning Tips” Kelly from The Party Dress has put together some really fun basic, modern, party planning information that you’ll be sure to want!
Be sure to grab the new stylish button and don’t forget to update your feeds, bookmarks, favorites and readers.
Can’t wait to hear comments about what you think about the new site!
Hi, Everyone…..my name is Kelly Lyden, and I am the editor of The Party Dress. I am so happy to be here today as your “guest hostess” and have brought a darling birthday party to share with you!
Today’s party is so fun for me to post….it’s the birthday party of my best friend’s daughter! I am so fortunate to be called “Auntie Kelly” by this darling little girl, Emma. And am so excited to share some of these adorable details that her mom, Teresa, did for her 5th birthday party!
Emma is a girly girl…we’re talking pink, pink and more pink! So coming up with a theme wasn’t difficult – a color palette centered around the color pink, throw in some flower accents and giant cupcakes – and you have a party fit for a princess. Teresa ordered her party invitations from Tiny Prints, and also found coordinating labels there to use on goodie bags and Emma’s thank you notes.
This party was all about the details….and Teresa made everything herself! The party took place in a white tent outside, and was decorated with pink pom poms and Parallel Ribbed Pink 12-Inch Round Paper Lanternlanterns, all hanging from polka dotted ribbon. Emma L-O-V-E-S flowers. Instead of filling the space with fresh flowers, she decided to make balloon flowers. There were large ones floating around the yard, small ones attached to each girl’s drink straw, and even smaller ones that she made into a ring for each girl to wear. I should probably mention that she had a whole lot of help from Emma’s dad on these! Teresa found a youTube video that gives great directions on how to make the flower balloons and was nice enough to share it with us. So, if you are interested….check out this link.
The cupcake toppers were personalized with each girl’s name on them – which also served as the perfect place card. She presented the cupcakes on a Wilton 4-Tier Stacked Cupcake and Dessert Tower that she had decorated with pink ribbon. Note that the pink ribbon PERFECTLY matches the birthday girl’s Lilly Pulitzer dress! Of course!
It was a happy, happy birthday for Emma Jane!
All images property of The Party Dress
This is Jess from Polkadots & Pirates signing on for Shannon in her absence. I have to admit that when Shannon asked me to be a guest blogger I had a fun idea for a post…but after a busy weekend and it being my son’s birthday today I didn’t quite get that post done. I will save it in my mind for the next time Shannon asks, but for today I’ll give you the recap of the party for my son that we threw a few weeks ago on my parents’ farm where I grew up.
A farm theme is nothing new…but since Beckett is obsessed with my dad and his tractors (and he has a birthday at a time of year we can actually be outside in MN!) it was perfect for him at this age.
Hello, Kara here from Kara’s Party Ideas. Thanks so much Shannon for inviting me to be Saturday’s guest host!
Shannon asked me to guest host today’s feature & was gracious enough to allow me to post one of my favorite parties. I immediately thought of artist, Vanessa Valencia. Vanessa’s parties are purely magical! Her recent Mad Tea Party is unbelievably amazing & truly beautiful. Please take the time to check out her blog, A Fanciful Twist where she features her original artwork & other incredible parties. Enjoy your glimpse into Vanessa’s magical wonderland!
GUEST HOSTESSES are coming to this blog!
I’m taking a few days off and I’ve got some fabulous ladies all lined up to guest hostess! So come back over the next couple of days to see what they have to share!! (**note** there will be no theme requests this weekend…come back the following weekend to leave your requests)
In the mean time take a look at this fun Robot Birthday my friend Eryn threw for her son Hayden.
Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Eryn’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!
Enjoy Eryn’s Robot party….. and don’t forget to visit the original party post to see more pictures and details!
For Hayden’s 5th Birthday he really wanted a Robot party! I loved the idea. I made a robot cake and cupcakes, I spy robots and robot tshirts for all the party goers. We played Birthday Bot bean bag toss and I decorated with lots of nuts and bolts and shiny silver. It was a super fun time!
This Ahoy It’s A Boy Baby Shower was originally hosted by Colleen over at The Augustines.
Come aboard for this baby shower! It’s setting sail and filled with fun nautical touches. The cake is super cute and I love the use of the letter A throughout the party.
Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Colleen’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!
Enjoy Colleen’s Nautical Baby shower party….. make sure to visit the original party post to see lots more pictures!
I finally have something to blog about again! I hosted my very first baby shower this past weekend for a special friend of mine. She’s having a baby boy, Aydon Scott Lefevre. I have been planning for months, even before I knew the sex of the baby! She is decorating his nursery in a nautical theme, so this is where the inspiration came from. I did a dessert table with a candy buffet, cupcakes, cake, and other goodies. Then I had an entrance table for the guests to make a wish for Ashley and the baby. I pretty much got all my supplies from the ole’ faithful Michael’s. I think that’s my favorite store…that’s pretty bad when you get that excited about a craft store!! But everyone enjoyed the shower and I had so much fun putting it all together. I can’t wait for my next project…actually, that would be Grayson’s 1st birthday that I’ve been planning for months now! =)
Ok, people…I confess…it’s late…very late! I almost was going to skip posting because I’m tired…but I couldn’t let you down. I am however keeping it simple!
Here is another fabulous party from Susan over at Poca Cosas. She always has such fun parties to share! This one is for Back to School….ENJOY!
WELCOME to our Back to School Bash! We had 8 boys in attendance for our day of school fun! Upon arrival, students were assigned a “class schedule” which listed times & activites for the day. 1st period: Art
Students created original works of LETTER art
2nd period: Home EC
Our budding chefs made the edible crayons I posted last week (I forgot to take a picture of the finished project but they turned out great! The boys placed them in pencil boxes & took them home as a favor.)
6th period: Sundae School.
Step One: Place Mentos in tube
Some of you may already know that I am not only the hostess of this party blog..but I’m a blog/web designer! Please vote for my design in this contest. There are prizes for voting!!!
here is the link just click the “vote for this store” button at the top of the page.
This is the store I designed for my MIL’s jewelry business. Happy voting! =)